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April 2019

Monday Morning Coffee Apr 01, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Apr 08, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Apr 15, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Apr 22, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Apr 04, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Apr 11, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Apr 18, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Book Club Discussion Group Apr 15, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
LEGORAMA! Apr 02, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Hawkins Handcrafters Apr 11, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
If you are a stitcher or crafter you need to attend Hawkins Handcrafters. For a couple of hours you can focus on completing a work in progress or start something new. All types of handwork are welcome - just bring your own project.
Hawkins Handcrafters Apr 25, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
If you are a stitcher or crafter you need to attend Hawkins Handcrafters. For a couple of hours you can focus on completing a work in progress or start something new. All types of handwork are welcome - just bring your own project.
Color and Connect - Adult Coloring Program Apr 09, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
1:15 PM Movie Apr 19, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 03:15 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Apr 29, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Apr 25, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Make a May Day Basket from Apr 25, 2019 01:00 PM to May 01, 2019 05:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
BINGO Apr 22, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Play BINGO Monday, March 18, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Play for the fun of it…and small prizes.
The Cedar Valley Arboretum - Past, Present and Future Apr 03, 2019 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is 40 acres of beauty located right next to Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, but is still one of the area’s “best kept secrets.” Join the Arboretum staff as they explore what makes it so special and why you and your friends need to discover our gardens.The Cedar Valley Arboretum - Past, Present and Future Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 PM Presented by the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
The Bunny Hop Apr 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
• On Saturday, April 13, Hawkins Memorial Library and the FFA Museum provide activities from 10 AM to 12 PM, followed by the Easter egg hunt at 1 PM. Bunny Hop to our Easter Egg Workshop where you create vintage eggs, egg friends, paint suncatchers, or make scratch art. And don’t miss our story walk “How to Catch the Easter Bunny” on Main Street.
Welcoming Wildlife to Your Backyard Apr 24, 2019 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
For over 40 years Charlene and Ken Heiar have been developing their backyard to attract many kinds of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, and bees. As current board members of the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society, they will offer tips and ideas on what you can do to bring wildlife into your backyard.
The Cedar Valley Arboretum – Past, Present and Future
The Cedar Valley Arboretum - Past, Present and Future was presented at Hawkins Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 PM. This free and educational program was provided by the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is 40 acres of beauty located right next to Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, but is still one of the area’s “best kept secrets.” Arboretum staff shared what makes it so special and why you and your friends need to discover these gardens.
Bunny Hop
On Saturday, April 13, children Bunny Hopped to our Easter Egg Workshop from 10 AM to 12 PM, and created vintage eggs, egg friends, painted suncatchers, or made scratch art. And they participated in our story walk “How to Catch the Easter Bunny” on Main Street.
Welcoming Wildlife to Your Backyard
For over 40 years Charlene and Ken Heiar have been developing their backyard to attract many kinds of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, and bees. As current board members of the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society, they offered tips and ideas on what you can do to bring wildlife into your backyard. The program was at Hawkins Memorial Library at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, April 24. This free and informative presentation to help you learn how to attract backyard wildlife was full of ideas and tips, and featured Ken's beautiful photography of nature.
Free Audiobook Downloads for Teens
SYNC is a free summer audiobook literacy program that introduces the audiobook experience to the teen audience. Two free audiobooks downloads are available each week to engage summer reading programs. Visit www.audiobooksSYNC.com from April 25 to August 1, 2019, and select available audiobooks to download as mp3s. SYNC is giving away two complete audiobook downloads a week - based on weekly themes. SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep. Contact Hawkins Memorial Library for assistance.
​Newspaper Digitization is Almost Complete...
The website to view digitized copies of The Progress Review is up and running. Years from 1880 to 2017 are available. You can search using key words or by date. Later issues of the newspaper will be added to this site when the issues are available. Click on the Community History Archive link to try it out! Hawkins Memorial Library and The Progress Review have undertaken this local history project that includes converting back issues of The Progress Review, housed in the library on microfilm that date back to the 1870s, to digital content that can be searched online by anyone with an internet connection. The process of converting nearly 150 years of newspapers to digital format is a costly one. Each reel of microfilm, approximately 18 months of La Porte City history, costs $125 to digitize. Total cost of the project, which includes the creation of this searchable website to house all of The Progress Review’s archives and an up-to-date microfilm collection at the library, costs around $11,000. For additional information about the project, contact Library Director Jolene Kronschnabel at 319-342-3025.
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.