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December 2019

Monday Morning Coffee Dec 02, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Dec 09, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Dec 16, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Dec 23, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Dec 05, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Dec 12, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Preschool Story Time Dec 19, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Book Club Discussion Group Dec 09, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
LEGORAMA! Dec 03, 2019 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Hawkins Handcrafters Dec 12, 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 Dec 17, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
1:15 PM Movie Dec 23, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 03:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Monday Morning Coffee Dec 30, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
1:15 PM Movie Dec 31, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 03:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
1:15 PM Movie Dec 27, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 03:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Santa and Crafts at the Library Dec 07, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Santa Claus makes a special entrance at 11:30 AM at the library on Saturday, Dec 7, for our Home for the Holidays Celebration. Children are encouraged to meet Santa upon his arrival and take their turn visiting with him from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. And don’t miss making Christmas crafts and ornaments between 9 AM and 1 PM, Santa pictures with Photographic Images by Georgia from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, and book signing by local author Ruth Anne Schneck from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Closed for the Christmas Holiday from Dec 24, 2019 08:00 AM to Dec 25, 2019 07:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
UHS Carolers Dec 13, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 05:50 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Christmas Card Crafting from Dec 20, 2019 01:00 PM to Dec 23, 2019 04:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
BINGO Dec 30, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Build a LEGO City from Dec 26, 2019 01:00 PM to Dec 28, 2019 01:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Help build a LEGO city in three days. Everyone will keep adding on to the size, buildings and details. It's a great group STEM project for those who love to build.
Gingerbread House Workshop Dec 10, 2019 from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Construct a building at our Gingerbread House Workshop. Build and decorate a sweet little house between 3 and 6 PM.
Ruth Anne Schneck Book Signing Dec 06, 2019 from 03:00 PM to 01:00 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Ruth Anne Schneck will be signing books at the library on Friday, December 6, from 3 to 5:30 PM, and on Saturday, December 7, from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Magformer Building Day Dec 11, 2019 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Magformers are magnetic building toys that are featured with monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) programs at the library.
Fancy Nancy Party Dec 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Hawkins Memorial Library,
Join the Girl Scouts for a Fancy Nancy Party featuring a book reading and creative hat craft. No registration needed.
Crafting for Thanksgiving
Gobble up crafting fun on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26 and 27. Free make and take crafts can be created at the library these afternoons.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Meet Santa Claus in front of the library on Saturday, December 7, at 11:30 AM when he arrives on a fire truck, courtesy of La Porte City Fire and Rescue. Visit with Santa from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, order keepsake pictures taken by Photographic Images by Georgia, and take advantage of author Ruth Anne Schneck's book signing. And don’t miss making Christmas crafts between 9 AM and 1 PM. The library has all the supplies for a great morning.
You Can Search La Porte City's Local History Through Newspaper Digitization
Just click on the above "Welcome To Our Community History Archive" icon to view digitized copies of The Progress Review. Years from the 1870s through June of 2019 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 above 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 so far, 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, has cost more than $11,000. For additional information about the project, contact Library Director Jolene Kronschnabel at 319-342-3025.
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Aureon Charity Grant Awarded
Once again, Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to Hawkins Memorial Library. Bill Meyer, Aureon representative, was in La Porte City on December 11 to award grant monies to several organizations. Bill gave Hawkins Memorial Library Director Jolene Kronschnabel a $450 check to be used to purchase a DVD carousel and replacement DVDs for the library. Accompanying them was Heidi Barz, LPC Connect representative. The grant was presented in conjunction with LPC Connect who sponsored the grant applications. Hawkins Memorial Library has more than 4000 DVDs for patrons to borrow.
Christmas Break at the Library:
Christmas Card Crafting is in the library Thursday through Monday, December 19-23. Stamp, cut, glue, draw, or sticker to create cards your own way to share this Christmas holiday. The Grinch is the 1:15 PM movie on Monday, December 23. A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Rated PG, animation/family/fantasy, 1 hr. 25 min. Dash in and scoop up extra books and movies early because Hawkins Memorial Library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. Help build a LEGO city at the library Thursday, December 26 through Saturday, December 28. It’s all about adding buildings and creating together to make the biggest and best city out of LEGOs ever. Abominable is the movie on Friday, December 27, at 1:15 PM. Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 37 min. Play BINGO with us on Monday, December 30, from 1:30 to 3 PM. Have fun and win small prizes! The Lion King shows at 1:15 PM on Tuesday, December 31. After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Rated PG, animation/adventure/drama, 1 hr. 58 min. The library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. Our staff wishes you a safe and prosperous New Year. Make simple bird feeders to take home, or hang on the Christmas tree downtown, Thursday through Saturday, January 2-4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold plays on Thursday, January 2, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, adventure/family, 1 hr. 42 min. Aladdin is the movie on Friday, January 3, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, adventure/family/fantasy, 2 hr. 8 min.
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