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Blind Date with a Book​​Try a Blind Date with a Book in February.  Pick up a book from our display and decide if it is a stud or a dud between the covers! Then rate your date: nice, think twice, or no dice.  Will it be love at first read? Stop in and choose your date beginning February 1.

Iowa Author Linda Betsinger McCann will be speaking on her recently published book The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa on Tuesday, March 14, 6 PM at Hawkins Memorial Library.

The CCC was a federal program to help young men find work in order to support their families, and also to replenish the natural resources. There were 15 CCC camps in northeast Iowa, and they worked on over 50 projects.

Linda is a delightful storyteller who has widely researched the activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa. She will be available for questions, books sales and autographs, and is the author of more than 20 local history books. This event is free and open to the public.

Mixed Mixed Medium Art NightMedium Art Night

Register now for Mixed Medium Art Night at the Library on Tuesday, February 28, from 6 to 9 PM.

Work with paint, scrapbook supplies, markers, tissue paper and ModgePodge to create a unique art experience. No prior experience required. It's easy, messy & fun!

Cost - $25.00/per person. All supplies provided. You must preregister at the library. Class size is limited.

eBooks and Audiobooks

BridgesCheck out and download ebooks and audiobooks for free with Bridges - Iowa's eLibrary! There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available with new titles added all the time. Check out up to 3 titles at a time with your library card. Items are automatically returned when the checkout period has expired so there are never any overdue fines to worry about. Call or stop in the library if you have any questions.

LearningExpress Library

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LearningExpress Library is an interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources available to empower people for job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. More than a database, LearningExpress Library helps entire communities jumpstart careers and education. Additional features of LearningExpress include Job & Career Accelerator, software tutorials, and introductory training courses on how to use a computer, search the internet and take advantage of social networking.

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Story Time

Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year. Children enjoy reading books, singing songs, playing games and creating crafts that follow a weekly theme.


Our Lego building session encourages participants to build creative themed structures that we love to display for everyone to see. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.



EBSCOhost Online Research Databases Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, and more.

Book  Club

​Do you enjoy reading a wide variety of books and discussing them with others? Our Book Club is the fourth Monday each month at 1 PM. Stop in the library to pick of a copy of the current book selection.

Book Club

Color and Connect

You are invited to our monthly coloring program for adults. Reduce stress, be creative and make friends. Check our upcoming events calendar for the next scheduled date.

Color and Connect

Hawkins Handcrafters

meet twice monthly from 1:00 to 3:00 PM the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Bring any handwork or hobby you are working on and join other crafty people to chat and be creative.

Monday morning is perfect for coffee at the library with your pals. Join us at 8 AM. And no charge for the coffee.

Monday Coffee

Family Friendly Movies

Did you know that we show movies at the library? Popular flicks are played every Wednesday afternoon during the summer and on early out days throughout the school year. And we serve fresh popcorn. Check our upcoming events calendar for dates.


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