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Solar Eclipse Party
What is a solar eclipse and what happens during the eclipse? Answer these questions when you experience the solar eclipse with staff from the FFA Historical & Ag Museum and Hawkins Memorial Library on Monday, August 21. The Solar Eclipse Party begins at 12 PM in the library with an informational presentation, followed by making solar viewers and watching the maximum eclipse in a safe manor. If possible, please bring a cereal box to construct into a viewer. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will also be available for use. All ages are encouraged to participate and we request that an adult attend with any child.
Story Time for preschoolers begins on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 AM, when children will learn about using their library. Youngsters are invited to Preschool Story Time each week for stories, activities, and crafts on Thursday mornings during the school year. Stop in the library and register your preschooler for this free and fun program.
eBooks and Audiobooks
Check 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.
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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.
Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, science, health, home improvement, tourism, agriculture, business, communications, criminal justice, culinary, diversity, environment, fine arts, gender, magazines, newstand, library, military, Kids' InfoBits, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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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