Tues. Sept. 29
Hi: 62 Lo: 45
Partly cloudy. Wind: W 12
(Courtesy of KCRG Weather)
City to Pick-up Household/Storm Debris Until Oct. 26
Hiawatha will begin to pick up damaged household items and structural debris as a result of the derecho starting the week of Sept. 28.
Please have all items to the curb by 7:00 AM. The last day for pick up of damaged household items and structural debris is Friday, Oct. 9. Please keep household items separate from tree and limbs.
New Book Club at the Hiawatha Library
The Hiawatha Public Library is hosting Conversation Book Club, to be held via Zoom Sept. 29 at 6 pm. Connect with other book lovers and discuss the book "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng.
Hiawatha lost over HALF of their parks trees on Aug. 10 due to the Derecho! The Friends of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation are holding a fundraiser to help replant the 250+ trees that were lost. The Friends are selling t-shirts and accepting donations as part of their campaign. All proceeds will go back to rebuilding Hiawatha Parks canopy. Order your shirt or donate today! https://hiawatha2020.itemorder.com/review
Banned Book Week Begins Sept. 27
Banned Book Week will be held Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. The Hiawatha Public Library celebrates the freedom to read during this annual event. This week focuses on current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings many readers together in support of ideas, even if they are unconventional.
Banned books are books or other printed works such as essays or plays, which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means, including the public library and schools.
The practice of banning books is a form of censorship because of political, legal, religious, or moral reasons. You can access the list of banned book by clicking here.
Visit the Hiawatha Library's Facebook page for more information.
Babysitters Training Course Oct. 26
American Red Cross Babysitter's Training will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Participants are required to bring a sack lunch. Due to COVID-19 additional precautions will be taken to keep staff and participants safe.
The Hiawatha Library is sponsoring an Adult Make and Take kit, which you can pick up and complete beginning Oct. 15. You will be given all materials needed to make "Succulents in Gourds." This is just one way that the Hiawatha Library is celebrating the changing seasons!
Registration is required for this craft. Visit the library's Facebook event page for more info.
Shhhh ... Baby Whisperer Oct. 5 on Facebook
Vote for Books! Fall Reading Program
The Hiawatha Public Library is starting something new to celebrate fall ( and encourage voting!) This program is for all ages. Log your chapter books, audio books, e-books, or picture books. The program runs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 7. Those who complete the program will receive a prize package!
The Hiawatha Farmers Market will be held this Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm in the Guthridge Park parking lot on 10th Avenue. Please stay home if you are ill or are running a fever. Masks are required.