Fri. Jan. 24
Snow likely. Additional snow accumulation of 1-2". Wind: N 10-20.
Hi: 33 Lo: 29
Friends of the Hiawatha Public Library Holds
“Soup-er Bowl” Fundraiser
The community is invited to join Friends of the Hiawatha Public Library for a “Soup-er Bowl” Party Friday, January, 24, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons Street.
A variety of homemade soups will be available including Chili, Vegetable, Broccoli Cheese, Chicken Taco, Creamy Potato and Vegetarian Chili. If kids prefer, hot dogs and chips are also on the menu, and there will be cookies and drinks for everyone!
The meal is free; however, free-will donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated! Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will help keep community programming at the Hiawatha Public Library free! Come and help us celebrate the REAL Soup-er Bowl, while supporting the Hiawatha Public Library!
SAD is More Than Just Winter Blues
The holidays are over. Not what? It’s winter, we’re stuck inside, and the next day off isn’t until spring. It’s normal to feel a little down after the holidays, but if that “down” feeling lasts longer than a few days, or it seems to be happening with the changing seasons, you might want to talk to your doctor. It could be Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.
Kid-Powered Kindness Gathering Gloves for Community
The little superheroes of Hiawatha are once again collecting items for the community. Kid-Powered Kindness, a group that started with a little girl's desire to help the community, will be collecting mittens and gloves throughout the month of January.
The mittens and gloves can be dropped off at the Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman Street until Jan. 31.
Kids Practice Reading with Furry Friends
Join the canine crew from Therapy Dogs International and make a few tails wag. Come to Hiawatha Public Library Jan. 20 at 6:30 and practice reading with a furry buddy.
Reading to dogs and other pets not only help children feel more confident in their reading skills, but according to scholastic.com, "reading fluency, including reading speed and phrasing, improves with reading aloud and practicing the same material over and over."
However, reading to animals isn't just for the children. The attention the children give the animals is also beneficial. It also tends to give kids a sense of purpose when they see that the animals are benefiting from their attention through reading to them.
City Council Meetings
The next Hiawatha City Council Meeting will be held Feb. 5 at 5:30 pm. You can view the Jan. 15 meeting Jan. 22 at 6:00 on Channel 4 (IMON) and at 7:00 pm Channel 18 (Mediacom).
Public Meeting Scheduled for Sidewalk Maintenance