Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hawkes' Annual Candlelight Open House!!!

December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30pm EDT

Come join us at the library as we turn down the lights and enjoy the spirit of the upcoming holidays.

Christmas carols and readings will take place throughout the night. Have a cup of hot cider and homemade refreshments as you mingle with friends and begin this season of celebrations.  Special Singing will be provided by Point University Singers and members of the Springwood School Chorus.

This is a free event and open to the public. Come as you are and drop in anytime.  Sponsored by the Friends of Hawkes Library and the West Point Womans Club.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hawkes welcomes Dr. Werner Linz!

The Friends of Hawkes Library invite you to meet author Dr. Werner A. Linz this coming Sunday!

From 2 to 4pm, we will host Dr. Linz as he shares his books, "Doggerel" and "Doggerel Two, Doggerel Too". Come meet the author while enjoying refreshments and the comfort of Hawkes library.

Here is a little more information about Dr. Linz and his intriguing life:

Dr. Werner Linz, retired physician, has devoted his caring nature to farm animals and pets at the historic old homeplaces where he now tends family lands and gardens. His lifelong love of music led to his involvement with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, since its inception, as an active board member and past president. He plays his own very European instrument, the concertina, often to an audience of pets and farm animals gathered ‘round the front porch. He has been an active participant at weekly Scottish Country Dance classes where he has served, at times, as leader and has devised several new dances.

He has edited his own as well as others manuscripts and is well known for his “way with words”. His keen sense of humor, coupled with human compassion and his dutiful nature, make for poetry at once lighthearted and thoughtful.
Dr. Linz loves tinkering with and driving his two antique cars, “Eberhard” a 1927 Model T and “Lida” a 1948 Chrysler Windsor, named for their previous owners. For several decades his membership in the Georgia-Alabama Antique Car Club has been a source of joy. In his “spare time” he is the home repairman, plumber, electrician, carpenter, and garbage man.

He and his wife, Catherine have hiked and bicycled, either on their own (with excellent detailed maps) or with international groups, in Ireland, England, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and the eastern and western United States. Locally, they have led annual Spring Elderhostel bicycle tours at Callaway Gardens.

Farm animals and pets, friends and family, places, “every day happenings”, special occasions, bicycling and hiking, music and fun are the subject of most of his verse.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hawkes celebrates 90 years!!!

Our 90th Birthday Celebration happens THIS Saturday!!!! 

Bring your family and join us for a fun-filled afternoon enjoying the history and community that surrounds Hawkes Library in West Point, Georgia.

Enjoy games, activities, food, entertainment, antique cars, special guests and much more!
This will be a party you won't want to miss!

Hawkes Library in West Point, Georgia
Saturday, Septemebr 29, 2012
from 2 to 4pm EDT
No charge for admission and open to the public!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Come and Create at Hawkes!

The Friends of Hawkes Library began its “Come and Create” Summer Educational Series in May. From 2pm to 4pm (EST) on the first Sunday afternoon of each month, a guest artist will be teaching a new skill at Hawkes Library in West Point.

The May seminar focused on creating butterfly gardens and was taught by Sharon Cowart, owner of Shady Gardens Nursery. Thea McElvy, a talented local artist, will teach jewelry making techniques in June. Guests of the July workshop will create glass pendants featuring personal photographs under the instruction of Amy McDow of Artistic Moments: Photography and Design. The August workshop will introduce a unique technique of creating watercolor flowers and will be led by local watercolor artist, Becky Guinn. The West Point Woman's Club will be hosting each event.

The workshops include the costs of supplies for the “make and take” projects and are $15 for members of the Friends of Hawkes Library ($10 annual membership) and $25 for the general public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please contact Hawkes Library at 706-645-1549 for more information or to sign up for one or more of these events.

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 Youth Art Showcase

The Junior Friends of Hawkes Library and the West Point Woman's Club present the

2012 Young Artists Showcase

sponsored by AAEA's “Hooked on Art” in celebration of Youth Art Month

FINAL ENTRY DATE: March 19th (postmarked) or March 20th, 2012 (delivered)
EXHIBIT DATES: March 22nd – 25th, 2012 at Hawkes Library
CLOSING RECEPTION DATE: March 25th from 2-4pm EST
PICK-UP TIME FOR ARTWORK: March 25th - following the closing reception (4pm)

Artwork will be categorized by grades for the purposes of judging:
K-3, 4-8, and 9-12.
Entries must be in one of the following mediums:
Category A: Painting (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.)
Category B: Drawing (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers)
Category C: Photography (basic digital enhancements are allowed)
**The judges reserve the right to move artwork to a more appropriate category.

Guidelines for submission:
• Only one submission per student, per category.
• Student must be enrolled at a public, private, charter, or home-based school in either
Chambers county (AL) or Troup county (GA).
• All artwork must be appropriate for all ages in a public display.
• Artwork must be two-dimensional, no 3-dimensional media.
• Artwork is to be no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches and no more than one half inch thick.
• The artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo
(not the student’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced
by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.
• All entries must be current and created within the past year.
• Work entered must be in the original medium (not a scanned reproduction).
• Charcoal and pastel entries must be sprayed. Oils must be dry.
• Each entry must have a “Student Entry Form” completely filled out and securely attached.
• Each entry must have the following information written in pencil on the back: name, grade and school. NO INFORMATION ON THE FRONT and DO NOT SIGN THE FRONT.
Submitted artwork is judged on creativity, skill, neatness, and overall impact. A panel of
professional artists will choose the winners. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each category within each age division and a Judges' Choice for each age category.
The judges decisions are final. Awards will be presented at the closing reception.
All entries will receive a certificate of participation.

Please email Amy McDow with any questions (
or visit for more information.