Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ August 15, 2012

The Heyworth Library has added a few more programs to the fall lineup.  Up to date information can be found on our website.  There are slides on the front page, and there is also a calendar link at the top of the page.  The calendar, which can be viewed by the week or month, can even be printed if you would like.

Upcoming programs:

Toddler Time  Will begin September 6 @ 6 pm – 6:20 pm, every Thursday in Sept/Oct/Nov.  Toddler Time is for children ages 18 months – 35 months.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Storytime  Will begin September 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7 pm, every Thursday in Sept/Oct/Nov.  Storytime is a reading enrichment program for children 3 years of age – 5 years.  To help ensure a successful experience, a child should be able to participate without a parent/adult present, sit quietly, and be toilet trained.  **Adults remain in the library during the program, but away from the Storytime area while in progress.**

Pen & Ink Class  Presented by the McLean Co Arts Center: 9/20/12 @ 3:45 – 5:45 pm;  This two hour free class will provide students the understanding of the 5 basic techniques for pen and ink drawing.  Ink is a convenient, portable, inexpensive and fun way to draw for all ages.  (for ages 8 through adult)  All materials will be provided.  Sign up required due to limited space.

Parents and Caregivers Morning Out!  August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am; First Day of School…Browse the library and meet other parents and caregivers.  Coffee and lemonade will be provided.

LEGO Time!  Fourth – Tuesdays of each Month; 3:20 pm.  Join us for creative LEGO building sessions with piles of LEGOs and no instructions, just your imagination! 

Canine Reading Buddies Program  Every Second Thursday of the Month at 6 pm, 6:20 pm, and 6:40 pm.  Children can read to our volunteer reading therapy dog for 15 mins.  We have three sessions each evening.  Next visit: Sept. 13…    Sign up today.

Mother Daughter Book Club  Last Saturday of each Month; 11 am; Read a book together and come to the library to discuss it, snacks and crafts are a good possibility too.  Who:  All girls 9- 13 with a female adult.  Our first book will be Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.  Stop by the library to reserve your copy today, and begin a fun journey with your daughter or grand-daughter.

Monday Evening Book Club  The Fourth Monday of the Month/August 27 @ 6:30 pm; Join us as we read a wide selection of books and discuss what we liked and didn’t like.  Aug 27: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; Sept. 24: Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Stop by and reserve your copy.

Friday Afterschool Movies  Every Friday @ 3:20 pm we show a recent movie in our Community Room. Children, babysitters, and family are welcome to bring their own snack and drink, and enjoy a movie on the big screen.

The Society for Creative Destruction  The destruction will being on September 1 and every First Saturday of the Month @ 10am.  For those familiar with Keri Smith’s book Wreak This Journal, you will know exactly what this program is all about.  Bring a blank notebook or journal to the first meeting, and keep bringing it back for more creative fun.  You will need to bring a blank journal or diary…those composition journals work great that can be found for around .25 cents at back to school sales.  Sign up today!

Monthly Genealogy and Local History meeting

Wed., September 19 at 10 am.  All are welcome to help preserve Randolph Township history.  Come join us as we organize the historical records, collect materials, and begin an oral history project.  If you have local history or genealogical items to donate please see Alice or Beth. You can view the current title holdings on our website under the Local History and Genealogy link.

PARENTS!! Don’t forget to pick up your children’s summer reading prizes!! They have worked hard for these, and some of the prizes have deadlines to redeem them.  We will only be holding the prizes till August 31.

The Heyworth Library will be closed on Labor day, 9.3.12

Did you know your library provides:

  • Voter Registration is always available through a link on the library website; you can print off the form and mail it to the McLean Co Clerk’s office.  Or you may stop in the library M-F from 10-5 to register to vote.  Deadline to be registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election is October 9, 2012.
  • Free Wi/Fi
  • Faxing service
  • Photocopying service
  • Access to an online catalog 24 hours a day
  • Free downloadable e-Books and audiobooks
  • Free use of a paper die cutting machine with 2 alphabet sizes and other shapes. (bring your own paper)
  • Subscriptions to over 80 magazines for 7 day check out.
  • Collection site for Box tops, Campbell’s Soup labels, and Tyson product points to support the Heyworth grade school.
  • Collection box for gently used Heyworth Hornet clothing being collected by the Heyworth Grade School PTO.

New Material on shelves:

DVD Movie titles:

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and The Three Stooges: The Movie are available this week. Our NEW DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1.00. All others are available for 7 nights for $1.00. 

Audio Books:  Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva.

Adult:  The Next Best Thing: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner; The Nightmare by Lars Kepler; Nook Book: An Unofficial Guide by Patrick Kanouse; Plain Death by Amanda Flower; Porch Lights by Dorothea Bent Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen; Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness; 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross; Broken Harbor by Tana French; Creole Belle by James Lee Burke; Night Angel by Daniel Silva; Fire season by The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian; The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean; When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison; I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson.

Children:  Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere; The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer; It’s Time for Preschool by Esme Raji Codell; Sammy Keyes and The Power of Justice by Wendelin Van Draanen; The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer; Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.


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