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Weekly Newsletter ~ April 24, 2013: Two Retire From the Library; Free Downloadable Music Available

Two outstanding individuals are embarking on well-deserved retirements from the Heyworth Public Library — Alice Gray, our Assistant Librarian who has been with us for nearly 34 years, and Sally Berner, Board of Trustee member for just over 32 years. Alice began as a part-time story teller in September of 1979.  Sally Berner had been an avid patron of the library and had volunteered with many children’s programs.  She was then encouraged to become a member of the Board of Trustees and has been our recording secretary for 30 of those years.  Each has contributed much to the growth and services we are able to provide our community. With much appreciation and thanks, to both of you, for your many years of hard work and dedication to the Heyworth Public Library!

Have you tried our newest online service: Freegal? Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads and other MP3-compatible devices. Heyworth Public Library cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week. A Library card number and PIN are necessary to access and download songs.


  • Millions of songs from ten thousand labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment
  • Tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres
  • Easy-to-use website interface with no software to install
  • DRM-FREE, Mp3 files that can be played on ANY device
  • Simultaneous access to all music for all patrons- NO WAITING!

To view, browse, and download music from Freegal, go to www.heyworthlibrary.com.  Click on the Freegal logo to access the login website.  Enter your Heyworth Library Card barcode and PIN and begin your music selection.

Don’t forget to sign up for our Growing and Cooking with Herbs program set for Monday, April 29, see program information below.

Upcoming Programs:

Friday Afterschool Movies  Every Friday @ 3:20pm

Family Story Time 4/25 (Thur)@ 6:15pm; Join us at the library THIS Thursday evening for a family story time as we celebrate Earth Day!  Our story and activities will be geared for pre-k – 1st grade, but all of the family is encouraged to join us for an enjoyable 45 min. of Family FUN!

(This is the last Family Story Time till summer session (6/13))

Monday Evening Book Club  6/3 @ 6:30pm; (NOTICE DATE CHANGE FOR MAY due to library closure for Memorial Day.) The book selection is The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

Monday Evening Book Club 6/24 @ 6:30pm; The Fourth Monday of the Month; Join us as we read a wide selection of books and discuss what we liked and didn’t like.

BLOCK Party: LEGO Time!  5/28 (Tue) @ 3:20pm; fourth Tuesday of each month. Join us as we enjoy being creative and build our imaginations.

The Scrapbooking Hour(s) 4/30 (Tue) @ 5pm–8pm; Come and go as you need to, bring your own supplies/snacks, and meet with others who love to scrapbook.  We will meet EVERY last Tuesday of the Month.

Growing and Cooking with Herbs 4/29 (Mon) @ 6:30pm; We will be hosting the Univ. of IL Extension Office as they provide a program on Growing and Cooking Culinary Herbs.  Sign-up, so we can plan supplies.

The Society for Creative Destruction 5/4 (Sat) @ 10:30am; Every first Saturday. Come join us as we explore the art of a different kind of journaling. We will be inspired by author Keri Smith’s work. She has created a series called Wreck This Journal offering a fun way to express yourself with art and writing. Bring a cheap blank composition journal; we will have a few for those who need one.

Couponing 101 5/13 (Mon) @ 6:30pm; Bring your coupons to swap, learn about websites to help make the most of your shopping dollars, and learn how to become a secret shopper.

New Material on shelves:

DVD Movie titles:

Pitch Perfect and Unconditional 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.

Adult: Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods; To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander; A Place to Belong by Lauraine Snelling; Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire; Chocolate for Two by Maria Murnane; The Hope of Spring by Wanda E. Brunstetter; Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell; 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy; Fly Away by Kristin Hannah; Living the Good Life by Martha Stewart; Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson.

Young Adult: You! By Nancy Rue; CODE by Kathy Reichs; Zom-B City by Darren Shan; The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

Children: Shared Creations:  Making Use of Creative Commons by Emily Puckett Rodgers;  Horrible Harry and the Stolen Cookie by Suzy Kline; Little Chipmunk’s Wiggly, Wobbly Tooth by Mary Packard;  A Long Way Away, A Two Way Story by Frank Viva; LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out by Ace Landers; STAR WARS: Bounty Hunters for Hire by Catherine Saunders; A Bear in War by Stephanie Innes; The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey; Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip by Joan Holub; Pete the Cat Play Ball by James Dean;  Story’s End by Marrissa Burt.


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