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Weekly Newsletter ~ August 29, 2013

Heyworth Public Library will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book, “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” by Jane O’Connor, from September 16th through September 30th by visiting [http://alliance.lib.overdrive.com].

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able borrow Book 1 in the Nancy Clancy series using a valid library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and HarperCollins, publisher of the best-selling Fancy Nancy series of children’s titles. To borrow the eBook and audiobook versions of “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit [http://alliance.lib.overdrive.com].

The library’s hours on Tuesday will change beginning September 3 to 1 pm – 8 pm.  All other days and times will remain the same.  This allows the library to be open three evenings in the winter.  Monday, September 2nd the library will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Back to school has arrived!  September is National Library Card Sign Up Month – Be sure your family has their library cards ready and up-to-date.  If you use email, or just use cell phones, please let the library know of these changes so we can update our records.  Our online circulation software sends automatic courtesy notices via email three days before materials are due back.  Many in our community appreciate this new feature.
Our summer reading programs have ended but the new books for fall are arriving daily.  If your child completed a summer reading log, please don’t forget to come into the library during the month of August to pick up their backpack of prizes. 
Upcoming Programs:
Monday Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m.
September 23:  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.  Stop by and get your copy today.  Large print and audiobook versions available as well.
Fall titles:
October  28:  The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes
November  25:  Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
Would you like start your own book club with a group of friends?  We can help with book selection and loan the books you will need for your group.  Stop by today and ask for details.
Family Story Time, each Thurs evening at 6:16 p.m.
The FUN BEGINS on Sept. 12 through Oct. 24.
The program is designed for families of pre-k – 1st grade, but the whole family is encouraged to join us for 45 min. of fun.  No sign up – just show up.
LEGO Block Party, after-school program, First Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m.
Sept. 3:  Sign up for our monthly Block Party!  We have space for 15 children each month to come create, collaborate, and have fun with LEGOs!  This is open to first through eight graders. 
The Society for Creative Destruction, after-school program , Third Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m.
Sept. 17:  Join us as we explore the art of another type of journaling.  Hey summer SCDer’s we hope to see you at our after-school session!  If you missed this program during the summer, join us this fall.  Sign up is needed to have supplies ready.
Beginning Genealogy Workshop, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15:  Interested in family history, but don’t know where to start?  Fascinated by old documents and photos? Curious about what countries your ancestors came from? Want to learn about a hobby that will enthrall you?  All ages are welcome.  Sign up is needed to have supplies ready.
Local History Club, fourth Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 25:  All interested in preserving Randolph Township history are welcome to attend in the library’s Community Room.  Maybe you are new to the area and want to learn more, or you’re a seasoned Randolph Township Local History Expert, all are welcome to join us each month as we share and gather information.  Sign up encouraged for our first meeting to have enough handouts ready.
DVD Movie titles out this week:
Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The Host, and Veggie Tales: The Little House That Stood 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.

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