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Weekly Newsletter ~ September 19, 2013

Lisa holding library toteDuring September 16th through September 30th you can download from our OverDrive library (Alliance Digital Media Library, ADML) the book “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” by Jane O’Connor with NO waiting!  Fancy Nancy is growing up, and solving mysteries.  This beginning chapter book is sure to please those early chapter book readers in your life. Just download the OverDrive App on your digital device and open the app, find the ADML library, search for the Heyworth Public Library and use your Heyworth Library card barcode and PIN.  Search for the Big Library Read program and download the book.  It is that simple.

If you would like instruction on how to use Overdrive, bring your device into the library and let our staff help you.  You can still use tablets and computers without apps.  See our website for complete information, or stop in the library and we would be happy to help. Don’t forget to download your free music from Freegal as well.  Ask how this service works during your next visit to the library.  Freegal allows all Heyworth library card holders to download 3 songs per week, with no waiting, and you keep the songs forever.

Thank you Sunny Portree for helping us with the continual organization of our local history room.  She has re-organized all the bound issues of the Heyworth Gas newspaper and Heyworth Star newspaper that were leather bound and donated by the Pantagraph at the closing of the Heyworth Star.  We have also shifted our microfiche reader to make it easier to use and access its printing capabilities.

This past week we have added all our Wilson Tucker novels to our local history collection to honor his work.  Wilson Tucker had a fond relationship with Heyworth Public Library, director Vivian Mouser, and a then active HPLD Friends of the Library group.  Mr. Tucker was a frequent guest speaker and patron of the library during his lifetime.  The books can still be found on our online catalog, but will not be available for checkout. You may request to see these works at any time.  If you have items that are of historical significance to Randolph Township and/or the Heyworth Village we would love to add it to our collection.  Contact Beth Porter for further information.

Thank you Dan and Marilyn Carroll for your generous gift to the library.  Gifts made to the library further our programs and collection.

After many requests this summer to purchase our summer reading prize Heyworth Public Library canvas totes – the tote bags ARE available for sale.  The quality canvas tote is available for $12.00.

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 Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. through October 24.

The program is designed for families of pre-k – 1st grade, but the whole family is encouraged to join us for 45 minutes of fun.  No sign up – just show up.

Friday After School Movies, each Friday at 3:20 pm during the school year

Each Friday join us afterschool for a movie on our big screen with Bose surround sound in our Community room.  Bring a friend, your own snack, and a covered drink for a great way to start your weekend!

LEGO Block Party, after-school program, First Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m.

Oct. 1:  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.

Oct. 15:  Join us as we explore the art of another type of journaling.  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.

Halloween Trick or Treat at the Library, 5 pm – 7:45 pm, Thursday October 31.

DVD Movie titles out this week:

EPIC, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Evil Dead 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 Book:  Si-Cology 101 by Si Robertson; The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling); Never Go Back by Lee Child; Damned If You Do by Robert B. Parker; W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.

Adult:  The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson; Then We Take Berlin by John Lawton; Second Watch by J. A. Jance; Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Children:   The Really Rotten Princess and the Cupcake Catastrophe by Lady Cecily Snodgrass; Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise by Wendelin Van Draanen; The Unwanteds:  Island of Fire by Lisa McMann; Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper; Green Boy by Susan Cooper; The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech; Annoying Orange:  How to be Annoying – A Joke Book by Brandon Snider.



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