Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ Thursday, September 26, 2013

20130926_153128Did you know that your local library has over 82 titles of magazines available for 7 day check out?  Did you also know that if you don’t see the month’s edition or volume you are looking for, the material can be placed on a waiting list?  We also have over 800 large print books available, and if we don’t have the title you are looking for, we can request interlibrary loans from around the state to find it.  If you have any questions about how to use our services or how we can look for material for you, just ask a librarian at the front desk.  We truly are larger than our walls!  Stop by for a visit, or go to our website at www.heyworthlibrary.com and see for yourself all that we offer.


A Beginners Guide to Genealogy will be offered on October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in our Community Room.  Local expert and enthusiast, Lona Soice, will be offering this class free of charge to those who want to come and learn more about this fascinating hobby.  All ages are welcome to join us in exploring this hobby.  Please sign up so we have enough handouts for all participants.


Thank you James and Donna Hewitt for your gift to the library in memory of Dorothy Jean Fulk.  We are honored to share with the community the generosity of those who give in the memory of their loved ones and friends.


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.

Upcoming Programs:

Monday Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m.

October 28:  The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.  Stop by and get your copy today.  Large print and audiobook versions available as well.

November 25:  Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

December 23: No book club

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 6:15 p.m.

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.

Movies @ Your Library, each Friday at 3:20 pm

Each Friday join us after school 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 eighth 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.  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.

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

DVD Movie titles out this week:

Alpha Dogs, Super Buddies and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox 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.

NEW BOOKS out on the shelves this week:

Audio Book:  Second Watch by J.A. Jance.

Adult:  Weelicious Lunches by Catherine McCord; The Highway by C.J. Box; The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter; The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King; Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford; Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb; The Sound and the Furry by Spenser Quinn; The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate; The Icing on the Cake by Janice Thompson; Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton; Deadline by Sandra Brown; Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly; The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks; and Deception Cove by Jayne Castle.

Young Adult:  The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon; QB 1 by Mike Lupica; The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater;  United We Spy by Ally Carter.

Children:    Treasure Hunters by James Patterson; Binky License to Scratch by Ashley Spires; Extreme Physics by BASHER; The League by Thatcher Heldring; Amber Brown is on the Move by Bruce Coville.


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It looks like Spring may appear this weekend! So stop on by to gather gardening and landscape design books. 🌷💐Or pick up cleaning how-to-manuals, such as Martha Stewart’s most recent The Martha Manual. 🧹🧺 Then get side tracked by a best seller and enjoy reading in the warmth of the sun under a light blanket this afternoon. 🌞🌞🌞 Don’t forget to sign up for: Author John Schirle’s program Explore Illinois 3/25 @ 6 pm And Money Smart Week Program | College Financial Planning Strategies, 4/1 @ 6:30 (Illustration by Jeff Paslay / The Seattle Times)
If you are thinking of attending John Schirle’s Explore Illinois presentation please sign up today. We have reached over 6K, with over 100 interested on social media, BUT it’s the sign up sheet in the library that guides whether we cancel a program. Please let us know if you are attending. 473-2323 Join us as John Schirle presents some of the fascinating and diverse places to explore in outdoor Illinois. John is from Decatur, Illinois, and is the author of Best Tent Camping: Illinois, 2nd edition, published in 2018 by Menasha Ridge Press. Over the years he’s explored venues all across the state. He’ll present material from his book, as well as other outdoor guides he uses and recommends.
Last one 🙁 until June, when summer reading programming begins😍! Family Storytime is geared for pre-school through first grade. However the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun. Come explore, participate in art, and enjoy stories. This Thursday is all about big & little!
All about numbers tonight at Family Storytime1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣!
3:30 pm today! Learn to knit - 6th grade on up. Or K - 8th graders join us for Legos.