Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ October 3, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is also known, has begun.

Enrollment for the uninsured can be done online from any computer connected to the internet or with forms downloaded from the government’s website. The library has a tab on our website with information about an individual’s choices and other links for help in making informed decisions. The Heyworth Library offers the use of two computers that are free to use for persons living in the library district who have a library card that is fine free. If a person in district owes fines, they can pay down their fine to $0 or pay to use the computers for $1.00 per hour. Anyone without a Heyworth Library card may use our computers for $1.00 an hour. We require a computer use agreement to be signed by all who use our computers, and youth 13 – 17 must have a parent or guardian’s signature on file for a youth to use our computers. Also all audio must be shut off on devices in the library. Please bring your own headphones to listen to audio.


The McLean County Health Department is our area agency partner to provide Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace guidance for those living in McLean County.  Their phone number is 309-888-5450, and the website is http://health.mcleancountyil.gov.  The McLean County Health Department will provide education and consumer assistance designed to facilitate enrollment of county residents in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace through the In-Person Counseling Program. One-on-one appointments can be made with counselors at the health department beginning Oct. 15, 2013.


The federal government has also provided an 800 number you can call to get your Marketplace questions answered by a customer service representative, available 24/7: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). On calling, you’ll be welcomed to the Health Insurance Marketplace and asked to give your state.


The library also offers free Wi-Fi for anyone to use with their own devices.  We have very limited outlets, but they may be used.  Please feel free to bring your own extension cords if your device has a short cord.  We do not supply extension cords.  Stop by for a visit or go to our website at www.heyworthlibrary.com and see for yourself all that we offer.


Talking Book and Braille Program Releases Apple Mobile Download App

Many patrons of the State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) have been buzzing since last Friday.  That’s when the free Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app first became available through the Apple App Store, and TBBS patrons immediately began downloading audio and braille books and magazines to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


The BARD download system, which allows TBBS patrons with internet access to download audio and braille materials to their home computers and it’s new Apple-compatible Mobile app, were developed by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the Library of Congress.  NLS is also working on an app for Android devices that will be available soon.


People who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability may register as a TBBS patron and receive free services through BARD and TBBS.  To learn more about these programs, persons living within the City of Chicago may call 1-800-757-4654, and those living anywhere else in Illinois may call 1-800-426-0709.


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 6:16 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.

Friday After School Movies, each Friday at 3:20 pm (Sept 13 – May 16)

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.

Nov 5:  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.  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:

Oblivion, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Complete Book 2 Collection and Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess 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:  The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks.

Adult:  Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers by  David Perlmutter; Doctor Sleep by Stephen King; The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes; The Partner Track by Helen Wan; The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach; Star Wars: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells; Cut to the Bone by Jefferson Bass.


Young Adult:  Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans; The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison.


Children:    Sasquatch in the Paint by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos; Guys Read: Other Worlds by Jon Scieszka; LEGO Minifigure year by Year; Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud; Clever Costumes by Shannon Whitt.


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