Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ December 4, 2013

Do you enjoy the art of knitting? Have you ever wanted to share your knitting talent? Your Heyworth Library is in need of knitting mentors for this coming spring.  We would like to offer children and teen knitting classes through a national program, the Needle Arts Mentoring Program.  We are in need of 5 or more mentors to help teach our youth in a more hands on environment. If you know of a knitter, please pass this information on. We will provide training, all supplies, and lead the class as a group. The mentors provide the “hands” on training, one on one.

Please talk to Beth Porter if you are interested in pursuing this in the spring of 2014. The Needle Arts Mentoring Program provides all the supplies for a program to be started.

Become a book giver with World Book Night and your Heyworth Public Library.  The online giver application process is open for those wishing to become a volunteer book giver next spring and continues through January 5, 2014. Applicants must state where and to whom they intend to give out their 20 WBN special paperbacks.   Please consider becoming a giver and select the Heyworth Public Library as your pick up location.  Book descriptions, guidelines, and the online application are at www.us.worldbooknight.org

Did you know that your Heyworth Library…

  • Offers free downloadable e-books and audio books through Overdrive – Download the free app today
  • Offers 3 free downloadable songs you keep forever from Freegal (3 songs per week= 152 songs per year)
  • Collects BoxTops for Heyworth Grade School
  • Collects gently worn Heyworth Hornet Clothing
  • Collects coupons for military families
  • Collects Coke-Cola Product caps to earn summer reading prizes
  • Accepts HP printer cartridges to recycle back to manufacturer
  • Offers copy and faxing services (faxes can be received as well)
  • Provides Free Wi-Fi
  • Provides two patron computers – available for use with printers
  • Provides an online catalog for our patrons to place holds and search for materials 24/7
  • Offers Free use of our Accucut Machine (we have two alphabet sizes and many shapes)

Upcoming Programs:

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

December 23: No book club

January 27: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

February 24:  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight.

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.

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.

Jan. 7:  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.

Dec. 17:  Join us as we explore the art of another type of journaling.  Snacks provided.  Sign up is needed to have supplies ready.

Local History Club, fourth Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 27:  All interested in preserving Randolph Township history are welcome to attend in the library’s Community Room.

DVD Movie titles out this week:

The Conjuring, Doctor Who: Complete Seventh Series and The Heat 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.

December Closures:

Tue, 12/24 closed for Christmas Eve

Wed, 12/25 closed for Christmas Day


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