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Weekly Newsletter ~ January 23, 2014

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LOVE is in the air at your Heyworth Public Library! We are providing a nurturing environment, building relationships, and promoting dating. Yes, during the month of February we will be hosting a “Blind Date with a Book” event in conjunction with our WINTER READ 2014. We have selected award winning, highly recommended favorite reads and have wrapped them in paper. You can choose to select a random book to check out and read. Return the “Rate Your Date” slip and you will be entered in a drawing for one of five Huck’s personal pizzas. Thank you to Huck’s for the donations! We aren’t arranging marriages, and not a dime has to be spent!  Just give a new book a try – you never know which new favorite author or genre you might fall in love with.

The WINTER READ 2014:  Stay Classy with the Classics is just around the corner. We will offer reading for prizes for all ages during the months of February and March. We have a bulletin board of suggested classic titles that you may or may not have read in school and newer titles based off of these classic stories. In March we will have lists of classic reads turned to movies with a new “Books to Movies” club starting in March. (See website for more info.) Stop in and see our reading and prize lists as we gear up for WINTER READ 2014.

Family Storytime is set to begin on February 6 – March 20th at 6:15 pm – 7 pm each Thursday evening.  So mark your calendars and bundle the kids for a great time of stories, music, and crafts.

Do you have a new digital device you want to use our free music, ebooks and audiobooks with? If your digital device uses apps from the Google Play or iTunes stores it will also work with our library apps…Overdrive Media Console, Bookmyne, and Freegal. Visit our website at heyworthlibrary.com for tutorial help sheets with the various ereaders using Overdrive or call to schedule a face to face tutorial (473-2313) on using the library’s apps.

Upcoming Programs:

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

January 27: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

February 24:  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

March 24:  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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

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

Feb. 4:  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.

Feb 18:  Join us as we explore the art of another type of journaling, snacks provided. Sign up is needed to have supplies ready.

DVD Movie titles out this week:

2 Guns, Line of Duty, and The Sound of Music Live! 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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