Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ February 7, 2014

The WINTER READ 2014:  Stay Classy with the Classics has begun.  We will offer reading for prizes for all ages during the months of February and March.  Stop in and see our list of prizes as we gear up for WINTER READ.  Our Thursday evening children’s story time has also begun and will run through March 20.  Join us from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. for family fun!

The “Blind Date with a Book” event is happening all of February.  We have selected award winning, highly recommended favorite reads and wrapped them in paper.  Patrons can then choose to select a random book to check out and read.  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.

Debra Jeakins was the first to return a “Rate Your Date” on her first “Blind Date with a Book” selection. Debra loved it! The book, It Takes Balls by Josh Wolf, would not have been something Debra would have been interested in checking out from looking at the book’s cover she told us. However, she ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, and highly recommends this read to others. She said it’s fast and funny. So what are you waiting for? Stop by and get yourself a “Blind Date with a Book” today!


Upcoming Programs:

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

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 p.m.

Family Story Time, every Thursday evening, Feb 6 – Mar 20, from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

Heyworth History Club, Fourth Friday mornings at 10 am.  All are welcome to join us in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history.

DVD Movie titles out this week:

RIDDICK, When Calls the Heart and Duck Dynasty: Season 4 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 Releases:  Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah; Fake ID by Lamar Giles; Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer; Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley; The Calling by Suzanne Wood Fisher.


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