Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ January 21, 2015

Winter Read 2015 will kick off soon during the months of February and March! Join us in February to be included in drawings to win one of five Dr. Seuss books donated by our local General Federated Woman’s Club of Heyworth (GFWC).  For every book, audiobook, or magazine checked out in February a ticket will be given for a drawing of the books.  You may choose the book you want to be entered to win.  The drawing will be held on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and National Read Across America Day. Only one book may be won per person.

Also in February our Second Annual “Blind Date with a Book” event will be held all month long. We have selected award winning, highly recommended favorite reads, and some classics; and wrapped them in paper. Come in and choose a wrapped up book as your “blind date”. Give it a read, then fill out our “Rate Your Date” book mark and return it with the book. 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.  All the “Rate Your Date” book marks returned will go in a drawing for a Heyworth Library Bag (two will be drawn).

Last winter Debra Jeakins was the first to return a “Rate Your Date” bookmark about her “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” this February!

Don’t forget to checkout our Book Sale area. We are brimming with great reads, music, audiobooks, Disney VHS, and other DVD movies.  All for great prices that help support the library in purchasing the extras not in our budget.


*PYSANKY, Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class  3/17 (Tuesday) @ 6 pm – 8 pm; Free class for a limited number of participants.  Instructor: Kara Lopez.  Sign up today!

*Family Movie Night, Thursday, March 26 at 6 pm, water bottles and popcorn provided. Join us in the Community Room for a NEW family friendly release.

Items we collect for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Heyworth Hornet Shirts/Sweatshirts and branded athletic gear
  • Box Tops for Education coupons/Campbell soup labels/Tyson Chicken product labels
  • Coca-Cola product bottle caps and reward coupons off of cases of Coca-Cola products
  • HP ink cartridges
  • Long wrapping paper cardboard tubes

Upcoming Programs:

Knitting for Beginners, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. We are thrilled to offer beginning knitting! Must sign up to attend, limited space.  Available to anyone 4th grade and up.

            Feb. 2                        Knitting for Beginners      6:30 pm

            Feb. 9                        Knitting for Beginners      6:30 pm

(This IS CORRECT for FEBRUARY the 2nd Tues – we will be closed on Feb. 16)

Monday Evening Book Club, 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm. No meeting in December. Would you like to 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.

            Feb. 23                      The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

            Mar. 23                      The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

            Apr. 27                      The Boys on the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Friday Afterschool movies, 3:20 pm every Friday the library is open during the school year. For a listing of titles being shown please stop by the library for a flyer. Bring your own snack and drinks with a screw cap lid.

Heyworth History Club Winter Programs, every 4th Tues of the month at 6 pm. we will present a program on local history given in the library at 6 pm.  Our programs will be posted in the library and on our website Jan – May 2015.

             Jan. 27                      A documentary about the Interurban train will be shown at 6 pm. [ILLINOIS TRACTION                                                SYSTEM (INTERURBAN=ITS)]

Heyworth History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us in collecting           and preserving Randolph Township history.

             Jan. 28          Heyworth History Club    10:30 am

             Feb. 25          Heyworth History Club     10:30 am

Lego Block Party, 1st Tues of each Month at 3:45 pm. Afterschool snack, Lego games, and creative           building.  Sign up at the library. 1st grade – 8th grade.

               Feb. 3             Lego Block Party                 3:45 pm 

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.  If you would like to attend a program please call the library at: 473-2313.

New Titles out this week:

Children: In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek; Up & Down by Britta Teckentrup; Blizzard by John Rocco; Animal Teachers by Janet Halfmann; Hug Machine by Scott Campbell; Love Monster by Rachel Bright.

Teen: The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Adult:  Saint Odd by Dean Koontz; The Love Book by Nina Solomon; Land of Lincoln, They Wondrous Story by Mark Q.Rhoads; Tide to Atonement by Laurie Larsen; Jessie’s Pearls by Jessica McCormick with Patti Lacy and Sara Richardson.


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