Heyworth Public Library

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Weekly Newsletter ~ February 11

Snow got you down and homebound? Get a book or an eBook. We offer two free apps to download books. You can also use our website if your device does not work with apps. The Axisreader app has had a major update this past week, and it’s fabulous. So much easier to use. Upgrade to the Axisreader 360 free app and give eBooks from your library a try. Bring your device into the library for help getting started.

A sign of spring ahead? – tax preparation. Public libraries have in the past been a distribution site for IRS tax forms. This year the IRS has drastically cut the amount of forms they are sending out to public libraries. We do have the basic application forms, but NO instruction booklets will be available. We are happy to help you navigate IRS.org and print the forms and instructions you would like for a charge of .15 cents per page. The website IRS.org has everything available to research and download what you need. As of this writing we have not received any forms from the state of IL.

Don’t forget we’ve got Cake Pans! The Heyworth Public Library has over 110 cake pans for a 7-day loan period.  Hearts, flowers, princesses, graduation/congratulations themes, and many others available for free use. Do you have a cake pan that you would like to donate?  We are always accepting pans.  Our pans are on display in the library and can be viewed on our website from the comfort of your personal computer or device. 

So you don’t want to bake a cake?  Use our pans to mold rice crispy treats, use a smaller pan to shape a savory cheese recipe, bake a designer pan of box mix brownies or muffin mix, bake up a shaped pan of monkey bread or your favorite refrigerator cinnamon rolls, or use the pans to mold fruit punch to float in your party punch bowl. Stop in and let your imagination run wild…right in time for upcoming spring holidays.

Reminders: Afterschool Movies continue every Friday the library is open. During the school year we show movies in the Community Room free of charge to all ages at 3:20 pm. You may bring a drink in a container with a screw cap lid and your own snacks.  A listing of the movie titles is available in the library and on the website, heyworthlibrary.com.

The library will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Items the library collects 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
  • Prairie Farms milk caps

Upcoming Heyworth Public Library Programs:

Month of February:

Blind Date with a Book: 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. The rating slips will be entered into a drawing for one of two library tote bags.  We aren’t arranging marriages and not a dime has to be spent!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday: Join us this February as we read for prizes!  For every book, audiobook, or magazine checked out in February, a ticket will be given 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). You may choose the book you want to be entered to win. The drawing will be held on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

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.

  • February 16:  NO MEETING – The library will be closed in observance of President’s Day.
  • March 2      

Monday Evening Book Club, 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm. 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.

  • February 23
    • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  • March 23
    • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • April 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 or check out the program page on the website. Bring your own snack and drinks with a screw cap lid.

Heyworth History Club Winter Programs, every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 pm; we will present a program on local history given in the library.

  • February 24
    • Barn Quilt Heritage Trail, McLean County
    • Come learn how local quilters, artists, and poets are celebrating our local farming heritage.
  • March 24
    • Funk Prairie Home and Gem & Mineral Museum
    • Learn more about this fascinating treasure in our backyard from Bill Case, Funk Historian.

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

  • February 25 

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

  • March 3

PYSANKY, Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class  Free class for a limited number of participants.  Instructor: Kara Lopez.  Sign up today!

  • March 17; 6 pm – 8 pm

Family Movie Night,  Join us in the Community Room for a NEW family friendly release, water bottles and popcorn provided.

  • March 26; 6 pm – 7:45 pm

Teen Program:  Learn Easy Prom Hairstyles You Can DO YOURSELF!  Free class for a limited number of participants, high school age only.

  • April 11; 2 pm – 3:30 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:  Secrets According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney; Spirit Animals: Rise and Fall by Eliot Schrefer; Hardy Boy Adventures: Deception on the Set; The Unwanteds: Island of Shipwrecks by Lisa McMann; The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield.

Teen:  Polaris by Mindee Arnett; Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross; A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd; The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon.

Adult:  Cane and Abe by James Grippando; The Devil You Know by Elisabeth de Mariaffi; Private Vegas by James Patterson (audiobook too); Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff; In His Keeping by Maya Banks; The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell; Smoke Jensen: The Beginning by William W. Johnstone; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah; Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardener; Death of a Liar by M.C. Beaton; My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh.

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