Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ March 11, 2015

Winter Read 2015 continues through March. For every book, audiobook, or magazine checked out in March a ticket will be given for a drawing of prizes.  Stop in to view all our prizes. Thank you to Dower Auto Sales and Heyworth IGA for their generous donations this winter. Drawing will take place on April 1st, no fooling!

Our Blind Date with a Book event has come to another successful end, matching readers with new authors, genres, and titles that they may not ever have read before.  We had 39 Blind Dates checked out last month. If you are still reading your “Blind Date” you have until Saturday, March 21 to get your Rate Your Date Book mark in for our drawing of two Heyworth Library tote bags.

Congratulations to our Dr. Seuss book winners for February: Evan Cook, Zach Pickett, Mary Ann Swaim, Alyssa Ensley, and Cris Stanek. We had 74 entries!  A huge thank you goes to our local Heyworth General Federated Woman’s Club. Each February this local organization donates books to the library for a drawing to honor Dr. Seuss and stimulate the love of reading in our community.

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.

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

Newly Added Programs:

PYSANKY, Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class,  Free class for a limited number of participants.  All supplies generously donated by our instructor: Kara Lopez.  Sign up today!

  • Tuesday, March 17; 6 pm – 8 pm

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

  • Thursday, March 26; 6 pm – 7:45 pm

Teen Program:  Learn Easy Prom Hair Styles,  Free class for a limited number of participants, high school age only.  Class will be taught by local beautician Christine Hearn.

  • Saturday, April 11; 2 pm

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.

  • March 16
  • April 6       

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.

  • 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 in the library.

  • 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.

  • March 25
  • April 22

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.

  • April 7

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.


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