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Weekly Newsletter ~ March 18, 2015

Finish up strong in our Winter Read 2015! Come into the library and checkout a book, magazine, or audiobook for your ticket to prizes this March.  The Winter Read prize drawing will come to an end on March 31 with drawings held on April 1st. Also be sure to look into one of our upcoming programs this spring.

Make sure to mark your calendar for a free Family Movie Night over school spring break week on Thursday, March 26. Bring the family and enjoy a recently released title on our big screen with surround sound.  We will provide popcorn and water bottles. You may bring your own snacks and drinks (drinks must be in a screw cap type bottle).

Calling all teens who would like to learn how to style their hair for a formal dance – we have a class for you. Be sure to sign up and join us on Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. Local beautician Christine Hearn will be providing a class on the basics of creating formal hairstyles for yourself. No supplies needed, just bring your own brush and comb, everything else will be provided. Limited space, sign up necessary.

The March History Club Program next Tuesday on the 24th at 6 p.m. will feature Bill Case, the Funk Historian of Funk Prairie Home and Gem & Mineral Museum. You will learn an overview of the Funk’s family legacy in agriculture, business, and just why there is a Gem & Mineral Museum during the evening’s program. Join us in learning more about the Funk family and their part of history in shaping McLean County. Make plans to attend and learn about history that has happened, and continues to happen, right in our own backyard.

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
  • Paper towel-sized AND long wrapping paper cardboard tubes
  • Prairie Farms milk caps

Upcoming Heyworth Public Library Programs:

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

  • April 6
  • April 20    

Monday Evening Book Club, 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m; we will present a program on local history given 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.
  • April 28
    • McLean County Genealogy Society
    • Lona Juers, MCGS Cemetery Director, will bring to life lesser known histories of the rural cemeteries of interest in McLean County.

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

  • March 25 

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

  • April 7

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

  • March 26; 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

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:

ChildrenShadow Scale by Rachel Hartman; Big Nate Lives It Up by Lincoln Peirce; Nightbird by Alice Hoffman.

Teen:  Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver.

Adult: NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson; World Gone By by Dennis Lehane; The Decision by Wanda E Brunstetter; All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer; Endangered by C.J. Box; Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop.

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