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Library News ~ April 1, 2015

Randolph Township Cemetery Tour Will Be Offered this Spring!

Join the Heyworth History Club on May 2, from 9:30 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m., for the second Randolph Township Cemetery Tour. Once again Richard Gray will be our driver as we board the comfortable Full Gospel Church bus on the library parking lot for a trip around the township where we will visit five of our cemeteries, learning about their histories and visiting some of the notable burials in each. As an added feature this year, we will also drive by sites of some of our country churches from days gone by, learning a bit about the history of each one.

Seating on the bus is limited and the program is free, so call or come to the library to reserve a spot. Be sure to wear comfortable, old shoes. We will disembark and take a walk through each cemetery, weather permitting. Also pack a sack lunch.  A lunch break will be scheduled around noon back at the library in the Community Room. Our tour will end with the Heyworth Cemetery, but the bus will drop us back at the library parking lot at approximately 2:00 p.m.

The last of our Tuesday evening programs hosted by the Heyworth History Club will be April 28 at 6 p.m. Please join us to learn more about lesser known cemeteries in McLean County from speaker Lona Juers, McLean County Genealogy Society’s Director of Cemeteries. She will share her knowledge and bring to life the lesser known histories of cemeteries in our large county. Sign up today to learn more about the history in our backyard, and bring your questions too.

Also coming up is a Saturday program for young women wanting to learn easy formal hair styling tips. On April 11 at 2 p.m. Christine Hearn will be on hand to teach simple skills and tricks to make a formal event/date even more special. Sign up is limited and required, be sure to bring your own brush and comb.

Items we collect for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Heyworth Hornet shirts/sweatshirts and other 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 cardboard tubes

Upcoming 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.

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.

  • April 27        The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
  • May 18         Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

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 the website. Bring your own snack and drinks with a screw cap lid.

Heyworth History Club Winter Programs, join us for our final winter series program on Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. We will be putting more programs together for winter 2016. If you have ideas or suggestions, please give them to Beth Porter at the library.

  • Randolph Township Cemetery and Beyond…
  • Lona Juers, Cemetery Director of the McLean County Genealogical Society, will bring to life lesser known histories of primary 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.

  • April 29           

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

  • April 7             
  • May 5 

Summer READing!  Read to the Rhythm 2015 is almost ready to roll as we convert the library into the “House of Blues” with cool tunes and hot reads! New national research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. So get these dates on your calendar today!

  • June 6 – July 18       Begin reading for prizes – All Ages!
  • June 9, 10:30 a.m. – 1st Tuesday morning summer reading program:  The Rhythm of the Forest
  • June 11, 6:15 p.m. – Family Storytime kicks off with Dr. Lockett – The Normal Storyteller 

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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