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Library News ~ November 25, 2015

Madisen LawThe staff at the Heyworth Public Library are thankful to serve our community by providing public space to relax and create; and materials to help our community grown and ignite the imagination. From apps to cake pans, and books in-between, we have you covered. Visit our website at heyworthlibrary.com and see what’s new today.

Be sure to stop in the next two weeks to view an unusual doll collection on loan from Madisen Law. She began collecting Matryoshka dolls in 2006.  Matryoshka dolls, also known as nesting dolls, are traditionally wooden dolls that fit inside each other. A traditional set includes at least 5 dolls that decrease in size. The first set was created in 1890 in Russia by Vasily Zvyozdochkin. Matryoshka means “little matron” so the largest doll is traditionally a female. While the smallest doll is a baby, the remaining dolls can be of either gender.

During a trip to Chicago with her grandmother, a set of these nesting dolls was spotted and her first set was purchased. Madisen was drawn to them because she had just learned about them in school. This began her collection. Since that time, Madisen has found dolls on family trips, in antique malls and thrift stores, and has received some as gifts. One of her favorite sets is one she recently found in Alaska.  It consists of 2 Eskimos and 3 seals. Currently, Madisen has 23 sets which include the traditional girls, rabbits, golfers, penguins, and many more.

Do you have a collection to share with our community? We would love to put it on display. Stop in or call Jacque Stengel to arrange a time to put your treasured collection on display at the library, 473-2313.

Upcoming Programs:

Nov. 20 – Dec.11     The Community Angel Tree has arrived to benefit local families in need. Stop in the library to get your angel today to make a difference in a child’s life this season.

Dec. 4             After School Movies, 3:20 p.m. Every Friday the library is open. Bring a friend and your own snack! All drinks need to have a screw on cap – no juice pouches or cans please.

Dec. 7             Heyworth Knitters and Crafters, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. We are thrilled to offer crafters a space to create and socialize! This group is very willing to teach anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet. We have yarn, instructions for beginning projects, and needles to get you started on a new hobby. If you want to learn how to knit or crochet you must sign up to attend, so our group can have all you need ready for the evening. If you are a knitter or a crafter looking to socialize with others in our area, just show up as your schedule allows.  Available to anyone 4th grade and up. This group is also wanting to provide blankets to a local Project Linus chapter.

Dec. 15          Lego Block Party, 4th Tues of each Month at 3:30 pm. (Nov and Dec will be 3rd Tues due to holidays.)  Afterschool snack, Lego games, and creative building.  Sign up at the library. 1st grade – 8th grade.

Dec. 28          Monday Evening Book Club will not meet due to the holidays.  January’s book will be Friendswood by Rene Steinke.  We are always seeking new people to join us! Give us a try, we have a friendly talkative bunch. It’s a great way to meet new people in town. Books in regular and large print available, as well as audiobook, at the library for checkout, stop in and get yours today.

Would you like to start your own book club with a group of friends?  We can help with book selection, and loaning books needed for your group. Start a book club in your neighborhood today! Stop by and ask for details.

Jan. 19           Heyworth Businesses Then and Now at 6 pm in the Community Room with a short presentation on the collected histories and pictures the Heyworth History Club have gathered to date. Join us for this informative presentation, but more importantly bring items to share to broaden our collective knowledge of local business history. Do you have a ruler, baking mitt, or magnets in your possession of previous area businesses? Or pictures of area businesses? These are the items of interest we are looking to document. Give away trinkets with the business names are items we are looking to take pictures of to document this part of our local history. Heyworth History Club, “History in Your Own Backyard” Winter Series, 6 pm – 8 pm, RSVP by Jan. 18.

November Holiday Hours/Closures

Wed. Nov. 25            10:00 am – Noon

Thur. Nov. 26            Library Closed

Fri.    Nov. 27 Library Closed

Sat.   Nov. 28 10:00 am – 4 pm regular hours

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.


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