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The Winter Read 2016: Read A Latte has begun and will continue during February and March! Join us this month to celebrate all things Dr. Seuss! There will be drawings to win one of five Dr. Seuss books donated by the local General Federated Woman’s Club of Heyworth (GFWC). The drawing will be held on March 2, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day. Also Family Storytime returns Thursdays at 6:15 pm throughout the month of February until March 17. Mark your calendars and bring the kids for a great time of stories, music, and crafts.
Our Third Annual “Blind Date with a Book” event is running throughout February as well. We have selected award winning, highly recommended favorite reads, and some classics and wrapped them in paper. We have also added young adult (YA) books this year. Come in and choose a gift wrapped book that you have no idea what is inside the wrapping as your “blind date”. Give it a read. Then fill out our “Rate Your Date” book mark and return it with the book. We aren’t arranging marriages, and not a dime has to be spent! Just give a new book a try – you never know which new favorite author or genre you might fall in love with. All the “Rate Your Date” book marks returned will go in a drawing for a Heyworth Library Bag (two). The last day to grab a Blind Date will be on February 29, but the drawing will be on March 22 to allow those readers three weeks to get their dates read.
Don’t forget to checkout our Book Sale area! It’s overflowing with great reads, music, audiobooks, Disney VHS, and other DVD movies. All for great prices that help support the library to purchase the extras not in our budget.
Do you enjoy eBooks and digital audiobooks? If your digital device uses apps from the Google Play or iTunes stores, it will also work with our library apps. Visit our website at heyworthlibrary.com for tutorial help sheets with the various e-readers using Overdrive, Axis 360, Freegal, or BookMyne. Or call to schedule a face to face tutorial (473-2313) on using the library’s apps.
All month Adult Coloring: Coloring pages and crayon pencils are available for use in the library all month long. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
February 5 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.
February 15 Library Closed for President’s Day.
March 7 Heyworth Knitters and Crafters, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 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 also supports the local Project Linus chapter with squares and blankets.
February 16 “History in Your Own Backyard” Winter Series, by the Heyworth History Club, every 4th Tuesday of the month a program on local history will be given in the library Community Room, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., RSVP by Feb. 15.
February 22 Monday Evening Book Club, Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne, 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. 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.
February 23 Lego Block Party, 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool snack, Lego games, and creative building. Sign up at the library. 1st grade – 8th grade.
February 24 Heyworth History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history. If interested, but can’t make a morning meeting, please let Beth Porter (473-2313) or Lona Soice know your interest and evenings available.
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For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.