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Robert Shaw to Speak on His Upcoming Book as Part of “History in Our Backyard” Series

Robert Shaw, acclaimed landscape photographer and local resident, is researching the trails that Abraham Lincoln and other lawyers traveled on the 8th Judicial Circuit as part of his latest upcoming book project. Some trails are still visible in Randolph Township. Shaw will speak at the Heyworth Public Library as a part of the Heyworth History Club’s, “History in Our Backyard” series on February 16th at 6:45 p.m. Lincoln and legal memorabilia will be on display at 6 p.m. with a reception for those wanting to share their Randolph Township History. Please feel free to bring items to share to broaden our collective knowledge of local Randolph Township history. Do you have Lincoln memorabilia or any political or legal memorabilia from Randolph Township? Please bring any to share this evening. The Heyworth History Club is looking to take pictures of items to document this part of our local history. Please RSVP so we can prepare seating, 473-2313.

  • 6:00 p.m.  Display of historic and collectible items, and reception.
  • 6:45 p.m.  Presentation by Robert Shaw – Five Years in the Making of the Upcoming Book:  The Frontier Years that Transformed Abraham Lincoln.

The Winter Read 2016: Read A Latte has begun and will continue through 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 p.m. 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. 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 the “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). Also gift certificates for a coffee or hot chocolate have been randomly included in twenty-five blind datebooks. Thank you to the IGA for the donation of the coffee pods. 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 with your own device (473-2313) on using the library’s apps.

Upcoming Programs:

All month       Adult Coloring: Adult color 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 12  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. (No Heyworth Knitters on 2/15)

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. 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 3rd 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 February 15.

  • 6:00 p.m. displaying of historic and collectible items and reception.
  • 6:45 p.m. Robert Shaw will speak about an upcoming book he is working on.

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 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 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.

Items the library collects for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • 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

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


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