Heyworth Public Library District

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A Celebration of Community, Arts, and Literacy

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Quilting artifacts are on display in the library.  Items belong to April Martens, Melody Heitzman, and Lona Soice.

As a part of the Heyworth Public Library’s yearlong 75th birthday celebration the library will be joining the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail of McLean County. On the birthday of the library, May 19, we will be installing a 3 x 3 foot Railroad Crossing quilt block near the North facing entrance to the library. Local artist and member of BQHT of Mclean County, Mary Jane Zook, painted the quilt pattern on a prepared plywood surface for this out-of-door installation.

To celebrate our joining the BQHT of McLean County the Heyworth Public Library invites individual quilt owners whose quilts were made and created in Randolph and/or Downs Township to share their hand or machine made quilts with the community. The quilts will be displayed on the rafters in the main public area of the library. The Library will offer free exhibit space for twenty (20) quilts during the period of April 19 through May 31. There will be no judging of the items, it is purely to display items made in our community.

If you would like to display a quilt, please print out a quilt display agreement from our website under the programs tab or pick up one up in the library and bring the completed form with your quilt and other required items to the library during the quilt drop off period of April 11 – 19.

The Winter Read ends Thursday night at 8 p.m. We will draw for prizes on April 1st. If you get a call that you have won, it is not an April fool’s joke! Congratulation to our Blind Date with a Book winners: John Sledge and Debra Jeakins. Fifty blind dates with books took place in February at the library! Thank you to the Heyworth IGA, Dower’s Auto, and Pit Row for prizes donated this winter.

Noteworthy programing:

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.

April 1              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.

April 4, 18        Heyworth Knitters and Crafters, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 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 supplies will be 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.

April 19           “History in Your Own Backyard” Winter Series by the Randolph Township History Club (new name to include all of township), 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 April 19.

  • 6:00 p.m. April Martens will speak on Illinois Quilting History.

April 25           Monday Evening Book Club, Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. We are always seeking new people to join us! Try it, you might like it! We have a friendly talkative bunch. It is a great way to meet new people. 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.

April 26           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.

April 27           Randolph Township History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history. We have changed our name to include the entire township. If interested, but cannot make a morning meeting, please let Beth Porter (473-2313) or Lona Soice know your interest and evenings available.

Summer Program ** DATES** to get on your calendar:

July 5th           6:35 p.m. – HPLD NIGHT at the CornBelters v/s the Gateway Grizzlies, free tickets will be earned by our summer readers. More details will be out later with summer reading information.

July 26           2 p.m. – 6 p.m. HPLD tour of the Chicago Botanical Gardens and rare book library. Look for more information to come out about this free tour that will be limited to 40 persons.

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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