Upcoming Programs At the Library
Gingerbread House Display
Gather your family, classroom, co-workers, grandkids – whoever wants to take on the
challenge to build a gingerbread house! No limitations on what you can build, but there is a size limitation – the base cannot be larger than a 12-inch square or 12-inch round cardboard cake base. The height is up to your ability to transport it to the library. Creators can drop off their gingerbread creation at HPLD between November 24 and December 15. Start planning today! A great family activity to do over the Thanksgiving break. The library will display the gingerbread creations between November 24 and December 15. Gingerbread can then be picked up December 17 through December 22. All gingerbread creations must be picked up by December 22, if you would like it returned to you.
Senior Citizen Assistance
Community Care Systems, Inc., Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean
County, will be at the Heyworth Public Library on the following Wednesdays: October 24, November 28, and December 26 from 10:00 a.m. – noon to assist people over the age of 60 and the disabled with Information and Assistance in filing for local, state, and federal programs. Their main office is at 616 IAA Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701. CCSI, Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County can be reached by calling 309-661-6400 or 1-888-322-5712. Walk-ins accepted, no appointments necessary.
The Secret Society of Teen Knitters
- Each Wednesday the library is open, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- There will be knitting mentors available to teach, and new knitters will be loaned all they need to create their first project. Open to 6th grade on up! Sign up is appreciated. Snacks will be served. Anyone with an interest in knitting is welcome.
Fall Family Storytime
- Thursday evenings through November 8 (except November 1), 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Family Storytime is geared for pre-school through first grade; however, the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun. Come explore, participate in art, and enjoy stories. Sign up is strongly encouraged as this program is very popular.
Little Bricks & Big Ideas
- Wednesday, October 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Little Bricks & Big Ideas is a Lego building group that will meet with April Fisher AKA the Lego Lady! We encourage kids in Kindergarten – 8th grade to join us for an hour of creative building. 6th — 8th graders are the model builders who help the younger apprentices along the way. Snacks are provided and sign up is highly encouraged so we can plan for supplies.
Tax Code Changes: Strategies for 2018
- Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Learn methods of tax avoidance and options of tax-free savings that are available to you. Discuss tax-deferral vs. tax-deductible vs. tax-free and the impact of each. Explore why you should or shouldn’t have a tax advisor and how using charitable tax strategies could be a secure choice for planned giving. Learn tax considerations …the ultimate loophole.
- Program provided by The Foundation for Financial Education led by Bernie Wrezinski.
The Adventure Book Club
- Thursday, October 25, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- 3rd — 6th Grade
- We will be discussing the graphic novel The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag. We will have a snack based on the book, explore activities to go along with the book, and discuss the book. Stop by the library and pick up your copy to begin reading this fun adventure and sign up so we have enough snacks and materials. Multiple copies of each book are available at the circulation desk for checkout.
Halloween Trick or Treat at the Library
- Tuesday, October 30, 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- All kids receive a free book and other treats.
A Personal Study of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 with Ann Sokan
- Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Hosted by Books, Tea, and Conversation Book Club to explore the November book club selection, The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
- Sokan is a direct descendant of two persons accused of being witches executed during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. She also had a third relative who was condemned but not hanged. One of these descendants was Rebecca Towne Nurse, a character in Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible.
- Join the Heyworth Public Library in reading The Crucible in October and attending Sokan’s fascinating family study. Multiple copies will be available for checkout during October at the circulation desk. You do not need to be a regular member of the book club to attend.
Veterans Day Program | Family Remembrances of World War II in Europe
- November 6, 6 p.m.
- Two friends will share each of their family’s experiences of WWII and the Holocaust. Anna Wells will speak of her parents’ experiences in Poland during World War II as people of the Jewish faith. Elleke Mesdag will share her experience growing up in Holland during World War II.
For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.