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Blind Date With a Book is Back!


As part of the Winter READ 2019: EXPLORE ILLINOIS we are offering the Sixth Annual Blind Date with a Book event during the month of February. Let Heyworth Public Library be your source of great reads to take you on a winter adventure for adults and teens. We have selected quirky, classic, non-fiction, and popular literature that are written by Illinois authors, set in Illinois locations, true crime in Illinois, or have other ties to the state of Illinois and have wrapped them up with a ribbon. Come in and choose a wrapped book as your “blind date”. Give it a read. Then fill out our “Rate Your Date” bookmark and return it with the book to be entered in a drawing for a prize.

We are not arranging marriages, and not a dime has to be spent! Just try a “blind date” – you never know which new favorite author or genre you might fall in love with. All “Rate Your Date” bookmarks returned will go in a drawing for a Heyworth Public Library canvas tote (two). The last day to grab a Blind Date will be on February 28, but we will not draw a winner until March 21 to allow readers three weeks to get their “dates” read.

Upcoming Programs:

January 24

  • Adventure Book Club, 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m.
  • This book club is for 3rd – 6th graders. Stop in and see the titles we will be reading January – March.

January 30

  • Secret Society of Teen Knitters, every Wednesday the library is open at 3:30 p.m.
  • Come and learn to knit. Knitting teachers available and beginning supplies provided.

January 31

  • Winter Family Story Time, Thursdays (January 31 – March 21) at 6:15 p.m.
  • This fun program is geared for preschoolers, but the whole family is invited to participate.
  • Sign up is required – as space and supplies are limited.

February 1 – 28

  • 6th Annual Blind Date with A Book
  • Stop in for details –blind dates are free with a library card.

February 4

  • Education Has No Color, Monday, February 4, at 6 p.m.
  • Join us for author, Richard J. Hansen’s presentation of Education Has No Color: The Story of Thelma Mothershed Wair One of the Little Rock Nine.
  • Please sign up to help us plan for space and refreshments.

February 13

  • Little Bricks & Big Ideas, 2nd Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.
  • Lego building and afterschool snack.
  • Sign up at the library.  K – 8th grade.

February 27

  • Free Senior Information and Assistance, 4th Wednesdays of each month from 10 a.m. – noon.
  • Once a month the Heyworth Public Library is a host site for Community Care Systems, Inc. CSI is the Central Point of Entry (CPOE) and Senior Information Services (SIS) provider for McLean, Livingston, and DeWitt Counties.
  • Anyone 18 years and older who is disabled or those over age 60 can find referrals and help applying for local, state, and federal programs.  Funding is provided through the ECIAAA, IDOA, SHIP, & Community Care Systems, Inc.

Holiday Hours/Closures

  • Monday, February 18 – Closed for Presidents’ Day

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


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