Reading Programs, Author Visits, and College Financial Planning
The Winter READ: Explore Illinois continues through March as we encourage all ages to read for fun prizes. You will receive a ticket for every book, audiobook, eBook or magazine checked out through March 30. The tickets go in a drawing of your choice. Prizes are on display in the library.
Be sure to join us Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. for a presentation by author John Schirle. Schirle will present some of the fascinating and diverse places to explore in outdoor Illinois. John is from Decatur, Illinois, and is the author of Best Tent Camping: Illinois, 2nd edition, published in 2018 by Menasha Ridge Press. Over the years he’s explored venues all across the state. He’ll present material from his book, as well as other outdoor guides he uses and recommends. Copies of Schirle’s book will also be available for purchase at the event for $14 each (cash or check only, please). Sign up is appreciated.
The Heyworth Public Library will celebrate Money Smart Month in April with a program to help anyone begin College Financial Planning Strategies. Tyler Wrezinski, with The Foundation for Financial Education, will present this program on April 1 st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The program is free, and no financial products will be sold or recommended.
Summer Reading is around the corner and we are seeking fun prizes or gift certificates for all ages. The programming theme is A Universe of Stories to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 space landing on the moon. Donations are gratefully accepted. We are also looking for model rockets, that can be hung, to display in the library for the summer. If you are willing to loan your model rockets (that can be hung from the ceiling) for summer displays, please contact Beth Porter.
Thank you to the families and friends Mildred Kline, Mark Ryburn, and Kathleen Lausterer for giving donations in their memory. These gifts will be used to update library shelving and for summer programming. Also thank you to Nancy Beveridge for providing the Dr. Seuss book prizes for our Winter Read, to our community for the many donations of books/magazines and other prizes anonymously gifted, Dowers Auto for the free oil change gift certificate, and to Prairie Fire Grill for the $10.00 gift certificate for the Winter Read 2019.
We are so much larger than our walls.
- March 21 Family Storytime
- Thursday, 6:15 pm – 7 p.m.
- This is the last evening for Family Storytime until our Summer Reading programming begins in June. Join us for an evening celebrating all things BIG & little! This program focuses on pre-school aged children but invites the whole family to participate.
- March 25 Exploring Outdoor Illinois with Author John Schirle
- Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- We who live in the Prairie State know that Illinois is more than Chicago and cornfields. There are forests, rivers, lakes, bluffs, prairies, and hills (if not quite mountains) to explore. But where would you go to view wildflowers in Spring, kayak the state’s only nationally designated wild & scenic river, or hunt for centuries-old Native American petroglyphs? Plan to join us next Monday evening to learn more as John Schirle shares his knowledge of exploring in IL and the 2 nd edition of his book The Best Tent Camping in IL.
- Copies of his book will be available for $14.00. Sign up today.
- March 27 Secret Society of Teen Knitters
- Every Wednesday of the month, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- This group is very willing to teach those 6th grade on up, who would like to learn to knit. We provide yarn, instructions for beginning projects, and needles to get you started on a new hobby. If you want to learn how to knit, you must sign up to attend, so the knitters can have all you need ready for the lesson. If you are a knitter or a crafter, looking to socialize with others in our area, just show up with your project.
- March 28 Senior Information & Assistance,
- Wednesday, 10 a.m. – Noon
- The trained staff of Community Care Systems, Inc. will be here to assist people over the age of 60 and the disabled with filing for local, state, and federal programs. Their next visit will be April 24.
- April 1 Money Smart Week 2019 | College Financial Planning Strategies
- Monday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Tyler Wresinski, from F3E, The Foundation for Financial Education will provide a program on getting a jump start on college savings now. Learn the myth about financial aid and different sources of money available. Discuss need-based vs. non-need-based planning and the different tax strategies that can benefit you. Explore FASFA and different websites that are accessible and get a jump start on college funding.
- April 4 Books, Tea, and Conversation (Adult Book Club)
- Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
- Join this fun group as they discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Books available at the library.
- April 11 Little Bricks & Big Ideas
- 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.
- Lego building and afterschool snack. Sign up at the library. K – 8th grade.
For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.