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Library Card Sign-Up Month and A Conversation with Marlee Matlin

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

“The library is where your imagination sings.”  Use your library card to explore all the library has to offer, such as new children’s books, downloadable audiobooks, jigsaw puzzles, access to technology, and educational programming. 

If you are a resident of Heyworth Public Library District, visit us to get your library card and take advantage of this wonderful community resource.  You will need a photo ID and two proofs of address.  Children, 3 – 17, can receive a library card with a parent or guardian who also has a card.

A Conversation with Marlee Matlin

Heyworth Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host award-winning actress and Illinois native Marlee Matlin.  In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Matlin will share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist.  The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort designed to bring virtual events with bestselling, esteemed, and diverse speakers to library patrons across the state.  A Conversation with Marlee Matlin will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14.  The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, visit heyworthlibrary.com.  For more information, call 309-473-2313.

There are several in-person programs being offered this fall.  Registration is required for most programs.  Register at the library, call 309-473-2313, or email questions@heyworthlibrary.com.

Upcoming In-Person Programs:

Arts & Crafts for children will be offered on Wednesday, September 14, at 1 p.m.  This program will be offered on the first Wednesday of the month beginning in October.

Book Clubs:

  • Adventure Book Club for 4th – 6th graders meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m.  The September 22 book selection is Hoot by Carl Hiassen.  Join us for a fun book discussion and related activities.  Books are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  Registration required.
  • Books, Tea, and Conversation is a book club for adults that meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Books are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  The October 6 book selection is The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel.
  • High School Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 17, to discuss I Killed Zoe Spanos.  There will be other book-related activities as well.

Cross-Stitch Craft Night will be Tuesday, September 20, at 6 p.m.  Teens and adults are invited to join us for a night of cross-stitch crafting. All levels of ability are encouraged to attend. Supplies will be provided.  Registration required.

Family Storytime will meet each Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. from September 15 through October 27.  Family Storytime is designed for ages 3 – 5 and their families.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts.  Registration required.

Friday Morning Coffee is offered weekly in the Community Room at 10 a.m.  Adults are welcome to meet for coffee, conversation, and games.

Little Bricks & Big Ideas is a Lego building group led by April Fisher, the Lego Lady, on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year.  Children, kindergarten – 6th grade, are invited to join us for an hour of creative building.  Registration required.

Market on Main is a community event hosted by Heyworth Connect and will take place on Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Library staff will be stationed near the back lawn beginning at noon.  Be sure to visit for crafts and to play giant chess!

Senior Information and Assistance is provided by Community Care Systems of McLean County at the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  They assist people over the age of 60 and those with special needs with filing for local, state, and federal programs. CCSI, Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County, can also be reached by calling 309-661-6400.  Walk-ins are accepted. 

The library will be closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day and Tuesday, September 27, for staff training.


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