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Did you know that the library gives you free access to over forty million full text academic articles without even logging into your account? CloudSourceOA provides an ever growing, vetted collection of open access, peer-reviewed articles, non-fiction books, and other open materials. This collection includes resources for not only students, but also for small businesses, entrepreneurs, health and wellness, just to name a few. Traditionally, these open access resources were scattered and challenging to find. CloudSourceOA brings these resources together to create one easy location for finding what you need. Visit the library’s online catalog to tap into this new resource.
The Heyworth Community Club’s Angel Tree will be hosted by the library again this year. Angels will be available for pickup beginning Thursday, November 17. Gifts and other items need to be dropped off by Saturday, December 10.
The library will be closed Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day. We will also be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 23, through Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving.
Arts & Crafts for school-aged children will be offered on the first Tuesday of November and December at 1 p.m. Registration is required.
Beginner Chess is held at the library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Cross-Stitch Craft Night will be Tuesday, November 22, 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 is required.
DIY Storytime is always available during opening hours at the library. Premade kits make having your own story time fun and easy. Request a DIY Storytime bag at the front desk, find a quiet spot, and enjoy the books and activities provided.
Family Storytime will be back on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. beginning February 9.
Friday Morning Coffee is offered weekly in the Community Room at 10 a.m. Adults are welcome to meet for coffee, conversation, and games.
Illinois Libraries Present a Conversation with Caitlin Doughty on Wednesday, November 16, at 7 p.m. Caitlin is a mortician, bestselling author, and advocate for death acceptance. Doughty will discuss the reform of Western funeral industry practices and more in conversation with Mark Bazer, host of WTTW’s (Chicago’s PBS station) The Interview Show. This online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit heyworthlibrary.com.
Little Bricks & Big Ideas is a Lego building group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Children, kindergarten – 6th grade, are invited to join us for an hour of creative building. Registration is required.
Plant Swap will be Saturday, November 12, at 2:30 p.m. Bring your plants, cuttings, and seeds to share, and take some new plants home! Plants will be set out for viewing at 2 p.m. and the swap will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a free table for any cuttings, seeds, and plants you wish to share with others.
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 as time permits.
Why Knot Knit is a group for all levels of knitters and will meet each Monday at 3:15 p.m. Volunteer instructors will be on hand to teach beginners and lend a helping hand to those wanting to improve their skills. Supplies will be provided.
Registration is required for most programs due to space limitations and to allow for organizers to have enough supplies on hand. Sign up for programs in person at the library, call 309-473-2313, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.