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Join us for Winter Read 2023: Reach for the Stars! We are reading for prizes during the month of January. Earn tickets by checking out books, magazines, and audiobooks. Tickets can be entered into a prize drawing of your choice. If you are reading on one of our apps, let us know because those count too! In February, we will be offering our annual Blind Date with a Book.
The library will be closed Monday, January 16, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Seed Starting in the Spring will be held Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. This one-hour program, led by a McLean County Master Gardener working in conjunction with the McLean County Extension Office, will be full of tips and tricks for indoor seed starting. Registration is required; there is a 20-person limit.
A Plant and Seed Swap will be held at the library on Saturday, February 11, at 2 p.m. More information is available at the library.
HPLD Spice Club is starting in February! Pick up a different spice each month along with a pamphlet of facts, recipes, and more. Registration is not required. Supplies will be limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Arts & Crafts for school-aged children is offered on the first Wednesday of the month 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, January 24, 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. Registration is 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.
Illinois Libraries Present – Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay on Wednesday, January 11, at 7 p.m. This online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit heyworthlibrary.com. Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new collection of essays, Inciting Joy, was released in October 2022.
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.
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.