Book, Poetry, and Writing Groups @ Your Library
The Huntington City-Township Public Library has many different literary clubs available for patrons to join! Below, descriptions and information are listed for each club your library offers.
Fiction Lovers’ Book Club
Fiction Lover’s Book Club meets at 6:30PM on the second Tuesday of the month by the fireplace at the Main Library. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided and new members are always welcome! This month’s meeting will be Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 pm by the fireplace at the Main Library.
This month’s book:
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life… as only a dog could tell it.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life’s ordeals.
Next month’s book:
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening — until a band of gun wielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers. Winner of the
National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club meets at 5PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Want to join the club? Visit the Reference Desk at the Main Library to pick up a book club packet and parental permission slip.
This month’s meeting will be Thursday, June 20 at 5PM in the Young Adult Reading Area at the Main Library.
This Month’s Book:
Gateway by Sharon Shinn
As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring – and tells her that “black jade” translates to “Daiyu” – she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it’s more than that; it’s magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and sleight of hand. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There’s only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever. . .
Next Month’s Book:
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Macy’s summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy’s plans don’t anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or … Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn’t fit Macy’s life at all–so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So … happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?
Epeolatry Poetry Club News
Epeolatry is defined as “the worship of words.” Join the Epeolatry Poetry Club, which meets monthly at 3pm on the 4th Saturday of the month by the fireplace at the Main Library. At each meeting, members learn about three types of poetry, discuss poems presented the month before, and share new poems from the group.
The Poetry Club meets next at 3pm on Saturday, May 25 at the Main Library. This month’s topics include:
- e.e. cummings‘ poem, as freedom is a breakfastfood
- ways to use everyday life as poetic inspiration
- process of preparing a poem for publication, beginning with rough draft
New members are always welcome, and no registration is required – just come to a meeting and bring your appreciation for poetry! Want to know more? Call the Reference Desk at 356-0824 for details, or contact the Poetry Club at their website, epeolatrypoetry.tumblr.com.
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Huntington Area Writers’ Group
The Huntington Area Writers’ Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Main Library.
Both aspiring and already published authors of any type or age group are invited to attend, and if desired, to share their own work for critique. The group’s focus is to share questions, problems, and experiences with fellow writers; to provide support, critique, and suggestions on works-in-progress; and to share information on improving one’s writing and navigating the publishing process.
Huntington County Genealogy Society
The Huntington County Genealogy Society meets at 7pm on Wednesday, June 6th in the Indiana Room at Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. This month’s speaker will be historical reenactor Julie Duvall. The public is invited, and new members are always welcome. For more information, contact the Indiana Room at 356-0824. The Genealogy Society will not meet during the months of July and August, and will resume its regular meeting schedule of the first Wednesday of the month in September.