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, August 13 at 6:30 pm by the fireplace at the Main Library.
This month’s book:
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
About the Authors
Next month’s book:
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
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, August 15 at 5PM in the Young Adult Reading Area at the Main Library.
This Month’s Book:
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
At Baskerville Hall on the grim moors of Devonshire, a legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead. There are no signs of violence, but his face is hideously distorted with terror. Years earlier, a hound-like beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws was reported to have torn out the throat of Hugo Baskerville. Has the spectral destroyer struck again? More important, is Sir Henry Baskerville, younger heir to the estate, now in danger?
Enter Sherlock Holmes, summoned to protect Sir Henry from the fate that has threatened the Baskerville family. As Holmes and Watson begin to investigate, a blood-chilling howl from the fog-shrouded edges of the great Grimpen Mire signals that the legendary hound of the Baskervilles is poised for yet another murderous attack.
The Hound of the Baskerville first appeared as a serial in The Strand Magazine in 1901. By the time of its publication in book form eight months later, this brilliantly plotted, richly atmospheric detective story had already achieved the status of a classic. It has often been called he best detective story ever written. It remains a thrilling tale of suspense, must reading for every lover of detective fiction.
Next Month’s Book:
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
“Everything affects everything,” declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. After her death, Clay Jensen—who had a crush on Hannah—finds seven cassette tapes in a brown paper package on his doorstep. Listening to the tapes, Hannah chronicles her downward spiral and the 13 people who led her to make this horrific choice. Evincing the subtle—and not so subtle—cruelties of teen life, from rumors, to reputations, to rape, Hannah explains to her listeners that, “in the end, everything matters.” Most of the novel quite literally takes place in Clay’s head, as he listens to Hannah’s voice pounding in his ears through his headphones, creating a very intimate feel for the reader as Hannah explains herself. Her pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable, and the reader is thrust face-first into a world where everything is related, an intricate yet brutal tapestry of events, people and places. Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice.
Huntington County Genealogy Society
The Genealogy Society will not meet during the months of July and August, and will resume its regular meeting schedule at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 4. The Huntington County Genealogy Society meets at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of most months in the Indiana Room at Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The public is invited, and new members are always welcome. For more information, contact the Indiana Room at 356-0824.