Library staff members have hand-selected a wide variety of books from the fiction and non-fiction collections, wrapped them in red paper, and placed them on display. Patrons are invited to choose one or more wrapped titles, and just like any blind date, take a chance with the unknown! “Blind Date with a Book” selections will include a wide range of authors, titles, and genres, with no clues visible on the outside to give away the contents. Patrons check the book out as usual, take it home, and unwrap it to find out what they’ve chosen. When patrons return the book to the library, they may fill out a review slip to let everyone know the title & author of their literary blind date, and whether the date was a “DUD!” or if they “Can’t Wait for Another Date!”
Do you enjoy singing traditional carols and holiday songs? Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Altrusa Club are sponsoring a free, community Holiday Sing Along for joyful noise-makers of all ages, which begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. A song leader and accompanist will be on hand to keep the music flowing, and light refreshments will be offered. Families and people of all ages are invited to join in the fun, and no registration is required – the more the merrier, so bring a friend! For more information, call the Huntington City-Township Public Library at
Want help with a gadget, device, phone, or other piece of technology? Need an introduction to social media or email? Interested in using the Library’s Digital Branch to do research or download eBooks & eAudiobooks? Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to stop by the Main Library anytime from 11:30am – 7:30pm on Monday, November 18th. The resident technology geeks from the Library’s staff will be on hand throughout the day to show off the Library’s Digital Branch, and to offer help with all kinds of technology – from Windows 8 to iPads, Facebook to web browsing, from scanning a photo to programming a phone, from Tweeting to finding auto repair information on our Chilton’s database, and much more. Tech Day is free, and no registration is required to participate. Patrons are encouraged to bring any gadget, device or technology-centered questions they like. For more information about Tech Day, call the Reference Department at the Main Library at 260-356-0824 or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Huntington City-Township Public welcomes Dennis Wiegmann, a member of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Club at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 18th in the Main Library at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Wiegmann will present a program on the history of Baseball, both vintage and modern, and the formation of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Club. Other team members may also appear to add their viewpoints on the game.
Formed in 2005, the Huntington Champion Hill Topper’s first game was at Insane Asylum Field against the Indianapolis Hoosiers followed up by the Winona Lakes Blue Laws. The team is a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association whose mission is as follows: “The mission and purpose of the Vintage Base Ball Association shall be to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the game of base ball as it was played during its formative years in the nineteenth century and other historic eras.” To find more information about the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Club visit their website at http://championhilltoppersbbc.webs.com/ or for more information about Vintage Base Ball, visit http://www.vbba.org/.
Tess Gerritsen will be visiting the Huntington Main Library (255 W. Park Dr., Huntington, 46750) for an author talk and book signing Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 2:30PM.
Her books The Surgeon, The Bone Garden, and Last to Die will be for sale at the event. You may bring your own books for her to sign as well.
- The Surgeon (softcover) = $7
- The Bone Garden (softcover) = $7
- Last to Die (softcover) = $9
- Last to Die (hardcover) = $24
Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.
While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.
Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), The Bone Garden (2007), The Keepsake (2008; UK title: Keeping the Dead), Ice Cold (2010; UK title: The Killing Place), The Silent Girl (2011), and Last To Die (August 2012.) Her books have been published in forty countries, and more than 25 million copies have been sold around the world.
Her books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Critics around the world have praised her novels as “Pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “Scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “Polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”.
Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.
A 1969 graduate of Huntington County Community High School, Stamper attended IPFW from 1969-71 and earned a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1973. After college, Stamper’s civil engineering career led him to work for agencies as varied as the Indiana State Highway Commission, the US Air Force, the National Guard, NASA, and the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a stint as an independent consultant.
However, Stamper’s desire to write fiction, first kindled in high school, never left him. Inspired by Benjamin Disraeli’s quote, “Most people die with their music locked up inside of them,” Bill finally managed to fit writing in with the daily demands of career and family. His new book, Reality Checks is his first full-length novel, a first step toward fulfilling a life-long dream.
Stamper lives in Burke, Virginia, with Cyndi, his wife of 28 years. They have one daughter, Christina. Although his career drew him away from Huntington County, he says that Huntington will always be “home”, and returns often to visit friends and family. He is working on the first draft of his next book, an adventure/fantasy novel entitled The Sorcerer.
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Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. Early in McCaffrey’s 46-year career as a writer, she became the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. Her 1978 novel The White Dragon became one of the first science-fiction books to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list.
In 2005 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named McCaffrey its 22nd Grand Master, an annual award to living writers of fantasy and science fiction. She was inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame on 17 June 2006.
Anne Inez McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second of three children. Her father had Irish and English ancestry, and her mother was of Irish descent. She attended Stuart Hall (a girls’ boarding school in Staunton, Virginia), and graduated from Montclair High School in New Jersey. In 1947 she graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College with a degree in Slavonic Languages and Literature. Read more
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites movie lovers of all ages to an encore showing of The City of Ember, a science fiction/fantasy film based on the young adult novel by Jeanne DuPrau. The feature will begin promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, August 9th at the Markle Branch, 197 E Morse Street, Markle. Bring your own snack or beverage, and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested but not required – call the Markle Branch at 758-3332 to reserve your place. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to attend. This film is rated PG for mild peril and some thematic elements.
About the Movie, The City of Ember:It’s been more than 200 years since the city of Ember was founded deep underground to protect a small segment of humanity from an impending doomsday on Earth’s surface. During that time, the secret to leaving the city when the time was right got lost; now, the town’s massive generator is failing, supplies are running low, and no one wants to think about what lies in the darkness beyond the city limits. No one, that is, except curious teens Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway), who are determined to find a way out of Ember before it’s too late. To succeed, they must puzzle out an ancient document, navigate the city’s crumbling pipeworks, and dodge everything from an enormous mole to the city’s overconfident mayor (Bill Murray).
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites everyone to the Scholastic Book Fair from June 17-21 in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library. The book fair is jam-packed with books from over 150 publishers. Offerings will include fiction & non-fiction books for kids ages birth – 18, including popular series, activity & science books, and crafts, as well as a selection of books for parents and adults. Everyone will have the opportunity to buy great books and in turn help the library obtain books!
The book fair will be open Monday – Thursday, 10 am -7:30 pm and on Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Huntington City-Township Public Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. For more information, contact the Library’s Children’s Department at 260-356-2900.
We’ve got Summer Reading Programs for ALL ages!
The Summer Reading Program is designed to be a motivational element in encouraging children and families to read together and to broaden their reading experiences during the summer months. Club participants of all ages may come and participate in Reading Club any time the library is open. Please remember -
- All materials are now checked out at the main circulation desk located inside the library entrance.
- Books that children wish to count for Reading Club credit need to be returned at the children’s information desk.
- Books will not count for reading club credit if they are returned in the library drop boxes. Read more