Santa Claus is coming to town – to read stories at the Library! Huntington City-Township Public Library will sponsor a Stories With Santa program at 10am on Saturday, December 14th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The program will include a holiday-themed story time session, and each child will receive a small gift from Santa, sponsored by the Psi Iota Xi sorority. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their child with Santa Claus. There is no charge to attend, and kids of all ages are welcome, although the story time session is geared for kids ages 3 & up. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Parents may register their children by calling the Library at 260-356-2900.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adults, and especially senior citizens, to attend, at 2pm on Wednesday, December 11 at the Main Library,
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adults, and especially senior citizens, to attend, at 2pm on Wednesday, December 11 at the Main Library,255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Created in 1915 by Johnny Gruelle, a newspaper cartoonist and children’s illustrator and author, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, and Gruelle’s stories of their adventures were a nearly instant hit with children. Nearly 92 years after their inception, they continue to inspire deep devotion in children, and nostalgia in adults. Included in the Library’s program will be legends of the dolls’ creation, the true story behind the first Raggedy Ann doll, Gruelle’s connection to James Whitcomb Riley and the noted impressionist painters known as the Hoosier Group, and other nuggets of Hoosier history, as well as a special Story Time session just for grown-ups.
This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call the Library at 260-356-2900.
The Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library invite the community to attend their annual Holiday Book Boutique, to be held from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, December 7th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Items offered for sale will include very gently used books, movies, music, and other items of gift-giving quality. Children and teens are particularly invited to attend this sale and shop for gifts for parents and siblings.
Donations of nearly new and very gently used books, movies, music CDs, games and other items for the Holiday Book Boutique are being accepted at the HCTPL Main Library until Wednesday, December 4th. For more information, contact the Main Library at 260-356-0824.
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
If you are between the ages of 12 – 18 and you love taking photos, get your camera out and snap away for Huntington City-Township Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Photography Contest. Themes for this year’s contest include Random Acts of Reading - Photos of people reading in any way, anywhere; and Free Choice - Photos of any subject or theme you choose.
Teens can enter up to three photographs, which must be the sole work of the teen, with no outside help. Photos may be either black & white or color, and must have been taken sometime during 2013. Photos may be submitted in printed form only, and must measure 8″ x 10″ and may be dropped off or mailed to either library location.
Entries will be accepted until December 31st, 2013. Visit either library location – the Markle Branch Library, or the Children’s Department at the Main Library, to pick up official contest rules and an entry form. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; the Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at the Main Library at 260-356-2900.
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 email@example.com
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice celebrates 200 years
Thus begins Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a novel that has been read by millions, translated into dozens of languages, and adapted into movies, TV shows, graphic novels, and parodied multiple times over. To celebrate this bicentennial, the Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold a contest at both the Huntington Main Library and the Markle Branch. To enter, answer 10 trivia questions about Jane Austen, her life, her books, and more. The entry with the most correct answers will win. In the event of a tie, the winner will be drawn at random from correct entries. The winner will receive a deluxe hardback edition of Pride and Prejudice. Entries must be received by Saturday, November 30th, winners will be notified the following week.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites young adults in grades 6 – 12 to a Teen Halloween Party at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 30th at the Main Library in Huntington. The fun will begin at 6:30 with Scary Stories, Haunted Book Bingo, Build-Your-Own Ghost Sundaes, and much more. Participants are encouraged to dress up. This teens-only celebration is free and open to anyone ages 12 -18. Registration is a must – please call the HCTPL Main Library at 260-356-2900 to sign up – and be sure to bring all your scary friends! The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites pumpkin decorators of all ages to enter our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, open to individuals, families, groups, and clubs of all kinds. Between October 18-22, decorated pumpkins may be brought to either branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library. The HCTPL Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, and the Markle Branch is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle. Pumpkins should not be carved, but can be decorated with markers, paints, yarn, cloth, hats, or any such item.
On October 23, pumpkins will be judged by our library patrons in the following categories: Funniest, Most Unusual, Most Colorful, Prettiest, Cutest, Scariest, and Best Overall.
Separate winners in each category will be declared at the Main Library and at the Markle Branch Library. Winners will be notified on October 25th. Pumpkins must be picked up no later than 7pm on October 29. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 or the Markle Branch at 260-758-3332.
Huntington City-Township Public Library offers Discovery Crew programs this fall at both the Main Library in Huntington, and the Markle Branch in Markle.
Discovery Crew members meet for stories and crafts, sessions last 45-60 minutes. Through books, Discovery Crew kids will explore different weekly themes and enjoy related books, crafts, games, silly songs, and activities. Most of all, participants will experience the joys of reading and the fun of learning!
At the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, Discovery Crew will be offered weekly for kids in grades 1 – 3 at 4:15 pm on Wednesday afternoons, beginning September 18 and continuing through November 6th.
At the Markle Branch Library, 197 East Morse Street, Markle, Discovery Crew sessions will be offered for grades 1 – 4 at 4:45 pm on Tuesdays, beginning September 17 and continuing through November 5th.
There is no cost to attend these programs, but registration is required and space is limited. Stop by either library location to register, or call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 or the Markle Branch Library at 758-3332 to reserve your child’s spot on the Discovery Crew!