Huntington City-Township Public Library invites kids and teens in grades 4 – 12 to come have More Fun than Florida! at the Library’s upcoming Spring Break events, to be held during the week of April 1 – 5.
Tuesday, April 2nd – Make a Duct Tape Wallet!
At 3pm on Tuesday, April 2nd, learn how to make an amazing wallet out of duct tape that you can really use! All supplies will be provided, but registration is a must for this workshop, as space is limited. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 to register as soon as possible. Read more
In celebration of Teen Tech Week™, Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens to Check In @ Your Library!
This year’s theme encourages teens to come and see the outstanding technology available at the library, from services such as online homework help to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more. Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, finding news and information, sharing content they create, and looking for information on health. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help teens develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently. Read more
Stories with the Easter Bunny - 4:45 pm @ MARKLE BRANCH LIBRARY
The Easter Bunny is coming for a visit at the Markle Branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library! Kids of all ages are invited to a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 4:45pm. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm. Remember – the Easter Bunny always brings surprises, which are provided by Psi Iota Xi Sorority. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. The Markle Branch is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle. Call 260-758-3332 for more information.
Saturday, March 23rd
Stories with the Easter Bunny - 1:30 pm @ MAIN LIBRARY
The Easter Bunny is coming to visit kids ages 2-7 at the HCTPL Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington! Join us for a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 1:30pm. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 2pm – 3pm. Remember – the Easter Bunny always brings surprises, which are provided by Psi Iota Xi Sorority. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 for more information.
Wednesday, March 27th
Baby Bunny Bash - 10:00 am @ MAIN LIBRARY
Babies ages birth – 24 months and their caregivers are invited to attend our Baby Bunny Bash for bunny stories and surprises at the Main Library, located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington! A special Easter Bunny Story Time just for babies and toddlers will be offered from 10am – 10:20 am. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 10:20 am – 11 am. Remember – the Easter Bunny always brings surprises, which are provided by Psi Iota Xi Sorority. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 for more information.
Jodi Picoult is an American author born and raised in Nesconset on Long Island; when she was 13 years old, her family moved to New Hampshire. Picoult wrote her first story at the age of 5, entitled The Lobster Which Misunderstood.
She graduated Princeton University in 1987. She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine while still in college. Immediately after graduation, she began a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. She earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.
Picoult’s novels are primarily based around family, relationships, love and involves some sort of drama. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Picoult’s first book to debut at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list was Nineteen Minutes, which is about the aftermath of a school shooting that happened in a small town. Her book, Change of Heart, was her second novel to debut at #1 on the NYT Best Seller list the next year.
One of her more well-known books is titled My Sister’s Keeper, which was made into a Feature film in 2009. Other novels that she has written that have become Lifetime Original Movies are The Pact, Plain Truth, The Tenth Circle, and Salem Falls. Picoult currently has some 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide. She currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with her husband, Timothy; their three children — Sammy, Kyle, and Jake; and a handful of pets.
Huntington City-Township Library and Flint Springs Drama Club invite the community to a special public performance of three little plays based on fractured fairy tales: Little Red Robin,The Emperor’s New Hair, and Spiderella. This is a free event that will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 27 in the Children’s Room at the Main Library, located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. No registration is required to attend, and the performances will last approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by retired teacher Bonita Price, Flint Springs Drama Club is made up of students in grades 2 through 5 at Flint Springs Elementary, and meets every Thursday after school. This performance has been rescheduled from the original date of March 6, 2013, which had to be changed due to winter weather conditions and school cancellations.
Registration for Story Time is underway at both locations of Huntington City-Township Public Library. Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children ages birth – 7 years at the Main Library in Huntington on Tuesdays & Wednesdays beginning on February 12 & 13. Children ages 2 – 7 are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library beginning on February 14.
Story Time introduces the child to children’s literature and provides a group experience for the young child, while encouraging listening skills and the development of lifelong reading interests. The library incorporates the Every Child Ready To Read @ Your Library pre-reading skills into their story time programs. These six skills that children can start learning from birth are narrative skills, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, print awareness, vocabulary, and print motivation. Story Time also introduces children to many concepts on the list of Indiana’s pre-K (3 – 5 years) Academic Standards, including word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literacy response and analysis, listening, and speaking.
Most of all, Story Time is lots of fun! Programs will include picture books, rhymes, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, songs, and puppets. Weekly Story Time themes are featured, with complementary stories, songs and activities offered each week to highlight that week’s chosen theme.
Story Time sessions are offered at no charge, but pre-registration is required. Parents may come to the Library or call to sign their children up for the weekly Story Time session of their choice. To register for Story Time sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Main Library, call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900. To register for Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library, call 260-758-3332. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; and the Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle.
The Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will honor outgoing Library Board of Trustees member Carlton Sprague with a farewell reception at 6pm on Monday, February 18, 2013 in the north gathering area at the Main Library, in appreciation for his many years of unpaid, volunteer service to Huntington City-Township Public Library and to the communities it serves.
Mr. Sprague served on the Huntington City-Township Public Library Board of Trustees, and has served as Treasurer on the combined Huntington City-Township and Markle Board of Trustees since 2003. Read more
Louis Dearborn L’Amour was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work ‘Frontier Stories’), however he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (The Haunted Mesa), nonfiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into movies. L’Amour’s books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death some of his 105 existing works were in print (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) and he was considered “one of the world’s most popular writers”.
Louis Dearborn LaMoore was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1908, the seventh child of Dr. Louis Charles LaMoore and Emily Dearborn LaMoore. He was of French ancestry through his father and Irish through his mother. Dr. LaMoore was a large-animal veterinarian, local politician and farm-equipment broker who had arrived in Dakota Territory in 1882.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adventure, comedy and romance lovers of all ages to a free Valentine Movie Night, featuring The Princess Bride. The feature, which is rated PG, will begin promptly at 6pm on Thursday, February 14th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Valentine-themed snacks will be provided – bring your own (nonalcoholic) beverages and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested – call the Main Library at 356-0824 to reserve your place.
More than 25 years ago, Rob Reiner made a quirky little film called The Princess Bride, based on Read more
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites students in grades 6 – 12 to visit either library location to create their own Make It & Take It Valentine Box, anytime during regular library hours from January 30 – February 28. The Library will provide the materials and directions to create and decorate the box, and candy to fill it; participants need only to bring their creativity, and are encouraged to include a valentine poem inside, which can be chosen from Read more