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The Huntington City-Township Public Library is a public library that services the city of Huntington, Huntington Township, and the town of Markle. Founded in 1903 on a donation by Andrew Carnegie, the Huntington City-Township Public Library now serves almost 22,000 people with a collection of over 180,000 books, CDs and movies; community resources and more.
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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. April 26th, 2014 is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
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A cute picture book about a curious flamingo who experiments in changing colors. Her expressions and body language are sure to capture children's attention and so will the surprise ending. See item in catalog →
The "How Do Dinosaurs Say...?" series showcases lovable dinosaurs who live amongst normal human families -- living and behaving as they do. This dinosaur expresses his anger in everyday situations -- just like children do. He "acts out" in ways familiar to most families -- eventually learning ways to control his temper. This may be the BEST yet of this duo's ever-popular delights -- and help parents with their own "little dinosaurs"! See item in catalog →
I have read this book several times because it is such a riveting story. Not only does Auel paint a fascinating picture of life in the ancient past, she develops her characters so thoroughly you feel like you are there with them. See item in catalog →
A Pulitzer Prize winning biography, this fascinating book examines the life of novelist Alexandre Dumas’ father. The son of a French Nobel and black Haitian slave, Alex Dumas was a soldier in the French army during the age of the Revolution and Napoleon and served faithfully until his unjust imprisonment. Reiss’ book is at once an intimate portrait of a life and times, and an examination of black equality decades before England or America abolished slavery. Also available as an ebook through the Northeast Indiana Digital Library. See it in our catalog →
Picked this series up on a whim, and boy am I glad I did! The world was fascinating - cities holding power through andat, which are thoughts given physical form and volition. The plot was very well-crafted, and while I tend to not like series that take place over a massive period of time (the four books span the main characters' entire lifetimes), these were an exception. Overall a very well-written, fascinating series I couldn't put down. See item in catalog →