HCTPL welcomes Indiana author Mike Mullin November 29

Huntington City-Township Public Library will welcome Indianapolis native Mike Mullin for an author visit and book signing at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 29 in the Adult Meeting Room at the Main Library in Huntington.  Mullin’s critically acclaimed first novel, Ashfall, was published in September 2011 by Tanglewood Press, and the sequel, Ashen Winter, was released nationally on October 16th, 2012.  Mullin will be speaking on Taekwondo, how to be a better writer, and the geology of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Copies of Ashfall  and Ashen Winter can be purchased at the event.  First in the series, Ashfall will be available in paperback for $10 and in hardcover for $15.  Ashen Winter, the second and newest book in the series, will be available in hardcover for $16.  No purchase is necessary to attend, and everyone is welcome.  For more information on the program or book signing, please call the Huntington City-Township Public Library at (260) 356-2900.  The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive in Huntington.

It’s a snap to enter Huntington, Markle Libraries’ Teen Photo Contest

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 third annual Teen Photography Contest.

Themes for this year’s contest include Election Year 2012; Generations – Photos of Family; Random Acts of Reading – Photos of people reading in any way, anywhere; Close to Nature – Take only photos, leave only footprints; and Free Choice – Photos of any subject or theme you choose.

Huntington Library offers 24/7 online branch, databases class

The digital age is changing the way people do almost everything in their daily lives – even how they use their local library.  Huntington City-Township Public Library cardholders are no exception.  The library’s new website now features a digital branch – a one-stop shop for a host of electronic services — eBooks, eAudiobooks, the Tumblebooks animated e-book library for children,  genealogical information on HeritageQuest Online, Inspire Indiana, and an extensive list of databases and online resources available for free to library cardholders any time, day or night. 

Huntington, Markle Public Libraries to host Pumpkin Decorating Contest Oct. 19-23

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 19-23, 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 HCTPL Markle Branch Library 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.