Friends of the Library honors outgoing Library Board member Carlton Sprague

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. 

Author of the Month: Louis L’Amour

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.

Inconceivable! It’s the Princess Bride Movie Night @ Your Library on Valentine’s Day…

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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

Library offers free Valentine Make & Take craft for grades 6 – 12

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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

Library offers Tween Scene programs for grades 4-6

Huntington City-Township Public Library calls all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students to join Tween Scene, a  library program offered on the second Monday of every month at the Main Library.   Tween Scene members explore a different topic every month, and enjoy related games, crafts and activities.  Most of all, participants will experience the joy…

Discovery Crew programs @ Huntington, Markle Libraries

  Huntington City-Township Public Library offers Discovery Crew programs this spring at both the Main Library in Huntington, and the Markle Branch Library in Markle.  Discovery Crew members meet for stories and crafts, and sessions last 45-60 minutes.  The theme for this spring’s Discovery Crew program is “Tickle Your Funny Bone!,” with related games, silly…