Get Digital @ Your Library

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 on our databases, search for a new job or career, or download eBooks & eAudiobooks? Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to bring their…

Author of the Month: Jim Butcher


Jim Butcher is the author of The Dresden Files, Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, The Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, an LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.

The Dresden Files is a series of contemporary fantasy/mystery novels, and is Butcher’s most popular work. He provides a first person narrative of each story from the point of view of the main character, private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. Butcher’s original proposed title for the first novel was Semiautomagic, which sums up the series’ balance of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction.

Young Adult Poetry Contest

2013-04 YA Poetry Contest web slider mediumStudents in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Young Adult Poetry Contest by entering their own original poem based on this year’s overall summer reading club theme, “Dig Into Reading!” or on the theme for the young adult division of summer reading club, “Beneath the Surface.”

Poems may be in any form of the poet’s choice, including haiku, limerick, ballad, and free verse, and must be the original work of the submitter.  Illustrations are optional but encouraged.  All submissions must be in good taste.  Poems will be judged by the following criteria:

Genealogy Society hosts Dr. Dwight Ericsson on Miami Chief Jean Baptiste Richardville

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Dwight Ericsson, PhD., will appear at the April 3rd meeting of the Huntington County Genealogy Society, to be held at 7 pm in the Indiana Room at Huntington City-Township Public Library.  Dr. Ericsson will be speaking about Jean Baptiste Richardville, the last great Akima, or civil chief of the Myaamia, or Miami people.

Dr. Ericsson is retired from the Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University, and is the co-author, along with his wife, Ann Ericsson, of the book, The Forks of the Wabash : an historical survey; published in 1994 by the Historic Forks of the Wabash, Inc.

This event is free and open to everyone  –  you do not need to be a member of the Huntington County Genealogy Society to attend.   Are you interested in local history and genealogy?  New members are always welcome to the Huntington County Genealogy Society.  Attend a meeting or call the Indiana Room for more information about the Genealogy Society @ Your Library!