Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Wednesday, June 12      Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Preview, 5pm – 8pm The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Preview will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.  This preview is for Friends of the Library members only – however, new…

Meet Clifford @ Your Library

  Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to Huntington City-Township Public Library in celebration of Summer Reading Club programs and the Scholastic Book Fair! Kids of all ages are invited to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, who will appear in the Children’s Department at the Main Library at 2pm on Thursday, June 20,…

Author of the Month: Kurt Vonnegut


Indiana Author

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works such as Cat’s Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical pacifist intellectual. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to third-generation German-American parents Kurt Vonnegut, Sr., and Edith (née Lieber).Vonnegut graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in May 1940 and went to Cornell University that fall. Though majoring in chemistry, he was Assistant Managing Editor and Associate Editor of The Cornell Daily Sun. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, as was his father. While at Cornell, Vonnegut enlisted in the United States Army. The Army transferred him to the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee to study mechanical engineering.