Psi Iota Xi Sorority and Huntington City-Township Public Library will sponsor a special Let It Snow! Story Time and Craft to be held at 6pm on Monday, January 13 at the Main Library in Huntington. Children ages preschool to Grade 2 are invited to come and listen to stories and participate in a make-and-take craft. This is a free event – all materials will be provided, and refreshments will be served. Registration is appreciated – please call the Children’s Department at 356-2900 to register your child. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Are you looking for help with the new smartphone, tablet, laptop, or eReader Santa left under the tree? Need an introduction to social media or email? Interested in using the Library’s Digital Branch to research our databases, search for a new job or career, or download eBooks & eAudiobooks?
Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer a free Tech Day @ Your Library session from 4-8 pm on Monday, January 6 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The Library’s technology geeks will be on hand to offer free help with all kinds of technology – from Windows 8 to iPads, Facebook to web browsing, from scanning a photo to using a smartphone, from Tweeting to researching, and much more. It’s completely free to come to Tech Day @ Your Library – bring any gadget, device or technology question you like – if it’s digital, we can help!
Movie lovers of all ages can recapture the magic of the holiday season at Huntington City-Township Public Library’s upcoming Family Movie Night, featuring the perennial Christmas favorite, Miracle on 34th Street. The feature will begin promptly at 5pm on Wednesday, December 18, at the HCTPL Main Library, 255 West Park Drive. Christmas cookies will be provided, but bring a beverage and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested but not required – call the Main Library at 260-356-0824 to reserve your place. Children ages 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to attend. This film is rated PG – parental guidance suggested.
About the book and the movie, Miracle on 34th Street:
Many books inspire the making of movies, but the idea that became the “story” for the film
Many books inspire the making of movies, but the idea that became the “story” for the filmMiracle on 34th Street didn’t actually become a book until well after filming was underway. Valentine Davies wrote the original “story” as a basis for the planned film, and then later expanded the story into a 120-page novella, published in conjunction with the movie’s premiere. The inspiration for the story, about a disillusioned woman, her skeptical daughter and a mysterious man who believes he is the real Santa Claus, came when Valentine Davies was standing in line at a big department store during the Christmas season.
Movie Synopsis, adapted from the Hal Erickson summary on the NY Times website: http://www.nytimes.com/
Edmund Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, who’s the living image of Santa Claus. Serving as a last-minute replacement for the drunken Santa who was to have led Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Kringle is offered a job as a Macy’s toy-department Santa. World-weary Macy’s supervisor Maureen O’Hara soon has doubts about hiring Kris: it’s bad enough that h thinks he’s the genuine Saint Nick; but when he begins advising customers to shop elsewhere for toys that they can’t find at Macy’s, he’s gone too far! Amazingly, Mr. Macy (Harry Antrim) considers Kris’ shopping tips to be an excellent customer-service “gimmick,” and insists that the old fellow keep his job. A resident of a Long Island retirement home, Kris agrees to stay with lawyer John Payne during the Christmas season. Payne is sweet on O’Hara, and Kris hopes he can bring the two together. Kris also wants to win over divorced O’Hara’s little daughter Natalie Wood, who has lost a lot of the Christmas spirit. Complications ensue when Porter Hall, Macy’s nasty in-house psychologist, arranges to have Kris locked up as a lunatic. Payne represents Kris at his sanity hearing, rocking the New York judicial system to its foundations by attempting to prove in court that Kris is, indeed, the real Santa Claus!
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites children ages 4-8 to attend the upcoming Raggedy Ann & Andy and the Christmas Kitten program. The program will include a Story Time session, a Raggedy Ann & Andy craft, music, a mini-booklet of coloring and activities to take home, and a special treat. The Library is offering two sessions of this holiday program; an evening session will begin at 6pm on Wednesday, December 11th, and an afternoon session will be offered at 4pm on Thursday, December 12th. The program is free, and the public is invited to attend. Registration is appreciated, but not required.
Based on the Raggedy Ann & Andy books by Johnny Gruelle, Raggedy Ann & Andy and the Christmas Kitten was written by Andrew Clements. Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Andy, and their friends are thrilled when they find a lost kitten on Christmas Eve. But when the kitten turns out to be a handful, Raggedy Ann comes up with a plan sure to make Christmas Day truly unforgettable.
This program was designed to meet more than twenty of the academic standards in music, art, and reading that are recommended by the Indiana State Department of Education for children in first grade. At the end of the program, each child will be given an mini-booklet of activities that also fit these academic standards. Sessions designed for children younger than six will include most, but not all, of the components listed above. Anyone who would like more information about the program, or the academic standards used to design it, is encouraged to contact Kay Stine, head of the Library’s Children’s Department, by phone at 260-356-2900, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Claus is coming to town – to read stories at the Library! Huntington City-Township Public Library will sponsor a Stories With Santa program at 10am on Saturday, December 14th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The program will include a holiday-themed story time session, and each child will receive a small gift from Santa, sponsored by the Psi Iota Xi sorority. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their child with Santa Claus. There is no charge to attend, and kids of all ages are welcome, although the story time session is geared for kids ages 3 & up. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Parents may register their children by calling the Library at 260-356-2900.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adults, and especially senior citizens, to attend, at 2pm on Wednesday, December 11 at the Main Library,
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adults, and especially senior citizens, to attend, at 2pm on Wednesday, December 11 at the Main Library,255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Created in 1915 by Johnny Gruelle, a newspaper cartoonist and children’s illustrator and author, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, and Gruelle’s stories of their adventures were a nearly instant hit with children. Nearly 92 years after their inception, they continue to inspire deep devotion in children, and nostalgia in adults. Included in the Library’s program will be legends of the dolls’ creation, the true story behind the first Raggedy Ann doll, Gruelle’s connection to James Whitcomb Riley and the noted impressionist painters known as the Hoosier Group, and other nuggets of Hoosier history, as well as a special Story Time session just for grown-ups.
This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call the Library at 260-356-2900.