The Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold a variety of events in December to celebrate the holiday season. The annual Christmas Extravaganza will take place at the Huntington Main Library on Thursday, December 11th from 4-5:30pm and Tuesday, December 16th from 6-7:30pm. It will feature the classic E.T.A. Hoffman Christmas story The Nutcracker, as retold in the children’s book by Susan Jeffers. The program, geared for ages 4 and up, will include a special story time, a Nutcracker fingerplay, songs, a craft, and an informational portion where participants will learn the 5 basic ballet foot positions. The Markle Branch will celebrate Christmas In Our Town with a special Nutcracker-themed story time and craft as well on Saturday, December 6th from 11am-noon. Registration is appreciated for both events, so please call the Children’s Desk at 356-2900 to register for a Huntington event and the Markle Branch at 758-3332 to register for the Markle story and craft.
Children of all ages are welcome to come listen to Santa Claus himself for Stories with Santa! On Saturday, December 13th at 10am, Santa will visit the Huntington Main Library to tell stories and hand out a gift to each child who attends, sponsored by the Psi Iota Xi sorority. Anyone is welcome to attend, so bring you family and friends to meet Santa himself!
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Holiday Book Boutique Saturday, December 6th at the Huntington Main Library. From 9am-4pm, come shop gift-giving quality like-new used books for $2 each, as well as standard used books, music CDs, audiocassettes, and VHS movies at various prices. Already a large selection and wide range of items are available for sale, but it can be even more varied with additional donations from the community. Friends of the Library is always open to more members as well, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://hctpl.info/friends for more information.