October will be a spooky, activity-filled month at the Huntington and Markle Libraries. Get ready for the fall season by learning about Halloween folklore and urban legends at the Huntington Library on Thursday, October 8th. From 6-7pm, Linda Urschel, Professor of English at Huntington University, will talk about the beliefs, traditions, and urban tales surrounding the autumn holiday. This program is free and geared towards teens and adults.
The annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest begins October 16th at both the Huntington and Markle libraries. Decorated pumpkins can be brought to the either library October 16th through the 20th and will be on display by the respective circulation desks. Pumpkins will be judged by age range (adult, child, family, and staff) and by category (Best Overall, Most Unusual, Most Colorful, Funniest, Prettiest, Scariest, and Cutest). Patrons can vote on the pumpkins October 21-22nd in Huntington and October 22-23rd in Markle. Carved pumpkins will not be accepted.
Interested in ghosts, hauntings, and visits from other realms? Come to the Huntington Library Monday, October 26th at 6:30pm to learn about paranormal research. The ParaSisters of Fort Wayne, experienced paranormal investigators, will be on hand to talk about ghost hunting, hauntings, and more. This program is geared towards teens and adults and is free as well.
The Huntington Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; the Markle Library is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle. For more information on any of these programs, call the Huntington Library at 260-356-0824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.