Bored? Trapped inside during these long, dark winter months with nothing to do? How about picking up a new hobby? The Huntington Library will kickstart a new series of programs this December geared towards getting rid of those winter blues by holding beginner sessions on a variety of popular hobbies. If you’ve always wanted to start your family tree or knit that scarf you saw on Pinterest, now is your chance!
The Cabin Fever-Busting Genealogy 101 session will be held Saturday, December 5th at 10am in the Indiana Room. Learn the basics of family research from the library’s genealogy and local history staff — from reliable research websites to how to store your family information — by exploring books, files, censuses, newspapers, obituaries, cemetery records and more. The program is geared towards those who have never done genealogy before, so anyone at any level is welcome to join! Laptops and family tree supplies will be provided for those who need them, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. The program ends at 12pm, but the Indiana Room will be open until 5pm for those wishing to continue their family research.
The Cabin Fever-Busting Knitting & Crocheting 101 will be held Saturday, December 19th at 10am at the Huntington Library. Led by crocheting library staff member Jeri Davis and members from the library’s very own Pins & Needles Needlework Club, this session is geared towards anyone who’d love to learn knitting or crocheting and either hasn’t ever tried or hasn’t practiced much. Supplies will be provided so participants can try different things, all under the tutelage of experienced needleworkers. Open to all ages, this program is a great way to introduce the entire family to a new hobby!
For more information on these programs, call Library Services at 260-356-0824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Indiana Room is located in the Huntington Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The laptops provided for the program are part of the Huntington Library’s Mobile Computer Lab, funded by the LSTA Grant the Huntington Library received from the Indiana State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.