Has it been awhile since you’ve been in a relationship with a good book? Are you wanting to get yourself out there but don’t know where to begin looking? Your library is here to be your literary matchmaker! For the month of February, the Huntington and Markle Public Libraries have Blind Date with a Book displays at the main desks. Library staff have chosen some of their favorite titles—as well as classics—from a wide variety of genres and decorated them, hiding the book’s title and author. What you check out is a complete mystery. Take home the book, unwrap it, read it, and return it. When you bring it back, let us know whether it was a success and you’ll be going on a second date, or if it was a bust and you’re breaking up with the book. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your literary soulmate!
Playtime isn’t just for kids anymore! Starting in February, the Huntington Library will reserve space for Creative Play — where teens and adults are invited each week to come enjoy a craft, creative activity, or game, with different themes for each day. Creative play has been proven to reduce stress, and who doesn’t need a little less stress in their lives? Come to the Huntington Library between 3-7pm to participate for free; Monday’s theme is LEGO Building, Tuesday’s is Create-A-Craft, Wednesday’s is Board and Card Games, and Thursday is reserved for Adult Coloring. Stop by the Reference Desk to grab a kit when you arrive, or join in if the fun has already begun!