Do you enjoy singing traditional carols and holiday songs? Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Altrusa Club are sponsoring a free, community Holiday Sing Along for joyful noise-makers of all ages, which begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. A song leader and accompanist will be on hand to keep the music flowing, and light refreshments will be offered. Families and people of all ages are invited to join in the fun, and no registration is required – the more the merrier, so bring a friend! For more information, call the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 260-356-0824.
Huntington City-Township Public Library welcomes Huntington native and newly published novelist Bill Stamper for an author talk and book signing at the Main Library at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 29th. Copies of his action/adventure/crime novel, Reality Checks, will be available for purchase at the event for $11.50 .
A 1969 graduate of Huntington County Community High School, Stamper attended IPFW from 1969-71 and earned a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1973. After college, Stamper’s civil engineering career led him to work for agencies as varied as the Indiana State Highway Commission, the US Air Force, the National Guard, NASA, and the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a stint as an independent consultant.
However, Stamper’s desire to write fiction, first kindled in high school, never left him. Inspired by Benjamin Disraeli’s quote, “Most people die with their music locked up inside of them,” Bill finally managed to fit writing in with the daily demands of career and family. His new book, Reality Checks is his first full-length novel, a first step toward fulfilling a life-long dream. Stamper lives in Burke, Virginia, with Cyndi, his wife of 28 years. They have one daughter, Christina. Although his career drew him away from Huntington County, he says that Huntington will always be “home”, and returns often to visit friends and family. He is working on the first draft of his next book, an adventure/fantasy novel entitled The Sorcerer.
The Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will honor outgoing Library Board of Trustees member Carlton Sprague with a farewell reception at 6pm on Monday, February 18, 2013 in the north gathering area at the Main Library, in appreciation for his many years of unpaid, volunteer service to Huntington City-Township Public Library and to the communities it serves.
Mr. Sprague served on the Huntington City-Township Public Library Board of Trustees, and has served as Treasurer on the combined Huntington City-Township and Markle Board of Trustees since 2003. Read more
Did Santa leave you a smartphone, iPad, tablet PC, or eReader this year? Want to get started using your new device with the Library’s digital collections?
Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer a free eBooks & eAudios How-To & Troubleshooting Workshop from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Interested patrons should bring their reading or listening device, a laptop (if your device requires it to download items) and any questions they may have. Registration is appreciated – call the Main Library at 260-356-0824.
HCTPL currently offers eAudiobooks and eBooks, which Library patrons can check out and download anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s website at www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us. Patrons may browse the digital collection, check out items with a valid library card and six-digit PIN, and download them to a PC, Mac®, and to most mobile devices, including the iPad, iPod, iPhone, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony eReader, Android-based tablet, and most smartphones. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. There are no late fees: Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and expired titles may simply be deleted from the patron’s device.
Huntington City-Township Public Library has partnered with six other public libraries in northeast Indiana to form a consortium called the Northeast Indiana Digital Library (NIDL). By combining resources and creating a shared digital collection, these seven libraries have maximized their buying power to provide the greatest possible variety for their patrons at the lowest cost. Other member libraries in the NIDL consortium include Berne Public Library, Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, Fremont Public Library, Nappanee Public Library, North Manchester Public Library, and Wells County Public Library in Bluffton.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites kids & teens in grades 6-12 to test their mettle at Chess Time, to be held from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, January 29 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Teens can play practice games to build their strategy skills, and then enter a chess tournament if they wish, supervised by tournament director Jack Oberholtzer. (Depending on number of participants, tournament play may be concluded on a later date.) The program is open to everyone ages 12 – 18 who enjoys playing chess. Snacks will be provided, and there is no charge to attend. Registration is a MUST – call the Main Library at 356-2900 if you’d like to participate!
The Huntington City-Township Public Library recently received a Library Services and Technology Act grant to purchase e-content for the Northeast Indiana Digital Library (NIDL). NIDL is a consortium of seven area libraries—including the Huntington City-Township Public Library—that provides eBooks and eAudiobooks that can be checked out by patrons of all the member libraries, through a company called OverDrive®. Read more