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.
If you are between the ages of 12 – 18 and you love taking photos, get your camera out and snap away for Huntington City-Township Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Photography Contest. Themes for this year’s contest include Random Acts of Reading - Photos of people reading in any way, anywhere; and Free Choice - Photos of any subject or theme you choose.
Teens can enter up to three photographs, which must be the sole work of the teen, with no outside help. Photos may be either black & white or color, and must have been taken sometime during 2013. Photos may be submitted in printed form only, and must measure 8″ x 10″ and may be dropped off or mailed to either library location.
Entries will be accepted until December 31st, 2013. Visit either library location – the Markle Branch Library, or the Children’s Department at the Main Library, to pick up official contest rules and an entry form. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; the Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at the Main Library at 260-356-2900.
Want help with a gadget, device, phone, or other piece of technology? Need an introduction to social media or email? Interested in using the Library’s Digital Branch to do research or download eBooks & eAudiobooks? Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to stop by the Main Library anytime from 11:30am – 7:30pm on Monday, November 18th. The resident technology geeks from the Library’s staff will be on hand throughout the day to show off the Library’s Digital Branch, and to offer help with all kinds of technology – from Windows 8 to iPads, Facebook to web browsing, from scanning a photo to programming a phone, from Tweeting to finding auto repair information on our Chilton’s database, and much more. Tech Day is free, and no registration is required to participate. Patrons are encouraged to bring any gadget, device or technology-centered questions they like. For more information about Tech Day, call the Reference Department at the Main Library at 260-356-0824 or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice celebrates 200 years
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Thus begins Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a novel that has been read by millions, translated into dozens of languages, and adapted into movies, TV shows, graphic novels, and parodied multiple times over. To celebrate this bicentennial, the Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold a contest at both the Huntington Main Library and the Markle Branch. To enter, answer 10 trivia questions about Jane Austen, her life, her books, and more. The entry with the most correct answers will win. In the event of a tie, the winner will be drawn at random from correct entries. The winner will receive a deluxe hardback edition of Pride and Prejudice. Entries must be received by Saturday, November 30th, winners will be notified the following week.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites young adults in grades 6 – 12 to a Teen Halloween Party at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 30th at the Main Library in Huntington. The fun will begin at 6:30 with Scary Stories, Haunted Book Bingo, Build-Your-Own Ghost Sundaes, and much more. Participants are encouraged to dress up. This teens-only celebration is free and open to anyone ages 12 -18. Registration is a must – please call the HCTPL Main Library at 260-356-2900 to sign up – and be sure to bring all your scary friends! The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites pumpkin decorators of all ages to enter our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, open to individuals, families, groups, and clubs of all kinds. Between October 18-22, decorated pumpkins may be brought to either branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library. The HCTPL Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, and the Markle Branch is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle. Pumpkins should not be carved, but can be decorated with markers, paints, yarn, cloth, hats, or any such item.
On October 23, pumpkins will be judged by our library patrons in the following categories: Funniest, Most Unusual, Most Colorful, Prettiest, Cutest, Scariest, and Best Overall.
Separate winners in each category will be declared at the Main Library and at the Markle Branch Library. Winners will be notified on October 25th. Pumpkins must be picked up no later than 7pm on October 29. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 or the Markle Branch at 260-758-3332.
Huntington City-Township Public Library offers Discovery Crew programs this fall at both the Main Library in Huntington, and the Markle Branch in Markle.
Discovery Crew members meet for stories and crafts, sessions last 45-60 minutes. Through books, Discovery Crew kids will explore different weekly themes and enjoy related books, crafts, games, silly songs, and activities. Most of all, participants will experience the joys of reading and the fun of learning!
At the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, Discovery Crew will be offered weekly for kids in grades 1 – 3 at 4:15 pm on Wednesday afternoons, beginning September 18 and continuing through November 6th.
At the Markle Branch Library, 197 East Morse Street, Markle, Discovery Crew sessions will be offered for grades 1 – 4 at 4:45 pm on Tuesdays, beginning September 17 and continuing through November 5th.
There is no cost to attend these programs, but registration is required and space is limited. Stop by either library location to register, or call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 or the Markle Branch Library at 758-3332 to reserve your child’s spot on the Discovery Crew!
Registration for Fall Story Time is underway at both locations of Huntington City-Township Public Library. Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children ages birth – 7 years at the Main Library in Huntington on Tuesdays & Wednesdays beginning on September 17 and 18. Children ages 3 – 7 are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library beginning on September 19.
Story Time introduces the child to children’s literature and provides a group experience for the young child, while encouraging listening skills and the development of lifelong reading interests. The library incorporates the Every Child Ready To Read @ Your Library pre-reading skills into their story time programs. These six skills that children can start learning from birth are narrative skills, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, print awareness, vocabulary, and print motivation. Story Time also introduces children to many concepts on the list of Indiana’s pre-K (3 – 5 years) Academic Standards, including word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literacy response and analysis, listening, and speaking. Read more
The Huntington City-Township Public welcomes Dennis Wiegmann, a member of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Club at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 18th in the Main Library at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Wiegmann will present a program on the history of Baseball, both vintage and modern, and the formation of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Club. Other team members may also appear to add their viewpoints on the game.
Formed in 2005, the Huntington Champion Hill Topper’s first game was at Insane Asylum Field against the Indianapolis Hoosiers followed up by the Winona Lakes Blue Laws. The team is a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association whose mission is as follows: “The mission and purpose of the Vintage Base Ball Association shall be to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the game of base ball as it was played during its formative years in the nineteenth century and other historic eras.” To find more information about the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Vintage Base Ball Club visit their website at http://championhilltoppersbbc.webs.com/ or for more information about Vintage Base Ball, visit http://www.vbba.org/.
Tess Gerritsen will be visiting the Huntington Main Library (255 W. Park Dr., Huntington, 46750) for an author talk and book signing Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 2:30PM.
Her books The Surgeon, The Bone Garden, and Last to Die will be for sale at the event. You may bring your own books for her to sign as well.
The Surgeon (softcover) = $7
The Bone Garden (softcover) = $7
Last to Die (softcover) = $9
Last to Die (hardcover) = $24
Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.
While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.
Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), The Bone Garden (2007), The Keepsake (2008; UK title: Keeping the Dead), Ice Cold (2010; UK title: The Killing Place), The Silent Girl (2011), and Last To Die (August 2012.) Her books have been published in forty countries, and more than 25 million copies have been sold around the world.
Her books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Critics around the world have praised her novels as “Pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “Scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “Polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”.
Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.