Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual “new kid,” her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re not alone, and that their trials have a purpose.
Huntington City-Township Public Library and Huntington Area Master Gardeners will present a Mother’s Day make & take gardening craft workshop on Saturday, May 11th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Kids ages 4 years to Grade 5 are invited to decorate a flowerpot and listen to a gardening story, then fill their decorated pot with gardening soil and a plant to give away for Mother’s Day – these plants in their decorated pots make great gifts for moms, grandmothers, or any special person a child would like to honor on Mother’s Day.
This workshop is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is absolutely required to attend. Adults and caregivers are encouraged to attend to assist younger children with their craft project. Call the Library’s Children’s Department at 356-2900 to register your child.
Children’s Bookstacking Contest @ the Main Library – 4:15pm – 5:30 pm, Monday April 15
Children in grades K – 6 are invited to stop by the Main Library anytime from 4:15pm – 5:30pm on Monday, April 15 to take part in our annual Children’s Bookstacking Contest in the Children’s Department. Each participant shall receive a small prize, and there will be a special prize for the TALLEST stack of all. This is a free activity, and no registration is required to attend.
Extreme Bookstacking Contest for Teens @ the Main Library – April 1 – 30
Young Adults in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in HCTPL’s Extreme Bookstacking Contest at the Main Library. During the month of April, teens are invited to stop by during the hours of 9am – 6pm, Monday through Thursday; or between 9am – 5pm on Fridays to find out how high they can pile a tower of books! Careful measurements will be taken of each competitor’s stack of books. All participants will receive Small prizes for all participants, and a special prize for the winner who stacks the TALLEST tower of all.
K-12 Bookstacking Contest @ the Markle Library
Kids & teens in grades K – 12 are invited to test their bookstacking skills at the Markle Branch Library April 15 – 20 in celebration of National Library Week. The contest is divided into two separate divisions; an elementary division for grades K – 5 and a senior division for grades 6 – 12, with prizes to be awarded for the highest stack of books achieved in each age group. Competitors may stop by the Markle Branch Library, 197 E. Morse Street, during regular library hours – 1pm – 7 pm, Monday April 15 – Friday, April 19, or from 9am – Noon on Saturday, April 20, to make their attempt at the TALLEST stack of all.
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 on our databases, search for a new job or career, or download eBooks & eAudiobooks?
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to bring their gadget troubles & digital wonderings to either library location on Wednesday, April 17th . The technology geeks from the Library’s staff will be on hand at the Main Library from 9am – 6pm and at the Markle Branch from 1pm – 7pm to show off the Library’s new 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 setting up a smartphone, from Tweeting to finding auto repair information on our Chilton’s database, and much more. It’s completely free to Get Digital @ Your Library, and no registration is required to participate. Bring any gadget, device or technology-centered questions you like – if it’s digital, we can help!
Jim Butcher is the author of The Dresden Files, Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, The Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, an LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.
The Dresden Files is a series of contemporary fantasy/mystery novels, and is Butcher’s most popular work. He provides a first person narrative of each story from the point of view of the main character, private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. Butcher’s original proposed title for the first novel was Semiautomagic, which sums up the series’ balance of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Read more
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will offer a two-day Spring Book Sale at the Huntington Main Library in celebration of National Library Week. The sale will open at 9am on Friday, April 19 and continue until 4:30 pm. A second day of book bargains will get underway at 11am on Saturday, April 20, and continue until 4pm.
Featured at the sale will be cookbooks, travel books, gardening, hobby, craft, and other DIY project titles, a large selection of mass-market and trade paperback fiction, and a special collection of must-see, rare and unusual needlework patterns, including patterns for crochet and needlepoint projects and much more.
Prices will start at 50¢ for mass-market paperbacks, $1.00 for hardcover books and most needlework patterns, and $2.00 for a small selection of gift-quality books.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to celebrate National Library Week with events for all ages to be held at both the Huntington and Markle library locations during the week of April 14 – 20. Read more
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Young Adult Poetry Contest by entering their own original poem based on this year’s overall summer reading club theme, “Dig Into Reading!” or on the theme for the young adult division of summer reading club, “Beneath the Surface.”
Poems may be in any form of the poet’s choice, including haiku, limerick, ballad, and free verse, and must be the original work of the submitter. Illustrations are optional but encouraged. All submissions must be in good taste. Poems will be judged by the following criteria: Read more
Dr. Dwight Ericsson, PhD., will appear at the April 3rd meeting of the Huntington County Genealogy Society, to be held at 7 pm in the Indiana Room at Huntington City-Township Public Library. Dr. Ericsson will be speaking about Jean Baptiste Richardville, the last great Akima, or civil chief of the Myaamia, or Miami people.
Dr. Ericsson is retired from the Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University, and is the co-author, along with his wife, Ann Ericsson, of the book, The Forks of the Wabash : an historical survey; published in 1994 by the Historic Forks of the Wabash, Inc.
This event is free and open to everyone - you do not need to be a member of the Huntington County Genealogy Society to attend. Are you interested in local history and genealogy? New members are always welcome to the Huntington County Genealogy Society. Attend a meeting or call the Indiana Room for more information about the Genealogy Society @ Your Library! Read more
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites kids and teens in grades 4 – 12 to come have More Fun than Florida! at the Library’s upcoming Spring Break events, to be held during the week of April 1 – 5.
Tuesday, April 2nd – Make a Duct Tape Wallet!
At 3pm on Tuesday, April 2nd, learn how to make an amazing wallet out of duct tape that you can really use! All supplies will be provided, but registration is a must for this workshop, as space is limited. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 to register as soon as possible. Read more