Book, Poetry, and Writing Groups @ Your Library

The Huntington City-Township Public Library has many different literary clubs available for patrons to join!  Below, descriptions and information are listed for each club your library offers.

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 Fiction Lovers’ Book Club

 Fiction Lover’s Book Club meets at 6:30PM on the second Tuesday of the month by the fireplace at the Main Library. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided and new members are always welcome!



This month’s book: The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Bilbo Baggins lives a quiet, peaceful life in his comfortable hole at Bag End. Bilbo lives in a hole because he is a hobbit—one of a race of small, plump people about half the size of humans, with furry toes and a great love of good food and drink. Bilbo is quite content at Bag End, near the bustling hobbit village of Hobbiton, but one day his comfort is shattered by the arrival of the old wizard Gandalf, who persuades Bilbo to set out on an adventure with a group of thirteen militant dwarves. The dwarves are embarking on a great quest to reclaim their treasure from the marauding dragon Smaug, and Bilbo is to act as their “burglar.” The dwarves are very skeptical about Gandalf’s choice for a burglar, and Bilbo is terrified to leave his comfortable life to seek adventure. But Gandalf assures both Bilbo and the dwarves that there is more to the little hobbit than meets the eye.

Next month’s book: A Lone Star Christmas by William W. Johnstone & J.A. Johnstone

A Lone Star Christmas by William Johnstone

When a cattle drive turns deadly, Smoke and Matt Jensen and Duff MacCallister struggle to cope with bloodthirsty Indians and trigger-happy rustlers as they ride into a brutal blizzard that sorely tests their skills of survival.


Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club meets at 5PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Want to join the club? Visit the Reference Desk at the Main Library to pick up a book club packet and parental permission slip.

This month’s meeting will be Thursday, August 16 at 5PM in the Young Adult Reading Area at the Main Library.

 This month’s book: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.





Next month’s book: Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman

Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman

Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student –  Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre’s strictest rules . . . and that means going back in time to change history.

 Epeolatry Poetry Club News

Epeolatry is defined as “the worship of words.” Join the Epeolatry Poetry Club, which meets monthly on the 4th Monday of each month. At each meeting, members learn about three types of poetry, discuss poems presented the month before, and share new poems from the group.

The Poetry Club meets next at 6PM on Monday, August 27 at the Main Library. Call the Reference Desk at 356-0824 for details.

What’s Your Story?  Huntington Area Writers’ Group

The Huntington Area Writers’ Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month  at the Main Library.

Both aspiring and already published authors of any type or age group are invited to attend, and  if desired, to share their own work for critique.  The group’s focus is to share questions, problems, and experiences with fellow writers; to provide support, critique, and suggestions on works-in-progress; and to share information on improving one’s writing and navigating the publishing process.