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Huntington, Markle libraries to celebrate folklore

Posted: Friday, October 2, 2015

October will be a spooky, activity-filled month at the Huntington and Markle Libraries. Get ready for the fall season by learning about Halloween folklore and urban legends at the Huntington Library on Thursday, October 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. Linda Urschel, professor of English at Huntington University, will talk about the beliefs, traditions and urban tales surrounding the autumn holiday. This program is free and geared towards teens and adults.

The annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest begins October 16 at both the Huntington and Markle libraries. Decorated pumpkins can be brought to the either library October 16 through October 20 and will be on display by the respective circulation desks. Pumpkins will be judged by age range (adult, child, family and staff) and by category (Best Overall, Most Unusual, Most Colorful, Funniest, Prettiest, Scariest and Cutest). Patrons can vote on the pumpkins October 21 and 22 in Huntington and October 22 and 23 in Markle. Carved pumpkins will not be accepted.

Interested in ghosts, hauntings and visits from other realms? Come to the Huntington Library Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about paranormal research. The ParaSisters of Fort Wayne, experienced paranormal investigators, will be on hand to talk about ghost hunting, hauntings and more. This program is geared towards teens and adults and is free as well.

The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; the Markle Library is located at 197 E. Morse Street, Markle. For more information on any of these programs, call the Huntington Library at (260) 356-0824 or email ask@hctpl.info.