Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Libraries to host three different workshops

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

The Huntington and Markle libraries will kick off this spring’s Paws to Read sessions in March. Huntington will have sessions each Saturday morning, where children who are learning to read can practice, judgment free, with a registered therapy dog.

Markle’s sessions will be March 11 and 18, and April 1 and 22. All sessions at both libraries require registration by calling the Youth Services desk in Huntington at (260) 356-0824 or the Information Desk at Markle at (260) 758-3332 to register your child. Paws to Read is for children age six to 12.

More often than not, it’s mothers who style and play with their young daughter’s hair. There’s no reason a father can’t enjoy this time with their daughters, too, except that perhaps they’re not so good at styling hair. The Huntington Library is here to help. The library will hold a Daddy/Daughter Hair Fair Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. All dads and daughters are invited along with moms and sons, and anyone who wants to learn more about styling their young child’s hair. Basic hairstyles like ponytails, buns and braids will be covered and practiced, as well as hair care tips for a variety of hair types. Registration is not required, but those who plan to attend must bring their own hairbrush as this is a workshop involving participation.

The Huntington Library will also host a workshop for all around using the INSPIRE website Thursday, March 9 at 2 p.m. All Indiana residents have access to INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic and other information resources, full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs and much more. In most cases, INSPIRE provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of all articles that appear in every periodical with the exception of some newspapers. The library’s workshop will cover how to navigate all this information, and is especially geared towards homeschooling parents or teachers. The program is limited to 24 attendees, so registration is required by calling (260) 356-0824.