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Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017

The library believes in the genius in everyone, in everyone is an artist and a scientist, and that creativity in the community can change the world for the better. So begins the manifesto for Fun Palaces, a UK-based initiative to get creative activities into every community.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library is proud to be the first Fun Palace in the United States this year, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 7 and Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 8 at the Huntington Library. There will be stations led by community members with activities for all ages, including messy science, Sharpie tattoos, sidewalk chalk art, garage graffiti, floor tile art, LARPing, modern calligraphy and hand-lettering, hula-hooping, knitting & crocheting, fiber rush stool crafting, cement planter DIY and more. The entire weekend is free, so bring the whole family to see how many new hobbies can be tried in two days.

Adults can come to the Huntington Library Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. to learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s famous spreadsheet software, Excel. This is a beginner-level class, so all are welcome. Registration is required by visiting to sign up. Attendees may bring their own laptop or borrow one from the library.

The Huntington and Markle Libraries will continue their fall Paws to Read sessions this year on Saturday mornings in October and November. Paws to Read is a time for children to read aloud to registered therapy dogs in a fun and relaxed environment. Children reading to therapy dogs nationwide show improved reading skills, improved self-esteem, feel pride in their accomplishments and find reading more enjoyable. There will be multiple sessions in Huntington and Markle to sign up for a slot, call either the Huntington Library at (260) 356-2900 or the Markle Library at (260) 758-3332, depending on the preferred location. The program is for children age six to 12.