Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Library looking for those to share talents, more

Posted: Friday, September 1, 2017

Do you have a talent, hobby, or passion that you would like to share with others? The Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, is seeking individuals to help with their Fun Palace on October 7 and 8.

The Fun Palace is a free weekend of arts, culture and sciences for the whole community. The library needs individuals who have a talent or hobby that would like to share their passion with community members. If you would like to help with the Fun Palace, contact Jessi Brown at (260) 356-0824 or jbrown@hctpl.info for more information.

Huntington Library features some hands-on activities for children and adults alike on Saturday, September 16. At 10 a.m., children age six to 12 years can get messy in a Slime Making 101 workshop. Fluffy, glittery, magnetic, and more - a wide variety of slime types will be available for children to craft themselves. At 2 p.m., adults can practice the art of Suminagashi, or the Japanese art of paper marbling. Similar to the marbled paper used in the front and back of old books, Suminagashi is a fun way to create one’s very own marble pattern on paper. It’s suggested for both programs that attendees wear clothes they don’t mind getting stained, and both programs are free.

Bees are a critical part of the ecosystem; their pollination makes the existence of flowers, food, and other important plant species possible, and beekeeping as a hobby is a great way to help keep these important insects around to benefit our planet. If you’re interested in what it takes to maintain your own apiary, or bee collection, attend the Huntington Library’s Beekeeping 101 program Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Local beekeepers John and Jeanne Paff will talk about their experience, including tools and supplies needed, how to extract honey from a hive, discuss their beekeeping history, and bring samples of various honey types they’ve produced for participants to try.