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Library to have busy month in April, for everyone

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018

The Huntington Library will kick off National Library Week with a visit from local, award-winning author Lori Rader-Day Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Born and raised in central Indiana, Rader-Day has three published works that have helped her win and earn nominations for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, as well as nominations for the Anthony Award and the Barry Award.

Rader-Day will discuss how she started writing and her latest book release, and will be available for questions and book signing afterward. Her books will be for sale at the event for those who wish to purchase them, and light refreshments will also be provided. This event is free and is possible thanks to Indiana Humanities.

The Huntington Library will host a Break Out Room Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a session for teens and a session for families. Everyone in the room will have to work together to solve the clues before it’s too late. The Markle Library will hold the same break out session Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. for families.

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., teens can take a break from Tinder and can Speed Date with Books, instead. Will true love be found?

Adults can join Katrina Mitten, Huntington native and award-winning Miami beadwork artist, for a hands-on Beading Workshop Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. Attendees will learn beadwork and craft their own creation. The workshop is free, but limited to 20 participants due to supplies. Register at

Families can read a story on foot during the Huntington Library’s Story Path throughout the day Friday, April 13. Starting at the library, a book has been spread around the block. Follow the map to read what happens next. If the weather turns, the Story Path will take place inside the library instead. Read the story any time throughout the day - there is no set time for this adventure.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

For more information on these or other programs at the library, call the main desk at (260) 356-0824 or visit the library’s website at Both libraries are also on Facebook. The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive; the Markle Library at 155 W. Sparks Street, Markle.