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Library to host used book sale and more

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014

The Friends of the Library will offer a one-day Spring Used Book Sale at the Huntington City-Township Public Library in celebration of National Library Week tomorrow, April 26. The sale will open at 9 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m.

Featured at the sale will be cookbooks, travel books, gardening, hobby, craft, sewing, home decorating, maintenance and other DIY project titles. There will also be a large selection of mass-market and trade paperback fiction and a special collection of must-see, rare and unusual needlework patterns including patterns for crochet and needlepoint projects and much more. Prices will start at 50¢ for mass-market paperbacks, $1 for hardcover books and most needlework patterns and $2 for a small selection of gift-quality books.

The community is also invited tomorrow by the Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Shakespeare Club to help celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

Barb Betterly of the Shakespeare Club will begin the event with a brief overview of William Shakespeare’s life and works, as well as an introduction to one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet. A screening of the 1996 Baz Luhrmann movie adaptation, Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes will follow.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Free popcorn will be provided and those attending may bring their own (nonalcoholic) beverages or snacks of choice and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating.  Registration is requested by calling the Main Library at (260) 356-0824.

A new book discussion group with the main focus on cookbooks will meet monthly at Huntington City-Township Public Library. Kayleen Reusser demonstrated healthy Cuban cookery at the new cookbook club’s first meeting on Thursday, April 24.

The new book group serves up a venue for patrons to peruse recipes and discuss cookbooks from soup to nuts, devouring the classics and the hottest trends. Every month, members will discuss a different theme in cookbooks, cooking methods, or styles of food and cooking, such as seasonal recipes, ethnic/cultural foodways, local & regional food and many more, focusing on recipes doable for the average home cook. Each meeting will feature a tasting of various recipes that correspond with that month’s cookbook theme.

Meetings will be held the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. and registration is appreciated. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.hctpl.info, email ask@huntingtonpub.lib.in.us, or contact the HCTPL Main Library at (260) 356-0824. The Main Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive.