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Many activities taking place at libraries

Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will be hosting a public QPR Suicide Prevention Training class at the Huntington Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training to as many people as possible.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, with over forty-thousand Americans dying each year. For every successful suicide, another 25 attempt but do not succeed. The training will address the warning signs and give practical steps that can be taken to save lives. It is geared for teens and adults.

The Huntington and Markle Libraries will be playing spooky movies every week during the month of October for the Spooky Movie Nights series, Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Huntington and 5 to 7 p.m. in Markle. All movies are well-known blockbusters and rated PG. For the complete movie list and schedule, check the Huntington Library’s website calendar at http://hctpl.info/calendar. All ages are invited and the movies are shown for free.

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 each month and Markle will hold sessions on October 22 and November 12. To sign up for a slot during a session, call either the Huntington Library at (260) 356-2900 or the Markle Library at (260) 758-3332, depending on the location preferred. The program is for age six to 12.

Join the Markle Library for a presentation celebrating Hoosier-born poet and author Gene Stratton-Porter. On Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m., Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner will share Stratton-Porter’s poems and Markle resident Vickie Kibellus will perform a monologue in the character of Stratton-Porter in this fantastic celebration of Markle and Indiana. All ages are invited and the program is free.

For more information on these and other programs, call or email the Huntington Library at (260) 356-0824 or ask@hctpl.info. The Huntington Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive; the Markle Library is located at 155 W. Sparks Street.