Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Story Time, Pokémon Parties and making paper

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story Time at the Huntington and Markle libraries used to be a fixture of the spring and fall seasons. Starting April 18, however, Story Time will become a year-round program. Story Time will cycle through themes throughout the year, with the next session’s theme being Alphabet Soup. All Story Time sessions will take place at the exact same time and place, except Markle’s sessions will shift from Monday’s session to Thursday at 10:30 a.m. To register, visit the library’s website at http://hctpl.info/program-reg and choose the appropriate time slot from the available list.

The immensely popular app Pokémon Go has made the small magical creatures known as Pokémon household names once again. Both the Huntington and Markle Libraries will hold Pokémon Parties to bring together those who can’t get enough of them. Draw existing and your own Pokémon, make your own Pokéball, compete against other trainers in a trivia contest, and more. Snack and all supplies will be provided, and the parties are free. Huntington’s party will take place Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and Markle’s on Wednesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. The parties are for children and teens age eight and up.

Paper is everywhere, so one might think it’s easy enough to make. It turns out, however, that making paper is quite the process. Children ages four to seven can learn and experience this process themselves in a Make Your Own Paper workshop at the Huntington Library. Taking place Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m., the workshop will walk the children through making the pulp, then using a screen to press the paper flat. Screens and aprons will be provided; however, the program has a small fee to cover supplies and registration is required. Visit the library’s website at http://hctpl.info/program-reg to sign up your child.

The Markle Library has only grown since its expansion into a brand new building last May. This year the branch will grow in many more ways - the first being the start of its first official book club. Geared towards adults, this book club will read fiction and non-fiction, with all titles selected by its members. The club will meet every fourth Monday of the month at 5 p.m. starting April 24, and meetings will involve discussing the book chosen for that week over coffee (provided free by Barkley Builders). All are invited to attend.