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Nyxia – book review

Nyxia Nyxia triad #1 by Scott Reintgen Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Emmett is chosen, along with 9 other young people, for Babel’s super-secret mission to planet Eden, he can’t believe his luck. The compensation – $50,000/month – will allow him to lift his parents up out of poverty and make possible his mother’s medical treatment. But first he has to survive the training…


Jumanji Trivia Contest

It’s a jungle in there! Test your knowledge of the Jumanji movies for a chance to win an AMC gift card (just in time for the release of the newest Jumanji film). Answer the questions below and submit your completed form by December 30, 2019. One winner will be chosen and contacted the first week of January. For grades 6-12.


Toll – book review

The Toll Arc of a Scythe #3 by Neal Shusterman Science Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The fates of Scythes Anastasia and Lucifer seemed sealed when they sank along with the island of Endura, but a salvage mission into those waters retrieved their deadish bodies and they were revived – 3 years later. Meanwhile, the Scythe Goddard proclaimed himself High Blade, holding dominion over all Scythes, and…


I Love You So Mochi – book review

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Kimi Nakamura has been accepted to a prestigious art school for college, but is having second thoughts about a career as an artist/painter. When her mother finds out she’s dropped her senior painting class, she’s very disappointed and after a few terse interchanges, Kimi accepts an invitation from her estranged grandparents and flies…


Parachute Story Time November 2019 Gallery

We had waves of fun at our Littles and Bigs storytimes this week!  Kids joined us to “Shake My Sillies Out” and “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom to the Moon” as we shook, jumped and clapped through songs with a parachute.  Enjoy the photos! For more details, dates and times for upcoming children’s programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website, the print or online copy of the library’s newsletter…


Bullet Journals (November 2019) Gallery

Amanda Palczynski, graphic designer and art journalist, shared tips and ideas (plus lots of fun art supplies and stickers) to inspire participants in the creation of their own bullet journals. Popular spreads included monthly calendars, mood trackers, and chores/to-do lists. Everyone went home with a journal and – hopefully – a desire to continue journaling.


Optimists Die First – book review

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Petula blames herself for the death of her younger sister, Maxine. Since she died Petula has become an anxious, germophobic, pessimist who tries to protect herself from the bad stuff by being prepared and expecting the worst. She’s alienated her former friends and seems destined to live out her days in solitary misery. Then Jacob Cohen…


Halloween Parade October 2019 Gallery

Families joined us for our annual Halloween parade and trick-or-treating in the Library.  Enjoy all the cute costumes! For more details, dates and times for upcoming children’s programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website, the print or online copy of the library’s newsletter The Whole Story.

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Closing Alerts: The library will be closed on Friday, December 6, 2019 to prepare for the Very Merry Huntley event. Doors will reopen at 3 p.m. for ticketed guests only. The remodeling of the library continues as we will be closed from Monday, December 9 through Sunday, December 15. No fines will accumulate and no materials will be due during the closure. Hold items will be given extended pickup dates. Explore our online services by visiting huntleylibrary.org.
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