Thank you for helping to make our Very Merry Huntley event last Friday a success! We offered four Very Merry sessions at the library this year. Along with pictures with Santa, we offered a separate snowy photo opportunity, as well as face painting and music entertainment. We hope you enjoy the photos. For more details, dates and times for upcoming programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website,…
We put out the tinsel and bells, in hopes people would bring an old sweater that repels. It’s the season. Friends ages 10 and older joined us to decorate one of their sweaters for the upcoming holidays. For more details, dates and times for upcoming programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website, the print or online copy of the library’s newsletter The Whole Story.
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.
Sarah Natale (Mondello), book publishing professional and author of the award-winning historical fiction book, The Kiss of Death, which received a publishing contract when she was a teenager, spoke about the publication process – including inspiration, research, the importance of editing, publication routes, and promotion – to an enthusiastic audience of adult and teen writers this past September. Please enjoy some photos from the event below:
Art instructor, Christine Thornton, returned this month to guide adults and teens through the process of creating beautiful watercolor butterfly paintings. See their work below!
Christine Thornton returned in January 2019 to teach another popular watercolor class. Adults and teens recreated a lovely winter scene with a cardinal – each artist giving their paintings their own special flavor. See their creations below:
Ever want to read something new, but don’t know what to choose? Now you can dash around town to one of four Little Free Libraries, bring a book of your own, and swap it
Test Preparation: The library offers a number of resources to help you prepare for the ACT and SAT college entrance tests, as well as for AP (Advanced Placement) examinations. ACT/SAT and AP test prep books are located in the library’s nonfiction collection (call #: 378.166). Most include several practice tests, answer keys, and test-taking tips to help you improve your scores. HelpNow offers online practice tests and more. You can also open…
Artist, Christine Thornton, returned to the library to teach a watercolor painting class on birch trees. Participants (adults and teens) created lovely, forest settings.
Over 700 people attended the annual Holiday Open House at the Huntley Area Public Library on Friday, December 1, 2017. They enjoyed musical entertainment from Dave Gutshall and Andy Huber, a treasure hunt, face painting, refreshments, horse-drawn trolley rides and a visit with Santa and the Grinch! Enjoy photos from the event.