Table tennis? In the library?! Yes! We opened up the our event space and learned the basics of table tennis, then worked on our skills as we challenged one another to matches. Our teen participants did great! Extra library staff were recruited to provide them with additional opponents, but did not fare well! 🙂 Enjoy some photos from the event below:
Teens used henna to create temporary body art in this fun program. They also each received a custom henna design courtesy of our visiting artist, Rebecca Huston (Heathen Ink Tattoo). While waiting for their henna to dry (or to receive their designs), they created nylon tattoo sleeves. Here are some photos from the event:
Teens and adults tried pour painting under the guidance of instructor and expert doodler Jen Keller (The Oodlearium). It was a messy, delicious, creative time and everyone made something unique! Take a gander at some photos from the event:
Using watercolor pencils, a reference image, and a clever pencil transfer technique for tracing the image, teens created their own cherry blossom masterpieces in watercolor. Even though they were all working from the same image, everyone’s turned out different. See their creations below:
Teens learned to knit this month in a series of 3 classes covering some knitting basics: yarn and needle selection, casting on, knit stitch, adding rows, binding off. We didn’t *quite* meet our goal of completing a scarf, but participants made some good progress on their projects! Our knitting instructors included library staff and a volunteer from The Fray (the library’s adult stitchery club). Photos from one of our classes below:
Teens (and some brave adults) learned some choreography to BTS’s “Dynamite,” this March (2023) from Melanie Andersen, dance instructor (Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Elgin). Everyone picked it up really quickly and challenged themselves at the end of class to speed things up – double time – with some hilarious results. Check out some photos from the event below!
Dance instructor, Melanie Andersen (from Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Elgin) led us through some choreography to the chorus of Nayeon’s “POP!” this November, and our teen participants were up to the challenge! (Their YA Librarian counterpart will probably be practicing at 75% for the foreseeable future.) It was a fun class and we all got a good workout. Check out some photos below. We hope to do this again soon!
We’d like to thank Lieutenant Kelly and her Fireman friends for the amazing Family Story Time in the Park today. We had such a fun time. We got to listen to Lt Kelly’s favorite stories, dance around with Miss Charise, and Lt Kelly’s Fireman friends brought over the firetruck for us to enjoy.
Thank you to everyone who came to our 2022 Summer Reading Kick-off Days! Especially everyone that braved the rain on Day 1. Day 2 was a much more beautiful day. Everyone got to enjoy the sun and bedazzle the sidewalk with chalk doodles. A big thank you to Kona Ice for helping us kick off our Summer Reading with a frosty treat.
Thank you for your interest in the Huntley Area Public Library’s Volunteens program. The library offers some in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. Please fill out the application below if you would like to be considered for the Volunteens program. (Or print out an application here.) Some of our volunteer projects include completing surveys, writing book reviews, making or preparing crafts, collection projects, cleaning, assistance with library events, and more. We … Read more