Huntington Memorial Library is excited to announce our centennial celebration of Henry Huntington’s bequest of the park and library. Good, old-fashioned family fun will be offered in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Enjoy free face painting & balloons with BJ the Clown, classic games and light refreshments. In the evening, from 6:00 to 7:30pm we invite adults to a reception to hear about the history of the library, current library initiatives and to be the first to get a peek at the new conceptual Huntington Park design developed by Templeton Landscape Architects.
This November 3rd event is part of our multi-year celebration marking the transition from the Huntington Homestead, to what is today, the largest public library in Otsego County and a center point of the Oneonta community. Community is the heart of any library and we hope to see you there!
Huntington Memorial Library and The Green Toad Bookstore are pleased to bring Public Scholar Neil Maher, Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Rutgers University to speak on Space and the Women’s Movement. Join us on October 6th at 7:00pm at Foothills Performing Arts Center for his talk Heavenly Bodies: “Manned Space Flight” and the Women’s Movement. He will explore the history of Sally Ride’s historic flight and the important role played by the feminist movement during the ‘60s & ‘70s in pressuring NASA to admit women to its previously all-male astronaut corps. Neil Maher’s presentation, which includes group discussions of both political cartoons depicting these women’s protests and a TV interview with Sally Ride herself, will help participants better understand the unexplored role of the space race in the history of the modern women’s movement. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through support of Humanities New York.