Adult Programs


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Sign-up Today for our Hidden Figures Book Discussion!
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:00pm (Educator Focused – Open to All) or Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:00pm (General Public – Open to All)
Call or stop into the Library to register. Sign up by Friday, July 14th to ensure your FREE copy of Hidden Figures. The discussion will be led by SUNY Oneonta professor Thor Gibbins. This program is in partnership with SUNY Oneonta’s Common Read and is part of HML’s Fall 2017 Women In History Series.

Summer Adult Library Programs

Yarn Club – in the Park – Happening Now!
Thursdays, in June, July & Aug. at 6:00pm
Join us for our summer knitting and crocheting group. Bring a comfy chair or blanket. All skill levels welcome.

Camp NaNoWriMo – Happening Now!
Saturdays, July 1 to 29, 1:30pm.
A special Writers Group celebration of Camp National Novel Writing Month.


Do-It-Yourself Day – FREE Workshops
Saturday, July 29th. Registration is required for each program. Registration starts July 3rd.
Build Your Own Terrarium
Craft Program – Build your own Terrarium with local business Branch & Bloom.  Sponsored by Huntington Memorial Library.
Intro to Top-Bar Beekeeping
You will learn the basics of getting started with top-bar beekeeping and get tips on buying bees and constructing your hive. Bring your questions! Attend for your chance to win a door prize. Led by Alden Banks. An Adult Summer Reading Program. Registration is required. Please call the library at 432-180 to register. Free Program
How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms
Cultivate Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms! Understand the life cycle of Shiitake mushrooms, how mushroom logs are prepared and cared for to grow delicious Shiitake Mushrooms. Bring your questions. Attend to win a door prize valued at $25.An Adult Summer Reading Program. Registration is required. Please call the library at 432-180 to register. Free Program.
Composting: Keeping it Real
Composting: Keeping It Real” will help you and the environment by giving you doable ideas to keep material out of our landfills and provide a rich nutrient source for your gardens. Master Gardener Volunteer Carol Phelps will share her expertise setting up home composting. “Lazy lasagna method,” high temperature weed killing method, and vermiculture. Carol Phelps has been backyard composting for over 30 years, some years small scale and some years crazy-garden-lady scale. She has also experimented with worm composting and can give you some hints on how to get started turning your kitchen scraps into a soil booster with the help of red wrigglers. The workshop will get you started or improve your efforts to make composting work for you and the environment.
Intro to Raising Urban Chickens
Want to raise chickens, but don’t know where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn about breed selection, nutritional requirements, housing requirements, egg layers and more.
Bring your questions! An Adult Summer Reading Workshop taught by Annabel Kellam. This is a free workshop but registration is required. Please call the library at 432-1980 to register.

Lego Block Party Teams register at the event.
Thursday, August 3, 6:00-8pm. Enjoy a fun night of Bricks & Beer at Roots Brewing Co. Team speed challenges and open build time. Prizes! The Library will provide legos but teams may bring their own if they do not want to use Library Legos.

3D Design (See our 3D Printing at HML page here)

3D Printing Open Hours
Monday, August 21st 3:30 to 7:3opm
Use our 3D Printers, 3D design software or just ask questions during our 3D printing open hours. No appointment needed. First come, first serve.

Tinkering Tuesdays & Thursdays
Registration is required. Using the easy-to-use on-line platform Tinkercad, participants will design an object step-by-step. Materials Fee based on design, not to exceed $5.00. Basic mouse skills required or must bring someone to assist you.

Design your own Fidget Spinner!
Tuesday, August 22, 3:30pm Ages 8 and up.
Basic Mouse skills required or you must bring someone to assist you.  There is a materials fee of $2.00 to print your spinner. Includes 3 Ball Bearings.
Register starting: 7/31/17

Connector Set
Tuesday, August 29th 3:30pm Ages 8 & Older.
Using paper templates participants will draw their own circle connector pieces that will connect to each other to build sculptures.  Drawings will be uploaded for 3D printing. Cost: $.25 per connector is average.  Some pieces may be printed same day. No computer skills required.
Register starting: 7/31/17

Design: Draw a fall themed Window Cling On
Tuesday, Sept 12th 3:30pm Ages 8 & Up.
Draw or Computer design your own Window Cling On to be 3D printed. Ages 8 & Older. Adults Welcome. Registration is required.
Register starting: 8/21/17
Design: Tealight Jack-O-Lantern
Tuesday, Sept 26th 3:30pm Ages 8 & Up.
Register starting: 9/4/17

Fall Napkin Holder
Thursday, August 25th 6:00pm Ages 14 & Older.
Design a Fall themed Napkin Holder. Participants can create the sides by either drawing or tracing (starter templates available) or designing directly in Tinkercad.
Register starting: 8/7/17

Thursday, Sept 28th 6:00pm Ages 14 & Up.
Design: Draw & Print a Masquerade Mask
Register starting: 9/11/17


Computer Classes



Yarn Club
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. EVERY THURSDAY IN THE SUMMER at 6:00pm
For Knitters and Crocheters of all skill levels. Learn and share skills. Youths (accompanied by an adult) are welcome.
LEARN A NEW SKILL: Throughout the year,  local experts will run special workshops highlighting a knitting or crocheting technique.. Light refreshments will be served. Registration preferred.

Photography Programs


HML Writers Group

Saturdays, July 1 to 29, 1:30pm. 
 Registration is required. Register starting 6/19
A special Writers Group celebration of Camp National Novel Writing Month.  Led by staff member Jen Donohue, this program provides a comfortable and constructive environment for all writers.


  4 Responses to “Adult Programs”

  1. I’d like to register for the Geneology class April 27th @ 10.

    • Hi June, you are registered for Library Edition. Please email us at with your phone number so that we have that in case we need to contact you. Thanks.

  2. I am looking for an organized and meaningful book club for adults. I don’t see any at the library. Is there any interest?

    • Hi Deb, we have special book discussions throughout the year (1 in Spring, Summer and Fall) but not a book club that regularly meets. There is a friends book club but they run the program and you can contact them at We do have a special Humanities NY Book Discussion Series coming up on Wednesdays this Fall on the Vote for Women. We will have an introductory meeting on Wednesday, August 30th but will also have registration for that program. We will be advertising for that soon. Hope this helps.

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