HML is excited to announce the upcoming Kitchen Table Conversations with Gary Wickham and Alan Donovan. Please join us at the library on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00pm. As you know, 100 years ago, Henry Huntington donated the house and surrounding grounds to the City of Oneonta to use as a library and park. Many changes have taken place since that time and we’ll kick off the program with some interesting facts about the library from the early 20th Century. But more importantly, I want to record and archive memories that have taken place in our lifetime. If you recall sledding down the hill or have a story about a memorable librarian, we would love to save your stories for future generations.
On Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00pm Huntington Memorial Library will be holding a pumpkin glow. Enjoy apple cider and doughnuts as we illuminate Huntington Park with the glow of Jack O’ Lanterns. This event is for all ages and is free and open to the public. Mark your calendar to attend this fun and festive community event. We invite local businesses and community members to show off their carving skills by bringing a pumpkin to add to the glow. Please bring a carved
Our next STEAM Ahead program is all about Wind Power. Could you use the air to lift a weight? Learn to harness the energy of the wind by designing and building your very own windmill. For Ages 8 to 12. Registration is required on Eventbrite.com
The Friends of HML support the library in many ways so become a member and your membership fees will fund programs, services, building improvements and technology updates. The fall membership drive will be underway soon so look for the newsletter in the library and around town. You’ll read about the specific ways that the Friends have impacted the library.
The Friends of HML will be launching the Great Oneonta Read this month. We’re asking you to tell us what book has had the most impact on your life. At the end of the month, we’ll display the list of what the Oneonta library community considers to be the greatest books. We will also have copies of the NY Times PBS Great American Read crossword puzzle and the schedule for the television series on PBS. I can’t wait to see what the Oneonta list looks like and who knows, this might be the perfect opportunity to start that book club you’ve been thinking about.
Banned Book week is September 23 to 29 and once again the Friends of HML are holding their annual drawing. Stop by the library to enter to win either One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest or Gone with the Wind. The lucky winners will be announced at the Friends of HML Annual Meeting on Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m.