News Flash! Our Summer Reading Program Is All in One This Year!
Register anywhere in the library ... Customer Service Desk, Adult Reference Desk, Youth & Parent Services, at the Station Branch or from the comfort of your own home at www.myhpl.org using code HMA811 or HMJ811.
Registration begins Monday, June 14 at 10:00 am and receive your Welcome Packet upon registration.
Receive a raffle ticket for each book read and submit your reviews by dropping off the form in the library or by emailing your reviews to:
or Children & Teen:
You can submit reviews beginning Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, August 27th. Raffle tickets will immediately go into a drawing for many different gift certificates to local businesses right here in town.
New! Bingo Board!
Complete all the activities on your Bingo Board and receive a gorgeous HPL roll-up picnic blanket. The HPL Bingo Board is available in your Welcome Packet and it contains many activities to get you out and about in the community. Our popular HPL Prize Wheel is also back! For every bingo row completed (up to 4), visit us and spin the prize wheel for a fun gift. (Limit of 4 bingo spins per patron) The Prize wheel will be available at:
Main - Adult Reference Desk Main & Youth & Parent Services Desk
Station - Reference Desk
Look for Tails & Tales related programming in our summer newsletter!
Join the Library in Huntington Independence Day! Celebrate the anniversary of when the Declaration of Independence was announced in Huntington! Throughout July, join the Walt Whitman Birthplace, The Whaling Museum, Huntington Historical Society, Preservation Long Island, the Huntington Militia, and the Northport Historical Society for special programming, talks, demonstrations, and crafts at local historical organizations for all ages. Enjoy seeing original materials published during the American Revolution at our library by calling Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202. For a full schedule of programs and events, please go to: gohuntingtonhistory.org.
Please join us to discuss The Value of Science, by Henri Poincaré (1854-1912). Henri Poincaré was a great French mathematician who penned popular works exploring the meaning and relationship of mathematics and natural science. Our selection this month, part of a larger work of the same name, starts with a challenge to Count Leo Tolstoy, who asserted that “science for its own sake” is an “absurd conception.” It ends with a case study of the value of the science of astronomy. Poincaré concludes that “Thought is only a gleam in the midst of a long night. But it is that gleam which is everything.”
Learn how to tell your personal story and captivate any audience with Terry Wolfisch Cole. Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Whether you want to tell your story on stage, in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience. Presented by the Huntington area libraries, the session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell a story as well as tips and tricks for effective storytelling. Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Registration required. Open to all.
Did you know that Old Westbury Gardens and its mansion were built in exchange for the acceptance of a marriage proposal or that there’s a graveyard on its grounds? Did you know if 500 New Yorkers hadn’t died, there’s a good chance The Highline Park wouldn’t exist today? Join garden writer Jessica Damiano as she explores the fascinating history behind these two gardens and discover the beautiful plant selections that make them stand out. Registration is required. Open to all.
Presented by the Huntington area libraries, get inspired by watercolor artist Jan Guarino as she demonstrates her fearless watercolor techniques. Jan will energize us as we watch her bring our natural world to life with her painting. Her philosophy makes watercolor painting look easy, and she believes that anyone can learn how to paint. Registration required.