Also BRAND NEW: Our monthly tween book discussion group has a new format and meeting style. Sign up and meet other tweens who are interested in reading and discussing some amazing books. The first meeting for this winter session is next Wednesday, December 18. Click here to register.
The Library would like to thank everyone that made it to this year's Holiday Open House on Saturday. We would especially like to thank our Library Trustee Board Members for helping us out. We hope to continue to see everyone in this Library this winter, and beyond!
Are you a teen interested in helping out the Huron community? The Teen Library Council holds its first meeting for this year's winter session on Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm. Click here for more information.
The Library's next Euchre Night is Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm. Stop by to learn how to play or to meet other players in the AV area. No registration required.
Come to the Library to Make & Take (or eat) some holiday cookies next Monday, December 16 from 4 - 7 pm. Supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. See you there! ❄️☃️🍪
Has anyone seen the banana plant in the Library lately? 🌱🍌👽 Banana Facts: Do banana plants die after fruiting? The simple answer is yes. Banana trees do die after harvest. Banana plants take around nine months to grow up and produce banana tree fruit, and then once the bananas have been harvested, the plant dies. However, [...]
We'll be back at the Huron Public Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy jazz versions of Christmas classics.
Our winter session of STEAM Team and STEAM Team 2.0 starts next Wednesday, December 11 at 4:30 pm. Register for one or ALL THREE programs before they are full. STEAM Team introduces children in Kindergarten - Grade 2 to the educational fun of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Click the link to register [...]
D&D is cool again! Teens in Grades 7 - 12 can now register for this NEW monthly club at the Library. Our first session is on Monday, December 30 from 4 - 7 pm. Beginners and experts are both welcome. Only 6 participants can play in the first session, so click the event link here [...]
Visit the Library on Tuesday, December 10 at 7 pm to hear local author Doug Cooper discuss his new book Focus Lost. Doug will be selling his books after the reading. Check out the Library Facebook here for more information and to register for the event.
On Saturday, December 7 from 2 - 5 pm, join us at the Library for our Holiday Open House. This year we are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and the city of Huron's Winterfest to bring you family entertainment and music. We hope to see you there! Visit this link for a full description [...]
Along with our Holiday Open House on Saturday, the Friends of the Library will be holding their holiday Book Sale this weekend. Find some great books, DVDs, or CDs for someone on your list- or just come to browse for yourself! 😁🧤
Elf on the Shelf is back! From now until December 23, you can visit the Library and try to find this year's elf helper: Little Elliot the Elephant. If you find him, tell a librarian for a cool prize. Suggested for Kindergarten through Grade 3.
Join Master Gardener Mary Strayer at the Library on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm to learn how to use your very own garden to create fantastic holiday decorations. Click here to register
Looking for some good books this winter? Why not start with the classics! Our classics section is located in the YA area of the Library!
Monday, November 25 at 6:30 pm In an engaging and laid-back one hour presentation, local Port Clinton native Rich Norgard will read excerpts from his new murder mystery Trophy Kill. He will reminisce about his 21 years as an investigator in Alaska and share musings about the pitfalls of restoring a historic lighthouse and about [...]
Come to the Library for Socrates Cafe on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm for a discussion on healthy motivations. Join other community members in a philosophical discussion once a month at 7 pm. Topics are decided at the previous session. No registration is necessary.
Huron students learned all about table settings and getting ready for Thanksgiving at the Library. Check out the pictures on the Sandusky Register here.
On Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm, join Dakota Stone from the Alzheimer's Association at the Library to learn about the latest research in diet and nutrition, exercise, and other ways to keep a mind and body healthy. Click here to register.
Help your neighbors and lower your late fees! From Sunday, November 10 through Saturday, November 16, fines for an overdue HPL item will be waived in exchange of each donation (one non-perishable, unexpired food item per overdue item). Donations will be distributed by the Huron Food Pantry.
Join the Huron Historical Society at the Library Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm to learn more about the Commercial Fishing efforts in and around Huron. Bill Scott, son of a commercial fisherman, will share research on Huron's Fishing Industry. The program will give details about boat building, fishing families, industry trends, and will include [...]
Everyone is welcome to join local chess enthusiast Paul Sherwood who is available as instructor or competitor. Come for fun or to improve your game. Open to all ages and abilities. No registration required. Dates: Tuesday, November 19 from 6-7:30pm Sunday, November 24 from 1-4pm
Come to the Library 11/6 anytime between 6:30 - 8 pm for our last fall session of Unfinished Business/ Jump Start Knitting. If you have hit a snag in your current project, or if you just need ideas for a project to start, come to this meeting for some guidance and knitting wisdom. No registration [...]
Want to add some flexibility to your life? Join us with at the Library on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm to learn how yoga supports flexibility of balance, strength, and the body. This class is structured for all levels of yoga users. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Click here to register.
Get involved in local arts! You are invited to view the paintings exhibited this month in the Huron Public Library Gallery and chat with the artists at this opening reception on November 6 at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged, click here to be redirected.
Have you ever wondered how to play Magic: The Gathering? Come to the Library on Monday, November 4 at 4 pm to learn how to play or to meet other players. This introductory meetup will help determine future meetings. No registration is necessary.
Did you know that we have puzzles you can borrow? Each puzzle checks out for three weeks. We also have puzzles for kids. Grab one (or more) today!
On Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm join ghost hunters Mark Sebastian Jordan and Annie Tarpley, members of the paranormal group History & Haunts, as they discuss ghost hunting in Ohio- including places like the Lorain Lighthouse, The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, the local Sandusky State Theatre and more. Click here to register.
On the Saturday (October 26 at 10am) before Halloween, comic shops around the world celebrate the season by giving away free comics and by putting on the best costume contest ever! Select from an array of free comic books. Those who are in full costume will receive a special treat for their efforts. Suggested for [...]
Spirits, seances, and mediums: oh my! Join us at the Library this Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm for a talk about this 19th century religious movement. Learn more about Spiritualism and some of its most famous mediums. Click here to register.
Come to the Library next Tuesday night, October 22 from 6:30 - 8 pm for some Halloween fun! Our volunteers will read Halloween books at different locations throughout the Library, distribute a fun treat, and stamp a punch card for each participant. Children are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes as we parade through [...]
The Library's Teen Library Council will meet this Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm. This monthly meeting invites current and new members to contribute ideas that will make a difference at the Library. This session will discuss how teen volunteers can help out at TRICK or READING. For grades 7 through 12. Click here for [...]
Try out some #lifehacks at our second session of the Lifehack Challenge. After school on Tuesday, October 15, teens in grades 7 through 12 can try out popular lifehacks to see if they really work! The challenge begins at 3:30 in the YA area. No registration required.
Come to the Library for Socrates Cafe on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm for a discussion on new frontiers. Join other community members in a philosophical discussion once a month at 7 pm. Topics are decided at the previous session. No registration is necessary. Click here for more details about this monthly program.
On select Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm, Barbara Wilson reprises this popular walk-in program for knitters of all levels. This program provides one-on-one instruction and guidance for those who have hit a snag in their most recent project and need help, or for those that are looking for inspiration on a new project. Meetings [...]
Looking for something spooky to read or watch this October? We can help find books and movies for all ages. Visit our Halloween display or speak with a librarian today!
We have space for one more in our Chart Your Course: Shawl Making class. Join Barbara Wilson as she helps navigate a knitting chart to create your own shawl. This class is for advanced beginners who are comfortable with basic knit and purl stitches. The program is on select Mondays 6:30 pm and begins on [...]
Registration is open for our Preschool Storytime Craft on Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30 pm. This special Storytime takes place on the last day of each preschool session for the season. The program is free and suggested for children ages 3 1/2 and up. 📖🎶😁📚🖍🎨 Click here to register.
Join us for Euchre Night Wednesday, October 16 starting at 6:30 pm. Stop by the Library to learn this fast-paced card game or to meet other players. No registration required.
The Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club meets at the Library twice a month. All members of the public are welcome to share tips and photo successes and failures. The next meeting is this Saturday, October 5 at 10 am. No registration required. Click here for more information and future dates click here.
Girls Who Code is back! Now for grades 6 - 8, Girls Who Code Coding Club begins this Thursday, September 26 and goes until December 5. Sessions are every Thursday and last from 4 - 5:30 pm. This coding club aims to close the gender gap in technology by teaching computer science skills to girls [...]
Join Dakota Stone from the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm to learn about common signs of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis, how to approach others about memory concerns, and Alzheimer's Association resources. Click here to register.
The Socrates Cafe topic for this Wednesday, September 18 is "Can we still converse constructively in a divisive time period?" Join other community members in discussion once a month at 7 pm. No registration is necessary. Click here for more details about this monthly program.
Reminder: The Huron Public Library will be opening late at 11 am on Wednesday, September 18 for staff in-service hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. There will be no 10:15 am Toddler Time Storytime on Wednesday, September 18, but all ages are welcome to come to our 11 am Storytime session. Health Screenings that normally [...]
On Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm, join Donna Green from OSU Extension as we explore the nutrition, taste, and culture of a few of the most popular "foreign" foods. Our first session features Italian/ Mediterranean food. Click here to register.
Have you ever wondered how to play D&D? Come to the Library on Monday, September 9 at 4 pm to learn how to play or to meet other players. This introductory meetup will help determine future meetings. No registration necessary!e
The last Pop Up Storytime of the summer is this Wednesday beginning at 10:30 am. Our regular Storytime schedule resumes next Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit our website for more information on Lapsit, Toddler Time, Preschool, and Family Storytimes. All programs are free and no registration is necessary! 😎📖
In August it’s time to pay attention to what needs to be done in your gardens. Join us at the Library, Thursday, August 8 at 6:30pm. This presentation will give you preparation tips and ideas about what to plant now that can enhance your garden yet this year. How do we prepare our gardens for [...]
Our next Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club meeting is on Saturday, August 3 at 10 am.This program is for the novice or expert alike. Come to learn from other shutterbugs, and to share successes and failures. No registration required.
Join us on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm at the Huron Public Library to learn about Americans in a Splintering Europe. During World War I, thousands of Americans in Europe became refugees desperate to get home. American journalists, in contrast, rushed to Europe to cover the fighting. When the war made its way to the [...]
On Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm dust off your old hi-fi stereo and join us as we explore space age pop from the 1950's and 60's with Dr. Dave Lewis, sound archivist at Bowling Green State University's Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives. Listen to some key albums, look at the wild album [...]
Join us for Yoga on Monday, July 22 at 6:30 pm. The practice of Hatha Yoga helps us to become connected with our thoughts and actions. Our thoughts and energy create our reality, which in turn is part of the universe. This class is for all levels of yoga users, from beginner on up and will [...]
Join us at the Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm for Socrates Cafe. This discussion group is open to the public and features a new discussion question each month. No registration required. Come in and keep cool at the HPL!
Reminder: The Huron Public Library will be closed this Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will also be no Storytime sessions on Wednesday, July 3. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! 😎
On Monday, July 1 at 6:30pm join us as we explore the vastness of space to see just how big our universe really is. Take a look at the Sun, the planets in our solar system, our galaxy, and what lies beyond in an attempt to gain some cosmic perspective. Registration required here.
English woman Beatrix Potter is best known for her children's books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit. On Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm, local actress Stephanie Kramer will portray this iconic figure, and Miss Potter's story should be, as Beatrix would say, "a cheerful jogtrot for a summer evening!" Registration required here.
Join us Monday, June 24 at 6:30 pm for Music of the Spheres. Mark Sebastian Jordan, music commentator and published, award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist, returns to the Huron Public Library with a new program about classical music, connecting the topic to the Summer Reading Program theme of space. He will speak about the scientific, [...]
On Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm join current Solar System Ambassador and former planetarium director Gene Zajac for "Steps to Putting Footsteps on the Moon," as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong putting footprint on the moon and the steps leading up to this accomplishment. Earth rocks similar to moon rocks, a [...]
Join us Wednesday, June 19 at 11 am for "Stroke Prevention." Presented by the Kingston Community, this talk provides an overview of strokes, teaching about the different types and the changes in the brain that can result. Learn about the risk factors of a stroke and what you can do to prevent one. Also explore [...]
On Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm join an Erie MetroParks Naturalist for "Under the Light of the Moon: Nocturnal Animals" to learn about the animals you can see by the light of the full moon. We will discover different nocturnal animals that call Ohio home, including owls and bats. There will be animal furs [...]
Join Connie Beebe from Sally De Forest Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Firelands Bicentennial Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and Firelands Society Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) for “Genealogy Consults” on the following Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m: June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12 and October 10. There is [...]
Are you excited to learn more about your family history? Join us for the "Family Stories: Beginning Genealogy" workshop, on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm, sponsored by Sally De Forest Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Firelands Bicentennial Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and Firelands Society Children of the American Revolution (CAR). Please [...]
On Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 pm join a representative from the International Women's Air & Space Museum for "Women Throughout Aviation History," as we celebrate women's contributions to and accomplishments in aviation history, from Katherine wright to current day female astronauts. Register here.
Sip and Paint: Watercolors- Night Scene Select Mondays at at 6 pm (6/3, 7/8, 7/29, 8/5) This summer we have 4 sessions of this popular program to meet the demand! Diane Reinhart, a local artist and painting instructor, leads this watercolor painting class. Complete a painting of a starry night, using the wet on wet [...]
On Tuesday May 21 at 6:30 pm, join Erie MetroParks naturalist Cheryl Kilmer for a talk about the American Bald Eagle! Discover fun facts about how they behave, what they eat, and where they live! She will also show recent pictures of successful nests throughout Erie County. Registration required here.
Reminder that we have Lunch Bunch on Friday weather permitting! NOTE: If it rains, this program will be cancelled.
Join us Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm for Common Culinary Herbs Used as Medicine. This class, led by Mary Colvin, Registered Herbalist with American Herbalist Guild, will talk about ten common kitchen herbs that are known for their culinary aspects, and show you how they were used for centuries as medicine. Registration required here
NOTE: The Blood Drive that was scheduled in the newsletter for Saturday, May 18 has been cancelled. We do have one scheduled for Thursday, June 27 from 1-6. Hope to see you there! Each donation has the power to save 3 lives!
Are you ready for an adventure? Lifelong resident, writer, and historian Eric Ebinger peels back centuries of history. The people, the places, and events that shaped our local history share unique and sometimes startling connections to the history of the United States as a whole. Join Eric on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm as [...]
Would you appreciate the opportunity to ask a local expert questions you have about finances? Take advantage of these programs presented by Serving Our Seniors. This program includes 4 sessions covering a variety of topics. Register for one or all 4 dates. May 2 at 6:30pm - Understanding the Foundations of Financial Investing May [...]
Join the national celebration of the comic book! Every year, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. Come to the Library and pick out your free comic book from a wide selection. And don’t miss out on the Star Wars-themed display cases in honor of May the 4th! All ages welcome. While [...]
On Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm Donna Green, FCS Educator from Ohio State University Extension returns to present on what comprises a healthy diet. We will look at historical changes in food recommendations over the years. You will learn how too much or too little of specific foods can affect your risk for chronic [...]