Huntington, Markle libraries hosting winter break activities

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host winter break activities for children, genealogy research series for adults and sensory play for tweens workshops and programs in late December and early January.

• The Huntington main library branch invites kids ages 8 to 12 to come in during the HCCSC winter break for Winter Boredom Busters activities.

Each weekday during the break from school, the library will offer a different boredom buster activity. Youth can stop by anytime during regular library hours to take part and have fun.

These activities are free, and no registration is required. The library’s website at has  the full schedule of programs.

• The Indiana Room at the Huntington branch will kick off a year-long program featuring the library’s genealogy Internet resources with a workshop on Ancestry: Library Edition, on Monday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Markle branch and on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

The workshop will cover the basics of the library edition of Ancestry for use in genealogy and local history research. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to use the website during, or for an opportunity to continue research after the workshop.

• Children in grades 4 to 6 will have an opportunity for tactile play in the Huntington and Markle branches’ Sensory Days for Tweens. The event takes place on Jan. 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Huntington and Jan. 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Markle.

Sensory Day will give children the chance to play with water beads, scented candles, shaving cream, bubbles and more as a chance for youth to use their hands, nose and ears to enjoy play time. The program is free and no registration is required.
The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; the Markle branch is at 155 W. Sparks St, Markle.