Library Programs

The Huntington Energy Committe and the Huntington Public Library are proud to present the 

film BEFORE THE FLOOD. The 90 minute film presents a riveting account of dramatic changes 

around the world due to climate change and features Leonardo DiCaprio. Join us at Brewster 

Pierce Memorial School on Saturday, March 25, at 6pm for a potluck dinner. The presentation of 

the film will be at 6:30pm.


Citizen Scientist Program Please join us on Friday evening, March 31, 6 pm for snacks and 

desserts, and 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for the program. Please remember that we are a Zero Waste 

venue (see below). Our presenters will be: Erin Talamge – Intoduction to CitSci and iNaturalist 

101; Ali Wagner – Citizen Science is For the Birds; Cindy Sprague – Herps and The VT Altlas of 

Life; Elizabeth Spinney – Mapping for Healthy Forests; Larry Montague and Darlene Palola – 

Huntington Town Garage Stormwater Mitgation; Holly Kreiner – Volunteer Stream Sampling; 

Wally Jenkins – Dragonfly Days and Data, and John Hadden – Backyard Weatherman. There will 

also be a short intermission featuring data collection challenges. Come with or without your device 

and learn how to get started on submitting data or just enjoy learning about local and global 

efforts to understand our world. Teens and adults are welcome. Please call 434-4583 or email 

hpl@gmavt.net for more information.


The Library Notes Series continues with PETE'S POSSE live at the Huntington Library on 

Friday, April 7, at 7 pm! Vermont based trio Pete’s Posse is composed of acclaimed musician Pete 

Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, 

foot  percussion and vocals) and Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion

and vocals). Twin fiddles are used in harmony over guitar and footwork with mandolin, 

clawhammer banjo, jawharp, and keyboards, then adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, 

old and new, lyrical and driving: that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of PETE’S POSSE

Friday, April 7, at 7 pm. Tickets $10 at the door. This concert is a collaboration of the Valley Stage 

Productions and the Huntington Public Library. The Library Notes Series is sponsored in part by a 

generous grant from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation.


Pesticide Problems and Solutions On Wednesday, April 26, please join the Huntington 

Community Gardeners for their Spring Kick-off Event, co-sponsored by the Library. 6:30 – 7:00 

potluck snacks and desserts. Please remember that we are a Zero Waste venue (see below). At 7:00 

Shaina Kasper from the Toxic Action Center will present an overview of home lawn and garden 

pesticides - the problems they create for healthy ecosystems and earth-friendly alternatives. There 

will also be a chance to learn about the Community Gardens and sign up for a plot. Everyone is 

welcome to this informative event – gardener or not!


Zero Waste The Library is now a Zero Waste venue. When you come to the Library and/or 

attend  programs where refreshments are served we ask that you bring your own cups, 

plates,utensils and  napkins. If you have babies or children, please remember to bring everything 

out with you that you  brought in with you!


Book Club Sunday, April 23, 10 am. The Weird Sisters is about three rather eccentric well-read 

sisters who do love each other, but do not necessarily enjoy each other's company, but are each 

deeply connected on their journey of self -discovery. Younger children are also welcome to come 

along to join the mini book group with stories, crafts, and toys!

Copies of the book are available at the Library. Coffee, tea, conversation, and goodies will be 

available.


Learn to Make Paper Flowers Friday, April 28, 1 pm. All elementary age children are invited 

to make paper flowers with Aurora over spring vacation. Maybe you will be adventurous and try to 

make a tree, since it will be Arbor Day! All materials will be provided.


Introduction to Bookmaking with local artist Aurora! Sunday, April 30, 11 am – 1 pm. Join 

Aurora to learn simple techniques to make a handmade book. Workshop size is limited due to 

materials needed. Please call 434-4583 or email hpl@gmavt.net to sign up.


Friday Movie Night   April 14, 7 pm   The Secret Life of Pets
This month our movie will be shown on the second Friday night of the month!  Children are encouraged to recommend movies for upcoming months!

TerraCycle  Bring your CLEAN recyclables to the Library.  Each participating recyclable item earns money for the Library.  Accepted items include baby food pouches, all Colgate products (even used toothbrushes), all Garnier products, all Tom's of Maine products, Brita brand pitchers and filters, and hard plastic tops and spouts from all detergent containers.


Huntington Playgroup 
Fridays, 10am-12pm (schedule follows the school calendar)
Sponsored by Building Brighter Futures, Jennifer O'Hora, Facilitator.
The playgroup aims to provide a place for children and their parents, caregivers and grandparents to socialize, do projects and have fun!  Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm (following the official school calendar.)  For more information contact Jen at huntingtonplaygroup@yahoo.com.

Story Time 
Reading and talking both develop babies and children's early language and literacy skills.  Children begin learning literacy skills right from birth.  Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are able to actually read and write.  These are the six skill areas that researchers have identified that parents, caregivers, and librarians can help to develop: print motivation, vocabulary, print awareness, narrative skill, letter knowledge, phonological awareness. Story Time aims to develop these skills through reading, rhyming, songs and fingerplays.  Fridays 10:45 am.  


Museum and Park Passes  We have a passes for free or reduced admission to the following places: Vermont State Parks (day use only), Vermont Historic Sites, Echo Center, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and Birds of Vermont Museum.  Passes are checked out for three day periods on a first come basis.