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Hatha Yoga Class

Thursdays from 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm


Celebrate Thursdays with a slow but empowering yoga class suitable for all levels of experience. We will focus on alignment of postures, while being mindful of body, breath, and mind. The practice of yoga is the perfect way to reset yourself in the season of renewal!

Classes will be taught by Huntington resident Tania Dornic . Tania is a certified and registered yoga teacher, who received her 200 HR RYT training in April 2015. She has taught classes locally at Balance Yoga Studio in Richmond, as well as at the Lund Family Center in Burlington through Sangha Studio’s yoga service program. Classes are $10 each, with $1 of that fee for the Huntington Public Library. While classes are drop-in, it would be helpful to know ahead of time how many plan to attend. You can contact Tania with any questions, or to let her know you are coming, on 802-355-4013 (call or text).

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New Books



New Adult Fiction A Double Life by Flynn Berry; Liar Liar by James Patterson; So Much Owed by Jean Grainger; The Watercolourist by Beatrice Masini; Red Mountain – A Novel by Boo Walker; Living witht the Laird – A Love Affair with a Man and His Mansion by Belinda Rathbone; The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa.

Adult Non-Fiction Dare to Lead by Brene Brown; Soil 2017 – Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital by Woody Tasch; Oak – The Frame of Civilization by Willliam Bryant Logan; Going Up the Country – When the Hipppies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont by Yvonne Daley; Sacred Instructions – Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change by Sherri Mitchell;

How to Start a Worm Bin – Your guide to Getting Started with Worm Composting by Henry Owen; Vegetables Love Flowers – Companion Plantings for Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Zeigler; Sugar Changed the World – A Stroy of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson; What’s Wrong with My Marijuana Plant by David Deardorff; Jefferson – Writings by Thomas Jefferson; Debate on the Constitution – Parts one and Two; Bread Earth and Fire – Earth Ovens and Artisan Breads by Stuart Silverstein; The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman; The Line Becomes a River – Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantu; The Boys in the Cave – Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand by Matt Gutman.

Adult DVD Poached – When Passion Becomes Obsession; Green Fire – Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethis for Our Time

Children’s Picture Books Many purchased for the Annual Baby Brunch are now available for checkout.

Junior Non-Fiction Finding Gobi – The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard; The Titan’s Curse, The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters in graphic form by Rick Riordan; The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell.

ListenUp!Vermont/LIBBY Electronic books and audiobooks are available online with your library card at or Thousands of digital titles are supported through this website. All you need is a valid Huntington Library card! Ask your librarian if you have any questions.


New Adult Fiction Promise by Minrose Gwin; Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield; The House Next Door and Liar Liar by James Patterson.

Adult Non-Fiction Reed Brown’s 1841 Journey – America Through the Eyes of a Vermont Yankee by Richard Allen; This Radical Land – A Natural History of American Dissent by Daegan Miller; The Meaning of Wilderness, Runes of the North and Listening Point by Sigurd E. Olsen; Fasting and Feasting – The Life of Visionary Food Write Patience Gray by Adam Federman; The Guide to Humane Critter Control by Theresa Rooney; Call of the Reed Warbler – A New Agriculture A New Earth by Charles Massey; Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffee; Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern Untied States by Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge; How To Move Like a Gardener by Deb Soule; Life Without Plastic by Chantal Plamondon

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.

Picture Books Picture Books will be available at the end of the m onth following the Annual Baby Brunch.

Junior DVD Magic School Bus – Season One; Plane, Trains and Trucks – PBS Kids.

Early Chapter Books The Kingdom of Wrenly – Books 1 – 11 by Jordan Quinn; Bad Kitty – Kitten Trouble by Nick Bruel; Geronimo On Ice by Geronimo Stilton; Magic Tree House – #31 Warriors in Winter by Mary Pope Osborne.



Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Ambush by James Patterson

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The Infinite Sea, The Glass Ocean, Tiny Little Thing and A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

The Witch Elm by Tana French

The Temtation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafos


The New Organic Grower – 30th Anniversary Edition by Eliot Coleman

Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness by Thomas Cowan

Feathers – The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson

Differently Wired – Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World by Deborah Reber

Almost Everything by Anne Lamott

The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd F. Olson

A Secret Sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney

Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massy

Life in the Soil – A Guide to Naturalists and Gardeners and Discoveries in the Garden by James Nardi

Teaching the Trees -Lessons From the Forest by Joan Maloof

Dirt to Soil – One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture by Gabe Brown

Woody Plants of the Northeast – A Photographic Guide by Jerry Jenkins

Mesquite – An Arboreal Love Affair by Gary Paul Nabhan

The Whole Smiths Cookbook by Michelle Smith


Outlander Season 3


Curious George

Hotel Transylvania 3


Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris and The Spanish Dance Mission by Geronimo Stilton

JUNE 2018

Adult Fiction

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Billy Boyle and Blood Alone by James R. Benn

The Defecgtors by Joseph Kanon

The Outsiders by Stephen King

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Points North by Howard Frank Mosher

Murder in Shadow and Murder in Misdirection by Anne Cleeland

The Wind in His Heart by Charles de Lint

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Lila and Theron by Bill Schubart

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Golden Hill – A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand


Sunshine and Shadow – The Amish and Their Quilts by Phyllis Haders

A Year in the Wilderness – Bearing Witness in the

Boundary Waters by Amy and Dave Freeman

Behind the Carbon Curtain – The Energy Industry, Political Censorship, and Free Speech by Jeffrey A.


Nature Wars by Jim Sterba

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

More Than a Woodlot – Getting the Most from Your Family Forest by Stephen Long

Killers of the Flower Moon – The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

The Snake and the Salamander – Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia by A. R. Breisch

The Best Land Under Heaven – The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis

Adult Biography

An American Princess – The Many Kives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl


First Ladies Revealed


Picture Books

The Dog Detective by Julia Donaldson

I Am a Big Brother by Caroline Jane Church

The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

Junior Easy

Junior Audiobooks

Finding Gobi – The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Juvenile Fiction

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Junenile Non-fiction

Minecraft – Guide to Enchantments and Potions

The Monarchs Are Missing – A Butterfly Mystery by Rebecca E. Hirsch

Graphic Novels

Hilo- Waking the Monsters and The Great Big Boom

Babymouse Goes for the Gold and Tales From the Locker by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew L. Holm



In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

The 17th Suspect and Princess- A Private Novel by James Patterson

Barren Island by Carol Zoref

In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders

A Venetian Reckoning, An Anonymous Venentian, A Death at La Fenice

by Donna Leon

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

The Dark Angel, A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths


The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell

Botanical Drawing – A Step-By-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit, and Other Plant Life by Penny Brown

The Forest Unseen – A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell

Thoreau and the Language of Trees by Richard Higgins

Our Native Bees by Paige Embry


Huntington Oral History Panel


The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan


First Founding Father – Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence by Harlow Giles Unger


Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Schertle

Salamander Sky by Katy Farber

If Rocks Could Sing – A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie McGuirk

Where’s the Baby – A Spotting Book bt Britta Teckentrup

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Matilda’s Cat and Minkey and Me by Emily Gravett

If You Had a Jetpack by Lisl H. Detlefsen

I Walk With Vanessa – A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoet

Ishi – Simple Tips From a Solid Friend by Akiko Yabuki

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller


Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

All of the thirty 2018 – 2019 DCF books!


Lighthouse Family – The Sea Lion by Cynthia Rylant

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About Adopt An Author

Our Adopt an Author Program enables patrons to ensure that the latest offerings from their favorite authors are available at the Library by having the Library purchase the books at library rate and then billing the patron donor for the price of the item which is then donated to the Library.  Those who participate in the Adopt an Author Program are given first right to the item and a special book plate is placed in the book acknowledging the donor.  There are currently over 80 adopted authors.

Stay tuned for a post dedicated to each adopted author!

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What’s New In August

New Books

June 2017

Adult Fiction  Murder in All Honor and Murder in Containment by Anne Cleeland; The Woman in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck;

Jilo, Shivaree, and The Void by J.D. Horn; Broken Wing by David Budbill.

Adult Non-Fiction  The Most Perfect Thing – Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead; Human Scale Rivisited – A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future by Kirkpatrick Sale; Nature’s Temples – The Complex World of the Old-Growth Forests by Joan Maloof; Senator Leahy – A Life in Scenes by Philip Baruth; Retribution – Tha Battle for Japan, 1994-45 by Max Hastings; Dawn Light – Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day by Diane Ackerman; Acquiring Genomes – A Theory of the Origins of Species by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan; Whereas – Poems by Layli Long Soldier; Natural Treatment for Lyme Coinfections – Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia and Healing Lyme – Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsioses by Stephen Harrod Buhner; Human Scale – Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale; The Forest Garden Greenhouse by Jerome Osentowski; Becoming Wise – An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett.

Adult DVD  The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies; I’m Not There

Picture Books Thank You, Bugs! by Dawn Pape; Can You See What I See- Out if this World and Toyland Express, and I Spy Spectactular by Walter Wick; Found and Be a Friend by Salina Yoon; Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson; We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio; Global Baby Bedtimes; Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert; Moon Watchers by Reza Jalali;  A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber.

Junior Non-Fiction  Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson; Flight editedby Kazu Kibuishi.

Junior Fiction Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick; Orphan Train Girl by Christina Baker Kline; Spy Ski School by Stuart Gibbs.

MAY 2017

New Adult Fiction Two From the Heart and 16th Seduction by James Patterson; Celine by Peter Heller; The Fix by David Baldacci; My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith; Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout; Into the Water by Paula Dawkins; Trajectory by Richard Russo; The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan.

Adult Non-Fiction Climate of Hope – How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope; Reality Is Not What It Seems and Seven Brief Lessons on Physics – The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli;

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman; Irresistible – The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter; Nature Fix – Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams; Mycorrhizal Plant – How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility by Michael Phillips;The Forest Garden Greenhouse – How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis by Jerome Osentowski.

DVD Mysteries of the Unseen World – What We Can’t See is All Around Us; Life in the Underground; Victoria; Far From the Madding Crowd; Rachel Carson; Maya Angelou and Still I Rise; Planet Earth II; Homeland Season 1,2,3,4; Mysteries of the Unseen World; Moana.

Picture Books Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro; Grandpa’s Sugarbush by Margaret Carney; Bird, Balloon, Bear by Il Sung Na; Pretty Minnie in Paris by Danielle Steel; Sleepy Snoozy Cozy Coozy – A Book of Animal Beds by Judy Young; I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joose.

Junior Fiction Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon; Kokopelli and the Butterfly by Michael Sterns; Rebellious Thieves – A Robin Hoodlum Adventure by Kekla Magoon.

*All the 2017 – 2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Books*

Junior Non-Fiction Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberly; Fairyopolis by Cecily Mary Barker; Hamster Princess – Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon.

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Author Spotlight: Leo Lionni

About Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni was born in Holland in 1910, and had a tremendously successful career in advertising in the United States before settling in Italy in 1959.

Lionni began his career as a children’s book author after he made up a story for his grandchildren using torn colored paper while riding on a train.  That story eventually became Little Blue and Little Yellow, and was the first of many treasures to come.

He wrote over 40 picture books for children, and recieved Caldecott Honor Awards for Inch By Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander And The Wind-Up Mouse.

The messages in Leo Lionni’s books are simple and easy for children to understand.  They gently teach children about kindness, empathy, courage, and acceptance of others and yourself.


Some of Our Favorites

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9780679880844It’s Mine features three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. All day long they bicker: It’s mine! It’s mine! It’s mine! But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much more fun. With characteristic clarity, simplicity and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share our world.



Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Honor, this beloved tale of a brave little fish has been a favorite to generations of readers.



9780375836978A Color of His Own
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

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Author Spotlight: Jan Brett


Jan Brett lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts with her husband, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Buffy, her pet hedgehog. To find out more about Jan
Brett, visit her Web site. Meet some of her charming characters, and enjoy all her wonderful online and offline activities.

From Jan Brett

“When I was I child, I decided to be an illustrator. I spent many hours reading and drawing. I remember the special quiet of rainy days, when I felt that I could enter the pages of beautiful picture books. Now I try to re-create that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I’m drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.

As a student at the Museum School in Boston, I spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. It was overwhelming to see room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain. I’m delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting.

Illustrating children’s books always seems like a big adventure because as an artist I must explore and give thought to my subject — an artist needs to know everything about their subject. I try to get a feel for the country and times my characters live in, and I get many ideas from traveling to different countries, where I research the architecture and costumes that appear in my work. After a trip to Norway, I was inspired to write three books! I’ve found that the details and the odd little things one notices help make a story convincing. In my mind, the story comes alive. And for me, the best part about telling a story is drawing the pictures.”


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10 Ways To Explore Nature With Your Kids This Winter — Heart Healthy Abundance

via 10 Ways To Explore Nature With Your Kids This Winter — Heart Healthy Abundance

It can be extremely hard to be motivated to get outside during our cold VT winter months, but exploring the outdoors is just as important during the winter months, if not more so than spring/summer. Winter blues and boredom can easily be fought off with some TLC with mother nature.

Getting outside can be hard, but below are 10 simple and fun activities to get your family outside and soaking up some of that nature vitamin we all need so desperately. (Stay tuned for a follow up post about the importance of nature).

1. First and foremost just get outside and play like a kid! Throw snowballs, build forts, decorate a silly snowman. The other day we had our first snowfall and my 3 year old was absolutely ecstatic. It dawned on me that at some point snow stopped becoming magical, but it hasn’t lost it’s magic for my son.

2. Explore properties of snow. How does it feel without gloves? How does it taste? What if we poured some maple syrup on it and tried it? Can we freeze snow? What if we add cold water to it? Hot water?

3. Catch snowflakes. Grab a piece of black paper and catch snowflakes. Snowflake Bentley by VT’s own Wilson Bentley is a great way to extend snowflake discovery.

4. Paint snow! This is a fun activity that has so many different possibilities. You can use different paint mediums: food coloring and water mixed into a spray bottle or even better, a squirt gun, 123Homeschool4Me has a great tutorial. Cups of paint and paint brushes work just as well. Too cold outside? Bring some snow into the bath tub or even a large container and paint!

5. Take a nature quest. Over at the Melissa and Doug website there is a great winter scavenger hunt printable that would be perfect for this.

6. During your nature quest/scavenger hunt you will probably find animal tracks! Take pictures and try to match them up to figure out what animals are visiting you!  Babble, by Disney, has a great printable animal track guide!

7. Play with ice. Much like playing with snow, explore the ice. Break off icicles; taste them, break them, paint them! Again, if it is really too cold outside explore ice indoors. Freeze different things around your house; watch the ice melt to find what is inside OR better yet break it open. You can freeze paint in ice cube trays and paint with ice! We can’t forget about ice skating. Ice skates can tend to be pricey, so slip and slide around in your shoes if you need!

8. Make bird feeders, this is a great too cold to go outside activity. Over at Happy Hooligans you’ll find 32 easy homemade bird feeders that you and your kids can make! When it does get warmer, go outside and see what kind of birds visit your feeders!

9. GO SLEDDING! Even if you don’t have a hill, “sled” around the yard. Have your kids use their imaginations as to what the sled could be; a chariot? a horse? the possibilities are endless.

10. Lastly, but certainly not least important, READ. Talk to your kids about nature in the winter, the changes that happen, and how important it is for us.
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