Rachel Stevenson, manager of special events at Hartwick College, will present an more-than-10-year study of art theft discussing famous art thefts in the 20th and 21st centuries. Included will be some well-known and obscure facts about art theft, and book titles for further reading will be shared. Be prepared to experience interesting information on a fascinating subject. The Friends of Huntington Memorial Library is holding this program from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the meeting room at the library. The program is free and open to the public. At the beginning of the meeting, the Friends will hold a brief annual meeting and elect officers and board members for the coming year.
Friends of the Library
Are you a Friend of Huntington Memorial Library? If so, it’s time to renew your annual membership. The membership campaign for 2013 is under way, and if you aren’t yet a member, please consider joining. Friends are very important to they library. The group conducts programs of community interest and helps fund numerous requests for projects and materials we would otherwise be unable to afford. Learn more about becoming a Friend at hmloneonta.org. New members and those renewing by Nov. 16 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at the Green Toad.
It’s a perfect time to be inside and try a craft. “Simple Crocheting” by Erika Knight is a complete how-to with 20 projects. Stitch instructions are clearly represented with drawings showing each step of the stitch. Projects are from the very simple to experienced levels and include dish cloths, laptop cover, fingerless gloves and more.
Read about George, the 9 year-old autistic boy who kept to himself in his own little world. When a stray cat appeared in the family’s garden one day, George lit up. He and the cat bonded and his mother, Juli,a was happy when George started opening up to her as well. Happiness continued for three years, but one day the cat disappeared and George regressed. Months later, Julia received a call from a family 50 miles away about a cat they found. “The Cat Who Came Back” is a heartwarming true story by Julia Romp.