Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library700 Fifth Street Moundsville, West Virginia 26041
A member of the Northern Library Network
Phone (304) 845-6911
LIBRARY NEWS & EVENTS
About the Library
(Find Books, Videos...)
Articles & Research
Our News & Events
MAY 21 - Tues. 4 p.m. AN HONOR, PRIVILEGE, AND PLEASURE TO SERVE: A VISIT WITH JOHN L. HAIGH, SR., Tales From Air Force One
The former Chief Steward of Air Force One, Chief Master Sgt. Retired U.S. Air Force John L. Haigh, Sr. watched history unfold from aboard the nation's most famous plane. He'll share experiences traveling the world as part of his military career and as a member of the Air Force One flight crew. Get an insider's view of what it was like serving Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Bush, Sr. Haigh's story is fascinating and informative. Sponsored by the Robert Baker Family. Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public.
CLOSED MAY 17
The Marshall County Libraries will be closed on Friday, May 17, for In-Service Staff Training. We apologize for the inconvenience. The libraries will re-open on Saturday, May 18.
MAY 28 - Tues. 6 p.m. STORYTELLING SAMPLER with THE WEST VIRGINIA STORYTELLING GUILD This special preview to the May 29 Grand Vue Storytelling Festival (to be held at Grand Vue Park) will feature a bevy of first-rate professional storytellers. Enjoy tales old and new, funny and thrilling, haunting and magical from Karen Vuranch, Kevin Cordi, Susanna Holstein, Andy Fraenkel, Rich Knoblich, Adam Booth, Donna Wilson, Mary Morgan Smith and Bizzie Vunderlink. Each performance will whet your appetite for more! Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public, courtesy of the WV Storytelling Guild.
T-SHIRTS FOR MEMORIAL OF BENWOOD MINE DISASTER OF 1924
Efforts are underway to raise funds to erect a monument in Benwood to remember the 119 victims of the mine explosion that took place April 28, 1924. The Benwood Mine Disaster Memorial Committee is selling T-shirts as part of that effort and they can be purchased at the Moundsville Library for $10 or $12 (cash only) - Call ahead to be sure the T-shirts are on hand in the size you need. Thanks to everyone contributing to this worthy cause.
The Marshall County Libraries will be closed for the Easter holiday March 30- April 1 (Saturday thru Monday). We're sorry for any inconvenience and hope everyone enjoys safe and happy holidays with their families and friends. Books can be renewed online (if they aren't yet overdue), use the bookdrops, or return or renew them when the libraries re-open on April 2. Fines will be waived for books due on our closed days.
POETRY BOOK BY HARSHMAN
Former Marshall County resident and school teacher, favorite local storyteller and children's book author, and now West Virginia's Poet Laureate, Marc Harshman has a new collection of poetry, published by Bottom Dog Press, GREEN-SILVER AND SILENT...POEMS. If you missed the book-signing at the Moundsville Library Dec. 5, you can obtain copies of the book at Words & Music (Stratford Springs) and at the Artisan Center in Wheeling, or through the Bottom Dog Press website. Or you may borrow the book at the Marshall County Libraries!
FREE LIBRARY E-BOOKS
If you haven't already tried ebooks you can get them for free on your computer and most ereaders or smart phones..A current Marshall County library card, an internet connection on your PC, Mac, or portable device, and some free software is essentially all you need. Visit our "Open 24/7" virtual branch at WV READS. There are more detailed instructions there including a link to a list of compatible devices.
LIBRARY DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Library Day at the Legislature in Charleston on January 31, 2012. Your involvement helps to make it a successful event championing the importance of libraries in communities across West Virginia and thanking our legislators for their support.
We are awaiting word as to whether there will be another two week (80-hour) Underground Apprentice Miner course offered by the WVU Mine Training & Energy Technologies in the Fall of 2012...Previous classes (which require registration and a fee) have met at the Moundsville Public Library. Instructor: John Tuba 304-312-9700.
MARSHALL COUNTY VETERANS BOOK Author Gary L. Rider, a familiar face at the Moundsville Library and a retired Marshall County school teacher released his book entitled Marshall County Patriots and Heroes: From the Civil War to Afghanistan on Veterans Day 2010. The book is a compilation of Marshall County veterans' stories, with 131 profiles of men and women who have served in the U.S. military, including Jonathan Lockwood, Addie Gable, Jack McKee, Dave and Dan Ealy, Sam Shaw and many others. The second volume became available Nov. 10, 2011. The third volume was released Nov. 8, 2012. Copies can be purchased from Gary Rider or at select locations in the area.
Whenever possible, our presenters' books, CDs, etc., will be available for purchase & signing.
WATCH FOR MORE EVENTS
TO BE ANNOUNCED!
The WV Office of Miner's Health Safety and Training will no longer offer testing on a regular basis at the Moundsville Library (as of 8/25/2010). Please contact the Westover Regional Office at 304-285-3268 for more information, other test sites and dates, or visit the WVOMHST Web Site.
The Ohio Valley WRITERS' GROUP, formed by area writers and would-be authors to discuss all aspects of the art and business of writing and getting published, has been meeting in the cafe-area of the Books-A-Million store at The Highlands. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Visit OV Writers' Group for more details.
The HOMEOPATHY STUDY GROUP which has been meeting monthly to study and discuss this holistic health system is currently reorganizing. Visit The Ultra Molecular Approach to Health Care for more information on upcoming meetings or to contact homeopath David Board.
WIRELESS SERVICE IS HERE!
Free wireless internet service may now be accessed within and very near the Library building. Bring in your notebook or laptop computer, wireless-ready and battery-powered, and get a user name, password and time allotment at the Circulation Desk. This service is made available through a grant provided by the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the West Virginia Library Commission.
Much of the adult programming in 2010-2012 is made possible through a generous donation by the Baker Family, in memory of long-time Marshall County resident Bob Baker.
We are grateful for all our supporters, presenters, and participants!
Coming soon: The 2013 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS! The schedule of special programs promoting reading and learning will be available before the end of May. Most Marshall County school children will be getting a copy of the schedule through their school, but copies will be available at the libraries, too.
(September thru May)
This is a free program open to all 2- to 5-year-olds. Please call or stop by the Children's Department for details. Registration is requested. The schedule is:
Congratulations to all our 2012 Summer Reading Program participants, and thanks to all our presenters, supporters and donors. We hope all our Marshall County children will continue to "Dream Big - Read!"
Special children's programming in 2012 sponsored by the Evan G. Roberts Trust and the Robert Baker Family. Thanks also to our many community donors for contributing prizes & rewards.
SAD NEWS ABOUT DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY IN WV
This free book program, for children under 5, launched in March 2010, can no longer accept registrations in Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Counties, as well as other counties in West Virginia. There is apparently insufficient funds to continue the program. Comments and concerns may be voiced by visiting the website www.imaginationlibrary.wv.gov. We know this is disappointing news for many, but in the absence of this program we hope parents and grandparents remember that many wonderful children's books can be borrowed for free at their local libraries.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
|c2007-12 Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library||Contact Us|