Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library

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Fall 2018

SEPT 18  Tue. 5:30-7:30 pm – WASTED YEARS: BOOK-SIGNING with DUANE CLARKE  A local man’s powerful personal testimony of how his faith saved him from a 30-year gambling addiction – Clarke will have his book available for sale and signing on the library’s main floor.

SEPT 25  Tue. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: The Book Club   Comedy-Drama-Romance. Four lifelong friends’ lives are hilariously turned upside down when their book club reads Fifty Shades of Grey. PG-13, 103 min., 2018.

SEPT 28  Fri. 7 pm At Riverview Park - McMechen – BONFIRE STORYTELLING with RICH KNOBLICH  Family fun co-sponsored by the McMechen Recreation Committee.

OCT 4, 11, 18 Thursdays @ 7 pm – CAMPFIRE STORYTELLING with RICH KNOBLICH for families, at Grand Vue Park. Sponsored by the Library.

OCT. 5, 6, 8, 9BOOK SALE  Something for everyone, bargain prices! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri. & Mon.; 10 a.m. to Noon on Sat. & Tues. Sponsor: Moundsville Woman’s Club, all proceeds benefiting the library.

OCT 8  Mon. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: Pride & Prejudice  Drama-Romance. Based on the novel by Jane Austen. In England, close of the 18th century, sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. Stars Keira Knightley. PG, 129 min., 2005.


OCT 22  Mon. 6 pm – IRISH GHOST STORIES  Superb professional storyteller ALAN IRVINE  returns with a chilling set of tales spun from murder, jealousy and revenge – for adults and older students.

OCT 25  Thur. 5:30 pm – THE GREAT WEST VIRGINIA READ REVEAL PARTY   Find out the winning book, enjoy refreshments – prize raffle!


OCT 27  Sat. 2-4 pm – HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS with Carol Weakland as Professor McGonagall. Clues lead you thru a Harry Potter-inspired story with wizarding classes. A 2-hour interactive program for kids ages 5 to 12 – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Space limited!

NOV 8
  Thur. 4 pm – MARSHALL COUNTY PATRIOTS & HEROES, Vol. 9 - BOOK SIGNING & PRESENTATION with author GARY RIDER.


Much of the Library's adult programming is made possible through a generous donation by The Baker Family, in memory of long-time Marshall County resident Robert (Bob) Baker.


Our regularly scheduled USED BOOK SALES take place the first weekend in May  and the first weekend in October. Details of the exact dates and times will be available a few weeks ahead of the sale.

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES
Our normal hours may be disrupted by bad weather and road conditions during the winter. Please call the Marshall County Libraries before you venture out on days with lots of snow and icing to make sure we're open and not closing early.


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SHAMELESS MERCHANDISING

Bil Lepp's books, CDs and DVDs are available for purchase at his website Bil Lepp's Products

Karen Vuranch's CDs and DVDs are available at her website WV Enterprises

Many materials are also available to borrow from libraries near you. Support West Virginia's performing artists!


Now Available: MARSHALL COUNTY PATRIOTS AND HEROES - VOL 8  by author Gary Rider - his latest collection of true accounts of Marshall County's own veterans. A great tribute to those who have served in the military to defend our freedoms. Copies are available at the library for purchase.



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.

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. The 4th volume was released Nov. 7, 2013. The 5th volume was released in Nov. 2014. The 6th volume was released in Nov. 2015. The 7th volume was released in Nov. 2017. The 8th volume was released in Nov. 2018. 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.
 
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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.


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 is made possible through a generous donation by the Baker Family, in memory of long-time Marshall County resident Robert (Bob) Baker.

We are grateful for all our supporters, presenters, and participants!


ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For Children
 
MARSHALL COUNTY SPECIAL EVENTS

OCT 27  Sat. 2-4 pm – HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS with Carol Weakland as Professor McGonagall. Clues lead you thru a Harry Potter-inspired story with wizarding classes. A 2-hour interactive program for kids ages 5 to 12 – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Space limited!

THANK YOU!
Special events are sponsored by:  The Evan G. Roberts Trust through BB&T Bank, The Robert Baker Family, and Your Library

Thanks to our many community donors for contributing rewards & prizes!



PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
(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:

  • Tuesdays  11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays  1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays  11:00 a.m.
Each "class" meets for about 45 minutes for stories, songs, games, simple art projects and social interaction. For more information about these and other upcoming special programs, contact the library.

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Thanks to all of our 2017 Summer Reading Program presenters, supporters and participants!

Special events were sponsored by the Evan G. Roberts Trust through BB&T Bank, The Robert Baker Family, and the Marshall County Libraries. Thanks also to community donors for contributing rewards and prizes.




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. 




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