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Summer 2018

JUNE 9  Sat. 12 Noon – FILM SHOWING: Coco  The Oscar winner for best animated feature film! The tale of a 12-year-old aspiring musician magically transported to The Land of the Dead. PG, 105 min., 2017.

JUNE 18  Mon. 6 pm – A MOTHER’S HEART DIVIDED: A WEST VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR STORY  The remarkable JoAnn Peterson offers a heart-wrenching performance told through Civil War songs – covering the formation of our state and how Maisie Twigg’s family is torn apart.

JUNE 19  Tue. 4:30 pm-6:30 pm – ARTIST’S RECEPTION & COLLAGE WORKSHOP with MICHAEL ALBERT  The NY-area pop artist renowned for turning recycling into creative expression called “Cerealism” will be here for a meet-and-greet and mini-workshop for adults and students. See Michael’s amazing collage art and try it yourself! Free art gifts.

JUNE 26  Tue. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: Love, Simon   Comedy-Drama-Romance. Coming-of-age story – when a teen’s secret is threatened he finally comes to terms with his identity. PG-13, 110 min., 2018.

JULY 9  Mon. 4 pm At Benwood-McMechenBETSY ROSS & THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG  Early American history comes alive in this performance by Patty Cooper – for school-age children and adults.

JULY 10  Tue. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: My Cousin Rachel   Drama-Mystery-Romance. Young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's wife, believing she caused his death. PG-13, 106 min., 2017.

JULY 16  Mon. 6 pm – INDIAN CAPTIVE MARY JEMISON  History comes alive in this performance by multi-talented Patty Cooper as frontierswoman Jemison, whose fascinating story pivots around her capture by Shawnee and adoption by the Seneca tribe.

JULY 23  Mon. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: Winchester  Bio-Drama Horror-Fantasy. Starring Helen Mirren as the eccentric firearm heiress haunted by the souls of those killed by the Winchester rifle. PG-13, 99 min., 2017.

JULY 31  Tue. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: Everything, Everything   Drama-Romance. A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home risks all when she falls for the boy next door. PG-13, 110 min., 2017.

AUG 14  Tue. 6 pm – FILM SHOWING: A United Kingdom   Bio-Drama Romance. Botswana King Khama’s loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman puts his kingdom in turmoil. PG-13, 111 min., 2016.

AUG 20  Mon. 6 pm – PRESIDENT GRANT  Professional living historian Ken Serfass follows up his performance as the great Civil War General with a portrayal of Ulysses S. Grant as the 18th President of the U.S.



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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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

Summer Reading Programs 2018 at the MOUNDSVILLE LIBRARY

JUNE 9 – Sat. @ 12 Noon   MOVIE: COCO   Animated tale of aspiring musician, Disney-Pixar award-winner! PG, 105 min.

JUNE 12 – Tue. @ 11 am   AL-MAZING MAGIC – Amazing magic show – entertaining & humorous fun for all ages!

JUNE 15 – Fri. @ 11 am   GLOW IN THE DARK FIREFLYART with JOY  Using recycled stuff. Space limited. PRE-REGISTER.

JUNE 19 – Tue. @ 11 am   NATURE ROCKS: THE SYMPHONY OF NATURE with DANIEL CARON   Learn to call an owl!

JUNE 19 – Tue. @ 4:30 pm   COLLAGE ART with NY POP ARTIST MICHAEL ALBERT  (2 hrs.) An art show-reception and workshop 

in one!  Workshop begins after 5 pm – participants will transform a cereal box! Ages 7-Adult.

JUNE 25 – Mon. @ 11 am   MOUNDSVILLE LIBRARY ROCKS! – Painting rocks with MARY LEICHTER  Ages 7-up. PRE-REGISTER.

JUNE 26 – Tue. @ 11 am   ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PET STORE  Music! Magic! Funny puppets! Live animals! Mike Z’s great variety show!

JUNE 28 – Thur. @ 11 am   SMART SCIENTIST” ROBERT STRONG presents fun science in SCIENCE & SOUND!

JULY 12 – Thur. @ 11 am   BUTTERFLIES!  with MICKEY MASSEY – A PBS Write On! winning story plus fun craft & treat.

JULY 13 – Fri. @ 11 am   SCIENCE ROCKS!   with the amazing GERRY LEWIS…Experiment with SUPER COOL science!

JULY 16 – Mon. @ 6 pm  INDIAN CAPTIVE MARY JEMISON – History comes alive with PATTY COOPER – for school age thru adult!

JULY 17 – Tue. @ 11 am  STEVENS PUPPETS present BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Nationally acclaimed troupe with marionettes!

JULY 24 – Tue. @ 11 am   MOVIE: FROZEN – SING-ALONG VERSION!   Join in on the songs on this Disney hit! PG, 102 min.

JULY 26 – Thur. @ 11 am    WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS   One of the best live-animal wildlife shows – entertaining & educational!

JULY 30 – Mon. @ 11 am   PAINTING WITH LISA  with LISA ZUKOFF – For ages 5 & up. Space limited – PRE-REGISTER

JULY 31 – Tue. @ 11 am   STORYTELLER GRANNY SUE rocking the MOUNTAIN STORIES & SONGS!  Share in the fun!

AUG 7 – Tue. @ 11 am   PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC Story, show, crafts & treats!  PBS Kids/WQED INQUIRE WITHIN special!

SUMMER DROP-IN STORYTIMES  WITH CRAFTS will be on most Tues. & Thurs. at 11 am IF THERE IS NO SPECIAL PROGRAM

Summer Reading Programs 2018 at the BENWOOD-MCMECHEN LIBRARY

JUNE 12 – Tue. @ 2 pm   AL-MAZING MAGIC – Amazing magic show – fun, entertaining & humorous for all ages!

JUNE 18 – Mon. @ 1:30 pm   PAINTING WITH LISA  with LISA ZUKOFF – For ages 5 & up. Space limited – PRE-REGISTER

JUNE 20 – Wed. @ 11:30 am   COLLAGE ART with NY POP ARTIST MICHAEL ALBERT  (2 hrs.) For K - Adult – Creative way to recycle! Bring an empty cereal box to transform into art - Table space limited! Kids under 7 need an adult to help.

JUNE 22 – Fri. @ 11 am   BENWOOD-MCMECHEN LIBRARY ROCKS! – Painting rocks with MARY LEICHTER  Ages 7-up. REGISTER

JUNE 26 – Tue. @ 2 pm   ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PET STORE   Music! Magic! Funny puppets! Live animals! Mike Z’s great variety show!

JUNE 29 – Fri. @ 11:30 am   BUTTERFLIES!  with MICKEY MASSEY – A PBS Write On! winning story plus fun craft & treat.

JULY 9 – Mon. @ 4 pm   BETSY ROSS portrayal & STORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG with PATTY COOPER – school age thru adult!

JULY 13 – Fri. @ 2 pm   SCIENCE ROCKS!  with the amazing GERRY LEWIS…Experiment with SUPER COOL science!

JULY 19 – Thur. @ 1 pm   SMART SCIENTIST” ROBERT STRONG presents fun science in SCIENCE & SOUND!

JULY 26 – Thur. @ 2 pm   WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS   One of the best live-animal wildlife shows – entertaining & educational!

JULY 27 – Fri. @ 11 am   RECYCLED ORCHESTRA   Make instruments from trash!  Crafty fun with VICKI HOWSARE

JULY 31 – Tue. @ 2 pm   STORYTELLER GRANNY SUE rocking the MOUNTAIN STORIES & SONGS!  Share in the fun!

Summer Reading Programs 2018 at the CAMERON LIBRARY

JUNE 11 – Mon. @ 1 pm   CAMERON LIBRARY ROCKS!  Painting rocks with MARY LEICHTER

JUNE 12 – Tue. @ 1 pm   DADS ROCK! CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY!  Stories & craft fun with SUSIE DAVIS

JUNE 13 – Wed. @ 1 pm   MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE!  with TAYLOR SESSUM

JUNE 18 – Mon. @ 1 pm   MAKE YOUR OWN “CAMERON POTTERY” NECKLACE  with MARY LEICHTER!

JUNE 19 – Tue. @ 1 pm   DR. SEUSS-full “OH THE THINGS YOU CAN DO THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU!” with ROBIN RICHARDSON

JUNE 20 – Wed. @ 3:30 pm   COLLAGE ART with NY POP ARTIST MICHAEL ALBERT  (2 hrs.) Best for ages 7 & up.  Learn about Michael’s creative way to recycle cereal boxes! Then transform your own cereal box into art - Space limited!

JUNE 25 – Mon. @ 1 pm   FUN WITH CLIFFORD  Storybook favorite fun with JASON COURTWRIGHT

JUNE 26 – Tue. @ 1 pm   CURIOUS GEORGE  Storybook favorite fun with NANCY FULLERTON

JUNE 27 – Wed. @ 1 pm   LAVENDER MICE  Stitchery craft with MARY LEICHTER – Ages 9 & up.

JULY 2 – Mon. @ 1 pm   RED, WHITE AND BLUE rocks  with JASON COURTWRIGHT

JULY 3 – Tue. @ 1 pm   ANIMALS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD  Special event from the SCHRADER CENTER 

JULY 9 – Mon. @ 1 pm   LET’S LEARN ABOUT FARM ANIMALS  with GAVIN STERN

JULY 10 – Tue. @ 1 pm   MAKING MUSIC  Special event from the SCHRADER CENTER 

JULY 11 – Wed. @ 1 pm   MAKE A TASTY TREAT  with JOSEY STERN

JULY 16 – Mon. @ 1 pm   GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS  with SOPHIA ASTON

JULY 17 – Tue. @ 1 pm   LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE  fun with AMY HAYES

JULY 18 – Wed. @ 1 pm   THE CONSTELLATIONS  rock the night sky with PAIGE BUTLER

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. 




ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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