Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library

700 Fifth Street  Moundsville, West Virginia  26041
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SEPT. 26  Mon. 6 pmBELIEVE WHAT YOU CAN: POEMS  A poetry reading and discussion with MARC HARSHMAN, author & WV’s Poet Laureate, with poems from new book. Book-signing. Refreshments.

OCT. 6, 13, 20 Thursdays @ 7 pm – CAMPFIRE STORYTELLING with RICH KNOBLICH for families, at Grand Vue Park - Shelter 1 (Zipline Base Camp). Sponsored by the Library.

OCT. 17  Mon. 6 pmTHE HOLOCAUST: A PERSONAL STORY  Presenter JENNIFFER WEBER shares how she began studying the Holocaust and the importance of Holocaust education, with a moving glimpse into the life of Holocaust survivor Magda Herzberger. Refreshments.

NOV. 1  Tues. 6 pm FILM SHOWING: The Book Thief Teen Book Club special, based on Markus Zusak novel. PG-13, 131 min., 2013.

NOV 4  Fri. 6 pm After-Hours FILM SHOWING: Papa: Hemingway In Cuba  Historical biopic about the legendary author Ernest Hemingway helping a young journalist in Havana, set during the Cuban Revolution in 1959. 1st Hollywood pic filmed in Cuba since ‘59. R, 110 min., 2016.

NOV. 7  Mon. 6 pmHISTORY ALIVE! MARK TWAIN  Fantastic portrayal of the great American author & humorist by DOUG RILEY. Refreshments.

NOV. 10  Thurs. 4 pmMARSHALL COUNTY PATRIOTS AND HEROES, Vol. 7 - BOOK SIGNING & PRESENTATION with author GARY RIDER. New 129 profiles of veterans, from the Civil War to present-day conflicts. A tribute to local military heroes, for sale & signing. Refreshments.

NOV. 21  Mon. 6 pmBURNING SPRINGS: THE FORGOTTEN STORY Storyteller JUDI TAROWSKY presents a fascinating historic narrative of 1863 when Confederate troops set oil fields near the Little Kanawha River on fire, setting a whole town ablaze, too. Refreshments.

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.



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 6  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.

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!


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. 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.

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.

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!

For Children

OCT. 6, 13, 20 Thursdays at 7 pm – CAMPFIRE STORYTELLING with RICH KNOBLICH at Grand Vue Park, Shelter 1…gather round the blazing fire for some great seasonal stories, family-friendly. Sponsored by the Library.

OCT. 15 Sat. 11 amMOVIE SHOWING: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  Enjoy this classic starring Gene Wilder and based on the Roald Dahl book. A magical musical! Splendiferous! Rated G, 100 min.

OCT. 19  Wed. 6:30 pmTHE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN  Presented by Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Children’s Theatre & Tim Thompson. Keep your promises! The classic tale of enchantment performed live!

OCT. 24  Mon. 10 amTHE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT HALLOWEEN! A frightfully fun and funny animated adventure ride with The Cat, Nick and Sally (Cat in the Hat voiced by Martin Short)…this hour-long screening is our kick-off event for the Inquire Within project, powered by Chevron with WQED & PBS Kids. Creative Halloween treats will be offered (recipes included for parents). Please pre-register.

(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.


Thanks to all of our 2016 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.

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 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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