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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MAY 5, 6, 8, 9BOOK SALE  Bargain prices. From 10 am to 5 pm on Friday & Monday, from 10 am to Noon on Saturday & Tuesday. Sponosred by Moundsville Woman's  Club; all proceeds  benefit the library.

MAY 15  Mon. 6 pmHISTORY ALIVE! NELLIE BLY  Portrayal by JoAnn Peterson of the famed investigative reporter of the late 1800s. Support from the WV Humanities Council.

MAY 23  Tue. 6 pm - FILM SHOWING: Loving  Historical Bio-Drama Romance tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. Stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. PG-13, 123 min., 2016.


JUNE 5 – Mon. 6 pm   WIZARD OF OZ told by THE WICKED WITCH – Great one-woman show by CAROL WEAKLAND – all ages!

JUNE 7
– Wed. 4 pm   MOVIE: BFG
Disney/Spielberg’s Big Friendly Giant is a magical adventure! PG, 118 min. 

JUNE 12  Mon. 6 pm - FILM 
SHOWING:  La La Land
 Winner of 6 Academy Awards - "a sun-drenched musical masterpiece!" Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Directed by Damien Chazelle. PG-13, 128 min., 2016.

JUNE 19  Mon. 6 pmCIVIL WAR WEST VIRGINIA   Thomas Buckley will present on the Federal Expeditions against Lewisburg, W.Va., and the Battle of Droop Mountain, Nov. 1963.


JUNE 21
– Wed. @ 6 pm  MOVIE: SING!   Animated comedy – singing competition to save a theater! PG, 108 min.

JUNE 27  Tue. 6 pm - FILM SHOWING: Fences  The critically acclaimed drama set in Pittsburgh and based on August Wilson's play. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. PG-13, 139 min., 2016.


JULY 11  Tue. 6 pm - FILM SHOWING: The Sense of an Ending

JULY 17  
Mon. 6 pm - RIVER STORIES - Alan Irvine shares historical events and characters set on the region's waterways.

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 7  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. 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.

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 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
 
MARSHALL COUNTY SPECIAL EVENTS

Summer Reading Programs 2017 at the MOUNDSVILLE LIBRARY

MAY 31– Wed. @ 11 am  DINOSAUR TRAIN: WHAT’S AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH?  Fun learning! PBSKids show for ages 3-7! A PBSKids/WQED INQUIRE WITHIN special! 

JUNE 5 – Mon. @ 6 pm   WIZARD OF OZ told by THE WICKED WITCH – Great one-woman show by CAROL WEAKLAND – all ages!

JUNE 7 – Wed. @ 4 pm   MOVIE: BFG   Disney/Spielberg’s Big Friendly Giant is a magical adventure! Bring snacks. PG, 118 min.

JUNE 13 – Tue. @ 11 am   PAINTING WITH FRIENDS – MELANIE DAILY & SHEILA BEEGLE  Age 5+ Limited to 25. PRE-REGISTER

JUNE 14 – Wed. @ 6 pm  COLLAGE ART with NY POP ARTIST MICHAEL ALBERT  (2 hrs.) Creative way to recycle – for all ages!  Bring an empty cereal box to transform into art - Table space limited! Kids under 7 should have an adult to help.

JUNE 15 – Thur. @ 11 am   AL-MAZING MAGIC – Amazing magic show – fun, entertaining & humorous for all ages!

JUNE 20 – Tue. @ 11 am   ONCE UPON A ‘TOON with JOE WOS   Fun original storytelling with cartoons – always draws a crowd!

JUNE 21 – Wed. @ 6 pm  MOVIE: SING!   Animated comedy – singing competition to save a theater! Bring snacks. PG, 108 min.

JUNE 27 – Tue. @ 11 am   PAINT WITH LISA  with LISA ZUKOFF – For ages 5 & up. Limited to 15– PRE-REGISTER

JUNE 29 – Thur. @ 11 am  BOB THE BUILDER  Story (maybe a show) & we-can-do-it craft – PBSKids/WQED INQUIRE WITHIN !

JULY 11 – Tue. @ 11 am   CHILL LIKE SNOWMEN!  Beat the heat with Snowman story, cool treat & activity with MICKEY MASSEY

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

JULY 18 – Tue. @ 11 am   ROCKET LAUNCH CHALLENGE with CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER – build and launch your own rocket – Limited to 25, 3rd grade & up – REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

JULY 20 – Thur. @ 11 am   ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PET STORE  Music! Magic! Funny puppets! Live animals! Mike Z’s great variety show!

JULY 24 – Mon. @ 11 am   WILD KRATTS: ALASKA – HERO’S JOURNEY  Cool show– a PBSKids/WQED INQUIRE WITHIN special!

JULY 27 – Thur. @ 11 am    WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS   One of the best live-animal wildlife shows – entertaining & educational!

AUGUST 3 – Thur. @ 11 am  PINT-SIZE POLKAS  We’ll have a barrel of fun with MIKE SCHNEIDER!

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

Summer Reading Programs 2017 at the BENWOOD-MCMECHEN LIBRARY

JUNE 5 – Mon. @ 2 pm  WIZARD OF OZ told by GLINDA THE GOOD – Great one-woman show by CAROL WEAKLAND – all ages!

JUNE 13 – Tue. @ 2 pm   PAINTING WITH FRIENDS – MELANIE DAILY & SHEILA BEEGLE  Age 5+ Limited to 15– PRE-REGISTER

JUNE 15 – Thur. @ 2 pm   AL-MAZING MAGIC – Amazing magic show – fun, entertaining & humorous for all ages!

JUNE 16 – Fri. @ 11 am   COLLAGE ART with NY POP ARTIST MICHAEL ALBERT  (2 hrs.) For all ages – Creative way to recycle! Bring an empty cereal box to transform into art - Table space limited! Kids under 7 should have an adult to help.

JUNE 20 – Tue. @ 2 pm   ONCE UPON A ‘TOON with JOE WOS   Fun original storytelling with cartoons – always draws a crowd!

JUNE 23 – Fri. @ 11 am   RECY-COOL!  Recycling Facts, Games & Craft  fun  with VICKI HOWSARE

JUNE 27 – Tue. @ 2 pm    CHILL LIKE SNOWMEN!  Beat the heat with Snowman story, cool treat & activity with MICKEY MASSEY

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

JULY 20 – Thur. @ 2 pm   ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PET STORE   Music! Magic! Funny puppets! Live animals! Mike Z’s great variety show!

JULY 27 – Thur. @ 2 pm   WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS   One of the best live-animal wildlife shows – entertaining & educational!

JULY 28 – Fri. @ 11 am   IF YOU PLANT A SEED   Planting seeds of kindness! Stories and craft with VICKI HOWSARE  

Summer Reading Programs 2017 at the CAMERON LIBRARY

JUNE 5 – Mon. @ 1 pm   ZOO-TO-YOU presented by OGLEBAY GOOD ZOO at Fire Dept. Annex Bldg

JUNE 6 – Tue. @ 1 pm   DR. SEUSS-full “OH THE THINGS YOU CAN DO THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU!” with ROBIN RICHARDSON

JUNE 12 – Mon. @ 1 pm   STORIES & CRAFT  Create some fun with JOY ANDERSON!

JUNE 13 – Tue. @ 1 pm   HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!  Stories & Craft  Fun with SUSIE DAVIS

JUNE 19 – Mon. @ 1 pm   STORIES & CRAFT  Building  a better world thru fun with SARAH STARCOVIC!

JUNE 20 – Tue. @ 2 pm   COLLAGE ART with NY POP ARTIST MICHAEL ALBERT  (2 hrs.) For all ages!  A great way to recycle! For workshop bring a cereal box to transform into art - Space limited! Kids under 7 should have an adult to help.

JULY 10 – Mon. @ 1 pm   ANGELICA STARCOVIC   Be surprised with STORYTIME BUILT FOR FUN!

JULY 11 – Tue. @ 1 pm   ARTHUR!  The storybook favorite builds up the laughter with JASON COURTWRIGHT

JULY 17 – Mon. @ 1 pm   JOSIE STERN  demonstrates building great FUN SNACKS FOR KIDS!

JULY 18 – Tue. @ 1 pm   ANIMAL CARE  with GAVIN STERN and real-live dogs Trooper and Bella!

Check for extra fun STORY & CRAFT PROGRAMS on select Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Ask about dates at Library.

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

Benwood-McMechen Library extends special appreciation in memory of Annette Waters and to the Nancy Brubaker Family

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 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.




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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