Beyond Books Programs & Events

For Adults – Students

National Library Week is April 7 – 13 in 2024. ALA’s theme for the week is “Ready, Set, Library!”

  • April 8, 2024 – Monday – 6 pm WV HISTORICAL CHARACTER: Mary Lydia Weaver Sapp: A Daughter and Wife of the Civil War. Performed by storyteller Jo Ann Dadisman. A fascinating glimpse at what life could be like in the 1860s. Mary Lydia was born in Virginia, the first child and daughter of a grain mill owner who was a Confederate sympathizer. After the war, she married a Union Army officer and lived out her adulthood in Preston County, West Virginia. Downstairs meeting room.
  • April 9, 2024 – Tuesday – 6 pm FILM SHOWING: The Boys in the Boat. PG-13, 123 min., 2023. Note: In the event this new release does not arrive in time, an alternate film will be shown. Space limited. Downstairs meeting room.
  • April 10, 2024 – Wednesday – 5 pm PUPPET SHOW FOR KIDS: Inky’s Library Mystery. Presented by Pittsburgh Puppet Works. Downstairs meeting room.
  • CANCELLED April 16, 2024 – Tuesday – 6 pm GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT: RECONSTRUCTION 1865-1868 – A Living History Performance by Kenneth J. Serfass For adults, students. Downstairs meeting room.
  • April 24, 2024 – Wednesday – 6:15 pm THE BENWOOD MINE DISASTER 100 YEARS – A tribute to those who died in the explosion at Wheeling Steel’s Benwood coal mine on April 28, 1924. One hundred nineteen men and boys were killed. Local history specialists Joseph A. “Joey” Tellitocci and Sean P. Duffy will present on the library’s main floor.
  • April 30, 2024 – Tuesday – 6 pm POETRY READING with Marc Harshman The poet laureate of West Virginia will present his latest published collection, Following the Silence. Downstairs meeting room.
  • May 3, 4, 6, 2024 – BOOK SALE Used books for all ages and interests, sponsored by the Moundsville Woman’s Club with all proceeds benefiting the library. At the Tomlinson Avenue garage doors. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and Monday, 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday. Sale by-the-bag is on Monday.
  • May 16, 2024 – Thursday – 7 pm AT GRAND VUE PARK “Blazing Stories” – Featuring Judi Tarowsky with storytelling for the whole family at the Aerial Adventures Basecamp Shelter 1.


Book Clubs – Contact the Library to find out what Book Club gatherings are scheduled.

Used Book Sales

Trivia Questions

For Children

The Summer Reading Program – Runs from June thru early August. Along with having special events, the SRP lets kids track the books they are reading and earn rewards. It is aimed at Pre-Schoolers thru 6th Grade. Sign up at the Library. The theme for SRP in 2024 is: “Adventure Begins at Your Library.”

  • April 10, 2024 – Wednesday – 5 pm PUPPET SHOW FOR KIDS: Inky’s Library Mystery. Presented by Pittsburgh Puppet Works. Downstairs meeting room.
  • In June at Noon on the Second Saturday a MOVIE suitable for children or families will be shown if another event is not scheduled.
  • Start registering for the Summer Reading Program on June 1.


Pre-school Story Times are scheduled during the school year, usually at least one session a week. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Starting with September 15, 2022, Story Time for Preschoolers and Toddlers will be on Thursdays at 11 am.


Contact the library for details about the Happy Home Schoolers meetings and Game Day.


Assorted board games are available.

All events are Free and Open to the Public unless otherwise noted. See individual events for specific audience levels, space limits or registration requirements and related details. Some programs may be Virtual (attended online) or may be Off-Site (attended in-person but at a location outside the library). Please contact the library with questions or for more details.

Thanks to officials and agencies of Moundsville, Marshall County, and the state of West Virginia. Thanks to our many supporters and community donors, including The Evan G. Roberts Trust through Truist Bank, and The Robert Baker Family. And special thanks to our patrons, participants and presenters.

Please check the Library’s Facebook Page for the most current info and updates about programming, events, services and special announcements.