Beyond Books Programs & Events

For Adults – Students

  • August 29, 2022 – Monday – 6 pm FILM SHOWING: Uncharted. PG-13, 116 min., 2022. Space limited, reservations recommended. Downstairs meeting room.
  • September 12   Monday 6:30 pm POETRY READING: Marc Harshman  In celebration of the 10th anniversary of his appointment as West Virginia’s Poet Laureate, Harshman will share poems new and old, including this year’s release from Monongahela Books, Dark Hills of Home. Books for sale/signing. On the main floor.
  • September 26, 2022 – Monday – 6 pm FILM SHOWING: Belfast. PG-13, 98 min., 2021. Space limited, reservations recommended. Downstairs meeting room.
  • October 3, 2022 – Monday – 6:30 pm BOOK TALK: Tasach Speaks: Whispers from Grave Creek by Michael Burk. This 2021 book puts a fascinating spiritual spin on our local history. Retired public school educator and Grave Creek Mound archaeology researcher Michael Burk and his associates will discuss elements of the Mound complex generally unrecognized in other historical investigations. Q&A will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. On the main floor.
  • October 10, 2022 – Monday – 6 pm FILM SHOWING: Emma. PG, 125 min., 2020. Space limited, reservations recommended. Downstairs meeting room.
  • October 20 & 27, 2022 – Thursday – 7 pm At Grand Vue Park Aerial Adventure Park Shelter 1 – CAMPFIRE STORYTELLING Performed by Rich Knoblich. Gather ‘round the blazing hearth and enjoy great tales, from funny to frightful! Bring snacks, blankets, etc. Family fare for the season.
  • October 24, 2022 – Monday – 6 pm FILM SHOWING: Death On the Nile. PG-13, 127 min., 2022. Space limited, reservations recommended. Downstairs meeting room.
  • November 9   Wednesday 6 pm LIVING HISTORY PORTRAYAL: Cass Elliot  Performed by Karen Vuranch. This charismatic member of the iconic band of the 60s, The Mamas and The Papas, was known for her large size but an even larger voice and spirit – a colorful and indomitable figure of the time. Learn about her life in this Chautauqua-style storytelling performance by one of our favorite presenters.


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

Watercolor Classes – Contact the Library to find out if there’s room for a new adult student. Classes usually meet on Tuesdays at 4 pm and are conducted by Gussie Smith. Pre-registration is required.

For Children

The Summer Reading Program – 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. Themes for SRP in 2022 are: “Oceans of Possibilities” and “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.”

  • August 4 – Thursday – 11 am Ancient Egypt with Carnegie Museum of Natural History Registration Required
  • August 9 – Tuesday – 11 am O’Ryan the O’mazing Juggling Show
  • August 11 – Thursday – 11 am At Grand Vue Park Amphitheater – Story Time with Miss Elizabeth


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.

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.

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