Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Find the most current information about our library programs and special events by finding us on Facebook...Look up the Moundsville Library - you don't have to log in (or be a member) to see our Facebook Page.

While our hours and in-person access are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, most (if not all) programs are virtual or online - through Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, or links to other web sites. Please call for more information.



VIRTUAL: Starting in June 2021
COLLAGE ART WITH MICHAEL ALBERT - 3 ART PROJECTS ON FACEBOOK On the Moundsville Library's Facebook Page you'll find an introductory video from New York Pop Artist Michael Albert on June 8. This will be followed by three more videos with projects you can do at home with some cereal boxes or other cardboard packaging, scissors and glue: Abstract Collage, Brandscapes, and American Flag. These pop art programs will be available online through the summer. Join Michael Albert in celebrating artistic expression, positive messaging and upcycling for the good of the planet!  Sponsored by the Robert Baker Family.


Check our Facebook Page for info about Book Clubs and more!


Reminder:  WASHINGTON'S LAND - A BOOK TALK with SUSAN R. JONES is still available as a recording on the Library's Facebook Page - find it at Videos or in the Posts, dated April 7, 2021. Copies of Susan Jones' latest book, Washington's Land and Round Bottom, may be purchased at the library for the next several weeks.






ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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.  COVID-TIME: Make an appointment to view and purchase books from our "garage 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.




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!



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 Afghanistanon 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. 2016. The 8th volume was released in Nov. 2017. The 9th volume was released in Nov. 2018. The 10th volume was released in Nov. 2019. The 11th volume was released in Nov. 2020. Copies can be purchased from Gary Rider or at select locations in the area. Ask about additional books on local history topics by Rider and Roseanna Dakan Keller at the library. Keller contributed to many of the volumes mentioned above.



Whenever possible, our presenters' books, CDs, etc., will be available for purchase & signing.
 
WATCH FOR MORE EVENTS
TO BE ANNOUNCED!


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.


We are grateful for all our supporters, presenters, and participants!




ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For Children &  Teens
 
MARSHALL COUNTY SPECIAL EVENTS

Check the Moundsville Library's Facebook Page or MMCPL's Kids and Teens Facebook Page for events and activities, including storytimes and Summer Reading Program info.

While our hours and in-person access are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, most (if not all) programs are virtual or online - through Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, or links to other web sites. Please call for more information.


SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
Check the Moundsville Library's Facebook Page, or phone or visit the library in person, for the most complete and up-to-date information. Sign up for SRP at your local library and you can earn rewards for reading!

Please note that ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION AND MOST IN-PERSON PROGRAMS WILL HAPPEN AT OTHER LOCATIONS (not the libraries). Some programs have age limits - check when you are registering.

MOUNDSVILLE

June 15, 11 am, Riverfront Park: OGLEBAY GOOD ZOO: ZOO-TO-YOU
June 16, 10 am, Grave Creek Mound: ART BY SHERRIE AND STORYTIME (ages 4-8)
June 16, 1 pm, Grave Creek Mound: ART BY SHERRIE AND STORIES (ages 9-12)
June 22, 11 am, Riverfront Park: TONY M MUSIC!
June 23, 11 am, Riverfront Park: SCHRADER CENTER PRESENTS LEGENDS AND TALES
June 25, 11 am, Riverfront Park: MAKING ICE CREAM WITH WVU EXTENSION SERVICE
July 13, 11 am, Grave Creek Mound: ART WITH SALLY GAUGHENBAUGH (ages 8-12)
July 14, 11 am, Riverfront Park: GOATS AND CHICKENS WITH MACHELE DUNN, PETTING ZOO AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
July 20, 11 am, Riverfront Park: ANIMAL MOVEMENTS WITH MICKEY MASSEY
July 21, 11 am, Grave Creek Mound: ARCHAEOLOGY WITH ANDREA KELLER (ages 5-8)
July 21, 1 pm, Grave Creek Mound: ARCHAEOLOGY WITH ANDREA KELLER (ages 9-12)
July 27, 11 am, Library Porch: POP-UP FARMER'S MARKET WITH WVU EXTENSION SERVICE
August 10, 11 am, Grave Creek Mound: ART STORY TIME

BENWOOD-MCMECHEN

June 22, 2 pm, Benwood Housing Authority: TONY M MUSIC
June 23, 2 pm, Benwood Housing Authority:
SCHRADER CENTER PRESENTS LEGENDS AND TALES
June 25, 2 pm,
Benwood Housing Authority: MAKING ICE CREAM WITH WVU EXTENSION SERVICE
June 29, 2 pm,
Benwood Housing Authority: OGLEBAY GOOD ZOO: ZOO-TO-YOU
June 30, 2 pm,
Outside the Library: POP-UP FARMER'S MARKET WITH WVU EXTENSION SERVICE
July 13, 2 pm,
Benwood Housing Authority: ART WITH SALLY GAUGHENBAUGH (ages 8-12)
July 30, 2 pm, Benwood Housing Authority:
ANIMAL MOVEMENTS WITH MICKEY MASSEY

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

Call the library or check Facebook for details about programs available on Zoom including several presented by Oglebay Good Zoo!

SUMMER STORY TIMES

Sessions for babies thru preschoolers. These will take place the week of June 7 thru the week of August 14 - check Facebook for details - Registration required.


Special events are sponsored by:  The Evan G. Roberts Trust through BB&T Bank, The Robert Baker Family, and Your Library. With special thanks to the City of Moundsville and all our great Marshall County event venues.


TEEN SRP EVENTS

Check the Moundsville Library's Facebook Page and Instagram for details of upcoming events especially for teens.

KIDS CONNECT
The Marshall County Libraries are access points for the Kids Connect WIFI Networks. Contact your school for the password or contact 1-866-K12-WIFI for help.

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!



NOTE:  Check Facebook for current PRESCHOOL STORYTIME availability

STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS
(September thru May)

These are free programs for children accompanied by a guardian. "Bouncing Babies" story times are for the youngest, while Preschool Storytimes or "Story Time At The Park" sessions are for 2- to 5-year-olds. Please call or stop by the Children's Department for details - the schedule and locations are subject to change. Programs typically start at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required.

Each "class" meets for 30 to 45 minutes for stories, songs, games, simple art projects and social interaction. For more information about these and other upcoming special events, contact the library.

Story Time @ The Park sessions are co-sponsored by the City of Moundsville and Grand Vue Park.



Thanks to all of our 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.






ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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