Meeting space is limited. Priority is given to library programs and our community non-profit partners on a first request, first served basis. Programs should be free and open to the public. To inquire about meeting room space, call the library at 797-8510, Monday through Thursday or Saturday 9-5 and ask to speak to the Assistant Director. We prefer at least one week's notice. Events should be scheduled to end 1/2 hour before library closing time. Those attending events in the meeting room should park behind the library off Walnut Street in the library lot or the city lot behind it and enter through the Walnut Street doors.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Hours Coming Soon!

The library will be changing to summer hours beginning June 8, 2009 and running until after Labor Day. The library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Friday and Saturday hours will remain the same at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Remember that books can be renewed at any hour by clicking on the catalog link on the left side of this page and creating an account in MY ACCOUNT. Please note that if the materials are already overdue or have been reserved by another patron, you may not be able to renew online. Materials may also be left in the locked drop box on Sarah Lane between the library and the Millsop Community Center. Materials put in the box will be retrieved and checked in before the library opens the following day.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking for Culture? Check the Library!

As Weirton is celebrating its rich ethnic diversity this week, we wanted to suggest some of the wonderful resources available at the library for exploring cultures. Two reference titles in particular discuss West Virginia's ethnic heritage, An Introduction to West Virginia Ethnic Communities and the West Virginia Encyclopedia. We maintain a collection of back issues of Goldenseal, a periodical put out by the Division of Culture and History. Its index is available online and many articles have been written focusing on the ethnic groups in West Virginia. The library has CD and Cassette language instruction, and we have music CDs from different cultures. There are also histories of the countries that people have emigrated from. The library also has a strong collection of cookbooks from many cultures and ethnic recipes on our website. We also have the titles Countries and their Cultures and the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture available in electronic book from right from the library catalog. The library also has bound volumes of the Weirton Steel Employees Bulletin and the Weirton Daily Times on microfilm. You can find the stories of the original festivals in them. So if the Festival of Nations has you looking for more information on Weirton's ethnic groups, the library is the place to go!

Gallery Display Highlights History of Festival of Nations

We are all looking foreward to the return of the Festival of Nations tomorrow at the Weirton Millsop Center. The event, sponsored by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Weirton. However, the Festival of Nations is not a new event in Weirton. The event was first introduced in 1934 as a Labor Day celebration and continued until 1944. To honor the original festival, the library has created a display of photographs from those early years in the Gallery behind the library. We invite the public to stop and take a look at scenes from past festivals as they enjoy Saturday's event or at any time in the next few weeks.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2009 Events

May 1, 2009 - Leadership Weirton 9:00-1:00
May 3 to May 9, 2009 - Children's Book Week
May 4, 2009 - Small Group Room Reservation 10:00-4:00
May 4, 2009 - 4H Meeting 6:00-7:30
May 9, 2009 - GFWC Weirton Woman's Club Book Review
Luncheon at Williams Country Club.
May 11, 2009 - Training Session in Computer Room 11:00
May 13, 2009 - Small Group Room Reservation
May 14, 2009 - 4H Meeting 1:00-3:00
May 16, 2009 - Festival of Nations at Millsop Center sponsored
by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center 11:00-5:00
May 20, 2009 - Small Group Room Reservation 5:15
May 21, 2009 - Weirton Jaycees 5:30-7:30
May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed
May 27, 2009 - Family Movie Night 6:00
June 1, 2009 - Training Session in Computer Room 11:00

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