Thursday, October 29, 2009

Project on Racism Essay Contest

Interested in writing? Any student attending public, private, parochial or home school in grades 1-12 in the state of West Virginia is eligible to enter the 17th Annual Project on Racism essay contest sponsored by the YWCA and the West Virginia State Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration Commission. Rules and entry forms are available on the West Virginia State Martin Luther King Holiday Commission web page or at the library. Three winners will be chosen in each of four age groups. Winners will receive savings bonds and certificates. First place winners may read their essays at the Awards Luncheon in January 2010. Hurry, the deadline for entries is November 9th.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Columbus Day

Just a reminder, the library will be closed Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.

Book Review - Be Unique, Be You & Live

In honor of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, David George of Bethany will be at the Mary H. Weir Public Library on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 to discuss his experiences struggling with a severe learning disability. Despite his learning disability and a recent diagnosis of a mild case Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, George graduated from Bethany College and went on to graduate school. His current mission is to serve as a motivational speaker and an advocate for people diagnosed with learning disabilities. George has written a semi autobiographical book about his experiences, Be Unique, Be You & Live. Autographed copies will be available for purchase at his presentation.

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