Monday, May 24, 2010

Overdrive Workshop

For the past several months, we have been trying to make people aware of our new online branch which has been established with seven other library systems in the state. The online service, West Virginia Deli, contains over 6,500 downloadable items available for check out and is growing every day.

On Saturday, May 29, at 11:00 a.m. we will be conducting a workshop in the library's Activity Room to introduce patrons to the service and answer questions about how the service works. Come join us and find out how you can read books or listen to them from your computer and transfer them to other devices.

Summer Reading Adult Book Club

Don't let the kids have all the fun! Register for the Summer Reading Book Club. Registration begins June 1st. The first book will be Big Stone Gap by Andrea Trigiani. The books will be available June 15th, and the first book discussion will be held during the week of July 12th. Lose yourself in a good book. It's one of the most economical vacations deals you'll find anywhere!

If you are interested in a book club, but are unable to participate this summer or would prefer a different type of book, please let us know! You can call the library or e-mail the mhpwl address listed in the left hand column of this page.

Airplane Day

Come fly with us on June 5! We will be having a special program for children on airplanes and flight. We will be making and flying paper airplanes, watching a short film about flight, and having fun with other activities and a special guest from Wheeling Jesuit's Center for Educational Technologies. The fun starts at 10:00.

Ohio River Presentation

On June 8th the library's Activity Room will be the site of a presentation by Captain Rick Rhodes on The Ohio River in American History. He will discuss the history and industry of the six state region adjoining the Ohio River and navigation on the river. His presentation will be illustrated with photographs of the river and surrounding area.

Captain Rhodes is a graduate of WVU and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has traveled in 48 states, Canada and Mexico, hiked the Appalachian Trail, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He has written histories and guidebooks of five different waterways including the Ohio River.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Make a Splash!

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the library's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is Make a Splash - Read! Programs will be on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 for ages 3 to 6 and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 for ages 7 and up. Registration will begin June 1st with the programs beginning on June 15th. The closing program will be held August 6th. Join us for some Summer Fun!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Missing a Friend...

As many of you may already know, the library lost a dear friend and staff member recently with the passing of Sandy Reardon. Sandy had been employed at the library for 20 years and was in charge of the Children's Department for most of that time. Before joining the library staff, Sandy had been a teacher at St. Joseph the Worker School. She loved children and it showed in her programs for them. In addition to her Children's Department duties, Sandy was always willing to work with other library projects. Her quick mind and strong organizational skills made her a valuable employee. Her kindness and willingness to help made her a wonderful friend.

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