Thursday, December 27, 2012

Coming in January!
at the
Mary H. Weir Public Library

Monthly Book Review/Discussions held on
Saturday Afternoons

The book for our first discussion will be
The Beach Trees by Karen White
Saturday, January 19th at 1:30

Copies are available here at the library in standard print, large type and ebook. Take a winter break with a trip to the Gulf Coast to meet the Guidry and Holt families and unravel events in the past that have created a bond between the two families. We will review the book first, and then discuss the book’s treatment of the themes of family, home, and loss. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

History of Weirton, West Virginia by Javersak

If you haven't purchased a copy of the History of Weirton, West Virginia by David Javersak which the Historic Landmarks Commission had published in 1999, you may have difficulty finding it. The book is no longer available for sale at the Mary H. Weir Library or at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. Several years ago, the Historic Landmarks Commission divided the remaining stock between the library and the museum so that the books would be available for sale at a public location. However, both organization have now sold all of their remaining copies. If you missed getting a copy, you may want to check used booksellers.

The library does have copies of the book that are part of the library collection.  Because this item is a valuable piece of our local history collection, library owned copies may be viewed in the building or or  may be checked out with a cash deposit which is refunded when the book is returned.

We do still have copies of the Images of America Book, Rock Springs Park for sale at the library. We also have several books and photographic calendars put out by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center that are still available.

Grantseeker Resources Online Workshop

The Mary H. Weir Public Library will offer a workshop on Grantseeker Resources Online on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 2 pm in the Library’s Activity Room.

The workshop will explore the many useful features of, a website from the Foundation Center that is free for anyone to use. GrantSpace brings together related content from other Foundation Center databases into one space, based on your subject and skill interests. Thus it enables grantseekers and anyone curious about foundations and philanthropy to develop fundraising, grantseeking and nonprofit management skills, view webinars or listen to podcasts, find recent statistical information, and search topic areas that many foundations and nonprofits specialize in -- even to find job listings available in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector of the economy.

Time permitting, other free websites about grantseeking may also be discussed.

Lois Fundis, Reference Librarian and coordinator of the Library’s Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, would appreciate it if you call her at (304) 797-8510 to let her know if you wish to attend.  Knowing how busy the holiday season is for many people, she would also be willing to e-mail the workshop handout to you.

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