Fans of Hamilton, the Musical! The library is starting its first Teen Fandom Support Group and this month we’ll be sharing our love of Hamilton over Zoom on September 17th at 4:30pm.
What is your favorite Hamilton song? What do you like most about the Musical: the characters, the raps, or the history? If you want to break out in song, we’re not going to stop you! In fact, we’ll start the soundtrack and sing with you!
Come gab about it with your peers from the comfort and safety of your home. The goal is to provide teens (ages 12-18) in our community a safe space to talk about their passions while following social distancing guidelines. Each month we’ll have a different fandom topic planned. So be on the lookout!
Register by September 16th at 6:00pm: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16eYTA9wIaA3qHTKDSl9MP1pgk6h3sxLIoTnpyv6lpF8/edit?usp=sharing
Need more inspiration for the meeting? We have compiled a list of recommendations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MdRzNzF-68kAniHwmBTHzc_9v6NNsbKaS2mEc7xljr0/edit?usp=sharing
We’re Hiring at the Morgantown Public Library, Downtown Branch!
We are looking for a, part-time Reference Technician at the Morgantown Public Library ($9.00 an hour.) Must be available Monday and Tuesday (9 am-4 pm) and Wednesday (4 pm -8 pm,) be able to multi-task, provide excellent customer service, and be willing to learn.
Digital applications are available at: https://bit.ly/2DmRfxQ. Physical applications can be found at the Morgantown Public Library front desk. Email your completed application or resume to Crystal at email@example.com
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our meeting rooms will not be open to the public for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year. We apologize to all individuals and community groups that rely on our meeting rooms. Part of our goal as a public library is to provide safe collaborative spaces for our community. Unfortunately, due to restrictions on gatherings and library health and wellness policies, we do not feel we can provide this service safely at this time. As such, our meeting rooms will not be available for reservations for the remainder of the year. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this time.
*This photo was taken in 2019 at the library’s Lego Free Build event prior to the pandemic*
Beginning today, we will start charging again for copies and faxes across all Morgantown Public Library System branches. We hope you appreciated the short reprieve from these charges during the last few months. Thank you for your support and understanding.
More about library services: http://www.mympls.org/use-the-library/our-services/
The library is excited to announce a trial of our first-ever Homebound Library Delivery Service! If you are unable to visit the library due to certain limitations we have a service just for you. We will be selecting 20 participants so not everyone will be guaranteed this service.
While following social distancing recommendations and supporting families learning from home, we are committed to providing safe access to library materials to everyone through this no-contact delivery service.
Response deadline: September 3rd at 12:00pm
All current Morgantown Public Library System card holders are eligible.
Any of the library’s circulating materials including books, large print books, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs and DVDs may be requested. You can request specific materials or staff can select materials for you based on your preferences.
On September 9th, a library staff member will deliver your materials to your residence. Your materials will be placed in a box and set in front of your door, after which you will be notified by phone about the delivery.
Pickups will be arranged by telephone and email so that you can remain safely at home.
Feel free to email John at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Announcing a Graphic Novel Writing Workshop for teens on August 31st from 4:00pm – 6:00pm! Kids aged 12-18 are welcome to sign up for this introductory workshop, which will be virtually conducted on Zoom. John Fox, reference desk tech, at the Morgantown Public Library will be leading the session. Only rule? No adults!
Expect a *brief!* lecture on coloring, lettering, panel composition, and story building. All artistic levels are welcome! Your instructor will be doodling so don’t be shy.
Register today: https://forms.gle/Sbw3MEY6c6uYWwLv9
John Fox is a Reference Desk Tech at the Morgantown Public Library. When he’s not writing fan fiction or working on his short story collection, he can usually be found buried in some horror and sci-fi book. He graduated from WVU with degrees in History and English.
Are MP3’s Dead?
One blogger doesn’t think so. Here is why you should be using our Freegal Music App! In a new special arrangement, with your library card, you can download up to 5 songs each week that you can keep for yourself. Plus there is 24/hour FREE streaming!
We’re hiring at the Cheat Area Public Library, a branch of the Morgantown Public Library System!
We are looking for a part-time, library assistant at Cheat Area Public Library ($9.00/hr). Must be available some evenings and Saturdays, have great customer service skills, ability to multi-task, and work as part of a team.
Download the application (http://www.mympls.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Employment-Application-MPLS.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2HPX_ArW-SwRuKLdJeM4HWW6EjXWG51ZVmdqNk7DeFG4vWxRkW0WHEu0Y) and send it to Colleen at email@example.com or turn in a hard copy at the Cheat Area Public Library (121 Crosby Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 | Phone: (304) 594-1020)
*This photo was taken at the Cheat Area Public Library Story Time before the pandemic.*
Sick of the indoors? Well we have another book trail for you this time at the Arnettsville Public Library, a branch of the Morgantown Public Library System. Read through an entire story as you stroll! Just start at the flag and look out for the next pages of the book in front of you. This trail’s book is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff.
We have more Book Trails planned for you throughout the county. We’ll keep you posted as soon as they are ready.
Thank you to Direct Results – Morgantown for your sponsorship.
Did you know the library has a digital collection with 180 food, drink, and cooking magazines?! (https://morgantownwv.rbdigital.com/search/emagazine?fbclid=IwAR2wQd3X7QScr3ih77MtPxBsVegn2zFpj6XjfSEVCfdjJGbURgP-qupUrmY&genre=food-cooking&page-index=0&page-size=60)
RB Digital, an application in our 24/7 Digital Library, has increased the library’s access to more magazines, from 80 to now 3,768 titles, and in 18 languages!
All library card holders have access to RB digital materials.