Archive: Mar 2021
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Reference Supervisor at the Downtown Branch, Crystal, put together a Women’s History Month recommended reads list. All the books mentioned can be found on display on the 2nd floor!
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We are proud to announce the winners of our 2021 3-Sentence Love Story Contest!
Submissions had to be, you guessed it, no longer than three sentences and must be their original work. Winners received a $25 gift certificate to Love LC Cookies, Morgantown’s sweet treat shop.
Thank you to everyone that participated!
Age Category: Kids (11 and under)
Winner: Ava Mason
Submission: Once upon a time, Mr. Watermelon and Mrs. Cantaloupe, two fruits of a kind, went to a five star farmers market called, Fruits are Divine. They bought some little fruits, and went back to their homes, not together forever, so sad, so wrong, until Cupid came along with his bow and arrows, and he shot them with a forever love arrow. Those fruits that were apart, came together, loving and all, to have cute baby fruits, and they all loved each other, a happy family forever.
Age Category: Teens (12-18)
Winner: Autumn Deverich
Submission: The purest form of love is the love between a parent and child. It’s called unconditional love, and it is one of the strongest forces on the planet. Not a single thing can break it.
Age Category: Adult (19+)
Winner: Laurie Abildso
Submission: After an exhausting day spent juggling Zoom meetings while ensuring the kids were logged into their virtual classrooms, I realized it was already past 6 pm, and I had no idea what to make for dinner. The sounds of my growling stomach mingled with the screams of my children fighting over who-knows-what, when I hear these magic words uttered softly in my ear: “I’ll take care of dinner tonight, honey.” And that, my friends, is LOVE.
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Emily Calandrelli, science extraordinaire and Morgantown native, is participating in this week’s Media Literacy Series video, “How to Spot Fake Science!”
Science book resources mentioned in the video: https://www.mympls.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Science-Book-Recommendations.pdf
In our 8-video Media Literacy Series, Morgantown Public Library System staff will unpack the difficult but necessary skills you will need to become a smart consumer of information on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/MorgantownPublicLibrary).
Each of our videos are designed with a specific age group in mind. So, whether you are a young learner, early in your development, or a seasoned reader, anyone can benefit.
Media Literacy Series Schedule:
February 3: Finding Reliable Sources (Designed for adults featuring Dr. Nathan Wuertenberg, Staff Researcher at the Aull Center for Local History, a division of the Morgantown Public Library System) Watch it back: https://youtu.be/ZR9co_ASh8w
February 10: How to Watch the News with Your Kids (Designed for parents of young children featuring Sarah Palfrey, Library Director for the Morgantown Public Library System) Watch it back: https://youtu.be/JnpyiTgr3yw
February 17: Fact versus Opinion (Designed for teens featuring Tessa Staubly, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library) Watch it back: https://youtu.be/N5q8_tML7-g
February 24: Photo Zoom and Edits (Designed for adults featuring Rowan Strother, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library) Watch it back: https://youtu.be/MkumUvvwbig
March 3: How to Spot Fake Science (Designed for kids featuring Charlotte Chung, Library Assistant at the Cheat Area Public Library, a branch of the Morgantown Public Library System) Watch it back: https://youtu.be/wrttdlShxJY
March 10: Tweens and Clickbait (Designed for preteens featuring Eva Bragonje, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library)
March 17: Ideological Biases (Designed for adults featuring Cody Wolfe, Reference Tech at the Morgantown Public Library)
March 24: Media Biases and How to Spot Them (Designed for adults featuring Shelby Donnelly, Evening Supervisor at the Morgantown Public Library)
Leave a CommentMarch Dial-a-Stories are Live! Call 304-826-BOOK (2665)!If you haven’t heard, we now have an always available phone number where you can listen to stories, jokes, and poems. No internet required — just a phone! What you’ll hear is recorded by staff and wonderful community members.Our menu of choices is varied so we’ve written them out below. At the end of each selection, you will automatically be redirected to the main menu, but if you don’t want to wait until the end, you can hit # to go to the main menu.Your March story selection:Dial 1: “The Galaxy Needs You” by Caitlin Kennedy (children’s story read by Lynda)Dial 2: “A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon” by Suzanne Slade (children’s story read by Charlotte)Dial 3: “Little Bear Marches in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade” by Janice Biala (children’s story read by Robert)Dial 4: Language Line – 陶姑媽的大口袋 by 原京子/ 謝蕙蒙 (Part 2 – Mandarin guest reader Yuchi Ng)Dial 5: Poem of the Month – “Firstcomers” by James Richardson (read by Lynda)Dial 6: Joke Line with Sarah Palfrey (for all ages)Dial 7: Chapter of the Month – “My Father’s Dragon” by Ruth Stiles, chapters 7-8 (for all ages read by Colleen