Archive: Aug 2022
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The Morgantown Public Library is hosting its first-ever Books & Brews: Pub Crawl for Adults.
Win Bingo and get a bespoke insulated wine mug. To win Bingo, download the Bingo card, complete 3 squares in a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) by visiting 3 local establishments. To complete your Bingo card, you must ask waitstaff/bartenders for the Books & Brews passcode.
- Must visit three establishments to win Bingo (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal).
- Must have the correct passcode for each location.
- Books & Brews Pub Crawl starts and ends on Friday, August 12th, during the normal business hours of our participating venues.
- Waitstaff/bartenders are not obligated to provide passcodes after 10pm, August 12th.
- Email the completed bingo card by the end of Monday, August 15th, to email@example.com. Cards won’t be accepted after this date.
- After you have emailed your completed bingo card to firstname.lastname@example.org, pick up your tumbler starting on Monday, August 15th, at the downtown branch. You will have until August 31st to claim your prize.
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The Morgantown Public Library System is looking for a history enthusiast to join our Aull Center for Local History and Genealogy team as a part-time Research Assistant. Candidates should be familiar with both online and print research techniques and have a passion for helping people discover the story of their family and community.
This person must be available Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, and some evenings until 6:00pm and accumulate 15-20 hours a week. This position starts at $14.00 an hour.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com by August 10th, 2022.
Under the supervision of the Aull Center Manager, this employee performs historical and genealogical research for patrons and library programs. General duties also include the presentation of public programs, customer service, correspondence, and light housekeeping.
- Provide historical and genealogical research assistance to patrons.
- Assists with Aull Center projects, programs, and services as needed.
- Participates in relevant training, continuing education and/or professional development.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Computer skills including email, Microsoft, Google Suite, general willingness to troubleshoot technical problems with printers and similar equipment.
- Appreciation for local history and genealogy.
- Historical research skills (on-line and print).
- Customer service.
- Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with staff, patrons, supervisor and others.
- Ability to work accurately in a changing and varied environment, and with frequent interruptions.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
- Ability to use various technologies to complete work.
- Ability to follow library policies and procedures.
- Ability to work independently and productively.
- Ability to understand, practice and demonstrate the library’s core values.
- Ability to perform daily work through an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion lens.
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Video or podcasting experience.
- Frequent sitting, standing, walking.
- May lift 35 lbs., bending, stooping, climbing, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling and fine manipulation skills.
- Must be able to navigate steps in a historical house.
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The parking lot across from downtown branch will be closed TODAY (August 4, 2022) and TOMORROW (August 5, 2022) while it is being repaved.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Parking is still available at the 1) Walnut Street parking garage, 2) Fayetteville Street Metro Parking, and the 3) parking lot by the CVS and Truist bank.
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Have you tried our Staff Picks For You service: https://bit.ly/3yryKSx
Shelby is one of our staff members that picks out books based on your preferences! We will select up to 10 books and 4 DVDs based on your individual preferences.
“When picking books the first thing I do is look at what books the patron listed as ones they’ve liked. I find the common theme or tone between the listed books and find books that share that commonality. Sometimes patrons share what they like in a book (i.e. strong character growth, fast paced books, poetic prose, unexpected plot twists, etc) and I’ll find books that include that. I also look at what other people who read those books enjoy. I like to keep in mind the books that are popular and pick from those when I can. If there’s another librarian who I know reads and enjoys similar books to the patron I ask them what books they’ve liked. I try to pick out at least one brand new book to try and ensure they get something they haven’t read before.”
This service is available at all Morgantown Public Library branches, including Arnettsville Public Library, Cheat Area Public Library, Clay Battelle Public Library, Clinton Public Library, and the Morgantown Public library (Downtown location.) Please give us 3 days to fill requests. Library staff will call you when your materials are ready. For additional help or to place your request over the phone please call 304-291-7425.