Archive: Jan 2023
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The 12th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day is coming up on Saturday, February 4th! This system-wide event will take place during open hours at all Morgantown Public Library System locations.
Morgantown Public Library: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cheat Area Public Library: 9:00am-2:00pm
Clay-Battelle Public Library: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Clinton District Public Library: 10:00am-1:00pm
Arnettsville Public Library will hold their event on Friday, Feb. 3 from 11:30am-3:30pm. **Please note: Arnettsville participants will still need to redeem their free cupcakes on Saturday, Feb. 4th.
This exciting event is an opportunity for children and families to explore the library and learn more about our collections and services. This year’s theme is “Recipes for Readers” — children will be given “recipe card” worksheets to guide them through different areas of the library where there will be fun activities to complete including decorating their own chef hat! After completing all of the stations, the recipe card can be turned in at The Cupcakerie for a free cupcake on the day of the event! There is a limit of one recipe card/coupon per child.
We can’t wait to see you there!
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On Saturday, February 11th at 10:00am join us in Meeting Room A at the Morgantown Public Library to learn about Katherine Johnson, the African American mathematician from West Virginia who helped put some of the the first humans into space and whose story is featured in the movie Hidden Figures. We will read Katherine Johnson’s biography, hear a story written about her by Miss Elkins Outstanding Teen, create space-themed origami, and build moon phase calendars for 2023. This will be a great way to take young learners ages 7-12 on an inspirational journey. This event is a partnership with the Lila Bear Explor(her) Club & Miss Elkins Outstanding Teen.
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Join us on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00pm at the Aull Center to hear local author Tom Bredehoft read from his mystery novel, Foote. In addition to reading an excerpt from the book, Tom will discuss writing about Morgantown and West Virginia cryptids.
“In the space of one weekend in Morgantown, West Virginia, private investigator Big Jim Foote finds himself at the center of two murder investigations. Suspected of one killing at a local festival, he locates the body of a missing person immediately after. The cops are watching him, and Big Jim has a secret he dares not reveal: he is a bigfoot living in plain sight, charged with keeping his people in the surrounding hills from being discovered. To protect the bigfoot secret, he must solve both murders — and convince himself it wasn’t a bigfoot who pulled the trigger. Through the course of his investigations, Big Jim is helped by unique and well-rendered characters and friends in both his bigfoot and human communities. Readers are introduced to Appalachian mountain folk and traditional culture in new ways, even while Big Jim experiences the impact of the opioid epidemic on his own bigfoot kin. By centering a mythical creature as the unlikely protagonist in this enchanting literary murder mystery, Foote offers a winsome redefinition of a cryptid ‘monster’ and breathes new life into the PI genre” — Goodreads.com website.