March 2022 Newsletter: Marion County Public Library (WV)

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VOLUME 16 | ISSUE 03 • MARCH 2022



NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.

March is National Craft Month, and MCPLS has a wide array of resources for all your crafty needs! We have hundreds of craft books in our collection, both in print and available on hoopla digital! We have books on knitting, painting, quilting, and more! Read on for more info about our online craft resources, or check out

We celebrate Women's History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and society. From science to politics, it's is a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who lead the way for change.

Join Creativebug to learn everything from watercolor painting to crochet to how to make hand and body salve! Creativebug offers an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore 1000+ craft classes. People of all skill levels can work alongside instructors to learn craft techniques, FREE with your library card! New videos are added every day.

Here are some ways to celebrate:  Support female entrepreneurs  Read books by female authors  Listen to podcasts such as Stuff Mom Never Told You  Support a women’s nonprofit organization  Write a letter to a woman who inspires you

You can also find crafts and projects for kids on Scholastic Teachables! They have printables for pre-K through 8th grade, including cut and paste crafts, project instructions, and even free coloring pages. Each downloads as a PDF for easy printing!

March New Releases

Find more new releases, complete with links, at


Journal for Jordan Matrix Resurrection Summer of Soul The King’s Man American Underdog Dune Clifford the Big Red Dog Cobra Kai Season 3 Preacher

Book on CD Run, Rose, Run

by James Patterson and Dolly Parton High Stakes by Danielle Steel French Braid by Anne Tyler

The Recovery Agent

by Janet Evanovich A Safe House by Stuart Woods

What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline The Goodbye Coast by Joe Ide Quicksilver by Dean Koontz Rogue Asset by Brian Andrews

The Starless Crown

by James Rollins

Rubyfruit Jungle

by Rita Mae Brown

A Thousand Steps

by T. Jefferson Parker

Board Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Spring by Eric Carle Colors by Priddy Books First Words by Priddy Books P is for Potty! by Naomi Kleinberg Weather by Usborne Publishing When I Grow Up by Caleb Burroughs Get Together by Miguel Ordóñez

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

by Aimée Chapman

Video Games

Pokémon: Legends Arceus (Switch) Mario Party Superstars (Switch) Among Us: Crewmate Edition (PS5, Switch) Doki Doki: Literature Club Plus

Bestsellers Run, Rose, Run

by James Patterson and Dolly Parton

The Recovery Agent

by James Evanovich

Shadows Reels by C.J. Box High Stakes by Danielle Steel The Match by Harlan Coben Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels A Relative Murder by Jude Deveraux What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

French Braids by Anne Tyler The Missing Piece by John Lescroart A Safe House by Stuart Woods Becoming My Sister by V.C. Andrews The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks

A Sunlit Weapon

by Jacqueline Winspear

Killer View by Roy Johansen The Lightning Rod by Brad Meltzer

Inspirational Along the Rio Grande

by Tracie Peterson

Edgewater Road

by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Element of Love

by Mary Connealy The Spark of Love by Amanda Cabot Looking for Leroy by Melody Carlson

The Sugarcreek Surprise

by Wanda Brunstetter

Beacon of Light by Linda Byler

Misc. Fiction

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn Wild Irish Rose by Rhys Bowen The Shop on Royal Street by Karen White

Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally

The Long Weekend

by Gilly Macmillan

The Resting Place by Camilla Sten Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror by John F.D. Taff Give Unto Others by Donna Leon Nine Lives by Peter Swanson Smile and Look Pretty

by Amanda Pellegrino Phantom Game by Christine Feehan

Large Print Run, Rose, Run

by James Patterson and Dolly Parton

Along the Rio Grande

by Tracie Peterson

The Recovery Agent

by Janet Evanovich

French Braid by Anne Tyler High Stakes by Danielle Steel A Safe House by Stuart Woods The Match by Harlan Coben City of the Dead: An Alex Delaware Novel by Johnathan Kellerman Shadows Reel by C.J. Box One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner


Funny Farm by Laurie Zaleski Off the Edge by Kelly Well One Nation Under Blackmail

by Whitney Alyse Webb

A Modern Parent’s Guide to Nursery Rhymes by Jennifer Griffi n Super Gut by William Davis My Mess is a Bit of Life by Georgia Pritchett

Disney Princess Tea Parties Cookbook Mission Possible by Tim Tebow Lessons for the Edge: A Memoir by Marie Yovanovitch

American Reboot by Will Hurd Garage Gym Bible by William Smith The Great Gold, Silver, & Crypto Rush of the 21st Century by Mike Maloney

Horizons: The Global Origins of Modern Science by James Poskett

Graphic Novels

Black Butler VII by Yana Toboso Himawari House by Harmony Becker Noragami: Stray God by Toka Adachi Bloody Kiss Vol. 2 by Kazuko Furumiya Shortcake Cake Vol. 9 by suu Morishita Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Movie Graphic Novel by Georgia Ball Beauty Pop Vol. 1 by Kiyoko Arai Brave Story: A Retelling of a Classic Vol. 2 by Miyuki Miyabe All My Friends by Hope Larson Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes Vol. 1 by Scott Cawthon Fire Force: Relics at St. Raffles Vol. 23 by Atsushi Ōkubo

Sonic: Chaos Races & Badnik Bases by Evan Stanley

Chained to the Grave

by Andy Eschenbach

Teen/Young Adult

Cinder & Glass by Melissa De La Cruz Loveless by Alice Oseman Amazing Spiderman Beyond Vol. 2 by Zeb Wells

I Am Margaret Moore

by Hannah Capin

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace Vol. 2 The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

Marvel Verse Moon Knight by Cullen Bunn

Superman Action Comics Vol. 1

by Philip Kennedy Johnson

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys


Geronimo Stilton Reporter #10 Blackrat’s Treasure by Geronimo Stilton

We Dream of Space by Erin E. Kelly Lily to the Rescue: The Three Bears by W. Bruce Cameron

Happy Sloth Day! by April Pulley Sayre Woven Kingdom by Mafi Tahereh Dino-Easter by Lisa Wheeler The Bad Seed Goes to the Library by Jory John

Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman

Late Lunch with Llamas

by Mary Pope Osborne

The Library Fish

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

DJ Funkyfoot: The Show Must Go Oink by Tom Angleberger

Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs A Kitten in Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant

Star Wars The High Republic: Mission to Disaster by Justina Ireland Learning with Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney

Potty Time with Pete the Kitty by James Dean

Leopard on the Loose by Ron Roy This Book Will Get You to Sleep by Jory John


Mindful Mr. Sloth by Katy Hudson Sea Turtles by Kari Schuetz Three by Stephen Michael King In My Family/En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza

Girl Vs. Squirrel by Hayley Barrett Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney

The Runaway Bunny

by Margaret Wise Brown

The Tiny Baker by Hayley Barrett The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

You Belong by Rachel Platten

Fairmont Friends of the Library Book Sale The Book Cave is Open! The Friends of the Marion County Public Library (Fairmont) will be taking walk-ins to browse the book sale room. The book sale room is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

Music in Our Schools

In celebrating 'Music in Our Schools' month the library has invited Fairmont Senior High Choir and Band to the library on Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. Music in Our Schools Month is an annual celebration taking place in March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. Mr. Greg Devito will provide information about music in the Marion County Schools and will feature a performance from FSH students. Join us for an afternoon of musical delight from talented high school kids in our county. Support your local schools music, art and theatre programs!

Teen Anime Club

Come hang out for an after-hours anime viewing! Each week we will watch an anime or animated show. Bring your friends, socialize, and maybe find a new favorite series! March 2nd, 16th, and 30th at 5:45 p.m.

Discover 3D Printing: Shamrock Keychains

This 3D Printing class is perfect for anyone from 10 to 100 years old! For those who have never done a 3D program with us before, you will get a crash course of the basic design tools and get to practice by creating a Shamrock Keychain on Monday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. For our veteran 3D designers, you will have more freedom to create a more

elaborate design using the skills you have learned so far in all the classes you've attended. This program is designed for children at the 4th-grade level as well as adults. Participants will be contacted to pick up their 3D printed objects in the weeks following this program. Registration is required and limited to 12 people. Sign up at

Discover Sewing: Thrifted Sweater Pillow Cases (Teen, Adult)

Join us at the Marion County Public Library to create a cute sweater throw pillowcase on Wednesday, March 9 at either 3:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. You will need to bring an old or thrifted sweater with you that measures at least 18" across. Come and socialize while creating something wonderful to take home with you. All other materials are provided. Sign up at

Artible: Three to a Whole: Part 2 (Adult) Join us online or in person as we create a unique grouping of three paintings depicting love birds on a branch. Bring your paints and brushes to create a fun original piece of artwork on Tuesday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Canvases and instructions are provided. Online participants can pick up their canvas at any library location. This program

is open to adults only. Registration is required. This is part 2 of a 3-month project. Sign up at

Beyond the Book Presents Making YOUR Public Library a “Palace for the People” (Adult) Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie called the public libraries he established “palaces for the people.” Our goal is the same. Is that goal being met? Join us for a panel discussion featuring representatives from each of the public systems in our region on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about what we do, why we do it, and to share YOUR hopes and dreams for the library with us. Sign up at This event is linked to Beyond the Book Club discussion of Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg on Monday March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Beyond the Book Club: Palaces for the People (Adult)

What can be done to bridge the widening gaps between various portions of our population? Can we strengthen our community with thoughtful design? Join us for discussion of Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg Monday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn't seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how "social infrastructure" is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides. Sign up at

Tabletop Game Group (Teens & Adults) March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: 5:00 p.m.

Alternative, advanced and imaginative games will be featured. Browse our collection of over 150 games, or bring your own to share! This event is open to adults and mature teens. Refreshments will be provided! Get your game on! Contact Dan Ward at 304-366-1210 extension 128 for more information.

Featured Author: Vonnetta Mayo

Join Morgantown Author Vonnetta Mayo for a short presentation followed by a Q&A and a book signing on Saturday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m. Joy In Sorrow, Hope For Tomorrow is an insightful read portraying the lives of the plantation slaves on the coast of the Mississippi River. The story is narrated through the lens of a young girl who came from the lineage of slaves who worked in the cotton field. It is an honest depiction of slavery and will surely move the reader to tears. Vonnetta Mayo was born in Gary, Indiana, and raised in Southern California. After relocating to Florida for a time, she now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia. She is the youngest of four children and aspired to become a writer at an early age. Sign up at

Fairview Book Sale

Stop in daily during regular business hours to shop our book sale. Books and DVDs are available for all ages. Buy one item or fill a whole bag for only $3.00! New donations coming in all the time. Stop in for some great reads and fantastic movies!

Plant a Flower Day

Calling all little gardeners! Join us at the Fairview Public Library for stories, activities, and games about flowers on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. You will learn tips and tricks to create an adorable flower garden, and plant your own flower seeds to take home! This program is free and open to all children. Space is limited, so register soon! Sign up at events.

Little Rembrandts: Mixed Media Sunburst (Tween)

Join us at the Fairview Public Library as we create a mixed media sunburst on Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 p.m. All materials are provided. This program is open to children aged 8 to12 years old. Registration is required.

Sign up at

Brick Builder’s Club (Tween)

Do you love building with LEGOs? Do you want some fun competition? Join us at the Fairview Public Library for the Brick Builders club on Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. This event is suitable for children aged 7-13. We will create new and exciting builds every month. Race to see who will build the biggest, strongest, most original

creations! Different building themes each month! All materials are provided. Space is limited, so register early! Sign up at events.

Plant a Flower Day (Adult)

Calling all green thumbs! And not-so-green thumbs! Join as at Fairview Public Library to learn tips and tricks for a successful indoor herb garden on Saturday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. Plant your own mini garden to take home! This program is free and open to people aged 18 and up. Space is limited, registration is required. Sign up at

Speaking of Books: Strangers on a Train (Adult)

Join us at the Fairview Public Library for our Speaking of Books book club on Tuesday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m. This month we will be discussing Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Physical copies are available for check out at the Fairview Public Library or can be placed on hold and picked up at other locations. The ebook is available on Libby, and the audiobook is available on Hoopla.

In Patricia Highsmith's debut novel, we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith's perilous world - where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

d8 to12 year s old. Reg istra tion is requir ed.

International Read to Me Day with Mountaineer Therapy Dogs

It is International Read to Me Day! What better way to celebrate than a good story, followed by meeting some teams from Mountaineer Therapy Dogs? Come to the Mannington Public Library where you can learn from the dogs and their owners about their jobs while they spread some cheer on Saturday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Crafty Kids’ Club

Springtime is right around the corner! Hop into spring by creating your own sock bunny on Tuesday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. Materials will be provided by the Mannington Public Library. Ages 8 and up. Sign up at

My Hero Bibliotheca! Anime Club (Teen)

Come relax after school and watch anime movies and shows on Friday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. We'll hang out, talk about what we're watching, and what to watch next. Bring your friends, socialize, and maybe find a new favorite series!

Book Pack Book Club (Tween, Teen)

This month, we will be discussing HOOT by Carl Hiaasen on Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. In addition to discussing HOOT, we will make our own adorable no sew sock owl. Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls' fate cemented in pancake batter? Sign up at

Novel Ideas: Teen Group

Have you always wanted to act? Do you love watching standup comedy? Join us this month to play some improvisation games on Tuesday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m. We will all laugh together as

we explore the wonderful world of theater and the fun it brings. Please register as spots fill fast. Sign up at

Carol's Crafty Creations: Jar Plant Holder (Adult)

Join us as we get ready for Spring and create a beautiful jar plant holder on Monday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m. Materials will be provided, but you may bring your own jar if you prefer. Please register as spots fill up fast! Sign up at

Cover2Cover Book Club: The Innocent (Adult)

America has enemies - ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people. Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway - her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her. Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power. Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life... and perhaps his own. Pick up a copy of The Innocent by David Baldacci and register to join us to discuss the book on Thursday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. Sign up at

Bookmobile Schedule For more information on our homebound and outreach services or bookmobiles, contact MCPLS Outreach Services Manager Abby Haught at 304-366-1210, extension 129, or at

The Arbors

Eastview Unity Apts.

PACE / Big Lots

Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Friday 11:30 – 12:30 PM

Wednesday 12:30 – 1:30 PM

410 Cleveland Ave, Fairmont March 8, 22

Barrackville Dollar Store 210 Pike St., Barrackville

Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00PM March 2, 16, 30

Carolina – Beside Post Office 33 Main St., Carolina

Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM March 1, 15, 29

Colfax Community Bldg. 1735 Colfax Rd., Colfax

Friday 2:30 – 3:30 PM March 4, 18

Dairy Creme Corner

187 Homewood Ave., Fairmont

Friday 4:00-5:00 PM March 4, 18

Disability Action Center

448 Leonard Ave., Fairmont

Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM March 1, 15, 29

200 Jefferson St., Fairmont March 4, 18

1224 Country Club Rd., Fairmont March 9, 23

Farmington – Beside Fire Dept.

Rock Lake Community Bldg.

Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM

March 2, 16, 30

Rock Lake Rd., Fairmont

Railroad St., Farmington

Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM

March 9, 23


Middletown Commons

2600 Middletown Rd., Fairmont

Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM March 10, 24

Miller School Apts.

2 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairmont

Friday 12:00 – 1:00 PM March 11, 25

Monongah Dollar Store 539 Camden Ave., Monongah

Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 AM March 1, 15, 29

609 Bellview Blvd., Fairmont

Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM March 8, 22

Valley Chapel

1511 Pleasant Valley Rd., Fairmont

Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 PM March 10, 24

Woodlands Asst. Living 211 Care St., Worthington

Friday 10:00 – 11:00 AM March 11, 25

Staff Picks Here are just a few recommendations by MCPLS staff members! For more recommendations, feel free to ask staff what they suggest.

also available on Hoopla or Libby as e-book and/or e-audiobook, as well as our physical collection

West Virginia LibShare is a library consortium in North Central West Virginia featuring the Marion County Public Library System, Bridgeport Public Library, and the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. A library consortium is a group of libraries who partner to combine resources, share expertise, and broaden the amount of materials available to their patrons. Marion County Public Library wants to highlight some of the events that are being hosted by the Bridgeport Public Library and the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library to encourage patrons to attend events at the other LibShare locations.

Family Matinee Join us Saturday March 12th at 11:00 a.m. as we watch Disney’s Ron’s Gone Wrong! Popcorn provided! Bookworm Book Club (Children) On March 22nd from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., readers will gather to discuss their likes and dislikes and overall feelings after reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Refreshments will be provided! Crossing Seas Book Club (Teens) On March 24th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., readers are invited to gather and discuss books featuring characters and/or authors from South and Central Asia. Refreshments will be provided! Book Signing: Jennifer Preteroti (Adults) Friday, March 11 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Join us in welcoming author, Jennifer Preteroti, to the library! She is the author of Finding Me. Refreshments will be available. Book Signing: Peter Taylor (Adults) Monday, March 14 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join us in welcoming author, Peter Taylor, to the library. He is the author of the novel, The Advisor: Kien Bing, South Vietnam 1969-1970. Refreshments will be provided. Computer Skills for Seniors (Adults) Tuesday, March 1 & 15 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31 & April 7 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In this class you will learn the ins and outs of personal computers. The tutorials presented will be simplified using common tech terms, examples, pictures, and videos in plain, easy to understand language. Please feel free to bring your own computer if you have one, but it is not necessary to do so. Registration required at

Spring Writers Workshop Saturday, March 19 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for an invigorating workshop of insight and instruction as local published authors guide new and seasoned writers through the writing process. Local authors include Diana Pishner Walker, Lisa A. McCombs, and Colleen Driscoll. The Spring Writers Workshop is sponsored by the Cultural Foundation of Harrison County and the Friends of Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Workshop available both in person and on Zoom. Please register at Will receive Zoom link after registering. The Artists of Waldomore (Adults) Thursday, March 3 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Welcoming local artists to work together in celebrating the historic building of Waldomore! Open to anyone who draws or paints. Please supply your own material. Based on weather, may be inside or outside the building of the Waldomore. Future opportunity to showcase your work alongside others in the Waldomore and Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Program offered the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. For adults ages 19+.Please register at


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