October 2022 Newsletter: Marion County Public Library (WV)

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (FAIRVIEW)

Grab your spookiest, funniest, or silliest costume and join us at the Fairview Public Library...IF YOU DARE! Get ready for a fun evening of games, activities, and crafts that will have your hair standing on end! Enjoy some creepy treats and enter our costume contest! It's a night of chills and thrills on Friday, October 21 at 6:00p.m.

SPOOKY TALES WITH JO ANN DADISMAN (MANNINGTON)

For those of you looking for an evening of goosebumps and raised hair, join us for Spooky Tales with Jo Ann Dadisman at the Mannington Public Library on Monday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. Presentation intended for a family audience with children 8 years of age and up.

FAMILY FUN HALLOWEEN AT MCPLS

It’s that spooky time of year again! Join us for a fun filled time at the library! Starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, the library's annual Family Fun Halloween Event will take place in and outside the Fairmont branch of the library.

You will find creepy, fun, festive games outside the library, a featured balloon artist making delightful balloons for the children, and inside you’ll find coloring and craft stations! Dare you enter the Haunted House? A local high school theatre group will have a child-friendly, fun haunted house. The annual ‘Halloweenified’ puppet show will have two different times for you to attend, at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

All of this and more await you at the library’s annual Halloween Family Fun Event! We’ll see ‘boo’ there!

VOLUME 16 | ISSUE 10 • OCTOBER 2022

TheBoysfromBiloxi by John Grisham TheChristmasSpirit by Debbie Macomber ItStartswithUs by Colleen Hoover NoPlanBby Lee Child Dreamlandby Nicholas Sparks OtherBirds by Sarah Addison Allen BlackDogby Stuart Woods Captiveby Iris Johansen Suspectsby Danielle Steel TheTuscanChildby Rhys Bowen BooksofaFeather by Kate Carlisle

Bestsellers

DemonCopperhead by Barbara Kingsolver TripleCrossby James Patterson ThiefofFateby Jude Deveraux TheBoysfromBiloxi by John Grisham ItStartswithUs by Colleen Hoover DarkWhisper by Christine Feehan DistantThunderby Stuart Woods TheHighNotesby Danielle Steel LongShadowsby David Baldacci TheMazeby Delson Demille VoiceofFear by Heather Graham EndlessSummer by Elin Hilderbrand

HomeSweetChristmas by Susan Mallery MadHoneyby Jodi Picoult OurMissingHeartsby Ng Celeste RighteousPrey by John Sandford TwelveTopsyTurvyVeryMessy DaysofChristmas by James Patterson Lividby Patricia Cornwell

Inspirational

AModelofDevotion by Mary Connealy TheStoryofLove by Beth Wiseman TheChristmasSpirit by Debbie Macomber AnythingbutPlain by Suzanne Woods Fisher UndertheStarrySkies by Tracie Peterson EndlessSummer by Elin Hilderbrand ConcreteEvidencein Diann Mills

Misc. Fiction

DashingThroughtheSnowbirds by Donna Andrews LittleEveby Catriora Ward TheOracleofMaracoor by Gregory Maguire SettlingHisHash by William J, Johnstone ShrinesofGaiety by Kate Atkinson

DarkMusicby David Lagercrantz

Santa’sLittleYelpers by David Rosenfelt Babysitterby Joyce Carol Oates AfterLiveby Abulrazak Gurnah TheBodyGuardby Katherine Enter MotherDaughterTraitorSpy by Susan Ella Macneal DeweyDecimatedby Allison Brook ATinyEndingby Joanna Cannon WhatSheFoundby Robert Dugoni ToCatchaRaven by Beverly Jenkins DarkObjectsby Simon Troyne SteepedtoDeathby Gtetchen Rue SmartGirlSummer by Kristin Rockaway

TheForeverFarmhouse by Lee Tobin McClian

Large Print

DemonCopperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Lividby Patricia Cornwell

TheBoysfromBiloxi by John Grisham EndlessSummerby Elin Hilderbrand TripleCrossby James Patterson AnythingbyPlain by Suzanne Woods Fisher TheChristmasSpirit by Debbie Macomber DistantThunderby Stuart Woods TheHighNotesby Danielle Steel LongShadowsby David Baldacci

OurMissingHeartsby Ng Celeste RighteousPreyby John Sandford TwelveTopsyTurvyVeryMessy DaysofChristmas by James Patterson

SecludedCabinSleepsSix by Lisa Unger NoPlanBby Lee Child

Non-Fiction

ICouldNotDoOtherwise by Sara Latta

AndThereWasLight by Jon Meacham CookingfromtheSpirit by Tabitha Brewster

TheUFOHotspotCompendium by Craig Campobasso I’mGladMyMomDied by Jennette McCurdy AnImmenseWorldby Ed Young

October New Releases Find more new releases, complete with links, at www.mcpls.org/new DVDs TheHarbringer Fall Breaking Watcher
Elvis
’s DVDS
ThroughtheNorthPoleSnow BlazeandtheMonsterMachines Blue’sCluesandYou!Rainbow PuppyAdventures
Minions2
on CD
Video Games
ManWorldRePac(Switch)
TheBlackPhone
WheretheCrawdadsSing JurassicWorldDominion CalltheMidwifeSeason11 StarTrekPicardSeason2 CobraKaiSeason3 WhenCalltheHeartYear9 Children
PokémonTheMovie:Secretsof theJungle
PawsofFury
Lightyear Book
Pac
HotelTransylvania3:Monsters Overboard(Switch) BlazingBeaks(Switch) TheLegendofZelda:Skyward SwordHD(Switch) MarioGolf:SuperRush(Switch)

ThankYouforYourServitude

by Mark Leibovich

BattlefortheAmericanMind by Pete Hegseth SewingLoveby Sanae Ishida OverMyDeadBody by Greg Melville ConfidenceMan by Maggie Haberman

Graphic Novels

LoreOlympusVol.2 by Rachel Smythe

ApothercaryDiariesVol.6 by Natsu Hyuga FireForceVol.26by Atsushi Okubo CryptidClubby Sarah Andersen WolverineVol.1by Benjamin Percy MyHeroAcademiaVol.31 by Kohei Horikoshi AnimalCastleby Xavier Dorison FearbookClub by Richard Ashley Hamilton ShadowsHouseVol.1by Somato

Teen/Young Adult

FracturedPathby J.C. Cervantes NeverNeverby Serena Valentino

ThreeKissesOneMidnight by Roshani Chokshi MasterofIron by Tricia Levenseller Padawanby Kierstein White LongLivethePumpkinQueen by Shea Ernshaw AllofOurDemine by Amanda Foody TheDragon’sPromise by Elizabeth Lim TheWeightofBlood by Tiffany D. Jackson

Children

FarmingStrongAllYearLong by Sherri Duskey Rinker MysteryoftheMissingFood by Scholastic MissingMagicby Rebecca Elliot Crunchby Kayla Miller DiperÖverlödeby Jeff Kinney

TheBerenstainBearsandtheJoy ofGivingforLittleOnes by Mike Berestain Bravelands:Curseofthe Sandtongueby Erin Hunter GreenisforChristmas by Drew Daywalt

MaisyatWorkby Lucy Cousins

PeppaPigandtheChristmas Surprise by Candlewick Press Odderby Katherine Applegate FallLeafProject by Margaret McNamara GuardingtheInvisibleDragons by Tracey West

Readalongs

TheHistoryofMe by Adrea Theodore

SeahorsesAreSoldOut by Constanze Spengler Respectby Otis Redding TheStoryofaStory by Deborah Hopkinson Me&Mamaby Cozbi A. Cabera

Board Books

TheMonstersontheBus by Sarah Albee TrickorTreatbyBeatrixPotter WhatisChristmas? by Michelle Medlock Adams Pookie’sThanksgiving by Sandra Boynton

Fairmont Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursdays | 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

The Book Cave is Open! The Friends of the Marion County Public Library (Fairmont) will be taking walkins to browse the book sale room.

Teen Hangout: After Hours

Wednesday, October 19 | 5:45 p.m.

Come to the Fairmont location for an after hours hangout! We have lots of activities, such as watching anime, playing games, and more! Bring your friends, socialize, and maybe find a new favorite game or show!

Girls Who Code (Teen)

Wednesday, October 12 & 26 | 6:00 p.m. This program works to inspire, educate, and equip 6 -12 graders with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Learn to code, improve your problem solving and critical thinking skills, and build a community at the Marion County Public Library Girls Who Code Club! All genders welcome!

Learn more and sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Spice of Life Cookbook Club (Adult)

Thursday, October 6 | 4:30 p.m. Do you enjoy chatting about cooking or baking and sharing recipes? Join us at the Spice of Life Cookbook Club, a monthly discussion club that meets the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. It's a place to come together to chat about all things food, explore tasty cookbooks, and share recipes. All experience and interest levels are welcomed!

Each month cookbook club members will get a Take Home Spice Kit that will include a sample of the

Spice of the Month and recipes. Please bring a favorite cookbook or recipe. Sponsored by Friends of the Marion County Public Library.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Craftastic: Fall Yarn Wreath (Teen & Adult)

Monday, October 24 | 4:30 p.m. Join us to create a wreath with yarn. You can even dress up your wreath with the felt flowers we made last month or felt leaves.

The library will provide the supplies needed to create this craft, but feel free to bring any additional supplies that you might like to use.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Crafty Connections (Adult)

Thursday, October 13 & 27 | 3:30 p.m. Do you knit, crochet, sew, paint, sketch, embroider, cross stitch, or do any other craft? Want to meet some new people and have conversations while crafting? If that sounds great to you, bring your current project to the library!

Make sure to bring everything you think you'll need such as scissors, thread, pencils, etc. We may have some supplies available, but they will be limited.

If you have questions, please let us know by calling the library at 304-366-1210 and ask for Liz.

www.mcpls.org

Featured Fairmont Author: Bronwyn

Drain (Adult)

Saturday October 8 | 1:30 p.m. Join author Bronwyn Drain for a meet and greet and book signing. Mrs. Drain is the author of Dirty.

Bronwyn Drain was born in Detroit, Michigan and now resides in Fairmont, West Virginia with her mother, stepfather, five children, and two siblings. She has been writing since she was 7 years old and it's her goal to reach as many people as possible to share her stories. Drain has two more books in the works titled Disturbed and The Queens Collection.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Beyond the Book Presents: The Beauty and Benefits of Rail Trails (Adult)

Monday, October 17 | 7:00 p.m.

North Central West Virginia is lucky to have an established (and growing!) Rail Trail network. Meet representatives from Marion County Parks and Recreation, Harrison Rail Trails, and the Mon River Trails Conservancy to explore the history, challenges, and goals of our trail network; and the benefits our communities enjoy because of them.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Family Fun Halloween Event

Friday, October 28 | 5:00 p.m.

s Walk (Adult)

Beyond the Book: The Daughter

Monday, October 24 | 7:00 p.m. This work of historical fiction by Jane Kirkpatrick is rooted in a real life “rail trail” adventure. Join us as we explore how one journey can change the lives of an entire family.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Starting at 5:00 p.m., the library's annual Family Fun Halloween Event will take place in and outside the Fairmont branch of the library.

Tabletop

Game Group (Teens & Adults)

October 5, 12, 19, & 26 | 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. www.mcpls.org

You will find creepy, fun, festive games outside the library, a featured balloon artist making delightful balloons for the children, and inside you’ll find coloring and craft stations! Dare you enter the Haunted House? A local high school theatre group will have a child friendly, fun haunted house.

The annual ‘Halloweenified’ puppet show will have two different times for you to attend, 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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!

Halloween Spooktacular (All Ages)

Friday, October 21 | 6:00 p.m. Grab your spookiest, funniest, or silliest costume and join us at the Fairview Public Library...IF YOU DARE! Get ready for a fun evening of games, activities, and crafts that will have your hair standing on end! Enjoy some creepy treats and enter our costume contest! It's a night of chills and thrills at the Fairview Public Library!

Brick Builders Club (Kids/Tween)

Saturday, October 8 | 10:30 a.m. Do you love building with LEGOs? Do you want some fun competition? Join us at the Fairview Public Library for the Brick Builders Club! 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.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Speaking of Books: TheSweetness attheBottomofthePie(Adult)

Tuesday, October 4 | 4:00 p.m. Join us at the Fairview Public Library as we discuss The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.

Eleven year old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, begins her adventure

when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's mansion in the summer of 1950, thus propelling her into a mystery that involves an investigation into a man's murder where her father is the main suspect.

Just Craftin’ Around: Fall Gnome (Adult)

Tuesday, October 4 | 5:00 p.m. Fall is here at the Fairview Public Library! Join us as we craft this adorable fall gnome! Easy and fun, it will brighten up any doorway, window, or wall!

All supplies are included! Space is limited, and registration is required!

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

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Mannington Book Sale

Time to clean your book shelves? We accept donations; and while you’re visiting, fill up your shelves with new reading material. Great reads can be found at the Friends Book Sale, open every Wednesday 10 a.m 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

Shape Shifters 3D Printing (All Ages)

Thursday, October 13 | 3:00 p.m. Learn about 3D Printing while creating a Jack O' Lantern keychain!

This program is designed for 3rd grade and up. Participants will be contacted to pick up their 3D printed objects following this program. Registration is required and limited to 6 people.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Spooky Tales with Jo Ann Dadisman (All Ages)

Monday, October 24 | 5:30 p.m.

For those of you looking for an evening of goosebumps and raised hair, join us for Spooky Tales with Jo Ann Dadisman.

Presentation intended for a family audience with children 8 years of age and up. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Prizes will be provided by Friends of the Mannington Library.

Crafty Kid’s Club

Tuesday, October 18 | 3:00 p.m.

Join us for Crafty Kid's Club, a child's size version of Crafty Creations. Carol will teach you to make new and exciting art and craft projects each month. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

This month we will make a paper loop sunflower mixed media art. All materials will be provided by the Mannington Public Library.

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Novel Ideas (Teen)

Tuesday, October 25 | 3:00 p.m.

Get ready for the holiday season. Special Guest Collins will teach you how to make your own 3D printed ornament. Design and then, pick up at the next Novel Ideas meeting.

Geared towards ages 11 17. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Carol's Crafty Creations (Adult)

Monday, October 17 | 5:00 p.m.

A craft class for beginners and experts alike! Each month, Carol picks a new craft. It’s SPOOKY time! Join Carol for a fun night with pumpkins! You can choose to create your own Jack O Lantern by cutting a pumpkin or to create a centerpiece by painting a pumpkin! Designs are totally up to you! Please bring your own pumpkin and create with us!

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

Cover2Cover Book Club: The UnquietGrave:ANovel(Adult)

Thursday, October 20 | 1:00 p.m.

Lakin, West Virginia, 1930: Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P.D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Testing a new talking cure for insanity, Boozer encourages his elderly patient to share his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in 19th century West Virginia. His memorable case: defending a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride a case that the prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost.

Greenbrier, West Virginia, 1897: Beautiful, willful Zona Heaster has always lived in the mountains. Despite her mother’s misgivings, Zona marries the handsome Erasmus Trout Shue, Greenbrier’s newest resident and blacksmith. Her mother learns of her daughter’s death weeks later. A month after the funeral, Zona’s mother makes a chilling claim to the county prosecutor: her daughter was murdered, and she was told this by none other than Zona’s ghost...

Sign up at mcpls.org/events.

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Bookmobile Schedule

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TheArbors

410 Cleveland Ave., Fairmont

Tuesday 2:30 3:30 PM

October 4, 18

Barrackville Dollar Store

210 Pike St., Barrackville

Wednesday 12:00 1:00 PM October 12, 26

Baxter Fire Hall

2741 Paw Paw Creek Rd.

Tuesday 10:30-11:30 AM

October 4, 18

Carolina

33 Main St., Carolina

Tuesday 12:00 1:00 PM

October 11. 25

Colfax Community

1735 Colfax Rd., Colfax

Friday 2:30 3:30 PM

October 14, 28

DisabilityAction Center

448 Leonard Ave., Fairmont

Tuesday 2:30 3:30 PM

October 11. 25

Eastview UnityApts.

200 Jefferson St., Fairmont

Friday 11:30 12:30 PM

October 14, 28

Farmington Fire Dept. Railroad St., Farmington Wednesday 2:30 3:30 PM

October 5, 19

Howard Center

612 Madison St.

Friday 4:00-5:00 PM October 14, 28

Middletown Commons

2600 Middletown Rd. Thursday 12:00 1:00 PM October 2, 20

Miller SchoolApts.

2 Pennsylvania Ave. Friday 12:00 1:00 PM October 7, 21

Monongah Dollar Store

539 Camden Ave., Monongah

Tuesday 10:30 11:30 AM October 11. 25

PACE / Big Lots

1224 Country Club Rd.

Wednesday 12:30 1:30 PM October 5, 19

Rock Lake Rock Lake Rd., Fairmont Weds. 2:30 3:30 PM October 12, 26

Sagebrush Round-Up

2580 Bunner Ridge Rd. Thursday 2:30 3:30 PM October 13, 27

Teleperformance

609 Bellview Blvd., Fairmont

Tuesday 12:00 1:00 PM October 4, 18

WoodlandsAsst. Living

211 Care St., Worthington Friday 10:00 11:00 AM October 7, 21

our homebound and outreach services
bookmobiles, contact
Outreach Services
more information on
or
MCPLS
Manager Abby Haught at 304
366
1210, extension 129, or at ahaught@mcpls.org.

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.

Cynthia Dobbins Meet & Greet (All Ages)

Saturday, October 8 | 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Cynthia Dobbins will be at the library to talk about her children’s book, The Adventures of Rose and Miss Honey Bee. Her book is also featured in the Bridgeport City Park for the entire month of October. Register at www.bplwv.org/events.

Trunk or Treat (All Ages)

Saturday, October 22 | 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a community wide Trunk or Treat! The event will be held behind the Bridgeport Public Library.

Sock Pumpkins (Adult)

Thursday, October 6 | 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. In this adult craft class, we will be making decorative fall pumpkins out of socks. All supplies provided. Register at www.bplwv.org/ events.

Beginner Origami (Adult)

Thursday, October 14 | 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Learn the art of paper folding in this beginner level class. No experience necessary. We will learn three different origami animals. All supplies provided. Register at www.bplwv.org/events.

Brush Hour (Adult)

Monday, October 17 | 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Come paint with us in our new monthly painting club. This club is less instructional and more freestyle, but each meeting will have a theme and associated prompt to paint. This month's theme is harvest moon and features a night sky. Canvas, acrylic paint, and basic paintbrush set will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your favorite supplies from home. We welcome painters of all skill levels. Register at www.bplwv.org/events.

Storytelling Contest (Adult)

Monday, October 24 | 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Do you have a good scary story to share? Test your storytelling skills in our storytelling contest. Winner will receive a copy of The Tell Tale Lilac Bush and Coffin Hollow by Ruth Ann Musick. All stories must be appropriate for an all ages audience and adhere to library policies. Refreshments will be provided. Register at www.bplwv.org/events.

Hobby Hunters: Find Your Family (Adult)

Thursday, October 11 | 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Access an extensive collection of genealogical records available through the library. Let our Adult Services Librarian & Technology Librarian show you how to find your family. Registration required. Register at www.clarksburglibrary.org/calendar

Yarn Nerds: Macramé Bottle Cover (Adult)

Wednesday, October 12 | 4:00 p.m 6:00 p.m.

Access an extensive collection of genealogical records available through the library. Let our Adult Services Librarian & Technology Librarian show you how to find your family. Register at www.clarksburglibrary.org/calendar

Grown-Up Gamers (Adult)

Thursday, October 20 | 6:00 p.m 8:00 p.m.

Play the Oculus Quest 2 with over 20 games! Newest virtual reality games added include I Expect You To Die 2, Traffic Jams, A Township Tale, Moss, Fail Factory!, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge. Play together on the XBOX One console with games that include Minecraft, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Stardew Valley, EA Sports UFC, and more. Hang out for the whole time or just stop in anytime that evening. Register at www.clarksburglibrary.org/calendar

Source: wordmint.com

Check out our online calendar to register for events and get the most todate information! Follow the QR code, or visit: http://bit.ly/2uydBHl

Color Code: Fairview Fairmont Mannington
OCTOBER 2022
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