October 2020 Newsletter: Marion County Public Library System (WV)

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Join us in October for our first ever community read! Kids: We’re starting with We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates. Parents of Kids aged 3-7: stop by your branch starting October 1 to pick up a free copy, while supplies last. Join us for a special Facebook Live read aloud on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 am to wrap up the community read. Teens/Adults: We will be reading and discussing Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The book is available for check out in print, as an audiobook, large print, as a young adult adaptation, and on WVDELI/ Overdrive (audiobook and eBook). Find our Facebook discussion groups for activities and questions by searching for “One Book, One Community (Marion County WV)” There are separate groups for each book.

Halloween Fun at MCPLS Halloween Family Fun Event: Spooky Lane Adventures Join us as the Marion County Public Library System teams up with the United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties to bring you Spooky Lane Adventures! On Friday October 30th, from 5pm, until the last car enters at 7:30pm, your family can drive through Morris Park for a Halloween adventure! Upon arrival, a bag will be hung from your side view mirror to collect treats. As you drive around Spooky Lane, you will encounter several fun Halloween delights with various scenes. It's all kid friendly and fun for the whole family to enjoy! Various organizations will be set up with special displays, treats, live animals, costumed characters and more to help celebrate this Halloween delight from the safety of your own car.

Haunted Library: After Hours

Saturday, October 31: 8:30 pm Last year we brought you a fun Haunted Library experience walk through attraction. This year due to COVID 19, we are unable to bring it back. However, we have something even creepier in store for you. Christian Cox will come into the library after hours with a flashlight tour of the building, so you can see what all goes on Halloween night. Tune in for the Facebook LIVE event and brave the flashlight tour of the library after hours. Watch to see if you notice anything paranormal. This is a rare opportunity to be in the library after hours searching in the dark. Will we have any ghostly encounters? Watch and see...

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Back to School Resources All of our branches are equipped with public access computers, printing spaces, and WiFi. As part of Governor Justice’s “Kids Connect” initiative, we now have free WiFi available outside of our buildings, 24/7. You’ll need your child’s student ID number to log in!

In addition to a growing collection of books about homeschooling (see page 4 or mcpls.org/homeschool for details), we also have a wide variety of online databases! Here are a few relevant databases, check out www.mcpls.org/education for the full list! Teachers and homeschool co-ops can also find resources at mcpls.org/teachers

Online Resources:

ArtistWorks provides patrons with world-class music and voice instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award–winning music professionals. Creativebug offers an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore 1000+ craft classes. People of all skill levels can learn craft techniques about everything from sewing to crochet to manga drawing! EBSCO Research Databases is a powerful online reference system that provides full-text articles and abstracts from journals and magazines in a variety of disciplines. Username: west Password: virginia Explora gives kids the chance to explore thousands of topics in a variety of disciplines. Sponsored by the WV Library Commission Username: west Password: virginia20! The Great Courses offers unlimited access to the world’s most engaging professors enabling patrons to delve into an immersive learning experience, covering a wide variety of subjects. (Available through RBdigital or Kanopy) GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Sponsored by the WV Library Commission Username: west Password: virginia20!

Kanopy is a video streaming platform with over 30,000 films, including independent films and documentaries, as well as programming for kids from Scholastic & PBS. Stream on your television, smartphone, or tablet. Learning Express Library has practice tests and preparation tips for many common exams, occupational licenses, and elementary school through college practice tests. Method Test Prep helps students get ready for the ACT and SAT with evaluation tests, vocabulary builders, lessons and quizzes, and full length practice exams. Part of RBdigital (listed under education). NewsBank allows users to search current and archived coverage with our collection of full-text local, regional and national newspapers, including Fairmont’s Times West Virginian. NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers. Sponsored by the WV Library Commission. There’s also a version (NoveList Plus) for teens and adults. Username: west Password: virginia20! Points of View Reference Center is designed to provide students with essays that present multiple sides of an issue. Sponsored by the WV Library Commission Username: west Password: virginia20! Scholastic Teachables offers unlimited access to thousands of printables. Save hours of prep time with this database that offers 25,000+ ready-to-go lessons and activities for every subject and skill level, grades PreK-8. Transparent Language is an online tool to learn and practice foreign languages. Courses are offered for over 100 languages. Transparent Language also offers English as a second Language courses. Universal Class gives access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available. World Book Online produces authoritative, trustworthy, and unbiased content. Sponsored by the WV Library Commission. Username: 4west Password: virginia


October New Releases

Find more new releases, complete with links, at www.mcpls.org/new

DVDs

The Arrangement Bad Education Bumhouse of Horrors: 10 Movie Collection The Burnt Orange Heresy Castle in the Ground Criminal Audition Deadtectives Dirt Music Dracula Wes Craven Collection The Dread Emperor Fear Pharm Forces of Nature Irresistible Light from Light Military Wives Mister Rogers Neighborhood: Mister Rogers Meets New Friends Collection Monsters and the Movies They Inspired Ordinary Love The Secret Garden Scooby-Doo Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo Monster Movie Collection Shirley Superman: Man of Tomorrow Survive the Night

Series DVDs

Archer: Seasons 7,8,9 Big Love: Season 2 Insatiable: Season 1 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Complete Series Vikings: Season 6, Part 1 Westworld: Season 3

BOCD

Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Tom Clancy’s God of War Time for Mercy by John Grisham

Video Games Nintendo Switch: Lego Incredibles Minecraft Dungeons Skully

PS4: Avengers (2020) Heavy Rain and Beyond

Bestsellers

The Brightest Star by Fern Michaels Chance of a Lifetime by Jude Deveraux Coast to Coast Murders by James Patterson The Gift of Family by Mary Monroe Happily This Christmas by Susan Mallery In the Lion’s Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk An Irish Country Welcome by Patrick Taylor Live Free or Die by Sean Hannity Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella The Return by Nicholas Sparks Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr The Sentinel by Lee Child Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Three Women Disappear by James Patterson Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Inspiration

Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason Amish Honor by Samantha Price Amish Mercy by Samantha Price An Amish Singing by Amy Clipston Autumn Skies by Denise Hunter The Blended Quilt by Jean Brunstetter A Blessing to Cherish by Lauraine Snelling Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason Forever By Your Side by Tracie Peterson Her Secret Song by Mary Connealy The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Sawyer Vogel Piecing it All Together by Leslie Gould

Misc. Fiction

Cold Grave by Donna Berdel Cold Highway by Donna Berdel A Cowboy for Keeps by Laura Drake Deacon King Kong by James McBride Dreaming Death by Heather Graham This Girl by Colleen Hoover A Marriage Well Done by Boo Walker The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall The Natural by Bernard Malamud Red Mountain Rising by Boo Walker Rigged by D.P. Lyle Save Her Soul by Lisa Regan Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai Whispering Pines Mysteries #1-3 by Shawn McGuire The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne Winter’s Curse by Mary Stone The World of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Large Print

Amish Honor by Samantha Price Amish Mercy by Samantha Price The Book of Two Days by Jodi Picoult The Brightest Star by Fern Michaels Chance of a Lifetime by Jude Deveraux Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar The Friendship List by Susan Mallery The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber The Last Passenger by Charles Finch Lawman by Ethan J. Wolfe Legends of the West by Michael A. Black The Lost are the Last to Die by Larry D. Sweazy Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg The Manana Kid by Francis W. Hilton Massacre at Whip Station by Dusty Richards Murder thy Neighbor by James Patterson Murder on Pleasant Avenue by Victoria Thompson An Orphan of Hell’s Kitchen by Liz Freeland A Pack of Predators by S.I. Soper Repentance Creek by Tobias Cole The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick The Sentinel by Lee Child Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb Shakeup by Stuart Woods Shot to Hell by William W. Johnstone A Simple Kiss by Samantha Price A Time for Mercy by John Grisham These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card Three Women Disappear by James Patterson The Tough Texan by Paul Evan Lehman Tranquility Falls by Davis Bunn Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

Young Adult

All These Monsters by Amy Tintera Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud Fable by Adrienne Young Half Life by Lillian Clark The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix Legendborn by Tracy Dean The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare Majesty by Katharine McGee Oathkeeper by Erin Hunter The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia White Fox by Sara Faring


Children

Accoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie by Kwame Alexander Bat Flap Fever (Hotel Transylvania) by Ximena Hastings Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World by Cheryl Willis Hudson Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman Choo-choo School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Curious Encounters by Ben Canton Falling for Autumn (Pete the Cat) by James Dean The Farmer and the Monkey by Marla Frazee First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John How to Catch a Yeti by Adam Wallace How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa by Jean Reagan I Broke My Butt by Dawn McMillan In The City by Christopher Raschka Let’s Bee Thankful by Ross Burach Luci Soars by Lulu Delacre A Not So Scary Monster: A Lego Picture Book by Jonathan Fenske Monsters 101 by Cale Atkinson Mother Mouse Delivers by Cynthia Rylant Preaching to Chickens by Jabari Assim Promise by Lebron James Stanley’s Fire Engine by Bee William Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo There’s Something About Sam by Hannah Rodgers Barnaby Welcome to Camp (Camp Cretaceous) by Steve Behling We’re Going on a Goon Hunt by Michael Rex Wonderful You by Lisa Graff

Binge Boxes

CARTOON CLASSICS: CATS & DOGS (Scooby-Doo! Road Trip USA; Scooby-Doo! Spring Break; Scooby-Doo! Movie Collection (5 films); and Tom and Jerry Double Feature (Back to Oz/Wizard of Oz.) CLASSIC CHARACTERS IN ACTION (Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island; Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost; Scooby-Doo: The Movie; The Flintstones; Jetsons: The Movie; and Tom and Jerry: The Movie.) COMEDY CLASSICS STARRING EDDIE MURPHY (Coming to America; Beverly Hills Cop; The Nutty Professor; Trading Places; Life; 48 Hrs.) CONJURING UNIVERSE (The Conjuring; The Conjuring 2; The Nun; Annabelle; Annabelle: Creation; Annabelle Comes Home)

Binge Boxes cont.

DISNEY MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS: VOLUME 1 (The BFG; The Light Between Oceans; The Call of the Wild; A Wrinkle in Time; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.) DISNEY PIXAR VOLUME 1 (Ratatouille; Wall-E; Coco; Inside Out) DISNEY PRESENTS TRUE SPORTS STORIES (Miracle; Remember the Titans; Cool Runnings; Million Dollar Arm; The Greatest Game Ever Played; The Rookie.) DISNEY WARRIOR PRINCESSES (Mulan/Mulan II; Brave; Princess and the Frog; Pocahontas/Pocahontas II.) DON’T GO IN THE WATER (Jaws; 47 Meters Down; The Meg; The Shallows; and Deep Blue Sea) THE GOLDEN YEARS OF COMEDY (Poms; Book Club; Going In Style; The Intern; Hope Springs; Something's Gotta Give) HOT ON MY TAIL: MOVIES WITH A CHASE (Queen & Slim; The Fugitive; Catch Me If You Can; North By Northwest; Gemini Man; Minority Report.) MARVEL’S AVENGERS (Marvel's The Avengers; Avengers: Age of Ultron; Avengers: Infinity War; Avengers: Endgame.) ORGANIZED CRIME WAVE (The Kitchen; American Gangster; Black Mass; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; The Town; Eastern Promises) TARANTINO’S BIG KAHUNA BURGER (Inglorious Basterds; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Death Proof; Reservoir DogS.) UNHINGED & IN LOVE: LOVE STORIES GONE BAD (Obsessed; Unforgettable; Fatal Attraction; Fear; The Boy Next Door; When the Bough Breaks.)

CDs

Chromatica by Lady Gaga Colores by J. Balvin Gaslighter by Dixie Chicks Ghosts of West Virginia (2020) Folklore by Taylor Swift Now That’s What I Call Country Classics: ‘90s (2020) Now That’s What I Call Country Volume 13 (2020)

Non-Fiction

Blood by Joe Jonas Caste by Isabel Wilkerson Expect a Miracle by Danielle Steel Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors by USDVA Help Yourself Now by Jan Yager Karamo by Karamo Brown The Killing of Crazy Horse by Bill O’Reilly The Luckiest Man by Mark Salter Murder thy Neighbor by James Patterson My Life as a Villainess by Laura Lippman Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne The Reign of Wolf 21 by Rick Mcintyre River of Fire by Helen Prejean Soul Full of Coal Dust by Chris Hamby We’re Better than This by Elijah Cummings

Graphic Novels

Blue Exorcist #24 by Kazue Kato Danganronpa Another Episode, Ultra Despair Girls by Hajime Touya My Hero Academia #22 by Kōhei Horikoshi Ronin Island #1 by Greg Pak (MGN) The Rose of Versailles #2-3 by Riyoko Ikeda Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1 by Kelly Thompson Spider-Gwen Ghost-Spider #2 by Seanan McGuire That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, # 1 by Sho Okagiri Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun: #1, 2, 4 Zatanna and the House of Secrets by Matthew Cody

Juvenile Fiction Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr Dog Man: Grime and Punishment (#9) by Dav Pilkey I Survived the California Wildfires 2018 by Lauren Tarshis Night Fright (Fly Guy & Fly Girl) by Tedd Arnold Noodleheads Lucky Day by Tedd Arnold Recommended for You by Laura Silverman Scary Godmother Omnibus by Jill Thompson Stick Dog Meets His Match by Tom Watson Warriors: Graystripe’s Vow by Erin Hunter


October Events Most events will be held virtually, due to COVID-19 All branches are closed Monday, October 12 for Staff Training

Events for All Ages: Mannington Friends of the Library Book Sale

Leaf through some great used books! Friends Book Sale is open! Mondays 2:30-5:30, Fridays 9-1 and Saturdays 912. Card holding members receive discounted prices and more. You can get your membership card with your donation of annual “Friends” dues while visiting the Friends Book Sale Room or the library today!

Halloween Family Fun Event: Spooky Lane Adventures

Join us as the Marion County Public Library teams up with the United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties to bring you Spooky Lane Adventures! On Friday October 30th, from 5pm, until the last car enters at 7:30pm, your family can drive through Morris Park for a Halloween adventure! Upon arrival, a bag will be hung from your side view mirror to collect treats. As you drive around Spooky Lane, you will encounter several fun Halloween delights with various scenes. It's all kid friendly and fun for the whole family to enjoy! Various organizations will be set up with special displays, treats, live animals, costumed characters and more to help celebrate this Halloween delight from the safety of your own car.

Events for Kids:

Chapters with Christian

We hope that our elementary friends will join Mr. Cox on October 7 and October 14 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live as he reads a book from the My Wierder-est School series by Dan Gutman. He’ll be reading Dr. Snow Has to Go!

Choco Goes To College

You won't want to miss this! Join Ms. Julie as she meets a local author and her animal friends!

Casey Conaway loves animals. She has written a new children's book titled Choco Goes to College. Casey will read the story to Choco the horse and to our viewers. We will also tour the On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center. It's going to be a very special day!

Little Rembrandts

"Let It Snow!" That is the request of this fun snowman that youth (age ten and up) can learn how to paint with Mrs. Julie in this virtual event. Space is limited. Participants must register by noon on October 8 with an active email address. Registered participants can pick up a canvas at their local branch of the Marion County Public Library System during the week of October 5. Additional supplies needed are: Paints: White, red, black, blue, orange, brown, black. Brushes: 1" flat, liner, small flat or filbert, Q-tips

Read for the Record 2020

Join us Thursday, October 29 on Facebook Live (10:30 am) to take part in this WV Public Broadcasting state-wide promotion to raise awareness of the importance of early literacy and learning opportunities.

Reading aloud with young children is a great way to spark imagination and also develop their understanding of the world in which we live. Reading provides an important foundation for future learning, as well. Our staff and hundreds of others across the Mountain State will be reading the inspiring story of Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina. The goal is to read to 6,000 or more children during the state-wide event!

Facebook Live Story Time

Join us for the start of our Fall Storytime on Facebook Live. Mr. Christian and others will be sharing lots of fun stories and activities! Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, no sign up required.

Story Time Craft Club

Pre-K and K-1 children are also encouraged to register for the Storytime Craft Club! Mrs. Julie and others have a lot of fun crafts planned this fall for our friends. Every Tuesday on Facebook Live, immediately following Facebook Live Story Time (around 11 am). All are welcome to join us in this virtual event. However, we do hope that many of you will sign up for our Storytime Craft Club. Members can come by the library weekly to get your surprise bag to open with us during Craft time! Register at www.mcpls.org/events so we know which library you’d like to use as a pick up location!


October Events Most events will be held virtually, due to COVID-19

Events for Teens & Adults: Discover: Sewing

Join us on Zoom to learn some basic hand stitching methods! This class will help you build skills in sewing that can be useful for mending and creating from scratch. This is perfect for beginners or anyone who just wants to practice their skills.

You will need to provide your materials for the class. You will need some fabric (a solid color is best) and thread in a contrasting color. You also will need a sewing needle, pencil, and the practice guide print out. Please be sure to provide an active email when you register, so that the Zoom meeting information can be sent to you just prior to the event.

Events for Teens:

T(w)een Read Book Club Wednesday, October 21: 4 pm

Join us to discuss The Wave by Todd Strasser! This book club will be offered in person for a limited number of participants as well as online. Please mark your preference when registering. An active email is required in order to send the Zoom meeting information to online participants. The Wave is available for pick up! Register at www.mcpls.org/events.

Events for Adults: Speaking of Books

Join us Tuesday, October 6, in person at the Fairview Public Library, or by phone or computer, as we discuss The Violets of March by Sarah Jio. The number of in-person members will be limited to 6 people. This event will be socially distanced, and masks will be required in accordance with Governor Jim Justice's Executive Order 50-20.

We will create additional sessions if there is enough interest! If you are not comfortable meeting in person, please join us by phone or computer during the meeting. We would love to have you join us!

Graphic Novel Book Club Come join the Graphic Novel Book Club in our online discussion of the first volume of Emil Ferris' debut graphic novel, My Favorite Thing is Monsters.

“Set in Chicago in the 1960's, My Favorite Thing is Monsters is framed as the journal of a 10-year-old girl. She navigates feelings of: isolation from her peers, her love for art and horror, and upset at the murder of her neighbor who survived the Holocaust only to be shot at home.“ This graphic novel does contain adult and sensitive material so reader's discretion is advised. The graphic novel can be accessed through Hoopla! This virtual event will use Webex, a user-friendly conferencing platform. Participants can choose to connect online for both audio and visual or just by phone (audio only), depending on your comfort level and internet availability. Participants must register by noon on October 13th with an active email address.

Cover2Cover Book Club “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.” —Michelle Obama

Pick up your copy of Becoming by Michelle Obama at Mannington Library and join the “Cover 2 Cover” book club on Thursday, October 15 at 1:30 p.m. Participants must register and agree to the library’s COVID-19 guidelines. “In writing Becoming, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama shared her own extraordinary journey to help create space for others to tell their stories and to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice. With this journal, she now provides you with the encouragement to find value in your own personal journey of becoming.”

Crafty Creations with Carol

Falling For String Art (Adults Only) Register to join Carol Monday, October 19, at 5 pm. Carol will provide the supplies needed. Participants must register and agree to the library’s Covid-19 guidelines. Sign up at mcpls.org/events


October Events Most events will be held virtually, due to COVID-19

Beyond the Book presents: A Birding Adventure with Joey Herron Monday, October 19: 7 pm

Birds bring color and song into our lives, control insect and small rodent populations, and open our eyes to the environment around us. In short, they are fascinating if we pay even a little bit of attention. Joey Herron has been birding for over four decades, and has a wealth of experiences, tips, suggestions for study, and tales of adventure to share with us during this presentation, whether you are an inquirer, amateur or skilled birder. This virtual event is open to all library patrons via Webex, a user-friendly conferencing platform. Participants can choose to connect online for both audio and visual or just by phone (audio only), depending on your comfort level and internet availability. Participants must register by noon on October 19, with an active email address. Registered participants will receive an emailed invitation link to the virtual meeting. Sign up at www.mcpls.org/events!

Beyond the Book Club: Book Discussion Monday, October 26: 7 pm

Adult Craft Class: Fall Mason Jar Craft

Join us on Zoom to make a beautiful painted luminary. Participants need to provide a valid email to which the meeting invitation will be sent just prior to the Zoom event. Registrants also need to indicate which Marion County branch that they wish to pick-up supplies from. Kits will be available at your branch beginning on Monday October 19. You will need one mason jar or other clear container and some matte finish paint. We will provide a craft kit with other supplies including stencils, some trim and more.

Haunted Library: After Hours Saturday, October 31: 8:30 pm

After MORE than two years on the New York Times Best Seller list, it is time we pick up and discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Come see what the sensation is all about, whether you read it already or are just getting onto the bandwagon!

Last year we brought you a fun Haunted Library experience walk through attraction. This year due to COVID 19, we are unable to bring it back. However, we have something even creepier in store for you. Christian Cox will come into the library after hours with a flashlight tour of the building, so you can see what all goes on Halloween night.

Sign up at www.mcpls.org/events!

Tune in for the Facebook LIVE event and brave the flashlight tour of the library after hours. Watch to see if you notice anything paranormal. This is a rare opportunity to be in the library after hours searching in the dark . Will we have any ghostly encounters? Watch and see...

Artible: Fall Road

Whether you are an adult with little or much painting experience, you can join this virtual painting class via Webex, a user-friendly conferencing platform. Just gather your supplies and register with an active email by noon on October 19. Registered participants will receive an emailed invitation link to the virtual meeting. Registered participants can pick up a canvas at their local branch of the Marion County Public Library System during the week of Oct. 12. Sign up and get the supplies list at www.mcpls.org/events

Tabletop Game Group

Missing our Wednesday Night Tabletop Game Group? Not to fear, WNG is happening virtually! Please contact Dan Ward at dward@mcpls.org for more information on how to join the fun! WNG meets every Wednesday at 5 pm to play games like Dominant Species, Sagrada, and Terraforming Mars. Part of the WV Nerd Herd, North Central WV's Boardgaming Community.

October 7, 14, 21, 28: 5 pm


Events by Date Most events will be held virtually, due to COVID-19

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Mannington Friends Book Sale (9 am—1 pm) October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Mannington Friends Book Sale (9 am—1 pm) October 5, 12, 19, 26: Mannington Friends Book Sale (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) October 6, 13, 20, 27: Facebook Live Story Time (10:30 am) October 15, 22, 29: Story Time Craft Club (Immediately following FB Story Time) October 6: Speaking of Books: Fairview (4 pm, In person and virtual) The Violets of March by Sarah Jio October 7: Chapters with Christian Read Aloud (10:30 am, Facebook Live) October 7: Discover: Sewing (4:30 pm, Zoom) October 7, 14, 21, 28: Tabletop Game Group (5 pm). Virtual, contact Dan Ward at Dward@mcpls.org or 304-366-1210, extension 128 for details October 8: Choco Goes to College Local Author Event (10:30 am, Facebook) October 10: Little Rembrandts (12 pm, WebEx) October 13: The Book Pack ‘Tween Book Club (1:30 pm, in person at the Mannington PL) October 13: Graphic Novel Book Club (7 pm, WebEx) My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

October 15: Cover2Cover Book Club (1:30 pm, in person at the Mannington PL) Becoming by Michelle Obama October 19: Crafty Creations with Carol (5 pm, in person at the Mannington PL) October 19: A Birding Adventure with Joey Herrron (7 pm, WebEx) October 20: Artible LIVE: Autumn Lane (5 pm, WebEx) October 21: T(w)een Read Book Club (4 pm, In person and virtual) The Wave by Todd Strasser October 26: “Beyond the Book” Book Club (7 pm, WebEx) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens October 27: Online Craft: Fall Mason Jar (5 pm, WebEx) October 29: PBS “Read for the Record” (10:30 am, Facebook Live) October 30: Family Fun Halloween: Spooky Lane Adventures (5 pm, Morris Park) October 31: Haunted Library: After Hours (8:30 pm, Facebook Live)

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

In honor of the Fall Reading program, get a free comic when you check out books, while supplies last!