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Phone: (304) 291-7425
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Program schedules are available at the Library

  • MPL Book Club - My Antonia
  • April 1
  • Animondays @ the M.P.L. - Ninja Scroll
  • April 14

    Recurring Events
  • Daytime Story Times
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  • Evening Story Times
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  • Green Nights at the Library
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  • Penny Pinchers Coupon Swap
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  • Investing 101
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  • Aull Center Programs
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    Programs at the Branches
  • Afterschool Adventures at the Arnettsville Community Center
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  • Clay-Battelle Book Club
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  • Star City Storytime
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  • Story Time @ Cheat Lake
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  • Story Time @ the Clinton District Library
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    The MPL Book Club: My Antonia by Willa Cather

    The Book Club is reading Willa Cather's My Antonia!

    This great American novel tells the story of several immigrant families who move to rural Nebraska. Antonia is the eldest daughter of the Shimerdas and is a bold and free-hearted young woman who becomes the center of narrator Jim Burden's attention. The story has many elements but clearly documents the struggles of the hard-working immigrants that homesteaded the prairies, and does a particularly fine job covering the hardships that women faced in that difficult environment. My Antonia also provides Willa Cather with a platform to make some comments on women's rights while weaving a story where romantic interests are ultimately bandied about by the uncontrolled changes that occur in people's lives. The final book of Willa Cather's prairie trilogy, My Antonia, is considered her greatest accomplishment. My Antonia was first published in 1918.

    The next meeting of the book club will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Aull Center with a discussion of My Antonia.

    To RSVP, or if you have questions, please call (304) 291-7425 ext.204.

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    Animondays @ the M.P.L. - Ninja Scroll

    The library's anime club will hold a free screening of Ninja Scroll.

    Come join our Anime Monday event on April 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A. For more information, contact (304) 291-7425 ext.213 and ask for Danuel.

    Plot Summary: Jubei is a wandering noble sword for hire, but when a chance meeting leads him to save a young ninja woman from rape he makes enemies with a group of demonic humans. Jubei and the woman part ways, but later a government spy forces Jubei to join up with her again and investigate the mysterious death of an entire village. The investigation reveals a conspiracy involving the demons and a man from Jubeiís past who is supposed to be dead. As they get closer to the truth the demons close in on them and pretty soon Jubei finds himself in a deadly fight with many super strong inhuman opponents.

    18 and older only!

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    Recurring Events

    Daytime Story Times

    You are invited to join us at the Morgantown Public Library for six weeks of story times. The story times will begin again in December.

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    Tuesdays 10:00-10:30
    2 & 3 year olds
    4-6 year olds
    Wednesdays 10:00-10:30
    2 & 3 year olds

    For the 2- and 3-year-old sessions, children must have a parent or caregiver with them. You must be registered to attend the sessions. Parents may register their children at the Circulation Desk or by calling the library at (304) 291-7425. Space is limited to 15 children a session.

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    Evening Story Times

    Story times consist of books, games, songs, crafts, and refreshments. Listed below are the "Themes" for each story time session. Winter session will be cancelled if there is no school due to weather conditions.

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    Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. 2-6 years old

    Two- and three-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or care giver. You must be registered to attend the sessions. Parents may register their children at the circulation desk or by calling the library at (304) 291-7425.

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    Green Nights at the Library

    This event started in 2010 when the City of Morgantown emphasized green initiatives declaring 2010 the year of It's Easy Being Green. Since then several Green Nights have been held at the library. Each event focuses on a green topic such as Home Energy Audits, Energy Efficiency Improvements, Organic Gardening, and Green Design & Architecture. Local experts lead the discussion and showcase information materials the library has on the topic.

    Sessions occur one Thursday night per month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are located on the 1st floor of the library when space permits.

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    Penny Pinchers Coupon Swap

    Do you like to save money?
    Do you spend Sunday afternoons clipping coupons?
    Do you enjoy receiving rebate money in the mail?
    If you answered YES to any of the questions above then PENNY PINCHERS is for you!!!

    Join us on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.

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    Investing 101

    The Library is offering a new monthly seminar series about financial investing. Please join financial advisor, Brian Kurcaba, as he explains everything you need to know about investments. Each month will focus on a new topic and will include a Powerpoint presentation, handouts, and a question and answer period.

    Interested persons should stop by the Reference Desk (on the 2nd floor of the Library) or call (304) 291-7425 ext. 213 by the day of the event to reserve a seat. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

    Join us on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

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    Aull Center Programs

    Call (304) 292-0140 for details of upcoming programs.

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    Programs at the Branches

    Afterschool Adventures at the Arnettsville Community Center

    Children in elementary school (kindergarten through fifth grade) are welcome to attend this free, literacy-based afterschool program at the Arnettsville Community Center*. Programs run from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., and may involve stories, games, and crafts. Parents may register their children for each program by calling 278-7941, 278-9973, or 291-7425 ext. 215.

    * Students may ride the bus to the Community Center. Parents must pick up by 5:30 p.m.

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    Clay-Battelle Book Club

    Clay Battelle Public Library hosts a book club meeting on the first Monday of every month. Books are provided, but space is limited to 12 people, and there is a participation fee. For more information, call (304) 432-8531.

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    Star City Storytimes

    The Morgantown Public Library is sponsoring storytimes at the Star City Town Hall! Children and their parents are welcome to join us at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Star City Town Hall to enjoy a variety of good books. For more information, call Sharon Summers at (304) 599-5743.

    Upcoming Stories:

    • March 18 - Feathers for Lunch
    • March 25 - What Am I? Easter
    • April 1 - The Easter Egg
    • April 22 - Mrs. Wishy Washy
    • April 29 - Wishy Washy Day
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    Story Time @ Cheat Lake

    Children (between 2 - 5 years old) are welcome to come to the Cheat Area Public Library's Story Time! Story time is held every Wednesday starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (304) 594-1040.

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    Story Time @ the Clinton District Library

    Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are invited to come to the Clinton District Library every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for story time and crafts. For more information, call (304) 291-0703.

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