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Program schedules are available at the Library

  • MPL Book Club - Summer Reading Discussion
  • Sept. 9
  • Animondays @ the M.P.L. - Witchblade
  • July 14

    Recurring Events
  • Daytime Story Times
  • See Below
  • 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: Summer Readings

    The next meeting of the book club will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Aull Center with a discussion of books that you've read over the summer. Stop by and tell us what books you found interesting!

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

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    Animondays @ the M.P.L. - Witchblade

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

    Come join our Anime Monday event on July 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: Lead character (and blade wielder) Masane Amaha, is a kind-hearted woman who, despite her good intentions, is fairly clumsy and not good around the house. She lost her memory during "The Great Quake" that ravaged Tokyo and, curiously, Masane was found unscathed in the phenomenon's ground zero, holding a baby in her arms. Six years later, she returns to Tokyo with the child, whom she believes to be her daughter, intending to live a peaceful life. Unfortunately for the two, Masane becomes entangled in the struggle for power between a huge corporation and a government agency. She discovers that a mysterious jewel attached to her right wrist is actually the legendary artifact known as the Witchblade.

    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 the Fall.


    DAYS TIME AGE GROUP
    Tuesdays 10:00-10:30
    1:00-1:40
    2 & 3 year olds
    4-6 year olds
    Wednesdays 10:00-10:30
    1:00-1:30
    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.

    • June 17 - Days of the Dinosaur
    • June 24 - Sweet Treats
    • July 22 - Monkey Business
    • July 29 - Splish, Splash
    • August 19 - Getting Ready for School
    • August 26 - Picnic Party

    DAYS TIME AGE GROUP
    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.

    More information coming soon!

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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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