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statesealTuesday April 22, 2014 from 2:00 -3:30pm

The Consumer Representative from the WV Attorney General’s Office will be at the library to answer your questions about scams, identity theft, and other consumer issues.

Twain_photo(2)American author and humorist Mark Twain will be portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton at Friedlander’s Hall, 354 Main Street, Clarksburg on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free to the public.

The pen name for Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain is celebrated today as one of America’s great authors and humorists. Twain shared his views on the industrializing America of the late 19th century through writing and speeches.

Twain’s appearance is possible through the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! project. Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program. As a humanities scholar, Mr. Riley has carefully researched the writings, speeches, and biographies of Mark Twain and portrays the character in Twain’s actual words whenever possible.

This presentation is interactive and questions from the audience are welcomed by both Mr. Twain and, later, by Mr. Riley as a Mark Twain scholar.

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Tsmurfs2he Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs. Stop by to enjoy the animated hit, and have some pizza at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library on Friday, April 11 at 5:00!

Easter Egg Hunt

eggsSaturday April 12 at 10:00 am

The Clarksburg League for Service is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at the Library. The hunt will be inside inside the library. Please bring your own Easter basket. Ages Birth – 12.  For more information, please contact the Library 304-627-2236.

couponBring in your coupons from your newspapers, daily mail, magazines, or other sources to share. When visiting the Library just ask us for a coupon(s) you may need.

We all win and we all save when we work together.

Mondays in Apshoesril 7, 14, 21, & 28 @ Noon

Meet with the ladies of the library for a walk through the city of Clarksburg.

Get your sneakers and join us as we welcome spring!

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Saturday April 19 and Saturday April 26 at 10:00 am.

Come learn the fun past time of plastic canvas. For this class, you will need to bring a skein of yarn and a piece of plastic canvas. The instructor will have yarn needles and threaders that may be borrowed for the duration of the class. If you are interested, please leave your name and number with Catherine. 304-627-2236.

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Girls, on Saturday, April 19, bring your dolls for stories and fun!

Barnes & Noble are back for a special American Girls Doll Storytime: 11:00 at the Clarksburg Library!

Meadowbrook Mall-smYou and your child can hear a story, get a bite to eat, and get a little shopping done too.

CHPL hosts a storytime with Children’s Librarian Erica Perry at the Meadowbrook Mall Food Court Tuesday April 15 from 11:00am to noon!

The Meadowbrook Mall is located at 2399 Meadowbrook Road in Bridgeport, WV.

Little Girl Drawing in ClassLearn art, make a craft, and enjoy a story at the Clarksburg Library’s monthly Art & Craft Club, for kids ages 5-11, on Monday, April 14 at 5:00.

Registration is required.  Call Children’s Librarian Erica Perry at 304-627-2236.

reading-dogReading has gone to the dogs!  Kids can read with the Mountaineer Therapy Dogs on Monday, April 14 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Clarksburg Library!

mother-gooseSing and learn nursery rhymes and make crafts at Mother Goose Storytimes – Friday, April 4 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.  Open to children ages 2-5 – at the Clarksburg Library!

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 This month’s books is Moving Forward by David Pelzer.

For a copy, please stop at the Circulation Desk or feel free to read and bring your own.

Everyone is welcome, so come and join the discussion!

scrabbleEnjoy a fun afternoon of Scrabble at the Clarksburg Library!  Bring your own board or use one of ours.  Put your word building abilities to the test in this classic crossword game.   Open to players of all skill levels – ages 8 & up.

The next meeting is on Saturday, April 26 at Noon.

Playaway Views

elmoThe Playaway Views – a great way for kids to have fun while learning – have arrived at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library!

The Playaway View is a handheld video player about the size of your average handheld gaming device. Each View comes preloaded with videos of popular educational children’s programs such Sesame Street, Sid the Science Kid, and Dinosaur Train.

No headphones or batteries are needed, so they’re easy for kids to use.  And, like our DVDs, you can check them out for a week at no charge.

So come to the Clarksburg Library to get a View!

????????????????????????????????There’s a chill in the air, so get your knit on with the Library Knitters on Thursdays 11:00am or 3:00pm (pick a time) – open to anyone who knits, would like to meet with other knitters, or is interested in learning about knitting.

Knitters are asked to bring their own materials (needles, yarn, and patterns), and donations are welcome during meetings.

Questions?  Call Cathy at 304-627-2236.

fine-freeCome to the library with your overdue materials on Fridays and have your fines waived!

Note: Wednesday, February 19th’s session has been cancelled.

Beat the Homework Blues!

Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM for Grades K-6 (After School Reading Buddies)

Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM for Grades K-12 (With the Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County).

(Dates exclude school closings and holidays).

Reading-Buddies

Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and games with children’s librarian Erica Perry every Wednesday at the Clarksburg Library!

Birth to Two: 10:00am – 10:20am

Ages 3-6: 10:30am – 11:00am

crochet-clubLearn the traditional fiber craft with a crochet instructor on Saturdays from 11:00am to Noon at the Clarksburg Library.  All you need is a medium sized hook (size G) and a skein of yarn.

For more information, please contact Cathy at 304-627-2236.

Book-coffeeJoin us this winter for

COFFEE – TEA – AND – BOOKS

This reading program will kick off on November 25th, 2013 and run thru April 22nd, 2014.

Pick up your “Coffee Cup” at the front desk, and start your winter fun!

READ 150 +

Join the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, the West Virginia Center for the Book, schools, and libraries across the state in West Virginia Reads 150+, a reading challenge for West Virginians of all ages and walks of life.

The year-long reading initiative encourages West Virginians to read 150 books or more during the course of 2014.  The books can be in any format (printed book, e-book, downloadable text, etc.) and from any source.  Books can be on any topic, fiction or non-fiction.

The Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library encourages our patrons to read 150+ books individually or by joining a team here at the library to read 150+ books collectively.  Teams, can have any number of members, choose a name, select a leader to keep track of the books read by team members.

If you are interested in forming a team, pick up a registration packet at the front desk, or call Julia at 304-627-2236.

Book Sale Carts

So you love books, but don’t have a ton of cash?

You don’t have to wait until our May Booksale to re-load on the literature.  Stop by the Clarksburg Library anytime during opening hours to find a great pre-loved bargain at our book sale carts!

This May…

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Restaurant3Your card has even more value!

When you purchase a meal, show your library card at these downtown dining establishments, and you’ll get a FREE beverage!

  • Bluebird Deli-Store (332 W Main St)
  • Dagwood’s Pizza-Subs-Gyros (327 W Main St.)
  • Big Frank’s Barbeque (211 N 4th St.)
  • Ritzy Lunch (456 W Pike St)
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