The Mothman Prophecies (October 11)

The-Mothman-Prophecies-dvdSaturday October 11 ~ 12:00

The Library will be showing “The Mothman Prophecies” starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney.

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Stop by the library to start your Mothman Experience.


Return of the Mothman Discussion (October 18)

Saturday October 18 ~ 12:00Return of the Mothman

The library will be hosting a book discussion one hour prior to the author visit to talk about Knost’s book and to share ideas on this phenomenon. “Return of the Mothman” is available for check out prior to the event at the library circulation desk. Also a number of his books are on display at the library, and all are available for check out.

This event will be held in the Conference Room.

Friends of the Library Author Series (October 18)

michaelknostMichael Knost, Author of Return of the Mothman

Saturday October 18 ~ 1:00 – 3:00pm

Michael Knost has written several books and dozens of short stories, edited a number of anthologies, including the Legends of the Mountain State series, and he currently writes a column for Shroud Magazine. He recently won the Bram Stocker Award in the United Kingdom for his book Writers Workshop of Horror, a collection of articles and interviews on the craft of writing. His most recent book, “Return of the Mothman” will be the subject of his discussion at the Clarksburg Harrison Public Library.

“Although the book is a horror/thriller, the story also has a number of tender and touching scenes, with rich, realistic characters with personalities, actions and language that are identifiable with the Appalachian region and our culture”, Knost said. “And, at the same time, the main character is ready to deliver a full dose of red-eyed-fright and winged-terror during his sudden return to West Virginia,” he added.

Michael Knost’s reviews have included comments such as “You will not be disappointed”, “It is a collection of short stories that will tug at your heart string, send chills up your spine, and evoke emotions you didn’t know you had”, and “these stories will grab a hold of you and keep you entranced until you are finished.”


Homework Help & Free Tutoring (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Tuesdays this fall ~ 3:00-4:00pm

Beat the Homework Blues with assistance from Children’s Librarian Erica Perry. Open to any student in grades K-6.

Thursdays this fall ~ 5:00-6:30pm

Walk in as needed program for adults and kids provided by the Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County

(Dates exclude school closings and holidays).

Reading Buddies Storytimes (3 Days a Week)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ~ 10:30 – 11:00images

Open to children ages 2-5.

Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and games with Children’s Librarian Erica Perry. New meeting times on Monday and Friday!


Visits to the Harrison County Senior Center (Oct 2, 16 & 30)

We’re on the road at the Harrison County Senior Center, Thursdays October 2, 16 & 30 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Patrons can get books, audiobooks, & dvds, set up a card, request a title, and return items while the library staff  is there.

There is also a return box in the reading room to return items between library visits.

Storytimes at the Meadowbrook Mall (October 7)

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 October 7 from 11:00am to noon!

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

Magic the Gathering (Wednesdays)

Wednesdays ~ 4:00-7:00pm

**There will be no meeting October 8**


To all who wander the planes in search of opponents your journey is over. come bring your best deck and play against others. test your skills as a planeswalker, and see how you fare against others on the same path as you.

For more information, please contact Cathy:

End of the Week Needle Craft Group (Fridays)

indexFridays ~ 4:00 – 7:00pm

**There will be no meeting Sept 26 or Oct 10***

“Unwind a little before the weekend begins.”

If the weather is nice, we will meet on the adult patio!

Open to anyone who knits, crochets, cross-stitches, or embroiders or is interested in learning. Bring one of your favorite projects or work on the super secret group project.

Please bring your own yarn, but needles of various sizes are available to borrow.

Stay for a little bit or the whole time.

If you have any questions, contact Cathy – 304-627-2236.



iPad Basics (October 6, 20 & 27)

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The library will be offering a class on the iPad. Come learn how to better use your device & apps,  and discover new services the library is providing.  There is no registration required. We will be meeting in the second floor table area.

This class is strictly bring your own device.

For more information, please contact Cathy – 304-627-2236 or





Anti-Bullying Day at Meadowbrook Mall (October 11)

Saturday October 11 ~ 9:00am – Noon

Join us at the Meadowbrook Mall (2399 Meadowbrook Road, Bridgeport, WV 26330) as we celebrate National Anti-Bullying Month as part of, “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully!”. This is open to children of all ages, and will include various booths about bullying & ways to prevent it as well as several area dance troupes.



Lunchtime Book Discussion (October 16)

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 This month’s book is  The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

Explains why major changes in society often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Also describes the personality types who are natural originators of new ideas and trends.

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

This group meets on the first floor of Waldomore.

Everyone is welcome, so come and join the discussion!



Kids Art & Craft Club (October 20)

Little Girl Drawing in ClassMonday October 20 ~ 5:00-5:40pm

Learn about art, make a craft, and enjoy a story at the Library’s Art & Craft Club!

This is open to kids ages 5-11. Please note that space is limited.

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

Kids Movie Night (October 24)

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Friday October 24 ~ 5:00-7:00pm

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Stop by and enjoy this month’s movie!


WV Reads 150+ (Jan-Dec 2014)

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.