Major Events

For storyhour information, please check our library publication, Forum, or call your local library.

The Third Saturday Book Club is a reading and discussion group sponsored by Marshall University's College of Liberal Arts and the Cabell County Public Library.

Storyhours

Let the children enjoy storyhours every week at the Cabell County Public Libraries.

All events will be held at the library, 455 9th Street. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read the selections prior to each discussion. Enthusiasm for reading and literary discussion is important! No registeration necessary. Refreshments will be served. Contact the library at 304-528-5700 for more information.

Jan. 10, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Windows for Beginniers

Jan. 13, 2008

2 p.m., main library, the Jewish Literature Series addressing the theme “Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish
Imagination.” This time: Satan in Goray by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Jan. 17, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Internet for Beginners.

Jan. 19, 2008

10 p.m., main library,The Third Saturday Book Club, Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War, by Joe
Bageant. (2007) Publisher: Crown.
ISBN: 0307339378. Discussion Leader: Dr. Donna Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Sociology.

Jan. 21-23, 2008

The Cabell County Public Library once again is a community partner in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, sponsored by Marshall University’s Multicultural Affairs Department. Designed to encourage the community to identify and address issues of social justice, the Symposium will take place at MU. For information call 304-696-4677.

Jan. 24, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Advanced Internet.

Jan. 26, 2008

1 p.m.., main library, Language of the Stones, When you see a rose on a gravestone do you know what it means? Does it make any difference if the rose is fully open? What if it is closed? When an expert iconographer looks at a gravestone he can decipher things that would remain a mystery to the rest of us. The fascinating science and art of nterpreting gravestones will be the subject of a presentation by Gaylord Cooper, author, folklorist, and storyteller. An important tool to genealogy, iconology can reveal much about individuals and families. Mr. Cooper, the Director of the Eastern Kentucky Storytellers Guild, promises that this will be a wonderfully informative afternoon.

Jan. 30, 2008

noon., main library, Brown Bag Book Club, The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.

Jan. 31, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Microsoft Word for Beginners.

Feb. 3, 2008

2 p.m., main library, the Jewish iterature Series addressing the theme “Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination.” This time: The Dybbuk and Other Writings by S. Ansky.

Feb. 7, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Email for Beginners.

Feb. 7-9, 2008

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friends Blook Sale, main library.

Feb. 11, 2008

6:30 p.m., main library, the History Alive! Program. Actor Joseph Bundy will portray Booker T. Washington, an African American leader and educator who lived from 1856-1915. As a young slave in Virginia, Booker T. Washington developed a strong desire to read. After gaining their freedom, Washington’s family moved to Malden, West Virginia, where he spent his formative years and later returned to teach. In June of 1881, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, building it into the premier Black Industrial School in the nation. Booker T. Washington became a nationally known speaker and served as an advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt.

Feb 16, 2008

10 p.m., main library,The Third Saturday Book Club, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Publisher: Pocket Books. ISBN: 978-0743487580. Discussion Leader: Dr. Caroline Perkins, Classics.

Feb 23, 2008

2 p.m., main library,The Training and Doctrine Command Band. How’s that for a catchy name? Catchy or not, they’re great and they’re coming to the Main
Library February 23 at 2 p.m. Or at least part of them; namely, the Woodwind Quintet, one of the small ensembles whose members are drawn from the musicians that make up the TRADOC Band. (Leave it to the Army to take great musicians and reduce them to a set of initials.) And we’ll be serving refreshments: not more like P&Cs (Punch and Cookies).

Feb. 27, 2008

noon., main library, Brown Bag Book Club, Mayflower: a Story of Courage, Community and War, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Feb. 28, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Windows for Beginners.

March 1, 2008

Annual Library Gala Reception and Dinner will have a German
theme this time. The Musical Arts Guild will regale us with songs from musicals like Cabaret and The Sound of Music. There will be stein-clinking songs involving those members of the audience who want to participate and international folk dancers demonstrating and teaching the polka. As always, there’ll be lots of other fun and games. Germanic food will be featured and the appropriate wines will be served with each course. We will have a beer sampling at our Biergarten during one of the breaks between courses.

March 2, 2008

2 p.m., main library, the Jewish Literature Series addressing the theme “Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination.” This time: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.

March 6, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Internet for Beginners.

March 7-8, 2008

Join us for a celebration of the literature of the Tri-State region at the fourth Biennial Ohio River Festival of Books returning to the Big Sandy Superstore Conference Center. The festival is an opportunity to showcase local talent, according to Judy Rule, Director of the Cabell County Public Library. “This is such a good opportunity to meet, greet and support our Tri-State authors and it really gets everyone excited about reading.”

March 13, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Advanced Internet.

March 20, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Microsoft Word for Beginners.

March 27, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Email for Beginners.

April 6, 2008

2 p.m., main library, the Jewish Literature Series addressing the theme “Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination.” This time: The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick.

April 17, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Windows for Beginners.

April 24, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Internet for Beginners.

May 1, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Advanced Internet.

May 8, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Microsoft Word for Beginners.

May 15, 2008

2:30 p.m., main library, beginning computer classes, Email for Beginners.

May 18, 2008

2 p.m., main library, the Jewish Literature Series addressing the theme “Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination.” This time: Angels in America.

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Book discussion groups meet regularly. Please contact Mary Lou Pratt at 528-5700 for more information about dates, times and selection of materials for discussion.

 

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