Library In the News

Did you catch our latest library news in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel?

“VIENNA — A West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! will be presented 6 p.m. March 5 at the Vienna Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month.

Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland, but escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849. She became the most famous leader of that network, aiding slaves in their escape to Free states as well as Canada.

For more than 11 years, Tubman repeatedly returned to the eastern shore of Maryland, rescuing 70 slaves in 13 expeditions, earning her the nickname “Moses.”

When the Civil War erupted, her underground experiences and knowledge of covert operations made her an invaluable resource to federal officers. She was a spy, nurse, scout and guide for Union troops and was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, an expedition which liberated more than 700 slaves at Combahee Ferry in South Carolina.

Tubman is among character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program as a means of exploring history by interaction with noteworthy historical figures.

Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program. Humanities scholars have researched the writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray and whenever possible, use their original words.

Evans resides in West Virginia and is co-founder of Voices from the Earth, a non-profit arts organization. She has served as the president of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, has been the featured vocalist and storyteller for “Peter and the Wolf” with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and her work, “Climbing up the Beanstalk,” was adapted for stage by director Thomas Reese and performed at the Cincinnati State Community College.”

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Library in the News

Did you catch our latest library news in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel?

Gardening workshops

“VIENNA — The Fridays at the Library gardening series will begin in February at the Vienna Public Library.

The series is in its sixth year and is held noon-3 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 7 at the library. Gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome.

Past topics have included beneficial insects, kitchen garden herbs, improving garden soil and other subjects. Master Gardeners are present at each session to help answer questions.

The workshops are sponsored by the Wood County Master Gardeners, WVU Extension Service and the library. All events are free and open to the public.

Door prizes such as seed packets and herbs will be available as well as healthy refreshments.

Master Gardeners are extension volunteers trained in small-scale food production, horticulture, and gardening. Volunteers in turn share their knowledge with the community.

The Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library Arboretum, Armstrong Garden in Williamstown, Edison Arboretum and several area Community Gardens are among past projects of the Master Gardeners.

For more information, call J.J. Barrett at 304-424-1960 or”

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Library In the News

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz will be the subject of a West Virginia History Alive! on Nov. 21 at the Vienna Public Library. The famed and beloved creator of the Peanuts comic strip will be portrayed by James Froemel of Maidsville, W.Va. The program is free, but registration is required.

“VIENNA — The creator of the beloved Peanuts cartoon strips will be the subject of a History Alive! program in November at the Vienna Public Library.

The library will present “Charles Schulz (1922-2000): A History Alive Program” at 6 p.m. Nov. 21, the birthday of Charles Schulz. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register or for more information, call the Library at 304-295-7771…”

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We’re Hiring – Library Circulation Clerks

The Library is hiring Circulation Clerks!

A great job for those just starting out in the workforce or for those looking to pick up some extra cash in retirement!

This position performs a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures involving basic support services and services to patrons. We are looking to hire TWO part-time clerks, one for 12-16 hrs/week and one for 16-24 hrs/week.

Hours will vary each week depending on summer program times.

Applicant must have open availability throughout the week including day and evening hours, Monday through Friday, as well as be available Saturdays from 10-5pm. The hourly pay is $9.00.

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Circulation Clerk Job Description