Marion County Public Library

Teen Chess Club

Put on your best tuxedo t-shirt, this month the Teen Chess Club is celebrating prom! We will meet May 24th, 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Marion County Public Library.

Awesome Readers' Club

ARC will meet May 19th at 4:30pm to discuss Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. ARC is open to teens in grades 6-12. Register at the MCPL circulation desk to receive a copy of this month’s book.

Summary: Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

Teen Crafternoon

Dingy, old paperbacks will be transformed into epic wallets at MCPL’s May Teen Crafternoon. The crafting will commence May 6th at 4:30pm. All supplies will be provided, but if you have a paperback that you think would make an awesome wallet – feel free to bring it. Sign-up is required. Call 304-366-1210 or visit the library to register. 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Back by popular demand, the $1 bag book sale! The Friends of the Marion County Public Library have restocked the Book Cave with a new selection of books. Stop in on April 5th from 9:00-3:00, buy a bag for $1, stuff it to the brim with books, and then take it home to enjoy.

Along the Way Home

Visit the Marion County Public Library in April to enjoy Along the Way created by WV native Jack Holmes. A professional photographer and clayworker, Jack pushes the envelope with unconventional offerings in experimental photography and sculpture.

Adult Craft Class

The Marion County Public Library adult craft class was cancelled due to weather in March, so we will be creating our Sharpie Mugs this month. Join us Monday, April 21st at 5:00 p.m. All materials will be provided, simply come with a creative design in mind! Space is limited, so call 304-366-1210 to sign up.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Kids and adults alike will have a chance to learn some recycling tips and make some fun crafts on Saturday, April 5th. TheMarion County Public Library is proud to host the Solid Waste Authority beginning at 11:00 a.m. Kids are invited to create a special craft using recycled materials, enjoy fun recycling games, take home an activity book and a special story reading will be presented at 12:00 p.m. Adults will be treated free materials including medication disposal kits and Proper Disposal Handbooks, and a presentation on the History of Disposal will begin at 2:00. We only get one world.

Awesome Readers' Club

ARC will meet on April 14th at 4:30pm to discuss The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. ARC is open to teens in grades 6-12. Space is limited, sign-up at the Marion County Public Library circulation desk to receive a copy of this month’s book.

Summary: Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.

Teen Chess Club

The Teen Chess Club will meet on April 14th from 10:00-2:00. The club is open to all teens in grades 6-12. You don’t have to be a skilled chess player to attend; other tabletop games will also be available to play. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

Teen Crafternoon

In April, the MCPL Teen Crafternoon is celebrating National Poetry Month with a Blackout Poetry Workshop. Express your linguistic creativity with a Sharpie and old book pages on April 7th at 4:30pm. Finished poems will be displayed in the library.