Story Time

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Story Time: Fridays at 10:30am for children under the age of three.

Many people believe that children learn to read and write in kindergarten or first grade. But developing literacy skills begins at birth through everyday loving interactions—sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, talking to one another, or pointing out and naming objects. Even painting, drawing or picking up things serve a purpose. These activities help develop hand muscles and coordination—skills necessary for learning how to write.

Adults—parents, grandparents and teachers—play a powerful role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self-confident and motivated learners.

 

Early Language and Literacy - ZERO TO THREE. (2014). Retrieved from http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=key_language
 

Tea & Talk Poldark

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Tea & Talk!

Tea & Talk is a discussion group dedicated to the latest drama on PBS Masterpiece! The group meets at 12:30pm on Mondays to discuss the previous Sunday night’s episode of Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Endeavour, and others. Tea and is provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

 

All are welcome to attend discussions focused on Poldark at the library! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. “Tea & Talk” will meet weekly to discuss Poldark on Mondays at 12:30pm beginning June 22, 2015 and running through August 3, 2015. Poldark airs Sundays at 9:00pm on PBS beginning June 21, 2015.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Chess Tournament

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Chess Tournament

The Bridgeport Public Library will again partner with the Harrison County Chess Club, led by Bob Greer, to provide its sixth chess tournament on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. All chess enthusiasts and competitors are invited to the tournament!


Registration runs from 12:00pm to 12:15pm if not registered prior to August 1st. The first of three rounds begins at 12:30pm. The fee for rated, United States Chess Federation members is $15.00. Registration is free for all other entries. Trophies will be awarded to top individuals and to the top female in each section. The winner of the rated section will receive prize money comprised of 85% of the event’s entry fees.

 

Please mail registration forms and payment, if required, to:


Harrison County Chess Club
c/o Robert L. Greer
P.O Box 4338
Clarksburg, WV 26302
Please make checks payable to the Harrison County Chess Club.

Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge!

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Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge

Join the library’s Dog Days of Summer 2015: Best Books Reading Challenge to obtain the full list of recommended reads for August! The books promoted in this program are award winners or otherwise deemed the best publications in their respective genres, 2014-2015. The library recommends readers get up to date on the most notable books of the past year. This program welcomes participants of all ages, August 3-29, 2015.

 


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teen time at the library includes social interaction as well encourage creative and strategic thinking. Designated game nights use favorites such as “Phase 10,” “Clue,” and “Dungeon!” to give teens an opportunity to participate in friendly competition with other creative individuals their age.

 

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Tsuro of the Seas on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Bridgeport Public Library! All teens, between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, are welcome!

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah Nora at 304-842-8248.

Harrison County Humane Society Adoption Event

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Harrison County Humane Society Adoption Event

The Harrison County Humane Society will have a few adoptable dogs and cats at the library on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 6:00pm! This special adoption event is part of the library’s Dog Days of Summer Reading program. Please visit the HCHS’s website: www.hshcwv.org or stop by its location: 2450 Saltwell Road, Shinnston, WV 26431for more information about adopting a pet.

 


If you have questions about this event, please contact the HCHS at 304-592-1600.

Sketch a Story

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Sketch a Story

All children, between the ages of four and twelve, are invited to a sketch class at the library on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:00pm! The library’s own Kelsey Musgrave will offer drawing instruction on the beginner level. Children will use their sketches to tell a story. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk.

 


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Eakle at 304-842-8248.

Closed

 

The library will be closed Thursday, August 6, for staff training.

 

Thank you.

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night

This program is a community favorite and a wonderful opportunity for families to get together for a relaxed evening at the library! New children’s films recently released on DVD serve as the feature presentations during one Friday night a month, (August – May at 6:00pm). Films featured during these events never bare a maturity rating higher than PG. All children between the ages of four and twelve are welcome! Pizza, popcorn, and refreshments are provided. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk.

 

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:00pm! Finding Nemo is the feature presentation! Children between the ages of four and twelve are invited to an evening filled with adventure! Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Eakle at 304-842-8248.

Tabletop Gaming

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Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop gaming at the library is the newest and fastest growing regular library program. The group now meets twice a month! Join fellow gaming enthusiasts on the second and third Saturdays of every month from 12:00pm to 5:00pm for lively rounds of “Settlers of Catan,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Takenoko,” and others!

 

All tabletop gamers, both teens and adults of all levels of gaming expertise, are welcome at the library! Participants will play on Saturdays, August 8 and 15, 2015 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248

Teen Art Night

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Teen Art Night: Drawing

On Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:00pm, all teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to an evening devoted to drawing at the library! Participants will use the library’s collection of drawing instruction books to sketch the creatures of their imagination!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at library at 304-842-8248.

Book Singing

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Book Signing

Regina Allen Parker, West Virginia author of Can Your Dog Meow?, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Copies of Parker’s book will be available for purchase and personalization during the event.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Movie Night

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Teen Movie Night

Films featured during these events vary in genre and style, but never bare a rating more mature than PG-13. Teen Movie Night is sometimes held at the library and an older film is shown via the use of a library cataloged DVD and projector. During these events, pizza and refreshments are provided for attendees. Teen Movie Night may also revolve around a new film only available in theaters. For those events, teens meet at the theater and they are responsible for tickets and snacks. In both cases, teens briefly discuss the film after watching it.

 

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! The Divergent Series: Insurgent is the feature presentation on Monday, August 17, 2015 beginning at 5:30pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided for participants.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Book Talk!

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Book Talk: Chickens in the Road

Contemporary fiction, West Virginia literature, acclaimed autobiographies, and other notable nonfiction — books in these categories are among those read and discussed at Book Talk, a lively reading group meeting the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm in the library conference room. New members are enthusiastically welcomed; interested library patrons should contact Joanne. The program is well established and its years of reading selections are included in the library’s SnapShots for Adults.

The group will discuss Chickens in the Road by Suzanne McMinn on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 4:00pm. See Joanne at the library to borrow copies of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Joanne at the library at 304-842-8248.

Book Signing Meva J. Scarff

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Book Signing

Meva J. Scarff, West Virginia author of Surrounded by Love, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Copies of Scarff’s book will be available for purchase and personalization during the event.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

 

Teen Read

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Teen Read

The library encourages teens to read for fun, outside of school related assignments! One book is selected as the designated Teen Read for each month. Check the library’s event calendar for the Monday evening designated to Teen Read. Multiple copies of the book are available to borrow in time to prepare for discussion. Books chosen for these events are always intended for a young adult audience. Teens are also encouraged to write fan fiction about the stories they read for this program. For the list of books in the Teen Read archive, please visit SnapShot for Teens.

 

Teens will discuss Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson on Monday, August 24, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm. See Sarah at the library to borrow a copy of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah Nora at 304-842-8248.

Chapter Chat!

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Chapter Chat! My Name is Resolute

Chapter Chat is the library’s second and newest book discussion group for adults. The group is designed to accommodate patrons observing regular working hours and those interested in discussing books published within the last year. LibraryReads, a non-profit organization that accepts and organizes book reviews from librarians nationwide in order to release a monthly list of the ten best new books, will be a frequent source for the group’s reading material. Ask Sarah at the library to borrow copies of the current discussion book. Quantities are limited. The group launched in September 2014 and an archive of its reading selections may be found on SnapShots for Adults.

 

Participants will discuss My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:00pm. See Sarah at the library to borrow a copy of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Buggy About Books!

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Buggy About Books!

All children, between the ages of four and twelve, are invited to an evening dedicated to bugs and books on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm! Books featuring bugs will be read to children during the program. Participants will decorate mason jars for collecting bugs in their backyards! Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk.

 


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Eakle at 304-842-8248.

 

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We hope you use and enjoy the various services we offer, which include access to: books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, online databases, and more! Informative and social programs are available for children, teens, and adults. Please see the monthly calendar for upcoming events!

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