Library Newsletter March.April.May single page


CRAFT TOGETHER Moons & Mushrooms Create a woodland wreath complete with whimsical mushrooms and florals. Registration begins Monday, March 11th. • Wednesday, March 20th @ 6pm Shadowbox Memories Bring along a special memento, recipe, or photo, and we will create a beautiful keepsake using a variety of scrapbooking materials and 8x8 shadowboxes. Registration opens on Monday, March 25th. • Wednesday, April 10th Weaving Hearts Special Guest Pat Mercer will join us to explore simple weaving techniques and make 2 cute hearts utilizing scrapbook papers. Fill with fun mini floral, perfect for Mother’s Day. Registration opens, Monday, April 22nd. • Wednesday, May 8th @ 6pm TECHNOLOGY TRAINING Microsoft Word New to using Word, or well acquainted, we will share simple features and explore expanded features like changing fonts, making hyperlinks, and more. • Tuesday, March 26th 10:30am or 1pm Microsoft Excel - Advanced Know the basics of creating formulas and entering data, but want to get a better grasp on how you can use and input functions? This class will cover graphs, conditional formatting, PivotTables, and more. • Tuesday, April 23rd 10:30am or 1pm Retro Gaming Feeling Nostalgic? Play classic games like Pac-Man and Galaxian. Use consoles such as the SNES and GameCube. In addition, we will also have a few of our gaming PCs set up to play classics online. • Tuesday, May 21st 1pm or 5pm 108 West Main Street Phone (740) 695-2062 Fax (740) 695-6420 ADULT  PROGRAMS  BOOK CLUBS Big Questions Book Club Our evening non-fiction book club meets the third Tuesday @ 6pm each month. • March 19th - The Power of Regret by Daniel H. Pink • April 16th - The Dress Diary by Kate Strasdin NotYour Mother’s Book Club Our evening fiction book club meets the last Wednesday @ 6pm each month. • March 27th - The Last Night in London by Karen White • April 24th - Do No Harm by Christina McDonald The Sky Was Always Underground with Jonathan Graham Wednesday, May 15th I scream red . . . for a secret passage to air: Willow Grove Mine cries out in a poem in the aftermath of a gaseous explosion that claimed the lives of 72 coal miners, devastating a community in Southeastern Ohio for decades. Book clubs will meet together on Wednesday, May 15th at 6pm for stories through poetry and prose with Ohio Native, Jonathan Graham. Graham’s verse harkens back to a time when hard-working Appalachians were left to reckon with the grief that followed the Willow Grove Mine disaster. In spite of hardships, they were able to celebrate life’s joys and forged a better life for themselves, their families, and their beloved land. This program is open to the public, all are welcome. Registration is requested, however not required. ECLIPSE GLASSES - CALL TO RESERVE - LIMITED AVAILABILITY CHILDREN & TEEN  PROGRAMS  After School Artist Spring Flowers Students Kindergarten - 4th grade are invited to create a fun flower mosaic using tissue paper art. Registration opens Monday, March 11th. • Tuesday, March 19th @ 4pm Story Time Families will explore literacy through stories, crafts, group activities and exciting songs with Miss Marisa at 10:30am. Call to register. • Friday, March 8th & 22nd • Friday, April 5th & 19th Read and Sing Join Miss Pam for an evening story time ideal for older pre-school children and younger elementary children. Enjoy stories and songs together at 6pm. Call to register. • Tuesday, March 12th • Tuesday, April 9th After School Thursdays Students 5th grade - 8th grade join us for gaming, virtual reality and crafts each week. Snacks and water provided. 2:15pm - 4:00pm • Thursdays, March 7th & 14th You, Me and a Cup of Tea Pre K - 4th grade students bring your favorite stuffy and loved one for tea and treats. Games, stories and crafts to enjoy. Registration opens Monday, April 29th . • Thursday, May 9th @ 4pm Open Gaming Mondays Students 8th grade - 12th grade can stop in for open game days on Mondays starting March 18th from 2:15pm - 4:30pm. A variety of games are available and we will once again be offering Esports in the fall. To join or receive more information contact Summer Reading BuildYour Own Adventures Mark your calendars as our summer reading program packed with activities for all ages will kick-off with our open house on Wednesday, June 5th! We look forward to an exciting summer working with the community and local organizations. We extend a special thanks to our major sponsor, The Friends of the Library. Visit to stay up to date on all upcoming programs. Hands Only CPR A 30 minute training teaching hands-only technique for CPR. Participants learn how to check for consciousness, call 911 and give continuous chest compressions. This program is for adults and provided by the American Red Cross. CPR training certification is not provided through this course. Registration is requested. • Wednesday, May 22nd @ 1pm SAVE THE DATE

108 W. Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950  Director’s Corner  The library welcomes Library Director, Jomana Papillo who is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Business Psychology (ABD) with a concentration in Behavioral Economics. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade in the fields of science, business, and personal development. Jo’s life’s passion has always been teaching, especially at the college level, and even in her non-academic careers she has found herself in teaching roles in one capacity or another. She spent eight years as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Business at Wheeling University, teaching in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Behavioral Economics, Organizational Leadership, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Business Planning, and Marketing. She is an animal lover, avid gardener, and of course, a bona fide book enthusiast. Here are some fun facts about Jo! What is my favorite book? Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I even named my son after the novel’s hero. What is one quirky or unusual fact about me? I have a collection of prescription eyeglasses in a variety of shapes and colors so I can accessorize my outfits. (I mean, c’mon. It’s fun). I also have a collection of literaturethemed scarves and gloves. What is my dream travel destination? I’ve always wanted to visit Newgrange, Ireland during the winter solstice when the underground passages light up. And also Scotland, any time of year. Which season do I enjoy the most? Hallowthanksmas. That’s a season, right? What is my go-to comfort food? Mashed potatoes. Or any kind of potatoes, really. What’s my most cherished hobby? Reading, hands down. We look forward to having Jo lead the next chapter here at the library and invite you to stop by and say hello.