There are over 82,000 books in the adult fiction, science fiction, mystery fiction, non-fiction, reference, and biography sections in the library! Materials are available for nearly every reading interest. To narrow your search for your next reading experience, the library recommends reviews found on NovelList Plus and Goodreads, as well as featured reviews by the New York Times, LA Times, Kirkus, and BookPage. You may also view library recommended reading by visiting SnapShot and registering for BookNews!
The library offers more than books! There are over 7,800 DVDs and Blu-Rays and over 2,500 audiobooks available for physical checkout. The library also has over 5,800 circulating CDs for fans of music. The library is your neighborhood gateway to the world of entertainment and knowledge! For digital content, please refer to the library’s list of online databases.
Programs are offered throughout the week. Events feature discussion groups, gaming competitions, educational lectures, book signings, writing workshops, and more! All are welcome and registration is rarely required. Below is an explanation of the library’s series programming for adults.
Book Talk: 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 at the library. New members are enthusiastically welcomed and interested library patrons should contact Joanne.
Chess Tournaments: Bob Greer provides chess tournaments at the library on a semi-quarterly basis! Chess enthusiasts of all levels of expertise, both rated members of the USCF and unrated players, are welcome. Registration is required.
The Colorful Yarns: Community members interested in knitting, crochet, or needlepoint, including crewel and embroidery, are invited to attend meetings to share ideas! Bring your current project to work on while mingling with fellow fiber enthusiasts! The group usually meets every other Tuesday.
Read in Red: Mystery readers gather to discuss a crime fiction novel once a month. The group usually meets on a Friday at 12:00pm. Reading selections are made by group consensus and touch on a variety of subgenres. New members are always welcome! For more information, please contact Sarah at the library.
Silver Screeners: Art film enthusiasts gather one Friday evening a month, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, to view and discuss a new release on DVD. These events are excellent opportunities to view films on a big screen that are not provided by local theaters! Feature presentations are selected by participants and touch on a variety of subjects. Film maturity ratings are either PG-13 or R. Popcorn and bottled water are provided. Upcoming audio/video remodeling at the library will provide ample opportunity to expand this program’s availability and improve viewer experience!
Tea & Talk: Tea & Talk is a discussion group dedicated to the latest drama on PBS Masterpiece! The group meets at 1:00pm on Mondays to discuss the previous Sunday night’s episode Endeavour, Poldark, Victoria, and others. Tea and is provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Did you miss an episode or would like to see it again on a big screen? View it at the library prior to discussions! Call the library to verify availability.
Summer Reading is a special time at the library for all age groups. In June and July every year, the library provides more programs, recommending reading lists, reading challenges, and prizes!
If you have questions about programs for adults, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.