April 12-18 is
National Library Week and the White Sulphur Springs Public
Library will be celebrating in many ways.
overdue materials returned during the week will have their fines
2. The library
will be having a mini book sale on Saturday, April 18th
in order to gear up for the big book sale during the May
library is hosting a free special program on Thursday, April 16,
at 7:00 p.m.:
Roosevelt , portrayed by Gene Worthington of Fayetteville in a
West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! Program, will
visit the library to speak about his adventurous life.
In addition to being the
26th president, Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize,
led the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, served as
Governor of New York, authored more than 35 books, ranched in
the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, lectured around the world
and established many of our most beloved national parks. A
strong advocate of the “life of strenuous endeavor,” Roosevelt
pushed himself to overcome a sickly childhood. As the youngest
president in our history, he championed progressive reforms and
a strong foreign policy.
characterization is the vehicle for this program. Humanities
scholars have carefully researched the writings, speeches and
biographies of the characters they portray and, whenever
possible, use their original words. Gene Worthington, of the
Historic Fayette Theater, will portray Theodore Roosevelt. Mr.
Worthington is no stranger to the stage. He has performed in
community and professional theater for over thirty years. His
portrayal of the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt blends education
and entertainment into an exceptional performance.
Join us to
celebrate National Library Week with a great author and great
man. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. The library
is located at 203 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs.
Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions. This
presentation is a History Alive! program of the West Virginia