NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
APRIL 8-14 2018
Visit the library and discovery wonderful ways to love your library!
Every Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Story hour is held every Monday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interesting stories, a fun craft, and a yummy snack are included! All children up to the age of 7 are welcome. For more information, give us a call at 304-536-1171. We hope to see you next week!
Visit the library during National Library Week and discover these wonderful programs
WSS Library celebrates National Library Week with Ben Franklin.
Tuesday, April 10 , 6 p.m.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) will be portrayed by Leon Alexander of Charleston in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at White Sulphur Springs Library on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m..
Revolutionary, founding father, printer, scientist, inventor, journalist, traveler, diplomat, thinker, civic leader, natural philosopher, humorist, librarian, organizer, militia member, international celebrity, and quintessential American are all accurate descriptions of Benjamin Franklin. He was one of the most extraordinary men in history and the most famous American of his time. He was the only founding father to sign the Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris, and the United States Constitution.
During this one man performance, Mr. Alexander will speak about the importance of Benjamin Franklin’s role in molding the new country as “The First American” himself and as a historian who is able to look back in time. Mr. Alexander will also take questions from the audience.
Join us at the White Sulphur Springs Library to celebrate National Library Week with one of the great Founding fathers who helped with the creating this county. Light refreshments will follow the program. The library is located 344 Main Street W in White Sulphur Springs. Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions.
This presentation is a HistoryAlive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Musical Concert featuring duo Mike & Elizabeth Reed at the WSS Library.
Thursday, April 12 starting at 6 p.m.
Join us as these two musical locals show off their talents, performing music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and some original tunes. Get ready for a trip down memory lane with songs like White Sport Coat and My Boyfriend’s Back. Music instructor Elizabeth has been playing professionally since she was 13 and Mike has been performing music for years, most recently with the Strum Sum Band. After the concert light refreshments will be served. Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions.
Music and Stories of Home with John Wyatt and Friends
Thursday, April 19 6: p.m.
Appalachian from the heart best describes John Wyatt. His songs and stories are inspired from his memories of growing up on Sowell Mountain in the 1950s & 60s. They are rich with the history that his own father shared with him.
When John brings few friends along to join in the music and reminiscing, then the creativity really starts to flow. If you enjoy the sounds of, guitars strumming, mandolins crying, harmonica humming and soulful singing then you need to get to the WSS Library. Join us for an evening sure to remind you of home. Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions. Light refreshments will follow the concert.
Historical Lecture: West Virginia, the Civil War, and the importance of Memory
Tuesday, April 24 Beginning 6 p.m.
Featuring New River Community and Technical College Instructor, Stacy Reikowsky
Join us for a fascinating look at how history is remembered. Ms. Reikowsky will be speaking about the how the Civil War affected the people of West Virginia and how those effects have been remembered through the years.
Ms. Reikowsky is currently working on her Ph.D. from North Dakota State University with a focus on American history, the minority experience, and public history as well as teaching at the NRCTC. She is excited to call beautiful southern West Virginia home and looking forward to continuing her studies and learning more about “Mountaineer” history from people across the local communities. During this particular talk Ms. Reikowsky will be speaking with her audience not only about the seminal events of the “War between the States” but also how these events have been remembered. Calling upon original newspapers articles and letters Ms. Reikowsky will discuss how the original events happened and how they are remembered. The library hopes this will be only the first of many free lectures presented NRCTC instructors.
Light refreshments will follow the program. T. Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions.
The first library building was erected in 1921. Seven years later a community house was added to the facility. During World War II, the U.S.O added a back room to the building. In 1976, the local organization became a state-affiliated library under the auspices of the West Virginia Library Commission and adopted its new name -- White Sulphur Springs Public Library.
As the years went by and the library continued to grow, the original building became inadequate. In 1987, a new building was built on the same site. This 5,000 square foot facility is still in use today.