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Calendar of Events Mar. 31

By Staff | Apr 4, 2017


April 1

A Lego Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German St.) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. For details, call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783 or email “mailto:splchild@martin.lib.wv.us”>splchild@martin.lib.wv.us.

April 3

Children ages 3 through 5 are encouraged to attend a fun Spanish immersion story time at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3 in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German St.). Call (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us for more information.

April 6

A Lego Club for ages four and older will meet in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German Street) at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Call Christy Hagerty at the Library at (304) 876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us for details.

April 8

On Saturday, April 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. please bring donations books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children – to the ShepherdstownLibrary (100 E. German St.) for the annual FOSL Book Sale (to be held May 12 through 14). Call (304) 876-2783 for details.

April 9 through April 16

To celebrate National Library Week, no fines will be charged for overdue items returned April 9 through 16. The Shepherdstown Library is also offering amnestyfor your prioroverdue fines, if you call us at (304) 876-2783 or visit us at 100 E. German Street) between April 10th and 15th.

April 17

The Shepherdstown Library will be open from 10 to 7 on ‘Easter Monday,’ April 17.

April 18-19

There are two dates in April when the Library’s weekly programs will notbe held: on Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19, the Library’s Lap Babies, Time for Twos, and Three to Fives groups will notmeet.

April 19

Children ages four and older are invited to make a rain stick during a free story time about South American rainforests on Wednesday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department. This program is part of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s “Passport to Nature” series during spring break, April 17 through 21. No registration is needed; for more information call the Library (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us, or visit 100 E. German St.

April 26

The Board of the Shepherdstown Library will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26, starting at 7 p.m. in the Library (100 E. German St.). This meeting is open to the public.

April 28

Homeschool students ages 8 through 14 are invited to get creative in a littleBits STEAM building maker lab in the Shepherdstown Library’s Children’s Department (100 E. German St.) at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 28. Registration is required: email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or call (304) 876-2783.

The Shepherdstown Library’s popular children’s programs are offered in the Children’s Department through May 24; no registration is required. “Lapbabies“for children birth through 18 months is Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. “Time for Twos“meets from 11:15 to noon on Tuesdays. The “Three to Five Year Olds“program is on Wednesdays from 11:15 to noon. For more information call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us or visit the Library at 100 East German St.

Free with your library card at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/ (the Shepherdstown Library’s home page): new digital resources for desktop and mobile devices which include ArtistWorks(self-paced art and music lessons), Comics Plus(over 16,000 graphic novels and comics you can view through your Web browser), and OnePlay(download and play over 2000 games). Call the Library at (304) 876-2783 for details.

Help support the Shepherdstown Library while you shop: go to smile.amazon.com, select the ‘Shepherdstown Public Library Foundation’ as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases. For program details, call the library at (304) 876-2783.


April 5

Film Series at the Byrd Center at 6:30 p.m. “In Pursuit of Justice,“a documentary about the evolution of U.S. Congressman, WV Secretary of State, university professor, author and environmental activist, Ken Hechler, who changed the face of West Virginia politics. Filmmakers, Chip Hitchcock and Russ Barbour, will be present for a question and answer session following the screening. Join us at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. There will be a reception in the lobby following the Q&A. The screening is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, go to www.wvpublic.org and register by April 3.

April 6

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education will conduct a civic education program focusing on the U.S. Electoral College from 7:00-9:00 PM. The event, “Understanding the Electoral College,” will take place in the Auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the campus of Shepherd University. Dr. Ray Smock, current director of the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education and former Historian at the U.S. House of Representatives, and Thomas Neale, a specialist in American National Government, will discuss the Electoral College’s origins, how the Electoral College functions within U.S. presidential elections, and key events in the Electoral College’s history. Cecelia Mason, former Eastern Panhandle Bureau Chief for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and current Instructor in Shepherd University’s Communications Department, will moderate the session. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Jody Brumage at 304-876-5648.

April 6

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Shepherdstown artists Joe Mayer, Joan Keith, and Pat Donohoe are three of the featured artists in “Translations,” a contemporary art exhibit at ShenArts throughout April and May in Winchester The show also features the work of Don Black of Winchester, Va.; Ellen Burgoyne of Leesburg, Va.; Jeanne Burton-Fryer of Annapolis, Md.; and Sue Hamilton of Reston, Va. The public is welcome to meet the artists at a reception at ShenArts is located at 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601, just eight short blocks south of the downtown mall and open to the public. More information may be found at www.shenarts.org.

April 28

The Third Annual Shepherd International Guitar Festival will be held Friday, Apr.28 through Monday, May 1. Grammy Award winner, David Russell will be our festival headliner. The lineup of artists for the 2017 Festival is outstanding, featuring a variety of traditional pieces and new compositions presented by, and guitarist. Registration and event information about the Shepherd International Guitar Festival may be found at http://bit.ly/2nMHuyK.


Knitting interest group meets in room 164 of the Byrd Center on Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Free and open to the public.