Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Art Exhibition at the Library

The library on Emerson Avenue is currently hosting the artwork of local artist John Dawson in the gallery above the periodical section. John’s works consist primarily of oil landscapes of West Virginia. They tend to be realism with a touch of impressionism. He has produced and sold prints of a large sawmill in Nicholas County, […]

Call For Artists

Both the South Parkersburg Library and the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue are now setting up to be venues where local artists can exhibit their work. Are you a painter, sculptor, photographer, etc., or know someone who is? Give us a call or stop in today and pick up an application […]

10 Ways to Love Your Library

February is Library Lovers’ Month! Or as Elizabeth Barrett Browning might say: “How do we love libraries? Count the ways– We love them to browse and wonder and learn. Our minds can reach, when for ideas we yearn…” Or, to swap sonnet for listicle, here is how you can best show your love for us, […]

And the Oscar Goes to… Books!

Ever since the dawn of the silver screen, film and books have been inextricably linked. Early, grainy film adaptations of horror classics like Dracula and Frankenstein, paved the way for blockbuster Hollywood classics also based on novels: The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Mary Poppins, to name a few. Now, the 2016 […]