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Literacy Council plans series of events

November 27, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Literacy Council will be holding a Thanksgiving meeting and celebration at 6 p.m. today in the Mary H. Weir Public Library's activity room.

The literacy council will provide chicken, and those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Make a reservation by calling Pam Makricostas at (304) 797-8510 or (304) 670-8489.

The council recently held its General Equivalency Diploma graduation and literacy celebration and presented awards to Charles Miller, Student of the Year; Janice Boden, Tutor of the Year, Anna Akis, Volunteer of the Year; Anna Makricostas, Junior Volunteer of the Year; Lovie Zago, Friend of Literacy; Yudith Staskey, Lifelong Learner Award; and Maryann Ehle, Ruby Lowther Award.

Joanna Morrison is offering math classes from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays; Janice Boden is teaching essay writing, grammar, critical thinking and science classes until 3 p.m.; and Ed Giacchino is offering computer literacy classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Classes also include one-on-one basic reading, U.S. citizenship and English as a foreign language.

Some students are in need of tutors, and anyone available to help is asked to call Pam Makricosta at (304) 797-8510.

The library needs volunteers to assist with transporting paper to the Toronto recycling site. Those who can help can call the library at (304) 797-8510.

Library volunteers and students in need of transit tickets for transportation to classes and job interviews may inquire at the literacy office or call the transit office at (304) 797-8597.

Upcoming Literacy for Every Adult Program tours include:

noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms, Pittsburgh;

3 p.m, Dec. 2, mandolin concert, First Christian Church at Main Street and Lee Avenue; and

Snow Village train display, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 30 at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center located at 3149 Main St.

The literacy council will hold its Christmas celebration at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the library. Registered Nurse Cindy Webster with the Hancock County Health Department will discuss emergency preparedness.

A reception will follow.

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