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'History at Heritage' Civil War re-enactment set for Aug. 31

July 4, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

MCDONALD - The Heritage Library will host "History at Heritage," a Civil War re-enactment featuring the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 next to the library located at 52 Fourth St.

The event will include an encampment, weapon firing, drill demonstrations, a presentation on Civil War-era medicine and book signing.

The library will hold a used book sale for $5 a bag the day of the event.

For information, call (724) 926-8400 or email

The library will hold the children's summer reading program, with the theme "Dig Into Reading," 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays through Aug. 16. Dinosaurs, insects, American Indians and ancient Egyptians will be examined. Area residents are asked to sponsor a day of summer reading for $50; those doing so will be recognized on their sponsor day. For information, call (724) 926-8400.

The Weight Watchers group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

The library's book discussion group meets at at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Those wanting to suggest a book for the group may do so by sending an email to The club will next meet Tuesday.

The McQuilters quilting group meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each in the community room. It will next meet Wednesday.

The library board of directors meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. The board is seeking new members. Those interested should contact the library at (724) 926-8400. It will next meet Wednesday.

The tween book club meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be July 17. Those interested in joining the club can call the library at (724) 926-8400.

The library has a new teen book club that is open to teens aged 13 to 18 years old. Those interested in participating in the club can contact the library at (724) 926-8400 or

The library is looking for volunteers. Volunteers assist with fundraising and supplement the library's book purchases. Friends of the Library meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. They will next meet July 17. For information on becoming a member of Heritage Friends, contact Pat Wyrick at (724) 926-8408.

The library holds a LEGO Club meeting the last Thursday of each month. It will next meet July 26.

The library is offering daily sponsorships for $100, during which the library's phone will be answered informing callers who is sponsoring the library that day and signage will be displayed in the library. Sponsors also will be mentioned on the library's social media platforms. Sponsorships for Mondays and Fridays are $50. Individual sponsors pay half price.

The library participates in the ABITIBI recycling fundraising program.

The library offers borough history on microfilm from the 1890s to 1982. It also offers fax services, a copy machine, a scanner, Internet and computer access and e-books, which can be checked out online at the library's website, using a valid library card number.

The library is on Facebook as "Heritage Public Library" and on Twitter with the address @HeritagePubLib.

Library hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The library serves McDonald, Midway and Robinson and Mount Pleasant townships. For information, call (724) 926-8400, email or visit the website at

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