Community news from around the area
Various programs, activities
scheduled at library locations
STEUBENVILLE — Programs and activities planned at the various sites of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include:
Main Library, (740) 282-9782
Adults: The “A Stitch in Time” group will meet on Jan. 17 and 31 at 10 a.m. Participants should bring a current project, whether it’s knitting, crocheting, needlepoint or sewing, and share their talents with others.
Learn how to use the library’s e-resource Chilton on Wednesday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Chilton offers detailed information for vehicle maintenance and repairs. Register by calling the library.
Color pages designed for adults each Tuesday during January from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Coloring pages and coffee are provided.
Children: Stories, songs and rhymes will be shared during Story Hour being held on Tuesdays on Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, beginning 6 p.m., and on Wednesdays, Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. Register by calling the library.
Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Children will make a craft at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16.
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. Call to register.
Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028
Children: Tot Time, for caregivers with children ages 2-4, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Register by calling the library.
Watch a family movie on Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. Call to find out what’s playing.
Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090
Adults: Make a snowman craft on at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Supplies will be provided except for the hat. Call to register and for information.
Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166
Adults: “Get Tech Help” to download e-books, magazines, audiobooks and more from the library’s website to an electronic device from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call to make a 15-minute appointment.
Children: Babygarten, for caregivers with children birth to 24 months, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 16. This is a lap-sit program to share stories, books, songs and play. Each family who attends will receive a free board book. No registration is required.
Take children ages 2-4 to Tot Time for stories and songs. There is no registration. Tot Time is offered on Tuesdays, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.; and Thursdays, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 at 11 a.m.
An American Girl doll movie will play at 6 p.m. on Jan. 17. Children can bring their doll. The program is for children ages 6 to 12. Registration is required.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Children: Tot Time, for caregivers with children ages 2-4, will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 13. Register by calling the library.
Watch a family movie at noon on Jan. 18. Find out what’s playing by calling the library.
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Call to join.
Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262
Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call to join.
Tri-State Marine Corps Club
auxiliary members meet
WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held their final meeting of 2019 on Dec. 9. President Shirley Brecht opened the meeting with prayer by Chaplain Mary Ann Smith.
Brecht led members in opening ceremonies, and Vice President Darlene Kemp conducted roll call.
Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards that had been sent on behalf of the auxiliary. Secretary Marcy Spano’s report was approved. Brecht commended Historian Barbara Glasser for her work on the albums. She also thanked members for bringing food for the Christmas party. Mary Ann Elliott won the 50-50.
The group voted to adopt a veteran for the new year. December birthdays were acknowledged. The group’s next meeting will be held in March. Brecht will serve as hostess and provide refreshments.
College savings account funds
the prize for essay contest
CHARLESTON — Children in grades kindergarten through 5 have an opportunity to win up to $5,000 in a college savings account by competing in the When I Grow Up essay contest held by the state Treasurer’s Office.
Participants are to write 100 words or less about what they want to be when they grow up and must submit their essays by Feb. 28. Fifteen winners named by a panel of judges will be awarded a $500 SMART529 college savings account, and the winners’ schools or homeschool associations will each receive a $500 cash prize. The winners also are entered into a random drawing for the grand prize, which is an additional $4,500 in his or her SMART529 college savings account.
Brooke Library to show ‘Judy’
WELLLSBURG –The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG-13 rated film “Judy,” about the life of actress Judy Garland, at noon Jan. 17. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. To reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening, call (304) 737-1551.