Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

05/16/2019

I'm sad to say that our program Eleanor Roosevelt Coming to BHFPL has been cancelled. The impersonator is unable to perform on Saturday, May 18th, due to personal reasons.

Who hasn't done this?
05/16/2019

Who hasn't done this?

teehee!

We're excited to have Tony back again this Summer. He'll be performing on June 21st!
05/16/2019

We're excited to have Tony back again this Summer. He'll be performing on June 21st!

I’ll be at WEPM today at 9:45 with Mike McCullough and Marsha Chwalik on Panhandle Live! Check our Instagram live and send me some questions!!:).
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#tonymmusic #radio #interview #panhandlelive #singersongwriter #musician #entrepreneur #love #peace #harmony
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Tony M. Music and Arts Foundation WEPM & WCST The Panhandle Network

Using the same ol' words when playing scrabble? Now you can mix it up. Over 2800 words added to the "official" scrabble ...
05/15/2019
Could spell trouble? Scrabble rule change allows use of 'OK'

Using the same ol' words when playing scrabble? Now you can mix it up. Over 2800 words added to the "official" scrabble word list.

Risking the wrath of purists, the board game’s official arbiters have approved use of the two-letter initialism along with thousands of other new words

Thank you to Luke Bauer for leading our Youth Bookclub kiddos on a forage today. Everyone had a great time trying all th...
05/11/2019

Thank you to Luke Bauer for leading our Youth Bookclub kiddos on a forage today. Everyone had a great time trying all the edible plants. I think that wood sorrel took the top spot for favorite. @ Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

05/10/2019

ISO- Face painter for Lunar Landing/End of Summer Reading Program Party, Saturday, July 20th

When you need a little laugh. http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/news/read-victorian-womens-snarky-responses-to-the-question...
05/09/2019
Read Victorian women's snarky responses to the question: 'why are you single?' - For Reading Addicts

When you need a little laugh. http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/news/read-victorian-womens-snarky-responses-to-the-question-why-are-you-single/33160?fbclid=IwAR0UXCE7i87wChjN1GxMlOCzkJJERyA3rj_SQFMbvNQLpxL-AfeVV3qkpyM

Victorian women responded to a competition in a magazine Tit-Bits, asking them ‘Why are you single?’, and they had some choice words to say on the matter! Women living in Victorian England have been stereotyped as prudish, shy, and uptight ladies who are not complete until they find a man to ‘...

West Virginia #librarians visited our state #legislators in DC yesterday to discuss the importance of #libraries. What a...
05/08/2019

West Virginia #librarians visited our state #legislators in DC yesterday to discuss the importance of #libraries. What a great outting. #legislativeday .

WV My Home
05/07/2019
WV My Home

WV My Home

Listen to WV My Home by Tony M. Music #np on #SoundCloud

Sara is hanging our space backdrop for our bulletin board!
05/06/2019

Sara is hanging our space backdrop for our bulletin board!

For Reading Addicts
05/02/2019

For Reading Addicts

I wish ...

More pictures of our tour of Virginia Lodge No.1, The Odd Fellow Lodge  in Harpers Ferry, WV. pics by Andrew Lee
04/30/2019

More pictures of our tour of Virginia Lodge No.1, The Odd Fellow Lodge in Harpers Ferry, WV. pics by Andrew Lee

The puzzlers celebrated a special birthday with Ellen and spring with a lovely bird puzzle. My favorite so far.
04/30/2019

The puzzlers celebrated a special birthday with Ellen and spring with a lovely bird puzzle. My favorite so far.

A Mighty Girl
04/29/2019

A Mighty Girl

Happy 89th birthday to Nancy Drew! The first volume in the long-running girl detective series, "The Secret of the Old Clock," was published 89 years ago today under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. In a tribute on The Mary Sue, author Theodore Jefferson writes, “Agency. It is that which forms the foundation for any hero’s ability to save the day. In America, agency for teenage girls in literature made its debut in 1930 in the person of Nancy Drew.” This original Mighty Girl character paved the way for many more heroic female characters and inspired generations of real-life girls and women.

Ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson and later revised by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, the first volume of Nancy Drew had a huge influence on young readers. Jefferson writes, Nancy Drew provided them with “stories of someone like themselves who had a positive effect on the world instead of passively sitting at home… She is a character with that magical ‘what if’ question woven into her identity, and one that effortlessly captures the imaginations of readers by allowing them to participate in a world where the answers to that question are just as entertaining as the stories themselves.”

At the time, some viewed Nancy Drew as a poor role model, “contradicting adults while she squared off with the villains… she is mechanically inclined and at the same time doesn’t act like most people in the 1930s would have expected a teenage girl to act.” In fact, many libraries and bookstores refused to carry the Nancy Drew stories. Despite -- or because of -- that disapproval, kids collected the books voraciously, and in the midst of the Depression, used copies were shared and traded like trading cards are today. As a result, “any kid, even those who couldn’t afford new books, would very likely get to read every adventure starring their favorite character.”

The tremendous influence of Nancy Drew continues to this day asserts Jefferson: “It is difficult to overstate how powerful Nancy Drew’s presence remains in literature and in other media. She has influenced film, comics, video games and animation for 89 years, and will continue to do so as long as teenage girls take the lead as our heroes in the imaginative worlds of adventure." To read Jefferson's entire essay, visit http://bit.ly/1bk0r1o

To share your love of the Nancy Drew series with a new generation, there is a beautiful box set of the first four classic Nancy Drew books at https://www.amightygirl.com/nancy-drew-mystery-stories

For younger children, there is a great set of Nancy Drew books designed for new readers, "Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Collection," for ages 6 to 9 at https://www.amightygirl.com/nancy-drew-clue-crew-collection

The new Nancy Drew series, the "Nancy Drew Diaries" is now available in a box set for ages 8 to 12 at https://www.amightygirl.com/the-nancy-drew-diaries-collection

Long-time fans of the girl detective will also love the Nancy Drew Tote Bag at https://www.amightygirl.com/nancy-drew-tote-bag

To learn more about the fascinating story of Nancy Drew ghostwriter Millie Benson, there is a new youth biography on her for ages 10 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/missing-millie-benson

For more girl-empowering books starring mystery-solving Mighty Girls for all ages, check out our blog post, “Elementary, My Dear Mighty Girl: 40 Books Starring Mighty Girl Detectives” at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12393

For Reading Addicts
04/27/2019

For Reading Addicts

Today is National #poeminyourpocketday. Take a moment to enjoy a little moment from your favorite poet or have fun makin...
04/26/2019

Today is National #poeminyourpocketday. Take a moment to enjoy a little moment from your favorite poet or have fun making your own. Visit your local #library and check out a book of poetry. #pocketpoem #enjoythesimplethings

Philip Folk also gave us a tour of the historic Odd Fellow Lodge. We asked many question and he had all the answers. 4/2...
04/26/2019

Philip Folk also gave us a tour of the historic Odd Fellow Lodge. We asked many question and he had all the answers. 4/25/19

Many thanks to Philip Folk who gave us a tour of Harpers Cemetery, pointing out the Odd Fellow symbols on the grave ston...
04/26/2019

Many thanks to Philip Folk who gave us a tour of Harpers Cemetery, pointing out the Odd Fellow symbols on the grave stones.

Coming Soon to a shelf near you!
04/18/2019

Coming Soon to a shelf near you!

Humor Train
03/25/2019

Humor Train

Calendar of Events for the annual PVAS Passport to Nature Spring Break Program. Join BHFPL for an "Into the Outdoors" pr...
03/19/2019

Calendar of Events for the annual PVAS Passport to Nature Spring Break Program. Join BHFPL for an "Into the Outdoors" program on
Monday, April 15th Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library's cover photo
03/19/2019

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library's cover photo

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library
03/19/2019

Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

What is the librarian reading?I just finished The Widows by Jess Montgomery. Historical fiction about the first female s...
03/19/2019

What is the librarian reading?
I just finished The Widows by Jess Montgomery. Historical fiction about the first female sheriff in Ohio. She is a wonderful storyteller. It had story parallels to Mother of Rain.Check it out.

The Queen's English
03/16/2019

The Queen's English

"We are all books because we have spines and stories to tell. "

~Anonymous Librarian.

151 Polk St.,Harpers Ferry, WV
03/13/2019

151 Polk St.,Harpers Ferry, WV

Yes!

Youth Book Club #onomatopoeias #kapow! @ Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library
03/09/2019

Youth Book Club #onomatopoeias #kapow! @ Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

Youth Book Club fun at the library. #graphicnovels  @ Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library
03/09/2019

Youth Book Club fun at the library. #graphicnovels @ Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

03/07/2019
Thank you, Jefferson County Schools Department of Maintenance and Facilities for installing our new water fountain. The ...
03/06/2019

Thank you, Jefferson County Schools Department of Maintenance and Facilities for installing our new water fountain. The kids and staff are loving it. @ Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library

What is the librarian reading? I just finished The Red Address Book.It’s about Doris, who is in hospital, finds an old...
03/05/2019

What is the librarian reading?
I just finished The Red Address Book.
It’s about Doris, who is in hospital, finds an old address book and begins writing the stories of her life based on the names found inside. A poignant story about life’s journey. A good read.

For Reading Addicts
02/28/2019

For Reading Addicts

What are they up to?

Check out these titles! Just in.
02/26/2019

Check out these titles! Just in.

For Reading Addicts
02/23/2019

For Reading Addicts

Always.

The library will be closed today, Thursday, February 21st, 2019
02/21/2019

The library will be closed today, Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The library will be closed today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to inclement weather.
02/20/2019

The library will be closed today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to inclement weather.

The York Emporium
02/20/2019

The York Emporium

02/18/2019

The library will be closed today, Monday, February 18th in honor of President's Day

02/16/2019

A recipe Miss Martha and I conceived to enter a chance to win a children's book for the library several years ago...

The Best Public Library Cake Ever!

Into a medium-sized inviting space
Mix together:
1 lb cheerful, comfortable atmosphere
2 qts array of stimulating books
2.5 qts sturdy shelving
1 pint variety of media
Sprinkle of local history
Add:
4 cups helpful, knowledgeable staff
6 tbls delightful programming
1 large bearded dragon named Frank
Smattering striking artwork and oxygen supplying plants
Dash of whimsy

Refrigerate for two hours. Gently fold in mishmash of patrons

Bake at 71 degrees for undetermined amount of time

Yield: discerning, convivial community

WARNING: May Contain Nuts!

Marshall University Libraries
02/14/2019

Marshall University Libraries

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at MU Libraries.

For Reading Addicts
02/14/2019

For Reading Addicts

I love this!

Honesty About Books
02/14/2019

Honesty About Books

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