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Online Program From Moundsville Library: ‘A Visit With Pearl S. Buck’

Karen Vuranch as Pearl S. Buck

MOUNDSVILLE — Today’s current events share common threads with the activism of the great American author Pearl S. Buck. The Nobel Prize winner will be brought to life by Karen Vuranch for a Moundsville Library Live Virtually program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. “A Visit with Pearl S. Buck” will be an online presentation on the Zoom webinar platform.

The award-winning Karen Vuranch performs solo as well as with husband Gene Worthington and other West Virginia performance artists and storytellers. Vuranch also teaches and offers a variety of workshops. Working regionally, and throughout the U.S. and abroad, Vuranch is dedicated to bringing history to life and fostering an appreciation for stories and oral traditions in a way that entertains and enlightens.

West Virginia-born Pearl S. Buck is one of Vuranch’s “History Alive!” characters, one of the most significant and influential figures of the 20th century. Besides being an acclaimed writer, Buck was one of the greatest humanitarian activists of her age. As an outspoken advocate for racial equality, women’s rights, and more, Pearl S. Buck continues to have important messages relevant for today’s world.

The library is offering a variety of virtual events and extra digital resources since in-person programming was suspended due to COVID-19. The Zoom webinar platform being used for this Aug. 24 event will permit you to join as an unseen audience member while the presenter offers an online performance. Find the Zoom link on the Moundsville Library’s Facebook Page or website or call or email the library. Zoom is easy to use and may be downloaded for free. The Zoom webinar ID number for this event is: 857 1772 3805. You may also watch the event live on Facebook (a Facebook account is not required) or listen in by phone. Those joining on Zoom will be able to ask questions or make comments thru the platform’s Chat or Q&A function. This program will finish in under an hour.

This online event is free, open to the public and is aimed at adults and students.

For more information call the Moundsville Library at 304-845-6911.

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