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Washington’s Land Is Moundsville Library’s Next Book-Talk Topic

MOUNDSVILLE — Local author and educator Susan R. Jones will have a virtual presentation about her book “Washington’s Land and Round Bottom” for the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, on Zoom or Facebook.

The book talk is free, and no registration is required. Copies of the book may be purchased through the library, and there will soon be a copy at each Marshall County branch available for borrowing.

In “Washington’s Land and Round Bottom,” Jones shares her research into this local region, from the earliest history involving the Adena people to George Washington surveying the area, through to the 20th century and special emphasis on the background of the area’s churches and schools to the present day. Many people, places and events that have made this Marshall County community memorable to current and former residents are mentioned in Jones’ book.

Jones is the author of several books, including “Bill Stewart: In His Own Words” and “The History of John Marshall High School.” She is also a songwriter, private music teacher, and a school teacher at Glen Dale’s John Marshall High School.

The Moundsville 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 event will permit participants to join as an unseen audience member while the presenter offers an online presentation. Find the Zoom link on the Moundsville Library’s Facebook Page or the library’s 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: 848 4633 4254. You may also watch the event live on Facebook or later as a recording (a Facebook account is not required), or listen in by phone. Those joining on Zoom will be able to ask questions or make comments through the platform’s chat function.

This special event coincides with National Library Week.

The Moundsville Library is located at 700 5th St., at the corner of Fifth Street and Tomlinson Avenue in Moundsville. Hours and access remain limited due to the pandemic, and the library will be closed the Monday after Easter.

For more information, please call 304-845-6911, check the website, or find the library on Facebook for the latest library news.

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