Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

An Evening with Toni Oliver at Emerson

Join us Thursday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Emerson branch for an evening with Toni Oliver. Ms. Oliver is the foremost local expert on Sumner School.

Come celebrate Black History Month with a discussion about West Virginia’s first school for African-American students.

You can call the Emerson branch at 304-420-4587 for more details.

Beginning Genealogy Class at Emerson

Kick off the new year with Genealogy 101: First Things First – Preparing for the Hunt at the Emerson branch on Monday, January 24th. Our Genealogy staff will show you how to use library resources for your ancestry search. Register for the 1 – 4 pm session OR the 5 – 8 pm session by calling us at 304-420-4587 or sending an email to

January Adult and Teen Events

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It’s a new year and we have many exciting programs and events for you at Emerson branch. Please call us at 304-420-4587 for more information or to sign-up for space-limited events.

Make an Ugly Christmas Hat at Emerson

Make your own Ugly Christmas Hat! Join us on Thursday, Dec 16th at 2 pm at Emerson branch! Have a festive time making the most over-the-top holiday hat you can imagine.

Registration is required for this event to make we have enough gaudy do-dads for your crafting pleasure. Call us at 304-420-4587 to sign-up.

December Adult and Teen Events

We have so many exciting events at Emerson for you this month! Please call 304 420 4587 for more information or to sign-up for programs.