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She Has a Name

Have you ever noticed how many book titles refer to a woman only in relationship to other people, or only by her physical characteristics?     My Name is: Linda Wallheim My name is: Joan Castleman My name is: Naomi Malcolm Our names are: Stella, Ritzi, and Maria My name is: Marie Perry My name […]

The Big Library Read: April 1-15, 2019

  Alongside thousands of readers worldwide,Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library patrons can discover a remarkable true story through the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read. From April 1–15, booklovers can borrow, read and discuss Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung’s heartbreaking yet hopeful Homes: A Refugee Story ebook from their public […]

Women’s History Month

//www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97500299/ March is Women’s History Month! In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Enjoy browsing some of our collection that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. If you are interested in more, come on […]

Just Can’t Get Enough?

Just can’t get enough of tax season? We see you.     

Found In Translation

Why should you read books translated into English from another language? Writing translated from another language makes you see things differently. It has many of the benefits of travel, but from the comfort of your own home: a deeper understanding of cultural differences; a new perception of your innate assumptions; and an opportunity to see […]