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Grand Hotel - Greetings from Old Sweet Springs, W. Va. WV Reads 150 Plus: A New Year and A New Challenge

We’re continuing this popular reading challenge in 2014. Form your team of any size and read a minimum of 151 books between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. Download the registration form and take it to your local KCPL location to receive your book log and get started. For more information, visit any KCPL location.

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On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became a state, and 2013 marks its 150th birthday. To help celebrate the sesquicentennial we have prepared this reading map to help you explore the vast richness of the Mountain State.

Use this reading map with materials for all ages - adults, teens, and children - to explore.

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Adult Winter Viewing Club, January 2 – March 31, 2014 Adult Winter Viewing Club

This VIEWING challenge invites you to enjoy some of the FREE movies that KCPL has to offer. In addition to feature and family films, we have foreign, performing arts, documentary, instructional and West Virginia films. We also have many of your favorite television shows and series. Register for the program at any KCPL location. A drawing will be held each month to win a copy of the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and other prizes, provided by The Friends of The Library Foundation. Guidelines for the program are available here.

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Reel Teens Book Trailer Contest

Adult Winter Viewing Club

Teens in grades 7 through 12 have the entire summer to write and film their own trailer for a favorite book. Contestants may use live action, animation, puppetry or any other form of film making. Individual and group entries are due by close of business on Monday, Aug. 18. Entries need to be suitable for a PG audience. Video files must be smaller than 20GB in size, no more than four minutes in length and in a file format that is supported by YouTube.

Entries may be posted on a YouTube account and e-mailed to joshua.myers@kanawhalibrary.org or submitted by bringing a non-returnable DVD to any KCPL location. A signed release form must also be submitted.

Entries will be posted on the KCPL YouTube channel, and links will be posted daily on the library’s Facebook page for voting, from Monday, Aug. 25, through close of business on Monday, Sept. 8. Likes and Thumbs-Ups on Facebook and YouTube will be counted as votes. Winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12. Each entry receives a prize and cash awards will go to the top three vote getters. First place will receive $100, second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25. All prizes are provided by The Friends of The Library Foundation of Kanawha County.

Thank You !

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Novelist

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Soup Day

A mother and child spend a snowy day together buying and preparing vegetables, assembling ingredients, and playing while their big pot of soup bubbles on the stove. Includes a recipe for "Snowy Day Vegetable Soup."

Find more reading, viewing and listening suggestions in our Popular Materials section.

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logo: NoveList Plus NoveList Plus will help you answer the question of what to read next with information about thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as advisory, teaching and learning materials for readers, teachers and librarians.

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West Virginia Reads 150 Plus: A New Year and A New Challenge

Grand Hotel - Greetings from Old Sweet Springs, W. Va.

We’re continuing this popular reading challenge in 2014. Form your team of any size and read a minimum of 151 books between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. Download the registration form and take it to your local KCPL location to receive your book log and get started. For more information, visit any KCPL location.

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