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May 1st, 2018
Meet the Author: Dr. Joseph Wyatt March, 2018 marks 15 years since President George W. Bush appeared on television to announce the launch of the Iraq War. Dr. Joseph Wyatt will present an overview of the war based on his new book, "Quagmire in Babylon; A History of the Iraq War, 1998-2018." Wyatt will discuss the lead up to the invasion, the push to Baghdad and its aftermath and how the government’s rationales for the war ultimately dissolved as Iraq then fell into civil war. The conflict’s fallout at home and abroad, including its ramifications for members of the military, also will be discussed. Joseph Wyatt is professor emeritus at Marshall University and is a contributing columnist for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. He has authored several other books including "The Breaking Point Killing and Other True Cases of Murder and Malice: A West Virginia Forensic Psychologist Remembers" as well as his most recent book, "Columns: Progressive Opinion in a Red State." Wyatt’s son Daniel, who wrote the book’s foreword and is a Marine Corps veteran who completed two tours of duty in Iraq, will be present to offer his insights on the war. He was among the first group of Marines to cross the border into Iraq on March 20, 2003 and was in Baghdad when the large statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled to the ground. He served a second tour of duty in Iraq on the Syrian border. Daniel is a graduate of Hurricane High School and is a 12-year veteran of the St. Albans police department. Wyatt’s book will be available for purchase following the presentation.
May 1, 6:30 PM
Baby & Me Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons
May 1, 10:00 AM
Basics of Alzheimer's What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? What are the warning signs? How do I get a diagnosis? This workshop covers what you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. This program is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP to: 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org.
May 1, 1:00 PM
Family: Gardening Adventure Do you have a green thumb? Have you always loved playing in the dirt? Then come join us for a night of learning about plants and other parts of nature.
May 1, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins April 17.
May 1, 10:30 AM
I SPY: Summer Library Club Programs and Presenters Search the Children's Department for pictures of the wonderful programs and presenters that will be coming to the library from June 1 to July 31. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a small prize from our treasure chest!
May 1, ALL DAY