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Book club, kitchen corner, soil test kits are library offerings.

STEUBENVILLE — There are a number of activities and programs on the calendar at the various locations of the Steubenville and Jefferson County Public Library.

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Children: Story time for caregivers with children ages 2-6 will be October 19 at 11 am Registration is required by calling the library.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Adults: OSU Extension of Jefferson County Soil Test Kits will be available for purchase Monday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Visit us anytime to purchase a kit for $10, then mail it in to receive your results .

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: Get creative in the library at Paint ‘n Sip on October 22nd at noon. Features a fall scene, it’s free and supplies are provided. Registration is required.

OSU Extension of Jefferson County soil test kits will be available for purchase Monday from 11 a.m. to noon. Visit us anytime to purchase a kit for $10, then mail it in to see the results.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Kids: Come make a craft on October 20 at 5:30pm

Adults: Book club will meet to discuss “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett Tuesday at 10 am Call to join.

OSU Extension of Jefferson County Soil Test Kits will be available for purchase Monday from 3 pm to 4 pm Visit us anytime to purchase a kit for $10, then mail it in to receive your results.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Anime Club will meet on October 19. Kids ages 11-14 will meet at 5 p.m. and ages 15-18 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to dress up or dress up. Sign up early.

Babygarten will be on October 20 at 10:30 am It is a lapsit program for parents or caregivers with children from birth to 2 years old.

Adults: Listen to a presentation on pirates on the Ohio River Tuesday at 6 pm Learn about pirates on and around the Ohio River. Sign up early.

Tiltonsville Branch Library, (740) 859-5163

Adults: come to the Kitchen Corner to make and taste the lentil soup with Italian sausage. The program will be on Tuesday at 5:30 pm Registration is required.

OSU Extension of Jefferson County Soil Test Kits will be available for purchase Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm Visit us anytime to purchase a kit for $10, then mail it in to receive your results.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Kids: Grab-and-Go Story Time is ready for pickup on Monday while supplies last.

Adults: Kick back and color pages designed for adults on October 20 at 6 pm Sign up early.

54th Massachusetts Infantry to

be the subject of the Civil War Roundtable

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will present the history of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry during its monthly meeting Monday in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, located at 52 16th St., Wheeling.

The program, which will begin at 6:30 pm, will be hosted by Pete Chacalos and will detail the events surrounding the rise of the historic regiment, as well as their movements and clashes during the war. The 54 was immortalized in the 1989 film. “Glory” starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. It was the first black regiment raised in the northern states east of the Mississippi. The 54th had a distinguished record from its start to the end of the war, but is best remembered for its ill-fated assault on Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863.

Chacalos is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School, West Virginia University, and Ohio University. Now retired after a 35-year teaching career, Chacalos was a National Board Certified Teacher, Educator of the Year for the 2018-19 school year, and Wheeling Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year.

An amateur historian specializing in Civil War history, Chacalos recently published his first book, “Born of the Rebellion: West Virginia and the Civil War.” Chacalos is the Vice President of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable and is a member of the Ohio County Board of Education. He is also a board member of the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation and was recognized as a West Virginia Hero of History in 2022.

Urban Mission collecting coats, hats, gloves for distribution

STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries in Steubenville continues to collect donations of new and gently used coats, jackets, hats, gloves and scarves for men, women and children.

It will take place until October 21.

The drop-off location is the Urban Thrift donation drop-off center located behind the Seventh Street Plaza in downtown Steubenville.

Coat distribution dates and times are October 24-26 from 9 am to 2:30 pm daily at the Seventh Street Plaza, corner of North Seventh Street and North Street.

Quarterly Auction location moved to Wellsburg Lodge

FOLLANSBEE — An Oct. 23 quarterly auction benefiting the Brooke County Senior Center has moved to a new location: Wellsburg Moose Lodge at 844 Main St.

Doors will open at 12:30 pm and the auction will begin at 1:30 pm Admission is $5, which includes a paddle. Additional paddles can be purchased.

There will be a variety of sale items and food for sale at the event, which is being put on by the Brooke High School dance team.

Goodie bags are available.

in observance of the special month

WELLSBURG — The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter is offering a limited supply of goodie bags at the Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch this month in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Hopedale Fire Department

flea market, gun whack game

HOPEDALE — The Hopedale Fire Department Flea Market will be held in the dayroom on November 5 from 9 am to 3 pm

A breakfast and lunch booth will be available.

Tables are $5.

There will be a 50-50 drawing and tickets for the Gun Party will be on sale. The shooting will take place in the social room on November 12th. Doors open at 1 pm with the first drawing at 3 pm For information, contact the fire department at (740) 937-2333.

Crochet Club will meet on October 19

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library Crochet Club will meet on October 19 at noon.

The group is for adults, from beginners to experts. Participants must bring their own materials and projects. For those who need help, someone will be available to offer assistance or instruction.

To register for the free group, call (304) 737-1551 or visit https://brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration.

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