Don't forget the pig roast at Millstone Barbeque to benefit the Keyser, Burlington and Fort Ashby libraries.

By Connie Sutton
Mineral County Library
Don’t forget the pig roast at Millstone Barbeque to benefit the Keyser, Burlington and Fort Ashby libraries.  
Jim Thrush, of Millstone Barbeque, will be, as he put it, “Cooking a pig for the library.”  The menu includes pork (of course), cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad and peach crisp with ice cream and beverages.  
The date is Sunday, Sept. 10  The time is 4-7 p.m.  The location is Millstone Barbeque, Route 50, Burlington, West Virginia.
Local musicians extraordinaire, Rebel Union, will be playing for the event. Tickets are $15 and available at the Keyser, Burlington and Fort Ashby libraries.
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Events at the libraries this week include:  This afternoon at 4:30 p.m. the Burlington library has their weekly story time and craft and will be reading “Bulldozer Helps Out” by Candace Fleming.  Stop by the Fort Ashby library this week to see the entries in the Friends of the Library Photo Contest.  The twin themes for the photos are “My Favorite Place in West Virginia” and “Flowers.”
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New on the shelves at the Keyser Library is a title for middle schools readers which has won numerous awards, including the 2017 Newberry Medal.  “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill has been described as “An epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to be a modern classic”, “… as exciting and layered as classics like ‘Peter Pan’ or ‘The Wizard of Oz.’”
There’s a witch in the woods. Each year, she must be given the youngest babe as an offering to appease her—or so the elders of the Protectorate say. In actuality, Xan the witch rescues the babies, feeds them starlight, and takes them to one of the Free Cities to be adopted and loved. One year, Xan mistakenly feeds the baby moonlight, which gives her extraordinary magic.
So, “Get lost in the magic of a middle grade read with “The Girl Who Drank the Moon.” Beautifully written and poetic, this is a tale that defines magic and love in a whole new light . . . Perfectly suited for young readers, this book is also entertaining for an older reading audience.”  (Independent Voice)
New on the non-fiction shelves is “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road” by Finn Murphy.  “A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.  More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.
“In ‘The Long Haul,’ Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” (Barnes and Noble)
New titles on the Large Print shelves in Keyser include three new titles in the popular Christian fiction genre, “The Promise of Dawn” by Lauraine Snelling, “Love Story” by Karen Kingsbury and “Beloved Hope” by Tracie Peterson.  For adventure fans there is “Nighthawk” by Clive Cussler, along with “Barely Legal” by Stuart Woods and “High Stakes” by Fern Michaels.