Elkins-Randolph Library prepares for ‘Thriller’ month

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Library is preparing for another month of events and activities for all ages in its “Thriller”-themed month of October.

Elkins-Randolph County Library Director Stephanie Murphy said officials are excited to participate in the upcoming fall community events.

All of the library events in October will be centered around the “Thriller” theme, celebrating the horror genre through books, movies and events for all ages.

Events will start this Friday with a used book sale at the Forest Festival craft show in the Davis & Elkins College gymnasium. Books will be priced by donation until the end of the craft show on Sunday.

On Oct 12, Mountaineer Therapy dogs will join children with their choice of book at “F.I.D.O.” at the library. Children of all ages can strengthen their reading skills by reading out loud to judgement-free dogs.

On Oct. 13, the library will be unveiling a new program targeted toward pre-school children with the library’s new guinea pig, Stella.

“Stella’s Story Hour” will be offered every Friday in October at 10 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room with stories and related activities provided. The events will feature readings of “The Leaf Man,” “The Flat Man” and “The Monster Trap.”

The library will hold its second computer class, “Making Internet Less Frightening,” on Oct. 16, teaching participants how to navigate through the internet, and how to download, print and save documents from the internet.

The library will also offer several movie presentations throughout the month, including a showing of “Frankenstein” on Oct. 17 and “Young Frankenstein” on Oct 30.

The Cool Chicks Read book club will meet on Oct. 17 with a reading of the psychological thriller “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins.

The library will offer its “Wild Book Sale” in the downstairs meeting room Oct. 20-21.

Murphy welcomes the community’s input by either contacting the library’s Facebook page at the Elkins-Randolph County Library, calling 304-637-0287 or stopping by the library.