NITRO, W.Va. -- Nitro Public Library will be closed Feb. 18 for Presidents Day.
BELLE, W.Va. -- The 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Riverside Public Library with a family program highlighting some of the past winners with stories and art activities.
Given annually by the American Library Association, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most-distinguished American picture book for children.
MUDDLETY, W.Va. -- Paranormal author Sherri Brake will hold a meet-and-greet from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the lobby of Muddlety Trading Co., 10 Scenic Highway, Muddlety, Nicholas County.
Brake will sell and sign her books on haunted history. Refreshments will be served and a selection of spirit photography will be on display. For more information, visit sherribr...@gmail.com.
Priest's boyhood in Poland
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Northern Panhandle Episcopal priest Marian Mazgaj, who often writes religious essays published in the Sunday Gazette-Mail, has completed his third book, "I Will Go to the Altar of God: What It Took to Become a Priest in Communist Poland."
He describes his Polish boyhood in the 1920s, and his fighting with Polish partisans against the Nazis in World War II. He says combat thrust him into "a number of very dangerous situations which I survived only through the intercession of the Virgin Mary and the miracle of God's grace."
His war experience inspired him to become a priest, earn two doctoral degrees and come to America. He served various churches around West Virginia, including ones at Weston and Sutton/Gassaway.