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History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum
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History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Born of his own desire to “connect curiosity with expertise,” Marshall University history professor David Trowbridge, 38, developed a free history application for smartphones that alerts users to historic...

History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum
History app created by Marshall professor gains momentum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Born of his own desire to “connect curiosity with expertise,” Marshall University history professor David Trowbridge, 38, developed a free history application for smartphones that alerts users to historic...

Outleannder: How a book is overtaking my life
Outleannder: How a book is overtaking my life

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Typically I write this book column a week or two in advance. I get inspiration, write out all my thoughts and then keep coming back to it over several days until it turns into something readable.

This month I...

WV Book Team: How people are shaped by the land
WV Book Team: How people are shaped by the land

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As West Virginia University Press expands and develops, we’re excited to publish more and more books about place, including those that focus on disciplines like history, geography, anthropology, archaeology and the...

Community notes: June 24-30, 2015

Award-winning authors

BECKLEY — West Virginia authors, publishers and poets will converge at Tamarack for a weekend of collaboration, education and information on June 26 and 27....

Upcoming events at Kanawha County Public Libraries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following is a list of upcoming events scheduled at Kanawha County Public Library. For more information, visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.

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WV Book Team: Summer is the time to visit old friends
WV Book Team: Summer is the time to visit old friends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Fourth of July is almost here, and those from Ripley have been getting ready for at least a month. Almost all class reunions are scheduled for that time since most people will have come in for the holiday anyway....

WVU to mark Storer College anniversary
WVU to mark Storer College anniversary

West Virginia University will mark the 150th anniversary of a historic black college this month, and the WVU Press will publish a history of the school as the first in a new series.

WVU Libraries will hold a West Virginia Day Celebration in...

WV Book Team: Heroic summer reading for kids
WV Book Team: Heroic summer reading for kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Every summer, libraries across the country have summer reading programs to help make reading and learning fun for families.

This summer, local kids 12 and younger can celebrate summer reading with superheroes by...

Bookworm/cheapskate survives a not-so-tragic setback
Bookworm/cheapskate survives a not-so-tragic setback

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing happened last month. My Morgantown library card expired. Which I didn’t even know was a thing. I’ve had my Putnam County library card since before I could actually...

WV Book Team: ‘Hills of Home’ is a true Appalachian chronicle
WV Book Team: ‘Hills of Home’ is a true Appalachian chronicle

“Hills of Home,” by Debbie Richard. Electo Publishing LLC (2014). 266 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you ever wanted to find a book that is an incredible chronicle of what it was like to grow up in early to mid-20th century...

WV Book Team: Cookbooks give W.Va. fare traditional and fancy spins
WV Book Team: Cookbooks give W.Va. fare traditional and fancy spins

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are two new cookbooks that in many ways could not be further apart in style and approach, yet they have the same roots and both are based on long cooking traditions in West Virginia.

For 22 years now, Barbara...

Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’
Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Author Patsy Harman doesn’t know if her midwife novels will ever turn up on television or on the big screen someday, but she keeps hoping.

The longtime Morgantown resident laughed and said, “I’m...

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