W. Joseph Wyatt to speak at PCL as part of Ohio River Festival of Books


The Ohio River Festival of Books presents W. Joseph Wyatt, Ph.D

Wyatt will be speaking of “A Career in Forensic Psychology in West Virginia” on Thursday, Sept. 29th at 5:30 pm at the Putnam County Library- Main Library in Teays Valley.

Wyatt holds a PhD. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University ’80 and has been a professor at Marshall University for 34 years. His latest work is The Breaking Point and Other True Cases of Murder and Malice (Mid-Atlantic Highlands Press, 2015), which draws on his experience as a clinical forensic psychologist. Other works by Wyatt include the novel The Millennium Man (Third Millennium Press, 1998).

The Ohio River Festival of Books is free and open to the public. Please visit the website www.ohioriverbooks.org or Facebook page http://bit.ly/ORFOB_fb for more information.

The Ohio River Festival of Books is sponsored by the Cabell County Public Library, the Friends of the Cabell County Public Library, The Huntington Foundation, Marshall University, the West Virginia Center for the Book, and the West Virginia Humanities Council, along with various community leaders throughout the Ohio River Valley.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

FB Library Card Sign Up month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Putnam County Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

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Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM

Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM

Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Main Library Closed on Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Inclement Weather Policy:

If Putnam County Schools are closed due to snow—the Putnam County Libraries open at 12:00 noon.  If the schools are on a two- hour delay—we will open at 9:00 a.m.. All library programs will be cancelled if schools are closed.