It's Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month.
"Make sure your child has the most important back-to-school supply of all - a library card," said Jennifer Cesta, public relations coordinator for the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
The library system joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to observe this month, according to Cesta.
"Throughout September, library branches will host a variety of activities for all ages. Visit the library's newly revitalized website, www.steubenvillelibrary.org for a list of these programs, download an ebook or browse our collection of more than 7 million items and growing," Cesta said.
Library cards are free to Ohio residents.
"Stop in the main library in downtown Steubenville or one of our branches in Adena, Brilliant, Dillonvale, Tiltonsville, Toronto, Schiappa in Steubenville or the bookmobile," she said.
The Knights of Columbus, Steubenville Council 472, is sponsoring a youth essay contest.
All Catholic students in public, private and parochial schools in grades eight through 12 are invited to participate in the 2013 Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.
Students are encouraged to write a 500-750-word essay on the theme of "The Importance of Religious Freedom."
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the contest with prizes awarded to the winner in each class. Winners will go on to compete in the district, state and international competitions.
For entry forms and information, contact Dave Antonelli at (740) 264-5614.
Band changes rehearsal location
Rick Hicks, director of the Tri-State Community Band, has announced that the band has changed the location of its rehearsals from Harding Middle School to the Steubenville High School band room.
Rehearsals are held each Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m., and membership is open to any musician in the Tri-State Area.
The Wintersville Woman's Club, in partnership with Boy Scouts' Cub Pack No. 415 and Troop No. 415, will again participate in a flag retirement ceremony on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Wintersville Fire Department parking lot.
The public is invited to attend as well as bring any worn/frayed American flags to the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department. The flags will be properly destroyed. Flags can be brought that day or dropped off ahead of time at the fire department.