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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Memories of Marx Toys: Glen Dale with Gary Rider and Roseanna Dakan Keller

November 15, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Memories of Marx Toys: Glen Dale with Gary Rider and Roseanna Dakan Keller

In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast. 

Founded in August 1919 in New York City by Louis Marx and his brother David, the company’s aim was to “give customers more toy for less money.” They were so successful in this venture, that at one time Marx Toys was the largest toy manufacturer in the world. The Glen Dale facility, in its’ heyday, employed more than 2,000 workers and had multiple buildings in Glen Dale and McMechen.

But this story is about the people that made the toys that children around the world loved to have on Christmas morning. Their lives were dedicated to bringing that job and happiness to youngsters that opened those presents on that day and had happiness delivered to their doors.

Tuesday  |  2022 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Program to be announced



Gary Rider is a retired public-school teacher in Marshall County, West Virginia. He is
the author and originator of the now 12 volume book series Marshall  County Patriots and Heroes and Marshall County Postcard History. Rider is currently employed as a part-time staff member of the Moundsville Public Library.

Roseanna Dakan Keller is retired from Bayer where she was the Human Resources Director.
She is now involved in Marshall County Schools as a Foster Grandparent Volunteer at Washington 
Lands Elementary School and a Patient Volunteer at Valley Hospice.

Together, Rider and Keller have co-authored the Marshall County Patriots and Heroes series, Historic Cemeteries of Moundsville, Early Businesses of Moundsville, Vietnam: Forever My Shadow and U.S. Stamping.

FEATURED BOOK: Coming soon

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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!

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