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All Day Closed All Day
Clendenin Branch Library, Cross Lanes Branch Library, Dunbar Branch Library, Elk Valley Branch Library, Glasgow Branch Library, Main Library, Marmet Branch Library, Mobile Library, Riverside Public Library, Sissonville Branch Library, St. Albans Branch Library

All KCPL locations will be closed all day for the New Year's Day holiday.

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ALL DAY Holiday I Spy
Main Library

Do you see what I see? Find the holiday pictures hidden around the Children's Department. Write down where you found them, and pick a prize when you a

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ALL DAY Holiday I Spy
Main Library

Do you see what I see? Find the holiday pictures hidden around the Children's Department. Write down where you found them, and pick a prize when you a
4:00 P.M. Game On!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Quick! Grab a friend and get in the game. Meet Keith at the library after school for good times, good friends, and gaming. You won't want to miss this

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11:00 AM Playgroup
Nitro Public Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age-appropriate toys. Caregivers
6:00 PM Cookies and Coloring
Nitro Public Library

Children should not have all the fun when it comes to coloring. Come have a relaxing evening of cookies and coloring. Please bring your favorite color

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
5:00 PM Initial Fun for Teens
Clendenin Branch Library

Personalize your space with your initials on a desk or wall. Decorate wooden letters using a variety of materials from paint and fabric to jewelry an
6:00 PM Family Night: Sherlock Mysteries
Sissonville Branch Library

"The Game is afoot!" Sherlock Holmes' birthday is this week, so in celebration of this wonderful literary character, we are having a Mystery Birthday
7:00 PM Dunbar Book Chat
Dunbar Branch Library

Join Dunbar Book Chat Club members for a discussion of "Morality Play" by Barry Unsworth. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circu

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Cross Lanes Branch Library

A Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Elk Valley Branch Library

A storytime for patrons, ages birth-3 years. We will use the Mother Goose on the Loose format, a fun-filled interactive session that uses rhymes, son
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Elk Valley Branch Library

A great opportunity for adults and children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Adults will also have time to socialize with other pa
11:00 AM Born to Read
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.

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3:00-4:00 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM Brick Builders Club
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Join in the fun at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's Brick Builders Club! Sign up to be a member and get your very own membership card! Get your card s
1:15PM Books 'n' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
3:00 PM Last Books Reading and Discussion Group
Main Library

Carol Campbell will lead the last of her series of book discussions with books by authors who have died recently or not so recently but left us with m
6:00 PM Family Storytime: Snow
St. Albans Branch Library

Spend a winter evening with the family enjoying stories, activities, and crafts.

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Noon - 1pm Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group
Cross Lanes Branch Library

In January, the Cross Lanes Book Group will be reading WV Author, Julia Keller's latest book "Last Ragged Breath" set in West Virginia. These books a

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6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join other needle crafters and work on your projects at the library. Bring your own supplies and projects. Call the library for more information. For

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
10:30 AM Born To Read
Nitro Public Library

Story time for our youngest patrons. Ages Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration Required. Registration begins December 21st.
6:00 PM Teen Craft: Paracord Survival Bracelet
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join us at the Elk Valley Branch as we make our own Paracord Survival Bracelet. A stylish, yet practical way to stay prepared no matter where you are.
6:30 PM St. Albans Writes: Dan Foster
St. Albans Branch Library

The St. Albans Branch Advisory Board is proud to present St. Albans Writes, a monthly speaker series featuring local authors. Dan Foster and his brot
6:30 p.m. St. Albans Writes: Larry Case
St. Albans Branch Library

Mr. Larry Case is an outdoor enthusiast and writes of hunting, fishing, shooting, and other adventures. He currently writes a weekly outdoor, hunting,

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Playgroup at the Library
St. Albans Branch Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this a
10:30 AM Books 'n' More
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Elk Valley Branch Library

A storytime for patrons, ages birth-3 years. We will use the Mother Goose on the Loose format, a fun-filled interactive session that uses rhymes, son
10:30 AM Homeschool Day
Riverside Public Library

Learn about research tools and resources. Activities for the whole family.
11:00 AM Simple Sensory Play
Elk Valley Branch Library

A great opportunity for children to play and interact under their caregivers' supervision. Each session offers a sensory activity for children that w
11:00 AM Books 'n' More
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime for preschoolers.

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10:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Main Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age gr
11:00 AM Penguin Storytime: Books 'n' More
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music, and a simple craft featuring penguins. Ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
1:00 PM Book Chat
Sissonville Branch Library

Join our group for a lively discussion of popular titles the second Thursday of each month. Please contact the library for this month's title.
1:15PM Books 'n' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
4:00 pm Teen Book Chat
Cross Lanes Branch Library

What are you reading? Meet Keith at the library and let's talk about it. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Woman
6:00 PM Family Funtime
Riverside Public Library

Stories, crafts, activities and games. Fun for the whole family.

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2:00 PM Family Early Out Movie
Nitro Public Library

Come join us for a family friendly movie. Call library for more details. Registration Required. Registration opens January 4th.

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11:00 AM Penguin Storytime: Books 'n' More
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music, and a simple craft featuring penguins. Ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
11:00 AM Family STEM Program
Main Library

Fun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities for the family.

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ALL DAY Closing
Nitro Public Library

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1:00 PM Golden Years
Sissonville Branch Library

Fun filled afternoon for Seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
2:00 PM Book Blitz!
Elk Valley Branch Library

Are you a bona fide book lover? Is your reading list as long as your arm? Do you have two or three books that you’re reading all at the same time?
6:00 PM CD Scratch Art
St. Albans Branch Library

Bring your creative side to the library and make a work of art with a CD, acrylic paint and a stick! Registration required, limited to 20 participants
6:00 PM Wintry Wonderland Family Night
Dunbar Branch Library

Channel the Snow Queen's powers as you interact with some of the best parts of winter. Experiment, observe, craft, and have some hands-on fun with sci
6:00 PM Meet the Author: Matthew Neill Null
Main Library

Please join West Virginia native Matthew Neill Null as he reads from his debut novel “Honey from the Lion,” in which a turn-of-the-century logging

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Nitro Public Library

Story time for our youngest patrons. Ages Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration Required. Registration begins January 5th.
12:00 PM PALS Book Club
Elk Valley Branch Library

This book club was formed especially for seniors by Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support) in order to bring older adults together for a literary
3:00 PM PALS Book Club
Dunbar Branch Library

This book club was formed especially for seniors by Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support) in order to bring older adults together for a literary
6:00 PM Family Night: Willems' Wackiness
Sissonville Branch Library

Have you ever had a pigeon ask to drive your bus, or went on a search for a Knuffle bunny? If you have, then you are familiar with the hilarious child

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
11:00 AM Playgroup @ the Library
Cross Lanes Branch Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this a
3:30 PM Teen Board Games
Nitro Public Library

Come play some board games with your friends @ the library. Ages 10-18. Registration Required. Registration opens January 6th.

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10:00 AM Toddler Exploration
Main Library

In this program we'll provide activities for toddlers that help them explore the world around them. Come dressed to make a mess! Limited to 15 toddler
11:00 AM Born To Read
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons featuring nursery rhymes, stories, songs, puppets, and props. Birth - 36 months with parent or caregiver.
1:15PM Books 'n' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
3:30 PM Teen Crafternoon
Main Library

Wintery weather giving you the chills? Get cozy with a no-sew fleece hat! Drop in at the Teen Zone and Michelle will teach you how to make your own. S
4:00 PM Teen Movie
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Movies just for teens in grades 6-12. Movies may be rated PG-13. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Woman's Club
6:00 PM TEENS: Iron Chef
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you like working with food and enjoy competing against friends? Then this night's for you! Teens will be using Skittles, licorice, frosting, cookie
6:00 PM Family Funtime
Riverside Public Library

Stories, crafts, activities and games. Fun for the whole family.

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1:30 PM Power Play
Elk Valley Branch Library

Play is a powerful part of your child’s learning experience. Each session offers stories, rhymes, a directed play opportunity, and plenty of time f

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10:30 AM Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Challenge your friends, stop in the library and check out the new board games.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join other needle crafters and work on your projects at the library. Bring your own supplies and projects. Call the library for more information. For
6:00 PM Adult Book Club
Nitro Public Library

Come discuss the book of the month. Call library for details. Registration Required. Registration begins January 11th.

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ALL DAY I Spy Snow
Cross Lanes Branch Library

It's snowing in the library! Grab a game sheet and spy all five snowflake pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize, c
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Nitro Public Library

Story time for our youngest patrons. Ages Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration Required. Registration begins January 12th.
6:00 PM Girl's Night Out: Book Discussion Group
St. Albans Branch Library

What’s as interesting as reading a good book? Talking about it with others, of course. Join our monthly book group to have fun, make friends, stimul
6:00 PM Family Fun With Fly Guy!
Clendenin Branch Library

Hear both old and new stories about everyone's favorite fly, Fly Guy! Crafts and other fun activities will keep you wanting to know more about Fly Gu

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ALL DAY I Spy Snow
Cross Lanes Branch Library

It's snowing in the library! Grab a game sheet and spy all five snowflake pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize, c
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months.
10:30 AM Books 'n' More
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
11:00 AM Playgroup
Sissonville Branch Library

Come and enjoy an hour of socializing with other parents as the kids play!
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Riverside Public Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this

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ALL DAY I Spy Snow
Cross Lanes Branch Library

It's snowing in the library! Grab a game sheet and spy all five snowflake pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize, c
10:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Main Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age gr
1:15PM Books 'n' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
6:00 PM Indoor Camping Adventure
Elk Valley Branch Library

Tired of the cold and snow? Take a break from the winter monotony, and join us at the Elk Valley Branch Library as we enjoy all the fun of a summer c
6:00 PM Art in the Library
Riverside Public Library

Learn basic techniques every artist needs to know.

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ALL DAY I Spy Snow
Cross Lanes Branch Library

It's snowing in the library! Grab a game sheet and spy all five snowflake pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize, c
3:00-4:30 PM This Is Snow Much Fun!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Love it or hate it, snow is part of our weather. Explore snow activities and crafts! This will be a drop in program.

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ALL DAY I Spy Snow
Cross Lanes Branch Library

It's snowing in the library! Grab a game sheet and spy all five snowflake pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize, c

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