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Cross Lanes Branch Library, Dunbar Branch Library, Elk Valley Branch Library, Glasgow Branch Library, Main Library, Marmet Branch Library, Mobile Library, Nitro Public Library, Riverside Public Library, Sissonville Branch Library, St. Albans Branch Library

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

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ALL MONTH Winter Library Club


Join our 2018 Winter Library Club for chances to win prizes. Fill out an entry slip each time you check out or renew an item during your visit to your
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
ALL DAY I Spy: A Happy New Year!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for hidden pictures! Can you find all 5 CELEBRATION pictures? Game sheets can be found at the circulation desk. Limit one prize per
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
6:00 PM Family Night: Arctic Blast
Sissonville Branch Library

It's cold outside, so come into the library and learn all about the science behind what makes things cold! We'll also learn about how animals stay war

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ALL MONTH Give Back Tree
Elk Valley Branch Library

This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
ALL DAY I Spy: A Happy New Year!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for hidden pictures! Can you find all 5 CELEBRATION pictures? Game sheets can be found at the circulation desk. Limit one prize per
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

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

Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers ar
10:30 AM Jump Into Storytime
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged
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
11:00 AM Born to Read
Sissonville Branch Library

A Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Elk Valley Branch Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for adults and children to play and interact under caregivers' supe

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ALL DAY I Spy: A Happy New Year!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for hidden pictures! Can you find all 5 CELEBRATION pictures? Game sheets can be found at the circulation desk. Limit one prize per
ALL MONTH Give Back Tree
Elk Valley Branch Library

This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:30 AM Jump Into Storytime
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers ar
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Dunbar Branch Library

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

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
3:00 PM Coast to Coast: Contemporary American Writers Reading and Discussion Group
Main Library

This book discussion series focuses on some new voices in contemporary American literature. This month's selection is "The Coast of Chicago" by Stuart
3:00 PM Roast Club
Main Library

Teens are invited to do their best MSTK3 impressions for this monthly event! Join us to watch and roast a cheesy movie or TV show. Our January feature
6:00 P.M. Family Movie Night
Riverside Public Library

Come watch a newly released movie. Free refreshments will be available.

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
ALL DAY I Spy: A Happy New Year!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for hidden pictures! Can you find all 5 CELEBRATION pictures? Game sheets can be found at the circulation desk. Limit one prize per
ALL MONTH Give Back Tree
Elk Valley Branch Library

This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or
3:30 PM Library Brick Builders Club
St. Albans Branch Library

Use your imagination with the world's most popular building blocks and meet some new friends. Be part of our Construction Crew and earn your Building

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ALL DAY I Spy: A Happy New Year!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for hidden pictures! Can you find all 5 CELEBRATION pictures? Game sheets can be found at the circulation desk. Limit one prize per
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
11:00 AM Kindness Rocks
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Spread some kindness this New Year! Paint a rock or two to share smiles in your community by placing colorful painted rocks in random places. All supp

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
6:00 P.M. Hand Quilting
Riverside Public Library

Come learn to sew the traditional way. We will learn how to thread a needle, count stitches, and much more. Registration opens December 18, 2017.
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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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

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

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins December 26.
10:30 A.M. Books 'n' More
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years.
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
6:00 PM Teen Game Night
Elk Valley Branch Library

Teens are invited for an evening of games. We will have Xbox games, plus some fun board games to pick from. There will also be snacks. Bring your f

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers ar
10:30 AM Jump Into Storytime
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged
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
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Elk Valley Branch Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for adults and children to play and interact under caregivers' supe
11:00 AM Books 'n' More
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime for preschoolers and caregiver.
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
11:30 AM Hands On With Virtual Reality
Riverside Public Library

Join us at the library for an introduction to Virtual Reality and get a chance to try out the library’s new Virtual Reality headsets with a brief de

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
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
1:00 PM Book Chat
Sissonville Branch Library

Join the library for a lively discussion of popular titles the second Thursday of each month. Please contact the library at (304) 984-2244 for this mo
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
3:00 PM Anime Afternoon
Main Library

Join us in the Teen Zone for an afternoon of anime and snacks! This is a teens-only event. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
4:00PM Teen Book Group
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 Relax and Color
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Experience relaxation as you color your cares away. Bring your own materials or use those provided by the Cross Lanes Library Board.
6:00 P.M. Brick Builders
Riverside Public Library

A large assortment of plastic bricks will be available for patrons to make their own design. Work alone or in groups to build one of our models.
6:00 PM Arctic Family Fun Night
Nitro Public Library

Come enjoy exploring the Arctic with stories, crafts and games. Registration required. Registration begins December 28.
6:00 PM Glue Art Basics
St. Albans Branch Library

Let your imagination guide you in creating your own glue art. Local artist Sharon Golightly will show you how. This technique involves using glue to

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ALL DAY Early Out Day make 'n' take crafts
Main Library

Stop by for make 'n' take crafts including kindness rocks, dream mobiles and more!
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
2:00 p.m. Early Dismissal Day Movie
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Come and watch a movie for Early Dismissal Day! Free popcorn and refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Woman's Clu
2:00 p.m. Early Dismissal Day Movie
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Come and watch a movie for Early Dismissal Day! Free popcorn and refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Woman's Clu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
ALL DAY Closing
Nitro Public Library

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
ALL DAY I Spy Hidden Pictures
St. Albans Branch Library

Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and you
1:00 PM What's Your Dream?
Main Library

Elementary aged children and their families are invited to join us for crafts, activities, and stories as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Mart
1:00 PM Golden Years
Sissonville Branch Library

Fun filled afternoon for Seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
6:00 PM DIY Yarn Globes
St. Albans Branch Library

Learn how to craft a DIY yarn globe to add unique flair to your bedroom decor. All supplies will be provided. Class size is limited, so registration i
6:00 PM What Happens to a Hamburger? Digestion Science
Elk Valley Branch Library

Have you ever thought about what happens when you eat something? Here's your chance to find out! We will be led by Reference Librarian, Elizabeth Fras

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ALL DAY I Spy Hidden Pictures
St. Albans Branch Library

Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and you
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

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

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 2.
12:00 PM Elk Valley Book Group
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join Book Group members for a discussion of "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circu
3:00 PM PALS Book Club - Canceled Due to Weather
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: Glow in the Dark Party - Canceled Due to Weather
Sissonville Branch Library

Come join us for a night of glow in the dark fun! We'll be trying out all sorts of fun items that glow, plus learning the science behind it all! Regis

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
ALL DAY I Spy Hidden Pictures
St. Albans Branch Library

Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and you
10:30 AM CANCELED: Books 'n' More
St. Albans Branch Library

Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver. This event has been canceled.
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

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ALL DAY I Spy Hidden Pictures
St. Albans Branch Library

Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and you
ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
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
10:30 AM Jump Into Storytime
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers ar
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Dunbar Branch Library

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

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
6:00 PM Teens: Live-Action Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

People love video games, so why not play a live-action version? Join us as we play a life-size version of Centipede, battling against your friends to
6:00 P.M. Friendship Bracelets
Riverside Public Library

Make a special friendship bracelet to give to a friend.
6:00 PM Play to Learn!
St. Albans Branch Library

Families are invited to come play with building bricks, sensory toys, magnets, word games and more. Brush up on your STEM and literacy skills while h

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
ALL DAY I Spy Hidden Pictures
St. Albans Branch Library

Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and you

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
11:00 AM Light it Up! Family STEM Program
Main Library

Learn how to make a simple circuit by using LED lights on a card you create. Registration required. Registration will open January 1. Program limited

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
6:00 PM DIY Snowman
Nitro Public Library

Create a cute snowman that can be used as decoration or a heating pad. Adult (Ages 18-up). Registration required. Registration begins January 8.
6:00 PM Glue Art Basics
Elk Valley Branch Library

Let your imagination guide you in creating your own glue art. Local artist Sharon Golightly will show you how. This technique involves using glue to

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

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

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 9.
1:00 PM Cookies, Coffee, and Coloring
Elk Valley Branch Library

Enjoy an afternoon of relaxing, refreshments, and time with friends. Coloring is a great way to relax in a busy world, and cookies and coffee will on
1:00 PM Cookies, Coffee, and Coloring
Elk Valley Branch Library

Enjoy an afternoon of relaxing, refreshments, and time with friends. Coloring is a great way to relax in a busy world, and cookies and coffee will on
4:00 P.M 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

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM I Made it Myself
St. Albans Branch Library

Crafty fun for preschoolers. Come dressed to make a mess! Ages 3-5 and caregiver.
10:30 AM I Made It Myself!
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join us for some crafty, hands-on fun for our younger patrons. Come dressed to make a mess!
10:30 AM Jump Into Storytime
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged
10:30 A.M. Born to Read
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months.
11:00 A.M. Playgroup at the Library
Riverside Public 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 g
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
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
Sissonville Branch Library

Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
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
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
3:00 PM Teen Book Club
Main Library

Join us in the Teen Zone on January 25 to discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. Interested teens may request the title at the Zone4 circulation desk start
6:00 PM Family Drawing Night
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join local artist, Terry Lively, who has a Masters of Art degree in Media Studies, for a family drawing workshop. She will introduce you to the basic
6:00 PM Glue Art Basics
Sissonville Branch Library

Let your imagination guide you in creating your own glue art. Local artist Sharon Golightly will show you how. This technique involves using glue to
6:00 P.M. Pasta Art
Riverside Public Library

Children will use pasta to create a two dimensional picture.
6:00 PM Family Movie Night
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Movies will be shown for the whole family to enjoy together! Popcorn and pop provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board. Call the library for

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
2:00 PM Make it and Take It: Cookie Decorating
Main Library

Craft your own Valentine’s Day cookies with the help of local baker Janna Paterno. All supplies will be provided. Each attendee will get three cooki

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:30 A.M. Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii game.
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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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

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

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 16.
5:30 PM Sissonville Movie Night
Sissonville Branch Library

Come watch a free movie at the library! Popcorn will be provided for this awesome event.

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ALL MONTH Be Creative! I-Spy
Main Library

January is International Creativity Month! Search the Children's Department for images related to creativity. Once you have found all the pictures, tu
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Discovery Play
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join us for some fun, hands-on sensory activities and craft projects that target all five senses. Children from birth to 5 years of age and their fav
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
11:30 AM Mall Book Group
Charleston Town Center, Main Library

Join us at the Charleston Town Center Panera Bread on the last Wednesday of every month, 11:30 AM to discuss a different book. For January's meeting,

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