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3:00 PM It's October 3rd
Main Library

October 3rd is "Mean Girls" Day and we are celebrating with a special screening of the film. Bring your fellow plastics, it's going to be so fetch!
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.
6:00 PM From Short Story to Screen: Dame Daphne Du Maurier and the Twentieth Century Thriller Book Discussion
Main Library

According to the NYRB (“New York Review of Books”), Daphne Du Maurier wrote some of the most compelling and creepy novels of the twentieth century
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Express 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
6:00PM Wings of Wonder
Nitro Public Library

Three Rivers Avian Center will present "Wings of Wonder-WV Birds of Prey".

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

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

Bugs, weird animals, and other creepy crawlies are just what we're going to be learning about at this family night! Come join us, as we learn about so
7:00 PM Dunbar Book Chat
Dunbar Branch Library

Join Dunbar Book Chat Club members for a discussion of "Sting" by Sandra Brown. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation des

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10:00AM 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
St. Albans Branch Library

Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months 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
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.

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1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

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

Discover these books that Hollywood has adapted to the big screen. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September through May. This month'
6:00 PM Family Movie Night
Riverside Public Library

Come watch a newly-released movie. Free refreshments will be available.
6:30 PM Caves and Caving in West Virginia
St. Albans Branch Library

Enter the fascinating world of West Virginia caves in this presentation by George Dasher, member of the local chapter of the National Speleological So

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12:00 PM Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza!
Main Library

Watch “Professor of Pumkinology” Scott “Stormin’ Norman as he demonstrates his pumpkin carving skills in this performance on the Library Plaza

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6:00 - 7:00 pm Ask a Techie
Dunbar Branch Library

Bring your technology questions to the Dunbar Branch Library resident techies, who will be available to provide personal assistance. Bring your own de
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Express 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 DAY Catch 'em All @ the Library
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have you been busy trying to catch 'em all? There are 8 creatures hiding in the Library. Find them all and earn a prize! One prize per person.
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
10:30 AM Books 'n' More
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years.
1:00 PM Open Doors Movie
St. Albans Branch Library

Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a feature film. Call the St. Albans Library (304-722-4244) for details.
4:00 PM Bad Feelings: Anti-Bullying Program
Cross Lanes Branch Library

October is National Anti-Bullying month. Bullying makes us feel sad, insecure and can lead to depression. Join us in creating poster art to show our s
6:30 p.m. St. Albans Writes: Joy Callaway
St. Albans Branch Library

Join us and meet Joy Callaway. The Library Journal reviewed her novel, The Fifth Avenue Artists Society as, “A powerful debut. . . . Callaway pain

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ALL DAY Catch 'em All @ the Library
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have you been busy trying to catch 'em all? There are 8 creatures hiding in the Library. Find them all and earn a prize! One prize per person.
10:00AM 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 Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Express Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, puppet
11:00 AM Books 'n' More
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime for preschoolers.
11:30 AM Homeschool Day
Riverside Public Library

Learn about research tools and resources. Activities for the whole family.
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.

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ALL DAY Catch 'em All @ the Library
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have you been busy trying to catch 'em all? There are 8 creatures hiding in the Library. Find them all and earn a prize! One prize per person.
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

For October's Anime Afternoon, we will make zombie origami and watch some spooky episodes of "Japanese Folk Tales".
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
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 Spooky Stories and Such
Elk Valley Express Library

A spooky family storytime event is sure to scare up a good time for the whole family! Enjoy a spook-tacular evening of stories, crafts, activities, a
6:00 PM Camping Fun
Riverside Public Library

Learn about all the supplies you need to make your camping trip a success.
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. There will be a d
6:00 PM Family Drumming Fun
Main Library

Join Sheila McEntee and Al Peery from "Drum n Fun" for an evening of family fun as we play percussion instruments together. No experience necessary!

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ALL DAY Catch 'em All @ the Library
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have you been busy trying to catch 'em all? There are 8 creatures hiding in the Library. Find them all and earn a prize! One prize per person.

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ALL DAY Catch 'em All @ the Library
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have you been busy trying to catch 'em all? There are 8 creatures hiding in the Library. Find them all and earn a prize! One prize per person.
10:00 AM Adults: Yoga Class
Sissonville Branch Library

Yoga is a great way to relax the mind and body. If you've ever wanted to try it out but were worried about looking silly, this is the class for you! S
11:00 AM Fall Fun Storytime (Books 'n' More)
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime for preschoolers and toddlers with a parent or caregiver. Our stories, songs, and crafts will focus on fun things to do in the fall.
11:00 AM USA to Z: A Bright Star Play
Main Library

Just in time for election season...join Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam as they take you on a journey through America. You will learn how the political pro
11:45 AM Playgroup
Dunbar Branch Library

All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Immediately following storytime, adults are invited to socialize with other families
3:00 PM USA to Z: A Bright Star Play
Dunbar Branch Library

Just in time for election season...join Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam as they take you on a journey through America. You will learn how the political pro

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1:00 PM Golden Years
Sissonville Branch Library

Fun filled afternoon for Seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.
6:00 PM Great Decisions Discussion 2016
Main Library

Join us the third Monday of each month February through November (except July) for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This
6:00 PM Adult Art Class
Riverside Public Library

Create a fun art project using recycled books.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Express 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 Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday Celebration
Dunbar Branch Library

We're celebrating 100 years since the birth of the world's number one storyteller. It's going to be more giant than James' peach, more enormous than a
6:00 PM Squirt Gun Painting
St. Albans Branch Library

Come join us as we use water guns to make a unique work of art. Come dressed to make a mess! Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Regist

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
1:00 PM CANCELED - History Alive! Theodore Roosevelt
Cross Lanes Branch Library

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED. This West Virginia Humanities Council “History Alive!” presentation celebrates 100 years of the National Park Serv
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 Sissonville Community Halloween Party
Sissonville Branch Library

It's that time of year again for our Community Halloween Party! All ages are welcome for this wonderful event. Children and adults can come dressed in

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10:00AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

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

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, puppet
10:30 AM Books 'n' More
St. Albans Branch Library

Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years 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 History Alive! Theodore Roosevelt
Riverside Public Library

This West Virginia Humanities Council “History Alive!” presentation celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service as Gene Worthington of Fayet
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.

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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 a membership card! Get the card stamped at eac
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.
1:15 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

For our October meeting, teens will discuss "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater. Interested teens should contact Michelle Ross for more information.
4:00 PM Teen Movie
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Grab a friend or two and drop by the library for an after school teen movie. Movies may be rated PG-13. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Libr
4:00 PM Teen Book Club
Sissonville Branch Library

If you love reading and enjoy talking about your favorite books, come join us! This group will meet once a month to discuss a new book that the group
6:00 PM Stuffed Animal Taxidermy
Sissonville Branch Library

Are your bedroom walls boring? Spice them up with some stuffed animal taxidermy! Our Teen Services Librarian will teach you how to turn a stuffed anim
6:00 PM Face Painting with Jessica King
St. Albans Branch Library

Halloween is just around the corner, so get in the spirit by joining us for an evening of face painting, creepy crafts, and ghoulish games! Supplies a
6:00 PM Art in the Library
Riverside Public Library

Learn basic art techniques using watercolor. Children will make their own landscape drawing using watercolor.

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4:00 - 6:00 PM Tales and Treats
Clendenin Branch Library, Elk Valley Express Library

Join library staff from the Bookmobile, Clendenin and Elk Valley Libraries and members of the Clendenin and Elk Valley library boards for a fun, famil
3:00-4:00 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 a membership card! Get the card stamped at eac

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3:00 PM Teen Mall Book Group
Main Library

Are you a book addict? If so, join us at the Charleston Town Center Panera Bread for the Teen Mall Book Group. For our October meeting, we will discus

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10:30 AM Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Learn about authors coming to the WV Book Festival and play Library Trivia.
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.
6:00 PM Hauntingly Fun Trick or Treat
Main Library

Join us at the Main Library for Trick or Treat! After we gather the goodies, we’ll play games, make crafts, and enjoy refreshments! Costumes are enc
6:00 PM It's the Great Pumpkin Party!
Dunbar Branch Library

Celebrate 50 years of the Great Pumpkin with games, crafts, snacks, and (of course) the story itself. Join the search for the most sincere pumpkin pat
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Express 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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10:00AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
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

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10:00 - 11:00 am Ask a Techie
Dunbar Branch Library

Bring your technology questions to the Dunbar Branch Library resident techies, who will be available to provide personal assistance. Bring your own de
10:00AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Books 'n' More
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
10:30 AM Spooktacular Storytime
St. Albans Branch Library

Join us for a not so scary, spooktacular storytime. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to come in costume for this seasonal event. This eve
10:30 AM Born to Read
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Express Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, puppet
11:00 AM 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
Sissonville Branch Library

Come and enjoy an hour of socializing with other parents as the kids play!
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.

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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
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
6:00 PM Halloween Crafts
Riverside Public Library

Supplies will be available for kids to design their own paper ghost, cat and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin.
6:00 PM Anime Club
St. Albans Branch Library

Are you an anime fan? Come join us as we watch anime and discuss related fandom interests. You can also participate in related activities.

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9:00 a.m. WV Book Festival Writing Workshop, Creating Vibrant Characters
Charleston Civic Center

West Virginia University Press/Vandalia Press authors Jonathan Corcoran, Laura Long, Marie Manilla, Jessie van Eerden and Doug Van Gundy will present
11:30 a.m. WV Book Festival Writing Workshop, If You Want to Write for Kids!
Charleston Civic Center

Learn the nuts and bolts of writing for young people. West Virginia author Sarah Sullivan will discuss writing picture books and middle grade novels f

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3:00 PM Teen Halloween Party
Main Library

Join us after-school for a spook-tacular afternoon of snacks, activities, and a costume contest!
3:30 PM Teens: After School Video Games
Sissonville Branch Library

Do you enjoy playing video games? Come join us every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 PM for an awesome time playing video games.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Express 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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