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September 30th - 6th, 2019
Hooks and Needles Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Teens.
September 30, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
September 30, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
September 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys, a Presentation by Author David H. Mould In the sequel to Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia, historian and journalist David Mould traverses the Indian Ocean--from Madagascar through India and Bangladesh to Indonesia. Learn about his unpredictable journey on battered buses, auto-rickshaws and crowded ferries, and about the thoughts of the many people he met along the way. Adults.
September 30, 6:00 PM
Totally Tie-dye! Come spend a fun evening tie-dying a t-shirt. Please bring your own t-shirt. Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Registration starts August 12.
September 30, 5:30 PM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 30, ALL MONTH
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
September 30, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Clendenin Library Book Group Join our Book Group for a discussion of "The Unquiet Grave" by Sharyn McCrumb. Bring a bag lunch if you want; we'll provide drinks and snacks. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk or download this title from our website.
October 1, 12:00 PM
Cross Lanes Crochet Club Join us in the meeting room at the Cross Lanes Branch Library for a weekly gathering to work on your latest project and enjoy the company of other yarn art enthusiasts.
October 1, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby & Me Storytime Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
October 1, 10:00 AM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game.
October 1, 3:45 P.M.
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 1, ALL MONTH
Family Bingo Night Come join us for Bingo fun for the whole family! There will be prizes for the winners, and fun for everyone.
October 1, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Adult and child will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more.
October 2, 10:30 AM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age appropriate toys. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
October 2, 11:00 AM
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
October 2, 10:30 AM
Game On! Grab a friend and get in the game! Teens & tweens are invited to meet up at the library for good times, good friends, and gaming. You won't want to miss this event.
October 2, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 2, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
October 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tiny Tots Storytime Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program ending with a collaborative activity. Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
October 2, 10:00 AM
Jump Into Storytime Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! Stay and play at playgroup or older children can make a craft.
October 2, 10:30 AM
Playgroup @ the 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 age group. Parents supervise their children at this informal gathering. “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson
October 2, 11:00 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 2, ALL MONTH
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 2, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Born to Read Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
October 2, 10:30 AM
Color and Create Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and creativity. Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest! Family.
October 3, 5:30 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others at the Library.
October 3, 11:00 AM
Jump into Storytime! Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others.
October 3, 10:30 a.m.
Playgroup Playgroup is a time for your child to socialize and play. The program helps children learn to interact and engage with other children through special Playgroup toys.
October 3, 11:00 a.m.
Books 'N' More Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our play area and check out some books!
October 3, 1:15 PM
Movie Night Come watch a newly-released movie. Free refreshments will be provided.
October 3, 6:00 PM
Thursday Book Group This discussion group will enjoy nine books from different genres (novels, short stories, memoir, biography) featuring literary giants such as Hemingway as well as from new best-selling authors such as Celeste Ng and Alex Michaelides. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September 2019 through May 2020 at the Main Library. Join us for a lively discussion. Tim Basford is the discussion leader. October's book is "Garden Party and Other Stories" by Katherine Mansfield. Copies are available at the Reference Desk.
October 3, 3:00 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 3, ALL MONTH
Playgroup at the 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 group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering.
October 3, 10:35 AM
Playgroup @ the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age appropriate toys. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
October 3, 11:30 AM
Do Us a Flavor Join us on a journey to flavortown at the library! Quirky flavors will battle it out in a snack showdown at this event. Taste test a variety of unique morsels and vote for your favorite. For our October Do Us a Flavor, we're having a soda smackdown.
October 3, 4:00 PM
Library Brick Builders Club 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 License! Using popular toy building bricks, participants may work on step by step creations or engage in more personalized designs in our free play construction zone. Family.
October 4, 3:30 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 4, ALL MONTH
West Virginia Book Festival Writing Workshop by Andrea Brunais "Editing, Vital to a Book's Acceptance: Tips from a Pro" with Andrea Brunais *Participants should bring a sample of their work. Registration is required and is limited to 100 participants. For more information about the West Virginia Book Festival, visit www.wvbookfestival.org.
October 4, 10:00 AM
West Virginia Book Festival Writing Workshop by Brett Armstrong "Forming the Future: Building a World of a Fictional Tomorrow" with Brett Armstrong. Registration is required and is limited to 65 participants. For more information about the West Virginia Book Festival, visit www.wvbookfestival.org.
October 4, 10:00 AM
West Virginia Book Festival Writing Workshop by Robert Fouch "So You Want to Write a Children's Book?" with Robert Fouch. Registration is required and is limited to 65 participants. For more information about the West Virginia Book Festival, visit www.wvbookfestival.org.
October 4, 1:00 P.M.
Jam Session at the Library Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle or other instrument to the library for an informal jam session. Join other musicians to play a few songs or play the afternoon away.
October 5, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
October 5, 10:30 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 5, ALL MONTH
Yoga Class Enrich your body and mind during this free yoga class led by Christine Coleman! This class is intended for adults, but ages 16+ may attend with an adult. Class size is limited, participants will need to bring their own mat.
October 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
West Virginia Book Festival Writing Workshop by Valerie Nieman "Where Do You Get Your Crazy Ideas?" with Valerie Nieman. Registration is required and is limited to 100 participants. For more information about the West Virginia Book Festival, visit www.wvbookfestival.org.
October 5, 9:00 AM