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October 29th - 4th, 2018
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.
October 29, 6:00 PM
Make it and Take It: Holiday Cookie Decorating Craft your own fall cookies with the help of local baker Janna Paterno. All supplies will be provided. Each attendee will get two cookies to decorate as well as a list of online resources and tutorials for beginners. Participants will be making a pumpkin and a ghost cookie. You can view Janna’s creations on Instagram at SweetJannaLea. Class size is limited and registration is required. Due to limited space and supplies, this program is open to adults only. Registration begins October 15.
October 29, 6:00 PM
English Paper Piecing English paper piecing is a quilting technique used to hand sew intricate patchwork with the aid of paper templates. It is an old technique with a recent resurgence. Participants will learn the basics for this very portable quilting project. All materials will be provided, though participants are asked to bring a pair of scissors. Class size is limited. Registration required. Registration begins October 15.
October 29, 5:30 PM
Monstrously Fun Make 'n' Takes Get ready for the spooky season with a make ‘n’ take craft kit that you can take home with you to complete, or you can work on it while you’re at the library. Make sure to drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library every Monday in October to see what we’re making that week (while supplies last). It may be a creepy craft or it may be a fun fall craft, but it will most definitely require your creativity!
October 29, ALL DAY
Halloween I-Spy Get in the Halloween spirit with this month's I-Spy! Search the Children's Department all month for not-so-spooky Halloween pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 29, ALL MONTH
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 30, 10:00 AM
Teen Movie 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 of Cross Lanes.
October 30, 3:30 PM
Creepy Crafts and Scary Snacks! Join us for some spooky family fun! Enjoy crafts, games, and light refreshments. Sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board.
October 30, 6:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon: Photo Cubes Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation, crafting, and time with friends. This month we will make photo memory cubes. Please bring 4-6 photos with you to use on your cube. All other supplies will be provided. Make sure to bring a friend!
October 30, 1:30 PM
Teen Time: Haunted Gingerbread Houses Come make your own spooky gingerbread house at the Elk Valley Branch Library. Make yours as spooky or as wacky as you like! Make sure to bring your friends.
October 30, 6:00 PM
Halloween I-Spy Get in the Halloween spirit with this month's I-Spy! Search the Children's Department all month for not-so-spooky Halloween pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 30, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins October 16.
October 30, 10:30 AM
Teeny Tiny Trick or Treat Create a creepy craft, enjoy a ghastly game and if you dare, savor a spooky snack! Costumes are optional, but we hope you will join us in a trick or treat parade around the library and beyond, weather permitting. Children five and under and caregiver.
October 31, 10:30 AM
Mall Book Group Join us at the Charleston Town Center Panera Bread on the last Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. to discuss a different book. Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Main Library Reference Desk. For updates on the group, like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mall-Book-Group-690918327597217/.
October 31, 11:30 AM
Littles' Fun Time: Costume Party Bring your children (under the age of 5) to the Elk Valley Branch Library for a time of fun! Let’s get in the Halloween spirit with a costume party for the younger kids. We will celebrate with crafts, activities, snacks, and a costume parade! Wear your silliest, funniest, wackiest, or scariest costume, but costumes are not required to participate in the fun! Recommended for children under the age of 5 and their caregivers.
October 31, 10:30 AM
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 31, 10:00 AM
It's the Great Pumpkin Party! Will this be the Halloween when the Great Pumpkin comes to the Library? Come dressed in your costume and find out! Spin the prize wheel and see if you get a trick or a treat.
October 31, 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.
November 1, 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.
November 1, 11:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
November 1, 1:15 PM
Around the World Literary Journey Reading and Discussion Group This book discussion group features nine works from a global array of established authors whose geographical settings range from Australia to the Greek Islands. Several of these works were adapted to the cinema which further enlivens the discussions. This month’s selection is "Felicia's Journey" by William Trevor. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September 2018 through May 2019. Discussion leader is Tim Basford. Please note that the group will begin meeting at the Dunbar Branch Library in January.
November 1, 3:00 PM
Family Movie Night Come watch a newly-released movie. Free refreshments will be provided.
November 1, 6:00 PM
All Ages Writing Session Feeling inspired to tackle a big writing project this month? Join this drop-in writing session for all ages and experience levels. Enjoy the company of other writers and some light refreshments as you work on your novel, memoir, poetry collection, or other project. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
November 1, 3:00 PM
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to celebrate November as Picture Book Month than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of beloved picture books? Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limited to 15 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration opens on October 22. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
November 1, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Teens: Roast Club Teens are invited to do their best MST3K impressions for this monthly event! Join us to watch and roast a cheesy movie or TV show. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
November 1, 3:30 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.
November 2, 3:30 PM
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to celebrate November as Picture Book Month than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of beloved picture books? Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limited to 15 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration opens on October 22. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
November 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to celebrate November as Picture Book Month than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of beloved picture books? Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limited to 15 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration opens on October 22. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
November 4, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm