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January 27th - 2nd, 2020
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.
January 27, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
January 27, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
January 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 27, ALL MONTH
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 27, ALL MONTH
Teen Game Night Teens are invited for an evening of games. We will have Xbox games, interactive games, plus some fun board games to pick from. There will also be snacks. Bring your friends!
January 28, 6:00 PM
St. Albans Book Group Join Book Group members for a discussion of a designated title. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome. For more details, call the St. Albans Library at 304-722-4244. Adult.
January 28, 6:00 PM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided.
January 28, 3:45 PM
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.
January 28, 11:00 AM
Teen Tuesday: Circuit Circus Teens and tweens can join us after school on select Tuesdays each month for a variety of fun activities including gaming, crafts, and more. This week we'll be learning about and testing different circuits.
January 28, 3:30 PM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 28, 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.
January 28, 10:00 AM
Adult Crafternoon: Valentine's Wreath Adults are invited to learn how to create a Valentine's wreath. All materials provided. Registration begins January 2.
January 28, 1:30 PM
Family Fun: Indoor Camping Enjoy camping even when it's cold outside. Hear stories, sing campfire songs, make a craft and eat s'mores!
January 28, 6:00 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 28, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 14.
January 28, 10:30 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.
January 29, 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.
January 29, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Discovery Play Join us for some fun, hands-on sensory activities and craft projects especially for little ones. Children from birth to 5 years of age and their favorite adults are encouraged to attend. Come dressed to have fun and make a mess!
January 29, 10:30 AM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 29, ALL MONTH
Tiny Tots Storytime Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area or join our 10:35 playgroup.
January 29, 10:00 AM
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.
January 29, 10:35 AM
Playgroup 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
January 29, 11:00 AM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 29, ALL MONTH
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 29, ALL MONTH
Teens: DIY Bird Feeders It's cold out and birds are hungry! We'll be making homemade bird feeders to hang outside for all the hungry animals.
January 29, 3:30 PM
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/.
January 29, 11:30 AM
Family Fun: Winter Craft Night Bring your imagination inside for a fun evening of crafts! Samples will be on display at the library. Registration begins January 7.
January 30, 6:00 PM
Board Games Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
January 30, 11:00 AM
Art at the Library Children will use watercolor to create their own masterpiece.
January 30, 6:00 PM
Adults & Crafts: Marbled Wine Glasses Impress your guests with stunning marbled wine glasses, crafted by your own hand. All supplies will be provided and space is limited. Registration opens December 2.
January 30, 6:00 PM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 30, ALL MONTH
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!
January 30, 1:15 PM
Craft and a Movie Create a quick craft before enjoying a family friendly movie. Popcorn and pop provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board. Call the library at 304-776-5999 for the movie title.
January 30, 6:00 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 30, ALL MONTH
Golden Years Come join us for an afternoon of fun filled games at the St. Albans Branch Library. Seniors and their families are invited to enjoy an entertaining hour of excitement. Prizes for each winner; donations of small, gently used items for the prize pool are welcome. Light refreshments provided by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. Seniors.
January 31, 2:00 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 31, ALL MONTH
STEM: Slimy Saturday Have a sticky, slimy, stretchy good time making slime. We will be creating snow slime and learning about polymers. Supplies provided by the Cross Lanes Advisory Board. Registration begins January 18 and is required. Parental supervision is required for those 10 and under.
February 1, 11:00 AM
Author Meet & Greet: Sue Bonham Meet local author, Sue Bonham, and learn all about her new book "Angels in the Garden." This touching tale is a personal story of faith, hope, love, and heroes during the December 11, 2012, underground pipeline explosion in the small rural town of Sissonville, WV. Sue will sign copies of her book from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 1, 10:00 AM
Speed Dating with a Book This Valentine’s Day, go on a date with a good read! Join us for speed dating with a book and sample a variety of our titles. You’ll spend five minutes getting to know each book. At the end of the date, you can check out your favorite and continue reading. Registration required. Adults.
February 1, 2:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
February 1, 10:30 AM
Make and Take Groundhog Day Crafts Groundhog Day crafts you can make in just a few minutes right here at the library or take home to create later.  Choose from several crafts while supplies last.
February 1, ALL DAY
Kids' Kindness Club Come join us in celebrating kindness! Elementary-aged children will launch our new Kindness Club by tie-dying bandanas, creating a pledge, and planning fun ways to spread kindness in our community! Meetings will be held the first Saturday of every month.
February 1, 11:00 AM
Black History Month I-Spy Search the Children's Department for images of lesser known African Americans, and learn what they're famous for while you're at it! Once you've found all the pictures and identified the people, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
February 1, ALL MONTH
Library Lovers' Month Celebrate the Library! Make a Valentine card to tell why you love the library and display it on the Library Lovers' wall. All ages.
February 1, ALL MONTH
Bookmark and Poster Contest Want to share your artwork with the community? You are invited to design a bookmark or a poster for the library. First place designs in each category (Preschool, Elementary School, Teens and Adults) will be used by the library during National Library Week in April. Entry forms will be available at the library the last week of January. Designs must be submitted no later than Saturday, Feb. 29 at 3 p.m. to the Clendenin Branch Library. For more information, call the library at 304-548-6370.
February 1, ALL MONTH
Valentine Crafts Stop by the library between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for some crafty fun. Family.
February 1, 10:30 AM
Black History Month I-Spy Search the Children's Department for images of lesser known African Americans, and learn what they're famous for while you're at it! Once you've found all the pictures and identified the people, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
February 2, ALL MONTH
Sunday Jams: Affinity Our long running family music series is back by popular demand! People of all ages are invited to hear live music performed in a relaxed setting. Our 2020 series kicks off with Affinity, a Charleston based trio including Susannah Atkins, Grace Javins, and Afton Myers. They sing an eclectic, multi-generational collection of popular songs with harmonies arranged by the trio as well as original songs. Funding for Sunday Jams provided by KCPL Annual Book Sale.
February 2, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM