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ALL MONTH Library Lovers' Month
Clendenin Branch Library

Celebrate the Library! Make a Valentine card to tell why you love the library and display it on the Library Lovers' wall. All ages.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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 MONTH Bookmark and Poster Contest
Clendenin Branch Library

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
ALL DAY Make and Take Groundhog Day Crafts
Elk Valley Branch Library

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 sup
10:00 AM Author Meet & Greet: Sue Bonham
Sissonville Branch Library

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, a
10:30 AM Golden Years
Riverside Public Library

Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
10:30 AM Valentine Crafts
St. Albans Branch Library

Stop by the library between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for some crafty fun. Family.
11:00 AM STEM: Slimy Saturday
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have a sticky, slimy, stretchy good time making slime. We will be creating snow slime and learning about polymers. Supplies provided by the Cross Lane
11:00 AM Kids' Kindness Club
Main Library

Come join us in celebrating kindness! Elementary-aged children will launch our new Kindness Club by tie-dying bandanas, creating a pledge, and planni
2:00 PM Speed Dating with a Book
Main Library

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 mi

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sunday Jams: Affinity
Main Library

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

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
6:00 PM Adult Crafting Class
Riverside Public Library

Adult Crafting Classes are held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Supplies are limited.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Tee
6:00pm Harry Potter Night
Dunbar Branch Library

Harry Potter themed crafts and games. Light refreshments will be provided.
6:00 PM Kingdom Krafters: Valentine
St. Albans Branch Library

Make a Valentine decoration to sweeten up your holiday. Registration is required. Registration begins January 6. Adult.

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, and more. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Nitro Public Library

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 21.
11:00 AM Crochet Club
Cross Lanes Branch Library

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 yar
3:45 PM Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided.
5:30 PM Teen Time: Chocolate Olympics
Clendenin Branch Library

Join in the games of chocolate! Whether racing against others or the clock, you’ll have a yummy time. See if you have what it takes to win an award
6:00 PM Family STEM Night
Sissonville Branch Library

Monthly STEM activity night for the whole family!
6:00 PM Poetry for Therapy with author Daisha Overstreet
Main Library

Join Daisha Overstreet, author of the book, "Free Therapy," as she shows you how poetry, writing, and creativity can all be forms of free therapy acce
6:30 PM St. Albans Writes
St. Albans Branch Library

Dr. Rebecca Goodwin will use her two books, "Did You Tell Them Who You Are?" and "Who Are Her People?" to illustrate types of writing about one's fami

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Jump into Storytime
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Playgroup
Sissonville Branch Library

Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
3:30 - 4:45 PM Game On!
Sissonville Branch Library

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 mi
10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, music and more! Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area or join our 10:35 a.m
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
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 Knit a Bit
St. Albans Branch Library

Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Adult and child will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more.
10:35 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
11:00 AM Playgroup
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
Elk Valley Branch 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. D
3:30 PM Teens: Roast Club
Main Library

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 provid

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:30 a.m. 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 Jump into Storytime
Clendenin 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 Board Games
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
11:00 a.m. Playgroup
Dunbar Branch Library

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
11:30 AM Playgroup at the Library
Clendenin Branch 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. Dro
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our
3:00 PM Thursday Book Group
Main Library

This discussion group will enjoy nine books from different genres (novels, short stories, memoir, biography) featuring literary giants such as Hemingw
4:00 PM Harry Potter Book Night
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Join us for a magical evening of fun as we celebrate Harry Potter Book Night! Are you brave enough to compete in your very own Triwizard Tournament? P
5:30 PM Harry Potter Book Night
St. Albans Branch Library

Join us for a magical evening as we celebrate Harry Potter Book Night! Refreshments will be provided by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board.
6:00 PM Harry Potter Book Night
Main Library

Join us for a magical evening of fun as we celebrate Harry Potter Book Night! Refreshments will be available, and there will be activities on each flo
6:00 PM Family Fun: I Love Science Experiments
Elk Valley Branch Library

We won’t be getting into the chemistry of love, but we can get into some fun chemistry experiments and science activities with a heart theme. All ma
6:00 PM Harry Potter Book Night
Sissonville Branch Library

Join us for a magical evening of fun as we celebrate Harry Potter Book Night! Are you brave enough to put your name in the Goblet of Fire? Compete in
6:00 PM Movie Night
Riverside Public Library

Come watch a newly-released movie. Free refreshments will be provided.

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
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 MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yoga Class
Sissonville Branch Library

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 adu
12:00 PM Teens: Dungeons and Dragons Club
Main Library

ADVENTURERS WANTED! Interested in joining a Dungeons and Dragons club? Never played before? No problem! Join us on the second Saturday of each month f
1:00 PM Family Movie
Clendenin Branch Library

Enjoy a family-friendly movie on a lazy afternoon. Contact the library for the title of the movie. Refreshments will be provided.

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Sunday Jams: Minor Swing
Main Library

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. Toda

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Jump into Storytime
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Playgroup
Sissonville Branch Library

Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Tee
6:00 PM Book Club
Riverside Public Library

The group will meet on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The discussion for February will be "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel.

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All Day I Spy Hearts
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air. Grab a game sheet and spy all five unique hearts hidden in the Children's area of the libr
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, and more. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
10:30 AM Books 'N' More
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and simple crafts.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Nitro Public Library

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 28.
11:00 AM Crochet Club
Cross Lanes Branch Library

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 yar
3:45 P.M. Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided.
4:00 PM Golden Years
Glasgow Branch Library

Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
6:00 PM Teen Game Night
Elk Valley Branch Library

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 sn

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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 Day I Spy Hearts
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air. Grab a game sheet and spy all five unique hearts hidden in the Children's area of the libr
10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, music and more! Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area or join our 10:35 a.m
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Adult and child will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more.
10:30 AM Knit a Bit
St. Albans Branch Library

Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
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 Rhythm and Rhyme Time
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories.
10:30 AM Homeschool Day
Riverside Public Library

Learn about research tools and resources. Activities for the whole family.
10:35 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
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 children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. D
11:00 AM Playgroup
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
12:30 PM Homeschool Day
Clendenin Branch Library

Homeschool families will meet together to learn about the library services and resources and work on a different fun lesson every month. Make new frie
3:30 PM Teen Sewing Practice
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Curious about how to sew? Practice on one of our sewing machines! Take home your project to impress your family and friends.
3:30 PM Teens: Anime Afternoon
Main Library

Join us in the Teen Zone for an afternoon of anime, crafts, and snacks! This is a teens-only event. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Libr
3:30 PM Teens: Retro Love
Main Library

Time travel back in time with us to check out the weird and funky ways people celebrated this lovey-dovey holiday we call Valentine's Day. This event
6:00 PM Books On Tap
Black Sheep Burritos

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group for Adults Only. Meeting at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 702 Quarrier Street. This is a book group where adul


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All Day I Spy Hearts
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air. Grab a game sheet and spy all five unique hearts hidden in the Children's area of the libr
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
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
12:00 PM Clendenin Library Book Group
Clendenin Branch Library

Join our Book Group for a discussion of "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. Bring a bag lunch if you want; we'll provide drinks and snacks. Copies of the book a
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

Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our
4:30 PM Teen Book Group
Cross Lanes Branch Library

What are you reading? Meet up at the library and let's talk about it. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Women's
5:30 PM Teen Time: Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Clendenin Branch Library

Not a fan of Valentine's Day? Join us after school for an Anti-Valentine's Day party! We will have crafts, snacks, and more.
5:30 PM Business After Hours
St. Albans Branch Library

Our Library: The Hub of the Community. The library, in conjunction with the Saint Albans Area Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the city's February
5:30 PM Family Fun: Valentine's Day Dessert Party
Elk Valley Branch Library

Come join us for a evening of creating Valentine's Day desserts. Keep them for yourself or give to someone special. All materials provided. Registrat
6:00 PM Valentine Card Making
Riverside Public Library

Come make special Valentine cards for family and friends.
6:00 PM Upcycled Shoe Boxes
Nitro Public Library

Do you love making something cute and useful out of garbage? Come out to turn an old shoe box into a cute and useful basket for your home. Adults 18 a
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 PM Board Games
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.

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All Day I Spy Hearts
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air. Grab a game sheet and spy all five unique hearts hidden in the Children's area of the libr
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
11:00 AM Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Join the Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group to discuss our February selection, "The Girls," by Emma Cline. The book
1:00 PM Crafternoon: Farmhouse Book Stack
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Learn to make and customize a decorative farmhouse-inspired book stack. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens Friday, Janu
3:30 PM Teen Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Not a fan of Valentine's Day? Join us after school for an Anti-Valentine's Day party! We will have crafts, snacks, and more.

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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 Day I Spy Hearts
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air. Grab a game sheet and spy all five unique hearts hidden in the Children's area of the libr
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yoga Class
Sissonville Branch Library

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 adu
10:30 AM My Favorite Things
St. Albans Branch Library

Stop by the St. Albans Children's Department between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and make a mixed media collage of your favorite things. Family.
11:00 AM Rock'n robots STEM program
Main Library

Meet Carl, a 3-foot tall competition robot and watch other robots in action as they roam autonomously or are guided by remote controls. Build a workin

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2:00 PM-3:30 PM Sunday Jams: St. Marks Steel
Main Library

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. Tod
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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 WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.

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ALL DAY Closing
Nitro Public Library

Nitro Public Library will be closed in observance of President's Day.
ALL WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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 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 Golden Years
Sissonville Branch Library

Fun-filled afternoon for seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
6:00 p.m. Movie Night at the Library!
Dunbar Branch Library

Sit back and enjoy a family movie (rated G or PG) among friends. Popcorn will be provided.
6:00 PM The Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion 2020
Main Library

Join us the third Monday of each month through November (except July) for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Tee

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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 WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, and more. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Nitro Public Library

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins February 4.
11:00 AM Crochet Club
Cross Lanes Branch Library

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 yar
12:00 PM Elk Valley Book Group
Elk Valley Branch Library

Everyone is invited for a discussion of our monthly book. This month we will reading "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Copies o
3:30 PM Teen Tuesday: Game On!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Quick! Grab a friend and get in the game. Meet up at the library after school for good times, good friends, and gaming. You won't want to miss this ev
3:45 PM Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided
5:30 PM Teen Time: Games
Clendenin Branch Library

All types of games will be available for you to play. From Xbox and Wii to Twister and board games. Bring a friend or two and enjoy the afternoon in
6:00 PM In Memoriam: Feminine Rising Presents the Work of Contributor Rachel Hicks
Riverside Public Library

Join author Andrea Fekete and others for readings of selections from "Feminine Rising" in memoriam of contributing author Rachel Hicks. Along with Lar
6:00 PM Family Night: Responsible Pet Care
Sissonville Branch Library

February is Responsible Pet Care Month. The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association will join us to discuss responsible pet care, and they will be bring
6:00 PM Adult Coloring Party
Main Library

Join us for an adult coloring party! There will be a variety of coloring pages to choose from that are suitable for framing. Free picture frames for a

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ALL DAY Staff Development Day 2020
Clendenin Branch Library, 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 staff development training.
ALL WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.

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ALL WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.
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 DAY Make and Take Pet Crafts
Elk Valley Branch Library

Stop by the library for make and take "I Love My Pet" crafts. Work on your crafts at the library or take them home. Choose from several crafts while
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
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!
10:30 a.m. 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 Board Games
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
11:00 AM Jump into Storytime
Clendenin 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 a.m. Playgroup
Dunbar Branch Library

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
11:30 AM Playgroup at the Library
Clendenin Branch 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. Dro
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our
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
6:00 PM History Alive: Harriet Tubman
Clendenin Branch Library

Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland but escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849. She then became the most famous leader of that network,
6:00 PM Family Fun Night
Riverside Public Library

Stories and crafts, fun activities for the whole family.
6:00 PM Teen Mardi Gras Party
Sissonville Branch Library

Let the good times roll! Teens & tweens are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Sissonville Branch Library. We will make masks, play games, and enj
6:00 PM Adult Craft: Snowmen at Night
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Create cute snowmen to keep you company inside your warm home. Registration begins February 6.

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3:00 PM-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
ALL WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
1:00 PM-5:30 PM St. Albans Advisory Board Used Book Sale
St. Albans Branch Library

The St. Albans Advisory Board will be holding a used book sale at the St. Albans Branch Library. The sale will run from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday a
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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10:00 AM-1:30 PM St. Albans Advisory Board Used Book Sale
St. Albans Branch Library

The St. Albans Advisory Board will be holding a used book sale at the St. Albans Branch Library. The sale will run from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday a
ALL WEEK National Engineers Week
Main Library

Design, build and test a variety of engineering projects.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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 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
10:00 AM Saturday Morning Cartoons
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Relive the simple pleasures of childhood with this Saturday morning throwback that's fun for the whole family! Drop by any time between 10 a.m. and 12
11:00 AM Family Storytime: Wind STEM
Main Library

Join us at the Main Library Children's Department for a fun family storytime! We'll be exploring wind, air, and the effect they have on other objects.
1:00 PM Family Movie
Clendenin Branch Library

Enjoy a family-friendly movie on a lazy afternoon. Contact the library for the title of the movie. Refreshments will be provided.

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2:00 PM-3:30 PM Sunday Jams: Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus
Main Library

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. The
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Jump into Storytime
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Playgroup
Sissonville Branch Library

Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
6:00 PM Tissue Paper Art
St. Albans Branch Library

Join us and create fun works of art out of Tissue paper and canvas. Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Registration starts January 16.
6:00 PM Hooks and Needles
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Tee

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, and more. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Nitro Public Library

Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins February 11.
11:00 AM Crochet Club
Cross Lanes Branch Library

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 yar
1:30 PM Adult Crafternoon: Cupcake Decorating
Elk Valley Branch Library

Learn some simple techniques to create beautiful cupcakes! All materials provided. Registration begins January 28.
3:45 PM Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
6:00 PM Teen Cupcake Wars
Elk Valley Branch Library

Teens, put your cupcake decorating skills to the test! Contenders will use provided supplies to craft artistic cupcake creations for themed challenges
6:00 PM Family Fun: Monster Mayhem
Clendenin Branch Library

Do you love a good monster story? We'll have stories and activities about all kinds of fun monsters. Learn to draw them and make a monster "Reading B
6:00 PM St. Albans Book Group
St. Albans Branch Library

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 a

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
3:30 - 4:45 PM Game On!
Sissonville Branch Library

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 mi
10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, music and more! Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area or join our 10:35 a.m
10:30 AM Knit a Bit
St. Albans Branch Library

Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
10:30 AM Rhythm and Rhyme Time
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Adult and child will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more.
10:30 AM Born to Read
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons.
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.
10:35 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
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 children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. D
11:00 AM Playgroup
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
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
11:30 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 a.m. to discuss a different book. Copies of the book

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
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
11:00 AM Board Games
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our
5:30 pm Off the Hook
Dunbar Branch Library

"Off the Hook" is a knitting and crochet group that meets in the Dunbar Branch Library's large meeting room every fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Beginne
6:00 PM Family Fun: Polar Bear Day
Elk Valley Branch Library

Come join us at the library and celebrate Polar Bear Day! We will have fun polar bear activities and several different polar bear crafts. Registrati
6:00 PM Readings from "Goshen Road" by author Bonnie Proudfoot
Main Library

"Goshen Road" is a portrait of one working-class family over two decades in rural West Virginia. Bonnie Proudfoot weaves a tale of a family struggling
6:00 PM 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 Craft and a Movie - Canceled - replaced with Craft Night!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

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
6:00 PM Tips & Tricks for Surviving the Homework Nightmare
Sissonville Branch Library

Are you overwhelmed by helping your child with their homework? Barbara Jones, former Curriculum Specialist for Kanawha County Schools, will teach meth

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
2:00 PM Golden Years
St. Albans Branch Library

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 ho

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ALL MONTH Black History Month I-Spy
Main Library

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
1:00 - 4:00 PM Seussical Celebration
Main Library

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday! Enjoy Dr. Seuss themed crafts, activities, a scavenger hunt and more. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Libr
ALL DAY Leap Day!
Clendenin Branch Library

It only happens in Leap Year, so celebrate Leap Day while you can. There will be games and crafts, stories and snacks throughout the day. Today is y

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