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February 25th - 3rd, 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.
February 25, 6:00 PM
The Lively Limerick: A Workshop A limerick is a type of nonsense poetry made famous by British poet Edward Lear. Though the poem's connection with the city of Limerick, Ireland is obscure, the name is generally taken to be a reference to Limerick city or County Limerick. Local poet and songwriter Colleen Anderson will share some limericks with you and give you the chance to compose your own in this fun workshop. Participants will be invited to share their verses prior to the Sunday Jams performance beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the Main Library. Colleen is the owner of Mother Wit Writing and Design, a creative studio in Charleston that provides copywriting, graphic design, and creative consultation. Ages 13 and up.
February 25, 6:00 PM
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 25, ALL MONTH
Eating Smart, Being Active Please join April Simpson with The Family Nutrition Program at WVU Extension in a FREE weekly class-every Monday-on nutrition and exercise titled Eating Smart, Being Active (ESBA). There will be a free kitchen gadget and recipe given to each registered participant at every class along with a time of moderate exercise and taste testing of a recipe prepared together. Registration begins December 10 and will close when registration reaches 17 participants.
February 25, 5:30-7:30 P.M.
Winter Reading 2019 Help us reach our checkout goals by adding a snowflake to the wall at your local KCPL location each time you check out reading materials in January and February. Create a blizzard and enjoy the season together with a celebration at your local branch library when you reach your community goal. Check with a library staff member to learn more.
February 25, ALL MONTH
Caterpillar Family Fun Night Family Fun Night is an evening of stories and crafts. Families are invited to come socialize and create. Registration required. Registration begins February 11.
February 25, 6:00 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.
February 26, 10:00 AM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months with caregiver.
February 26, 10:30 A.M.
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.
February 26, 11:00 A.M.
Winter Reading 2019 Help us reach our checkout goals by adding a snowflake to the wall at your local KCPL location each time you check out reading materials in January and February. Create a blizzard and enjoy the season together with a celebration at your local branch library when you reach your community goal. Check with a library staff member to learn more.
February 26, ALL MONTH
Adult Crafternoon: Sun Catchers Winter got you down? Brighten up your home with a handmade sun catcher. Use wire and beads to make a unique piece. Get creative and have some fun. All materials are provided. Registration begins Feb 4.
February 26, 1:30 PM
Family Fun: Bird Feeders It's National Bird Feeding Month! Learn how your family can help wild birds in your area. Work as a family or alone to make a simple bird feeder for your backyard. Limit 20. Registration begins January 29.
February 26, 6:00 PM
BORN TO READ Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins February 12.
February 26, 10:30 AM
Acrylic Pour Painting Create a unique work of art with this trendy abstract painting technique. All the supplies for this quick and customizable craft will be provided. Just bring your creativity! This program is open to teens, adults, and seniors. Registration required. Registration begins February 12.
February 26, 6:00 PM
Mall Book Group Join us for a special discussion this month as we get ready to celebrate Celtic Calling weekend the first weekend in March. We will discuss “The Girl Who Came Home” by Hazel Gaynor, a novel inspired by the true events surrounding a group of fourteen Irish emigrants who left their homes in County Mayo, Ireland, to travel on the Titanic to relatives in America. The group is known locally as the Addergoole Fourteen. When the Titanic sank, the loss of eleven passengers from the group represented the largest proportional loss of life from one region. For the purposes of the novel, the names of all members of the group have been changed and, although based in fact, this is very much a work of fiction. Copies of the book are limited and can be picked up at the Reference Desk. For updates on the group, like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mall-Book-Group-690918327597217/.
February 27, 11:30 AM
Winter Reading 2019 Help us reach our checkout goals by adding a snowflake to the wall at your local KCPL location each time you check out reading materials in January and February. Create a blizzard and enjoy the season together with a celebration at your local branch library when you reach your community goal. Check with a library staff member to learn more.
February 27, ALL MONTH
Closed for Staff Development Day All KCPL locations will be closed all day for staff development training.
February 27, All Day
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.
February 28, 10:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
February 28, 1:15 PM
Art in the Library Children will use pasta to create a two dimensional picture.
February 28, 6:00 P.M.
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.
February 28, 6:00 PM
Off the Hook "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. Beginners to advanced needle workers are welcome. Bring a project you are working on and join us!
February 28, 5:30 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.
March 1, 3:30 PM
Celtic I Spy Do you have the luck of the Irish? Grab a game sheet and spy all five Celtic pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please.
March 1, All Day
All things Irish I-Spy Search the Children's Department for images of Irish culture. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
March 1, ALL MONTH
Celtic Calling: Shamrocks and Beyond Celebrate all things Celtic! There will be crafts, traditional Celtic foods to taste and festive Celtic music. Drop in between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. All ages are encouraged to attend.
March 1, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Youth Art Month Youth Art Month gives you the opportunity to see the work of talented children and teens in our community. Visit the library to view these exhibits to support our youth and to enjoy the variety of artwork.
March 1, ALL MONTH
Celtic I Spy Do you have the luck of the Irish? Grab a game sheet and spy all five Celtic pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please.
March 2, All Day
Scottish Blackface Sheep Petting Zoo Several Scottish Blackface sheep will be on the library walkway for kids young and old to see. The Scottish Blackface is the most common breed of domestic sheep in the British Isles. This tough and adaptable breed is often found in the more exposed locations, such as the Scottish and Irish Highlands and Mountains.
March 2, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A Celtic Camino: Reflections on and Images of a Journey through Galicia along the Camino de Santiago Compostela In the fall of 2018, Rick Wilson completed a pilgrimage along the ancient route of Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port France to Santiago and beyond, finishing in Galicia, the home of the Iberian Celts. Join Rick as he shares his story in slides and tales. Rick is the Director of the American Friends Service Committee West Virginia Economic Justice Project. He is a columnist for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and has taught sociology for Marshall University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
March 2, 11:00 AM
The Bodhran: An Introduction Learn about the history of the Irish drum and how it is used to accompany Irish music. You will learn some simple beats to accompany jigs and reels from Gene Thorn who regularly teaches a bodhran class at both The Worley Gardner Winter Festival in Morgantown and the Pattyfest Festival in Fairmont. Pizza box drums will be provided or you may bring your own. Class size is limited. Registration is required and begins February 22.
March 2, 2:00 PM
Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations Knitting and weaving were a staple part of the 'fabric' of Scottish and Irish Life. Come and see demonstrations of wool being spun on a spinning wheel and demonstrations of weaving on an 8-shaft table loom. There will be opportunities to make a take away piece on a heddle loom, or perhaps learn to knit. Presenters are Sarah Sands and Sarah Radow from the Kanawha City Yarn Company.
March 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dr Seuss Day Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss! Celebrate the author and his crazy fun books. Hear his stories, play a variety of games and make some crafts. Then create a tasty treat! Door prizes will also be awarded.
March 2, ALL DAY
All things Irish I-Spy Search the Children's Department for images of Irish culture. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
March 2, ALL MONTH
Celtic Storytelling and Ballads Storytellers Susanna Holstein and Judi Tarowsky will present stories and ballads of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Program includes a multimedia presentation including a Mari Lwyd, photos and other artifacts. Light refreshments and program sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. All ages.
March 2, Noon
The Lively Limerick: Readings Students of Colleen Anderson’s Lively Limericks Workshop will share the verses they created with curious listeners prior to the Sunday Jams performance. Listeners can vote for their favorite with their applause.
March 3, 1:15 PM
All things Irish I-Spy Search the Children's Department for images of Irish culture. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
March 3, ALL MONTH
Sunday Jams: Patrick O'Flaherty 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. Today's Celtic Calling performer, Patrick O'Flaherty, was raised in Galway's Gaeltacht on the rugged west coast of Ireland and is part of a select group of people whose native language is Gaelic. With a professional music career that has spanned over three decades, Patrick is acknowledged as one of the truly fine practitioners of Irish mandolin and harmonica. Funding for Sunday Jams provided by KCPL Annual Book Sale.
March 3, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM