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10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program e
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
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
11:00 AM Jump into Storytime
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
11:00 AM Playgroup @ the Library
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

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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
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 Around the World Literary Journey Reading and Discussion Group
Main Library

This book discussion group features nine works from a global array of established authors whose geographical settings range from Australia to the Gree
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
5:30 PM Color and Create
St. Albans Branch Library

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and creativity. Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest! Family.
6:00 PM Family Dinner Book Club
Clendenin Branch Library

Do you want your family dinner time to be more satisfying? Join the club! The Clendenin Branch Library will be hosting the Family Dinner Book Club, a
6:00 PM Mountain Magic: Fred Powers, A Coal Miner’s Story
Elk Valley Branch Library

Retired miner and educator Fred Powers gives a voice to the stories of countless Appalachian coal miners. This moving one-man drama about working and
6:00 PM Movie Night
Riverside Public Library

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

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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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1:00 - 2:30 PM May the Fourth Be With You
Sissonville Branch Library

The fourth is strong at your library! Join us for an all-ages intergalactic celebration with crafts, activities, and refreshments. Costumes are encour
11:00 AM Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Celebrate the power of the fourth with video games, crafts, and more! Costumes welcome.
12:00 P.M. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
Riverside Public Library

The fourth is strong at your library! Join us for an all-age intergalactic celebration with crafts, activities and refreshments. Costumes are encour
1:30 PM Family Fun: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Elk Valley Branch Library

Put on your favorite sombrero and come join us at the library for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Refreshments provided by local Elkview restaurant, La C

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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 p.m. Family Fun Night: Learn about Plants
Dunbar Branch Library

We will have activities to help us learn about: how plants grow, gardening, vegetables and flowers. Come and join the fun!

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ALL DAY Pizza Fundraiser
Sissonville Branch Library

Mention the library when you order from the Sissonville Husson's on April 2, May 7, and June 4 and they will donate 25% of your purchase cost to the l
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards st
10:30 AM Books 'n' More
Riverside Public Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
12:00 PM Clendenin Library Book Group
Clendenin Branch Library

Join our Book Group for a discussion of "These is My Words" by Nancy E. Turner. Bring a bag lunch if you want; we'll provide drinks and snacks. Copies
6:00 PM Garden Party
Sissonville Branch Library

Spring is here, and it is time to get our garden started! Join us for an exciting evening of garden activities. WARNING: this event will be messy, so

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program e
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 Homeschool Day
Riverside Public Library

Learn about research tools and resources. Activities for the whole family.
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
11:00 AM Jump into Storytime
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
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 @ the Library
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
2:00 PM Using Reference USA to Benefit Nonprofits
Main Library

Interested in learning more about how to use Reference USA to benefit your nonprofit? Reference USA can help your nonprofit identify small businesses
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

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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
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 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
11:00 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
1:00 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
3:30 PM Teen Block Party
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Join our building brick block party and have fun building and creating with your 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
5:30 PM Mother's Day Craft
St. Albans Branch Library

Come to the library and make a special craft just for Mom. Family.
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 Friendship Bracelets
Riverside Public Library

Make a special friendship bracelet to give to a friend.
6:00 PM Family Fun: Piggy and Froggy Banks
Elk Valley Branch Library

Come join us at the library and make a froggy or piggy bank out of recycled items. Use your imagination and make a pig that can fly or a purple frog.

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

Join the Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group to discuss "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry. The book is available four weeks before our meeting and you c

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2:00 PM Mountain Magic: William Bitner, Wrestling with Appalachian Horror
Main Library

Enjoy an afternoon of readings and discussion with author and former professional wrestler William Bitner, who will share the many ways in which his h

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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 Lovers Unite: A Book Discussion Group
Riverside Public Library

The group will meet on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The discussion will be "Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan. Copies are available fo

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10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards st
6:00 PM Teen Time: Silent Library
Elk Valley Branch Library

Based on the popular Japanese game show with the same name, this event will feature teens competing in weird, bizarre, and funny stunts all while tryi
6:00 PM Teens: Picture Frame Designing
Clendenin Branch Library

Everyone can use a picture frame. So whether you are crafty or not, you can design a special frame for a favorite someone. Make one for Mom for Mothe

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program e
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 Books 'n' More
St. Albans Branch Library

Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver.
11:00 AM Playgroup @ the Library
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

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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!
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
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 Crazy Photo Collages
Sissonville Branch Library

Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a unicorn? How about as the king of the jungle? What about turning that duck face pose into an actu
6:00 PM DIY: Framed Alcohol Ink Art
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Go with the flow as we create one of a kind alcohol ink art. Each participant will leave with a framed piece of art they created themselves! All mater
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.

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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

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10:00 AM Sissonville Book and Hot Dog Sale
Sissonville Branch Library

It's time for the Sissonville Branch Library Advisory Board's book sale, so come check out our huge selection of books and other materials! We'll also
11:00 AM DIY Toys: Family STEM Program
Main Library

Explore science while making toys including: thaumatropes, buzz spinners, spinning tops, cup and ball game, and more. Our monthly STEM program provid

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion 2019
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
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 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
10:00 AM - Noon Crafts in the park
Mobile Library

Visit the Mobile Library at Coonskin Park (playground area) and check out some books, audio books and DVD's. Children can aslo make a fun craft to ta
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards st
12:00 PM Elk Valley Book Group
Elk Valley Branch Library

Join Book Group members for a discussion of "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circula
3:30 PM Teen Tuesday: Constellation Necklaces
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Create a unique constellation necklace using rubber stamps and clay!
6:00 PM Intro to Improv
Sissonville Branch Library

Join us for an introduction to improv! Our evening will feature members of the improv troupe "The Mighty Schmucks," and it is sure to be a blast for t

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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
10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program e
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 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.
10:30 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.
11:00 AM Playgroup
Sissonville Branch Library

Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
11:00 AM Playgroup at the Library
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
11:00 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 @ the Library
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

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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
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 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
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 Tech Time: Basic Computer Maintenance
St. Albans Branch Library

Is your computer lagging or acting erratically? Our resident techie, Evan Swisher, will teach you a few basic maintenance techniques to keep your comp
6:00 PM Family Fun Night
Riverside Public Library

Come out for stories, crafts, and other fun activities for the whole family.
6:00 PM Sissonville Cookbook Club
Sissonville Branch Library

Experiment with different recipes and taste new flavors! The Sissonville Cookbook Club meets every other month on the fourth Thursday, 6:00 p.m. at th
6:00 PM Beaded Jewelry Workshop
Clendenin Branch Library

Make your own beaded bracelets and earrings. In this workshop, you will learn about different types of beads, clasps, and wires as well as choosing

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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

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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 Day Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
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 Memorial Day.

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All Day Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
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 Memorial Day.

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ALL DAY I Spy: Summer Library Club!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Are you excited about this year's Summer Library Club: A Universe of Stories? Get a sneak peak at this year's prizes by searching for pictures of them
10:00 AM - Noon Crafts in the park
Mobile Library

Visit the Mobile Library at Coonskin Park (playground area) and check out some books, audio books and DVD's. Children can also make a fun craft to ta
10:00 AM Baby & Me Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards st
1:30 PM Adult Crafternoon: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
Elk Valley Branch Library

Adults are invited to create a painted soda bottle bird feeder. The birds will love their colorful feeder. All materials provided. Registration is
4:00 PM VolunTEEN Orientation
Cross Lanes Branch Library

VolunTEENS must attend one special 'orientation' session with at least one parent/guardian to be eligible to serve this summer. If you are not able to
6:00 PM Family Fun: Fairy Gardens
Clendenin Branch Library

Create a Fairy Garden that will make any fairy happy! Each family will be provided with a container, dirt, moss and a variety of materials needed to

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ALL DAY I Spy: Summer Library Club!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Are you excited about this year's Summer Library Club: A Universe of Stories? Get a sneak peak at this year's prizes by searching for pictures of them
10:00 AM Tiny Tots Storytime
Main Library

Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program e
11:00 AM Playgroup @ the Library
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
11:15 AM Teen Time
Riverside Public Library

Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board games. Free refreshments will be available.
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 wi

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ALL DAY I Spy: Summer Library Club!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Are you excited about this year's Summer Library Club: A Universe of Stories? Get a sneak peak at this year's prizes by searching for pictures of them
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 Art at the Library
Riverside Public Library

Children will use watercolor to create their own spring landscape.
6:00 PM VolunTEEN Orientation
Cross Lanes Branch Library

VolunTEENS must attend one special 'orientation' session with at least one parent/guardian to be eligible to serve this summer. If you are not able to
6:00 PM DIY Wine Cork Succulent Planters
Sissonville Branch Library

Upcycle wine corks into adorable, magnetic planters for succulents. These thumb-sized planters will bring a pop of green to your fridge! Registration

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ALL DAY I Spy: Summer Library Club!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Are you excited about this year's Summer Library Club: A Universe of Stories? Get a sneak peak at this year's prizes by searching for pictures of them

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