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April 29th - 5th, 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.
April 29, 6:00 PM
Some Bunny to Love I-Spy Search the Children's Department for pictures of cute bunnies in love. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
April 29, ALL MONTH
Children's Book Week 100th Anniversary Celebrate this great anniversary with us! Read books with your favorite characters and some you haven't met yet! Crafts featuring some of these famous book characters will be available. Children visiting the library this week will also receive a free book of their own.
April 29, ALL WEEK
Hidden Eggs During the month of April, a limited number of treat-filled eggs will be hidden throughout the library collection. Will you be lucky enough to find one?
April 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.
April 30, 10:00 AM
Costume Foolery It's the end of April, but we still have some tricks to play. Dress up as your favorite character from a book or movie, and see who you can fool. We will also enjoy crafts and games designed around our favorites. Registration opens March 5, 2019.
April 30, 6:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon: Personalized Tote Bag Adults are invited to create personalized tote bags. All materials provided. Registration begins March 26.
April 30, 1:30 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins April 16.
April 30, 10:30 AM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Adult and child will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more.
May 1, 10:30 AM
Playgroup at the 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. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age appropriate toys. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
May 1, 11:00 AM
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! Stay and play at playgroup or older children can make a craft.
May 1, 10:30 AM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
May 1, 11:00 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.
May 1, 10:00 AM
Playgroup @ the 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 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
May 1, 11:00 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.
May 1, 10:30 AM
Summer Library Club I-Spy Ready for a peek ahead at the Summer Library Club programs? Search the Children's Department for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
May 1, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
May 1, 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.
May 2, 5:30 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 "Spectator Bird" by Wallace Stegner. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September 2018 through May 2019. Discussion leader is Tim Basford.
May 2, 3:00 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.
May 2, 11:00 AM
Family Dinner Book Club 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 creation of Growing Book by Book, a Guide to Nurturing Young Readers. Growing Book by Book says “This fun family project is meant to bring your family closer together over good books, good food, and great conversation.” The club will meet monthly at which time you will be able to pick up the next month’s book and activity packet.
May 2, 6:00 PM
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!
May 2, 1:15 PM
Movie Night Come watch a newly-released movie. Free refreshments will be provided.
May 2, 6:00 PM
Mountain Magic: Fred Powers, A Coal Miner’s Story 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 living in a tight-knit mining community will have audiences on the edge of their seats as Powers escapes from certain death, encounters animals deep underground and mourns loved ones lost in the dangerous mines. Mountain Magic is a celebration of the rich literary and storytelling heritage of West Virginia. Come sit with us for a spell as we share the songs and folklore of Appalachia, from true stories of life in the mountains to chilling tales of haunted hollows. Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens and Adults. Mountain Magic is sponsored by The West Virginia Humanities Council, Step by Step, Kanawha County Public Library and The Friends of The Library Foundation.
May 2, 6:00 PM
Teens: May the Fourth be with You If you enjoy movies and books about lightsabers, strange aliens, and galaxies far, far away, then this is the event for you! We'll be screening a movie about those rebels, along with snacks and crafts! Join us!
May 2, 3:30 PM
Summer Library Club I-Spy Ready for a peek ahead at the Summer Library Club programs? Search the Children's Department for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
May 2, ALL MONTH
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.
May 3, 3:30 PM
Summer Library Club I-Spy Ready for a peek ahead at the Summer Library Club programs? Search the Children's Department for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
May 3, ALL MONTH
Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate the power of the fourth with video games, crafts, and more! Costumes welcome.
May 4, 11:00 AM
May the Fourth Be With You The fourth is strong at your library! Join us for an all-ages intergalactic celebration with crafts, activities, and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged.
May 4, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU The fourth is strong at your library! Join us for an all-age intergalactic celebration with crafts, activities and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged.
May 4, 12:00 P.M.
Family Fun: Cinco de Mayo Celebration 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 Carreta. We will make traditional Mexican crafts, play games and have a lot of fun.
May 4, 1:30 PM
Summer Library Club I-Spy Ready for a peek ahead at the Summer Library Club programs? Search the Children's Department for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
May 4, ALL MONTH
Jam Session at the Library Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle or other instrument to the library for an informal jam session. Join other musicians to play a few songs or play the afternoon away.
May 4, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Summer Library Club I-Spy Ready for a peek ahead at the Summer Library Club programs? Search the Children's Department for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
May 5, ALL MONTH