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May 27th - 2nd, 2019
Closed for Memorial Day Holiday All KCPL locations will be closed all day for Memorial Day.
May 27, All Day
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 27, ALL MONTH
Teen Game Night Teens are invited for an evening of games. We will have Xbox games, plus some fun board games to pick from. There will also be snacks. Bring your friends!
May 28, 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.
May 28, 10:00 AM
Adult Crafternoon: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder Adults are invited to create a painted soda bottle bird feeder. The birds will love their colorful feeder. All materials provided. Registration is limited and begins April 30.
May 28, 1:30 PM
Crafts in the park Visit the Mobile Library at Coonskin Park (playground area) and check out some books, audio books and DVDs. Children can also make a fun craft to take home.
May 28, 10:00 AM - Noon
I Spy: Summer Library Club! Ready for a peek at the Summer Library Club programs offered at Cross Lanes this summer? Search the children's area for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Find all five pictures and earn a special reward. One reward per person. Large groups please call in advance.
May 28, ALL DAY
VolunTEEN Orientation 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 attend either of the two planned sessions, please contact Jessica and set-up a special time you and your parent/guardian can meet with her. Also, please bring your summer camp/vacation schedules (if possible) with you to let us know when you will not be available to volunteer in June and July.
May 28, 4:00 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 28, ALL MONTH
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/.
May 29, 11:30 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 29, 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 29, 11:00 AM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board games. Free refreshments will be available.
May 29, 11:15 AM
I Spy: Summer Library Club! Ready for a peek at the Summer Library Club programs offered at Cross Lanes this summer? Search the children's area for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Find all five pictures and earn a special reward. One reward per person. Large groups please call in advance.
May 29, ALL DAY
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 29, 10:30 AM
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!
May 29, 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 29, 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!
May 30, 1:15 PM
Art at the Library Children will use watercolor to create their own spring landscape.
May 30, 6:00 PM
I Spy: Summer Library Club! Ready for a peek at the Summer Library Club programs offered at Cross Lanes this summer? Search the children's area for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Find all five pictures and earn a special reward. One reward per person. Large groups please call in advance.
May 30, ALL DAY
VolunTEEN Orientation 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 attend either of the two planned sessions, please contact Jessica and set-up a special time you and your parent/guardian can meet with her. Also, please bring your summer camp/vacation schedules (if possible) with you to let us know when you will not be available to volunteer in June and July.
May 30, 6:00 PM
DIY Wine Cork Succulent Planters Upcycle wine corks into adorable, magnetic planters for succulents. These thumb-sized planters will bring a pop of green to your fridge! Registration is required and opens April 30.
May 30, 6:00 PM
Garden Party II We've done some of the dirty work, now it's time for even more fun! Join us for another exciting evening of garden activities in partnership with the WVU Extension Service. WARNING: this event will be messy, so dress in play clothing. **WEATHER PERMITTING** Registration opens April 9, 2019.
May 30, 6:00 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 30, ALL MONTH
Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. will join author William Matson to discuss and sign their book "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy" based on the family’s oral history.
May 30, 6:30 PM
I Spy: Summer Library Club! Ready for a peek at the Summer Library Club programs offered at Cross Lanes this summer? Search the children's area for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Find all five pictures and earn a special reward. One reward per person. Large groups please call in advance.
May 31, ALL DAY
Blast off to Summer Library Club! Get your summer off to a good start by joining us for activities and light refreshments. Have your caricature done by local artist JR Earls. Register for Summer Library Club while you are here and learn about special upcoming events. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, we have a club designed with you in mind. Sponsored by the St. Albans Library Advisory Board and The Friends of the Library. All ages.
June 1, 11:00 AM
I Spy: Summer Library Club! Ready for a peek at the Summer Library Club programs offered at Cross Lanes this summer? Search the children's area for pictures of the presenters of our upcoming programs. Find all five pictures and earn a special reward. One reward per person. Large groups please call in advance.
June 1, ALL DAY
Blast off! Blast off on a cosmic adventure as we celebrate the beginning of Summer Library Club: A Universe of Stories and KCPL's 110th birthday. Get signed up for all the action. There's a club for every age! Be sure to pick up a calendar of events listing all the amazing programs coming to the library this Summer. Sponsored by The Friends of The Library. Activities for all ages.
June 1, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Summer Library Blast-Off! In preparation for this summer's theme, "A Universe of Stories!," join us at the library for a fun day of activities, crafts, and refreshments! Learn about space with astronaut and planet themed activities and sign up for the Summer Library Club. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, so celebrate with us! Refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Library.
June 1, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A Universe of Stories: Summer Library Club

Sign up for the 2019 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: A Universe of Stories!

From June 1 to July 31, all ages can earn points for reading, completing activities and attending library events at KCPL. There are prizes for each age group, and the more points you earn, the more chances you have to win the grand prize drawing.

Talk to a library staff member to learn more.

June 1, ALL MONTH
Clendenin Branch Library's One Year Celebration We made it! Come celebrate with the Clendenin Branch Library on its One Year Anniversary of reopening after the flood. See the changes and growth throughout the library as you participate in crafts and games. There will also be door prizes. Refreshments provided by the Clendenin Library Advisory Board. All Ages.
June 1, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM