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ALL MONTH 2017 Quilt Display: "The Joy of Quilting"
Main Library

Quilts created by members of the Kanawha Valley Quilters Guild, the Moon and Stars Quilters Guild, and the Charleston Art Quilters will be on display
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
6:00 PM Family Movie Night
Riverside Public Library

Come watch a newly released movie. Free refreshments will be available. Family.
6:00 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.

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

The Cross Lanes Library Book Group will be discussing the non-fiction book "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair" by Nina Sankovitch for our June 2 Book Group
3:00 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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10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sale Into Summer
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Shop the Cross Lanes Branch Library Board Used Book Sale. Books and DVD's for all ages covering a broad range of subjects. Prices range from a quarter

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6:00 PM Prepping for a Disaster
Main Library

There are always unforeseeable disasters that you should be prepared for. Let Joseph Adkins and Tabitha Arnold of The Mountaineer Institute for Self R
6:00 PM Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia Conversations
St. Albans Branch Library

This workshop is for families facing a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family m

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
6:00 PM Family Night: Construction Zone
Sissonville Branch Library

If you love building and creating things, then this is the night for you! Come join us as we spend the night building all sorts of cool and exciting t

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2:00 - 3:00 pm E-Books 101
Dunbar Branch Library

Like the idea of downloading free library books while sitting at home in your pajamas? It’s easy to do! This class covers our two major e-book and d
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
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
Elk Valley Express 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
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 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 Born to Read
Sissonville Branch Library

A Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.

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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
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

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
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. There will be a d
6:00 PM Family Fun Night
Riverside Public Library

Stories, crafts, activities and games. Fun for the whole family.

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Come in and sign up for one of our three Summer Library Clubs! Specially designed reading programs for Children, Teens and Adults. Join us for games,
11:00AM Summer Library Club Kickoff!
Main Library

In preparation for this summer's theme, "Build a Better World," join us at the library for a fun day of activity, building bricks, and refreshments! B
11:00 AM Summer Reading Kick-off
Riverside Public Library

Come help us design our library garden. Build with our new building blocks, crafts and games. Free refreshments will be available.
11:00 AM Summer Library Kick-Off Party
Sissonville Branch Library

It's time for our Summer Library Kick-Off Party! Join us for an excellent time of crafts, games, and snacks. You can also sign up for the Summer Libra

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2:00-4:00 PM Build a Better World: Starting in Your Community
Elk Valley Express Library

The best way to build a better world is to start in your community. Come to the library, learn about different community helpers, participate in some
11:00 AM Summer Library Club Kick-off
St. Albans Branch Library

Start your summer off right! Stop in the library and register for one of three Summer Library Clubs. Special activities for families on the second flo
6:00 PM Alzheimer's Disease: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
Riverside Public Library

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ab

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
1:00 PM Open Doors Movie
St. Albans Branch Library

Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a feature film. Call the St. Albans Library (304-722-4244) for details.
2:00 PM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com
5:30 PM Ultimate Gaming Experience
Riverside Public Library

The ultimate gaming experience returns to your library! WV Mobile Gaming will be at your local library with their state of the art gaming theater. The
6:00 PM Build It: Extreme Library Edition
Elk Valley Express Library

Lots of different mediums with which to build will be provided for this hands-on session. Bring your favorite adult to build and create with you. Ma
6:00 PM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
Sissonville Branch Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Express 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
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 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 Books 'n' More
Sissonville Branch Library

Storytime for preschoolers 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
11:00 AM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
Dunbar Branch Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com
2:00 PM Foundation Directory Online Professional Guided Searching
Main Library

Having a struggle finding good funding sources for your nonprofit organization? Drop by the Main Library Training Room and search for funding opportu
2:00 PM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
St. Albans Branch Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com

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6:30 - 7:30 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
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! Limited to 15 toddler
11:00 AM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
Elk Valley Express Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com
11:00 AM Born To Read
Dunbar Branch Library

Storytime program for our youngest patrons featuring nursery rhymes, stories, songs, puppets, and props. Birth - 36 months with parent or caregiver.
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
2:00 PM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
Main Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com
2:00 PM Escape the Library!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

In this Escape Room-style event, zombies have taken over and now they're hungry for pizza! There's only one left and it's safely locked up in the libr
4:00 PM Teen Book Club
Sissonville Branch Library

If you love reading and enjoy talking about your favorite books, come join us! This group will meet once a month to discuss a new book that the group
5:00 PM Ultimate Gaming Experience
Sissonville Branch Library

The ultimate gaming experience returns to your library! WV Mobile Gaming will be at your local library with their state of the art gaming theater. The
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 Alzheimer's Disease: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Nitro Public Library

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimiz
6:00 PM ScienceTellers “Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales”
Riverside Public Library

Ahoy! ScienceTellers is back this summer to show how people build on water. Set sail with fun stories about quirky pirates, mutiny, and high-tide. Com
6:00 PM Anime Evening
Main Library

Join us in the Teen Zone for an evening of anime and snacks! We will screen episodes of "My Hero Academia", rated TV-14.

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3:00 PM Ultimate Gaming Experience
St. Albans Branch Library

The ultimate gaming experience returns to your library! WV Mobile Gaming will be at your local library with their state of the art gaming theater. The

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10:00 AM Adults: Yoga for Beginners
Sissonville Branch Library

Yoga is a great way to relax the mind and body. If you've ever wanted to try it out but were worried about looking silly, this is the class for you! S
11:00 AM Family STEM Program
Main Library

Fun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities for the family.

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion 2017
Main Library

Join us the third Monday of each month through December for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is de
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.
2:00 PM West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp
St. Albans Branch Library

Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion o
6:00 PM Coloring Fun!
St. Albans Branch Library

Come relax and de-stress by coloring pictures at the library. Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Registration starts May 16.
6:00 PM Early Native Americans in West Virginia
Riverside Public Library

Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of a thriving early native population.
6:00 PM West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp
Elk Valley Express Library

Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion o

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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 I Spy WV Heritage
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you
10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
10:30 AM Storytime at the Park
Coonskin Park, Elk Valley Express Library, Mobile Library

Join us for a special storytime event at Coonskin Park. A storytime program will be presented at 10:30 AM, near the main play area in the park. In a
11:00 AM West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp
Riverside Public Library

Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion o
11:00 AM WV Rocks!
St. Albans Branch Library

Celebrate the Mountain State's 154th birthday by painting a special rock, then create a keepsake collage of all your favorite West Virginia people, p
2:00 PM West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion o
2:00 PM Ultimate Gaming Experience
Dunbar Branch Library

The ultimate gaming experience returns to your library! WV Mobile Gaming will be at your local library with their state of the art gaming theater. The
3:00 PM PALS Book Club
Dunbar Branch Library

This book club was formed especially for seniors by Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support) in order to bring older adults together for a literary
6:00 PM Prepping for a Disaster
St. Albans Branch Library

There are always unforeseeable disasters that you should be prepared for. Let Joseph Adkins and Tabitha Arnold of The Mountaineer Institute for Self R
6:00 PM West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp
Main Library

Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion o

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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 I Spy WV Heritage
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you
10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
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
11:00 AM Build It: Friendships
Elk Valley Express Library

This week we’ll build a better world through friendship. We’ll share books about being good friends, talk about qualities of a good friend, make

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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 I Spy WV Heritage
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as 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
1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
5:30 PM Sissonville Movie Night
Sissonville Branch Library

Come join us as we watch a movie at the library. Popcorn will be provided.
6:00 PM Escape the Library!
Elk Valley Express Library

In this Escape Room-style event, zombies have taken over and now they're hungry for pizza! There's only one left and it's safely locked up in the libr
6:00 PM Building Block Fun
Riverside Public Library

Learn how easy it is to build Robots using building blocks.
6:30 PM Early Native Americans in West Virginia
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of a thriving early native population.

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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 I Spy WV Heritage
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you
10:30 AM Brick Building Fun
Marmet Branch Library

Learn how easy it is to build robots and other fun objects using plastic bricks.
3:00 PM Rock Your World!
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Have you heard about the new rock painting craze? The idea is to share smiles in your community by placing colorful painted rocks in random places. Th

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ALL DAY I Spy WV Heritage
Cross Lanes Branch Library

Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you

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7:00 PM Early Native Americans in West Virginia
Dunbar Branch Library

Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of a thriving early native population.

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10:00 AM Baby & Me
Main Library

Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
10:30 AM Storytime at the Park
Coonskin Park, Elk Valley Express Library, Mobile Library

Join us for a special storytime event at Coonskin Park. A storytime program will be presented at 10:30 AM, near the main play area in the park. In a
11:00 AM Tampa Taiko
St. Albans Branch Library

Tampa Taiko is a Japanese drumming group based out of Tampa, Florida. In this program, children will learn how these special drums are made and will h
2:00 PM Tampa Taiko
Elk Valley Express Library

Tampa Taiko is a Japanese drumming group based out of Tampa, Florida. In this program, children will learn how these special drums are made and will h
6:00PM Tampa Taiko
Clendenin Rec Center

Tampa Taiko is a Japanese drumming group based out of Tampa, Florida. In this program, children will learn how these special drums are made and will h
6:00 PM Prepping for a Disaster
Cross Lanes Branch Library

There are always unforeseeable disasters that you should be prepared for. Let Joseph Adkins and Tabitha Arnold of The Mountaineer Institute for Self R
6:00 PM Girl's Night Out: Book Discussion Group
St. Albans Branch Library

What’s as interesting as reading a good book? Talking about it with others, of course. Join our monthly book group to have fun, make friends, stimul

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10:00 AM Tiny Tots
Main Library

Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
10:30 AM Jump into Storytime
Elk Valley Express 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
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 Family Movie Matinee
St. Albans Branch Library

Beat the heat with a fun family film. Bring a snack or packed lunch. Refreshing lemonade will be provided by the St. Albans Library Advisory Board. Ca
11:00 AM Playgroup
Sissonville Branch Library

Come and enjoy an hour of socializing with other parents as the kids play!
11:00 AM Tampa Taiko
Riverside Public Library

Tampa Taiko is a Japanese drumming group based out of Tampa, Florida. In this program, children will learn how these special drums are made and will h
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
2:00 PM Tampa Taiko
Main Library

Tampa Taiko is a Japanese drumming group based out of Tampa, Florida. In this program, children will learn how these special drums are made and will h

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1:15 PM Books 'N' More
Main Library

Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
6:00 PM Escape the Library!
St. Albans Branch Library

In this Escape Room-style event, zombies have taken over and now they're hungry for pizza! There's only one left and it's safely locked up in the libr
6:00 PM Build It: Kindness Rocks!
Elk Valley Express Library

Have you heard about the new rock painting craze? The idea is to encourage smiles and positive vibes in your community by placing colorful, inspiring
6:00 PM Escape the Library!
Main Library

In this Escape Room-style event, zombies have taken over and now they're hungry for pizza! There's only one left and it's safely locked up in the libr
6:00 PM Build it: Friendships
Riverside Public Library

We'll share books about being good friends, talk about the qualities of a good friend, and paint rocks to give to friends.
6:00 PM Prepping for a Disaster
Sissonville Branch Library

There are always unforeseeable disasters that you should be prepared for. Let Joseph Adkins and Tabitha Arnold of The Mountaineer Institute for Self R

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1:00 PM Everyday Leader with Ronald McDonald
Dunbar Branch Library

Ronald McDonald's program, filled with magic, music, and comedy, demonstrates how anyone can be a leader if they listen, set a good example, take resp

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