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July 29th - 4th, 2019
Family Fun: Camping under the Stars Join us at the Elk Valley Branch Library as we enjoy all the fun of a summer campout while indoors at the library. We’ll cozy up around the campfire, learn about the stars, make s’mores, tell stories, play fun camping games and make a craft or two. Bring your friends to share the fun!
July 29, 1:30 PM
Mixed Media Workshop Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help you create a masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Limited to 15 adults. Registration opens June 29. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours per session.
July 29, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
July 29, 11:00-11:30 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
July 29, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Anime Afternoon Teens - join us at the library for an afternoon of anime, crafts, and snacks!
July 29, 3:00 PM
Teens: Ultimate Gaming Truck 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 climate-controlled gaming theater is tricked out with 4 50" TVs inside and 2 additional 50" TVs on the outside for maximum fun. You will be able to enjoy the latest games on the best gaming systems available, including: Xbox One, Wii U, and Playstation 4.
July 29, 6:00 PM
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!
July 30, 6:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins July 16.
July 30, 10:30 AM
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.
July 30, 10:00 A.M. - Noon
Mixed Media Workshop Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help you create a masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Limited to 15 adults. Registration opens June 30. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours per session.
July 30, 6:00 PM
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! Registration required. Registration opens June 30.
July 30, 6:00 PM
I Spy: Space Stop in and log your progress for SLC: A Universe of Stories and search for out of this world pictures! Grab a game sheet and spy all five galaxy pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please. Large groups please call in advance.
July 30, ALL DAY
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.
July 30, 10:00 AM
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/.
July 31, 11:30 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
July 31, 11:00 AM
I Spy: Space Stop in and log your progress for SLC: A Universe of Stories and search for out of this world pictures! Grab a game sheet and spy all five galaxy pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please. Large groups please call in advance.
July 31, ALL DAY
Mission Complete! Today is the last day to record your Summer Library Club progress! Stop in and enjoy a quick craft and celebrate your journey through A Universe of Stories.
July 31, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
July 31, 11:00-11:30 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
July 31, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
July 31, 10:30 AM
Anime Afternoon Teens - join us at the library for an afternoon of anime, crafts, and snacks!
July 31, 3:00 PM
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.
July 31, 10:00 AM
Color and Create Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and creativity. Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest! Family.
August 1, 5:30 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.
August 1, 11:00 AM
Summer Send-off: Cosmic Party Everyone is invited to a Cosmic Party! A special thank you from the library for all your continued support throughout the summer. Enjoy space themed crafts, games and out of this world refreshments.
August 1, 6:00 PM
I Spy: Space Stop in and log your progress for SLC: A Universe of Stories and search for out of this world pictures! Grab a game sheet and spy all five galaxy pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please. Large groups please call in advance.
August 1, ALL DAY
Movie Night Come watch a newly-released movie. Free refreshments will be provided.
August 1, 6:00 P.M.
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!
August 1, 1:15 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.
August 2, 3:30 PM
I Spy: Space Stop in and log your progress for SLC: A Universe of Stories and search for out of this world pictures! Grab a game sheet and spy all five galaxy pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please. Large groups please call in advance.
August 2, ALL DAY
I Spy: Space Stop in and log your progress for SLC: A Universe of Stories and search for out of this world pictures! Grab a game sheet and spy all five galaxy pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please. Large groups please call in advance.
August 3, ALL DAY
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.
August 3, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
August 3, 10:30 A.M.