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July 31st - 6th, 2017
2017 Quilt Display: "The Joy of Quilting" 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 again this summer. Be sure to vote for your favorite quilt in the guestbook at the Reference Desk on the first floor.
August 1, ALL MONTH
A Royal Event Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all knights, princes, and princesses from ages 4 to 10 to a royal event. Visit with Miss International and Miss Teen International pageant contestants ( while participating in royal crafts and activities. Royal attire such as princess dresses or knight’s armor is encouraged. Balloon fun by Robert Edsel Young! Presented in partnership with the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Friends of The Library Foundation. Registration is required and it begins on July 5. Please arrive at 9 am to sign in and to complete a required photo release form.
August 1, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Dunbar Book Chat Join Dunbar Book Chat Club members for a discussion of "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
August 1, 7:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins July 18.
August 1, 10:30 AM
Family Night: Outdoor Survival Come join us for this exciting event, as we learn some basic survival skills! We'll have fun outside learning about the wonders of the outdoors. Registration for this event opens on July 20.
August 1, 6:00 PM
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.
August 2, 10:30 AM
Born to Read A Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
August 2, 11:00 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
August 2, 10:00 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.
August 2, 10:30 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
August 2, 11:00 AM
Born to Read Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
August 2, 10:30 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
August 3, 1:15 PM
Color and Create Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and creativity. Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest! Family.
August 3, 5:30 PM
Family Movie Night Come watch a newly released movie. Free refreshments will be available.
August 3, 6:00 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 4, 3:30 PM