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March 2nd - 8th, 2020
Adult Crafting Class Adult Craft Classes are held on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
March 2, 6:00 PM
Everybody Counts: Census I-Spy Look for pictures of and information about real children counted in past censuses! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest! See Census records from the past.
March 2, ALL MONTH
Dish Towel Angels Create your own kitchen angel using colorful dish towels. Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Registration opens February 3. Adults.
March 2, 6:00 PM
Family Night: Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party Join us in a Seussibration! There will be games, crafts, snacks, and more.
March 3, 6:00 PM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided.
March 3, 3:45 P.M.
St. Albans Writes Special guest speaker, author Deb Austin Brown. Deb is the author of six books about good character and wisdom for living, the latest being "Even More Lessons from the Beach Chair" which completes her beach book trilogy. Deb's character messages, success strategies, and life lessons will make you laugh, cry, feel, and think about what is important in life— and will stay with you long after you leave her session. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. Adults and Teens. 6:30 p.m.
March 3, 6:30 PM
Dr. Seuss Day Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Celebrate the author and his crazy fun books. Hear his stories, play a variety of games and make some crafts. Then create a tasty treat!
March 3, ALL DAY
Teens: CD Scratch Art Give old CDs a new life. Make your own masterpiece by scratching designs onto a painted CD to reveal the iridescent surface underneath. All supplies are provided by the library.
March 3, 5:30 PM
Baby & Me Storytime Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, and more. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
March 3, 10:00 AM
Everybody Counts: Census I-Spy Look for pictures of and information about real children counted in past censuses! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest! See Census records from the past.
March 3, ALL MONTH
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
March 4, 10:30 AM
Teens: Roast Club Teens are invited to do their best MST3K impressions for this monthly event! Join us to watch and roast a cheesy movie or TV show. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
March 4, 3:30 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
March 4, 11:00 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area or join our 10:35 playgroup.
March 4, 10:00 AM
Playgroup at the 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 group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering.
March 4, 10:35 AM
Everybody Counts: Census I-Spy Look for pictures of and information about real children counted in past censuses! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest! See Census records from the past.
March 4, ALL MONTH
Color and Create Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and creativity. Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest! Family.
March 5, 5:30 PM
Thursday Book Group This discussion group will enjoy nine books from different genres (novels, short stories, memoir, biography) featuring literary giants such as Hemingway as well as from new best-selling authors such as Celeste Ng and Alex Michaelides. The group meets the first Thursday of each month through May 2020 at the Main Library. Join us for a lively discussion. Tim Basford is the discussion leader. March's book is "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. Copies are available at the Reference Desk.
March 5, 3:00 PM
Family Fun: Celebrate Dr. Seuss! “What can it be? Come on March 5th, to look and see!” That’s right! We’re holding a birthday celebration for our favorite rhyming children’s author, Dr. Seuss. At this fun program we'll learn more about the great Dr. Seuss. We will read Dr. Seuss books, make crafts from the characters in the books and sign a giant birthday card for Dr. Seuss. In honor of Dr. Seuss, all children's books in the Ongoing Book Sale will be Buy One, Get One Free. All ages are welcome! Registration starts Feb 17.
March 5, 5:30 PM
Teen Book Group What are you reading? Meet up at the library and let's talk about it. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Women's Club of Cross Lanes.
March 5, 4:30 PM
Adults & Crafts: Mini Macrame Learn how to create the hottest trend in DIY home decor! Using a simple knot technique, we will craft a gorgeous miniature macrame wall hanging out of cinnamon sticks and cotton rope. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration will open on February 3.
March 5, 6:00 PM
Board Games Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
March 5, 11:00 AM
Dr. Seuss Celebration Celebrate Dr. Seuss stories, games and crafts. Free refreshments will be provided.
March 5, 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!
March 5, 1:15 PM
Everybody Counts: Census I-Spy Look for pictures of and information about real children counted in past censuses! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest! See Census records from the past.
March 5, 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.
March 6, 3:30 PM
DIY Leprechaun House This fun take on gingerbread houses will have your mouth watering! Don’t miss this magically delicious activity. Embrace your inner leprechaun and take a bite out of the rainbow! Registration begins February 21 and is required.
March 6, 3:30 PM
Everybody Counts: Census I-Spy Look for pictures of and information about real children counted in past censuses! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest! See Census records from the past.
March 6, ALL MONTH
Pat Knows Ireland Pat Donahoe is a Charleston CPA who traces his families roots back to Killarney Co. Kerry, Ireland. He has visited Ireland regularly for the last 36 years, and now takes groups on escorted tours around Ireland. Pat will share stories and pictures of some of his favorite places in Ireland. Adults.
March 6, 2:00 PM
Free Grant Writing Class Learn how to write successful grants in this free class sponsored by the Greater Sissonville Development Council. The course is designed to help non-profits formulate strong, SMART goals and objectives, identify grant resources, write effective narratives, and increase success in the grant process. Class size is limited, so registration is required. The class will be held outside of normal library operating hours, so traditional library services will be unavailable at this time. Participants will only be able to access the library meeting room and restrooms.
March 6, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Campbells of Canna: Humanities Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Ford Dr. Elizabeth Ford, a native of Charleston who earned her PhD at Glasgow University, has lived in Scotland for four years before recently returning to Charleston. She has published several research papers and has recently submitted a piece on Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums to the magazine "Piping Today." Dr. Ford will be speaking about the life and journey of Margaret Fay Shaw and the significance of her work to the preservation of Gaelic song.
March 7, 10:30 AM
Old Time/Scottish/Irish Music Workshop Did you learn the violin but now want to fiddle Scottish and Irish tunes? Local music teacher Cathy Grant, who came out of a classical background but now teaches traditional styles like Old Time, Scottish and Irish, will show you how to make your sound Celtic with a demonstration of a variety of techniques. Adults.
March 7, 12:30 PM
Children's Irish Dance Class Teacher Chantil McCormick will lead an interactive, fun, musical and movement experience for young children and their grown-ups. Bring along babies, toddlers and children up to 7 years old, to a 45-minute class including songs, movement, musical props, and of course lots of fun and silliness – all through Irish music! Parents and caregivers, get ready to participate! This activity is an informal, non-performance-oriented musical experience--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability.
March 7, 2:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
March 7, 10:30 AM
Sew Simple Do you want to learn to use a sewing machine? Or do you just need a refresher course? In this class you will learn the basics of machine sewing. Choose to make a table runner or a pillowcase. Limit 10. Registration starts February 15 and is required.
March 7, 1:00 PM
Everybody Counts: Census I-Spy Look for pictures of and information about real children counted in past censuses! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest! See Census records from the past.
March 7, ALL MONTH
Highland Cow Petting Zoo Visit us to see a real, live highland cow! 'Heilan Coo's' originated in the Highlands and Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland and were first mentioned in the 6th century AD. Their skill in foraging for food allows them to survive in steep mountain areas where they both graze and eat plants that many other cattle avoid. They can dig through the snow with their horns to find buried plants. Available noon to 3 PM. Fun for all ages.
March 7, 12:00 PM
Beni Kedem Highlanders Bagpipe Band See the Beni Kedem Highlanders Bagpipe Band perform outside the library as part of the Celtic Calling Festival! The Beni Kedem Highlanders has been an active unit of the Beni Kedem Shrine since their first performance in 1993. With members from all over WV, the Highlanders regularly perform in parades, civic events, and private parties to the delight of all.
March 7, 4:00 PM
Kids' Kindness Club Elementary-aged children are welcome to join us for a monthly activity to spread kindness in our community. We are making a 'no sew' quilt for a local homeless shelter. The club meets the first Saturday of every month.
March 7, 11:00 AM
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to spend a Saturday than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of the beloved picture book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar?" Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limit of 20 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration is required. Registration opens February 15. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
March 7, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday Jams: Mountain Thyme Our long running family music series is back by popular demand! People of all ages are invited to hear live music performed in a relaxed setting. Mountain Thyme is an all-women band that performs Appalachian Celtic music with multi-layered harmony vocals and acoustic melodies that evoke a spirit of time and place. Funding for Sunday Jams provided by KCPL Annual Book Sale.
March 8, 2:00 PM