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March 9th - 15th, 2020
Book Club The group will meet the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The discussion will be "The Girl Who Came Home" by Hazel Gaynor.
March 9, 6:00 PM
I Spy Spring Break! 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 younger.
March 9, ALL DAY
Spring Break: Afternoon Movie at the Library Join us to watch a family friendly movie on the library's big screen. Call the library, 304-965-3636 to find out what will be showing. Popcorn will be provided.
March 9, 1:30 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 9, ALL MONTH
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 9, 11:00 AM
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 9, 2:00 PM
Hemingway Short Story Workshop Visit this workshop to learn about short story writing techniques of classic author Ernest Hemingway and how you can write your own Hemingway-inspired short story. Writing time and writing supplies will be provided during the workshop. Registration is encouraged as seating is limited.
March 10, 6:00 PM
Books 'n' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
March 10, 10:30 AM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided.
March 10, 3:45 PM
I Spy Spring Break! 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 younger.
March 10, ALL DAY
Family Crafts Visit the St. Albans Children's Department between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for crafts and family fun. Family.
March 10, 11:00 AM
Baby & Me Storytime Interactive program with books, songs, rhymes, and more. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
March 10, 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 10, ALL MONTH
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 10, 11:00 AM
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 10, 6:00 PM
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world. This event will be held at the Clendenin Community Center.
March 10, 2:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled activities for seniors with games and crafts.
March 10, 4:00 PM
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program A free 6-week program for adults living with chronic pain, as well as their family members and caregivers. Topics of discussion include pain and the mind connection, physical activity, healthy eating, and much more. Seating is limited. Each session is expected to last until 7:30 pm. Register today at this link. This program is offered by the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care.
March 10, 5:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins February 25.
March 10, 10:30 AM
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 11, 10:30 AM
Game On! Grab a friend and get in the game! Teens & tweens are invited to meet up at the library for good times, good friends, and gaming. You won't want to miss this event.
March 11, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
March 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Homeschool Day Homeschool families will meet together to learn about the library services and resources and work on a different fun lesson every month. Make new friends, share ideas and plan future lessons. Activities and crafts will be available for children as parents meet. Learn how the library can be a part of the homeschool experience. All Ages. Registration required.
March 11, 12:30 PM
Books On Tap

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group for Adults Only. Meeting at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 702 Quarrier Street. This is a book group where adults can meet to discuss their opinions on the latest book selection in a relaxed & open atmosphere.

"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline - Copies may be picked up at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. (Seating at Black Sheep is limited to 10)

March 11, 6:00 PM
Teens: Anime Afternoon Join us in the Teen Zone for an afternoon of anime, crafts, and snacks! This is a teens-only event. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
March 11, 3:30 PM
How to Become a 501c3 in WV Are you thinking about starting your own nonprofit in West Virginia, but are unsure how to go about doing so? Then this workshop will be perfect for you! Representatives from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office will teach attendees the necessary steps to applying for 501c3 (nonprofit) status in West Virginia. This program is part of our 2020 Nonprofit and Grant Workshop Series, which runs March - July. Registration for this event opens on February 11, 2020. Note: This workshop will take place at the WV One Stop Business Center.
March 11, 2:00 PM
Homeschool Day Learn about research tools and resources. Activities for the whole family.
March 11, 11:00 AM
I Spy Spring Break! 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 younger.
March 11, ALL DAY
Fun and Games Everything from traditional board games to giant egg relay racing. 1 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
March 11, 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 11, ALL MONTH
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 11, 10:30 AM
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 11, 2:00 PM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Xbox or board game. Free refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Registration begins February 26.
March 11, 3:30 PM
Playgroup at 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. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
March 11, 10:30 AM
Book Chat 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 month's title.
March 12, 1:00 PM
Board Games Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
March 12, 11:00 AM
Wind Children will explore ideas about wind and air by listening to stories, creating a wind-detecting device, and testing their device in a variety of wind speeds.
March 12, 6:00 PM
Clendenin Library Book Group Join our Book Group for a discussion of "The Trauma Cleaner" by Sarah Krasnostein. Bring a bag lunch if you want; we'll provide drinks and snacks. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk or download this title from our website.
March 12, 12:00 PM
Spring Break Fun: Plant a Flower Day It's NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY! Spring is just around the corner, and March 12th is the day to participate. Each year this day is dedicated to the planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. It is a day to finally get a little dirt under your fingernails again. Stop in anytime today and take a few minutes to plant a flower. All materials provided.
March 12, ALL DAY
I Spy Spring Break! 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 younger.
March 12, ALL DAY
Family Matinee Movie Enjoy a family friendly movie and light refreshments. Sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. Family.
March 12, 1:00 PM
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 12, 10:00 AM
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 12, 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 12, ALL MONTH
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 12, 11:00 AM
The Turtle Lady The Turtle Lady is back! Meet turtles, bearded dragons, snakes, and more in this special reptile program! "The Turtle Lady," Nancy Lockard, teaches children about reptiles, their care, and the roles that they play in our world.
March 12, 2:00 PM
I Spy Spring Break! 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 younger.
March 13, ALL DAY
St. Patrick's Day Crafts Make a fun St. Patrick's Day themed craft. 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Family.
March 13, 11:00 AM
Spring Break: Drop-in Board Games and Building Blocks Drop by the library to play one of our board games. We will also have a large assortment of plastic bricks, and wooden planks available for patrons to use to create their own designs. Work alone or in groups to build something fun!
March 13, ALL DAY
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 13, ALL MONTH
Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group Join the Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group to discuss our February selection, "Dear Mrs. Bird" by A.J. Pearce. The book is available four weeks before our meeting and you can check it out at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's circulation desk.
March 13, 11:00 AM
I Spy Spring Break! 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 younger.
March 14, ALL DAY
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 14, ALL MONTH