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April 23rd - 29th, 2018
Hooks and Needles Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Teens.
April 23, 6:00 PM
Family Fun Night: Bunnies Who doesn’t love fun times with family? This month will be devoted to bunnies. Fun activities and crafts will be part of this fun filled evening! Registration required. Registration opens April 9.
April 23, 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!
April 24, 6:00 PM
Baby & Me Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons
April 24, 10:00 AM
DIY: Optical Illusions Everyone knows optical illusions are fun to look at and try to figure out, but just imagine how much fun you’ll have creating your own! You will have time to practice the technique, and then you will make your own on posterboard. All materials are provided, just come to have a good time.
April 24, 1:00 PM
St. Albans Book Group Join Book Group members for a discussion of "Lilli de Jong" by Janet Benton. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
April 24, 6:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins April 10.
April 24, 10:30 AM
I Made It Myself! Join us for some crafty, hands-on fun for our younger patrons. Come dressed to make a mess!
April 25, 10:30 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.
April 25, 10:30 AM
Playgroup at the Library Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
April 25, 11:00 AM
Mall Book Group Join us at the Charleston Town Center Panera Bread on the last Wednesday of every month, 11:30 AM to discuss a different book. For April's meeting, we will talk about "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier. 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:
April 25, 11:30 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
April 25, 10:00 AM
Born to Read Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months.
April 25, 10:30 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. Birth - 36 months.
April 25, 11:00 AM
I Made it Myself Crafty fun for preschoolers. Come dressed to make a mess! Ages 3-5 and caregiver.
April 25, 10:30 AM
Family Movie Night Movies will be shown for the whole family to enjoy together! Popcorn and pop provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board. Call the library for the movie title.
April 26, 6:00 PM
Family Fun Night: Read More Mo! Who doesn’t love fun times with family? Each Family Fun session will offer a fun way to relax with family – crafts, game nights, movies, and more. This month we will enter the hilarious world of Mo Willems. Some of his characters, such as the Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, Piggie and Gerald, and the Dinosaur family will come to life through stories, games, and crafts. This will be a fun evening you won’t want to miss.
April 26, 6:00 PM
Teen Book Club Join us in the Teen Zone on March 29. Interested teens may request the title at the Zone 4 circulation desk starting March 1.
April 26, 3:30 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.
April 26, 10:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
April 26, 1:15 PM
Paper Mache Bank Children will learn how to construct and paint their own paper mache bank.
April 26, 6:00 PM
Off the Hook Knit & Crochet Club Socialize with other crafters while you work on your knitted and crocheted projects. Bring your own supplies. All levels of expertise are welcome, and Off the Hook members are happy to help beginners as they learn new skills. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month.
April 26, 5:30 PM
Adult: Embroidery 'n' More Learn some basic stitches and embroidery techniques, by hand and machine. Bring your own items to be embroidered, such as pillowcases, tea towels, scarves, or handkerchiefs.
April 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Tisket, A Tasket, A Literary Basket Auction Hosted by The Friends of The Library Foundation, this annual fundraising event is a silent auction of donated baskets. Nearly 100 baskets for all ages will be available to bid on during the event which will be held at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Boulevard, East in Charleston. All proceeds benefit Kanawha County Public Library. Refreshments by The Bridge Road Bistro. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact Lois Payne at or 304-343-4646, ext. 1283.
April 28, 6 p.m.
Play to Learn Join us for some family fun at the library! Create an engineering masterpiece with special edition building bricks, experiment with magnets, design a collage, and more. Family.
April 28, 10:30 AM
Sunday Jams Encore: Blue Yonder Blue Yonder is best known for their memorable original songs, virtuoso musicianship and feel-good stage presence. Featuring award-winning songwriter and vocalist John Lilly, two-time national guitar champion Robert Shafer and bassist Will Carter, Blue Yonder plays what they call “acoustic honky-tonk” music – a mix of classic country, bluegrass, swing and rockabilly which, according to Mountain Stage host Larry Groce, “...plays as well in a hipster coffeehouse as it does in a small town concert hall.” Funding for today's concert is provided courtesy of The Friends of The Library.
April 29, 2:00 PM