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June 19th - 25th, 2017
Golden Years Fun filled afternoon for Seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
June 19, 1:00 PM
The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion 2017 Join us the third Monday of each month through December for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to engage citizens in learning about the world, and it emphasizes discussion and active participation from those attending. Each participant gets briefing books that feature impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today and will then be asked to report, either individually or as part of a group, on a specific topic. This month's topic is Saudi Arabia.
June 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures 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.
June 19, ALL DAY
West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest.
June 19, 2:00 PM
West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest.
June 19, 6:00 PM
Early Native Americans in West Virginia Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of a thriving early native population. Today’s farmers can hardly plow their fields without uncovering ancient artifacts, evidence of at least ten thousand years of occupation. Members of the Fort Ancient culture resided along the rich bottomlands of southern West Virginia during the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric periods. Lost to time and rediscovered in the 1880s, Fort Ancient sites dot the West Virginia landscape. This volume explores sixteen of these sites, including Buffalo, Logan and Orchard. Archaeologist Darla Spencer excavates the fascinating lives of some of the Mountain State’s earliest inhabitants in search of who these people were, what languages they spoke and who their descendants may be. Darla Spencer focuses her career on studying early Native American civilizations and archaeology. She is a registered professional archaeologist and currently serves as a board of directors’ member for the Council for West Virginia Archaeology. She is the secretary and treasurer for the West Virginia Archaeological Society. She has also worked with the Native American History Council of West Virginia. Darla teaches Native American studies at West Virginia University. A book signing will follow her presentation.
June 19, 6:00 PM
Coloring Fun! Come relax and de-stress by coloring pictures at the library. Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Registration starts May 16.
June 19, 6:00 PM
Family Architecture Night Use a variety of media to design and create your own architecture. We will learn how to make pop-up architecture, build with jelly beans and toothpicks, and experiment with recyclable materials.
June 19, 6:00 PM
I Spy WV Celebrate West Virginia's birthday by searching for pictures of items associated with our state. Pick up a game sheet at the desk, mark each picture as you find it, and bring the completed paper back to the desk for a small prize.
June 19, ALL WEEK
Popsicle Inventions: Family Fun Night Come be your own engineer and build a popsicle invention. Registration required. Registration begins June 5.
June 19, 6:00 PM
Build A Better World: Kindness Project Help brighten someone's day by spreading a little kindness and cheer. We will have a card station set up all month long. Come create a card to be given to local hospitals.
June 19, ALL MONTH
Storytime at the Park Join us for a special storytime event at Coonskin Park. A storytime program will be presented at 10:30 AM, near the main play area in the park. In addition, KCPL’s Mobile Library will offer make-n-take crafts for kids of all ages while at the park. The Mobile Library will be at Coonskin Park from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
June 20, 10:30 AM
Baby & Me Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
June 20, 10:00 AM
I Spy Hidden Pictures 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.
June 20, ALL DAY
PALS Book Club This book club was formed especially for seniors by Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support) in order to bring older adults together for a literary challenge and social interaction. The groups meet once a month except in December. If you are eligible for Medicare, are interested in making new friends and enjoy discussing new books, contact your local library for more information.This month's title is "A Tilted World" by Christina Baker Kline.
June 20, 3:00 PM
Ultimate Gaming Experience 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.
June 20, 2:00 PM
West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest.
June 20, 11:00 AM
West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest.
June 20, 2:00 PM
West Virginia Storyteller Bil Lepp Bil Lepp is coming to KCPL locations for a wonderful storytelling experience! Lepp is a nationally known storyteller, author, and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest.
June 20, 6:00 PM
Prepping for a Disaster There are always unforeseeable disasters that you should be prepared for. Let Joseph Adkins and Tabitha Arnold of The Mountaineer Institute for Self Reliance teach you how to make common sense preparations for likely, real-world disasters through their philosophy of "Prepare, Survive, Thrive." For more information go to http://mountaineerselfreliance.com/.
June 20, 6:00 PM
WV Rocks! Celebrate the Mountain State's 154th birthday by painting a special rock, then create a keepsake collage of all your favorite West Virginia people, places, and things. Family.
June 20, 12:00 PM
I Spy WV Heritage Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you find them all. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
June 20, ALL DAY
Elk Valley Book Group Join Book Group members for a discussion of "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
June 20, 12:00 PM
I Spy WV Celebrate West Virginia's birthday by searching for pictures of items associated with our state. Pick up a game sheet at the desk, mark each picture as you find it, and bring the completed paper back to the desk for a small prize.
June 20, ALL WEEK
Closed Library will be closed in observance of WV Day
June 20, ALL DAY
Happy Birthday West Virginia! Celebrate the Mountain State's 154th birthday by joining us for cake and activities. Create a keepsake collage of all your favorite West Virginia people, places, and things.
June 20, 3:00 PM
Build A Better World: Kindness Project Help brighten someone's day by spreading a little kindness and cheer. We will have a card station set up all month long. Come create a card to be given to local hospitals.
June 20, ALL MONTH
Family Night: Building Blocks Who doesn’t love building things out of those little colored bricks? Our last family night of this month will be all about building things. Let your imagination run wild and build to your heart’s content! This is a time where you can truly say, "Everything IS AWESOME!“ Registrations opens on June 7.
June 20, 6:00 PM
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
June 21, 10:00 AM
I Spy Hidden Pictures 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.
June 21, ALL DAY
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
June 21, 11:00 AM
Build It: Friendships This week we’ll build a better world through friendship. We’ll share books about being good friends, talk about qualities of a good friend, make a gift to give to your friend, and, in short, you'll learn how to let someone know "you've got a friend in me." Don't forget to invite all of your friends!
June 21, 11:00 AM
I Spy WV Heritage Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you find them all. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
June 21, ALL DAY
I Spy WV Celebrate West Virginia's birthday by searching for pictures of items associated with our state. Pick up a game sheet at the desk, mark each picture as you find it, and bring the completed paper back to the desk for a small prize.
June 21, ALL WEEK
Character Building Movie Come enjoy a movie that will make you grow as a person in ways to help build a better world. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Call library for movie title. Registration required. Registration opens June 7.
June 21, 2:00 PM
Build A Better World: Kindness Project Help brighten someone's day by spreading a little kindness and cheer. We will have a card station set up all month long. Come create a card to be given to local hospitals.
June 21, ALL MONTH
Books 'n' More Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver
June 21, 10:30 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
June 22, 1:15 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.
June 22, 10:00 AM
I Spy Hidden Pictures 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.
June 22, ALL DAY
Escape the Library! In this Escape Room-style event, zombies have taken over and now they're hungry for pizza! There's only one left and it's safely locked up in the library, until the zombies start breaking down the door to devour it. Can you get the pizza and yourself safely out of the library in 60 minutes or less? Teens only. Registration is required and opens May 1.
June 22, 6:00 PM
Early Native Americans in West Virginia Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of a thriving early native population. Today’s farmers can hardly plow their fields without uncovering ancient artifacts, evidence of at least ten thousand years of occupation. Members of the Fort Ancient culture resided along the rich bottomlands of southern West Virginia during the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric periods. Lost to time and rediscovered in the 1880s, Fort Ancient sites dot the West Virginia landscape. This volume explores sixteen of these sites, including Buffalo, Logan and Orchard. Archaeologist Darla Spencer excavates the fascinating lives of some of the Mountain State’s earliest inhabitants in search of who these people were, what languages they spoke and who their descendants may be. Darla Spencer focuses her career on studying early Native American civilizations and archaeology. She is a registered professional archaeologist and currently serves as a board of directors’ member for the Council for West Virginia Archaeology. She is the secretary and treasurer for the West Virginia Archaeological Society. She has also worked with the Native American History Council of West Virginia. Darla teaches Native American studies at West Virginia University. A book signing will follow her presentation.
June 22, 6:30 PM
Sissonville Movie Night Come join us as we watch a movie at the library. Popcorn will be provided.
June 22, 5:30 PM
Building Block Fun Learn how easy it is to build Robots using building blocks.
June 22, 6:00 PM
I Spy WV Heritage Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you find them all. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
June 22, ALL DAY
I Spy WV Celebrate West Virginia's birthday by searching for pictures of items associated with our state. Pick up a game sheet at the desk, mark each picture as you find it, and bring the completed paper back to the desk for a small prize.
June 22, ALL WEEK
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. Always held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
June 22, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Build A Better World: Kindness Project Help brighten someone's day by spreading a little kindness and cheer. We will have a card station set up all month long. Come create a card to be given to local hospitals.
June 22, ALL MONTH
I Spy Hidden Pictures 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.
June 23, ALL DAY
Brick Building Fun Learn how easy it is to build robots and other fun objects using plastic bricks.
June 23, 10:30 AM
I Spy WV Heritage Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you find them all. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
June 23, ALL DAY
I Spy WV Celebrate West Virginia's birthday by searching for pictures of items associated with our state. Pick up a game sheet at the desk, mark each picture as you find it, and bring the completed paper back to the desk for a small prize.
June 23, ALL WEEK
Teen Building: Community Kindness Project Paint a rock with positive words that you can leave throughout the community to inspire others to do good. Registration required. Registration begins June 9.
June 23, 2:00 PM
Build A Better World: Kindness Project Help brighten someone's day by spreading a little kindness and cheer. We will have a card station set up all month long. Come create a card to be given to local hospitals.
June 23, ALL MONTH
Summer Chess Club Join us at the Main Branch Library for our Summer Chess Club! Not sure how to play? KCPL VolunTEEN, Rushik, will be on hand to help you learn.
June 23, 3:00 PM
I Spy WV Heritage Search the library for pictures of places or people that represent West Virginia. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark them off as you find them all. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
June 24, ALL DAY
I Spy WV Celebrate West Virginia's birthday by searching for pictures of items associated with our state. Pick up a game sheet at the desk, mark each picture as you find it, and bring the completed paper back to the desk for a small prize.
June 24, ALL WEEK
Build A Better World: Kindness Project Help brighten someone's day by spreading a little kindness and cheer. We will have a card station set up all month long. Come create a card to be given to local hospitals.
June 24, ALL MONTH
Street Fair and Used Book Sale Enjoy free activities for families from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Library Plaza, including the WOW Photo Booth, games and activities. Visit with "Beauty" and "Alice in Wonderland" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy goodies from the Friends Bake Sale, beginning at 10 a.m. Be sure to visit the Used Book Sale in the Ray Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is part of FestivALL Charleston.
June 24, 10 a.m.