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June 24th - 30th, 2019
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.
June 24, 6:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon: Outdoor Hanging Lantern Adults are invited to make a lantern to hang from your porch or a tree in the yard. Using a knotting technique, beads and a mason jar you will create a festive outdoor lantern. All materials provided. Registration begins June 1.
June 24, 1:30 PM
Teens: DIY Solar System Squishies Squishies are great stress relievers, so join us and make one of your very own design! Registration opens on June 1.
June 24, 6:00 PM
Family Fun Night: To the Moon Families are invited to join us at the library to learn more about the moon. Learn some facts and trivia about the moon and then have some fun creating moon crafts. All materials provided. Registration required. Registration begins June 10.
June 24, 6:00 PM
One Small Step... Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This play, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre, marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
June 24, 10:30 AM
One Small Step... Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This play, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre, marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
June 24, 2:00 PM
One Small Step... Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This play, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre, marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
June 24, 6:00 PM
Acrylic Pour Painting Create a unique work of art with this trendy abstract painting technique. All the supplies for this quick and customizable craft will be provided. Just bring your creativity! Registration required. Registration opens May 24.
June 24, 6:30 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
June 24, 11:00-11:30 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
June 24, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
June 24, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Kiwanis Corporate Regatta

Local businesses and organizations will be competing in the fourth annual Kiwanis Corporate Regatta on the Main Library Plaza during FestivALL. Competitors use water guns to power their model yachts across the Main Library’s fountain. Prizes are awarded for first place and most artistic yacht.

All proceeds benefit Kanawha County Public Library and other Kiwanis charities. For more information, contact the Kiwanis Club of West Charleston from their website, www.wcharlestonkiwanis.org.

June 24, 11:30 a.m.
Baby & Me Storytime Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
June 25, 10:00 AM
Solar System Circuits Create your own dazzling solar system, equipped with light-up sun or planets, using circuits made from copper tape and LED lights in this fun planetary themed craft.
June 25, 4:00 PM
Teens: DIY Solar System Squishies Squishies are great stress relievers, so join us and make one of your very own design! Registration opens on June 1.
June 25, 6:00 PM
Crafts in the park Visit the Mobile Library at Coonskin Park (playground area) and check out some books, audio books and DVDs. Children can also make a fun craft to take home.
June 25, 10:00 AM - Noon
One Small Step... Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This play, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre, marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
June 25, 10:30 AM
One Small Step... Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This play, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre, marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
June 25, 2:00 PM
One Small Step... Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This play, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre, marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
June 25, 6:00 PM
Acrylic Pour Painting Create a unique work of art with this trendy abstract painting technique. All the supplies for this quick and customizable craft will be provided. Just bring your creativity! Registration required. Registration opens May 25.
June 25, 6:00 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 25, 6:00 PM
Cross Lanes Crochet Club Join us in the meeting room at the Cross Lanes Branch Library for a weekly gathering to work on your latest project and enjoy the company of other yarn art enthusiasts.
June 25, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Teens: Ultimate Gaming Truck 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 25, 6:00 PM
It's Storytime! Help us celebrate Summer with this special drop-in storytime! We'll explore a Universe of Stories, enjoy crafts and activities, and visit with the Chick-Fil-A® mascot.
June 25, 5:00 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.
June 26, 10:30 AM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age appropriate toys. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
June 26, 11:00 AM
Mall Book Group Join us at the Charleston Town Center Panera Bread on the last Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. to discuss a different book. 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: https://www.facebook.com/Mall-Book-Group-690918327597217/.
June 26, 11:30 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program ending with a collaborative activity. Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
June 26, 10:00 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
June 26, 11:00 AM
Rhythm and Rhyme Time Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories.
June 26, 10:30 AM
Teens: DIY Solar System Squishies Squishies are great stress relievers, so join us and make one of your very own design! Registration opens on June 1.
June 26, 3:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
June 26, 11:00-11:30 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
June 26, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
June 26, 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.
June 26, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
I Made it Myself Crafty fun for preschoolers. Come dressed to make a mess! Ages 3-5 and caregiver.
June 26, 10:30 AM
Jump into Storytime! Storytime sessions are 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! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others.
June 27, 10:30 a.m.
Playgroup Playgroup is a time for your child to socialize and play. The program helps children learn to interact and engage with other children through special Playgroup toys.
June 27, 11:00 a.m.
Off the Hook "Off the Hook" is a knitting and crochet group that meets in the Dunbar Branch Library's large meeting room every fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to advanced needle workers are welcome. Bring a project you are working on and join us!
June 27, 5:30 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!
June 27, 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 27, 10:00 AM
Family Fun: Space Blocks Come join us at the library and build something out of this world! We will have many different kinds of building materials to use, including k'nex® kits, building blocks and KEVA® planks. Bring your imagination and see what you can create! All materials provided.
June 27, 6:00 PM
Camping Fun Enjoy all the fun of a summer campout while indoors at the library. We'll tell fun stories around the campfire, learn about the stars, make s'mores, play fun games and make crafts.
June 27, 6:00 PM
Build-a-Robot Workshop Use your imagination--and a lot of recycled items--to build a robot. Name your creation and receive a “birth certificate” for it. Display your new robot at the library or take it home with you.
June 27, 2:00 PM
Teens: DIY Solar System Squishies Squishies are great stress relievers, so join us and make one of your very own design! Registration opens on June 1.
June 27, 5:30 PM
Acrylic Pour Painting Create a unique work of art with this trendy abstract painting technique. All the supplies for this quick and customizable craft will be provided. Just bring your creativity! Registration required. Registration opens May 27.
June 27, 6:00 PM
Build and Play Drop in and build with our super cool building sets!
June 27, ALL DAY
Build and Play Drop in and build with our super cool building sets!
June 28, ALL DAY
Cross Lanes Book Sale and Bake Sale Stock up on books for the summer and satisfy your sweet tooth to support your library. The Cross Lanes Advisory Board will host a two-day book sale and bake sale from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All items are priced at $1.00 or less. Enjoy free coffee while you browse. All sales support activities at the Cross Lanes Branch Library.
June 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Teens: DIY Solar System Squishies Squishies are great stress relievers, so join us and make one of your very own design! Registration opens on June 1.
June 29, 1:00 PM
Samadhi Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe

This Charleston-based dance troupe has been wowing audiences with their mix of choreographed and improvisational pieces since 2004. The interaction among the women during the improvisational dancing is always a delight for audiences to watch. The leader communicates using subtle cues, such as a head turn to signal a rotation, raising on her toes to signal a level change or a “yip” sound to alert the dancers to watch for a major change that’s about to happen. And, just when you think you know who’s leading the troupe, everything will change!

As much as the dancers love to interact with one another, they love to interact with the audience even more! Samadhi celebrates the acceptance of all body types, all ages and all backgrounds coming together to dance as one so there is nothing to stop you!

June 29, Noon
Build and Play Drop in and build with our super cool building sets!
June 29, ALL DAY
Cross Lanes Book Sale and Bake Sale Stock up on books for the summer and satisfy your sweet tooth to support your library. The Cross Lanes Advisory Board will host a two-day book sale and bake sale from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All items are priced at $1.00 or less. Enjoy free coffee while you browse. All sales support activities at the Cross Lanes Branch Library.
June 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Street Fair Enjoy free activities for families from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Main Library Plaza, including a photo booth, games and activities. Be sure to stop by the Friends Bake Sale, beginning at 10 a.m. This event is part of FestivALL Charleston.
June 29, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Used Book Sale Great bargains on hundreds of items! Visit the annual summer used book sale during the FestivALL Street Fair.
June 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM