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July 24th - 30th, 2017
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 Archeological 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.
July 24, 6:00 PM
Family Movie Matinee Beat the heat with a fun family film. Bring a snack or packed lunch. Refreshing lemonade will be provided by the St. Albans Library Advisory Board. Call the library at 304-722-4244 for details.
July 24, 11:00 AM
Cards of Encouragement Drop by the library this week to design your own greeting card. You can transform your art into an act of kindness when you make it into an encouraging card. Basic supplies will be available in the children's zone. Completed cards will be distributed to local patients.
July 24, ALL WEEK
I Spy Hidden Pictures: Special Shark Edition Sharks have invaded the St. Albans Branch Library's Children's Department and we need your helping locating them! Find and mark off all five elusive sharks on our checklist, then claim a prize from the treasure chest. Bring your camera and strike a pose at our special shark display. I Spy Hidden Pictures is an activity for patrons 12 and younger.
July 24, ALL DAY
CANCELED Girl's Night Out: Book Discussion Group Girl's Night Out will not meet in December, but will resume discussion in January.
July 25, 6:00 PM
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.
July 25, 10:30 AM
Baby & Me Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
July 25, 10:00 AM
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.
July 25, 6:00 PM
Cards of Encouragement Drop by the library this week to design your own greeting card. You can transform your art into an act of kindness when you make it into an encouraging card. Basic supplies will be available in the children's zone. Completed cards will be distributed to local patients.
July 25, ALL WEEK
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins July 11.
July 25, 10:30 AM
Mini Fairy Terrariums Express your whimsical side creating a mini fairy terrarium. This class is limited to 20 participants, so register today!
July 25, 6:00 PM
Family Night: Outdoor Candyland If your children love board games and being outside, then this is the event for you! Come join us as we play a live action version of the hit game, Candyland. Registration for this event opens on July 19.
July 25, 6:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: Special Shark Edition Sharks have invaded the St. Albans Branch Library's Children's Department and we need your helping locating them! Find and mark off all five elusive sharks on our checklist, then claim a prize from the treasure chest. Bring your camera and strike a pose at our special shark display. I Spy Hidden Pictures is an activity for patrons 12 and younger.
July 25, ALL DAY
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
July 26, 10:00 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.
July 26, 10:30 AM
Activated Story Theatre “Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale” In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show!
July 26, 10:30 AM
Activated Story Theatre “Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale” In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show!
July 26, 2:00 PM
Activated Story Theatre “Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale” In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show!
July 26, 6:00 PM
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
July 26, 11:00 AM
Cards of Encouragement Drop by the library this week to design your own greeting card. You can transform your art into an act of kindness when you make it into an encouraging card. Basic supplies will be available in the children's zone. Completed cards will be distributed to local patients.
July 26, ALL WEEK
Foundation Directory Online Professional Guided Searching Having a struggle finding good funding sources for your nonprofit organization? Drop by the Main Library Training Room and search for funding opportunities with Foundation Center Online Professional, a database with information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and 6 million grants. Nancy Allen, KCPL's Foundation Center Funding Information Network Supervisor, will be on hand to assist you in your search if you need some additional help. This program is part of our 2017 nonprofit and grant writing program series which runs February-July. Registration is required for this program and opens June 19, 2017.
July 26, 2:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: Special Shark Edition Sharks have invaded the St. Albans Branch Library's Children's Department and we need your helping locating them! Find and mark off all five elusive sharks on our checklist, then claim a prize from the treasure chest. Bring your camera and strike a pose at our special shark display. I Spy Hidden Pictures is an activity for patrons 12 and younger.
July 26, ALL DAY
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
July 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.
July 27, 10:00 AM
Activated Story Theatre “Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale” In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show!
July 27, 10:30 AM
Activated Story Theatre “Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale” In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show!
July 27, 2:00 PM
Activated Story Theatre “Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale” In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show!
July 27, 6:00 PM
Cards of Encouragement Drop by the library this week to design your own greeting card. You can transform your art into an act of kindness when you make it into an encouraging card. Basic supplies will be available in the children's zone. Completed cards will be distributed to local patients.
July 27, ALL WEEK
How strong is spaghetti? Come test the strength and durability of spaghetti. We will have several activities to test the limits of how strong spaghetti really is! Registration required. Registration begins July 13. Family.
July 27, 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. Always held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
July 27, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: Special Shark Edition Sharks have invaded the St. Albans Branch Library's Children's Department and we need your helping locating them! Find and mark off all five elusive sharks on our checklist, then claim a prize from the treasure chest. Bring your camera and strike a pose at our special shark display. I Spy Hidden Pictures is an activity for patrons 12 and younger.
July 27, ALL DAY
Build a Better Bot Time to gear up and create your own BrushBot! Individuals will make a functioning Bot using simple supplies and colorful decorations. This is a drop-in program, so come anytime between 1 p.m.--4 p.m.! Large groups call ahead for availability. Materials provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board.
July 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cards of Encouragement Drop by the library this week to design your own greeting card. You can transform your art into an act of kindness when you make it into an encouraging card. Basic supplies will be available in the children's zone. Completed cards will be distributed to local patients.
July 28, ALL WEEK
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.
July 28, 3:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: Special Shark Edition Sharks have invaded the St. Albans Branch Library's Children's Department and we need your helping locating them! Find and mark off all five elusive sharks on our checklist, then claim a prize from the treasure chest. Bring your camera and strike a pose at our special shark display. I Spy Hidden Pictures is an activity for patrons 12 and younger.
July 28, ALL DAY
Cards of Encouragement Drop by the library this week to design your own greeting card. You can transform your art into an act of kindness when you make it into an encouraging card. Basic supplies will be available in the children's zone. Completed cards will be distributed to local patients.
July 29, ALL WEEK