Filter Calendar By:

Age
Location
Type
Topic

Keyword Search

View by Month Week Day
July 23rd - 29th, 2018
Salt Making in the Kanawha Valley: The Heritage of the J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works The seventh generation of the Dickinson Family in Malden has revived their salt making heritage to create an all-natural, artisanal salt organically gathered from a pristine, 400 million year old sea, deep below the Appalachian Mountains. Their small batch, hand-harvested, solar-dried salt is produced using environmentally sustainable techniques on the same farm where William Dickinson began making salt almost 200 years ago. Staff will share information about the company and their products and participants will have the chance to sample their homemade caramel with their salt. Their website can be found at http://www.jqdsalt.com/.
July 23, 6:00 PM
Libraries Rock Photo Holder Bring your favorite rock or use one of ours to create a one-of-a-kind photo holder. Registration opens June 1.
July 23, 6:00 PM
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 23, ALL MONTH
Two Hundred Years of Frankenstein: A Lecture on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” To commemorate the bicentennial of the novel, Dr. Thomas Kiddie will present a free public lecture on the book. Topics of discussion will include the story’s enduring influence, its ethical considerations, and its impact on popular culture. All attendees of the lecture will receive a free copy of the book to enjoy at their leisure or for more intensive study. Dr. Kiddie is Associate Professor of English at West Virginia State University. He is well-versed in “Frankenstein” and has previously taught the novel in class. This program is sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council and Step by Step.
July 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!
July 24, 6:00 PM
Club Dance Bring your caregiver and dance your sillies out to your favorite tunes! Snacks provided by the Cross Lanes Advisory Board. Make a simple craft before you leave. No registration required.
July 24, 10:30 AM
Teens: Upcycled Music Art Do you love music and making things? Then join us as the teens create different art projects with recycled CDs, vinyl records and cassette tapes. Space is limited, so sign up now! Registration opens on July 16.
July 24, 3:00 PM
History Alive! Mary Draper Ingles Mary Draper Ingles was one of the pioneers who settled the western frontier of Virginia. In 1755, she was captured by Shawnee Indians who brought her, along with her children, to a Shawnee village near what is now Portsmouth, Ohio. She escaped and walked more than 500 miles to get home, traveling through the New River Gorge in the months of November and December. The presenter is Karen Vuranch. Vuranch presents a unique perspective on frontier culture and tells how it was to be a white settler on the outer fringes of the 'civilized' world. But Mary can also talk about her son Thomas and the interaction of white and Native American cultures. Go to http://www.wventerprises.com/ for more information about Ms. Vuranch. A drawing for Alexander Thom’s classic tale “Follow the River” will follow the presentation.
July 24, 2:00 PM
History Alive! Mary Draper Ingles Mary Draper Ingles was one of the pioneers who settled the western frontier of Virginia. In 1755, she was captured by Shawnee Indians who brought her, along with her children, to a Shawnee village near what is now Portsmouth, Ohio. She escaped and walked more than 500 miles to get home, traveling through the New River Gorge in the months of November and December. The presenter is Karen Vuranch. Vuranch presents a unique perspective on frontier culture and tells how it was to be a white settler on the outer fringes of the 'civilized' world. But Mary can also talk about her son Thomas and the interaction of white and Native American cultures. Go to http://www.wventerprises.com/ for more information about Ms. Vuranch. A drawing for Alexander Thom’s classic tale “Follow the River” will follow the presentation.
July 24, 6:00 PM
Cross Lanes Library Summer Pool Parties The Cross Lanes Recreational Pool Association will be sponsoring three different pool parties for the Cross Lanes Library over the summer. These fundraisers will be at the CLRA Pool at 5447 Big Tyler Road. Please mark your summer calendars for these events! Thanks to the CLRA Pool for the use of their facilities and personnel for this fundraiser. Part of the proceeds will be going to the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board to meet our library's community assessment. COST: $5.00 Tuesday May 22 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday July 24 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Tuesday August 14 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
July 24, 3:30-6:30 pm
Make it and Take It: Tree of Life Pendant Learn about gemstones and minerals and make your own Tree of Life pendant with the help of a member of the Kanawha Rock and Gem Club. Class size is limited. Registration required and begins July 10.
July 24, 1:00 PM
Crafts In The Park - Coonskin Park Children can make a fun craft to take home before checking out books.
July 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dance Party Bring your caregiver and dance your sillies out to your favorite tunes! Up to age 5. Registration required. Registration begins July 10.
July 24, 10:30 AM
Books 'n' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
July 24, 11:00 AM
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 24, ALL MONTH
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo For this special event, the Kanawha County Public Library will host Jack from Kerr's Music World, Inc. Jack will bring a group of instruments and share some facts about them with the audience. Then, each child will get to try at least one instrument! Registration is appreciated, but not required, and will open on July 1. We ask that all participants be 7 years of age or older to allow everyone to properly enjoy the program.
July 24, 11:00 AM
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo For this special event, the Kanawha County Public Library will host Jack from Kerr's Music World, Inc. Jack will bring a group of instruments and share some facts about them with the audience. Then, each child will get to try at least one instrument! Registration is appreciated, but not required, and will open on July 1. We ask that all participants be 7 years of age or older to allow everyone to properly enjoy the program.
July 24, 2:00 PM
Family: Adopt a Rock Searching for a fun, low maintenance pet? Look no further than our adopt-a-rock event! At this interactive experience you can choose and customize your very own special rock as well as all of the accessories needed to give it a perfect forever home.
July 24, 6:00 P.M.
A Royal Event Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all knights, princes, and princesses from ages 4 to 10 to a royal event. Visit with Miss International and Miss Teen International pageant contestants (www.miss-international.us/) while participating in royal crafts and activities. Royal attire such as princess dresses or knight’s armor is encouraged. Balloon fun by Robert Edsel Young! Presented in partnership with the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Friends of The Library Foundation. Registration and a signed photo release form are required. Registration begins on June 15. Please arrive at 9:30 am to sign in and to complete a required photo release form. You may also download and print a photo release form from the library's website at www.kanawhalibrary.org and bring the completed form with you when you sign in at the event.
July 24, 9:30 AM-11:30 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.
July 25, 10:30 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. For July's meeting, we will talk about "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel. 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/.
July 25, 11:30 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
July 25, 10:00 AM
Morning Matinee Beat the heat with a family friendly movie! Light refreshments will be provided by the St. Albans Library Advisory Board. Family. Call for details.
July 25, 11:00 AM
Book Bop Storytime and Dance Party Get in the groove with our summer dance party series for little ones. To encourage movement, creativity, and an awareness of different genres of music, we will host a dance party and storytime once a month (during June and July) for the under 5 age group. We will share a story and include a craft as well.
July 25, 10:30 AM
Book Bop Storytime and Dance Party Get in the groove with our summer dance party series for little ones. To encourage movement, creativity, and an awareness of different genres of music, we will host a dance party and storytime once a month (during June and July) for the under 5 age group. We will share a story and include a craft as well.
July 25, 10:30 AM
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 25, ALL MONTH
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo For this special event, the Kanawha County Public Library will host Jack from Kerr's Music World, Inc. Jack will bring a group of instruments and share some facts about them with the audience. Then, each child will get to try at least one instrument! Registration is appreciated, but not required, and will open on July 1. We ask that all participants be 7 years of age or older to allow everyone to properly enjoy the program.
July 25, 11:00 AM
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo For this special event, the Kanawha County Public Library will host Jack from Kerr's Music World, Inc. Jack will bring a group of instruments and share some facts about them with the audience. Then, each child will get to try at least one instrument! Registration is appreciated, but not required, and will open on July 1. We ask that all participants be 7 years of age or older to allow everyone to properly enjoy the program.
July 25, 2:00 PM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
July 25, 11:00 A.M.
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 26, 10:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
July 26, 1:15 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.
July 26, 5:30 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.
July 26, 5:30 PM
Teens: Lip Sync Battle Do you love the idea of singing, but find yourself unable to sing in front of others? Then this is the event for you! Teens will battle against each other by lip-syncing to different songs. They will judge each other on performance to pick an ultimate winner!
July 26, 6:00 PM
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Join us for a sleepover at the library – stuffed animal style, that is! Bring your stuffed friend to the library for a special storytime, tuck them in for the night, and come back the next day to watch a slideshow of all the fun they had! There is a limit of 20 participants. Please call the library at 304-965-3636 or register online. Registration will begin Thursday, July 5, 2018.
July 26, 6:00 PM
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo For this special event, the Kanawha County Public Library will host Vince Gorby from Gorby's Music, Inc. Vince will bring a group of instruments and share some facts about them with the audience. Then, each child will get to try at least one instrument! Registration is required and will open on July 5. We ask that all participants be elementary school aged to allow everyone to properly enjoy the program. There will be a limit of 25 participants.
July 26, 2:00 PM
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 26, ALL MONTH
Brick Builders Use your imagination with the world's most popular building blocks and meet some new friends.
July 26, 6:00 PM
Rock On! Rock Painting for Adults We will provide the supplies, and you paint a rock to inspire others. You may bring your own rock if you would like, but we will have some on hand. Registration is required. Registration begins July 12.
July 26, 6:00 PM
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo For this special event, the Kanawha County Public Library will host Jack from Kerr's Music World, Inc. Jack will bring a group of instruments and share some facts about them with the audience. Then, each child will get to try at least one instrument! Registration is appreciated, but not required, and will open on July 1. We ask that all participants be 7 years of age or older to allow everyone to properly enjoy the program.
July 26, 11:00 AM
Frankenstoys Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein in a fun way! Create your very own Frankentoy by combining various plush animal parts to create a unique creature. Registration required and begins July 12.
July 26, 2:00 PM
Frankenstoys Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein in a fun way! Create your very own Frankentoy by combining various plush animal parts to create a unique creature. Registration is required and begins July 12.
July 26, 6:00 PM
Stuffed Animal Pickup If your stuffed animal participated in the Stuffed Animal Sleepover, don’t forget to stop by and pick them up! You’ll be entertained by a slideshow of their adventures from their night at the library and a light breakfast snack to start your day off right.
July 27, 10:30 AM
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 27, ALL MONTH
Teens: Upcycled Music Art Do you love music and making things? Then join us as the teens create different art projects with recycled CDs, vinyl records and cassette tapes. Space is limited, so sign up now! Registration opens on July 16.
July 28, 12:00 PM
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 28, ALL MONTH