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August 20th - 26th, 2018
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.
August 20, ALL DAY
The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion 2018 Join us the third Monday of each month through November 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 Turkey: A Partner in Crisis. Everyone welcome.
August 20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Golden Years Fun filled afternoon for Seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
August 20, 1:00 P.M.
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 20, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 20, 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.
August 21, 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 "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.
August 21, 3:00 PM
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.
August 21, 10:00 AM
Elk Valley Book Group Join Book Group members for a discussion of "A Hope More Powerful than the Sea" by Melissa Flewing. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
August 21, 12:00 PM
Watermelon Fun! Celebrate that great, juicy fruit through stories, crafts, and other activities. Participate in a 'Watermelon Seed-Spitting' Contest and enjoy some cold watermelon afterward. Bring the family! All ages are welcome! Limit 30.
August 21, 6:00 PM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 21, ALL MONTH
Sweet Summer Send-Off Ice Cream Social Come chill with us at a sweet ice cream social to say farewell to the end of summer. Here's the scoop: there will be outdoor games, music, crafts, and of course plenty of ice cream!
August 21, 6:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins August 7.
August 21, 10:30 AM
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 21, ALL MONTH
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.
August 22, 10:30 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.
August 22, ALL DAY
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.
August 22, 10:30 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
August 22, 11:00 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!
August 22, 11:00 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.
August 22, 10:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
August 22, 11:00 A.M.
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 22, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 22, ALL MONTH
I Made it Myself Crafty fun for preschoolers. Come dressed to make a mess! Ages 3-5 and caregiver.
August 22, 10:30 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.
August 23, ALL DAY
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.
August 23, 5:30 PM
Slime Party Have fun making a mess. Learn how to make fluffy slime and other different types of slime.
August 23, 6:00 PM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
August 23, 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.
August 23, 10:00 AM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 23, ALL MONTH
Elk Valley Advisory Board BIG Book Sale The Elk Valley Advisory Board will be holding a book sale at the Elk Valley Branch Library. The sale will run 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special early bird sale Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Great prices, plenty of selection. Books, DVDs, magazines and Children's books. Help support the library. All proceeds will go toward the Annual Assessment.
August 23, 5:00-7:30 PM
Fluid Acrylic Painting Have fun creating two abstract fluid acrylic paintings with fascinating swirls and pops of color! You will learn to carefully pour and tilt layers of thin acrylic hues to beautifully coat each canvas, no brushes needed. Beginners are welcome and all supplies are provided. Please wear clothing appropriate for painting. Registration will open on August 2.
August 23, 6:00 PM
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 23, 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.
August 24, ALL DAY
Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, August 24 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. in the St. Albans Branch Library Community Room. Prices range from a quarter to a dollar. This sale presents a great opportunity to build your and your child’s personal library. All proceeds are used to support activities at the library. Contact the St. Albans Library at 304-722-4244 for additional information.
August 24, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 24, ALL MONTH
Elk Valley Advisory Board BIG Book Sale The Elk Valley Advisory Board will be holding a book sale at the Elk Valley Branch Library. The sale will run 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special early bird sale Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Great prices, plenty of selection. Books, DVDs, magazines and Children's books. Help support the library. All proceeds will go toward the Annual Assessment.
August 24, 10:00 - 3:00 PM
Elk Valley Advisory Board BIG Book Sale The Elk Valley Advisory Board will be holding a book sale at the Elk Valley Branch Library. The sale will run 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special early bird sale Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Great prices, plenty of selection. Books, DVDs, magazines and Children's books. Help support the library. All proceeds will go toward the Annual Assessment.
August 24, 5:00-7:30 PM
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 24, 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.
August 25, ALL DAY
Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, August 24 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. in the St. Albans Branch Library Community Room. Prices range from a quarter to a dollar. This sale presents a great opportunity to build your and your child’s personal library. All proceeds are used to support activities at the library. Contact the St. Albans Library at 304-722-4244 for additional information.
August 25, 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 25, ALL MONTH
Elk Valley Advisory Board BIG Book Sale The Elk Valley Advisory Board will be holding a book sale at the Elk Valley Branch Library. The sale will run 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special early bird sale Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Great prices, plenty of selection. Books, DVDs, magazines and Children's books. Help support the library. All proceeds will go toward the Annual Assessment.
August 25, 10:00 - 3:00 PM
Elk Valley Advisory Board BIG Book Sale The Elk Valley Advisory Board will be holding a book sale at the Elk Valley Branch Library. The sale will run 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special early bird sale Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Great prices, plenty of selection. Books, DVDs, magazines and Children's books. Help support the library. All proceeds will go toward the Annual Assessment.
August 25, 5:00-7:30 PM
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 25, ALL MONTH
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 26, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 26, ALL MONTH