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August 19th - 25th, 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.
August 19, 6:00 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.
August 19, ALL DAY
The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion 2019 Join us the third Monday of each month through November (except July) 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 "Decoding U.S. - China Trade." Everyone welcome.
August 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled afternoon for seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
August 19, 1:00 PM
Teens: Creative Crafting Each Monday we will be focusing on a new craft to make! If you like working with your hands, then this is the program for you.
August 19, 3:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: I Love Peace A very special I Spy inspired by the I Love Peace event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. 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 19, ALL DAY
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
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game.
August 20, 3:45 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 20, 10:00 AM
Elk Valley Book Group Join Book Group members for a discussion of"Bring Me Back" by B.A. Paris. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
August 20, 12:00 PM
Back to School Family Movie Night Relax and enjoy a family-friendly movie to get you in the mood for another year of school. There will be enough popcorn and laughs for everyone!
August 20, 5:30 PM
Sew Simple Learn the basics at this introductory sewing machine class. Use one of the library's new sewing machines to learn the basics. A simple project will be completed by the end of the class. Registration begins August 1 and is required.
August 20, 2:00 PM
Teens Create: Sharpie® Mugs This is something you will use again and again. Have fun using your imagination and decorate a mug that describes you. All materials will be provided. Limit 12. Registration required. Registration begins July 29.
August 20, 5:30 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.
August 20, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Teen Time: Minute to Win it! Teens are invited to play fun "Minute to Win It" games. Bring your friends and see who comes out a winner. Refreshments provided.
August 20, 6:00 PM
BORN TO READ Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins August 6.
August 20, 10:30 AM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: I Love Peace A very special I Spy inspired by the I Love Peace event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. 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
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
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 21, 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 21, 11:00 AM
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
August 21, 10:30 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.
August 21, 10:00 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.
August 21, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: I Love Peace A very special I Spy inspired by the I Love Peace event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. 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
Books 'n' More Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver.
August 21, 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 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.
August 22, 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.
August 22, 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!
August 22, 5:30 pm
Family Science Night: Crazy Concoctions Come join us at the library for a night of science fun! Make three different science experiments using one very important secret ingredient. Registration begins August 1.
August 22, 6:00 PM
Brick Builders A large assortment of plastic bricks will be available for patrons to make their own design. Work alone or in groups to build one of our models.
August 22, 6:00 P.M.
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!
August 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.
August 22, 10:00 AM
Throwback Thursday: I <3 the '90s! Put on your best flannel and polish your Doc Martens® - it's '90s night at the library! Everyone ages 16 and older are invited for an evening of '90s-themed games, crafts, and snacks. Come as you were, a prize will be awarded for the best '90s costume. Don't miss out on this event, it's going to be all that and a bag of chips!
August 22, 6:00 PM
Family Storytime A storytime the entire family will enjoy! We will share a story and then have stationed activities to accommodate all ages.
August 22, 6:00 PM
Teens: Miyazaki Movie Nights This month's movie nights' theme will be Miyazaki Movies! If you enjoy classic, beautifully written anime movies, then join us!
August 22, 3:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: I Love Peace A very special I Spy inspired by the I Love Peace event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. 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
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
St. Albans Advisory Board Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board will be holding a used book sale at the St. Albans Branch Library. The sale will run from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. As always, prices will range from a quarter to a dollar. Proceeds benefit the St. Albans Branch Library. All Ages.
August 23, 1:00 PM-5:30 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: I Love Peace A very special I Spy inspired by the I Love Peace event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. 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
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
Book Folding Club The club will always meet on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Transform an old book into a work of art and meet new friends.
August 24, 10:30 AM
Color Yourself Calm Studies show that coloring can help reduce stress. Come decompress at the library and enjoy a relaxing color while listening to an audiobook. Coloring pages, crayons, markers, and colored pencils will be provided by the library or bring your own if you prefer.
August 24, 1:00 PM
St. Albans Advisory Board Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board will be holding a used book sale at the St. Albans Branch Library. The sale will run from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone. As always, prices will range from a quarter to a dollar. Proceeds benefit the St. Albans Branch Library. All Ages.
August 24, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures: I Love Peace A very special I Spy inspired by the I Love Peace event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. 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