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September 16th - 22nd, 2019
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.
September 16, 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 "Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics." Everyone welcome.
September 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Golden Years Fun-filled afternoon for seniors with games, crafts, and refreshments.
September 16, 1:00 PM
Experience R.M.S. Titanic Since before she sailed, R.M.S. Titanic has captivated the imaginations of those hearing her name. In this family-friendly performance by Astral Theatre Collective, the R.M.S. Titanic sails out from the pages of history to bring the audience a dramatic presentation from three of the roughly 2200 people who were aboard her on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Hear their stories, based on their own words and eye-witness accounts and enhanced through the use of authentic historical items and reproductions. See what the 1997 blockbuster film missed in this dramatic learning experience.
September 16, 6:00 PM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 16, ALL MONTH
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.
September 16, ALL DAY
Minute To Win It for Teens Can you meet these 60-second challenges? There will be Breakfast Scramble, Defying Gravity, Say Ahhhh and many more. Compete against friends or try them solo. For Middle and High School students. Registration begins August 26.
September 17, 5:30 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.
September 17, ALL DAY
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game.
September 17, 3:45 P.M.
Experience R.M.S. Titanic Since before she sailed, R.M.S. Titanic has captivated the imaginations of those hearing her name. In this family-friendly performance by Astral Theatre Collective, the R.M.S. Titanic sails out from the pages of history to bring the audience a dramatic presentation from three of the roughly 2200 who were aboard her on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Hear their stories, based on their own words and eye-witness accounts and enhanced through the use of authentic historical items and reproductions. See what the 1997 blockbuster film missed in this dramatic learning experience.
September 17, 10:30 AM
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.
September 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 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.
September 17, 10:00 AM
Behold the Power of the Wind From a light breeze to a gale, we will explore and experience the power of the wind, and the science behind it. Join us for this unique STEM program developed by The Franklin Institute. Registration opens August 27, 2019.
September 17, 6:00 PM
Elk Valley Book Group Everyone is invited for a discussion of the book "The Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome. Refreshments are provided by the Elk Valley Advisory Board.
September 17, 12:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins September 3.
September 17, 10:30 AM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 17, ALL MONTH
Family Crafts Come learn how to make a fun craft. Crafting class is always the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
September 17, 6:00 PM
Annual Meeting: St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board You are cordially invited to the annual meeting of the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. This special evening will feature a look back at some of our many library events over the past fiscal year, information on library services, and upcoming events including authors of St. Albans and how your library works as a community hub. Enter a drawing to win a free Kindle or family gift basket! Light refreshments will be provided by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. All ages.
September 17, 6:00 PM
Celebrate Constitution Day! Celebrate Constitution Day with KCPL! September 17th is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Visit any participating KCPL library to get your FREE POCKET CONSTITUTION (while supplies last, courtesy of FDLP) and complete our Constitution word search for a chance to win KCPL swag. Look for the Constitution Day display at participating libraries on September 17th and 18th! (Main-Reference Department, St. Albans, Dunbar, Elk Valley) Did you know KCPL is a Federal Depository Library? The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of Government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.
September 17, ALL DAY
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.
September 17, 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.
September 18, ALL DAY
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
September 18, 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.
September 18, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
September 18, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
September 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
September 18, 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.
September 18, 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
September 18, 11:00 AM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 18, ALL MONTH
Kid's Craft Corner A special craft time for preschoolers and their grown-up. Ages 3-5.
September 18, 11:30 AM
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
September 18, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate Constitution Day! Celebrate Constitution Day with KCPL! September 17th is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Visit any participating KCPL library to get your FREE POCKET CONSTITUTION (while supplies last, courtesy of FDLP) and complete our Constitution word search for a chance to win KCPL swag. Look for the Constitution Day display at participating libraries on September 17th and 18th! (Main-Reference Department, St. Albans, Dunbar, Elk Valley) Did you know KCPL is a Federal Depository Library? The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of Government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.
September 18, ALL DAY
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.
September 18, ALL DAY
Books 'n' More Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver.
September 18, 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.
September 19, ALL DAY
Play to Learn! Families are invited to come play with building bricks, sensory toys, magnets, word games and more. Brush up on your STEM and literacy skills while having fun with your family. All ages.
September 19, 6:00 PM
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! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others at the Library.
September 19, 11:00 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.
September 19, 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.
September 19, 11:00 a.m.
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.
September 19, 6:00 P.M.
Experience R.M.S. Titanic Since before she sailed, R.M.S. Titanic has captivated the imaginations of those hearing her name. In this family-friendly performance by Astral Theatre Collective, the R.M.S. Titanic sails out from the pages of history to bring the audience a dramatic presentation from three of the roughly 2200 people who were aboard her on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Hear their stories, based on their own words and eye-witness accounts and enhanced through the use of authentic historical items and reproductions. See what the 1997 blockbuster film missed in this dramatic learning experience.
September 19, 6:00 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!
September 19, 1:15 PM
Toddler Exploration In this program we'll provide activities for toddlers that help them explore the world around them. Come dressed to make a mess!
September 19, 10:00 AM
Squirt Gun Painting Who doesn't like squirt guns and art? Why not both at the same time? Please join us to make art using squirt guns. It is going to be a unique experience you won't want to miss!
September 19, 6:00 PM
Special Book Sale: One Day Only! The Elk Valley Advisory Board will be holding a special one day book sale at the Elk Valley Branch Library. The sale will run from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. 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.
September 19, 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
TEENS: Area 51 Invasion Party Tomorrow is the day where all across the nation, people will be storming the base! What will they discover? Will anyone show up? Help us celebrate in style!
September 19, 3:30 PM
Family Fun Night Come enjoy an evening of fun with your family with crafts and activities. Registration required. Registration begins September 5.
September 19, 6:00 PM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 19, ALL MONTH
Board Games Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
September 19, 11:00 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.
September 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.
September 20, ALL DAY
Brick Builders Club Join in the fun at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's Brick Builders Club! Sign up to be a member and get a membership card! Get the card stamped at each program and earn a reward when it is full. It's free to join and everyone is invited. Register to get reminders of future club meetings!
September 20, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 20, ALL MONTH
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.
September 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.
September 21, ALL DAY
Electronic Motorboat: Family STEM Program Design an electronic motorboat. As the captain, test your vessel in the open waters. Will yours sink or float? Our monthly program provides hands on science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Registration required. Registration will open September 1. Program limited to 20 participants.
September 21, 11 AM - 12:00 PM
Dunbar Fall Book Sale Used books and DVDs are offered for sale at good prices.
September 21, 10:00 AM
Book Folding Club The club will meet on the third Saturday in September, but will resume our normal meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in October. Transform an old book into a work of art and meet new friends.
September 21, 10:30 AM
Teddy Bear I-Spy Search the Children's Department for fun pictures of teddy bears! Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
September 21, ALL MONTH
Autumn String Art Celebrate the season with us as we make beautiful autumn leaf string art. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Registration opens Friday, September 6.
September 21, 11:00 AM
Banned Books Week Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! Visit any KCPL library this week for your chance to win one of two $25 Amazon bookmark gift cards. To enter the contest, all you'll need to do is participate in the Banned Books Week Challenge: 1) Read a banned or challenged book 2) Find your library's banned books display and fill out an entry form, then return to a staff member 3) Play again! See how many banned or challenged books you can read this week! Contest runs September 21-28, 2019. Good luck and happy reading!
September 21, ALL WEEK
Yoga Class Enrich your body and mind during this free yoga class led by Christine Coleman! This class is intended for adults, but ages 16+ may attend with an adult. Class size is limited, participants will need to bring their own mat.
September 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 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.
September 21, ALL DAY