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October 7th - 13th, 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.
October 7, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 7, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
October 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Night: Sculpting Fun! Sculpt an air dry clay creation creature while listening to spooky stories. We will be sculpting spooky creatures and letting them dry at the library. Then on October 21, at 6 p.m., kids can come back and paint their creatures to take home. Families are invited to come socialize!
October 7, 6:00 p.m.
Adult Crafting Class Rock painting! All materials provided.
October 7, 6:00 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 7, ALL MONTH
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 7, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Teens: Anime Afternoon Join us in the Teen Zone for an afternoon of anime, crafts, and snacks! This is a teens-only event. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
October 7, 3:30 PM
Teens: Creative Crafts Each Monday we will have a new craft available for teens to create! Stop by Zone 4 each Monday to try out a new craft.
October 7, ALL DAY
Kingdom Krafters: Pumpkin Painting on Canvas Create a lovely fall themed guided painting on canvas. Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Adults.
October 7, 6:00 PM
Teen Game Night Teens are invited for an evening of games. We will have Xbox games, interactive games, plus some fun board games to pick from. There will also be snacks. Bring your friends!
October 8, 6:00 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.
October 8, 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.
October 8, 10:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
October 8, 10:30 AM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game.
October 8, 3:45 PM
Golden Years Seniors are invited to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of crafts, music and games. This includes Bingo and prizes. Light refreshments provided. Seniors.
October 8, 12:00 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 8, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins September 24.
October 8, 10:30 AM
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.
October 9, 10:30 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!
October 9, 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.
October 9, 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.
October 9, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 9, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
October 9, 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.
October 9, 10:00 AM
Homeschool Day Learn about research tools and resources. Activities for the whole family.
October 9, 10:30 AM
Homeschool Day Homeschool families will meet together to learn about the library services and resources and work on a different fun lesson every month. Make new friends, share ideas and plan future lessons. Activities and crafts will be available for children as parents meet. Learn how the library can be a part of the homeschool experience. All Ages. Registration required.
October 9, 12:30 PM
Playgroup 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
October 9, 11:00 AM
Rhythm and Rhyme Time Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories.
October 9, 10:30 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 9, ALL MONTH
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 9, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup at 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. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
October 9, 10:30 AM
Relax and Color Experience relaxation as you color your cares away. Bring your own materials or use those provided by the Cross Lanes Library Board.
October 10, 6:00 PM
Clendenin Library Book Group Join our Book Group for a discussion of "The Unquiet Grave" by Sharyn McCrumb. Bring a bag lunch if you want; we'll provide drinks and snacks. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk or download this title from our website.
October 10, 12:00 PM
Book Chat Join the library for a lively discussion of popular titles the second Thursday of each month. Please contact the library at (304) 984-2244 for this month's title.
October 10, 1:00 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.
October 10, 10:00 AM
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!
October 10, 1:15 PM
Water: The Source of Life (STEM) Learn all the ways in which we utilize freshwater and the importance of maintaining clean sources of water. Afterwards, participants will learn how to build their own watershed.
October 10, 6:00 PM
Let's Get Cooking! Do you love cooking and looking at different cookbooks and recipes? Let’s Get Cooking meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Dunbar Branch Library. To participate: 1. Check out a cookbook that fits the monthly theme (call or stop by to get the theme). 2. Bring a sample of the recipe you made to the meeting to share with others. 3. At the meeting, we will eat, discuss and review the cookbooks and recipes.
October 10, 6:00 pm
Family STEM Night: Leap into Science 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. Leap Into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum. Registration begins September 16.
October 10, 6:00 pm
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 10, ALL MONTH
Teens: Roast Club Teens are invited to do their best MST3K impressions for this monthly event! Join us to watch and roast a cheesy movie or TV show. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
October 10, 3:30 PM
Teen Book Group What are you reading? Meet up at the library and let's talk about it. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Women's Club of Cross Lanes.
October 10, 4:30 PM
Our Library: The Hub of the Community Get involved with St. Albans civic organizations and learn more about what they have to offer you. Sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. Adult and Teen.
October 10, 6:30 PM
Board Games Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
October 10, 11:00 A.M.
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 11, ALL MONTH
Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group Join the Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group to discuss "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple. The book is available four weeks before our meeting and you can check it out at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's circulation desk.
October 11, 11:00 AM
Crafternoon: Paper Marbling Learn the Japanese "suminagashi" technique and create beautifully marbled paper pieces. This program is free of charge and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens September 27.
October 11, 1:00 PM
Stop the Bleed Learn how to stop the bleed. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. This training is offered in partnership with the Kanawha County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority.
October 12, 10:00 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 12, ALL MONTH
Autumn Collage Picture a crisp fall day or a chilly, spooky night: pumpkins, falling leaves, apple cider, frosty mornings and all the other delights of the season. Stop by the library and create a collage of your favorite things about Autumn. All Ages.
October 12, 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning Cartoons Relive the simple pleasures of childhood with this Saturday morning throwback that's fun for the whole family! Drop by any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. as we show some classic cartoons and serve up bowls of your favorite kid-approved cereals.
October 12, 10:00 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 13, ALL MONTH
Award-Winning Cosplay/Belly Dance Troupe: Final Form Fusion Final Form Fusion is an award-winning troupe of professionally trained belly dancers brought together by a longing to express their mutual love of geek culture through music and dance. Assembled in the autumn of 2016, their mission is to create electric productions encompassing multiple genres, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, video games, and more! Final Form Fusion will perform a half-hour show and pose for photos with those in attendance afterwards. Suitable for all ages. Registration encouraged as seating is limited.
October 13, 2:30 PM