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November 5th - 11th, 2018
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.
November 5, 6:00 PM
Ready, Set, Create! Designed to Survive In this engineering challenge for children in grades 2 - 5, participants investigate ways to engineer structures to resist the forces of nature. All supplies are provided. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children. Registration begins on October 8.
November 5, 6:00 PM
Dimensional Embroidered Christmas Ornament In this hand embroidery class, participants will learn how to make bullion roses, the foliage stitch and French knots. Finishing technique will also be taught. All materials will be provided, though participants are asked to bring a pair of scissors. Class size is limited. Registration required. Registration begins October 22.
November 5, 6:00 PM
Two Day I Spy Special: Turkeys on the Loose! Can you find all five turkeys? If you do, mark them off your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest. Children: Ages 12 and younger.
November 5, ALL DAY
Picture Book I-SPY Celebrate Picture Book Month at the Main Library by playing I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for popular characters from picture books. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
November 5, ALL MONTH
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!
November 6, 6:00 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.
November 6, 10:00 AM
Autumn Leaves Craft Come and make a pretty seasonal craft. Children and caregiver. Supplies are limited. Registration is encouraged. Registration begins October 15, 2018.
November 6, 2:00 PM
Two Day I Spy Special: Turkeys on the Loose! Can you find all five turkeys? If you do, mark them off your game sheet and choose a prize from our treasure chest. Children: Ages 12 and younger.
November 6, ALL DAY
Clendenin Library Book Group Join our new Book Group for a discussion of "The First Phone Call from Heaven" by Mitch Albom. 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.
November 6, 12:00 PM
Adult Craft Class: Fabric Ornaments Step up your holiday decor this year with a DIY fabric ornament. The wonderful Kingdom Life Fellowship Kingdom Krafters will teach you how to make this gorgeous craft. Supplies are limited, so please register. Registration opens October 1.
November 6, 6:00 PM
Books 'n' More Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver.
November 6, 10:30 AM
Healthy Holiday Eating CANCELLED Are the holidays a stumbling block to keeping good eating habits or do you feel left out while everyone else eats the “good stuff?” April Simpson from the West Virginia University Extension Service has a four part plan to leave you feeling positive about your holiday celebrations. Participants will look at techniques to maintain weight over the holiday. The group will look at portion sizes and control. April will show how to swap out healthy alternatives that still satisfy. Lastly the group will look at how to stay active during the holidays even as the holiday calendar gets booked up. Registration is required and begins October 22.
November 6, 6:00 PM
Family Night: Brick Builders Put your creativity to the test at this brick builders themed night! There will be crafts, games, and plenty of free building time.
November 6, 6:00 PM
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to celebrate November as Picture Book Month than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of beloved picture books? Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limited to 15 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration opens on October 22. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
November 6, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
CLOSING Nitro Public Library will be closed for Election Day.
November 6, ALL DAY
Picture Book I-SPY Celebrate Picture Book Month at the Main Library by playing I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for popular characters from picture books. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
November 6, 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.
November 7, 10:30 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.
November 7, 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!
November 7, 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.
November 7, 10:00 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
November 7, 11:00 AM
Born to Read A storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
November 7, 11:00 AM
Born to Read A storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
November 7, 11:00 AM
Picture Book I-SPY Celebrate Picture Book Month at the Main Library by playing I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for popular characters from picture books. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
November 7, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
November 7, 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.
November 8, 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.
November 8, 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.
November 8, 10:30 AM
Playgroup @ the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families with toddlers and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering. "The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery." ~Erik H. Erikson
November 8, 11:00 AM
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.
November 8, 10:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
November 8, 1:15 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.
November 8, 1:00 P.M.
Life Size Games Everyone loves a good board game, right? What if I told you some of those games were jumbo size? Join us for some jumbo games and classic board games. Spend a fun evening with friends and family.
November 8, 6:00 PM
Reclamation Day Celebration Are you waiting anxiously to explore the Appalachian Wasteland? Then join us as we prepare for the fallout and celebrate our last few days radiation free. Find out if you have what it takes to survive in the wasteland by participating in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. activities to test your skills. This is where our future begins. Food and drinks will be provided by the St. Albans Library Advisory Board.
November 8, 6:00 PM
Family Mixed-Media Art Workshop What better way for families to celebrate November as Picture Book Month than by creating their own mixed-media art in celebration of beloved picture books? Local artist Debi Ellis (https://www.debiellis.com/) will help your family create your own masterpiece using paint and collage materials. Work together and have fun! Limited to 15 participants with children being ages 5 & up. Registration opens on October 22. Please allow approximately 2 hours per session.
November 8, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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.
November 8, 3:30 PM
Picture Book I-SPY Celebrate Picture Book Month at the Main Library by playing I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for popular characters from picture books. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
November 8, ALL MONTH
Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group Join the Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group to discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. The book is available four weeks before our meeting and you can check it out at the Cross Lanes Library's circulation desk.
November 9, 11:00 AM
Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, November 9 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 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.
November 9, 1:00 - 5:30 PM
Picture Book I-SPY Celebrate Picture Book Month at the Main Library by playing I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for popular characters from picture books. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
November 9, ALL MONTH
Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, February 22 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 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.
November 9, 1:00 - 5:30 PM
Make it and Take It: Holiday Cookie Decorating Craft your own fall cookies with the help of local baker Janna Paterno. All supplies will be provided. Each attendee will get two cookies to decorate as well as a list of online resources and tutorials for beginners. Participants will make a pumpkin and a Christmas stocking cookie. You can view Janna’s creations on Instagram at SweetJannaLea. Class size is limited and registration is required. Due to limited space and supplies, this program is open to adults only. Registration begins October 27.
November 10, 11:00 AM
Used Book Sale The St. Albans Advisory Board is sponsoring a Used Book Sale on Friday, November 9 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 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.
November 10, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Picture Book I-SPY Celebrate Picture Book Month at the Main Library by playing I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for popular characters from picture books. Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
November 10, ALL MONTH