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December 4th - 10th, 2017
“Blade Runner”: The Book and the Movie: A Discussion The 1982 film “Blade Runner” will be shown at the Main Library on November 27, with discussion of both the film and book to follow on December 4. This two-part science fiction film/book series will be presented by West Virginia State University professor Karen Anderson. It will focus on the 1982 film “Blade Runner,” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford and Sean Young, as well as the 1968 novel upon which the film is loosely based, Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” This series coincides with the 2017 theatrical release of “Blade Runner 2049”, a sequel to the 1982 film, celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary this year. “Blade Runner” has often been categorized as a cult film, with a large following; it blurs the boundaries of science fiction and noir, using Dick’s dystopian novel as a springboard. Anderson has also worked for the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the American Film Institute Louis B. Mayer Library. “Blade Runner” (117 minutes) is rated R. A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk.
December 4, 6:00 PM
Holiday Movie Quotes Put your movie watching skills to the test! Drop in every week to see if you recognize quotes from holiday and winter movies.
December 4, ALL MONTH
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or to inquire about what to donate, please contact the Elk Valley Branch Library at 304-965-3636. Thank you for helping give back to those who have given so tirelessly of themselves.
December 4, ALL MONTH
Holiday Decoration Exchange Do you have some holiday decorations that you no longer use? Need something new to add to your holiday displays? If you have too many decorations, bring some in. If you need some decorations, please help yourself.
December 4, ALL MONTH
Baby & Me Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
December 5, 10:00 AM
Holiday Movie Quotes Put your movie watching skills to the test! Drop in every week to see if you recognize quotes from holiday and winter movies.
December 5, ALL MONTH
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or to inquire about what to donate, please contact the Elk Valley Branch Library at 304-965-3636. Thank you for helping give back to those who have given so tirelessly of themselves.
December 5, ALL MONTH
Holiday Decoration Exchange Do you have some holiday decorations that you no longer use? Need something new to add to your holiday displays? If you have too many decorations, bring some in. If you need some decorations, please help yourself.
December 5, ALL MONTH
Hands On With Virtual Reality Join us at the library for an introduction to Virtual Reality and get a chance to try out the library’s new Virtual Reality headsets with a brief demo! Headsets and time for demos will be limited based on the number of attendees. Attendees will need to provide their own cell phone and download the Google Cardboard app (for Android or iPhone) prior to the program. The program will run for two hours.
December 5, 6:00 PM
Family Night: Handmade Christmas Some of the best gifts come from the heart. Join us as the children spend the evening making some fun, handmade gifts. Registration for this event opens on November 22.
December 5, 6:00 PM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for adults and children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
December 6, 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.
December 6, 10:30 AM
Born to Read A Storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
December 6, 11:00 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
December 6, 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.
December 6, 10:30 AM
Holiday Movie Quotes Put your movie watching skills to the test! Drop in every week to see if you recognize quotes from holiday and winter movies.
December 6, ALL MONTH
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or to inquire about what to donate, please contact the Elk Valley Branch Library at 304-965-3636. Thank you for helping give back to those who have given so tirelessly of themselves.
December 6, ALL MONTH
Holiday Decoration Exchange Do you have some holiday decorations that you no longer use? Need something new to add to your holiday displays? If you have too many decorations, bring some in. If you need some decorations, please help yourself.
December 6, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
December 6, 10:30 AM
Holiday Open House Join us as we spread holiday cheer at the Elk Valley Branch Library during out annual Holiday Open House. We will have crafts, entertainment, and goodies for everyone. Parents, make sure to bring your camera in case a special guest drops in for a visit! Refreshments provided by the Elk Valley Branch Library Advisory Board.
December 7, 6:00-7:30 PM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
December 7, 1:15 PM
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
December 7, 11:00 AM
Playgroup All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Immediately following storytime, adults are invited to socialize with other families and children to 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
December 7, 2:45 PM
Coast to Coast: Contemporary American Writers Reading and Discussion Group This book discussion series focuses on some new voices in contemporary American literature. This month's selection is "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September 2017 through May 2018. Discussion leader is Tim Basford. Copies of the books are limited and may be picked up at the Reference Desk.
December 7, 3:00 PM
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.
December 7, 11:00 AM
Roast Club Teens are invited to do their best MSTK3 impressions for this monthly event! Join us to watch and roast a cheesy movie or TV show. Our December feature is "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (PG). Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Library.
December 7, 3:00 PM
Holiday Movie Quotes Put your movie watching skills to the test! Drop in every week to see if you recognize quotes from holiday and winter movies.
December 7, ALL MONTH
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or to inquire about what to donate, please contact the Elk Valley Branch Library at 304-965-3636. Thank you for helping give back to those who have given so tirelessly of themselves.
December 7, ALL MONTH
Holiday Decoration Exchange Do you have some holiday decorations that you no longer use? Need something new to add to your holiday displays? If you have too many decorations, bring some in. If you need some decorations, please help yourself.
December 7, ALL MONTH
Holiday Open House Live Holiday music, crafts and free pictures with Santa 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be available.
December 7, 6 - 7:30 PM
Holiday Open House Join us at the library for an evening of crafts, refreshments, and more. Sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Advisory Board. All Ages.
December 7, 6:00 PM
Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group The Cross Lanes Book Group will be discussing WV Book Festival author, Sharyn McCrumb's "Unquiet Grave." This book is about 19th Century West Virginia's "Greenbrier Ghost" and the murder trial that actually happened based on the ghost's testimony. Books (and other formats) will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk on November 14th. The group will also be having a Holiday Party on December 8th and share their favorite holiday books, stories, and light refreshments. Hope you can join us!
December 8, 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Movie Quotes Put your movie watching skills to the test! Drop in every week to see if you recognize quotes from holiday and winter movies.
December 8, ALL MONTH
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or to inquire about what to donate, please contact the Elk Valley Branch Library at 304-965-3636. Thank you for helping give back to those who have given so tirelessly of themselves.
December 8, ALL MONTH
Holiday Decoration Exchange Do you have some holiday decorations that you no longer use? Need something new to add to your holiday displays? If you have too many decorations, bring some in. If you need some decorations, please help yourself.
December 8, ALL MONTH
Cross Lanes Holiday Open House Get in the holiday mood at the Cross Lanes Library's Annual Holiday Open House. Several activities are planned, including music by Andrew Jackson Middle School Choirs, and making holiday crafts. A very special guest will arrive at 7:30 p.m., so bring your camera. Cookies and punch provided by the Cross Lanes Library Board and the Woman's Club of Cross Lanes. Doors will open at 6:30. All ages.
December 8, 6:30 PM
Holiday Movie Quotes Put your movie watching skills to the test! Drop in every week to see if you recognize quotes from holiday and winter movies.
December 9, ALL MONTH
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for local first responders and the WV Veterans' Home. For more information about this project or to inquire about what to donate, please contact the Elk Valley Branch Library at 304-965-3636. Thank you for helping give back to those who have given so tirelessly of themselves.
December 9, ALL MONTH
Holiday Decoration Exchange Do you have some holiday decorations that you no longer use? Need something new to add to your holiday displays? If you have too many decorations, bring some in. If you need some decorations, please help yourself.
December 9, ALL MONTH
Tales to Tails: Read to the Dog Let your young readers practice their reading skills by reading their favorite holiday book to a trained and friendly therapy dog! Reading aloud boosts confidence and self esteem. Readers from kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to participate in this drop-in program.
December 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am