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December 17th - 23rd, 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.
December 17, 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.
December 17, ALL DAY
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for Elk River Backpack Blessings. Their mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. They provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. 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 children in our community.
December 17, 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 17, ALL MONTH
Teen Time! Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game.
December 17, 4:00 PM
Holiday Tree Throughout the month of December you will have an opportunity to give back to your community. Decorate the Children's Services holiday tree with new items for babies (bibs, rattles, socks, etc) and mittens, hats, and scarves for children. All donations will be distributed through local charitable organizations after the holidays. Thank you for your caring!
December 17, ALL MONTH
Winter Wonderland I SPY Search the children's floor for fun winter pictures that celebrate the holidays and snow! Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
December 17, ALL MONTH
Family Fun Night: Mini Gingerbread houses Aren’t holiday traditions the best? You'll love how easy it is to build a graham cracker house, even for tiny fingers. Come make a graham cracker house with your family this holiday season! Unlike stale gingerbread, your kids will actually want to eat these after they’ve built and decorated them, and you will too. Registration required. Registration begins December 3.
December 17, 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.
December 18, ALL DAY
Teen Game Night Teens are invited for an evening of games. We will have Xbox games, plus some fun board games to pick from. There will also be snacks. Bring your friends!
December 18, 6:00 PM
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for Elk River Backpack Blessings. Their mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. They provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. 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 children in our community.
December 18, 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 18, ALL MONTH
I Spy Toys! Take the I Spy Toys Challenge! Search the library for hidden toy pictures. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark off all as you find them. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
December 18, ALL DAY
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.
December 18, 10:00 AM
St. Albans Book Group Join Book Group members for a discussion of "Slightly South of Simple" by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
December 18, 6:00 PM
Adult Craft Class: Bangle Bracelets The ladies of Kingdom Life Fellowship's Kingdom Krafters will be back at the library to teach you how to make a stunning bangle bracelet. Supplies are limited, so please register. Registration opens November 1.
December 18, 6:00 PM
Game On! Quick! Grab a friend and get in the game. Meet up at the library after school for good times, good friends, and gaming. You won't want to miss this event. Refreshments provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Women's Club of Cross Lanes.
December 18, 3:30 PM
An Ornament a Day An ornament a day keeps the Grinch away! Keep the holidays bright with a handmade ornament. Each day the Clendenin Branch is open until Christmas, make an ornament to take home or add to the library's Christmas Tree. All ages.
December 18, All Day
Children's Book Tree Party The holidays are almost here, so join us for treats and cheer. We will gather around the book tree, play games, and eat. Afterwards, there will be presents for everyone! Registration opens November 15.
December 18, 6:00 PM
Holiday Tree Throughout the month of December you will have an opportunity to give back to your community. Decorate the Children's Services holiday tree with new items for babies (bibs, rattles, socks, etc) and mittens, hats, and scarves for children. All donations will be distributed through local charitable organizations after the holidays. Thank you for your caring!
December 18, ALL MONTH
Winter Wonderland I SPY Search the children's floor for fun winter pictures that celebrate the holidays and snow! Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
December 18, ALL MONTH
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.
December 19, ALL DAY
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for Elk River Backpack Blessings. Their mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. They provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. 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 children in our community.
December 19, 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 19, ALL MONTH
Mall Book Group Join us at the Charleston Town Center Panera Bread on the last Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. to discuss a different book. For December's meeting, we will talk about "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell. Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Main Library Reference Desk. For updates on the group, like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mall-Book-Group-690918327597217/.
December 19, 11:30 AM
I Spy Toys! Take the I Spy Toys Challenge! Search the library for hidden toy pictures. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark off all as you find them. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
December 19, ALL DAY
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.
December 19, 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
December 19, 11:00 AM
An Ornament a Day An ornament a day keeps the Grinch away! Keep the holidays bright with a handmade ornament. Each day the Clendenin Branch is open until Christmas, make an ornament to take home or add to the library's Christmas Tree. All ages.
December 19, All Day
The Great Cookie Taste-Off Join us for the ultimate cookie taste-off! We will have multiple flavors of sandwich cookies on hand to taste and rate, from the best to the worst flavors. Find out where your favorite flavor ranks!
December 19, 4:30 PM
Holiday Tree Throughout the month of December you will have an opportunity to give back to your community. Decorate the Children's Services holiday tree with new items for babies (bibs, rattles, socks, etc) and mittens, hats, and scarves for children. All donations will be distributed through local charitable organizations after the holidays. Thank you for your caring!
December 19, ALL MONTH
Winter Wonderland I SPY Search the children's floor for fun winter pictures that celebrate the holidays and snow! Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
December 19, ALL MONTH
Books 'n' More Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver.
December 19, 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.
December 20, 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.
December 20, 6:00 PM
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for Elk River Backpack Blessings. Their mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. They provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. 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 children in our community.
December 20, 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 20, ALL MONTH
I Spy Toys! Take the I Spy Toys Challenge! Search the library for hidden toy pictures. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark off all as you find them. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
December 20, 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! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others at the Library.
December 20, 11:00 AM
Books 'N' More Storytime program for preschoolers including books, music and a simple craft.
December 20, 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!
December 20, 10:00 AM
Brick Builders Come make your own design or construct one of the library's sets.
December 20, 6:00 PM
An Ornament a Day An ornament a day keeps the Grinch away! Keep the holidays bright with a handmade ornament. Each day the Clendenin Branch is open until Christmas, make an ornament to take home or add to the library's Christmas Tree. All ages.
December 20, All Day
Teens: Holidaze Party Teens, come get into the winter spirit and join us for a festive movie, decorate a candy holiday tree, and prepare your presents at our gift wrapping station.
December 20, 6:00 PM
Family Fun Night: Carols, Cookies, and Cocoa Who doesn’t love fun times with family? And at your local library, no less! We are spreading holiday cheer by singing holiday carols throughout Crossings Mall Plaza. We will meet in the library meeting room at 6 p.m., practice for about 15 minutes, and then we will hit the Plaza singing! After we've visited plaza businesses, we'll head back to the library for cookies and cocoa. Remember to dress warmly and bring your most enthusiastic singing voice! Registration begins December 2. **Children MUST be accompanied by an adult while out in the Plaza.**
December 20, 6:00 PM
Holiday Tree Throughout the month of December you will have an opportunity to give back to your community. Decorate the Children's Services holiday tree with new items for babies (bibs, rattles, socks, etc) and mittens, hats, and scarves for children. All donations will be distributed through local charitable organizations after the holidays. Thank you for your caring!
December 20, ALL MONTH
Winter Wonderland I SPY Search the children's floor for fun winter pictures that celebrate the holidays and snow! Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
December 20, ALL MONTH
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.
December 21, ALL DAY
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for Elk River Backpack Blessings. Their mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. They provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. 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 children in our community.
December 21, 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 21, ALL MONTH
I Spy Toys! Take the I Spy Toys Challenge! Search the library for hidden toy pictures. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark off all as you find them. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
December 21, ALL DAY
Holiday Tree Throughout the month of December you will have an opportunity to give back to your community. Decorate the Children's Services holiday tree with new items for babies (bibs, rattles, socks, etc) and mittens, hats, and scarves for children. All donations will be distributed through local charitable organizations after the holidays. Thank you for your caring!
December 21, ALL MONTH
Winter Wonderland I SPY Search the children's floor for fun winter pictures that celebrate the holidays and snow! Once you have found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
December 21, ALL MONTH
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!
December 21, 3:00 PM-4:00 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.
December 22, ALL DAY
Give Back Tree This holiday season we are collecting donated items for Elk River Backpack Blessings. Their mission is to provide food to elementary students whose main source of food is their school. They provide a backpack of nutritious, kid-friendly food at the end of each school week. 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 children in our community.
December 22, 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 22, ALL MONTH
I Spy Toys! Take the I Spy Toys Challenge! Search the library for hidden toy pictures. Just grab a game sheet at the front desk and mark off all as you find them. Return the completed game sheet to the front desk for a prize. Limit one prize, children 12 and under please.
December 22, ALL DAY
An Ornament a Day An ornament a day keeps the Grinch away! Keep the holidays bright with a handmade ornament. Each day the Clendenin Branch is open until Christmas, make an ornament to take home or add to the library's Christmas Tree. All ages.
December 22, All Day
Closed All KCPL locations will be closed all day.
December 23, All Day