Service Announcement

  • KCPL's Main Library in Downtown Charleston reopens to the public on May 9th! Please visit and check out our new Idea Lab, Tool Library, Café, and enlarged Children's floor. See you on May 9th!

Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Classes & Workshops
Event Details:
Dr. Kenneth Bailey, author of Kanawha County Public Library: A History, will review the history of the Kanawha County Public Library, with a focus on the Main Library in downtown Charleston. This talk will bring us from the inception of the libr...

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Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: STEM
Event Details:
See science in action! The South Charleston High School Robotics Club will demonstrate robotics in action.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

DIY Quilled Bookmarks

All Day 5/23 - 5/27
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, IDEA Lab
Event Details:
Drop in this week to make your own quilled bookmark. We'll provide the tools and materials, you just provide the creativity! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Tots Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Tots Story time welcomes back children and their families for an new program. Join us for a themed story time on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Afternoon Gaming

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Hang out and play video games on a range of consoles every weekday in the teen zone. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Painting Class - Sunflowers

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
April showers bring May flowers! Come join us for a fun evening of acrylic painting a floralscape of sunflowers. Demonstration of painting will be provided along with supplies.  ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.

Baby and Me Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Interactive program with books, songs, tickle rhymes, knees bounces and more! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Afternoon Gaming

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Hang out and play video games on a range of consoles every weekday in the teen zone. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Crafternoon

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us for a fun craft workshop for adults and teens. Stop by the library to see a sample of what we will be making this month.  Registration begins May 3 and is limited to 10. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Tiny Tots Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Interactive program with books, songs, musical instruments, play and more! ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Jump into Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.  Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more.  Join us to begin fostering a love of reading and books in our youngest library patrons. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Rhythm and Rhyme Time

10:30am - 11:15am
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Block building: Story/Playtime

10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Crafty Kids

10:30am - 11:30am
St. Albans Branch Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Fun crafts for preschoolers. It could get messy, so wear your play clothes. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Mall Book Group

11:30am - 1:00pm
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11:30, as we discuss each month's title at Books and Brews in Charleston.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Afternoon Gaming

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Hang out and play video games on a range of consoles every weekday in the teen zone. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Sensory Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Books and sensory activities to explore the world around us. ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Lil' Bookworms Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for Lil' Bookworms Storytime as we explore learning through songs, poems, music, books, movement and more!  ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Lil' Tinkers Playgroup

11:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
Join us for Lil' Tinkers Playgroup. During our play sessions we will explore cognitive, social, and emotional development, along with mastering fine and gross motor skills, all through play!  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Anime Afternoon

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movies & Performances
Event Details:
Come hang out in the Teen Zone and watch a variety of anime shows every Thursday from 12pm to 8pm. ...
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Books and More Storytime

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy books, interactive songs and a simple craft. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Afternoon Gaming

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Hang out and play video games on a range of consoles every weekday in the teen zone. ...
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Golden Years

1:30pm - 2:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Enjoy an afternoon of exciting fun filled games at the St. Albans Branch Library.  Prizes for each winner! We do accept slightly used donations to go into the prize pool. Snacks and drinks provided. ...

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Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.