Service Announcement

  • All KCPL locations will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd and will remain closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Clendenin Branch hours are changing for the winter.
  • Pop-Up Library Service will end for the season on Wednesday, November 30th.

Upcoming Events

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

National Novel Writing Month Challenge

All Day 11/1 - 11/30
Beanstack
Library Branch: Beanstack
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Virtual Events
Event Details:
National Novel Writing Month is an annual writing project that takes place during the month of November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days! Join our challenge on Beanstack to track your writing and have the chance to win fun prizes along t...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Picture Book Month Challenge!

All Day 11/1 - 11/30
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
November is Picture Book Month, an entire month dedicated to celebrating some of the best children's books of all time. Each KCPL location has set a goal of the number of picture books to be checked out during November. Please help us achieve our goa...

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Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Kindness Club Food Drive

All Day 11/14 - 12/9
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Help spread kindness by donating nonperishable food items to benefit the Covenant House food pantry. Collection boxes will be located near circulation desks at the Main Library.  Organized by the KCPL Kids' Kindness Club. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Music Monday on The Plaza

11:30am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Enjoy an afternoon of music during Music Mondays at the Main Library, inside the library at Mea Cuppa coffee shop. Thanks to our generous sponsors: Grimm, Kellmeyer, Garlow & Associates Insurance Agency Mani, Ellis & Layne PLLC W...

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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

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

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.

Drop-in and Play

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, Playgroups
Event Details:
Drop-in to the Elk Valley Branch Library for an informal play time for school-aged children.  Each session will have different activities - such as building bricks, board games, or other STEM resources - available for students and families to ex...

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

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Painting Class - The Grinch

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Come join us for an evening of fun while we kick off the holiday season with the Grinch! Demonstration will be provided along with all of the supplies you will need. If you are on the waitlist, you may still come! You will have all of the supplies ne...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Monday Night Book Group

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311A Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Join us for Monday Night Book Group. This month, we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Books will become available for pick-up at the Main Library on Oct. 24.  ...

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

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

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 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
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 "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.

Baby Playgroup

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
Informal playgroup to encourage play and social interaction between parents, caregivers, and babies. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

National Novel Writing Month: Come Write-In

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311A Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Bring a notepad or a laptop and come right in to participate in this write-in during National Novel Writing Month. Feel free to bring your lunch and a cup of coffee! ...

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

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Ornament Workshop

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Clendenin Branch Library
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Event Details:
Get ready for the holidays by making ornaments to decorate your home. There will be many different types of ornaments for all skill levels and ages. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Holiday Wreath Craft

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join Cathy from the Sissonville Library for an easy wreath craft. We will learn how to create tie cloth wreaths for the holidays! ...
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 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
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.

Rhythm and Rhyme Time

10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Story/Craft time: Giving

10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
We will be reading 'Pete the Cat saves Christmas"by Eric Litwin and " Olaf's Night Before Christmas" and wrapping gifts to give away. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Playgroup

11:00am - 11:30am
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
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....

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
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.

Take 'n Make: Disguise a Gingerbread Person

All Day
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Displays & Exhibits
Event Details:
Pick up a gingerbread cookie outline, take it home, and decorate it to look like something completely different.  Give it a clever disguise, such as your favorite book character, an animal, or anything else you can dream up.  Use whatever c...
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Sensory Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
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 "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Jump into Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Clendenin Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Room: Clendenin Meeting Room
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for story time! Together, we'll explore picture books, songs, rhymes, 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' 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 "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Playgroup at the Library

11:00am - 11:30am
Clendenin Branch Library
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
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. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teens: Anime Afternoon

12:00pm - 7:30pm
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 7:30pm. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Thursday Afternoon Book Group

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 308/309 Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Thursday Afternoon Book Group will be reading Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. Books will be available for check-out at the Main Library starting November 3.  ...

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

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.