Service Announcement

  • Clendenin Branch will open at 12:30pm on Thursday, September 29.
  • All KCPL locations will close Saturday, October 22. Catch us at the West Virginia Book Festival.

Upcoming Events

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Fitness Friday: Yoga on the Plaza

11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311C (A/B) Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us on the Main Library plaza facing Capitol Street for Fitness Fridays, featuring instruction from The Folded Leaf yoga and wellness center. In the case of inclement weather, this event will take place in Room 311C inside the library. Exercis...

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 "Adults" group.

Kumihimo Bracelet Workshop

10:30am - 12:30pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Join this workshop presented by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club to learn how to make kumihimo bracelets, a type of braided jewelry. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required to participate in this event. ...

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 "Adults" group.

History Alive! with Bessie Smith

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311A Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Movies & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
As the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, Smith was the highest-paid Black performer of her day. Known as the “Empress of the Blues” by virtue of her forceful vocal delivery and command of the genre, her singing displayed a soul...

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

Totally Tie-Dye

6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Join us as we Tie-dye T-shirts. Please bring your own white T-shirt, all other supplies will be provided. We will be outside in the 2nd parking lot. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Adult Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
First meeting for the adult book club. They are reading "Defending Jacob." ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Coffee Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Join us for a fun social hour with snacks, games and of course coffee.  This month learn to make some quick snacks to accompany your 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

Food Allergies

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

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

Create a Potion with Cricut

6:00pm - 7:30pm
IDEA Lab
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: IDEA Lab
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, IDEA Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Time to get spooky! We'll be crafting our very own glittery potions and labeling them with the Cricut Maker 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

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 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie. Books will be available for check-out at the Main Library starting September 1.  ...

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 "Adults" group.

Kumihimo Bracelet Workshop

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join this workshop presented by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club to learn how to make kumihimo bracelets, a type of braided jewelry. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required to participate in this event. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Fitness Friday: Yoga on the Plaza

11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311C (A/B) Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us on the Main Library plaza facing Capitol Street for Fitness Fridays, featuring instruction from The Folded Leaf yoga and wellness center. In the case of inclement weather, this event will take place in Room 311C inside the library. Exercis...

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 "Adults" group.

Kumihimo Bracelet Workshop

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311C (A/B) Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join this workshop presented by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club to learn how to make kumihimo bracelets, a type of braided jewelry. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required to participate in this event. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Adult Gaming Afternoon: Mario Kart and Board Games

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 308/309 Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Enjoy an afternoon of gaming, ranging from Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch to classic board games like chess and checkers. Arrive as a group or join together with other single-players. This program is for adults 18 and up.  ...

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

Frankenstuffie Workshop

6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Join us as we combine stuffed animals to make new creations in our Frankenstuffie workshop! Stuffed animals will be provided, but if you have some you would like to use you are welcome to bring them (make sure you are ok with taking them apart if you...

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

Cooks and Books

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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: Unlimited
Event Details:
Cooks and Books is a monthly discussion group that will meet every second Monday to share recipes and explore beautiful cookbooks together. Whether you love cooking an elaborate dinner or are just here for the food photography, Cooks and Books welcom...

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

Food Allergies

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

Inclement Weather

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Master Gardener Series: Fall Gardening

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311B Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
What vegetables can you grow in the fall and throughout the winter? In this class, we will explore cold-weather crops and share other fun ideas. After teaching 34 years, mainly in first and second grades, Beverly Stern completed her certifica...

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 "Adults" group.

Learn About Kokedama with a Master Gardener

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Kanawha County Master Gardener Pam King will present a program on Kokedama, a centuries-old Japanese form of garden art that is closely tied to the practice of bonsai. “Koke” means moss, and “dama” means ball. Kokedama involves using a moss ball...

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

Show and Tell Book Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
Are you interested in joining a book club, but aren't sure you would be interested in the selected titles? In our Show and Tell Book Club, you get to choose . Maybe you just want to listen to what other readers have to say. That's okay, too. Call the...

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

Clendenin Library Book Group

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Clendenin Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Room: Clendenin Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Gather with other readers on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to discuss each month's title. Books are available at the circulation desk. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Throwback Thursday: VHS to DVD

2:00pm - 6:00pm
IDEA Lab
Library Branch: IDEA Lab
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: IDEA Lab
Event Details:
Save those memories! Transfer your old VHS tapes to DVD using our easy-to-use Roxio software. First come, first served. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Kumihimo Bracelet Workshop

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Nitro Public Library
Library Branch: Nitro Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Event Details:
Join this workshop by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club to learn how to make kumihimo bracelets, a type of braided jewelry. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required to participate in this event. Please call Nitro Library...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group

11:00am - 12:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
Join the Cross Lanes Book Discussion Group to discuss our October selection: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. The book is available to check out four weeks before our meeting at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's circulation desk while supplies last. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Fitness Friday: Yoga on the Plaza

11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311C (A/B) Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us on the Main Library plaza facing Capitol Street for Fitness Fridays, featuring instruction from The Folded Leaf yoga and wellness center. In the case of inclement weather, this event will take place in Room 311C inside the library. Exercis...

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

Killer Crafts

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join fellow crafters for a fun get-together! Work on your craft, listen to true crime podcasts, and enjoy some snacks. Talk with fellow crafters about your projects and discuss the podcast together. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Decisions

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 308/309 Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The October topic is Drug Policy in Latin America. The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway ...

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