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Upcoming Events

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History Alive! with Gabriel Arthur

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311C (A/B)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Movies & Performances, Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Gabriel Arthur is believed to be the first white man to see the Kanawha Valley while traveling with a band of Native Americans in 1674. He was sent with a partner and others from Fort Henry (present Petersburg, Virginia) to explore western lands and ...

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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 "All Ages" group.

Summer Library Club Kickoff

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Drop in at the Cross Lanes Branch Library anytime from noon to 2:00 PM for a variety of activities to help you plunge back into the library and the Summer Library Club challenge.  This year our theme is Oceans of Possibilities, so get ready...

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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.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Summer Library Club Kick-off!

11:00am - 1:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Start your summer off right by joining the Summer Library Club! Enjoy crafts for all ages, watermelon, fun activities and more. Sponsored by the St. Albans Library Advisory Board. ...

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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.

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 "All Ages" group.

Under the Sea Crafts

5:30pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Use paints or markers to decorate a wooden sea creature. Registration is required. Registration begins May 23. ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Under the Sea Crafts

11:00am - 12:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Use paints or markers to decorate a wooden sea creature. Registration is required. Registration begins May 23. ...

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 "All Ages" group.

The History of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311A
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Event Details:
As we celebrate the Mountain State's birthday in June, join us to learn about a West Virginia business staple: J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. CEO and co-founder Nancy Bruns will present on the history of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works and how their products h...

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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 "All Ages" group.

Get Stacking!

11:00am - 12:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Our special guest presenter, Nate Harrah, is a world class champion sports stacker. Cups will fly as Nate demonstrates his stacking skills. Join the fun and try it for yourself! ...

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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

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 "All Ages" group.

Dunbar Branch Book Sale

All Day
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Fundraisers & Book Sales
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311C (A/B)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Clendenin Branch Library
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Room: Clendenin Offsite
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

11:00am - 12:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Nitro Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Nitro Public Library
Age Group: Family, All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Back by poplar demand! Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? Registration is required due to lim...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Back by popular demand!  Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg & meet the triceratops triplets. What other possibilities await in this fun, interactive program? ...

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 "All Ages" group.

History Alive! with Col. Ruby Bradley

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Movies & Performances, Summer Library Club
Event Details:
When Colonel Ruby Bradley retired from the U.S. Army in 1963 she was the most decorated woman in American military history. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1941 and was a POW until 1945. ...

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 "All Ages" group.

History Alive! with Gabriel Arthur

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Movies & Performances, Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Gabriel Arthur is believed to be the first white man to see the Kanawha Valley while traveling with a band of Native Americans in 1674. He was sent with a partner and others from Fort Henry (present Petersburg, Virginia) to explore western lands and ...

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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311C (A/B)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Author Events
Event Details:
Sarah Sullivan is a West Virginia author of children's books Passing the Music Down, A Day for Skating, and her debut novel, All That's Missing. Sullivan will be discussing her journey to writing children's literature and where she finds he...

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 "All Ages" group.

Humor and Storytelling with Author Bil Lepp

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311C (A/B)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Author Events
Event Details:
Author and five-time winner of the West Virginia Liar's Contest, Bil Lepp has penned books such as Inept, Impaired, Overwhelmed: Tall Tales from West Virginia and Beyond, The Monster Stick and Other Appalachian Tall Tales, and his most...

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 "All Ages" group.

Nitro Police Department

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Nitro Public Library
Library Branch: Nitro Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Come and join Nitro Police Department for some interesting safety facts. Registration is required. Register here or call Nitro Public Library 304-755-4432.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

History Alive! with Col. Ruby Bradley

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Movies & Performances, Summer Library Club
Event Details:
When Colonel Ruby Bradley retired from the U.S. Army in 1963 she was the most decorated woman in American military history. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1941 and was a POW until 1945. ...

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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Touch-a-Truck

11:00am - 2:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Age Group: Family, All Ages
Program Type: Summer Library Club, Other
Event Details:
Join us in the library parking lot to get an up-close look at some amazing trucks and specialty vehicles, including a fire truck and police car, and hear about their awesome jobs!   ...