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National Poetry Month: Blackout Poetry

All Day 4/1 - 4/30
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Celebrate National Poetry Month in April by testing your creativity with blackout poetry! Blackout poetry is a form of poetry where you use book pages or newspaper articles and redact words until what is left creates a poem. Drop-in at any time...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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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.

ADULT I SPY SPRING FLOWERS

04/01/2024 @ 10:00am - 04/26/2024 @ 9:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: I-Spy & Scavenger Hunts
Event Details:
Spring has sprung!!  Come in and look for all the beautiful pictures of the Spring flowers!   Answer the question on the back and win a prize!!!   Come join the Fun and play along!! ...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.

Cross Lanes Spice Club Tasting

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Sample a selection of tasty dishes made with the spices featured in the January-April Cross Lanes Spice Club kits. Attendees will be the first to receive the new May spice kits. ...

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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.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Wednesday Book Group

11:30am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 308/309 Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. as we discuss each month's title at the Main library in Charleston. This month, we will be discussing Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. ...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Golden Years: Bingo

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
At the Golden Years program, we'll be playing Bingo and making a simple craft. Maybe you'll win a prize! Refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring food to share if you wish! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Poetry on the Plaza

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311A GKVF Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Events, Classes & Workshops, Movies & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join us outdoors for Poetry on the Plaza and have the opportunity to recite your very own poem to celebrate National Poetry Month. Community poetry recitations will be preceded by an introduction and reading from keynote speaker Sara Henning. Henning...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Decoupage Vases

10:30am - 12:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
An adult crafter event in which you learn how to decoupage a glass vase using napkins and mod podge.  Bring your creativity. ...

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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Events, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for an author reading and writing workshop to celebrate National Poetry Month with Marshall professor and award-winning poet Sara Henning.  Henning will lead a generative workshop entitled “The Moments That Make Us: Writing Grief, Joy...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311A GKVF Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Events, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for an author reading and writing workshop to celebrate National Poetry Month with Marshall professor and award-winning poet Sara Henning.  Henning will lead a generative workshop entitled “The Moments That Make Us: Writing Grief, Joy...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.

St Albans Writes

6:00pm - 7:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Events, Book Discussions
Event Details:
The Advisory Board, for the St. Albans Branch Library, is proud to present St Albans Writes..a monthly speaker series featuring local authors.  M. Lynne Squires is an Urban Appalachian fiction crafter, essayist, and poet. She has penne...

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

Adult Play Group - Trivia & Games

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Gaming Sessions, Other
Event Details:
Join us for a fun and relaxing hour of games and conversation. Bring a snack, bring a friend! Registration is NOT required ...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Food Allergies

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

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genre Movie Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies & Performances
Event Details:
Do you consider yourself a movie buff? Would you like to expand the types of movies you watch? Do you just want to meet other movie lovers? Then this is the club for you! Each month we will select a genre and you get to select what movie you want to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Simple String Art

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Learn to do simple string art with Ms. Cathy at the Sissonville Library! All materials will be provided. ...

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

ADULT I SPY CLASSIC BOOKS

05/02/2024 @ 10:00am - 05/24/2024 @ 5:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: I-Spy & Scavenger Hunts
Event Details:
Come on in and join in an Adult I Spy where you look for Classic Books!   There are 8 book covers hidden all over the Main and Teen areas of the library.  Find them all and answer the question on the back of the sheet to get a prize!!!...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.
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: 9
Event Details:
Thursday Afternoon Book Group will be reading The Rose Code by Kate Quinn. Copies will be available at the 3rd floor circulation desk starting April 4th. ...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Simple String Art

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Learn to do simple string art with Ms. Cathy at the Sissonville Library! All materials will be provided. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Introduction to Mindfulness

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 311C (A/B) GKVF Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Otis Laury Nutritional Literacy, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Explore the basics of Mindfulness Meditation during this five-week course with Dr. Christine Blice-Baum. The course will include learning the basics of mindfulness of breathing, mindfulness of the body, thoughts and feelings as well as mindful walkin...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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 "Children" group.
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.
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

"Rock & Read!" Live Music

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Family Nights, Movies & Performances, Storytimes, Other
Event Details:
Join us for "Rock & Read!" with live music from local favorite, Tony Music!  Bring your happy feet and love of music the whole family will enjoy! ...

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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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Not Your Average Book Club

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
This is a book club to challenge members to read genres they wouldn't normally read.  We have a topic or genre each month and each member reads different books and discuss them at the next meeting.  We each get ideas that way on books to ad...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.

Glowforge 201: Trinket Dishes

4:00pm - 6:00pm
IDEA Lab
Registration
Library Branch: IDEA Lab
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops, IDEA Lab, STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Whether you are looking for a handmade gift for mom or simply want to learn more about laser cutting, our Glowforge 201 class is for you! In this class, we will learn how to make an intermediate design from the Glowforge catalog. Attendees will be ab...

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

De-stress with Adult Finger Painting!

6:00pm - 7:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Finger painting can be an excellent stress reliever.  Learn the basics of using your fingers as brushes to create a masterpiece.   ...

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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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adult Crafternoon - Learn Needle Felting

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Learn the popular craft of needle felting while making an adorable little wool mushroom. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.  ...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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

Adult Gaming Afternoon

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 308/309 Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Family, Seniors
Program Type: Gaming Sessions, STEM
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of playing video games! We will have a choice of Nintendo Switch games available. Even if you have never played video games before, feel free to join us and we will teach you how to use the controls. This program is int...

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

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Golden Years: Bingo

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
At the Golden Years program, we'll be playing Bingo and making a simple craft. Maybe you'll win a prize! Refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring food to share if you wish! ...