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 "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 "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.

Summer Library Club Kickoff

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Johnson 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
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Join us for Summer Library Club Kickoff as we dive into Oceans of Possibilities. Swim on in to sign up for SLC 2022, make ocean slime, participate in our goldfish taste test party, enjoy our adopt-a-fish shop (Don't worry adults! They are fake!), ...

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

Boomwhackers Symphony Fun

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Join us for interactive, music play!    What is a boomwhacker? A Boomwhacker is a musical instrument in the idiophone percussion family. They are lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes,...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

BOOMWHACKERS: SYMPHONY FUN

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of Boomwhacker music and gaming fun! We will have interactive, play along, music videos that the children follow to make songs come to life.  What are Boomwhackers? A Boomwhacker is a musical in...
This event is in the "Children" 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 "Family" group.

Kids' Summer Library Club Kick-off

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Children, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Drop in at the Elk Valley Branch Library anytime from 2:00 to 4:00 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 ...

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

Solar Oven S'mores

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Offsite
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: STEM
Event Details:
This STEM project is sure to be both fun and delicious! Join us on the patio as we build solar ovens with pizza boxes, foil, and a little ingenuity! We will use the power of the sun to cook a delicious summer time treat, S'mores! ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

Family Fun: Mixed Media Ocean Art

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Design and create a special mixed media art piece using your choice of underwater creature.  The same program will be offered during the evening of June 16, so please only sign up for one session.  This program is recommended for school-age...

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

Family Fun: Mixed Media Ocean Art

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Design and create a special mixed media art piece using your choice of underwater creature.  The same program will be offered during the afternoon of June 15, so please only sign up for one session.  This program is recommended for school-a...

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

Water Wars

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Offsite
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Be prepared to get wet! Join us for a water war on the lawn!  You WILL get wet! Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for water play! ...
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.

Full STEM Ahead: Ocean Voyage

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, STEM, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Explore and learn about the layers of the ocean and the captivating creatures that live there.  Get ready to board the STEM ship for an evening of science fun. ...

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 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, Family
Program Type: STEM, Storytimes
Event Details:
Learn, explore, and experiment! Our STEM program will focus on one of our most valuable resources - water and watersheds in our area.  ...
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.

Family Paint Night

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us for a night of painting fun! We will be have several stations with different kinds of painting set up. Stations will include bubble painting, suncatcher painting, and salt and watercolor painting. Visit one or all of the stations and create a...

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a story about kindness, then participate in a kindness challenge craft or activity. ...