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

Children's Sewing Club

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Clendenin Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Room: Clendenin Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Each class will cover a different hand sewing skill and a small project to make. ...
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 "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 "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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Super Saturday: Holiday Happenings

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Holiday
Event Details:
It is an afternoon of holiday fun! The Canzona (grades K-2) & Camerata (grades 3-6) groups of the Appalachian Children's Chorus will perform songs from their upcoming holiday concert at 1 pm.  Special guests from the Children's Theatre of Ch...

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.

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 "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.

Christmas Open House

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
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: Holiday
Event Details:
Dunbar Branch Library invites you to join us for the return of our annual Christmas Open House.  Come enjoy Dunbar Intermediate School Chorus and Dunbar Middle School Band as they preform holiday selections, take a family picture with Santa 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

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 "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 "Teens" group.

Teens: Gingerbread Massacre

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Gingerbread houses are fun... but gingerbread houses being destroyed by giant gingerbread monsters are even better! Come make your own broken down house, complete with custom monsters. Registration is required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Silver Scissors Cross Stitch

5:30pm - 7:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Harry White Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
If you have always wanted to try cross stitching but wasn't sure where to start, join us for this beginners friendly class.  Cross stitch kits will be provided.  This class is limited to 5 participants, so register today! ...

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

Kids' Paint Night: Festive Reindeer Selfie

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: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops, Family Nights
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Kick off the winter holiday season by painting a cheerful reindeer.  All materials and step-by-step instructions and guidance will be provided for registered attendees.  Number of participants is limited to 15, and they must register for th...

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 "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
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: Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Events
Event Details:
The Advisory Board of the St. Albans Branch Library is proud to present St. Albans Writes...a monthly speaker series featuring local authors. Daniel Light, who grew up in St Albans and graduated from SAHS in 1958, is now a minister and a profess...

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

Open House: IDEA Lab Ornaments

4:00pm - 7:00pm
IDEA Lab
Library Branch: IDEA Lab
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, IDEA Lab
Event Details:
Come to the IDEA Lab while you wait for the parade to paint your own laser-etched or 3D printed ornaments! Program available 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

Inclement Weather

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Book Group

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Details:
Join the Cross Lanes Teen Book Group to discuss what you're currently reading, enjoy some snacks, and meet new friends.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Holiday Open House: Pictures with Krampus

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 116 Teen Study Room
Age Group: Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Holiday
Event Details:
Santa isn't the only magical being during the holidays! Come take pictures with another holiday figure- Krampus! Pictures will be in the Teen Zone on the first floor. All ages welcome. ...

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

Woodburning Workshop

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
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Create a custom piece of art in this easy, beginner's woodburning workshop. Gift it to someone or keep it for yourself! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Inclement Weather

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

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

Brick Builders Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: STEM, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join in the fun at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's Brick Builders Club! ...

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