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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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 "Seniors" group.

Golden Years

1:30pm - 2:30pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Enjoy an afternoon of exciting fun filled games at the St. Albans Branch Library.  Prizes for each winner! We do accept slightly used donations to go into the prize pool. Snacks and drinks provided. ...

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.

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 "All Ages" group.

West Side Day

11:30am - 3:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
West Side Day at the Main Library FREE trolleys will run between 11a - 4p from Save-A-Lot parking lot (748 Virginia St W) Fun for all ages! 4th Floor Childrens: Haunted House craft 12-1p I-Spy and STEM kits 3rd Floor: History Alive: Be...

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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

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 "All Ages" group.

Music Monday on The Plaza

11:30am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Enjoy an afternoon of music during Music Mondays on The Plaza, outside the Main Library facing Capitol Street. In the case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the library at the Mea Cuppa coffee shop. Thanks to our generous spon...

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

Family Craft of the Month: Tiny Pumpkin Painting

All Day
Clendenin Branch Library
Library Branch: Clendenin Branch Library
Age Group: Family, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Paint a tiny foam pumpkin and decorate it with glitter, beads, feathers and other craft items. ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.

Baby and Me Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Interactive program with books, songs, tickle rhymes, knees bounces and more! ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.

Baby Playgroup

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
Informal playgroup to encourage play and social interaction between parents, caregivers, and babies. ...
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Unsolved Case Files

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
On November 20th, 1992, East Verona High School was shocked by the death of 18 year-old student Jamie Banks who fell from a 6th floor window there. Years later, her death remains a mystery. Can you help figure out what really happened that day? In th...
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 "Family" group.

Family Fun Night

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
Join us for Family Fun Night! Come enjoy quality time with your family at the library. **Activities for this program will vary     - Activities may include crafts, board games, team games, or challenges.  ...
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 "Family" group.

Spooky Snacks

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
Join us for a night of Spooky Snacks. Families will get to make spooky snacks to enjoy or take home. ...

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.

This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Tiny Tots Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Interactive program with books, songs, musical instruments, play and more! ...
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.

Jump into Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.  Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more.  Join us to begin fostering a love of reading and books in our youngest library patrons. ...

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.

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 "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.

Rhythm and Rhyme Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories. ...

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 "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.

Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Nitro Public Library
Library Branch: Nitro Public Library
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Come and enjoy some time exploring books and take home crafts. Please call Library to register 304-755-4432. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Story/Craft time: Leaf Man

10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
We will be reading "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert and making our own leaf man using construction paper. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Playgroup

11:00am - 11:30am
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children at this informal gathering. "Children learn as they play....

Disclaimer(s)

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 "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.

Playgroup at the Library

11:00am - 11:30am
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Playgroups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Stick around each week after storytime for playgroup!  This is a great opportunity for your children to interact and socialize with others their age.  Same goes for you, parents!  Meet others parents while your children have 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

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 "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Sensory Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Books and sensory activities to explore the world around us. ...