Craft Memorial Library
Upcoming Events

CML Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Craft Memorial Library! Many of our events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
2:00 pm
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
Friday, Jun. 2, 2:00 pm
(Fridays, June 2 and June 16)
Don’t Count Yo
Craft Memorial Library
Children can join Chuck Jones and learn about how to hatch chickens in an incubator. Then, on June 16th, come meet our new friends and learn from  Justyn Marchese what is needed to take care of chickens at home. Registration required.
Fantastic Fridays
4:00 - 7:00 pm
 Fantastic Fridays
Friday, Jun. 2, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
(May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 and 11.)
Fantastic Fridays
Raleigh St.
Join us every Friday this summer for a different special event! Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
May 26th - Pet Unusual Pets                          &nb...read more
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Teen Brown Bag Book Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Teen Brown Bag Book Club
Monday, Jun. 5, 11:30 - 12:30
(June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24)
Teen Brown Bag Book
Craft Memorial Library
Participants may bring a bag lunch to enjoy. Books provided. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Registration required.
Family Game Night
5:00 pm
 Family Game Night
Monday, Jun. 5, 5:00 pmFamily Game Night
Craft Memorial Library
Families can join us for board games, Wii U, and snacks. Registration required.
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Little Builders Story Time
10:00 - 10:45 am
 Little Builders Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10:00 - 10:45 am
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, and 18.)
Little Builders Stor
Craft Memorial Library
Children (ages 2- 5) will hear a story and complete an activity. Registration required.
World Explorers Story Hour
11:00-12:00
 World Explorers Story Hour
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 11:00-12:00
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, and 18.)
World Explorers Stor
Craft Memorial Library
Kids (ages 6 - 10) will hear a story and complete an activity. Registration required.
Treasure Hunter’s Book Club
2:00-3:00 pm
Treasure Hunter’s Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2:00-3:00 pm
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, and 25.)
Treasure Hunter&rsqu
Craft Memorial Library
Treasure Hunter's is our book club for tweens! Youth (ages 9-12) will read a book and discuss it. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Books provided. Registration required.
CML Players
3:00 pm
 CML Players
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 3:00 pm
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, and 25.)
CML Players
Craft Memorial Library
Whether you want to perform or help out behind the scenes, kids (ages 7-12) can come enjoy the fun!
No memorization. Registration required.
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Grow a Better World
10:00 am
 Grow a Better World
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 am
(Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26)
Grow a Better World
Bluefield Community Garden
Familes can join us at Bluefield Community Garden and get their hands dirty with facilitator Dana Velke. Participants will help grow and harvest different plants. Space is limited. Registration required. Note: the first class on June 7th will be held at Craft Library.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
10:30-6:00 pm
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 10:30-6:00 pmFriends of the Libra
Craft Memorial Library
Gently used books and other items available for purchase.
Historic National Register Workshop
4:30-6:30 pm
Historic National Register Workshop
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 4:30-6:30 pmHistoric National Re
Craft Memorial Library
Learn about registering your building with the Historic National Register. Registration requested.
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Food Builders Cooking Class
10:00- 10:30 am
 Food Builders Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 8, 10:00- 10:30 am
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Food Builders Cookin
Craft Memorial Library
Preschoolers (ages 4-5) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. A $12.00 fee for the class must be paid by June 5th. Total of 8 classes. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
11:00-12:00
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 8, 11:00-12:00
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Mealtime Architects
Craft Memorial Library
Elementary children (ages 6 and up) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. There is a $15.00 fee due by June 5. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
1:00 pm
Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
Thursday, Jun. 8, 1:00 pm
(June 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, and 20.)
Choose Health: Food,
Craft Memorial Library
Youth (grades 3-6) can join Jill Puckett from the WV Extension in activities that encourage healthy eating and active play. Kids will learn to set goals for healthy eating and activity while getting to play active games, and taste and/or prepare healthy food. Free. Registration required. A total of ...read more
Adult Coloring Time
5:30 pm
 Adult Coloring Time
Thursday, Jun. 8, 5:30 pm
(June 8, July 6)
Adult Coloring Time
Craft Memorial Library
Have you read about the new adult coloring craze? Try this relaxing and creative way to express yourself. Supplies provided.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Friday, Jun. 9,
Craft Memorial Library
Fantastic Fridays
4:00 - 7:00 pm
 Fantastic Fridays
Friday, Jun. 9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
(May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 and 11.)
Fantastic Fridays
Raleigh St.
Join us every Friday this summer for a different special event! Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
May 26th - Pet Unusual Pets                          &nb...read more
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Crafty Quilters Quilting Club
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Crafty Quilters Quilting Club
Saturday, Jun. 10, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Crafty Quilters Quil
Craft Memorial Library
Want to learn how to quilt? Looking for a new project? Join the Crafty Quilters today! Registration required.
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Lego Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Lego Club
Monday, Jun. 12, 11:30 - 12:30Lego Club
Craft Memorial Library
Love Legos? Join our Lego Club! The Club will not meet on the first Wednesday of the month.
Teen Brown Bag Book Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Teen Brown Bag Book Club
Monday, Jun. 12, 11:30 - 12:30
(June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24)
Teen Brown Bag Book
Craft Memorial Library
Participants may bring a bag lunch to enjoy. Books provided. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Registration required.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Build Your Own Birdhouse
3:00 pm
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Build Your Own Birdhouse
Monday, Jun. 12, 3:00 pmReduce, Reuse, Recyc
Craft Memorial Library
Participants will work together to build a birdhouw using recycled items. Registration required.
Hobo Nickel Demonstration
5:30 pm
 Hobo Nickel Demonstration
Monday, Jun. 12, 5:30 pmHobo Nickel Demonstr
Craft Memorial Library
Join Duane Caldwell and learn about the history of the hobo nickel and how they have evolved today. See the different carving tools, and watch a demonstration on how to make a hobo nickel. Registration required.
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Little Builders Story Time
10:00 - 10:45 am
 Little Builders Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 10:00 - 10:45 am
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, and 18.)
Little Builders Stor
Craft Memorial Library
Children (ages 2- 5) will hear a story and complete an activity. Registration required.
World Explorers Story Hour
11:00-12:00
 World Explorers Story Hour
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 11:00-12:00
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, and 18.)
World Explorers Stor
Craft Memorial Library
Kids (ages 6 - 10) will hear a story and complete an activity. Registration required.
Treasure Hunter’s Book Club
2:00-3:00 pm
Treasure Hunter’s Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2:00-3:00 pm
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, and 25.)
Treasure Hunter&rsqu
Craft Memorial Library
Treasure Hunter's is our book club for tweens! Youth (ages 9-12) will read a book and discuss it. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Books provided. Registration required.
CML Players
3:00 pm
 CML Players
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 3:00 pm
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, and 25.)
CML Players
Craft Memorial Library
Whether you want to perform or help out behind the scenes, kids (ages 7-12) can come enjoy the fun!
No memorization. Registration required.
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Grow a Better World
10:00 am
 Grow a Better World
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 10:00 am
(Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26)
Grow a Better World
Bluefield Community Garden
Familes can join us at Bluefield Community Garden and get their hands dirty with facilitator Dana Velke. Participants will help grow and harvest different plants. Space is limited. Registration required. Note: the first class on June 7th will be held at Craft Library.
Lego Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 11:30 - 12:30Lego Club
Craft Memorial Library
Love Legos? Join our Lego Club! The Club will not meet on the first Wednesday of the month.
Sock Monster Craft
3:00 pm
 Sock Monster Craft
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 3:00 pmSock Monster Craft
Craft Memorial Library
Kids (ages 7-12) will make Sock Monsters. Supplies provided. Registration required.
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Food Builders Cooking Class
10:00- 10:30 am
 Food Builders Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 15, 10:00- 10:30 am
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Food Builders Cookin
Craft Memorial Library
Preschoolers (ages 4-5) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. A $12.00 fee for the class must be paid by June 5th. Total of 8 classes. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
11:00-12:00
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 15, 11:00-12:00
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Mealtime Architects
Craft Memorial Library
Elementary children (ages 6 and up) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. There is a $15.00 fee due by June 5. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
1:00 pm
Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
Thursday, Jun. 15, 1:00 pm
(June 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, and 20.)
Choose Health: Food,
Craft Memorial Library
Youth (grades 3-6) can join Jill Puckett from the WV Extension in activities that encourage healthy eating and active play. Kids will learn to set goals for healthy eating and activity while getting to play active games, and taste and/or prepare healthy food. Free. Registration required. A total of ...read more
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All Around Town......Firefighters!
11:00 am
All Around Town......Firefighters!
Friday, Jun. 16, 11:00 amAll Around Town.....
Craft Memorial Library
Meet representatives from the Bluefield Fire Department! Participants can check out a fire truck and learn about being a fireman! Registration requested.
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
2:00 pm
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
Friday, Jun. 16, 2:00 pm
(Fridays, June 2 and June 16)
Don’t Count Yo
Craft Memorial Library
Children can join Chuck Jones and learn about how to hatch chickens in an incubator. Then, on June 16th, come meet our new friends and learn from  Justyn Marchese what is needed to take care of chickens at home. Registration required.
Sustainable Gardening: Grow Your Own Food
3:00 pm
Sustainable Gardening: Grow Your Own Food
Friday, Jun. 16, 3:00 pmSustainable Gardenin
Craft Memorial Library
Join Master Gardener, Justyn Marchese for an introduction to permaculture and exploring different ways to grow your own food in urban, suburban and rural environments.
Fantastic Fridays
4:00 - 7:00 pm
 Fantastic Fridays
Friday, Jun. 16, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
(May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 and 11.)
Fantastic Fridays
Raleigh St.
Join us every Friday this summer for a different special event! Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
May 26th - Pet Unusual Pets                          &nb...read more
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Mahood Legacy - Presentation and Tour with Mike Gioulis
10:00-4:30
Mahood Legacy - Presentation and Tour with Mike Gioulis
Saturday, Jun. 17, 10:00-4:30 Mahood Legacy - Pres
Craft Memorial Library
Learn about early Bluefield architect Alex Mahood, Sr. Lauded preservationist, Mike Gioulis, will give a lecture and lead a tour. Information will be provided on how to list a property on the National Register of Historic Places. Registration required.
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CML Adult Book Chat
5.30 PM
 CML Adult Book Chat
Monday, Jun. 19, 5.30 PM
(Third Monday of the Month)
CML Adult Book Chat
Craft Memorial Library
Enjoy books? Looking for something new to read? Join CML Book Chat! Books provided. Registration required.
Teen Brown Bag Book Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Teen Brown Bag Book Club
Monday, Jun. 19, 11:30 - 12:30
(June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24)
Teen Brown Bag Book
Craft Memorial Library
Participants may bring a bag lunch to enjoy. Books provided. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Registration required.
Operation Gratitude
5:30-6:30 pm
 Operation Gratitude
Monday, Jun. 19, 5:30-6:30 pmOperation Gratitude
Craft Memorial Library
Operation Gratitude sends over 200,00 care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, U.S. Service members deployed overseas, and their families waiting at home. Participants will make paracord bracelets to send in care packages. We will also be taking d...read more
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Tuesday, Jun. 20,
Craft Memorial Library
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Grow a Better World
10:00 am
 Grow a Better World
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00 am
(Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26)
Grow a Better World
Bluefield Community Garden
Familes can join us at Bluefield Community Garden and get their hands dirty with facilitator Dana Velke. Participants will help grow and harvest different plants. Space is limited. Registration required. Note: the first class on June 7th will be held at Craft Library.
Lego Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 11:30 - 12:30Lego Club
Craft Memorial Library
Love Legos? Join our Lego Club! The Club will not meet on the first Wednesday of the month.
Bug Scavenger Hunt
3:00 pm
 Bug Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 3:00 pmBug Scavenger Hunt
Craft Memorial Library
Children (ages 6-12) will solve puzzles to find insects throughout the library. Registration required.
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Food Builders Cooking Class
10:00- 10:30 am
 Food Builders Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 22, 10:00- 10:30 am
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Food Builders Cookin
Craft Memorial Library
Preschoolers (ages 4-5) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. A $12.00 fee for the class must be paid by June 5th. Total of 8 classes. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
11:00-12:00
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 22, 11:00-12:00
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Mealtime Architects
Craft Memorial Library
Elementary children (ages 6 and up) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. There is a $15.00 fee due by June 5. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
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Movie Matinees
10:00 am
 Movie Matinees
Friday, Jun. 23, 10:00 am
(June 23, July 7, and 21.)
Movie Matinees
Craft Memorial Library
Join us the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for the following movies:
June 23 - Ozzy (PG) 
July 7 - La La Land (PG-13)    
July 21 - Monster Trucks (PG)                                 ...read more
Fantastic Fridays
4:00 - 7:00 pm
 Fantastic Fridays
Friday, Jun. 23, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
(May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 and 11.)
Fantastic Fridays
Raleigh St.
Join us every Friday this summer for a different special event! Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
May 26th - Pet Unusual Pets                          &nb...read more
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3D Printer Training Session
11:00 am
 3D Printer Training Session
Saturday, Jun. 24, 11:00 am
(Sat., June 24, Mon., June 26, Wed., June 28, Mon.,July 3., Wed., July 12, Sat., July 22)
3D Printer Training
Craft Memorial Library
Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., the library has a Lulzbot Taz 5 3D printer that is available to the public. Users must complete training before using the printer. Registration required.

Saturday, June 24th  - 11:00 am        ...read more

or call 304-325-3943.
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Yoga Fun with Crystal
10:00 am
 Yoga Fun with Crystal
Monday, Jun. 26, 10:00 amYoga Fun with Crysta
Craft Memorial Library
Children ages 3-10 and their parents can join instructor Crystal Houchins to learn some simple Yoga moves and make smoothies! Registration required.
3D Printer Training Session
5:30 pm
 3D Printer Training Session
Monday, Jun. 26, 5:30 pm
(Sat., June 24, Mon., June 26, Wed., June 28, Mon.,July 3., Wed., July 12, Sat., July 22)
3D Printer Training
Craft Memorial Library
Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., the library has a Lulzbot Taz 5 3D printer that is available to the public. Users must complete training before using the printer. Registration required.

Saturday, June 24th  - 11:00 am        ...read more

or call 304-325-3943.
Teen Brown Bag Book Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Teen Brown Bag Book Club
Monday, Jun. 26, 11:30 - 12:30
(June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24)
Teen Brown Bag Book
Craft Memorial Library
Participants may bring a bag lunch to enjoy. Books provided. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Registration required.
Cupcake Decorating Competition
1:00 pm
 Cupcake Decorating Competition
Monday, Jun. 26, 1:00 pmCupcake Decorating C
Craft Memorial Library
Think you're ready for cupcake wars? Teens can show off their cupcake decorating skills for a chance to win a prize. Supplies provided. Registration required.
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Little Builders Story Time
10:00 - 10:45 am
 Little Builders Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:00 - 10:45 am
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, and 18.)
Little Builders Stor
Craft Memorial Library
Children (ages 2- 5) will hear a story and complete an activity. Registration required.
World Explorers Story Hour
11:00-12:00
 World Explorers Story Hour
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:00-12:00
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, and 18.)
World Explorers Stor
Craft Memorial Library
Kids (ages 6 - 10) will hear a story and complete an activity. Registration required.
Treasure Hunter’s Book Club
2:00-3:00 pm
Treasure Hunter’s Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, and 25.)
Treasure Hunter&rsqu
Craft Memorial Library
Treasure Hunter's is our book club for tweens! Youth (ages 9-12) will read a book and discuss it. For the first meeting, read a book of your choice. Books provided. Registration required.
CML Players
3:00 pm
 CML Players
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3:00 pm
(June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, and 25.)
CML Players
Craft Memorial Library
Whether you want to perform or help out behind the scenes, kids (ages 7-12) can come enjoy the fun!
No memorization. Registration required.
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Grow a Better World
10:00 am
 Grow a Better World
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:00 am
(Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26)
Grow a Better World
Bluefield Community Garden
Familes can join us at Bluefield Community Garden and get their hands dirty with facilitator Dana Velke. Participants will help grow and harvest different plants. Space is limited. Registration required. Note: the first class on June 7th will be held at Craft Library.
3D Printer Training Session
5:30 pm
 3D Printer Training Session
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 5:30 pm
(Sat., June 24, Mon., June 26, Wed., June 28, Mon.,July 3., Wed., July 12, Sat., July 22)
3D Printer Training
Craft Memorial Library
Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., the library has a Lulzbot Taz 5 3D printer that is available to the public. Users must complete training before using the printer. Registration required.

Saturday, June 24th  - 11:00 am        ...read more

or call 304-325-3943.
Lego Club
11:30 - 12:30
 Lego Club
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 11:30 - 12:30Lego Club
Craft Memorial Library
Love Legos? Join our Lego Club! The Club will not meet on the first Wednesday of the month.
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Food Builders Cooking Class
10:00- 10:30 am
 Food Builders Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:00- 10:30 am
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Food Builders Cookin
Craft Memorial Library
Preschoolers (ages 4-5) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. A $12.00 fee for the class must be paid by June 5th. Total of 8 classes. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
11:00-12:00
Mealtime Architects Cooking Class
Thursday, Jun. 29, 11:00-12:00
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27)
Mealtime Architects
Craft Memorial Library
Elementary children (ages 6 and up) will make 2 recipes weekly to take home. Supplies provided by the library. There is a $15.00 fee due by June 5. Registration required.

or call 304-325-3943.
Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
1:00 pm
Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
Thursday, Jun. 29, 1:00 pm
(June 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, and 20.)
Choose Health: Food,
Craft Memorial Library
Youth (grades 3-6) can join Jill Puckett from the WV Extension in activities that encourage healthy eating and active play. Kids will learn to set goals for healthy eating and activity while getting to play active games, and taste and/or prepare healthy food. Free. Registration required. A total of ...read more
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Fantastic Fridays
4:00 - 7:00 pm
 Fantastic Fridays
Friday, Jun. 30, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
(May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 and 11.)
Fantastic Fridays
Raleigh St.
Join us every Friday this summer for a different special event! Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
May 26th - Pet Unusual Pets                          &nb...read more
 
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