Programs and Events - Shady Spring Branch Library
Here you can find more information on the groups and events happening at the Shady Spring library!
Youth Programs and Events
Geek the Library
To Geek (gik') v. 1: To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for. 2: To express interest in. 3: To possess a large amount of knowledge in. 4: To promote. Example: I geek travel.
We invite you to Geek Out with us as we celebrate our passions! From September through November, we have some fun events planned, so drop by and tell us what you Geek.
Christmas Craft Bazaar
The Shady Spring Branch Library will host a Christmas Craft Bazaar featuring local crafters, artists and authors on the 16th of November from 9am -3pm. Those interested in displaying and selling their products should contact the library at (304)763-2681. There is no set up fee or percentage charge for participating. Community members are encouraged to attend and support local business. Great Christmas presents!
History Alive! Ostenaco
During the French and Indian War, Ostenaco was a leader of Cherokee warriors who allied with Virginia military leaders against northern tribes fighting with the French. His leadership provided a vital alliance for the British colonial settlements in much of present West Virginia. His influence contributed significantly to the expansion of English-speaking peoples into the Mountain State.
History Alive! is a program provided by the West Virginia Humanities Council to provide a unique passport to the past. These are not one-person plays, but are intended to engage audiences in a dialogue with the character. Head to the main library Tuesday November 19th at 4:30 pm, or join us here at 6:30pm as Doug Wood of Nitro brings this historical figure to life.
eReader Help Days
Did you get a new eReader, or have an older one that you still aren't comfortable using? On Fridays, stop in at the library any time during the day (9-5) and staff will help you get set up. Check the Shady Library's calendar for specific dates.
Evening Book Club
Want to attend a book discussion group but work during the day? Then this group is the one for you! This book club is available on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Here is a list of all the tiles for the coming year. Everyone is welcome to stop in and check it out!
Friends of the Shady Spring Library
The Friends of the Shady Spring Library is a group that helps to raise funds and promote use and appreciation of the public library. Membership applications are available at the Shady Branch of the library. FOSSL meets the 2nd Monday of every other month. New members are welcome!
In April, everyone is welcome, and plans for expanding the library will be discussed.
The Friends of the Shady Spring Library hold a book sale twice a year in order to raise funds for the library. They accept donations of books throughout the year - books that are in good condition, not torn, old or musty. They also do not accept old textbooks or encyclopedias, due to storage space constraints.
People who want to volunteer to help with the sale should call the library at (304)763-2681. The dates for the next book sale can be found on the Shady Library's calendar.
Book Discussion Group
A book discussion group meets the fourth Thursday* of every month at 1 p.m. at the Shady Spring branch throughout the year. Click here for a list of this year's titles. *Dates may change due to Holiday or Library schedules.
The Lazy Herbalists
The Lazy Herbalists meet at the Shady Spring Library on the 3rd Monday of the month at 3pm. This group primarily studies edible and medicinal plants and herbs that grow in the local vicinity. Meetings include presentation and films. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Knitting Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Learn to knit at the library or join if you are an advanced knitter to share your talent with others. Beginners bring a set of 8 knitting needles and 3 oz. number 4 yarn. Bring your latest project and join the fun! *Dates may change due to Holiday or Library schedules, check the Shady Library's calendar for specific dates.
Shady Spring District Garden Club
The Shady Spring District Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc. Their mission is to "provide education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. The SSDGC meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 1pm from March to December for educational programs and to spend time together, and have gardening projects throughout the month prior. If you are interested in joining the garden club, contact the Shady Spring library. New members are welcome!
Shady Spring Library Quilters
The Shady Spring Library Quilters meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month* from 10am - 1pm to work on quilting projects, learn techniques, discuss, and get ideas. Quilters of every level of expertise are welcome, from experts to people just beginning to learn. Occasionally the group will work together to make charity quilts. *Dates may vary based on Holiday or Library schedules, and the times for each meeting will be announced monthly
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Fibromyalgia Support Group is led by Shady Spring Library staff member Danielle Vest. This group will meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday's Tales is an after-school program of stories, crafts, and snacks for Kindergarten - 2nd grade. It will start October 22nd and continue each Tuesday, from 3:45pm - 4:45pm. To register stop by the Shady Spring Library or call (304) 763-2681 throughout the month of October.
Pre-School Spring and Fall Story Hour
Story Hour is a weekly reading program for 3-4 year olds that takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for 8 weeks in the Fall and 8 weeks in the Spring. Children will be read stories, have snacks, and make crafts. Specific dates will be made available on the Shady Library's calendar. Pre-registration is required, so stop in and sign up!
Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program is currently not in session - check back for details in the Spring! The Summer Reading Program is a weekly reading program throughout the summer for children ages 3 through 12. The program for ages 3 - 5 takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children ages 6 - 12 can either attend a session on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Reading groups will meet at the front of the library and rotate to different craft stations. Specific dates can be found on the Shady Library's calendar. If you would like more information, please call at 304-763-2681.