The Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC is visiting the area with their heralded production of Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King. Struggle for Freedom is a 45-minute production that seeks to honor the American Civil Rights Movement. The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides the backdrop to scenes that recreate the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, the Woolworth Sit-ins and much more. It is best appreciated by grades 2nd through adult and offers this study guide: Adult, Teens, Elementary. Additional dates and times: Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Riverside Public Library Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m. Elk Valley Public Library

Noon Year’s Eve

Children and families are invited to help us celebrate the New Year by counting down the minutes until noon! Crafts, stories, and New Year's traditions from around the globe round out this special family event.

Holiday Houses: Family STEM Program

At this special holiday STEM program, families will work together to create a life-size gingerbread house out of cardboard boxes. Will you sketch your blueprint first or jump right in & start creating? The choice is yours!

Teen Festivus Party

Celebrate a Festivus for the rest of us in the Teen Zone! Learn more about the holiday and take part in traditional Festivus activities: "Airing of the Grievances," "Feats of Strength," discovering Festivus miracles, and more.

A Visit from Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special stop at our library! Bring the whole family to meet them! Be sure to bring your camera and holiday wishes! We will also have holiday crafts.

Step Inside the Library (and Leave with a Brownie)

What’s better than a warm brownie on a cold day? You can make your own single serve Brownie in a Mug in minutes. Recipe, ingredients and mugs will be provided. Just mix, microwave and enjoy! Registration is limited to twenty per location. Call your library or register online at

The Reel Connection Reading and Discussion Group

Discover these books that Hollywood has adapted to the big screen. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September through May. This month's title is "The Revenant" by Michael Punke. Copies of the book are limited and may be picked up at the Reference Desk.

Adults: Christmas Table Runner

Come join us as we make our very own Christmas table runner. This fun event will teach you all you need to know in order to make one of your very own. Registration for this event opens Nov. 21.

USA to Z: A Bright Star Play

Just in time for election season...join Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam as they take you on a journey through America. You will learn how the political process works, the differences between the judicial, legislative and executive branches and what it means to vote. During this interactive play, the audience will take part in a live-action game show featuring patriotic prizes. This special play by Bright Star Touring Theatre is designed to encourage good citizens by teaching audiences how they can contribute to their own communities. It is best appreciated for those in 3rd grade and up and offers this study guide:

History Alive! Theodore Roosevelt

This West Virginia Humanities Council “History Alive!” presentation celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service as Gene Worthington of Fayetteville portrays Theodore Roosevelt, the youngest president in our history. Often called “the conservation president,” Roosevelt pushed himself to overcome a sickly childhood and advocated a “life of strenuous endeavor.” He later established some of our most beloved national parks. “History Alive” presenters base their historical characterizations on carefully researched writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray, using their original words whenever possible. Humanities Council.” 304-949-2400

Sissonville Community Halloween Party

It's that time of year again for our Community Halloween Party! All ages are welcome for this wonderful event. Children and adults can come dressed in their favorite costumes and play games, collect candy, and eat some Spooktacular treats!

Great Decisions Discussion – The Koreas

Join in on the third Monday of each month, February through November (except July), for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to engage citizens in learning about the world, and it emphasizes discussion and active participation from those attending. Each participant gets briefing books that feature impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today and will then be asked to report, either individually or as part of a group, on a specific topic. Discussion leader is Gordon Lane.