From 6 to 7 p.m. March 11, Taylor Books will begin "Artist Talks." This recurring event will take place every second Tuesday of the month.
"We wanted to do something separate from Art Walk -- which we love -- that benefits the art community. We'll just pull up some chairs in the Gallery Annex and have an artist speak every month about their art and what they are doing," Carlisle said.
Board game night will premiere at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18. It will take place every third Tuesday thereafter. Carlisle described the evening: "We'll provide classic board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly and people can just stop by and start playing a game."
Beginning Feb. 25, an open mic will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
"We're going to place a limit of between two to five minutes. It can be poetry, singing, tall tales, story telling, essays -- just come and read what you've written," Carlisle said.
Movie night will kick off at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. The first movie has not been selected, but Carlisle said it will have a Russian theme in honor of the Olympics. Movie night will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month.
March 8 will mark the first children's story hour, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, story hour will include a craft project and snack. Carlisle said an after-school program that will begin at 3:30 p.m. is in the development stage.
Book clubs are welcome to meet at Taylor Books at no cost, and the store will order books for everyone in the club at a 20 percent discount.
Earlier this month there were two book signings, the first by writer Deborah Hining and the second by poet Miles Dean.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23, Patricia K. Tull will sign copies of her book "Inhabiting Eden." Tull is an Old Testament scholar, and the book explores the Scriptures for guidance on today's ecological crisis.
Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St., is open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call Taylor Books at 304-342-1461.
Reach Judy E. Hamilton at judy.hamil...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.