SUMMER READING CLUB 2013!
Kids and Teens entering Grade 12 and younger are invited to join the Summer Reading Club!
Babies in Bloom
It’s never too early to come to the library!
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their babies (up to two years, unless noted otherwise) for a fun-filled half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays all specifically designed to stimulate early infant development.
Saturdays, June 8, July 20 and August 17 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
For birth through 18 months
Father’s Day Make and Take Craft
Monday, June 10 through Saturday, June 15, during branch hours
Tell your dad how much you love him with a craft you can make at our library all week.
For preschoolers through school-aged children
7th Annual Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m.
Simple crafts, activities and games will celebrate Hogwarts for the newest Harry Potter fans. Costumes encouraged.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6 at 5 p.m.
Celebrate National Night Out to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Block party style events include police and fire vehicles, K-9 demonstration, children’s activities, information kiosks and free refreshments.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Thursday, August 22 at 9:30 a.m. Repeated at 11 a.m.
Bring your bear or other favorite stuffed friend to the library for stories, activities and a craft!
For preschoolers and parents and caregivers
Book Buddies Reading Clubs
A special book club for young readers with discussions, games, crafts and a snack. Newcomers always welcome!
For grades three through five
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tome Angleberger
Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m.
For middle and high school students
Tuesday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
Challenge your creativity! We’ll provide the Legos, you provide the giggles! Please do not bring your own Lego bricks. Legos will be provided and the bricks stay at the library. You are welcome to bring your own designs for display only.
For all ages
Job Search Specialists
Mondays through Thursdays: 1 to 6 p.m.
Fridays: noon to 5 p.m.
Get professional job search help with employment
applications, resumes and referrals for more training as needed.
Workspace Technology—Workforce 50+ Connection
Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workshop focuses on current technologies that are used in today’s work environment and is surely a plus for jobseekers aged 50+ who are anxious to be job ready. The last 20 minutes of the class is dedicated to sharing resources and understanding the workforce development system in Anne Arundel County.
Ask a Master Gardener
Saturdays through August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ask gardening questions and bring your bug, weed, or plant in a sealed plastic bag for analysis.
Knitting Night - Infant Caps for the Local Hospital
Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.
Come for an evening of knitting infant caps for a local hospital. We have the know-how, the pattern, the yarn, and light refreshments. Bring your own #10 needles and your community spirit. Register by calling 410-222-7915.
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm. Repeated on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
A young woman’s ordinary life begins to change when 15 million monarch butterflies alight in the woods near her rural Tennessee town.
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Repeated Tuesday, August 20 at 10 a.m.
In this suspenseful and darkly humorous dystopian tale, a bioengineered plague has wiped out most of humanity. Survivors must learn to live in an unpredictable new world.
One-on-One Basic Computer Training
Work individually with a librarian to learn how to access your library account, search the catalog and the Internet, navigate special electronic databases and set up a free email
account. Instruction basics in Microsoft Word may also be available.
Call or visit the branch for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.
410-222-7915 or 301-261-3909
Training is also available in Spanish.