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  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 9:00 AM
    JobSource Mobile Career Center
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Anime Club
  • 6:30 PM
    Tuesday Story Night
2
  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    STEM Club
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Intro to Proposal Writing
  • 6:30 PM
    Hungry Hungry Humans!
3
  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 1:00 PM
    Clark Center Book Discussion
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 5:30 PM
    Paint-By-Numbers for Adults
  • 6:00 PM
    STEM Club
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS
  • 6:30 PM
    ¡Let's Learn Spanish! Story Time
4
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
5
  • 9:30 AM
    Waldorf Adult Book Discussion
  • 10:00 AM
    Paper Wreath Art Program--CANCELED
  • 2:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
6
7
  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    STEM for Beginners: Building with Straws
8
  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Remember the 70s: Part II
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Adult Gaming Night
  • 6:00 PM
    Monster Art: Paint & Sip
  • 6:00 PM
    Sewing Machine Lounge
9
  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Canceled ~~Clases de Computadoras en Español
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Superhero RPG
  • 6:00 PM
    Crafty Kids: Mummies and Spiders Oh My!
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
10
  • All Day
    Scratch Art
  • 9:00 AM
    JobSource Mobile Career Center
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 10:30 AM
    Art Exploration Teen Edition: Landscapes
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Advanced STEM Club
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    STEAM Club: Pulleys and Levers Oh My!
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS
  • 7:00 PM
    La Plata Book Discussion
11
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
12
  • 2:00 PM
    Ask the Computer Lady
  • 2:00 PM
    Block Party!
  • 2:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 3:00 PM
    Paws 2 Read
13
14
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Secret Agent Training
  • 6:00 PM
    PURE Play
  • 6:00 PM
    -Spanish Conversational Club
15
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    PURE Play Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Craft Night
16
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 1:00 PM
    Waldorf Senior Center Book Discussion
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
17
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:00 AM
    JobSource Mobile Career Center
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Mobile Veterans Center
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Evening Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS
18
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    My Fresh Start: Free Showers
  • 10:00 AM
    Nature & Birding Walks
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Teen Game Night
19
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 11:00 AM
    Waldorf West Family Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 2:00 PM
    Artists Reception
20
21
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Egg Drop Competition
22
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Egg Drop Competition
  • 6:00 PM
    CANCELED - Teen Movie Night: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
  • 6:00 PM
    Sewing Machine Lounge
  • 6:30 PM
    Writers of Color Book Discussion
23
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    The Indian Head Senior Center Book Club
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Frankentoys for Teens
24
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Egg Drop Competition
  • 6:00 PM
    DIY Pop Sockets - MOVED TO WALDORF WEST BRANCH
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS
  • 6:00 PM
    DIY Pop Sockets
25
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 9:30 AM
    My Fresh Start: Free Showers
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
26
  • All Day
    Potomac Branch Closed
  • 10:00 AM
    Saturday Book Discussion
  • 11:00 AM
    Saturday Story Time
  • 1:00 PM
    CCPL/NAVSWC STEM FEST
  • 2:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
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  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    MonsterFest 2019
  • 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac
29
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Stranger Things Escape Room
30
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    Crowd Source a Screenplay
  • 6:00 PM
    Story Time with a Spider
31
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS

Scratch Art

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

The Mobile Career Center is a self-contained vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment capable of being deployed inside or outside of the vehicle. It allows the Job Source to offer a full array of employment, reemployment and employers services on the go. The Mobile Career Center contains a Greeter Workstation, a Resource Area, Employee Work space and a Confidential Interviewing Space; Computer workstations and one computer server with the ability to accommodate additional people, through the use of wireless laptops that have Internet Access. The Mobile Career Center is ADA accessible with a working wheelchair ramp providing access for those with limited mobility. Recommended for ages 18+.

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more!
Recommended for ages 2-5.

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more!
Recommended for ages 2-5.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Anime Club

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 14+

Come meet fellow anime fans and enjoy fun games, snacks, crafts and watch some new anime. Recommended for ages 12+.

Tuesday Story Night

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join Ms. Kate for Tuesday Story Nights! Children will listen to books being read and do finger plays! This story time encourages early literacy for it's audience, toddlers! This program serves as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session. Recommended for ages 2-5!

Scratch Art

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time is designed for children (ages birth to 24 months) and their parents.

Children and their parents will be exposed to language, books, songs, and playful activities!

Based on time and space restraints during the Cuddle class, we cannot accommodate daycares.

"Movers and Shakers" Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

Now on Wednesdays! This story time will teach social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary! It incorporates more songs and dance for the child that likes to move.

*An adult must accompany children*

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Story Time is a weekly "must" for children ages 2 to 5. Each program includes book reading, songs & music, flannel board activities and tons of fun!

Drop-in. No registration required.

STEM Club

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In October we will be learning about Momentum and Inertia! Recommended for ages 6-11.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Intro to Proposal Writing

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Recommended for ages 18+

Hungry Hungry Humans!

When: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us at the La Plata library for some life sized games! We will be playing larger than life versions of Hungry Hungry Hippos and Jenga!Recommended for ages 6-11.

Scratch Art

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

A fun and unique storytime that will teach babies social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through board books and songs!

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

Clark Center Book Discussion

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Senior (55 +)

The Clark Center Book Discussion discusses both classic and contemporary titles voted on by the group. Come prepared to share your thoughts and opinions about the monthly selection! In October, we will discuss self-selected fiction titles. 1210 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Paint-By-Numbers for Adults

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 16+

JOIN US IN A PAINTING BY NUMBER NIGHT THAT IS SURE TO BRING BACK CHILDHOOD MOMENTS AND PROMOTE A RELAXING EVENING. Ages 16 and over, registration required

STEM Club

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In October we will be learning about Momentum and Inertia! Recommended for ages 6-11.

(Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 16+

Jazzy Yarns is back by popular demand! Learn the basics or develop your skills in crocheting or knitting. Please bring your own supplies. For beginners, please bring a skein of yarn and a "J" crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Drop In. No registration required.


¡Let's Learn Spanish! Story Time

When: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 3 - 5

Let's learn Spanish together! Enjoy an English based storytime with some added Spanish words and watch as our Spanish vocabulary grows. We'll read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. It will be fantástico! Recommended for ages 3-5. In October we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Waldorf Adult Book Discussion

When: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

The Waldorf Adult Book Discussion is a book club for adults who enjoy a lively and informal discussion of classic and contemporary literature. In October, we will be reading the One Maryland One Book (OMOB) "What the Eyes Don't See" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Paper Wreath Art Program--CANCELED

When: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

This program has been canceled due to lack of registrations.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Scratch Art

When: Monday, October 07, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time will introduce a love for books, songs, movement and playful activities. It is designed for children ages birth to 24 months and their parents. This is a 20 minute program.

(Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time which focuses on the foundations of reading through letters, numbers and vocabulary is perfect for little ones in transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time."

(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 3 - 5

This story time is a weekly program that includes longer books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories and is designed for 3-5 year old children and their parents. This is a 45 minute program that includes a simple craft.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

STEM for Beginners: Building with Straws

When: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Test your engineering skills with straws. Build boats and platforms, see who builds the best.

Scratch Art

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more!
Recommended for ages 2-5.

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more!
Recommended for ages 2-5.

Remember the 70s: Part II

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Senior (55 +)

Back by demand: our original program about the 1970s
proved so popular that we will be visiting that decade once again!
We will celebrate the music, maybe re-learn a few things long
forgotten about that era, and test your knowledge with trivia
questions about musical artists, song lyrics, album artwork, and
more.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Adult Gaming Night

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Unwind with our Adult Gaming Night! Come by and play some tabletop or video games with fellow adult gamers! We have a PS4 available with PlayStation VR and a selection of tabletop board games for good fun! Recommended for ages 18 and up.

Monster Art: Paint & Sip

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Join us as we put our own spin on thrift store art. Supplies and art provided, please bring your imagination and a sense of humor. Recommended for ages 12-18.

Sewing Machine Lounge

When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Is sewing your thing, but you don't have a sewing machine or don't have a sewing space to start creating? Come to our Sewing Lounge! We'll have our three machines ready for you to start on your new project. First-come, first-served.

Scratch Art

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time is designed for children (ages birth to 24 months) and their parents.

Children and their parents will be exposed to language, books, songs, and playful activities!

Based on time and space restraints during the Cuddle class, we cannot accommodate daycares.

"Movers and Shakers" Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

Now on Wednesdays! This story time will teach social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary! It incorporates more songs and dance for the child that likes to move.

*An adult must accompany children*

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Story Time is a weekly "must" for children ages 2 to 5. Each program includes book reading, songs & music, flannel board activities and tons of fun!

Drop-in. No registration required.

Canceled ~~Clases de Computadoras en Español

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 18 and up, Senior (55 +)

Nuestras clases de computadoras estan diseñadas para que aprendas en una forma rapida y comoda como usar el internet , abrir y crear correos electronicos, enviar Resume y otros. Todas las clases son gratuitas. Para mas informacion pregunta por Ivette.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Superhero RPG

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: Teen 12-18, 18 and up

Save the world as a superhero or vigilante in this ongoing role playing game. You decide your super powers, and you call the shots as you save the world each week. New players welcome. Attend as many of the scheduled meetings as possible; player absences will become part of the story. Recommended for ages 12+. Registration is required.

Crafty Kids: Mummies and Spiders Oh My!

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us for an evening of spooky crafts. We will be making posable mummies and creepy spiders. Recommended for ages 6-11.

Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: Birth - 2, Birth - 5

Bring the family to Waldorf West's Imaginative Playtime Room and enjoy a family-friendly, G-rated movie and some imaginative play. One ticket per person (even infants) will be handed out one hour before the program. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. In October we'll watch a Winnie the Pooh Double Feature - FrankenPooh and Spookable Pooh.

This month we only have the one showing on October 9th. All other viewings have been cancelled.

Scratch Art

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - All Day
Where: Mobile Services
Age Group: All Ages

Scratchboard Art is when an artist scratches off a dark layer to reveal a color layer beneath. Join us for to scratch off your own masterpeice.
Program is available during all Mobile Library operating hours. Please see the calendar for all stops and locations.

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

The Mobile Career Center is a self-contained vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment capable of being deployed inside or outside of the vehicle. It allows the Job Source to offer a full array of employment, reemployment and employers services on the go. The Mobile Career Center contains a Greeter Workstation, a Resource Area, Employee Work space and a Confidential Interviewing Space; Computer workstations and one computer server with the ability to accommodate additional people, through the use of wireless laptops that have Internet Access. The Mobile Career Center is ADA accessible with a working wheelchair ramp providing access for those with limited mobility. Recommended for ages 18+

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

A fun and unique storytime that will teach babies social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through board books and songs!

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

Art Exploration Teen Edition: Landscapes

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Join us for a morning of art history and a hands on art project. Attendees will learn about the evolution of creating landscape art and create their own one-of-a-kind landscape art in different mediums.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

Advanced STEM Club

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Older students can join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In October we will be doing a fun experiment to learn about the Conservation of Mass. Recommended for ages 12-18.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

STEAM Club: Pulleys and Levers Oh My!

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us to learn about pulleys and levers and make your own catapult and pulley bucket to take home!

(Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 16+

Jazzy Yarns is back by popular demand! Learn the basics or develop your skills in crocheting or knitting. Please bring your own supplies. For beginners, please bring a skein of yarn and a "J" crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Drop In. No registration required.


La Plata Book Discussion

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

This book discussion group is for those who love literature and lively discussion. In October, we will be discussing the One Maryland One Book selection What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Recommended for ages 18+.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Ask the Computer Lady

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Have questions about how to use your new device? Or almost any other IT questions? Come ask our resident expert. Help available on a first come, first served basis.

Block Party!

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Create awesome things with Lego blocks! Work together in teams or on your own then share your creations with the group!

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Paws 2 Read

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

This program allows you to meet and read to a furry friend who is a great listener. Improved reading skills and confidence are the goals. All dogs are certified therapy dogs. DROP-INS ARE WELCOME!

Potomac Branch Closed

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time will introduce a love for books, songs, movement and playful activities. It is designed for children ages birth to 24 months and their parents. This is a 20 minute program.

(Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time which focuses on the foundations of reading through letters, numbers and vocabulary is perfect for little ones in transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time."

(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 3 - 5

This story time is a weekly program that includes longer books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories and is designed for 3-5 year old children and their parents. This is a 45 minute program that includes a simple craft.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Secret Agent Training

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Test out your secret agent skills. Maybe even gain some new ones.

PURE Play

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 3 - 5, 4 - 9

Play is an important part of a child's growth and development. Join us for this session of unstructured play time where we will provide the tools for your child to explore their creativity and use their imagination. Presented by P.U.R.E. Play Everyday.

-Spanish Conversational Club

When: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 16+, 18 and up, Senior (55 +)

Come to our Spanish Club and make "new amigos" as you practice speaking, discover new phrases and finally figure out verb conjugations! Basic Spanish vocabulary and conjugations skills required.

Potomac Branch Closed

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

PURE Play Time

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Groups: 3 - 5, 4 - 9

Play is an important part of a child's growth and development. Join us for this session of unstructured play time where we will provide the tools for your child to explore their creativity and use their imagination. Presented by P.U.R.E. Play Everday. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Family Craft Night

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Spend family time together creating simple craft projects. This month we will make paper bag monsters.

Potomac Branch Closed

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time is designed for children (ages birth to 24 months) and their parents.

Children and their parents will be exposed to language, books, songs, and playful activities!

Based on time and space restraints during the Cuddle class, we cannot accommodate daycares.

"Movers and Shakers" Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

Now on Wednesdays! This story time will teach social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary! It incorporates more songs and dance for the child that likes to move.

*An adult must accompany children*

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Story Time is a weekly "must" for children ages 2 to 5. Each program includes book reading, songs & music, flannel board activities and tons of fun!

Drop-in. No registration required.

Waldorf Senior Center Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Senior (55 +)

The Waldorf Senior Center Book Discussion is a book club for adults who enjoy a lively and informal discussion of classic and contemporary literature. In October, we will discuss self-selected fiction titles. 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601. Recommended for ages 55+.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Potomac Branch Closed

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

The Mobile Career Center is a self-contained vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment capable of being deployed inside or outside of the vehicle. It allows JobSource to offer a full array of employment, re-employement and employers services on the go. The Mobile Career Center contains a Greeter Workstation, a Resource Area, Employee Work space and a Confidential Interviewing Space, Computer workstations, and one computer server with the ability to accommodate additional people, through the use of wireless laptops that have internet access. The Mobile Career Center is ADA accessible with a working wheelchair ramp providing access for those with limited mobility.

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

A fun and unique storytime that will teach babies social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through board books and songs!

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

Mobile Veterans Center

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Once a month the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment Counseling Service Mobile Vet Center will visit the Waldorf West library to provide services for our country's veterans. Readjustment Counseling Services such as individual, family and group counseling, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse referrals, employment referrals and VBA explanation and referrals will be available to eligible vets. Stop by between 10 am and 3 pm to take advantage of the free, confidential services offered by the Mobile Vet Center. Recommended for ages 18+.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

(Waldorf West) Evening Story Time

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

This story time encourages emerging literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for children of multiple ages and their parents. This is a 30 minute program that includes a simple craft.

(Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 16+

Jazzy Yarns is back by popular demand! Learn the basics or develop your skills in crocheting or knitting. Please bring your own supplies. For beginners, please bring a skein of yarn and a "J" crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Drop In. No registration required.


Potomac Branch Closed

When: Friday, October 18, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

My Fresh Start: Free Showers

When: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

The Charles County Public Library partnering with Lifestyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc. will make the library's public showers available to individuals who are homeless or need to use the showers. Individuals are welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. *Pre-registration with Lifestyles is not a requirement. Please note the library is closed to the public during this time. Recommended for all ages.

Nature & Birding Walks

When: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Join other bird enthusiasts for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. A field guide from the Southern Maryland Audubon Society will be on hand to share their knowledge and expertise. Location: Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Address: 6655 Rose Hill Rd, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Please note: This is our last walk of the 2019 Season! It will begin at 10AM and at 11AM we will have a guided tour of the Thomas Stone House.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Teen Game Night

When: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Celebrate the end of a long week at our teen-only after hours event. Play a video game, Foosball or even a tabletop game with friends. Complimentary snacks provided by Chick-Fil-A of Waldorf. Beverages can be purchased at our vending machine for $1.50 (please bring exact change). Ages 12-18.

Potomac Branch Closed

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

Waldorf West Family Story Time

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Birth - 5

This story time is a monthly program that is scheduled for every 3rd Saturday and includes books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for children of multiple ages and their parents. This is a 45 minute program and a simple craft is included.

(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

Artists Reception

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Come meet the artists of the Waldorf West Gallery! Get a chance to talk with the creator of your favorite piece, enjoy some light refreshments and soak in the artistic atmosphere.

Potomac Branch Closed

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

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(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time will introduce a love for books, songs, movement and playful activities. It is designed for children ages birth to 24 months and their parents. This is a 20 minute program.

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(Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time which focuses on the foundations of reading through letters, numbers and vocabulary is perfect for little ones in transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time."

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(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 3 - 5

This story time is a weekly program that includes longer books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories and is designed for 3-5 year old children and their parents. This is a 45 minute program that includes a simple craft.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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(Waldorf West) Egg Drop Competition

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Create a vehicle to keep your egg safe. Three different age ranges will compete against each other for a prize. You can work with groups up to 6 people. Who will be the best?

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Potomac Branch Closed

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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Egg Drop Competition

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Create a vehicle to keep your egg safe. Three different age ranges will compete against each other. You can work with groups of 6 people. Who will be the best?

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CANCELED - Teen Movie Night: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Teen Movie night is back with snacks! We will be watching Detective Pikachu. Recommended for ages 12-18.

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Sewing Machine Lounge

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Is sewing your thing, but you don't have a sewing machine or don't have a sewing space to start creating? Come to our Sewing Lounge! We'll have our three machines ready for you to start on your new project. First-come, first-served.

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Writers of Color Book Discussion

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Get ready to explore a variety of genres, contemporary and classic titles written by multicultural authors with candor and objectivity. In October, we will be discussing self-selected fiction titles.

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Potomac Branch Closed

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

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Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time is designed for children (ages birth to 24 months) and their parents.

Children and their parents will be exposed to language, books, songs, and playful activities!

Based on time and space restraints during the Cuddle class, we cannot accommodate daycares.

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"Movers and Shakers" Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

Now on Wednesdays! This story time will teach social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary! It incorporates more songs and dance for the child that likes to move.

*An adult must accompany children*

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Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Story Time is a weekly "must" for children ages 2 to 5. Each program includes book reading, songs & music, flannel board activities and tons of fun!

Drop-in. No registration required.

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The Indian Head Senior Center Book Club

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Senior (55 +)

The Indian Head Senior Center Book Club is for adults who enjoy a lively and informal discussion on contemporary and classic literature. In October, we will discuss self-selected works of fiction. 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head, MD 20640. Recommended for ages 55+.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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Frankentoys for Teens

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Teens can let their "inner mad scientist" out by taking old broken toys and action figures and making new ones using only glue guns and their imaginations! What do you get when you cross Batman, Spongebob, and a fire truck? I don't know, but I can't wait to find out! Recommended for ages 12-18.

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Potomac Branch Closed

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

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Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

A fun and unique storytime that will teach babies social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through board books and songs!

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Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

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Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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Egg Drop Competition

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Create a vehicle to keep your egg safe. Three different age ranges will compete against each other. You can work with groups up to 6 people. Who will be the best?

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DIY Pop Sockets - MOVED TO WALDORF WEST BRANCH

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 9 - 11, Teen 12-18

Join us to make your very own custom pop socket for your phone.

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(Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 16+

Jazzy Yarns is back by popular demand! Learn the basics or develop your skills in crocheting or knitting. Please bring your own supplies. For beginners, please bring a skein of yarn and a "J" crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Drop In. No registration required.


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DIY Pop Sockets

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 9 - 11, Teen 12-18

Join us to make your very own custom pop socket for your phone.

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Potomac Branch Closed

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

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My Fresh Start: Free Showers

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

The Charles County Public Library partnering with Lifestyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc. will make the library's public showers available to individuals who are homeless or need to use the showers. Individuals are welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. *Pre-registration with Lifestyles is not a requirement. Please note the library is closed to the public during this time. Recommended for all ages.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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Potomac Branch Closed

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - All Day
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: Invalid

Potomac Branch closed due to library renovations

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Saturday Book Discussion

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Join us for a Saturday morning book discussion! This book group reads a variety of genres and we welcome member recommendations. This month we are reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Saturday Story Time

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Share the excitement and love of reading with your child by joining us in our Dress Up Story Time. Each story time will include books, songs & music, dancing, and activities that are sure to get you reading, moving, and having fun at the library. You are also welcome to dress up with us or simply come as you are and have a blast. September - Dress-up; October - Halloween; November - Superheroes; December - professions.

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CCPL/NAVSWC STEM FEST

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 8-12, Teen 12-18, 18 and up

Join us for a fun STEM themed afternoon playing with live robots! The library is partnering with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division to bring high tech robots and other STEM related activities for this event, celebrating MD STEM Fest!

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time will introduce a love for books, songs, movement and playful activities. It is designed for children ages birth to 24 months and their parents. This is a 20 minute program.

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(Waldorf West) Movers and Shakers Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time which focuses on the foundations of reading through letters, numbers and vocabulary is perfect for little ones in transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time."

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(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 3 - 5

This story time is a weekly program that includes longer books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories and is designed for 3-5 year old children and their parents. This is a 45 minute program that includes a simple craft.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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MonsterFest 2019

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

It's the spookiest event of the year! Come dressed in your costume and test your knowledge with a fun monster quiz, and then create bone chilling art with things you can find in your very own house! Finish the night by designing and painting a spine tingling face on your very own pumpkin! Recommended for age 6-11.

Register

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Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 18 and up, 14-18, 9-14

Join us for an evening of crocheting, knitting and socializing with other beginning and advanced crafters. We will share basic stitches and techniques to help you begin your crochet and knitting journey. All participants must bring their own yarn and needles.

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Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more!
Recommended for ages 2-5.

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Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more!
Recommended for ages 2-5.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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Stranger Things Escape Room

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: Teen 12-18, 14+

Welcome to the Hawkins School Dance, a demogorgon is on the loose! Solve the puzzles and follow the clues to return it to the upside down before it's too late! Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

This story time is designed for children (ages birth to 24 months) and their parents.

Children and their parents will be exposed to language, books, songs, and playful activities!

Based on time and space restraints during the Cuddle class, we cannot accommodate daycares.

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"Movers and Shakers" Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

Now on Wednesdays! This story time will teach social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary! It incorporates more songs and dance for the child that likes to move.

*An adult must accompany children*

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Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Story Time is a weekly "must" for children ages 2 to 5. Each program includes book reading, songs & music, flannel board activities and tons of fun!

Drop-in. No registration required.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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Crowd Source a Screenplay

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 14+

Learn how to write a screenplay by writing one together! Using crowd sourcing to formulate a basic script, participants will learn about creating original story concepts, characters, plot structures, and dialogue. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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Story Time with a Spider

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 2 - 5, 5-9

Join us for a creepy, but not too creepy, story time with a Spider. We will be reading spider stories and completing a spider craft. Recommended for ages 2-9.

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Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Birth - 2

A fun and unique storytime that will teach babies social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through board books and songs!

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Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

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Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd - toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

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(Waldorf West) Nintendo Switch

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Come join us for a game of Nintendo Switch at the Waldorf West Library for ages 6-11. The hours are M-Th 3:00 -6:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Games to choose from are: NBA 2K18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and Tetris. Must have a library card to sign in with a librarian.

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(Waldorf P.D. Brown): JAZZY YARNS

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 16+

Jazzy Yarns is back by popular demand! Learn the basics or develop your skills in crocheting or knitting. Please bring your own supplies. For beginners, please bring a skein of yarn and a "J" crochet hook or size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Drop In. No registration required.


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