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  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
2
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:00 AM
    CANCELED JobSource Mobile Career Center
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Anime Club
3
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:15 AM
    VITA Tax Prep
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Homeschool STEM Club
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 3:30 PM
    Job Fair for Young Adults (Weather Make Up Date)
4
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 1:00 PM
    Clark Center Book Discussion
  • 2:00 PM
    Homeschool STEM Club
  • 6:30 PM
    ¡Let's Learn Spanish! Story Time
5
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
6
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    The Waldorf Adult Book Discussion
7
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
8
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac
  • 6:00 PM
    Spanish Conversational Club
  • 6:30 PM
    Life After Trauma: Safety in Relationships
9
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Homeschool Book Club
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 12:30 PM
    VITA Tax Prep
  • 2:00 PM
    Homeschool Art
  • 6:00 PM
    So You Were Pulled Over
  • 6:00 PM
    CANCELED: Sewing Lounge
10
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:15 AM
    VITA Tax Prep
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Clases de Computadoras en Español
  • 6:00 PM
    Crafty Kids: Cherry Blossom Art
  • 6:00 PM
    American Creed
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
11
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 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: Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Advanced Homeschool STEM Club
  • 6:00 PM
    Steam Club: Ready, Set, Grab!
12
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
13
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 10:00 AM
    Teacup Garden Tea Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Ask the Computer Lady
  • 2:00 PM
    Block Party!
  • 3:00 PM
    Paws to Read
14
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
15
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 6:30 PM
    Lego Robotics Lab
  • 6:30 PM
    Boundaries and Healthy Relationships
16
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    (Soda) Pop Quiz for Adults!
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Craft Night
  • 6:30 PM
    Adult Gaming Night
17
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 8:00 AM
    Charles County Economic Development Quarterly Roundtable
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 1:00 PM
    Waldorf Senior Center Book Discussion
  • 2:00 PM
    Introduction to Proposal Writing
  • 5:30 PM
    Indie Lens Pop-Up Movie & Discussion: Charm City
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
  • 6:30 PM
    Life After Trauma: Safety
18
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:00 AM
    JobSource Mobile Career Center
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Mobile Veterans Center
  • 10:30 AM
    Art Exploration: Dennis Wojtkiewicz
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Art Exploration: Dennis Wojtkiewicz
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Evening Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    DIY Terrariums
  • 6:00 PM
    Blackout Poetry Slam
  • 7:00 PM
    La Plata Book Discussion
19
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
20
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 11:00 AM
    Waldorf West Family Story Time
21
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
22
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Toddler Story Time
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    DIY Bird Feeders
  • 2:00 PM
    Popsicle Zoo
  • 4:00 PM
    Make Your Own Bee Robot
  • 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac
  • 6:00 PM
    Spanish Conversational Club
  • 6:30 PM
    Flight of the Bumblebees
23
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Sewing Lounge
  • 6:30 PM
    Writers of Color Book Discussion Group
24
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Indian Head Senior Center Book Club
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
25
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Talking Bones
  • 6:00 PM
    Unplugged Music Jam Club
26
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    My Fresh Start: Free Showers
27
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 10:00 AM
    Saturday Book Discussion
  • 11:00 AM
    (Waldorf P.D. Brown) Saturday Story Time
28
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
29
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 9:30 AM
    (Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    (Waldorf West) Toddler Story Time
  • 10:30 AM
    Crafts, Conversation and Coffee
  • 10:45 AM
    (Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time
30
  • All Day
    Poetry Palooza
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Beginning Genealogy Research
  • 6:00 PM
    3D Printing

Poetry Palooza

When: Monday, April 01, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, April 01, 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) Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time encourages emerging literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for 2 and 3 year olds and their parents. This is a 30 minute program that includes a simple craft.

(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, April 01, 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.

Poetry Palooza

When: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

CANCELED JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Tuesday, April 02, 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 JobSource 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 Workspace 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 age 18+.

"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

A toddler story time for children ages 18 months - 36 months

This story time will teach toddlers social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary!

*An adult must accompany children*

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 02, 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, April 02, 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.

Anime Club

When: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 16+, Teen 12-18

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

Poetry Palooza

When: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

VITA Tax Prep

When: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Our certified volunteer will provide FREE tax preparation assistance to Charles County residents. Please call for an appointment. Income restrictions apply. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please call 301-645-1395 to schedule an appointment. Recommended for ages 18+

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, April 03, 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.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 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.

Homeschool STEM Club

When: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch in Potomac Meeting Room
Age Group: 6 - 9

Join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In April we will be learning about the science of sound!
Recommended for ages 6-9.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 03, 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.

Job Fair for Young Adults (Weather Make Up Date)

When: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 16-24

Are you a young adult (ages 16-24) looking for a summer job or just want to practice your networking skills? Bring your resume' and join us at Waldorf West Library. Meet representatives from local businesses to learn about summer jobs and internship opportunities. Dress to impress. Recommended for ages 16-24.

Poetry Palooza

When: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 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, April 04, 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, April 04, 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, April 04, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Senior (55 +)

Discuss classic and contemporary book titles. In April, we will discuss "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. 1210 Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646. Recommended for ages 55 and older.

Homeschool STEM Club

When: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch in Potomac Meeting Room
Age Group: 6 - 9

Join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In April we will be learning about the science of sound!
Recommended for ages 6-9.

¡Let's Learn Spanish! Story Time

When: Thursday, April 04, 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 April we will add picnic words to our vocabulary.

Poetry Palooza

When: Friday, April 05, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Poetry Palooza

When: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

The Waldorf Adult Book Discussion

When: Saturday, April 06, 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. The book club meets on the first Saturday of every month (holidays excluded) from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The book for April is "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Poetry Palooza

When: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Poetry Palooza

When: Monday, April 08, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, April 08, 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) Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time encourages emerging literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for 2 and 3 year olds and their parents. This is a 30 minute program that includes a simple craft.

(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, April 08, 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.

Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac

When: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 9-14, 14-18, 18 and up

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. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Spanish Conversational Club

When: Monday, April 08, 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.

Life After Trauma: Safety in Relationships

When: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 16+

Life following sexual assault or domestic violence can feel troubling and at times hopeless. This discussion is aimed to promote awareness around common side effects following trauma in order to gain a deeper understanding of what a person may be experiencing after being victimized. We will also discuss some resources that are useful with coping. Presented by Center for Abused Persons.

Poetry Palooza

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

A toddler story time for children ages 18 months - 36 months

This story time will teach toddlers social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary!

*An adult must accompany children*

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 09, 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.

Homeschool Book Club

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

The Homeschool Book Club will feature a well-known book and the movie adaptation that homeschooled children are encouraged to discuss and compare. Recommended for ages 6-11. In April we will read Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and watch the 2003 version of the movie.

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 09, 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.

VITA Tax Prep

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Our certified volunteer will provide FREE tax preparation assistance to Charles County residents. Please call for an appointment. Income restrictions apply. REGISTRATION REQUIRED-please call 301-375-7375 to schedule an appointment. Recommended for ages 18+

Homeschool Art

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Groups: 5-9, 9 - 11, Teen 12-18

Make a colorful and whimsical painting in the library. Hear from Homer Price for inspiration. Take the fruits of your labor home to enjoy.

So You Were Pulled Over

When: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 16+

Those who attend will leave with a better understanding of what the law says about citizens' rights, their obligations, and the legal process following a traffic stop. We will start with a brief introduction of the panel of experts from the Sheriff's Office, State's Attorney, and the Office of the Public Defender. Each panelist will discuss their role process with an emphasis on what the law states, common misconceptions, and explanations of misunderstood terms like probable cause, reasonable suspicion, citation, custody, arrest, and lawful search. We will end with a Question & Answer period so you can ask county representatives your traffic stop questions.

CANCELED: Sewing Lounge

When: Tuesday, April 09, 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.

Poetry Palooza

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

VITA Tax Prep

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Our certified volunteer will provide FREE tax preparation assistance to Charles County residents. Please call for an appointment. Income restrictions apply. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please call 301-645-1395 to schedule an appointment. Recommended for ages 18+

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, April 10, 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.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 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.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 10, 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.

Clases de Computadoras en Español

When: Wednesday, April 10, 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.

Crafty Kids: Cherry Blossom Art

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us in creating fun cherry blossom inspired art using paint, paper plates, and tissue paper. Recommended for ages 6-11.

American Creed

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

American Creed is a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America's ideals and identity ought to be. Join us for a viewing of the film. Recommended for ages 18+

Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, April 10, 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 April we will watch Disney's Tarzan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Poetry Palooza

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Thursday, April 11, 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, April 11, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 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, April 11, 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: Joseph Mallord William Turner

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch in Potomac Meeting Room
Age Groups: 9-14, 14-18

Join us for a morning of art history and a hands on art project. Attendees will learn about Joseph Mallord William Turner, what made his art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by Turner.
Recommended for ages 9-18.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, April 11, 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 Homeschool STEM Club

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch in Potomac Meeting Room
Age Groups: 9-14, 14-18

Older students can join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In April we will be learning about Ocean Acidification.
Recommended for ages 9-18.

Steam Club: Ready, Set, Grab!

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

Join us for more Lego WeDo Kit Fun! Create a grabby robot using the kit and find out what it can grab! Recommended for ages 6-11

Poetry Palooza

When: Friday, April 12, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Poetry Palooza

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Teacup Garden Tea Time

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Come enjoy good tea and conversation with other adults while making your own teacup garden to take home. Tips for caring for miniature garden/succulents will be briefly covered.

Ask the Computer Lady

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 16+

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. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Block Party!

When: Saturday, April 13, 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!

Paws to Read

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Groups: 5-9, 10-14

This program for ages 5-14 lets them read to a furry friend who is a great listener. Improved reading skills and confidence are the goals. All dogs are certified therapy dogs. Recommended for ages 5-14. Please register.

Poetry Palooza

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Poetry Palooza

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, April 15, 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) Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time encourages emerging literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for 2 and 3 year olds and their parents. This is a 30 minute program that includes a simple craft.

(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, April 15, 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.

Lego Robotics Lab

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Calling all mad scientists! Come build some crazy Lego contraptions, and bring them to life! We'll practice basic coding skills, and use those skills to make our Lego robot models move and do tricks!

Boundaries and Healthy Relationships

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 16+

Join us for a thought provoking discussion on how to develop and maintain boundaries with new and existing relationships. We will discuss what appropriate barriers look like and how perpetrators use “grooming” to ultimately gain the trust of a victim in order to silence them.

Poetry Palooza

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

A toddler story time for children ages 18 months - 36 months

This story time will teach toddlers social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary!

*An adult must accompany children*

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 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.

(Soda) Pop Quiz for Adults!

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

It's trivia time! Answer questions that test your knowledge on all sorts of topics!

Family Craft Night

When: Tuesday, April 16, 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 do a rainbow collage.

Adult Gaming Night

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:30 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.

Poetry Palooza

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Charles County Economic Development Quarterly Roundtable

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Quarterly Business Roundtables are an opportunity for businesses to get the inside scoop on what is happening in Charles County and learn how the Charles County Economic Development Department can assist them. Each meeting includes a continental breakfast, networking, quarterly update, and a Q&A session where businesses can ask questions directly of the department. Recommended for ages 18+

Registration is required through the following link:

http://www.meetcharlescounty.com/quarterly-business-roundtable/

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, April 17, 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.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 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.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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 April, we will discuss "The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve. 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601. Recommended for ages 55+.

Introduction to Proposal Writing

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Learn the do's and don'ts of writing and submitting a proposal and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no. Recommended for ages 18+

Indie Lens Pop-Up Movie & Discussion: Charm City

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

CHARM CITY delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the front lines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, optimistically offering humanity as common ground. Join us for a viewing of the film, followed by a moderated community conversation. Recommended for ages 18+

Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, April 17, 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 April we will watch Disney's Tarzan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Life After Trauma: Safety

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 16+

Life following sexual assault or domestic violence can feel troubling and at times hopeless. This discussion is aimed to promote awareness around common side effects following trauma in order to gain a deeper understanding of what a person may be experiencing after being victimized. We will also discuss some resources that are useful with coping. Presented by Center for Abused Persons. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Poetry Palooza

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Thursday, April 18, 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 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 and old.

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 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, April 18, 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, April 18, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 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+.

Art Exploration: Dennis Wojtkiewicz

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch in Potomac Meeting Room
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us for a morning of art history and a hands on art project. Attendees will learn about Dennis Wojtkiewicz, what makes his art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by Wojtkiewicz.
Recommended for ages 6-11.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, April 18, 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.

Art Exploration: Dennis Wojtkiewicz

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Potomac Branch in Potomac Meeting Room
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us for an afternoon of art history and a hands on art project. Attendees will learn about Dennis Wojtkiewicz, what makes his art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by Wojtkiewicz.
Recommended for ages 6-11.

(Waldorf West) Evening Story Time

When: Thursday, April 18, 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.

DIY Terrariums

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 9-14

A terrarium is a tiny garden in a jar! Join us to make your very own terrarium that you can take home with you. Recommended for ages 9-14.

Blackout Poetry Slam

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Celebrate Poetry Month and create your own blackout poetry, then perform your piece. Materials provided and take home your work after or leave it for us to display.

La Plata Book Discussion

When: Thursday, April 18, 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 April, we will discuss The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. Recommended for ages 18+.

Poetry Palooza

When: Friday, April 19, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Poetry Palooza

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

Waldorf West Family Story Time

When: Saturday, April 20, 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.

Poetry Palooza

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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Poetry Palooza

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, April 22, 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) Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time encourages emerging literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for 2 and 3 year olds and their parents. This is a 30 minute program that includes a simple craft.

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(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, April 22, 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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DIY Bird Feeders

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 2 - 5, 5-9

Celebrate Earth Day by creating bird feeders out of vegetable spread and bird seed. Recommended for ages 2-9.

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Popsicle Zoo

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Make your own zoo animal out of popsicle sticks.Take your zoo home to let your imagination run wild!

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Make Your Own Bee Robot

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Learn about the importance of pollination while making your very own buzzing bee robot! Recommended for ages 6-11.

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Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 9-14, 14-18, 18 and up

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. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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Spanish Conversational Club

When: Monday, April 22, 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.

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Flight of the Bumblebees

When: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Groups: 5-9, 6 - 11

Put some spring in your step by spending an evening with ballet dancers! We will ask both male and female ballet dancers questions as well as learn new moves! Recommended for ages 5-11. This will be a ticketed event.

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Poetry Palooza

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

A toddler story time for children ages 18 months - 36 months

This story time will teach toddlers social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary!

*An adult must accompany children*

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Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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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Sewing Lounge

When: Tuesday, April 23, 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 Group

When: Tuesday, April 23, 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 March, we will discuss "Kindred" by Octavia Butler.

Drop In. No registration required.

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Poetry Palooza

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, April 24, 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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Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 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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Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, April 24, 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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Indian Head Senior Center Book Club

When: Wednesday, April 24, 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 April, we will discuss "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman. 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head, MD 20640. Recommended for ages 55 and older

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Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, April 24, 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 April we will watch Disney's Tarzan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

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Poetry Palooza

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:30 AM - 9:30 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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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Talking Bones

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 9-14

The Humane Society of Charles County invites participants to learn to be "forensic" investigators by observing skulls of animals to discover characteristics that will reveal whether the animal is herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore. The size, shape, teeth, brain size, and nasal cavities give clues about the habitat and life cycle of native Maryland species. Recommended for ages 9-14.

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Unplugged Music Jam Club

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Calling All Musicians! Join us for a joyful musical gathering. Bring your instruments and play along with other adults who enjoy making music. All instruments are welcome!

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Poetry Palooza

When: Friday, April 26, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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My Fresh Start: Free Showers

When: Friday, April 26, 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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Poetry Palooza

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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Saturday Book Discussion

When: Saturday, April 27, 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. In April we'll read "The 57 Bus" by Dashka Slater. Recommended for ages 18+

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(Waldorf P.D. Brown) Saturday Story Time

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Drop in and share the excitement and love of reading with your child by joining us in story time. Each story time will include reading books, dancing & music, and a hands-on activity or craft.

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Poetry Palooza

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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Poetry Palooza

When: Monday, April 29, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, April 29, 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) Toddler Story Time

When: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 2 - 3

This story time encourages emerging literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for 2 and 3 year olds and their parents. This is a 30 minute program that includes a simple craft.

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Crafts, Conversation and Coffee

When: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Come join us for a fun morning of crafts (bring your own to work on or do a simple craft provided by the library), fun conversation and delicious coffee. The craft for April will be felt pins.

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(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, April 29, 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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Poetry Palooza

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - All Day
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

It's National Poetry Month! We are going to celebrate with a contest! You can make a poem by either stacking books on top of each other (Book Spine Poetry). Or, you can cross out text to see what message you get, (Black Out Poetry). You can participate at the Waldorf West or La Plata branch. All poems submitted during the month of April may win an Amazon gift card! Recommended for ages 12-18 years old.

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"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 1 - 3

A toddler story time for children ages 18 months - 36 months

This story time will teach toddlers social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary!

*An adult must accompany children*

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Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 30, 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, April 30, 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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Beginning Genealogy Research

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 16+

Genealogy’s popularity has increased significantly over the past several years, with new devotees gaining an introduction through shows like Genealogy Roadshow, Who Do You Think You Are?, and Finding Your Roots. Are you interested in joining the ever-growing community of researchers? Join us as we talk about the first steps you should consider taking to begin researching your ancestors, look at resources you can use—both online and in print, and discuss institutions you should consider planning to visit.

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3D Printing

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Learn 3D printing basics and get your very own object printed for you! Due to printing time objects will be printed by staff after the program and you will be notified when ready.

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