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  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Homeschool STEM Club
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    Kids Grow Garden Planting Day
  • 6:00 PM
    Storm Ready
2
  • 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
    CANCELED ¡Let's Learn Spanish! Story Time
3
  • 6:00 PM
    Kid Arcade
4
  • 9:30 AM
    The Waldorf Adult Book Discussion
  • 2:00 PM
    Star Wars Day
5
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  • 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
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  • 9:00 AM
    JobSource Mobile Career Center
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" Tea Tasting and Book Discussion
  • 6:00 PM
    Anime Club
8
  • 9:30 AM
    Cuddle Time
  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    CANCELED Clases de Computadoras en Español
  • 6:00 PM
    Crafty Kids: Under the Sea Porthole Creations
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
  • 6:00 PM
    Intro to Project Budgets
9
  • 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: Dorothea Lange
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Advanced Homeschool STEM Club
  • 6:00 PM
    Evening "Camp-In" Story Time
  • 6:00 PM
    STEAM Club: Flower Power!
  • 7:00 PM
    La Plata Book Discussion
10
  • 2:00 PM
    PURE Play Time
11
  • 10:30 AM
    Cancelled - Paws to Read
  • 2:00 PM
    Block Party
12
13
  • 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
  • 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour Crochet and Knitting @ Potomac
  • 6:00 PM
    Spanish Conversational Club
  • 6:30 PM
    All Aboard!
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  • 10:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 10:00 AM
    "Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Homeschool Science
  • 6:00 PM
    Adult Gaming Night
  • 6:00 PM
    Sewing Machine Lounge
15
  • 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
  • 6:00 PM
    Book Folding Club
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
  • 6:00 PM
    Understanding Business Insurance
16
  • 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: Brian Clarke
  • 11:00 AM
    Preschool Story Time
  • 2:00 PM
    Art Exploration: Brian Clarke
  • 6:00 PM
    (Waldorf West) Evening Story Time
  • 6:30 PM
    Jazz Guitar with the Abe Ovadia Duo
17
  • 9:00 AM
    Nature & Birding Walks
  • 9:30 AM
    My Fresh Start: Free Showers
18
  • 2:00 PM
    Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie
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20
  • 2:00 PM
    Ocean in a Bottle
21
  • 11:00 AM
    STEM Story Time: Dirt
22
  • 11:00 AM
    Indian Head Senior Center Book Club
  • 6:00 PM
    Story Time with Belle
  • 6:00 PM
    Fandom Feud
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
23
  • 6:00 PM
    Squishy Circuits
  • 6:00 PM
    CANCELED Unplugged Music Jam Club
24
  • 9:30 AM
    My Fresh Start: Free Showers
  • 2:00 PM
    PURE Play Time
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  • 11:00 AM
    STEM Story Time: Bubbles
  • 6:00 PM
    Book Folding For Kids!
  • 6:00 PM
    Sewing Machine Lounge
  • 6:00 PM
    Teen Movie Night: Venom
  • 6:30 PM
    Writers of Color Book Discussion
29
  • 6:00 PM
    Family Movie and Play Night
30
  • 6:00 PM
    Scavenger Hunt
31
  • 7:30 PM
    Night at the Movies

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, May 01, 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, May 01, 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, May 01, 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 May we will be doing an Engineering Zip Line Challenge! Recommended for ages 6-9.

Preschool Story Time

When: Wednesday, May 01, 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.

Kids Grow Garden Planting Day

When: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Join us in planting our seasonal outdoor garden. Recommended for All Ages.

Storm Ready

When: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: All Ages

We know that being prepared for emergencies can help save lives, reduce the impact an emergency has on our lives and help us deal with the stress that can occur during an emergency situation. This presentation will consist of information intended to educate citizens with tips and suggestions on preparing for disasters/events that may affect them or their community. Recommended for all ages.

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, May 02, 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, May 02, 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, May 02, 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, May 02, 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. Grab a bite to eat and come prepared to share your thoughts and opinions about the monthly selection! In May, we will read "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones. 1210 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646.
Recommended for ages 55+

Homeschool STEM Club

When: Thursday, May 02, 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 May we will be doing an Engineering Zip Line Challenge! Recommended for ages 6-9.

CANCELED ¡Let's Learn Spanish! Story Time

When: Thursday, May 02, 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 May we will learn Garden words.

Kid Arcade

When: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of gaming! Gaming options will include Minecraft, an assortment of games on both the PS4 and Pandora's Box consoles, some good old fashioned board games, and more!

The Waldorf Adult Book Discussion

When: Saturday, May 04, 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 May, we will be reading "Frog Music" by Emma Donoghue.

Star Wars Day

When: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Celebrate Star Wars Day at your library! Come make themed crafts while you watch Star Wars. Feel free to dress up in costumes.

(Waldorf West) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, May 06, 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, May 06, 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, May 06, 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.

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Tuesday, May 07, 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+.

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, May 07, 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.

"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, May 07, 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, May 07, 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.

"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" Tea Tasting and Book Discussion

When: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Join us for a special afternoon tea and book discussion! Learn about the Pu-er tea, a fermented tea produced in China, while sampling several varieties in correlation to the book, "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Copies of the book will be available for checkout a month before the program. Ages 18+

Anime Club

When: Tuesday, May 07, 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+.

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, May 08, 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, May 08, 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, May 08, 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, May 08, 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: Under the Sea Porthole Creations

When: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Join us in creating an exciting sea life art scene from the view of a ship porthole. Recommended for ages 6-11.

Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, May 08, 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 May we will watch Disney's Mulan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Intro to Project Budgets

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

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation is holding your back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. Recommended for ages 18+

JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Thursday, May 09, 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, May 09, 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, May 09, 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: Dorothea Lange

When: Thursday, May 09, 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 Dorothea Lange, what makes her art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by the style. Recommended for ages 9-18.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, May 09, 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, May 09, 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 May we will be learning about Invisible Light. Recommended for ages 9-18.

Evening "Camp-In" Story Time

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Come camp-in at the library! Enjoy a special evening story time with a camping theme. Make a craft to take home at the end of the night. Feel free to come in your pajamas.

STEAM Club: Flower Power!

When: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Learn about the parts of a plant and seeds. Learn about how plants and flowers grow. Make your own tissue paper flower and make a planter to plant your own seed! This program is for participants ages 6-11.

La Plata Book Discussion

When: Thursday, May 09, 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 May, we will discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Recommended for ages 18+.

PURE Play Time

When: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 3 - 5, 5-9

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

Cancelled - Paws to Read

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: La Plata 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 5-9 and 10-14. You must register for this event.

Block Party

When: Saturday, May 11, 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) Cuddle Time Story Time

When: Monday, May 13, 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, May 13, 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.

Crafts, Conversation and Coffee

When: Monday, May 13, 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 May will be Playing Card holders.

(Waldorf West) Preschool Story Time

When: Monday, May 13, 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, May 13, 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. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Spanish Conversational Club

When: Monday, May 13, 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.

All Aboard!

When: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Ride the rails with us, as John Painter tells us all about trains and the many jobs they do! He'll even bring along some of his famous model trains and give attendees a chance to experience working on the railroad with some hands on demonstrations! You'll be excited all the live long day!

Preschool Story Time

When: Tuesday, May 14, 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.

"Movers and Shakers" Toddler Story Time

When: Tuesday, May 14, 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, May 14, 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.

Homeschool Science

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Groups: 5-9, 9 - 11

Learn about science hands on. Perform experiments leveled to your age. We will have 2 experiments for each age group (ages 3-7 and 8-12).

Adult Gaming Night

When: Tuesday, May 14, 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.

Sewing Machine Lounge

When: Tuesday, May 14, 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.

Cuddle Time

When: Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 15, 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 May, we will read “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris. 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601. Recommended for ages 55+.

Book Folding Club

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

We're moving beyond basic book folding and taking this art to new levels. We'll do a new project every session. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, May 15, 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 May we will watch Disney's Mulan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Understanding Business Insurance

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: 18 and up

Determine the precise insurance needs for your business! Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability and Data Breach, Workers' Compensation, Business Owners Policy, Bonds and many other areas of interest to business owners. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered and eliminating any insurance woes. Recommended for ages 18+

Click the link below to register:

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JobSource Mobile Career Center

When: Thursday, May 16, 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.

Cuddle Time

When: Thursday, May 16, 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 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: Brian Clarke

When: Thursday, May 16, 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 Brian Clarke, what makes his art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by the style. Recommended for ages 6-11.

Preschool Story Time

When: Thursday, May 16, 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: Brian Clarke

When: Thursday, May 16, 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 Brian Clarke, what makes his art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by the style.
Recommended for ages 6-11.

(Waldorf West) Evening Story Time

When: Thursday, May 16, 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.

Jazz Guitar with the Abe Ovadia Duo

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: 14+

****This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be given out ONE HOUR before the start of the event on a first come, first served basis****

Listen to top class jazz music from a highly regarded guitarist.
Abe Ovadia has been described as a "jazz phenom, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Abe is the recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine. Abe has developed a unique identity on the instrument and as a band leader, featuring an innovative and emotionally-charged energy that is unrelenting. Abe has formed a duo & trio that perform regularly in and around New York and throughout the country. His groups are platforms for Abe’s continual music exploration, documented by the 2017 release of his hit single, "Afro Blue." Join us for an exciting evening of world class jazz.

Nature & Birding Walks

When: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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. Adults 18 & Up
5/17 - Meeting at Port Tobacco River Park
6/21 - Meeting at Tilghman Lake Park

My Fresh Start: Free Showers

When: Friday, May 17, 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.

Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Bring your creativity and join us to learn how to create your very own stop motion movie. Recommended for ages 6-11.

Ocean in a Bottle

When: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: PD Brown Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Ever wanted your very own ocean? Come make an ocean in a bottle and take it home to enjoy.

STEM Story Time: Dirt

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, and hands-on experiments to learn about dirt! Recommended for ages 2-5.

Indian Head Senior Center Book Club

When: Wednesday, May 22, 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 May, we will discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head, MD 20640. Recommended for ages 55+.

Story Time with Belle

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 2 - 5, 5-9

Join us for a magical story time with Belle. We will be reading our favorite stories and completing a Beauty and the Beast themed craft. Recommended for ages 2-9.

Fandom Feud

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

Who would win in a battle: Captain America or Batman? Indiana Jones or James Bond? Pit your favorite heroes against each other in this fun and friendly debate over who would triumph in a brawl, with characters from comics, anime, film, and television. Recommended for ages 12-18.

Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, May 22, 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 May we will watch Disney's Mulan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Squishy Circuits

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 6 - 11

Play with squishy circuits while learning about conductive and insulating materials and different kinds of electrical circuits. Recommended for ages 6-11.

CANCELED Unplugged Music Jam Club

When: Thursday, May 23, 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!

My Fresh Start: Free Showers

When: Friday, May 24, 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.

PURE Play Time

When: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Groups: 3 - 5, 5-9

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

STEM Story Time: Bubbles

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 2 - 5

Join us for stories, songs, and hands-on experiments to learn about bubbles! Recommended for ages 2-5.

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Book Folding For Kids!

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

Have you noticed those cool folded books around the La Plata branch of the library? Kids can make them, too! Join us for an evening of book folding. Learn how to turn old books in to works of art, starting with a simple project!

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Sewing Machine Lounge

When: Tuesday, May 28, 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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Teen Movie Night: Venom

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Waldorf West Branch
Age Group: Teen 12-18

Come out for Teen Movie night complete with light snacks and good company. We will be watching Venom! C4 Comic Con is just around the corner. Recommended for ages 12-18.

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Writers of Color Book Discussion

When: Tuesday, May 28, 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 May, we will discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones.

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Family Movie and Play Night

When: Wednesday, May 29, 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 May we will watch Disney's Mulan. Recommended for ages 0-5.

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Scavenger Hunt

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Potomac Branch
Age Group: 9-14

Compete to see who can find the most scavenger hunt items first! Winner gets a trophy! Recommended for ages 9-14.

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Night at the Movies

When: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Where: La Plata Branch
Age Group: All Ages

Join us at Milton Somers Middle School (300 Willow Ln, La Plata, MD 20646) for a movie under the stars! We will be showing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," at 8pm. For your comfort we suggest bringing folding chairs or well cushioned blankets and/ or pads to sit on. You can bring a picnic dinner if you would like. This event is open for all ages!

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