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August 20 - 26, 2014

Wednesday, August 20

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Hamilton Branch  
Ten Websites to Know

Ten Websites to Know 10:00am

Computer Classes

Interested in exploring some of what the Internet has to offer? This is an overview of ten websites that will aid you in connecting with people, buying...

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:15am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Light Street Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:15am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Hampden Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Washington Village Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10:30am

Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Govans Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hamilton Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:15am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Light Street Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 11:15am

Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Patterson Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Govans Branch  
Jamercise

Jamercise 12:00pm

Health and Fitness

Enjoy an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance and hot new music.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Minecraft

Minecraft 2:00pm

Join your friends for individual and team challenges in our virtual world!

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Outdoor Fun

Outdoor Fun 2:00pm

Enjoy time outside before school starts with sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, and more.

Patterson Park Branch  
Stop, Drop and Read

Stop, Drop and Read 2:00pm

Summer Reading

Reading for pleasure, leisure, and good measure.

Herring Run Branch  
Chess Open Play

Chess Open Play 3:00pm

Come enjoy the game of Chess. Beginners and experts welcome.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
For the Love of LEGOs

For the Love of LEGOs 3:00pm

After School Activities

Do you love LEGOs? Join us on Wednesdays for engineering and open play.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Storytime Roon  
Pompeii

Pompeii 3:30pm

Films

Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love...

Herring Run Branch, Auditorium  
Teen Game Day

Teen Game Day 3:30pm

After School Activities

Come out and play your favorite board games.

Hamilton Branch  
Back-To-School Time

Back-To-School Time 4:00pm

After School Activities

Crafts and activities featuring back-to-school themes.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Wednesday Night Knitting Studio

Wednesday Night Knitting Studio 4:00pm

After School Activities

Bring worsted weight yarn and size 8 to 10 knitting needles.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Jess Row: Your Face in Mine

Jess Row: Your Face in Mine 6:30pm

Writers LIVE!

Not long after moving back to his hometown of Baltimore, Kelly Thorndike meets an old friend from high school who has had "racial reassignment surgery." Once...

Central Library, Poe Room  

Thursday, August 21

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:15am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Brooklyn Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Forest Park Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Herring Run Branch  
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa 11:00am

En Espanol

Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los niños (0-3 años) y los padres o cuidadores.

Brooklyn Branch, Todos los jueves  
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa 11:00am

En Espanol

Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los niños (0-3 años) y los padres o cuidadores.

Southeast Anchor Library, Todos los jueves  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Roland Park Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:30am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Forest Park Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:00pm

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:30pm

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Roland Park Branch  
Knitting and Crochet Circle

Knitting and Crochet Circle 2:00pm

Bring your ideas and expertise or your interest in learning. For beginners and experts alike. We will provide practice yarn to get you started, help you...

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Duct Tape Crafternoon

Duct Tape Crafternoon 3:00pm

After School Activities

Get ready for back to school and make a duct tape pencil bag or book cover.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Program Room  
Weeeeeee for Wii

Weeeeeee for Wii 3:00pm

After School Activities

Play your favorite Wii games at the library.

Herring Run Branch, Auditorium  
Word Play

Word Play 3:00pm

After School Activities

Come learn words together while playing Jeopardy or Spelling Bee. Space limited; registration required: please call (410) 396-6088.

Hamilton Branch, Meeting Room  
Wii for Boys

Wii for Boys 3:30pm

After School Activities

Boys are welcome to come enjoy a variety of games on the Nintendo Wii.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Crafternoon Thursday

Crafternoon Thursday 4:00pm

After School Activities

Come prepared to get messy with arts and crafts. No skills or supplies needed... just creativity!

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Jamercise - Advanced

Jamercise - Advanced 5:15pm

Health and Fitness

Intense cardio, metabolic, and lateral training exercise, using dance moves and strength training.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

A six-week class series. Course Content: Learn to use the features in Microsoft Office 2010 - Introduction to Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Word 2010 -Learn to...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Game On with Wii

Game On with Wii 6:00pm

Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Who knows, you might make new friends too!

Orleans Street Branch, Story Room  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 6:30pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hampden Branch  

Friday, August 22

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  
Medicaid Sign-Up

Medicaid Sign-Up 10:00am

Health and Fitness

Navigators from HealthCare Access Maryland are available to assist with Medicaid sign-up on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Central Library, Central Hall  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Cherry Hill Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Cherry Hill Branch  
HOOKED!

HOOKED! 4:00pm

After School Activities

Impress your friends with your handmade scarves, hats, and bracelets. Learn the basic stitches of crochet to make your own gift items for family and friends.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  

Saturday, August 23

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  
Career Building Clinic

Career Building Clinic 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Create basic resumes using online resource. Practice filling out online applications and search popular web sites for job postings. Class...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Expungement Workshop

Expungement Workshop 10:00am

Learn about the expungement process and how to navigate it. Presented by Mark Matthews for Clean Slate America.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Introduction to Excel Part I

Introduction to Excel Part I 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn about spreadsheets, toolbars and buttons, and how to save files. Learn different uses for spreadsheets. Become familiar with formatting and printing....

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Blow-Up

Blow-Up 10:30am

Films

Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language production is widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s. No director has ever...

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium  
Genealogy Circle Meeting

Genealogy Circle Meeting 10:30am

Genealogy

Researching Your Family History at Maryland Repositories Most genealogists are familiar with the big three Maryland repositories; however, there is often...

Central Library, School and Student Services, 2nd Floor  
eReader Clinic

eReader Clinic 10:30am

Speak with a librarian about any eReader questions you may have. Topics can cover initial setup, using the eReader, and finding reading materials for your...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Govans Branch  
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 12:30pm

Films

Watch as Flint and his loyal group of friends do battle with tacodiles, apple pie-thons, and shrimpanzees! Will they be able to save the world? The...

Northwood Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 2:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge. A wealthy woman has a garage sale on the last day of the millennium when her...

Southeast Anchor Library, Second Floor  
Brick

Brick 2:00pm

Films

A tough-talking teen attempts to uncover his ex-girlfriend's killer in director Rian Johnson's hard-boiled high school noir, told in the style of a Dashiell...

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium  
Graphic Detail: A book club for young adults

Graphic Detail: A book club for young adults 2:00pm

Book Discussions

This month's book is Saints by Gene Luen Yang, winner of the LA Times Book Prize -- and the first graphic novel to win in a non graphic novel category. Read...

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
PAWS to Read

PAWS to Read 2:00pm

Read Down Fines

Come to the library to read aloud to a dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Volunteers and their dogs from Pets on Wheels will be here...

Reisterstown Road Branch  
PAWS to Read

PAWS to Read 2:00pm

Read Down Fines

Come to the library to read aloud to a dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Volunteers and their dogs from Pets on Wheels will be here...

Govans Branch  
 How the Battle of Monocacy Saved Washington and Helped Win the Civil War

How the Battle of Monocacy Saved Washington... 3:00pm

The battle fought at Monocacy near Frederick, Maryland took place for just one one day. Civil War enthusiast Dave Tirschman will share why such a brief...

Southeast Anchor Library, Auditorium  

Sunday, August 24

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  

Monday, August 25

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  
 Career Building Clinic

Career Building Clinic 10:00am

Jobs and Careers

The Career Building Clinic is not a formal course, but an opportunity to work one-on-one with librarians and volunteers on job searching, resume writing,...

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Walbrook Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Washington Village Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Patterson Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 1:00pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Walbrook Branch  
Chess Open Play

Chess Open Play 3:00pm

Come enjoy the game of Chess. Beginners and experts welcome.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
LEGO Club

LEGO Club 3:00pm

After School Activities

Come build and create with LEGOs. Space limited; registration required: please call (410) 396-6088.

Hamilton Branch, Meeting Room  
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday 3:00pm

After School Activities

Come to the library to create and survive in the awesome pixelated 3-D world of Minecraft!

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Department  
Labor Day Trivia

Labor Day Trivia 4:00pm

After School Activities

Where does the 8 hour workday come from? Who do you have to thank for weekends? Why do kids go to school isntead of factories? And what does any of it...

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Introduction to the Internet

Introduction to the Internet 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn about the Internet and how to navigate using the World Wide Web. Develop surfing strategies and learn how to use “Search Engine”...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
The Road to Mortgage Recovery

The Road to Mortgage Recovery 5:30pm

Foreclosure prevention counseling presented by GO Northwest. To register call 410-947-0084 Ext. 2.

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Makerspace

Makerspace 6:00pm

After School Activities

A place for creation, innovation, and collaboration. Come make stuff!

Hamilton Branch  

Tuesday, August 26

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and...

Exhibits

The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Central Library  
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary...

Exhibits

Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Central Library, Second floor corridor  
Medicaid Sign-Up

Medicaid Sign-Up 10:00am

Health and Fitness

Navigators from HealthCare Access Maryland are available to assist with Medicaid sign-up on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Central Library, Central Hall  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Spanish for Seniors

Spanish for Seniors 1:00pm

Impress your friends with your ability to use conversational words and phrases in Spanish. We will practice pronunciation and also learn some grammar. We...

Cherry Hill Branch  
Table Top Tuesday

Table Top Tuesday 2:00pm

After School Activities

Join in on the fun and friendly competition every Tuesday in August as you and other table top gamers square off on the round table tops. Compete in the UNO,...

Clifton Branch  
Scrap Craft

Scrap Craft 3:30pm

Summer Reading

See what you can create out of the materials in the librarian's cupboard. This event is scheduled on every Tuesday, except for August 12 and 19th.

Herring Run Branch  
Wii for Girls

Wii for Girls 3:30pm

After School Activities

Girls are welcome to come enjoy a variety of games on the Nintendo Wii.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Science for Kids!

Science for Kids! 4:00pm

After School Activities

Learn fun facts and demonstrate basic scientific principles through simple experiments and hands-on activities.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Advanced Word 2010

Advanced Word 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

A two-part class. Course Content-Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects, create and run a Macro, import Excel files, create...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Game On with Wii

Game On with Wii 6:00pm

Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Who knows, you might make new friends too!

Orleans Street Branch, Story Room  

August 20 - 26, 2014

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