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April 23 - 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 23

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
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  
Hola Friends=Hello Amigos

Hola Friends=Hello Amigos 10:30am

En Espanol, Story Time

Bring your tiny tots to our Spanish/English program of stories, games, songs, and puppet plays. The program is presented in both languages so that everyone...

Cherry Hill 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  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Central Library  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10:30am

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

Govans Branch  
Hands on Holidays:  Passover

Hands on Holidays: Passover 11:00am

The Jewish Community Center of Baltimore presents a celebration of the traditions of Passover.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
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  
Fairy Tale Tea Party

Fairy Tale Tea Party 12:00pm

Fairy Tale Festival

Celebrate Fairy Tale Festival with a story, a visit to the dress up station, and a tea party.

Patterson Park 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  
Community Poem Share

Community Poem Share 12:30pm

Poetry

To celebrate National Poetry Month, share your poems at a special table in the Young Adult/ Adult Area. Writing utensils will be provided. All ages welcome.

Northwood Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 1:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home by Sampson Davis.

Forest Park Branch  
Chess Kings

Chess Kings 3:00pm

After School Activities

Learn to play the game of chess. A gathering for beginners and experts alike.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Keyboarding/Computer & Office Applications

Keyboarding/Computer & Office Applications 3:00pm

Computer Classes

12 Classes, 2 hours per class Course Content: Develops and enhances (Touch Method) keyboarding skill sets. Apply skills learned to produce non-technical...

Orleans Street Branch  
Make an Earth Day Yummy Sculpture

Make an Earth Day Yummy Sculpture 3:30pm

After School Activities

Celebrate this special day by creating fun arts and crafts like Potato Critters and other nature crafts.

Clifton Branch  
Visionary Explorers: Presented by the American Visionary Art Museum

Visionary Explorers: Presented by the American... 3:30pm

After School Activities

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is offering a free after school work shop. Explore creative new territory inspired by visionary artists, their...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Once Upon Crafts

Once Upon Crafts 4:00pm

After School Activities, Fairy Tale Festival

Make fun crafts featuring fairy tale characters and themes.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Part II

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Part II 5:00pm

Computer Classes

Interested in learning how to create professional looking documents? Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic two-part word processing...

Central Library  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 6:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is the story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face...

Northwood Branch  
Meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library

Meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania... 6:15pm

Come to the meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library. Join other interested members of the community who are involved in showing...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  

Thursday, April 24

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics 10:00am

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Orleans Street 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.

Northwood 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  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Herring Run Branch  
The Silver Angels

The Silver Angels 10:30am

Seniors from the Belair Edison neighborhood meet for a variety of programs and events.

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  
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  
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  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 11:15am

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

Central Library  
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.

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Forest Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Northwood Branch  
Find Your Ideal Job

Find Your Ideal Job 1:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Use print resources, online materials and virtual self-assessment tests to explore your personality and interests. Find the job or career that best matches...

Central Library  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:00pm

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  
Anime: Presented by the Creative Alliance

Anime: Presented by the Creative Alliance 3:30pm

After School Activities

Do you have a passion for drawing? In this workshop presented by the Creative Alliance you will learn about the interesting Japanese art form Mange/Anime....

Walbrook Branch  
Springtime Crafternoon

Springtime Crafternoon 3:30pm

After School Activities

Welcome spring with some bloomin' crafts and stories!

Govans Branch  
Wii for Teens

Wii for Teens 4:00pm

After School Activities

Enjoy a variety of Nintendo Wii games.

Pennsylvania Avenue 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  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer... 5:30pm

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer... 5:30pm

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Orleans Street Branch  
Preschool Fairy Tale Ball

Preschool Fairy Tale Ball 6:00pm

Fairy Tale Festival

Calling all princes and princesses, all knights and fairies! Come to the Fairy Tale Ball and enjoy live music, dancing, stories, and crafts. Please wear your...

Light Street Branch  
Thursday Teen Takevoer

Thursday Teen Takevoer 6:00pm

After School Activities

Teens get the chance to have evening to do whatever they like - it is your day!

Orleans Street Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 6:30pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hampden Branch  

Friday, April 25

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
SeniorTec

SeniorTec 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: (55 and Older). You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun-filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Learn basic...

Southeast Anchor Library  
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.

Central Library  
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  
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.

Central Library  
Nutritious Snacks

Nutritious Snacks 3:00pm

Health and Fitness

Learn the nutritional value of a favorite food and enjoy a snack that includes it. The Nutritious Snacks program is sponsored by the Cherry Hill People's...

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  

Saturday, April 26

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
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  
Google Drive

Google Drive 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn how to navigate and use Google Drive. Understand how to store, access, and share your files from any computer

Central Library  
Introduction to Resume Writing & Job Searching

Introduction to Resume Writing & Job Searching 10:00am

Jobs and Careers

Course Content: Create basic resumes and cover letters. Search popular job postings online and complete job applications. Class Prerequisite...

Orleans Street Branch  
Get Fit @ Your Library

Get Fit @ Your Library 10:15am

Health and Fitness

Work out to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Herring Run Branch  
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.

Central Library  
Personal Job & Career Assistance

Personal Job & Career Assistance 10:30am

Jobs and Careers

Reserve a one-hour appointment with our Job & Career Clinic staff to receive one-on-one support for your job search. Ask us to focus on Job Search, Resume &...

Central Library  
Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell 10:30am

Films

After a successful career as an actress, both in Canadian TV (Ramona, Road to Avonlea, Slings and Arrows) and film (The Sweet Hereafter, My Life Without Me)...

Central Library  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Central Library  
Yarn Club

Yarn Club 11:00am

A community of yarn artistsCome for the chance to create and stay for the sense of community. Our group of yarn artists meets twice a month to learn and...

Northwood Branch  
Club de Lectura en Español

Club de Lectura en Español 1:00pm

Story Time, En Espanol

Partir del Sabado, Febrero, 8, 2014, y encuentro cada Sabado un club de lectura en Español le dará la bienvenida a ninos en escuela primeria a leer y...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Graphic Detail: A book club for young adults

Graphic Detail: A book club for young adults 1:00pm

Book Discussions

This month's book is Dead High Yearbook by Ivan Velez. Come ready to talk about your favorite pages, scenes, and characters.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:00pm

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

Govans Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 2:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Breaking the Ties by Gwynne Forster.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Club de Lectura en Español

Club de Lectura en Español 2:00pm

Story Time, En Espanol

Partir del Sabado, Febrero, 8, 2014, y encuentro cada Sabado un club de lectura en Español le dará la bienvenida a ninos en escuela primeria a leer y...

Southeast Anchor Library  
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  
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  
Poetry Cafe

Poetry Cafe 2:00pm

Poetry

Open mic poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Share original or favorite works. Complimentary donuts and coffee.

Southeast Anchor Library  
THE WIZ

THE WIZ 2:00pm

Films

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the...

Orleans Street Branch  
The Unknown (1927)

The Unknown (1927) 2:00pm

Films

Since April marks the birth month of silent film star Lon Chaney, the Pratt pays homage to "The Man of a Thousand Faces" by screening one of his best...

Central Library  

Sunday, April 27

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  

Monday, April 28

 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  
Horseshoe Casino Career Building Clinic

Horseshoe Casino Career Building Clinic 10:00am

Jobs and Careers

At this special Career Building Clinic, Horseshoe Casino recruiters will give a presentation and answer questions for applicants. Library staff will be...

Central Library  
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

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  
Get Fit @ Your Library: Line Dancing Workout Group

Get Fit @ Your Library: Line Dancing Workout Group 12:00pm

Health and Fitness

Work out to popular line dances, hip-hop, jazz, soul. Caribbean and African rhythms.

Northwood Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 1:00pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Walbrook Branch  
Chess Kings

Chess Kings 3:00pm

After School Activities

Learn to play the game of chess. A gathering for beginners and experts alike.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Lego Club

Lego Club 3:30pm

After School Activities

Bring your imagination and create with Legos! Something big, something small, something new, or something tall...

Northwood Branch  
Maryland Trivia Night!

Maryland Trivia Night! 4:00pm

After School Activities

On this day in history, Maryland became the 7th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Come test your knowledge of your home state, from the obvious to the...

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Single Carrot Theatre

Single Carrot Theatre 4:00pm

Get on your feet and jump into the world of books! Throughout this Acting through Literacy program, kids will explore theatre from rehearsal to performance,...

Orleans Street Branch  
Unbreakable

Unbreakable 5:00pm

Films

In this eerie thriller, David Dunne (Bruce Willis), the sole survivor of a horrendous train wreck, discovers that he has a supernatural gift that renders him...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
The Road To Mortgage Recovery

The Road To Mortgage Recovery 5:30pm

Foreclosure prevention coaching sessions presented by GO Northwest.

Forest Park Branch  

Tuesday, April 29

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer... 10:00am

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Southeast Anchor Library  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Preschool Fairy Tale Ball

Preschool Fairy Tale Ball 11:00am

Fairy Tale Festival

Calling all princes and princesses, all knights and fairies! Come to the Fairy Tale Ball and enjoy live music, dancing, stories, and crafts. Please wear your...

Brooklyn Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hamilton Branch  
Hairy Fairy Tales

Hairy Fairy Tales 12:00pm

Fairy Tale Festival

What do Rapunzel, Anansi, and Little Red Riding Hood have in common? See what common thread weaves through these tales.

Central Library  
Help for Homeschoolers

Help for Homeschoolers 12:30pm

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word 2010. Use interactive programs and websites to...

Orleans Street Branch  
Proposal Writing Basics

Proposal Writing Basics 1:00pm

Non-Profit Management and Fundraising Classes

For those new to proposal writing for nonprofits, this class will cover: how the proposal fits into the overall grant seeking process; what to include in a...

Central Library  
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  
Southeast Sports Club

Southeast Sports Club 3:00pm

After School Activities

Come and talk about your favorite sports, teams, and players. If the weather is right, play a game of football in the garden.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Open Mic

Open Mic 3:30pm

Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing your favorite poem(s).

Govans Branch  
An Hour with Safari Books Online

An Hour with Safari Books Online 4:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Access a selection of current and relevant technology titles for knowledge-hungry development and IT professionals.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Get Fit @ Your Library

Get Fit @ Your Library 5:00pm

Health and Fitness

Work out to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Herring Run Branch  
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys 6:00pm

Book Discussions

The Reisterstown Road Branch hosts this free five-part scholar-led reading and discussion series. Participants will explore the histories, faith and cultures...

Reisterstown Road Branch  

April 23 - 29, 2014

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