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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Adult Book Club  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville Grantsville Library
The book selected for discussion for April 1 is  I Know Why The Caged Bird Sing by Maya Angelou.  Everyone is welcome, so please join us.
Monday, April 03, 2017

StoryTails  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 

The Grantsville Library will hold StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs on the first and third Mondays of each month from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This program is designed to help children develop confidence in reading. Each child reads to a dog for 15 – 20 minutes, with the dog’s handler sitting nearby to give reading assistance if necessary. All dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International. No registration is required, and parents are asked to remain at the library while their child is reading. The program will not take place on days when the Garrett County schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather.

For more information, call the Grantsville Library at 301-895-5298 or email hannah@relib.net. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Young Adult Book Club  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Young Adult Book Club is a book discussion group for readers in grades 9 -12.  The group typically meets on the first Monday of each month.

Share your love of reading with others. Discuss books- the highlights, the lowlights, and everything in between!
 
Registration is required. For more information contact Susanne Kight at 301-334-3996 x 101 or email skight@relib.net.

 
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident 
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time on Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 2-5. Join us for stories, crafts, and activities.

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Connie at (301)746-8792 or connie@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Lecture by Dr. Gerald Pops  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 N. Second St.
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Gerald Pops about cryptographer William Friedman and the breaking of the Japanese Purple Cipher in 1940. This event is free and open to the public. To register, see the contact information below.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Story Tails  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
This month we will have Corey here with us for StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs. This drop-in program is designed to help children develop confidence in reading.  Each child reads to a dog for about 15 minutes with the dog's handler sitting nearby to give reading assistance if necessary.  All dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International. At the end of the reading session, each child will receive a bookmark with a picture of the dog that they read to.  This program provides a great opportunity for kids who need to work on reading skills and would like the opportunity to read to an animal.

For more information please contact Connie at (301)746-8792 or connie@relib.net


Your Participation in programs signifies you permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Friday, April 07, 2017

HomeSchoolers/STEM Kids  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room

Ruth Enlow Library staff and volunteers will present today's S.T.E.A.M. program. Our HomeSchoolers @ the Library and STEM Kids groups will combine today to explore science and art. Participants will explore various stations set up in the meeting room. Dress for a mess!

Any parent willing to plan and run a station should contact Miss Julie.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.


Please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x.104 or julie@relib.net  to register or for more information.
Monday, April 10, 2017

ZOOmobile  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Accident 
In celebration of National Library Week, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile will present "Living Places, Living Planet" including interactive activities and live animal presentations.

The ZOOmobile will be at the Accident Library on Monday, April 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Connie at 301-746-8792 or connie@relib.net.
ZOOmobile  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland 
In celebration of National Library Week, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile will present "Living Places, Living Planet" including interactive activities and live animal presentations.

The ZOOmobile will be at the Oakland Library on Monday, April 10, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please chose to attend only one program. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 ext. 104 or julie@relib.net.
Lego Club  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Lego Club @ the library! Lego Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. A monthly building theme will be suggested or builders may choose to free-build. The library will provide the Lego's while the kids provide the imagination! Open to all ages.

Please note: If school is closed or has an early dismissal due to bad weather, there will be no program.
ZOOmobile  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland 
In celebration of National Library Week, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile will present "Living Places, Living Planet" including interactive activities and live animal presentations.

The ZOOmobile will be at the Oakland Library on Monday, April 10, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please chose to attend only one program. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 ext. 104 or julie@relib.net.
ZOOMobile at Grantsville  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
The ZOOmobile, from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, will be at the Grantsville Library to celebrate National Library Week. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information or to register, contact Hannah at 301-895-5298, or email hannah@relib.net
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Zoomoblie  9:15 AM - 10:15 AM  Children Services
Branch: Friendsville town hall 313 Chestnut St. Friendsville
The ZOOmobile, from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, will be at the Friendsville Library to celebrate National Library Week. Program will be in the town hall adjacent to the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

For more information or to register, contact Michele at 301-746-5663 or Michele@relib.net
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
ZOOmobile  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
The ZOOmobile, from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, will be at the Kitzmiller Library to celebrate National Library Week on Tuesday, April 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Diane at 301-453-3368 or diane@relib.net
ZOOmobile  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Friendsville town hall 313 Chestnut St. Friendsville
The ZOOmobile, from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, will be at the Friendsville Library to celebrate National Library Week. Program will be in the town hall adjacent to the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

For more information or to register, contact Michele at 301-746-5663 or Michele@relib.net
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Book Discussion  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 N. Second St.

Join us for a discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman:

A comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

Marcia Pops will lead the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. To register, see the contact information below.

Monday, April 17, 2017

StoryTails  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 

The Grantsville Library will hold StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs on the first and third Mondays of each month from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This program is designed to help children develop confidence in reading. Each child reads to a dog for 15 – 20 minutes, with the dog’s handler sitting nearby to give reading assistance if necessary. All dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International. No registration is required, and parents are asked to remain at the library while their child is reading. The program will not take place on days when the Garrett County schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather.

For more information, call the Grantsville Library at 301-895-5298 or email hannah@relib.net. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Board of Trustees Meeting  5:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 
The Board of Trustees of the Ruth Enlow Library will meet on Monday, April 17, 5:00 p.m., at the Oakland Library. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident 
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time on Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 2-5. Join us for stories, crafts, and activities.

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Connie at (301)746-8792 or connie@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Young Readers' Book Club  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Young Readers Book Club is a book discussion group for readers in grades 6 through 8.  The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September through November and January through May.
 
You must be pre-registered to attend this program.
 
Students will be provided with books that they will read and discuss with the group.  They will also enjoy a craft, game, or activity and a snack based upon themes relevant to the particular book selected for the program.

This month's book selection is The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Adult Coloring Club  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident

Enjoy an Evening of Adult Coloring at the Accident Library

The Adult Coloring Club meets every third Weds. of each month from 5-6:30 PM

“You are invited to attend this free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity,” said a library spokesperson. “Coloring is not just for children these days. Adult coloring books have become quite popular. A story on cnn.com points out that ‘coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus.’”

Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Connie at 301-746-8792 or connie@relib.net.

Support for this event is provided by the Western Maryland Regional Library, the regional resource center for the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Homeschoolers Series  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Accident Accident

Anne Davidson will present Lavender, Lavender & Lavender on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. 

Our Homeschooler Series meets on the third Thursday of the month September- November and January- May. Our volunteer presenters offer a wide variety of enrichment programs for home school children and their families. Pre-registration is required.

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then the Homeschoolers Series will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Homeschoolers Series will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Connie at (301)746-8792 or connie@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day Walk-in Program  11:00 AM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Accident Accident
 Drop in any time today for activities to celebrate Earth Day.

For more information please contact Connie at (301)746-8792 or connie@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Gardening Class  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident 
"Edible Landscaping" - Gardening Class presented by the Garrett County Master Gardeners from University of Maryland Extension. Free and open to the public. Register at the contact number or email below.

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.
Lego Club  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Lego Club is designed for children ages 4 and up and features free building time with lots of building bricks. Children are encouraged to build a creation based on a new theme each month. Staff may photograph and/or display completed builds in the library.

Lego Club typically meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Hannah at 301-895-5298, or email hannah@relib.net
Lego Club  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Lego Club is designed for children ages 4-12 and features free building time with lots of building bricks. Children are encouraged to build a creation based on a new theme each month. Staff may photograph and/or display completed builds in the library.

Lego Club typically meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and registration is required.

This month's theme is Playgrounds/Simple Machines.

For more information or to register, contact Julie at 301-334-3996 ext. 104 or julie@relib.net.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Kids' Book Club  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Kids Book Club is a book discussion group for children in grades 3 through 5.  Programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from September through November and January through May.
 
You must be pre-registered to attend this program.
 
Students will be provided with books that they will read and discuss with the group.  They will also enjoy a craft or other fun activity and have a snack based on the themes relevant to the book selection for that month.

This month's book selection is "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" by Lemony Snicket

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Adult Coloring Club  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room

Enjoy an Evening of Adult Coloring at the Oakland Library

“You are invited to attend this free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity,” said a library spokesperson. “Coloring is not just for children these days. Adult coloring books have become quite popular. A story on cnn.com points out that ‘coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus.’”

The Adult Coloring Club meets in Oakland the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 PM. Susanne and Venessa look forward to sharing this fun activity with you.

Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Susanne at 301-334-3996 or skight@relib.net.

Support for this event is provided by the Western Maryland Regional Library, the regional resource center for the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
 
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