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March, April and May 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Women’s History Month, page 3 Virtual Reality Roadshow, page 9 2nd Annual Comic Con, back cover and much more!


Skip Auld, Anne Arundel County Public Library Chief Executive Officer

Building the Next Generation of Readers

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ostering a love of reading in young people has always been paramount to the mission of public libraries. Reading truly opens worlds and teaches children to be more empathetic. Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) remains committed to helping build the next generation of readers with our Every Child Ready to Read program. In 2016, the library provided early literacy skills to more than 47,000 children and their caregivers. We invite you to attend one of our weekly classes at all 15 of our libraries for children ages birth through five. See the schedule of events on pages 12 and 13 for details.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss We are also committed to making sure our county’s students have access to the best books and electronic resources in order to nurture reading skills and improve academic success. With SAIL, Student Access to Improved Learning, all public school students now have special fine-free library accounts that provide easy access to books, eBooks, magazines, online encyclopedias, educational DVDs and other library resources. SAIL also allows students to use premium resources like Lynda.com courses, language learning from Rosetta Stone or BrainFuse for online homework help. We plan to offer this special account for private and homeschooled students in the near future. AACPL offers the best materials no matter your age, so we invite you to stop in to any of our libraries and check something out to broaden your horizons. We also have thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines available to download at anytime. We look forward to seeing you and wish you…. Happy Reading,

Ft. George G. Meade Centennial Celebration: 1917 - 2017 AACPL is proud to participate in the Fort Meade Centennial as well as mark the anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I with a variety of programs across the county. Look for this celebration logo symbol for designation of Ft. Meade Centennial events.

In this issue of Library Happenings FOR ADULTS Income Tax Help ................ 3 Women’s History Month..... 3 Events for Adults............. 3-9 Book Clubs ........................ 6 Author Visits ..................... 7 Writing Workshops ............ 7 Computers & more ............ 9 Cyber Safety....................... 9 Knitting .......................... 23

KIDS/FAMILIES Virtual Reality Roadshow .... 9 Games............................. 11 Every Child Ready to Read ...... 12 Paws to Read ................... 13 Events for Preschoolers.... 14 Events for Kids .............15-19 Stem Programs ................ 16 Book Clubs for Kids........... 17 Holiday Events ................ 18

FOR ‘TWEENS/TEENS Club 1117 ......................... 10 Teen Tech Week................ 11 Art Contest...................... 11 Book Clubs ...................... 17 Knitting .......................... 23 ALL AGES Virtual Reality Roadshow..... 9 Movies............................. 22 Comic Con ....................... 24

On our cover: Ava, 5, of Severn explores the Discovery Dock book display at the Severn Community Library. 2

Anne Arundel County Public Library BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers Donald E. Roland – Chairman Joyce C. Miller – Vice Chairman Benjamin J. Birge – Treasurer James Harle – Secretary Kevin J. Best, Esq. – Counsel Directors Joan C. Beck JanElaine Smith Trustees Deborah S. Baden Tonya E. Baroudi Joseph E. Bles Amalie Brandenburg William J. Colquhoun Penny Evans Charles Maher Barbara D. Maxwell Bert L. Rice Jacqueline R. Seamon Keith A. Seay Simmona Simmons Sandra L. Solomon Gerald P. Starr Fred Stielow Ellan Thorson Sharon Wible

STEM@Your Library

Science • Technology • Engineering • Math

STEM education fosters a love of mathematics and science by encouraging learners to engage in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration and investigation. Look for this icon in Library Happenings to find events that incorporate STEM principles, including the special section on page 16. Anne Arundel County Public Library


Celebrating

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Income Tax Help Income Tax Assistance from AARP for Seniors and Low-andMiddle-Income Residents Volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist with tax form preparation. The service requires no registration unless noted and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Self-service electronic filing is available using library computers. Sponsored by AARP Tax-Aide

Annapolis

Fridays through April 14 from 1 to 3 pm

Broadneck

Glen Burnie

Odenton

Culture Queen

Women’s History Month Storytime

Courageous Maryland Women

Monday, March 20 at 6:30 pm From African, calypso, jazz and hip-hop beats to singing fun and uplifting lyrics, children and families are sure to have a royal time.

Edgewater Senior Center Living History: Georgia O’Keeffe

Wednesday, March 15 at 2 pm Enjoy a living history interpretation portraying the long life of twentieth century artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For elementary school students through adults Sponsor: Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities

Wednesday, March 22 at 10:30 am Listen to stories about amazing women, sing fun songs and enjoy making a craft with our guest Kari Maltz from the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women. For ages 3-5 and adults

Maryland City at Russett Melting Pot, Ghanaian Cooking with a Twist

Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm Meet the local author Asantewaa Tweedie and learn about Ghanaian recipes presented in her cookbook. Cooking demo included.

Saturday, March 25 at 1 pm Join authors Katherine Kenny and Eleanore Randrup for a look into the lives of notable women from our state.

Hands of Harmony, Sign Language Choir Concert

Hear the music and see the words as they perform and show the hearing world the beauty of sign language through music!

Crofton

Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm

Deale

Saturday, March 11 at 11 am

Mountain Road

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 pm

Broadneck

Tuesdays through April 11 from 1 to 3 pm

Crofton

Mondays through April 10 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm By appointment only. Call Audrey Creamer at 410.255.6964 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment.

Glen Burnie

Fridays through April 14 from 9 am to noon By appointment only. Call Audrey Creamer at 410.255.6964 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment.

Maryland City at Russett Wednesdays through April 12 from 1 to 4 pm

Severna Park

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through April 12 from 9 am to 1 pm Call Frank Winner at 410.647.3335 to schedule an appointment. March, April and May 2017

Annapolis Celebrating Outstanding Hispanic Women in Anne Arundel County Series

Bringing to life our library mission to, “Educate, Enrich, Inspire,” this series will showcase the positive impact Hispanic women have made across different industries, ages and professions. The panelists will share their journeys and a reception will follow each event.

Educate

Learn the story of outstanding women educators in our community. Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm

Enrich

Meet accomplished women who have enhanced our quality of life. Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 pm

Inspire

Be motivated by women who have created successful lives. Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm

NOT MY CHILD Get the facts on prescription drug abuse and the escalating heroin problem in our communities. Know the triggers and learn who to call for help. A panel of experts will facilitate an open, honest conversation on drug addiction and how you can protect your family. Sponsor: Office of Constituent Services, Anne Arundel County

Edgewater

Tuesday, March 21 at 10 am

Glen Burnie

Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 pm

Mountain Road Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm

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For Adults Health & Wellness

GARDENING & NATURE

Annapolis

Crofton

When Breath Becomes Air A Book Discussion

Ask a Master Gardener

Mondays, March 13 and May 22 at 6:30 pm; Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm and Thursday, April 6 at 10 am A moving memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with terminal cancer who attempts to answer the question­—”What makes life worth living?” Facilitated by staff of Hospice of the Chesapeake. Sponsor: John and Cathy Belcher Institute for Thought Leadership

Lunch and Learn: Thoughtful Endings: Plan Your Legacy

Wednesday, April 26 at noon A session on end-of-life planning, including living wills and legacy documents. Bring a bag lunch. Presented by Jim Brennan, CFP and Deborah McGlauflin, Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation. Sponsor: Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation

Crofton Lunch and Learn: Making the Most of Doctor Visits

Thursday, April 6 at noon Join Dr. Bill Sykora, a physician for 35 years, for tips on how you can make the most of limited time with your doctor. Bring a bag lunch.

Saturdays April 15-May 27, from 9 am to 1 pm Ask gardening questions and bring your bug, weed or plant in a sealed plastic bag for analysis. Sponsor: Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners/ University of Maryland Extension

Flower Show

Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21 during branch hours Floral designs, horticultural specimens, youth and educational exhibits will be on display from the Crofton Village Garden Club.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Let’s Talk Gardening!

Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm Hillsmere Garden Club members will speak on a variety of topics such as deer-proofing gardens, herb gardening and how to attract wildlife.

Glen Burnie Square Foot Gardening

Saturday, April 1 at 2 pm Discover the advantages of square foot gardening and learn from Kim Roman, a certified square foot gardening instructor.

Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm Improve your health and well-being with a workshop hosted by Argo Counseling; led by Jennifer Hart, LCSW-C.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck The Healing Art of Shiatsu

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 pm Learn how shiatsu can balance the nervous system, relax the body and reduce stress and pain. Shiatsu Therapist Leeann Irwin will discuss this ancient Japanese art and lead participants in seated techniques. 4

Friday, April 21 at 2:30 pm Celebrate Earth Day with naturalists and participate in activities focused on the importance of pollinators.

SoCoGrow at Deale Create and Sustain a Forest Garden

Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm Learn how to grow food in a forest from Lincoln Smith whose 10-acre Bowie farm was featured in National Geographic.

Pollinators Prospering People (PX3)

Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm Learn the value of everyday pollinators and how to protect them. Wednesday, May 10 at 7 pm Hear how Maryland-based Eco Goats offers an alternative way to clear your land.

Heart Smart: Blood Pressure

Mindfulness & Meditation

Celebrate Earth Day & Pollinators

Goats in Your Yard

Deale Monday, May 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Free blood pressure screening and information from Anne Arundel Medical Center staff.

Deale

Blood Drive

You are eligible to donate if you are 17 or older, (16 with written parental consent), are in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. Walk-in or call the American Red Cross at 1.800.733.2767 to schedule an appointment.

Broadneck

Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 am

Crofton

Friday, April 7 at 9:30 am

Edgewater

Adult Coloring

Leave your stress behind and explore your inner artist as you indulge in adults-only coloring. Supplies provided.

Linthicum

Thursdays, March 9, April 6 and May 4 at 7 pm

Odenton

Tuesdays, March 21 and May 30 at 6:30 pm

Severn

Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm

Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 am to 3 pm

Anne Arundel County Public Library


Coffee with a Cop

Free Legal Advice

Community residents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with officers of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Bring your questions, concerns or just get to know the officers in our informal library environment.

Ask a Lawyer in the Library

Saturday, April 15 at 10 am

Talk with a lawyer for up to 20 minutes about your legal issue for free. Lottery to determine time slots begins after 4:15 pm. Last clients will be seen at 6:10 pm. Lawyers can advise on all types of legal matters except criminal law. Co-sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Public Law Library and Anne Arundel Bar Association

Maryland City at Russett

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Glen Burnie

Friday, March 10 at 10 am

Ancestry & Genealogy

Tuesdays, March 28, April 25 and May 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Glen Burnie

Wednesdays, March 15, April 19 and May 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Glen Burnie

Bankruptcy Seminar

Genealogy for Beginners*

James M. Greenan, bankruptcy attorney, will address how the US Bankruptcy Code provides relief to debtors. Non-bankruptcy options will also be reviewed.

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm Discover the techniques and records needed to begin genealogical research.

Mountain Road Genealogy Part II

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm Betty deKeyser and Tom McCarriar are back with tips to help you locate, use and understand more of the resources needed to grow your family history. Sponsor: Anne Arundel Genealogical Society

Odenton Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors*

Monday, March 13 at 7 pm Local author and genealogist Margaret McMahon, PhD. shares techniques from her newest book for learning about World War I soldiers. Book sale and signing to follow.

Google for Genealogists*

Deale

Glen Burnie

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Maryland City at Russett

Monday, March 27 at 7 pm Monday, May 8 at 7 pm

Tuesday, May 2 at 4 pm Monday, May 22 at 7 pm

Expungement Clinic Find out if you qualify for the Maryland law to remove your court and police records from public view and enable better opportunities for employment, housing and education. Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance. For more information, call the Anne Arundel County Law Library at 410.222.1387. Sponsored by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the Anne Arundel Pro Bono Committee

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Monday, April 17 at 6 pm

Glen Burnie

Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 8 pm

Business Bootcamp: It’s Never Too Late This workshop will assist seniors in determining what goals they want to accomplish in this phase of their lives and help them to create a simple action plan. Register by calling 410.222.1538. Sponsor: Gina Worthey, Worthey Solutions

Edgewater

Tuesdays, March 14 and March 28 at 10 am

Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm Search for your ancestors using Google and its tools. Call 410.222.6277 to register, starting April 12.

Foundation Grants Classes at the Annapolis Regional Library

Genealogy: Newspapers*

The following classes are sponsored by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Please register by calling 410.222.1750 or by emailing aacplgrants@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm Explore the use of newspapers to expand your research. Learn how to find publications, with emphasis on some online resources. Registration required, starting May 10. * Sponsored by Margaret McMahon Teaching and Training Company LLC March, April and May 2017

How to Find and Apply for Federal Grants

Wednesday, March 8 from 2 to 4 pm Learn how to find and apply for federal grants for your nonprofit organization. Presented by Patricia Glass, a Grants.gov program advisor.

Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets

Wednesday, April 12 from 2 to 5 pm Discover how to write a standard project proposal and the basic components of a project budget.

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Book Clubs for Adults Annapolis

Edgewater

Severna Park

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm

I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb Monday, March 13 at 7 pm

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman Tuesday, March 7 at 7 pm

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Wednesday, May 17 at 7 pm

Sisters of Fortune: America’s Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad by Jehanne Wake Monday, April 10 at 7 pm

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Tuesday, April 4 at 7 pm

Crofton Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart Monday, March 13 at 2 pm The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Wednesday, April 5 at 2 pm Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard Monday, May 8 at 2 pm

Deale Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Wednesday, March 15 at 7 pm The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie Wednesday, May 17 at 7 pm

Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Hamilton Monday, May 1 at 7 pm

Maryland City at Russett National Library Week event Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson Monday, April 10 at 7 pm

Mountain Road The Girls by Emma Cline Tuesday, March 28 at 7 pm When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Tuesday, April 25 at 7 pm Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Tuesday, May 30 at 7 pm

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister Tuesday, May 2 at 7 pm

Guys Book Club at Severna Park Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror by Michael V. Hayden Thursday, March 16 at 7 pm In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson Thursday, April 20 at 7 pm Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Thursday, May 18 at 7 pm

eBooks & eAudiobooks Book Lovers Book Clubs The library has more than 93,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks available for download. Visit aacpl.net/ebooks for details.

It’s a book club without the book!

You’re invited for conversation and coffee. Chat about a book you’ve read and hear about other great books.

Broadneck

Wednesdays, March 22, April 5 and May 3 at 10 am

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Mondays, March 13, April 10 and May 15 at 10 am 6

Anne Arundel County Public Library


Author Visits Annapolis

Deale

Surface and Shadow by Sally Whitney Wednesday, March 15 at 7 pm Whitney will discuss her new book, a suspenseful Southern novel that blends mystery and life in a mill town during the 1970’s. Insurrections by Rion Amilcar Scott Wednesday, May 31 at 7 pm The author will share his short story collection of the fictional town Cross River, Maryland, a largely black settlement founded in 1807.

Quickstart Circumnavigation Guide by Charlie Simon Tuesday, April 18 at 7 pm Meet the author and hear tales of his journey sailing around the world! America’s First Daughter by Laura Kamoie Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm Join the New York Times bestselling and author in a discussion of her latest novel, the epic family saga of Martha Jefferson Randolph, eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

Broadneck Cruising through Caregiving by Jennifer Fitzpatrick Thursday, March 30 at 7 pm Offering practical and effective solutions to help reduce caregiving stress, Fitzgerald will discuss tips from her new book. Lesser Sin by D.B. Corey Monday, April 3 at 7 pm Corey returns to share his latest thriller, the story of CIA sniper Hanna Braver and the justice she demands for her murdered sister. Stranger on the Shore by M.D. Johnson Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm This noted lecturer on Middle Eastern affairs and women in terrorism will discuss her third book in the ISIS series.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Pets and the Afterlife by Rob Gutro Tuesday, May 23 at 7 pm Learn how some pets can send signals to the living and may wait for us in the hereafter.

Maryland City at Russett Melting Pot, Ghanaian Cooking with a Twist by Asantewaa Tweedie Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm Meet the local author and learn about the Ghanaian recipes presented in her cookbook. Cooking demo included.

Odenton America’s First Daughter by Laura Kamoie Tuesday, April 4 at 7 pm Join the New York Times bestselling and author in a discussion of her latest novel, the epic family saga of Martha Jefferson Randolph, eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America’s Ancient City by Ralph Crosby The local author and public relations guru will discuss his fascinating book about growing up in Annapolis during a tempestuous time—from the Great Depression, through World War II and the Cold War.

Annapolis

Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm

Broadneck

Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Monday, March 20 at 6:30 pm

National Library Week April 9-15, 2017 Library Stories with Janice Hayes-Williams

Join us as Janice Hayes-Williams, renowned Annapolis historian, tells local library stories in celebration of National Library Week. Bring your own stories to share.

Glen Burnie Regional Library Monday April 10 at 6:30 pm

More National Library Weeks events: Book Club (opposite page) at the Maryland City at Russet Community Library, and Library Love Storytime for Preschoolers (page 14) at Severn Community Library

eReader One-on-One Assistance

Learn about the library’s free downloadable collections and how to access them on various devices. Call or visit the branch to schedule an appointment.

Broadneck 410.222.1905 Crofton 410.222.7915 Edgewater 410.222.1538

Mountain Road 410.222.6699 Odenton 410.222.6277

Writing Workshops at the Deale Community Library For adults and teens

Getting Started Writing

Thursday, March 16 at 2 and 7 pm Discover tips and ideas to get started as well as get help sheets for planning and plotting. Feel free to bring any works in progress to share.

Revisions or What Next?

Thursday, April 20 at 2 and 7 pm Learn how to revise your work and prepare for publishing or submission.

Publishing

See also: Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors, with author Margaret McMahon, on page 5. March, April and May 2017

Thursday, May 18 at 2 and 7 pm Familiarize yourself with self-publishing and traditional publishing and learn how to write a query letter. 7


For Adults Annapolis

Crofton

Lunch and Learn: Conversational Español

Lunch and Learn: Tax Prep

Wednesdays, March 1 and 15, April 5 and 19 and May 3 and 17 at noon Practice and expand your Spanish speaking skills in a relaxed environment. Bring a bagged lunch.

Thursday, March 2 at noon Learn about deductions and credits, as well as the effects of the Affordable Care Act. Bring a bagged lunch. Sponsor: Roy Yenoli of Making Change

Books and Jewels

College Savings Workshop

Saturday, March 18 at 10 am Is it trash or treasure? Professionals will evaluate one book and/or one jewelry item for free. Sponsors: Adore Jewelry and Old Fox Books

Lunch and Learn: Exploring the Area

Wednesday, March 22 at noon Local author Judy Colbert reveals some the area’s best-kept secrets. Bring a bagged lunch.

Broadneck Guitar for Grown-Ups

Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm Grab your old guitar and learn some songs, chords and tricks.

Popular Music of the 60s

Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm Learn about classic tunes that made the 60s sound groovy, as well as how they influenced today’s hits. For teens and adults

Brooklyn Park Library Steps Out!

Wednesdays throughout the spring Call the branch at 410.222.6260 for specific dates and times. Meet new friends and walk for better health.

Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm Maryland 529, a non-profit, independent state agency, will share information about affordable plans to help families save. For parents of elementary and middle school students

EastportAnnapolis Neck Baby Clothes Swap

Saturday, March 11 from 11 am to 1 pm Bring your clean, gently worn baby clothes (no stains or holes) to swap for items brought by others. Have clothes labeled by gender and size and in clear bags. Free and open to all.

The U.S. Naval Academy During WWI

Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm James Cheevers, senior curator at the Naval Academy Museum, will speak about the role of the U.S. Naval Academy during this turbulent time. Sponsor: The United States Naval Academy Speakers Bureau

Odenton, continued

Trash or Treasure?

Meet Rosie the Riveter

Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 am to noon Todd Peenstra, a nationally known antique and art dealer will offer free appraisals. Advanced registration is required by calling 410.222.6270. You may bring a photo of large items. Arrive by 9:30 am to submit an item.

Estate Planning

Thursday, March 23 at 4 pm Learn how to protect your family and why you, rather than the state, should control your assets. Sponsor: Financial Education Foundation of Anne Arundel County

Mountain Road “Katie Creates” Senior Painting Experience

Edgewater

Tuesday, April 18 at 10 am Join local Artist Katie Detrich as she guides seniors through the creative process. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required by calling 410.222.6699

Car Seat Safety

Travel Tips

Friday, May 19 from 9 am to noon Have a car seat inspected by a certified technician from KISS (Kids in Safety Seats). Plan on 45 minutes per seat. Call the branch at 410.222.1538 for an appointment, starting May 1. Sponsor: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Indicates an event commemorating Ft. George G. Meade’s 100th Anniversary. See page 2. 8

Glen Burnie

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm Join Stephanie Petros from World Travel Service to learn about cruise vacations.

Odenton Camp Meade & the Great War Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm Learn more about World War I’s direct impact on our region and the creation of Camp Meade.

Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm Local Rosie’s will share their stories of supporting the WWII war effort. Sponsor: Laurel, MD Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association

Bicycling in Maryland

Tuesday May 16 at 6 pm Learn where to ride in Maryland, what type of bicycle to ride, what to wear and more.

Severn Ft. Meade’s 100 Years of Service Saturday, March 25 at 2 pm Join us to learn about the doughboys, tanks, POWs and intelligence professionals who make up the story of this national treasure.

Cozy Crafts

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11 and May 9 at 6 pm Bring a favorite craft to work on, meet fellow crafters and share ideas.

Severna Park World of Guitar with Ed Sparks

Tuesday, March 8 at 7 pm Instrument builder, Ed Sparks, will perform and display some full-size and miniature guitars. For adults and teens

Anne Arundel County Public Library


Computers and more Computer Classes at Odenton Regional Library

Cyber Safety & Social Media

Learn from a computer lab assistant in a group setting with hands-on practice. Space is limited and registration is required, call 410.222.6277. All classes are taught on computers with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Please bring your library card, a 4-digit PIN and a USB drive to save your work.

State’s Attorney Wes Adams shares vital tips for parents on how to keep your children safe online. Learn about digital safety on popular social media apps, as well as the latest on sexting, cyberbullying and predatory activity.

Social Media 101 Monday, March 6 at 6 pm Learn about social media and get to know some of the most popular and useful sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and MeetUp. Includes tips on staying safe. Registration is required by calling 410.222.6277. Intro to HTML5 and CSS Tuesdays, March 14, 21 and 28 at 6:30 pm An introduction to building a website using a combination of HTML5 and CSS3. Prerequisites: strong understanding of the computer, the Windows operating system and Microsoft Word and proficiency in keyboarding. This is a three-session class and registrants must be able to attend all sessions. Registration begins February 28. Microsoft Word I Tuesday, March 7 at 6 pm Registration begins February 11 Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm Registration begins April 27

Microsoft Word III Saturday, March 25 at 1 pm Includes mailings, footnotes, endnotes and more advanced features of Word 2010. Prerequisite: Word II or One-on-One training. Registration begins March 11. Microsoft Excel I Saturday, May 6 at 1 pm Registration begins April 22. Microsoft Excel III Thursday, March 16 at 6 pm Start with the basics of creating formulas and work your way up by practicing some frequently used functions including pmT, IF, CONCATENATE and VLOOKUP. Prerequisite: Excel II or One-on-One Computer training. Registration starts March 2. Microsoft Publisher Tuesdays, May 16 and 23 at 6 pm Learn basic page layout, design, formatting pictures, styling text etc. Prerequisite: Word I or One-on-One training. This is a two-session class and registrants must be able to attend both sessions. Registration begins May 2.

Virtual Reality Roadshow Glen Burnie Regional Library Thursday, May 11 from 3 to 6 pm

Experience cutting edge virtual reality technology firsthand and learn about its applications in gaming, education and entertainment! Space is limited — participants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For all ages Sponsored by Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services March, April and May 2017

Deale

Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm

Mountain Road

Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm

Broadneck Creating an Effective Profile on LinkedIn Monday, May 15 at 7 pm LinkedIn Expert Paula Brand will show you how to create an effective profile and presence on the site to accelerate your next career move. Bring a laptop or tablet. Registration starts May 1 by calling 410.222.1905.

Brooklyn Park Canva.com Workshop Wednesday, May 10 at 7 pm Learn to make attractive cards, invites, posts, promotional materials and more with this free and easy online tool. For teens and adults

Crofton 3D Printer Design Class for Teens and Adults Monday, March 27 at 7 pm Use a free, online program to design a 3D object, or bring a completed 3D object .stl file for printing. Laptops provided. Participants will be contacted when printed objects are ready for pick up. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/3DPrintDesign.

Deale Job Resources Work Session Mondays, March 27, April 24 and May 22 from 10 am to noon Use our computer lab to work on job applications, resumes or cover letters. Staff will provide assistance. Please come prepared with your work history.

Odenton Prepare for a GED and Learn Adult Basic Skills The Adult Basic Skills program provided by Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) at Odenton Regional Library offers courses in adult basic education to help you get started. For more information, call AACC at 410.777.1823.

English Basic Education

Free English classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for students with minimal English training. Please call the library for class dates and more information.

Maryland City at Russett 301.725.2390 Odenton 410.222.6277 9


Events for ‘Tweens & Teens Broadneck After-School Yoga

Maryland City at Russett Binary Code Craft

Wednesdays, March 15, April 19 and May 10 at 4:30 pm Registered yoga instructor Jillian Amodio leads a yoga and meditation class to leave you feeling empowered. For ages 13-18

Thursday, March 9 at 3:30 pm Use this simple form of computer code to create secret messages on bracelets and other objects.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

April 1 through 29 April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by creating your own poetry with words cut from magazines and other materials.

Teen Writers Club

Wednesdays, March 15, April 5 and May 17 at 4 pm Explore the craft of writing with the help of a volunteer from the Maryland Writers’ Association. A completed permission form is required for new attendees.

Emoji Bookmarks

Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 pm Learn how to make emoji bookmarks using colorful duct tape.

Edgewater Creating with Scratch

Saturday, March 11 at 2 pm Learn how to use Scratch programming software to create your own video game.

Crafternoon

Monday, March 13 at 3:30 pm Make a paracord bracelet to send to soldiers in need.

Mountain Road Poetry Creation Station

Teen Game Day

Thursdays, April 13 and May 11 at 3 pm Join us as we play real-live, face-toface board games like Battleship, Sorry!, Yahtzee and more!

Severna Park Minecraft Club

Monday, April 10 at 6:30 pm Registration required, call 410.222.6290. For ages 13 and up

DIY T-Shirt Reconstruction

Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm Give an old t-shirt new life as a bag without sewing! Bring an old t-shirt or use one of ours. Registration required, call 410.222.6290.

Come join your fellow Otaku and enjoy anime watching, manga discussions, crafting, and more! Light snackage provided and cosplay is always welcome.

Odenton

Tuesdays, March 7, April 4 and May 2 at 3:30 pm

Thursday March 16, April 20 and May 18 at 7 pm

Glen Burnie

Riviera Beach

Tuesdays, March 21, April 18 and May 16 from 6 to 7:30 pm Tweens only: Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm 10

Play games, study or just hang out!

Odenton

Poetry Club

Broadneck

Thursdays at 2:30 pm, except March 2 and April 13

Wednesdays, March 1, April 19 Crofton and May 17 at 4:45 pm Wednesdays, March 15, April 26 Write your own original and May 31 at 4 pm poetry and share your finished creations. Meet award-winning author and poet Sheri Booker at the April 19 meeting!

Teen Writers Club

Thursdays, March 9 and 23, April 13 and 27 and May 11 and 25 at 7 pm Explore the craft of writing with the help of a volunteer from the Maryland Writers’ Association. A completed permission form is required for new attendees. For more information, call the branch at 410.222.6277.

STEM Tuesdays

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11 and May 9 at 3:30 pm Learn and have fun with a different STEM activity each session!

Power Up with Breakfast

Wednesday, March 15 at 1:30 pm Join Emily Craft, in-store nutritionist at Giant, to find out why breakfast is important and sample options that will fuel you all day long! Space is limited. Call 410.222.6277 to register.

Adulting 101: Tips for Teens

Mondays, March 27, April 24 and May 8 at 6 pm Get a head start on surviving adulthood with these programs:

March 27: Basic Sewing

Don’t toss a shirt because it lost a button or has a tear. Learn to fix it yourself. Materials list provided at registration, which begins March 13, call 410.222.6277.

April 24: Money Management Basics

Learn about banking, saving, budgeting and credit from Roy Yenoli of Making Change.

May 8: Creating Your Own Meals

Anime and Manga Clubs Crofton

Teen Talk

Join Giant Nutritionist Emily Craft to learn how to prepare your own quick and tasty dishes!

Special Effects Make Up

Tuesday, May 2 at 6 pm Learn the secrets to aging, injuries, and special character make-up for the stage! Sponsor: West Arundel Creative Arts-Rebecca Kotraba

Thursdays, March 16, April 13 and May 11 at 3 pm

See also: 3D Printer Design Class for teens and adults, page 9, and Book Clubs for ‘Tweens and Teens, page 17. Anne Arundel County Public Library


Teen Tech Week Games M A R C H 5 -11

Be the Source of Change Game Design Workshop

For all ages unless otherwise noted

Brooklyn Park Pokémon Club

Learn how to create your own game at this one-hour workshop led by Cyberninjaz. Registration is required .

Saturdays, March 4, April 1 and May 27 at 2 pm Bring trading card game decks and Pokémon video games and have fun with fellow fans. For elementary and middle schoolers

Crofton 410.222.7915

Games Galore!

Monday, March 6 at 4 pm

Minecraft

Play Minecraft at the library. All skill levels are welcome but space is limited. For elementary school students

Odenton 410.222.6277

Tuesdays, March 7 and 21, April 11 and May 2 and 16 at 7 pm Enjoy Pokémon cards, dominoes, building toys, board games and brain twisters. For elementary school students through adults

Severn 410.222.6280

Edgewater

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm

Teen & Adult Board Game Day

Thursdays, March 30, April 27 and May 25 at 4:30 pm

Cyberninjaz

Eastport-Annapolis Neck 410.222.1770 Thursday, March 9 at 4 pm

Saturday, March 11 at 10 am

Wednesday, March 8 at 3 pm

Glen Burnie: 3D Printing

Thursday, March 9 at 4 pm Explore the creation and modification of 3D printing files.

Maryland City at Russett: Diversity in STEM Scavenger Hunt Monday, March 6 through Saturday, March 11 Learn about the many women and people of color who have contributed to STEM fields through a special scavenger hunt.

Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm Hang out with friends while you play popular board games, including: Settlers of Catan, Snake Oil and Pandemic.

Severn Board Game Extravaganza Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm Bring friends and family to the library for an afternoon of competitive fun!

Mountain Road: Geeky Photo Booth BINGO Enjoy an evening playing bingo with your family Thursday, March 9 at 3 pm Take funny, awkward, tacky or geeky photos with our Green Screen for your social media! Share your creations @aacpl #teentechweek. See also: Creating from Scratch, page 10.

Teen Cover Art Contest Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday April 2 Teens ages 11 to 18 are encouraged to share their best artwork on the theme: Libraries Transform. The winning artwork will grace the cover of the Fall 2017 issue of Library Happenings and the artist will receive a $75 gift certificate to Art Things in Annapolis. A second place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. A reception for all participants and their families will be held at the Severna Park Community Library on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m., during which we will announce the winner. Entries can be dropped off at any Anne Arundel County Library location, or emailed to aacplsocial@gmail.com. Full requirements available at www.aacpl.net. March, April and May 2017

and friends and win small prizes or books.

Broadneck

Monday, April 17 at 6:30 pm

Brooklyn Park

Tuesdays, March 14, April 4 and May 9 at 7 pm

Edgewater

Monday, April 10 at 1 pm For elementary school students

CHESS

Play chess and learn from other players. For all ages and skill levels

Linthicum

Wednesdays, March 1, April 5 and May 3 at 6:30 pm

Odenton

Wednesdays, March 8 and 22, April 12 and 26, May 10 and 24 at 6 pm

Severna Park

Tuesdays, March 21, April 18 and May 16 at 6 pm Registration encouraged, call 410.222.6290.

Broadneck

Monday, April 10 at 2 pm Register by calling 410.222.1905.

Brooklyn Park Deale

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 4 pm

Severna Park

Monday, March 13 and May 8 at 6:30 pm Monday, April 10 at 6:30 pm (For ages 13 and up) Register by calling 410.222.6290.

Build & Play

Design and build your own fantastic creation. We’ll provide the Lego® blocks, so please don’t bring your own as they must stay at the library. For children to ‘tweens

Deale

Tuesdays, March 14, April 4 and May 2 at 4 pm

EastportAnnapolis Neck

Mountain Road Monday, April 17 at 2 pm

Odenton

Saturdays, March 18 and April 15 at 2 pm

Saturdays, March 18, April 15 and May 20 from 10 am to noon

Riviera Beach

Edgewater

Severna Park

Thursday, April 13 at 1 pm

Linthicum

Thursday, March 2 at 2 pm

Saturday, March 18 at 10 am

Thursday, March 16 and May 18 at 6:30 pm

Maryland City at Russett Monday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 pm

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Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community!

Annapolis

Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am Saturdays, March 11 and 25, April 22, May 6 and 20 at 10 am

Broadneck

Mondays at 9:30 am

Crofton

Tuesdays at 9:30 am Saturdays, March 4, April 1 and May 6 at 10 am

Linthicum

Broadneck

Maryland City at Russett

Brooklyn Park

Mountain Road

Crofton

Odenton

Deale

Riviera Beach

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Severn

Edgewater

Severna Park

Thursdays at 9:30 am

Maryland City at Russett Wednesdays at 10 am

Mountain Road Mondays at 9:30 am

Odenton

Riviera Beach

Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Children ages 18-36 months (with caring adult) enjoy developmentallyappropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills.

Linthicum

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Edgewater

Toddler Time

Annapolis

Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Deale

Wednesdays at 10 am Saturdays March 11 and May 13 at 10 am

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nne Arundel County Public Library is committed to providing parent to read. Through the nationally-renowned Every Child Ready Read through an approach that focuses on educating parents and caregivers. and sing with their child. Every Child Ready to Read programs are provi

Glen Burnie

Mondays at 9:30 am Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 am

Thursdays at 10 am

Every Child R

Wednesdays at 10 am

Severn

Tuesdays at 10 am Saturday May 6 at 10 am

Severna Park

Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30 am Mondays at 10:30 am Mondays at 10:30 am Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am Wednesdays at 10 am Thursdays at 10 am

Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30 am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Mondays at 10:30 am Tuesdays at 9:30 am Monday at 10 am

Mondays at 10 am Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am

Glen Burnie

Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Family Storytime

Bilingual Storytime

Families or caregivers with young children will enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building ready to read skills in English and Spanish.

Annapolis

Monday, April 3 at 6:30 pm and Friday, April 21 at 10:30 am

Brooklyn Park

Wednesday, March 22 at 10:30 am

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Tuesdays, April 18 and May 16 at 6:30 pm 12

Mountain Road

Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 am

Odenton

Thursday, May 4 at 9:30 and 10:30 am

Riviera Beach

Thursdays, March 16, April 20 and May 18 at 6:30 pm

Sensory Storytime Specifically designed for young children, ages 3-7, with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. Registration is required as space is limited. Please call 410.222.7915 for more information and to register.

Crofton

Saturdays, March 11, April 8 and May 13 at 10 am

Families with young children will enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Saturday, March 4 and May 6 at 10 am

Maryland City at Russett

Thursdays, March 2 and May 4 at 7 pm Saturdays, March 4, April 1 and May 6 at 11 am

Riviera Beach

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Severn

Thursdays, March 16, April 20 and May 18 at 6:30 pm

Anne Arundel County Public Library


eady to Read Music & Movement

ts and caregivers with the tools to help their young children get ready d initiative, libraries can have an even greater impact on early literacy . The program advocates parents and caregivers talk, write, read, play ided at every branch location weekly for ages birth through five.

Children 5 and under sing, chant, play instruments and move creatively as they explore sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. Space is limited — first come, first served.

Preschool Storytime

Children ages 3-5 (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities.

Annapolis

Glen Burnie

Broadneck

Linthicum

Brooklyn Park

Maryland City at Russett

Crofton

Mountain Road

Tuesdays at 10:30 am Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 10:30 am Thursdays at 10:30 am Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am (except May 11)

Deale

Tuesdays at 10 am

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Tuesdays at 10 am (except April 18)

Edgewater

Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 am

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Annapolis

Maryland City at Russett

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Wednesdays, March 15, April 5 and May 3 at 6:30 pm

Glen Burnie

Wednesday, March 15 at 2 pm

Monday, March 20, Tuesday, April 18 and Monday, May 15 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm

Other Music Programs

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Broadneck

Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Odenton

Thursdays at 9:30 am

Odenton

Riviera Beach

Wednesday, April 12 at 10 and 11:30 am

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Saturday, March 25 at 11 am

Music Together

Wednesday, May 10 at 10 am Have fun making music with your child in a special library event with Music Together Chesapeake. Activities will include small and large movement, singing, chanting and instrument play.

Riviera Beach

Crofton

Thursdays at 10 am

Severn

Mondays at 11 am and Saturday, March 11 at 10 am

Severna Park

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Romp & Stomp

Tuesdays, March 28, April 25 and May 23 at 6:30 pm Wind down the day with this 30 minute, high-energy program.

Deale World Music

Friday April 21 at 10 am and Monday April 25 at 6:30 pm Explore music, language, culture and dance from all around the world.

Paws to Read—Canine Tutors Children in elementary school practice reading with the rapt attention of canine tutors. Please call the branch to schedule a 15-minute time slot. Sponsors: Laurie Bailey and Mutley, Therapy Dogs International, Caring Canines, Pets on Wheels Maryland

Broadneck 410.222.1905

Saturdays, March 18, April 22 and May 20 from 1 to 3 pm

Crofton 410.222.7915

Thursdays, March 2 and 16, April 6 and 20 and May 4 at 4:45 pm

Deale 410.222.1925

Edgewater 410.222.1538

Saturdays, March 25, April 22 and May 20 at 10 am

Glen Burnie 410.222.6270

Saturdays, March 11, April 8 and May 13 at 10 am

Mountain Road 410.222.6699 Saturdays, March 11 and April 8 from 10 am to 12 pm

Saturdays, March 4, April 1 and May 13 from 10 am Odenton 410.222.6277 to noon; Tuesdays, March 21, April 18 and May 16 Saturdays, March 4, April 1 and May 6 at 10 am from 4 to 6 pm

Eastport-Annapolis Neck 410.222.1770

Saturdays, March 4, April 1 and May 6 from 1 to 3 pm March, April and May 2017

Severna Park 410.222.6290

Saturdays March 11, 25, April 1, 15, May 13 at 10 am; Wednesdays March 15, April 19, May 17 at 5 pm 13


Special Events for Preschoolers Deale

Glen Burnie

Parachute Party!

Mini Monet

Friday, March 24 at 10 am Get your body moving as we sing songs and play games with the parachute.

Edgewater Babies at Play

Fridays at 9:30 am Make new friends and learn through play. Babies with caring adult may enjoy books, music and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time.

Preschool STEAM: Preschoolers and Paints Storytime Brelle practices her fine motor skills at Severn Community Library.

Annapolis

Broadneck

Welcome Spring!

Rolly Pollies

Thursday, March 23 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Celebrate the flowers, baby animals and rain showers that come with the new season! For birth to 18 months

Ladybug Party!

Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Dress as a ladybug or other insect to welcome spring with stories, songs and crafts!

All the Colors of the Rainbow!

Tuesday, April 11 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Explore all the colors of the rainbow using different mediums with crafts and activities. We might get messy! 14

Enjoy a fun program incorporating music and exercise. Registration opens March 27, call 410.222.1905. Mondays, April 3 and 10 at 10:30 am (for toddlers) Tuesdays, April 4 and April 11 at 9:30 and 10:30 am (for preschoolers) Mondays, April 3 and 10 at 9:30 am (for babies) Sponsor: Rolly Pollies of Severna Park

Crofton Doc McStuffins Preschool Party Thursday, April 13 at 10 am Join us to celebrate our favorite vet with songs, stories and a craft!

Preschool Yoga

Thursday, April 6 at 10 am Preschoolers explore yoga through kid-friendly yoga poses, breathing exercises, stories and songs. Sponsor: Emily Gretz of Crofton Yoga

Saturday, March 25 at 10 am Celebrate Youth Art Month with this special storytime. Books, songs, fingerplays and painting stations designed for our youngest artists. Smocks or old t-shirts recommended.

Preschool STEAM: Technology

Saturday, April 29 at 10 am Explore technology concepts through stories and activities.

Mother Goose Storytime

Saturday, May 13 at 10 am Babies and toddlers will enjoy classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes, books, music and movement.

Preschool STEAM: Engineering

Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 pm Preschoolers explore simple elements of fine art - creating their own masterpieces for display at the library. Please call 410.222.6270 or visit the branch to register as space is limited.

Odenton Storybook Movies

Fridays, March 3, April 7 and May 5 at 9:30 am Enjoy animated or iconographic short films of popular children’s picture books and make a craft during this 30-minute program.

Severn

National Library Week event:

Library Love Storytime

Monday, April 10 at 11 am Come out and celebrate the library and tell us what you love about it! We will have stories, songs and crafts to share our love for the library!

Severna Park Birds—Our Feathered Friends

Wednesday, April 12 at 10 am Learn all about our feathered friends at this program by identifying them and listening to their songs. Make and take home a set of binoculars to use in your own backyard.

Saturday, May 20 at 10 am Explore engineering concepts through experiments, stories and activities. The library may photograph or videotape customers for library promotional purposes. Please notify library staff if you do not want yourself or your child to be photographed. Anne Arundel County Public Library


Special Events for Kids Broadneck

Deale

Author Visit: Jae Sherwood

Crafty Kids

Saturday, April 1 at 10 am In her new book, Little Leona of Monsters and Fire, the author talks about fire safety and what to do in an emergency situation. Anne Arundel County Fire Department will be here with their truck!

Brooklyn Park Springtime Crafternoon

Thursdays, March 16 and 30 at 3:30 pm Enjoy crafts with your library friends.

Drum Circle

Thursdays, March 23, April 20 and May 18 at 4 pm Express yourself through joyful sound, rhythm and positive leadership! No experience necessary and percussion instruments provided.

Crofton Harriet Tubman: Her History, Influences, and the State Park

Tuesday, April 11 at 2 pm Ranger Crenshaw will discuss Harriet Tubman’s formative years in Dorchester County and the importance of her faith, family, community and the landscape. Learn about Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park. Call 410.222.7915 to register. For grades 4 and up Sponsor: Angela Crenshaw, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Visitor Center

Friday, March 3 at 10 am Hands-on arts and crafts for kids! Wear old clothes or bring a smock as paint is involved.

How To Haiku

Tuesday, April 25 at 4 pm Celebrate National Poetry Month with writing activities.

May the Fourth Be With You

Thursday, May 4 at 4 pm Celebrate the Force with crafts and activities!

Edgewater Rock Painting For Kids!

Tuesday, April 11 at 1 pm Learn to paint a rock or two! Materials supplied. For elementary school students

Maryland City at Russett 3 Cheers for Recycling!

Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm Celebrate Earth Day by creating an art treasure from recycled materials. Learn about recycling and re-purposing.

Severn Bend and Stretch!

Saturday, April 8 at 10 am Join us for a relaxing morning of activities to stretch your muscles and your mind. Wear your comfy clothes and get ready to move!

A child enjoys an early literacy toy at the Annapolis Regional Library.

Sun Safety Storytimes

Gear up for summer and join us for a special storytime about sun safety with Mariah Fortman, Health Educator from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health! For ages three through five years

Broadneck

Maryland City at Russett

Crofton

Mountain Road

Edgewater

Odenton

Tuesday, May 2 at 9:30 and 10:30 am

Thursday, May 4 at 10 am

Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 am Tuesday, May 16 at 9:30 am

Glen Burnie

Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30 am

Linthicum

Thursday, April 27 at 9:30 and 10:30 am

Riviera Beach

Tuesday, May 23 at 10 am

Wednesday, May 31 at 10:30 am

Severna Park American Girl Craft Extravaganza!

Above: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Dorchester County, MD

March, April and May 2017

Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm Make and take crafts and activities inspired by American Girls Caroline, McKenna, Melody, Lea and Isabelle. For ages 7-12

A sampling of American Girl books available in the library’s catalog.

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STEM

For elementary school students unless otherwise noted

Annapolis

Crofton

Glen Burnie

Odenton

STEM + Art = STEAM

Science Fair for Young Scientists of the Future

Go Fly a Kite!

Snap Circuits!

Monday, April 10 at 4 pm We’re opening up our revered “junk” closet for both structured and free art time.

Boats Afloat

Monday, May 1 at 6 pm Meet a Coast Guard Lieutenant who will talk to us about ship stability. We’ll also build a boat and do experiments with it.

Broadneck Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday, May 20 at 10 am Learn how kites fly and create your own! We will test them out on our lawn.

Brooklyn Park Early Engineer Training

Monday, May 22 at 3:30 pm Girls and boys who like to puzzle solve, build or experiment will enjoy this afternoon!

Crofton Nature Explorers Club

Wednesdays, March 8, April 12 and May 10 at 4 pm Each month the Nature Explorers Club will investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands-on activities. Bring a magnifier. For ages 7-11

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Saturday, March 25 at 10 am Come to the library to participate in a science fair put on by Arundel High School’s National Science Honor Society. For elementary and middle school students Sponsor: Adam Swetz and the National Science Honor Society of Arundel High School

Eastport-Annapolis Neck STEM Challenge Thursdays

Thursdays, May 4 through May 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Drop in for a new STEM challenge every Thursday during the month of May.

Edgewater H2O In The House

Wednesday, April 12 at 10 am Join us for an exciting program offered by the staff of the Department of Public Works about water, where it comes from and how it gets to your house.

Screen-Free Week

Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 4 from 3 to 7 pm Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time at the library. STEM kits will be available for exploration.

Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm Make and decorate your own kite then join in the fun as we test how well they fly out on the lawn.

Maryland City at Russett Build a Wind Powered Car Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 pm Learn about renewable energy resources then build and race a car created from recycled materials.

Billy Goats Gruff Bridge

Monday, April 24 at 10 am Join us to help the Three Billy Goats Gruff safely escape the troll by designing a bridge to the other side.

Mountain Road Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, March 15 at 2 pm Create cool crafts, learn about circuits or play board games. For elementary and middle school students

Become an Angler!

Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm Learn about important fishing ethics, practice knot tying and casting and create a fish print bandanna!

Horseshoe Crabs

Tuesday, March 14 at 6 pm Use snap circuit kits to create basic to complex circuits. Registration is required and starts February 28. Call 410.222.6277. For students in grades 2 through 6

From Seed to Plant

Tuesday, April 11 at 6 pm Observe the properties of bean seeds, take a look at the stages of growth and plant your own.

Foods with Superpowers

Tuesday, May 9 at 6 pm Join In-Store Nutritionist Emily Craft from Giant to sample superfoods and learn how they can improve health and well-being. Registration is required and begins April 25. Call 410.222.6277.

Severna Park Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Wednesday, March 29 at 2 pm Join us to plan, build and film your stop motion movie. Registration required by calling 410.222.6290. For elementary and middle school students

Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm Join Educator Christine Hintz from the MD Dept of Natural Resources to learn about this ancient organism and how they are helping humans survive today. Anne Arundel County Public Library


Book Clubs for Kids For elementary school students with discussions, games and crafts. Newcomers welcome.

Crofton

Book Clubs

I Survived the Attacks on September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis Tuesday, March 21 at 4 pm

Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger Tuesday, April 18 at 4 pm

Little Dee and the Penguin by Christopher Baldwin Tuesday, May 16 at 4 pm

for ‘Tweens & Teens Crofton Falling Over Sideways

by Jordan Sonnenblick Thursday, April 13 at 4 pm

Linthicum

Juana & Lucas

by Juana Medina Monday, March 13 at 4:30 pm

Maryland City at Russett

Bring your own book

Monday, May 15 at 4:30 pm Bring the best book that you have read this year or any book you loved.

No Pressure Book Club

Monday, March 27 at 3:30 pm What have you been reading this month? Share your favorite books or comics.

Black-Eyed Susan Award Book Club All selections below are nominees for the 2016-17 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards, given to outstanding authors and/or illustrators.

Grades 4-6

EastportAnnapolis Neck Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish

By Barry Deutsch Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 pm March, April and May 2017

Grades 6-9

Edgewater

The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan Wednesday, March 15 at 4:30 pm

Fish in a Tree

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Wednesday, April 19 at 4:30 pm

EastportAnnapolis Neck Awkward

Svetlana Chmakova Tuesday, April 18 at 4:30 pm

Edgewater

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin Wednesday, March 8 at 4:30 pm

When

by Victoria Laurie Wednesday, April 12 at 4:30 pm 17


MARCH is Art in Our Schools Month

Read Across America

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day with Seuss-themed stories, crafts and activities for children of all ages.

Deale

Mountain Road

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Odenton

Thursday, March 2 at 9 am

Thursday, March 2 from 9 am to 9 pm

Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 pm

Edgewater

Thursday, March 2 from 9 am to 9 pm

Glen Burnie

Wednesday, March 1 through Saturday March 4

Severn

Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm

Wednesday, March 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Severna Park Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 pm Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bingo Thursday, March 2 at 2 pm Maryland City at Russett Thursday, March 2 from 5 to 7 pm The month-long art exhibit at all libraries features works by students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Art receptions at:

Annapolis

Tuesday, March 21 from 6 to 8 pm

Deale

Tuesday, March 7 at 4:30 pm

Linthicum

Monday, March 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Odenton

Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 8 pm

Other Exhibits & Displays Crofton April Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners May Artwork by students of School of the Incarnation

Mountain Road

April Artwork by Susan Harry

Mountain Road

May Artwork by Louise Vest Above: original artwork by Abby R., 10, of West Annapolis Elementary School

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St. Patrick’s Day Annapolis

Deale

Odenton

Go Green!

Irish Dance Celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Tuesday, March 14 9:30 am (for toddlers) 10:30 am (for preschoolers) Celebrate with Green Eggs and Ham and other green stories.

Shamrock Shenanigans

Thursday, March 16 at 9:30 and 10:30 am Celebrate with green, leprechauns and shamrocks! For birth to 18 months

Saturday March 18 at 11 am Enjoy a performance by O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance.

Saturday, March 11 at 1 pm Create special themed crafts to take home and enjoy.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Scavenger Hunt

Friday, March 17 from 10 am to 4 pm Follow clues to find the leprechauns hidden in the library...and a prize at the end!

Mother’s Day Annapolis Celebrate Mom!

Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 and 10:30 am (for babies) Enjoy a story, rhymes and songs about mom!

Super Mom!

Tuesday, May 9 at 9:30 am (for toddlers) Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30 am (for preschoolers) Celebrate moms with stories, crafts and dancing!

Broadneck Make a LED Card

Saturday, May 6 at 3 pm Make a light up card.

Riviera Beach Mother’s Day Craft

Saturday, May 13 at 11 am Make a handmade gift for mom.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Mother’s Day Storytime

Saturday, May 13 at 2 pm Hear special stories and make a gift.

Odenton Mother’s Day Crafts

Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm Make a gift for someone special! Anne Arundel County Public Library


Special Events for Families Broadneck

Crofton

Beginner’s Guitar Workshop

Earl Miller Jr. and friends concert

Saturday, April 29 at 2:30 pm Bring in your guitar and learn some chords, songs and tricks that will have you strumming like a pro! For ages 9 and up

World War I in Miniature

Saturday, March 18 at 2 pm Pianist Earl Miller and friends will perform a concert of song favorites from jazz to pop.

Deale Star Wars Celebration

Saturday, May 6 at 11 am Learn about World War I and its local ties through military miniatures. Members of the National Capital Model Soldier Society will talk about The Great War and show how these models of tanks, planes and soldiers are created. Young attendees will also have an opportunity to paint and take a figurine home!

Brooklyn Park Party for our Planet

Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm Celebrate Earth Day at your library with fun and learning for all!

Three-4-All Musical Afternoon

Saturday, April 29 at 2 pm Enjoy a program of music from the 50s, 60s and 70s and learn the stories behind the songs.

Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm Enjoy Star Wars crafts, activities, a movie and a costume contest for all ages. Bring your cameras for pictures with members of the 501st Legion’s Old Line Garrison!

EastportAnnapolis Neck Star Wars Party

Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 4 pm Celebrate your love of Star Wars with crafts, snacks and some Wookieetastic activities. You may even meet some very special guests.

Glen Burnie Lifelong Learning Expo

Saturday, May 6 from 11 am to 1:30 pm The Anne Arundel Community College’s Lifelong Learning Department offers classes for all ages. Join us for hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Treasures from the National Capital Radio and Television Museum Discover the fascinating history, science and technology of radio and television by interacting with experts and actual artifacts.

Broadneck

Saturday, April 8 at 3 pm

March, April and May 2017

Odenton

Saturday, May 6 at 1 pm

Linthicum Peeps: Giving their All for Science

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm Bring your peeps to the library and we will blow them up and do other science experiments.

Maryland City at Russett Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers?

Saturday, March 11 at 2 pm Trooper Samuel Pitts and other members of the Chaplain (Captain) H.V. Plummer Chapter will provide an interactive presentation and display. For elementary school students through adults Sponsor: 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association

Odenton Maryland History Trivia

Monday, March 20 at 6 pm Celebrate Maryland’s 383rd birthday with a fun trivia game!

Riviera Beach Build with Strawbees!

Saturday, March 18 at 2 pm Learn mechanical and building skills with low-tech Strawbees that encourage learning through play. For elementary school students

Make and Take Craft Monday, April 10 through 17 Drop in anytime during spring break—new craft every day!

Earth Day Storytime

Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm Join us for songs and stories celebrating Earth Day. Each family will take home a seedling to plant.

May the 4th Be With You

Thursday, May 4 at 4 pm Celebrate the official Star Wars Day with themed stories, crafts and activities.

Severn Celebrate Earth Day

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LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Amy D. Bartholomee President Lisa Hillman Vice President Barbara D. Maxwell Secretary Michelle Coates Treasurer Nancy W. Almgren Skip Auld, ex officio Joan C. Beck, ex officio Cathy Belcher Samuel J. Brown S. Hamilton Chaney DeDe Duncan-White Chuck Ferrar Ann E. Glenn, ex officio Anna E. Greenberg William J. Hufnell Edgar H. Parker Chuck Steadman Trish Strott

#YourLibraryBetter

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“Why I Support the Library Foundation” Long time Anne Arundel County Public Library Trustee Simmona Simmons knows a lot about libraries. A Special Projects Librarian at UMBC’s Kuhn Library in Catonsville, where she’s worked since her undergraduate days, Simmona has first-hand knowledge of the challenges and satisfactions of working in a large research library. Simmona accepted the invitation to be on AACPL’s Board in part because she wanted to learn more about how public libraries operate and the way they serve their customers. “University libraries are focused on making sure students and staff have access to scholarly journals, books and databases--all the things that give them the information they need for research,” Simmona explained. “Public libraries have a broader mission—to meet the needs of learners of all ages Trustee Simmona Simmons at the Severna and abilities, with many different interests,” she added. Park Community Library. A Severna Park resident since she was a young girl, Simmona remembers Photo by Karen Mansbridge. going to the Severna Park Library when it was located in a house, before the current location was built. “I didn’t go to the library a lot as a young child, but when I learned to drive I visited much more. I loved to go to read magazines and check out books.” Simmona has words of praise for what’s available at the library in addition to reading materials, “I think some of the most important services at our library are the homework resources and the help with resumes and job searching. Our library does so much more than just supply books.” When asked why she supports the Library Foundation, Simmona quickly answered, “Because I am very impressed with Anne Arundel’s libraries. I know we use our resources well. I would compare it to any library system in the state in terms of how we maximize the funding we receive.”

The Legacy of Learning: Member Profile The Foundation’s Legacy of Learning Society recognizes donors who remember the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation in their will. Leaving a bequest in a will is one of the most effective, and affordable, ways a donor can support a non-profit organization close to their heart. AACPL staff member, Donna Denny, was among the very first members of The Legacy of Learning Society. As Executive Assistant to AACPL’s CEO, Skip Auld, Donna well understands the important role private support plays in enhancing the library’s ability to serve our community. “I was in the room when the AACPL Foundation was born,” Donna relates. “Since then, I’ve been very proud to watch it grow and accomplish what it was created to do. The Foundation continues to expand its potential, due to the hard work and dedication of many people. Philanthropy is a labor of love, and it gives me great pleasure to know I can continue to benefit the Foundation Staff member Donna Denny at Library when my work is done.” Headquarters. Most donors are able to make a larger gift in their wills than they can during their lifetimes. There can also be significant tax benefits to making a bequest to a non-profit such as the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation. Members of The Legacy of Learning Society are feted annually at a special dinner and receive other benefits. If you are interested in learning more about joining The Legacy of Learning Society contact Foundation Executive Director Ann Glenn at aglenn@aacpl.net. Anne Arundel County Public Library


West Annapolis Women Host Successful Fundraiser

Above: Not Your Grandmother’s Library hosts: (from left) Christine Feldmann, Bess Langbein and Katie Cooke. At left: The table is set for the fundrasing event.

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The women of West Annapolis are on a mission. On the evening of Thursday, January 12, more than 35 met at the West Annapolis home of Katie Cooke and, in just over two hours, contributed close to $25,000 in gifts and pledges to a fundraiser its hosts labeled, “Not Your Grandmother’s Library.” Their goal was to raise $25,000 to name one of the study rooms in the new Annapolis library in honor of the Women of West Annapolis. They made their goal and gifts and pledges continue to come in. “This kind of neighborhood focused fundraising effort, in a volunteer’s home, was the first of its kind ever held for the library,” said Library Foundation President, Amy Bartholomee, “the women of West Annapolis wanted to show their love for the Annapolis library and its central part in the life of their community.” Event host Katie Cooke was joined in her planning work by fellow West Annapolitans Kristen Olson, Bess Langbein and Christine Feldmann. In keeping with the evening’s theme, library staff were on hand to demonstrate a sampling of high tech library offerings including a new SMART Table, a virtual reality headset and a 3D printer. Guests were able to experience how these tools enhance early literacy and support the library’s STEM programming. “The library brings so much to everyone in our community. It’s an invaluable resource for young and old and we wanted to do our part to support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts,” said Katie Cooke, host of the event. Library staff in attendance included Chief of Public Services and Branch Management Cathy Hollerbach, Regional Supervisor Gloria Harberts, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library Manager, Michele Noble, Virtual Services Manager Stephanie Petruso, Public Services staff member Kt Zawodny and Development Specialist Julie Kizer Ball. Funds raised through the event will be added to Beyond Your Expectations: The Campaign for the Library, the Library Foundation’s major asset-building effort now in progress.

Pat Troy Honored

LOVE �� the LIBRARY 2017 Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library Friday, April 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sponsorships available: Gold $5,000 • Silver $2,500 • Bronze $1,000. For more info, please contact foundation@aacpl.net.

March, April and May 2017

Foundation Board President Amy Bartholomee, left, and Pat Troy.

At their November 15 meeting, the Foundation Board of Directors honored their colleague Pat Troy, one of the Foundation’s founding Directors. Pat was rotating off the Board after her three terms of service. During her long tenure on the Foundation Board Pat served as a member of the Events Committee, as Treasurer, and, during FY14, as Foundation President.

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For all ages unless otherwise noted Brooklyn Park Jungle Book Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 pm (Rated PG, 106 minutes) The Good Dinosaur Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 pm (Rated PG, 93 minutes) Secret Life of Pets Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 pm (Rated PG, 87 minutes) Deale Sergeant York Monday, April 10 at 1 pm View the WWI classic Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper and taste test snacks from the era. For adults (Not rated, 134 minutes) Cars Friday, May 26 at 2 pm (Rated G, 116 minutes) Eastport-Annapolis Neck Women’s Movie Night/Noche de Cine para Mujeres McFarland, USA Wednesday, March 22 at 6 pm Enjoy this movie in Spanish language with English subtitles. Snacks and door prizes provided. Sponsored by Georgetown East and Tyler Heights Elementary Hispanic Mom’s Groups, AACPS Bilingual Facilitators. (Rated PG, 128 minutes) Eastport-Annapolis Neck Make a craft while you watch! The Lego Movie Saturday, March 25 at 10 am (Rated PG 101 minutes) The Little Mermaid Saturday, April 22 at 10 am (Rated G, 83 minutes) The Emperor’s New Groove Saturday, May 27 at 10 am (Rated G, 78 minutes)

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Edgewater Middle Schoolers Movie Matinée: Alice Through the Looking Glass Friday, March 3 at 2 pm (Rated PG- 113 minutes) Glen Burnie Zootopia Tuesday, April 11 at 2 pm (Rated PG, 108 minutes) Mountain Road And the Oscar goes to… Film Series Celebrate films that received the famous gold statue. The Help Tuesday, March 7 at 10 am (Rated PG 13, 146 minutes) For adults Toy Story 3 Tuesday, March 14 at 10 am (Rated G, 110 minutes) Breakfast at Tiffany’s Tuesday, March 21 at 10 am (Not Rated, 110 Minutes) For adults Inside Out Tuesday, March 28 at 10 am (Rated PG, 115 minutes) The Theory of Everything Tuesday, April 4 at 10 am (Rated PG13, 123 minutes) For adults Up Tuesday, April 11 at 10 am (Rated PG, 96 minutes). Odenton Matilda Monday, April 10 at 3 pm (Rated PG, 98 minutes) Family Movie Night: The Incredibles Monday May 15 at 6 pm (Rated PG, 111 minutes)

Riviera Beach Spring Break Movie Double Feature Wednesday, April 12 at 12:30 pm Finding Nemo/Finding Dory (Rated: G ,101 and 103 minutes, respectively) Bring your lunch and watch a double feature. Intermission will include a craft and a snack. Severn Star Wars: The Force Awakens Saturday, March 4 at 1 pm (Rated PG-13, 136 minutes) For ‘tweens and teens Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz Saturday, March 11 at 2 pm Watch the timeless classic while helping to act out the story. Severna Park The Great Movies Watch and discuss great movies. For adults Sponsored by the Library Foundation, Sun Valley Movies 6 Phoenix (2014) Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 pm A disfigured Holocaust survivor returns to her Berlin home fearful that her husband may have betrayed her. In German with English subtitles. (Rated PG-13, 98 minutes) The General (1926) Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 pm When his beloved locomotive is stolen, engineer Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) is determined to take it back in one of the greatest comedies of all time. (Silent, unrated, 78 minutes) Ace in the Hole (1951) Thursday, May 4 at 6:15 pm Albuquerque newspaper reporter Kirk Douglas exploits the story of a man trapped in a cave to advance his own career, but the situation spins wildly out of control. (Not rated, 111 minutes)

Severna Park, continued Greta Garbo Double Feature For adults and teens Flesh and the Devil (1926) Saturday, May 27 at 11 am In this stunning silent film, childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other man once loved. (Not rated, 112 minutes) Queen Christina (1933) Saturday, May 27 at 1:30 pm A powerful queen must choose between the throne and the man she loves in Garbo’s famous “talkie” film. (Not rated, 97 minutes)

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series, featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, that brings people together for communitydriven conversations. For adults Sponsor: Maryland Public Television National Bird National Bird follows whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Monday, April 10 at 6:30 pm Mountain Road Tuesday, May 9 at 10 am Newtown Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Mountain Road Saturday, March 25 at 10 am Anne Arundel County Public Library


Knitting and Needlecraft Broadneck

Tuesdays, March 21, April 18 and May 16 at 7 pm Sewing, knitting, needlepoint, crochet—we do it all! Beginners welcome.

Glen Burnie

Wednesdays, March 8, April 12 and May 10 at 6:30 Bring your knitting needles and yarn to our drop-in knitting clinics.

Riviera Beach Knit Flix

Come knit, crochet, needlepoint, sew, scrapbook or craft while watching a movie. Movie: The Help (PG-13, 146 min) Saturday, March 4 at 11 am

Movie: The Jungle Book (2016) (PG, 105 min) Saturday, April 8 at 11 am

Movie: Ghostbusters (2016) (PG-13, 116 min) Saturday, May 20 at 11 am

Knitting for Good

Patterns for infant caps and lap blankets are provided. Sponsor: Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis

Crofton

Yarn Twisters @ AAMC

Thursdays, March 23, April 27 and May 25 at 7 pm Group meets at Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Belcher Pavilion (7th floor). Parking is in Garage E.

Mondays, March 20 and May 22 at 7 pm

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11 and May 9 at 6:30 pm

Odenton

Thursdays, March 2, April 6 and May 4 at 6:30 pm

Library Lines by Eric Smith

FYI... Libraries Closed Easter Sunday, April 16 Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 14 Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Library Board Meetings At Library Headquarters except where noted. Open to the public, but may be temporarily closed as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act. Executive Committee meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m. at the Severn Community Library Thursday, May 18 at 4 p.m. Automated Borrower Information Line Access your library account by phone: 410.222.4444 Anne Arundel County Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of services. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided for librarysponsored programs upon request to the branch manager at least one week in advance of the program date. All meetings held in library branches are open to the public. Meeting room listings are available in each branch. Library Happenings! is published four times a year by the Marketing and Communications Office, Library Headquarters, 5 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21401-7084. 410.222.7371 Donald Roland, Chairman, Library Board of Trustees Skip Auld, Chief Executive Officer Christine Feldmann, Editor Lori Hicks, Layout & Design Photos by Sarah Kachevas

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Anne Arundel County Public Library Open Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Highlighted branches are open on Sundays, September through May, from 1 to 5 pm

AACPL

Comic Con

Odenton Regional Library

Community Libraries

Broadneck

1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, MD 21409 410.222.1905

Brooklyn Park

1 East 11th Ave., Baltimore, MD 21225 410.222.6260

Crofton

1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, MD 21114 410.222.7915 or 301.261.3909

Deale

5940 Deale-Churchton Rd, Deale, MD 20751 410.222.1925

Eastport-Annapolis Neck

269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403 410.222.1770

Edgewater

25 Stepneys Ln., Edgewater, MD 21037 410.222.1538

Linthicum

400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090 410.222.6265

Maryland City at Russett

3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD 20724 301.725.2390

Mountain Road

4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122 410.222.6699

Riviera Beach

1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 410.222.6285

Severn

2624 Annapolis Rd., Severn, MD 21144 410.222.6280

Severna Park

45 W. McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146 410.222.6290

Regional Libraries

Annapolis

1410 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401 410.222.1750

Glen Burnie (& Library by Mail) 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 410.222.6270

Odenton

1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113 410.222.6277

Special accommodations available. Ask at the Information Desk.

2nd Annual!

Saturday, May 20 from 10 am to 3 pm Be a superhero and build a better world at this year’s Comic Con! Super Art Fight will start off our day with a surreal performance, followed by panel discussions and interactive workshops. We’ll also have crafts and a costume contest for all ages.

More Comic Con events at libraries around the county Brooklyn Park

Maryland City at Russett

Create Your Own Comics!

Comic Trivia Night

Crofton

Severn

Learn to Draw Comics with a Pro!

Comic Craft

Saturday, May 6 at 2 pm Surprise yourself when you write, draw or color your very own comic. Materials, help and free comics provided.

Saturday, May 6 at 1 pm Learn to draw comics with pro Malachi McKoy. For teens through adults

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Comic Book Magnets

Tuesday, May 16 at 3:30 pm Make your own comic book magnets to decorate your locker or fridge. For ‘tweens and teens

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm Challenge your brain with questions from books, movies and TV during this family-friendly evening. Snacks provided.

Saturday, May 6 at 2 pm Stop by and create a comic themed craft.

Severna Park Learn to Draw Cartoons and Comics

Wednesday, May 10 at 7 pm Learn how to create your own cartoons and comics with local artist Jonathan Smith. Registration required by calling 410.222.6290. For ages 9 and up

Free Comic Book Day! While t! May 6 supplies las Pick up a free comicSaturday, book at the following branches. Broadneck Brooklyn Park Crofton

Deale Eastport-Annapolis Neck Edgewater Maryland City at Russett

Mountain Road Riviera Beach Severna Park


Anne Arundel County Public Library Happenings Newsletter - Spring 2017