Upcoming Events – Montgomery Blair High School PTSA

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  • ➡️ Please contact event organizers and/or venues prior to attendance for possible ‘event attendance’ limitations, safety/protection requirements, date changes or cancellations due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
  • ➡️  Events listed are primarily for adults and/or teens. For teen-specific events, enter the term “teens” in the search function. Please review event descriptions and/or contact event organizers for audience details.
  • ➡️ MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools) schools and buildings will remain closed through the Fall 2020 Semester. Events that were scheduled at MCPS schools and buildings will either be postponed or cancelled.
  • ➡️ ‘Virtual’ Events are events that will be held ONLINE ONLY. Check event details for access information. Note: Some virtual events start at different coast or international times (Pacific, Central, Greenwich Mean, etc.). The virtual event times listed on this website have been converted to New York/Eastern Standard Time.

Twitter Basics (NY Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Must register with a valid email address Do you tweet? Learn how to join the conversation by sharing photos, videos, and short messages with other users around the world. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with the link to join the virtual class. ShowRegister Now for: *Online Twitter […]

Video Game Coding (NY Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Online via Google Hangouts Meet For ages 13 to 18 years ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org. Join the Edenwald Young Adult Librarian as we code our own video games using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade!  Participants will learn some basic coding […]

The New Face of Montgomery County with Bethesda Magazine’s Steve Roberts (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Steve Roberts discusses the modern history of immigration in Montgomery County, drawing on his Bethesda Magazine columns to tell stories that flesh out the statistical trends. Montgomery County today is a global community of a million people with one-third of its residents born outside the United States. The dramatic growth of immigrant populations from […]

Teens: Qigong & Energy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This workshop introduce Qi (which is energy) to teens. Through doing energy exercise and standing meditation/Qigong to achieve the goal of living with positive energy and eliminate negative energy such as stress, anxiety and fear etc. For 13-18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese. This program will be held virtually at: https://www.nypl.org/education/teens/videos

Teens: Create Own Video Games (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Ever wanted to learn how to create your own video games? Now you can, from the comfort of your own home! Get hands-on experienced coding video games using a browser-based game by Cloudy Heaven Games. Local game developer, software engineer, and owner of Cloudy Heaven Games, Dorothy Phoenix, will offer three guided instructional sessions on DC […]

STEM Summer Scientist Q&A (Calvert Library) – VIRTUAL

Imagine your story as a biological scientist answers your questions and curiosities. Listen in to a Zoom webinar presented by Thomas Cronin, a Biological Sciences professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County, who specializes in physiology, vision science, marine science, and neuroscience. The presentation of his research and passion will precede a question and answer […]

Trivia Night (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Come join us for a night of trivia on Thursday, August 6, 2020! Families can answer questions about movies, princesses, villains, and much more via Zoom and Kahoot. Register here. For security reasons, this program session will be locked 5 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96168538983 and Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/details/trivia-night/57db50b8-3cc0-47fc-bb5a-8f46f074df62 Or Dial In: 301 […]

Dare to Speak: Suzanne Nossel with Ayad Akhtar (NY Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  The CEO of PEN America shares her playbook for navigating and defending free speech today, for paving a pathway that promotes free expression while also cultivating a more inclusive public culture. Cancel culture versus censorship. Online trolls and fascist chat groups. Controversies over campus lectures. The daily hazards and debates surrounding free speech are […]

TeenHub: Python Programming Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Celebrate Summer Read and Learn : STEM Programs for Teens Join us to learn more about computer programming through fun lessons about Python and its applications, like designing games, graphics, and applets. The award-winning high school robotics team 5421 RM'd and Dangerous is hosting several interactive online programming lectures for middle to high-school students called […]

Single Parent Conference (Montgomery College) – VIRTUAL

  Being a single parent in today’s world can be demanding—and stressful. If you are a single parent, you are busy raising your children, managing your family’s finances, creating life-work balance, and seeking support networks. Montgomery College wants to connect single-parent families with the resources necessary to thrive. In this one-day online seminar, you can […]

Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

"Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop" is a performance that takes the audience (kids & teens) on an immersive journey through the 4 main elements of Hip Hop: Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, and Graffiti. Come experience the joy and freedom that comes from Hip Hop culture through spectacular dance moves, history, and storytelling.  Get […]

Scribble Society: Comic Makers (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Tweens & Teens! Learn to make your own 1-panel comic! (Because we all have to start somewhere) This program is supported by Scribbles, an in-house zine of comics, stories, pictures, and fanfictions from t(w)een creators. Please register here: https://forms.gle/2bMJo6TkuP11NGYX6

Nomination Deadline: 2020 Maryland PTA Awards (Maryland PTA)

It's recognition time!!! Would you like to honor a hard working PTA Leader(s) and Member(s) for all of their hard work and dedication to PTA? Honor someone with one of our many Maryland PTA awards. The deadline for application is Aug. 10, 2020. For more on the Maryland PTA Awards and the Awards packet application […]

Screen Writing for Teens (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learning to write, learning about movie writing; improving critical thinking and utilizing your creative skills! For 13-18 years old. Presented by Nicola McEldowney This program will be held virtually at: https://www.nypl.org/education/teens/videos

Excel for Beginners (NY Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Must register with a valid email address. Note: Registration opens Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:30am Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class […]

Fitness for Optimal Aging (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Join us for Five Key Aspects of Fitness Central to Optimal Aging with Andrew Singer, PT, DPT, MHS Join us for Five Key Aspects of Fitness Central to Optimal Aging with Andrew Singer, PT, DPT, MHS. Andrew graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Art in Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public […]

Navigating the Job Search during COVID-19 (MCPL) VIRTUAL or PHONE

Strategies to Overcome Current Challenges & Boost Candidacy Presentation by University of Maryland Career Center Director Kelley Bishop; strategies for overcoming current challenges and boosting your candidacy. The previously favorable job market for college graduates has evaporated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across the country.  What are your options now that many employers […]

Quarantine-o-ween (Calvert Library) – VIRTUAL

    Join us to learn a bit about costume making and then use your skills to create a costume on the spot for a Quarantine-O-Ween! Ideas for supplies to have handy (you do not need ALL of these, just gather whatever suits your fancy!): Old clothes, decorative paper, fabric scraps, floral wiring, hot glue, glue, […]

OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. In OK Boomer, Let's Talk, journalist (and Millennial) Jill Filipovic tells the definitive story of her generation--and it's no joke. Talking to gig workers, economists, policy makers, and dozens of struggling Millennials drowning in debt on a planet quite literally in flames, Filipovic paints a […]

Protecting Your Privacy and Security (NY Public Library) – VIRTUAL

How to register: Online Registration opens Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:00am ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org. Must register with a valid email address. Need a security check-up? This class covers the best practices of keeping your information safe online and […]

Empowering Educators: A Convening On Racial Equity In Education (American University) – VIRTUAL

Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education The AU Antiracist Research and Policy Center is proud to partner with First Book and Pizza Hut to present Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education. Featuring National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds, as well as award-winning educator Liz Kleinrock, and AU scholars, […]

Legal Concerns Including Expungement and Landlord/Tenant (Calvert Library) – VIRTUAL

Join the Calvert Library and attorneys from Maryland Legal Aid's Community Lawyering Initiative for a virtual civil legal clinic. Topics will include: expungement and landlord/tenant issues. You'll be able to ask general questions via the Zoom Q&A function. Must register here to receive link for the online class. If you need more individualized help, you […]

Trivia Happy Hour (Fairfax Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

We are bringing the trivia happy hour to you. Our virtual trivia program will feature different categories for adults of all ages and bonus questions to test your trivia mettle. An invitation to join this online Zoom event will be sent to registered participants 24 hours before the event. Adults (18+). Registration is required. There are 35 seats available. Register HERE […]

Tales For Teens – Greek and Norse Mythology (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Zeus, Hades, Cerberus (Fluffy!) - let's explore the exciting world of Greek Mythology and see how they have influenced popular series like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. To Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDOW252OyjKN7vHysKAPrQlq9U7jC8zZt1FS-tjdp9sw72pg/viewform?usp=sf_link This event is part of Summer Challenge, a Pratt Library reading challenge for all ages. Log your reading, participate in activities, and more!

How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Learn how to apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government. Find out everything you need to know about applying for jobs with Montgomery County.  A recruiter from the Office of Human Resources will provide an overview of Montgomery County's job application process. Register here. For security reasons, this program session will be locked 5 minutes […]

Meet with Author of ‘The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Historian Robert C. Plumb will discuss his new book “The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America” released in March 2020. In this collective biography, author Robert C. Plumb traces these five remarkable women’s (Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sarah Josepha Hale) awakenings to analyze how their […]

Liar’s Circus: A Strange and Terrifying Journey Into the Upside-Down World of Trump’s MAGA Rallies (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting, Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside Donald Trump's rallies, seeking to understand the strange and powerful […]

Teen Coding Challenge: Make Robots Smart! (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join Teen Center staff to learn, over the course of 8 weekly meetings, how to program a virtual robot using the new VexCode VR website. In a series of challenges using both block coding and Python text coding, we will program, test, and improve the robot’s decision-making skills. We will also […]

Online Midday Teen Yoga Class (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Have you ever wanted to take a yoga class just for you? Do you want to learn ways to stay calm when feeling anxious or stressed? Join me for a Midday Yoga Class where you will learn ways to move, deal with stressful moments and maybe even laugh through yoga, meditation and a few craft […]

Fashion Design 101 (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Let's tackle the design process together. Do you want to be a designer but don't know where to start then join the Pratt Teen center as we explore the design process and build a fashion collection along the way. Each session we explore concepts like inspiration, brand, fashion sketching and learn how it will help […]

Fall Into Sewing (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn the basic parts of the sewing machine and how to operate it, including how to thread the bobbin, needle, keeping the tension, and different stitches.  Learn how to cut material using a rotary cutter and mat.    We will create a mask using elastic or ribbon and then create a simple block quilt that […]

Computer Repair (MCPL)

MCPL (Damascus Branch) 9701 Main St, Damascus

  Location: Damascus Library Registration opens: September 12, 2020 Register to bring your own damaged computer or laptop to learn how to repair it from a Microsoft Certified Professional. Space is limited; registration is required starting 2 weeks in advance. Register on this site or call 240-773-9444 for additional information.

Ask Me Anything – Get Advice From An Experienced College Counselor (Moon Prep) – VIRTUAL

Event Information Ask your questions and get expert advice from experienced college counselors on anything related to college admissions. About this Event Moon Prep will be hosting a live Q&A session to answer many of the questions you have about the college application process. We will be covering everything including: How to balance your college […]

Ask Me Anything – Get Advice From An Experienced College Counselor (Moon Prep) – VIRTUAL

Event Information Ask your questions and get expert advice from experienced college counselors on anything related to college admissions. About this Event Moon Prep will be hosting a live Q&A session to answer many of the questions you have about the college application process. We will be covering everything including: How to balance your college […]

Griot Con 2021 (Griot Con)

Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Description NOTE: Event was originally scheduled for 9/26/2020, but has been rescheduled for 9/25/2021. (Via Eventbrite) Griot Con fuses the excitement and spectacle of a comic convention with the cinematic experience of an independent film festival. (Via Facebook) Afrofuturism Network and MisterDuke Productions, LLC present Griot Con, an all-day, family-friendly event that fuses the excitement […]

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