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 specific events, topics or audiences  (e.g., teens, Blair High School, Blair PTSA, education, etc.), enter the search term in the search function. Please review event descriptions and/or contact event organizers for details. Note: Blair High School, Blair HS PTSA and MCPS events are designated as ‘Featured’ events.
  • ➡️ 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.

Introduction to Zoom (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required. Learn how to join meetings, host and schedule meetings, and screen share. Download of the Zoom App is required if using a mobile phone. Class Prerequisite Recommendation – ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshop, and Introduction to the Internet. Call the computer class registration number (443-984-4944), for […]

Songbook Series: Broadway’s Future (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

A Celebration of Broadway’s Future. Produced and Hosted by John Znidarsic, this virtual concert spotlights some of the most popular composers and lyricists featured at past Bruno Walter Auditorium concerts. Performers will include stars from the worlds of Broadway and Cabaret. FEATURED WRITERS:  Ben Caplan, David Kornfeld and Kyle Segar, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, Preston Allen, […]

Teen Trivia: Harry Potter (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Calling all muggles! Don your wands and costumes and join us for an evening of Harry Potter trivia. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.​​​​​

Daniel Immerwahr, Author of ‘How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater U.S.’ (Boston Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description Join the Boston Public Library and the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library in partnership with the WGBH Forum Network for an online Lowell Lecture with Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States. BPL President David Leonard will moderate this program, which is part of our […]

Election 2020: Driving Forces and Possible Outcomes (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

As voters begin casting their ballots in the 2020 election, many issues still have the potential to transform the political landscape and determine the outcome of the presidential election, as well as congressional, gubernatorial, and statehouse races across the country. Voters go to the polls with several serious policy issues on their mind including an […]

Rainbow Teen Book Club (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  This is a place for members of the LGBTQIA+ teen community and their allies to read and discuss queer titles. We strive to build community and make everyone feel welcome. This meeting's book is All Out, editor Saundra Mitchell. An invitation to attend this virtual program will be sent by email to participants who have […]

Baltimore County Dialogs on Race: Voting Rights (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Voter suppression has a long and ugly history in the U.S. Imposing strict voter ID laws, cutting voting times, restricting registration and purging voter rolls have kept significant numbers of eligible voters from the polls and placed special burdens on racial minorities, people living in poverty and youth and seniors.​ ​Join activists, historians and academics […]

Election 2020: Digital Democracy, Disinformation, and Black Voters (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

The 2020 election is awash with misinformation, disinformation, and social media manipulation. It is crucial to counter these efforts to ensure a fair contest and public confidence in the election results. This challenge is particularly urgent for Black Americans, who U.S. intelligence officials confirm were targeted by disinformation campaigns in 2016 and are targets again […]

Narcan Training (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn what an opioid is, how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose, and how to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. Receive a certificate of completion and a kit ​​containing naloxone (a prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose — it cannot be used to get high and it is not […]

⭐ A Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, Author of ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ (American University) – VIRTUAL

American University is honored to welcome Ijeoma Oluo, one of our nation's preeminent voices on feminism and social justice. About this Event The Office of Undergraduate Education and Academic Student Services, in partnership with the Antiracist Research & Policy Center and the School of International Service, is thrilled to welcome Ijeoma Oluo to American University […]

Teens: Cosplay Hangout (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a fun cosplay game using whatever you have available in your home! Chat and hang out in costume. Whether you cosplay all the time or have never cosplayed before, all are welcome. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send […]

Witch’s Brew: True Tales & Folklore (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us this Halloween season as we explore the spooky stories of Maryland's witchy past. Hear true tales and folklore from across the state and find out what Colonial Maryland was really like for those accused of witchcraft. Can you tell fact from legend? DIAL-IN INFORMATION Please click the link below to join the webinar: […]

Teen Halloween Party (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Missing trick or treat? Have a great costume, but can’t show it off? Come to our virtual Halloween party! We’ll play Halloween jeopardy, admire each other’s costumes, and tell a spooky story or two. Please register and the link to the program will be sent to registered participants 24 hours before the event start time. […]

HIRE: Helping Individuals Reach Employment (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Register for a confidential one-on-one appointment! Career Specialists will help you virtually with resumes, online job applications, job research, career exploration and much more. Slots fill up fast! Register today! Looking for resources to help with your job search or career? Take a look at these resources using your library card. Don't have a card right […]

Introduction to Zoom (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Get the basics of Zoom. Learn how to: Join meetings, Host Meetings, Schedule Meetings, Download the App, and Screen Share. (Access information provided upon receipt of registration). Call the computer class registration number (443-984-4944), for questions and help creating a Gmail account. Email: computer.class@prattlibrary.org Online Class Sessions. Email registration required. To register for this class, click the […]

⭐ Stock Market Club for Teens (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn to invest in the stock market & make your money grow in this live interactive online program with SPARK. For teens, 13-17 years old. Learn how to start investing in the stock market with this live and fully interactive online program with SPARK, the financial literacy partner of many of the top schools in […]

Chevy Chase Library Teen Writers Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Are you an aspiring writer? Are you 11 - 17? Do you want to meet fellow young writers? JOIN US!! Are you an aspiring writer? Are you 11 - 17? Do you want to meet fellow young writers? JOIN US!! Improve your writing creativity with our club and have fun!! The group is led by Shelby […]

Teen Life Skills: Beyond Earth Day, Part 1 – The Search for Exoplanets (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

For hundreds of years humans have theorized and fantasized about planets outside of our solar system. In the last three decades, exoplanets — planets orbiting around other stars — have evolved from science fiction to science fact. Join CAPE Science in examining how astronomers first noticed and confirmed the existence of exoplanets and how we are searching for […]

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 […]

Community Conversation: Native American and Indigenous Peoples Heritage (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

A weekly community conversation with civic and community leaders. This week's guests are: Dr. Elizabeth Rule, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Assistant Professor of Professional Studies, and Faculty in Residence at George Washington University. Rico Newman, member of the Elders Council of the Choptico Band of Piscataway Indians. Watch Live

A Conversation with Andrea S. Boyles, Author of ‘You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a discussion with Andrea S. Boyles, sociologist and author of You Can't Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America. In conversation with Derek Hyra, Boyles will discuss her book and her scholarship focussing on social inequality; the intersection of race, gender, and class; community and neighborhood disorder; race, place, and policing; segregation […]

Yoga for Every Body (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join Olney Library's talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing and meditation. All levels are welcome. A yoga mat is helpful but not necessary. Other optional supplies are yoga blocks or two hardcover books and a strap/belt. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety. […]

Board Game Design in Tinkercad (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn about game design and 3D modeling. In this three-part series on Thursdays in November, use Tinkercad to co-create a game that can be picked up later at a branch to keep. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to […]

First Friday Film Fest (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Watch the film at your leisure and we'll discuss it on the First Friday of every month (usually). This month we will be discussing 'The Cherokee Word for Water'. Based on the true story of the Bell Waterline Project, THE CHEROKEE WORD FOR WATER shares the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a […]

Shifting Middle East Dynamics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Join us as Dr. Michael Sharnoff provides historical context of Israel’s relations with its Arab and non-Arab neighbors and analyzes how recent trends have shifted regional priorities. Join us as Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Associate Professor at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Centerfor Strategic Studies provides a historical context of Israel’s relations with its […]

NaNoWriMo Drop-In (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

November is National Novel Writing Month, the time of year when writers of all skill levels take on the challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days. Whether you are a longtime writer or trying for the first time, come drop in for writing tips and advice. Share your work, bounce ideas off of your peers […]

First Editions with Lizzy Copeland, Author of ‘The Lost Family’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​In The 'Lost Family', journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications when we engage in home genetic testing by mail. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while […]

⭐ Radio Goes to War (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sound clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the armed forces) and more! Presented […]

The Birth of Rationality (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Pierre Larroque details the path which intellectual giants. Pythagoras, Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius cleared for the birth of mathematics, rational thinking and democracy. Join us for “The Birth of Rationality and the Roots of Our Civilization” with Pierre Larroque. Stressed out by the craziness of our world? Come rediscover rationality with those […]

⭐ From the Heart: A Transgender Virginian’s Story (Fairfax County Library) – VIRTUAL

Join a member of Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau, for an evening of community and learning as they share their story as a transgender person followed by plenty of time for dialogue and questions. An invitation to join this online Zoom event will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days before the event. Audience: […]

My Children Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Marc Sickel, founder and owner of Fitness for Health, has been helping people from 2 months – 94 years enjoy the benefits of physical activity while having fun. Are your children spending too much time watching TV or playing video games?  Making exercise fun may be just what you need to get your children away […]

Chef Cal: Family Fun in the Kitchen (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

An intergenerational program to bring the family together in the kitchen. Chef Cal makes suggestions for putting together simple ingredients to create fun and creative snacks, meals and desserts. Recipe sheets will be shared with registered attendees after the Zoom class. Families not required to participate together but you might find that sharing time with others in the kitchen […]

Teen Trivia: Cartoon Craze (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From the Ninja Turtles to Jimmy Neutron, brush up on your favorite after-school and Saturday morning cartoon shows and be ready to test your knowledge. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Discord link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. […]

Nonprofit Academy: Build Your Nonprofit Organization from A-Z (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn to run all aspects of a nonprofit organization. This workshop covers the mission statement, ​finance and operations, board governance, organizational management, legal compliance and ethics, fundraising and resource development and public awareness, engagements and advocacy. Presented by Maryland Nonprofits. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed […]

Savings and Investing Seminar (MCPL & U.S. SEC Cmsn) – VIRTUAL

Get a road map for saving & investing with an expert from the Securities & Exchange Commission Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. Bring all questions you may have! Presenter: Suzanne McGovern. Get a roadmap for saving and investing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Investor Education and Advocacy in this insightful and […]

Migration Stories: Oral Histories, Literature, and the Power of Telling (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Brooklyn Historical Society’s initiative “Muslims in Brooklyn” is grounded in a collection of 50 oral histories that represent Muslims of all ages and backgrounds, life experiences and identities. One topic touched upon repeatedly in these audio recordings is migration. Last year Penguin Random House published an anthology of migration literature titled "The Penguin Book of […]

Teen Life Skills: Beyond Earth Day, Part 3 – Exoplanet Discoveries (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet in 1995, astronomers have uncovered over 3,000 other planets orbiting distant stars in our galaxy. These planets have revealed to us an astounding variety of worlds, from water covered “super-Earths” to gas giants larger than Jupiter. Take a guided tour of NASA's exoplanet catalogue with a CAPE Science […]

LinkedIn Boot Camp for 45+ Job seekers: Sessions I and II (MCPL)- VIRTUAL

This popular two-session/two-day workshop (two hours each on November 17 & 19) focuses on both the mechanics & strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Sign up today! The power of LinkedIn as a powerful marketing and networking tool is underutilized and misunderstood particularly by 45+ job seekers despite […]

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

Find out everything you need to know about applying for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Don't miss this opportunity to learn what it takes to apply 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 Join us in Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/92263605702 […]

Language is What Makes us Human: Learn about the new Planet Word Museum (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Rebecca Roberts, Curator of Programming at the new Planet Word Museum will talk about the Planet Word Museum, and how it inspires a love of words and language through immersive learning experiences. This program is being presented in association with the Potomac Community Village (PCV).  PCV is an all-volunteer organization providing services and community support […]

Protecting Your Personal Info Online (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to protect your personal information through safe browsing, avoiding scams, and recognizing when it is, and is not, OK to share your personal information online. Aspen Hill Library and Senior Planet present this seminar on protecting you personal information online. Learn how to stay safe in cyberspace, recognize scams, and decide when it's safe, or […]

Business Survival in These Crazy Times (Calvert Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a panel discussion with business attorney Lisa Smith Sanders, Health Department Director Dr. Larry Polsky and business consultant Joel Hill. Get tips and best practices and bring your questions about how to help your business live long and prosper! Register HERE

Queer Conversations (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Show your pride and join us for engaging conversation and exploration of LGBTQ+ books, film and other media. Share what you have been reading, watching or listening to that has inspired you.​​ Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to […]

Real World Comics (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

A multicultural comics class that focuses on creating characters that are diverse in color, ethnicity, age, class, ability and body types as well as touching upon social issues and stories that are more true-to-life. We’ll construct and create character designs and arcs that are closer to real life and fair to everyone. For 13-18 years […]

Our Words, Our Power – Activist Writing for Teens (Boston Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description Marching and protesting are powerful and necessary ways to promote change, and writing has also been a force for change for centuries across the globe. Learn how to shape your outrage through writing that uncovers, explores, calls out, and spotlights issues that you want to advance in this world to make it better in […]

⭐ LinkedIn Boot Camp for 45+ Job seekers: Sessions I and II (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

This popular two-session/two-day workshop (two hours *each* on December 15 & 17) focuses on both the mechanics & strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Sign up today! The power of LinkedIn as a powerful marketing and networking tool is underutilized and misunderstood particularly by 45+ job seekers despite […]

Getting Started in Genealogy Research (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research.  Discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class is online. Registration is required.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. More Info Class Format: Lecture/demonstration Skill prerequisites: Some computer skills. Audience: Adults

The Many Faces of Genius (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Michael Geselowitz, PhD, Senior Director of the IEEE History Center, explores the meaning of creativity and genius by looking at the lives and work of Edison, Einstein, Ellington and Ernst. Join us for "Edison, Einstein, Ellington, Ernst: The Many Faces of Genius” with Michael Geselowitz, PhD, Senior Director of the IEEE History […]

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 […]