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‘Women and Migration(s)’ (NYU Washington DC) – VIRTUAL

Join NYU Washington, DC in welcoming NYU Tisch's Deb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman's AUC Art Collectivefor this special DC Dialogues program on Women and Migration(s) webinar. This event is also sponsored by NYU's Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, & Strategic Innovation. Women have been part of global and historical movements of people, to escape war, to avoid persecution, for work, for security. Women have been uprooted, […]

Healing the Souls of Black Women (The Glasgow Group) – VIRTUAL

  DESCRIPTION We are officially watching two deadly viruses take their course in our country: COVID-19 and racism.  It is imperative that we take care of self and community in this time. Black women carry the pain of our sisters, our children - our community in our tears and in our souls as we watch […]

Books to Movies (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Join staff from the South Beach Library in a discussion on books that have turned into movies. First up is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Dive deep into the first entry in the epic series with fellow fans and novices alike. While a knowledge of book or movie […]

Dear Class of 2020 Commencement with President Obama, Mrs. Obama, & Lady Gaga (YouTube) – VIRTUAL

The full list of commencement speakers and special guests. Photo: Korea Times YouTube Originals “Dear Class of 2020," a virtual commencement celebration bringing together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities. Click here to watch at the scheduled date/time. YouTube is pumping up 2020 virtual pomp-and-circumstance circuit with a […]

Navigating Fake News on Social Media (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This is a one-hour class designed to improve your understanding of media environments and how misinformation or fake news can spread through social media. This class will inform patrons about best practices for identifying fake news on social media, and share resources and tips for research. You will receive an email 2 hours prior to […]

Meet-the-Author: Michael McCreary of ‘Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Ask questions of author Michael McCreary, author of Funny, you Don't Look Autistic: a comedian's guide to life on the spectrum (2019) in this virtual Meet-the-Author event. Michael McCreary may only be twenty-two, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong, albeit short, dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.  The young comic, a […]

The CIA & Intelligence (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Jon Nowick, former CIA intelligence analyst and manager, discusses what role intelligence plays in national security, how the CIA executes its mission and its reinvention since 9/11. Join us as Jon Nowick, who served with the CIA from 1974-2006 as an intelligence analyst and manager focused on the Balkans and Eastern Europe, […]

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join NYT bestselling author Cal Newport as he discusses all things about digital decluttering from his book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Supported by FOL-CC. Join author and Georgetown professor Cal Newport as he shows how digital minimalists are rethinking how they relate to social media and rediscovering the enjoyments […]

Understanding Mutual Funds & ETFs (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Erika Safran, CFP® discusses the basics of investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and shows you how they fit in your portfolio. The discussion includes • The differences between the two and how both investments help you to diversify your investments • How to select and combine fund investments to create portfolios that are appropriate for […]

Teen Book Club: Choose Your Own Graphic Novel (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

The Maggie Nightingale Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to our Virtual Teen Book Club. This month, choose your own graphic novel to discuss. Join us here: https://zoom.us/j/93717286479 Meeting ID: 937 1728 6479 Dial-in: 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

Art Law Clinic (Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) – VIRTUAL

Description Are you a painter, musician or any kind of creative entrepreneur that lives in Maryland? Do you have legal questions or concerns? Make an appointment for our Art Law Clinic on June 13th, 2020, 1-4pm! For our May clinic, you can snag a FREE 30-minute consult w/ one of our volunteer attorneys to sort out […]

Meet Author Beth Macy of ‘Dopesick’ (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Author Beth Macy discusses her book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America. Presented as part of BC Reads. Purchase a copy of the book on The Ivy Bookshop’s website (theivybookshop.com/book/9780316551304) before the event to receive a bookplate signed by the author. Applies to only the first 50 books purchased. An instant New York Times bestseller, Dopesick is […]

Meet Author Jarrett Krosoczka of ‘Hey, Kiddo’ (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka discusses Hey, Kiddo, his profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive. Presented as part of BC Reads. Sponsored by the Friends of the Towson Library. Purchase a copy of the book at The Ivy Bookshop's website (theivybookshop.com/book/9780545902489) before the event […]

Author George M. Johnson on “All Boys Aren’t Blue” (PG Cty Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir […]

The Women’s Summit Experience 2020 (Network NOVA) – VIRTUAL

Description BADASS women don’t cancel, they get creative! Given the latest information available, the Women’s Summit Team has made the difficult, but wise decision, to move from an in-person event to a virtual community experience aptly titled: The Women’s Summit Experience 2020 where we will continue the energy of the movement to win in 2020. From June […]


World Heritage Festival – Silver Spring (Chic Events DC)

Silver Spring Veterans Plaza 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Description The 2019 World Heritage Festival series brings its first event of the year at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD. There are several food vendors who will showcase only ethic food, fresh smoothies and traditional beverages. Enjoy a cultural performance show with folk dances from Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, India, Japan, Lebanon, Romania, Turkey […]

How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Govt (MoCo Cty & MCPL) – VIRTUAL

      Join us for this 2-hour workshop on "How To Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Govt." Find out everything you always wanted to know about applying for jobs with Montgomery County. In this virtual session, a recruiter from the County's Office of Human Resources will provide an overview of the County's job […]

Domestic Violence and COVID-19 (MCPL) – PHONE or VIRTUAL

Join us to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, its rise during the Covid-19 health crisis, the warning signs and how you can help someone who may be experiencing abuse. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in a current or former […]

3D Printing Social Hour for Teens (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Learn the basics of how to use Tinkercad to create 3D designs and watch a virtual demonstration of the 3D printer in action. 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.  Registration for […]

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. https://zoom.us/j/98432101695?pwd=VnR6ZlllQVlaS0Flc0dlZ1dya2huZz09 Meeting ID: 984 3210 1695 Password: 414849 Please feel free to join the meeting […]

Teens: Once Upon a Time Trivia Using Kahoot (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Little Red Riding who? Test your fairy tale knowledge, from movies to classic literature. 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.  Registration for this event begins on 6/22/2020 @ 6 p.m.

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

  Back by popular demand! This two-session/two-day workshop (two hours each on July 7th and 9th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM) focuses on both the mechanics and strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. The power of LinkedIn as a powerful marketing and networking tool is underutilized and misunderstood particularly […]

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Through Meditation (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

  Speaker Umesh Bhatia is a long-time meditation practitioner providing workshops to groups throughout the U.S. He connects meditation to our daily lives, and is also an accomplished entrepreneur. Join Us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96205403081 Meeting ID: 962 0540 3081 One tap mobile +13017158592,,96205403081# US (Germantown) +12532158782,,96205403081# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 301 715 […]

Northern Montgomery County Writers Group (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

The Northern Montgomery County Writers Group provides a regular forum (based at Olney Library) for the presentation, review, and critique of works in progress. All styles of writing are welcome. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the meeting before the event. Please feel free to join the meeting ~15 minutes […]

Aspen Hill and Olney Knitting & Crocheting Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Have you always wanted to learn a skill like knitting or crocheting? This friendly group of long-time knitters helps others to learn the craft for pleasure. Join us and share your projects and ideas. If you're just starting to knit you must bring size 8 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. Beginning crocheters will need […]

Long Branch Library Book Club Discussion (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

The Long Branch Library Book Club is reading the classic, The Metamorphosis a novella by Franz Kafka. This is a virtual event through Zoom. The Long Branch Library Book Club is reading the classic, The Metamorphosis a novella by Franz Kafka. One of Kafka's best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes one morning […]

Socrates Cafe (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A Forum for Discussion Davis Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Socrates Cafe is a forum for discussion. Participating in a Socrates Cafe enables you to explore and discover through question and conversation. We discuss important issues of significant moral and ethical importance, and everyone learns from each other. At the beginning […]

Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair (Chic Events DC)

Silver Spring Veterans Plaza 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Description We are bringing you the annual Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair. Come see over 60 Arts & Crafts, Food and Dessert Vendors, while enjoying a beautiful cultural dance show with performances from different countries around the world! Come spend an awesome Sunday funday at the Veterans Plaza - Free Admission to the […]

Non-Competitive Pet Show (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A non-competitive way to share how much we love our pets! All pets are welcome: cats, dogs, bunnies, horses, rodents, fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects—whatever! No prizes, just sharing the joy of having a pet. We can't wait to meet your pets! Participants must be willing to appear on screen with their pet, and be prepared […]

‘Hamilton’: How the Musical Remixes American History (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Historian, Dr. Richard Bell expounds on the historical accuracies and inaccuracies in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, Hamilton. America has Hamilton-mania! Everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical and many of us have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories […]

Anti-Bullying: Sticks & Stones with Pandas Karate (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

An interactive, live martial arts anti-bullying show. A live martial arts show that demonstrates the tools you need to combat bullying without physical violence. Through role-playing, humor, and storytelling, this anti-bullying program will empower kids and teens to stand up and take action. It promotes kindness, self-acceptance, problem solving skills, and even suggests books to […]

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 […]