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.

The Menace of Climate Change And What You Can Do About It (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Climate change can seem too overwhelming to address. But Bruce Davis will present information about what climate change is and what ordinary people can do about it. Bruce Davis is a retired lawyer with a substantial background in physics and chemistry who has been trained by the Climate Reality Project on the topic of climate […]

Teen Life Skills: Vet Science (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Covers the topics of observing and measuring animal behavior, vital signs, disease transmission and risk, and tips for preparing for a career in veterinary medicine. 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 […]

Maryland Legal Aid: Know Your Rights (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us on Facebook to learn about your rights and protections during COVID-19 and get your legal questions answered by a lawyer. We address topics such as tenant rights, emergency sick leave, unemployment insurance, family law, debt collections and how to connect with an attorney for help. Presented by lawyers with Maryland Legal Aid. You […]

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

Speak On It: Varian Johnson, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Join us as we welcome award-winning author Varian Johnson to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Varian is the author of young adult and middle grade titles such as The Parker Inheritance and To Catch A Cheat. Varian also is a faculty member of Vermont College of Fine […]

Excel for Beginners (New York 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 […]

Teens: Music Production 101 with Dae-Dae Pivot (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description Hey teens, is it your dream to become a music producer? Have you been honing your craft but want to get more of an inside look at what it's like to be successful in the music business? Producer Dae-Dae Pivot of the John Walt Foundation will help you gain the knowledge, tools and opportunity to achieve your dreams, while providing […]

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, […]

Preparing Your Mobile Device for a Protest (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description We will discuss your digital safety when you exercise your rights to peaceably protest. Specific advice about the steps to secure your device from possible threats will be provided, along with information about local protest and transparency resources. The format will be alternating presentation and discussion of personal security awareness and harm reduction practices. […]

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 […]

Navigation of the Job Search During COVID-19 (MCPL & Univ. of Maryland) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

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 have suspended hiring or are shedding jobs?  How […]

Teens & Adults: Trivia Night (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Kick off your weekend with some trivia! Join us for a fun hour of trivia provided by two trivia experts. All new categories! For ages teen to adult. Please register as space is limited. Answer: Someone better to usher in a trivia night than two professional librarians? Question: Who is no one, Alex? Have you […]

Protecting Your Privacy and Security (New York 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 […]

Visions of the Future: Voting, Activism and Art (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Poet and journalist Celeste Doaks is organizing a lively panel with women of color who discuss their specific involvement with politics through participation, activism and art. Her chapbook, American Herstory, was the first-place winner in Backbone Press’ 2018 chapbook contest; it contains poems about Michelle Obama. Co-hosted with Enoch Pratt Free Library. Join us via […]

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!

Library Beats (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Calling all music lovers to beat the heat for a discussion of music both old and new! Come prepared with a favorite song or album to discuss with the group, and chat with us about your favorite artists and genres — find something new to listen to during the dog days of summer. Registration closes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Segregation in Montgomery County Schools (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Ralph Buglass will discuss segregation in the Montgomery County schools prior to the 1954 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregated schools, and the changes that took place after 1954. This program is being presented in association with the Potomac Community Village (PCV).  PCV is an all-volunteer organization providing services and community support to enable people to […]

Speak On it: Dhonielle Clayton, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award-winning author Dhonielle Clayton to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Dhonielle is the author of young adult titles such as The Belles, The Everlasting Rose and Shiny Broken Pieces. She is also COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and […]

Preparing Your Mobile Device for a Protest (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description We will discuss your digital safety when you exercise your rights to peaceably protest. Specific advice about the steps to secure your device from possible threats will be provided, along with information about local protest and transparency resources. The format will be alternating presentation and discussion of personal security awareness and harm reduction practices. […]

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 […]

Software Basics: Create Jewelry Via TinkerCad (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description Learn the basics of Tinkercad, a 3D modeling software that can produce files that can be 3D printed at a later date. Create a Tinkercad account here. Questions will be answered as we show you how to create jewelry. Depending on your setup you can either: 1. One device: Watch the live how-to of Tinkercad 2. […]

Teen Trivia: Geography (Baltimore Cty Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Have fun exploring every continent, ocean, mountain and landscape at this live virtual trivia game. 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.​​​​​  Registration for this event begins on 8/24/2020 @ 6 p.m.

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 […]

Speak On It, Nikki Grimes, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award-winning author Nikki Grimes to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Nikki is the author of more than 75 books for children, adults and young adults, such as Ordinary Hazards, Bronx Masquerade and Talkin' About Bessie. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and authors virtually to have a […]

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 […]

Speak On it: David Aceves, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award winning author Fred Aceves to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Fred is the author of The New David Espinoza and The Closest I've Come. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and authors virtually to have a conversation about what speaks to us and inspires […]

Speak On It: Lauren Oliver, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award winning author Lauren Oliver to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Lauren is the author of several teen and middle grade series, such as Broken Things, Before I Fall, Delirium and Panic. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and authors virtually to have a conversation about what […]

History & Genealogy: Mining the Census (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Genealogist Steve Szabados will share search strategies on how you can get the most information out of Federal Census records to help you find your ancestors. This program is hosted by Sulzer Regional Library. How to Attend This event takes place on Zoom. Register by 10 a.m. Friday, October 2. You’ll receive an email with […]

Speak On It: An Na, YA Author (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we welcome award winning author An Na to speak live on all things writing, creating and geek out on books and more. Na is the author of The Place Between Breaths, Wait for Me, The Fold and A Step From Heaven. Speak On It is a program series connecting teens and authors virtually to have a conversation about what speaks to […]

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 […]