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  • ➡️  ‘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.

Perfect Plant Marriages Spring & Summer (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join Jason Gedeik, Adult Education Manager of Brookside Gardens, to get suggestions on how to beautify your garden this spring and summer. All good gardeners strive to create exciting and eye-catching designs that maximize color, form, and texture. But finding the perfect plant combinations can often be an exhausting experience of trial and error that […]

First Ladies Who Risked Their Lives for Civil Rights (National Archives Foundation) – VIRTUAL

George Floyd’s tragic death ignited a national discussion on the state of race relations and the barriers that still exist for many in this country. In crisis situations, Americans normally look to political leaders for direction, words of comfort, empathy, and solutions. Often overlooked are the words and deeds of a powerful group of non-elected […]

Women’s History Month: Conversations For Change (Maryland Public Television) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Women's History Month, in collaboration with Morgan State University and University of Maryland Global Campus, Maryland Public Television (MPT) invites you to join us for a special event honoring the legacy of Black women suffragists and their impact on the leaders of today — leaders such as former Georgia State Representative Stacey […]

Integral Tai Chi – Virtual (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we practice Integral Tai Chi in an informal, friendly relaxed setting. Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation techniques, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. This meeting is a virtual event that will be conducted through Zoom. Participants start with a warm-up before […]

Teens Write Poetry (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join us as we write and workshop poetry. It's always more fun to write with friends! If you like to play with ideas, the sounds of words, the way writing looks on a page, join us for the journey as we explore, write and workshop poetry. It's […]

⭐ COVID-19 and Vaccine Information Session (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register. Join us for a free public information session to address your questions and learn the facts about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and COVID-19 vaccines. Hear from clinicians, researchers, people that have received the vaccine, and other health professionals. Please send your questions to be answered during the webinar […]

⭐ Paying For College or Technical School (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Paying for an education can seem overwhelming and confusing. Choices made now can have a lasting impact. This workshop will walk you the decision making process from a financial perspective, and discuss educational paths, student loans, scholarships, and other funding options. Therefore, this workshop is ideally for teens to attend with their parents or guardians. […]

Teen Writers’ Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Are you a teen who loves to make words sing? Then join us for the Little Falls Teen Writers' Club! Every Thursday night, you'll hang out with other teens who share your love of words and may even pick up a tip or two. We play word games and make up zany stuff. We bring […]

Viva Latino: Own Voices Writers In Conversation (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In early 2020, the Hispanic literary community led an important national dialogue about the importance of “own voices” literature and inequities in the publishing industry. Leading and award-winning contemporary Latin American writers gather to discuss their perspectives on the importance of own voices narratives in providing representation for readers. This program offers Latino/a/x and non-Latin […]

Master Gardeners Q&A (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Learn about gardens and gardening from the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland. […]

⭐ Constitutional Patriotism Partisanship & Future of American Democracy With Jamie Raskin (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Constitutional Patriotism Partisanship and the Future of American Democracy with Jamie Raskin. Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin was a three-term Senator in Maryland, where he also served as the Senate Majority Whip. He was also a […]

Job Search Strategies In A Pandemic Job Market (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in the current (pandemic) job market. The workshop will cover researching, networking virtually, identifying growth sectors, and utilizing social media platforms in your job search campaign.  Learn how to get clarity on who you are, why you like to work, what you want to do, and […]

NVMS Conflict Resolution Center Presents: Managing Family Conflict (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends. Join us for this interactive webinar and come away with tools for managing difficult emotions and communicating your needs effectively. This program is presented by the NVMS Conflict Resolution Center, a non-profit affiliate of George Mason University's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for […]

Paper, Paper, Paper! Memories on Paper: What and How To Keep (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Wonder what to do with your old documents as such as newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, diaries, family deeds, or old letters? Terri Blanchette of TimeSorters LLC will share basic information about paper and affordable ways to deal with those family treasures. Adults (R) Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation to this program after 4 p.m. on April 5, 2020. […]

Fundraising Essentials (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Don't know where to start with fundraising? In this workshop, we will discuss ways to fundraise via Facebook, Amazon Smile and more. Dial-In Information Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://marylandlibraries.zoom.us/j/96262354482?pwd=enJ6OHR6YXIvaTZvc3JSYWp2RDZMZz09 Passcode: 803000 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13017158592,,96262354482#,,,,*803000#  or +16513728299,,96262354482#,,,,*803000# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current […]

In Partnership With The Alzheimer’s Association: Dementia Conversations (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Dementia Conversations:  Doctor's Visits, Driving, Legal and Financial This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans […]

Meet John Clark, Photographer & Writer (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. John Clark Mayden will give a slide-illustrated presentation of his photography while in conversation with Kenyatta Berry, then answer audience questions. Native Baltimorean John Clark Mayden is no stranger to the world of photography, community, and law. Mr. Mayden born May 16, 1951, was educated through the public school […]

Marine Science In The Morning: Mangrove Research In Northern Florida (Smithsonian Natural History Museum) – VIRTUAL

Dr. Loraé T. Simpson from the Florida Oceanographic Society will discuss her research into the mangroves of northern Florida. Global climate change is driving the expansion of mangroves into saltmarsh habitat in Florida, which may alter ecosystem processes through changes in ecosystem structure. With their unique structure and migration to higher latitudes caused by climate change, […]

The World’s Religions: Sikhism (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a virtual overview of the world’s religions presented by Laura Shulman, professor of religion at Northern Virginia Community College. Learn the basic beliefs, values and practices of the major religions of the world. Increase cultural awareness and understanding, eliminate fear and conflict, and build bridges in your community. Attend one or multiple sessions. A […]

⭐ Jr. CEOs (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

How cool would it be to act as CEO of a company? Enhance your problem-solving skills by making recommendations to address real business issues in this interactive club with SPARK. For teens 13 - 17. How cool would it be for you to be the boss of Apple or Amazon for a day? In this […]

Meet Travis Rieder, Author of ‘In Pain’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​In Pain by Travis Rieder is a memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal — a call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this nationwide epidemic. The author shares his experiences with opioids and examines the problems facing those who become dependent. Travis […]

Community Conversation: Exploring Ramadan (Prince George’s County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Rahmah A. Abdulaleem discusses the history and importance of Ramadan in the global community, as part of the Prince George's County Human Relations Commission's Women in Faith series. Watch event HERE at scheduled date/time. Rahmah A. Abdulaleem is the Executive Director of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights where she works to create a […]

Jazz In The Civil Rights Movement (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq chronicles the story of jazz and its relationship with the civil rights movement beginning at the turn of the century and continuing to the present day, highlighting the artists, their music, their influence on jazz and their struggles. Learn the importance of jazz and its advocacy for the civil rights movement and […]

TeenHub: Beginner Python Programming (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us to learn more about computer programming through fun lessons about Python (beginner level) 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 TeenHub. Computer science is a flexible tool that is […]

Ramadan: The Month Of Resolution (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Imam Shuaib Khan addresses topics such as the spirituality of man, the concept of Divine, and the purpose of religious practices. Presented in collaboration with ICNA Sisters. An invitation to join this program will be sent to participants 1 day prior to the event . Adults. Registration opens at 6:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021

Family Trivia Night (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

COMICS: Books, TV, Movies Which universe are you? Well you better know them both for this challenging trivia night. For elementary age, teens and adults We will be using Zoom to play. Make sure you bring all your expert Comic Book fan friends or family with you for this challenging trivia night. Mystery prize will […]

Investing For Women (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a series of discussions with Suzanne McGovern, from the SEC's Office of Investor Education. Topics include things you should know before investing, how to mitigate risk, investment products, how to choose an investment professional, special challenges to consider for women investors, how to protect your hard earned money and current frauds and […]

Budgeting & Money Management (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to create a spending plan and develop wise spending habits. Learn tips on how to save money and get help from local resources. This session is brought to you by Aspen Hill Library and the Latino Economic Development Center, https://www.ledcmetro.org/. Please be aware that registration is done through a third party, the Latino Economic […]

Great Decisions: The World Health Organization’s Response to Covid 19 (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Discussion about how the Covid-19 pandemic thrust the World Health Organization (WHO) into the limelight, for better and for worse. While some of the Trump administration’s criticism of the organization is unfair, the response to the early stages of the pandemic left many experts wanting more from the WHO. What is the WHO’s role in […]

A Geologic Tour of The Pacific Ring of Fire: Costa Rica (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

The vast Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic collisions drive the majority of our planet’s earthquakes and volcanoes, is a hotspot for world travelers. Join volcanologist Kirt Kempter as he leads a journey across seven regions of the Ring of Fire, exploring their distinctive geologic settings, and using maps, dramatic photos, and Google Earth flyovers to bring the […]

$30.00

Become A Dementia Friend (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

An information and awareness session to grow understanding about dementia and how it affects people’s lives. Through this session, you will become a Dementia Friend and learn how we can each make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia.  Dementia Friends is a global movement, spreading across the United States as we […]

LinkedIn Boot Camp for 45+ Job Seekers (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

This popular two-session/two-day workshop (two hours each on April 13 & 15) focuses on both the mechanics & strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Sign up today! (Please register for both sessions - April 13 & 15) The power of LinkedIn as a powerful marketing and networking tool […]

Corporate Partnership Building For Non-Profit Fundraising (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Corporate partnerships can be a game-changer for non-profit fundraising. However, how do you get started? How to build the partnership? Local non-profit leader, Jackie Didio joins us to discuss how to build transformational corporate partnerships for your non-profit. REGISTER Jacquelyn Horstmann Didio is the Executive Director of The Child & Family Network Center in Alexandria, […]

⭐ Disability Visibility: Intersectionality In Art, Design, And Museums (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

People living with disabilities are underrepresented in media, popular culture, and art. Alice Wong, a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant, joins Beth Ziebarth, director of Access Smithsonian, artist Riva Lehrer, and writer s.e. smith, to discuss intersectionality in art, design, and the museum world through inclusive design and representation. REGISTER EVENT/TICKET PRICE: $15/student promotion; $20/member; $25/non-member

$25.00

Financial Planning for the LGBTQ+ Community (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Planning for a stable financial future can be stressful, and for LGBTQ+ individuals, discrimination and systemic challenges can make this even more difficult. In recognition of Money Smart Week, we'll chat with financial experts from the Prince George's Community College Financial Empowerment Center, University of Maryland 4H Extension, and Toler Financial Group about what those […]

Teens Write Poetry (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join us as we write and workshop poetry. It's always more fun to write with friends! If you like to play with ideas, the sounds of words, the way writing looks on a page, join us for the journey as we explore, write and workshop poetry. It's […]

Meet Maggie Thrash, YA Author of ‘Honor Girl’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Maggie Thrash is the author of the critically-acclaimed graphic memoirs "Honor Girl" (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee) and "Lost Soul, Be At Peace". Their fiction works include the noir-ish mysteries "Strange Truth" and "Strange Lies," which are set at an oppressive Southern prep school. On their podcast Creep Daze, Thrash discusses Dawson’s Creek […]

Board Game Night (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Meet up online and play some really fun games using BoardGameArena. We welcome both expert and beginning players. It is totally free! You must register as space is limited. We will have a meeting in Zoom first and then we can decide on a game.  I can walk you through joining.  I ask that you […]

Master Gardeners Q&A (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Learn about gardens and gardening from the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland. […]

The Black Arts Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Ar PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Galvanized by the post-World War II decolonization of African nations and the civil rights, black power, anti-war, and feminist and womanist movements, African-descendant cultural producers in the United States began overtly repudiating a European aesthetic and claiming a Black aesthetic that emerged from the lived experience of Black people. Unlike the New […]

$90.00

⭐ X-STEM All Access (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Welcome To X-STEM All Access Tune in April 20-23, 2021! X-STEM All Access is an entertaining, educational, and interactive online STEM experience for 6-12th graders. Through a series of daily livestream events, students will hear from an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. REGISTER […]

Recognizing The Latest Investment Frauds and Scams (MCPL & U.S. Securities Cmsn) – VIRTUAL

Fraudsters love a disaster–& COVID-19 is no different. Join the SEC's Office of Investor Education & Advocacy in learning about current investment frauds, scams & the tools you need to arm yourself. This seminar will cover current investment frauds and scams, how to identify the red flags of fraud and tools to avoid those fraudsters in […]

19th Century Baltimore: A City of Immigrants (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Baltimore historian and educator Wayne Schaumburg presents an illustrated program focusing on the city’s role as a major port of entry for immigrants during the 1800s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send […]

⭐ Money Smarts For Adults (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a FREE workshop on financial planning. Discussion topics will include identifying your own values, setting goals using the SMART framework, strategies for controlling external influences, and more. Presented by CAFE (Coalition for the Advancement of Financial Education) Montgomery. Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/97246333403 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 972 4633 3403

Untold Stories of The American Revolution (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The American Revolution is the country’s founding moment, but there is more to the story than what we were taught in school. Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell as he discusses the women, slaves and immigrants who had a hand in our nation's struggle for independence. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall […]

Zero Waste, Two Angles (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In honor of Earth Day, we will have a discussion of "zero waste," two ways: the personal consumer angle and addressing the production source. A representative with grassroots coalition Baltimore People's Climate Movement will interview Pratt Librarian Lauren Read about the zero waste lifestyle, addressing accessibility, and challenges.  The table will turn for the second half as […]

⭐ The Lines Between Us: Civil Rights and Housing In the 21st Century (ACLU Maryland) – VIRTUAL

Join the University of Baltimore and the ACLU of Maryland for a conversation with award-winning journalist and author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide, Lawrence Lanahan. Lanahan will be joined in discussion with Adria Crutchfield, executive director at Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership, Barbara Samuels, ACLU of Maryland's former managing attorney and lead […]

⭐ The Cicadas Are Coming! (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join retired biologist and Montgomery County resident, Clarence Hickey for a lecture and discussion about the area's 17-year periodical cicada. Montgomery County is home to a brood of 17-year periodical cicadas. They visited us with great gusto in 1987 and in 2004. Expect to see them in May and June of 2021. They rise out […]

Energy Roadshow (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join My Green Montgomery for Earth Day and learn how you can help improve your energy footprint and save money too!  Help defeat climate change and save money too. Come join Montgomery County Environmental Protection staff as they share energy saving project ideas and Montgomery County Government incentives for DYI projects big and small. Learn […]

⭐ Know Your Rights: Fair Housing Act (Maryland Fair Housing Commission) – VIRTUAL

Fair housing is the right of all people to buy, sell or rent residential property and to live where they choose. In this workshop, learn about the Fair Housing Act, which provides protection under the law against housing discrimination to all Marylanders, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial or marital status, national origin, source […]

The Academic Mass Communication Program presents: A Political Forum (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The political landscape in our country is one we have never experienced before. Emmy award-winning broadcaster & Mass Communications Professor Lou Holder moderates a "Real Talk" political conversation with selective members of the local television and radio media FREE Virtual Event - Registration will close 2 hours prior to start time All times listed in Eastern Standard Time […]

⭐ Contemporary Conversations With Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Financial Columnist (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Meet Michelle Singletary, prize-winning journalist and nationally syndicated personal finance columnist for The Washington Post. Michelle Singletary is well known for taking complicated financial terms and concepts and make them easy to understand. A frequent contributor to various NPR programs and a regular presence on all major networks, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS and MSNBS. Ms. […]

Light Street Writers Exchange (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are welcome, as long as there is a desire to accept critique graciously and improve your craft. PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS MOVED TO ZOOM. Be sure to see the  new […]

Career Resources For Skilled Immigrants (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

In this workshop, representatives from Upwardly Global (UpGlo) - an organization focused on helping work-authorized immigrant and refugee professionals re-enter their professional fields in the U.S. Representatives will share information on the organization, resources to help immigrant and refugee professionals and answer questions on how eligible applicants can apply for UpGlo’s free customized U.S. job search training […]

Respect Her Crank!: Creating Sounds of Blackness (Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum) – VIRTUAL

Black music is always created in community. This month, Girls Rock! DC will be our special guest instructor. Inspired by the long history of Black American music, participants will use Soundtrap to create their very own songs. Register here! No prior experience is needed. ASL translation will be provided for this program. If you have any questions about […]

The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue ‘The Mis-Education of the Negro’ By Carter Woodson (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Prince George's County Human Relations Commission present "The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue" every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. Watch event HERE at scheduled datet/time. About the book: […]

⭐ Compensatory Education for Missed IEP Services During Covid (MCCPTA)

  Has your child with disabilities regressed or did not receive all the services on their IEP this year in virtual learning? Please join the MCCPTA Special Education Committee as we host an important and timely webinar with education attorney, Nicole Joseph who will discuss options on how to get what your child needs to […]

⭐ Historically Speaking: Buses Are A Comin’: A Conversation With Freedom Rider Charles Person (Smithsonian African American History & Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

Buses Are a Comin’ provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, whose social justice colleagues include: Congressman John Lewis, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes. Charles Person's story provides a roadmap from a teenager of a previous […]

Domestic Violence 101 And Safety Planning (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Court advocates with Baltimore County's Department of Social Services Family Violence Unit present a basic overview of domestic violence, "red flags" in a relationship, safety planning, county and state resources, as well as laws related to domestic violence and sexual assault. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, some portions of this presentation may […]

May Day Family Celebration (Smithsonian American Art Museum) – VIRTUAL

Celebrate spring and learn more about art and environmental conservation with our virtual May Day family program. Explore how the Smithsonian's team of art conservators preserve and protect works of art in a sustainable way. Then join the musical group Bash the Trash and get tips on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle and make your own […]

⭐ 2021 Gaithersburg Book Festival (VIRTUAL)

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation. Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling […]

Ask A Master Gardener: Container Gardening (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Anything can be grown in a container from violet to fig tree once you learn the basics.  Urban living can be challenging for budding gardeners who want to have more green space.  Let a Baltimore City Gardener help you find the right plant for the right pot and how to make it thrive.  Get tips […]

Digital Candle Design For Teens (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In part 1 of this 2-part program for ages 12-18, we will use Tinkercad to design a 3D plastic mold for a candle. These molds can be customized with patterns, words, and even image files. (No experience is necessary.) If you live in Baltimore City, the Teen Center will 3D print your mold at no […]

Peabody String Sinfonia (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

The Peabody String Sinfonia is a student-run, conductor-less orchestra whose mission is to bring healing and beauty to people in our Baltimore community through music.  Sinfonia is composed of Peabody students and alumni who volunteer their time for this project.  Its members believe music is now more important than ever as a form of communication […]

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 […]

A Geologic Tour of The Pacific Ring of Fire: New Zealand (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

The vast Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic collisions drive the majority of our planet’s earthquakes and volcanoes, is a hotspot for world travelers. Join volcanologist Kirt Kempter as he leads a journey across seven regions of the Ring of Fire, exploring their distinctive geologic settings, and using maps, dramatic photos, and Google Earth flyovers to bring the […]

$30.00

Resume Writing for People Over 50 (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Ready to start a new career or change jobs? Need a sharp resume to share with possible employers? Please join our Workforce and Community Development staff for a resume writing workshop. All adults are welcome to this free webinar where presenters will specifically address challenges and opportunities that adults over age 50 might face. This […]

Edwin Perez & Friends: Songs From Latin America (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join vocalist Edwin A. Pérez & Friends for a musical program featuring “Songs from Latin America."  Learn about traditional and popular songs from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico and more. This event will be presented in Spanish & English. Dial-In Information Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://marylandlibraries.zoom.us/j/97710347075?pwd=bVRTY1QzYkM5c2FZWUpsRnFsaEdqdz09 Passcode: 056563 Or iPhone […]

Night Train Memories: Sounds of The Cities (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for an introduction to Urban Vocal Group Harmony (including Doo-Wop) from the 1950s to mid-1960s. Richard Kwatnoski, aka "Squire," a radio producer for over 20 years for Radio Fairfax, will help us explore through slides and music the who, what, when and where of this very popular musical art form. Emanating from America's cities in the 1950's-1960's, the music reflected […]

Meet Morgan Jerkins, Author of ‘This Will Be My Undoing’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Morgan Jerkins will be in conversation about her work. In this talk, Jerkins discusses her literary journey, culminating in the release of her newest work, Caul Baby. Morgan Jerkins is the author of Wandering in Strange Lands and the New York Times bestseller This Will Be My Undoing and a Senior Culture Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated. Jerkins is a visiting professor at Columbia University […]

⭐ Young Diplomats: A Leadership Event With SPARK Business Academy (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Role-play as diplomat and come up with solutions to global problems. Explore cultural differences across countries, current events, the role of international institutions and more. For teens 13 - 17. In this class, participants develop a global mindset and build international awareness. They explore cultural differences across countries (including food, clothes, tradition and language), world […]

⭐ Saving Chinatown And Our Legacies: The Future of Asian Food In America (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Since its introduction to the United States more than 150 years ago, Chinese cuisine has become an American staple. Its cooking techniques, from stir frying and smoking to steaming and braising, have grown in popularity over the decades. At the same time, Chinese Americans have been ridiculed, shunned, excluded, and discriminated against. In […]

Meet Laura Silberman, Author of ‘Wicked Baltimore and Wild Women of Maryland’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Author Lauren Silberman discusses her books Wicked Baltimore and Wild Women of Maryland. In Wicked Baltimore, discover the salacious underbelly of Baltimore’s history. In Wild Women of Maryland, learn about daring women who made their mark as spies, would-be queens and fiery suffragettes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one […]

⭐ COVID19 Vaccine Discussion (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join scientists of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a discussion about the COVID19 vaccines. Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/99797587865 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 997 9758 7865 Andrew Pekosz received his BS in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. […]

Pandemic Ethics: What We Learned & What Challenges Lie Ahead (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Pandemic Ethics: What Have We Learned So Far and what Challenges Lie Ahead? with Mildred Solomon and Bradford Gray. Historically pandemics raise a large and complex set of ethical issues. These questions include, for example, how best to prioritize who will have access to inevitably scarce resources like vaccines, how to design […]

⭐ Careers In Brain Sciences (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Interested in the brain and its functioning? In psychology and psychiatry?  In this event facilitated by Dr. Sonia Bansal, you will gain a greater understanding of neuroscience and learn about different career paths in the field of brain sciences.  Dr.  Bansal is associated with the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. To access event please click here. Meeting […]

Poetry Online Discussion of Poems By Asian Americans (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of several poems by Asian Americans chosen by our librarians. Please watch this space for links to poems we hope to discuss. For more information or to get on the Poetry Events email list, email poetry@prattlibrary.org. Photo of Li-Young Lee © Cuirt International Festival of […]

⭐ A Micro:bit of Coding For Teens (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

A Micro:bit of Coding for Teens In this 2-week coding workshop for ages 12-18, we will program the Micro:bit microprocessor, creating a game and musical instrument. Participants will receive a free processor to keep. **No coding experience is needed.** Meetings will be held on the Pratt Teens Discord server. Register here: <https://forms.gle/B7QbQGDr4y4NtT3V8>  Saturday, May 8 […]

The ’60s: The Motown Story (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Motown, established by Berry Gordy in 1960, has been described as the greatest pop music hit factory in recording history. We explore how the “Motown Sound” was created and how it has become a worldwide phenomenon beloved by millions to this day. From the “hit machine” songwriting teams to the extraordinary roster of recording artists, […]

Yoga For Everyone With Civonnia (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for virtual deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion and don't forget to put down your yoga mat. Dial-In Information Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97960284888?pwd=QitmWFB2eXIzbjVBMldRSjNKaDJWQT09 Meeting ID: 979 6028 […]

⭐ Saving and Investing For Women (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Suzanne McGovern of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy will discuss how women can level the playing field through saving and investing. Women have unique financial considerations. There are certain realities  women must deal with–women are paid less than men, spend less time in the workforce, spend more time in retirement […]

We’re Better Than This: The Life And Legacy of Elijah Cummings (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

An online talk with distinguished political expert Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and longtime nonfiction writer James Dale, co-authors of We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy, primarily authored by the late Elijah Cummings. Part memoir, part call to action, We're Better Than This is the story of our modern-day democracy […]

Behind-The-Scenes at The National Cathedral (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Michelle Kayon, Director of Facilities and Preservation, will discuss ongoing and future architectural projects, maintenance, and renovations at this iconic Washington landmark. Watch the conversation live on YouTube. Michelle Kayon joined the Cathedral in 2020 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cathedral facilities, as well as major architectural projects, maintenance and renovations […]

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. For security reasons, this program session […]

STEM Day: Stop Motion Demo (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Discover a new angle of storytelling through stop motion animation. We'll learn the stop motion app, create storyboards/set, and editing. Click the link below to register. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent the day of the program. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSPQnK5tTs4Ie9TBHMT-2ZXduUc5xqMXr5lE2cEGxp6hWtTg/viewform?usp=sf_link

⭐ History of Black Power in D.C., 1961-1998 (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and co-author of Chocolate City:  A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital for a discussion of his new website Black Power in Washington, D.C. 1961-1998. Based on his research for Chocolate City, Musgrove explores the history of Black Power organizing in the nation's capital […]

Meet Award-Winning Actor BD Wong (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  BD Wong will be in conversation about his career. Award-winning actor BD Wong is one of America’s most versatile performers. BD has been on screens big and small for the last 20 years, appearing in such hits as Law & Order: SVU, Oz, Gotham, Jurassic Park, and Jurassic World.  He received an Emmy nomination for his role as whiterose and Minister Zhang in […]

Teens Write Poetry (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join us as we write and workshop poetry. It's always more fun to write with friends! If you like to play with ideas, the sounds of words, the way writing looks on a page, join us for the journey as we explore, write and workshop poetry. It's […]

⭐ Meet Justin Fenton, Author of ‘We Own This City’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Justin Fenton will be in conversation about his book, We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption. In this urgent book, award-winning investigative journalist Justin Fenton distills hundreds of interviews, thousands of court documents, and countless hours of video footage to present the definitive account of the entire scandal of the Gun […]

Community Resiliency And Health Promotion For Asian American Seniors (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Chinatown Home: A conversation with Wah Luck House residents about preserving community connections, affordable housing, health and aging, and combating anti-Asian racism during the global pandemic. In the midst of neighborhood gentrification, D.C.’s Wah Luck House has remained an affordable home and community anchor for generations of Chinatown residents, with ties throughout Montgomery County and […]

Poetry Workshop With Poets Cherrie Woods and Alan King (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Though self-publishing and book promotion are becoming common, poetry remains a niche market. Even bookstores will typically just sell acknowledged classics, academic anthologies, and a few books by today’s most famous poets. How does a poet become successful and increase book sales since poetry has its own unique nuances and requirements for promotion. Cherrie Woods […]

Conversation With Sheila Alexander-Reid, Dir. of DC Mayor’s Office on LGBTQ Affairs (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

As we kick off Pride season and celebrate Black Pride, join us for a conversation with Sheila Alexander-Reid, Director of the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs and founder of Women in the Life. The Library's Kerrie Cotten Williams and David Quick will ask Alexander-Reid about the history of Women in the Life, adding it to the People's Archive and DigDC, and thoughts […]

⭐ Conversation With Saeed Jones, Author of ‘How We Fight For Our Lives’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  To celebrate Pride season and kick off Summer Challenge, join us for a discussion with poet and memoirist Saeed Jones. In conversation with the Library's Jordan Johnson, Jones will discuss his memoir How We Fight for Our Lives. We will host the conversation on our Youtube and Facebook pages. Please register here. About the author: Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew […]

Dance & Bmore: FazaFam Family Jam (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Dance Bmore's FazaFam brings together music, dancing, and games that inspire good times for young and old. FazaFam's original music takes you back to old school grooves with new school moves from Pop to R&B, Salsa and Neo Soul. CJay and Team FazaFam create a playful interactive dance party that brings the whole family together […]

Demystifying Financial Statements (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Event Details Don’t let companies’ financial statements intimidate you. Financial statements are basically a scorecard and you don’t need to be an accountant to understand and interpret them. Richard Konrad, CFA, CFP® explains how to read these statements and the skills that the do-it-your-selfer needs to make smarter investment choices. Click here to register About the Presenter: […]

Books & Beyond: Talk with Lev Rosen, YA Author (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a Pride Month virtual event with YA  author, Lev Rosen, author of two YA novels: Camp (Lambda Award finalist, a best book of 2020 from Forbes, Elle, the Today Show, SLJ, Booklist and others) and Jack of Hearts (and other parts) (American Library Association Rainbow List Top 10 2018). About the novel Camp: Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff […]

⭐ Shaping the Library Built Environment: A Workshop for Teens (D.C. Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you a teen or young adult interested in exploring architecture, design or construction? In celebration of our 125th anniversary of DC Public Library, we are hosting a virtual two hour workshop with Jaspreet Pahwa, Interim Director of Capitol Planning & Construction and Ryan McCoy, Library Design & Appearance Coordinator about everything that goes into […]

Historically Speaking: In Remembrance of Greenwood/Tulsa Race Massacre (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

NMAAHC and Smithsonian Magazine convene to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. A panel discussion will explore the development of the city's Greenwood District, the events which led to its Black residents being the target of racially motivated violence, as well as the aftermath that highlights the community's resilience and regrowth. Panelists include Lisa Cook of Michigan State […]

Christylez Bacon: Human Beatbox (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Christylez Bacon: Human Beatbox Christylez Bacon, GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist combines rhyming, storytelling and interactive call and response choruses with diverse instrumentation to deliver a message of cultural acceptance & unification blending traditional elements of musical styles from jazz to hip-hop. This event is part of Summer Break Baltimore, a fun, free program for […]

⭐ Everyday Law: Maryland Family Immigration Law (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Be proactive! Build your legal knowledge with free talks from local lawyers! Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on Maryland Family Immigration Law. Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on how immigration law affects certain Maryland family law topics, such as marriage-based green cards, divorce and green […]

Ask a Master Gardener: Q&A Session (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Do you long to have fresh vegetables on your dinner plate from your own garden or flowers you just cut to put on a table to brighten your home.  Whether your yard is large or small you can create a garden to suit your wants and needs.  From basic principles to specific challenges, Master Gardeners […]

Teens: Pride Month Open Mic (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Gather for an open mic to celebrate Pride month! Prepare a craft, poem, song, meal, or any other creative project in advance and share out what you made at this virtual Pride Month celebration. You might share a poem, a song, a drawing, or anything else that celebrates your identity in, connection to, or appreciation […]

⭐ Contemporary Conversations with Haben Girma: Conquering Harvard & Becoming a Disability Rights Advocate (MCPL)

Haben Girma (PHOTO: Celeste Sloman, Wall Street Journal)   The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. Ms. Girma's tireless advocacy for people with disabilities won her the Helen Keller Achievement Award as well as praise from President Obama, who named her White […]

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!

“American Founders” with Dr. Christina Proenza-Coles (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

"American Founders" reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the Americas from the 16th through the 20th century.   The book explores how Afro-Americans shaped every facet of American […]

Pride Month Book Discussion: Favorite Books with LGBT+ Characters (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Librarians will discuss the increasing popularity of books with LGBT+ characters, and how book selectors decide which books to purchase from this booming category. We'll also discuss our favorites! Have you ever looked at the catalog and thought, wow, there are a lot more books in the MCPL collection with same-sex love interests? How did […]

Money Smart Workshop for Adults: Your Income and Expenses (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

  Learn how to track your income and expenses with financial expert Ron Jennings from CAFE Montgomery. This is the first in a four part series.  This session will cover topics like understanding pay statements and tracking and managing your income and expenses. All workshops in the series are independent and you do not have […]

“Fast, Casual, Ethnic”: Asian Food Beyond Misnomers and Myths (Smithsonian Asian Art Museum) – VIRTUAL

Today, critically acclaimed Asian restaurants, food brands, and other food spaces in the United States are carving new paths forward, transforming both fine and casual dining. These cultural destinations receive both accolades and criticism in equal parts, yet their existence was unimaginable even ten years ago. While past Asian American generations may have seen fast […]

Lunch and Learn: Maryland’s Artistic Property, Highlights & Recent Acquisitions (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. The state of Maryland is fortunate to have one of the most historic collections of state-owned art in the nation. It dates from 1774 when the portrait of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham was presented to the state by Charles Willson Peale. Since 1969, with […]

Your Retirement Dream: How Planning Can Make It Come True (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for "Your Retirement Dream: How Planning Can Make It Come True” with Harriet Edleson, author and journalist. Retirement! Have you imagined you’d be lounging on a beach in the south of France or Bethany Beach? Riding a luxury train through the White Towns of Southern Spain? Buying a vacation home in the mountains? Spending […]

How to Prepare for Your Virtual Job Interview (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to differentiate yourself from other candidates, be Zoom ready, package your experience, tell your story, be ready for challenging questions, and feel more confident in your next interview. Whether you’re looking for a new job, moving up and around in your organization, hoping to join a board, or secure that committee position, interviews […]

⭐ Destroying Segregation: Meet Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray, Personal Attorney to Dr. MLK, Jr. & Rosa Parks (National Archives Foundation) – VIRTUAL

Destroying Segregation: The Personal Mission of Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear directly from a Civil Rights icon! This is the final call to register for our program featuring Fred Gray, the personal attorney to both Martin Luther King Junior and Rosa Parks. Do you have questions for Mr. Gray? Attendees will have […]

A Right to the City – Brick by Brick (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

As part of our ongoing A Right to the City speakers series, join us for a very special screening of the film Brick by Brick and discussion with filmmakers Shirikiana Aina and Merawi Gerima. In conversation with Samir Meghelli of the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, the film's director Aina and as well as Gerima will discuss […]

Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with Its Historical Racial Trauma with Hannibal B. Johnson (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Hannibal B. Johnson, author of Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with Its Historical Racial Trauma, reflects on the events of the Tulsa Massacre, which took place 100 years ago, May 31-June 1, 1921, and how the historic and tragic events still reverberate today. A Q&A session to follow. Copies of Black Wall […]

Everyday Law: Maryland Family Law (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Be proactive! Build your legal knowledge with free talks from local lawyers! Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on Maryland Family Law. Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on family law topics such as marriage, divorce, custody, visitation, and child support. Join Montgomery County Circuit Court law […]

Teen Pride Trivia (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Test your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ history, important figures, and pop culture. For ages 13 to 18 years. Registration opens Friday, June 4, 2021 - 9:00am. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The Google Meet link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before […]

Master Gardeners Q & A (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Learn about gardens and gardening from the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland. […]

Pro Bono Day: Meet One-on-One With Attorneys (Baltimore County Public Library) – IN PERSON

North Point Branch (Baltimore County Public Library) 1716 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, MD

​Meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys and discuss your civil legal issues at this outdoor event. Attorneys provide legal advice to eligible clients in the following areas: divorce, custody, wills, advance directives, veterans issues, foreclosure, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, public benefits and expungements. For more information, contact Maryland Legal Aid's Pro Bono Program coordinator at 410-951-7624.

Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join Gerry Gorman as he connects meditation to important aspects of our lives. It is now being recognized that the practice of meditation contributes to a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress and gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as to foster greater physical, […]

Money Smart Workshop for Adults: Your Spending and Savings Plan (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to develop a spending and saving plan and how to prioritize spending when money is short with financial expert Ron Jennings from CAFE Montgomery. This is the second in a four part series.  This session will cover topics like the building blocks of a spending and saving plan, increasing income, decreasing expenses, and […]

⭐ The Psychology of Victim Blaming (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Examine victim blaming of survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Discuss how, why, and what we can do to stop prejudices against victims, and the perception that victims are in any way responsible for the actions of offenders. Angeles Evans holds over a decade of work experience that ranges from prevention and outreach-based training and […]

Teens: Ask A Student Loan Expert (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Every Tuesday, DC Public Library hosts a virtual program for teens. This month, we have author talks, creative writing workshops, advice on taking out student loans and more. June 15, 4 p.m. - Ask a Student Loan Expert (YouTube)  

Money Smart Workshop for Adults: Credit Report and Scores (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about credit reports and scores, building credit history, and repairing and improving credit with financial expert Ron Jennings from CAFE Montgomery. This is the third in a four part series.  This session will cover topics like the basics of credit reports and scores, getting and understanding your credit report and scores, disputing errors on […]

⭐ Fair Housing: Knowing Your Rights (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join us for this free, informative workshop from the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights about the laws under the Fair Housing Act which provide protections that exist for all Marylanders. One of our most fundamental rights is to live peaceably where we choose - where everyone has equal access to neighborhoods of opportunity. Fair housing is […]

⭐ 2021 National PTA Conference/PTA 2021 CONLIVE (National PTA) – VIRTUAL

Connect with PTA leaders, educators and parents to ignite your outreach and impact in your school community—and make a difference for every child—at the 2021 National PTA Convention! Conference Schedule: https://www.pta.org/home/events/National-PTA-Convention-Expo/agenda Get inspired by mission-minded peers and experts Stay informed on trends and issues affecting our children Transform your leadership and membership approach through our […]

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Money Smart Workshop for Adults: Managing Debt (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about different kinds of debt and ways to manage it with financial expert Ron Jennings from CAFE Montgomery. This is the last in a four part series.  This session will cover debt topics like what is debt and how it works, reducing debt, nonpayment of debt and debts in collection, dealing with student loan […]

The World Awaits Your Visit: Navigating Post-COVID Travel (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for "The World Awaits Your Visit, Reserve Now: Navigating Post-COVID Travel" with Benita Lubic, President of Transeair Travel. Benita will talk about the present status of travel, where can Americans travel now, restrictions, and the Covid Passport. The current state of the world has made us more aware of the way we travel, […]

Teens Write Poetry (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join us as we write and workshop poetry. It's always more fun to write with friends! If you like to play with ideas, the sounds of words, the way writing looks on a page, join us for the journey as we explore, write and workshop poetry. It's […]

⭐ Juneteenth Talk with Deesha Philyaw, Author of ‘The Secret Lives of Church Ladies’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Celebrate Juneteenth and join us for an author talk with Deesha Philyaw, live on the Library’s Facebook page on Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Philyaw will be joined by local author Tyrese Coleman to discuss Philyaw's book, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Their conversation will focus on the nine stories in Philyaw's collection that feature four generations of […]

Everyday Law: Maryland Domestic Violence Law (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Be proactive! Build your legal knowledge with free talks from Montgomery County Family Justice Center! Everyone is welcome to attend a practical presentation on Maryland Domestic Violence Law. Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on domestic violence law topics. Join Montgomery County Circuit Court law librarians and Montgomery County Family Justice […]

Freedom Deferred & No Longer Denied: A Juneteenth Story (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – IN PERSON & VIRTUAL

Central Library (Enoch Pratt Free Library) 400 Cathedra Street, Baltimore, MD

Freedom Deferred & No Longer Denied: A Juneteenth Story WombWork Productions and Enoch Pratt Free Library invites you to join the Nu World Art Ensemble on a journey through the genesis of the Juneteenth holiday, the heroes and sheroes of emancipation during a war-torn 19th century United States, and the connections between the past and today’s […]

⭐ Meet Annette Gordon-Reed, Author of ‘On Juneteenth’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Annette Gordon-Reed will be in conversation with Lawrence Jackson about her new book, On Juneteenth. In ON JUNETEENTH, Gordon-Reed combines her own scholarship with a personal and intimate reflection of an overlooked holiday that has suddenly taken on new significance in a post-George Floyd world. As Gordon-Reed writes, “It is staggering that there is no date commemorating the end […]

Let’s Talk About Queer Terms (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Interested in learning about LG​BTQIA terminology but not sure where to start? Join us for a frank discussion of terms you may hear uttered by the queer community regarding sexuality and gender, learn about the importance of pronouns and gain a deeper respect for the queer community. Led by Dr. Mi​chaela Frischherz of Towson University. […]

Everyday Law: Maryland Guardianship Law (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Be proactive! Build your legal knowledge with free talks from local lawyers! Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on Maryland Guardianship Law. Legally looking out for your loved ones can be confusing and complicated court process. Everyone is welcome to attend a free and practical presentation on Maryland guardianship law that […]

⭐ Conversations with Jarrett J. Krosoczka: A True Story About Growing Up in a Family Facing Addiction (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will talk about his young adult graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo. A National Book Award Finalist, Hey, Kiddo narrates and illustrates the author’s childhood living with his grandparents, while his mother is in and out of rehab dealing with addiction and his father is a mystery completely absent […]

Teen Writers’ Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Are you a teen who loves to make words sing? Then join us for the Little Falls Teen Writers' Club! Every first and third Thursday of the month, you'll hang out with other teens who share your love of words and may even pick up a tip or two. We play word games and make […]

Intro to Digital Photo Archiving (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn the basics of personal digital photo archiving during this virtual lunch hour presentation. Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve a seat.* This event will be held virtually. You will receive join instructions two (2) hours before the event is scheduled to begin. ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided. For other reasonable accommodation […]

⭐ Teens: Meet Justin A. Reynolds & Pablo Leon, Author & Illustrator of Spider-Man Graphic Novel ‘Miles Morales: Shock Waves’ (DC Public Library)

DC Public Library is delighted to partner with Politics and Prose, the DC Public Library Foundation, and Pepco for an inspirational program for teens with author Justin A. Reynolds and illustrator Pablo Leon. The artists will talk about their creative process and collaboration on their new Spider-Man graphic, Miles Morales: Shock Waves. Please see details below to receive a free copy of Miles Morales: Shock […]

⭐ Brown Lecture Series: Candacy Taylor, Author of ‘Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Candacy Taylor will be in conversation about her book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in over 50 media outlets including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including The Hutchins […]

A Conversation with Dr. Sheri Parks, Author of ‘Fierce Angels’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Dr. Sheri Parks, vice president for Strategic Initiatives with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), discusses topics from her book Fierce Angels: Living with a Legacy from the Sacred Dark Feminine to the Strong Black Woman. Fierce Angels explores the idea of the “strong Black woman” as never before. Authoritative yet deeply personal and […]

Exploring the Whole-of-Government Approach to Climate Change (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Exploring the Whole-of-Government Approach to Climate Change with Joe Bonfiglio. President Biden’s announcement during the first week of his young Presidency that he would marshal the entire federal government to combat climate change head-on took many by surprise. But in the earliest months of the Biden Administration, we are starting to see this […]

Master Gardeners Q & A (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Learn about gardens and gardening from the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland. […]

Poetry and Produce at The Capital Market (Prince George’s County Memorial Library): IN-PERSON

Creative Suitland Art Center 4719 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD

Every Sunday starting June 6th to October 31st from 12pm - 4pm. Join us for visual artists, art activities, open mic, featured poets, and more! Creative Suitland Arts Center, The Capital Market, and Poetry X Hunger invites you to Poetry and Produce, a creative experience to include open mics, notable spoken word artists, poetry readings, interactive visual […]

Grantseeking Resources Webinar (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Search for grant funders! Learn the basics of: - Searching the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. Candid Learning - a website providing free resources like online trainings, eBooks and sample documents. How to use GuideStar - a website designed to help nonprofits attract funders. Registration for this event will be open from June 30, 2021 […]

⭐ Demystifying Disability with Emily Ladau (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join the Center for Accessibility in conversation with writer and activist Emily Ladau, author of the new book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally. Register on Zoom to attend: https://dc-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tqsSjeiKT8iRSdwpGbM5dg This program is a part of our month-long celebration of ADA Month, honoring the 31st anniversary of the passing of […]

Line Dancing (Prince George’s County Memorial Library): IN-PERSON

Prince George's County Memorial Library (Oxo Hill Branch) 6200 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD

Join Dot Hicks, Line Dancing instructor, in an hour of outside fun and fitness. Face masks and physical distancing are required for all participants over the age of 2. Please register via the link on this page or by calling (240) 455-5451 to show interest and to receive event updates. Registration does not guarantee admission. […]

The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Prince Edward County, Virginia closed its public school system in 1959 in "massive resistance" to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board decision of 1954. The editorial pages of the local family-owned newspaper, The Farmville Herald, led the fight to lock classrooms rather than integrate them. The school system remained closed until the fall […]

Board Games at Bellevue (DC Public Library): IN-PERSON

DC Public Library (Bellevue Brach) 115 Atlantic St. SW, Washington, DC

Come to Bellevue Neighborhood Library for fun and games, right outside the library! We will have chess boards set up, as well as various other games for all ages. You'll also be able to sign up for and participate in our Summer Challenge program, which allows you to qualify for prizes through August. This event […]

Marketing Your Business Using Instagram (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Learn how Instagram can be used to establish a brand, connect with your audience, reach new customers and produce content that encourages engagement. Topics include setting up (or switching to) a business page, important features, tips for producing great content and leveraging Instagram insights to reach your target audience. Registration closes one hour before the start […]

Advance Care Workshop: What Y’all Gon’ Do With Me? (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Advance Care Workshop facilitated by Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice and Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson. This workshop is based around the book, The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End-of-Life Care. See details about receiving the book. Sign up to receive a free book! Free copies of the book are available to registrants by […]

Ending Homelessness During the Pandemic (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Hear about the challenges and vulnerabilities for persons who are street homeless and what it takes to provide solutions to the most difficult cases. Speaker: John Mendez, Executive Director of Bethesda Cares In 2020, Bethesda Cares set a new county record for achieving street-to-home housing placement on behalf of individuals experiencing chronic street homelessness. Hear […]

Meet Kendra Allen, Poet and Author of ‘The Collection Plate’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and intrusion, prison and freedom, birth […]

Battle of Codes: Cryptology in World War II (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Jennifer Wilcox, educational coordinator at the National Cryptologic Museum, discusses cryptology in World War II and the role it played in the Allies’ victory. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link […]

Take, Make, and Meet: Bridge Building for Ages 10-14 (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn engineering principles behind bridge strength and compete in a virtual bridge-building exercise for ages 10-14. Space is limited to 20 participants ages 10-14. Supply kits will be provided. After registering, please visit the Kensington Park Library to pick up your kit(s). Register only if you are able to pick up a kit. Please register every member […]

The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Prince George's County Memorial Library System and Prince George's County Human Relations Commission present "The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue" every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. REGISTRATION/EVENT DETAILS: Has not been posted by the event […]

⭐ Advanced Care Planning Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Advanced Care Planning Workshop with Mary Ann Buckley, LCSW-C, C-ASWCM, Executive Director of Care Management, Corewood Care. Your wishes matter – make them yours and make them known. Five Wishes is changing the way we talk about advance care  planning. It is more than just a document. Five Wishes is a complete approach to discussing & documenting your healthcare & life choices. It is […]

DC Queer Flix: An Online Film Discussion Series (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a monthly online discussion of LGBTQ cinema with the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs. Each month, we will watch a film from the Library's Kanopy collection and discuss it together on Twitter using the tag #DCQueerFlix. Past films have included Moonlight, Strike a Pose, and Defiance - watch past films here, and join us! Note: For these events, we will each watch […]

Prince George’s Philharmonic Performs Under the Stars (Prince George’s County Memorial Library): IN-PERSON

Center for Performing Art (PG Community College Main Campus) 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD

This event is an invite-only FREE performance by the woodwinds, brass, and percussion of the Prince George’s Philharmonic. The Philharmonic will be performing on the steps of the Center for Performing Arts, bringing some movie magic off the screen and into the night. It is our pleasure to invite you to a special night outside […]

Teens: YA Trivia Tournament (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Test your knowledge with a friendly trivia competition! This event is online only. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link with instructions on how to join will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with […]

⭐ Learn About Animal Adoption (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center hosts stray animals of all kinds, from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and peacocks. How can you find the perfect fit for you? Maria with Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will talk about the county's adoption program, including how animals come to Montgomery County Animal […]

Courageous Conversations About Race (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Courageous Conversations About Race Glenn E. Singleton, founder of Courageous Conversation, and Jarvis R. Givens of the Harvard Graduate School of Education discuss the state of racial justice in the United States, reflecting on the social movements of 2020 and 2021 and the path forward. About Glenn E. Singleton: Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty […]

Climate Team at National Night Out (Montgomery County MD Gov) IN-PERSON

County staff will be on-hand to speak with the community about climate actions each of us can take to help the County reach zero emissions y 2035. Location 15101 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD Category Community Events, Environmental Protection, Government Age Kids, Teens, Adult, Seniors, Family Area Rockville Contact Name Adriana Hochberg Contact Phone 240-777-0311 Contact […]

Line Dancing (Prince George’s County Memorial Library): IN-PERSON

Oxon HIll Branch (Prince George's County Memorial Library) 6200 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD

Join Dot Hicks, Line Dancing instructor, in an hour of outside fun and fitness. NOTE: Face masks and physical distancing are required for all participants over the age of 2. Please register via the link on this page or by calling (240) 455-5451 to show interest and to receive event updates. Registration does not guarantee […]

A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

From 1940 to 1970, gospel, jazz, blues, and soul music underscored the Civil Rights Movement. Artists, activists, and radio DJs came together to write, perform, and promote music that reflected—and shaped—the events of the time and the ongoing fight for freedom. Music became a political weapon and unifying force, delivering powerful messages of hope to […]

$25.00

Making Music with GarageBand (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

GarageBand is a fully equipped creation studio that is free on Mac platforms. Learn how to navigate the software and get started making your own music with this beginner-friendly production suite.​ Note:  In this class we will use the software "GarageBand", which is is automatically installed  on Mac platforms.  An Apple device (Mac computer or laptop, iPad, iPhone) […]

Dinosaur-Roaring Contest (DC Public Library): IN-PERSON

DC Library (Southeast Branch) 403 7th St SE, Washington, DC

Join us in honoring the many exceptional dinothusiasts who contributed their time, effort, talent and vocal energy to our first annual Dinosaur-Roaring Contest at Southeast Library.  After the awards ceremony, stick around to watch our winning entrants battle it out in a face-to-face roar-off, followed by an open-call roaring competition. All ages are welcome to […]

Teen Writers’ Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Are you a teen who loves to make words sing? Then join us for the Little Falls Teen Writers' Club! Every first and third Thursday of the month, you'll hang out with other teens who share your love of words and may even pick up a tip or two. We play word games and make […]

The Diet-Free Revolution (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Dr. Alexis Conason​ discusses her new book The Diet-Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance. Dr. Conason is a licensed psychologist in New York, specializing in overeating disorders and body image. She also writes the blog "Eating Mindfully" for Psychology Today. Dr. Conason helps us […]

Master Gardeners Q & A (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Learn about gardens and gardening from the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the citizens of Montgomery […]

Pet Show: Non-Competitive (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

All pets are welcome: cats, dogs, bunnies, horses, rodents, fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects—whatever! No prizes, just sharing the joy of having a pet. Participants must be willing to appear on screen with their pet, and answer the following questions on screen (parents may assist): 1)       Your first name or nickname 2)       Your pet’s name and […]

⭐ Adulting 101: Freshman Tips and Tricks Chat (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you a college freshman for the first time? Want to know what you need to do to successfully finish your freshman year? Interested in surviving the first year of college? Join the Eastchester Branch as we discuss various tips and tricks on what will help you, share what books are helpful, and take the time to chat […]

Job Search Strategies In A Pandemic Job Market (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in the current (pandemic) job market. The workshop will cover researching, networking virtually, identifying growth sectors and utilizing social media platforms in your job search campaign.  Learn how to get clarity on who you are, why you like to work, what you want to do, and […]

The Lumbee Native American Community in Baltimore: Past and Present (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​After World War II, Lumbee Indians moved from their tribal homeland in North Carolina to Baltimore. Learn about the early community established by the Lumbee, the current work to map out this historic settlement and discover resources about Lumbee history, heritage and community events. Presented by Ashley Minner, an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe […]

Art AfterWords – The Autobiography of Malcolm X (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The National Portrait Gallery and the Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about public remembrance and the history of Washington, D.C. Join us as we analyze a portrait of Malcolm X, and discuss the related book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley. We will be joined by the Portrait Gallery’s Curator of […]

⭐ True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join our conversation with Library of Virginia Exhibitions Coordinator Barbara Batson about her exhibit "True Sons of Freedom," stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. Barbara will share stories and pictures from the exhibit she curated, and present close-up portraits of two of the soldiers before, during, and after the war. Registration is required […]

Reel to Read Movie Trivia: Teen Flicks (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Think you're a movie expert? Come test your knowledge on trivia from the film and entertainment world with the Reel to Read team at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library in this edition of "teen flicks" on the silver screen." We will also provide book recommendations on this genre in the motion picture industry. This event will take place over Google […]

⭐ Free State Annual Meeting and Training (Free State PTA) – VIRTUAL

  The first virtual Free State Annual Meeting and Training is scheduled for Aug.12-14, 2021. This event will include information about the status of the new state PTA, the election of officers and directors-at-large, training and informational workshops, special recognition events, networking sessions, and more. Note: Free State PTA is the new governing body of the PTA/PTSAs in […]

How to Prepare for Your ‘Zoom’ Job Interview (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to differentiate yourself from other candidates, be Zoom ready, package your experience, tell your story, be ready for challenging questions, and feel more confident in your next interview. Whether you’re looking for a new job, moving up and around in your organization, hoping to join a board or secure that committee position, interviews […]

Teens: Chess Club (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This event is online only. Whether you are a beginner or a master at chess, come join us and play, learn or watch some virtual chess games. Please add "SedgwickLibChess" on chess.com. Registered participants will receive a google meet link the day before the event.