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Learn to Podcast with HoCoCast (Howard County Library) – VIRTUAL

Registration for this event will be open from December 8, 2020 @ 3:30pm to December 15, 2020 @ 3:30pm. Program Description Event Details Ages 11-18, 60 min. Curious about podcasting? Join us each month to learn the basics and work on upcoming episodes of HoCoCast, the library's teen produced podcast. No experience necessary. Please register with an email […]

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

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

Girls Who Code: Meet-Up (Alexandria Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm. At Girls Who Code: Virtual Meet-up, you will have a chance to virtually meet with an IT professional and other coders to do a short group activity and learn about computer technology. This group uses activities from CODE.ORG. You can create an […]

Introduction to Finding Grants (Alexandria Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Presented by Candid (Formerly the Foundation Center) Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants in this free introductory course from Susan Shiroma of Candid. Registration required. In this program you will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, […]

Meet David Nasaw, Author of ‘The Last Million’ (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The bestselling author and historian presents a sweeping new history that tracks the fates of the 1 million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII.  "The violence of war did not end with the signing of ceasefires, truces, or peace treaties," writes David Nasaw in his new book. Millions of concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political […]

A History of Disinvestment On Chicago’s West Side (ProPublica) – VIRTUAL

Known as “The Heart of the West Side,” Chicago’s Madison Street once thrived as a commercial corridor lined with businesses from downtown to the city’s western limits. But today, Madison Street and the East Garfield Park neighborhood are filled with empty lots and vacant storefronts — the devastating consequences of generations of government and private […]

U.S. Citizenship Class (Arlington Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This class will prepare you to pass the United States Citizenship Exam. You can expect to study the 100 civics questions on the exam and prepare to take the oral and written portions of the exam in English. Each class will cover a different portion of the 100 Civics Questions and will review the process […]

Introduction to Skype and WhatsApp (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Introduction to Skype and WhatsApp Online Class Sessions - Email registration required. Skype - allows you to create great things with your work group, share a story, or celebrate a birthday with friends and family, send messages and have audio and video calls. WhatsApp - allows users to make calls and send text/voice messages along […]

Introduction to Basic Quranic Grammar (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The Holy Quran is known for its beautiful language and people from all faiths appreciate it for its literary value. We are offering an ongoing Basic Quranic Grammar class which is essential to understand and enjoy the text. NOTE: While the ability to speak Arabic is not required, the ability to read it is a […]

⭐ Never Judge a Queen by The Cover: Holiday Edition (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Sing along to some of your favorite holiday songs with local drag queens. Hosted by Baltimore's Drag Performer of the Year" Evon Dior Michelle, in partnership with Baltimore City LGBTQ Affairs in the Office of the Mayor. DIAL-IN INFORMATION Zoom information to come. The performance will also be broadcasted on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.

Asian American Authors in Conversation: Charles Yu, Author of ‘Interior Chinatown’ (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join us for an author interview and book talk with Charles Yu. We will discuss his latest novel, Interior Chinatown, which is available through NYPL catalog. Interior Chinatown has just won the National Book Award for Fiction and is under consideration for several other major literary prizes. The National Book Foundation has previously honored Yu with its 5 […]

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Traditions from Radio’s Golden Age (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

For many people, the holidays are a time of traditions— and there were plenty of entertaining traditions during the "Golden Age" of radio, from Jack Benny's annual shopping trips to Lionel Barrymore's portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge. This presentation offers classic seasonal sounds from radio's past, designed to spur the imagination and share a bit of […]

⭐ Investigation Into Arizona’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services (ProPublica) – VIRTUAL

Adiba Nelson and her daughter, Emory Webster. They use Emory’s new device to talk. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star) Hear from people featured in investigation into services for people with developmental disabilities living in Arizona, at a free, virtual event. The event will also feature people who were instrumental in making the project accessible. Text below from […]

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

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

The Many Faces of Genius (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

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

Financial Counseling (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

In this financially difficult time, our counselors are now available to speak with you about your current financial situation, including general money management, budgeting, saving, banking, retirement planning, and more. Come prepared with your question. To make your appointment, click here. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2020, 5 - […]

Reflections on Transformative Justice (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join The New York Public Library for a lively discussion with guests from NYC Transformative Justice Hub. Panelists will provide an overview of the topic, their work, and everyday practices. Offering insight on a community of praxis, the panel asks: What is transformative justice? What does the work look like? How did panelists get involved? What books or texts […]

Bingo (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for virtual bingo! Players receive an email with the links to virtual cards. Winners receive prizes as well as bragging rights. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.  Registration for […]

⭐ Holiday Head Wrap (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join Regal Clothes for a workshop of cultural exploration and fashion with festive head wrap styles. Learn about the history of the head wrap from traditional Africa to the modern runways of Europe along with head-tying demonstrations. In addition, gain insight to the social stature associated with the head wrap and regional differences. Registration closes one […]

Socrates Cafe: Forum for Discussion (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Socrates Cafe is a forum for discussion. Participating in a Socrates Cafe enables you to explore and discover through question and conversation. We discuss important issues of significant moral and ethical importance, and everyone learns from each other. At the beginning of each meeting, attendees suggest topics and group selects one for discussion. Registration is […]

Needles & Crafts Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A weekly club for adults and teens who enjoy needlework and crafts; want to show & talk about their work; get ideas or help on projects; and share what they have learned. If you sew, quilt, knit, crochet, do embroidery or needlepoint,  or enjoy other crafts, join us on Wednesday mornings for Needles & Crafts. […]

⭐ On Stage: ‘The Nutcracker’ by Pages to Pirouettes (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Pages to Pirouettes brings the story of Marie and the nutcracker to life, accompanied by the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky. This Sundays on Stage tradition is moving online this year, with an international recording of the performance shared on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FLPYouthServices/). This incredibly unique Nutcracker was performed in 2010 in the Turks & Caicos Islands, […]

Teen Book Club: The #MeToo Movement (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Join other teens for a monthly book discussion focused on topics important to teens. Register for this month's book list. 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 […]

Using Resume Templates (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

We'll go over some resources linked from our website, and other free online sources for resume templates. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99970356925 Meeting ID: 999 7035 6925 One tap mobile +13017158592,,99970356925# US (Washington D.C) +12532158782,,99970356925# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting […]

Adulting 101: Cut The Cord (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Looking for new ways to save some money? Tired of paying a lot of money for cable TV services? Join the Eastchester Branch as we discuss various streaming options and how streaming can be a more budget-friendly option to watch your favorite shows. To participate in this program you need to register with your email address.  A link […]

Story Songs from the African Diaspora (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

What stories do we learn from music? French-Haitian musician Anaïs Maviel explores this question as she performs traditional songs from the African Diaspora with voice, drums, and n'goni, a West African string instrument. Then she leads a Circle Singing workshop where participants are invited to share in improvisatory, call-and-response style singing. Blending all voices has […]

Health Challenges Support Chat (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

If you feel that everyone around you is tired of hearing about your aches and pains, you're not alone. Talk about books, articles and website that have helped you on your journey. Chat with other cancer survivors and those who have serious illnesses, chronic health conditions and health challenges in a supportive environment . *Exchange stories, tips, laughs and frustrations about your […]

MoComCOnline: Author Readings with Aaron Emmel and Don Sakers (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Hear readings from two professional authors for MoComCon. Hear these two professional authors, both MoComCon regulars, read from their new speculative fiction writing.  Q&A with author after each reading. BIOS: Aaron Emmel: Aaron’s fiction and essays have been published in dozens of magazines, journals and anthologies. He is also a book and magazine editor and […]

Journaling In Times of Uncertainty (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Now more than ever, our thoughts and emotions are drawn in so many directions. Journaling is an opportunity to get what is in our heads out on paper (or screens). Learn tricks and techniques for the best way to use writing to gain perspective, and refresh your mind to face a new day and a […]

MoComCOnline: How I Made This Cosplay (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about costume and cosplay creation with Thomas Atkinson. Master Costumer and MoComCon regular, Thomas Atkinson, explains how he made one of his costumes.  Q&A after presentation. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95586296868?pwd=NEVEbzBwRTQ1SmV6bjRjZU4xOEhhdz09 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 955 8629 6868 MoComCon is an all day, all ages event celebrating all things comics, graphic novels, […]

American Sign Language: Beginner Level (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for our ever-popular series’ of American Sign Language (ASL) classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m. (see below for schedule). This will be a chance for Beginning Level signers to meet and practice conversing and learn some basic signing skills, up to 100 vocabulary words, and rules of grammar. Although focus is on beginners, everyone […]

A Conversation About Racial Justice and Worker Mobility (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

America and the world are entering a new chapter of policymaking, offering a renewed opportunity for fact-based federal policy solutions to counter the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disparities it has laid bare, and to ensure prosperity for Americans from all walks of life. Against this backdrop, Brookings’s Blueprints for American Renewal & […]

⭐ Entrepreneurs Club for Teens (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to launch your own company. Develop business skills in strategy, marketing, finance, and website design with this SPARK Business Academy interactive club. For teens 13 - 17. If you like "Shark Tank", this club is for you!. Join other fellow teen entrepreneurs and learn what it takes to launch your own business. Students […]

Yoga for Everyone (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for 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 your yoga mat. DIAL-IN INFORMATION Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97960284888?pwd=QitmWFB2eXIzbjVBMldRSjNKaDJWQT09 Meeting ID: 979 6028 4888 Password: 474661 One […]

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens (Baltimore County Public Library)

Play a short D&D adventure! Players of all skill levels welcome — pregenerated characters supplied to all. 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.​​​  

Yoga for Every Body (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

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

Combatting the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (Jefferson-Madison Regional Library) – VIRTUAL

Does the cooler weather bring along depression? What about a post-holiday slump? This presentation will offer an overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder, its biological underpinnings, and treatment options. The course will be led by Cali Caldwell, BSN, RN. Cali graduates in May as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. This virtual program can be accessed both by […]

⭐ Teens: Code Poetry (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Write a short poem and learn to turn it into computer code! All levels are welcome. We will explore the creative possibilities of coded poetry and poetic coding together. All coders are welcome, even absolute beginners! Please email hml@prattlibrary.org if you need any accommodations, such as live captioning. This event is for teens (12-18). Please register for […]

TeenHub: Beginner Python Programming Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

STEM Program for Teens Boosting Computer &Technology Skills 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 […]

Trivia Night: Where the Answers Are Flexible! (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Kick off your weekend with some trivia! Join us for a fun hour of trivia provided by a trivia expert. All new categories! For ages teen to adult. No registration necessary. Answer: Someone better to usher in a trivia night than a professional librarian? Question: Who is no one, Alex? Have you ever thought you […]

⭐ Teens: 3D Design Club (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In this series of 6 virtual workshops (see dates below) for teens, we will practice 3D design skills in Tinkercad, starting with basic shapes and containers and building up to more advanced designs with moving parts. We will also explore current trends in 3D printing and learn more about plastic. After each weekly meeting, participants […]

SING! Singalong for All Ages (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

If you enjoy making music with others, be sure to join this popular participatory musical event! Do you like to sing?  Do you miss singing with others?  Join MCPL Librarian Cissie Williams, her husband and local musician, Bill Williams, and daughter, Molly, for an afternoon of singing together.  Bring along your guitar, uke, egg shakers, […]

⭐ 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 […]

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 […]

White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event is presented in partnership with The New Republic A timely and impassioned exploration of how our society has commodified feminism and continues to systemically shut out women of color--perfect for fans of White Fragility and Good and Mad . Join the important conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion in the United States with this powerful new feminist classic […]

Film Discussion: Chris H. Lynn, Filmmaker and Sound Artist (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Filmmaker Chris Lynn offers a feast for the senses in a new audiovisual experience. "River Thoughts" is a lyrical journey through the city of Nanjing, China during the summer months. Modern architecture, urban landscapes, melodies of folk songs, rainy ancient villages, and studies of the Yangtze river are carefully blended together to create a visual […]

Maryland Women’s Business Center: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. Learn how-to from the Maryland Women's Business Center. During this workshop we will: Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership; Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner; Set a […]

Career Workshop: Active Interviewing Strategies (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Do you want to win interviews at all levels?  Today’s employment marketplace requires new interviewing skills. No longer can job candidates be passive recipients of interviewing questions. Today's interviews require an Active Interviewing© approach where job candidates actively communicate job winning information to the interviewer. During this workshop you will learn: How to actively communicate […]

Online Coding Club (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Learn Java programming.  We'll hear about women in tech and then work on coding projects.  For beginning to intermediate coders. Meeting every other Tuesday January 11 through May 18, it's encouraged but not required to attend every session. Register for each session, and you will receive the zoom link 24 hours in advance.  Age 11-14.

‘Bearing Witness’ Documentary Screening and Panel (Marie Colvin Memorial Foundation) – VIRTUAL

A documentary on female journalists working in combat zones featuring Marie Colvin. About this Event Followed by a panel with Cathleen Colvin, Marijana Wotton (director/producer) and Mary Rogers. Bearing Witness highlights five intrepid women journalists and their yearlong experiences in Iraq beginning in April 2003. The five journalists are veterans of numerous global trouble spots, […]

MoComCOnline: Fantasy & Cosplay Makeup Demonstration (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn cosplay makeup techniques from Raven Troupe. Raven has been a hobby cosplayer since 2014 as well as a digital and traditional artist for many years.  Her makeup style can be described as the Japanese-fashion style fairy kei, character-inspired, and editorial. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98571761450?pwd=d0F5NTlvMlVLc0hkRWxISlo4aHRJdz09 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 985 7176 1450 […]

MoComCOnline: Fantasy & Cosplay Makeup Demonstration (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn cosplay makeup techniques from Raven Troupe. Raven has been a hobby cosplayer since 2014 as well as a digital and traditional artist for many years.  Her makeup style can be described as the Japanese-fashion style fairy kei, character-inspired, and editorial. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98571761450?pwd=d0F5NTlvMlVLc0hkRWxISlo4aHRJdz09 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 985 7176 1450 […]

A New Path to Education Reform: The Next Chapter On 21st Century Skills (Brookings Institution) – VIRTUAL

The “factory model” of education dominates the majority of American classrooms. Teachers are pressured to improve students’ reading and math scores on standardized tests, but assessments show that scores have remained mostly unchanged since the early 2000s. This model emerged in the early 20th century to mold students for the industrial economy but is not […]

Gentle Hatha Yoga (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter. Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Sponsored by […]

Returning to School: Mitigation and Mental Health Strategies (National PTA) – VIRTUAL

Attention: State and Local Education Agencies and School Health Personnel On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to please join a presentation by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

LGBTQA+ Teen Book Club (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a virtual discussion of a book with LGBTQA+ themes. This month's title is All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell. The book is available as a book and an ebook. Grades 9-12. A link to the event will be emailed to those registered prior to the […]

Michael E. Mann, Author of ‘The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet’ With Bill Nye (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we've been told can slow climate change. But the inordinate emphasis on individual behavior is the result of a marketing campaign that has succeeded in placing the responsibility for fixing climate change squarely on the shoulders of individuals. Fossil fuel companies have […]

Curing the Holiday Debt Hangover (Alexandria Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for this virtual presentation on how to dig yourself out from under the holiday debt. It's January. The hectic holiday season is over. The gifts have been opened and the New Year celebrations are behind you. But now you have a sinking feeling in your stomach and a stress headache because you have […]

The Academy Stories/Admissions with Ellen Ann Fentress and Neely Tucker (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Writer-filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress has spent the last decade capturing ways that the South’s racial past affects in its present. Her current project The Academy Stories/Admissions publishes first-person accounts from students who took part of--or ran away from-- school integration since its 1970 start in the South. The essays, collected online, are an opportunity for […]

What Role Should Archivists Play in the National Debate Over Public Monuments? (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Registration encouraged, but not required. Register through Eventbrite: click here. What Role Should Archivists Play in the National Debate over Public Monuments? Join us for a presentation lead by Timothy D. Baker, State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents, Maryland State Archives. This presentation will explore how examination of the historical record can provide context and […]

Orthopedic Conditions (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Innovative Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Conditions with Dr. Marc Gruner, DO, MBA, RMSK, of Point Performance, in Bethesda Maryland. Dr. Gruner will explore exciting and novel therapies in the areas of musculoskeletal, sports and regenerative medicine. The topics will include the use of ultrasound for diagnosing common orthopedic conditions […]

Integral Tai Chi (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as we practice Integral Tai Chi a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. This […]

The Post-Election Blues: How Can Americans Regain Common Ground? (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Everything seemingly divides Americans—from race to climate change, even whether to wear a mask. And now after one of the most polarized presidential campaign seasons in recent history, will it be possible to again find common ground by resurrecting the very American notion of E Pluribus Unum or “out of many, one”? That’s the central […]

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⭐ 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 […]

Poetry & Conversation With Khadijah Queen and Justin Phillip Reed (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Khadijah Queen and Justin Phillip Reed read from and talk about their poetry. Khadijah Queen is the author of five books of poetry, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books, 2017), a finalist for the National Poetry Series, which was praised in O Magazine, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere as “quietly […]

⭐ MoComCOnline: Robin Ha, Young Adult/Graphic Novel Author (MCPL) – Virtual

Join us for an opening event for this year's annual MoComCon with graphic novel author Robin Ha. Join us for a presentation and Q&A with graphic novel author Robin Ha.  Robin has drawn and written two graphic novels, Almost American Girl and Cook Korean. View more of Robin's work on her website. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95587852052?pwd=RmwzdzZNc1cxcDJFZWRzWGFHaG1jZz09 Or Dial In: 301 […]

⭐ Meet Isabel Wilkerson, Author of ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

  Isabel Wilkerson discusses her critically acclaimed book, 'Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents'. In this brilliant book, Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by […]

Family Fun Night with Culture Queen: Happy Birthday, Dr. King (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This family-friendly party celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a fun and interactive civil rights-themed show and hands-on crafts! Your royal children will also celebrate the legacies of kings and queens of social justice. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture Featuring Eddie Glaude (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture featuring Eddie Glaude. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. In the story of Baldwin’s crucible, Glaude suggests, we can find hope and guidance through our own after times, this Trumpian era of shattered promises and white retrenchment. Mixing biography–drawn partially from newly uncovered […]

⭐ MoComCOnline: Redrawing the World: Creating New Landscapes in Comics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a panel discussion with 5 graphic novelists/cartoonists as they discuss and answer questions about aspects of their work and careers that they would like to highlight. Panelists: Jordan Clark Barbara Perez Marquez Nami Oshiro Ann Xu Vicky Yuh Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94259703137 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 942 5970 3137 […]

39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote and Awards Celebration (Oregon State University) – VIRTUAL

i About this Event The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations and service opportunities. In its 39th year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Oregon State University’s longest running […]

The Life & Literary Legacy of Author Edgar Allen Poe (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. Learn about Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849. View unique artifacts from Poe’s life including manuscripts, letters, and personal items from the Library’s collections. To register for the […]

Pandemic Perspectives: Mask Up! (Smithsonian National Museum of American History) – VIRTUAL

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. As early as the first […]

Yoga: Community Yoga Class (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A great online yoga class should feel like bringing the studio to your own home. tyJoin a professional yoga instructor for this community yoga class every Tuesday evening at 4:30 pm! In this one hour Vinyasa-style class we will flow from pose to pose connecting movement with breath. This practice is designed to build flexibility […]

⭐ College Readiness: Meet and Greet the Colleges (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Ready to change your life? This College Readiness virtual presentation will feature representatives from three Maryland colleges. This presentation will feature representatives from local colleges who will share information and answer your questions about their colleges. Melissa S. Wass, Director of Admissions & Recruitment from Garrett College Sean Joseph Aurigemma, College Recruiter Department of Advancement and […]

Inauguration Eve Special Event: Conversation with Kate Andersen Brower, Author/Journalist (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower discusses the presidency and presidential inaugurations for this special event. An expert in White House history and the presidency, her most recent books are "Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump" and children's book "Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home." […]

⭐ Meet Ijeoma Oluo, Author of ‘Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Meet Ijeoma Oluo, Author of 'Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America' “A nuanced analysis of White male America” that “deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative” (Washington Post), Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race took a frank look at America’s institutionally racist political, economic, and social systems. A New York Times bestseller, […]

$33.00

Teens: So You Want to Design A Book Cover (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A 5-week workshop for Teens that will take them from brainstorming ideas through to creating a book cover using craft materials. If you love books and have ever wondered how they get made, this workshop will introduce you to the process that goes into creating a book cover. We'll start by understanding how designers use […]

Credit Smarts (Annapolis/Anne Arundel Financial Education Coalition) – VIRTUAL

Your Credit Score is an important component of your financial health. Attend this webinar to learn about credit reporting, how credit scores are determined and ways to build a positive credit score. Your Credit Score is an important component of your financial health. Attend this webinar to learn about credit reporting, how credit scores are determined […]

Fandemonium: Comic Mania (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Join us for an engaging panel discussion introducing you to titles new and old in graphic novels, manga, comics and more! Presented by our staff, with the chance to ask panelists questions at the end.​ Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send […]

Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Climate Change (Alexandria Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Dr. Robert Ehrlich, professor of physics at George Mason University, will examine the options for renewable energy. This talk considers the impetus to move away from fossil fuels and towards greater usage of renewable energy. It also considers the advantages and problems associated with renewable energy, a possible future for nuclear energy, and the best […]

TeenHub: Intermediate Python Programming Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us to learn more about computer programming through fun lessons about Python (Intermediate 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 […]

Fandemonium: Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons (Baltimore County Public Library)

Come play Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition with us. Beginners welcome; the program is designed to get you started and explain basic rules. Pre-made characters and materials provided, though you are welcome to use your own dice and books.​ Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed […]

Trivia Night (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Kick off your weekend with some trivia! Join us for a fun hour of trivia provided by a trivia expert. All new categories! For ages teen to adult. Answer: Someone better to usher in a trivia night than a professional librarian? Question: Who is no one, Alex? Have you ever thought you could beat those […]

Getting Started With Raised Bed Gardening (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn the basics of raised bed gardening with local community experts. Sarah Defnet and Pam Mattes run the Poolesville Community Garden. Both are life-long gardeners who began raised bed gardening in 2015. Sarah and Pam will discuss types of raised beds and growing containers, soil and creating a raised bed mix, placement and planting strategies and highlight mistakes […]

⭐ Fandemonium: Diversity in Comic History (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Just as how we are diverse in looks and backgrounds, comics reflect that; a celebration of multiculturalism and acceptance of all races, creeds and genders in the sequential arts. Kurenai Kiba draws you in while they travel through time to discuss the visual, graphic narratives that capture the spectrum of human diversity. Registration closes one […]

Fandemonium: Gaming Industry 101 (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

A panel of professionals share their experiences building careers in the rapidly evolving world of gaming. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.

Interactive Songwriting Workshop With Karter Jaymes (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

2 hour Q&A session on songwriting and publishing. Learn about copyright and placement information, and the do's and dont's of the music business. The workshop will be led by Karter Jaymes, Grammy nominated songwriter and former Drummer for the legendary Teddy Pendergrass. Karter Jaymes will also share his personal songwriting process and  perform some of his favorite and original songs.   Registration […]

Fandemonium: Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy – A Panel Discussion (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Authors Harry Carpenter and Michael Barron offer advice and guidance on how to get your fiction published. Harry is an author of several novels and short story collections and is passionate about science fiction, horror and comedy. He has launched his own publishing company and discusses the trials, pitfalls and potential joys of the self-publishing […]

Fandemonium: Representation in TTRPGs (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Board games and role-playing games are experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to efforts made to broaden the player and creator base. We discuss how the tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) community is addressing concepts of culture, acceptance and diversity in and outside of the hobby. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. […]

Classical Sounds of the Cinema: Magnificent Movie Music (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

COURSE DESCRIPTION Since the beginning of the talkies, film directors have turned to classical music for their soundtracks. Whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Mascagni, Puccini, or Bach, opuses of almost every famous composer have added emotional depth to hundreds of films. With fascinating clips, witty commentary, and piano demonstrations, concert pianist and movie […]

$30.00

⭐ Civics 101: How the U.S. Government Works (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  About this Event By Brittany Oliver in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library Need a refresher on the basics of how our democracy works? What's the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? Learn the basic concepts of local and […]

Live Astronomy Observation Party (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Log on to participate in a virtual astronomical observing event with Mark Guillette, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Weather permitting. Take part in a YouTube Live event with an interactive live chat feature. Q and A will be available throughout the livestream. Log in five minutes before the start time and look for the live event. […]

Introduction to Zoom (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Get the basics of Zoom. Learn how to: Join meetings, Host Meetings, Schedule Meetings, Download the App, and Screen Share. Access information provided upon receipt of registration. Call the computer class registration number (443-984-4944), for questions and help creating a Gmail account. Email: computer.class@prattlibrary.org Click a link below to register for other sessions: Feb 1  […]

Introduction to Skype & WhatsApp (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required. Skype - Is software that is free to download and easy to use. You can make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files, and mobile chat with other people WhatsApp - is an Application that allows Messaging and Voice, over IP service. It […]

Protocol, The Power of Diplomacy and How To Make It Work For You (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for Protocol, The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make it Work for You with Ambassador Capricia Marshall who serves as Ambassador-in-Residence at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. Ambassador Marshall is President of Global Engagement Strategies, which advises international public and private clients on issues relating to the nexus of business and […]

History of Rock & Roll (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about the history of Rock & Roll, including Rock's Roots, Rock's Golden Age, Hits and even some forgotten records and fascinating facts. Come learn and listen via visuals and soundtracks from local radio expert, David McAlary, a veteran of 56 years in radio broadcasting. Mr. McAlary retired from a 32-year news career with the Voice […]

⭐ Slavery and The Constitution’s Three-Fifths Clause Compromise (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell for a deep dive into the darkest corners of the 1787 federal Constitution and its infamous Three-Fifths Clause. Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, which is […]

Fashion With Graphics (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Have you ever wonder how images are put onto fabric or coffee mugs? Well look no further! Invite your friends to join the fun to see how sublimation graphic printing is done.  Click on the link to register for this event. You may also email us at orl@prattlibrary or register by phone by dialing 410-396-0970. AUDIENCE: Teens

Take, Make, and Meet: Thumbprint Bookmarks (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Create your own bookmark to keep your place in your favorite book. Love reading but don't have a good bookmark! Have no fear! Your friendly librarians are here to help! We'll be creating adorable characters and animals using our thumbprints and taking those designs and turning them into bookmarks! What can your imagination think up? […]

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. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85398737936?pwd=TkhZSHpjN0xCdEpmZ1JLN2JOcFIzUT09 Meeting ID: 853 9873 7936 Passcode: 355111

Virtual Learning & Special Education Committee Town Hall (MCCPTA) – VIRTUAL

Join MCCPTA on February 1st, at 7pm for a Town Hall meeting on Special Education during Virtual Learning (Elected Officials and MCPS Staff in Attendance). Reserve your spot by registering today: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rfu-trzgtGdYO1jIgI_HAI94ubfmVWb2S -Register -Sign Petition -Share Your Story MCPS needs to take immediate action to support Special Education students. Sign the MCCPTA petition today. bit.ly/PTA-petition […]

⭐ The Three Reported Lynchings in Montgomery County (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck, John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph. Researcher Sarah Hedlund presents comprehensive narratives on these three cases. There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck and John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896. The victims were all Black men […]

Pandemic Perspectives: Race and Place – Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. In 1793, a yellow fever […]

Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation With Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

  Renowned scholars Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire have assembled 90 extraordinary writers to document the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Entitled Four Hundred Souls, each contributor writes about a five-year period of 400 years of American history using essays, short […]

⭐ Finance Club for Teens (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to manage your money by setting financial goals, developing a budget, finding out about mortgages, FICO scores, taxes and more with this interactive club with SPARK. For teens 13 - 17. Learn how to manage your money in this interactive club promoting essential life skills! Set your financial goals, develop a budget from […]

Teens: So You Want to Design A Book Cover (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A 5-week workshop for Teens that will take them from brainstorming ideas through to creating a book cover using craft materials. If you love books and have ever wondered how they get made, this workshop will introduce you to the process that goes into creating a book cover. We'll start by understanding how designers use […]

⭐ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known Americans today, but much of what is known and taught about her is incomplete, distorted, and just plain wrong. Adapted from the original by Jeanne Theoharis and YA author Brandy Colbert, this young readers’ edition of the NAACP Image Award-winning The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks shatters the […]

A Seat At The Table: Prison Reform and Restorative Justice (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) – VIRTUAL

  NMAAHC's signature program A Seat at the Table will be returning on our virtual platform in 2021, please mark your calendars. The museum will host a thought-provoking conversation of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Julianne Malveaux will moderate a discussion among journalists and media producer Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, activist, author, Atlantic Racial Equity Fellow Marlon Peterson, and […]

$35.00

⭐ TeenHub: Beginner Python Programming Workshop (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 […]

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of The Urban Age (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central […]

Booklovers’ Breakfast featuring MSNBC’s Joy Reid and The View’s Sunny Hostin (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

  For the first time in conversation, Sunny Hostin and Joy Reid will talk about their careers and being groundbreaking Black women in media. February 6, 2021, 8:30am-11am, Zoom Webinar Advance registration required through Eventbrite. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom Webinar link. Admission: $15, includes a signed bookplate from each speaker, a commemorative bag, and […]

$15.00

Afrofuturist Collage (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Afrofuturist Collage Afrofuturism is a philosophy that reimagines the world of tomorrow. Black Futures Month, which takes place in February in conjunction with Black History Month, celebrates Black joy and “imagines a joyful, free and liberated future for Black folks” through art. (source: https://bit.ly/32k9wF1) Celebrate Black Futures Month by creating Afrofuturist collages with materials you can […]

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!

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 […]

We Speak For Ourselves Trivia (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

D. Watkins' book We Speak for Ourselves covers racism and poverty in Baltimore. We will have insightful information and play trivia games of famous Maryland natives or celebrities that live in Baltimore, Maryland. Video clips will be shown of well known people from Baltimore who experienced or know people who were mistreated with racism and police brutality. We will have […]

⭐ Peace by Peace Series: Understanding and Reacting to Conflict (MCPL & Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County) – VIRTUAL

  Peace by Peace Series: Understanding and Reacting to Conflict for Adults Peace by Peace Series with Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC) This workshop will cover a variety of topics to introduce conflict. It will explore how & why individuals react in different ways to conflict. This lesson will also include how to […]

Tyler Stovall, Author of ‘White Freedom’ With James Grossman (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

The era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination. White Freedom traces the complex relationship […]

Ceasefire Conversation About Race and Activism In America (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Ceasefire Conversation: Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. An intergenerational conversation about racism and activism in America between authors and activists Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel. Daryl Davis is an R & B and blues musician, actor, bandleader and author of Klan-destine Relationships:  A Black Man's Odyssey in […]

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MCPL & Maryland Women’s Business Center) – VIRTUAL

  Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. Learn how-to from the Maryland Women's Business Center. During this workshop we will: Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership; Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner; Set […]

Tuesday Tunes: Abe Ovadia, Jazz Guitarist (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." […]

Back to the 90’s Movie Trivia (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you a big fan of 90's movies? Join us at our next virtual trivia game and test your 90's movie knowledge! This event will take place on Tuesday, February 9 at 2 PM via Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be […]

The Use of Artificial Intelligence and Other Technologies in Recruiting (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Companies are using more and more technology in every step of the hiring process. Cory Kapner explains how to recognize when a company is using these technologies, what technologies are good and not so good for job seekers, and overall best practices on how to use these technologies to your advantage. Registration is required for this webinar […]

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

Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop with A Squared "Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop" is a performance that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the 4 main elements of Hip Hop: Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, and Graffiti. Come experience the joy and freedom that comes from Hip Hop […]

Learn Apple Keynote (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Must register with a valid email address.  Get acquainted with Apple's powerful presentation software that gives you everything you need to create slideshows and videos that captivate your audience. This Class is Designed for Mac Computer Users! You will receive an email 2 hours before the start of the class with the link to join the […]

Gentle Hatha Yoga (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter. Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Sponsored by […]

Tangled Up In Blue: Policing The American City (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

In her forties, with two children, a spouse, a dog, a mortgage, and a full-time job as a tenured law professor at Georgetown University, Rosa Brooks decided to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. A liberal academic and journalist with an enduring interest in law's troubled relationship with […]

⭐ Brown Lecture Series: Life and Legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Brown Lecture Series: Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, James Dale, and Dr. Freeman Hrabowski Join us for a conversation about the life and legacy of Elijah Cummings between Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, book collaborator James Dale, and moderator Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Part memoir, part call to action, We’re Better […]

⭐ Teen Dating Violence Workshop for Adults (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Join Jordan Babin and Amanda Katz of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse in a workshop for adults on the topic of teen dating violence prevention. This interactive workshop explores the basics of teen dating violence and the role that parents can play in preventing it. We […]

Lunch and Learn: Historical Representation in the Maryland State House (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals--the most historically important Marylanders in American history--came to be included among the works of art and monuments in the state’s capitol encompasses legislators, artists, historians, and private citizens, and ultimately […]

Meet Kwame Alexander, Children’s and YA Author (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join award-winning children's and young adult author Kwame Alexander as he discusses his books during a Q&A conversation with Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Share your questions before the event: https://forms.gle/8LRM22V4a7gYKNLX7 About Kwame Alexander: Kwame Alexander is the Innovator-in-Residence at the American School of London, and the New […]

⭐ Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and Washington DC (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

James H. Johnston from Montgomery History discusses how slavery in the Washington D.C. area evolved differently from other areas, due to the crops being grown, and the diverse nature of Washington. Slavery in the Washington area was different. It began the same - in the late 1600s - but it soon changed. By the time […]

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free: And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  A senior federal judge's incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that define the judiciary today, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free features essays examining why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren't prosecuted, why you won't get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own […]

⭐ Pandemic Perspectives: Essential Workers – Prestige vs. Pay (Smithsonian National Museum of American History) – VIRTUAL

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. The COVID-19 pandemic created ambiguity […]

Meet Brit Bennett, Author of ‘The Vanishing Half’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Brit Bennett will be in conversation with Carla Du Pree about her work. Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well […]

Needles & Crafts Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A weekly club for adults and teens who enjoy needlework and crafts; want to show & talk about their work; get ideas or help on projects; and share what they have learned. If you sew, quilt, knit, crochet, do embroidery or needlepoint,  or enjoy other crafts, join us on Wednesday mornings for Needles & Crafts. […]

Understanding Social Security Benefits (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Uncertain about Social Security Retirement, Disability and Survivors insurance benefits? Shirley Saxton, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration provides an overview of the basics of these programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Her presentation includes a discussion of what social security can mean to you and your family’s financial future. Click here to register […]

African American Poetry Celebration (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Come celebrate the rich history of African American Poetry with readings, discussion, and the history of some of the best loved poets and poems of all time. Bring a poem of your choice, or we'll have some great works on hand if reading aloud isn't really your thing. Registration is required, ages 13-17 inclusive. This […]

Superhero Theme Song: Using Soundtrap (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Want to learn how to demonstrate your artistic skills? Look no further, we will introduce Soundtrap which is an online digital audio workstation. Learn how to use audio files and compose a song of your choice. We will be creating music pieces inspired by our favorite Superheroes or comic books. For ages 13 to 18 […]

⭐ Meet Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of ‘The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

      Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James (James Baldwin), about Alberta King's son Martin Luther (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Louise Little's son Malcolm (Malcolm X). But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar […]

⭐ Meet Lawrence T. Brown, Author of ‘The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Lawrence T. Brown will be in conversation about his book, The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America. Presented in partnership with AARP Maryland and OSI-Baltimore Fellows Advisory Board. The world gasped in April 2015 as Baltimore erupted and Black Lives Matter activists, incensed by Freddie Gray's brutal death in police custody, shut down highways […]

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

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

Global Needs: Answers for Humanity (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

How do we meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people worldwide in need of humanitarian assistance? We do so by coming together as humanity. Fighting hunger and violence, providing shelter, and meeting basic needs demands resources, international cooperation and local leadership. Ursula Mueller, a German diplomat, former Executive Director at the World Bank […]

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

In this 2-week coding workshop for ages 12-18, we will learn how to program a mini microprocessor, creating a game and musical instrument. Participants will receive a free micro:bit processor to keep. **No coding experience is needed.** Meetings will be held on the Pratt Teens Discord server. Register here: https://forms.gle/B7QbQGDr4y4NtT3V8 WORKSHOP DATES: Thursday, February 18 at […]

Yoga for Every Body (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or AUDIO

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

The Business of Publishing: AfricanFuturism Edition (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you interested in getting your writing published? Do you want tips and tricks on how to become a published author of Africanfuturistic novels or short stories? Or learn how to self-publish in the genre? Then join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on how the genre reflects the societal and cultural struggles of African […]

⭐ Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

righ About this Event Join us for the launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a comprehensive collection “that should be required reading in history and literature courses,” writes Kirkus. Edited by Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of the Lapidus Center, with a foreword by then Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young, the […]

TeenHub: Intermediate Python Programming Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us to learn more about computer programming through fun lessons about Python (Intermediate 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 […]

⭐ ‘Day of Remembrance’ FACEism: A Discussion of History and Accountability (National Museum of American History) – VIRTUAL

Event Information Day of Remembrance - FACEism: A Panel Discussion of History and Accountability About this Event February 19 is the Day of Remembrance, the annual recognition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent living mostly in Washington, Oregon, and California. […]

Adinkra: Symbols of Power and Wisdom (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Adinkra symbols and cloth are an essential element of Asante tradition in Ghana, West Africa. These powerful symbols tell stories of respect for ancestors, values of good character and penchant for proverbs. Join Regal Clothes for a presentation and let's explore some of our favorite symbols and showcase inspirational designs. Registration closes one hour before the […]

⭐ MCCPTA Engage: MCPS School Resource Officer Information Session (Montgomery County Council of PTAs)

  (English Translation below) Invitación del Comité de Participación de MCCPTA para una reunión  Zoom, el 20 de febrero de 2021 a las 10:00 a. M., donde podra obtener más información. Tendremos discusiones en todos los niveles (Consejo de Educación, Condado, Estado) sobre el Programa de Oficiales de Policia en las Escuelas (SRO), el Subcomité […]

Anti-Racism Workshop (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Presented by Brittany Oliver, an award-winning activist, speaker, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and media professional from Baltimore, MD. Brittany has worked in the media/communications industry for several years, often serves as a keynote and guest speaker for events of all types and regularly conducts workshops on various topics for leaders, influencers, nonprofits and businesses on race […]

⭐ Peace by Peace Series for Middle & High School Students: Learning to Talk and Be Heard In Conflict (MCPL & Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County)

Peace by Peace Series with Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC). For Middle and High School students. During this workshop we will explore what conflict means to each of us and what informs our ideas about conflict. We will talk about the spectrum of emotions, specifically the different levels of anger. We will also […]

Meet Melanie Choukas Bradley, Author of ‘Finding Solace at Roosevelt Island’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Washington D.C. naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley dives into the natural history and beauty of Theodore Roosevelt Island, an island wilderness less than two miles from the White House. ironIn 2016, as the presidential election dealt a body-blow to progressive thinkers in the US, Melanie sought the solace of Theodore Roosevelt Island. In this book she reflects […]

The Hit Parade: Music Focusing on Social Activism (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Black History Month, Charles Sullivan presents The Hit Parade:  Music Focusing on Social Activism.  Listen to some of the biggest hits of the 20th Century made by African American artists and their social influence. A native of the state of Ohio, tenor Charles Kessler Sullivan received lamuch of his musical training in the living […]

⭐ Investing Demystified (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Want to start investing and need a little guidance? In addition to basic terminology, this class will cover different methods of building a stock portfolio. Learn how to master market research, analyze charts, and use key ratios to make informed investing decisions. For additional information, please email bc@prattlibrary.org Please click the link below to join […]

Black Superheroes In Comics (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

BLACK SUPERHEROES IN COMICS Read Woke Challenge Virtual Event Join us for a fun and informative  discussion on diverse superheroes in comics. AUDIENCE: Teens Dial-In Information Join by phone: (US) +1 240-623-1729‬ PIN: ‪377 739 272‬#

Historically Speaking: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the African American Community (African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The museum will host a stimulating discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the economy and the African American community. Panelists Algernon Austin and Jevay Grooms will discuss this economic issue and how the community may prevail with critical interventions. Michael Fletcher of ESPN’s Undefeated will moderate the discussion. REGISTER Image: A black-and-white photograph taken at a Black Lives Matter […]

Black Women and The Struggle for Human Rights (Occidental College) – VIRTUAL

About this Event Professor Keisha N. Blain—historian, author and president of the African American Intellectual History Society—is Occidental College’s 2021 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence. Blain, who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, will be in residence at Occidental February 23-25. An award-winning 20th-century historian who specializes in African American History and writes about […]

Meet Dr. Rita Colwell, Author of ‘A Lab of One’s Own’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for A Lab of One's Own with Dr. Rita Colwell. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and the former head of the National Science Foundation. But when she first applied for a graduate fellowship in bacteriology, she was told, "we […]

The World’s Religions: Judaism (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 […]

⭐ Freedom Summer Inspiring Young Voters Today (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden in a conversation with Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, on how a civil rights murder in 1964 has inspired a national movement of young people to vote and engage in civic life today. Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts […]

Meet William Robin, Author of ‘Industry: Bang On A Can and New Music in The Marketplace’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

University of Maryland professor and author William Robin discusses his new book, "Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace," with Jeremy Ney, Director of Music, The Phillips Collection. William Robin is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Maryland's School of Music. His research explores how institutions structure the […]

⭐ YA Authors: Ta-Nehisi Coates ‘The Beautiful Struggle’ With Nic Stone ‘Dear Justyce’ (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Join Ta-Nehisi Coates and Nic Stone as they discuss the powerful young adult edition of Coates’ The Beautiful Struggle. A candid coming-of-age memoir, this adaptation explores one boy’s journey to manhood and his relationship with his larger-than-life father. Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980s in Baltimore, known then as the murder capital of the United States, with seven siblings, […]

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⭐ Performance: The Life of Harriet Tubman (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate Black History Month, reenactor Gina Lee will share the story of Harriet Tubman's life, her Underground Railroad experience, her achievements and conclude with her death & final resting place.  Ms. Lee has performed with Arena Players, Inc.  and portrayed Harriet Tubman in Baltimore's Legends & Legacies Jubilee. Dial-In Information Please click the link below to […]

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

The Black family has been a topic of study across disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts, film, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been described as a rich tapestry for exploring African Americans past and present and its complexity as the foundation of African American life and history. A panel will discuss these ideas and perspectives including […]

Bookcase Tour: Black Writers, The Jazz Age, and The Harlem Renaissance (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

The Harlem Renaissance is the fulcrum for this look “behind the bookcase” at great Black writers. Beginning with Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first acclaimed Black poet after Emancipation, we’ll spend the bulk of our time with letters and first editions of poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke-including the keystone work of the Harlem […]

Parent Panel: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Hear from educators, psychotherapists and social workers from Baltimore County 4-H, Parenting Works, Keys of Hope Consultations, LLC and Baltimore County Public Library staff​ about resources and tips to have discussions about anti-racism, inclusion, diversity and equity with your children. This program's theme is celebrating Black joy and using your voice (protest and the Black […]

Through The Window and Into The Mirror: Narratives of African American STEM Professionals (African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites middle and high school students to join us as we explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will peer into the ‘windows’ […]

⭐ Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement Learn about African American women who were instrumental in shaping the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Discuss the contributions of activists such as Ruby Dee, Angela Davis, Daisy Bates, and Ruby Bridges. Enjoy listening to lesser known stories and gain a […]

Take, Make, and Meet: Paper Mosaics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about African-American artist Alma Thomas and create beautiful mosaics in her style. Join us for a celebration of African-American Expressionist artist Alma Thomas. We'll be learning about her life and art while we make paper mosaics on canvas. We'll be recreating one of her pieces together and providing another canvas to make your own […]

Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. From The Guardian’s Georgina Lawton, a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed—through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she looked black. Raceless is an exploration […]

Increasing Self Awareness (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Trenessa Coffey Annibal, owner of Eternally Grateful Coaching, talks to us about self awareness. Self awareness is an important part of everyday life. It transfers over to your personal, social, physical and work life. Self awareness can help one gain a better understanding of oneself, and how to live a better, more fulfilling life. […]

Indies UNITE! Panel—Resilient Kids, Supportive Adults (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  What’s harder than parenting? Parenting during a pandemic! Indies UNITE! proudly presents Resilient Kids, Supportive Adults: Giving Kids the Tools to Thrive, the second in a series of virtual panels designed to tackle tough topics being faced in real time. Join us on Saturday, February 27th at 4 as we welcome panelists: Janice Johnson Dias, Jessica […]

⭐ March 2021 Financial Health and Wellness: Various Sessions/Dates (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Need help with your finances? Join us for FREE financial seminars (various dates/session below) from 7-8:30 pm that cover the nuts and bolts of all things money. We're here to help. The Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Montgomery County Commission for Women are pleased to offer a series of financial seminars to help walk […]

Meet Michael Dobbs, Author of ‘One Minute to Midnight’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join author Michael Dobbs for a discussion of One Minute to Midnight, his New York Times bestselling book about the Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of Nuclear War. In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of […]

Saving and Investing For Beginners (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Suzanne McGovern of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy will discuss the important elements of saving and investing for your financial future.  Topics will include investment products, risk tolerance, investment diversification, asset allocation,  investment professionals, and ways to protect your investments. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97384341628 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting […]