June, July, August 2014 Baltimore County Public Library Calendar

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June, July, August 2014 Baltimore County Public Library Calendar
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Baltimore County Public Library Calendar of Events & News
June, July, August 2014
Because of space limitations in meeting rooms, to be sure of seating, it’s important to plan an early arrival time. For some programs where a small group is desirable,
such as “Baby Story Time” and hands-on technology, registration is necessary. These programs are noted in the dateLines listing as “registration required.” Register online
at www.bcpl.info/events. Click the program title to sign up for any program where registration is required; or, call or visit the branch one week preceding the program.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Notice of eight business days prior to the event is requested.
Between the Covers
Shhhh... we’re reading
Library Hours
FYI ...
Branches Closed:
Independence Day
Friday, July 4
Friday-Saturday
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Find Us on the Web:
AskUsNow!www.askusnow.info
BCPL Website
www.bcpl.info
Facebookwww.facebook.com/bcplonline
Book Club Chat
June 11 at 7 p.m.
Join BCPL librarians and
members of the BCPL
Facebook community for
the first-ever Between
the Covers Book Club
Chat! We’ll talk about
The Rosie Project by
Graeme Simsion. For
more information, visit
www.facebook.com/bcplinfo.
Sunday
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
[email protected]
Summer Reading Club: “Fizz
Boom, Read!” in Branch
Briefs.
Check us out: Parkville
Branch reopens after
renovation.
Rosedale Branch turns 40!
Opening Day in Branch
Briefs.
Focus on the First Years www.focusonthefirstyears.info
Foundation for BCPL
Enjoy craft beer with Friends
at Loch Raven’s fundraiser.
www.foundationforbcpl.org
Phone Numbers:
Administrative Offices
410-887-6100
Foundation for BCPL
410-887-3282
Historic Photos for Sale
410-887-6194
Human Resources Job Line
410-887-6177
Maryland Relay for TDD Users
711
Maryland Relay for TTY Users
410-821-5705
Meeting Room Bookings
410-887-6109
Mobile Library Services
410-887-7586
Shelf Help
410-494-9063
24-Hour Storyline
410-887-6116
Feel free with wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) access at all BCPL branches.
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Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Foodies celebrate success of
3rd annual Taste of the Town
in Foundation Focus.
Things that go bump in the
night at Towson.
From critters to lamb’s
quarters, Cromwell Valley
Nature Center presents a
series at Hereford.
Made from
recycled paper
Join the maker
movement.
Branch Briefs
Hubert V. Simmons Negro Leagues Museum Opens at Owings Mills
Opening Day wasn’t just at Camden Yards this year. Over at the Owings Mills
Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, we had an Opening Day of our
own — the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the brand new Hubert V. Simmons
Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball. The museum, which is spread over all
three floors of the branch, houses photographs, graphic panels, artifacts and
memorabilia of both Maryland and the U.S. Negro Leagues, telling the stories of
the men — and women — who paved the way for today’s integrated leagues. The
second floor is dedicated to the women who played in the Negro Leagues after
being rejected from the all-white All American Girls Baseball League. Women like
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, who was in attendance at the opening ceremonies of
the museum. She even took a moment before the opening to find her biography, A
Strong Right Arm, in the branch!
Besides the Owings Mills Branch and the museum, the County Campus Metro
Centre facility also houses the Owings Mills campus of the Community College of
Baltimore County (CCBC).
The museum is named for the late Hubert “Bert” Simmons, who played for the
legendary Baltimore Elite Giants in the 1950s. His wife, Audrey Simmons, executive
director of the museum, also spoke at the opening, along with Bert’s lifelong friend
and museum curator, Ray Banks. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz,
who played an integral part in bringing the museum to the County Campus Metro
Centre, spoke as well.
Summer Reading 2014
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If You Build It: Bridge Science
School age – 5 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Think you can build a bridge out of
ordinary things that will stand up under
pressure? Team up to show off your
engineering skills using pipe cleaners,
newspapers and other materials.
Registration required.
Jul 9
Wed 2:00 PM
Robot City
School age – grades K to 5
Create robot inventions using
cardboard, plastic and foam. Use
simple, safe hand tools and glowing
LED components. Presented by
FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 21 Mon 1:30 PM
BCPL Director James H. Fish, who spoke at the opening ceremonies, said, “This
museum, with its artifacts and exhibits, has an important story to tell. What better
place to tell an important story than a library?”
Readers of every age can explore all things scientific this summer at
Baltimore County Public Library with our science-themed Summer Reading
Club, “Fizz Boom, Read!” The theme fits perfectly with the STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum many schools have adopted.
The Baltimore County Public Library will have plenty of programs to keep
your family reading and learning all
summer. Kids can read to earn
cool stickers and prizes while
they keep their minds active so
they can enter school in the fall
ready to learn and succeed.
Summer Reading Club begins
June 16 and ends August
10, and is open to all ages,
birth through adult. You
can register online at www
.bcpl.info/summerreading
starting May 5, or in person
at your local branch starting
in June. Then just pick up
your gameboard at
the library and start
reading! Preschool
and elementary
p r o g r a m s
age children can collect a sticker for every four activities they complete
or book they read and, once they collect four stickers, they can come in
and choose a prize at their local branch. For teens and tweens, for every
three books read, they can turn in a raffle entry slip for one of eight prizes.
Prizes will be awarded throughout the summer,
including gift cards to Best Buy, Barnes
& Noble, Target, Chipotle and other
businesses. Adults and teens can
join our BCPL Summer Reading
page on Goodreads and read
to win a Kindle. We have
various programs related to
the theme throughout the
summer, including Robot
Art and Electronics Lab,
Magic and Science and
Stuff, Reptiles of the
World and Nanoscience
101. For more information
and to register, visit bcpl.info/
summerreading.
If You Build It: Marble Run
Madness
School age – 5 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Feeling loopy? Team up to build marble
runs. Use paper towel tubes, tape
and other materials to send a marble
rolling. Registration required.
Aug 6 Wed 2:00 PM
Woodlawn
1811 Woodlawn Drive
410-887-1336
Come visit
Storyville, an
interactive
learning center for young children,
birth to age 5, with their parents
and caregivers. Storyville is a
Foundation for Baltimore County
Public Library project.
One-on-One Computer Help
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by appointment
to assist you with a variety of tasks,
including how to download e-books
and magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your account
and place holds with BCPL’s mobile
app, résumé formatting and more. Call
to make an appointment.
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Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Fridays 11:00 AM
except July 4
Introduction to Microsoft Word
13 years old and up
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word.
Registration required.
Jun 11 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
World Language Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join us for stories and songs in English
and another world language.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM – Dutch
Jul 10 Thu 7:00 PM – French
Aug 14 Thu 7:00 PM – Spanish
Fiestas and Siestas
Birth through 3 with adult
Enjoy simple stories, songs and
rhymes in Spanish and English.
Jun 14 Sat 10:30 AM
Jun 28 Sat 10:30 AM
Jul 12 Sat 10:30 AM
Jul 26 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 9 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 23 Sat 10:30 AM
Fiestas y siestas
De nacimiento a 3 años de edad con
un adulto
Disfrute de cuentos sencillos,
canciones y rimas en español e ingles.
14 de junio sábado 10:30 AM
28 de junio sábado 10:30 AM
12 de julio sábado 10:30 AM
26 de julio sábado 10:30 AM
9 de augusto sábado 10:30 AM
23 de augusto sábado 10:30 AM
Colorín Colorado
4 years old and up – children under 8
with adult
Join us for stories, songs and games in
both Spanish and English.
Jun 14 Sat 11:30 AM
Jul 12 Sat 11:30 AM
Aug 9 Sat 11:30 AM
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Colorín Colorado
Para niños de 4 años y mayores –
niños menores de 8 años con un
adulto
Únase con nosotros para cuentos,
canciones y juegos en español e
inglés.
14 de junio sábado 11:30 AM
12 de julio sábado 11:30 AM
9 de augusto sábado 11:30 AM
Woodlawn Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively discussion of Who
Asked You? by Terry McMillan.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Introduction to Email
13 years and up
Learn basic email skills. Registration
required.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 26 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 24 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
Build It: LEGO Fun and
GoldieBlox
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks and explore
GoldieBlox! All supplies provided.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 23 Sat 2:00 PM
Silly Science
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Who gave a dragon science books? Why
did a duck read them? When toy animals
start talking, science goes silly and wacky
experiments go wild! Ventriloquism,
puppets, special effects and more make
this program a must-see.
Jul 2
Wed 2:00 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills.
Registration required.
Jul 9
Wed 7:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
Learn about physical
science – how magnets work,
what makes electricity – through
exciting experiments. Work with
others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits
with batteries and bulbs, and
experience the power of static
electricity. In-person registration
and parent permission forms
available July 1. First come, first
served until all spaces filled.
Please register only if your child
can attend all sessions.
• Level 1 classes – children
entering grades 2 to 3
Jul 21, 22, 23, 24 (M,T,W,TH) 11:00 AM-Noon
• Level 2 classes – children
entering grades 4 to 6
Jul 21, 22, 23, 24 (M,T,W,TH) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 31 Thu 2:00 PM
Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 7 Thu 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
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Towson Book Club
Adult
Join our book discussions. June, Good
Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum;
July, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson;
August, The Paris Architect by Charles
Belfoure.
Jun 26 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 24 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
Ghost Trackers
Adult/teen
Have you ever heard bumps in the
night and wondered: Is it a ghost
or paranormal activity? Join us as
Dedicated Paranormal Research
experts explain it all.
Jul 10 Thu 6:30 PM
Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation
Adult
Join us for a screening and discussion
of Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation, a one-hour film directed
by Jennifer Lee about the women’s
liberation movement during 19631970. Released in 2013, it has been
shown nationally and internationally
and won “Best of the Fest” for
documentary at the Los Angeles
Women’s International Film Festival.
Jul 17 Thu 2:00 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jul 17 Thu 6:30 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns various
moves as everyone is encouraged to hula.
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jul 29 Tue 10:30 AM
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Angry Birds
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Work together to build a life-size pig
tower, and then take turns launching our
Angry Bird balls to bring them down!
Registration required. Sponsored by the
Friends of the Towson Library.
Aug 6 Wed 2:00 PM
Look to the Stars
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Kevin Manning, award-winning
astronomer and former NASA
consultant, as he take us for a journey
into the universe! Take a tour of the
night sky and beyond in this lively,
interactive and informative program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Towson Library.
Aug 9 Sat 2:00 PM
Teen Anime Club
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Got a favorite manga or anime
character or story? Join us to talk
about your favorites with other fans
and for some fun manga and anime
related activities!
Aug 13 Wed
6:00 PM
Silly Shark Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Listen to shark stories, sing shark
songs, dance shark dances and meet
our ocean friend Shirley the Flying
Shark!
Aug 16 Sat 10:30 AM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Genealogy Know-How
Adult
Learn what genealogy resources are
available to use at BCPL.
Aug 21 Thu 2:00 PM
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Branch Briefs
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Nuts and Bolts of Starting and
Planning Your Business
Adult
The Maryland Small Business
Development Center teaches you
how to write a business plan and
other aspects of starting a business.
Registration required. Call 410-8374928 or visit www.centralmdsbdc.org
to register.
Aug 26 Tue 5:00 PM
White Marsh
8133 Sandpiper Circle
410-887-5097
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Tuesdays
10:30 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Thursdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11
a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Jun 4 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 2
Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 6 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
21-Day Book Club
Adult
Join other readers in a lively book
discussion of A Thread of Grace by
Mary Doria Russell.
Jun 4 Wed 7:00 PM
Foundation Focus
www.foundationforbcpl.org
Silly Science
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Who gave a dragon science books?
Why did a duck read them? When
toy animals start talking, science
goes silly and wacky experiments go
wild! Ventriloquism, puppets, special
effects and more make this program a
must-see.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 18 Wed 10:00 AM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jun 20 Fri 10:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with an adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 30 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old /
children under 8 with adult
Use your imagination to create with
LEGO blocks! All supplies provided.
Registration required.
Jun 29 Sun 2:00 PM
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
“Taste of the Town” – Great time for a great cause!
More than 300 people had a wonderful time at the 3rd annual “Taste
of the Town” at the Perry Hall Branch on Saturday, May 3. All proceeds
benefitted the Foundation for BCPL’s early childhood literacy efforts.
Guests enjoyed sampling food and drink from 18 area restaurants and
caterers while listening to the sounds of Jazz Plus. The silent auction full
of interesting items also proved to be popular, as guests tried to outbid
each other throughout the evening! While we are still tallying the proceeds
from this event as of press time, our success wouldn’t have been possible
without our corporate sponsors, restaurant sponsors, silent auction donors
and volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Corporate
Sponsors
First Floor
Graphics
Clementine
Charlaine Harris
Platinum
Jim & Barbara
Fish
Marisa and Ron
Conner
Hawks Hollow
Farm
Cranbrook
Liquors
Heavy Seas
Brewery/Alehouse
Moppin’
Momma’s Inc.
The Helmand
Hilton Garden Inn
White Marsh
Natasha’s Brittle
Tower
M&T Bank
Gold
Ingram Content
Group
Silver
3M Cloud Library
Bronze
BeMore
Photography
Findaway World
Ellin & Tucker
Bill’s Seafood
David Marks
Mix It Up
Bandit Publishing
Crime Museum
Janet Sanford
Prigel Family
Creamery
Barrett’s Grill
Jim DeArmey
Barry’s Private
Transportation
Dejon Vineyards
Kat2 Advertising
& Marketing
Vulcan Food
Equipment Group
Restaurant
Sponsors
Diamond
La Cakerie
Bertucci’s
Emerald
Costas Inn
John Holman/
State Farm
Insurance
McFaul’s
Ironhorse Tavern
Midwest Tape
Silver Spring
Mining Co.
Point Breeze
Credit Union
Recorded Books
Tasting Station
Stella Artois/
Goose Island
BFPE International
CCBC
Todd Carpenter &
Colette Searls
Douron, Inc.
Roy’s Hawaiian
Fusion Cuisine
Baltimore
Streetcar
Museum
Baltimore
Symphony
Orchestra
Baker & Taylor
Gala Cloths
P.F. Chang’s
Red Brick Station
Wegmans
Sapphire
Baltimore Coffee
& Tea
George’s at
Wyndham
Peabody Court
Joe’s Crab Shack
Ruby
Silent
Auction
Donors
Enterprise Renta-Car
5 Wacky Women
Batter’s Box
Sports Tavern
7 West
BCPL
Everyman Theatre
A Step Ahead
Dance Center
BCPL Staff
Association
Fast Park and
Relax
Adams County
Winery
Andrea Beaty
Fire Museum of
Maryland
The All American
Steakhouse
Blue Hill Tavern
American
Visionary Art
Museum
Antique Auto
Museum of
Hershey
Artaristry MakeUp Consultaion
and Glam
Package
Baltimore County
Chamber of
Commerce
Lib’s Grill
Baltimore
Museum of
Industry
Mission BBQ
Baltimore Orioles
Liberatore’s
Basignani Winery
(Lynne Basignani)
Diamond Comic
Distributions
Birroteca
Brandywine River
Museum
Jen Evans
Delegate William
Frank
Martha Gatewood
Liz Burnett
Geppi’s
Entertainment
Museum
Café Spice
Giant
Café Troia
Candlewick Press
Heidi and Robert
Gillis
Todd Carpenter
Goetze’s
CCBC Cockpit in
the Court
Great Blacks in
Wax Museum
CCBC Foundation
Photo Connection
Greetings &
Readings
Centerstage
Charles Village
Pub
Brick Bodies
Historic Ships in
Baltimore
Mia Sorella Nail
Studio
Sparrows Point
Country Club
Molly Maids
Steampunk
Blacksheep
Stone Mill Bakery
The Nickel
Taphouse
Sun Nurseries
The Tea Trolley
Teaser Charter
Fishing
Deborah Nolan
Timbers of Troy
Home2
Perry Hall Crossfit
Honeygo Wine &
Spirits
Prigel Family
Creamery
House of Styles
Radebaugh’s
Towson Tavern
International Spy
Museum
Raimondi’s
Towson University
Athletics
Timberly Johnson
Greg Jones
Keen
Communications
Sue Monk Kidd
Kramer Portraits
Justin Kramon
La Cakerie
Ladew Topiary
Gardens
Let’s Dish
Liberty Mountain
Resort
Total Wine & More
Residence Inn
Hunt Valley
Ripley’s Believe It
or Not Museum
River Riders
Roundtop
Mountain Resort
Jim and Julie
Saxenmeyer
Seasons Pizza
Shear Genuis
Single Carrot
Theatre
Timbers of Troy
Towson Wine &
Spirits
Ultrazone laser
tag
Karlitha Umoja
Urban Pirates
Washington
Capitals
Washington
Wizards
Watermark Tours
Amy Smith
Watson
Adventures
Curtis Mabry
April Smith
Wockenfuss
Donnie Manuel
Jeff Smith
Hard Yacht Café
Mars
Supermarkets
Smyth
Woodhall
Vineyard and
Wine Cellars
Harpers Ferry
Adventure Center
Maryland Science
Center
Southern
Maryland Blue
Crabs
Workman
Publishing Group
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Take a Look: Programs for Everyone
Guaranteed to please. Check your branch for dates and times. Children under 8 with adult.
All Ages
Magic and Science and Stuff
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic
tricks, weird mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy. Arbutus, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Essex,
Lansdowne, Loch Raven, Owings Mills, Parkville,
Perry Hall, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown,
Rosedale, Sollers Point, Towson.
Silly Science
When toy animals start talking, science goes silly
and wacky experiments go wild! Reisterstown, White
Marsh, Woodlawn.
Hula Hoop Action
Skills are demonstrated through a fun performance.
The audience learns moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula. Arbutus, Cockeysville, Essex,
Lansdowne, Loch Raven, North Point, Owings Mills,
Perry Hall, Rosedale, Sollers Point, Towson, White
Marsh, Woodlawn.
Reptiles of the World
Reptile Wonders present a hands-on, interactive
and interpretive program featuring exotic species of
reptiles. Catonsville, Cockeysville, Essex, Hereford,
Lansdowne, North Point, Randallstown, Towson,
Woodlawn.
Preschool Children
Vibrations Rock – Buzz, Zing, Bang
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Loch Raven,
Pikesville, Randallstown.
Science, Books and
Movement
A science-themed, fun- and
movement-filled literacy
program! Arbutus, Lansdowne,
Parkville.
Little Hands and Big Hands
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little
Hands and Big Hands: Children and
Adults Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. Arbutus, Catonsville,
Essex, North Point, Owings Mills, Perry Hall,
Randallstown, Towson.
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School Age Children
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
This fun, free science program sponsored
by GlaxoSmithKline introduces children
entering grades two through six to the
wonders of science. Learn about physical
science – how magnets work, what makes
electricity – through exciting experiments.
Work with others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits with batteries
and bulb, and experience the power of
static electricity. In-person registration and
parent permission forms are available July
1 at Arbutus, North Point and Woodlawn
branches. First come, first served until all
spaces are filled. Please register only if
your child can attend all sessions at a given
branch.
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
Explore the water cycle in this science-oriented
program by connecting science, literature and the arts.
Catonsville, Essex, Owings Mills, Towson, White Marsh.
Nanoscience 101
An introduction to this emerging field of science;
highlights include using your nose as a nano-sensor
and creating “nano-gold” suncatchers. Arbutus,
Hereford, North Point, Owings Mills, Rosedale.
FutureFab: Robot Art and Electronics Lab
Design and build spinning, glowing, hypnotic
kinetic structures using LEDs, motors and everyday
material. Catonsville, Cockeysville, Lansdowne,
Hereford, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville.
Art Class with Raeann
Raeann introduces three exciting artists to students
with an accompanying art project. Parkville.
Adults
Jobs Academy
Learn how to create a résumé and cover letter,
search for jobs online and practice basic interview
skills. North Point.
Remembering the Village of Texas, Maryland
Cassie Kilroy Thompson offers a presentation and
discussion about the origins and history of this
disappearing Baltimore County village. Cockeysville.
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Discusses the September 1814 Battle of Baltimore,
including both the Defense of Fort McHenry and the
Battle of North Point. Essex, Hereford, Loch Raven,
Rosedale.
Rosedale Branch’s 40th Anniversary
Events include notable speakers, historic
photographs, singers from Overlea High School,
local artwork by elementary school students,
face painting, story times and light refreshments.
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre in residence at
CCBC Essex presents excerpts from its upcoming
productions.
Dundalk Dialogs
Discussions featuring local authors Deborah Rudacille,
Elaine Eff and Michael Olesker. North Point.
Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation
Join us for a screening and discussion of this
one-hour film directed by Jennifer Lee about the
women’s liberation movement during 1963-1970.
Hereford, Towson.
B&O Railroad Museum
A volunteer from the B&O Railroad Museum talks about
the history of the railroad and museum. Perry Hall.
Blood Pressure Screenings
In partnership with Saint Agnes Hospital, free blood
pressure screenings are provided. Arbutus.
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Divergent Faction Fiasco
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Calling all film and book fans. Join in
the celebration of all things Divergent
with games, quizzes, music and crafts.
Themed snacks provided.
Aug 20 Wed 2:00 PM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814
Battle of Baltimore, including both
the Defense of Fort McHenry and
the Battle of North Point, as well as
background information on the causes
of the war.
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Sollers Point
323 Sollers Point Road
410-887-2485
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Mondays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Tuesdays 9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Tuesdays 10:30 AM
Teen Tuesdays
Teen – 11 to 17 years old
Join us for a fun craft or activity.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Board Game Day
School age – 6 to 16 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Join others and play a variety of board
games. Snacks served.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
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Xbox Video Gaming for Teens
Teen – 11 to 17 years old
Play Just Dance 4, Madden NFL 13
and other fun Xbox and Xbox Kinect
games.
Wednesdays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Wii Video Gaming for Teens
Teen – 11 to 17 years old
Play Super Mario Bros., Just Dance
and other fun Wii games.
Thursdays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Wii Kids Gaming
5 to 11 years old/children under 8
with adult
Play Super Mario Bros., Just Dance
and other fun Wii games.
Fridays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Fridays
10:30 AM
except July 4
Jun 7 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 2 Sat 10:30 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Job Seekers Workshops
Adult
Learn how to create and write
a winning résumé, construct a
customized cover letter and nail
the interview with BCPL’s Human
Resources Manager Cindy Pol.
Jun 2 Mon 2:00 PM
Jun 9 Mon 2:00 PM
Jun 16 Mon 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jul 25 Fri
2:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join our mad scientists/librarians,
and help in some super-cool science
experiments to kick off this year’s
Summer Reading Club: “Fizz, Boom,
READ!”
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
Towson
Parking in the Garage
Validate your parking ticket for a
lower rate. Weekends and evenings
after 5:30 p.m. parking costs only $1.
Talent Showcase
School age – elementary/children
under 8 with adult
Do you sing, dance, write poetry or
music or have a special talent? Show
us what you’ve got!
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Thursdays 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 15 Sun 2:00 PM
320 York Road
410-887-6166
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 16 Mon 2:00 PM
Jul 21 Mon 2:00 PM
Aug 18 Mon 2:00 PM
The History Book Group
Adult
Join us as we discuss books on
historical topics. June, Lincoln and
Race by Richard Striner; July, The
Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise
of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen;
August, The Brothers: John Foster
Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret
World War by Stephen Kinzer.
Jun 18 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 18 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 16 Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 20 Wed 6:30 PM
Home Safe Home
Adult
Learn how to make a home safe and
comfortable, as you or loved ones age,
to remain safely at home.
Jun 19 Thu 2:00 PM
Improv Basics
Teen
Learn the basics of improv, including
creating solid scene work and fun
characters, different types of formats,
structures and games.
Jun 25 Wed 6:30 PM
Teen Open Mic
Teen
Bring your poetry, rap, music and other
talents, and show us what you’ve got!
Signup begins at 6 p.m.
Jun 25 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 23 Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 27 Wed 6:30 PM
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Silly Science
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Who gave a dragon science books? Why
did a duck read them? When toy animals
start talking, science goes silly and wacky
experiments go wild! Ventriloquism,
puppets, special effects and more make
this program a must-see.
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Rosedale
6105 Kenwood Avenue
410-887-0512
Come visit
Storyville, an
interactive
learning center for young children,
birth to age 5, with their parents
and caregivers. Storyville is a
Foundation for Baltimore County
Public Library project.
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Tuesdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Fridays
10:30 AM
except July 4
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Fit and Fun Club
Teen – ages 11 to17
Join us for yoga, healthy lifestyle
discussions and more. Impress your
parents and friends with your fitness
knowledge! Nutritious recipes provided.
Registration required.
Jun 4 Wed 4:00 PM
Jul 2
Wed 4:00 PM
Aug 6 Wed 4:00 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills.
Registration required.
Jun 5 Thu 9:00 AM
Jul 10 Thu 9:00 AM
Aug 7 Thu 9:00 AM
Video Gaming for Teens
Teen
Play new popular and old favorite Wii,
Xbox 360 and PlayStation games!
Registration required.
Jun 5 Thu 3:00 PM
Jun 12 Thu 3:00 PM
Jun 19 Thu 3:00 PM
Jun 26 Thu 3:00 PM
Jul 10 Thu 3:00 PM
Aug 14 Thu 3:00 PM
Rosedale Branch’s
40th Anniversary
Join Rosedale staff and guests as
we celebrate 40 years of library
service in the community. Events
include notable speakers, historic
photographs, singers from Overlea
High School, local artwork by
elementary school students, face
painting, story times and light
refreshments. Cockpit in Court
Summer Theatre in residence at
CCBC Essex presents excerpts
from upcoming productions of
Peter Pan and Annie, Jr. Contact
the branch for schedule of events
and more details.
Jun 7 Sat 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Shake, Rattle and Read!
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join Mr. Robert as he highlights his
favorite picture books in song, dance and
rhythm!
Jun 9
Mon 10:30 AM
Jul 7
Mon 10:30 AM
Aug 11 Mon 10:30 AM
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Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11
a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Jun 11 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 9
Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 11 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 9
Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jun 12 Thu 9:00 AM
Jul 17 Thu 9:00 AM
Aug 14 Thu 9:00 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn
that “nano” means really, really small,
and when things are very small, they
can behave differently. Highlights
include using your nose as a nanosensor and creating “nano-gold”
suncatchers. Registration required.
Jun 16 Mon 2:00 PM
Rosedale Book Club
Adult
Join our lively book discussion. June,
The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand;
July, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; August,
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary
Higgins Clark. Registration required.
Jun 24 Tue 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jul 29 Tue
Aug 26 Tue
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2:00 PM-3:30 PM
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 29 Sun 2:00 PM
Genealogy 201
13 years old and up
Did you enjoy Genealogy 101, but want
more? Join us for live searches of
valuable Internet resources, information
on local history collections, useful
genealogical materials in the library’s
catalog and play photo detective
historian. Registration required.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Minute to Win It: Science
Challenge
School age – 8 to 12 years old
It’s a race against time, and each
other, to complete challenges using
everyday household items. Join us for
fun, games and prizes! Registration
required.
Jul 15 Tue 3:00 PM
Gravity Racers
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design, build and launch a vehicle that
travels on a huge track. Presented by
FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 18 Fri
2:00 PM
Bedtime Stories and Stuffed
Animal Sleepover
2 to 5 years old with adult
Bring your second-favorite stuffed
animal to story time. Then, leave it
overnight for adventures in the branch.
Reunite with your stuffed animal
the next afternoon after 1 p.m., and
receive a photo of the fun.
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 9 Sat 2:00 PM
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Registration begins one week before program when required.
Accessible
Amplification System
Arbutus Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee and great
conversation. Share thoughts and ideas
about your favorite books.
Jun 9 Mon 10:00 AM
Jul 14 Mon 10:00 AM
Aug 11 Mon 10:00 AM
855 Sulphur Spring Road
410-887-1451
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays
9:30 AM
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Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Tuesdays
11:00 AM
Friends of the Arbutus Library
Meeting
Adult
Join the Friends of the Arbutus Library,
a community group dedicated to
preserving the history of southwest
Baltimore County.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime
pal for stories and songs.
Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Jul 8 Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/children
under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Maker Program
Paws to Read
School age
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment. Online
registration is not available; call or stop
by to register.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 9 Sat 2:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn that
“nano” means really, really small, and
when things are very small, they can
behave differently. Highlights include
using your nose as a nano-sensor and
creating “nano-gold” suncatchers.
Registration required.
Jun 18 Wed 2:00 PM
ages 11 to 17
at Hereford or
North Point. Mix it
up at Teen Tuesdays
at Sollers Point.
Know your way around a PC, e-reader or tablet?
Always helping adults with basic computer and
Internet skills, email setup and gadgets? Earn
service learning hours while helping people by
volunteering for Teen Tech Squad at North Point.
Call or stop by for details.
and launch a vehicle that will travel a huge track
at Rosedale. Find out what makes a robot, the
uses of robots and the tools needed to build them
while constructing a robotic hand that integrates
the Arduino Microcontroller in a five-part program
at Randallstown.
Have you ever heard bumps in the night and
wondered: Is it a ghost or paranormal activity?
Join us as Dedicated Paranormal Research
experts explain it all at Ghost Trackers at Towson.
Join in the celebration of all things Divergent with
games, quizzes, music, crafts and themed snacks
at the Divergent Faction Fiasco at Rosedale.
Fun and Games
Show your skills on Wii and Xbox 360 games
at Lansdowne, Rosedale and Sollers Point. Play
chess at Randallstown or board games at Sollers
Point. It’s a race against time, and each other, to
complete challenges using everyday household
items at Minute to Win It: Science at Rosedale.
Engineer Technology
Play around with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
at Arbutus. Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinectic structures using LED’s, motors
and everyday materials with FutureFab at
Catonsville, Cockeysville, Lansdowne, Hereford,
Parkville, Perry Hall or Pikesville. Design, build
Make It!
Get crafty! Make hardware jewelry, buttons, wrap
bracelets, origami or Rainbow Loom bracelets at
Essex, North Point or Pikesville. If you’d like to wear
what you make, learn
about knitting or
Check us out on Twitter @BCPLTeen.
reconstructing T-shirts
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bcplteen.
Show Off or Chow Down
Take the stage at Open Mic Night
at Towson and learn amazing and
hilarious improv theater at Hereford
and Towson. Learn to make quick nocook snacks at Woodlawn. Get fit and
learn about nutrition at Rosedale.
Read and Watch
Like anime or manga? Come to Cockeysville,
North Point or Randallstown to hang out with
others who share your interest. Discuss young
adult books at Catonsville and Hereford, or share
your own writing at Cockeysville.
For more information on these and other teen programs, go to www.bcpl.info/teens.
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Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jun 19 Thu 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings
Adult
In partnership with Saint Agnes
Hospital, free blood pressure
screenings are provided.
Jun 23 Mon 7:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 23 Mon 7:00 PM
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
for Beginners
School age
Play with the robotics kit as you learn
about robot design and teamwork
to accomplish a competitive goal.
Registration required.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Science Fun: Make Flubber
School age – 5 to 12 years old/children
under 8 with adult
Find out what happens when you
combine polyvinyl acetate chains with
borate ions, and get ready to have
some fun. Registration required.
Jun 30 Mon 2:00 PM
Science, Books and
Movement
2 to 5 years old with adult
A science-themed, fun- and movementfilled literacy program!
Jul 2
Wed 10:30 AM
Take Them to the Woods
Adult
Former crime scene investigator Dana
Kollman presents a case involving
the disappearance of a local man
whose body was found in the woods of
Vermont. Put on your thinking cap and
bring your detective skills – this is a
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Sponsored in cooperation with the
Arbutus Senior Center.
Jul 9
Wed 7:00 PM
Time for Your Check-up with Doc
McStuffins
2 to 5 years old with adult
An interactive toy clinic where kids are
invited to bring a stuffed animal to the
library “hospital” for a fun program
inspired by the hit TV show. Cosponsored by Saint Agnes Hospital.
Jul 10 Thu 10:30 PM
Movie Night: The LEGO Movie
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Bring your blankets, pillows and comfy
chairs, and join us for an after-hours
movie at the branch.
Jul 18 Fri
7:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
Learn about physical
science – how magnets work,
what makes electricity – through
exciting experiments. Work with
others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits
with batteries and bulbs, and
experience the power of static
electricity. In-person registration
and parent permission forms
available July 1. First come, first
served until all spaces filled.
Please register only if your child
can attend all sessions.
• Level 1 classes – children
entering grades 2 to 3
Jul 22 & 24 (T/TH) 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
• Level 2 classes – children
entering grades 4 to 6
Jul 29 & 31 (T/TH) 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 4 Mon 10:30 AM
Catonsville
1100 Frederick Road
410-887-0951
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Jun 14 Sat 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
10:00 AM
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Thursdays
11:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime
pal for stories and songs.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Clifford the Big Red Dog
2 to 5 years old with adult
Meet Clifford and hear some fun stories
about dogs.
Jul 23 Wed 10:30 AM
Teen Book Discussion Group
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Talk about your favorite books or
manga with other teen readers.
Refreshments provided.
Jun 9 Mon 6:30 PM
Jul 14 Mon 6:30 PM
Aug 11 Mon 6:30 PM
Let’s Build a Story
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Come along as we dance, clap and
sing while we build our own original
story.
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
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Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Mystery and Suspense Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively discussion. June,
Death of an Expert Witness by P. D.
James; July, The Day of the Jackal
by Frederick Forsyth; August, The
Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain.
Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Jul 8
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 7:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story time
featuring stories, songs and signs with
tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of
signing with young children and early
literacy.
Jun 11 Wed 10:00 AM
Bodies in Motion
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Kick start your summer with this
interactive program featuring great
ideas for family fitness and nutrition.
Presented by the Maryland State
Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.
Refreshments provided.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
The Book Group
Adult
Join us for a discussion. June, Life
After Life by Jill McCorkle; July,
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah
Parker and the Rise and Fall of the
Comanches by S. C. Gwynne; August,
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/children
under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
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Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jun 5 Thu 10:00 AM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills from Verizon
Helping Hands. Registration required.
Jun 7 Sat 9:00 AM
Jul 12 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 2 Sat 9:00 AM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills from Verizon
Helping Hands. Registration required.
Jun 14 Sat 9:00 AM
Jul 19 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 9 Sat 9:00 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Word
13 years old and up
Learn the basics of Microsoft
Word from Verizon Helping Hands.
Registration required.
Jun 21 Sat 9:00 AM
Jul 26 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 16 Sat 9:00 AM
RandallsTeen
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Hang out with friends, eat snacks and
have fun at our monthly teen event!
Ask at the Information Desk for details
on each month’s activity. Registration
required.
Jun 24 Tue 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Jul 22 Tue 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Aug 26 Tue 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Robotic Hand
School age – grades 6 and up
In this five-part program, you construct
a robotic hand and integrate the
Arduino Microcontroller. Find out what
makes a robot, the uses of robots
and the tools needed to build them.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Randallstown Library. Registration
required.
Jun 25 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Jul 2
Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Jul 9
Jul 16
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Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
A Time for Us
Adult
Join us for a special story time for seniors
with cognitive challenges. Caregivers
welcome. Registration required.
Jun 26 Thu 12:30 PM
Jul 24 Thu 12:30 PM
Aug 28 Thu 12:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 26 Thu 3:30 PM
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The Allo Show
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Allo, an “edutainer,” uses comedy,
magic and puppets to create a fun
environment for the whole family.
Jul 28 Mon 6:30 PM
Chess Club
School age – grades 6 and up
Hang out with friends and play chess
in an informal setting. All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 30 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 6 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 13 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 20 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 27 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Introduction to Email
13 years old and up
Learn basic email skills from Verizon
Helping Hands. Registration required.
Jun 28 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 23 Sat 9:00 AM
Vibrations Rock:
Buzz, Zing, Bang
2 to 5 years old with adult
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Children gain an
appreciation for the role that sound
plays in our experience of the world
around us.
Aug 14 Thu 2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 7
Mon 6:30 PM
Aug 4 Mon 6:30 PM
Job Seekers Clinic
Adult
Use our computers to work on your job
search, including résumés and online
applications. Branch staff is available to
assist. Registration required.
Aug 28 Thu 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Immigration 101
Adult
A community relations officer explains
the process of becoming an American
citizen. Registration required.
Jul 16 Wed 6:30 PM
Reisterstown
Downhill Racers
School age – grades K to 5
Create and race original plastic
model cars on massive cardboard
tracks! Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 21 Mon 6:30 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 23 Wed 6:30 PM
21 Cockeys Mill Road
410-887-1165
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:30 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Thursdays
10:30 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 23 Mon 2:00 PM
Reisterstown Readers
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion.
June, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn;
July, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl
Strayed; August, The Storyteller by Jodi
Picoult.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 10 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 14 Thu 7:00 PM
Manga Club
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Draw, discuss your favorite manga and
watch anime with other fans. Light
snacks provided.
Jun 10 Tue 6:30 PM
Jul 8
Tue 6:30 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 18 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 9
Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 5 Tue 6:30 PM
Robot City
School age – grades K to 5
Create robot inventions using
cardboard, plastic and foam. Use
simple, safe hand tools and glowing
LED components. Presented by
FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 17 Thu 2:00 PM
Magic School Bus Party
School age
Join us as we explore the realms of
science with games, trivia, crafts and
more, featuring Ms. Frizzle, her class
and one very versatile school bus.
Light refreshments provided.
Jul 31 Thu 2:00 PM
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Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old /
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 20 Sun 2:00 PM
Aug 10 Sun 2:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using LEDs,
motors and everyday material. Presented
by FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 25 Fri
1:30 PM
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410-887-1234
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Wednesdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Thursdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Fridays
10:00 AM
except July 4
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Fridays 11:00 AM
except July 4
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills. Registration
required.
Jun 2 Mon 9:00 AM
Jul 7 Mon 9:00 AM
Aug 4 Mon 9:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 4 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 2
Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 6 Wed 6:30 PM
Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 1 Fri
2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jun 9 Mon 9:00 AM
Jul 14 Mon 9:00 AM
Aug 11 Mon 9:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, cookies and
engaging conversation. Talk about your
favorite books with other readers.
Jun 12 Thu 10:30 AM
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Jul 10 Thu 10:30 AM
Aug 14 Thu 10:30 AM
Science Lab
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Take turns performing science
experiments. All materials provided.
Space is limited; come early for a ticket.
Jun 12 Thu 6:30 PM
Jul 31 Thu 6:30 PM
Aug 28 Thu 6:30 PM
Karma Dogs
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Register your shy or reluctant reader
to read with a Karma Dog from the
H.E.A.R.T.S. Program. These dogs
are friendly, nonjudgmental and good
listeners.
Jun 16 Mon 6:00 PM
Jul 21 Mon 6:00 PM
Aug 18 Mon 6:00 PM
Rainbow Loom
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Take turns creating with Rainbow
Looms. All materials provided.
Jun 17 Tue 6:30 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 24 Tue 6:30 PM
Jul 16 Wed 1:30 PM
Aug 11 Mon 1:30 PM
Chapter Seven Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion.
June, The Rosie Project by Graeme
Simsion; July, The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown; August,
Longbourn by Jo Baker.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 7:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 29 Sun 2:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 14 Mon 1:30 PM
Wrap Bracelets
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Use colored leather, waxed cotton
and ball chain to make a cool wrap
bracelet. All materials provided.
Jul 15 Tue 6:30 PM
Vibrations Rock:
Buzz, Zing, Bang
2 to 5 years old with adult
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Children gain an
appreciation for the role that sound
plays in our experience of the world
around us.
Aug 3 Sun 2:00 PM
Button Making
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Use decorative paper to make buttons.
All materials provided.
Aug 19 Tue 6:30 PM
Randallstown
8604 Liberty Road
410-887-0770
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:00 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays 11:00 AM
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Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, cookies and
engaging conversation. Talk about your
favorite books with other readers.
Jun 25 Wed 10:00 AM
Jul 23 Wed 10:00 AM
Aug 27 Wed 10:00 AM
Wild Wings: Making Planes
that Fly
School age – children under 8 with
adult
Learn about the principles of flight, and
build two different kinds of airplanes
that really fly. Registration required.
Jun 25 Wed 2:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 5
Sat 2:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 15 Tue 7:00 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jul 24 Thu 7:00 PM
Cockeysville
9833 Greenside Drive
410-887-7750
Preschool Story time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
10:00 AM & 10:45 AM
Jun 7 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 2 Sat 10:30 AM
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Spanish Story Time
Birth to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your child by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together in
Spanish, followed by a play time.
Tuesdays 1:30 PM
Hora de los cuentos en español
De nacimiento a 5 años de edad con
un adulto
Relaciónese con su niño al disfrutar
juntos con cuentos, canciones y
actividades en español, seguidos con
un tiempo de juego.
Martes 1:30 PM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Thursdays 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Jun 21 Sat 10:30 AM
Jul 19 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 16 Sat 10:30 AM
Story Time with Mr. Bob
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join Mr. Bob as he tells stories, sings
songs and does various activities
based on a special theme.
Jun 2 Mon 10:30 AM
Jul 7
Mon 10:30 AM
Aug 4 Mon 10:30 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Remembering the Village of Texas,
Maryland
Adult
Do you know where Texas, Md., is?
Have you ever wondered how it got its
name? Cassie Kilroy Thompson, founder
of the Friends of Texas, Md., offers a
presentation and discussion about the
origins and history of this disappearing
Baltimore County village. Limited seating.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
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Teen Anime Club
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Watch anime, meet with other otaku,
show off your trivia smarts and enjoy
light snacks.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us in the morning for coffee,
cookies and engaging conversation.
Talk about your favorite books with
other readers.
Jun 18 Wed 11:30 AM
Jul 16 Wed 11:30 AM
Aug 20 Wed 11:30 AM
LEGO Fun
School age
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 3:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 24 Tue 2:00 PM
Game Time
School age
Come play various board games.
Games are provided.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 2:00 PM
Cockeysville Chess Club
Ages 10 to 14
Are you itching for a challenge on the
board? Take on other chess players
like you. Come to practice or compete,
and stretch those mental muscles! For
intermediate level and above.
Jun 30 Mon 3:30 PM
Jul 28 Mon 3:30 PM
Aug 25 Mon 3:30 PM
Cockeysville Book Club
Adult
Enjoy a spirited book discussion on a
specific title. June, Someone by Alice
McDermott; July, The Signature of All
Things by Elizabeth Gilbert; August,
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk
Kidd.
Jun 30 Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 28 Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 25 Mon 7:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 15 Tue 3:30 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jul 30 Wed 7:00 PM
Essex
1110 Eastern Boulevard
410-887-0295
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Fridays
10:00 AM
except July 4
Jun 21 Sat 11:00 AM
Jul 19 Sat 11:00 AM
Aug 16 Sat 11:00 AM
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Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Fridays
11:00 AM
except July 4
Résumé Writing Workshop
Adult
Learn tips and tricks for successful
résumé development, and bring your
current résumé for an expert critique.
Jun 2 Mon 11:00 AM
Jul 7 Mon 11:00 AM
Aug 4 Mon 11:00 AM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 10 Tue 6:30 PM
Jul 22 Tue 6:30 PM
Aug 19 Tue 6:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible
magic tricks, weird mind-reading stunts
and off-the-wall comedy with the theme
of science and experiments in this allnew show.
Jun 16 Mon 6:30 PM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Appointment times are
10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Registration required.
Jun 18 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
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Origami Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Join us for origami and jewelry making.
All supplies provided.
Jun 21 Sat 3:30 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills.
Registration required.
Jul 10 Thu 9:30 AM
Living Places, Living Planet
School age
Through this interactive presentation by
the Maryland Zoo ZOOmobile, travel the
world to see the many habitats that wild
animals call home. The animals help
you understand what living things need
to survive and learn about the global
resources that animals and humans
must share.
Jun 23 Mon 2:00 PM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of
1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814
Battle of Baltimore, including both
the Defense of Fort McHenry and
the Battle of North Point, as well as
background information on the causes
of the war.
Jul 16 Wed 6:30 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jun 24 Tue 6:30 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of
signing with young children and early
literacy.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Up in Smoke
Adult
Join us for this six-week
program designed to help
you quit smoking forever! Free nicotine
patches provided. Program donated by
the Baltimore County Department of
Health. Registration required.
Mondays 6:30 PM
July 7-August 11
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jul 8
Tue 6:30 PM
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Hereford
16940 York Road
410-887-1919
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
10:30 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Fridays
10:30 AM
except July 4
Hereford Branch Book Group
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion of
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce. Sponsored by the
Friends of the Hereford Library.
Jun 4 Wed 1:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 5
Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814
Battle of Baltimore, including both the
Defense of Fort McHenry and the Battle
of North Point, as well as background
information on the causes of the war.
Jun 9 Mon 6:30 PM
Cromwell Valley
Nature Center Series
School age – grades 1 to 8/
children under 8 with adult
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Critter Encounter
Jun 14 — Join us for our
Summer Reading Club kickoff
party as we welcome Sneaks
the Cat and his friends from
Cromwell Valley Nature Center.
Meet some of the native animals
that call Maryland home.
Eat the Weeds
Jul 12 — Learn to identify
common edible plants, such
as lamb’s quarters, berries,
greens, herbs and more. Also
covers safe and environmentally
responsible collection methods
as well as preparation and
cooking.
Animal Tracks Detectives
Aug 9 — Animals leave behind
clues wherever they visit. Learn
to decode these clues and make
a craft to take home.
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, light refreshments
and engaging conversation. Talk about
your favorite books with other readers.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Hereford Library.
Jun 18 Wed 10:00 AM
Jul 16 Wed 10:00 AM
Aug 20 Wed 10:00 AM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jun 21 Sat 10:00 AM
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Steampunk Jewelry
Teen/tween
Make jewelry from hardware
and O-rings. Materials provided.
Registration required.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM
Art Class with Raeann: Klee
School age
Raeann introduces artist Paul Klee to
students with an accompanying art
project for them to create their own
masterpiece. Bring an old shirt or art
smock. Registration required.
Jun 14 Sat 11:00 AM
Readers of the Roundtable
Adult
Join a lively book discussion. June,
Dancing Fish and Ammonites by
Penelope Lively; July, The Unlikely
Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel
Joyce; August, Defending Jacob by
William Landay.
Jun 17 Tue 10:00 AM
Jul 15 Tue 10:00 AM
Aug 19 Tue 10:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 18 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 7:00 PM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Jun 19 Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 25 Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Jul 23 Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adult
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 28 Sat
Noon
Jul 26 Sat
Noon
Aug 23 Sat
Noon
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Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Art Class with Raeann: Picasso
School age
Raeann introduces artist Pablo Picasso
Hiss, Rattle, Pop:
to students with an accompanying art
The Science of Sound
project for them to create their own
School age – children under 8 with
masterpiece. Bring an old shirt or art
an adult
smock. Registration required.
Through stories and hands-on, ears-on
Aug 16 Sat
11:00 AM
demonstrations and experiments,
we explore the science of sound.
DIY Jewelry: Wrap Bracelets
Presented in cooperation with Cromwell
Teen/tween
Valley Park. Registration required.
Learn to make a wrap bracelet. Materials
Jul 5 Sat 11:00 AM
provided. Registration required.
Aug 19 Tue
7:00 PM
T-Shirt Deco
Teen/tween
Create a new fashion masterpiece
out of your old T-shirt. Bring a T-shirt.
9685 Honeygo Boulevard
Registration required.
410-887-5195
Jul 7 Mon 7:00 PM
Perry Hall
Art Class with Raeann: Klimt
School age
Raeann introduces artist Gustav Klimt
to students with an accompanying art
project for them to create their own
masterpiece. Bring an old shirt or art
smock. Registration required.
Jul 19 Sat
11:00 AM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 22 Tue 1:30 PM
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with a
variety of tasks, including how to
download e-books and magazines,
job searching, email setup, how to
manage your account and place
holds with BCPL’s mobile app,
résumé formatting and more. Call
for an appointment.
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:00 AM & 10:45 AM
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Thursdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee and book discussion.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry
Hall Library.
Jun 6 Fri 10:00 AM
Aug 1 Fri 10:00 AM
B&O Railroad Museum
Adult
Hear Paul Bridge, volunteer from the
B&O Railroad Museum, talk about the
history of the railroad and museum.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry
Hall Library.
Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Story Time with Mr. Bob
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join Mr. Bob as he tells stories, sings
songs and does various activities
based on a special theme.
Jun 13 Fri 10:30 AM
Jul 11 Fri 10:30 AM
Aug 8 Fri 10:30 AM
Perry Hall Book Club
Adult
Spend an hour sharing your insights
with other readers. June, Jefferson’s
Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret
Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley;
July, The Giver by Lois Lowry; August,
The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry
Hall Library.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of
signing with young children and early
literacy.
Jun 20 Fri 10:30 AM
Baltimore County Public Library 13
p r o g r a m s
Owings Mills
10302 Grand Central Avenue
410-887-2092
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Jun 22 Sun 2:00 PM
Jul 27 Sun 2:00 PM
Aug 24 Sun 2:00 PM
Spanish Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs in Spanish,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Hora de los cuentos en español
para bebés
Desde recién nacidos hasta niños de
23 meses con un adulto
Conéctese con su bebé por medio de
historias, rimas, saltos y canciones en
español, seguidos de un tiempo de
juego. Se requiere la inscripción.
Viernes
9:30 AM
excepto el 4 de julio
Spanish Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together in Spanish.
Fridays
11:00 AM
except July 4
Hora de los cuentos en español
para preescolares
De 2 a 5 años de edad con un adulto
Relaciónese con su preescolar al
disfrutar juntos historias, canciones y
actividades en español.
Viernes
11:00 AM
excepto el 4 de julio
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Introduction to
Home Composting
Adult
Learn about the environmental
benefits of composting and how you
can easily reduce waste at home. Let
Baltimore County Master Gardener
Educators instruct you on different
types of composters and composting.
Registration required.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
First Tuesday Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion.
June, Flight Behavior by Barbara
Kingsolver; July, Necessary Lies by
Diane Chamberlain; August, Don’t Go
by Lisa Scottoline.
Jun 3 Tue 7:00 PM
Jul 1
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 5 Tue 7:00 PM
Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adultlt
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 8 Sun 1:30 PM
Jul 13 Sun 1:30 PM
Aug 10 Sun 1:30 PM
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, cookies and
engaging conversation. Talk about your
favorite books with other readers.
Jun 10 Tue 10:00 AM
Jul 8
Tue 10:00 AM
Aug 12 Tue 10:00 AM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 14 Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Event
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Celebrate the start of our Summer
Reading Club: “Fizz, Boom, Read!” with
face painting and a scavenger hunt.
Jun 16 Mon 7:00 PM
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Pajama Story time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 18 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 7:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible
magic tricks, weird mind-reading stunts
and off-the-wall comedy with the theme
of science and experiments in this allnew show.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Rainbow Looms
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Create your own unique rainbow
bracelet. Registration required.
Jun 26 Thu 7:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 28 Sat 11:00 AM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jul 12 Sat 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Campout
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Bring your favorite stuffed animal
friend for a campout night at the
branch.
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
p r o g r a m s
Sing-Along with Sneaks and Mr.
Joe
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Jump, clap and shake along with guitarstrumming, song-singing librarian Mr.
Joe and his pal Sneaks the Cat.
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 2:00 PM
Mad Scientist Training
School age – children under 8 with
adult
Learn how to be a mad scientist by
conducting fun, hands-on science
experiments, and take home your own
slimy creations. Registration required.
Jul 28 Mon 7:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn
that “nano” means really, really small,
and when things are very small, they
can behave differently. Highlights
include using your nose as a nanosensor and creating “nano-gold”
suncatchers. Registration required.
Aug 12 Tue 2:00 PM
Parkville 9509 Harford Road
410-887-5353
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Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
9:30 AM
Science, Books and
Movement
2 to 5 years old with adult
A science-themed, fun- and
movement-filled literacy program!
Jun 7 Sat 10:30 AM
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Adult/teen
Learn foundational skills and stitches
that you can expand upon to make
exciting projects all year round.
Supplies and instruction provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Hereford Library. Registration required.
Jun 24 Tue 7:00 PM
Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation
Adult
Join us for a screening and discussion
of Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation, a one-hour film directed
by Jennifer Lee about the women’s
liberation movement during 19631970. Released in 2013, it has been
shown nationally and internationally
and won “Best of the Fest” for
documentary at the Los Angeles
Women’s International Film Festival.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Teen Book Club
Teen – grades 9 to 12
Make some new friends, and improve
your social skills. First book discussed:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in
the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
Future titles decided by the group.
Refreshments provided. Registration
required.
Jul 6
Sun 3:00 PM
Jul 13 Sun 3:00 PM
Jul 20 Sun 3:00 PM
Jul 27 Sun 3:00 PM
Aug 3 Sun 3:00 PM
Aug 10 Sun 3:00 PM
Wii Remote into Smart Board
Teen – grades 6 and up
Learn about Bluetooth and infrared
light technology. Then, create
interactive smart boards using just a
Wii remote! Registration required.
Jul 14 Mon 7:00 PM
Wanna Buy Some Rocks? The
Journey of a Stay-at-Home Dad
Adult
Join local author Jim Renaud in a
special reading and book signing.
Sprinkled with humor, indecision,
brainstorming, joys, lists and lessons
learned is Jim Renaud’s autobiography
of his years as a stay-at-home dad.
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
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Sit and Knit
Adult/teen
Bring your latest knitting or crocheting
project to work on. Share your expertise,
and learn from others. Sponsored by the
Friends of the Hereford Library.
Jul 22 Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 26 Tue 7:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 23 Wed 1:30 PM
4-H Rabbit Club
Ages 5 and up – children under 8 with
adult
Meet all kinds of rabbits, and learn
about different breeds, why they make
great pets, care and what they like
to eat. Followed by a Q&A session.
Presented by Baltimore County Rabbit
4-H Club.
Jul 29 Tue 6:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this emerging
field of science and learn that “nano”
means really, really small, and when
things are very small, they can behave
differently. Highlights include using your
nose as a nano-sensor and creating
“nano-gold” suncatchers. Registration
required.
Aug 5 Tue 2:00 PM
Magical Mats: Children’s Yoga and
Art Workshop
School age – 9 to 12 years old
Flow, smile and grow as you learn
yoga poses and relaxation techniques
through games and creative
movement. As we explore partner
poses and how we can incorporate a
y o u r
l i b r a r y
hula hoop into our class, our creative
juices will flow just in time for a unique
art project for you to take home.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Hereford Library. Registration required.
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Improv Basics
Teen
Learn the basics of improv, including
creating solid scene work and fun
characters, different types of formats,
structures and games.
Aug 30 Sat 2:00 PM
Lansdowne 500 Third Avenue
410-887-5602
One-on-One
Library Apps Help
13 years old and up
A librarian is available to show you
how to get the most out of free BCPL
apps. Learn how to download e-books,
audiobooks and magazines, or find
out how to manage your account and
place holds with our mobile app. Call
for an appointment.
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Mondays
7:00 PM
Teen Gaming
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Try your skills at Rock Band, Guitar
Hero and other fun Wii and Xbox 360
games.
Thursdays
2:30 PM
Knitting with Miss Jessica
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Learn to knit or practice your skills
while making new friends. Bring
your own knitting needles and yarn.
Registration required.
Thursdays
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
beginning June 26
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Saturdays
2:00 PM
Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adult
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jul 5
Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 9 Mon 7:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jun 23 Mon 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 2
Wed 3:45 PM
Aug 6 Wed 3:45 PM
Science, Books and
Movement
2 to 5 years old with adult
A science-themed, fun- and
movement-filled literacy program!
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 16 Wed 3:45 PM
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Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Loch Raven 1046 Taylor Avenue
410-887-4444
Friends of the
Loch Raven Library
Guest Speaker Series
Container Gardening
Adult
Is it a mini flowerbed, a wee small
vegetable patch or a work of
art? You decide! Norman Cohen,
an avid 35-year gardener, plant
aficionado and veteran Master
Gardener, teaches you how to
create beautiful, successful
container gardens.
Jun 11 Wed 7:00 PM
Gardening for Children
School age
Take a look into the science of
gardening for children. Baltimore
County Master Gardeners present
a hands-on demonstration of what
a plant needs to grow. Children
take home a planted seed.
Registration required.
Jul 8
Tue 2:00 PM
A Poetic Perspective on
American History
Adult
Baltimore-based poet and
storyteller Jennifer Rudick
Zunikoff offers a personal glimpse
of significant moments and people
throughout our nation’s history.
Jul 9 Wed 7:00 PM
Life Stories from a Master
Storyteller
Adult
Baltimore-area storyteller Debe
Stagmer shares her stories about
unexpected and interesting life
experiences.
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
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Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Fridays 11:00 AM
except July 4
Magic and Science
and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 14 Sat 10:00 AM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814 Battle
of Baltimore, including both the Defense
of Fort McHenry and the Battle of
North Point, as well as background
information on the causes of the war.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Brew with Friends
Adult
A special guest and local home brewer
presents information on home brewing
and answers your questions. Enjoy craft
beer and snacks while mingling with
home brewers. Tickets are $15 at the
branch or through the Friends before
June 26. Contact the Friends for more
information at [email protected]
com. Proceeds benefit the Friends of
the Loch Raven Library.
Jun 27 Fri
6:00 PM
Vibrations Rock:
Buzz, Zing, Bang
2 to 5 years old with adult
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Children gain an
appreciation for the role that sound
plays in our experience of the world
around us.
Jun 28 Sat 10:00 AM
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LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks. All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 2 Sat 10:00 AM
North Point
1716 Merritt Boulevard
410-887-7255
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Computer Room
13 years old and up
Use our computer room to work
independently in a quiet environment.
Work on lengthy projects such as
résumés and term papers, or use
BCPL’s online databases. Walk-ins are
welcome, space permitting. A BCPL
library card in good standing is required.
Sundays
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Tuesdays
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wednesdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursdays
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Saturdays
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:00 AM
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Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays 11:00 AM
Up in Smoke
Adult
Join us for this six-week
program designed to help
you quit smoking forever! Free nicotine
patches provided. Program donated by
the Baltimore County Department of
Health. Registration required.
Wednesdays
6:30 PM
July 2-August 6
Thursday Night Knit and Stitch
13 years old and up
Led by volunteer Paula Dixon, bring your
latest knitting, crocheting or needlecraft
project and learn from each other. All
levels of experience are welcome.
Thursdays
6:30 PM
except June 5
Dundalk Dialogs
Adult – Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
An ongoing series of discussions
featuring local authors whose
books are of special interest to
the Dundalk community.
Deborah Rudacille
Jun 3 — The author of Roots
of Steel: Boom and Bust in
an American Mill Town, about
Dundalk and the steel mill at
Sparrow’s Point, discusses and
signs copies of her book.
Elaine Eff
Jul 1 — Passionate for local
culture and traditions, the
author dedicated her career
to chronicling and presenting
Maryland traditions. Last year
she wrote and published The
Painted Screens of Baltimore: An
Urban Folk Art Revealed.
Michael Olesker
Aug 5 — A columnist for The
Baltimore Sun for many years,
the speaker is well-known for
his books about Baltimore, such
as The Colts’ Baltimore and his
latest, Front Stoops in the Fifties.
Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adult
Reading with a pet is a great way to
improve reading skills. Register your child
to read with a trained Pets on Wheels dog
in a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 1 Sun 2:00 PM
Jul 6
Sun 2:00 PM
Aug 3 Sun 2:00 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills. Registration
required.
Jun 10 Tue 2:00 PM
Jul 8
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jun
12 Thu 2:00 PM
Jul
10 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug
14 Thu 2:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word
13 years old and up
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word.
Registration required.
Jun 17 Tue 2:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks. All supplies
provided. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. the day of the event.
Jun 26 Thu 2:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 2:00 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 19 Tue 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
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through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11
a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Jun 30 Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 28 Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 25 Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Zero Robotics Team
Teen – grades 6 to 8
Learn about satellites, robotics
and space engineering; program
experimental satellites in space
and compete in a battle aboard the
International Space Station (ISS). Call for
more information, exact dates and times.
July 7 to mid-August
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Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Jobs Academy
Adult
This five-class series is a special
registration-only summer event.
Learn how to create a résumé
and cover letter, search for jobs
online and practice basic interview
skills. Participants must attend all
five classes, and they will receive
supplemental materials.
Jul 14 Mon 2:00 PM
– MS Word for job seekers
Jul 16 Wed 2:00 PM
– creating a résumé
Jul 21 Mon 2:00 PM
– Internet skills
Jul 23 Wed 2:00 PM
– online job searching
Jul 30 Wed 2:00 PM
– mock interviews
Anime and Manga Night
Teen
Draw, discuss manga and view new
anime releases as well as old favorites.
Light snacks provided.
Jul 15 Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 19 Tue 7:00 PM
My Books Read-In
School age
Join us for an hour long read-in,
and celebrate your summer reading
accomplishments with a tasty treat.
Students participating in the BCPS “My
Books” program are able to access their
reading logs through the computer lab.
Jul 9 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
Tiny Tech
3 to 5 years old with adult
Share an interactive computer class
with your child. This three-part series
introduces activities, stories and
child-friendly websites to help your
preschooler learn basic computer
skills. Registration required.
Jul 12 Sat 10:00 AM
Jul 19 Sat 10:00 AM
Jul 26 Sat 10:00 AM
Ask the Teen Tech Squad
Adult
Our Teen Tech Squad volunteers help
you get to know your PC, e-reader and
tablet, and assist with basic computer
and Internet skills, email setup and
more. Bring your own device, or use a
branch computer.
Jul 29 Tue 5:00 PM
Aug 5 Tue 5:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 5:00 PM
Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 4 Mon 2:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
Learn about physical
science – how magnets work,
what makes electricity – through
exciting experiments. Work with
others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits
with batteries and bulbs, and
experience the power of static
electricity. In-person registration
and parent permission forms
available July 1. First come, first
served until all spaces filled.
Please register only if your child
can attend all sessions.
• Level 1 classes – children
entering grades 2 to 3
Jul 22 & 24 (T/TH) 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
• Level 2 classes – children
entering grades 4 to 6
Jul 29 & 31 (T/TH) 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Critter Talk
School age
Join a naturalist from the Marshy Point
Nature Center as some scaly, feathery
and furry friends come along for a fun
and educational talk.
Aug 7 Thu 10:00 AM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn
that “nano” means really, really small,
and when things are very small, they
can behave differently. Highlights
include using your nose as a nanosensor and creating “nano-gold”
suncatchers. Registration required.
Aug 21 Thu 2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet, Part II
13 years old and up
Learn advanced Internet skills.
Registration required.
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
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Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Loch Raven 1046 Taylor Avenue
410-887-4444
Friends of the
Loch Raven Library
Guest Speaker Series
Container Gardening
Adult
Is it a mini flowerbed, a wee small
vegetable patch or a work of
art? You decide! Norman Cohen,
an avid 35-year gardener, plant
aficionado and veteran Master
Gardener, teaches you how to
create beautiful, successful
container gardens.
Jun 11 Wed 7:00 PM
Gardening for Children
School age
Take a look into the science of
gardening for children. Baltimore
County Master Gardeners present
a hands-on demonstration of what
a plant needs to grow. Children
take home a planted seed.
Registration required.
Jul 8
Tue 2:00 PM
A Poetic Perspective on
American History
Adult
Baltimore-based poet and
storyteller Jennifer Rudick
Zunikoff offers a personal glimpse
of significant moments and people
throughout our nation’s history.
Jul 9 Wed 7:00 PM
Life Stories from a Master
Storyteller
Adult
Baltimore-area storyteller Debe
Stagmer shares her stories about
unexpected and interesting life
experiences.
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
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Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Fridays 11:00 AM
except July 4
Magic and Science
and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 14 Sat 10:00 AM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814 Battle
of Baltimore, including both the Defense
of Fort McHenry and the Battle of
North Point, as well as background
information on the causes of the war.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Brew with Friends
Adult
A special guest and local home brewer
presents information on home brewing
and answers your questions. Enjoy craft
beer and snacks while mingling with
home brewers. Tickets are $15 at the
branch or through the Friends before
June 26. Contact the Friends for more
information at [email protected]
com. Proceeds benefit the Friends of
the Loch Raven Library.
Jun 27 Fri
6:00 PM
Vibrations Rock:
Buzz, Zing, Bang
2 to 5 years old with adult
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Children gain an
appreciation for the role that sound
plays in our experience of the world
around us.
Jun 28 Sat 10:00 AM
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LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks. All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 2 Sat 10:00 AM
North Point
1716 Merritt Boulevard
410-887-7255
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Computer Room
13 years old and up
Use our computer room to work
independently in a quiet environment.
Work on lengthy projects such as
résumés and term papers, or use
BCPL’s online databases. Walk-ins are
welcome, space permitting. A BCPL
library card in good standing is required.
Sundays
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Tuesdays
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wednesdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursdays
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Saturdays
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:00 AM
p r o g r a m s
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays 11:00 AM
Up in Smoke
Adult
Join us for this six-week
program designed to help
you quit smoking forever! Free nicotine
patches provided. Program donated by
the Baltimore County Department of
Health. Registration required.
Wednesdays
6:30 PM
July 2-August 6
Thursday Night Knit and Stitch
13 years old and up
Led by volunteer Paula Dixon, bring your
latest knitting, crocheting or needlecraft
project and learn from each other. All
levels of experience are welcome.
Thursdays
6:30 PM
except June 5
Dundalk Dialogs
Adult – Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
An ongoing series of discussions
featuring local authors whose
books are of special interest to
the Dundalk community.
Deborah Rudacille
Jun 3 — The author of Roots
of Steel: Boom and Bust in
an American Mill Town, about
Dundalk and the steel mill at
Sparrow’s Point, discusses and
signs copies of her book.
Elaine Eff
Jul 1 — Passionate for local
culture and traditions, the
author dedicated her career
to chronicling and presenting
Maryland traditions. Last year
she wrote and published The
Painted Screens of Baltimore: An
Urban Folk Art Revealed.
Michael Olesker
Aug 5 — A columnist for The
Baltimore Sun for many years,
the speaker is well-known for
his books about Baltimore, such
as The Colts’ Baltimore and his
latest, Front Stoops in the Fifties.
Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adult
Reading with a pet is a great way to
improve reading skills. Register your child
to read with a trained Pets on Wheels dog
in a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 1 Sun 2:00 PM
Jul 6
Sun 2:00 PM
Aug 3 Sun 2:00 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills. Registration
required.
Jun 10 Tue 2:00 PM
Jul 8
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jun
12 Thu 2:00 PM
Jul
10 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug
14 Thu 2:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word
13 years old and up
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word.
Registration required.
Jun 17 Tue 2:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks. All supplies
provided. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. the day of the event.
Jun 26 Thu 2:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 2:00 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 19 Tue 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
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through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11
a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Jun 30 Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 28 Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 25 Mon 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Zero Robotics Team
Teen – grades 6 to 8
Learn about satellites, robotics
and space engineering; program
experimental satellites in space
and compete in a battle aboard the
International Space Station (ISS). Call for
more information, exact dates and times.
July 7 to mid-August
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Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Jobs Academy
Adult
This five-class series is a special
registration-only summer event.
Learn how to create a résumé
and cover letter, search for jobs
online and practice basic interview
skills. Participants must attend all
five classes, and they will receive
supplemental materials.
Jul 14 Mon 2:00 PM
– MS Word for job seekers
Jul 16 Wed 2:00 PM
– creating a résumé
Jul 21 Mon 2:00 PM
– Internet skills
Jul 23 Wed 2:00 PM
– online job searching
Jul 30 Wed 2:00 PM
– mock interviews
Anime and Manga Night
Teen
Draw, discuss manga and view new
anime releases as well as old favorites.
Light snacks provided.
Jul 15 Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 19 Tue 7:00 PM
My Books Read-In
School age
Join us for an hour long read-in,
and celebrate your summer reading
accomplishments with a tasty treat.
Students participating in the BCPS “My
Books” program are able to access their
reading logs through the computer lab.
Jul 9 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
Tiny Tech
3 to 5 years old with adult
Share an interactive computer class
with your child. This three-part series
introduces activities, stories and
child-friendly websites to help your
preschooler learn basic computer
skills. Registration required.
Jul 12 Sat 10:00 AM
Jul 19 Sat 10:00 AM
Jul 26 Sat 10:00 AM
Ask the Teen Tech Squad
Adult
Our Teen Tech Squad volunteers help
you get to know your PC, e-reader and
tablet, and assist with basic computer
and Internet skills, email setup and
more. Bring your own device, or use a
branch computer.
Jul 29 Tue 5:00 PM
Aug 5 Tue 5:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 5:00 PM
Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 4 Mon 2:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
Learn about physical
science – how magnets work,
what makes electricity – through
exciting experiments. Work with
others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits
with batteries and bulbs, and
experience the power of static
electricity. In-person registration
and parent permission forms
available July 1. First come, first
served until all spaces filled.
Please register only if your child
can attend all sessions.
• Level 1 classes – children
entering grades 2 to 3
Jul 22 & 24 (T/TH) 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
• Level 2 classes – children
entering grades 4 to 6
Jul 29 & 31 (T/TH) 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Critter Talk
School age
Join a naturalist from the Marshy Point
Nature Center as some scaly, feathery
and furry friends come along for a fun
and educational talk.
Aug 7 Thu 10:00 AM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn
that “nano” means really, really small,
and when things are very small, they
can behave differently. Highlights
include using your nose as a nanosensor and creating “nano-gold”
suncatchers. Registration required.
Aug 21 Thu 2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet, Part II
13 years old and up
Learn advanced Internet skills.
Registration required.
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
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Owings Mills
10302 Grand Central Avenue
410-887-2092
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Jun 22 Sun 2:00 PM
Jul 27 Sun 2:00 PM
Aug 24 Sun 2:00 PM
Spanish Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs in Spanish,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Hora de los cuentos en español
para bebés
Desde recién nacidos hasta niños de
23 meses con un adulto
Conéctese con su bebé por medio de
historias, rimas, saltos y canciones en
español, seguidos de un tiempo de
juego. Se requiere la inscripción.
Viernes
9:30 AM
excepto el 4 de julio
Spanish Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together in Spanish.
Fridays
11:00 AM
except July 4
Hora de los cuentos en español
para preescolares
De 2 a 5 años de edad con un adulto
Relaciónese con su preescolar al
disfrutar juntos historias, canciones y
actividades en español.
Viernes
11:00 AM
excepto el 4 de julio
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Introduction to
Home Composting
Adult
Learn about the environmental
benefits of composting and how you
can easily reduce waste at home. Let
Baltimore County Master Gardener
Educators instruct you on different
types of composters and composting.
Registration required.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
First Tuesday Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion.
June, Flight Behavior by Barbara
Kingsolver; July, Necessary Lies by
Diane Chamberlain; August, Don’t Go
by Lisa Scottoline.
Jun 3 Tue 7:00 PM
Jul 1
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 5 Tue 7:00 PM
Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adultlt
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 8 Sun 1:30 PM
Jul 13 Sun 1:30 PM
Aug 10 Sun 1:30 PM
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, cookies and
engaging conversation. Talk about your
favorite books with other readers.
Jun 10 Tue 10:00 AM
Jul 8
Tue 10:00 AM
Aug 12 Tue 10:00 AM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 14 Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Event
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Celebrate the start of our Summer
Reading Club: “Fizz, Boom, Read!” with
face painting and a scavenger hunt.
Jun 16 Mon 7:00 PM
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Pajama Story time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 18 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 7:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible
magic tricks, weird mind-reading stunts
and off-the-wall comedy with the theme
of science and experiments in this allnew show.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Rainbow Looms
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Create your own unique rainbow
bracelet. Registration required.
Jun 26 Thu 7:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 28 Sat 11:00 AM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jul 12 Sat 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Campout
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Bring your favorite stuffed animal
friend for a campout night at the
branch.
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
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Sing-Along with Sneaks and Mr.
Joe
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Jump, clap and shake along with guitarstrumming, song-singing librarian Mr.
Joe and his pal Sneaks the Cat.
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 2:00 PM
Mad Scientist Training
School age – children under 8 with
adult
Learn how to be a mad scientist by
conducting fun, hands-on science
experiments, and take home your own
slimy creations. Registration required.
Jul 28 Mon 7:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn
that “nano” means really, really small,
and when things are very small, they
can behave differently. Highlights
include using your nose as a nanosensor and creating “nano-gold”
suncatchers. Registration required.
Aug 12 Tue 2:00 PM
Parkville 9509 Harford Road
410-887-5353
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Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
9:30 AM
Science, Books and
Movement
2 to 5 years old with adult
A science-themed, fun- and
movement-filled literacy program!
Jun 7 Sat 10:30 AM
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Adult/teen
Learn foundational skills and stitches
that you can expand upon to make
exciting projects all year round.
Supplies and instruction provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Hereford Library. Registration required.
Jun 24 Tue 7:00 PM
Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation
Adult
Join us for a screening and discussion
of Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation, a one-hour film directed
by Jennifer Lee about the women’s
liberation movement during 19631970. Released in 2013, it has been
shown nationally and internationally
and won “Best of the Fest” for
documentary at the Los Angeles
Women’s International Film Festival.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Teen Book Club
Teen – grades 9 to 12
Make some new friends, and improve
your social skills. First book discussed:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in
the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
Future titles decided by the group.
Refreshments provided. Registration
required.
Jul 6
Sun 3:00 PM
Jul 13 Sun 3:00 PM
Jul 20 Sun 3:00 PM
Jul 27 Sun 3:00 PM
Aug 3 Sun 3:00 PM
Aug 10 Sun 3:00 PM
Wii Remote into Smart Board
Teen – grades 6 and up
Learn about Bluetooth and infrared
light technology. Then, create
interactive smart boards using just a
Wii remote! Registration required.
Jul 14 Mon 7:00 PM
Wanna Buy Some Rocks? The
Journey of a Stay-at-Home Dad
Adult
Join local author Jim Renaud in a
special reading and book signing.
Sprinkled with humor, indecision,
brainstorming, joys, lists and lessons
learned is Jim Renaud’s autobiography
of his years as a stay-at-home dad.
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
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Sit and Knit
Adult/teen
Bring your latest knitting or crocheting
project to work on. Share your expertise,
and learn from others. Sponsored by the
Friends of the Hereford Library.
Jul 22 Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 26 Tue 7:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 23 Wed 1:30 PM
4-H Rabbit Club
Ages 5 and up – children under 8 with
adult
Meet all kinds of rabbits, and learn
about different breeds, why they make
great pets, care and what they like
to eat. Followed by a Q&A session.
Presented by Baltimore County Rabbit
4-H Club.
Jul 29 Tue 6:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this emerging
field of science and learn that “nano”
means really, really small, and when
things are very small, they can behave
differently. Highlights include using your
nose as a nano-sensor and creating
“nano-gold” suncatchers. Registration
required.
Aug 5 Tue 2:00 PM
Magical Mats: Children’s Yoga and
Art Workshop
School age – 9 to 12 years old
Flow, smile and grow as you learn
yoga poses and relaxation techniques
through games and creative
movement. As we explore partner
poses and how we can incorporate a
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l i b r a r y
hula hoop into our class, our creative
juices will flow just in time for a unique
art project for you to take home.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Hereford Library. Registration required.
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Improv Basics
Teen
Learn the basics of improv, including
creating solid scene work and fun
characters, different types of formats,
structures and games.
Aug 30 Sat 2:00 PM
Lansdowne 500 Third Avenue
410-887-5602
One-on-One
Library Apps Help
13 years old and up
A librarian is available to show you
how to get the most out of free BCPL
apps. Learn how to download e-books,
audiobooks and magazines, or find
out how to manage your account and
place holds with our mobile app. Call
for an appointment.
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Mondays
7:00 PM
Teen Gaming
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Try your skills at Rock Band, Guitar
Hero and other fun Wii and Xbox 360
games.
Thursdays
2:30 PM
Knitting with Miss Jessica
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Learn to knit or practice your skills
while making new friends. Bring
your own knitting needles and yarn.
Registration required.
Thursdays
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
beginning June 26
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Saturdays
2:00 PM
Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adult
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jul 5
Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 9 Mon 7:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jun 23 Mon 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 2
Wed 3:45 PM
Aug 6 Wed 3:45 PM
Science, Books and
Movement
2 to 5 years old with adult
A science-themed, fun- and
movement-filled literacy program!
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 16 Wed 3:45 PM
Baltimore County Public Library 9
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Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Fridays
11:00 AM
except July 4
Résumé Writing Workshop
Adult
Learn tips and tricks for successful
résumé development, and bring your
current résumé for an expert critique.
Jun 2 Mon 11:00 AM
Jul 7 Mon 11:00 AM
Aug 4 Mon 11:00 AM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 10 Tue 6:30 PM
Jul 22 Tue 6:30 PM
Aug 19 Tue 6:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible
magic tricks, weird mind-reading stunts
and off-the-wall comedy with the theme
of science and experiments in this allnew show.
Jun 16 Mon 6:30 PM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Appointment times are
10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Registration required.
Jun 18 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
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Origami Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Join us for origami and jewelry making.
All supplies provided.
Jun 21 Sat 3:30 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills.
Registration required.
Jul 10 Thu 9:30 AM
Living Places, Living Planet
School age
Through this interactive presentation by
the Maryland Zoo ZOOmobile, travel the
world to see the many habitats that wild
animals call home. The animals help
you understand what living things need
to survive and learn about the global
resources that animals and humans
must share.
Jun 23 Mon 2:00 PM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of
1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814
Battle of Baltimore, including both
the Defense of Fort McHenry and
the Battle of North Point, as well as
background information on the causes
of the war.
Jul 16 Wed 6:30 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jun 24 Tue 6:30 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of
signing with young children and early
literacy.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Up in Smoke
Adult
Join us for this six-week
program designed to help
you quit smoking forever! Free nicotine
patches provided. Program donated by
the Baltimore County Department of
Health. Registration required.
Mondays 6:30 PM
July 7-August 11
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jul 8
Tue 6:30 PM
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Hereford
16940 York Road
410-887-1919
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
10:30 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Fridays
10:30 AM
except July 4
Hereford Branch Book Group
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion of
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce. Sponsored by the
Friends of the Hereford Library.
Jun 4 Wed 1:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 5
Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814
Battle of Baltimore, including both the
Defense of Fort McHenry and the Battle
of North Point, as well as background
information on the causes of the war.
Jun 9 Mon 6:30 PM
Cromwell Valley
Nature Center Series
School age – grades 1 to 8/
children under 8 with adult
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Critter Encounter
Jun 14 — Join us for our
Summer Reading Club kickoff
party as we welcome Sneaks
the Cat and his friends from
Cromwell Valley Nature Center.
Meet some of the native animals
that call Maryland home.
Eat the Weeds
Jul 12 — Learn to identify
common edible plants, such
as lamb’s quarters, berries,
greens, herbs and more. Also
covers safe and environmentally
responsible collection methods
as well as preparation and
cooking.
Animal Tracks Detectives
Aug 9 — Animals leave behind
clues wherever they visit. Learn
to decode these clues and make
a craft to take home.
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, light refreshments
and engaging conversation. Talk about
your favorite books with other readers.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Hereford Library.
Jun 18 Wed 10:00 AM
Jul 16 Wed 10:00 AM
Aug 20 Wed 10:00 AM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jun 21 Sat 10:00 AM
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Steampunk Jewelry
Teen/tween
Make jewelry from hardware
and O-rings. Materials provided.
Registration required.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM
Art Class with Raeann: Klee
School age
Raeann introduces artist Paul Klee to
students with an accompanying art
project for them to create their own
masterpiece. Bring an old shirt or art
smock. Registration required.
Jun 14 Sat 11:00 AM
Readers of the Roundtable
Adult
Join a lively book discussion. June,
Dancing Fish and Ammonites by
Penelope Lively; July, The Unlikely
Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel
Joyce; August, Defending Jacob by
William Landay.
Jun 17 Tue 10:00 AM
Jul 15 Tue 10:00 AM
Aug 19 Tue 10:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 18 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 7:00 PM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Jun 19 Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 25 Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Jul 23 Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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Paws to Read
School age – children under 8 with
an adult
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment.
Jun 28 Sat
Noon
Jul 26 Sat
Noon
Aug 23 Sat
Noon
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Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Art Class with Raeann: Picasso
School age
Raeann introduces artist Pablo Picasso
Hiss, Rattle, Pop:
to students with an accompanying art
The Science of Sound
project for them to create their own
School age – children under 8 with
masterpiece. Bring an old shirt or art
an adult
smock. Registration required.
Through stories and hands-on, ears-on
Aug 16 Sat
11:00 AM
demonstrations and experiments,
we explore the science of sound.
DIY Jewelry: Wrap Bracelets
Presented in cooperation with Cromwell
Teen/tween
Valley Park. Registration required.
Learn to make a wrap bracelet. Materials
Jul 5 Sat 11:00 AM
provided. Registration required.
Aug 19 Tue
7:00 PM
T-Shirt Deco
Teen/tween
Create a new fashion masterpiece
out of your old T-shirt. Bring a T-shirt.
9685 Honeygo Boulevard
Registration required.
410-887-5195
Jul 7 Mon 7:00 PM
Perry Hall
Art Class with Raeann: Klimt
School age
Raeann introduces artist Gustav Klimt
to students with an accompanying art
project for them to create their own
masterpiece. Bring an old shirt or art
smock. Registration required.
Jul 19 Sat
11:00 AM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 22 Tue 1:30 PM
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with a
variety of tasks, including how to
download e-books and magazines,
job searching, email setup, how to
manage your account and place
holds with BCPL’s mobile app,
résumé formatting and more. Call
for an appointment.
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:00 AM & 10:45 AM
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Thursdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee and book discussion.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry
Hall Library.
Jun 6 Fri 10:00 AM
Aug 1 Fri 10:00 AM
B&O Railroad Museum
Adult
Hear Paul Bridge, volunteer from the
B&O Railroad Museum, talk about the
history of the railroad and museum.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry
Hall Library.
Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Story Time with Mr. Bob
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join Mr. Bob as he tells stories, sings
songs and does various activities
based on a special theme.
Jun 13 Fri 10:30 AM
Jul 11 Fri 10:30 AM
Aug 8 Fri 10:30 AM
Perry Hall Book Club
Adult
Spend an hour sharing your insights
with other readers. June, Jefferson’s
Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret
Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley;
July, The Giver by Lois Lowry; August,
The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry
Hall Library.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of
signing with young children and early
literacy.
Jun 20 Fri 10:30 AM
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Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old /
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 20 Sun 2:00 PM
Aug 10 Sun 2:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using LEDs,
motors and everyday material. Presented
by FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 25 Fri
1:30 PM
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Pikesville 1301 Reisterstown Road
410-887-1234
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Wednesdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Thursdays
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Fridays
10:00 AM
except July 4
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Fridays 11:00 AM
except July 4
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills. Registration
required.
Jun 2 Mon 9:00 AM
Jul 7 Mon 9:00 AM
Aug 4 Mon 9:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 4 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 2
Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 6 Wed 6:30 PM
Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 1 Fri
2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jun 9 Mon 9:00 AM
Jul 14 Mon 9:00 AM
Aug 11 Mon 9:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, cookies and
engaging conversation. Talk about your
favorite books with other readers.
Jun 12 Thu 10:30 AM
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Jul 10 Thu 10:30 AM
Aug 14 Thu 10:30 AM
Science Lab
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Take turns performing science
experiments. All materials provided.
Space is limited; come early for a ticket.
Jun 12 Thu 6:30 PM
Jul 31 Thu 6:30 PM
Aug 28 Thu 6:30 PM
Karma Dogs
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Register your shy or reluctant reader
to read with a Karma Dog from the
H.E.A.R.T.S. Program. These dogs
are friendly, nonjudgmental and good
listeners.
Jun 16 Mon 6:00 PM
Jul 21 Mon 6:00 PM
Aug 18 Mon 6:00 PM
Rainbow Loom
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Take turns creating with Rainbow
Looms. All materials provided.
Jun 17 Tue 6:30 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 24 Tue 6:30 PM
Jul 16 Wed 1:30 PM
Aug 11 Mon 1:30 PM
Chapter Seven Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion.
June, The Rosie Project by Graeme
Simsion; July, The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown; August,
Longbourn by Jo Baker.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 7:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 29 Sun 2:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 14 Mon 1:30 PM
Wrap Bracelets
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Use colored leather, waxed cotton
and ball chain to make a cool wrap
bracelet. All materials provided.
Jul 15 Tue 6:30 PM
Vibrations Rock:
Buzz, Zing, Bang
2 to 5 years old with adult
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Children gain an
appreciation for the role that sound
plays in our experience of the world
around us.
Aug 3 Sun 2:00 PM
Button Making
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Use decorative paper to make buttons.
All materials provided.
Aug 19 Tue 6:30 PM
Randallstown
8604 Liberty Road
410-887-0770
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:00 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays 11:00 AM
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Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee, cookies and
engaging conversation. Talk about your
favorite books with other readers.
Jun 25 Wed 10:00 AM
Jul 23 Wed 10:00 AM
Aug 27 Wed 10:00 AM
Wild Wings: Making Planes
that Fly
School age – children under 8 with
adult
Learn about the principles of flight, and
build two different kinds of airplanes
that really fly. Registration required.
Jun 25 Wed 2:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 5
Sat 2:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 15 Tue 7:00 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jul 24 Thu 7:00 PM
Cockeysville
9833 Greenside Drive
410-887-7750
Preschool Story time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
10:00 AM & 10:45 AM
Jun 7 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 2 Sat 10:30 AM
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Spanish Story Time
Birth to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your child by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together in
Spanish, followed by a play time.
Tuesdays 1:30 PM
Hora de los cuentos en español
De nacimiento a 5 años de edad con
un adulto
Relaciónese con su niño al disfrutar
juntos con cuentos, canciones y
actividades en español, seguidos con
un tiempo de juego.
Martes 1:30 PM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Thursdays 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Jun 21 Sat 10:30 AM
Jul 19 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 16 Sat 10:30 AM
Story Time with Mr. Bob
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join Mr. Bob as he tells stories, sings
songs and does various activities
based on a special theme.
Jun 2 Mon 10:30 AM
Jul 7
Mon 10:30 AM
Aug 4 Mon 10:30 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Remembering the Village of Texas,
Maryland
Adult
Do you know where Texas, Md., is?
Have you ever wondered how it got its
name? Cassie Kilroy Thompson, founder
of the Friends of Texas, Md., offers a
presentation and discussion about the
origins and history of this disappearing
Baltimore County village. Limited seating.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
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Teen Anime Club
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Watch anime, meet with other otaku,
show off your trivia smarts and enjoy
light snacks.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us in the morning for coffee,
cookies and engaging conversation.
Talk about your favorite books with
other readers.
Jun 18 Wed 11:30 AM
Jul 16 Wed 11:30 AM
Aug 20 Wed 11:30 AM
LEGO Fun
School age
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 3:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 24 Tue 2:00 PM
Game Time
School age
Come play various board games.
Games are provided.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 2:00 PM
Cockeysville Chess Club
Ages 10 to 14
Are you itching for a challenge on the
board? Take on other chess players
like you. Come to practice or compete,
and stretch those mental muscles! For
intermediate level and above.
Jun 30 Mon 3:30 PM
Jul 28 Mon 3:30 PM
Aug 25 Mon 3:30 PM
Cockeysville Book Club
Adult
Enjoy a spirited book discussion on a
specific title. June, Someone by Alice
McDermott; July, The Signature of All
Things by Elizabeth Gilbert; August,
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk
Kidd.
Jun 30 Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 28 Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 25 Mon 7:00 PM
FutureFab: Robot Art and
Electronics Lab
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinetic structures using
LEDs, motors and everyday material.
Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 15 Tue 3:30 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jul 30 Wed 7:00 PM
Essex
1110 Eastern Boulevard
410-887-0295
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Fridays
10:00 AM
except July 4
Jun 21 Sat 11:00 AM
Jul 19 Sat 11:00 AM
Aug 16 Sat 11:00 AM
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Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jun 19 Thu 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings
Adult
In partnership with Saint Agnes
Hospital, free blood pressure
screenings are provided.
Jun 23 Mon 7:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 23 Mon 7:00 PM
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
for Beginners
School age
Play with the robotics kit as you learn
about robot design and teamwork
to accomplish a competitive goal.
Registration required.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Science Fun: Make Flubber
School age – 5 to 12 years old/children
under 8 with adult
Find out what happens when you
combine polyvinyl acetate chains with
borate ions, and get ready to have
some fun. Registration required.
Jun 30 Mon 2:00 PM
Science, Books and
Movement
2 to 5 years old with adult
A science-themed, fun- and movementfilled literacy program!
Jul 2
Wed 10:30 AM
Take Them to the Woods
Adult
Former crime scene investigator Dana
Kollman presents a case involving
the disappearance of a local man
whose body was found in the woods of
Vermont. Put on your thinking cap and
bring your detective skills – this is a
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Sponsored in cooperation with the
Arbutus Senior Center.
Jul 9
Wed 7:00 PM
Time for Your Check-up with Doc
McStuffins
2 to 5 years old with adult
An interactive toy clinic where kids are
invited to bring a stuffed animal to the
library “hospital” for a fun program
inspired by the hit TV show. Cosponsored by Saint Agnes Hospital.
Jul 10 Thu 10:30 PM
Movie Night: The LEGO Movie
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Bring your blankets, pillows and comfy
chairs, and join us for an after-hours
movie at the branch.
Jul 18 Fri
7:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
Learn about physical
science – how magnets work,
what makes electricity – through
exciting experiments. Work with
others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits
with batteries and bulbs, and
experience the power of static
electricity. In-person registration
and parent permission forms
available July 1. First come, first
served until all spaces filled.
Please register only if your child
can attend all sessions.
• Level 1 classes – children
entering grades 2 to 3
Jul 22 & 24 (T/TH) 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
• Level 2 classes – children
entering grades 4 to 6
Jul 29 & 31 (T/TH) 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 4 Mon 10:30 AM
Catonsville
1100 Frederick Road
410-887-0951
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Jun 14 Sat 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Thursdays
10:00 AM
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Thursdays
11:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime
pal for stories and songs.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Clifford the Big Red Dog
2 to 5 years old with adult
Meet Clifford and hear some fun stories
about dogs.
Jul 23 Wed 10:30 AM
Teen Book Discussion Group
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Talk about your favorite books or
manga with other teen readers.
Refreshments provided.
Jun 9 Mon 6:30 PM
Jul 14 Mon 6:30 PM
Aug 11 Mon 6:30 PM
Let’s Build a Story
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Come along as we dance, clap and
sing while we build our own original
story.
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
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Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Mystery and Suspense Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively discussion. June,
Death of an Expert Witness by P. D.
James; July, The Day of the Jackal
by Frederick Forsyth; August, The
Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain.
Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Jul 8
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 7:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story time
featuring stories, songs and signs with
tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of
signing with young children and early
literacy.
Jun 11 Wed 10:00 AM
Bodies in Motion
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Kick start your summer with this
interactive program featuring great
ideas for family fitness and nutrition.
Presented by the Maryland State
Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.
Refreshments provided.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
The Book Group
Adult
Join us for a discussion. June, Life
After Life by Jill McCorkle; July,
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah
Parker and the Rise and Fall of the
Comanches by S. C. Gwynne; August,
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/children
under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 21 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
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Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jun 5 Thu 10:00 AM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills from Verizon
Helping Hands. Registration required.
Jun 7 Sat 9:00 AM
Jul 12 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 2 Sat 9:00 AM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills from Verizon
Helping Hands. Registration required.
Jun 14 Sat 9:00 AM
Jul 19 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 9 Sat 9:00 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Word
13 years old and up
Learn the basics of Microsoft
Word from Verizon Helping Hands.
Registration required.
Jun 21 Sat 9:00 AM
Jul 26 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 16 Sat 9:00 AM
RandallsTeen
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Hang out with friends, eat snacks and
have fun at our monthly teen event!
Ask at the Information Desk for details
on each month’s activity. Registration
required.
Jun 24 Tue 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Jul 22 Tue 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Aug 26 Tue 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Robotic Hand
School age – grades 6 and up
In this five-part program, you construct
a robotic hand and integrate the
Arduino Microcontroller. Find out what
makes a robot, the uses of robots
and the tools needed to build them.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Randallstown Library. Registration
required.
Jun 25 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Jul 2
Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
A Time for Us
Adult
Join us for a special story time for seniors
with cognitive challenges. Caregivers
welcome. Registration required.
Jun 26 Thu 12:30 PM
Jul 24 Thu 12:30 PM
Aug 28 Thu 12:30 PM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 26 Thu 3:30 PM
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The Allo Show
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Allo, an “edutainer,” uses comedy,
magic and puppets to create a fun
environment for the whole family.
Jul 28 Mon 6:30 PM
Chess Club
School age – grades 6 and up
Hang out with friends and play chess
in an informal setting. All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 30 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 6 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 13 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 20 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Aug 27 Wed 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Introduction to Email
13 years old and up
Learn basic email skills from Verizon
Helping Hands. Registration required.
Jun 28 Sat 9:00 AM
Aug 23 Sat 9:00 AM
Vibrations Rock:
Buzz, Zing, Bang
2 to 5 years old with adult
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Children gain an
appreciation for the role that sound
plays in our experience of the world
around us.
Aug 14 Thu 2:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jul 7
Mon 6:30 PM
Aug 4 Mon 6:30 PM
Job Seekers Clinic
Adult
Use our computers to work on your job
search, including résumés and online
applications. Branch staff is available to
assist. Registration required.
Aug 28 Thu 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Immigration 101
Adult
A community relations officer explains
the process of becoming an American
citizen. Registration required.
Jul 16 Wed 6:30 PM
Reisterstown
Downhill Racers
School age – grades K to 5
Create and race original plastic
model cars on massive cardboard
tracks! Presented by FutureMakers.
Registration required.
Jul 21 Mon 6:30 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 23 Wed 6:30 PM
21 Cockeys Mill Road
410-887-1165
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Wednesdays 10:30 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Thursdays
10:30 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 23 Mon 2:00 PM
Reisterstown Readers
Adult
Join us for a lively book discussion.
June, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn;
July, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl
Strayed; August, The Storyteller by Jodi
Picoult.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 10 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 14 Thu 7:00 PM
Manga Club
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Draw, discuss your favorite manga and
watch anime with other fans. Light
snacks provided.
Jun 10 Tue 6:30 PM
Jul 8
Tue 6:30 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 18 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 9
Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 5 Tue 6:30 PM
Robot City
School age – grades K to 5
Create robot inventions using
cardboard, plastic and foam. Use
simple, safe hand tools and glowing
LED components. Presented by
FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 17 Thu 2:00 PM
Magic School Bus Party
School age
Join us as we explore the realms of
science with games, trivia, crafts and
more, featuring Ms. Frizzle, her class
and one very versatile school bus.
Light refreshments provided.
Jul 31 Thu 2:00 PM
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Silly Science
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Who gave a dragon science books? Why
did a duck read them? When toy animals
start talking, science goes silly and wacky
experiments go wild! Ventriloquism,
puppets, special effects and more make
this program a must-see.
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Rosedale
6105 Kenwood Avenue
410-887-0512
Come visit
Storyville, an
interactive
learning center for young children,
birth to age 5, with their parents
and caregivers. Storyville is a
Foundation for Baltimore County
Public Library project.
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Tuesdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Fridays
10:30 AM
except July 4
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Fit and Fun Club
Teen – ages 11 to17
Join us for yoga, healthy lifestyle
discussions and more. Impress your
parents and friends with your fitness
knowledge! Nutritious recipes provided.
Registration required.
Jun 4 Wed 4:00 PM
Jul 2
Wed 4:00 PM
Aug 6 Wed 4:00 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills.
Registration required.
Jun 5 Thu 9:00 AM
Jul 10 Thu 9:00 AM
Aug 7 Thu 9:00 AM
Video Gaming for Teens
Teen
Play new popular and old favorite Wii,
Xbox 360 and PlayStation games!
Registration required.
Jun 5 Thu 3:00 PM
Jun 12 Thu 3:00 PM
Jun 19 Thu 3:00 PM
Jun 26 Thu 3:00 PM
Jul 10 Thu 3:00 PM
Aug 14 Thu 3:00 PM
Rosedale Branch’s
40th Anniversary
Join Rosedale staff and guests as
we celebrate 40 years of library
service in the community. Events
include notable speakers, historic
photographs, singers from Overlea
High School, local artwork by
elementary school students, face
painting, story times and light
refreshments. Cockpit in Court
Summer Theatre in residence at
CCBC Essex presents excerpts
from upcoming productions of
Peter Pan and Annie, Jr. Contact
the branch for schedule of events
and more details.
Jun 7 Sat 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Shake, Rattle and Read!
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join Mr. Robert as he highlights his
favorite picture books in song, dance and
rhythm!
Jun 9
Mon 10:30 AM
Jul 7
Mon 10:30 AM
Aug 11 Mon 10:30 AM
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Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11
a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Jun 11 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 9
Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 11 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 9
Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years old and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jun 12 Thu 9:00 AM
Jul 17 Thu 9:00 AM
Aug 14 Thu 9:00 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn
that “nano” means really, really small,
and when things are very small, they
can behave differently. Highlights
include using your nose as a nanosensor and creating “nano-gold”
suncatchers. Registration required.
Jun 16 Mon 2:00 PM
Rosedale Book Club
Adult
Join our lively book discussion. June,
The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand;
July, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; August,
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary
Higgins Clark. Registration required.
Jun 24 Tue 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Jul 29 Tue
Aug 26 Tue
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2:00 PM-3:30 PM
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 29 Sun 2:00 PM
Genealogy 201
13 years old and up
Did you enjoy Genealogy 101, but want
more? Join us for live searches of
valuable Internet resources, information
on local history collections, useful
genealogical materials in the library’s
catalog and play photo detective
historian. Registration required.
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Minute to Win It: Science
Challenge
School age – 8 to 12 years old
It’s a race against time, and each
other, to complete challenges using
everyday household items. Join us for
fun, games and prizes! Registration
required.
Jul 15 Tue 3:00 PM
Gravity Racers
School age – grades 6 to 8
Design, build and launch a vehicle that
travels on a huge track. Presented by
FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 18 Fri
2:00 PM
Bedtime Stories and Stuffed
Animal Sleepover
2 to 5 years old with adult
Bring your second-favorite stuffed
animal to story time. Then, leave it
overnight for adventures in the branch.
Reunite with your stuffed animal
the next afternoon after 1 p.m., and
receive a photo of the fun.
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 9 Sat 2:00 PM
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Registration begins one week before program when required.
Accessible
Amplification System
Arbutus Books, Coffee and Conversation
Adult
Join us for coffee and great
conversation. Share thoughts and ideas
about your favorite books.
Jun 9 Mon 10:00 AM
Jul 14 Mon 10:00 AM
Aug 11 Mon 10:00 AM
855 Sulphur Spring Road
410-887-1451
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Tuesdays
9:30 AM
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Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Tuesdays
11:00 AM
Friends of the Arbutus Library
Meeting
Adult
Join the Friends of the Arbutus Library,
a community group dedicated to
preserving the history of southwest
Baltimore County.
Jun 2 Mon 7:00 PM
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Aug 4 Mon 7:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 7 Sat 2:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime
pal for stories and songs.
Jun 10 Tue 7:00 PM
Jul 8 Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 12 Tue 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/children
under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided. Registration required.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 17 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Maker Program
Paws to Read
School age
Reading with a pet is a great way
to improve reading skills. Register
your child to read with a trained
Pets on Wheels dog in a relaxed,
nonjudgmental environment. Online
registration is not available; call or stop
by to register.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 9 Sat 2:00 PM
Nanoscience 101
School age – grades 1 to 5
Students are introduced to this
emerging field of science and learn that
“nano” means really, really small, and
when things are very small, they can
behave differently. Highlights include
using your nose as a nano-sensor and
creating “nano-gold” suncatchers.
Registration required.
Jun 18 Wed 2:00 PM
ages 11 to 17
at Hereford or
North Point. Mix it
up at Teen Tuesdays
at Sollers Point.
Know your way around a PC, e-reader or tablet?
Always helping adults with basic computer and
Internet skills, email setup and gadgets? Earn
service learning hours while helping people by
volunteering for Teen Tech Squad at North Point.
Call or stop by for details.
and launch a vehicle that will travel a huge track
at Rosedale. Find out what makes a robot, the
uses of robots and the tools needed to build them
while constructing a robotic hand that integrates
the Arduino Microcontroller in a five-part program
at Randallstown.
Have you ever heard bumps in the night and
wondered: Is it a ghost or paranormal activity?
Join us as Dedicated Paranormal Research
experts explain it all at Ghost Trackers at Towson.
Join in the celebration of all things Divergent with
games, quizzes, music, crafts and themed snacks
at the Divergent Faction Fiasco at Rosedale.
Fun and Games
Show your skills on Wii and Xbox 360 games
at Lansdowne, Rosedale and Sollers Point. Play
chess at Randallstown or board games at Sollers
Point. It’s a race against time, and each other, to
complete challenges using everyday household
items at Minute to Win It: Science at Rosedale.
Engineer Technology
Play around with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
at Arbutus. Design and build spinning, glowing,
hypnotic kinectic structures using LED’s, motors
and everyday materials with FutureFab at
Catonsville, Cockeysville, Lansdowne, Hereford,
Parkville, Perry Hall or Pikesville. Design, build
Make It!
Get crafty! Make hardware jewelry, buttons, wrap
bracelets, origami or Rainbow Loom bracelets at
Essex, North Point or Pikesville. If you’d like to wear
what you make, learn
about knitting or
Check us out on Twitter @BCPLTeen.
reconstructing T-shirts
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bcplteen.
Show Off or Chow Down
Take the stage at Open Mic Night
at Towson and learn amazing and
hilarious improv theater at Hereford
and Towson. Learn to make quick nocook snacks at Woodlawn. Get fit and
learn about nutrition at Rosedale.
Read and Watch
Like anime or manga? Come to Cockeysville,
North Point or Randallstown to hang out with
others who share your interest. Discuss young
adult books at Catonsville and Hereford, or share
your own writing at Cockeysville.
For more information on these and other teen programs, go to www.bcpl.info/teens.
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Take a Look: Programs for Everyone
Guaranteed to please. Check your branch for dates and times. Children under 8 with adult.
All Ages
Magic and Science and Stuff
Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic
tricks, weird mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy. Arbutus, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Essex,
Lansdowne, Loch Raven, Owings Mills, Parkville,
Perry Hall, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown,
Rosedale, Sollers Point, Towson.
Silly Science
When toy animals start talking, science goes silly
and wacky experiments go wild! Reisterstown, White
Marsh, Woodlawn.
Hula Hoop Action
Skills are demonstrated through a fun performance.
The audience learns moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula. Arbutus, Cockeysville, Essex,
Lansdowne, Loch Raven, North Point, Owings Mills,
Perry Hall, Rosedale, Sollers Point, Towson, White
Marsh, Woodlawn.
Reptiles of the World
Reptile Wonders present a hands-on, interactive
and interpretive program featuring exotic species of
reptiles. Catonsville, Cockeysville, Essex, Hereford,
Lansdowne, North Point, Randallstown, Towson,
Woodlawn.
Preschool Children
Vibrations Rock – Buzz, Zing, Bang
Tracey Eldridge explores the physics
of sound using visual and tactile
illustrations. Loch Raven,
Pikesville, Randallstown.
Science, Books and
Movement
A science-themed, fun- and
movement-filled literacy
program! Arbutus, Lansdowne,
Parkville.
Little Hands and Big Hands
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little
Hands and Big Hands: Children and
Adults Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. Arbutus, Catonsville,
Essex, North Point, Owings Mills, Perry Hall,
Randallstown, Towson.
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GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
This fun, free science program sponsored
by GlaxoSmithKline introduces children
entering grades two through six to the
wonders of science. Learn about physical
science – how magnets work, what makes
electricity – through exciting experiments.
Work with others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits with batteries
and bulb, and experience the power of
static electricity. In-person registration and
parent permission forms are available July
1 at Arbutus, North Point and Woodlawn
branches. First come, first served until all
spaces are filled. Please register only if
your child can attend all sessions at a given
branch.
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
Explore the water cycle in this science-oriented
program by connecting science, literature and the arts.
Catonsville, Essex, Owings Mills, Towson, White Marsh.
Nanoscience 101
An introduction to this emerging field of science;
highlights include using your nose as a nano-sensor
and creating “nano-gold” suncatchers. Arbutus,
Hereford, North Point, Owings Mills, Rosedale.
FutureFab: Robot Art and Electronics Lab
Design and build spinning, glowing, hypnotic
kinetic structures using LEDs, motors and everyday
material. Catonsville, Cockeysville, Lansdowne,
Hereford, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville.
Art Class with Raeann
Raeann introduces three exciting artists to students
with an accompanying art project. Parkville.
Adults
Jobs Academy
Learn how to create a résumé and cover letter,
search for jobs online and practice basic interview
skills. North Point.
Remembering the Village of Texas, Maryland
Cassie Kilroy Thompson offers a presentation and
discussion about the origins and history of this
disappearing Baltimore County village. Cockeysville.
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Discusses the September 1814 Battle of Baltimore,
including both the Defense of Fort McHenry and the
Battle of North Point. Essex, Hereford, Loch Raven,
Rosedale.
Rosedale Branch’s 40th Anniversary
Events include notable speakers, historic
photographs, singers from Overlea High School,
local artwork by elementary school students,
face painting, story times and light refreshments.
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre in residence at
CCBC Essex presents excerpts from its upcoming
productions.
Dundalk Dialogs
Discussions featuring local authors Deborah Rudacille,
Elaine Eff and Michael Olesker. North Point.
Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation
Join us for a screening and discussion of this
one-hour film directed by Jennifer Lee about the
women’s liberation movement during 1963-1970.
Hereford, Towson.
B&O Railroad Museum
A volunteer from the B&O Railroad Museum talks about
the history of the railroad and museum. Perry Hall.
Blood Pressure Screenings
In partnership with Saint Agnes Hospital, free blood
pressure screenings are provided. Arbutus.
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Divergent Faction Fiasco
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Calling all film and book fans. Join in
the celebration of all things Divergent
with games, quizzes, music and crafts.
Themed snacks provided.
Aug 20 Wed 2:00 PM
The Battle of Baltimore: War of 1812
Adult
Brian Reynolds, from Fort McHenry,
discusses the September 1814
Battle of Baltimore, including both
the Defense of Fort McHenry and
the Battle of North Point, as well as
background information on the causes
of the war.
Aug 21 Thu 7:00 PM
Sollers Point
323 Sollers Point Road
410-887-2485
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Mondays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Tuesdays 9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Tuesdays 10:30 AM
Teen Tuesdays
Teen – 11 to 17 years old
Join us for a fun craft or activity.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Board Game Day
School age – 6 to 16 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Join others and play a variety of board
games. Snacks served.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
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Xbox Video Gaming for Teens
Teen – 11 to 17 years old
Play Just Dance 4, Madden NFL 13
and other fun Xbox and Xbox Kinect
games.
Wednesdays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Wii Video Gaming for Teens
Teen – 11 to 17 years old
Play Super Mario Bros., Just Dance
and other fun Wii games.
Thursdays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Wii Kids Gaming
5 to 11 years old/children under 8
with adult
Play Super Mario Bros., Just Dance
and other fun Wii games.
Fridays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Toddler Story Time
2 to 3 years old with adult
Engage your toddler through stories,
rhymes, songs and movement
activities, followed by a play time.
Registration required.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Fridays
10:30 AM
except July 4
Jun 7 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 2 Sat 10:30 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jul 7
Mon 7:00 PM
Job Seekers Workshops
Adult
Learn how to create and write
a winning résumé, construct a
customized cover letter and nail
the interview with BCPL’s Human
Resources Manager Cindy Pol.
Jun 2 Mon 2:00 PM
Jun 9 Mon 2:00 PM
Jun 16 Mon 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jul 25 Fri
2:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join our mad scientists/librarians,
and help in some super-cool science
experiments to kick off this year’s
Summer Reading Club: “Fizz, Boom,
READ!”
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM
Towson
Parking in the Garage
Validate your parking ticket for a
lower rate. Weekends and evenings
after 5:30 p.m. parking costs only $1.
Talent Showcase
School age – elementary/children
under 8 with adult
Do you sing, dance, write poetry or
music or have a special talent? Show
us what you’ve got!
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 12 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 2 Sat 2:00 PM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Wednesdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Thursdays 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Magic and Science and Stuff
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Magician Mike Rose performs
impossible magic tricks, weird
mind-reading stunts and off-the-wall
comedy with the theme of science and
experiments in this all-new show.
Jun 15 Sun 2:00 PM
320 York Road
410-887-6166
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks! All supplies
provided.
Jun 16 Mon 2:00 PM
Jul 21 Mon 2:00 PM
Aug 18 Mon 2:00 PM
The History Book Group
Adult
Join us as we discuss books on
historical topics. June, Lincoln and
Race by Richard Striner; July, The
Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise
of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen;
August, The Brothers: John Foster
Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret
World War by Stephen Kinzer.
Jun 18 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 16 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 20 Wed 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 18 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 16 Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 20 Wed 6:30 PM
Home Safe Home
Adult
Learn how to make a home safe and
comfortable, as you or loved ones age,
to remain safely at home.
Jun 19 Thu 2:00 PM
Improv Basics
Teen
Learn the basics of improv, including
creating solid scene work and fun
characters, different types of formats,
structures and games.
Jun 25 Wed 6:30 PM
Teen Open Mic
Teen
Bring your poetry, rap, music and other
talents, and show us what you’ve got!
Signup begins at 6 p.m.
Jun 25 Wed 6:30 PM
Jul 23 Wed 6:30 PM
Aug 27 Wed 6:30 PM
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Towson Book Club
Adult
Join our book discussions. June, Good
Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum;
July, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson;
August, The Paris Architect by Charles
Belfoure.
Jun 26 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 24 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
Ghost Trackers
Adult/teen
Have you ever heard bumps in the
night and wondered: Is it a ghost
or paranormal activity? Join us as
Dedicated Paranormal Research
experts explain it all.
Jul 10 Thu 6:30 PM
Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation
Adult
Join us for a screening and discussion
of Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation, a one-hour film directed
by Jennifer Lee about the women’s
liberation movement during 19631970. Released in 2013, it has been
shown nationally and internationally
and won “Best of the Fest” for
documentary at the Los Angeles
Women’s International Film Festival.
Jul 17 Thu 2:00 PM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jul 17 Thu 6:30 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns various
moves as everyone is encouraged to hula.
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Little Hands and Big Hands
2 to 5 years old with adult
Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands
and Big Hands: Children and Adults
Signing Together, presents a story
time featuring stories, songs and signs
with tips for caregivers. A Q&A session
follows on the hows and whys of signing
with young children and early literacy.
Jul 29 Tue 10:30 AM
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Angry Birds
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Work together to build a life-size pig
tower, and then take turns launching our
Angry Bird balls to bring them down!
Registration required. Sponsored by the
Friends of the Towson Library.
Aug 6 Wed 2:00 PM
Look to the Stars
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Kevin Manning, award-winning
astronomer and former NASA
consultant, as he take us for a journey
into the universe! Take a tour of the
night sky and beyond in this lively,
interactive and informative program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the
Towson Library.
Aug 9 Sat 2:00 PM
Teen Anime Club
Teen – ages 11 to 17
Got a favorite manga or anime
character or story? Join us to talk
about your favorites with other fans
and for some fun manga and anime
related activities!
Aug 13 Wed
6:00 PM
Silly Shark Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Listen to shark stories, sing shark
songs, dance shark dances and meet
our ocean friend Shirley the Flying
Shark!
Aug 16 Sat 10:30 AM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
Genealogy Know-How
Adult
Learn what genealogy resources are
available to use at BCPL.
Aug 21 Thu 2:00 PM
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Nuts and Bolts of Starting and
Planning Your Business
Adult
The Maryland Small Business
Development Center teaches you
how to write a business plan and
other aspects of starting a business.
Registration required. Call 410-8374928 or visit www.centralmdsbdc.org
to register.
Aug 26 Tue 5:00 PM
White Marsh
8133 Sandpiper Circle
410-887-5097
Librarian-on-Demand
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by
appointment to assist you with
a variety of tasks, including
how to download e-books and
magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your
account and place holds with
BCPL’s mobile app, résumé
formatting and more. Call for an
appointment.
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by
enjoying stories, songs and activities
together.
Tuesdays
10:30 AM
Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through
stories, rhymes, bounces and songs,
followed by a play time. Registration
required.
Thursdays
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Small Business Counseling
Adult
Bring your questions to an individual
one-hour appointment with an adviser
from the Small Business Resource
Center. The adviser can assist with
business plan development, marketing,
loan preparation and minority business
enterprise. Registration required.
Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11
a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
Jun 4 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul 2
Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Aug 6 Wed 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
21-Day Book Club
Adult
Join other readers in a lively book
discussion of A Thread of Grace by
Mary Doria Russell.
Jun 4 Wed 7:00 PM
Foundation Focus
www.foundationforbcpl.org
Silly Science
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Who gave a dragon science books?
Why did a duck read them? When
toy animals start talking, science
goes silly and wacky experiments go
wild! Ventriloquism, puppets, special
effects and more make this program a
must-see.
Jun 14 Sat 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Jun 18 Wed 10:00 AM
Rain, Water, Lightning, BOOM
School age – grades K to 3
Join us as we explore the water cycle
in this science-oriented program by
connecting science, literature and the
arts. Registration required.
Jun 20 Fri 10:00 AM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with an adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Jul 30 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 7:00 PM
LEGO Fun
School age – 6 to 12 years old /
children under 8 with adult
Use your imagination to create with
LEGO blocks! All supplies provided.
Registration required.
Jun 29 Sun 2:00 PM
Jul 19 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
“Taste of the Town” – Great time for a great cause!
More than 300 people had a wonderful time at the 3rd annual “Taste
of the Town” at the Perry Hall Branch on Saturday, May 3. All proceeds
benefitted the Foundation for BCPL’s early childhood literacy efforts.
Guests enjoyed sampling food and drink from 18 area restaurants and
caterers while listening to the sounds of Jazz Plus. The silent auction full
of interesting items also proved to be popular, as guests tried to outbid
each other throughout the evening! While we are still tallying the proceeds
from this event as of press time, our success wouldn’t have been possible
without our corporate sponsors, restaurant sponsors, silent auction donors
and volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Corporate
Sponsors
First Floor
Graphics
Clementine
Charlaine Harris
Platinum
Jim & Barbara
Fish
Marisa and Ron
Conner
Hawks Hollow
Farm
Cranbrook
Liquors
Heavy Seas
Brewery/Alehouse
Moppin’
Momma’s Inc.
The Helmand
Hilton Garden Inn
White Marsh
Natasha’s Brittle
Tower
M&T Bank
Gold
Ingram Content
Group
Silver
3M Cloud Library
Bronze
BeMore
Photography
Findaway World
Ellin & Tucker
Bill’s Seafood
David Marks
Mix It Up
Bandit Publishing
Crime Museum
Janet Sanford
Prigel Family
Creamery
Barrett’s Grill
Jim DeArmey
Barry’s Private
Transportation
Dejon Vineyards
Kat2 Advertising
& Marketing
Vulcan Food
Equipment Group
Restaurant
Sponsors
Diamond
La Cakerie
Bertucci’s
Emerald
Costas Inn
John Holman/
State Farm
Insurance
McFaul’s
Ironhorse Tavern
Midwest Tape
Silver Spring
Mining Co.
Point Breeze
Credit Union
Recorded Books
Tasting Station
Stella Artois/
Goose Island
BFPE International
CCBC
Todd Carpenter &
Colette Searls
Douron, Inc.
Roy’s Hawaiian
Fusion Cuisine
Baltimore
Streetcar
Museum
Baltimore
Symphony
Orchestra
Baker & Taylor
Gala Cloths
P.F. Chang’s
Red Brick Station
Wegmans
Sapphire
Baltimore Coffee
& Tea
George’s at
Wyndham
Peabody Court
Joe’s Crab Shack
Ruby
Silent
Auction
Donors
Enterprise Renta-Car
5 Wacky Women
Batter’s Box
Sports Tavern
7 West
BCPL
Everyman Theatre
A Step Ahead
Dance Center
BCPL Staff
Association
Fast Park and
Relax
Adams County
Winery
Andrea Beaty
Fire Museum of
Maryland
The All American
Steakhouse
Blue Hill Tavern
American
Visionary Art
Museum
Antique Auto
Museum of
Hershey
Artaristry MakeUp Consultaion
and Glam
Package
Baltimore County
Chamber of
Commerce
Lib’s Grill
Baltimore
Museum of
Industry
Mission BBQ
Baltimore Orioles
Liberatore’s
Basignani Winery
(Lynne Basignani)
Diamond Comic
Distributions
Birroteca
Brandywine River
Museum
Jen Evans
Delegate William
Frank
Martha Gatewood
Liz Burnett
Geppi’s
Entertainment
Museum
Café Spice
Giant
Café Troia
Candlewick Press
Heidi and Robert
Gillis
Todd Carpenter
Goetze’s
CCBC Cockpit in
the Court
Great Blacks in
Wax Museum
CCBC Foundation
Photo Connection
Greetings &
Readings
Centerstage
Charles Village
Pub
Brick Bodies
Historic Ships in
Baltimore
Mia Sorella Nail
Studio
Sparrows Point
Country Club
Molly Maids
Steampunk
Blacksheep
Stone Mill Bakery
The Nickel
Taphouse
Sun Nurseries
The Tea Trolley
Teaser Charter
Fishing
Deborah Nolan
Timbers of Troy
Home2
Perry Hall Crossfit
Honeygo Wine &
Spirits
Prigel Family
Creamery
House of Styles
Radebaugh’s
Towson Tavern
International Spy
Museum
Raimondi’s
Towson University
Athletics
Timberly Johnson
Greg Jones
Keen
Communications
Sue Monk Kidd
Kramer Portraits
Justin Kramon
La Cakerie
Ladew Topiary
Gardens
Let’s Dish
Liberty Mountain
Resort
Total Wine & More
Residence Inn
Hunt Valley
Ripley’s Believe It
or Not Museum
River Riders
Roundtop
Mountain Resort
Jim and Julie
Saxenmeyer
Seasons Pizza
Shear Genuis
Single Carrot
Theatre
Timbers of Troy
Towson Wine &
Spirits
Ultrazone laser
tag
Karlitha Umoja
Urban Pirates
Washington
Capitals
Washington
Wizards
Watermark Tours
Amy Smith
Watson
Adventures
Curtis Mabry
April Smith
Wockenfuss
Donnie Manuel
Jeff Smith
Hard Yacht Café
Mars
Supermarkets
Smyth
Woodhall
Vineyard and
Wine Cellars
Harpers Ferry
Adventure Center
Maryland Science
Center
Southern
Maryland Blue
Crabs
Workman
Publishing Group
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Hubert V. Simmons Negro Leagues Museum Opens at Owings Mills
Opening Day wasn’t just at Camden Yards this year. Over at the Owings Mills
Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, we had an Opening Day of our
own — the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the brand new Hubert V. Simmons
Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball. The museum, which is spread over all
three floors of the branch, houses photographs, graphic panels, artifacts and
memorabilia of both Maryland and the U.S. Negro Leagues, telling the stories of
the men — and women — who paved the way for today’s integrated leagues. The
second floor is dedicated to the women who played in the Negro Leagues after
being rejected from the all-white All American Girls Baseball League. Women like
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, who was in attendance at the opening ceremonies of
the museum. She even took a moment before the opening to find her biography, A
Strong Right Arm, in the branch!
Besides the Owings Mills Branch and the museum, the County Campus Metro
Centre facility also houses the Owings Mills campus of the Community College of
Baltimore County (CCBC).
The museum is named for the late Hubert “Bert” Simmons, who played for the
legendary Baltimore Elite Giants in the 1950s. His wife, Audrey Simmons, executive
director of the museum, also spoke at the opening, along with Bert’s lifelong friend
and museum curator, Ray Banks. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz,
who played an integral part in bringing the museum to the County Campus Metro
Centre, spoke as well.
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If You Build It: Bridge Science
School age – 5 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Think you can build a bridge out of
ordinary things that will stand up under
pressure? Team up to show off your
engineering skills using pipe cleaners,
newspapers and other materials.
Registration required.
Jul 9
Wed 2:00 PM
Robot City
School age – grades K to 5
Create robot inventions using
cardboard, plastic and foam. Use
simple, safe hand tools and glowing
LED components. Presented by
FutureMakers. Registration required.
Jul 21 Mon 1:30 PM
BCPL Director James H. Fish, who spoke at the opening ceremonies, said, “This
museum, with its artifacts and exhibits, has an important story to tell. What better
place to tell an important story than a library?”
Readers of every age can explore all things scientific this summer at
Baltimore County Public Library with our science-themed Summer Reading
Club, “Fizz Boom, Read!” The theme fits perfectly with the STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum many schools have adopted.
The Baltimore County Public Library will have plenty of programs to keep
your family reading and learning all
summer. Kids can read to earn
cool stickers and prizes while
they keep their minds active so
they can enter school in the fall
ready to learn and succeed.
Summer Reading Club begins
June 16 and ends August
10, and is open to all ages,
birth through adult. You
can register online at www
.bcpl.info/summerreading
starting May 5, or in person
at your local branch starting
in June. Then just pick up
your gameboard at
the library and start
reading! Preschool
and elementary
p r o g r a m s
age children can collect a sticker for every four activities they complete
or book they read and, once they collect four stickers, they can come in
and choose a prize at their local branch. For teens and tweens, for every
three books read, they can turn in a raffle entry slip for one of eight prizes.
Prizes will be awarded throughout the summer,
including gift cards to Best Buy, Barnes
& Noble, Target, Chipotle and other
businesses. Adults and teens can
join our BCPL Summer Reading
page on Goodreads and read
to win a Kindle. We have
various programs related to
the theme throughout the
summer, including Robot
Art and Electronics Lab,
Magic and Science and
Stuff, Reptiles of the
World and Nanoscience
101. For more information
and to register, visit bcpl.info/
summerreading.
If You Build It: Marble Run
Madness
School age – 5 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Feeling loopy? Team up to build marble
runs. Use paper towel tubes, tape
and other materials to send a marble
rolling. Registration required.
Aug 6 Wed 2:00 PM
Woodlawn
1811 Woodlawn Drive
410-887-1336
Come visit
Storyville, an
interactive
learning center for young children,
birth to age 5, with their parents
and caregivers. Storyville is a
Foundation for Baltimore County
Public Library project.
One-on-One Computer Help
13 years old and up
A librarian is available by appointment
to assist you with a variety of tasks,
including how to download e-books
and magazines, job searching, email
setup, how to manage your account
and place holds with BCPL’s mobile
app, résumé formatting and more. Call
to make an appointment.
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Baby Story Time
Birth through 23 months with adult
Connect with your baby through stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs, followed
by a play time. Registration required.
Fridays
9:30 AM
except July 4
Preschool Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Interact with your preschooler by enjoying
stories, songs and activities together.
Fridays 11:00 AM
except July 4
Introduction to Microsoft Word
13 years old and up
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word.
Registration required.
Jun 11 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 13 Wed 7:00 PM
World Language Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Join us for stories and songs in English
and another world language.
Jun 12 Thu 7:00 PM – Dutch
Jul 10 Thu 7:00 PM – French
Aug 14 Thu 7:00 PM – Spanish
Fiestas and Siestas
Birth through 3 with adult
Enjoy simple stories, songs and
rhymes in Spanish and English.
Jun 14 Sat 10:30 AM
Jun 28 Sat 10:30 AM
Jul 12 Sat 10:30 AM
Jul 26 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 9 Sat 10:30 AM
Aug 23 Sat 10:30 AM
Fiestas y siestas
De nacimiento a 3 años de edad con
un adulto
Disfrute de cuentos sencillos,
canciones y rimas en español e ingles.
14 de junio sábado 10:30 AM
28 de junio sábado 10:30 AM
12 de julio sábado 10:30 AM
26 de julio sábado 10:30 AM
9 de augusto sábado 10:30 AM
23 de augusto sábado 10:30 AM
Colorín Colorado
4 years old and up – children under 8
with adult
Join us for stories, songs and games in
both Spanish and English.
Jun 14 Sat 11:30 AM
Jul 12 Sat 11:30 AM
Aug 9 Sat 11:30 AM
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Colorín Colorado
Para niños de 4 años y mayores –
niños menores de 8 años con un
adulto
Únase con nosotros para cuentos,
canciones y juegos en español e
inglés.
14 de junio sábado 11:30 AM
12 de julio sábado 11:30 AM
9 de augusto sábado 11:30 AM
Woodlawn Book Club
Adult
Join us for a lively discussion of Who
Asked You? by Terry McMillan.
Jun 19 Thu 7:00 PM
Introduction to Email
13 years and up
Learn basic email skills. Registration
required.
Jun 25 Wed 7:00 PM
Aug 27 Wed 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time
2 to 5 years old with adult
Put on your PJs and bring your
bedtime pal for stories and songs.
Jun 26 Thu 7:00 PM
Jul 24 Thu 7:00 PM
Aug 28 Thu 7:00 PM
Build It: LEGO Fun and
GoldieBlox
School age – 6 to 12 years old/
children under 8 with adult
Create with LEGO blocks and explore
GoldieBlox! All supplies provided.
Jun 28 Sat 2:00 PM
Jul 26 Sat 2:00 PM
Aug 23 Sat 2:00 PM
Silly Science
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Who gave a dragon science books? Why
did a duck read them? When toy animals
start talking, science goes silly and wacky
experiments go wild! Ventriloquism,
puppets, special effects and more make
this program a must-see.
Jul 2
Wed 2:00 PM
Computer Know-How at Your
Branch
13 years old and up
Learn basic computer skills.
Registration required.
Jul 9
Wed 7:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer™
School age
Learn about physical
science – how magnets work,
what makes electricity – through
exciting experiments. Work with
others to make a compass and
electromagnet, build circuits
with batteries and bulbs, and
experience the power of static
electricity. In-person registration
and parent permission forms
available July 1. First come, first
served until all spaces filled.
Please register only if your child
can attend all sessions.
• Level 1 classes – children
entering grades 2 to 3
Jul 21, 22, 23, 24 (M,T,W,TH) 11:00 AM-Noon
• Level 2 classes – children
entering grades 4 to 6
Jul 21, 22, 23, 24 (M,T,W,TH) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
13 years and up
Learn basic Internet skills. Registration
required.
Jul 23 Wed 7:00 PM
Reptiles of the World
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Reptile Wonders as they present a
hands-on, interactive and interpretive
program featuring exotic species of
reptiles, including baby turtles, giant
tortoises and pythons.
Jul 31 Thu 2:00 PM
Mission Impossible
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Join Steve Gambrill in his exciting
new show that has a fun mix of
puppets, balloons and lots of audience
participation.
Aug 7 Thu 2:00 PM
Hula Hoop Action
All ages – children under 8 with adult
Exciting circus skills are demonstrated
through this fun performance using
hula hoops. The audience learns
various moves as everyone is
encouraged to hula.
Aug 16 Sat 2:00 PM
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Baltimore County Public Library Calendar of Events & News
June, July, August 2014
Because of space limitations in meeting rooms, to be sure of seating, it’s important to plan an early arrival time. For some programs where a small group is desirable,
such as “Baby Story Time” and hands-on technology, registration is necessary. These programs are noted in the dateLines listing as “registration required.” Register online
at www.bcpl.info/events. Click the program title to sign up for any program where registration is required; or, call or visit the branch one week preceding the program.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Notice of eight business days prior to the event is requested.
Between the Covers
Shhhh... we’re reading
Library Hours
FYI ...
Branches Closed:
Independence Day
Friday, July 4
Friday-Saturday
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Find Us on the Web:
AskUsNow!www.askusnow.info
BCPL Website
www.bcpl.info
Facebookwww.facebook.com/bcplonline
Book Club Chat
June 11 at 7 p.m.
Join BCPL librarians and
members of the BCPL
Facebook community for
the first-ever Between
the Covers Book Club
Chat! We’ll talk about
The Rosie Project by
Graeme Simsion. For
more information, visit
www.facebook.com/bcplinfo.
Sunday
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
[email protected]
Summer Reading Club: “Fizz
Boom, Read!” in Branch
Briefs.
Check us out: Parkville
Branch reopens after
renovation.
Rosedale Branch turns 40!
Opening Day in Branch
Briefs.
Focus on the First Years www.focusonthefirstyears.info
Foundation for BCPL
Enjoy craft beer with Friends
at Loch Raven’s fundraiser.
www.foundationforbcpl.org
Phone Numbers:
Administrative Offices
410-887-6100
Foundation for BCPL
410-887-3282
Historic Photos for Sale
410-887-6194
Human Resources Job Line
410-887-6177
Maryland Relay for TDD Users
711
Maryland Relay for TTY Users
410-821-5705
Meeting Room Bookings
410-887-6109
Mobile Library Services
410-887-7586
Shelf Help
410-494-9063
24-Hour Storyline
410-887-6116
Feel free with wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) access at all BCPL branches.
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Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Foodies celebrate success of
3rd annual Taste of the Town
in Foundation Focus.
Things that go bump in the
night at Towson.
From critters to lamb’s
quarters, Cromwell Valley
Nature Center presents a
series at Hereford.
Made from
recycled paper
Join the maker
movement.