Reading and Financial Literacy Month

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. launched its Read Across Maryland program in partnership with the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives. This annual program encourages and raises awareness of reading and financial literacy. It calls for every individual in every community to celebrate reading and financial literacy during October. Accordingly, Governor Larry Hogan proclaims October as Reading and Financial Literacy Month.
Read Across Maryland will focus on educating individuals on the importance of reading and financial literacy. In cities and towns across Maryland, educators, students, librarians, legislators, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop Read Across Maryland activities to bring reading and financial literacy excitement to people of all ages. The Governor’s office, mayors, county executives, and elected officials recognize the role that reading and finances play within our communities. All schools and nonprofits within the state of Maryland are encouraged to partner with the Caucus and the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives to motivate students to become successful readers and financial stewards.

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Event Name Date Description Event Address
CQ Art Research Academy 10/26/2019 GOCI Executive Director Steven McAdams to speak at the Cathay School! In celebration of art as a universal language and in promotion of quality art education for all, Shenzhen’s Qibang International Art Education Center will join forces with The Cathay School to create CQ Art Research Academy. In addition to the ceremony and activities there will be a major international student art exhibit with works from students of both the US and China, judged by local art professionals. Both Qibang and The Cathay School look forward to artistic exchanges and are excited to create a platform for self-expression and friendship! As a very important part of our state and a supporter of our community, we very much hope you will be there for this milestone.
The Cathay School
9400 Key W Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 3-5 with Belinda Queen, PGCPS Board of Education Representative 10/22/2019 Storytime starts at 11 am. Bring your preschooler and join us for stories, songs, finger plays and more!
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Fairmount Heights Library
5904 Kolb St
Fairmount Heights, MD 20743
United States
Boys Read with Delegate Darryl Barnes 10/21/2019 Boys Read starts at 5:30 pm. Find out about the latest books. Share your favorites and practice your reading with games and other fun activities.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Spauldings Library
5811 Old Silver Hill Road
District Heights, MD 20747
United States
Financial Literacy Fair 10/21/2019 Have fun learning about money! Games and activities are provided by students from the Academy of Finance and representatives from 4-H. Station topics include: “What’s Money?”, “Spending & Saving”, “Wants vs. Needs”, “Expenses & Budgeting”, and “History of Money”. Activities are designed for children 7-11 though siblings are welcome too.
St. Mary's County Library
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653-5529
United States
Book-N-Chat (ages 5-8) RG 10/28/2019 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 5-8. Register at https://bit.ly/2MsYaWv or by calling 410-313-0760.
Howard County Library System - Savage Branch
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723
United States
Paragraph Pals (ages 6-8) RG 10/21/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ages 6-8. For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Books available at branch. After reading the title, join us for fun activities that include reading comprehension exercises and games. Sep 16: Fergus and Zeke by Kate Messner Oct 21: The Haunted House Next Door by Andres Miedoso Nov 18: Wallace and Grace Take the Case by Heather Alexander Register for each session separately. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Register online at https://bit.ly/2MnBOpG or by calling 410-313-5077.
Howard County Library System - Elkridge Branch
6540 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075
United States
Children's Hour with Commissioner Tichnell 10/23/2019 Preschoolers and their families will enjoy a special book reading by Commissioner Tichnell along with music, games, and crafts during this week's Children's Hour starting at 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County
6 North Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
United States
Children's Hour with Commissioner Edwards 10/16/2019 Preschoolers and their families will enjoy a special book reading by Commissioner Edwards along with music, games, and crafts during this week's Children's Hour starting at 10:30 a.m.
Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County
6 North Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 2 - 3 with Delegate Kris Valderrama 10/17/2019 Storytime begins at 11:15 am. Bring your baby and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! If you have a group with 8 or more children, please call ahead at (301) 839-2400 ext. 3
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
United States
Graphic Novel Book Club (ages 7 & up) RG 10/19/2019 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Ages 7 & up. Do you enjoy reading graphic novels? Read some of the latest graphic novels and have a lively discussion. Participants are encouraged to suggest favorites for future sessions. Register for each session separately. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Register online at https://bit.ly/2OtvuQ0 or by calling 410-313-5077.
Howard County Library System - Elkridge Branch
6540 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21045
United States
Tween Reads Book Club (ages 10-12) RG 10/19/2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Ages 10-12. Registration required. Tween book chat for boys and girls. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Sep 21 Restart by Gordon Korman Oct 19 Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Nov 16 Birdie by Eileen Spinelli Register online at https://bit.ly/2p0SvPG or by calling 410-313-7700.
Howard County Library System - East Columbia Branch
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
United States
Rebel Boys Book Club (ages 5-7) TK 10/19/2019 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Ages 5-7. Free Ticket Required. Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and activities. Books feature strong and independent boys. *Limited space; free tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
Howard County Library System - East Columbia Branch
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
United States
Mother Daughter Book Club (ages 7-10) RG 10/17/2019 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Ages 7-10. Registration required. A book club for mothers and daughters to share the joy of reading. Discuss the book, then create a craft. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Register online at https://bit.ly/33bMcHI or by calling 410-313-7700.
Howard County Library System - East Columbia Branch
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
United States
Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Club (grade K-3, RG) 10/16/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland's children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. Grades K-3. Eight-month series. *Registration is required. Register online at https://bit.ly/30VAVK0 or by calling 410-313-7800.
Howard County Library System - Central Branch
10375 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
United States
Black-Eyed Susan Book Club (grades 4-6, RG) 10/16/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. September's discussion title is 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling. Copies available for borrowing by registered participants at the Central Children's Research Desk. *Registration is required. Register online at https://bit.ly/2OqOYEZ or by calling 410-313-7800.
Howard County Library System - Central Branch
10375 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 3-5 with County Council Member Sydney Harrison 10/23/2019 Storytime starts at 10:30 am. Bring your Preschooler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more!
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Baden Library
13603 Baden-Westwood Rd
Brandywine, MD 20613
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 3-5 with County Council Member Deni Taveras 10/17/2019 Storytime starts at 10:30 am. Bring your preschooler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more!
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Hyattsville Library
6502 America Blvd
Hyattsville, MD 20782
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 2 - 3 with Delegate Barnes 10/10/2019 Storytime starts at 11:15 am. Bring your baby and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! If you have a group with 8 or more children, please call ahead at (301) 839-2400 ext. 3
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
United States
PG County Korean Program - Korean for Educators 10/07/2019 to 03/21/2020 The Korean Education Center in D.C offers free Korean workshops at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS). Topics will include Korean language and Korean culture such as calligraphy, paper crafts, K-pop, Kdramas, and more. Even though the program was originally designed for educators in the state, it is now open to anyone over 18 years old. ::: Objectives ::: [1] To be able to read Hangeul and speak core basic expressions [2] To be able to further understand and appreciate Korea and its culture in the community [3] To be able to encourage educators in their interest in learning Korean [4] To be able to provide an in-depth understanding of the culture and the language to play an ambassador role to bridge the two cultures Facebook: @ERKR Twitter: @ERKRClub Instagram: @erkoreanclub Youtube: ERHS KOREAN CLUB
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD 20770
United States
University of Maryland Extention Financial Education Programs 10/09/2019 to 12/31/2019 The poverty and subsequent hunger that exists in every community can be reduced by empowering children with early financial capabilities, trickling financial empowerment up through parents and caregivers, and spreading lessons and resources out to Maryland schools and afterschool programs. University of Maryland Extension provides basic financial education for young people and adults through research-based programs, often in collaboration with non-profits and community organizations. Particular to youth financial education, UME educators are currently involved in schools, afterschool programming, 4-H Clubs across the state and work with children and youth at risk and their families. UME Educators, specialists in adult education, adapt youth financial education curricula to deliver train-the-teacher/youth leader sessions to expand the scope and diversity of outreach. In addition, UME has become a recognized facilitator of advance training for personal finance educators through the Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals, an annual conference that provides training and updates on matters relevant to helping the individuals and communities that we serve. :::::: Check programs for adults, family, and youth here: [1] https://breathingroom.umd.edu/2019/10/03/october-is-reading-and-financial-literacy-month-in-maryland/ [2] https://extension.umd.edu/money [3] https://extension.umd.edu/topics/money :::::: In 2018, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) Financial Wellness Team conducted numerous programs across the state of Maryland. There was a total of 333 programs that were facilitated. For direct services, we had a total of 8182 participants; 272 of which were professionals or volunteers that were trained in a train the trainer program such as our Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals and our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Training these professionals and volunteers indirectly impacts 226,062 consumers.
All Counties
All Counties, MD 21032
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime with Councilman Colin A. Byrd 10/08/2019 Storytime starts at 7 pm. Bring your preschooler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Limit: 30 people in the Storytime room. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Greenbelt Library
11 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
United States
Wiggles Story Time 10/07/2019 An energetic time for toddlers, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Fallston Library
1461 Fallston Road
Fallston, MD 21047
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/02/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Norrisville Library
5310 Norrisville Road
White Hall, MD 21161
United States
Wiggles Story Time 10/23/2019 An energetic time for toddlers, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Havre de Grace Library
120 N. Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/21/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Havre de Grace Library
120 N. Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/09/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Edgewood Library
629 Edgewood Road
Edgewood, MD 21040
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/08/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Joppa Library
655 Towne Center Drive
Joppa, MD 21085
United States
Hooray for Firefighters: Touch a Truck 10/05/2019 Get an up-close look at a firetruck and meet some of our local firefighters!
HCPL - Aberdeen Library
21 Franklin Street
Aberdeen, MD 21001
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/17/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Darlington Library
1134 Main Street
Darlington, MD 21034
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/18/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Jarrettsville Library
3722 Norrisville Road
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
United States
Family & Friends Story Time 10/09/2019 Something for everyone, followed by playgroup. Today's story time will feature a first responder as a guest reader.
HCPL - Whiteford Library
2407 Whiteford Road
Whiteford, MD 21160
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 3 - 5 with Councilwoman Valerie M.A. Nicholas 10/12/2019 Storytime starts at 10:30 am. Bring your preschooler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more!
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Laurel Library
507 Seventh Street
Laurel, MD 20707
United States
Ready 2 Read Storytime Ages 3 - 5: Halloween with Mayor Moe 10/28/2019 Halloween Storytime starts at 10:30 am! Bring your preschooler and join us for Halloween themed stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Costumes are encouraged.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Laurel Library
507 Seventh Street
Laurel, MD 20707
United States
Safeguard Your Retirement 10/22/2019 Protect your finances! Learn about identity theft, scams aimed at seniors, money issues in retirement and more.
Baltimore County Public Library-Woodlawn Branch
1811 Woodlawn Drive
Woodlawn, MD 21207
United States
Safeguard Your Retirment 10/10/2019 Protect your finances! Learn about identity theft, scams aimed at seniors, money issues in retirement and more.
Baltimore County Public Library-Loch Raven Branch
1046 Taylor Avenue
Towson, MD 21286
United States
Safeguard Your Retirement 10/17/2019 Protect your finances! Learn about identity theft, scams aimed at seniors, money issues in retirement and more.
Baltimore County Public Library-Sollers Point Branch
323 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
United States
Read Across Maryland Festival 10/18/2019 In honor of Read Across Maryland month, celebrate literacy with story times, face painting, crafts and costumed characters Piggie and Elephant. Special guest story timer County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. and other elected officials stop by to join in the festivities. Refreshments served.
Baltimore County Public Library- Randallstown Branch
8604 Liberty Road
Baltimore, MD 21133
United States
Pumpkin Painting and Story Time 10/12/2019 In honor of Read Across Maryland month, join Senator Johnny Ray Salling and Delegate Ric Metzgar as our guest story tellers. After story time, paint a mini pumpkin to take home! All supplies provided.
Baltimore County Public Library-Essex Branch
1110 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221
United States
Saturday Crafternoon: Make a Paper Plate Pumpkin and Story Time with Senator Chris West 10/05/2019 In honor of Read Across Maryland, Senator Chris West shares one of his favorite seasonal stories followed by a craft in the children's area. Materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Towson Library.
Baltimore County Public Library- Cockeysville Branch
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030
United States
Saturday Preschool Story Time with Delegate Jon Cardin 10/05/2019 Interact with your preschooler to nurture a love of reading by enjoying stories, activities and songs together. In honor of Read Across Maryland, guest story timer Delegate Jon Cardin join us to read one of his seasonal favorites. Space is limited. Registration begins 30 minutes before program.
Baltimore County Public Library-Owings Mills Branch
10302 Grand Central Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
United States
Understanding Credit and Debt 10/22/2019 Credit cards, auto loans, store cards, personal loans and mortgages are all common forms of consumer credit. While credit can work to your advantage, many people find themselves in debt after spending more than they can afford. Before you get rid of your debt, you need to know how credit card debt works. This workshop will address the different types of credit and debt, identify ways to use credit more wisely, and provide some tips for managing debt. Questions are welcome! Brian E. Koenig will present a class from Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI) a non-profit service provider of comprehensive personal financial education and solutions for all life stages and for all of life's milestones. Their goal is enhanced economic security for everyone we serve. Registration required on www.stmalib.org.
St. Mary's County Library
Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
United States
Basics of Saving Money 10/08/2019 We are always looking for ways to save money. With school, sports and holidays, saving money may seem impossible. This workshop will show you how to get started with 5 simple steps and share tips on ways to save money. Questions are welcome! Brian E. Koenig will present a class from Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI) which is is a non-profit service provider of comprehensive personal financial education and solutions for all life stages and for all of life's milestones. Their goal is enhanced economic security for everyone we serve. Registration required on www.stmalib.org. Ages 16 and up.
St. Mary's County Library
Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
United States
Financial Goal Planning Workshop, 6pm 10/23/2019 Reaching your financial goals starts with a process to identify them. With sound planning, we can get a little more out of life, spending more time focused on what’s important. During this interactive 1 hour workshop (6-7pm), we will provide the tools that help you prioritize goals, identify resources and build a plan. Presented by Larissa Costello, Financial Advisor for Valliant Wealth Strategies for Financial Literacy Month. Please call (410) 810-0800 or email larissa.costello@raymondjames.com for more information or to register. Walk-ins also welcome.
Queen Anne's County Library
Kent Island Branch
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666
United States
Paragraph Pals (ages 6-8) RG 10/15/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ages 6-8. For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Read the assigned book, then come to the book club for activities that include reading comprehension games and activities. Oct 15: Read any title from MASTERPIECE ADVENTURES by Elise Broach. Ages 6-8. Register for each session separately. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. *Registration is required. Register online at https://bit.ly/2MnBOpG or by calling 410-313-1950.
Howard County Library System - Elkridge Branch
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
United States
Fiction Friends (ages 8-11) RG 10/15/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ages 8-11. Registration Required. A book club for children with a passion for chapter books. Read the assigned title, then come to the book club for discussions, games, and a craft. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Register online at https://bit.ly/33iLfgX or by calling 410-313-7700.
Howard County Library System - East Columbia Branch
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
United States
Paragraph Pals (ages 6-8) RG 10/08/2019 Ages 6-8. Registration Required. For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Activities include reading comprehension exercises, games, and a craft. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Register online at https://bit.ly/33hfkgN or by calling 410-313-7700.
Howard County Library System
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
United States
PAWS for Reading 10/02/2019 Practice your reading skills by reading to a specially trained therapy dog. Bring your own book, or select one at the library. Ages 4-11. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM, Rising Sun Branch Library. To register, call 410-658-4025.
Cecil County Public Library
111 Colonial Way
Rising Sun, MD 21911
United States
An Eerie Evening with Edgar Allen Poe 10/22/2019 A living history portrayal of Edgar Allen Poe from the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia. Learn about Poe's life and times and listen to a reading of one of his greatest short stories. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM, Perryville Branch Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
500 Coudon Blvd.
Perryville, MD 21903
United States
Creative Storytelling 10/03/2019 Learn to transform your ideas into engaging stories! Ages 11-17. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM, Perryville Branch Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
500 Coudon Blvd.
Perryville, MD 21903
United States
Starlight StoryTime 10/09/2019 A special evening storytime with fingerplays, songs, stories, and a craft. Pajamas encouraged. For families with children ages 3-5. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM, Elkton Central Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
301 Newark Ave.
Elkton, MD 21921
United States
Poetry As Art 10/01/2019 Explore the connection between visual art and language! Learn about and create different styles of illustrated poetry. Ages 11-17. Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 4:00 PM, Chesapeake City Branch Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
2527 Augustine Herman Highway
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
United States
Author Visit: Patrick O'Donnell, "Washington's Immortals" 10/18/2019 Bestselling author of "Washington's Immortals," Patrick O'Donnell, will share the untold story of the remarkable Maryland soldiers who changed the course of the American Revolution. Books will be available for purchase. Friday, October 18 at 6:30 PM, Elkton Central Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
301 Newark Ave.
Elkton, MD 21921
United States
Business Insurance 101 10/07/2019 Presenter Marion Miller will discuss what coverage your business needs to be protected and how to keep insurance costs down. Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM, Rising Sun Branch Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
111 Colonial Way
Rising Sun, MD 21911
United States
Escape Room: Bank Vault 10/30/2019 An escape room with puzzles and clues teaching participants components of financial literacy. Work together with other teens to solve the clues and escape the Bank Vault! You only have 30 minutes to escape! Ages 11-17. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:00 and 6:00, Elkton Central Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
301 Newark Ave.
Elkton, MD 21921
United States
Escape Room: Bank Vault 10/29/2019 An escape room with puzzles and clues teaching participants components of financial literacy. Work together with other teens to solve the clues and escape the Bank Vault! You only have 30 minutes to escape! Ages 11-17. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:00 and 5:00, Perryville Branch Library. To register, visit https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/.
Cecil County Public Library
500 Coudon Blvd.
Perryville, MD 21903
United States
Social Security Planning 10/16/2019 Many Americans make uninformed choices regarding Social Security and leave millions of dollars unclaimed. Social Security can be an asset worth at least $500,000. You only have one chance to get it right--come and get educated to fully understand your options, before you make an expensive mistake.  Presented by Sullivan Financial for Financial Literacy Month. Please call (410) 820-0394 for more information or to pre-register. Walk-ins welcome.
Queen Anne's County Library
Kent Island Branch
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666
United States
Saturday Story Time 10/19/2019 Date:Saturday, October 19 from 10:30am - 11:15am. Ages: 2-7 with a caregiver. Come to the library for a special Saturday story time. Read and complete a craft while developing early literacy skills.
Queen Anne's County Library
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666
United States
Halloween Story Time and Costume Parade (2-5 yrs) 10/29/2019 Tuesday, October 29, 10:30am - 11:30am. Ages 2-5. Read, sing and play at this family friendly spooky story time while developing early literacy skills. Story time is followed by a trick or treat around the library in parade. Non-candy options are available! Costumes encouraged!
Queen Annes County Library
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21403
United States
Bouncing Babies (0-18 mo) 09/04/2019 to 10/23/2019 Wednesdays at 10:30 am, September 4-October 23. Ages birth-18 months, with adult. Join us for story time with rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story. Followed by a social playtime. A great opportunity for caregivers to meet others in the community! Please select the story time(s) that work best for your child and schedule, siblings are welcome at any story time.
Queen Annes County Library
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21403
United States
Preschool Story Time (3-5 yrs) 09/03/2019 to 10/22/2019 Tuesdays at 10:30 am. September 3-October 22. Ages 3-5. Read, sing, play, and practice preschool skills followed by play time and craft. Please select the story time that works best for your child and schedule. Siblings are welcome at any story time.
Queen Annes County Library
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21403
United States
Toddler Story Time (18 mo-36 mo) 09/03/2019 to 10/22/2019 Tuesdays at 9:30 am. September 3-October 22. Ages 18 months-36 months. Lively fun dancing, reading, and singing with play time & coloring. Please select the story time that works best for your child and schedule. Siblings are welcome at any story time
Queen Annes County Library
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21403
United States
Book Buddies: "CatStronauts: Mission Moon" by Drew Brockington* (6-11 yrs) 10/16/2019 Wednesday, October 16: 4:30pm - 5:30pm. For ages 6-10. Join us monthly to discuss one of the up and coming authors featured at the library. Read the book, join us to chat about it, have a snack, and engage with a cool activity. Registrants can come pick up a paperback copy of the book to keep, but registration is not required if books are acquired via check out or purchase. Waitlisted registrants are welcome to join us, search for the book here: https://bit.ly/2A77pok. This event is funded by the Sinsky-Kresser-Racusin Memorial Foundation, Inc. *Register: https://calendar.qaclibrary.org/event/5632461
Queen Anne's County Library
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666
United States
Story Time 09/11/2019 to 10/09/2019 Ages: 2-5 with caregiver Wednesdays at 10:30 am Read, sing, and play at the library during story time while developing early literacy skills. Story time is followed by a craft.
Queen Anne's County Library
121 S. Commerce St.
Centreville, MD 21617
United States
Transitioning to Medicare Part 2 10/09/2019 Adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under Original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminter, MD 21157
United States
Transitioning to Medicare Part 1 10/02/2019 Adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, Medicare Advantage plans, available preventative services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out-of-pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminter, MD 21157
United States
Westminster Book Discussion Group 10/02/2019 Adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas. This month's book is the 2019 One Maryland One Book selection What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminter, MD 21157
United States
Family Storytime 10/03/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/33vERDZ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminter, MD 21157
United States
Ready, Set, School! 10/07/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages 3 – 6. An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. Visit http://bit.ly/33vERDZ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminter, MD 21157
United States
Read and Play 10/01/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 24 Months. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Visit http://bit.ly/33vERDZ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminter, MD 21157
United States
Taneytown Book Club 10/17/2019 Adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas. This month's selection is The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland.
Carroll County Public Library
Taneytown Branch
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787
United States
Family Storytime 10/03/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/33sOKlJ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Taneytown Branch
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787
United States
Ready, Set, School! 10/02/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages 3 – 6. An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. Visit http://bit.ly/33sOKlJ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Taneytown Branch
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787
United States
Read and Play 10/02/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 24 Months. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Visit http://bit.ly/33sOKlJ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Taneytown Branch
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787
United States
North Carroll Book Discussion Group 10/28/2019 Adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas. This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.
Carroll County Public Library
North Carroll Branch
2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074
United States
Family Storytime 10/02/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/2KNuUt4 for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
North Carroll Branch
2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074
United States
Read and Play 10/04/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 24 Months. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Visit http://bit.ly/2KNuUt4 for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
North Carroll Branch
2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074
United States
Transitioning to Medicare Part 2 10/10/2019 Adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under Original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.
Carroll County Public Library
Mount Airy Branch
705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771
United States
Transitioning to Medicare Part 1 10/03/2019 Adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, Medicare Advantage plans, available preventative services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out-of-pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.
Carroll County Public Library
Mount Airy Branch
705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771
United States
Mount Airy Book Discussion Group 10/16/2019 Adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas. This month's title is What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha, the 2019 One Maryland One Book selection.
Carroll County Public Library
Mount Airy Branch
705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771
United States
Saturday Storytime 10/05/2019 to 10/26/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/2YXHOxD for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Mount Airy Branch
705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771
United States
Family Storytime 10/01/2019 to 10/29/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/2YXHOxD for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Mount Airy Branch
705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771
United States
Read and Play 10/02/2019 to 10/30/2019 Ages Birth - 24 Months. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Visit http://bit.ly/2YXHOxD for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Mount Airy Branch
705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771
United States
Veterans Book Club 10/21/2019 Adults. In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. A Celebrating America. This month's selection is The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq by C. J. Chivers.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Finksburg Book Club 10/15/2019 Adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas. This month's selection is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Storytime 10/19/2019 Edades Nacimiento - 11. ¿Hable espanol? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, leer y crear juntos en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños. Para más información, visite http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ. Ages Birth - 11. Do you speak Spanish? We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish. Come talk, sing, read, and create together in a format appropriate for young children. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Storytime 10/03/2019 Edades Nacimiento - 11. ¿Hable espanol? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, leer y crear juntos en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños. Para más información, visite http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ. Ages Birth - 11. Do you speak Spanish? We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish. Come talk, sing, read, and create together in a format appropriate for young children. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Family Storytime 10/02/2019 to 10/30/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Ready, Set, School! 10/02/2019 to 10/30/2019 Ages 3 – 6. An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. Visit http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Read and Play 10/01/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 24 Months. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Visit http://bit.ly/2OTfGYJ for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Finksburg Branch
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
United States
Homebuyer/Home Seller Seminar 10/26/2019 Adults. Angela Ignacio from RE/MAX Advantage Realty and residential loan originator Austine Spriggs, will be presenting an overview of the home buying process including information about credit repair, home selling tips, VA loans, first-time buyers programs, and loan types with time to answer questions.
Carroll County Public Library
Eldersburg Branch
6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
United States
Free Spirit Book Club 10/12/2019 Adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas. This month's title is The Nix by Nathan Hill.
Carroll County Public Library
Eldersburg Branch
6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
United States
Saturday Storytime 10/12/2019 to 10/26/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/2Z3qqHC for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Eldersburg Branch
6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
United States
Family Storytime 10/07/2019 to 10/28/2019 Ages Birth - 8. We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Visit http://bit.ly/2Z3qqHC for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Eldersburg Branch
6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
United States
Read and Play 10/01/2019 to 10/31/2019 Ages Birth - 24 Months. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Visit http://bit.ly/2Z3qqHC for a complete schedule.
Carroll County Public Library
Eldersburg Branch
6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
United States
Read BRAILLE Across Maryland 10/01/2019 to 10/31/2019 In accordance with The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc., and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will support the Read Across Maryland initiative by launching our “Read Braille Across Maryland” during the month of October. A 2009 study from the National Federation of the Blind found only 10% of visually impaired children in the US are now learning to read Braille. Braille is a necessary skill to acquire for the success of every blind or visually impaired child. LBPH wants to advocate every organization, agency, family, and child to read BRAILLE. During the month of October, LBPH will disseminate our “Braille Bettie” to local schools, agencies, organizations, and families. Show your support for Braille literacy by taking a photo of yourself reading Braille books, magazines, or literature with Braille Bettie. Post it with the hashtag #ReadBrailleMD to our social media platforms. www.face​book.com/mdlbph​ www.twitter.com/md_lbph​ Pass Bettie to a friend, family member, or colleague and keep Bettie reading throughout the month of October. Let’s show Maryland how much we value reading Braille and support the READ ACROSS MARYLAND initiative.
Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
My First Book Club (Ages 3-6) 10/11/2019 Sharing picture books with related activities. Children do not need to know how to read, but need to be accompanied by a caregiver. October 11, 10:30 a.m., www.fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, Thurmont Regional Library
76 E. Moser Road
Thurmont, MD 21793
United States
Begining to Read Book Club (Grades K-2) 10/03/2019 Reading and exploration for our early readers. October 3, 4 p.m., www.fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library
110 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
Pumpkin Patch Storytime at Glade Link Farm (Ages 0-5) 10/16/2019 A special storytime with Frederick County Public Libraries and hay ride at Glade Link Farm Pumpkin Patch, 12270 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar. Rain date: 10/18. October 16, 10:05 a.m., www.fcpl.org.
Glade Link Farm Pumpkin Patch
12270 Woodsboro Pike
Keymar, MD 21757
United States
Author Event: "The First Lady and the Rebel" by Susan Higginbotham 10/03/2019 The story of Mary Todd Lincoln and her Confederate half-sister, Emily Todd Helm. Susan is known for her use of primary sources and modern historical research to bring her characters to life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented in partnership with Curious Iguana. October 3, 7 p.m., www.fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library
110 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
Learn the Library (Grades 6-12) 10/21/2019 Explore the library's research potential and receive helpful tips and tricks on writing, researching, and citing your projects or papers. October 21, 1-3 p.m., www. fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung St.
Frederick, MD 21704
United States
Storytime at Catoctin Mountain Orchard (Ages 0+) 10/05/2019 Enjoy the fresh air at this apple storytime with Frederick County Public Libraries at 11 a.m. Visit the orchard afterward. Meet at Catoctin Mountain Orchard, 15036 N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. www.fcpl.org
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
15036 N. Franklinville Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21793
United States
Meet Kwame Alexander 10/02/2019 Newbery winner Kwame Alexander comes to Frederick as part of the “rock star” tour for his stunning new picture book, HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet. Kwame will be joined by musician Randy Preston, who will share songs and entertain the audience with his guitar. The program will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a book signing. Copies of HOW TO READ A BOOK and a selection of Kwame’s previously published titles will be available for purchase at the event. Kwame will sign any books purchased at the event and up to two books brought from home. Presented in partnership with Curious Iguana. A sign language interpreter will be provided for this event. October 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. www.fcpl.org
Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library
110 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
United States