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Beltsville Branch Events

Saturday Book Discussion for October Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join our discussion of Room: a novel, by Emma Donoghue.

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.

Board of Library Trustees Meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Family Fun Night Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

The third Monday of every month is Family Fun Night at Beltsville Branch. Join us! Call the Branch at 301-937-0294 for more information.

Spooky Stories: October's Family Fun Night Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

The third Monday of every month is Family Fun Night at Beltsville Branch Library.

In October, join us in the branch's newly renovated courtyard for stories that will invite goose bumps and giggles. Beltsville's own gifted teller Bill Mayhew and other members of Voices in the Glen storytelling guilds lead us on a spine-tingling journey into the after-dark hours. For families, including children, ages five years and older.

Light refreshments provided by Friends of the Beltsville Branch Library. We appreciate our Friends!

For more  information, visit or call Beltsville Branch: 301-937-0294.

Tuesday Book Discussion for October Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

 

Join our discussion of A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel.

 

Moral, rustic, and amorous epistles -- The brief sketch -- Leases of abandoned farmsteads -- On the method of minting money -- The letter against werner -- The bread tariff -- Interplay -- And the sun stood still -- act I -- And the sun stood still -- act II -- Aftermath -- The first account -- On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres -- The Basel edition, 1566 -- Epitome of copernican astronomy -- Dialogue on the two chief systems of the world: ptolemaic and copernican -- An annotated census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus -- Thanksgiving.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Deutsch Märchen/German Fairy Tales: Special Story time Celebrating Kids Euro Festival 2014 Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us for a special German-themed storytime to help celebrate Kids Euro Festival 2014! We'll share stories, songs, and fun, featuring the heritage of the country that produced the winner of the World Cup earlier this year. (Please note that this program will be repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

 

Deutsch Märchen/German Fairy Tales: Special Story time Celebrating Kids Euro Festival 2014 Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for a special German-themed storytime to help celebrate Kids Euro Festival 2014! We'll share stories, songs, and fun, featuring the heritage of the country that produced the winner of the World Cup earlier this year. (Please note that this program is a repeat of the special Preschool Storytime presented on Tuesday evening, November 5.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

 

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Saturday Book Discussion for November Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join our discussion of Proof of Heaven: a neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife by Eben Alexander.

Near-death experiences are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the "soul" is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real, but they are fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then came the day when Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Teen Time Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Every third Thursday is Totally Teen Thursday @ Beltsville Branch Library. Calling all teens to join us! Schedule for Totally Teen activities coming soon.

Family Fun Night Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:30pm

The third Monday of every month is Family Fun Night at Beltsville Branch. Join us! Call the Branch at 301-937-0294 for more information.

Tuesday Book Discussion for November Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

 

Join our discussion of A Death in the Family by James Agee.

 

Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Family Fun Night Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

The third Monday of every month is Family Fun Night at Beltsville Branch. Join us! Call the Branch at 301-937-0294 for more information.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Preschool Storytime Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and Fun! Ages 3 to 5 years. (Please note that the Preschool Storytime program is a repeat of the Tuesday night Preschool Storytime program.)

Please note: There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed on both dates.

Toddler Storytime Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:30am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Ages 2 to 3 years.

Please note: There will be no storytimes on Wednesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 31. The library will be closed both days.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Kids may decide to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs, and fun. (Please note that the Tuesday evening Preschool Storytime is repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning.) Ages 3 to 5 years.

Note: There is no Pajama Time Storytime on Tuesday, November 11. The library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.