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Beltsville Branch Events

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Friends of the Beltsville Branch Library Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Open to all interested in supporting Beltsville Branch Library and its programs

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Volunteer Orientation Monday, March 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

Have you ever thought about volunteering at Beltsville Branch Library? Or have you volunteered before and would like to get involved again, in our nice, newly renovated space? Whether you seek more information or are ready to set-up a schedule, this orientation will provide the next step to getting involved. Share your time and talents with the community in a fun- and book-filled atmosphere!

Select one of two sessions: 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm.

Volunteer Orientation Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Have you ever thought about volunteering at Beltsville Branch Library? Or have you volunteered before and would like to get involved again, in our nice, newly renovated space? Whether you seek more information or are ready to set-up a schedule, this orientation will provide the next step to getting involved. Share your time and talents with the community in a fun- and book-filled atmosphere!

Select one of two sessions: 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join us in the meeting room for a special storytime to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Everyone's invited!

This celebration will be repeated during the Preschool Storytime on Wednesday morning. Ages 3 to 5 years.

Dr. Seuss Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesSpecial Dr. Seuss Storytime! Don't miss our annual Dr. Seuss-inspired extravaganza featuring Seuss stories and celebration. Ages 3-5. Family members welcome to join in the fun, too!

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Dr. Seuss Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesSpecial Dr. Seuss Storytime! Don't miss our annual Dr. Seuss-inspired extravaganza featuring Seuss stories and celebration. Ages 3-5. Family members welcome to join in the fun, too!

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrich Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Book Cover of Round House

Saturday Book Discussion: 
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Summary: One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

FutureMakers: Maker Skills - Sound Portraits for Families Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

Maker Skills: Sound Portraits for Families - All ages, children under 8 with a caregiver - 60 minutes 

FutureMakers are the mobile makerspace for grade and middle school students in the counties surrounding Baltimore and Washington, D.C. They ignite curiosity and build skills among young makers - hands-on problem solvers, who tinker, build and thoughtfully play - using traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies. Developed by a team of educators and makers, FutureMakers is bringing their hands-on immersive approach to making to PGCMLS this March. They believe kids need tools, not just toys.

Please contact branch to register for this program. 

Family Fun Night: History Alive! Margaret Brent and the Indians Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

History comes alive with award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung. Be part of the adventure! In honor of Women's History Month and Maryland Day (coming up on March 25), this fun, interactive performance will introduce Margaret Brent, outspoken British Catholic who landed in the Maryland Colony in 1638.

If you think history is boring, you have never enjoyed one of Mary Ann Jung's fun, interactive shows! They are terrific for all ages. Ms. Jung has been recreating history's most fascinating women for thirty-two years with a dynamic style like no other. It's no wonder she has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America and regularly performs for the Smithsonian, National Theatre and countless schools, museums, and festivals.

Thank you to Friends of Beltsville Branch Library for sponsoring this event.

Book Discussion: Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

Book Cover The Girls of Atomic City

Tuesday Book Discussion: 
Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

The author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it did not appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships, and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men. But against this wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work, even the most innocuous details, was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb. Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there, work they did not fully understand at the time, are still being felt today.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Tail Waggin' Tutors Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Boy reading a book to dogsBeltsville Branch's own canine bibliophile welcomes children ages 6-12 to read to him. Registration required. For more information and/or to register to read to our Tail Waggin' Tutor, call or visit Beltsville Branch: 301-937-0294.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Friends of the Beltsville Branch Library Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Open to all interested in supporting Beltsville Branch Library and its programs

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Teen Time: Game on! Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

Join Beltsville Strategy Game Club for some friendly (or fierce?) competition. Bring a friend, learn how to play some games, expand your mind! Ages 13-18.

Book Discussion: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

Book cover ov Brain on Fire

Saturday Book Discussion:
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan

An account of the author's struggle with a rare brain-attacking autoimmune disease traces how she woke up in a hospital room with no memory of baffling psychotic symptoms, describing the last-minute intervention by a doctor who identified the source of her illness.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am

Support Friends of the Beltsville Branch Library and your reading habit. Children's books, mysteries, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, history, biography, cookbooks  . . .  We'll have it all at rock-bottom prices.

Tail Waggin' Tutors Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Boy reading a book to dogsBeltsville Branch's own canine bibliophile welcomes children ages 6-12 to read to him. Registration required. For more information and/or to register to read to our Tail Waggin' Tutor, call or visit Beltsville Branch: 301-937-0294.

Family Fun Night Monday, April 20, 2015 - 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.

Family Fun Night: Game Night! Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm

Join Beltsville Strategy Game Club for a night of friendly, and maybe a little bit fierce, competition. Fun for the whole family!

Book Discussion: Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Book cover of Bunker Hill

Tuesday Book Discussion: 
Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick

Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from citizens to vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to war in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

 

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Pajama Time! Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Storytime spelled out on multicolored tilesKids may decide to wear pajamas 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.

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30am

Storytime spelled out in multicolored tilesJoin 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 pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Toddler Storytime: Ages 2-3 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:30am

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

Please pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk. Limit 30.

Introduction to Medicare Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Prince George's County Department of Family Services, State Health Insurance Assistance Program presents: "Introduction to Medicare"