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Glenarden Branch Events

Adult Book Discussion - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

Book Discussion: 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and  more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and  faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

A Tale from France: Puss in Boots Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

 

Please join us for a French-themed storytime with songs and crafts! Children of all ages may attend. Registration is required. Call the Glenarden Branch information desk at (240) 696-3844. 

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

Hoopla Movie Event: Aviation History Month - The Tuskegee Airmen Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:30pm

The cover of the PBS Home Video The Tuskegee AirmenFilm Showing: The Tuskegee Airmen (PBS)

This inspiring World War II story spotlights 450 men who fought on two fronts at once. Black American aviators, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, battled Axis powers in Europe and North Africa and then took on racism at home. Trained by the segregated military system as an experiment to see if blacks could fly in combat, these pilots completed more than 15,000 sorties and 1,500 missions. Their success led to the integration of the U.S. armed forces.

Length: 60 Minutes; Produced by PBS

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

Job Help Clinic Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Having trouble finding a job? Come to a new Job Help Clinic at the Glenarden Library. Jeanne Lauber, Workforce Librarian from the State Library of Maryland, will introduce you to job-seeker resources, answer questions, and offer personalized assistance. Registration required; call the Glenarden Branch Library at (240) 696-3844 to register. 

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

Adult Book Discussion - The First Phone Call From Heaven Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:30pm

Book Discussion:
 
The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

 

FAFSA Workshop Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:00pm

Please join us for an information session which will help you with your college financial aid process!  A representative from the University of Maryland Educational Opportunity Center will be on hand to present information about completing the FAFSA application to secure financial aid for college.  Future college students and parents of students will find this workshop very useful as you prepare to enroll in college in 2015!

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

Hoopla Movie Event: World AIDS Day (December 1st) - We Were Here Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Cover of the film We Were Here

Film Showing: We Were Here

“We Were Here” is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the city’s inhabitants were affected by the calamitous epidemic.

Length: 90 minutes; Director: David Weissman

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

Legos: Creative Club Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:30pm

Multiple colors of LEGO bricks in a sun like circle.Fun! Adventure! Excitement! Children ages 6-12 can build LEGO® creations with other kids and hear about great new books available at the Glenarden Library. No registration required. All children 8 and younger must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. You bring the creativity. We'll bring the LEGO® fun!

Preschool Storytime Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30am

Story time spelled out with white letters on differently colored squaresJoin us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! Ages 3-5.

 

Hoopla Film Event: Trouble the Water (National Poverty in America Awareness Month) Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

This documentary features home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view with a devastating portrait of the hurricane's aftermath: failing public schools, record high levels of incarceration, poverty, structural racism and lack of government accountability. Length: 96 minutes.