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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 3-5. We read a story, make a craft, and do activities. 

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Teen Book Club  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Teen Services
Branch: Accident Accident
The Teen Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month.  Newcomers are welcomeThe book for Jan. is Shadow by Jenny Moss. Participants will receive a free copy of the book. 

The Accident Teen Book Club is open to 12-18 year olds. We meet the first Weds. of each month (Sept-May) from 5:30-6:30PM (unless otherwise noted) at the Accident Library. Participants of the club receive a free copy of the book. You can choose to only register for the books you want to read. 

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Teen Book Club will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Teen Book Club will meet as scheduled.

To register call Crystal 301-746-8792 or e-mail crystal@relib.net . 
Your Participation in programs signifies you permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Story Tails  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Accident Accident
This month we will have Gipper here with us for StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs. This drop-in program is designed to help children develop confidence in reading.  Each child reads to a dog for about 15 minutes with the dog's handler sitting nearby to give reading assistance if necessary.  All dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International. At the end of the reading session, each child will receive a bookmark with a picture of the dog that they read to.  This program provides a great opportunity for kids who need to work on reading skills and would like the opportunity to read to an animal.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net


Your Participation in programs signifies you permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Friday, January 06, 2017

HomeSchoolers @ the Library  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room

HomeSchoolers @ the Library typically meets on the first Friday of the month September- November and January- May. Our volunteer presenters offer a wide variety of enrichment programs for home school children and their families.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Kevin Dodge, Professor of Wildlife and Biology at Garrett College will present this month's "Wildlife in our Wetlands" program. Participants will learn about our local wetlands and the animals that live there. A hands-on activity will follow the presentation.


Please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x.104 or julie@relib.net  to register or for more information.
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Adult Book Club  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville Grantsville Library
The book selected for discussion for January 7 is  Deliverance by James Dickey.  Everyone is welcome, so please join us.
Monday, January 09, 2017

Lego Club  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Lego Club @ the library! Lego Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. A monthly building theme will be suggested or builders may choose to free-build. The library will provide the Lego's while the kids provide the imagination! Open to all ages.

Please note: If school is closed or has an early dismissal due to bad weather, there will be no program.
Young Adult Book Club  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Young Adult Book Club is a book discussion group for readers in grades 9 -12.  The group typically meets on the first Monday of each month.

Share your love of reading with others. Discuss books- the highlights, the lowlights, and everything in between!
 
Registration is required. For more information contact Susanne Kight at 301-334-3996 x 101 or email skight@relib.net.

 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit-Cancelled  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.

Garrett County public schools are closed due to the weather today, so Lap Sit is cancelled.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
Story Time will be cancelled today due to weather. Remember that if school is closed then story time is cancelled. Garrett County schools are closed today. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. See you next week:)

The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 3-5. We read a story, make a craft, and do activities. 

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Adult Book Club  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident
The Accident Adult Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month.  Newcomers are welcomeThe book for Jan. is To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net


Your Participation in programs signifies you permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Monday, January 16, 2017

StoryTails  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 

The Grantsville Library will hold StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs on the first and third Mondays of each month from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This program is designed to help children develop confidence in reading. Each child reads to a dog for 15 – 20 minutes, with the dog’s handler sitting nearby to give reading assistance if necessary. All dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International. No registration is required, and parents are asked to remain at the library while their child is reading. The program will not take place on days when the Garrett County schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather.

For more information, call the Grantsville Library at 301-895-5298 or email hannah@relib.net. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Board of Trustees Meeting  5:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 
The Board of Trustees of the Ruth Enlow Library will meet on Monday, January 16, 5:00 p.m., at the Oakland Library. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 3-5. We read a story, make a craft, and do activities. 

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Young Readers' Book Club  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Young Readers Book Club is a book discussion group for readers in grades 6 through 8.  The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September through November and January through May.
 
You must be pre-registered to attend this program.
 
Students will be provided with books that they will read and discuss with the group.  They will also enjoy a craft, game, or activity and a snack based upon themes relevant to the particular book selected for the program.

This month's book selection is The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
One-on-One "How to" Sessions   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident

One-on-One “How-to” Help for Using Online Library Resources

The Accident Branch of the Ruth Enlow Library will offer One-on-One “How-to” sessions in January for patrons seeking help with downloading and/or using the library’s digital resources. “We offer free access to online magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks – all available from our website at www.relib.net,” notes a library spokesperson.  “And if you need some help in learning how to download the files to your device, consider signing up for a free half-hour session on Wednesday, January 18, from 3 – 7 p.m.” Walk-ins will be accepted if the time slot is open.

To register, contact Crystal at 301-746-8792 or crystal@relib.net. Kate Ware, Staff Development Coordinator for the Western Maryland Regional Library, will conduct the sessions.

Support for the Ruth Enlow Library’s access to Zinio (magazines) and Overdrive (eBooks and audiobooks) is provided by the Western Maryland Regional Library, the regional resource center for the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.

A listing of events and services at the Ruth Enlow Library is available on the website at www.relib.net. Follow the library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RuthEnlowLibrary.

 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Homeschoolers Series  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Accident Accident

Caroline Blizzard of Deep Creek Lake State Park will present Birds of Prey on Thurs. Jan.19, 2017 from 1-2PM. 

Our Homeschooler Series meets on the third Thursday of the month September- November and January- May. Our volunteer presenters offer a wide variety of enrichment programs for home school children and their families. Pre-registration is required.

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then the Homeschoolers Series will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Homeschoolers Series will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Monday, January 23, 2017

STEM Kids-Snap Circuits  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to STEM Kids-Snap Circuits @ the library! This program is geared for children of all ages. Come join us as we explore how circuits work.

STEM Kids-Snap Circuits will be cancelled on days that Garrett County Public Schools are cancelled or delayed.
Lego Club-Cancelled  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Today's Lego Club is cancelled due to the weather. This program will not be rescheduled. Our next meeting is February 27th for our Dream Homes theme.

Lego Club is designed for children ages 4-12 and features free building time with lots of building bricks. Children are encouraged to build a creation based on a new theme each month. Staff may photograph and/or display completed builds in the library.

Lego Club typically meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and registration is required.

This month's theme is Transportation.

For more information or to register, contact Julie at 301-334-3996 ext. 104 or julie@relib.net.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 3-5. We read a story, make a craft, and do activities. 

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Kids' Book Club  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Kids Book Club is a book discussion group for children in grades 3 through 5.  Programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from September through November and January through May.
 
You must be pre-registered to attend this program.
 
Students will be provided with books that they will read and discuss with the group.  They will also enjoy a craft or other fun activity and have a snack based on the themes relevant to the book selection for that month.

This month's book selection is The Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Children's Hour  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  Children's Hour is a program for preschoolers ages 3-5, held on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, September through May.  Children's Hour promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, nutrition, and school readiness and includes STEM activities, stories, games, experiments, music and crafts.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Grantsville 
Come join us for books, crafts and other activities that build early literacy skills and a love of reading! 

Story Time will not take place on days that the Garrett County School system closes due to inclement weather. In the event of a delay in the school system, Story Time will take place as usual. 

Please Note :Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
The Snowy Day Party  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident

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The Snowy Day Party

Join the Accident Library for a party!!

Weds. Jan. 25, 2017

5PM-6:30PM

Story Time, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks

Ages 3-10

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
Friday, January 27, 2017

STEM Kids  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
STEM Kids is a program designed for children ages 6 to13 featuring a variety of activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM Kids programs are typically scheduled on days when school is released early for staff development. Pre-registration is required for this event, as spaces are limited.

STEM Kids programs will be cancelled and not rescheduled on days that Garrett County Public Schools are cancelled or delayed.
 
For more information, or to register, call Miss Julie at 301-334-3996 x104, or email julie@relib.net.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Children's Story Time  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Story Time @ the library! This program is geared for children ages 3-5. Come join us as we look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities.
LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children birth to 36 months).  LapSit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate children’s language skills.  A parent or caregiver must stay with the child for the program.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 3-5. We read a story, make a craft, and do activities. 

If school in Garrett County is cancelled due to weather, then Story Time will be cancelled. If there is a weather delay, Story Time will meet as scheduled.

For more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net

Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.
National Hot Tea Month Tea Party  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month at the Accident Library

January is National Hot Tea Month, and the Ruth Enlow Library invites you to celebrate with a tea party at the Accident Branch on Tuesday, January 31, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  The library will host Adrianne (Andee) Thompson, co-owner of the Tea Cupboard in Cumberland, Maryland, for an hour of tea tasting and discussion about the history, categories, and health benefits of tea. “I will bring cupping sets to provide a tasting experience in the way it’s done on the tea plantations,” said Thompson, “as well as a couple of the Tea Cupboard’s most popular teas, so guests can enjoy a cuppa!”

Thompson has been giving tea lectures for nine years, as well as tea classes through the Continuing Education Department at Allegany College in Cumberland. She and her husband Bob expanded the Tea Cupboard to include a Tea Room and to offer a number of other artistic and social events to the community.

To register for this free event, contact Crystal at 301-746-8792 or crystal@relib.net.

Support for this event is provided by the Western Maryland Regional Library, the regional resource center for the public libraries of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.

More information about the Tea Cupboard can be found at theteacupboard.net or on Facebook. A listing of events and services at the Ruth Enlow Library is available on the website at www.relib.net. Follow the library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RuthEnlowLibrary.

 

 
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