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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Teen Zone  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Teen Services
Branch: Oakland 6 N. Second St.
The Ruth Enlow Library and Garrett County Family Support Services will co-host this teen sensory and social event. This interactive, sensory friendly program will include activities specifically designed for teens that provide adaptive experiences based on multiple learning styles. The program will provide an opportunity for teens to relax, hang out and have fun, and participate in games and a craft. Video gaming will be available after the program for the teens to enjoy.

The event is free and open to teens ages 13 – 21 years old. All students must be accompanied by a responsible adult. To register, contact Susanne at 301-334-3996 ext. 0105 or skight@relib.net. 
Monday, December 04, 2017

StoryTails  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Grantsville 

The Grantsville Library will hold StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs on the second Monday of each month.

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 have scheduled holiday closures 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.
Community Conversations  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Friendsville 315 Chestnut St.
Have your voice heard @ your library! What kind of community do you want? What would you like to see at your library? Come to our community conversation and help shape the future of your library. We need and value your input! Refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday, December 05, 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.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time on Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 2-5. Join us for stories, crafts, and 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 Kim at (301)746-8792 or kcecil@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, December 06, 2017

Classic Christmas Express Party  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
  For Ages 6-36 Months:
Stories and Crafts at The Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland @ 10:00 a.m.
Classic Christmas Movies at the Oakland Train Station @ 11:00 a.m.

 For Ages 3-5 years:
Classic Christmas Movies at the Oakland Train Station @ 10:00 a.m.
Stories and Crafts at The Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland @ 11:00 a.m.

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.
S.T.E.A.M. kids  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
Join us as we venture in the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics through various activities.

Please note: This program will will be cancelled on days that Garrett County Public Schools are cancelled or delayed.
STEAM Kids  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
STEAM Kids is a program designed for children ages 6 and up featuring a variety of activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM Kids programs are typically scheduled on days when Garrett County Public Schools are released early for staff development. Registration is required for this event, as spaces are limited.

STEAM 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 x 0104, or email julie@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 Club-Grades 3 & up  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library

Come join us as we provide young readers with a variety of books based upon a subject matter selected by them! Engage in lively discussions as you compare your findings with others.

This month's selection: Holiday Traditions

        


            
For more information contact Kim at 301-746-8792 or kcecil@relib.net    

                                            

 

Adult Coloring Club  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library

Enjoy an Evening of Adult Coloring at the Accident Library

The Adult Coloring Club meets every first and third Wednesday of each month from 5-6:30 PM

“You are invited to attend this free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity,” said a library spokesperson. “Coloring is not just for children these days. Adult coloring books have become quite popular. A story on cnn.com points out that ‘coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus.’”

Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Kim at 301-746-8792 or kcecil@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.

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.
Community Conversations  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville 102 Parkview Drive
Have your voice heard @ your library! What kind of community do you want? What would you like to see at your library? Come to our community conversation and help shape the future of your library. We need and value your input! Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Adult Coloring Club  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville Grantsville

Enjoy an Afternoon of Adult Coloring at the Grantsville Library

The Adult Coloring Club meets every first Thursday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

“You are invited to attend this free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity,” said a library spokesperson. “Coloring is not just for children these days. Adult coloring books have become quite popular. A story on cnn.com points out that ‘coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus.’”

Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Kim at 301-895-5298 ext 0141 or kim@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.

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.
Beginning Knitting Classes  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 N. Second St.
Learn to knit at our free knitting classes taught by Edna Forsyth. Classes are open to all ages and we provide the supplies. Registration is mandatory. See the contact information below. The class meets every Thursday for 5 weeks (no class on Thanksgiving). Classes begin Oct. 26.
StoryTails  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
                    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 Kim at (301)746-8792 or kcecil@relib.net
Saturday, December 09, 2017

Book Discussion Group  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville Grantsville Library
The Grantsville Book Discussion Group meets the second Saturday of each month.  All are welcome to join.  The book selected for December is After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey.
Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Open House at the Oakland Library  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 North Second Street
Join us for our Holiday Party at the Oakland Library!
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 and Duplo blocks while the kids provide the imagination! Open to all ages.
Tuesday, December 12, 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.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time on Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 2-5. Join us for stories, crafts, and 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 Kim at (301)746-8792 or kcecil@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, December 13, 2017

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.
Kids Historical Fiction Book Club  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Grantsville 

Join us every 2nd Wednesday as we travel back in time and explore the events of our selected book! Every month kids in grades 4 and up get a chance to talk about the book they read and investigating the historic events that inspired the authors! Registration is not required, but we would appreciate an email or a phone call letting us know that you are coming!

For more information, contact Hannah Byler at hannah@relib.net or by calling 301-895-5298. 

Adult Book Club  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
The Accident Adult Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month.  Newcomers are welcome

For more information please contact Kim at (301)746-8792 or kcecil@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.
Community Conversations  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident 106 S. North St.
Have your voice heard @ your library! What kind of community do you want? What would you like to see at your library? Come to our community conversation and help shape the future of your library. We need and value your input! Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Community Conversations  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 288 W. Main Street
Have your voice heard @ your library! What kind of community do you want? What would you like to see at your library? Come to our community conversation and help shape the future of your library. We need and value your input! Refreshments will be provided.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Adult Maker Time  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Adult Services
Branch: Kitzmiller 
Welcome to Adult Maker Time @ the Library! This program is designed for adults to come together to learn, explore, and create through activities and conversation.

Adult Maker Time will meet the third Friday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. September through May.

It's your time...It's your library. Come join us!
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting  5:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 
The Board of Trustees of the Ruth Enlow Library will meet on Monday, December 18, 5:00 p.m., at the Oakland Library. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, December 19, 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.
Children's Story Time  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
The Accident Library will hold Children's Story Time on Tuesdays Sept-May (with some exceptions) from 11-12 PM. Children's Story Time is open to children ages 2-5. Join us for stories, crafts, and 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 Kim at (301)746-8792 or kcecil@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.
Community Conversations  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 N. Second St.
Have your voice heard @ your library! What kind of community do you want? What would you like to see at your library? Come to our community conversation and help shape the future of your library. We need and value your input! Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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 Coloring Club  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library

Enjoy an Evening of Adult Coloring at the Accident Library

The Adult Coloring Club meets every first and third Wednesday of each month from 5-6:30 PM

“You are invited to attend this free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity,” said a library spokesperson. “Coloring is not just for children these days. Adult coloring books have become quite popular. A story on cnn.com points out that ‘coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus.’”

Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Kim at 301-746-8792 or kcecil@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.

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.
Holiday Open House  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident Branch Library
Holiday Open House

Please join us on
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 
as we welcome 
Santa & Mrs. Clause
and celebrate the holiday season!

5:00-6:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of activities, crafts, food and beverages along with story time with Mrs. Claus and
photos with Santa!
{please bring your own camera}


Everyone is welcome as we welcome!






Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Open House  3:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville Grantsville Library
It's the most wonderful time of the year!  We will be having a Christmas open house with Lynn Barnes-Dale performing Celtic music on her harp.  Crafts will be available for all ages along with a big surprise for the children.  Refreshments will be provided, so please join us.  Registration appreciated.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Adult Coloring Club  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room

Enjoy an Evening of Adult Coloring at the Oakland Library

“You are invited to attend this free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity,” said a library spokesperson. “Coloring is not just for children these days. Adult coloring books have become quite popular. A story on cnn.com points out that ‘coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus.’”

The Adult Coloring Club meets in Oakland the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 PM. Susanne looks forward to sharing this fun activity with you.

Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Susanne at 301-334-3996 x 0105 or skight@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.

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.
 
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