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RELGC Calendar for March 2017
Oakland
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland 
For children ages 3-8, a Read Across America event sponsored by the Ruth Enlow Library and the Garrett County Judy Center. Stories, activities, crafts, and snacks based on Dr. Seuss books. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registered children. Contact Julie at 301-334-3996, x 104 or julie@relib.net to register for this event.

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, March 03, 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.

Venessa Stacy from Ruth Enlow Library's Local History Department will present today's "Are You My Great-Great-Great Grandmother? - Finding Your Ancestors" program. Did you ever wonder what your great-great-great grandparents wore, ate, and did for fun? Come on the ultimate treasure hunt to find your ancestors. It's more than just names and dates. Participants will learn what life was like for kids during different time periods.


Please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x.104 or julie@relib.net  to register or for more information.
Monday, March 06, 2017

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, March 07, 2017

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.
Wednesday, March 08, 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.
Thursday, March 09, 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, March 14, 2017

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.
Wednesday, March 15, 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.
Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Celtic Harp Concert  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 North Second Street
Join us for a Celtic Harp concert featuring  Harpist Lynn Barnes-Dale. It's a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Irish American Heritage Month (March). Lynn will play a selection of Celtic Tunes, and light refreshments will be provided afterwards. This concert is free and open to the public. If you are planning to attend, please contact Bonnie at the number/email below.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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.
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 One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, March 22, 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.
Creating Light: Discussion with Author Beth Luers  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 North Second Street
The Oakland Library will host Beth Luers, retired professor of humanities at Garrett College, for a discussion about her recently published book, Creating Light. "This book tells the story of the purpose-filled lives of three Holocaust survivors – Leo Bretholz, Martin Gray, and Thomas Buergenthal – and provides lessons in moving forward and brotherhood,” said Luers. “I will speak about how I came to know these three amazing men who have strived to make the world a more humane place when that same world tried to kill them. I also will talk about how I came to write a book, the last thing I thought I would ever do.”

This event is free and open to the public. To register, see the contact information below.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Lego Club  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
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 Restaurants/Food.

For more information or to register, contact Julie at 301-334-3996 ext. 104 or julie@relib.net.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.
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 Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones.

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, March 29, 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.
 
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