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RELGC Calendar for April 2015
Oakland
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children age three and under).  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.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

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  Thursdays 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, April 10, 2015

Hand-MakerSpace  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
This program is designed to provide a space for adults to work on handcrafts and share tips and ideas.  The library provides the Oakland meeting room as the space, and participants bring their own portable projects and, if desired, a brown bag lunch. Examples of portable projects include, but are not limited to, knitting, beadwork, origami, quilting, scrapbooking, drawing, needlework, and crocheting. Participants can attend for the entire three hours or drop in for a short while.
Homeschoolers @ the Library-- PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room

History topic and presenter to be announced

Please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x.104 or julie@relib.net  to register or for more information.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Songs and Stories Around the Campfire  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland 
Matthew Dodd will be presenting his program, Songs and Stories for Around a Campfire featuring campfire songs through the years-- one the pioneers would have sung, one Civil war soldiers would have sung, one from the cowboys, a Boy Scout song, a Girl Scout song, a church camp song, plus several other classic camp songs like "Found a Peanut" and a musical tribute to s'mores! The stories are short intros to each song that puts the song in context. The stage is very elaborate with a backdrop that looks like a night sky, a working campfire, and trees. This is a great program for families with children of all ages. Pre-registration is not required.
Songs and Stories of the Pioneers  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 
Dressed in period clothing, around a "campfire at sunset", Matthew takes listeners back in time to the days of the men and women, the trappers, explorers, the the pioneers, the Indians, the folks going west in covered wagons, the prospectors, and the Alamo, with songs and stories from the time of  from the Lewis and Clark expedition up to the beginning of the cowbly era.  Matthew sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin and Indian drum. Pre-registration is not required.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children age three and under).  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, April 15, 2015

STEM Kids  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Topic to be announced

STEM Kids is designed for children ages 6 to13 on days when school is released early for staff development. STEM kids features a variety of activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Pre-registration is required for this event, as spaces are limited.

STEM Kids will be cancelled and not rescheduled if 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.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

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 Thursdays 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.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Board of Trustees Meeting  5:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 
The Board of Trustees of the Ruth Enlow Library will meet on Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m., at the Oakland Library. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children age three and under).  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 Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Young Readers Club is a book discussion group for readers age nine through twelve.  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.  If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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 Thursdays 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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LapSit  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Children Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
A children's program designed especially for babies and toddlers (children age three and under).  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 Services
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Kids Book Club is a book discussion group for children ages six through eight.  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.  If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Thursday, April 30, 2015

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 Thursdays 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.
Gardening Class  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 N. Second St.
Join us for this free Gardening Class at the Oakland Library, presented by the Garrett County Master Gardeners from University of Maryland Extension. The topic is "Native Plants."  To register, contact Bonnie at the phone number or email  listed below. We are offering gardening classes this season at the Accident, Grantsville, and Oakland libraries. For a complete class list, click this link.

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.
 
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