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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Story Tails  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Children Services
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.


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.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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, September 07, 2016

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  11:30 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 Sept. is All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brenden Kiely. 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. 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
Young Adult Book Club  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Teen Services
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.

 
Thursday, September 08, 2016

One Maryland One Book-Adult Book Discussion   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident

The Ruth Enlow Library is pleased to participate in this year’s One Maryland One Book project – a program designed to bring diverse groups of Marylanders together in library, school, or community settings to share a common reading experience by discussing a work of literature and participating in related events. Several programs are planned around this year’s selected book – All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. An adult book discussion will take place at the Accident Library on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the Accident library for participants. Registration is required for the book discussion by contacting Crystal at the Accident Library (301-746-8792 or crystal@relib.net)

Krista McKenzie, Instructional and Reference Librarian at Garrett College will facilitate the adult discussions at both Accident and Oakland. A former children’s specialist and branch manager for the Ruth Enlow Library, McKenzie earned her Bachelor of Science in English, Philosophy, and Secondary Education from Frostburg State University in 2001. Several years later, she achieved her Master’s in Education and an MBA from FSU, and in 2010, a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. A member of the American Library Association and the Maryland Library Association, McKenzie has presented at the local, state, and national levels and is a board member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

This year’s OMOB selection tells “the powerful and relatable story of two high-schoolers brought together by injustice,” notes Maryland Humanities. “What would you do if you witnessed something you never would have believed? And how do you know you’re doing the right thing?”

One Maryland One Book is Maryland’s only statewide community reading project and is the signature program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities. Initiated in fall 2008, this year-long project culminates with two months of public programs, using literature to spur conversations in communities around the state. More information about the program and author tours is available at www.mdhumanities.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book.

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, September 09, 2016

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.

Karen Wood from the University of Maryland Extension will present this month's "Lego Education WeDo 2.0" program.

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 makes elementary science come to life through hands-on tasks, real-world projects, and technology that engages students. The fun interactive activity will allow students the opportunity to build and problem solve using Lego bricks and digital tools to program and create their own robot.


Please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x.104 or julie@relib.net  to register or for more information.
Lego Education WeDo 2.0  3:45 PM - 4:45 PM  Children's/Teens
Branch: Oakland Meeting Room
Due to an overwhelming response, we have added a second session of Lego Education WeDo 2.0 presented by Karen Wood from the University of Maryland Extension.

All school aged children are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 makes elementary science come to life through hands-on tasks, real-world projects, and technology that engages students. The fun interactive activity will allow students the opportunity to build and problem solve using Lego bricks and digital tools to program and create their own robot.


Please contact Julie at 301-334-3996 x.104 or julie@relib.net  to register or for more information.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Adult Book Club  11:15 AM - 12:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville Grantsville Library
The book selected for discussion for September 10 is  Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger.  Everyone is welcome, so please join us.
Monday, September 12, 2016

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.
Lecture about George Marshall  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 North Second St
Join us for a lecture about George Marshall and His Leadership Model, presented by Dr. Gerald Pops, professor emeritus of public administration at WVU. This event is free and open to the public. Register by contacting Bonnie at the number or email listed below.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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, September 14, 2016

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, September 15, 2016

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

Karen Wood University of Maryland Extension will present Osmos & Ipads, Oh My! Thurs. Sept.15, 2016 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 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.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Curiosity & Batman Day Walk-in Program  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Children Services
Branch: Accident Accident
Stop by the library and participate in activities for Curiosity Day & Batman Day. Walk-in Program.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Get Empowered! Job Hunter's Expo  9:15 AM - 11:45 AM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 North Second Street
We are partnering with the Western Maryland Consortium, the One-Stop Job Center, the Garrett County Health Department, and the Maryland State Library Resource Center to bring the “Get Empowered! Job Hunter’s Expo” to the Oakland and Grantsville libraries on Monday, September 19, 2016. The program in Oakland runs from 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. The Grantsville event runs from 1 – 4 p.m. See details at this link.
Get Empowered! Job Hunter's Expo  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Grantsville 102 Parkview Drive
We are partnering with the Western Maryland Consortium, the One-Stop Job Center, the Garrett County Health Department, and the Maryland State Library Resource Center to bring the “Get Empowered! Job Hunter’s Expo” to the Oakland and Grantsville libraries on Monday, September 19, 2016. The program in Oakland runs from 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. The Grantsville event runs from 1 – 4 p.m. See details at this link.
Small Fruits for the hOme garden  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Accident Accident
Join us as we learn about Small Fruits for the Home Garden with Ashley Bodkins of the University of Maryland Extension Office and the Master Gardeners.

Registration is required. To register or for more information please contact Crystal at (301)746-8792 or crystal@relib.net


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.

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.
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: Friendsville 
The Board of Trustees of the Ruth Enlow Library will meet on Monday, September 19, 5:00 p.m., at the Friendsville Library. The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.
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 Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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  11:30 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.
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.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gardening Class  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Adult Services
Branch: Oakland 6 North Second St.
Root Vegetables Rock: with recipe and taste testing presented by the Garrett County Master Gardeners from University of Maryland Extension. To sign up, contact Bonnie at the number or email listed below.

For a list of all classes, click this link.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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 Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

If interested please contact Julie Iden at 301-334-3996 ext. 104.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  11:30 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.
 
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