The Charles County Public Library has a variety of special activities every month for children of all ages. In addition to our regular story times, special guests are often invited to come entertain and educate.
Please check the calendar for upcoming events. Be advised, you may have to register for certain ones to reserve a spot. Once you click an event, you will be informed if you have to register.
If you would care to look at archived photographs taken during past programs please check out our Facebook page.
March 2015 Events
Paws to Read
Saturday, MARCH 7, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. Read to a furry friend who is a great listener! Improved reading skills and confidence (plus fun) are the goals. All dogs are Humane Society certified therapy dogs. Leigh, a member of our staff, will send you an email with your child's assigned time a few days before the program.
World's Fair: Explore Ireland
Tuesday, MARCH 10, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Drop in. Celebrate different cultures from around the world. Receive a CCPL passport and collect "stamps" from each country you learn about. Participants who attend all sessions will receive a small travel-themed prize.
Tuesday, MARCH 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. Celebrate Maryland Day (March 25th) with some crabby fun! Participants will learn about Maryland and our state crustacean - the blue crab! We will paint wooden crab puzzles, read Chadwick the Crab stories, learn about the mysterious world of crabs and celebrate Maryland's 381st birthday with lots of fun!
Idea Swap and Resources Exchange
Tuesdays, MARCH 3, MARCH 17, MARCH 24, and MARCH 31, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. All ages. Parent and child. Drop in. Do you have a great idea or resource for children's learning? Are you looking for new resources and ideas? Join us for a weekly idea swap - share your favorite resources and learn from other local parents and caregivers. Each session is kicked off by a demonstration of a library resource or service, followed by open conversation with other parents, caregivers and child service providers.
Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club
Children ages 6 to 9 are welcome to join us for fun, learning and socializing. Each session we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for education and entertainment. Our activity for March will be Playdough Squishy Circuits.
Wednesday, MARCH 4, 11:00 a.m. - noon: Register please.
Thursday, MARCH 5, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Register please.
Preschool Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, MARCH 10, 11:00 a.m. - noon. Ages 2 to 5 with parent. Drop in. Calling all young car enthusiasts! Stop in to create a car and watch a movie. Parents will help their preschoolers design and decorate their own cardboard box car. Once complete, kids will "drive" their cars to the movie area where they will watch a short film from the comfort of their own "vehicle." After the movie, children can take their cars home.
Around the World Geography Club
Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 2 to 5 with parent. Drop in. A geography club for preschoolers! Each month we will learn about a different country, reading both fiction & non-fiction books, singing songs, playing games and making crafts. In March we will learn about Ireland.
Melted Crayon Art
Saturday, MARCH 14, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 9 to 18. Register please. Using old crayons and your imagination, create unique art that you can keep or give as a gift. Each participant will up-cycle crayons, using a hair dryer to melt the colored wax to create their own design.
Thursday, March 26, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. All ages. Drop in. What's more fun than a board game? A board game that's life-sized! In March we will play CHECKERS and CHESS!
Saturday STEM Class: Speed Racer Science
Saturday, MARCH 28, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. Are you ready to have fun with science? See if you have what it takes to be a speed racer. Discover how to make race cars out of household materials and how Newton's First Law of Motion affects speed.
Spring Break Game Afternoon
Waldorf P.D. Brown Library, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Looking for something cool to do over Spring Break? Drop and enjoy a variety of fun and exciting games you can play with your friends and family including cool board games and video games!
Monday, MARCH 30 - Drop in.
Tuesday, MARCH 31 - Drop in.
Homeschool U presents Chess Club
Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 18. If you know the basics of chess, or if you're just starting to learn, come play a game or two! It only takes a few minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master. Participants will play chess for the full hour, learning as they go. We will also try strategies from YouTube or worksheets to develop skills.
Friday, MARCH 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Register please.
Friday, MARCH 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Register please.
Young writers hone their writing skills through various fun activities that encourage creative thinking. Writers will have an opportunity to share their work voluntarily with the group.
For Tweens (Ages 9 to 12), Tuesday, MARCH 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Drop in.
For Teens (Ages 13 to 18), Tuesday, MARCH 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Drop in.
MinecraftEDU for Kids and Teens
Thursday, MARCH 19. Players will work as a group to build and solve puzzles in the virtual world of Minecraft. Using an in-house server, players communicate verbally and in chat to interact through the game and create collaboratively. Registration is limited.
Teens (12 to 18), 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Register please.
Kids (6 to 11), 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Register please.
Madeline's Springtime in Paris Tea
Saturday, MARCH 21, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. Experience springtime in Paris with stories of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, crafts, games and more. Learn a few French words and enjoy a delightful cup of tea!
Family Craft Night
Thursday, MARCH 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. All ages. Drop in. Spend time with your family while creating a fun, simple craft project. Make foam cup animals and flower pots. All supplies will be provided, just bring your family and your creativity!
Monday, MARCH 30, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. It's early dismissal day! Spend an enjoyable afternoon making a variety of fun, easy and unique origami decorations for the spring. Learn a fun new skill or practice your existing origami skills.