Welcome CCPL Children's Services


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.

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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.

Summer is a popular time for us. To accommodate the most people possible, we will be handing out tickets to our most popular events starting 1 hour before programs noted as a Ticketed Event. Customers must be present in person to receive a ticket which will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

 




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June 2016 Events

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Description: LaPlataLA PLATA LIBRARY EVENTS 301-934-9001
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD

Family Yoga

Every Tuesday (except June 28), 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ages 4 to 9 with caregiver. Drop in.

This is an introduction to Yoga for young children in a playful and imaginative way. The name of the game is to have fun, get energized, and mimic nature and the world around you using your own body. Open to children and their parents, grandparents & caregivers!

 

Summer Kickoff Movie Matinee: The Good Dinosaur

Monday, June 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m. All Ages. Drop in.

What would happen if dinosaurs avoided extinction, and were able to join some of the first humans on Earth for wild adventures? Join us to find out with a viewing of Disney/Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"!

 

Kids Art Day

Monday, June 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Ages 9-11. Ticketed Event.

Using found materials, participants will learn how to recycle materials to create their own sketch books. Demonstrations will highlight how to alter found objects and materials into a fantastic book that is as unique as the individual.

 

Seed Cups & Seed Bombs

Wednesday, June 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

In this program, kids learn what seeds are and why they are important to us. They learn about the process of germination and the early stages of plant growth while getting their hands dirty. Students get to plant seeds in a cup and make “seed bombs” to take and grow at home.

 

AKC: My Reptile Guys

Thursday, June 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

My Reptile Guys bring 12 amazing reptiles to the library for you to see! Check out the snakes, tortoises, lizards and bearded dragon. Learn about reptiles, their habitats and meet the animals in person.

Description: PotoPOTOMAC LIBRARY EVENTS 301-375-7375
3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD

AKC: Tracey Eldridge

Tuesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

A Musical World Journey takes children off the beaten path to experience sounds native to the Andes Mountains, the Caribbean, Australia, East and West Africa, Russia, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. It's a true celebration of universal human ingenuity and diversity through music!

 

Seed Cups & Seed Bombs

Wednesday, June 29, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

In this program, kids learn what seeds are and why they are important to us. They learn about the process of germination and the early stages of plant growth while getting their hands dirty. Students get to plant seeds in a cup and make “seed bombs” to take and grow at home.

 

Kids Art Day

Thursday, June 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

It's time for art! Participants will make an awesome stop-motion silhouette of a
sports star in action. Learn about color, motion and art all in the same awesome
program!

WALDORF P.D.BROWN LIBRARY EVENTS 301-645-2864
50 Village St, Waldorf, MD

Summer Movie Day

Monday, June 20, 2:00-3:30 p.m. All Ages. Drop in.

Come celebrate the first day of summer and release from school and watch "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension."

 

Kids Art Day (Ages 9-11)

Monday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages 9-11. Ticketed Event.

Using found materials, participants will learn how to recycle materials to create their own sketch books. Demonstrations will highlight how to alter found objects and materials into a fantastic book that is as unique as the individual.

 

Seed Cups & Seed Bombs

Tuesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

In this program, kids learn what seeds are and why they are important to us. They learn about the process of germination and the early stages of plant growth while getting their hands dirty. Students get to plant seeds in a cup and make “seed bombs” to take and grow at home.

 

AKC: Kentkatam

Wednesday, June 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

Kentkatám means, “Let’s Dance!" Join us for a fun-filled hour of song, dance, and education. Take a cultural journey through social dances as members of the Piscataway Nation share their history in an interactive way.

 

Kids Art Day (Ages 6-11)

Thursday, June 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

It's time for art! Join us for a fantastic exploration of volcanoes! We'll learn about the amazing science of volcanoes and then make our own incredible volcano art to take home.

WEST LIBRARY EVENTS 301-645-1395
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD

Imaginative Playtime!

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Ages 2 to 5.

No registration for June. Please sign in at the children's desk.

Children learn a lot about language through play. Play helps children think symbolically, so they understand spoken and written words, and it helps them express themselves and put thoughts into words. Join us for an interactive play session - we'll provide the educational toys, you bring your child and provide the imagination! Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

June 2, 10:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

June 7, 6:00 p.m.  

June 9, 10:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

June 16, 10:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

June 21, 6:00 p.m.  

June 23, 10:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

June 30, 10:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

  

Spanish Class for Little Amigos

Thursday, June 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages 2 to 5. Drop in.

 Children will enjoy bilingual stories (English & Spanish), songs, finger plays and a craft!

  

Young Parent Food & Fun Night

Wednesday, June 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages Birth to 25 years. Drop in.

Young Parent Food & Fun is open to all teen (and young) parents ages 25 or younger and their children, birth-5. We’ll provide activities to encourage play with your children. Chick-Fil-A will provide a meal to the families attending, picnic style. The meal will be followed by an opportunity for kids to play together and for young parents to meet with our Teen Librarians to learn about resources the library and county government agencies offer that may help them and their children.

 

Chess Club for Kids and Teens

Friday, June 10, 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 18. Drop in.

Learn to master the game of chess, a game over a thousand years old. Learn the fundamental basics of how to play the game, and make new friends as you compete with each other in a friendly match.

 

Family Activity Night

Wednesday, June 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m. All Ages. Drop in.

It's Family Activity Night! Spend time with family and friends playing new and classic board games like Checkers, Scatergories, Chutes & Ladders or try our Snap Circuit Kits!

 

C4 – Charles County Comic Con

Saturday, June 18, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. All Ages. Drop in.

Join us for our official Summer Reading kick-off with CCPL's very own Comic Con! C4, the Charles County Comic Con will be a day packed with awesome superhero adventures: get free comic books, trade your old books, join our Cosplay competition, join the discussion in a comic book debate, try your hand at comic book Jeopardy, and much more!

 

The Dome Theater

Monday, June 20, All Day. All Ages. Ticketed Event. 

Tickets handed out up to 1 hour before each show. The Dome Theater is an awesome state-of-the-art mobile digital theater system that presents museum-quality shows, presenting a wide range of topics. The Dome Theater provides attendees with the latest audio and visual experience in learning about topics like dinosaurs, outer space, the environment and more. Ticketed event.
Schedule:
9:00 - 9:30 am - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket - Experience a breathtaking, up-close look at each of our Solar System’s planets. Ages 4-9. 
9:30 - 10:00 am - Passport to the Universe - Enjoy the journey through the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, and to the edge of the observable universe. Ages 9-14. 
10:00 - 10:30 am - Cosmic Collisions - Narrated by Robert Redford, this show launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time. Ages 9-11. 
10:30 - 11:00 am - Fantasy Worlds - ‘Fantasy Worlds’ features artists and animators creations of possible life-bearing worlds that our telescopes and spacecraft may someday find. Ages 9 - 14.
11:00 - 11:30 am - Search for Life: Are We Alone? - Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Narrated by actor Harrison Ford. Ages 9 - 14. 
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Dinosaur Prophesy - Join paleontologists in excavating bones and wondering what killed the mighty dinosaurs. Ages 6-9. 
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Molecularium - In the digital dome adventure Molecularium, audiences are transported into the world of atoms. Enjoy learning about the water cycle, the three states of matter, and how everything is made of atoms and molecules. Ages 9-14. 
1:00 - 1:30 pm - Microcosm - Take an adventure inside the human body in this extraordinary adventure. Fly up the carotid artery, explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart and then shrink into a cell to see the nucleus and DNA. Ages 10 - 14. 
1:30 - 2:00 pm - Night of the Titanic - ‘Night of the Titanic’ shows some unique conditions between Earth and space that, coupled with a few crucial human errors, led to the sinking of the great ship on April 15, 1912. Ages 10 - 14. 
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Fantasy Worlds - Repeat of program. Ages 9 - 14
2:30 - 3:00 pm - Dinosaur Prophecy - Repeat of program. Ages 6-9. 
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Habitat Earth - Narrated by Frances McDormand, Habitat Earth shows us what it means to live in today’s very connected world. All Ages. 
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Time Space - Take an adventure through periods of time! All Ages. 
4:30 - 5:00 pm - Time Space –Repeat of program. All Ages.

 

Family Craft Night

Tuesday, June 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages 2 to 11. Ticketed Event.

Spend family time together creating simple craft projects. This month we will make pet rock tic-tac-toe.

 

AKC: Reggie Rice

Monday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 and 3:00-4:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Ticketed Event.

This family-friendly Illusion Show is filled with Reggie’s innovative illusions, captivating dance routines and hilarious comedy acts. Reggie has the uncanny ability to connect with the audience and his young charismatic approach makes him truly a one of a kind entertainer. Reggie’s goofy antics & lovable personality is guaranteed to have everyone bursting into laughter with fun & excitement.

 

Seed Cups & Seed Bombs

Tuesday, June 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Ages 6-11. Ticketed Event.

In this program, kids learn what seeds are and why they are important to us. They learn about the process of germination and the early stages of plant growth while getting their hands dirty. Students get to plant seeds in a cup and make “seed bombs” to take and grow at home.



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