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.
September 2015 Events
Paws to Read
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 12, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. This is a program that allows kids to read to a furry friend who is a great listener! Improved reading skills and confidence plus lots of fun are the goals of this unique program. All dogs are Human Society certified therapy dogs.
Rainbow in the Dark: An Evening Story Time
Monday, SEPTEMBER 21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 9. Register please. Have you ever wondered how crayons are made? How about where rainbows come from? Spend an evening hearing a story, learning about colors, and making a fun, slimy craft you can take home!
Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club
Once a month we will meet to do a fun and educational S.T.E.A.M. activity. All projects are geared toward early-elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning and socializing. The September activity will be Math.
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 2, 11:00 a.m. - noon. Ages 6 to 9. Register please.
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 3, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 9. Register please.
Around the World Geography Club
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 9, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 2 to 5. Drop in. Each month we will learn about a different country, reading both non-fiction and picture books, singing songs, playing games and doing crafts. This month we'll study Japan!
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 19, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All ages. Drop in. Have you ever wondered what geocaching is and how to do it? Are you a pro at geocaching and are looking for a new challenge? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Join in the fun and learn the basics of geocaching as you hunt for hidden stashes at the Potomac Library and the adjacent Ruth B. Swann Memorial Park. We will have difficult challenges for experienced geocachers, easy tasks for children 11 and under, a family challenge and more. Attendees must bring a GPS unit that displays coordinates. Co-sponsored by Charles County Department of Tourism.
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 24, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. All ages. Drop in. In this monthly series we play a different life-sized version of a popular board or computer game. Previous life-sized games include Candy Land, Angry Bids, Clue, Checkers, Chess and more! Join us and see Yahtzee made life-size!
Wish Upon a Star Story Time
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Family. All ages. Drop in. Welcome all for a delightful evening story time. Hear a wonderful story and learn about the resources the library offers. Register for your first library card, too!
Early Dismissal Movie Day
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 30, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. All ages. Drop in. It's Early Dismissal Day! Join us for a screening of "Muppets Most Wanted" after school lets out!
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 2, 10:00 a.m. - noon. Parent and Child ages 9 to 11. Drop in. Book club for homeschoolers. Join us in reading Harriet The Spy by Louise Fizhugh watching the movie adaptation, with a book to movie comparison/discussion at the end.
Writing Club for Tweens
Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 8, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 8 to 11. Drop in. 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.
Friday, SEPTEMBER 18, 2:00 - 3:00 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.
Board Game Night
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Family. All ages. Drop in. Spend time with family and friends playing new and classic board games like Candy Land, Checkers, Scattergories, Chutes & Ladders and more!