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.
April 2015 Events
Friday, APRIL 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. 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.
Teddy Bear Social Hour
Tuesday, APRIL 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 9. Register please. Bring your favorite stuffed friend and celebration National Library Week with us! Enjoy a story and craft, then leave your stuffed buddy with us to have a sleepover at the library with other stuffed friends. Come back in the morning to pick up your buddy and see all the fun they had while they stayed at the library.
Paws to Read
Saturday, MAY 2, 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.
Homeschool S.T.E.A.M. Club
Thursday APRIL 2, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register please. Early elementary aged children, 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. In April, we will do a math activity. (The Wednesday, April 1st session is full.)
Around the World Geography Club
Wednesday, APRIL 8, 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 by reading both fiction & non-fiction books, singing songs, playing games and making crafts. In April we will study Canada.
Thursday, APRIL 16, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 9 to 18. Register please. Get creative and celebrate National Library Week! Help us spruce up the Potomac branch by painting a bookend to represent your favorite book. Bookends will be used throughout the library when they are dry.
Thursday, APRIL 30, 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. In April we will play BATTLESHIP!
Spring Break Game Afternoon
Wednesday, APRIL 1, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Looking for something cool to do over Spring Break? Drop in and enjoy a variety of fun and exciting games you can play with your friends and family, including cool board and video games.
Art on a Cart
Thursday, APRIL 2, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11 with parent or caregiver. Drop in. Children will make and take home various simple, fun and beautiful crafts! All art supplies will be provided.
Homeschool Book Club
Ages 9 to 11. Drop in. Join us for our Homeschool Book Club featuring a well-known book and its movie adaptation. Each month, we read a book and compare it to the film, discussing how the film's direction changed or maintained the author's story.
Wednesday, APRIL 1, 10:00 a.m. - noon: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Wednesday, MAY 6, 10:00 a.m. - noon: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Wednesday, APRIL 1, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. All ages. Drop in. Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Perhaps we will find out when the Charles County Humane Society presents this awesome program that allows participants to become "egg-sperts" on chickens. We will "egg-splore" the use of eggs, egg hatching and eating eggs. Learn about chickens from around the world and see live chickens!
Paws to Read
Saturday, APRIL 11, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. Read to a furry, non-judgmental friend who is a great listener! Improve reading skills and have lots of fun. All dogs are certified by the Humane Society as therapy dogs.
For Tweens (Ages 9 to 12), Tuesday, APRIL 14, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Drop in.
For Teens (Ages 13 to 18), Tuesday, APRIL 21, 6:00
- 7:30 p.m. Drop in.
Homeschool U presents Chess Club
Friday, APRIL 17, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 18. Register please. 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.
Lego Robotics: An Early Dismissal Event!
Thursday, APRIL 23, 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Ages 6 to 11.Register please. The 4-H Kidz for Change Robotics Club will introduce kids to robotics. Children will hear a story and then use Legos to build a robot that corresponds with the theme of the book. After construction, children will learn how to program their robot to move, make sounds and more using a laptop.
Saturday STEM Club: The Science of Color
Saturday, APRIL 25, 2:00 - 3:00 a.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please. Are you ready to have fun with science? We will explore the science of color and make wax paper and melted crayon lanterns, blending primary colors to make new colors.
Family Craft Night
Thursday, APRIL 30, 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Ages 6 to 11. Drop in. Spend time with your family while creating a fun, simple craft project. Each month we will have supplies for an arty, fun craft. In April we will make recycled CD spinners. Bring your family and your creativity. All supplies will be provided while they last. First come, first served.