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.

Story Time at P.D. Brown with Mrs. D and Ms. Sara!

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


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

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.

 

Get Crabby! 

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!

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

Idea Swap and Resources Exchange 

Tuesdays, MARCH 3, MARCH 17, MARCH 24,  and MARCH 3110:30 - 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.

 Life-Sized Games 

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.

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

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. 

Description: WestWEST LIBRARY EVENTS 301-645-1395
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD

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

 

Writing Clubs

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!

Origami Fun 

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.