Reading Recommendations and More from Beanstack
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500 by 5
Help your child read 500 books by age 5! Reading with your child helps them get read for school, increase their vocabulary, improve logical thinking, and more. See more information about 500 by 5 and get started!
|June 1 – August 31|
Ages 2-12 months
|All Ages Storytimes
|All Ages Storytimes
|All Ages Storytimes
|Programs at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home|
|Join us for programs and events at the Veterans Home throughout the year! See more information and our current schedule of programs at the Veterans Home.|
|Pokémon Trainers Club! at Leonardtown Library|
|Do you have what it takes to be the very best? Bring your games and/or your cards and prepare to battle against other Pokémon trainers! You can also make some Pokémon buttons to take home, take turns playing a retro Pokémon game, and maybe make some friends (or rivals….) along the way. All ages.|
|Monday, May 15||5 – 6 p.m.|
|Monday, June 5||5 – 6 p.m.|
|Monday, July 3||5 – 6 p.m.|
|Monday, August 7||5 – 6 p.m.|
|Join us on Mondays, June 26 – July 31, for performances and fun for all ages!
10 a.m. at Margaret Brent Middle School, 29675 Point Lookout Rd., Helen, MD 20635
12:30 p.m. at Leonardtown Elementary School, 22885 Duke St., Leonardtown, MD 20650
3 p.m. at Lexington Park Library
|June 26 Stories to Stage: Where the Wild Things Are & Other Stories
Join the artists of RC Dance Discovery in a musical romp through beloved children’s stories by Maurice Sendak.
|July 3 Scales and Tales
Meet real, live birds of prey, snakes, turtles, and other native animals of Maryland, and the rangers from the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary who care for them.
|July 10 Mr. Jon & Friends
Join musician Mr. Jon and his friend George the Monkey for a high-energy concert, and come ready to DANCE!
|July 17 Taiko: The Art of Japanese Drumming
Japanese-American performer Mark Rooney will perform traditional and modern songs on the massive Taiko drums, and teach members of the audience to drum too! Note- Taiko drums can be very loud, so this performance is best for children 5 and older, and who enjoy loud music.
|July 24 Chris Fascione, Storyteller
Chris Fascione tells amazing, interactive stories based on world folktales. He’ll need the help of everyone in the audience, so come ready to clap, stomp, yell, whisper, and laugh along.
|July 31 Tall Tales of the Wild West
Saddle up for this hilarious romp through American folklore and meet heroes like Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and the fearless Annie Christmas as they overcome impossible obstacles in their own uniqe and silly ways.
|Can you think on your feet, team up, use creativity, and complete the challenge? Come play Minecraft with us and find out! Must be able to use a mouse and keyboard commands, and be familiar with how to play Minecraft (we will not use the tutorial). Ages 8 – 11. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.|
|Register Lexington Park||Thursday, June 15, 2 -3:30 p.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Thursday, June 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Thursday, July 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Thursday, July 27, 2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Thursday, August 10, 2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Register Charlotte Hall||Monday, August 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon|
|Register Charlotte Hall||Monday, August 14, 2 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Caring Through Crafting|
|Calling all crafters! Use your time and talents to make a difference in your community. Join us in making Independence Day cards to be given to our friends at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. All supplies provided. All ages welcome. No registration.|
|Lexington Park||Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.|
|Storytime at Greenwell State Park|
|This program takes place at Greenwell State Park (25420 Rosedale Manor Ln., Hollywood, MD 20636).
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 2 – 5 with their adult caregivers (and siblings)! Since the barn will be open to guests, be sure to check out all the friendly horses and goats after the program. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch in case you get hungry! No registration.
|Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.|
|Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.|
|BINGO for Kids|
|Try your luck in our kid-friendly version of BINGO. Match letters, numbers, and symbols to win fun prizes! No registration.|
|Charlotte Hall Wednesday, June 21,||10:30 – 11 a.m. recommended for ages 3-6|
|Charlotte Hall Wednesday, June 21,||11 – 11:30 a.m. recommended for ages 7-10|
|Drop in for open-ended crafting fun. Try one of our sample crafts, or create your own design! All supplies provided. Recommended for children ages 3+. No registration.|
|Leonardtown||Tuesdays: June 27, July 18, August 1 1 – 4 p.m.|
|Lexington Park||Wednesdays: June 28, July 12, July 26 2 – 4 p.m.|
|Charlotte Hall||Thursdays: June 29, July 13, July 27 2 – 4 p.m.|
|We supply the “bricks,” you bring the imagination! Come and build something amazing with our thousands of LEGO and Duplo pieces. All ages. No registration.|
|Leonardtown||Tuesdays: July 11, July 25, August 8 1 – 4 p.m.|
|Lexington Park||Wednesdays: July 5, July 19, August 2 2 – 4 p.m.|
|Charlotte Hall||Thursdays: July 6, July 20, August 3 2 – 4 p.m.|
|It’s time to spread the love! Paint inspirational messages of your own on small rocks that can be placed around town. Imagine when a stranger looks down to see your cheerful message staring up at them; it’s going to make their day just that much better! Paint supplies provided. Ages 5 and up. Registration begins 2 weeks before each program.|
|Register Leonardtown||Thursday, June 22, 2 p.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Thursday, August 10, 2 p.m.|
|Come join us on a messy adventure as we explore the world of art in its various forms. A new experience at your library for our youngest customers and their caregivers. Please expect and prepare for a messy good time! Ages 6 months – 4 years. Registration begins 2 weeks before each program.|
|Register Lexington Park||Friday, June 23, 9:30 a.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Friday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Friday, August 18, 9:30 a.m.|
|Preschool Patriotic Explorers|
|This land was made for you and me! Celebrate the US of A with stories, songs, crafts, and activities for ages 3 – 6. Registration begins 2 weeks before each program.|
|Register Lexington Park||Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m.|
|Register Charlotte Hall||Wednesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.|
|Life Sized Games|
|Get your game on by playing some larger than life games at your library! Participate in giant versions of your favorite games such as Kerplunk, Jenga, Hi-Ho Cherry-Oh and others. Classic “normal sized” board games will also be available to play. All ages welcome. No registration.|
|Lexington Park||Friday, July 14, 2 p.m.|
|Charlotte Hall||Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.|
|Leonardtown||Friday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.|
|Explore the world we live in with Project Earth! From soil to water, come prepared to get a little dirty while we learn about our Earth and how we can make it better. A hands-on experience designed for kiddos ages 7 to 10. Registration begins 2 weeks before the program.|
|Register Lexington Park||Friday, July 28, 2:30 p.m.|
|Kindergarten Here We Come!|
|Let’s get ready to start Kindergarten (or PreKindergarten)! We’ll read stories about school, make crafts, learn how to stay healthy and safe at school, and take a practice ride on a real school bus! Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.|
|Register Charlotte Hall||Wednesday, August 2, 10:30 a.m.|
|Register Lexington Park||Friday, August 11, 10:30 a.m.|
|Register Leonardtown||Saturday, August 19, 10:30 a.m.|
|Learning Fun – Activity Sheets|
|For Your Little One|
|Other Things to Do|
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