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This year's One Maryland One Book will be virtual. Mark your calendars. You don't want to miss this awesome event!
08/11/2020

This year's One Maryland One Book will be virtual. Mark your calendars. You don't want to miss this awesome event!

We are excited to announce the 2020 One Maryland One Book Virtual Author Tour!

From October 4 – 7, be sure to catch one of the "stops" featuring Lisa See with one of our co-hosts: Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Kent County Public Library, Howard County Library System, Calvert Library, Harford County Public Library, and Carroll County Public Library, Frederick County Public Libraries, & Washington County Free Library.

*** You must register to receive the virtual event link at https://bit.ly/31JoGm7 *** #1MD1BK

Anyone else been seeing a ton of mushrooms sprouting up in their yards? Look what popped up in the backyard of one of ou...
08/11/2020

Anyone else been seeing a ton of mushrooms sprouting up in their yards? Look what popped up in the backyard of one of our Mobile Library staff. And be sure to check out some of these great books to learn more or do some mushroom hunting of your own:

🍄 North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Orson K. Miller

🍄 The Complete Mushroom Book: Savory Recipes for Wild and Cultivated Varieties With An Illustrated Field Guide by Antonio Carluccio

🍄 The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of An Underground America by Langdon Cook

Find more by searching our catalog online here: https://www.ccplonline.org/

Our Waldorf West & PD Brown Memorial Branches will be distribution sites for this wonderful LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc....
08/11/2020

Our Waldorf West & PD Brown Memorial Branches will be distribution sites for this wonderful LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc. FREE meal program for kids starting Monday 8/17!

Summer Meals Plus is back starting next Monday. Nonperishable free meals for children 18 and under will be available at pickup locations across Charles County. Check out the flyer for dates, times and locations. Then help spread the word so no child will go hungry!

08/11/2020

Have you gotten Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch yet? If you have, check out our Island! We will have places where you can take and leave items, DIYs, artifacts and more. August 12 at 10:00 am. Register: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4390011.

Anyone interested in enrolling their children in head start or early head start programs for the 2020-2021 school year c...
08/11/2020

Anyone interested in enrolling their children in head start or early head start programs for the 2020-2021 school year check out the information from SMTCCAC below.

Not Just for Kids: Adult Graphic Novel Book Club is tonight at 6PM. Join us for an informal discussion of graphic novels...
08/10/2020

Not Just for Kids: Adult Graphic Novel Book Club is tonight at 6PM. Join us for an informal discussion of graphic novels, both modern and classic! This month's selection is Locke & Key: Vol. 1, the source material for the popular TV series! (available through Hoopla).
This is a Google Hangouts Event. Registrants will receive an email with the meeting link/phone number 1 hour before the event.

Please use the following link to register: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4362886

08/10/2020

And we're back! The phones & internet are back up and running at our Waldorf West branch. Thank you for your patience!

08/10/2020

❗️ The phones and internet are down at our Waldorf West branch. Please pardon the disruption to our Curbside Appointments for this afternoon. While you will not be able to call upon your arrival, our staff will be on the lookout to bring your order out.❗️

Don’t know how to sew?  No problem!  Here are some books that cover the basics of both sewing by hand and with a machine...
08/08/2020

Don’t know how to sew? No problem! Here are some books that cover the basics of both sewing by hand and with a machine. You’ll be sewing your buttons back on and doing other simple mending tasks in no time! You can even advance to making your own clothing, or other projects like pillows or accessories. View the list at https://www.ccplonline.org/9742-2/.

Join Ms. Ashley on Aug. 8 at 11:00 AM for a brief Virtual Story Time from the comfort of your couch! This story time wil...
08/07/2020

Join Ms. Ashley on Aug. 8 at 11:00 AM for a brief Virtual Story Time from the comfort of your couch! This story time will feature local author Erica Morgan! She will be reading her book "A Shark Tooth Fairy Tale!" Register: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4351891. #storytime

What does your library card give you access to?  So much more than books!  Download movies, music, magazines, and more!
08/06/2020

What does your library card give you access to? So much more than books! Download movies, music, magazines, and more!

08/06/2020
How Does Curbside Pickup @ CCPL Work?

Curbside Pickup @ CCPL is here! 🚗🚲🚶‍♀️

So, how does it work? Check out our video that will show you this new service so you can start enjoying new library items at home! Be sure to visit our Curbside Pickup Information Center: https://www.ccplonline.org/curbside/ for FAQs, to place a hold, make a reservation & more!
https://youtu.be/LmRYWaYCqJM

In this video, our staff demonstrates how the Curbside Pickup process works. We walk you through the process from start to finish, so you can start enjoying ...

08/05/2020
Calvert Marine Museum

Want to see something otterly amazing? Check out this video clip of one of the otters at the Calvert Marine Museum!

Chessie Grace loves to roll around in her towels and today is no different! Aquarist Dottie got this fun video of Gracie getting her sillies out earlier this morning.⁠ 🤪

#LoveCMM #TooCuteTuesday #OtterlyAdorable

Due to a power outage, our La Plata branch will be closed Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Curbside Pickup will be temporarily...
08/05/2020

Due to a power outage, our La Plata branch will be closed Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Curbside Pickup will be temporarily suspended until power is restored.

SMECO is working diligently to address this issue. Customers are encouraged to reschedule their Curbside Pickup appointments for another day at their convenience by visiting our Curbside Pickup Information Center: https://www.ccplonline.org/curbside/. All virtual services and programs will still be available. We'll let you know when we're back up and running!

👩‍💻 Live Web Chat will be available on our website www.ccplonline.org during our regular business hours, 9 AM - 8 PM

📞 Telephone Reference will be available during the hours of 9 AM - 12:45 PM

📲 All virtual programs on Aug. 5 will continue as scheduled

Going Fast! There are only 14 seats left for our Community Conversation Discussion: Discussion: Dr. Ibram X Kendi's "How...
08/04/2020

Going Fast! There are only 14 seats left for our Community Conversation Discussion: Discussion: Dr. Ibram X Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" on August 6th at 6pm. Sign up using the following link: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4492576

This program will be presented on Zoom. Participants will be emailed the event link and password 1 hour before the event.

CCPL is closed today due to inclement weather. All Curbside Pickup appointments will be rescheduled. You can adjust your...
08/04/2020

CCPL is closed today due to inclement weather. All Curbside Pickup appointments will be rescheduled. You can adjust your appointments as needed for a new day/time that works for you. But no worries, we are open online!

👩‍💻 Live Web Chat will be available on our website https://www.ccplonline.org/ during our regular business hours, 9 AM - 8 PM

📞 Telephone Reference will be available during the hours of 9 AM - 12:45 PM

📲 All virtual programs on Aug. 4 will continue as scheduled

📣 Looking for ideas to keep busy while you're stuck indoors? Check our our blog, CCPL @ Home: https://www.ccplonline.org/blog/

❗️CCPL Will Be Closed August 4, 2020 Due to the inclement weather from Tropical Storm Isaias, Charles County Public Libr...
08/03/2020

❗️CCPL Will Be Closed August 4, 2020

Due to the inclement weather from Tropical Storm Isaias, Charles County Public Library will be closed Tuesday, August 4, 2020. All Curbside Pickup appointments for that day will be rescheduled. While Curbside Pickup will be temporarily suspended, we will still be open online!

Find out more here: https://www.ccplonline.org/update/

US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
08/03/2020

US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for much of central and southern MD, DC, as well as portions of northeastern VA along the I-95 corridor. Flooding rain, wind damage, and tidal flooding are all threats to the area. See http://weather.gov/lwx/tropical for further details.

Charles County Government
08/03/2020
Charles County Government

Charles County Government

As we prepare for an upcoming tropical storm we would like to remind everyone to Stay Informed: Listen to radio and television, including NOAA Weather Radio if possible, check the Internet and social media for information and updates.

Also remember to Report Nuisance & Urban Flooding Here: https://bit.ly/3k3bzom

Join the Science Tellers on an action-packed adventure where you will soar high into the air and touch the clouds on the...
08/03/2020

Join the Science Tellers on an action-packed adventure where you will soar high into the air and touch the clouds on the back of a dragon! This interactive story features amazing special effects that will bring this fantasy to life! Then journey behind the scenes of the special effects as we explore the science of matter. Volunteers from the audience will help the performers conduct experiments with Dry Ice, fog, bubbles, flying rockets and more! #STEM

August 4 at 2:00 PM
Recommended for ages 9-12
Register: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4421466

If you like gardening you will loved this article about David Culp upcoming book “A Year at Brandywine Cottage".
08/03/2020

If you like gardening you will loved this article about David Culp upcoming book “A Year at Brandywine Cottage".

In a recent Washington Post article, David Culp had this to say about gardening during times of uncertainty: “The garden has been a source of great, great solace… It’s an act of faith, that’s important right now.”

Read the article at the link below, and don’t forget to check out David Culp’s new book A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE. It is beautifully photographed by Rob Cardillo.

https://wapo.st/3dWDK4g

Bright Star Theatre brings hilarious renditions from the Grimm Brothers' iconic works in this show featuring Rapunzel, L...
08/03/2020

Bright Star Theatre brings hilarious renditions from the Grimm Brothers' iconic works in this show featuring Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Join us TODAY at 6:00 PM. All ages. Register: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4357971.

Curbside Pickup is Here! 🚗🚕🚙 https://www.ccplonline.org/curbside/We are excited to announce that Phase 2 of Reopening CC...
08/03/2020

Curbside Pickup is Here! 🚗🚕🚙 https://www.ccplonline.org/curbside/

We are excited to announce that Phase 2 of Reopening CCPL has begun with Curbside Pickup! We have been carefully putting together a phased approach that keeps the safety of our patrons and our staff at the top of our priority list.

How Does Curbside Pickup Work?

Step 1: Place a hold and receive a notification that your holds are available.

Step 2: Make a curbside pickup appointment.

Step 3: Pick up your materials at your selected library location.

Curbside Pickup is only available for those who have received a notification message from the library that you have holds that are ready to be picked up. Same day pickup will not be available.

For more information on Curbside Pickup, to place a hold and schedule an appointment, visit our Curbside Pickup Information Center: https://www.ccplonline.org/curbside/

Charles County Public Library's cover photo
08/03/2020

Charles County Public Library's cover photo

Looking for a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat?  Here are ten YA mysteries that will keep you guessing ...
08/02/2020

Looking for a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Here are ten YA mysteries that will keep you guessing as you read! Visit https://www.ccplonline.org/9626-2/.

08/01/2020
National Aquarium

Check out some really neat fish in this video feed of the Kelp Forest at the National Aquarium.

We had a f-eel-ing you could use a Kelp Forest break 💚

A little library humor for your Saturday :)
08/01/2020

A little library humor for your Saturday :)

#calvertlibrary

We are familiar with the heroes/heroines/villains of many fairy tales. Some of these characters are animals. But there a...
07/31/2020

We are familiar with the heroes/heroines/villains of many fairy tales. Some of these characters are animals. But there are also animal sidekicks and characters that add to the richness of the stories. Let’s meet a few of these fairy tale animals. All ages welcome!

August 1 at 10:00 AM
Registration Required.
Register: https://ccplonline.libnet.info/event/4423729.

Zoom meeting information will be shared to registrants via email 1 hour prior to the program start.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held tomorrow form 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please read for more information.
07/31/2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held tomorrow form 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please read for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m at Department of Public Works building located at 10430 Audie Lane, La Plata Click here for more info https://bit.ly/2C8IbeT

Happy Friday Everyone!
07/31/2020

Happy Friday Everyone!

Address

2 Garrett Ave
La Plata, MD
20646

General information

Charles County Public Library system has 4 branches: La Plata Branch 2 Garrett Avenue La Plata, MD 20646 301-934-9001 Waldorf West Branch 10405 O'Donnell Place Waldorf, Maryland 20603 301.645.1395 P.D. Brown Memorial Branch 50 Village Street Waldorf, MD 20602 301-645-2864 Potomac Branch 3225 Ruth B. Swann Dr. Indian Head, MD 20640 301-375-7375 Library Services: * Print and non-print materials for all ages: books, DVD's, recorded books, downloadable books, free online databases, magazines, etc... * Book discussion groups. * 24/7 Virtual Reference Service * Interlibrary loans from across the state for free. * Computers for Internet and word processing. * Free computer tutoring (help with using the mouse, searching the Internet, creating an email account). * Programming for all ages. * Outreach services for licensed daycare providers and homebound seniors. * Photocopiers and Fax service. * Meeting rooms for groups available at the La Plata, Waldorf West, and Potomac Branches.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(301) 934-9001

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So much fun making earrings and keychains at LaPlata tonight !
The wreath making class was great !!!! I hope there is an Easter one !!!
Another great event Potomac branch !! The villains tea was amazing!
Potomac library did an amazing job on the Aladdin and jasmine event !!
We added sea creatures to our ocean in a bottle !
🏡OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND🏡 This Beautiful house located in White Plains, MD sits on a 1.83 acre lot. Perfect Home for any family! Come see it for yourself on Sunday, January 27th from 12:00-2:00pm
Does Your Library Have a Library Telescope Program? A Library Telescope is a telescope owned by a library that can be borrowed just like a book. Usually it’s a modified Orion 4.5” StarBlast Reflector Telescope. What better way to bring astronomy to the youth of today, than to give them access to a quality telescope? Having a parent, or other adult, borrow the telescope and amaze a child with views of the Moon or a planet, could make a lasting impression. Maybe even lead to a career in astronomy or some other science. Hundreds of libraries across the US have Library Telescope Programs that have been remarkably successful. A library can get a telescope program going for under $400. The telescope is modified in various ways so it is less likely to be damaged and parts are less likely to be lost. Shouldn’t your library have a Library Telescope Program? For more information see page: Library Telescopes
Wanna be a girl scout?! We have plenty of troops in your area! Email me at [email protected] or call at 301-861-5862. We offer financial assistance to any girl who may need it, no questions asked :) let me help you find a troop for your daughter!