March 31st, 2014

New Spring Programs


This winter was so cold, snowy and long that it’s hard to believe spring is really here.  Yet bit by bit, the days are getting longer, crocuses are peaking through, and on the warmer days, you can hear the lovely sound of peeper frogs in the distance.

To give the new season a thoroughly hospitable welcome, we’ve planned an array of programs – from planting to canning to beekeeping and more – that will get you thinking spring.  Click the links below to sign up.

Beekeeping 101
Rising Sun Branch, Thursday, April 10 at 6 PM

Terrarium Ornaments
Rising Sun Branch, Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM

Edible Landscaping
North East Branch, Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 PM
Cecilton Branch, Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 PM

Welcome, Spring! Tea
Rising Sun Branch, Tuesday, May 6 at 6 PM

Recipe Swap: Salads
North East Branch, Monday, May 12 at 6:30 PM

Canning Chronicles: Exploring Cecil County’s Historic Canning Industry
Rising Sun Branch, Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 PM

2nd Annual Plant Swap
Elkton Central Library, Saturday, May 17 at 10 AM

Outdoor Cooking
Rising Sun Branch, Tuesday, May 20 at 6 PM

To see a complete listing of upcoming programs, click here to see our newsletter.  What do you love most about spring?

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March 13th, 2014

Tech “Maker Day” for Kids & Teens this Saturday

SMALL Maker Day at the Library ELK Mar 2014 REVISED

For children and teens who are interested in invention, exploration and innovation, “Maker Spaces” are great places to get started! The Maker movement is all about the enthusiasm and curiosity for invention and innovation. Makers are ordinary people, young and old, who have made extraordinary things with everyday products, simple electronics, and ingenuity. Maker Spaces provide the tools and the know-how of experienced Makers to turn anyone into an inventor.

The Elkton Central Library will host an exploratory Maker Space for grades 3 and up, as well as curious adults and parents, on Saturday, March 15 from 10am-3pm. Workshops will have limited space, so please register to be sure that there will be supplies available for your tween or teen. To register, call 410-996-5600 ext.481 or click the links below.

Here are the specifics:

Maker Day at the Library – 10am-3pm
Make things fly, roll, wiggle and illuminate! Invent hovering, lighter-than-air creatures and test them in wind tubes! Build a huge marble run with wood, cardboard and foam! Create electrified creatures that wiggle or draw! Fabricate hypnotic spinning sculptures with LED’s!

It’s Alive! Wigglebots and Drawing Machines – 10:30am-12pm
Using household materials and electromechanical components, invent a friend that wiggles, walks or draws! Perfect for the aspiring inventor, engineer and kinetic artist. Seats are limited. Open to grades 3 and up. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Hypnotica – 1:30pm-3pm
Prepare to be hypnotized – invent a spinning, illuminated handheld device that might control minds! Learn fundamental electronics skills, all projects go home! Seats are limited. Open to grades 3 and up. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This “Maker Day,” provided by “FutureMakers,” is made possible by a grant from Best Buy and the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

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