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April 16, 2014

10:30am - 11:30am

Movers and Groovers

North East Branch

A dynamic class filled with music, rhymes, stories, and movement activities for walking toddlers to age 3 1/2 with a caregiver. "Stay and Play" afterwards. Registration required.

April 16, 2014

10:30am - 11:30am

Storydays & Fingerplays

Chesapeake City Branch

A thematic program of stries, fingerplays, songs, and crafts. For families with children ages 1-5. Registration is required.

April 16, 2014

1:00pm - 1:45pm

On My Own

North East Branch

Explore the world through stories, songs, and learning activities. Children attend independently, and then caregivers join children at the end for a craft. Ages 3 1/2 - 5. Registration required.

April 16, 2014

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday Book Discussion

Cecilton Branch

Join us to discuss "Songs of Willow Frost" by Jamie Ford.

April 16, 2014

3:30pm - 4:15pm

ATA Martial Arts Presents: "The Three Ninja Pigs"

Elkton Central Library

Join ATA Martial Arts expert Josh Hayhurst for a reading of "The Three Ninja Pigs," then participate in a martial arts lesson. For children ages 5-11; registration required.

April 16, 2014

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Passports to the World

Chesapeake City Branch

Children will explore a different country and its culture each session. A take home craft will allow children to express the culture through art. All activities will be planned specifically for children in ages 6-11. This month's theme is South America! Registration required.

April 16, 2014

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Peter Cottontail's Spring

Cecilton Branch

Learn about Beatrix Potter's "Peter Cottontail" with a book, movie, and craft. For children ages 8-11. Registration is required.

April 16, 2014

3:30pm - 4:15pm

"Hoppy" Spring

Rising Sun Branch

Fun springtime crafts and activities. Ages 6 to 8. Registration is required.

April 16, 2014

3:30pm - 4:30pm

LEGO Club

Perryville Branch

Build creatively with LEGO bricks. Ages 5-11. Registration required.

April 16, 2014

6:00pm - 6:30pm

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

Rising Sun Branch

Receive advance readers' copies of books prior to publication, review books they read throughout the year, and nominate favorites for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten award. Interested teens must speak to the Young Adult library staff at their branch for more info. Snacks provided.

April 17, 2014

10:30am - 11:15am

On My Own

Rising Sun Branch

A theme-based class where children ages 3 1/2 - 5 explore their worlds through stories, songs, and learning activities. Children attend independently, and then caregivers join the children at the end for a craft. Registration is required.

April 17, 2014

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Brown Bag Mystery Book Discussion: Fragile by Lisa Unger

Elkton Central Library

Join us for a discussion of "Fragile" by Lisa Unger. Please bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.

April 17, 2014

1:30pm - 2:15pm

On My Own

Rising Sun Branch

A theme-based class where children ages 3 1/2 - 5 explore their worlds through stories, songs, and learning activities. Children attend independently, and then caregivers join the children at the end for a craft. Registration is required.

April 17, 2014

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story of Gettysburg's Last Battle

Elkton Central Library

Learn the untold story behind Pickett's Charge, the Gettysburg battle that ended General Lee's campaign into Pennsylvania. Presenter Bruce Mowday will sign copies of his book "Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story."

April 18, 2014

7:00pm - 7:00pm

Good Friday

All Branches

All CCPL branches will be closed for Good Friday.

April 19, 2014

11:00am - 12:00pm

Wildlife Adventure!

Perryville Branch

Learn how to share the earth with wildlife in this live animal presentation. For families with children ages 6-11. Registration required.

April 19, 2014

11:00am - 12:30pm

Mr. Jon LIVE in Concert!

Elkton Central Library

Celebrate National Library Week with guitarist, Jon Lewis, who presents a lively blend of traditional and original songs for families with children ages 1-5. Crafts and light refreshments after the show. Registration is required.

April 19, 2014

11:00am - 2:00pm

Genealogy Detectives

North East Branch

An informal meeting with others tracing their family history. Light refreshments. Registration required.

April 19, 2014

1:00pm - 2:30pm

"Body, Mind & Spirit" - A Book Dedication Event

Perryville Branch

James Hackley will explore the root causes of why we overeat, refuse to exercise, live chaotic lives and fail to accomplish our goals. Members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Iota Nu chapter, will dedicate several copies of the book to Cecil County Public Library. Registration required.

April 21, 2014

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Afternoon Adult Book Discussion

Rising Sun Branch

Join us for a discussion of Malcolm Gladwell's "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants". Pick up your copy at the front desk.

April 21, 2014

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Another World Book Group

North East Branch

An exclusive book group for sci-fi and fantasy lovers. This month's selection: "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi. Registration required.

April 21, 2014

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Chesapeake City: Canal Town Through The Years

Chesapeake City Branch

A special "trip down memory lane" with photographs and stories from the waterfront town's "good old days" in the mid-20th century. Bring your own memories and stories to share!

April 22, 2014

10:30am - 11:25am

Family Time

Rising Sun Branch

A parent/child workshop featuring 7 distinct learning centers. Children will enjoy 45 minutes of creative play followed by 10 minutes of active songs. Best for families with children ages birth to three years. Registration not required.

April 22, 2014

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cafe Days

Elkton Central Library

These coffee-shop style meetings include snacks, board games, and crafts. Grades 6-12.

April 22, 2014

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Terrarium Ornaments

Rising Sun Branch

Celebrate Earth Day! Create your own terrarium ornament to take home. All materials provided. Class size limited. For adults and older teens.

April 22, 2014

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Chesapeake City Branch

Not Your Mother's Book Club: a book discussion group for adults who read Young Adult material. Love Twilight? Read The Hunger Games in one night? Then this is the group for you! Read and discuss other popular Young Adult titles. Registration is required. April's title is "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

April 22, 2014

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Edible Landscaping

North East Branch

Woody Carter of Terra Joy Edible Landscapes teaches how to make your plantings work for you by giving back each season with fruit, flowers, and beauty! Registration required.

April 22, 2014

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Nonfiction Book Club

Cecilton Branch

Join us to discuss "Always There" by Alison F. Davis, Ph.D.

April 23, 2014

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Yakkin & Snackin

Chesapeake City Branch

A book discussion for children in grades 4-7. This month's book is "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate. Yummy snacks provided! Registration is required.

April 23, 2014

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Looking for Spring

Elkton Central Library

Share stories, make a craft,and enjoy a snack in celebration of the spring season. For children ages 5 to 8; registration required.

April 23, 2014

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Who Polluted the Bay?

Rising Sun Branch

Learn about water pollution and what you can do to keep our planet healthy while engaging in hands-on science activities. For children ages 7-11. Registration is required.

April 23, 2014

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Science Café: Wildlife Diseases - How Do They Affect Us?

Elkton Central Library

Dr. Seigel, Professor of Biology at Towson University, will discuss the drastic increase in diseases affecting reptiles and amphibians in Maryland. Science Cafes are sponsored in partnership with the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council and the Cecil Business Resource Partners.