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59 free events in January for the family

Looking for something fun to do to keep the kids busy during the dark days of January without blowing the budget? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of fun events for the family all month long that are totally free.

Glamor Night1 Friday

Post-It Doodles
Doodle on a Post-It and leave it in the library’s teen area. Free. 9am-5pm. Glen Burnie Regional Library, Glen Burnie. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net/location/Glenburnie

First Free Friday
Visit the museum for free. 5-9pm. Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center, Prince Frederick. spaceflightamericamuseum.org
2 Saturday

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Story Time
Story time and activities. Free. 11am. Barnes and Noble, Annapolis. 410-573-1115, barnesandnoble.com

All Together Now
Stories, songs and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages. Free. 11:30am. Howard County Library System Central Branch, Columbia. 410-313-7800, hclibrary.org/locations/central-branch

3 Sunday

Free January Community Day & Makerspace
Create what you want during this drop-in program. Free. Noon-5pm. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. nmwa.org

Free Family Sundays
Hands-on art workshops, gallery tours and more. Free. 2pm. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org

4 Monday

Monday Morning Movies & More
A movie and a story. Free. 10-11am. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862, calvertlibrary.info

Creepy Crawlers Preschool Class
Learn how to identify common evergreen trees and discover the function of pine cones. Free. 10-11:15am. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. 410-827-6694, bayrestoration.org

Healthy Kids
Explore simple health concepts inspired by children’s literature. Ages 3-5 with adult. Free. 10:15am. Howard County Library: Miller Branch, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950, hclibrary.org/locations/miller-branch

5 Tuesday

Classics with a Craft
The story of the three little pigs, along with a story souvenir. Ages 3-5. Free. 1:30pm. Howard County Library: East Columbia Branch, Columbia. 410-313-7700, hclibrary.org/locations/east-columbia-branch

Family Fun Night
Tuesdays. Activities for the whole family. Free. 6-7pm. Edgewater Community Library, Edgewater. 410-222-1538, aacpl.net/location/edgewater

6 Wednesday

Free Demo Class
Movement and music class. Birth-second graders. Free. 10:30-11:05am. United Church of Christ in Annapolis, Annapolis. movengroove.net

Toys! Toys! Toys!
Stories, songs, and a craft about all your favorite toys! Free. 3:30pm. Brooklyn Park Community Library, Baltimore. 410-222-6260, aacpl.net/location/brooklynpark

7 Thursday

Family Story Time
Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities. Free. 7pm. Maryland City at Russett Community Library, Laurel. 301-725-2390, aacpl.net/location/marylandcity

8 Friday

Art and Story Time
Fridays. Books, flannel board stories, puppets and more. Ages 2-5. Free with $4 admission. 10:30-11:30am. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. theccm.org

Fun with French
Learn a little French through books, music, and a craft. Ages 8-10. Free. 4pm. Howard County Library East Columbia Branch, Columbia. 410-313-7700, hclibrary.org/locations/east-columbia-branch

Minecraft Free Play
Play Minecraft while the library is closed to other customers. Registration required. Free. 5:30-7pm. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411, calvertlibrary.info

G.E.A.R.: Glamour Night
Learn the basics of applying makeup and other cosmetics. Ages 10-17. Free with M-NCPPC Youth ID. 7-9pm. Deerfield Run Elementary School Community Center, Laurel. 301-552-1093, pgparks.com

9 Saturday

Three Kings Day Celebration
Traditional Latino cultural party also known as Epiphany or the 12 Days of Christmas. Face painting, music, gifts and more. Free. 10am-1pm. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, Hyattsville. 301-408-4328

Family Story Time
Short stories, songs, crafts and more. Birth to 5 years. Free. 10-10:45am. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862, calvertlibrary.info

Black History Month Exhibition
Jan. 9-Feb. 28. Exhibit celebrates African American heritage. Free. 10am-5pm. Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel. arts.pgparks.com

Islamic Arts Family Festival
Traditional music, children’s activities, dance and more. Free. 11am-4pm. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. thewalters.org

‘Ice Age’
Watch “Ice Age,” rated PG. Free. 1-3pm. Severn Community Library, Severn. 410-222-6280, aacpl.net/location/severn

10 Sunday

2016 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
Jan 9-10. Sports activities for kids, mascots, giveaways, health checks and more. Free. Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 9am-4pm. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. nbcwashington.com

11 Monday

Go Figure
Explore early math concepts inspired by children’s literature and everyday activities. Ages 3-5. Registration required. Free. 11:30am. Howard County Library Central Branch, Columbia. 410-313-7800, hclibrary.org/locations/central-branch
12 Tuesday

Time Traveling Kids Story Time
Stories and activities teach pre-K children about the past. Registration required. Free. 10-11am. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501, jefpat.org

Family Fun Night
Legos, game nights, crafts and more. A different event each Tuesday. Call library for details. Free. 6-7pm. Edgewater Community Library, Edgewater. 410-222-1538, aacpl.net/location/edgewater

Bookclub: How to Train Your Dragon
A special book club for elementary school students with discussions, games and crafts. Ages 5-11. Free. 5pm. Annapolis Regional Library, Annapolis. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/Annapolis

13 Wednesday

Otto the Auto
Otto the Auto, a 3-foot-tall remote control car, returns for a special safety lesson for young children. Ages 5 and under. Free. 9:30am. Annapolis Regional Library, Annapolis. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

Sing, Sign and Play
Songs, books and signs. Ages birth-5. Free. 10:30am. South Bowie Branch Library, Bowie. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info/website/branch/location/SouthBowie

Just for Me
Independent class that teaches creative expression, listening comprehension and early reading skills. Ages 3-5. Free. 2pm. Howard County Library Miler Branch, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950, hclibrary.org/locations/miller-branch

14 Thursday

Lego Mania
Story time followed by Lego building session. HOW SHOULD I CHANGE THIS? Kindergarten to fifth grade. Legos supplied by library. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411, calvertlibrary.info

Movie Time: ‘Frozen’
Watch “Frozen,” rated PG. Free. 6:30pm. Brooklyn Park Community Library, Baltimore. 410-222-6260, aacpl.net/location/brooklynpark

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