Maryland libraries offer fun for parents from books at bars to seed swaps

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A Sampling of Library Activities

In Anne Arundel County:

  • Discover how to start a nonprofit or charitable group Jan. 14.
  • Knit, crochet and have fun with yarn Jan. 20.
  • Learn more about Books at Bars and sign up at

In Calvert County:

  • Swap seeds to plant with others in the community Jan. 24.
  • Sing along with musicians in a song circle/jam session Jan. 28.

In Howard County:

  • Attend a guided meditation session Jan. 6.
  • Chat with other fans of the TV show "Downton Abbey" Jan. 7.

In Queen Anne's County:

  • Join the "Wild Wooly Women" as they knit, quilt and crochet Jan. 7.
  • Talk about a book and enjoy light refreshments Jan. 22.

In Prince George's County:

  • Join the Bowie writers' group "With Pen in Hand" to share ideas and get inspired Jan. 5.
  • Attend a workshop on researching genealogy using free library tools Jan. 14.

In Baltimore County:

  • Meet local author Michael Olesker Jan. 24.
  • "Scrap 'til you drop" with other scrap-bookers Jan. 31.

Library Access at Home

Local libraries offer plenty of ways to stay entertained for free from the comfort of your own home. Look online or ask your local librarian to help you:

  • Borrow e-books and audiobooks to use on your phone or tablet.
  • Get online homework help.
  • Browse online magazines and newspapers.
  • Stream music, movies and TV. Howard County patrons can download three free songs per week.
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