8 Monday

Art & Story Time with Mrs. Spears

Gather ’round for a great book or two for an interactive reading with Mrs. Spears and her puppet, Puppy. Age-appropriate crafts and other activities for little ones accompanied by their grown-ups. $8.00. 10:30-11 a.m. The Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. theccm.org.


My Gym: Fitness & Fun

Ages 2-3 years with adult. Registration and signed release form required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Annapolis Library, Annapolis. aacpl.net.


Storytime in Our Explore! Family Space

Story time in our Explore! Space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes and more! Free. 1:30-2 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Washington. npg.si.edu.

9 Tuesday


Play Date at NMNH: Teeth in the Ocean Kids & Families

Join us on Tuesdays for special family play dates with museum educators! Tuesday, January 9is all about ocean animal teeth! 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. National Museum of Natural History, Washington. naturalhistory.si.edu.


Sound Bath in the Greenhouse

Start your 2024 with bi-weekly meditation in the tranquil greenhouses of Homestead Gardens. Davidsonville Store, Davidsonville. homesteadgardens.com.

10 Wednesday

After School Hangout

Meet up with friends after school to enjoy snacks and games in the Crofton Library Lobby. Thank you to Wegman’s for the food donation. 4-5 p.m. Crofton Community Library, Crofton. aacpl.net.

WOW (Work on Whatever) Wednesday Kids

Kids in K-8th grade can bring their project and supplies. Whether it’s paper craft, scrapbook, quilting, origami or whatever you’re working on. We’ll have some crafting materials to try out too. 2-3:30 p.m. Fairview Branch – Large Room, Prince Frederick. calvertlibrary.libnet.info.

11 Thursday

Backyard Birds in Winter

Who lives in your backyard in the winter? 5:30-6:30 p.m. Edgewater Community Library, Edgewater. aacpl.net.

BYOD Family Movie Night – Super Mario Bros.

Grab dinner from a local restaurant or from home and come enjoy a family friendly movie at the library. 6-8 p.m. Mountain Road Community Library, Pasadena. aacpl.net.

Garden Talk: Growing A Spring & Summer Vegetable Garden

Imagine continuous Harvests of fresh healthy produce, with Kent Phillips, Master Gardener of Howard County and the Longfellow Garden Club of Howard County! Free. 12-1:30 p.m. Hawthorn Center, Columbia. LongfellowGardenClubHowardCountyMD.com.