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Author Visit: Roy Lawaetz
6/18/2018
6:00 PM
Come and join us for an intriguing evening with St. Croix’s award-winning Artist & Author, Roy Lawaetz. Born in Frederiksted town in 1942, he travels globally exhibiting his Modular Triangular System of art he invented. He also wrote a book about his MTS art theory. Roy is best known for these Caribbean inspired works and also for his digital iPad paintings on Facebook. His latest award is the Leonardo Da Vinci, 2nd. International Prize 2018. Now more than just colors and shapes in his art, Roy in a true story book about his art studio and career, goes beyond exhibitions and reveals personal challenges.

In his non-fiction book, Gremlins of Drafting, he reads and chats of his Danish Virgin Islands’ heritage. Be mesmerized by his compelling story of his family, Island values, and an estate planning attorney who comes between him, his family and the justice system. Gremlins of Drafting is definitely the book to help readers become aware of inheritance challenges.

Books will be available after the discussion for those interested in purchasing a copy. The event is free and open to the public; all welcome!
Gaithersburg
Spanish Book Club
6/18/2018
7:00 PM
Meeting held in the ground floor program room. Discussing Ines del Alma Mia by Isabel Allende. Books available beginning one month before the meeting at the circulation desk.
Gaithersburg
Computer and Device Help
6/19/2018
10:00 AM
Come to Gaithersburg Library on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM to our computer lab. + We will answer questions about downloading free e-books, audiobooks, and magazines from the library.
+ Using free library apps on your portable device.
+ Job Applications
+ Help with computer applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel,email, and internet searching.
+ We will also help you discover free research tools from the library.
Gaithersburg
Make and Take Tuesday (ages 3-8 years)
6/19/2018
10:30 AM
Get ready to rock with these easy to make instruments! We\'ll use everyday materials to create fun instruments you can make music with all summer long. Best for ages 3-8 years, with a caregiver.
Gaithersburg
Citizenship Preparation Classes
6/19/2018
5:30 PM
BCCC’s Citizenship Preparation program is the largest citizenship program in the state of Maryland. Multi-level Citizenship classes prepare students with the English-language skills and U.S. civics, history, and government knowledge needed to pass the federal naturalization exam. All Citizenship classes are FREE for students. Students may register in class until June 2. Please contact us for more information at 410-986-3201.

Citizenship classes will help you:
Prepare for the naturalization interview/exam.
Learn important interviewing strategies
Increase your confidence with the interview process
Practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.
Understand the rights and responsibilities of becoming a United States citizen.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
6/19/2018
7:00 PM
Ongoing classes!!!
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Free class.
Open to adults 18 years and over.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
6/20/2018
10:30 AM
Ongoing classes!!!
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Free class.
Open to adults 18 years and over.
Gaithersburg
Job Club: Dealing with Difficult People
6/20/2018
1:00 PM
The purpose of a Job Club is to provide you with specialized information to help you target your perfect career and find employment. It\'s a great way to show you how to market yourself, create awareness of the industry you want to pursue, and to make the whole process easier and more manageable for you. Stop by and let us help!

Space limited to 15 attendees, so please arrive early to get a spot. Location: 2nd floor, Gilchrist Classroom 1.

Questions? Email chris@CareerCatchers.org
Gaithersburg
Read To a Dog
6/20/2018
4:30 PM
School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions with a retired certified therapy dog. First-come, first-served. No registration required; no younger siblings. FREE.
Gaithersburg
Information Session: Take Classes and Earn Your Degree Online
6/20/2018
6:30 PM
Come learn more about Montgomery College\'s Distance Education Programs!

At this event, you will learn about:

The four fully-online degrees offered.
The non-credit and credit courses available.
Affordability by reducing or eliminating required course materials.
Blackboard, the College’s course management system.
and so much more! Join us and we will answer your questions, including if online learning is right for you.
Gaithersburg
Sahaja Meditation Class
6/20/2018
7:30 PM
Join us in the Gaithersburg Library Programming Room for Sahaja Meditation.
Gaithersburg
Chinese Book Discussion
6/21/2018
10:00 AM
We will be discussing 劉大任 (Liu, Daren) 《當下四重奏》(Quartet in the Present Sense)

Copies are available prior to the meeting at the circulation desk. Meeting takes place in the ground floor programming room.
Gaithersburg
Reading Buddies
6/21/2018
2:30 PM
Read to a friendly ear! Kindergartners, first and second graders practice their reading with friendly, non-critical teen volunteers. As volunteers are available, they can also read to younger children. This program is made possible in cooperation with the City of Gaithersburg.
Gaithersburg
Christylez Bacon (Summer Reading event)
6/21/2018
6:00 PM
Progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon will showcase his unique blend of musical genres and skills during an exciting and interactive performance. Children will gain insight into the universality of artistic expression during a show that harmonizes musical genres from around the world in a multi-instrumental exploration of beat box (oral percussion), rap, go-go, classical music and beyond. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. This is a summertime program for elementary aged children and their families.
Gaithersburg
INTEGRAL TAI CHI
6/21/2018
7:00 PM
Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises and relaxation techniques that combine yoga, Tai Chi, QiGong, and meditation into a self-healing system that integrates body, mind and spirit.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
6/22/2018
10:30 AM
Ongoing classes!!!
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Free class.
Open to adults 18 years and over.
Gaithersburg
Easy Does It! American Idioms
6/22/2018
12:30 PM
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Advanced-level English required.
Free class.
Gaithersburg
LEGO Crew
6/22/2018
4:30 PM
Come showcase your creativity at this free drop-in LEGO program sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Gaithersburg Chapter. Come up with your own amazing creations! We supply the bricks so please leave yours at home. Grades K-5 (with a caregiver.) MakerSpace and STEM.
Gaithersburg
Master Gardener Plant Clinic
6/23/2018
10:00 AM
Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions of all types, including those on vegetables, flowers, trees, lawns, landscaping, and plant pests and diseases. Bring plant samples and pictures will be useful.
Gaithersburg
Used Book Sale
6/23/2018
10:00 AM
Please join us for our *biggest ever* Friends of the Library book sale! We will have adult fiction, including romance, science fiction & fantasy, mystery, popular fiction and children\'s books; also selected nonfiction. CDs and DVDs will also be for sale, as well as tote bags. All proceeds benefit Gaithersburg Friends of the Library.

Please note - Cash or check only! No credit or debit cards.

Location: Large meeting rooms 1 & 2, second floor
Gaithersburg
Libraries Rock! Dance Party
6/23/2018
2:00 PM
Put on your best pop star outfit or wear your craziest hair and come join us to dance! dance! dance! We will have photo props, a bubble machine and a music playlist to keep you moving. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County.
Gaithersburg
Citizenship Preparation Classes
6/23/2018
2:30 PM
BCCC’s Citizenship Preparation program is the largest citizenship program in the state of Maryland. Multi-level Citizenship classes prepare students with the English-language skills and U.S. civics, history, and government knowledge needed to pass the federal naturalization exam. All Citizenship classes are FREE for students. Students may register in class until June 2. Please contact us for more information at 410-986-3201.

Citizenship classes will help you:
Prepare for the naturalization interview/exam.
Learn important interviewing strategies
Increase your confidence with the interview process
Practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.
Understand the rights and responsibilities of becoming a United States citizen.
Gaithersburg
Read To a Dog
6/24/2018
2:00 PM
School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions with a certified therapy dog, Shiloh. First-come, first-served. No registration required; no younger siblings. FREE.
Gaithersburg
PRO BONO LEGAL HELP
6/25/2018
6:00 PM
This program provides FREE LEGAL SERVICES to low income
county residents in civil cases. Consultations every
2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., appointments begin at 6:30 p.m.
Gaithersburg
CyberInspire Coding for Girls
6/25/2018
7:00 PM
Take part in a fun, five-week class to learn programming in Python and apply other aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Open to ages 9-16. Class meets Monday evenings June 25 through July 23. Registration & regular attendance required. For more information, visit www.technifusion.org.
Gaithersburg
Computer and Device Help
6/26/2018
10:00 AM
Come to Gaithersburg Library on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM to our computer lab. + We will answer questions about downloading free e-books, audiobooks, and magazines from the library.
+ Using free library apps on your portable device.
+ Job Applications
+ Help with computer applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel,email, and internet searching.
+ We will also help you discover free research tools from the library.
Gaithersburg
Science in the Summer: The Science of Space, Level 1 (2nd -3rd graders)
6/26/2018
10:00 AM
Through active, hands-on learning, children will explore the sun’s energy, the phases of the moon, human survival in space, and how rockets overcome Earth’s gravity.

**This is a two-part program; attendees will be expected to participate in both dates (June 26 and June 28).**
Gaithersburg
Science in the Summer: The Science of Space, Level 2 (4th-6th graders)
6/26/2018
1:00 PM
Through active, hands-on learning, students will explore the sun’s energy, the phases of the moon, human survival in space, and how rockets overcome Earth’s gravity.

**This is a two-part program; attendees will be expected to participate in both dates (June 26 and June 28).**
Gaithersburg
Citizenship Preparation Classes
6/26/2018
5:30 PM
BCCC’s Citizenship Preparation program is the largest citizenship program in the state of Maryland. Multi-level Citizenship classes prepare students with the English-language skills and U.S. civics, history, and government knowledge needed to pass the federal naturalization exam. All Citizenship classes are FREE for students. Students may register in class until June 2. Please contact us for more information at 410-986-3201.

Citizenship classes will help you:
Prepare for the naturalization interview/exam.
Learn important interviewing strategies
Increase your confidence with the interview process
Practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.
Understand the rights and responsibilities of becoming a United States citizen.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
6/26/2018
7:00 PM
Ongoing classes!!!
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Free class.
Open to adults 18 years and over.
Gaithersburg
REGISTRATION: Free English Class for Adults, Summer 2018
6/27/2018
9:30 AM
Registration Information:
*Please arrive on time.
*Registration and testing is 3 hours and you must stay for the entire time.
*If you arrive after testing has started, you will not be admitted.
Space is limited. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children are not allowed at testing or in class.
Class Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Please contact the Literacy Council at english@literacycouncilmcmd.org or 301-610-0030 ext. 215 for questions.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
6/27/2018
10:30 AM
Ongoing classes!!!
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Free class.
Open to adults 18 years and over.
Gaithersburg
Read To a Dog
6/27/2018
4:30 PM
School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions with a retired certified therapy dog. First-come, first-served. No registration required; no younger siblings. FREE.
Gaithersburg
Sahaja Meditation Class
6/27/2018
7:30 PM
Join us in the Gaithersburg Library Programming Room for Sahaja Meditation.
Gaithersburg
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