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Thurgood Marshall: A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County
2/24/2018
11:00 AM
Speaker: Ralph Buglass
Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall delivered an early blow to school segregation right here in Montgomery County—gaining equal pay for the county’s African American teachers in 1937. This little-known legal case is often seen as the first step in Marshall’s successful drive to have separate schools for white and black children declared unconstitutional, as the Supreme Court did 17 years later in a landmark decision. This illustrated talk details this remarkable local story and its national significance. Spoiler alert: the victory came at a tremendous cost to the teacher bringing the case.

Event provided by the Montgomery County Historical Society in honor of Black History Month.
Gaithersburg
Citizenship Preparation Classes
2/24/2018
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 at any class location listed below. 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
Amharic Language and Culture Program
2/24/2018
3:00 PM
Children (all ages) are welcome to attend a session to learn about the Amharic language and aspect of Ethiopian culture. Group meets the last Saturday of every month in the computer lab.
Gaithersburg
Senior Tech Series - Open Session
2/25/2018
2:00 PM
In honor of Library Lovers Month, we present another reason for you to love your library – the Senior Tech Series! These classes will take place every Sunday afternoon in February.

**Registration is required for each individual class.** Register online, over the phone or in person at Gaithersburg Library.


1. Sunday, February 4 - Internet & Email Basics: Covers background and basics of Internet and email, creating an email account and how to manage & organize your email.

2. Sunday, February 11 - Facebook Basics: New to Facebook or interested in getting a Facebook account? Come to this class to find out how to create a Facebook account, share photos, send messages and more.

3. Sunday, February 18 - Tablet & Smartphone Basics: Find out about features in a tablet, how to use a smartphone and how to download apps.

4. Sunday, February 25 - Open Session: It\'s your turn to ask the instructor any questions that weren’t covered in the sessions and to get in-depth help on any tasks you’re stuck on.

Each session will be followed by an optional one-hour Q&A. You’re welcome to stay and ask the instructor specific tech questions at this time.

No Internet, email or Facebook experience needed, but you must have basic computer skills (typing, using a mouse, etc.).

These classes will take place in the Computer Lab at Gaithersburg Library. For more information, please call Gaithersburg Library at 240.773.9490.

Gaithersburg
Read To a Dog
2/25/2018
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
Reading Buddies
2/26/2018
4:00 PM
Read to a friendly ear! Kindergarteners, 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
PRO BONO LEGAL HELP
2/26/2018
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
2/26/2018
7:00 PM
Take part in a fun, engaging 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 January 22 through May 21. Registration required. For more information, visit www.technifusion.org.
Gaithersburg
Spanish Book Club
2/26/2018
7:00 PM
Discussing "Demasiados Heroes" by Laura Restrepo.

Copies of the book are available in the weeks prior to the meeting at the circulation desk. Meeting held in the ground floor programming room.
Gaithersburg
Computer and Device Help
2/27/2018
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
Reading Buddies
2/27/2018
4:00 PM
Read to a friendly ear! Kindergarteners, 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
Citizenship Preparation Classes
2/27/2018
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 at any class location listed below. 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
SparkIT Robotics for Girls
2/27/2018
7:00 PM
Girls, take part in a weekly robotics camp at the library! You\'ll learn programming with Sphero robotics and how this technology can be used to impact the environment. Camp will meet 7-8:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from 1/9 to 5/29. Sponsored by Everybody Code Now! and generously funded by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Open to ages 9-16. Registration and regular attendance required.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
2/27/2018
7:00 PM
Ongoing classes!!!
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Free class.
Open to adults 18 years and over.
Gaithersburg
English Conversation Club
2/28/2018
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
2/28/2018
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
2/28/2018
7:30 PM
Join us in the Gaithersburg Library Programming Room for Sahaja Meditation.
Gaithersburg
INTEGRAL TAI CHI
3/1/2018
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
3/2/2018
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
3/2/2018
12:30 PM
Drop-in class: no registration needed.
Advanced-level English required.
Free class.
Gaithersburg
LEGO Crew
3/2/2018
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
Citizenship Preparation Classes
3/3/2018
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 at any class location listed below. 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
Sunday Chess Club
3/4/2018
2:00 PM
Learn to play chess or work on your skills at our monthly chess club. Open to ages 6-18. Sign up online at sundaychessclub.weebly.com.
Gaithersburg
Read To a Dog
3/4/2018
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
STEM Smart - Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 10-14 years)
3/4/2018
2:00 PM
Did you know that cooking is really chemistry? In this hands-on science activity led by retired Dept. of Defense biochemist Dr. Venkatamaran Srinivasan, you’ll experiment with acids like vinegar and lemon juice, bases such as baking soda, and neutral solutions. Learn to test acids and bases using simple color indicators, litmus papers, and a pH meter. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Gaithersburg Chapter. Registration required.
Gaithersburg
Reading Buddies
3/5/2018
4:00 PM
Read to a friendly ear! Kindergarteners, 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
CyberInspire Coding for Girls
3/5/2018
7:00 PM
Take part in a fun, engaging 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 January 22 through May 21. Registration required. For more information, visit www.technifusion.org.
Gaithersburg
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