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Saturday, Dec. 1 — Gingerbread House Workshop: Celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Each child is asked to bring a bag of candy to share with the group to decorate all the houses. The workshop is for children in first through seventh grade. Call 410-535-0291 to register.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 — Cinema Cafe: When second graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it’s love, but Bryce is appalled. This romantic coming-of-age comedy, based on the novel “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen, gives viewers a look back through the characters’ lifetimes as seen from each point of view, and how things may have happened differently. Join others from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

Thursday, Dec. 6 — Holiday Evening Storytime: Join others for a wide variety of holiday stories and activities from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at the Calvert Library Fairview Branch, or attend family storytime for preschoolers for a program that includes books, songs and flannelboard stories from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Calvert Library Southern Branch.

Friday, Dec. 7 — On Pins & Needles: Bring quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other projects for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

Saturday, Dec. 8 — Gingerbread House Workshop: Celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at the Calvert Library Twin Beaches and Fairview branches. Each child is asked to bring a bag of candy to share with the group to decorate all the houses. The workshop is for children in first through seventh grade. Call 410-257-2411 or 410-257-2101 to register.

Thursday, Dec. 13 — Holiday Evening Storytime: Join others for a wide variety of holiday stories and activities from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the Calvert Library Twin Beaches.

Educational workshops

Tuesday, Dec. 4 — Resume and Cover Letter Workshop: Need help with a resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. Bring a started one so editing can happen on the spot. Call 410-535-0291 to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 — Writers by the Bay: Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique and camaraderie from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

Thursday, Dec. 6 — Retiring Gracefully Series-Healthy Retirement Lifestyle: Hear from high-energy Keri Lipperini, Office on Aging program manager, who will host a Family Feud-style exchange to get attendees excited and informed about an active and involved retirement. Meet a few active retirees who are great examples of making the most of the golden years, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Call 410-535-0291 to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Lifelong Learning Series-Downloading eBooks using Overdrive: Own an iPad, Kindle, Nook or other e-reader or tablet? Learn how to check out ebooks from the library for these devices and the differences between the devices themselves from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Twin Beaches. Call 410-257-2411 to register.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 — Creative Memoirs-Reinventing a Life: Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of a piece of memoir, 500 to 800 words, to work on and share with the group.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 — Yes, You Can Use a Computer: Create a resume and learn the basics of formatting one using Microsoft Word from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Calvert Library Southern Branch. Training will take place in a small group. Call 410-326-5289 to register.

Book discussions

Monday, Dec. 3 — “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Discuss the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island in the 1920s, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

Monday, Dec. 10 — Potluck Holiday Meal: Come for a discussion and dinner from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center Apartments, hosted by the Calvert Library Twin Beaches.

Other events

Thursday, Dec. 13 — Calvert Conversations: Come for an informal discussion of local history of interest to longtime Calvertonians and newbies from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Calvert Library Twin Beaches. Relax in the living room, share or learn something new and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea.

Thursday, Dec. 13 — JobSource Mobile Career Center: Stop by the Calvert Library Prince Frederick between 3 and 7 p.m. to get job counseling and resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38-foot mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite Internet access, exterior audiovisual and broadcasting capabilities, state-of-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access.

Thursday, Dec. 13 — Volunteer Orientation: Come for an orientation to learn about volunteering at the Calvert Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Hear what opportunities are available and what commitments will be expected of volunteers. Bring a completed application and call 410-535-0291 to register.