Potomac Branch is offering a Penguin Awareness Day art kit through the month of January. Make a curbside appointment to pick up kits, which include everything needed to make the craft. For all ages. Go to www.ccplonline.org/curbside/.
PD Brown Branch is hosting a virtual Chinese Calligraphy for Tweens 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. The event is part of the library’s Winter Reading Program. For ages 9 to 14. Go to https://ccplonline.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth.
Waldorf West Branch will host a virtual Intro to Foundation Directory Online workshop 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 156,000-plus grantmaker profiles. Go to https://ccplonline.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth.
Waldorf West Branch will host a virtual junior edition Creative Writing Workshop 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Meet online with other tween writers to learn the basics and get hands-on practice through a variety of activities. For ages 9 to 14. Go to https://ccplonline.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth.
Potomac Branch will host a virtual Art Exploration Teen Edition featuring John James Audubon 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Learn about creating art in the style of John James Audubon and create a one-of-a-kind artwork. Go to www.crowdcast.io/e/aete_jan_20/register.
All three St. Mary’s County Library locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All locations will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 19.
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and voracious reader Talia Hibbert will answer questions about her romance novels and discuss her favorite books 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org.
Archaeologist and historian Dr. James G. Gibb will give a lecture titled “Cemeteries: Tales From the Crypt” 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Gibb will show photographic examples of cemetery documentation and restoration, and share some of the information and history he has learned from studying local cemeteries. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org.
Lauren Borchard will teach Modern Dance for Beginners 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Using modern dance technique as a starting point, Borchard will teach movement that invites participants of all levels to get grounded, experiment with dance technique, and express flow, narrative or emotion. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org.
A virtual Storytime At Home will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27. Discover a convenient, curated list of books and activities. The digital handout can be found on the virtual storytime page and new themes are added monthly. Go to www.stmalib.org.
Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. Wilkerson will discuss her critically acclaimed book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” The book gives a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Copies of the book are available at the library. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info or for more information on the Speaker Series, go to www.prhspeakers.com.
Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host a virtual book discussion on Gabrielle Zevin’s “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Reserve a copy of the book at the library. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.
Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host a free online Maryland Workforce Exchange Workshop 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. The interactive workshop is set up to help navigate the MWE website and set up an account, as well as basic resume and cover letter writing or job search help. Registration required. Creating an MWE account beforehand is recommended. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://mwejobs.maryland.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx.
Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host an adukt Dungeons & Dragons 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Go on an adventure with experienced dungeon masters. All levels welcome. Registration required. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.
Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host a virtual workshop titled Zines! Publishing on the Edge 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Learn the history and how-tos with Yago Cura of HINCHAS Press. Registration required. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.