Waldorf West Branch will host a virtual escape room titled Rescue Sleeping Beauty. The game is based on the popular fairy tale. For ages 6 to 11. Go to

La Plata Branch will host a virtual Not Just for Kids — Adult Graphic Novel Book Club meeting 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. An informal discussion of graphic novels, both modern and classic. For ages 18 and older. Go to

Potomac Branch will host a virtual discussion titled Art Exploration — Yayoi Kusama 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Learn about Yayoi Kusama, what made her art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by Kusama. For ages 6 to 11. Go to

Waldorf West Branch will host a virtual discussion titled Intro to Finding Grants 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. Go to

La Plata Branch will host a discussion on Beginning Backyard Bird Feeding 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. The talk will be presented by Wild Birds Unlimited of La Plata. Go to

St. Mary’s

A virtual LexiCon 2020: Video Cosplay Contest for all ages will be held to celebrate favorite. Submit a short video of 90 seconds or less between Friday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 21, to

In honor of LexiCon, virtually meet author Preeti Chhibber 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Hear how she became a writer, what it’s like to work in publishing, how much she loves Peter Parker and Baby Yoda, and have your questions answered. Chhibber is the author of “Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal,” “A Jedi You Will Be” and short stories in “A Thousand Beginnings and Endings and Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark.” Registration required. Go to

LexiCon 2020 will hold a virtual Trivia Deathmatch 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The event is a family-friendly, all-fandom live trivia showdown. Win bragging rights and virtual tickets for a grand prize drawing. Both Zoom and Kahoot required. Registration required. Go to

Virtually meet writer and journalist Emily Cataneo 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. In 2017, Cataneo traveled to the island of Jeju in South Korea, where she interviewed one of the haenyeo woman diver of Korea and learned about their intriguing, ancient culture. This is a One Maryland One Book event. Registration required. Go to


A virtual Poets’ Circle meeting will be held 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Editing, discussion and support. Open to all. Call 410-535-0291 or go to

A virtual Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen meeting will be held 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Call 410-535-0291 or go to

A virtual It’s Elementary! Session will be held 9 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM-based activity using common household items. For grades K through 5. Call 410-535-0291 or go to