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La Plata Branch will host a virtual Shadow Camp Workshop: The Science of Shadows as part of its Winter Reading Program all day Saturday, Jan. 9. This is the first installment of the series. Go to https://ccpl.beanstack.org/reader365.

La Plata Branch will host a virtual Shock Factor: Home Edition 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. Get zapped back into reality. For ages 6 to 11. Go to https://ccplonline.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth.

PD Brown Branch will host a virtual Tween Craft Club: Felt Keyrings 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. Hand sew your own craft. We’ll provide the supplies for pickup. Participants will need to provide their own needle (that fits embroidery thread), a marker, and scissors. Go to https://ccplonline.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth

Potomac Branch will host a virtual Art Exploration featuring Wayne Thiebaud 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Learn art history and create a one-of-a-kind artwork. For ages 6 to 11. Go to www.crowdcast.io/e/ae_jan_13/register

La Plata Branch will host a virtual discussion on Jodi Picoult’s “A Spark of Light” 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. For ages 18 and older. Go to https://ccplonline.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth.

St. Mary’s

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.

Author Sarah MacLean will virtually discuss her experiences as a writer and the romance genre 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. The New York Times and international best-selling author is also a leading feminist advocate for the genre and has been featured in numerous articles and interviews. She is also the co-host of “Fated Mates,” the most-listened to romance podcast in the country. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org.

Isabel Wilkerson will virtually discuss her critically acclaimed book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The book is 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. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Talia Hibbert will discuss and answer questions about her romance novels, her writing process and her favorite books2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org.

A virtual Romance Book Club meeting on “Clockwork Beast” by Nancy Campbell Allen will take place 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Each month a different romance will be discussed. All books will be available in both eBook and audiobook format on Hoopla. Registration required. Go to www.stmalib.org. ‘

Calvert

Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host Poet’s Circle 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. A friendly session of discussion, editing and support. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.

Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host It’s Elementary! 9 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11. A story followed by a fun at-home STEAM-based activity using common household items. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.

Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host a teleconference titled “Saving for When ‘Life Happens” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. Patricia Maynard and Crystal Terhune will discuss ways to prepare financially for the unexpected. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.

Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host a Strawberry DNA At Home Experiment 5 to 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Use household supplies to turn your kitchen into a DNA research lab. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.

Calvert Library Virtual Branch will host author Isabel Wilkerson who will virtually discuss her critically acclaimed book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The book is 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. Call 410-535-0291 or go to www.calvertlibrary.info.