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July 31, 2020
Amelia from Baltimore County Public Library explains why Lie With Me is a great read. B Well Read with Baltimore County Public Library.
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Loch Raven Branch to Begin Curbside Service
With maintenance work complete, the book drop at Loch Raven Branch is now open. Loch Raven Branch curbside service begins Monday, August 10.

Your patience is appreciated as there are many shipments of new titles that have not been received from the distributors. Please know staff continues to work socially distanced, six days a week to process and get new materials on the shelves as quickly as possible. Keep placing those holds as new material is coming each and every day. If you don't want to wait, remember the digital collection is still an option.

Reminder: The length of time to quarantine materials is now 96 hours based on the latest test results from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and OCLC. This means returned items may remain on your account for longer than in the past and may indicate a fee is due. At this time, all fees are being waived during the period of March 16 through August 31, 2020.
Flash Fiction Contest
Flash fiction, a short story less than 1,000 words that encompasses all the usual story elements, is a great exercise for both the experienced author and the budding writer. Tell a story using one of our prompts to be eligible to win a Visa gift card in the following amounts: First place: $75, Second place: $50, Third place: $25. Winners can opt to have their stories shared via the library’s short story web page. All entries must be submitted by Friday, August 28. Visit our website for more details.
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Programs for all ages are available through Facebook, YouTube and other virtual platforms. *Registration may be required and closes one hour before the start of the program or when session is filled. Here are some highlights:

Port Discovery Presents Stained Glass Extravaganza!
Monday, August 3, 4 p.m.
Join Port Disovery educators to make stained glass creations and learn about the history of stained glass and how it is a method for storytelling.*

Teen Life Skills: Creating Adventures with Babysitting
Tuesday, August 4, 5 p.m.
Learn about safety, first aid, child development, nutrition and babysitting dos and don'ts.*

Earn It, Plan It, Keep It: Your Money
Wednesday, August 5, 7 p.m.
​Learn how your "money personality" affects your financial decisions. Discover how to set smart financial goals, create a budget that works for you and avoid financial leaks and fees. Presented by the CASH Campaign of Maryland.*

Anti-Racism Story Time: Standing Together
Thursday, August 6, 10 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes and insight on what it means to stand together against racism.*
Photography Challenge: Summertime
Thursday, August 6, 11 a.m.
Amateur photographers can explore ideas and techniques while learning from each other. This week's challenge is to show your best photo that illustrates a summer day.*

Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, August 6, 3:30 p.m.
Play a short D&D adventure! Players of all skill levels welcome — pre-generated characters supplied to all.*

The Adventures of Investigative Medium Laine Crosby
Thursday, August 6, 7 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author and investigative medium Laine Crosby shares stories from her books, The Adventures of a Free-Range Psychic Medium and Investigative Medium – The Awakening. She also discusses her investigations in the region, how she has uncovered some of history's mysteries and answers your questions.*

Preschool Story Time
Friday, August 7, 10 a.m.
Enjoy an interactive story time with your child, which includes fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement.*

Weekly Life Drawing
Friday, August 7, 5 p.m.
Practice drawing the human figure as the instructor shares photographs to draw — from a series of short poses for warm up before going to a longer pose and finally cool down. Audio instruction and suggestions provided live throughout.*
It's not too late for children to register to win weekly prizes, including $50 VISA gift cards. Register today!

Earn points by reading a book, reading for one hour or completing an activity, including free activity sheets from our partner BGE and free learning activities from our partner Sylvan Nation.
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