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Meet Newbery & Coretta Scott King Winner Amina Luqman-Dawson

2024-06-18 18:30:00 2024-06-18 19:30:00 America/New_York Meet Newbery & Coretta Scott King Winner Amina Luqman-Dawson Amina Luqman-Dawson, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of Freewater, will visit the new Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch! Space is limited and registration is required! Twin Beaches Branch - Meeting Room East & West Combined

Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-18 18:30:00 2024-06-18 19:30:00 America/New_York Meet Newbery & Coretta Scott King Winner Amina Luqman-Dawson Amina Luqman-Dawson, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of Freewater, will visit the new Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch! Space is limited and registration is required! Twin Beaches Branch - Meeting Room East & West Combined

Twin Beaches Branch

Meeting Room East & West Combined

Amina Luqman-Dawson, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of Freewater, will visit the new Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch! Space is limited and registration is required!

"Two children, Homer and Ada escape enslavement on a southern plantation. Sadly, they have to leave their mother and friends behind. They soon find themselves deep in a swamp where they discover the clandestine runaway community of Freewater.  Homer has spent a lifetime trying to be invisible and unseen but he meets other children in Freewater and  he learns from them how to have fun and make a little trouble, but more importantly, he learns that he matters, that he can make a difference. Armed with that crucial information he hatches the riskiest of plans to rescue others from enslavement. He takes the reader along for quite a thrilling adventure!"

Books will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30pm. 

6:30pm Antoine White, President of Calvert County Board of Education interviews Amina Luqman-Dawson

7pm Q&A

7:20pm Book signing

AGE GROUP: | Tween | Teen | Children | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Book Events/Discussion |

TAGS: | EDI | Children | author |

Twin Beaches Branch

Phone: (410) 257-2411
Branch manager
Melissa Gray

Hours
We're closed Saturday May 25 due to Holiday
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
(Holiday)
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Serving the Twin Beaches area of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach since 1981. Come discover everything Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch offers to our community.  
1. Digital materials 
2. Public computers 
3. No late fees 
4. Premium online resources 
5. Job seeker services 
6. Fun, educational programs for all ages!

Upcoming events

Mon, May 20, 9:15am - 9:35am
Program Room
Join us for Grooving and Moving where we will use music and movement to start the day! Fans of Storytime will enjoy this class as we move, play instruments and sing together. For ages Birth - 2. Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Program Room
Join us for Grooving and Moving where we will use music and movement to start the day! Fans of Storytime will enjoy this class as we move, play instruments and sing together. For ages 3 - 5. Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Program Room
Elementary students K-2 will have fun exploring a new topic each session through books, activities, and wonder, of course.
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 9:15am - 9:35am
Program Room
Join us for Storytime! We'll share stories, sing songs and have fun! Registration recommended. Suggested for children under 2.

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Program Room
Join us for Storytime! We'll share stories, sing songs and have fun! Registration recommended. Suggested for children 2-3.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Program Room
Join us for Storytime! We'll share stories, sing songs and have fun! Registration recommended. Suggested for children 3-5.

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program Room
Question, Discover, and Explore! Investigate science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) with dynamic books, experiments, and other fun, hands-on activities. For technicians in grades 3-5. Registration required.

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room East
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity.

Fri, May 31, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room East
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity.

Sun, Jun 02, All day
Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch, invites you to enjoy the work of local artist, Nicole Hurley from April 16 through July 17.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room East
Want to practice your chess strategies? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! Please register.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:30am - 3:00pm
Meeting Room West
CCPS HS & MS Librarians

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room East
Join us this month to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room East
Get tips and support from other caregivers. Facilitated by Susan Brayford and Sandra Raviv.

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Stop by to visit the JobSource Mobile Career Center for your job search needs! Get job counseling and resume help, search for jobs and connect with Southern Maryland JobSource.

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room East
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
New date Tuesday, June 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Calvert Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Tue, Jun 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room East
Calvert Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you stream Korean dramas, listen to K-pop or other Asian pop culture? Help us develop a series of events to explore the shows, music, and cultures of East Asia. Discover a world of pop culture and vibrant history whether it be Japanese, Chinese, Himalayan, Korean, Filipino or something in between. All fans are welcome!

Wed, Jun 12, 9:15am - 9:35am
Program Room
Join us for Storytime! We'll share stories, sing songs and have fun! Registration recommended. Suggested for children under 2.

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room East
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
Program Room
Join us for Storytime! We'll share stories, sing songs and have fun! Registration recommended. Suggested for children ages birth-5.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room East
Want to practice your chess strategies? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! Please register.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room East & West Combined
Amina Luqman-Dawson, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of Freewater, will visit the new Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch! Space is limited and registration is required!