Picture of a blue and green globe depicting the continents of South America, most of Africa, part of the North America, and part of Europe, with text on the right that says Earth Day

Join MCPL for Earth Month Events!

Earth Day is April 22

Join us for the annual celebration of all things Earth on Thursday, April 22. We’ll have a week of fun events, so join in!

Planet Earth–Sand Art Instructable
April 19, 3 PM

In honor of Earth Month, join us for a virtual meet up, where we will create awesome sand art while learning about the different layers of the Earth. 

All you need to participate is:

  • 1 coloring worksheet–link to print your own worksheet will be posted one week before the event
  • 1 bottle of school glue
  • Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue & Green food coloring
  • 3-4 cups of salt
  • 5 Ziploc sandwich bags

Do not hesitate to contact the Germantown branch via phone if you have any questions! 240-777-0110

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94958722213?pwd=ZVg4ZUlCKzk2MnJRT213a0pJcitaUT09
Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 949 5872 2213

Earth Day Trivia for Kids
April 22, 4-5pm

Test your knowledge of Planet Earth and the ways we care for it in this online trivia challenge. We’ll have 2 rounds: recycling and energy use AND the Earth’s physical features . We will using both Zoom and Kahoot. You will need a mobile device to play or you may split your PC screen. Presented by the WO-LF Pack, the children’s librarians of the White Oak and Little Falls libraries. Recommended for grades 3-5.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95964362471?pwd=TkhSdlg5aFFyeWVkcE9jK2gwUDZJQT09
Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 959 6436 2471

Looking for resources to study up for this event? Take a look at these resources using your library card:
KidsInfoBits:geography
KidsInfoBits:Science
KidsInfoBits:Earth Day
Check out these books, too:        geography       recycling       energy 

Energy Roadshow
April 22, 6:30 PM

Help defeat climate change and save money too. Come join Montgomery County Environmental Protection staff as they share energy saving project ideas and Montgomery County Government incentives for DYI projects big and small. Learn how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect leaks, summer energy saving tips, power strip and lighting tips and more.

Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/98385509116
Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID:  983 8550 9116

Looking for more green ideas at MCPL?

Thermal Cameras: mcpl.link/thermal-cameras
E-Books and More: mcpl.link/ebooks
Washington Consumer Checkbook: mcpl.link/consumers-checkbook

The Cicadas Are Coming!
April 22, 6:30

Join retired biologist and Montgomery County resident, Clarence Hickey for a lecture and discussion about the area’s 17-year periodical cicada.

Montgomery County is home to a brood of 17-year periodical cicadas. They visited us with great gusto in 1987 and in 2004. Expect to see them in May and June of 2021. They rise out of the ground in an enormous, frightening mass. Yet, these cicadas are not dangerous; they do not sting, bite or carry diseases. And, they do not eat garden vegetables! Their emergence from underground provides us with a rare opportunity to observe them close-up. Look for them, especially on and around trees. Our stable, tree-filled environment makes their cohabitation with us possible. In this PowerPoint lecture, Clarence Hickey examines the intersection of cicada natural history and our human history.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92157834689

Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 921 5783 4689

Looking for resources to help you learn about cicadas? Take a look at these resources using your library card. Don’t have a card right now? No worries, try our newly improved Digital Library card https://mcpl.link/DigitalCard and you’ll be ready to go in minutes.

Ebooks about cicadas are immediately available on Overdrive and Hoopla. Find articles about periodical cicadas in the database, Science Reference Center!