Thursday, Jan. 17

Book discussion,Bring Up the Bodies,” by Hilary Mantel. Leonardtown Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd. Free. 301-475-2846.

E-reader workshop, for adults. The basics of downloading books from the library. 2-4 p.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2211.

Résumé and cover-letter workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

NARFE meeting, Karen Straughn will talk about consumer scams at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting. 1 p.m., Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick. 410-586-1441 or narfe1466@gmail.com.

Online job-searches, instruction in using the Web to look for employment. 2-3 p.m., Calvert Library Fairview branch, Route 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings. Free. 410-257-2101.

Poetry competition, 4-5:30 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

“Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” for children in kindergarten through third grade, reading-related activities and projects. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Calvert Library Twin Beaches branch, 3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach. Free. 410-257-2411.

Friday, Jan. 18

Sea Squirts” nature program, a presentation on “wacky weather” by Jennifer Anderson of Musikgarten. 10:30-11 a.m., Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2042, Ext. 41.

“Books & Bubbly” party, hosted by Friends of Calvert Library. A preview of the new book “Lady of Ashes,” by Christine Trent. With music by the All Saints House Band. 7-9 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. $35. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters meeting, general meeting, followed by a painting project. Guests are welcome. 9:30 a.m., Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Rd. Free. 301-884-2835, 301-392-9733 or garnettjoy@earthlink.net.

Swing and ballroom dance, Sponsored by Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church.Water and soda provided. No experience needed. Lessons, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills. $8; seniors and students, $5. 301-645-8509 or somdballroom@gmail.com.

Monday, Jan. 21

Inauguration party, hosted by the American Legion. Food, music and door prizes. 7-11 p.m., Randolph Furey Post 170, 4353 Livingston Rd., Indian Head. $10. 240-377-8359.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Movie night,Monsters Inc.” Popcorn included. 6:30-8 p.m., Calvert Library Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Computer basics, for adults, instruction on browsing the Internet. 2-4 p.m., Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd. Free. 301-863-8188.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Baskeball league registration, for boys and girls in grades 6-8 in Charles County. Eight-game season with playoffs. Practice begins March 11. $90; $75 if registered by Feb. 16. www.charlescountyparks.com, 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, Ext. 5152.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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