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Maker Minutes 7/16/2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:02 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

National Cryptologic Museum

Today at noon - Check out their Crypto-Storytime with Miss Catie - A story time from the museum library’s children’s books.  Just tune in live!

Watermark Tours

Sat 7/18 - Architrex - Explore 300 years of architecture in historic Annapolis with a professional guide on this walking tour exploring local architecture

Kittens in Cups

Sun 7/19 Cat Macrame Wall Hanging Kit and Zoom Class - Learn how to create a beginners macrame wall hanging shaped like a cat, of course.

Space Cat take home painting kit with an optional zoom class

And also be aware that they have a GoFundMe up to help keep things running and the kitties take care of during all this craziness.

Annmarie Sculpture Gardens down in Solomons has a bunch of online activities going on…

Today 7/16 - Green Queen’s Art Scene - In their virtual artLAB upcycling household items into eco-friendly art

Tues 7/21 Kitchen Creatives Art recipe fun - Use common kitchen and household items to mix your own clays, paints, glues and more.

Wed 7/22 Picture This - Virtual Preschool Art and Storytime

Wed 7/22 Tween Paint Party virtual camp - with a new painting each week

Wine & Design in Annapolis is offering take home kits for painting.This week, check out Colorful Sail, Coby the Camel, Summer Sangria, Timmy the Bird and Mason Jar Fireflies take home kits and virtual classes.

The Kid Museum up in Bethesda has some fun stuff online.  

Check out their Make It DIY workshops: This week’s theme is Jurassic Kids with workshops including Q-Tip Dinosaur Skeletons, DIY Cardboard Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, Be a Triceratops, Dino-Grabber Toy..

Also check out their Make It! Summer Camps streamed right to your home including Community Kids for 6th-9th graders next week with more classes the following weeks.

Code Ninjas in Edgewater is now open for coding camps and summer camps!

If you’re looking for local streaming music, check out the Annapolis Streaming Facebook group..

 This week… 

Tonight 7/16 - Live Arts Maryland’s QuaranTiny Concert

Tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday - Spencer Joyce live stream

Sun 7/19 - Doc Pine’s Doomsday Brunch

Art Farm - Annapolis

Check out their Fearless Girls Photography camp going on right now with another one starting next week.

Summer art camps registration is open!  New summer camps are starting in August, including Mixed Media Sculpture, Art Annapolis, Street Art Graffiti and Public Art, Graphic Design camps

Check out Art Farm’s online Virtual Classes.

Maryland Hall

Maryland Hall’s summer camps for kids have started up.

They’ve also put together a collection of ArtReach art challenges on YouTube

Also check out their ever-growing list of online classes for adults and children

Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

Sat 7/18 - What’s Cookin’ in Banneker’s Cabin? - Check out some 18th century foods Mr Banneker may have enjoyed and learn how he prepared his meals outside.  Volunteer Foodways Historians and an outdoor hearth will show you what’s cookin.


...has a bunch of programs going on online if you head over to and click on Watch Online - Virtual Programming

… including Facebook Live Storytimes (including bilingual storytimes) every weekday as well as a children’s book discussion

Today 7/16 - Youtube Stars - Teaching online safety, kids will also learn about planning, recording and editing interesting videos.

.. also NASA’s Next Rover to Mars - Perseverance - Dr Adrian Brown, Deputy Program Scientist for the Mars 2020 mission will share fun and interesting facts about NASA’s upcoming mission on July 17th including the Jezero crater, the MARS helicopter, the Supercam laser system as well as how the samples on Mars will be collected and returned to earth by 2031.

Tomorrow 7/17 - The Great Movies: Howard’s End, winner of three Oscars, this movie stars Emma Thompson, Helena Bomham Carter, Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Redgrave and can be watched through the library’s access to Kanopy.

Mon 7/20 - The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism - An interactive presentation on the impact and nature of structural racism and what it looks like across institutions.

.. also on Monday, check out How to Be An Anti-Racist with Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X Kendi, discussing his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist”

Wed 7/22 - Intro the Library eBooks and Streaming, with plenty of things to keep you occupied and entertained.

Enoch Pratt

In addition to their Facebook Live storytimes, they also have a bunch of online events throughout the week such as Fashion Camp, Introduction to various applications and programs, writing workshops, sing-alongs for kids, storytelling, maker foundation for teens, drawing and lots more!

Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

Check out their online classes, a few of which are free, as well as see about scheduling a Virtual Party with games and activities including animation projects, breakout box, coding, LEGO building, games, Minecraft, Roblox, scavenger hunt, a Science Show, slime and and story time.

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