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Read and Play
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Monday July 6, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Monday July 6, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Little Hands Signing: Food Signs
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Monday July 6, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Each theme-based session introduces the benefits of signing with young children, combining age-appropriate signs and activities with solid information for caregivers. Presented by Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together. With an accompanying caregiver. Siblings welcome!

Dinosaurs!
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Monday July 6, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for games, crafts, and fun all about dinosaurs.

Dogs in the Library?!
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Monday July 6, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Love dogs? Want your dog to be able to do cool tricks? Then come meet certified dog trainer Marta Coursey from My K9 Buddy, a local dog training school. Marta will have a dog agility class demo with her dogs, so please leave your dogs at home this time! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Summer Sidewalk Spectacular!
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Monday July 6, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch! Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some fun flair. Program is weather permitting. Guidelines and chalk available at the Information Desk. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Ready Set School: Rhyming Stories
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Monday July 6, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Monday July 6, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Little Hands Signing: Food Signs
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Monday July 6, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
Each theme-based session introduces the benefits of signing with young children, combining age-appropriate signs and activities with solid information for caregivers. Presented by Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together. With an accompanying caregiver. Siblings welcome!

Dogs in the Library!
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Monday July 6, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Love dogs? Want your dog to be able to do cool tricks? Then come meet certified dog trainer Marta Coursey from My K9 Buddy, a local dog training school. Marta will have a dog agility class demo with her dogs, so please leave your dogs at home this time! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Comic Crash Party!
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Monday July 6, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Make your own comics! use our panel templates for a head start, or create from scratch. Ask an artist or check out awesome resources for tips and tricks to making your own comics. Only kids need to register.

Kids in the Garden: Plant Healthy Gardens
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Monday July 6, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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Some plants grow up, some grow down, and some grow all around us. Through books shared by a representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office, participants will learn about growing different plants and will learn that, with hard work, trial and error, and teamwork, they can build a fruitful garden. Each child will leave with a miniature greenhouse of herbs and veggies.

Pete the Cat Storytime
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Monday July 6, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 10
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Everyone loves Pete the Cat! Join us for a special storytime dedicated to the books, the music, and all the fun of Pete the Cat! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 6, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Reading dogs, certified by KPETS, are coming to the library! Practice your reading skills by sharing a book with a furry friend. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Minecraft Mondays: Creative
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Monday July 6, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Minecraft Mondays: Survival
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Monday July 6, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Pajama Storytime
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Monday July 6, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
There is nothing better than bedtime stories with cookies and juice. Wear your PJs to this cozy storytime. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Mind, Body, and Soul Yoga
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Monday July 6, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 15 - Adults
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If you are looking to enhance your daily workout or simply learn about yoga, we invite you to join our Mind, Body, and Soul Yoga sessions. This three session program will teach you the basics of yoga and how it can help improve any lifestyle. Yoga is not just a workout for your body, but also your mind and soul. All you need to bring is a yoga mat or beach towel. Please be advised to wear clothing that you feel comfortable to work out in. Registration is required. Registering once for this program means that you are registered for all three sessions.

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Monday July 6, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns!

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Flying Things
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Move and Learn: Under the Sea
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Silly Goose and Val
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Magical puppets, sing-a-long songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Flying Things
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Superhero Training Camp
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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How do superheroes develop their powers? In a training camp that promotes physical fitness, of course! Join our 4-week training camp and develop your active skills in each session! By the time you graduate you will be ready to save the world from evil-doers. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Only kids need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Horses
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

You Scream! I Scream! Let's Make Ice Cream!
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Don't miss out on the fun of making ice cream in a bag! You will learn everything you ever wanted to know about ice cream; discover the secret to finding out how skim, 1%, and whole milk differ and which one is the best when making ice cream! A Celebrating America program.

Ready Set School: Horses
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Creative Circuits
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Explore the playful side of engineering as we create simple circuits using littleBits™, snap circuits, squishy circuits, and paper circuits.

Glow Party
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
We are turning off the lights and breaking out the glow sticks and glow in the dark tape. Try glowing versions of bowling, ring toss, glow painting, and more.

Sharks are Jawsome!
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 7
It's Shark Week! If you love these fascinating creatures, come for stories, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Teen Advisory Board
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Stop in and share your opinions with the library staff about books, music, movies, and programs that you’d like to see at the Taneytown Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Special Program: Silly Goose and Val (Registration Required)
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Silly Goose and Val
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Magical puppets, sing-a-long songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you! All attendees need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Horses
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book at the North Carroll Senior Center. All opinions count and new members are welcome!

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Flying Things
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Minecraft for Kids
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
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Come play Minecraft in Creative Mode with other players on our special library Minecraft server. Only kids need to register.

Reptile Wrap-Up
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Do you love reptiles? We do too! A naturalist will introduce us to some of these scaly creatures as well as share myths, histories, and benefits of these often misunderstood animals. Presented by the Scales and Tales program of the Maryland Park Service. This program is supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc., in partnership with CCPL. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you! All attendees need to register.

Ready Set School: Horses
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Minecraft for Teens
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Come play Minecraft in Survival Mode with other players on our special library Minecraft server. Only kids need to register.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you eligible for Medicare in the coming months? Do you already have Medicare and want to learn more? Join us for a free one hour workshop that will include the four parts of Medicare and how they work, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, qualification requirements for Medicare Savings Programs (all Savings Programs are not low-income programs), free preventive services offered by Medicare, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. Presented by Tina Herrero-Backe, SHIP/SMP Coordinator.

Pajama Party Storytime: Vacation
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Horses
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Under the Sea
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Gut Healthy Foods
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Explore easy ways to add fermented and cultured foods to your daily meals. Clinical Nutrition Intern Karen Suzanne Daniel will walk you through the health benefits of fermented foods and suggest easy ways to get started. Several different fermented foods will be presented with samples available for you to try. Come out and learn more. Your gut will thank you! Refreshments will be served.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Beginners, please bring a light colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Family Storytime: Vacation
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Horses
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Under the Sea
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Thursday July 9, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Silly Goose and Val
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Magical puppets, sing-a-long songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Bottle Cap Pendants
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Thursday July 9, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
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Create a cool pendant necklace from a bottle cap. All materials will be provided.

Kids in the Garden: Seed - Food from the Earth
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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All our food comes from the earth - from fruits and vegetables to meat, eggs and milk. Learn where and how food is produced and about the cycle in which this occurs. Create a garden in a glove to take home. All supplies will be provided courtesy of the University of Maryland Extension. Only kids need to register.

Summertime Science: Simple Machines
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Help your preschool child discover science concepts as we explore a variety of science topics with hands-on experiments and activities. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Superhero Academy
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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The Teen Advisory Board presents Superhero Academy, the perfect way for aspiring heroes to gain the skills they need. Come prepared to perform heroic activities, create super crafts, and consume epic snacks. Come as your alter ego—or in costume. Refreshments will be served.

American Girl Doll Camping Adventure
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 11
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If you like camping or American Girl dolls join us for a program full of fun, crafts, and camping adventure. Feel free to bring your own doll along to hear stories, play games, and even make something special for your doll. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us to share ideas, patterns, books, and projects. Beginners, please bring size 8 needles and light colored worsted yarn - look for #4 on the label.

Reconstruct and Cut Your Own Trendy T-Shirt
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
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Come and join Marianne Franklin as she demonstrates how to reconstruct ordinary T-shirts into trendy wearable works of art.Create a bathing suit cover up or an original piece made by you for your unique self. Have fun and be proud of what you create. Please bring an over-sized used or new T-shirt.

Yoga with Syeda
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Set an hour aside for yourself. Join Syeda Kahn for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place. Drop-ins on a first come basis

Ready Set School: Flying Things
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Friday July 10, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Silly Goose and Val
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Friday July 10, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Magical puppets, sing-a-long songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Tinker Tots
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Friday July 10, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 5
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A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Friday July 10, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Flying Things
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Friday July 10, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Healthy Heroes: Learn Sign Language
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Friday July 10, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 6 - 11
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Learn a new language - Sign Language! Learn to communicate with others by using your hands. Attend four or more sessions of our Healthy Hero series to earn a certificate and a ticket to our Healthy Heroes Party on August 12 at 1 PM.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Coffey Music's Rock School
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Friday July 10, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Join us for live local music on the Booth Stage in Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park. Grab your blanket or some lawn chairs and settle in for some great sounds! Feel free to bring a lunch with you, or grab some carryout from a local restaurant (no alcohol, please.) Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

All About Cows
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Friday July 10, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 8
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Take a peek into the world of Clarabelle the cow as we follow her throughout a day on the farm. We will also make tie-dyed milk and a cow craft.

Meet Mirabelle!
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Friday July 10, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For All Ages
Back by popular demand, Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier from the Happy Dog Adventure series, will be at your library! Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's upcoming adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the Adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sharks: Who's Attacking Whom?
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Friday July 10, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 6 - Adults
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Join us as we examine celebrate Shark Week! Discover the diversity of sharks by looking at their characteristics, adaptations, and instincts. Special presentation by Richard Anderson of the Snyder Family Foundation with lots of specimens! All attendees need to register.

BYOB Celebration (Bring Your Own Book!)
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Friday July 10, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 12 - 17
Summer Reading is halfway over, and we’re ready to celebrate our accomplishments. Join us after hours for two hours of book-inspired crafts, games, and activities. Don’t forget to bring along a favorite book. It’s your admission ticket! Refreshments will be served.

Supervillain Academy
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Friday July 10, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 11 - 17
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Ready to take over the world? Join us for a super lock-in full of games, challenges, food and prizes! Costumes are welcome. This after-hours program is a parent drop off event, and requires a permission slip; slips will be available at the Information Desk and during drop off. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Super Con Lock-In
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Friday July 10, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 11 - 17
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Join us for Super Con, an after-hours party to celebrate all things superhero and any other facet of geekdom you fancy. Enjoy a photo booth, play games, and create super-heroic accessories. Bring a favorite t-shirt to refashion into something super. Costumes are encouraged! Parent pick-up at 8. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Holy Smokes, It's Batman!
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Saturday July 11, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For All Ages
Stop by the North Carroll Branch and meet the real life Batman and see the Batmobile up close. Everyone can have their picture taken with the Caped Crusader, do some bat crafts, take part in a bat dance contest, and much more. You won't want to miss this bat-tastic event!! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kinderconcerts: Camping Under the Stars
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 7
Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourselves! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kinderconcerts: Camping Under the Stars
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 7
Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourselves! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Frozen Summer Fever
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
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Let's do what snow does in summer and melt along to a Frozen-themed storytime, fun activities, crafts, and more! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

LEGO® Creations
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 5 - Adults
Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together!

Magic: The Gathering®
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 13 - Adults
Join us for two hours of gaming fun. Newcomers to the game will have a chance to learn, and experienced players can face off with one another or trade cards. Come and join the gathering of the oldest of trading card games—with more than 12 million players! Refreshments will be served.

Frozen Summer Fever
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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Let's do what snow does in summer and melt along to a Frozen-themed storytime, fun activities, crafts, and more! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Modern Board Games at the Library
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 13 - Adults
People say we are now in a golden age of board games! From Dominion to Smash-Up, join us for a chance to play some modern board games and learn what the fuss is all about.

Parrot Rescue and Rehab
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
George Carney of Chesapeake Parrot Rescue and Rehab will bring 10 of his feathered friends (a macaw, cockatoos, and more) for you to meet. Hear the stories of their rescue and what the future holds for these beautiful birds. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Free Spirit Book Club: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book. A Celebrating America program.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday July 11, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday July 13, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Monday July 13, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Meet Mirabelle!
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Monday July 13, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
Back by popular demand, Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier from the Happy Dog Adventure series, will be at your library! Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's upcoming adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the Adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Silly Goose and Val
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Monday July 13, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For All Ages
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Magical puppets, sing-a-long songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

Summer Sidewalk Spectacular!
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Monday July 13, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch! Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some fun flair. Program is weather permitting. Guidelines and chalk available at the Information Desk. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Superhero Training
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Monday July 13, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For All Ages
Come and try out your super powers at various exciting activities and make some super crafts as well. Feel free to dress as your favorite superhero. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Ready Set School: Favorite Stories
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Monday July 13, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Monday July 13, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Monday July 13, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 7 - 8
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For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13 - 16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Healthy Heroes: Get Movin'!
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Monday July 13, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 6 - 11
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Join in the fun and get fit with some fun movin' and groovin' activities! We'll get lots of exercise to make our bodies feel good. Dress to get wet - we're planning water games! Special location: Taneytown Memorial Park. Raindate: July 17 at 1:00 PM. Attend four or more sessions of our Healthy Hero series to earn a certificate and a ticket to our Healthy Heroes Party on August 12 at 1 PM.

LEGO® Mindstorms® Robotics Camp
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Monday July 13, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Come learn how to build and program a basic LEGO® Mindstorms® robot! During this camp you will learn how to build a robot and program it using basic programming techniques. You will also learn how to program the touch and light sensors, as well as some fun additions like cool displays and sounds. Then see how all your hard work pays off as the robots compete in a sumo wrestling style tournament to see who will be the grand sumo-bot champion! Participants must be able to attend all classes. Classes are from 1 - 4 pm on 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, and 7/16. Only kids need to register.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 13, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Reading dogs, certified by KPETS, are coming to the library! Practice your reading skills by sharing a book with a furry friend. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Reptile Wrap-Up
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Monday July 13, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
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Do you love reptiles? We do too! A naturalist will introduce us to some of these scaly creatures as well as share myths, histories, and benefits of these often misunderstood animals. Presented by the Scales and Tales program of the Maryland Park Service. This program is supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc., in partnership with CCPL. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Folding Paper Superheroes
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Monday July 13, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 17
There are a lot of cool paper superheroes you can make, from simple origami to full standing models, and we want to show you how to create your very own! We'll provide all the supplies, you just need to bring your creativity.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Monday July 13, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
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For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13-16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Monday July 13, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
KidWorks meets twice a month. At the 1st meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the 2nd meeting (6/22, 7/27, & 8/24) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn 3 service learning hours.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday July 13, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks, then we’ll get down to business around 6:00 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too!

North Carroll Writers Group
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Monday July 13, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For Adults
Interested in writing? Want to meet others who are too? The NCWG is dedicated to helping people improve their writing. Each session features a short exercise to focus on a specific writing technique, quiet time to work on your draft, and an opportunity to share your creativity in a non-judgmental atmosphere. If you would like to become involved, please join the NCWG, where your talent and love for writing can develop and thrive.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday July 13, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play--we'll provide plenty of snacks and games, too! Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Party Time
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Move and Learn: Zoo
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Silly Goose and Val
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Magical puppets, sing-a-long songs, contagious dances, and energy filled fun! Join Val and her puppets to participate in their zany performance. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Party Time
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Superhero Training Camp
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 12
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How do superheroes develop their powers? In a training camp that promotes physical fitness, of course! Join our 4-week training camp and develop your active skills in each session! By the time you graduate you will be ready to save the world from evil-doers. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Only kids need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Jungle
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Cupcake Challenge
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 13
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Starry Night Bakery joins us to give participants tips and pointers to help create amazing cupcakes that will stand up to any challenge. All attendees need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
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For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13 - 16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

LEGO® Mindstorms® Robotics Camp
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Come learn how to build and program a basic LEGO® Mindstorms® robot! During this camp you will learn how to build a robot and program it using basic programming techniques. You will also learn how to program the touch and light sensors, as well as some fun additions like cool displays and sounds. Then see how all your hard work pays off as the robots compete in a sumo wrestling style tournament to see who will be the grand sumo-bot champion! Participants must be able to attend all classes. Classes are from 1 - 4 pm on 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, and 7/16. Only kids need to register.

Ready Set School: Sounds
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

A Book with No Pictures!
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 10
A Book with No Pictures … could that possibly be any good? Come see for yourself. Whether you are the reader or the audience, books can get you to do and say some pretty hilarious things. Join us for interactive stories that do all of those things and take a shot authoring your own story where you can be in charge of your readers. Guaranteed fun will be had!

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 9 - 11
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For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13-16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Cupcake Challenge
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 14 - Adults
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Starry Night Bakery joins us to give participants tips and pointers to produce amazing cupcakes that will stand up to any challenge. All attendees need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Everyday Heroes: Police Officers
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 3 - Adults
Meet a real hero - a police officer! An officer from the sheriff's department will tell us about the jobs police officers do. We'll also meet a four-legged K-9 officer. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Turtles
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Zoo
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Turtles
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Sounds
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Party Time
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Author Event: Libby Fuss
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Community Event - See description for location
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Join us for a discussion with Libby Fuss, author of A Faithful Soldier Writes Home. Finding her father's World War II letters to her mother inspired Libby to share his story through publication. Her book, which uses her father's letters, photos, and narrative, captures the spirit and faith of an ordinary and extraordinary soldier. Libby retired in 2014 after a 45-year career in healthcare. This program will be held at Carroll Lutheran Village in the Wellness Center. All attendees must register in advance. A Celebrating America program.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 7 - 8
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For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13 - 16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

LEGO® Mindstorms® Robotics Camp
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Come learn how to build and program a basic LEGO® Mindstorms® robot! During this camp you will learn how to build a robot and program it using basic programming techniques. You will also learn how to program the touch and light sensors, as well as some fun additions like cool displays and sounds. Then see how all your hard work pays off as the robots compete in a sumo wrestling style tournament to see who will be the grand sumo-bot champion! Participants must be able to attend all classes. Classes are from 1 - 4 pm on 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, and 7/16. Only kids need to register.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens by Lauren Scheuer
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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Join us for a discussion of this month's book!

Ready Set School: Sounds
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Sharks!
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in the movie Jaws. Explore these unique creatures and their amazing survival adaptations, while dispelling myths about these monsters with our friends from the National Aquarium.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 9 - 11
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For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13-16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Walk in Someone Else's Shoes...The Virtual Dementia Tour
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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Join us for this eye-opening sensory event where you will experience first-hand the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. You will become aware of the challenges of performing ordinary tasks persons living with memory loss face every day. After you register, you will be contacted to reserve a specific time between 5 and 7 PM for your VDT experience.

Intro to 3D Printing
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 11 - Adults
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Explore easy to use open source design tools to create a 3D model and experience the process of printing on our 3D printer.

Sharks!
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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Sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in the movie Jaws. Explore these unique creatures and their amazing survival adaptations, while dispelling myths about these monsters with our friends from the National Aquarium.

Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 3 - Adults
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Smart and sassy Little Red Riding Hood has goodies for Grandma. How shall she get them there? By taking the long road or going into the woods? Will Grandma get her snack or be a snack? Join us for a show full of surprises! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Special Program: Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show (Registration Required)
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Sounds
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Zoo
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Crochet 911
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 11 - Adults
Join Caroline Brocato to learn to crochet. If you know how to crochet, please join the group. Please bring a size J hook and light colored yarn to the class.

Family Storytime: Special Program: Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show (Registration Required)
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 3 - Adults
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Smart and sassy Little Red Riding Hood has goodies for Grandma. How shall she get them there? By taking the long road or going into the woods? Will Grandma get her snack or be a snack? Join us for a show full of surprises! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Sounds
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Zoo
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Thursday July 16, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: turtles
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Thursday July 16, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
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For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13 - 16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

LEGO® Mindstorms® Robotics Camp
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Come learn how to build and program a basic LEGO® Mindstorms® robot! During this camp you will learn how to build a robot and program it using basic programming techniques. You will also learn how to program the touch and light sensors, as well as some fun additions like cool displays and sounds. Then see how all your hard work pays off as the robots compete in a sumo wrestling style tournament to see who will be the grand sumo-bot champion! Participants must be able to attend all classes. Classes are from 1 - 4 pm on 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, and 7/16. Only kids need to register.

Super Shirts
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Calling all superhero fans. Come out to the library with an old, colored shirt or pillowcase you'd like to put a logo or design on. We'll be using a bleach solution to turn your T-shirt into something special. We'll have a few superhero logo designs handy or you can try your hand at creating your own.

Stuffed Animal by Day, Superhero by Night
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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Want to find out what your stuffed animals do all night? Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal for this super bedtime party. We’ll have fun with superhero crafts, a bedtime snack, and great stories. You will also have a chance to leave your furry friend in the library for an animals-only sleepover—come back in the morning to see what your super stuffed friend did all night! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Summertime Science: Owl Pellets
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
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Help your preschool child discover science concepts as we explore a variety of science topics with hands-on experiments and activities. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Superhero Training Academy
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 10
Come join us as we celebrate our favorite heroes including our super-selves! Dress in costume if you'd like, do some crafts, and test your abilities. Bring a t-shirt to refashion into something super! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Thursday July 16, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
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For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 13-16). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Taneytown Book Discussion Group: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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Join us for a lively discussion. New participants are always welcome! A Celebrating America program.

Yoga with Syeda
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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Set an hour aside for yourself. Join Syeda Kahn for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place. Drop-ins on a first come basis

4-H and Your Community
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 17
4-H is more than cows and cooking. Join us to learn what 4-H has to offer children ages 5- 18. Learn the benefits of becoming a 4-H volunteer and sharing your talents with 4-H youth. Explore how you can create new opportunities and make a difference for young people in your community by starting your own 4-H club. Brought to you by the Carroll County 4-H Extension Program.

Air Plant Terrariums
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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Learn how to upcycle incandescent light bulbs to create beautiful and easy terrariums. Everyone will leave with a new air plant terrarium! All attendees need to register.

Ready Set School: Party Time
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Friday July 17, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Rockets to the Rescue!
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Friday July 17, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Oh no!! There is a country in need of supplies and they need your help!! You will become an engineer as you plan and build a paper rocket to bring supplies to this country. We will design and construct your own rocket, which we will shoot off to bring supplies to those in need.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Friday July 17, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 4 - Adults
Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you!

Read and Play
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Friday July 17, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Party Time
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Friday July 17, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

It's a Pug Party!!!
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Friday July 17, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Come spend the morning with Millie the pug puppy and her pug friends, to learn some pug facts, hear a pug story, AND take part in the famous pug dance. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Tim McFadden
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Friday July 17, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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Join us for live local music on the Booth Stage in Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park. Grab your blanket or some lawn chairs and settle in for some great sounds! Feel free to bring a lunch with you, or grab some carryout from a local restaurant (no alcohol, please.) Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Elephant & Piggie Theatre
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Friday July 17, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Stranger Danger & Bully Protection
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Friday July 17, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 4 - Adults
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Join Tristar Martial Arts for a demonstration at the Eldersburg Branch. Kids will be introduced to techniques that will provide them with the confidence to protect themselves from stranger danger and the courage to stand up against bullies and negative peer pressure. All attendees need to register.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Friday July 17, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 4 - Adults
Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you!

You Scream! I Scream! Let's Make Ice Cream!
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Friday July 17, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Don't miss out on the fun of making ice cream in a bag! You will learn everything you ever wanted to know about ice cream; discover the secret to finding out how skim, 1%, and whole milk differ and which one is the best when making ice cream! Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday July 18, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Heroes Abound! Westminster Comic Con
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Saturday July 18, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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Celebrate our Summer Reading theme at the Westminster Branch Library’s first Comic Con! Visit with superheroes, enjoy some crafts, or show off your stuff in our costume contest. See the Info Desk for more details. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Claim the Library Tree!
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Saturday July 18, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
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Out by the library courtyard quietly grows a special tree. Help us to claim this tree as the Summer Library Tree by making special decorations to display. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mini Con 2015
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Saturday July 18, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 12
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a mini convention at the Finksburg Branch! Join fellow fans as we celebrate your favorite heroes and their stories. From Marvel to manga, we'll have crafts, photo ops, snacks, and a whole lot of fun! Refreshments will be served.

Chemical-Free Living for Health
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Saturday July 18, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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The average woman puts over 500 chemicals on her skin before she even leaves the house in the morning. The average household contains an additional 400 chemicals from cleaning products alone. Research demonstrates that these chemicals contribute to allergies, autoimmune disease, learning disabilities, cancer, and more. Come learn how to detoxify your life to promote health and well-being in your family. Presented by naturopathic doctor Julie Walsh. For more information about Dr. Walsh, visit www.drjuliewalsh.com.

Coding with Scratch and Makey Makey™
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Saturday July 18, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Scratch is an easy-to-use programming language, so you can create your own playable game by dragging together colorful sets of code. Then we'll we show you how to use Makey Makey™ to make everyday objects into a game controller! Bring a USB drive to save your creation if you want to take it home with you. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday July 20, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Elephant & Piggie Theatre
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Monday July 20, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Summer Sidewalk Spectacular!
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Monday July 20, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch! Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some fun flair. Program is weather permitting. Guidelines and chalk available at the Information Desk. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Monday July 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 4 - Adults
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Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you!

Ready Set School: Vacation
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Monday July 20, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

PBS World Premiere and Scavenger Hunt
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Monday July 20, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 10
Be the first to see the world premiere episode of a PBS kids show! Then search the North Carroll Branch Library to find hidden PBS friends! Part of the Quality Digital Media Partnership series with WQED-PBS, LittleeLit.com, and Carroll County Public Library. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kids Craft: Sticker Scrapbook
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Monday July 20, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 7
Come make a scrapbook to show off your stickers! We'll provide everything you need to start a collection you can keep. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kids in the Garden: The Scoop on Soil
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Monday July 20, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 5 - 12
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Without soil, there would be no plants and, without plants or soil, there would be no food for us to eat. A representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office will share books that discuss what soil is made of, the creatures that help to make soil healthy, and how we all depend on healthy soil for healthy food. Each participant will make a garden in a bottle to take home.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 20, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
Reading dogs, certified by KPETS, are coming to the library! Practice your reading skills by sharing a book with a furry friend. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Code It @ the Library: Scratch
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Monday July 20, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 9 - 17
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Create a playable game using Scratch, a popular programming language designed by the MIT media lab. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your finished project to take home.

Minecraft Mondays: Creative
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Monday July 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Monday July 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 4 - Adults
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Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
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Monday July 20, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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Enjoy a special storytime with your favorite stuffed animal friend. Then, your furry friend will spend the night at the library making all sorts of mischief. Come in the next day to retrieve your buddy and get a picture of their adventures. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Minecraft Mondays: Survival
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Monday July 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Card Camp
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Monday July 20, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For Adults
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Create your own greeting cards using our newly launched collection of rubber stamps. Examples and supplies will be provided. And best of all, if you want to continue crafting, you can check out a stamp set and take it home! All attendees need to register.

Favorite Friends: Charlie and Lola
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Monday July 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft about a featured, well-loved book character. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Horses
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Move and Learn: Special Program: The Magic of Roger Lindsay (Registratrion Required)
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you! All attendees need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Horses
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Superhero Training Camp
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
How do superheroes develop their powers? In a training camp that promotes physical fitness, of course! Join our 4-week training camp and develop your active skills in each session! By the time you graduate you will be ready to save the world from evil-doers. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Only kids need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Under the Sea
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Junior Gardener's Workshop: Summer Flower Arrangement
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
Join the members of the Silver Fancy Garden Club and create a beautiful fresh flower arrangement. All supplies will be provided.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 4 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you! All attendees need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Ready Set School: Beach
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Finksburg Book Discussion Group: Finding My Voice by Diane Rehm
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book. A Celebrating America program.

Evening Read Aloud for Readers
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
Having trouble finding the right book to read? When a story is read out loud, it is often easier to decide whether you want to continue the story. Join us and hear some good books read out loud, listen to book talks and browse a collection of reading material selected just for kids. Our goal is to put at least one good book in the hands of every child that attends and keep that reading momentum all summer long.

Create a Personalized Pendant
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
Want to commemorate a special vacation? Feel inspired by a quote from your favorite book or just want to showcase one of your heroes? Then join us as we make personalized pendants!

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns!

Pajama Party Storytime: Vacation
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Spruce Up Your Space
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
Come and create works of art with your own personal stamp to decorate your space. You’ll leave with several projects sure to be hits at home. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
Smart and sassy Little Red Riding Hood has goodies for Grandma. How shall she get them there? By taking the long road or going into the woods? Will Grandma get her snack or be a snack? Join us for a show full of surprises! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Flying Things
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
Smart and sassy Little Red Riding Hood has goodies for Grandma. How shall she get them there? By taking the long road or going into the woods? Will Grandma get her snack or be a snack? Join us for a show full of surprises! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Horses
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Healthy Heroes: Relaxation and Sleep
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
Yoga is a fun and beneficial exercise for all ages! Learn to do yoga and relax with certified yoga instructor Shawn Essed. Bring a yoga mat or large towel if you wish. Attend four or more sessions of our Healthy Hero series to earn a certificate and a ticket to our Healthy Heroes Party on August 12 at 1 PM.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Ready Set School: Beach
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Kids in the Garden: The Scoop on Soil
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
Without soil, there would be no plants and, without plants or soil, there would be no food for us to eat. A representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office will share books that discuss what soil is made of, the creatures that help to make soil healthy, and how we all depend on healthy soil for healthy food. Each participant will make a garden in a bottle to take home. Only kids need to register.

Make It Work Wednesday: Cars
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Do you like making things? Then stop by to tinker and create.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Page Turners: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Kids are invited to meet and discuss the book selected for each month. We’ll also have activities, snacks and a sneak preview of next month’s title! Please check with the Westminster Branch Library’s Information Desk for book availability. Refreshments will be served.

Minecraft for Parents
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
Minecraft: children love it! As parents, we wonder what all the fuss is about. Join us for a hands-on primer to the popular video game. Then, you can use your new skills to impress your kids! All attendees need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Beach
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Under the Sea
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Flying Things
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Bald Mountain Band Live in Concert!
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
A couple of years back, four bald guys did a church service with bluegrass instruments. Demand kicked in for more gigs, so they kept playing and added members with better hair. Over the years, they’ve played numerous gigs and have found themselves adding pop, alternative tunes from the past four decades, and any folk songs that sound half-decent with excessive banjo riffs to their repertoire. A highly entertaining band you do not want to miss! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Beginners, please bring a light colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Painted Cactus Rock Art
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/8/2015.
Green thumbs not needed - just crafters looking to turn stones to cacti with a little imagination and paint. Join us as we relax and craft!

Family Storytime: Under the Sea
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Elephant & Piggie Theatre
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 7/9/2015.
Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Family Storytime: Flying Things
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Thursday July 23, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us at the Mount Airy Senior Center for a discussion of this month's book!

Family Storytime: Vacation
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Creative Circuits
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Thursday July 23, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Registration for this event begins 7/9/2015.
Explore the playful side of engineering as we create simple circuits and cool projects. Only kids need to register.

Kids in the Garden: Plant Healthy Gardens
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/9/2015.
Some plants grow up, some grow down, and some grow all around us. Through books shared by a representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office, participants will learn about growing different plants and will learn that, with hard work, trial and error, and teamwork, they can build a fruitful garden. Each child will leave with a miniature greenhouse of herbs and veggies. Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Learn to Code with Scratch!
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 14
Registration for this event begins 7/9/2015.
Learn the basics of coding with Scratch, an easy to use programming language. Create your own playable game by dragging together colorful sets of code. Bring a USB drive to save your creations. Only kids need to register.

Summertime Science: The Deep Blue Sea
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Registration for this event begins 7/9/2015.
Help your preschool child discover science concepts as we explore a variety of science topics with hands-on experiments and activities. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us to share ideas, patterns, books, and projects. Beginners, please bring size 8 needles and light colored worsted yarn - look for #4 on the label.

Rubber Stamping 101
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/9/2015.
With just a few simple techniques you can create your own handmade cards. Together we’ll make three uniquely beautiful cards for you to give to someone special. All supplies will be provided, but if you own a tape runner or paper cutter, please bring it with you.

Ready Set School: Horses
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Friday July 24, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Reptile Wrap-Up
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Friday July 24, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Do you love reptiles? We do too! A naturalist will introduce us to some of these scaly creatures as well as share myths, histories, and benefits of these often misunderstood animals. Presented by the Scales and Tales program of the Maryland Park Service. This program is supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc., in partnership with CCPL. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Friday July 24, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Elephant & Piggie Theatre
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Friday July 24, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 7/10/2015.
Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Family Storytime: Horses
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Friday July 24, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Coffey Music's Rock School
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Friday July 24, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for live local music on the Booth Stage in Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park. Grab your blanket or some lawn chairs and settle in for some great sounds! Feel free to bring a lunch with you, or grab some carryout from a local restaurant (no alcohol, please.) Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Me and My Shadow
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Friday July 24, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/10/2015.
Come to Finksburg and learn firsthand what REALLY goes on in the library. Shadow our staff and see how we get things onto our shelves and into your hands! Learn about all the cool devices we use and how they can help you. See the secrets behind the scenes. Refreshments will be served.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Friday July 24, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Superhero Hedgehogs
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Friday July 24, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
What’s better than making a hedgehog? That’s right, making a superhero hedgehog out of a book! We’ll provide materials for to make your favorite superhero book hedgehog.

Me and My Shadow
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Friday July 24, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/10/2015.
Come to Finksburg and learn firsthand what REALLY goes on in the library. Shadow our staff and see how we get things onto our shelves and into your hands! Learn about all the cool devices we use and how they can help you. See the secrets behind the scenes. Refreshments will be served.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Friday July 24, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/7/2015.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 21 - 24). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Mine at Night
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Friday July 24, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Registration for this event begins 7/10/2015.
Come join us for an evening of Minecraft fun! Craft away on our library servers. Explore the world of Minecraft with other activities and snacks. This after-hours library program requires a permission slip available at the Information Desk, which must be turned in at least one day prior to the program. Refreshments will be served.

Meet Mirabelle!
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Saturday July 25, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Back by popular demand, Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier from the Happy Dog Adventure series, will be at your library! Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's upcoming adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the Adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Meet Mirabelle!
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Saturday July 25, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Back by popular demand, Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier from the Happy Dog Adventure series, will be at your library! Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's upcoming adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the Adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

booKPETS
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Saturday July 25, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/11/2015.
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

I Can't Save You, But I'll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture
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Saturday July 25, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Meet author and fire fighter Dr. Burton A. Clark who has spent over 45 years in fire service. Dr. Clark will be discussing his book, I Can't Save You, But I'll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture, and his years of real-life fire fighting experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program. Refreshments will be served.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday July 25, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 17
Registration for this event begins 7/11/2015.
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

Put Me in Summer and I'll Be a...
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Saturday July 25, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Find out what frozen things do in the summer! We’ll be unveiling a new (temporary) sculpture in our Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park. Join us to help customize the ice sculpture and guess how long it will last! There will be a wide variety of activities including an outdoor showing of the movie Frozen in Locust Lane that night and a special guest from the North Pole! This program is presented in partnership with the Westminster City Recreation and Parks Department. We can guarantee it will be a cool experience! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Monday July 27, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Little Red Riding Hood Summer Puppet Show
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Monday July 27, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Smart and sassy Little Red Riding Hood has goodies for Grandma. How shall she get them there? By taking the long road or going into the woods? Will Grandma get her snack or be a snack? Join us for a show full of surprises! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Summer Sidewalk Spectacular!
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Monday July 27, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch! Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some fun flair. Program is weather permitting. Guidelines and chalk available at the Information Desk. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Tactile Play: Babies and String
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Monday July 27, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Babies and toddlers learn so much about their world through their senses and tactile play supports sensory processing development. Through books, music, and sensory activities we will explore sensory play together. You'll leave with some ideas to try with your child at home. Dress for some fun, and possibly messy, activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Turtle Talk
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Monday July 27, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Who likes reptiles? Want to touch one? Join Susie Leslie, outdoor educator and rescue volunteer, to learn more about turtles and snakes and get an up close and personal experience with a young snapping turtle, baby box turtle, and possibly a snake! Don't forget your cameras! Only kids need to register.

Ready Set School: Jungle
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Monday July 27, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Monday July 27, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 27 - 30). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 2nd and 3rd Graders
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Monday July 27, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 27 - 30). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Pearler® Bead Creations
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Monday July 27, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Get creative with Pearler® beads! We will provide the supplies, you supply the creativity.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 27, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Reading dogs, certified by KPETS, are coming to the library! Practice your reading skills by sharing a book with a furry friend. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Creative Circuits
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Monday July 27, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Explore the playful side of engineering as we create simple circuits and cool projects. Only kids need to register.

Minecraft Mondays: Creative
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Monday July 27, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Think Your Drink
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Monday July 27, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Explore the world of what you drink! Take a look at how milk differs from some of your favorite sport drinks and soda in sugar content. Even experiment with trying some tasty, healthier drink options. Only kids need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th - 6th Graders
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Monday July 27, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 27-30). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Physical Science for 4th-6th Graders
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Monday July 27, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grades. How do magnets work? What makes electricity? Through exciting experiments, you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. Work with other children to make a compass and electromagnet, build circuits with batteries and bulbs, and experience the power of static electricity. All children must be pre-registered to attend. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 27 - 30). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Minecraft Mondays: Survival
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Monday July 27, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
Registration for this event begins 7/13/2015.
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Karaoke Night at the Library
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Monday July 27, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
It's karaoke night at the library and we want to hear you sing! We'll have snacks and a karaoke machine, so just bring your enthusiasm and get ready to have fun. Refreshments will be served.

KidWorks Kids Present: Around the World
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Monday July 27, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the KidWorks kids as they present a storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Monday July 27, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book. All opinions count and new members are welcome!

North Carroll Writers Group
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Monday July 27, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Interested in writing? Want to meet others who are too? The NCWG is dedicated to helping people improve their writing. Each session features a short exercise to focus on a specific writing technique, quiet time to work on your draft, and an opportunity to share your creativity in a non-judgmental atmosphere. If you would like to become involved, please join the NCWG, where your talent and love for writing can develop and thrive.