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Saturday Storytime: Elephants
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Saturday April 30, 2016
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.

Soldering Basics: Light Sculptures
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Saturday April 30, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 14
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Ever wanted to learn how to solder, but needed some help getting started? Families will explore basic soldering, and go home with a project that illuminates! Learn what you need to get started at home. This Workshop is designed for parents and children ages 8 and older to learn side by side. This FutureMakers program is part of Library TECHsploration and is sponsored by a Curiosity Creates grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, made possible through a generous donation by Disney. All attendees need to register.

Family Storytime: Feelings
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Monday May 2, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Feelings
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Monday May 2, 2016
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.

Pajama Storytime
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Monday May 2, 2016
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.

Color My World
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Monday May 2, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you an adult who likes to color in coloring books? It's ok to admit it!
We're giving grown-ups the opportunity to experience this relaxing and fun
activity. Patterns and pages will be provided, along with a rainbow of
colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and/or pencils!

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 3, 2016
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: Feelings
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Tuesday May 3, 2016
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 May 4, 2016
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: Feelings
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Wednesday May 4, 2016
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.

Wacky Wednesday Family Storytime
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Wednesday May 4, 2016
1:30 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.

Heirloom Tomatoes: Understanding the Mystery
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Wednesday May 4, 2016
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For Adults
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What are heirloom tomatoes? Learn about the history and what makes a tomato a heirloom from master gardener, Joann Parker. All attendees need to register

Read and Play
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Thursday May 5, 2016
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: Feelings
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Thursday May 5, 2016
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.

My Little Pony Celebration
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Friday May 6, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
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Gallop on over and join us for a magical My Little Pony Celebration. We'll have stories, activities, and crafts. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Feelings
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Saturday May 7, 2016
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.

Color My World
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Saturday May 7, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you an adult who likes to color in coloring books? It's ok to admit it!
We're giving grown-ups the opportunity to experience this relaxing and fun
activity. Patterns and pages will be provided, along with a rainbow of
colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and/or pencils!

Microsoft Office Basics: Word
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Saturday May 7, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join us for an introduction to one of the most popular applications included in Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word. Our class will be taught by a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association. All attendees need to register.

Second Sunday Yoga
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Sunday May 8, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join registered yoga teacher Stacey of Branches of Yoga in Sykesville as she teaches you the relaxing and fulfilling practice of yoga. This class is for most levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own mat and a blanket if possible. There may be a few extras if you don't have your own.

Family Storytime: Dance
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Monday May 9, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Dance
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Monday May 9, 2016
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.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Monday May 9, 2016
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting (3/28, 4/25, & 5/23) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Stamped Recycled Cards
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Monday May 9, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join us as we create beautiful stationary cards using stamps and recycled
paper. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 10, 2016
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: Dance
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Tuesday May 10, 2016
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.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Tuesday May 10, 2016
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 5
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement based program. Older siblings welcome. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monthly Money Talks: A Woman's Outlook on Retirement
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Tuesday May 10, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join local financial advisor Suzanne M. Bradshaw for a series of Monthly
Money Talks designed to help you understand more about financial topics.
Get honest insights and valuable information that can help you make more
informed decisions about your future. She, and other local guests, will
tackle one important topic each month. Bring your questions and your
friends for open discussions regarding timely financial matters.

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
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: Dance
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
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.

Wacky Wednesday Family Storytime
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
1:30 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.

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Register for this event today!
Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this
inward focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable
stretching), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama
(breathing practices), and meditation we work from the physical body to the
subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience
necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Beginners, please bring a light colored worsted yarn and size 8 needles to
the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Read and Play
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Thursday May 12, 2016
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: Dance
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Thursday May 12, 2016
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.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter I
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Thursday May 12, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter I
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Friday May 13, 2016
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Register for this event today!
Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Learn About Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors in Carroll County
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Friday May 13, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Have you ever thought you might want to share yourself or your talents with others? Join us to learn about RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs) to find out how RSVP helps active seniors forge new relationships in the community and make a significant difference in the lives of others.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Saturday May 14, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 5
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement based program. Older siblings welcome. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Celebrate Scratch Day: Name Game
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Saturday May 14, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 14
Registration for this event begins 4/30/2016.
Make your name come to life and help us celebrate international Scratch
Day 2016! We will use Scratch to animate letters, and we might even add
some sound and music too! Please bring a USB drive so that you can save
your game. No prior experience is required. For more information
about Scratch Day, visit: http://day.scratch.mit.edu. All attendees need to
register.

LEGO® Builders Club
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Saturday May 14, 2016
11:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 14
Love to build? Join us for a program where you can build a castle, a spaceship, or whatever you like! We'll supply LEGO® bricks; just bring your imagination and come on by to create something awesome!

Free Spirit Book Club: In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
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Saturday May 14, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book.

Speaking Like a Pro
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Saturday May 14, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 4/30/2016.
Have you ever been asked to speak in public and found yourself paralyzed by fear, with a frog in your throat, sweaty palms and a glazed over look like a deer in the headlights? This 2-hour seminar will provide you with the techniques to speak with confidence in any situation. Eric L. Williamson of Tailored Training Solutions will provide you with the tools you need so you too can speak like a pro! All attendees need to register. 2:00-4:00pm

Speaking Like a Pro
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Saturday May 14, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 4/30/2016.
Have you ever been asked to speak in public and found yourself paralyzed by fear, with a frog in your throat, sweaty palms and a glazed over look like a deer in the headlights? This 2-hour seminar will provide you with the techniques to speak with confidence in any situation. Eric L. Williamson of Tailored Training Solutions will provide you with the tools you need so you too can speak like a pro!

Celebrate Scratch Day: Dance Party
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Saturday May 14, 2016
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 14
Registration for this event begins 4/30/2016.
Make an interactive dance scene and help us celebrate international
Scratch Day 2016! We will use Scratch to combine music and dance
moves! Please bring a USB drive so that you can save your game. No prior
experience is required. For more information about Scratch Day, visit:
http://day.scratch.mit.edu. All attendees need to register.

Natural Cleaning Solutions
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Sunday May 15, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 5/1/2016.
Make your own earth friendly cleansers with items like vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda. You will come away with two spray bottles of cleaners, along with a recipe book of other natural cleaning alternatives. Dr. Virginia Brown, Extension Educator, will explain the advantages of green cleaning, how to properly store cleansers, and how to prevent poisoning from household items.

Family Storytime: Hands & Feet
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Monday May 16, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Hands & Feet
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Monday May 16, 2016
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.

Preschool Science: Butterflies
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Monday May 16, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Registration for this event begins 5/2/2016.
Help your preschool child discover science concepts with fun, hands-on
experiments and activities. Only kids need to register.

Game on Mah Jongg!
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Monday May 16, 2016
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for friendly mah jongg play. We welcome experienced mah jongg players as well those newer to the game for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. Dot. Crack. Bam!

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 17, 2016
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: Hands & Feet
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Tuesday May 17, 2016
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 May 18, 2016
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: Hands & Feet
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
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.

Wacky Wednesday Family Storytime
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
1:30 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.

Crochet 911
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Join Caroline Brocato to learn to crochet. Please bring a size J hook and
light colored worsted yarn to the class. If you know how to crochet, please
join the group.

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 5/4/2016.
Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this
inward focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable
stretching), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama
(breathing practices), and meditation we work from the physical body to the
subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience
necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Thursday May 19, 2016
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: Hands & Feet
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Thursday May 19, 2016
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.

Meditative Doodle
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Thursday May 19, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 5/5/2016.
There is a craze going on now that we absolutely love that uses drawing to lessen stress. We will teach you a few techniques to broaden your practice. The library will supply paper and pencils. You are welcome to bring your favorite supplies too. All attendees need to register.

Little Builders
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Friday May 20, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Let's build!! We will build towers, bridges, buildings, and tunnels. We'll also read books, play games, and have fun! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play at Fairhaven
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Friday May 20, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Registration for this event begins 5/6/2016.
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by
a playgroup for meeting and mingling. This session is held at Fairhaven
Assisted Living Center in Sykesville. The elderly residents will join us for
the program and visiting afterwards. With an adult caregiver. Only kids
need to register.

Anime Manga Madness
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Friday May 20, 2016
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Registration for this event begins 5/6/2016.
Are you an otaku? Do you love anime/manga? Come dressed as your favorite character and partake in fun games and activities to celebrate the awesomeness of manga and anime! This after-hours program is 6 - 8 pm. Refreshments will be served.