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Read and Play
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Wednesday August 5, 2015
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 August 5, 2015
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Beach
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Wednesday August 5, 2015
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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.

Summer Fun Day!
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Thursday August 6, 2015
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For All Ages
Come celebrate the dog days of summer between 10 AM - 11:30 AM! We'll have face painting as well as warm weather crafts and activities. Outside we'll have some fun water play, weather permitting, so come prepared to get wet! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Ready Set School: Beach
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Friday August 7, 2015
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.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Friday August 7, 2015
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.

Camping Unmasked Teen Lock-In
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Friday August 7, 2015
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an outdoor adventurer? Come test your skills of endurance, wit, agility, and teamwork. If you like adventure, games, or camping food, the library lock-in is the place for you to be! Parent pick-up at 8. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Recycled Robot Roundup!
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Saturday August 8, 2015
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For ages 6 - 10
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Create your very own robot out of all sorts of recycled objects. You never what you might discover as you experiment building with strange and unique materials. Only kids need to register.

Little Hands Signing: Playtime Signs
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Monday August 10, 2015
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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!

Little Hands Signing: Playtime Signs
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Monday August 10, 2015
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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!

Amazing Mazes
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Monday August 10, 2015
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 14
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Calling all makers! We'll build mazes from LEGO®, straw, tape, and more. Then challenge each other to complete them with marbles, our bodies, even a robot! Only kids need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday August 10, 2015
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
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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.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
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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.

Happiness Happens
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
August is Admit You're Happy month - we'll admit it, can you? Share that happiness by joining us at the library for an afternoon of board games, snacks, and other activities sure to make you smile. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 12, 2015
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 August 12, 2015
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.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Thursday August 13, 2015
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.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Thursday August 13, 2015
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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! All attendees need to register.

Upcycling! Make Your Own Mercury Glass
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Thursday August 13, 2015
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For Adults
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Do you like the look of mercury glass but not the expense at the antique store? Join us for a fun evening of creating your own mercury glass from old glasses, vases, or wine bottles! All attendees need to register.

Ready Set School: Turtles
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Friday August 14, 2015
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.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Friday August 14, 2015
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.

Tactile Play: Babies and Blocks
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Monday August 17, 2015
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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.

booKPETS
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Monday August 17, 2015
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For ages 4 - 12
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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.

Family Storytime: Music
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Tuesday August 18, 2015
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.

Family Storytime: Music
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Tuesday August 18, 2015
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.

Evening Read Aloud for Readers
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Tuesday August 18, 2015
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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 19, 2015
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 August 19, 2015
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.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
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Wednesday August 19, 2015
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book!

A Color of My Own!
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Thursday August 20, 2015
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
Registration for this event begins 8/6/2015.
Do you have a favorite color? Do you know what happens when you mix two colors together? What happens when you add white to any other color of paint? These questions and more will be answered through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Join us for a true mixology experience and see what you learn! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Ready Set School: Music
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Friday August 21, 2015
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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: Music
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Friday August 21, 2015
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.

Kids in the Garden: Plant Healthy Gardens
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Friday August 21, 2015
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Registration for this event begins 8/7/2015.
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.

Kindermusik
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Monday August 24, 2015
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
Registration for this event begins 8/10/2015.
Music educator Jenny Lipetzky brings fun musical play to the library! Experience an incredible bonding experience with your baby through a unique blend of creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component. This class incorporates the most current research on early childhood development. With an accompanying caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Family Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Tuesday August 25, 2015
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.

Family Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Tuesday August 25, 2015
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 August 26, 2015
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: Rhyming Stories
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Wednesday August 26, 2015
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.

Be a Hero!: American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Wednesday August 26, 2015
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
You can help save up to three lives in about an hour. The need is ongoing, but the supply is not. Please give blood today. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit the Information Desk at the branch.