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Meet Author Lois Szymanski and a Chincoteague Pony
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Saturday June 25, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - Adults
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Join author Lois Szymanski as she shares stories about the famous wild Chincoteague ponies and the Assateague wetlands where they live. Ms. Szymanski will discuss the inspirations for her books Wild Colt, The True Story of Miracle Man, The True Story of Seafeather, and The True Story of Quintilius. After the talk, visitors will be able to meet a real Chincoteague pony and ask questions of the pony's owner. This will be a great experience for the entire family! All attendees need to register.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Monday June 27, 2016
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For ages 3 - Adults
It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the big race. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Monday June 27, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the big race. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
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Monday June 27, 2016
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!

Move & Learn: Around the World
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
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

Family Storytime: Around the World
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
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.

Glow Games
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
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. Try glowing versions of bowling, ring toss, and much more.

Pajama Party Storytime: Around the World
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Around the World
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Thursday June 30, 2016
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.

Read and Play
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Friday July 1, 2016
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.

Duct Tape!
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Friday July 1, 2016
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Come by and make a duct tape creation or two to take home!

Family Music/musique joyeuse Class Demonstration
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Saturday July 2, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 1 - 6
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Using the Musikgarten whole-child approach, the youngest musicians explore the wonder of music while expanding their self-awareness and experiencing social action. Parents and caregivers participate with your child in singing, listening, instrument exploration and movement activities. This class is provided by Children’s Chorus of Carroll County. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Move & Learn: Sports
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Tuesday July 5, 2016
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

Teen Writing Group
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Tuesday July 5, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Attention teen writers! Here is your opportunity to share your individual writing with others or work together to craft a new story. Be prepared to talk about characters, plots, and settings.

Family Storytime: Sports
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
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.

Get Your Game On!: Chess
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Join us at the North Carroll Branch Library to play some awesome games this July! Learn a new game or show off your skills to everyone! You will also get a sneak peek of the new INFORMATION DESTINATION. The INFORMATION DESTINATION is part of an Eagle Scout project that will feature different themes and timely topics. It will never be GAME OVER with this exciting series.

Pajama Party Storytime: Sports
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Special Program: Reptile Wonders (Registration Required)
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Thursday July 7, 2016
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.

Reptile Wonders
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Thursday July 7, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Come out and join us for the Reptile Wonders presentation where we can see and touch a variety of exotic reptiles. In this hands-on, fast-paced interactive show, you'll learn what the animals eat, where they are found, and what eats them. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register. Generously supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc.

Read and Play
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Friday July 8, 2016
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.

Paper Airplanes
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Friday July 8, 2016
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Want to learn how to make a paper airplane? Or maybe you are already an expert paper airplane designer. Either way come by to make soaring airplanes and then throw for distance and accuracy in our paper airplane obstacle course.

PBS World Premiere and Scavenger Hunt
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Monday July 11, 2016
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.

Robotics Fun with Ozobots and Cubelets
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Monday July 11, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Registration for this event begins 6/27/2016.
Join us to learn how to use the miniature smart Ozobots and the robot construction system Cubelets. We will be building and maybe even have some robot races.

Robotics Fun with Ozobots and Cubelets
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Monday July 11, 2016
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Registration for this event begins 6/27/2016.
Join us to learn how to use the miniature smart Ozobots and the robot construction system Cubelets. We will be building and maybe even have some robot races.

North Carroll Writers Group
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Monday July 11, 2016
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.

Move & Learn: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday July 12, 2016
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

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
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.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
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!

Get Your Game On!: Backgammon
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Join us at the North Carroll Branch Library to play some awesome games this July! Learn a new game or show off your skills to everyone! You will also get a sneak peek of the new INFORMATION DESTINATION. The INFORMATION DESTINATION is part of an Eagle Scout project that will feature different themes and timely topics. It will never be GAME OVER with this exciting series.

Stranger Danger and Bullying Prevention
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 6/29/2016.
Free children's safety seminar! Give your child the skills they need to protect themselves from bullies and from strangers. Class provided by Tristar Martial Arts Academy. All attendees need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 14, 2016
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.

Giant Games
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Thursday July 14, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Do you like games? Come by and try out giant versions of some classics including Jenga, Battleship, and Candy Land.

Read and Play
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Friday July 15, 2016
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.

Skippyjon Jones Storytime & Scavenger Hunt
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Friday July 15, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 10
Registration for this event begins 7/1/2016.
Join us for a fun Storytime with books featuring the one and only Skippyjon Jones! Then see if you can find all the places Skippyjon is hiding in the North Carroll Branch Library! This will make you cheer Yippito Skippito!! Only kids need to register.

Christmas in July Card Camp
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Saturday July 16, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/2/2016.
Have some inter-generational fun and get ready for Christmas by rubber stamping four holiday cards. All supplies provided. Don't forget to checkout a rubber stamp set from our collection after you're inspired!