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Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
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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 7, 2015
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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.

Superhero Training Camp
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
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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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Tuesday July 7, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
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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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Wednesday July 8, 2015
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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.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
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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.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday July 9, 2015
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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: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday July 9, 2015
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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.

Family Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday July 9, 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.

Summertime Science: Simple Machines
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Thursday July 9, 2015
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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.

Silly Goose and Val
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Friday July 10, 2015
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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.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Coffey Music's Rock School
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Friday July 10, 2015
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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.

Kinderconcerts: Camping Under the Stars
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Saturday July 11, 2015
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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
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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.

Parrot Rescue and Rehab
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Saturday July 11, 2015
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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.

Common Ground on the Town
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Saturday July 11, 2015
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For All Ages
As part of Common Ground week, we'll be hosting the Eastman String Band on the Booth Memorial Stage in our park! Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair and any refreshments that you'd like (no alcohol please). Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Monday July 13, 2015
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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.

Ready Set School: Favorite Stories
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Monday July 13, 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.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 13, 2015
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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.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday July 13, 2015
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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!

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
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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
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
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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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday July 14, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
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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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Wednesday July 15, 2015
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.

Sharks!
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
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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.

Sharks!
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
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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.

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 16, 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.

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 16, 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.

Summertime Science: Owl Pellets
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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.

4-H and Your Community
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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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.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Friday July 17, 2015
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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!

It's a Pug Party!!!
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Friday July 17, 2015
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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
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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.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Friday July 17, 2015
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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!

Heroes Abound! Westminster Comic Con
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Saturday July 18, 2015
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For All Ages
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.

Read and Play
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Monday July 20, 2015
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.

Ready Set School: Vacation
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Monday July 20, 2015
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.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 20, 2015
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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
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
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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 21, 2015
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
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Register for this event today!
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Vacation
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
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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Wednesday July 22, 2015
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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.

Page Turners: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
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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.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Thursday July 23, 2015
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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: Vacation
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Thursday July 23, 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.

Family Storytime: Vacation
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Thursday July 23, 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.

Summertime Science: The Deep Blue Sea
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Thursday July 23, 2015
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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.

Reptile Wrap-Up
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Friday July 24, 2015
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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.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Coffey Music's Rock School
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Friday July 24, 2015
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.

Put Me in Summer and I'll Be a...
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Saturday July 25, 2015
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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
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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.

Ready Set School: Jungle
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Monday July 27, 2015
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.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 27, 2015
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Jungle
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
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 28, 2015
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 28, 2015
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Registration for this event begins 7/14/2015.
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Jungle
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
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.