Calendar of Events - Westminster Branch Library

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Kindermusik
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Friday October 24, 2014
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For ages Birth - 7
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Play, learn, sing, dance, create, and share in the fun of making music together in this unique opportunity for children and an adult caregiver to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner. The class encourages your child to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communications skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical moods develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 24, 2014
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For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Halloween Spooktacular
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Saturday October 25, 2014
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For ages 7 - Adults
Ghosts, witches, and monsters of fright, don't miss the call of Halloween night. Come one, come all for a night of fright. Take a stroll through the library's haunted rooms...if you dare!! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. From 3 - 8 pm.

Read and Play
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Monday October 27, 2014
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

On My Own: Dads
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Monday October 27, 2014
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Monday October 27, 2014
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Story Pals: Dads
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Evening Storytime: Dads
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
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For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Dads
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Pumpkin Palooza II
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 11
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Join us for our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Palooza! Come learn about how pumpkins grow, play pumpkin games, and decorate your very own pumpkin to take home! The friendly staff from Living Waters Garden Center in Westminster will join us for our pumpkin adventure! Yummy snacks will be served! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Story Pals: Dads
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Thursday October 30, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Dads
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Thursday October 30, 2014
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Dads
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Thursday October 30, 2014
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For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

A Night in Cuba
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Thursday October 30, 2014
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For ages 10 - Adults
Although Cuba is not at the top of their list of usual travel destinations, more and more Americans have begun visiting this Caribbean island now that President Obama has eased travel restrictions. A short documentary film will be shown that explores Cuban topography, religious practices, cuisine, education, etc. You will also see lots of pictures taken by some Carroll County travelers who had a chance to visit this beautiful island recently on a trip arranged through The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

Little Monsters Storytime
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Friday October 31, 2014
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For ages 2 - 5
Monsters aren’t so scary after all! Join us for fun stories, activities, and crafts that show that monsters can be just like us! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 31, 2014
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Fright in the Night: Halloween After Hours
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Saturday November 1, 2014
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Have a spooktacular time with our Teen Advisory Board as we celebrate Halloween after hours. We're planning a few tricks and plenty of treats! All attendees need to register. Permission slips are required and can be picked up at the Information Desk. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Monday November 3, 2014
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

On My Own: School Days
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Monday November 3, 2014
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday November 3, 2014
3:30 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 start with snacks at 3:30, and officially get started
at 3:45. Need service hours? We've got those too! Refreshments
will be served.

Story Pals: School Days
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Evening Storytime: School Days
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: School Days
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Wednesday November 5, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday November 5, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
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Wednesday November 5, 2014
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title. This program is presented in collaboration with the One Maryland One Book initiative of the Maryland Humanities Council. A Celebrating America program.

Story Pals: School Days
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Thursday November 6, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: School Days
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Thursday November 6, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: School Days
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Thursday November 6, 2014
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday November 6, 2014
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For Adults
Wanted: Knitters and crocheters of all levels. Would you like to share your projects and talents with others? Or do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Then here’s your chance. Grab your needles and yarn (beginning knitters bring size 8 needles, crocheters a size H hook, and worsted weight yarn) and join the rest of us at the Westminster Branch the first Thursday of every month.

Preschool Science: Ants on Parade
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Friday November 7, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Help your preschool child discover science concepts with fun, hands-on experiments and activities. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Space: To the Moon and Back
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Saturday November 8, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 11
Registration for this event begins 10/25/2014.
Future space explorers will love this chance for hands-on discovery of lunar information supplied by NASA. To add to the learning fun, we will make jet packs to help our imaginations leap into space. Only kids need to register.

Can a $20,000 House Save the American Dream?
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Saturday November 8, 2014
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For Adults
Tired of being tied to high mortgage payments, constant repairs and the time-suck of home ownership? Dee Williams, author of The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir, co-owner of Portland Alternative Dwellings, teacher, and sustainability advocate, will tell you how you can trim down your life and have more time for your dreams by living the big tiny. Her story has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, and CBC. This program is supported by The Sierra Club - Catoctin Group ExCom in partnership with CCPL. 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 Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email mmorey@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Read and Play
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Monday November 10, 2014
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

On My Own: Autumn
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Monday November 10, 2014
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Veteran Opportunities in Carroll County
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Monday November 10, 2014
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Whether you’re starting a business or advancing your career, locate the resources in Carroll County that can support you through the journey. Presented by SBTDC and MD Department of Veterans Affairs. Please register by calling Event Specialist Ryan Del Gallo at 443-412-2237. From 12:30 - 2 pm.

Digital Day
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Are you planning on buying an e-reader as a holiday gift? Would you like to make the most of your own device by borrowing free e-material from the library? Do you need a refresher on using your device with the library's online resources? Join us for Digital Day, a chance to learn about all of the digital, e-collections provided by your library free of charge! Learn how to download and use apps to check out magazines and digital books. Feel free to bring your device to get a personalized walk-through. From 9 am - 5 pm.

Story Pals: Autumn
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Financing a Veteran-Owned Business
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Navigate funding opportunities for current military personnel and veterans. Topics include loan requirements, availability, and process. Presented by SBA lending specialist Mark Williams and MD Veteran Affairs Officer Jerry Boden. Please register by calling Event Specialist Ryan Del Gallo at 443-412-2237. From 12:30 - 2 pm.

Story Pals: Autumn
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Thursday November 13, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Autumn
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Thursday November 13, 2014
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Autumn
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Thursday November 13, 2014
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Library Family Cafe: Play & Write
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Thursday November 13, 2014
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Please join us for a conversation about how to encourage your child to scribble and draw to develop pre-writing skills. Make up a story to go with the drawing and sign your child’s name to their art piece. Come build on what you already know about play to help your child – birth through age five - get ready for school. The program will be in English and Spanish. Please tell us how your library can help you and your children. Space for 20 families. To sign-up please email Ruthanne Lillis at rlillis@carr.org or call 410-386-4450 x7732. Share ideas with other parents and caregivers. Have fun. Children’s activities will be offered; please give the age of your child(ren) if they will be attending. A hearty snack will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Early Learning Challenge Partnership and Every Child Ready to Read.

Babies & Bagels
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Friday November 14, 2014
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Join us for breakfast! Come in for an informal playgroup for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. Enjoy bagels, orange juice, and adult conversation while the babies play. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Veteran Franchising Opportunities
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Friday November 14, 2014
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Learn the ins and outs of franchising. Guest Speaker Richard Bock of FranNet will discuss franchise opportunities that offer a quick and low-risk path to becoming your own boss. Topics include franchising incentives for transitioning military, franchise matching services, requirements, and considerations. Please register by calling Event Specialist Ryan Del Gallo at 443-412-2237. From 12:30 - 2 pm.