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Read and Play
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Monday September 26, 2016
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: Farm
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Monday September 26, 2016
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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.

The Art of Writing: Using Personal Narrative to Express a Story: Part One
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Monday September 26, 2016
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For ages 16 - Adults
Come join us for a delightful two-part workshop to get a taste of how to write a personal narrative to express a story through a poem, prose, or other literary technique. Josh Thomas, a teaching artist from Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre, will present a not-to-be missed opportunity to explore the art of narrative writing and self-expression. Ideally, come for both parts - September 26 and October 3 - however, you are welcome to show up for one or both sessions. This is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council. This year's book selection is All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Mr. Thomas will incorporate aspects of the story into the workshop. This program is made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council and by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Let's Move!: Farm
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
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For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Farm
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
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: Farm
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Wednesday September 28, 2016
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 September 28, 2016
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Farm
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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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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Thursday September 29, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Farm
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Thursday September 29, 2016
1:00 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.

Where Math Meets Mischief
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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For ages 8 - 11
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Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like Rock and Roll Bingo! The club will meet for eight consecutive weeks beginning September 22, 2016 and finishing on November 10, 2016. Only kids need to register. The 11/3 and 11/10 sessions are two of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo
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Friday September 30, 2016
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For ages 2 - 6
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The ZOOmobile is coming to bring a story to life! You'll enjoy an interactive reading of a wildlife-themed children's book followed by a craft and a visit from a real animal ambassador! Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Pre-Twinkle Violin Class
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Saturday October 1, 2016
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For ages 2 - 6
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Come to a free violin class at the library! We are offering a free 30-minute group class that will instruct children the very basics of violin playing (instrument hold, bow hold, rhythms, basic instrument care, etc.). Children will have a chance to jam along with Ms. Glenda on real violins! Questions will be answered at the end of the class regarding the Suzuki method, how to find an instrument, and about the Pre-Twinkle program at Westminster Suzuki Strings. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday October 3, 2016
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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: Reptiles
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Monday October 3, 2016
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.

The Art of Writing: Using Personal Narrative to Express a Story: Part Two
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Monday October 3, 2016
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Come join us for a delightful two-part workshop to get a taste of how to write a personal narrative to express a story through a poem, prose, or other literary technique. Josh Thomas, a teaching artist from Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre, will present a not-to-be missed opportunity to explore the art of narrative writing and self-expression. Ideally, come for both parts - September 26 and October 3 - however, you are welcome to show up for one or both sessions. This is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council. This year's book selection is All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Mr. Thomas will incorporate aspects of the story into the workshop. This program is made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council and by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday October 3, 2016
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 will start with snacks at 3:30 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 3:45 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Refreshments will be served.

Let's Move!: Reptiles
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Tuesday October 4, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 4, 2016
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Reptiles
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Tuesday October 4, 2016
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: Reptiles
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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 October 5, 2016
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.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are eligible for Medicare. We will cover the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and how they work, Medicare Supplement (medigap) plans, preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We also will cover the Medicare Savings Programs, which are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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For Adults
Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title. New participants are always welcome! October's discussion is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council.

Twos and Threes Together: Reptiles
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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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Thursday October 6, 2016
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.

Book Chat
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Thursday October 6, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Join us for book sharing. Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next!

Family Storytime: Reptiles
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Thursday October 6, 2016
1:00 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.

Where Math Meets Mischief
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Thursday October 6, 2016
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 11
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Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like Rock and Roll Bingo! The club will meet for eight consecutive weeks beginning September 22, 2016 and finishing on November 10, 2016. Only kids need to register. The 11/3 and 11/10 sessions are two of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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For ages 16 - Adults
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns. Please join us.

Preschool Science: Who Lives in a Tree
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Friday October 7, 2016
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For ages 4 - 6
Would you like to live in a tree? We will look at who does live in a tree in a hands-on science program.

Restoring the Coral Reefs of the Chesapeake
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Saturday October 8, 2016
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For Adults
Since 1984, Bill Goldsborough has been employed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) as a scientist in its Environmental Protection and Restoration Program. Currently the director of CBF’s Fisheries Program, Bill serves as an advocate for sustainable fisheries and leads CBF's oyster restoration program. He works with state and federal agencies, commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and elected officials to advance conservation and promote conservation and ecosystem-based fisheries management. CBF’s oyster restoration program applies progressive approaches to rebuilding oyster reefs and involves thousands of citizens and students annually in growing oysters for planting on sanctuary reefs, thus spreading awareness and support for this ecologically critical shellfish. This event is part of the Second Annual Oyster Stroll.

CCPL Presents: Elaine Ann Allen
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Saturday October 8, 2016
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For All Ages
For all ages. Meet children’s author and Marylander, Elaine Ann Allen, and learn about sea life along the Chesapeake Bay. Elaine will read an Olly the Oyster adventure, and then we’ll have an oyster craft at this Oyster Stroll activity especially for families. Elaine’s books include: Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay, Olly’s Treasure, Olly Explores the 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, and Mallory the Forgetful Duck. Books will be available for signing and purchase. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Read and Play
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Monday October 10, 2016
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: Food
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Monday October 10, 2016
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.

Modern American History Lecture Series: 1960-1968
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Monday October 10, 2016
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For ages 10 - Adults
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Join our guest lecturer, Gary Kavanagh for a four-week lecture series covering the period from the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon election contest through the end of the Clinton administration. This series will focus on the historical issues and events of 40-year period that has shaped the political environment of today. Gary Kavanagh is a retired Federal employee. He holds a Master's degree in Modern History and Diplomacy from George Washington University and has previously taught social studies in Prince George's County, MD. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Let's Move!: Food
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Tuesday October 11, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 11, 2016
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Food
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Tuesday October 11, 2016
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: Food
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Wednesday October 12, 2016
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 October 12, 2016
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.

Medicare 102
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Wednesday October 12, 2016
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. Medicare 102 covers the four parts of Medicare with a special focus on the Medigap plans. Learn about the different medigap plans and your period of Guaranteed Issue Rights. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover the deductibles and co-insurances not covered by Medicare. We will cover the Medicare Savings Programs (not all programs are low-income programs!) and healthcare fraud. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Twos and Threes Together: Food
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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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Thursday October 13, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Food
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Thursday October 13, 2016
1:00 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.

Where Math Meets Mischief
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Thursday October 13, 2016
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 11
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Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like Rock and Roll Bingo! The club will meet for eight consecutive weeks beginning September 22, 2016 and finishing on November 10, 2016. Only kids need to register. The 11/3 and 11/10 sessions are two of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Play Baby Play!
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Friday October 14, 2016
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. With an accompanying caregiver.

Crafternoon
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Friday October 14, 2016
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Are you a crafter? Join us for a relaxing, crafting afternoon. This is an informal gathering where you can work on your own projects, meet other crafters, and get inspired! Coloring, crochet, embroidery, knitting, sewing...any portable handcraft goes!

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 14, 2016
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For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 9/30/2016.
Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library. A Celebrating America program.

Read and Play
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Monday October 17, 2016
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: Pets
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Monday October 17, 2016
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.

Modern American History Lecture Series: 1968-1980
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Monday October 17, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 10/3/2016.
Join our guest lecturer, Gary Kavanagh for a four-week lecture series covering the period from the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon election contest through the end of the Clinton administration. This series will focus on the historical issues and events of 40-year period that has shaped the political environment of today. Gary Kavanagh is a retired Federal employee. He holds a Master's degree in Modern History and Diplomacy from George Washington University and has previously taught social studies in Prince George's County, MD. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.