Program listing for Saturday October 12, 2013

Learn and Play!: Reading Comprehension
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 5
Please join us for a playgroup for children and their caretakers to learn and play together! This special program will feature a variety of play centers, and will include time for reading, artwork, lots of play and plenty of surprises, all while building skill development and school readiness! An adult is expected to attend with the child.

Saturday Storytime: Pigs
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Boo Bash
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 10
Join us in celebrating Halloween! We pair children's literature with relevant and fun arts and craft activities. This event is hosted by Stevenson University's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honors Society for Educators. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
Registration for this event begins 9/28/2013.
Come ready to read to a Reading Education Assistance Dog provided by KPETS, a pet therapy service organization. Improve your reading skills by sharing a story with a dog who can’t wait to hear you read! Only kids need to register.

Magic: The Gathering®
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Join us for 2 hours of gaming fun. Newcomers to the game will have a chance to learn, and experienced players can face off with one another or trade cards. Come and join the gathering of the oldest of trading card games—with more than 12 million players! Refreshments will be served.

Saturday Storytime: Bears
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Unplug and Play
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Checkers, Chess, Mancala, Chinese Checkers, Yahtzee, Uno, Crazy Eight, Apples to Apples. Whatever your game, we've got them all. Bring your friends and family for a fun afternoon of classic games. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Board Games at the Library
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
There has been an amazing boom in the world of board games over the last few decades. Join us to play some of the greatest and most popular board games of recent years and learn what the fuss is all about!

Lincoln
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
This movie portrays President's Lincoln's last four months in office as the Civil War draws to an end and strives to have slavery abolished with the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.

Free Spirit Book Club: Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book.

PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 17
Registration for this event begins 9/28/2013.
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing reading to animals. Registration preferred but walk-ins welcome!

READ Local with Valerie J. Wood
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Meet Valerie J. Wood, author of Breakfasts with Buster: Helping Buster Battle Bone Cancer: A Journey Through Holistic and Medical Treatments for Pets. READ Local features a published author from the Carroll County community each month to meet and greet readers. Authors may have books available for purchase and signing.