Program listing for Saturday October 19, 2013

Motown Storytime
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Have you heard it through the grapevine? We ain't too proud to beg you to join us for a Motown storytime! This storytime features interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Cinderella! Cinderella!
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Throw out your fairy tale ideas of a Cinderella with dainty glass slippers and hideous stepsisters. This unique and hilarious adaptation by Edith Weiss has a new twist! Join the Carroll Community College Theater Department for an entertaining play that will delight young and old. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read to a Dog
Taneytown Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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. Therapy dogs available from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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 10/5/2013.
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.

Saturday Storytime: Forest
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.

Hero Dogs
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the Mount Airy Branch Library for some fun as we meet Maureen McCabe, local dog trainer, and one of her canine trainees for this interesting and entertaining look at the organization Hero Dogs. Hero Dogs is a non-profit organization in our area that provides service dogs to disabled veterans. Take some time out of your weekend to enjoy a wonderful human-dog demonstration and learn how you might be able to help our disabled veterans. A Celebrating America program. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mayflower Compact: Foundation of the Constitution
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
History will come alive as Maryland Mayflower Society officers Benjamin G. Proctor, Jr. and James B. Battles (who will be in pilgrim garb) illuminate the significance of the Mayflower Compact as well as the Mayflower Society here in Maryland. In 1620, the small sailing vessel Mayflower set out across the stormy waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth, England with a patent for the northern part of the Colony of Virginia. Blown off course, it finally dropped anchor off Provincetown on Cape Cod early in November. When the Mayflower was safely anchored at Cape Cod, the Pilgrims drew up a civil document which established the democratic system by which they wished to govern themselves. This document has come to be known as the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact is a Freedom Shrine Document. A Celebrating America program.

Pumpkin Palooza!
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
Registration for this event begins 10/5/2013.
Come learn about how pumpkins grow, create pumpkin seed mosaics, and decorate your very own pumpkin to take home. Join the friendly staff from Living Waters Garden Center in Westminster for a fun-filled pumpkin adventure! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.