Program listing for Saturday November 9, 2013

NaNoWriMo Write-ins
Finksburg Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
November is National Novel Writing Month! Need a place to work on that next chapter? Have writer's block or stuck on some tricky spelling or grammar? Never fear, the library is here. Let us help you unleash your inner novelist. We'll save space for you all day so you can reach your word count goal. Good luck!

Learn and Play!: Rhyme Time
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: Food
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.

Carroll County Veterans Make History - Again!
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 10/26/2013.
Carroll County residents have a long and distinguished history of military service. You can help us remember, record, and preserve those memories by sharing your military service stories with us. Volunteers from the Carroll County History Project will be on hand to listen, record, and save your story for future generations.

Hands on Snakes!
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 10/26/2013.
Come meet a green tree python!! (Yes you can pet her!) Join Buddy Buscemi, well known snake keeper and breeder, to discover the natural history of the green tree python, including habitat, range, prey, and predation. SCARED??? We will talk about that too! All attendees 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: Pigs
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!

Creative Nonfiction
Finksburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Some of the best writing today falls within the realm of creative nonfiction. Lee Gutkind defines this popular genre, which includes memoir and literary journalism, as true stories well told. We'll talk about what sets creative nonfiction apart from the familiar fiction and nonfiction categories and cover the basics to get you started writing your own creative nonfiction piece. We'll finish with a discussion of publishing in today's dynamic environment. Let's get started!

John Brown: Hero or Terrorist?
Mount Airy Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
John Brown was an abolitionist who attacked the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in 1859 to help free the slaves. Many think that raid provided the first shots of the American Civil War. Today, over 150 years later, John Brown is still relevant. Was he a terrorist or a hero? Join local author Bob O'Connor as he discusses this historical figure. A Celebrating America program.

Veteran's Day: Stories of Those Who Have Served Our Country
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us as the men and women of the American Legion Post 223 share their stories of service to our country. Refreshments will be served. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Free Spirit Book Club: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
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 10/26/2013.
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 Barbara Aquila Cook
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Meet Barbara Aquila Cook, author of Raising Six and Somewhat Sane and Don't Touch the Tomatoes. 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.