Program listing for Wednesday May 7, 2014

Ready, Set...School: Community Helpers
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
An independent learning time - for children preparing to enter pre-K and kindergarten - with hands-on fun activities which teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Story Pals: Feelings
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 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: Ducks
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Butterflies
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - 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.

Story Pals: Feelings
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 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.

Bounce into Books
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement - followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice play skills while grownups socialize. With an accompanying adult caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

Read and Play
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Frogs
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - 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.

On My Own: Frogs
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - 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.

Evening Storytime: Community Helpers
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 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.

First-Time Home Buyers
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for this informative session for first time home buyers. A panel of experts will be on hand to advise you and answer your questions. Topics covered include the mortgage lending process, title company procedures, home inspections, and real estate sale and buying options.

Heritage Tree Walk and Talk: Trees of Downtown Westminster
Westminster Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by exploring the variety of trees and shrubs found on the grounds around City Hall in Westminster. Steve Allgeier, Horticulture Consultant for the University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County, will lead the walk. The traveling discussion will focus on interesting, valuable, and unusual woody plants. Steve will highlight various attributes of these specimens and discuss why an urban tree canopy is so important to the city. His talk will also touch on potential liabilities, concerns, and general care of these plants. Co-sponsored by the Westminster Tree Commission, Carroll County Forestry Board, and the University of Maryland Carroll County Extension. Meet Steve at the parking lot on Emerald Hill Lane directly behind the City Hall building at 6:30 or meet up with a librarian at the Westminster Branch a little earlier. A Celebrating America program.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Butterflies
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 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.

Evening Storytime: Frogs
Finksburg Branch Library
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.

Teen Volunteer Time
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Help the library! We are looking for young adults who would like to earn service hours! Help the library prepare crafts for storytime, pull library materials from the shelves, and do other special projects. Come and earn service hours, it's just that easy!