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Upcoming Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Library Card Sign-Up Month Bingo
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month! Play along with us at the library, whether you already have your library card or are just signing up for a new card this month! Check off enough library activities and BINGO! Pick up a bingo card in the Children's Department and return completed cards to the Information Desk for a small prize. 

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Pre-Twinkle Violin Demo
Finksburg Branch
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 7
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Glenda Walsh Crouse from Westminster Suzuki Strings for a free 30-minute violin class. Participants will explore the exciting world of pre-twinkle violin. Children are taught through play, games, and storytelling. In addition to hearing a brief professional performance of the violin, children will be able to try a real fractional sized violin. Following the class, Ms. Glenda will be available to answer questions about the violin and the Suzuki Method.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Teen Advisory Board
Online
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Teen Advisory Board is back! Interested in having a voice in young adult activities at the library? Want to earn some service hours? We want to hear your voice! Due to construction at CCPL's Westminster Branch, this meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. Registration will close one hour before the meeting begins. All registrants will receive a Zoom link after registration closes.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Book of Delights
Online
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's book is the 2021 One Maryland One Book selection The Book of Delights by Ross Gay.

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Introductory Zentangle with Linda Speert, CZT
Online
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
People are flocking to this international phenomenon. Join us for an evening of introductory Zentangle, the method used to create beautiful images from elemental materials and simple lines and shapes. Through the process, you will likely enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and an increased sense of well-being. Supplies needed include white paper, a black pen, a sharp pencil, and a smudger (tortillon or cotton swab).

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Library Card Sign-Up Month Bingo
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month! Play along with us at the library, whether you already have your library card or are just signing up for a new card this month! Check off enough library activities and BINGO! Pick up a bingo card in the Children's Department and return completed cards to the Information Desk for a small prize. 

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Offsite
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Diverse Voices Book Club: They Called us Enemy
Online
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book discussion focusing on a diverse author's work. Each month we will select a young adult or adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our September selection is the graphic novel They Called us Enemy by George Takei (available digitally through Hoopla). The book discussion will take place virtually through Zoom.

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Mount Airy Branch Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play; we'll provide plenty of snacks and games too!

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Library Card Sign-Up Month Bingo
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month! Play along with us at the library, whether you already have your library card or are just signing up for a new card this month! Check off enough library activities and BINGO! Pick up a bingo card in the Children's Department and return completed cards to the Information Desk for a small prize. 

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will, also, discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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An Evening with Nicholas Sparks
Offsite
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
>This is hoped to be an in-person event. Although unlikely, if for any reason this event needs to transition to a virtual event, you will receive a copy of The Wish and a link to the exclusive virtual event.

Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-nicholas-sparks-tickets-163497845457

Join us for an evening with Nicholas Sparks! Tickets are $40 (plus eventbrite processing fee) and include a copy of Nicholas Sparks' new book, The Wish!

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, Carroll Reading Council, and Carroll County Public Library.

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Library Card Sign-Up Month Bingo
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month! Play along with us at the library, whether you already have your library card or are just signing up for a new card this month! Check off enough library activities and BINGO! Pick up a bingo card in the Children's Department and return completed cards to the Information Desk for a small prize. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
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.

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Shine Like a Unicorn Storytime with Shelli Johannes & Maddie Frost
Online
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a special storytime of Shine Like a Unicorn with author Shelli Johannes and illustrator Maddie Frost. This hilarious picture book about how to be a unicorn is laugh-out-loud funny and will encourage readers to embrace their own unique and glorious selves! Perfect for fans of How to Catch a UnicornThelma the Unicorn, and Not Quite Narwhal. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library. 

Watch Live on Facebook or YouTube

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Paint Carroll Pink Bookmark
Finksburg Branch
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Pick up a kit containing all the materials you need to make bookmarks to benefit those going through cancer treatment at the Carroll Hospital. All instructions to create pink inspirational bookmarks are included, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is the potential to be awarded up to three service learning hours for this project.  

Kit pickup is from Friday, October 1 through Saturday, October 9. Please return your completed kit to CCPL's Finksburg Branch by October 23 so the bookmarks can be distributed during October's Paint Carroll Pink.  

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Fall Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Offsite
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents/caregivers will receive a take-home gift each week. Child care will be available for older brothers and sisters. If the in-person option changes due to changes in health protocols, the program will be offered virtually and participants will be contacted. In partnership with Carroll County Public School’s Judy Center.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Shark Frenzy
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
More information
Join us to learn about sharks and make some fun shark crafts.

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SELf Discovery! An Interactive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Storytime
Online
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
An interactive storytime that focuses on cultivating children's social-emotional competencies through engaging stories, games, and activities!


What is social and emotional learning (SEL)?

Research has shown that social-emotional skills are as important to success as academic achievement. Per the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (2021):

“SEL is the process through which all young people acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”

This program will promote the five SEL competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. To learn more about SEL and its benefits, check out the CASEL website at https://casel.org.


 

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
More information
Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. KPets’ trained “reading dogs” provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

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Marlene at Home: Embracing Fall in Your Home
Online
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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CD Case Planter Kit
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Create a decorative planter using old CD cases with this take-home kit; supplies include material for the planter/box, but not plants or dirt. Kit pick-up will be from October 4 - 9.

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Library Book Box: Autumn Thrills and Fun
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Ready to take home a Library Book Box? The Book Box is a take-home kit with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and a library book for you to enjoy!

Our theme this month is Autumn Thrills and Fun, so enjoy a book and some fabulous items based on the season of shorter days and cooler temperatures!

Pick the box up at CCPL's Taneytown Branch starting October 4; be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents will receive a take-home gift each week.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Offsite
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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One Maryland One Book Virtual Author Tour with Ross Gay
Online
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
More information
Join us for this special One Maryland One Book virtual author tour stop! This year's book selection is The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. The Book of Delights is a collection of lyrical essays. Gay wrote one essay per day over a tumultuous year and took the time to find “delights” in his everyday life. The essays range in topic from the beauties in nature to what it is to be a black man in America. Readers can look to Gay’s collection as a guide to finding their own daily “delights.” Ross Gay will be interviewed by Ted Zaleski.

All attendees should register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BjYvAqFJQVyVXpMwXgAY3Q.

Purchase a signed copy of The Book of Delights at A Likely Story Bookstore

One Maryland One Book (OMOB) brings together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership with A Likely Story Bookstore, Carroll Arts Center, Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality, NAACP Carroll County Chapter, and Carroll County Public Library. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Which crewmember is kinda sus? Join us for a chance to play the popular game Among Us with your peers in a non-public game and find out! 

Registrants will be invited to a meeting on Zoom the day before the program to walk through how we will connect and play the game.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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What to Read Wednesdays: Survive the Night
Online
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring Survive the Night by Riley Sager. 

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BERC's Virtual Job Club
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The Business Employment Resource Center (BERC) hosts an online meeting for job seekers and employers. It is designed to create an environment for positive encouragement, motivation, networking, strategy sharing, and employment announcements. Participate in BERC's Virtual Job Club using the library's large SMARTboard instead of logging in from your individual screen. Don't face the job search alone! Get more info at https://carrollworks.com/.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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History 101: Justice Delayed
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join Betsy Estilow for Justice Delayed: The Women’s Suffrage Movement During and After the American Civil War. Betsy, a renowned Frederick County speaker, is involved with the National Museum of Civil War medicine and is well known for her entertaining and informative presentations.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you interested in volunteering virtually at the library? Join us for Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a monthly meeting where teens help plan programs, complete service-oriented projects, and advise the library on teen-related topics.

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Chess Club
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Play chess and learn from other players. For all ages and skill levels.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Fire Truck Visit
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Celebrate National Fire Prevention with a visit from a real fire truck and crew from Manchester Volunteer Fire Company. Learn fire safety tips and climb aboard a real fire truck!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
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.

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Awesome Autumn Arrangements
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Make and take a fall arrangement in a pumpkin. Bring your own artificial or fresh hollowed-out pumpkin and a container to fit inside. Carroll Garden Club will supply oasis, fresh and dried plant material, and instructions. You may bring seed pods, berry branches, etc., and clippers.  For more details, contact Diane Brown at 301-854-3915.

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Activity Cart Opening Day: Fidgety Fun
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Be the first to sample the materials on this month's Activity Cart. Each month, after school on Thursdays and Fridays, a cart will be set out with activities to try on your own at a library table. Register for this one-time opportunity at the beginning of the month to get a guided tour of what's new.

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers.

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History 101: Native Americans in the 1700s
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Re-enactor Brian Johnson will speak about the life of a 1700s Woodland Indian. He will discuss the settlement of the region at that time and how it affected Native American lives. He will also share artifacts showing how they lived and obtained food, shelter, and clothing.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 5 minutes early.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
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This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.

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Fall Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
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.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

CCPL and Emily Martin assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Offsite
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents/caregivers will receive a take-home gift each week. Child care will be available for older brothers and sisters. If the in-person option changes due to changes in health protocols, the program will be offered virtually and participants will be contacted. In partnership with Carroll County Public School’s Judy Center.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghost and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library.

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Carroll County Writers Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association as we explore "things that go bump in the night, wraiths, and writer's block." After an afternoon of fun and games, we will learn new ways to keep the words flowing. We will also have an open mic session to share your latest news and bits of writing. Costumes are encouraged!

 

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Free Spirit Book Club: The Book of Delights
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's book is the 2021 One Maryland One Book selection The Book of Delights by Ross Gay.

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Marlene at Home: My Journey to Librarianship
Online
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

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