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Upcoming Events

Check our Program Guide or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Winter Fun Craft & Activity Kits
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Winter offers so many opportunities for mixing fun and learning! Pick up a take-home craft and activity kit for hours of educational entertainment during this wonderful season. Kits will be available while supplies last.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 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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Twos and Threes Together with Ms. Barbara
Online
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This week's Twos and Threes Together will be held on Zoom.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ laser cutters.

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Mozzarella Making
Exploration Commons
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Stretch-a-long with our chef! In this class, you'll transform fresh curds into yummy mozzarella. We'll finish by making several delicious recipes to taste. Dishes include Sfoglia, Mozzarella Caprese Skewers, and Margherita Flatbread. This is a hands-on cooking class.

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Winter Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
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 at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Frog Prince Puppet Show
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Oh no! The princess has dropped her sparkly golden ball down the well, what will she do? Frog will help her get the ball. All he wants in return is to be her best friend. Will the princess keep her promise to play with the frog and become his best friend? Join us at the castle to find out the exciting conclusion to this story.

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Snowman Spectacular
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
It's cold outside, perfect weather for a snowman! Come to the library to pick up crafts about our favorite winter friend.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
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 have a mat or towel available.

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
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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Plant-based Cooking for Everyone
Exploration Commons
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Gather in the kitchen to prepare delicious plant-based dishes. Whether you always eat a plant-based diet or are trying something new in 2022, check out this class to learn to make dishes that everyone can enjoy.

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Vaccination Clinic
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
More information
GoVAX Mobile is Maryland’s COVID-19 mobile vaccination effort. Carroll County Public Library is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to offer GoVAX Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics on select dates at CCPL Branch Libraries in January 2022. Click here to register for the January 21st vaccine clinic at the Eldersburg Branch: https://www.marylandvax.org/appointment/en/reg/5012577169 

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Frog Prince Puppet Show
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Oh no! The princess has dropped her sparkly golden ball down the well, what will she do? Frog will help her get the ball. All he wants in return is to be her best friend. Will the princess keep her promise to play with the frog and become his best friend? Join us at the castle to find out the exciting conclusion to this story.

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Serenity Journaling
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
It's important to take time for yourself during these hectic, and often, uncertain times. Serenity journaling is an opportunity to take a few minutes, slow down, think, and write. Join Maria as she provides us with some topics, both contemporary and remembrance, that we can write about and relax. You can also take this time to journal about whatever is on your mind, or in your heart. After we free-write together, sharing is optional but encouraged!

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Soundscaping: Intro to Audacity
Exploration Commons
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This is an intro to most of the tools and effects found in Audacity. Attendees will use pre-made audio files to mix and play with to get a better understanding of the software.

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Teen Cooking: Mozzarella Making
Exploration Commons
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Stretch-a-long with our chef! In this class, you'll transform fresh curds into yummy mozzarella. We'll finish by making several delicious recipes to taste. Dishes include Sfoglia, Mozzarella Caprese Skewers, and Margherita Flatbread. This is a hands-on cooking class.

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National Seed Swap Day
Westminster Branch
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 8 - Adults
Registration and more information
This event will now be virtual and streamed to the CCPL Facebook page and Youtube channel! It may be cold and snowy, but it's never too early to start planning your garden! Carroll County Master Gardeners will share how to add native plants to your garden to benefit pollinators, and demonstrate how to start seeds with the winter sowing method.

Seeds and supplies for the winter sowing demonstration will be included in a take home kit. Registration required for your take home kit. Kits will be available to pickup at the Westminster Branch.

Watch online video at Facebook or YouTube

 

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How Spirits of Loved Ones Communicate
Westminster Branch
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
During the course of our lifetime, we have all lost someone near and dear to us. What we wouldn't give to hear from them just one more time and to know their spirit was still with us. In this lecture, medium/author Rob Gutro returns to tell us what signs to look for from our loved ones on the other side. Rob will share the story of how his own father helped prove to his family that his spirit was at his own services and continues to convey his presence. Based on his book Ghosts and Spirits: Explained

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Stitch a Snowflake!
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
Registration and more information
Create a paper keepsake by stitching a fun and easy snowflake. Perfect for members of a family or friends to stitch a snowy afternoon away. Pierced paper templates, embroidery floss, and needles will be provided. You may come stitch in person or pick up a take-home kit.

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The Caswells & Friends
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Roots and traditional Americana instrumental music and songs for all ages.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day: Part 1 (Saturday Session)
Exploration Commons
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds, and then head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate. Part two will be held on Saturday, 1/29 at 2 PM.

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Teen Fiction Trivia
Online
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
From popular series to amazing retellings to vintage classics, are you a teen fiction expert? Join us and test your knowledge with this very special Saturday trivia quiz!

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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ServSafe® Food Handler Course
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
The Servsafe® Food Handler course taught by a Certified Servsafe® Instructor provides basic food safety knowledge. This two-hour class covers the following five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination and Allergens,Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitizing. At the end of the class, participants will receive a certificate after completing a 40-question assessment.
©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Alphabet Train: Letters A & B
Online
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
This week's Alphabet Train will be held on Zoom.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ laser cutters.

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Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Join us for an afternoon of planning activities for CCPL's Westminster Branch. Service hours are available.

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Winter Trivia Night
Online
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Animals, sports, holidays, and more - how much do you know about winter? Join us and test your seasonal knowledge with this fun trivia quiz!

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Pull of The Stars
North Carroll Branch
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue.

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The Power of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Mindfulness Meditation
Online
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Imagine staying calm despite the chaos surrounding you, being courageous and confident despite overwhelming challenges before you, exemplifying care and compassion despite hate and divisiveness facing you. It is possible! Join Joanne Hochendoner as she shows us the serenity and joy of living from our authentic selves.

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Read and Play Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Eldersburg Branch
Online
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including  music, movement, and books. 

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Diverse Voices Book Club: The Kiss Quotient
Online
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 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 January selection is The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: The Kiss Quotient
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
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 January selection is The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom by registering here.

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Learn to Solder
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Soldering is fun and fundamental to a wide assortment of maker electronic projects as well as modern technology. From simple light-up LEDs to complex robots, solder is the glue that holds the technological world together. Join us for a hands-on project where you will assemble and solder your very own electronic dice circuit.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 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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The Zentangle Method of Drawing-based Mindfulness
Online
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this online beginner's level class, Sarah Reading CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) will lead us through a relaxing drawing activity that all starts with four dots and a line. The outcome will amaze you! Please have the following supplies handy: white paper, a black pen, a pencil, and something with which to smudge.

 

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DIY Pokémon Snow Globe - North Carroll Branch
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 10 - 17
Registration and more information
Create your own DIY Pokémon Snow Globe. Material and instructions will be provided. Kits will be available to pick up at CCPL's North Carroll Branch between January 26 and January 29.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 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
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 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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Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
G'day, mates! Celebrate National Australia Day by making fair dinkum foods we all can celebrate. This is a hands-on cooking class. Recipes include Shrimp on the Barbie, Sausage Rolls, Lamington Cakes, and Fairy Bread.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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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DIY Pokémon Snow Globe and Perler Bead Creation
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come create a Pokémon-themed snow globe winter wonderland and Perler bead creation. 

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 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 including Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Dinner's on Me: Fajitas
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Hey, teens! Let's meet in the kitchen to prepare a new recipe that will impress your family and friends. Improve your independent cooking skills with hands-on experience in the kitchen. 

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

CCPL and Bryan Nupp assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Frog Prince Puppet Show
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Oh no! The princess has dropped her sparkly golden ball down the well, what will she do? Frog will help her get the ball. All he wants in return is to be her best friend. Will the princess keep her promise to play with the frog and become his best friend? Join us at the castle to find out the exciting conclusion to this story.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 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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Twos and Threes Together with Ms. Barbara
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This week's Twos and Threes Together will be held on Zoom.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 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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Frog Prince Puppet Show
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Oh no! The princess has dropped her sparkly golden ball down the well, what will she do? Frog will help her get the ball. All he wants in return is to be her best friend. Will the princess keep her promise to play with the frog and become his best friend? Join us at the castle to find out the exciting conclusion to this story.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Mount Airy Online Senior Book Discussion Group: Commonwealth
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day: Part 1 (Evening Session)
Exploration Commons
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds, and then head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate. Part two will be held on Thursday, 2/3 at 6 PM.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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 is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.

CCPL and Rebecca Berg assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 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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Winter Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
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 at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit crafty box? It's a box full of fun for crafty adults! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, two rubber stamp sets, two card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity.

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from Friday, January 28 to Friday, February 4. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help Finksburg staff match you with your preferred crafty supplies. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple crafters.

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Preschool STEAM: Snow
Taneytown Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) fun as we explore snow! Seated activities, discovery tables, and take-home kits for registered children will be available.

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Full STEAM Ahead
Online
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
A virtual hands-on early learning program that explores STEAM concepts to spark curiosity in young children through interactive experiments and activities!

STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Early STEAM education aims to build on young children's innate curiosity to develop creative, analytical, and collaborative thinking skills in a fun, informal learning environment.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
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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Cabin Fever Book Sale: Finksburg Branch
Finksburg Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stock up on books, movies and more to enjoy through this winter season.  All items included, $5.00 + tax/bag.

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Make-a-Mug
Exploration Commons
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Make a custom-designed mug using Adobe Illustrator and a Cricut vinyl cutter. You'll design, cut, and apply the vinyl to your mug using permanent vinyl. All materials will be supplied and no previous Cricut experience is needed. Just bring yourself and your ideas!

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Teen Cooking: Hot Cocoa Bombs
Exploration Commons
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Make your own hot cocoa bombs in this hands-on class! We’ll learn how to temper chocolate for the mold, fill it with cocoa mix, and decorate the outside.  

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T-Shirt Throw Pillow
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you have an old t-shirt that you don't wear but don't want to throw away? Bring it to Exploration Point! to transform into a throw pillow! Participants will learn some easy machine and hand sewing in order to create a unique upcycled pillow! No previous sewing experience is needed. Please bring an old t-shirt you no longer wear.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day: Part 2 (Saturday Session)
Exploration Commons
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds, and then head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate.

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DIY Pokémon Snow Globe - Westminster Branch
Westminster Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Create your own DIY Pokémon snow globe. Material and instructions will be provided. This take-home kit can be picked up at CCPL's Westminster Branch beginning Monday, January 31. Kits not picked up by February 7 will be distributed to other participants.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 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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Hot Cocoa Bombs
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Make your own hot cocoa bombs in this hands-on class! We’ll learn how to temper chocolate for the mold, fill it with cocoa mix, and decorate the outside.  

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Alphabet Train: Letters C & D
Online
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
This week's Alphabet Train will be held on Zoom.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Restaurant Roundtable
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join a roundtable for chefs, managers, and restaurant owners in Carroll County and the surrounding area. Get together with your peers to discuss current issues, upcoming events, new menu items, personnel issues, and more. Hosted by the Teaching Kitchen at Exploration Commons at 50 East. There is no charge for this event and registration is requested, but not required. Guest chef AnnMarie Langton. This will be a quarterly event.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ laser cutters.

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The Power of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Mindfulness Meditation
Online
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Imagine staying calm despite the chaos surrounding you, being courageous and confident despite overwhelming challenges before you, exemplifying care and compassion despite hate and divisiveness facing you. It is possible! Join Joanne Hochendoner as she shows us the serenity and joy of living from our authentic selves. 

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two Day Class-Day 1
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; FoodBorne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food:  Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment:  Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and The HACCP System. This is a two day class with session one on Tuesday, February 1st and session two on Tuesday, February 8th.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
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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Read and Play Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 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, February 1, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 9:00am - 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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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, February 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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: The Word Is Murder
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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 The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Code with Pepper
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
Code with Pepper, CCPL's social humanoid robot! Program Pepper to strike up a conversation, dance, or tell a story using the drag and drop interface, Choregraphe. No previous coding experience is required. Pepper was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Maryland State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

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Build an Augmented Reality Project
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
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Learn the basics of creating an augmented reality experience. Using CoSpaces Edu, we will walk through a facilitated project build that you'll be able to share with family and friends. 

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Artists of the Now: Nina Katchadourian, Sorted Books
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
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You’ve heard of Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh, but what about Nina Katchadourian? Instead of focusing on artists of the past, join us for an evening of fun and creativity as we explore great artists of the present! Each week we will introduce a different contemporary artist and create art based on their work. Not sure you’re an artsy person? Come anyway! No art skills are required! Note: Please have a phone or camera handy. We will be using them for this art project. 

This program and art prompts are based on the book You Are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green. Some of these projects are also featured on the PBS The Art Assignment Youtube Channel, hosted by Sarah Urist Green. Anyone wishing to share their projects with Sarah and other budding artists can tag their works with #youareanartist on social media.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

CCPL and Bryan Nupp assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 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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