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Upcoming Events

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

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Peace Poster Contest
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 13
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For students 11 - 13 years old. Come to the Information Desk at CCPL's Eldersburg Branch to pick up your Peace Poster Contest Kit. Return your "Lead with Compassion" inspired poster creation by October 15 for judging. South Carroll Lioness-Lions Club will award cash prizes for the winning entries. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
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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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
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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 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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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Toddler Time Playgroup
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Join us for Toddler Time! A relaxed and fun environment where little ones and their grown-ups can come to meet and play. Toys will be provided by the library to encourage motor and social skills. 

 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out in this movement-based program.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Memphis
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
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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 Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom by registering here.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Memphis
Online
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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 Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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Family Cooking Class: Harry Potter Sweets and Treats
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
Registration and more information
Enjoy the sweets and treats featured in Harry Potter in this hands-on cooking class. Families will make butterbeer, chocolate frogs, and more!  

One registration fee per family, up to four family members. For families with children ages 6 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Let's Get Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project to do together each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or come to meet new people who have a shared love of crafting.  

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 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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Planting Perennials
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join a Carroll County Master Gardener to learn how to choose wisely when planting perennials. Hear how to avoid invasive species which are causing major destruction to local forests, and instead choose species that are native or known to support pollinators and bird populations.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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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The Zentangle Method of Drawing-based Mindfulness
Online
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - 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. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program date. 

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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 28, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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’ Fusion Pro 48 laser.  

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 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!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Chess at the Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
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Are you a chess champion or want to learn? Show off your best moves against other chess players! Experienced and novice chess players are welcome.

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Dinner's on Me: Skillet Lasagna
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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. This month we will prepare a skillet lasagna that you can easily make on a weeknight.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 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: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
All experience levels are welcome to participate in this one-hour virtual hatha yoga practice. In class, we will explore beginner-level asanas and mindful movements designed to support your well-being on many levels. At times pranayama, Sanskrit chants, and guided meditations will also be included to complement the practice. Bring your yoga mat, additional cushions, or blankets, and have a clean open space for the class.

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 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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To Be Read: Ransom Riggs
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Tickets are $27.00 and include a copy of the book. Purchase tickets here

Join us for an evening with Ransom Riggs who will discuss his newest book in the series, Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders: An Indispensable Guide to the Dangers and Delights of the Peculiar World for the Instruction of New Arrivals. Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels and its companion, Tales of the Peculiar. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi, and their family.

Tickets are required for all attendees and available through A Likely Story Bookstore at https://www.sykesvillebooks.com/event/ransom-riggs.

Additional books will be available for purchase at the event. No outside books permitted.

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, Carroll County Public Library, Penguin Young Readers, and Carroll County Public Schools.

About the Book:

Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders: An Indispensable Guide to the Dangers and Delights of the Peculiar World for the Instruction of New Arrivals is a gloriously rich and utterly delightful handbook perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike, covering everything from how to blend in with suspicious 'normals' to the most popular time loops to visit as a temporal tourist. This essential volume is the ideal primer for anyone curious about the world of Miss Peregrine: an overview of its strange history, curious practices, fascinating places, the most famous (and infamous) members of its peculiar families, and much more. Written in Miss Peregrine’s inimitable style, it's also a dramatic expansion of the universe fans have already come to love, introducing countless new peculiars, enemies, time loops, stories, and secrets, in addition to hundreds of never-before-seen vintage found photographs and select illustrations.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, September 29, 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, September 29, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, September 29, 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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, September 29, 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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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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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Arduino Workshop
Exploration Commons
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Microcontrollers are everywhere and are often the unseen heroes of our modern world. From coffee makers to elevators, and even the television remote control, microcontrollers can be programmed to fulfill a variety of simple tasks. The Arduino platform makes working with microcontrollers easy, fun, and offers a way to get started in electronics. Join us for a workshop where we'll explore various beginner Arduino projects using components from the Arduino education kits available for use in the makerspace.

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Kids Intro to Basic Sewing Skills
Exploration Commons
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 10 - 16
Registration and more information
Learn the necessary basics to feel comfortable using a sewing machine. This is a beginner-level class; you will leave feeling confident about the next steps to take towards sewing your own projects.

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Food Photography
Exploration Commons
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Looking to create food photos that attract attention? Want to increase your engagement posts? Learn popular eye-catching techniques to make your food pop! Participants should bring a food item to photograph and examples of their photos.

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Quick and Easy Yarn Pumpkin
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Like the look of hand-made fall decorations? Learn to make a yarn pumpkin using just a few simple items. Your friends won't believe you made it yourself!

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, September 29, 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 15 minutes early.

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The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
An educational program to help recognize common signs of the disease in oneself and in others. Learn what steps to take and how to talk to your doctor. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter.

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Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
Ages: All Ages
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Are you interested in improving your language skills? Join us for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! There will be singing, dancing, activities, stories, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us.

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¿Está interesado en mejorar sus habilidades del lenguaje? ¡Ven a la biblioteca para el programa de cuentos bilingües en español e inglés! Habrá cantos, bailes, actividades, cuentos y rimas en español e inglés. Los niños de todas las edades y sus cuidadores están invitados al programa.

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Apple Fun
Taneytown Branch
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we celebrate apples. We'll share apple stories, songs, activities, and a craft.

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Be Who You Are Day
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Use author Todd Parr's #BeWhoYouAreDay as inspiration and come celebrate the things that make you uniquely YOU!

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It's Time for Turtles
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a visit with box turtles from the Piney Run Nature Center. Preschoolers will learn all about turtle behavior and create a turtle craft.

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Music, Tutus, and Movement!
Westminster Branch
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Ballet Embody is Maryland's premier professional contemporary ballet company, based in Westminster, Maryland. Founded in 2019 by Emily Runkle and Melissa Lineburg, Ballet Embody has performed five full-length ballets for Carroll County audiences including their original version of The Nutcracker called The Maryland Nutcracker. Ballet Embody will be performing selections from The Maryland Nutcracker, as well as traditional classical ballet dances and contemporary dance pieces, intertwining a fun and engaging lecture demonstration on how ballet has evolved through the last several centuries. Audience members are invited to ask questions about ballet technique, storytelling, what it's like to be a ballerina, etc. at the end of the performance. 

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
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Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Roar Like a Lion: International Peace Poster Kit
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 13
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Pick up supplies to make an international peace poster. Instructions on how to complete the poster will be provided by the Roaring Run Lions Club. There is the potential to be awarded up to two service-learning hours for this project by the Lions Club. Supplies are limited. Instruction packets will continue to be available after supplies are gone.

Supply pick-up is from Saturday, October 1 through Saturday, October 8, while supplies last. Please return your completed poster to CCPL's Finksburg Branch by Saturday, October 29. 

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Kid's Knitting Club
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Want to learn how to knit? We'll cast on a simple scarf and learn the knit stitch. Yarn will be supplied. Bring your library card to check out a set of needles for your project.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 1, 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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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
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Every dog enjoys a good story! KPets’ trained “reading dogs” provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.

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Spooktacular Crafts
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Stop in for a spell and unleash your creativity with these spine-tingling Halloween crafts sure to get you in the spirit. All supplies provided.

Join us in CCPL's Finksburg Branch's Large Meeting Room for space to spread out to complete the projects or take a kit home to complete on your own.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Painting Party
Westminster Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Come join us as we kick off the spooky season with a glow-in-the-dark painting party! The paint we are using can stain clothing, so please wear old clothes to this event.

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Game Creation: 3D Modeling for Video Games
Exploration Commons
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
A step-by-step walkthrough of both creating your own 3D models and bringing them into a video game engine for use in your own game development projects.

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1970s Craft Afternoon: Simple Macrame Plant Hanger
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Break out your bell bottoms, disco albums, and join us as we create a quick and easy DIY macrame plant hanger. We will provide instruction and all supplies, including a small plant container.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Estate Planning 101
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about wills, trusts, health care directives, probate, and powers of attorney but didn’t know who to ask! Join us as Amy Lazas, Esq., of Providence Law Group, LLC helps to make this complex topic a little easier to understand.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 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
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly two-hour gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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DIY Paper Rosettes
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to make super inexpensive yet beautiful decorations for parties, holidays, or everyday décor. With a wonderful variety of scrapbooking paper, enjoy a creative night learning to make paper rosettes of any size and design. All supplies will be provided.

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Spooktacular Crafts
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Stop in for a spell and unleash your creativity with these spine-tingling Halloween crafts sure to get you in the spirit. All supplies provided.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
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 4, 2022 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 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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Toddler Time Playgroup
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for Toddler Time! A relaxed and fun environment where little ones and their grown-ups can come to meet and play. Toys will be provided by the library to encourage motor and social skills. 

 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Learn to Solder
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, October 4, 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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English Paper Piecing: Stitching Your Pieces
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for this three-part series where you will learn the basic hand sewing techniques to create a beautiful table runner using English paper piecing (EPP). We will be creating a table runner using the free pattern "Peppermint Way" by Brown Bird Designs.

In addition to fabric requirements in the pattern, please bring the following supplies:

  • 80wt - 100wt Polyester Thread
  • A Pack of Milliners Needles, Size 9 - 11 (depending on your preference)
  • A Water-Soluble Glue Pen (Sewline brand or similar)
  • Thread Snips
  • A Thimble
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Sewing Skills: Sewing Patterns Demystified
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn about using commercial and indie sewing patterns, measuring for size, and how to interpret and navigate written instructions. This is a beginner-friendly class, no sewing experience is required.

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Teen Cooking Class: Harry Potter Sweets and Treats
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - 18
Registration and more information
Enjoy the sweets and treats featured in Harry Potter in this hands-on cooking class. Teens will make butterbeer, chocolate frogs, and more!  

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 4, 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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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 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
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 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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¡Ayúdame! Spanish Language Practice
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
More information
Come help the librarian and others learn and practice Spanish. New activities and materials each month. No pressure, no judgment. ¡Aprender juntos es divertido!

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Getting Started with Small Business
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you have an idea for a business or want to turn an existing side hustle into a business? Join Jessica Wilson from JMPW Consulting to learn about the basics of setting up your small business. Topics include basic legal structures, components of a business plan, and how to figure out if your idea is worth the investment of time and resources.

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Dinner Under Pressure Demo
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to use the electronic pressure cooker to prepare easy weeknight dinners. This demo class will highlight different recipes and cooking methods to help you utilize this versatile cooking appliance.

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Harvest Gnome Door Hanger
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Create your own harvest gnome to welcome you home on those cool, crisp autumn days!  

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
All experience levels are welcome to participate in this one-hour virtual hatha yoga practice. In class, we will explore beginner-level asanas and mindful movements designed to support your well-being on many levels. At times pranayama, Sanskrit chants, and guided meditations will also be included to complement the practice. Bring your yoga mat, additional cushions, or blankets, and have a clean open space for the class.

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 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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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, October 5, 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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History 101: The Legacy of Civil War Medicine
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Speaker Betsy Estilow, professor of Civil War History at Hood College, will discuss the hundreds of medical "firsts" developed during the Civil War and how they have influenced the medical care we have today.

For more details on History 101 events, visit www.historicalsocietyofmountairymd.org.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
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 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 6, 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
Thursday, October 6, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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 have a mat or towel.

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

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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 6, 2022 - 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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Messy Makers: Preschool Process Art Fun
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
This preschool process art class is all about stretching our amazing creativity muscles through developmentally appropriate art experiences. Preschoolers will explore different art materials and discover new techniques as we create unique art pieces.

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Fall Themed Caramel Apples
Exploration Commons
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Make fall-themed caramel apples from scratch. Participants will learn how to prepare and dip apples in caramel and chocolate, then decorate with fun toppings.

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Advanced Laser Cutting: Epilog Dashboard
Exploration Commons
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this session, we will take a closer look at the Epilog Laser Dashboard to gain a better understanding of the Fusion Pro's abilities. Topics include color mapping and camera-based artwork alignment. Fusion Pro Laser Cutter certification is required prior to attending this program.

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
More information
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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Board Game Club: Codenames
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you like to play board games? Well, then this is the club for you! Each month we'll play a different game. This month we're playing CGE's Codenames. Find out more about Codenames here.

Number of Players: 2 - 8

Average Game Time: 15 Minutes

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History 101: Local Civil War History
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Staff from the Monocacy National Battlefield will be giving a presentation on local Civil War history. The will discuss slavery in the Frederick area during the mid-1800s and the the14th New Jersey Regiment who were stationed at Pine Grove during the Civil War. The 14th New Jersey Regiment was called to fight at the Battle of Monocacy and the presenters will help us research the details of those experiences.

For more details on History 101 events, visit www.historicalsocietyofmountairymd.org.

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Septic 101: Important Information for Homeowners
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sandmounds, and other new technology will be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by a Q&A session. Please contact info@legacyseptic.com with any questions.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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ABCs & 123s
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we explore letters and numbers. We’ll offer lots of engaging, hands-on activities to make learning fun!

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Full STEAM Ahead
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An 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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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 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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Tinker Tots
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experiment in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity.

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Inventor®: Working with Assemblies
Exploration Commons
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to work with assemblies (multi-part models) in Inventor®

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 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 ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Registrants will be contacted with updates in the event of bad weather.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 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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Tech Toys Sandbox
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
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Drop in between 1 - 3 PM for hands-on exploration and fun! Matthew Schuyler, from the Internet of Things Lab, University of Maryland Shady Grove, is bringing some new and exciting tech toys. Play rock-paper-scissors with the robot hand, see T9 the Transforming Robot, and meet a smart suitcase, luggage that follows you so you won't lose it!

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Upcycled Picture Book Art
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Use picture books that are falling apart to create new art! We will use illustrations from old picture books to make buttons, collages, and more!

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Carroll County Writers Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association for their monthly meeting at CCPL’s Finksburg Branch.

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Bridgerton Halloween Tea
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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You are cordially invited to join us for an afternoon Bridgerton Halloween Tea. Festivities will include holiday games, music, and fun as we celebrate one of our favorite kingdoms. Costumes are encouraged!  

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Free Spirit Book Club: What's Mine and Yours
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is One Maryland One Book's 2022 title, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
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Come to the library to visit with or read to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children, helps with social skills and even emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors come de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins welcome!

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Carroll Chapter Critique Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join the newly formed Carroll Chapter Critique Group as we meet to discuss our writing efforts and achievements.  

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
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Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, October 10, 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, October 10, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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
Monday, October 10, 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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Taneytown Book Club: The Reading List
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.

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Homeschool Coding Club
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Join us for this ongoing club where we'll explore the basics of coding. We will learn about algorithms, sequencing, problem-solving and more, using collaborative activities and drag and drop coding. Register once for all sessions.   

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Kids and Teens Baking Class: Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Exploration Commons
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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In this hands-on class, children and teens will make delicious apple cinnamon muffins and learn basic baking skills. 

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Veterans Book Club: The Ghost Ships of Archangel
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis by William Geroux.

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Book Buzz: Hot Titles for Cool Weather
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
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Be the first to get a sneak preview of upcoming Penguin Random House titles! Representatives from Penguin Random House's adult and children's divisions will be on hand to preview and review recently released and upcoming fall and winter titles. Discover what everyone will be reading over the next few months and which books are destined to be bestsellers. A limited number of advance reader copies (books not yet published), book club resources, and tote bags will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis! Bring the whole family, there is something for everyone at Book Buzz.

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Spooktacular Crafts
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Stop in for a spell and unleash your creativity with these spine-tingling Halloween crafts sure to get you in the spirit. All supplies provided.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
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Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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