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Upcoming Events

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

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's North Carroll Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Senior Planet: Streaming and Smart TVs
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you paying for TV channels you don't watch? Learn why people are "cutting the cord" and using streaming services instead! Senior Planet programs are targeted at the 60+ community, but all are welcome! Senior Planet programs are provided in cooperation with the Carroll Tech Council.

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Chess at the Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
More information
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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Basic Knife Skills
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
This hands-on class will cover everything you need to know about caring for your knives and how to use them. You'll learn how to chop, dice, and mince and get plenty of practice with other professional cuts. This is a beginner class.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Join this friendly crochet group open to 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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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun and enjoy stories, music, crafts, play, and being together with friends.

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An Evening with David Baldacci
Offsite
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Tickets $35 and include a signed copy of A Calamity of Souls

Tickets are required for all attendees and can be purchased here: https://DavidBaldacci.eventbrite.com

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library

About the Book

Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a racially-charged murder case sets a duo of white and Black lawyers against a deeply unfair system as they work to defend their wrongfully-accused Black defendants in this courtroom drama from #1New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

Accessibility: If special accommodations are needed, please contact the event organizer at least two weeks prior to the event.

Refund Policy: Refund requests for ticket price will be considered until two weeks before the event date. Eventbrite ticket fees are non-refundable. Any ticket holder who is unable to attend after that date will still be able to receive a signed copy of A Calamity of Souls. In the event of a weather cancellation, ticket holders will receive credit for use on a future event.

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Pre-Twinkle Violin
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 2 - 7
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Glenda Walsh Crouse from Westminster Suzuki Strings for a free 30-minute violin class. Participants will explore the exciting world of pre-twinkle violin. Children are taught through play, games, and storytelling. In addition to hearing a brief professional performance of the violin, children will be able to try a real fractional-sized violin. Following the class, Ms. Glenda will be available to answer questions about the violin and the Suzuki Method.

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Potomac Community Services Table
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Potomac Community Services provides mental health case management therapy services to youths and adults in Carroll County at no cost to you. Stop by to meet with staff, discuss service eligibility, and complete initial paperwork. Let us help you work through barriers to achieving your goals!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 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
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 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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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's Taneytown Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Car Seat Safety Event
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Child car safety seats can be very challenging and confusing to install! The Carroll County Health Department will perform car seat safety checks and assist families to ensure they use child seats correctly. Appointments are suggested but not required. Call 410-876-4448 to make an appointment.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 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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Be a Coffee Connoisseur!
Exploration Commons
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Take a trip around the world of coffee! Learn about bean origins, roasting temperatures, and types of grinding to brew the perfect cup of joe! Sample several varieties and evaluate using coffee flavor descriptors.

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Building Urgent Optimism for the Future with Jane McGonigal
Online
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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How do we prepare ourselves for "unthinkable" change? How do we ready our teams and organizations for "unimaginable" future events? Find out in this interactive session with New York Times bestselling author and Institute for the Future research director, Jane McGonigal. You'll learn a new framework for cultivating "urgent optimism" in the face of uncertainty. You'll practice the art of mental time travel, and learn how to take others to a better future with you! And you'll take away a practical tool to help others fight "normalcy bias," and think more creatively and effectively in the face of dynamic global events.

Presented with Maryland Libraries Together, a collaboration of Maryland Libraries to engage communities in enriching educational experiences that advance an understanding of the issues of our time. Supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Maryland State Library Agency.

To view this event, visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or YouTube page.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Maiden Voyages
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month we will discuss Maiden Voyages: Women and the Golden Age of Transatlantic Travel by Siân Evans.

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Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Exploration Commons
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basic features of Adobe Illustrator. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and explore the program through hands-on instruction. No experience is required!

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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 9:00am - 9:45am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit Box? It's a box full of fun for crafty adults! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, including 2 rubber stamp sets, 2 card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting. Registered attendees will receive a form via email to help Finksburg staff match you with your preferred crafty supplies.

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Building Blocks Playtime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Did you know block play contributes to early childhood development? Join us as we stack, sort, build bridges, and lay the foundation for building confidence, self-esteem, and the problem-solving skills needed to succeed later in school, all while having fun with wood blocks.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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CNC and Fusion 360 Demo
Exploration Commons
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Fusion 360 can generate toolpaths for subtractive manufacturing using CNC machines like our CNC router. We'll examine the design and manufacturing process of a simple 3D milling project and the learning pathways to becoming proficient in using Fusion 360. This demonstration assumes no prior CAD or CAM knowledge, but having previous experience with Fusion is extremely helpful; manufacturing with Fusion is an intermediate skill.

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Taneytown Craft Swap
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Did spring cleaning leave you with a lot of extra crafts lying around? Clear out the old supplies you never got around to by donating them to the library, then pick up something new at our Craft Swap this spring!

Gently used or like-new craft supplies can be dropped off at CCPL's Taneytown Branch from April 13 through April 26. Anyone looking to try something new can stop by anytime on April 27 to browse and find something fun to do next! Arts and crafts of any type are welcome.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. 

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Saturday Adventures
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts- there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 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 Baking: Cinnamon Star Bread
Exploration Commons
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
Registration and more information
Shape and bake a delicious Cinnamon Star Bread using pre-made dough.

Registration is for one child age 6+ and one adult plus up to two additional attendees per family. Please indicate the attendees' names and the children's ages at registration. One registration per group covers up to four people.

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Mount Airy Volunteer Fair
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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The Mount Airy Volunteer Fair is back! Come to this lively event to chat with friendly representatives from numerous local organizations and explore all the volunteer opportunities in our area. Many of the organizations will be offering ways to earn service hours.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog from My Caring Paws. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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The Road to Financial Security and Freedom in Retirement
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Financial experts Mike and Karen Stebner are with us once again to explore strategies for a secure environment by focusing on wealth accumulation principles. Learn about diverse retirement savings and investment options to build a stable and growing nest egg for your future.

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Alphabet Train: The Letters U & V
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 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, April 29, 2024 - 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
North Carroll Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Alphabet Train: The Letter T
Finksburg Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Mix and Mingle Mondays
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Are you looking to make new friends and have valuable social experiences for your little one? Join us for our new weekly playgroup! This will be a dedicated time and space for gathering for fun playtime for kids while the grown-ups socialize. 

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Laser Engraved Personal Recipe Card and Box
Exploration Commons
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Create a kitchen keepsake by turning a handwritten recipe into an engraved wooden recipe card! We'll learn some of the basics of Adobe Illustrator as we create a custom recipe box label and utilize scanning to bring our handwritten recipes into a digital, engravable format. Previous laser design experience is helpful but not required. This class does not result in independent laser cutter use certification.

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Senior Planet: MyChart
Finksburg Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Has your healthcare provider or doctor ever mentioned MyChart? Learn about this electronic health-record portal that works in a web browser and app. MyChart can help you keep all your health information in one place, allows for communication with your providers, and offers virtual visit options. The privacy and security features of MyChart will also be explored. Senior Planet programs are provided in cooperation with the Carroll Tech Council.

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Birds of Maryland: From Field to Forest and Ground Floor to Treetops
Taneytown Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
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Enjoy lifelong birder Martin Brazeau's entertaining and informative high-definition film showing the ecology of Maryland birds, such as scarlet tanagers, orioles, and warblers. He will share how birds change with each habitat and discuss unique bird behaviors. You will also view a short film showing what you can do to protect birds. Marty will humorously describe the rewards and challenges of filming birds that don't seem to want to pose for him! There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation.

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Outsmart the Scammers
North Carroll Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Outsmart the Scammers will discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to if they or a loved one are targeted, and steps attendees can take now to help protect themselves and loved ones.

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes all levels of students. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket, yoga mat, and a strap (or belt or towel).

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 10:45am
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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 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, April 30, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 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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Sewing: Serger Basics
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this class, you will learn about the sewing, cutting, proper threading, and operating basics of the versatile serger/overlock sewing machine. You will be inspired to incorporate serger/overlock techniques into your sewing projects to achieve better results. This is a beginner-level class, and no sewing experience is required. This program includes Exploration Commons Serger Certification for independent use.

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Baking Techniques Two-Day Class: Croissants
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of dough lamination on day one. On day two, participants will bake croissants and pain au chocolat. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 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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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 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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Diverse Voices Book Club: Mad Honey
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 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 April selection is Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Mount Airy Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Calling all teens with a love of the library! Help us plan teen programming and influence our teen collections. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Need service hours? We’ve got those too! 

If this is your first time joining us, please print and complete a copy of the volunteer application.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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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Baking Techniques Two-Day Class: Croissants
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 1:15pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of dough lamination on day one. On day two, participants will bake croissants and pain au chocolat. 

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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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, May 1, 2024 - 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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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through design basics, machine use, and safety procedures. At the instructor's discretion, customers who successfully complete this program will be certified to use Exploration Commons' Fusion Pro and Fusion Edge laser cutters.

Customers aged 12 to 15 who complete their certification are required to have a certified adult with them to use the laser independently.

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Books and Brews Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing
Offsite
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books while also getting a chance to enjoy excellent craft beer? Then our Books and Brews book club is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting, so join us for a sharing of good books and good ideas.

The selection for this month is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, simultaneously an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to 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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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun and enjoy stories, music, crafts, play, and being together with friends.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 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, May 1, 2024 - 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 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
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 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, May 2, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 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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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's Taneytown Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Intro to CNC Routing
Exploration Commons
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This one-day CNC certification class will introduce you to the design basics, machine use, and safety procedures for our Iconic i2015 CNC router. We will focus on project design and the VCarve software in the morning session. We will cover machine use in the afternoon, including hands-on time with the CNC machine. There will be a break from 12 - 1 PM between the morning and afternoon sessions.

All program registrants must complete the prerequisite online Iconic CNC Machine Use and Safety Training before attending the first session of this program.

At the instructor's discretion, customers who successfully complete both sessions of this program will be certified to use Exploration Commons' CNC machine. Customers aged 12 to 15 who complete their certification are required to have a certified adult with them to use the CNC router independently.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 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, May 2, 2024 - 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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A Walk in the Park
Offsite
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Are you looking to have fun with your kids and make new friends in your community? Join us for a walk in the park as we enjoy the Story Stroll at Taneytown Memorial Park! We'll act out the story together and have fun with bubbles, an obstacle course, and much more! Pack a picnic lunch if you wish and stay to play with new friends. Rain Date: Thursday, May 23 at 11:30 AM

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Simply Books Book Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 5 - 8
More information
Let's get excited about reading! Come along on our journey as we explore amazing stories together!

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Getting Started with CLO 3D Fashion Design Software
Exploration Commons
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of creating a 3D avatar and accessing the 2D T-shirt block in CLO 3D. We will learn how to create a virtual dress for your avatar and show how to send the pattern to the printer to create a real-world sewing pattern. This is a beginner-level class.

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Kentucky Hot Browns
Exploration Commons
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
The Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich is a meal-worthy dish that's over-the-top delicious! Make open-faced sandwiches with thick slices of roasted turkey and fresh tomatoes on top of a thick piece of toasted bread, all smothered in a rich, cheesy mornay sauce, broiled, and topped with crispy bacon. We'll also make a mock mint julep to celebrate the upcoming horse race.

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 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 for struggling readers.

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The Three Little Pigs Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Mama Pig has decided their house isn't big enough, so it's time for her three little piggies to go out into the world to seek their fortunes! What will the little piggies use to build their houses? Will they meet anyone as they head out on their own, and what kinds of excitement will they find? Come with us as we follow them on their journey!

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Teen Chess Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
Are you an expert chess player or interested in learning? Compete and learn new skills at our monthly chess club! New and experienced chess players are welcome. 

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ABC: A Blast of Color
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
This program is designed to bring out the big artists in your little ones! The projects will help develop problem-solving skills, refine motor skills, and build self-confidence.   

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Play Baby Play
Westminster Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 3
More information
You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, practice gross motor skills on our baby obstacle course, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Book Chat
Taneytown Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for an hour of chatting about books! Come and share what you are reading and get ideas from others about what to read next!

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
North Carroll Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/

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Intro to 3D Printing and Design with Tinkercad
Exploration Commons
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of using Tinkercad to design for 3D printing! We'll walk through basic 3D design using Tinkercad software and create a simple project to be 3D printed. No previous design experience is necessary!

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Writing Group: Tea & Poetry
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
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If you enjoy reading poetry, chances are you enjoy writing it, too! Join our informal monthly poetry writing group where we’ll share a cup of tea, discuss poetry topics, and write poetry. All experience levels are welcome. Supportive group discussions are encouraged, but readings are optional. Please bring your favorite notebook, a pen, and your imagination! Writing journals will be provided if you need one.

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Writer's Circle
Taneytown Branch
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join this fun group of writers and aspiring writers as we share what we are working on and listen to feedback from others. Whether you write novels, short stories, poems, or anything in between, this group is for you!

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Battle of the Books: Taneytown Area Elementary School Battle
Offsite
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Help us cheer on our students! Battle of the Books is an exciting book-based competition. Students compete in teams to answer questions relating to the content of a number of books. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading, while cultivating teamwork, and encouraging good sportsmanship. Find out more information at: https://library.carr.org/programs/BoB.asp

 

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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Celebrate spring by sharing garden stories. We will explore the magic of seeds through a take-home STEM activity and prepare a seed starter to begin your summer garden. We will be using soil, seeds, and other craft materials.

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May the 4th Be with You!
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 10
Registration and more information
Celebrate all things Star Wars at our May the 4th craft event! We'll provide the supplies to create an assortment of Star Wars crafts; you bring the Force!

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 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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Mother's Day Craft and Play
Westminster Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 9
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Mother's Day is fast approaching! Whether you are a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, or friend, bring your little ones to do some simple crafts and play with friends. Everyone can make a new friend or two! The children will have a chance to make a picture frame and have an instant photo taken of themselves to add to the frame to take home that day to give as a gift for a special person in their life. Photos are one per child and quantities are limited.

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May the 4th: Star Wars Day
Westminster Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... the Jedi Council decreed that May the 4th would forever be known as Star Wars Day. For one day, Wookies will embrace Hutts, Sith will lay down their lightsabers and embrace their Jedi brethren, and Yoda and the Emperor will meet for tea at the local cantina. All will be right with the universe. Drop in anytime between 11 AM - 3 PM for Star Wars-themed crafts, games, and activities! Fun for all ages!

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
More information
Every dog enjoys a good story! 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 and help with emotional and social skills.

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Easy Crafting Afternoon: May the 4th Be with You Luminaries
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an easy and fun crafting afternoon. We will celebrate all things Star Wars with our own Star Wars-themed luminaries.  

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Wok Cooking Basics
Exploration Commons
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
In this hands-on class, gain an introductory understanding of wok cooking and learn how to prepare your recipe for the best results. We will prepare a plant-based recipe to practice the new cooking skill.

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Game Day: Codenames
Offsite
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
More information
Librarian Joy Zimmer will teach you how to play Codenames at City Park Gaming & Brew Room! An adult must accompany all participants under the age of 18. The library will not cover the cost of beverages or snacks. However, participants are encouraged to support City Park Gaming & Brew Room.

Czech Games Edition's Codenames is a party game where rival spymasters compete to see who can make contact with all their agents first. Click here for more information.

This game is for ages 14+, two to eight players, and lasts 15 minutes.

 

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Alphabet Train: The Letter W
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 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, May 6, 2024 - 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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May the Force Be Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we learn about forces, then create Star Wars-inspired crafts -- a DIY lightsaber and Chewbacca or Baby Yoda puppet.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Alphabet Train: The Letters U and V
Finksburg Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Mix and Mingle Mondays
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Are you looking to make new friends and have valuable social experiences for your little one? Join us for our new weekly playgroup! This will be a dedicated time and space for gathering for fun playtime for kids while the grown-ups socialize. 

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this group gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Cooking for Wellness: Building Better Salads
Exploration Commons
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn to make salads exciting! Join dietitian Dana Mealing in creating nutritious, crave-worthy salads. Go beyond iceberg lettuce with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a sprinkle of cheese – discover the art of vibrant salads that make eating more vegetables easy. This class is provided through The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County and Carroll Hospital.

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Club Friendship
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
We welcome teens and adults with developmental disabilities or who are neurodivergent, along with their caregivers, to join us for an hour of movement, games, and fun!

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Family Cooking: Empanadas
Exploration Commons
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a family cooking class to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (one day late) with scratch empanadas! 

Registration is for one child age 6+ and one adult plus up to two additional attendees per family. Please indicate the attendees' names and the children's ages at registration. One registration per group of up to four.

 

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Make an Art Journal
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Design and create your own art journal. We'll provide all the materials you need.

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Star Wars Party
Taneytown Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Celebrate your love of the Star Wars universe with activities, crafts, and games!

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes all levels of students. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket, yoga mat, and a strap (or belt or towel).

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 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, May 7, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 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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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 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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Intermediate Laser Cutting: Designing for Different Materials
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
This intermediate-level laser design class focuses on the differences between creating designs and navigating unique settings on various materials. Attendees will learn how to optimize their workflow with several different material options.

Fusion Pro Laser Cutter Certification is required prior to attending this program.

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Anime Club
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
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Come and join us for all things anime and manga! Share your latest faves, cosplay, and artwork! We'll have anime screenings, anime and manga discussions, crafts, coloring pages, and more!

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Pajama Party Storytime occurs on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
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, May 7, 2024 - 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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 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, May 8, 2024 - 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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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon
Offsite
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

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