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Upcoming Events

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

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Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Participants can join us in person or log in virtually through Zoom by registering.

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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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Books and Bites: Fantasy Edition!
Exploration Commons
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for our Books and Bites program focusing on the fantasy genre with accompanying Middle-Earth-themed foods! We'll make sausage rolls and carrot cake muffins while librarians from the Westminster Branch present book talks on fantasy reads from upstairs. Yes, you can check out the books at the end of the program!

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Oh William!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout.

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Chocolate Trivia Night
Online
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
How much do you know about chocolate? From the cacao tree to the classic chocolate bar and everything in between. Celebrate your sweet tooth and test your chocolate knowledge during this trivia quiz!

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Taneytown Teen Advisory Board
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 18
More information
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!

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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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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Sewing: Embroidery Machine Basics
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Get familiar with embroidery machines and the tools and materials you need to create a successful project. Through both lecture and demonstration, learn about Exploration Commons' Bernina 535E Embroidery Machine, types of hoops and stabilizers, and use of embroidery motifs. Attendees may schedule an appointment to complete the Embroidery Machine Independent Certification after completing this class. 

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
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/.  

This program may occur inside the library while the vehicle is being winterized.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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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Bagels
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a hands-on baking class! We'll learn how to make delicious bagels and a flavorful cream cheese. 

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Crying in H Mart
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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 February selection is Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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Intro to 3D Scanning
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
3D scanning is a digital design process that enables the creation of detailed and accurate models of real-world objects. Join us for an introductory look into this technology used extensively in engineering, architecture, historic preservation, and video game development. We will demonstrate the use of our handheld Artec Leo 3D Scanner and highlight some recent projects that have been created with it.

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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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Let's Get Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or meet new people with a shared love of crafting.  

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 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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Mount Airy Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
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, February 27, 2024 - 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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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 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!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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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VITA Tax Preparation (North Carroll Branch)
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS Program offering free tax preparation services to low and moderate-income households. Human Services Programs of Carroll County will be offering a VITA Tax Preparation Day at CCPL's North Carroll Branch.

Please call 410-386-4480, ext. 5525 to see if you qualify and register for an available time slot.

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Senior Planet: Internet of Things
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you curious about how devices communicate with each other and smart home technology? This program will provide an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discuss best practices for keeping your devices secure. Senior Planet programs are provided in cooperation with the Carroll Tech Council.

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Let's Start a Podcast!
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Do you want to get into podcasting but don't know where to start? This is the class for you! We will cover the basics of the different recording software we offer, along with an introduction to the equipment we provide in the Audio/Video Lab. 

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Chess at the Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 7 - 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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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 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 maximize 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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Dinner's on Me: Sheet Pan Dinner
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - 18
Registration and more information
Calling all aspiring teen chefs! Join us in the kitchen to learn to prepare a delicious sheet pan dinner. Enhance your culinary skills, gain confidence in the kitchen, and impress your loved ones with your cooking ability.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 28, 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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African American Read-In
Offsite
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world. The event is free and open to the public. Francis Scott Key band members will perform jazz standards in the gallery before the event starts.  

We are participating in the Maryland Commission on African American History & Culture (MCAAHC) Book Drive and will be collecting books that celebrate African American literature at this event. 

Presented by Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Public Library, and the Carroll County Arts Council. Proudly supported by Carroll County Education Association, Carroll Citizens for Racial Equity, Carroll County Branch of NAACP, Penguin Random House, and St. Paul's UCC. 

*The snow date for this event is Tuesday, March 5.

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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, February 29, 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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, February 29, 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
Thursday, February 29, 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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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 29, 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, February 29, 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, February 29, 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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Heirloom Sewing Techniques
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn ways to use the sewing machine to create heirloom details like pintucks, rolled hems, and hemstitching. The instructor will provide examples and demonstrate these techniques to try on your next sewing project.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 29, 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
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 29, 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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Amigurumi Club
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Amigurumi are all the rage. Join us as we talk and crochet our small, or not-so-small, amigurumi each week. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Custom Laser Engraved Tumblers
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Create a simple, personalized coated metal tumbler using our Epilog Fusion Pro laser. We'll learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator to design for the laser's rotary tool, and you'll get to watch your tumbler being engraved. Previous laser design experience is helpful. This class does not result in independent laser cutter use certification.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, February 29, 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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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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ABCs & 123s: All About Me
Taneytown Branch
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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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Building Blocks Playtime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
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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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
Finksburg Branch
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, March 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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Baking Basics: Shortbread
Exploration Commons
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the secrets to baking a variety of traditional and stamped shortbreads. 

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Book Chat
Taneytown Branch
Friday, March 1, 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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Writer's Circle
Taneytown Branch
Friday, March 1, 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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Teen Lock-In: Mario Day Party
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us after hours for a Super Mario Day celebration! Play Mario Kart on our big screen, make Super Mario-themed crafts, and more!

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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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Creating Jewelry with Makerspace Technology
Exploration Commons
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn about the types of jewelry you can make with our makerspace technology. We will review the available equipment, selecting appropriate materials, and setting up design files for success. Using Adobe Illustrator and the Epilog Fusion Pro laser, participants will make either a pair of earrings or a necklace to take home. This is an introductory level program; no previous experience with design software or laser cutting (or certification) is required. 

Rescheduled from 02/17/2024

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Pigs in the Library?
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Eddie the pig is visiting the library with his human, Mr. Dave. We will do a short storytime and then learn facts about living with a pet pig. Bring your cameras!

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, March 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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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, March 2, 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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Paint-In with Sykesville Painting Club
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring an art project and your own supplies. Work in our shared space with other artists. 

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Study Coach: Strategies for Academic Success - Exams
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 18
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Walk away with insights and techniques to transform students' studying and test-taking. Discover easy methods to apply immediately and strategies that work. "This really helps" is a common response from student participants.

This session will be facilitated by Celeste Stratton, a Certified Practitioner of Talent Development (CPTD) with more than seven years of experience guiding students toward academic success. 

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Crafty Creations: Stamped Alcohol Ink Coasters
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Can you imagine creating a unique ceramic tile with nothing but colorful alcohol inks and ink stamps? We can! Join us as we explore our inner creativity and make a beautiful tile coaster that you can enjoy year-round. All supplies will be provided. 

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Study Coach: Strategies for Academic Success - Projects and Assignments
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ages: 12 - 18
More information
Learn techniques to transform your academic planning and assessment performance. Explore easy methods for immediate application based on scientific research. "That's a good idea!" is a common response from student participants.

This session will be facilitated by Celeste Stratton, a Certified Practitioner of Talent Development (CPTD) with more than seven years of experience guiding students toward academic success. 

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Intro to 3D Printing and Design with Tinkercad
Exploration Commons
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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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Alphabet Train: The Letters I & J
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, March 4, 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
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 4, 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 Letter H
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 4, 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, March 4, 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, March 4, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this group gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Mario Day: Level Up! Take Home Craft Kit
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Celebrate Mario's 43rd birthday this Mario Day (March 10) and level up with a take-home craft kit! Featuring origami and other surprises to help defend the Mushroom Kingdom!

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Cooking for Wellness: Gluten-Free, Vegan Mac and Cheese
Exploration Commons
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Gluten-free foods are everywhere! But is this a diet you need to be on? What's the difference between celiac disease and gluten intolerance? Join Registered Dietitian Dana Mealing in this class to discuss these things and more while enjoying lentil-based pasta with the best vegan cheese sauce! 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, March 4, 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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Spring Cleanout Crafternoon
Taneytown Branch
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
More information
Help us clean out our crafting closet! Crafting helps to relieve stress, and it is fun. A variety of craft supplies will be provided so participants can complete their very own masterpieces.

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Unity Game Design: Customize the Platformer Microgame
Exploration Commons
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this two-day program, you will learn the basics of the Unity Game Design Engine by customizing Unity's Platformer Microgame. We'll use a variety of mods to modify the game level, add a custom start screen, and more.

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Be Kind: Community of Kindness Workshop
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Participants will be enveloped by a positive atmosphere to create art that inspires kindness. Join Eric and Tina from Action for Kindness to create your own hand-painted BE KIND sign. All supplies will be provided.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 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, March 5, 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, March 5, 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, March 5, 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, March 5, 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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Intro to Basic Sewing Skills
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
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 toward sewing your projects. This program includes Exploration Commons Sewing Machine Certification for independent use.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 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, March 5, 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, March 5, 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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Soft Pretzels
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a hands-on baking class! We’ll learn how to make delicious soft pretzels and a dipping sauce to go with them. 

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Anime Club
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
More information
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, March 5, 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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Unity Game Design: Customize the Platformer Microgame
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this two-day program, you will learn the basics of the Unity Game Design Engine by customizing Unity's Platformer Microgame. We'll use a variety of mods to modify the game level, add a custom start screen, and more.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Pajama Party Storytime occurs on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 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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Irish Dance Workshop
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Cierra O'Keefe, a world championship-level Irish dancer, for a beginner "Shamrock Session" which will include Irish dance basics and traditional ceili practice. Cierra loves spreading her passion for Irish dance, culture, and music with audiences worldwide!

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Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement will explore how the journey of retirement unfolds, the patterns of people's experience in retirement, and the keys to thriving along the way.

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The Three Little Pigs Puppet Show
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, March 6, 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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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 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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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, March 6, 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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, March 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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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 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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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 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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Korean-Flavor Rice Bowl
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Explore tasty Korean flavors in this hands-on class, where we'll prepare a warm rice bowl topped with sautéed vegetables and seasoned ground beef. 

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Books and Brews Book Club: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Offsite
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, a historical fiction novel about an unknown journalist who gets a chance to do the final interview of a fictional Hollywood star, who shares her story of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love.  

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 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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To Be Read: Jonna Mendez
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an evening with Jonna Mendez author of In True Face: A Woman's Life in the CIA, Unmasked. The bestselling co-author of The Moscow Rules and Argo tells her riveting, courageous story of being a female spy at the CIA and battling against the prevailing culture of sexism at the time, all while undertaking dangerous missions for America’s safety during the height of the Cold War. Jonna Mendez is a former Chief of Disguise with over twenty-five years of experience as a CIA officer working in Moscow and other sensitive areas. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

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

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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, March 6, 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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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, March 7, 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, March 7, 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, March 7, 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, March 7, 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, March 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
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 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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Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butter Sauce
Exploration Commons
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Create a classic New Orleans-style bread pudding made with French bread, raisins, eggs, cream, and sweet spices. While the bread pudding bakes, we'll make a traditional bourbon butter sauce to go on top.

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially for struggling readers.

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Teen Chess Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 7, 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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Evening Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
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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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class allows students of various abilities and physical conditions to develop their yoga practice comfortably. Yoga has many appealing aspects, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, stress, and pain relief. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Leaping Leprechauns
Taneytown Branch
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we celebrate Irish heritage with a STEAM twist. We'll share traditional stories, songs, and crafts - plus some fun STEAM activities that may help us find the leprechaun's gold!

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Little Builders
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Let's build! We will build towers, bridges, and buildings and have fun!

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, March 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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Advanced Ethnic Cooking: Moroccan Chicken Bastilla
Exploration Commons
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Westminster Royal Sweets to make authentic Moroccan Chicken Bastilla, Morocco's famous chicken pie.

A light, crispy pastry shell conceals savory saffron chicken, spicy omelet stuffing, and a crunchy topping of fried almonds sweetened with orange flower water. A sprinkling of powdered sugar and cinnamon adds to the unique blend of flavors. Note that this is a four-hour class.

 

 

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Writing Group: Tea & Poetry
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, March 8, 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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Super Mario Day Lock-In Celebration
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Super Mario has been hopping through pipes and stomping Goombas for 43 years! Join us after hours for a Super Mario Day celebration! Play Mario Kart on our big screen, make Super Mario crafts, participate in Mario-themed activities, and more! 

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Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 10
More information
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. 

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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. 

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Saturday Adventures
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 9, 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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Intro to CNC Routing
Exploration Commons
Saturday, March 9, 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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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, March 9, 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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Carroll County Writers Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Please join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association as we meet to discuss our writing. 

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Easy Crafting Afternoon: Maryland Crab Shells
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an easy and fun crafting afternoon. We will celebrate Maryland Day by painting Maryland flag colors on a crab shell.

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Free Spirit Book Club: Take My Hand
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. 

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Mario Party
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
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Celebrate Mar.10, or Mario Day, with all things Mario!

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Carroll County Critique Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Please join the Carroll County Critique Group as we meet to discuss our writing achievements. 

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Tai Chi for Wellness and Rehabilitation
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Tai chi is an ancient practice that has its origins in China. It is a mind/body practice that incorporates breath and gentle movements to focus the mind. This program will assist the body in recovering from illness and maintaining wellness. The instructor is certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute. All levels are welcome.

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Teen After Hours: MAR10 Game Night
Westminster Branch
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Celebrate Mario Day at our teen after-hours video games night. We will have a variety of games and consoles, including Wii and Switch, with new and classic games.

Permission slips are required for this after-hours event; download a copy or pick one up at the branch's Customer Service Desk.

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Alphabet Train: The Letters K & L
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, March 11, 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, March 11, 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 Letters I and J
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 11, 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, March 11, 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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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Senior Planet: MyChart
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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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