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Upcoming Events

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

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Words of Encouragement: Take Home Kit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a message of support with patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month when you stop by North Carroll Branch. Pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Halloween Fun Take and Make
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 6 - 10
More information
Crafts and games and fun, oh my! Enjoy fun fall and Halloween crafts and games with this fun kit full of goodies that the kids can take home. Kits will be available while supplies last.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

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

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play: Halloween Fun
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
During our Halloween Fun storytime, we’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with a Halloween theme! Come dressed in your costume and finish storytime with some trick-or-treating fun around the library.

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Teen Biblio-Box
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Biblio-Box? It's a box full of fun for teens! Register to pick up a box containing a library book, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at CCPL's Finksburg Branch from October 28 to November 4. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help the Finksburg team match you with a book. Please register each teen individually.

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Family Storytime: Halloween Fun
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
During our Halloween Fun storytime, we’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with a Halloween theme! Come dressed in your costume and finish storytime with some trick-or-treating fun around the library.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Online Senior Book Discussion Group: Just Mercy
Online
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Just Mercy
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

This event has moved online, click here to register.

 

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NASA at Your Table
Online
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
More information
NASA has a fleet of two dozen Earth-observing satellites that collect data that is of enormous benefit to agriculture. Join us to learn about the ways NASA data are used to help bring food and drink to your table. NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Dorian W. Janney will present this exciting program. Presented by Carroll County Public Library in partnership with Cecil County Public Library, Howard County Library System, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Talbot County Free Library, and Wicomico Public Libraries.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 5 minutes early.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Fall Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Friday Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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BERC's Job Search Tips Workshop
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come to the library to participate in Business Employment Resource Center's (BERC) virtual job skills training with a small group and our large Smartboard. The Job Search Tips Workshop includes sources of information about hidden jobs, best practices for networking, using social media, and best websites for job searching. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

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

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghost and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Registrants will be contacted with updates in the event of bad weather.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Spooky Scavenger Hunt
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 10
More information
Come in a costume to the Spooky Scavenger Hunt, once completed return for a goodie bag of treats.

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Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 10
Registration and more information
Join us for a few tricks and a lot of treats, in this Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Storytime appropriate for even the littlest ghouls. Feel free to dress up or come as yourself to celebrate all things Halloween! 

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American Fiddle Music with Alani Sugar
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Local acoustic musician, Alani Sugar, will share her versions of acoustic and traditional songs from the United States on the fiddle.

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Robot Pumpkin Smash
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join the Robo-Lions, a team of students, as they fire up their robots for a smash hit: Robot Pumpkin Smash! Find out how many times it takes a robot to crack open a pumpkin. This program is a collaboration between PIE3 (Partnership in Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship), Robo-Lions, and Carroll County Public Library. 

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Marlene at Home: My Dear Amish Family
Online
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Library Book Box: Be Thankful
Taneytown Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Ready to take home a Library Book Box? The Book Box is a take-home kit with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and a library book for you to enjoy!

Our theme this month is Be Thankful, so enjoy a book and some fabulous items to start the holiday season with a little time for yourself and to get you feeling thankful.

Pick the box up at CCPL's Taneytown Branch starting November 1; be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this brief movement-based program held outdoors, weather permitting. Please register one person per family.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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The Harvest Feast with Author John Ota
Online
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join author John Ota as he shares his experiences of the culinary history, architecture, cooking methods and dishes from the first Thanksgiving of 1621. As part of the research for his book, The Kitchen, John travelled to Plymouth, Massachusetts where he cooked a meal over an open fire with Pilgrim Foodways historian Kathleen Wall.  It's the 400th anniversary of the Harvest Feast joining the New England colonists and the Wampanoag people! Learn about 1621 recipes and truths and misconceptions about this favorite holiday occasion. Yes, there was turkey - but it was not the main event! 

Presented by Carroll County Public Library in partnership with the Historical Society of Carroll County and Rudolph Girls Books. 

Watch LIVE on Facebook or YouTube

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Introductory Zentangle with Linda Speert, CZT
Online
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
People are flocking to this international phenomenon. Join us for an evening of introductory Zentangle, the method used to create beautiful images from elemental materials and simple lines and shapes. Through the process, you will likely enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and an increased sense of well-being. Supplies needed include white paper, a black pen, a sharp pencil, and a smudger (tortillon or cotton swab).

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Read, Play, and Move
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Learn bounces, fingerplays, and dances as we shake our sillies out at this brief movement-based program held outdoors, weather permitting. Please register one person per family.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Which crewmember is kinda sus? Join us for a chance to play the popular game Among Us with your peers in a non-public game and find out! 

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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Music & More
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun with your child as we celebrate the joys of music with instruments, dancing, and more! Weather permitting, we'll be outside to enjoy the music.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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What to Read Wednesdays: The Godmothers
Online
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring The Godmothers by Camille Aubray.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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BERC's Virtual Job Club
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The Business Employment Resource Center (BERC) hosts an online meeting for job seekers and employers. It is designed to create an environment for positive encouragement, motivation, networking, strategy sharing, and employment announcements. Participate in BERC's Virtual Job Club using the library's large SMARTboard instead of logging in from your individual screen. Don't face the job search alone! Get more info at https://carrollworks.com/.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you interested in volunteering virtually at the library? Join us for Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a monthly meeting where teens help plan programs, complete service-oriented projects, and advise the library on teen-related topics.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this brief movement-based program held outdoors, weather permitting. Please register one person per family.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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

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

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
More information
Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.

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To Be Read: Tom Clavin
Online
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include the bestselling Frontier Lawmen trilogy—Wild Bill, Dodge City, and Tombstone—and Blood and Treasure with Bob Drury. His most recent book is Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

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

Purchase books from A Likely Story Bookstore

Watch LIVE on Facebook or YouTube

***This event has been changed from an in-person event to a LIVE online event.

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Estate Planning 101
Westminster Branch
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a presentation on everything you’ve always wanted to know about wills, trusts, health care directives, probate, and powers of attorney. Topics will include:

  • How does the new 2020 CARES Act affect retirees and families?
  • What happens in an emergency, if I do not have health care directives updated or in place?
  • If I die first, and my spouse remarries, how can I ensure my kids will still get the money?
  • How can I prevent my children’s inheritance from being divided in a divorce?
  • What are the dangers of having my adult children listed on real property?      
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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
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Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. KPets’ trained “reading dogs” provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

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Century High School Drama Club Presents The Jungle Book Preview
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Come and join the Opening Knights for a sneak peek of The Jungle Book, meet some characters, and much more.

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Marlene at Home: Fall Flower Lessons from a Non-Gardener
Online
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Library Loot Box: The Mystery in the Blue Box
Taneytown Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Ready to take home a Library Loot Box? The Loot Box is a take-home kit for teens with crafts, surprises, and a library book for you to read! Our theme this month is The Mystery in the Blue Box. Pick the box up at CCPL's Taneytown Branch beginning November 8. Just be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this brief movement-based program held outdoors, weather permitting. Please register one person per family.

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

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

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

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Sashiko: Japanese Folk Embroidery Take Home Kit
Finksburg Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Dive into the world of sashiko, a form of traditional Japanese folk embroidery from the Edo period (1600s-1800s), with our beginner take-home kit! Based on a basic running stitch, our kits will have everything you need, including a fabric piece, to create a textured Japanese pattern. Learn the basics of this centuries-old technique and apply it to your own quilting and fashion! Take-home kits will be available for pickup for one week. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Veterans Book Club: The Jersey Brothers
Finksburg Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman.

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Carroll One Book: Just Mercy
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
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Discuss the Carroll One Book, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. In this book, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Historic Railroads Week: Rail Industry Workers in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Online
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
More information
Join us for five nights of programming from the History Consortium on one of America’s favorite subjects, railroads

While most people think of the railroads as the physical objects – train cars and tracks – the workers behind the railroads were an integral, yet often overlooked, aspect of the industry. This presentation by Jim Leonard of Historical Society of East Pennsboro will focus on the workers in the rail industry in Cumberland County. This presentation will focus on the workers in the rail industry in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. This program is sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Read, Play, and Move
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Learn bounces, fingerplays, and dances as we shake our sillies out at this brief movement-based program held outdoors, weather permitting. Please register one person per family.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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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, November 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a session of Dungeons & Dragons played entirely online! Pre-generated characters will be available, and registrants will meet on Zoom the day before to become familiar with any websites used. This session is for beginners and avid players alike.

Dungeons & Dragons is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the United States and other countries. © 2015 Wizards. All Rights Reserved.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations are not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. Please email Nadine Rosendale (nadiner@carr.org) with questions. 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Historic Railroads Week: The Rail Industry in York County, Pennsylvania
Online
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
More information
Join us for five nights of programming from the History Consortium on one of America’s favorite subjects, railroads

Starting in the early 1900s and continuing through the 1970s, over six million African Americans left rural southern areas of the United States for opportunities in northern and western states. Please join Tina Charles and Samantha Dorm of York History Center, Pennsylvania as they speak on how many families in York County, Pennsylvania can trace their roots to these migrants who utilized the railroad to start new lives. This program is sponsored and presented by the York History Center, York, Pennsylvania.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 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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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join us for Trivia Night at Bistro 91! Compete for prizes and Facebook fame! Registration required. Teams of up to five can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register.

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Picturing Women Inventors Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Stop by CCPL's Mount Airy Branch and participate in our scavenger hunt featuring women inventors displayed on posters provided by the Smithsonian. Bring your completed scavenger hunt up to the central desk for a prize!

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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

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

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

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

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

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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Offsite
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources and activities during open lab hours!

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Credit as an Asset
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Watch Human Services Programs of Carroll County's Credit as an Asset with a small group on our big screen. This is one segment of HSP's Financial Education Series.

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Dinner's on Me: Fried Rice
Online
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you ready to be a chef for the night? Join Exploration Commons teaching kitchen staff in this virtual class and learn how to make a simple fried rice dinner for the whole family. Participants will cook along with the instructor step-by-step on Zoom. Ingredients and recipes will be emailed to participants one week prior to class. Teens should be able to cook on their stovetop independently to participate in this program or adult supervision should be provided to ensure teens' safety.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Historic Railroads Week: The Impact of the Railroad on the Iron Furnaces
Online
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
More information
Join us for five nights of programming from the History Consortium on one of America’s favorite subjects, railroads. 

During the heyday of the iron furnaces, the horse drawn wagons were the vital tool for transporting the finished product to a railroad depot for shipment. However, if you were fortunate enough to have a railroad depot close by, you were ahead of the game. Join Mike Marotte of the Franklin County Historical Society, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, who will feature Franklin County's history of a few iron furnaces that were quite prosperous due to proximity of the rail line.

This program is sponsored and presented by the Franklin County Historical Society, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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