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Upcoming Events

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

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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National Aquarium: Rainforest
North Carroll Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Investigate plant and animal interactions and adaptations for survival in the South American rainforest. Discover the importance of this unique habitat, threats to its survival, and how to influence its future. A hands-on session with animal artifacts is included in this program.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Drop Everything and Read at CCPL's Taneytown Branch
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Summer can be hectic and busy. We're here to help you set aside time for reading. Every Monday, we'll provide a time and place for you to enjoy materials individually or in a group setting. Earn points for Summer Reading by reading at the library!

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Taneytown Book Discussion Group: Malibu Rising
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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National Aquarium: Rainforest
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Investigate plant and animal interactions and adaptations for survival in the South American rainforest. Discover the importance of this unique habitat, threats to its survival, and how to influence its future. A hands-on session with animal artifacts is included in this program.

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Veterans Book Club: The Greatest Beer Run Ever
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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 Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War by John "Chick" Donohue and J. T. Molloy.

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Embellished Art
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Create a unique canvas, combining paint and embellishments! All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 2
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class with session one on Tuesday, August 2, and session two on Tuesday, August 9.

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

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Our Oceans: A Clean Up Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
The oceans are full of amazing creatures but the water is a mess! Together, we'll learn why our oceans and beaches are littered with trash with stories, songs, and activities. Some activities will incorporate water so please dress accordingly. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Star Wars
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Use the force and join us for Star Wars crafts, games, and more! 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Toddler Time Playgroup
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:45am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for Toddler Time! A relaxed and fun environment where little ones and their grown-ups can come to meet and play. Toys will be provided by the library to encourage motor and social skills. 

 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Star Wars
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Use the force and join us for Star Wars crafts, games, and more! 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Rock Tumbling Club
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for two sessions of STEAM fun with rocks and rock tumbling! In the first session, each participant will place a rock in the library's rock tumbler and break their own geode! In the second session, participants will receive a smooth tumbled rock and paint a second rock to take home! Participants will automatically be signed up for both dates, so please prepare to attend both sessions.

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Parachute Fun
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Explore the parachute through singing, reading, talking, playing, and writing. All while having an enormous amount of fun!

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Adulting 101
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
New to adulthood or do you just need a refresher course? You’ll learn how to find information on formative adulting that you might not have learned in school! We’ll go through resources for a variety of new adult questions and decorate a planner as we go. 

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 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, August 9, 2022 - 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 is 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, August 9, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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The Zentangle Method of Drawing-based Mindfulness
Online
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this online beginner's level class, Kathy Shapiro, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) will lead us through a relaxing drawing activity that all starts with four dots and a line. The outcome will amaze you! Please have the following supplies handy: white paper, a black pen, a pencil, and something with which to smudge. Please register for each class you plan to attend. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program date. 
 

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 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! Prizes are provided by Bistro 91. Registration required. Only one person per team needs to register.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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History Alive with Mary Ann Jung Presents: Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the fun as we set sail for adventure with Grace O'Malley, the Sea Queen of Connacht, Pirate Queen of Ireland. This daring leader and trader commanded the west coast of Ireland and an entire fleet of ships in the 1500s. This amazing Grace also fought for Irish rights. No landlubbers allowed - all hands on deck will move. A not-to-be-missed workout for brains and bodies alike!

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: Beartown
Offsite
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Food Science: Why Does Popcorn Pop?
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 10 - 13
Registration and more information
Become a kid food scientist and conduct experiments to learn how and why popcorn pops! Taste-testing will be part of the scientific method!

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History Alive with Mary Ann Jung Presents: Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the fun as we set sail for adventure with Grace O'Malley, the Sea Queen of Connacht, Pirate Queen of Ireland. This daring leader and trader commanded the west coast of Ireland and an entire fleet of ships in the 1500s. This amazing Grace also fought for Irish rights. No landlubbers allowed - all hands on deck will move. A not-to-be-missed workout for brains and bodies alike!

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Adobe Illustrator: Designing for the Laser Cutter
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this two-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and how to use it with the laser cutter. This class does not result in independent laser use certification.

Day 1: Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator.

Day 2: Design a laser-cuttable project and cut it on the Fusion Pro Laser Cutter.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
All experience levels are welcome to participate in this one-hour virtual hatha yoga practice. In class, we will explore beginner-level asanas and mindful movements designed to support your well-being on many levels. At times pranayama, Sanskrit chants, and guided meditations will also be included to complement the practice. Bring your yoga mat, additional cushions, or blankets, and have a clean open space for the class.

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Berry Tales: Goldilocks
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Goldilocks contracts a foodborne illness after eating the Bear family's breakfast - which was left on the counter for too long! Listen to the story and join the fun with our large, cardboard puppets! Learn about food safety and hand washing with a Glo Germ™ demonstration and take-home Fight BAC materials.

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Wildwood Storytime with CCPL's Mount Airy Branch
Offsite
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at the Wildwood Park gazebo! We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet indoors at CCPL's Mount Airy Branch.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Intro to Inkscape
Exploration Commons
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basic features of Inkscape. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and explore the program through hands-on instruction. No experience is required!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ask a Master Gardener
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Do you have a question you'd like to ask a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener? Bring plant samples or photos for identification or diagnosis to an Ask a Master Gardener plant clinic. Get advice on veggies, landscape plants, insects, lawns, and more. Pick up publications from the university or borrow library books, too!

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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North Carroll Senior Center Thursday Book Club: The Narrowboat Summer
Offsite
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson. 

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Back to School Stress Busters
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Does the thought of heading back to school have you stressed out or worried? Drop in and create some gadgets to help you focus on yourself. Projects will include aromatherapy dough, a fidget cube, and a journal for capturing your thoughts. Come embrace some peace!

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Blast Off to Space
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 7 - 12
Registration and more information
What do you know about the planets in our galaxy? Join us to learn some cool facts and get moving with a fun game about planets and orbits. Stay for an out-of-this-world craft! Taught by 4-H Extension Educator Torrey Silliman.

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Board Game Club
Westminster Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you like to play board games? Well, then this is the club for you. Each month we'll play a different game. This month we're playing Sushi Go!. This is a fast-paced card game with the goal of grabbing the best combination of sushi dishes. Score points by making rolls, collecting sets of sashimi, and dipping them in wasabi.

Average game time: 30 minutes 

Number of players: 2 - 8

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Book Review Meetup
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Just finished a great book you want to tell others about? Need ideas for your next read? Join this meetup to create reviews to share during and after the group. Each month we will explore a different book review process, and you will leave with a list of titles to try. Be sure to bring your book with you. BONUS: This is a Summer Reading activity.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop their own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Finksburg Morning Book Club: The Midnight Library
Finksburg Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

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Plant Healthy Gardens
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: 4 - 10
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Some plants grow up, some grow down, and some grow all around us. Learn about different growing plants and how to build a fruitful garden. Learn how a whole community can get involved. Make a mini-greenhouse with herbs and veggies to take home.

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Happy Birthday Party Storytime!
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
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Join us for a fabulous, picture-book-irific birthday bash to celebrate some of our favorite picture book creators! There will be songs and stories, crafts and fun! Each month we'll choose a different author or illustrator to highlight and we'll send them all of our birthday wishes. 

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National Aquarium: Sea Stories
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 9
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Take an imaginary trip into the ocean to discover information about the amazing sea creatures that call it home. A hands-on session with animal artifacts is included in this program.

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Puppet Party
Finksburg Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 12
Registration and more information
Make a puppet! Register and join us at our in-person puppet workshop, or register and swing by after the workshop to pick up a kit with randomized findings to make your own crazy cloth creation. Make sure to let us know what your puppets are up to by using the hashtag: #ccplstories.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Demonstration Station: Ukuleles
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Demonstration Station to ask a question or learn something new from a member of the Taneytown community. From professional specialists to lay experts, we are hosting a summer for sharing the Ocean of Possibilities we can offer each other.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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National Aquarium: Sea Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 9
Registration and more information
Take an imaginary trip into the ocean to discover information about the amazing sea creatures that call it home. A hands-on session with animal artifacts is included in this program.

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Pirate Fun
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 10
Registration and more information
Ahoy, mates! Set sail to the library for a pirate adventure. Join us for swashbuckling stories, awesome activities, cunning crafts, and an epic water balloon battle. Costumes are welcome but wear something that can get wet. Weather permitting, splashy outdoor activities are planned. 

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Strawberry DNA Extraction
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 14
Registration and more information
Did you know that your favorite fruit has enough DNA to be seen without a microscope? Join us to learn about DNA and perform your own strawberry DNA extraction!

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Inventor®: Intro to Drafting
Exploration Commons
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of drafting in Inventor®, a 3D design software from Autodesk. You will learn how to orient part views, define dimensions, and other good tips and tricks on how to best create a well-outlined part draft. 

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Tai Chi for Rehabilitation
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 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. We will have a gentle progression of movements over four weeks. The instructor is certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute. All levels are welcome.

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Learn to Solder
Exploration Commons
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Soldering is fun and fundamental to a wide assortment of maker electronic projects as well as modern technology. From simple light-up LEDs to complex robots, solder is the glue that holds the technological world together. Join us for a hands-on project where you will assemble and solder your very own electronic dice circuit.

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SELf Discovery! An Interactive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Storytime
Westminster Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Join us for an interactive storytime that focuses on cultivating your child’s social-emotional competencies through engaging stories, games, and activities!


What is social and emotional learning (SEL)?

Research has shown that social-emotional skills are as important to success as academic achievement. Per the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (2021):

“SEL is the process through which all young people acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”

This program will promote the five SEL competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. To learn more about SEL and its benefits, check out the CASEL website at https://casel.org.

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful calming music. 

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Carroll County Writers Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association for their monthly meeting at CCPL’s Finksburg Branch. We will hold an open mic session as we discuss our work.

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Free Spirit Book Club: Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano.

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Come to the library to visit with and or read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children, and helps with social skills and even emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors come to de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins welcome!

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Monthly Maker Meetup
Exploration Commons
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Have you ever wondered how to get started with laser cutting or 3D printing? Or, are you an avid maker who wants to share their ideas and receive help and feedback? This group is for you! Come learn, create, and play in a collaborative environment meant for everyone. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

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Carroll Chapter Critique Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Please join the newly formed Carroll Chapter Critique Group as we meet to discuss our writing efforts and achievements.  

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Marlene at Home: Summer Edition at Cascade Lake
Online
Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome back to Marlene at Home with monthly summer editions! I have missed keeping in touch with all of my viewers! Come along as we explore an Ocean of Possibilities (our Summer Reading theme) with stops at a beach or a lake a few hours drive or maybe close to your own backyard. We may find some delicious food along the way. If your chaise is your favorite summer destination, join me from my back porch with reading suggestions for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Watch Marlene at Home, the second Sunday of June, July, and August at 3 PM. I can feel the breezes off the water already!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Drop Everything and Read at CCPL's Taneytown Branch
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Summer can be hectic and busy. We're here to help you set aside time for reading. Every Monday, we'll provide a time and place for you to enjoy materials individually or in a group setting. Earn points for Summer Reading by reading at the library!

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Dance Demo
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Tami Gee's Studio of Dance for a class in ballet and creative movement. Wear clothing that you can move freely in.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Kids and Teens Baking Class: Cherry Almond Scones
Exploration Commons
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 10 - 16
Registration and more information
In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to make Cherry Almond Scones. 

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Mindfulness Moments
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Kris Wood, BS, RN with Carroll Hospital's Tevis Center for Wellness, as she discusses ways to help you discover and understand your unique life balance and how to maintain a positive life experience through practices including guided mediation, mindful eating, and more.

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Blender Basics: Simple Rigging for Animation
Exploration Commons
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn some tips and tricks to make a Blender model move and prep it for 3D animation! This class will also go over the basic functionality of the Pose Mode (Animation Mode) in Blender.

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Messy Makers: Preschool Process Art Fun
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
This preschool process art class is all about stretching our amazing creativity muscles through developmentally appropriate art experiences. Preschoolers will explore different art materials and discover new techniques as we create unique art pieces.

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Hello Python
Exploration Commons
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Interested in learning Python but don't know where to start? Join us for an introductory look at the Python programming language, resources for learning, and a general open discussion about programming.

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Pixar Films Trivia Night!
Online
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Pixar Animation Studios has made some of our favorite animated films over the last several decades. From popular franchises like Toy Story, Cars, and The Incredibles to treasured classics like A Bug's Life, WALL-E, and UP, how well do you know Pixar's wonderful array of feature films? Join us and test your knowledge with this exciting trivia quiz!

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
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
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Medieval Madness with Castles and Dragons
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Castles, catapults, dragons, and more!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Toddler Time Playgroup
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:45am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for Toddler Time! A relaxed and fun environment where little ones and their grown-ups can come to meet and play. Toys will be provided by the library to encourage motor and social skills. 

 

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Storytime Express
Online
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Come along with Corky and the Outreach Crew as they learn, sing, and play together!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Medieval Madness with Castles and Dragons
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Castles, catapults, dragons, and more!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Kids Intro to Basic Sewing Skills
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 10 - 16
Registration and more information
Learn the necessary basics to feel comfortable using a sewing machine. This is a beginner-level class; you will leave feeling confident about the next steps to take towards sewing your own projects.

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Fresh Fruit Breakfast Bowls
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Celebrate summer's fresh fruit flavors in this hands-on class. We will prepare Fresh Fruit Muesli and Toasted Oats that will become a new seasonal favorite for breakfast.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Crafternoon
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Drop into the library for some fun with afternoon crafts.

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History Alive with Mary Ann Jung Presents: Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the fun as we set sail for adventure with Grace O'Malley, the Sea Queen of Connacht, Pirate Queen of Ireland. This daring leader and trader commanded the west coast of Ireland and an entire fleet of ships in the 1500s. This amazing Grace also fought for Irish rights. No landlubbers allowed - all hands on deck will move. A not-to-be-missed workout for brains and bodies alike!

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Sphero Obstacle Courses
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
We'll create obstacle courses using a variety of building materials and then steer the Sphero robots over, under, around, and through the designs! 

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Let's Get Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project to do together each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or come to meet new people who have a shared love of crafting.  

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 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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Helping Pollinators and an Introduction to Honey Beekeeping
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn about the plight of our native pollinators and the honey bee. Learn about how we can all help with pollinator habitat and food forage in our own backyards to help preserve our pollinator friends. Pollinator planting will also be discussed. Learn about honey beekeeping and where to get more information and education on keeping honey bees. Presented by the Howard County and Carroll County Beekeepers Associations.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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The Zentangle Method of Drawing-based Mindfulness
Online
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this online beginner's level class, Kathy Shapiro, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) will lead us through a relaxing drawing activity that all starts with four dots and a line. The outcome will amaze you! Please have the following supplies handy: white paper, a black pen, a pencil, and something with which to smudge. Please register for each class you plan to attend. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program date. 

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Healthy Gardens Grow
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: 4 - 10
More information
What makes a garden grow? Earth, rain, sun, and all sorts of creatures! Eddie works hard — digging, pulling weeds, and watering his plants — and soon his garden is magnificent, from his string bean house to his tall sunflowers. Make a lettuce necklace to take home.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music and movement.

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History Alive with Mary Ann Jung Presents: Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the fun as we set sail for adventure with Grace O'Malley, the Sea Queen of Connacht, Pirate Queen of Ireland. This daring leader and trader commanded the west coast of Ireland and an entire fleet of ships in the 1500s. This amazing Grace also fought for Irish rights. No landlubbers allowed - all hands on deck will move. A not-to-be-missed workout for brains and bodies alike!

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Come Fly the World
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke.

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Back to School Stress Busters
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Does the thought of heading back to school have you stressed out or worried? Drop in and create some gadgets to help you focus on yourself. Projects will include aromatherapy dough, a fidget cube, and a journal for capturing your thoughts. Come embrace some peace!

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Down on the Farm: Rabbits and Chickens
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Registration and more information
Head down to Library Farm to learn all about rabbits and chickens, then have a visit with live animals! 

 

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. 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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Intro to CNC Routing
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This two-part program will introduce you to the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures for our Iconic i2015 CNC router. Session one will focus on project design and the VCarve software. Session two covers machine use, including hands-on time with the CNC machine. Customers who successfully complete both sessions of this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ CNC machine.

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

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
All experience levels are welcome to participate in this one-hour virtual hatha yoga practice. In class, we will explore beginner-level asanas and mindful movements designed to support your well-being on many levels. At times pranayama, Sanskrit chants, and guided meditations will also be included to complement the practice. Bring your yoga mat, additional cushions, or blankets, and have a clean open space for the class.

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

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Finksburg Book Club: The Midnight Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Berry Tales: The Three Little Pigs
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Only the healthiest of the Three Little Pigs has enough energy to build a sturdy home. Listen to the story of The Three Little Pigs and join the fun with our large, cardboard puppets! Explore the importance of movement and learn some easy games for staying active and fit.

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Wildwood Storytime with CCPL's Mount Airy Branch
Offsite
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for storytime at the Wildwood Park gazebo! We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet indoors at CCPL's Mount Airy Branch.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
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This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Some Like it HOT!
Exploration Commons
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Chili peppers, that is! Join our favorite chili head, Angie Chappell, to learn more about growing, tasting, and cooking with some unique varieties of chilies. CAUTION - this class is HOT! This will be a demo and hands-on class.

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Back to School Stress Busters
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Does the thought of heading back to school have you stressed out or worried? Drop in and create some gadgets to help you focus on yourself. Projects will include aromatherapy dough, a fidget cube, and a journal for capturing your thoughts. Come embrace some peace!

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LEGO® Creations
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
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Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together!

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Coding with Pepper: Building Conversations
Exploration Commons
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Designed to build on the basic programming covered in the introductory Code with Pepper class, this class explores how to program a more natural and longer conversation flow with Pepper. Prior participation in a Code with Pepper class is highly recommended. Pepper was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Maryland State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

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Sphero Obstacle Courses
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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We'll create obstacle courses using a variety of building materials and then steer the Sphero robots over, under, around, and through the designs! 

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Full STEAM Ahead
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An early learning program that explores STEAM concepts to spark curiosity in young children through interactive experiments and activities! 

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

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Under the Sea
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Starfish and whales, just to name a few, come create your own with scissors and glue.

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Judy and Stink Moody Day!
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 6 - 10
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Are you a fan of Judy Moody and her brother, Stink? We'll celebrate these lovable characters with a branch-wide event focusing on activities, crafts, and fun giveaways. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters.

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Serenity Journaling
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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It's important to take time for yourself during these hectic, and often, uncertain times. Serenity journaling is an opportunity to take a few minutes to slow down, think, and write. Join Maria as she provides us with some topics, both contemporary and remembrance, that we can write about and relax. You can also take this time to journal about whatever is on your mind, or in your heart. After we free-write together, sharing is optional but encouraged!

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 15 minutes early.

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Teen After Hours: Escape from Voldemort
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Relive scenes from Harry Potter as we work out escape room puzzles all around the branch. We’ll round out the evening with snacks and other activities — grab your Firebolt and fly over for some after-hours fun! Registration and permission slips are required for this event; pick up one at the Information Desk or download it here.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 17
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Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. 

 

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Sashiko: Traditional Japanese Embroidery Take-Home Kit
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
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Dive into the world of sashiko, a type of traditional Japanese 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 from CCPL's North Carroll Branch for one week. 

This program is supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Cuentos Bilingües/ Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
Ages: All Ages
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Are you interested in improving your language skills? Join us for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! There will be singing, dancing, activities, stories, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us.

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

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Tai Chi for Rehabilitation
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
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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. We will have a gentle progression of movements over four weeks. The instructor is certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute. All levels are welcome.

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Painting with Spheros
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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Get ready for some messy, robotic fun! We will use Sphero robots to create our own art masterpieces. Weather permitting, we will be outside. Please remember to bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.

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Estate Planning with Amy Lazas
Westminster Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This estate planning seminar will cover everything you’ve always wanted to know about wills, trusts, health care directives, probate, and powers of attorney but didn’t know who to ask! Join Amy Lazas, Esq., of Providence Law Group, LLC, as she helps to make this complex topic a little easier to understand.

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is having a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament, so join us to show that you're the best Super Smash Bros. player in town! No prizes, just glory to the winner!

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Aquarium in a Bottle
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Make a snowglobe-style aquarium in a bottle with this Oceans of Possibilities-themed craft!

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