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Upcoming Events

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

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Chris Vaughn's Summer Fitness Camp
Finksburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 8
Registration and more information
Embark on a thrilling journey with our Adventure Begins at Your Library summer fitness camp! This action-packed program led by the dynamic Mr. Chris features 10 exhilarating stations incorporating throwing, catching, tossing, kicking, rolling, and navigating through an obstacle course. Join us at the library for an unforgettable experience where kids engage in physical activity and foster a love for adventure and learning. Each child will receive a challenge card to track their progress and a coloring sheet to take home, ensuring the adventure continues long after the camp ends.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Kids in the Kitchen: Let's Make Gnocchi!
Exploration Commons
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Learn how to make, roll, and shape traditional-style gnocchi! Participants will cook and enjoy their gnocchi with marinara sauce at the end of class.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Westminster Branch)
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
CCPL's Westminster Branch is partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Due to federal regulations, meals must be eaten at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12:15 PM until 1:15 PM.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Build It
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 8
Registration and more information
Bring your imagination and a grown-up and create with our fun building sets! Make & Learn Kits, LEGO®, DUPLO®, and many more fun building activities will be available.

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Harry Potter: The Care and Feeding of Magical Creatures
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you love the magical world of Harry Potter? Join us to make a Bowtruckle, a Cornish Pixie, and a bottle charm.

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Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Need service hours? We've got those too! Participants can join us in person or log in virtually through Zoom by registering.

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Laser Cutting Refresher
Exploration Commons
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
If it's been a while since you passed your Exploration Commons laser certification and you could use a refresher on the process, this class is for you! Get a reintroduction to the basics of using our Epilog Fusion Pro and Edge lasers.  

This class is for customers who have already been certified for Exploration Commons independent laser use. This class does not result in independent laser cutter use certification.

Previous Laser Certification is required.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Bluest Eye
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.  

 

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Beginner Sewing Level 2: Intro to Garment Construction (Class 3)
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
This series of sewing classes introduces new or less experienced sewists to beginner sewing information, resources, and hands-on experience.

Beginner Sewing Level 2: Intro to Garment Construction introduces the following information and skills:

  • fabric types, terminology, and preparation for sewing
  • interfacings types, uses, and application
  • reading, customizing, and cutting from a commercial pattern
  • constructing and finishing a simple garment

This is a series class; you need to register for the first class and attend all three classes.

  • Class 1: Choosing, Purchasing and Preparing Fabrics for Garment Sewing (06/27/2024)
  • Class 2: Measuring the Body, Preparing the Pattern, and Cutting the Fabric (07/11/2024)
  • Class 3: Sewing Slim Cut Lounge Pants (07/23/2024)

 

Series Prerequisites and Required Skills:

  • Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or have EC sewing machine certification
  • can thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
  • can sew items together with different seam allowances
  • understand the purpose of back-stitching
  • have previously sewn items equivalent to the projects in the Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes: small fabric container, lined canvas tote with webbing handles, lined pouch with zipper

Required Materials:

  • A sewing machine, some materials, and a commercial sewing pattern will be provided
  • Students will supply the appropriate fabric, elastic, and thread for their garment
  • Appropriate amount of prewashed and dried fabric for your size*
  • Appropriate width and amount of elastic for your size*
  • Matching thread*

*Do not purchase fabric, elastic, or thread before the first class.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Create, Explore, and More: Marvelous Marbles and Amazing Mazes
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
We will be constructing marble runs and mazes.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Kids in the Kitchen: Let's Make Gnocchi!
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Learn how to make, roll, and shape traditional-style gnocchi! Participants will cook and enjoy their gnocchi with marinara sauce at the end of class.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Unwind Your Mind: Adult Coloring Book Group
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Do you feel like you're going in a dozen directions? Or maybe you're not focusing due to hectic schedules. Sometimes, we need to stop everything and concentrate on the simpler things. Join us for a monthly social gathering as we color and listen to relaxing music. Feel free to bring your own coloring book, use our sheets and pencils, or bring your electronic device with your favorite pre-loaded coloring book apps. Let's de-stress together!

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Adaptive Fitness Fun for Adults with Chris Vaughn
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join our favorite physical education instructor for an hour of adaptive stretching, exercise, and total fun!

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Amazing Race: Library Edition
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you have what it takes to win? Join a team of two to complete escape room-style tasks, solve clues, and race around the library to cross the finish line!

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Board Games at Laughing Coffin
Offsite
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Calling all fans of fun, lovers of strategy and competition! The library will be hosting board game demos for teens at the Laughing Coffin Hobby Shop in Taneytown. Bring a group or meet new friends while trying out a variety of popular modern board games!

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Laser Cutting Tabletop Game Terrain
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Many tabletop games that use miniatures require terrain and buildings for a fully immersive experience. We'll look at using Adobe Illustrator to create the files necessary to craft these unique objects using our Epilog Fusion Pro laser. This is not a certification class, nor is laser certification required.

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Eating Well This Summer for Physical Activity
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Being physically active has numerous healthful benefits beyond the physical. Join Weis Dietitian Christina Pelletier MS, RDN, LDN to learn how to properly fuel for physical activity at all levels. The presentation will be followed by an Energy Bites recipe demonstration that participants will be able to sample. A $5.00 Weis coupon will be available to all attendees.

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Let's Get Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or meet new people with a shared love of crafting.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay-as-long-as-you-like environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

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Kids in the Kitchen: Let's Make Gnocchi!
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Learn how to make, roll, and shape traditional-style gnocchi! Participants will cook and enjoy their gnocchi with marinara sauce at the end of class.

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Car Seat Safety Event
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Child car safety seats can be very challenging and confusing to install! The Carroll County Health Department will perform car seat safety checks and assist families to ensure they use child seats correctly. Appointments are suggested but not required. Call 410-876-4448 to make an appointment.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement! 

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Easy Crafting Afternoon: Messy Mosaics
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a fun afternoon of making art with a variety of mixed media, including scrapbook paper, newspaper, magazines, and washi tape. Available while supplies last.

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Westminster Book Club: Death in Focus
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Death in Focus by Anne Perry. Books will be available for pickup at CCPL's Westminster Branch.

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Kids Writing Camp
Offsite
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
More information
Registration is required; register for FREE at https://carrollcountyartscouncil.org/event/kids-writing-camp/

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

This event for kids is designed for readers and aspiring authors! Attendees will meet and learn all about the writing process from bestselling children’s authors Andy Auseon, Fred Bowen, and Hena Khan. To make this special event even better, each young attendee will receive one free book from the guest authors made possible from an anonymous donation to Carroll County Public Library. Please note that quantities of free books are limited. Additional copies of books will be available for purchase and signing at the evening author event open to all ages. All kids must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Book Choices

Young Attendees will get to choose from the following books at the event. Book quantities are limited. Additional books will be available for purchase.

Spellbinders: The Not-So-Chosen One by Andrew Auseon

Extra Innings by Fred Bowen

Drawing Deena by Hena Khan

Special Guest Information

Andy Auseon

Andrew Auseon is the author of several books for children and young adults, and he is the writer of numerous bestselling and award-winning video games. A transplant from the Midwest, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his family and two very naughty cats. He loves breakfast cereal, the sound of the ocean, and the feeling of a brand-new book in his hands.

Fred Bowen

Fred Bowen was a little leaguer who loved to read and is still a lifelong sports fanatic. He is the author of the action-packed Fred Bowen Sports Story series, currently totaling more than twenty titles. For thirteen years, Bowen coached kids’ baseball and basketball teams. He has also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since 2000. He was a lawyer for many years before retiring to become a full-time children’s book author. Bowen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Hena Khan

Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle-grade novels Amina’s Voice, Amina’s Song, More to the Story, Drawing Deena, and the Zara’s Rules series and picture books Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Under My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George, among others. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her family.

About Two Sides to the Story Podcast

Two Sides to the Story is a podcast and online community about books, readers, writers, libraries, and bookstores. Learn more and download episodes.

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Chess at the Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
More information
Are you a chess champion or want to learn? Show off your best moves against other chess players! Experienced and novice chess players are welcome.

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Intro to Assemblies in Onshape
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Ready to take your 3D design skills to the next level? In this comprehensive, hands-on session in Onshape, a powerful cloud-based computer-aided design (CAD) platform, we will explore how to model assemblies of parts and how to integrate standard hardware into a design.

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Family Game Night
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us in the Children's Department for fun with board games, card games, or anything in between. We've got something everyone will enjoy! Bring your grown-up and be ready to play.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Kids Author Night
Offsite
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Registration is encouraged; register for FREE at https://carrollcountyartscouncil.org/event/author-night/

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

Meet bestselling children’s authors Andy Auseon, Fred Bowen, and Hena Khan. Moderated by Two Sides of the Podcast. Books will be available for purchase and signing from A Likely Story Bookstore.

Special Guest Information

Andy Auseon

Andrew Auseon is the author of several books for children and young adults, and he is the writer of numerous bestselling and award-winning video games. A transplant from the Midwest, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his family and two very naughty cats. He loves breakfast cereal, the sound of the ocean, and the feeling of a brand-new book in his hands.

Fred Bowen

Fred Bowen was a little leaguer who loved to read and is still a lifelong sports fanatic. He is the author of the action-packed Fred Bowen Sports Story series, currently totaling more than twenty titles. For thirteen years, Bowen coached kids’ baseball and basketball teams. He has also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since 2000. He was a lawyer for many years before retiring to become a full-time children’s book author. Bowen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Hena Khan

Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle grade novels Amina’s Voice, Amina’s Song, More to the Story, Drawing Deena, and the Zara’s Rules series and picture books Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Under My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George, among others. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her family.

About Two Sides to the Story Podcast

Two Sides to the Story is a podcast and online community about books, readers, writers, libraries, and bookstores. Learn more and download episodes.

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Mid-Week Movie and Munch: Migration
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us as we watch Migration and munch on some yummy popcorn. Follow along as a sheltered family of mallards goes on the migration vacation of a lifetime. Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle. This movie is rated PG with a runtime of 83 minutes.

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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun, featuring stories, music, crafts, play, and time with friends.

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Making for Good: Pet Beds
Exploration Commons
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Celebrate National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day in this Making for Good program. Attendees will make a pet bed to be donated to the local animal shelter! Participants are also welcome to make a pet bed for their furry friends. All attendees must be sewing machine certified to attend this class. We will provide fabrics, filling, etc.

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

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Artemis Fowl
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Percy Jackson Escape Room
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for an escape room set in the mythological world of Percy Jackson. Gather clues, solve puzzles, and more to try and escape in time.

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Pirate Fun
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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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Crazy for Crafting
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for some fun and easy craft projects each month. No experience or creative skills are needed. Bring a friend or meet new people who also enjoy crafting.

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Soundscaping: Intro to FL Studio and Roland Keyboard
Exploration Commons
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of music creation with an intro to FL Studio and a look into a few of the unique features of our own Roland FP-90X keyboard.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class allows students of various abilities and physical conditions to develop their yoga practice comfortably. Yoga has many appealing aspects, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, stress, and pain relief. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
We will be joined by special guest Miana Massey, WJZ News! 

Please note that we will have a film crew on site as part of an upcoming feature about the importance of summer reading on preventing summer slide and loss of student achievement. Anyone who does not wish to be on camera will have that option. WJZ coverage is sponsored by Bob Bell Automotive. 

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Luis Garay: The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Luis Garay's South American, Caribbean, and African rhythms are a highly educational and entertaining musical journey. The audience will be introduced to many exotic instruments, such as the balafon, djembe, and talking drum, as well as the more familiar congas, bongos, and drum set. The audience participates throughout the performance as they learn to clap authentic rhythms from different cultures.

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Mr. Jon Live in Concert
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join multiple Parents' Choice Award winner Mr. Jon & Friends for a musical comedy show for the whole family. Mr. Jon and his silly friend George the Monkey will have you dancing, laughing, and singing along. Using rhymes, songs, books, and puppets, this interactive, hilarious show is not to be missed.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.

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Luis Garay: The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum
Finksburg Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Luis Garay's South American, Caribbean, and African rhythms are a highly educational and entertaining musical journey. The audience will be introduced to many exotic instruments, such as the balafon, djembe, and talking drum, as well as the more familiar congas, bongos, and drum set. The audience participates throughout the performance as they learn to clap authentic rhythms from different cultures.

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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LEGO® Creations Free for All
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
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 a grown-up and build together!

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

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VCarve: Create a Puzzle Ball
Exploration Commons
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a hands-on session where we create and cut out a wood puzzle ball on Exploration Commons' Iconic CNC Router. Previous basic computer experience is required. No experience with the CNC router or design software is needed. This class does not result in independent CNC use certification.

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Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Summer Reading is in full swing! While you're here for your Summer Reading raffle ticket, familiarize yourself with the treasures in CCPL's Westminster Branch by completing this fun scavenger hunt! All are welcome to participate, so stop by and complete this indoor, air-conditioned adventure and earn a prize upon completion!

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Sykesville Painting Club Workshop
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Sharon Gribbin-Lindemon from the Sykesville Painting Club will offer the workshop, Approaching Abstraction.

To sign up for this workshop, go to: tinyurl.com/approaching-abstraction

The fee for this workshop is $30 for club members and $35 for nonmembers; please be prepared to pay when you arrive.

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Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Afternoon
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
Registration and more information
Calling brave heroes for a quest in Dungeons & Dragons! Whether this is your first adventure or your twentieth, join us for an afternoon of fantastic deeds! On the road to the town of Etran's Folly, our heroes were waylaid by strange creatures. No sooner did they hit town then they were met with a strange mystery...a mystery that will take us the whole summer to unravel! Join us in June, July, and August to solve the mystery of Etran's Folly and the strange happenings therein.  

A choice of playable 5th-level characters, dice, pencils, and other necessary supplies will be provided.  

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

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Game Day: Catan
Offsite
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
More information
Librarian Joy Zimmer will teach you how to play Catan at City Park Gaming & Brew Room! An adult must accompany all participants under the age of 18. The library will not cover the cost of beverages or snacks. However, participants are welcome to support City Park Gaming & Brew Room.

Catan is for ages 8 and older and three to six players with a play time of 60 to 120 minutes. For more information about Catan, go to https://www.catan.com/.

 

 

 

 

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Laser Engraved Monogram Cork Trivet
Exploration Commons
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn some of the basics of Adobe Illustrator and design for the laser engraver while we create a monogram design for a cork trivet. Participants will then get to see their trivet being engraved.

This class does not result in independent laser use certification. 

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Fun in the Sun!
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
Join the fun as we learn about solar energy and create with crafts. Rescheduled for August 19 at 10:00 AM.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Monday Matinee: The Princess Bride
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for Monday Matinees! Enjoy a favorite family movie. Blankets and pillows are welcome! All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The Princess Bride is rated PG with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Westminster Branch)
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
CCPL's Westminster Branch is partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Due to federal regulations, meals must be eaten at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12:15 PM until 1:15 PM.

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Restaurant Roundtable
Exploration Commons
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join a roundtable for chefs, managers, and restaurant owners in Carroll County and the surrounding area. Get together with your peers to discuss current issues, upcoming events, new menu items, personnel issues, and more. Hosted by the Teaching Kitchen at Exploration Commons at 50 East. There is no charge for this event, and registration is requested but not required. This will be a quarterly event.

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Harry Potter: Wand Making and Classroom Gear 101
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you love the magical world of Harry Potter? Join us to make your own wand, a quill, and a spell book. All materials will be provided for you.

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Jumanji in the Library
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 13
Registration and more information
Play a live-action game at the library based on the '90s movie Jumanji! We'll split the players into teams, and they'll compete against each other in real-life games to see who can finish first!

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Shrimp Ceviche Two Ways!
Exploration Commons
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Come make delicious Shrimp Ceviche with guest presenter Lory Hierstetter of Two Sides to the Story! She won the Two Sides Cookoff last year and will teach you how to make two flavors of this flavorful seafood salsa. 

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Stagecraft Workshop
Offsite
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This program is for anyone who wants to learn more about building sets in a safe and correct manner. Join us for this three-day workshop, where you will learn stagecraft standards at the Carroll Arts Center, drafting at Exploration Commons, and set construction at Carroll Community College.  

Each class will take place at a different location to ensure everyone learns all that Carroll County can offer your theatre troupe. 

Each student is permitted to bring along 1 additional person to each workshop. If you choose to do this, they will need to be the same person each day, and there will be an additional fee. You and your partner will need to share all the supplies and computers.

 

Register here: https://carrollcountyartscouncil.coursestorm.com/course/stagecraft-workshop

Price: The cost is $75 for one person or $85 for two people.

 

Class Schedule

Class 1: Monday, July 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Carroll County Arts Council

Instructor: Stephen Strosnider

 

Class 2: Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Exploration Commons at 50 East

Instructor: Polly O'Hair

 

Class 3: Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Location: Carroll Community College

Instructor: Sophie Barden

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

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through design basics, machine use, and safety procedures. At the instructor's discretion, customers who successfully complete this program will be certified to use the Exploration Commons' Fusion Pro and Fusion Edge laser cutters.

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

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Create, Explore, and More: Paper Airplanes and Frisbees
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Construct and test paper airplanes and frisbees by completing challenges.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Washington's Gay General
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book discussion focusing on a diverse author's work. Each month, we will select a young adult or adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our July selection is the graphic novel Washington's Gay General: The Legends and Loves of Baron von Steuben by Josh Trujillo and Levi Hastings. Author Josh Trujillo will be joining us to talk about the book. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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Sewing Skills: Sewing with Zippers
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to insert zippers like a pro! This technique-based workshop will cover three types of zipper installations: regular, lapped, and invisible. 
 

Class Prerequisites and Required Skills:

  • Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or have EC sewing machine certification
  • can thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
  • can sew items together with different seam allowances
  • understand the purpose of back-stitching

Materials: A sewing machine and all necessary materials will be provided.

 

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Family Cooking Class: Harry Potter Sweets and Treats
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this hands-on cooking class, participants will make Butterbeer, Hogwarts acceptance letters, and recreate a smaller version of Hagrid's birthday cake for Harry. One registration fee per group, up to four participants. For groups with children ages six and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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Stagecraft Workshop
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This program is for anyone who wants to learn more about building sets in a safe and correct manner. Join us for this three-day workshop, where you will learn stagecraft standards at the Carroll Arts Center, drafting at Exploration Commons, and set construction at Carroll Community College.  

Each class will take place at a different location to ensure everyone learns all that Carroll County can offer your theatre troupe. 

Each student is permitted to bring along 1 additional person to each workshop. If you choose to do this, they will need to be the same person each day, and there will be an additional fee. You and your partner will need to share all the supplies and computers.

 

Register here: https://carrollcountyartscouncil.coursestorm.com/course/stagecraft-workshop

Price: The cost is $75 for one person or $85 for two people.

 

Class Schedule

Class 1: Monday, July 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Carroll County Arts Council

Instructor: Stephen Strosnider

 

Class 2: Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Exploration Commons at 50 East

Instructor: Polly O'Hair

 

Class 3: Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Location: Carroll Community College

Instructor: Sophie Barden

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Mount Airy Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Calling all teens with a love of the library! Earn service hours while making friends, beautifying the library and planning programs!

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Corky the penguin wants to explore Taneytown and is asking for your help!

Stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to pick up a paper Corky and a list of destinations, then take a picture with Corky in at least 5 of those spots. Bring photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 9:15am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay-as-long-as-you-like environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Baby Play Day!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
This gentle morning playtime is geared toward our littlest ones! Your baby can practice their fine and gross motor skills with tunnels, slides, and toys just for them while socializing with others their age.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Harry Potter Palooza
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Calling all wizards, witches, and muggles! Join us for a magic-filled program as we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday throughout the library!

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Summer Creations: Sun-sational Suncatchers
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
More information
Would you like to create art with used compact discs? Join us as we make sun-sational suncatchers using a little paint and a lot of imagination! These upcycled art pieces will brighten your rooms and your gardens. Available while supplies last.

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Kids
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is having a Super Smash Bros. tournament for kids, so join us to show you're the best Super Smash Bros. player your age in town! No prizes, just glory to the winner!

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Intro to Reverse Engineering
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Welcome to the exciting world of reverse engineering! Learn how to reconstruct and modify existing parts using basic measuring tools and Onshape, a powerful cloud-based 3D modeling software.

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Teen Crafternoon: Squeegee Painting
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
More information
It's craft time! Join us to experiment with the fun of squeegee art and create unique abstract artwork! Wear paint-friendly clothes to be prepared for the magic of this art style. Available while supplies last.

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Stagecraft Workshop
Offsite
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This program is for anyone who wants to learn more about building sets in a safe and correct manner. Join us for this three-day workshop, where you will learn stagecraft standards at the Carroll Arts Center, drafting at Exploration Commons, and set construction at Carroll Community College.  

Each class will take place at a different location to ensure everyone learns all that Carroll County can offer your theatre troupe. 

Each student is permitted to bring along 1 additional person to each workshop. If you choose to do this, they will need to be the same person each day, and there will be an additional fee. You and your partner will need to share all the supplies and computers.

 

Register here: https://carrollcountyartscouncil.coursestorm.com/course/stagecraft-workshop

Price: The cost is $75 for one person or $85 for two people.

 

Class Schedule

Class 1: Monday, July 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Carroll County Arts Council

Instructor: Stephen Strosnider

 

Class 2: Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Exploration Commons at 50 East

Instructor: Polly O'Hair

 

Class 3: Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Location: Carroll Community College

Instructor: Sophie Barden

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun, featuring stories, music, crafts, play, and time with friends.

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Beginner Sewing Level 3: Intro to Garment Sewing, Set-In Sleeves
Exploration Commons
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Properly fitting and sewing in sleeves is a challenge for beginning sewists. Learn the necessary steps to sew set-in sleeves without puckers. You will practice these skills by inserting sleeves into a 1/2-scale woven bodice sample.

Class Prerequisites and Required Skills

  • have completed Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or have EC sewing machine certification
  • thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, and troubleshoot tension issues
  • sew straight and curved seams while maintaining consistent seam allowance
  • know how to read and work with a pattern and cut fabric with care and accuracy
  • have a basic understanding of different fabric types and have sewn with a few different types
  • have experience sewing a regular zipper

Required Materials

  • A sewing machine and materials will be provided.

About Beginner Sewing Level 3: Intro to Garment Sewing
This set of classes introduces new or less experienced sewists to beginner sewing information and resources, along with hands-on experiences.

This series introduces the following information and skills:

  • insert a set-in sleeve
  • sewing a collar with a lapel
  • sewing a trouser fly
  • sewing the fitted waistband
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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's Taneytown Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Homemade Manicotti: Part 1
Exploration Commons
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Chef Andrew Preziosi will teach authentic Italian cooking in this two-session class. Learn to make manicotti shells, filling, and marinara sauce from scratch, as well as tips for success. Note: this is a two-part class.

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
More information
Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially for struggling readers.

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Let's Start a Podcast!
Exploration Commons
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Do you want to get into podcasting but don't know where to start? This is the class for you! We will cover the basics of the different recording software we offer and introduce the equipment we provide in the Audio/Video Lab.

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Introduction to Birding
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
More information
Join Benjamin Gantz from the Audubon Society to learn about the exciting hobby of birding. Introductory topics such as identifying features, species, and habitat types will be discussed.

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ABCs & 123s: At the Vet
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we explore letters and numbers. We'll offer lots of engaging, hands-on activities to make learning fun!

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Luis Garay: The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Luis Garay's South American, Caribbean, and African rhythms are a highly educational and entertaining musical journey. The audience will be introduced to many exotic instruments, such as the balafon, djembe, and talking drum, as well as the more familiar congas, bongos, and drum set. The audience participates throughout the performance as they learn to clap authentic rhythms from different cultures.

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Magician Mike Rose: Magical Adventures
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show unlike any other. Mike's new show, Magical Adventures, consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy all themed around adventure! The show features lots of audience participation, too. Many children will become part of the show! Join us for this magical adventure!

 

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes all levels of students. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket, yoga mat, and a strap (or belt or towel).

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Spanish Language Practice Circle
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a friendly and informal group gathering to practice speaking Spanish together. All levels are welcome; our leader is a partner from The Literacy Council of Carroll County.  

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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

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Homemade Manicotti: Part 2
Exploration Commons
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Chef Andrew Preziosi will teach authentic Italian cooking in this two-session class. Learn to make manicotti shells, filling, and marinara sauce from scratch, as well as tips for success. Note: this is a two-part class.

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Luis Garay: The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum
North Carroll Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Luis Garay's South American, Caribbean, and African rhythms are a highly educational and entertaining musical journey. The audience will be introduced to many exotic instruments, such as the balafon, djembe, and talking drum, as well as the more familiar congas, bongos, and drum set. The audience participates throughout the performance as they learn to clap authentic rhythms from different cultures.

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

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Teen After Hours Movie Night: X-Men
Westminster Branch
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join the Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board as we explore the Marvel Multiverse with a showing of X-Men. Come see how iconic heroes like Wolverine were introduced! Will you join Professor X's X-Men or Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants? Snacks will be provided. X-Men is rated PG-13.

Registration and permission slips are required for this after-hours event; download a copy or pick one up at the Westminster Branch's Customer Service Desk.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local Master Gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch Garden. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent.

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Saturday Adventures
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts- there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Advanced Laser Cutting: Precision Techniques
Exploration Commons
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
We will discuss precision techniques to improve your laser project outcomes. Topics will include centering-point alignment, printed registration marks, using jigs or templates, and the importance of maintaining a settings notebook. Exploration Commons Laser certification is required prior to attending this program.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 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.

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Dungeons and Dragons Club
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - 18
Registration and more information
Welcome adventurers! Join our table as we embark on fun-filled campaign! Our game is friendly to both new and returning players. Our characters are currently level 3. Please feel free to bring your own character sheet or choose one of our pre-made ones to make your own!

If you would like to, please join our campaign on DnD Beyond by following the link below:

https://www.dndbeyond.com/campaigns/join/4801370444489775

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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DIY Chunky Knit Clay Planters
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an afternoon of using white clay to decorate and upcycle simple tin cans with an adorable chunky knit sweater design. All supplies will be provided.

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3D Design Skills: The 3D Tool Bar
Exploration Commons
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Ready to take your 3D design skills to the next level? In this comprehensive, hands-on session in Onshape, a powerful cloud-based computer-aided design (CAD) platform, we will explore the tools available for creating 3D geometry!

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