COVID-19 Test Kit Update: Test kits are currently available at CCPL Headquarters, Exploration Commons, Finksburg, Mount Airy, North Carroll, Taneytown and Westminster. Supplies are limited so please check back for updates.

All CCPL locations will be closed for the Independence Holiday on Monday, July 4. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, July 5.

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Upcoming Events

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

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mermaid Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
We're diving into the deep blue sea for an amazing mermaid storytime! Celebrate the magic of merpeople with stories, songs, and activities. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Kids Intro to Basic Sewing Skills
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 10 - 16
Registration and more information
Learn the necessary basics to feel comfortable using a sewing machine. This is a beginner-level class; you will leave feeling confident about the next steps to take towards sewing your own projects.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Rock Tumbling Club
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for two sessions of STEAM fun with rocks and rock tumbling! In the first session, each participant will place a rock in the library's rock tumbler and break their own geode! In the second session, participants will receive a smooth tumbled rock and paint a second rock to take home! Participants will automatically be signed up for both dates, so please prepare to attend both sessions.

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out in this movement-based program.

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Which crewmember is kinda sus? Join us for a chance to play the popular game Among Us with your peers in a non-public game and find out! 

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

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Tik Tok Tie-Dye
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Let's tie-dye t-shirts with viral Tik-Tok trends! We'll be using the ice method to make a cool design to tie-dye shirts! We'll provide the shirts, you'll provide the fun!

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John Ota & the Kitchen of Thomas Jefferson
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join author John Ota for a glimpse into Monticello and the design rationale for Jefferson's complex kitchen addition. As John cooks, he'll share the history and preparation of macaroni and cheese, tennis ball lettuce and tomato salad, and an early 19th century Mary Rudolph salad dressing recipe. Hear about Jefferson's love of French food, the vegetables from his "Thousand Foot Garden", and the recipes that were cooked in his kitchen by his enslaved chefs. Enjoy peaches and ice cream - one of his favorite fruits - to finish out the presentation. Copies of John's book, The Kitchen, will be available for sale by Rudolph Girls. 

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Focaccia Bread Art
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Create your own fanciful bread art using fresh focaccia dough, veggies, and herbs.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Motorboat Movie
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 8
Registration and more information
Turn one of our cardboard boxes into your own personal motorboat and float on over for a summer ocean drive-in movie experience!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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DIY Light Bottle
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Create a little night magic with these upcycled bottles. Using glass bottles, string lights, and your imagination, you will create a lighted bottle that adds a bit of fun to any space. All supplies will be provided.

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Summer Kombucha Mocktails
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn to prepare refreshing, non-alcoholic drinks to serve at your summer gatherings. In this hands-on class, we will use kombucha to make mocktails everyone can enjoy. 

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

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DIY Light Bottle
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Create a little night magic with these upcycled bottles. Using glass bottles, string lights, and your imagination, you will create a lighted bottle that adds a bit of fun to any space. All supplies will be provided.

Join us in CCPL's Finksburg Branch's Large Meeting Room for space to spread out and inspirational ideas to complete the project or take a kit home to complete on your own.

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

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Wildwood Storytime with CCPL's Mount Airy Branch
Offsite
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at the Wildwood Park gazebo! We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet indoors at CCPL's Mount Airy Branch.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Learn to Solder
Exploration Commons
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Soldering is fun and fundamental to a wide assortment of maker electronic projects as well as modern technology. From simple light-up LEDs to complex robots, solder is the glue that holds the technological world together. Join us for a hands-on project where you will assemble and solder your very own electronic dice circuit.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Pokémon Perler Bead Creations
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
More information
Join us for an afternoon of recreating your favorite Pokémon with Perler beads!

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Down on the Farm: Rabbits and Chickens
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Registration and more information
Head down to the Library Farm to learn all about rabbits and chickens, then have a visit with these live animals!

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Fusion 360: Designing for the Laser Cutter
Exploration Commons
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this two-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of Fusion 360 and how to use it to design for laser cutting. On day one, learn the basics of Fusion 360 and design a laser-cuttable project. On day two, finish the design and cut it on the Fusion Pro Laser cutter. This class does not result in independent laser use certification.

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
More information
Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers.

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Crabby Santa Ornaments
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come join us as we combine Oceans of Possibilities with Christmas in July with a make-your-own ornament program using real blue crab shells!  All materials will be supplied to make this adorable Santa ornament out of a sanitized crab shell.

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

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

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show. 

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Deep Blue Sea Take and Make Kits
North Carroll Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 5 - 10
More information
Explore the underwater world through crafts and STEM projects that you can do at home.

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Finksburg Morning Book Club: The Secrets We Kept
Finksburg Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

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Early Learning ArtsPlay™ with Arts for Learning Maryland
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join a Wolf Trap teaching artist for a morning of engaging activities using music, movement, and drama! This program brings joyful, arts-based learning and hands-on creative exploration to our young learners, and their caregivers and educators. 

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

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Full STEAM Ahead
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An early learning program that explores STEAM concepts to spark curiosity in young children through interactive experiments and activities! 

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

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Oceans of Possibilities Fitness
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
Registration and more information
Come move your body! Join physical education teacher Chris Vaughn and move your body with different physical activity stations. You will be throwing, kicking, and going through an obstacle course. Join us in the fun! We'll be outside, weather permitting, so remember your sunscreen and a water bottle.

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

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show. 

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Demonstration Station: Photography
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Demonstration Station to ask a question or learn something new from a member of the Taneytown community. From professional specialists to lay experts, we are hosting a summer for sharing the Ocean of Possibilities we can offer each other.

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

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Battle your friends in a Super Smash Bros. tournament on the library's Nintendo Switch. See if you have what it takes to be a champion. 

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Life-Sized Candy Land
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults
More information
Now you can step into the classic game of Candy Land! Make your way through the kingdom and collect special treats along the way!

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ Fusion Pro 48 laser.

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show. 

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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

 

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Christmas in July Take and Make Kit
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
Registration and more information
Pick up a kit and stitch beautiful paper ornaments featuring a snowflake and a Christmas tree. Get a head start on your holiday decorating or gifts.

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Oceans of Possibilities Escape Room
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an ocean-themed escape room. Can you escape in time?

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Oceans of Possibilities Escape Room
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an ocean-themed escape room. Can you escape in time?

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CCPL at Westminster Pride Festival
Offsite
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL will be at Westminster Pride Festival on Saturday, July 9th! See us for goodies, books, and two author signings featuring ALIZA LAYNE and BEN "BEE" KAHN! 

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Bees & Beekeeping for Kids
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
More information
Come learn about honeybees, beekeeping, how you get honey, and explore all the tools needed to get the job done with Nicole Yakas from Working Girls Apiary Management and the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association. Held outside in Finksburg Branch's native gardens. No live bees will be present at this program.

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Oceans of Possibilities Escape Room
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an ocean-themed escape room. Can you escape in time?

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful calming music. 

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Oceans of Possibilities Escape Room
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an ocean-themed escape room. Can you escape in time?

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Carroll County Writers Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association for their monthly meeting at CCPL’s Finksburg Branch.

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Free Spirit Book Club: The Bear and the Nightingale
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.

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Oceans of Possibilities Escape Room
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an ocean-themed escape room. Can you escape in time?

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Come to the library to visit with and or read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children, and helps with social skills and even emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors come to de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins welcome!

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Monthly Maker Meetup
Exploration Commons
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Have you ever wondered how to get started with laser cutting or 3D printing? Or, are you an avid maker who wants to share their ideas and receive help and feedback? This group is for you! Come learn, create, and play in a collaborative environment meant for everyone. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

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Oceans of Possibilities Escape Room
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an ocean-themed escape room. Can you escape in time?

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Marlene at Home: Summer Edition at Codorus State Park
Online
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome back to Marlene at Home with monthly summer editions! I have missed keeping in touch with all of my viewers! Come along as we explore an Ocean of Possibilities (our Summer Reading theme) with stops at a beach or a lake a few hours drive or maybe close to your own backyard. We may find some delicious food along the way. If your chaise is your favorite summer destination, join me from my back porch with reading suggestions for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Watch Marlene at Home, the second Sunday of June, July, and August at 3 PM. I can feel the breezes off the water already!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Circus Science with Gregory May
Finksburg Branch
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Experience the wonders of the circus without the cost. Gregory May, a former Ringling Brothers performer, uses amazing tricks to explore the circus world - and explains some scientific principles behind the razzle-dazzle!

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

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

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

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

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

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Taneytown Book Discussion Group: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley.

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Basic Knife Skills
Exploration Commons
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
This hands-on class will cover everything you need to know about caring for your knives and how to use them. You’ll learn how to chop, dice, mince and get plenty of practice with other professional cuts. This is a beginner's level class.

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

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Harry Potter Escape Room
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a Harry Potter-themed escape room. Gather clues, solve puzzles, and try to escape in time.

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Intro to Game Design with Unity and Visual Coding
Exploration Commons
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 13 - 18
Registration and more information
In this four-session program, participants will explore visual scripting and basic coding in Unity Game Design Engine. On the first day, participants will be introduced to basic coding terminology through an interactive activity. Sessions two through four will be an instructor-led game build of Clive the Cat's Visual Crypting in Unity.

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Veterans Book Club: Revolver
Finksburg Branch
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter that Changed America by Jim Rasenberger.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Blast, Zip, and Soar!
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Back by popular demand! Rockets, airplanes, and MORE! 

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

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Toddler Time Playgroup
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:45am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for Toddler Time! A relaxed and fun environment where little ones and their grown-ups can come to meet and play. Toys will be provided by the library to encourage motor and social skills. 

 

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

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Blast, Zip, and Soar!
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Back by popular demand! Rockets, airplanes, and MORE! 

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

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

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Intro to Game Design with Unity and Visual Coding
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 13 - 18
Registration and more information
In this four-session program, participants will explore visual scripting and basic coding in Unity Game Design Engine. On the first day, participants will be introduced to basic coding terminology through an interactive activity. Sessions two through four will be an instructor-led game build of Clive the Cat's Visual Crypting in Unity.

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Parachute Fun
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Explore the parachute through singing, reading, talking, playing, and writing. All while having an enormous amount of fun!

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a session of Dungeons & Dragons played entirely online! Pre-generated characters will be available, and registrants will meet on Zoom the day before to become familiar with any websites used. This session is for beginners and avid players alike.

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

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Ocean Art
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a three-part series where we will create a different ocean-inspired art project each month. Attendees do not have to attend all three sessions.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations is not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. Please email Nadine Rosendale (nadiner@carr.org) with questions. 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join us for Trivia Night at Bistro 91! Prizes are provided by Bistro 91. Registration required. Only one person per team needs to register.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Junior Gardeners' Workshop: Summer Flower Arrangement
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Join the members of the Silver Fancy Garden Club and create a beautiful fresh flower arrangement. All supplies will be provided.

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show. 

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Here Comes the Fire Truck!
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join us for a visit from the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department! Meet the firefighters, learn about firefighting equipment, and explore a fire truck.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: The Last Green Valley
Offsite
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music and movement.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Intro to Game Design with Unity and Visual Coding
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 13 - 18
Registration and more information
In this four-session program, participants will explore visual scripting and basic coding in Unity Game Design Engine. On the first day, participants will be introduced to basic coding terminology through an interactive activity. Sessions two through four will be an instructor-led game build of Clive the Cat's Visual Crypting in Unity.

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Upcycle Your Recycling Bin!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Together we'll upcycle plastic grocery bags and 2-liter bottles into functional AND adorable household items, keeping a few more items out of the landfill and back in your life!

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INKED
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 13 - 18
More information
Join us for an exciting monthly workshop where you get to learn the art of creating graphic novels and comics with Mx. Aliza Layne, local cartoonist, illustrator, storyteller, and author of Stonewall Honor Book Beetle and the Hollowbones

All artistic levels are welcome, so come express yourself, get creative and make connections.

In the meantime, Mx. Aliza Layne is currently writing and drawing demon street, a long-form fantasy webcomic for all ages. Be sure to check it out here!

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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

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

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show. 

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Circus Science with Gregory May
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
More information
Experience the wonders of the circus without the cost. Gregory May, a former Ringling Brothers performer, uses amazing tricks to explore the circus world - and explains some scientific principles behind the razzle-dazzle!

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Oceans of Possibilities Fitness
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
More information
Come move your body! Join physical education teacher Chris Vaughn and move your body with different physical activity stations. You will be throwing, kicking, and going through an obstacle course. Join us in the fun! We'll be outside, weather permitting, so remember your sunscreen and a water bottle.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ask a Master Gardener
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Do you have a question you'd like to ask a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener? Bring plant samples or photos for identification or diagnosis to an Ask a Master Gardener plant clinic. Get advice on veggies, landscape plants, insects, lawns, and more. Pick up publications from the university or borrow library books, too!

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
This summer CCPL's Taneytown Branch will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Shark Frenzy
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Celebrate Shark Awareness Day at the library! Do you love sharks and want to learn more? Join us to learn about sharks and make some fun shark crafts.

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North Carroll Senior Center Thursday Book Club: Lady Clementine
Offsite
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict.

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Intro to Game Design with Unity and Visual Coding
Exploration Commons
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 13 - 18
Registration and more information
In this four-session program, participants will explore visual scripting and basic coding in Unity Game Design Engine. On the first day, participants will be introduced to basic coding terminology through an interactive activity. Sessions two through four will be an instructor-led game build of Clive the Cat's Visual Crypting in Unity.

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Focaccia Bread Art
Exploration Commons
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Create your own fanciful bread art using fresh focaccia dough, veggies, and herbs.

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Board Game Club
Westminster Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you like to play board games? Well, then this is the club for you. Every month we'll learn a different board game. This month we're playing Hasbro's classic game Scattergories. This is a fast-paced game you play in teams. Try to name as many items that fit into the listed category as quickly as you can, the more items your team names before time is up, the more points you receive.

Average game time: 30 minutes

Number of players: 6

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Book Review Meetup
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Just finished a great book you want to tell others about? Need ideas for your next read? Join this meetup to create reviews to share during and after the group. Each month we will explore a different book review process, and you will leave with a list of titles to try. Be sure to bring your book with you. BONUS: This is a Summer Reading activity.

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Deep Blue Sea Take and Make Kits
North Carroll Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 5 - 10
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Explore the underwater world through crafts and STEM projects that you can do at home.

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Circus Science with Gregory May
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
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Experience the wonders of the circus without the cost. Gregory May, a former Ringling Brothers performer, uses amazing tricks to explore the circus world - and explains some scientific principles behind the razzle-dazzle!

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

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

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Home Food Preservation: Freezing
Exploration Commons
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
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Learn how to safely preserve summer's bounty at home while enjoying the fresh flavors of home-cooked food. Join the University of Maryland Extension for hands-on experience with freezing fresh produce. 

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Demonstration Station: Carroll Soil Conservation District
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Stop by the Demonstration Station to ask a question or learn something new from a member of the Taneytown community. From professional specialists to lay experts, we are hosting a summer for sharing the Ocean of Possibilities we can offer each other.

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

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The Art Zoo
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 8 - 13
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This program combines art and reptiles! A combined art instructor and reptile expert will lead a structured paint program. Participants can use live animal inspiration from reptile models, or paint something from their imagination!  All materials will be provided.

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Teens Paint
Finksburg Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Join us for an afternoon of artistic exploration as we create paintings inspired by our Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities. We'll bring the paint and brushes, you bring your imagination!

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Gaming Lock-In
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Join us for an after-hours night with all kinds of games! Including video games, life-sized games, board games, tag, and so much more! Parent permission slips are required.

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Taneytown Scavenger Hunt with Corky!
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 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 that photographic proof back to the library and be entered to win a prize!

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Internet of Things: Weather Station Challenge
Online
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: 12 - Adults
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This three-part series explores the process of developing a wireless weather station using common maker electronics, like Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and software platforms Home Assistant and ESPHome. We’ll experiment with a range of sensors to capture data about indoor and outdoor environmental conditions as well as display those data graphically. Part one will focus on the overall system design, component selection, and feature planning. In part two, we’ll construct the core systems and begin testing, work out any bugs, and get the first set of sensors recording. Part three will cover data visualization in HomeAssistant and the development of the user interface.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

Media Production Tools were funded by an Infy Maker Award from Infosys Foundation USA.

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Cuentos Bilingües/ Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
Ages: All Ages
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Are you interested in improving your language skills? Join us for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! There will be singing, dancing, activities, stories, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us.

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

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Leister Park Story Stroll Kickoff
Offsite
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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We invite families to come take a walk with us and enjoy our latest Story Stroll! The first book featured on the Story Stroll will be Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple. There are 20 stations along the stroll with activities that families can do to interact with the book. The average time to complete the stroll is 30 minutes. Featured books along the Story Stroll will be rotated. 

The Leister Park Story Stroll is a partnership between Carroll County Public Library, The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, and Carroll County Recreation and Parks. 

 

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
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It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show.

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Pets and the Afterlife
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
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Learn how your pets in spirit have the ability to send signs and helpful tips on how to cope with grief from their loss. Rob Gutro, medium, scientist, and award-winning author of the Pets and the Afterlife series, will discuss the ways pets communicate and will provide some amazing examples of their signs. You'll be able to identify signs from your own spirit pets. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Rob has been featured on CBS's Unsolved Mysteries Podcast, the Washington Post, MSNBC. Visit his website for more information and to purchase his books: www.robgutro.com.

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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CCPL's Taneytown Branch is having a Super Smash Bros. tournament this summer, so join us to show that you're the best Super Smash Bros. player in town! No prizes, just glory to the winner!

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Pokémon Go: Prepare for Community Day!
Westminster Branch
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Drop by for a day of Pokémon Go as we learn the ins and outs of participating in Community Day on July 17. We’ll hunt for creatures and complete some crafts. Come catch ‘em all!

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