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Upcoming Events

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

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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, May 25, 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
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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 with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, May 25, 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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Crafternoon at the Library
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you enjoy a little conversation with your crafting? Bring your latest craft project and work on it alongside other crafters. Did you register for the latest Card Camp? Bring your take-home kit and make your cards here! Whatever you're working on, join us for some crafting fun and maybe even pick up some ideas for your next project!

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Cottage Foods Workshop - Day 1
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Interested in starting a cottage food business in Maryland? Join us for an informative presentation by Bryan Laing of the Small Business Development Center covering inspections, legalities, and pointers for success. Presented in partnership with the Teaching Kitchen at Exploration Commons and Carroll Community College.

Registration is through Carroll Community College at: Cottage Foods Workshop - Carroll Community College (augusoft.net)

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, May 25, 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. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will also discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Basic Sewing Pattern Alterations
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basic techniques for pattern alterations and sew clothing items that fit better than store-bought. We will discuss some of the most common alterations needed. You are welcome to bring in a pattern or garment that you're working on for personalized feedback.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

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

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 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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April Showers Bring May...
Westminster Branch
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Carroll County Public Library wants your help! Let’s turn the Westminster display case into a beautiful community garden full of gorgeous flowers made by you! They can be of any medium you like. Knit, paper, painted, sculpted, pressed, you name it! We only ask that the masterpieces you create are non-perishable and are shorter than 12 inches.

Entries will be collected April 18 through April 30 and be displayed in all their glory for the entire month of May.

Please contact Westminster Branch's Hannah Bator for more information. Let’s add a little color and a bit of love to our beloved branch!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, May 26, 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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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 26, 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
Westminster Branch
Thursday, May 26, 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
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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, May 26, 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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Intro to 3D Scanning
Exploration Commons
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
3D scanning is a digital design process that enables the creation of detailed and accurate models of real-world objects. Join us for an introductory look into this technology, used extensively in engineering, architecture, historical preservation, and video game development. We will demonstrate the use of our handheld Artec Leo 3D Scanner and highlight some recent projects that have been created with it.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Girls in the Picture
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin.

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Cooking with Butterfly Pea Flowers Demo
Exploration Commons
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The butterfly pea flower brings beautiful, color-changing, blue and magenta hues to drinks, salads, and more. This program will demo butterfly pea flowers in a simple syrup for iced tea and lemonade, as well as a color-changing vinaigrette.

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Cottage Foods Workshop - Day 2
Exploration Commons
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Interested in starting a cottage food business in Maryland? Join us for an informative presentation by Bryan Laing of the Small Business Development Center covering inspections, legalities, and pointers for success. Presented in partnership with the Teaching Kitchen at Exploration Commons and Carroll Community College.

Registration is through Carroll Community College at: Cottage Foods Workshop - Carroll Community College (augusoft.net)

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

 

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, May 26, 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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April Showers Bring May...
Westminster Branch
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Carroll County Public Library wants your help! Let’s turn the Westminster display case into a beautiful community garden full of gorgeous flowers made by you! They can be of any medium you like. Knit, paper, painted, sculpted, pressed, you name it! We only ask that the masterpieces you create are non-perishable and are shorter than 12 inches.

Entries will be collected April 18 through April 30 and be displayed in all their glory for the entire month of May.

Please contact Westminster Branch's Hannah Bator for more information. Let’s add a little color and a bit of love to our beloved branch!

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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit crafty box? It's a box full of fun for crafty adults! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, two rubber stamp sets, two card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity.

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from Friday, May 27, to Friday, June 3. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help Finksburg staff match you with your preferred crafty supplies. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple crafters.

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Spring Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, May 27, 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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Oceans Away Book Sale
Finksburg Branch
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Launch into summer with books and more!  Whether you are spending time at the beach or in your backyard hammock, we have your escape!  Buy a bag of books, music and DVD's for $5.00, plus tax.  Special priced items excluded.

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Preschool STEAM Tales: The Little Red Hen
Taneytown Branch
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we celebrate The Little Red Hen with a STEAM twist. We'll share stories, songs, and seated activities about baking bread - and cooperation! Each registered child will receive a take-home activity kit.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, May 27, 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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Easy Dinnertime Salads
Exploration Commons
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
The salad takes a starring role in this hands-on cooking class. We will make a hearty salad that takes center stage at dinnertime. Also, learn how to increase the nutrient density of your favorite salad recipe to make it even more filling and satisfying.

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Zombie Apocalypse: Battle for the Cure
Westminster Branch
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Help fight the zombies before they take over Westminster! Join us for this Nerf battle/escape room as we fight attackers while solving clues to find the antidote. Bring your own unmodified blasters and ammo; we’ll provide the space and the food. Registration and permission slips are required; pick up one at the Information Desk or download it here.

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April Showers Bring May...
Westminster Branch
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Carroll County Public Library wants your help! Let’s turn the Westminster display case into a beautiful community garden full of gorgeous flowers made by you! They can be of any medium you like. Knit, paper, painted, sculpted, pressed, you name it! We only ask that the masterpieces you create are non-perishable and are shorter than 12 inches.

Entries will be collected April 18 through April 30 and be displayed in all their glory for the entire month of May.

Please contact Westminster Branch's Hannah Bator for more information. Let’s add a little color and a bit of love to our beloved branch!

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Robot Coding with Pepper
Exploration Commons
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
Code with Pepper, CCPL's social humanoid robot! Program Pepper to strike up a conversation, dance, or tell a story using the drag and drop interface, Choregraphe. No previous coding experience is required. Pepper was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Maryland State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

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STEM Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement...all with a STEM twist! Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 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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Oceans of Possibilities Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We're preparing for the start of Summer Reading by sharing titles from our recommended reading lists, past and present. Storytime will include songs, flannels, fingerplays, and crafts. Discover some new favorites and take a moment to sign up for Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 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
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 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, May 31, 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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Diverse Voices Book Club: Homegoing
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
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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 May selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom by registering here.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Homegoing
Online
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 May selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 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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Mount Airy Branch Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play; we'll provide plenty of snacks and games too!

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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The Zentangle Method of Drawing-based Mindfulness
Online
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this online beginner's level class, Sarah Reading CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) will lead us through a relaxing drawing activity that all starts with four dots and a line. The outcome will amaze you! Please have the following supplies handy: white paper, a black pen, a pencil, and something with which to smudge. Please register for each class you plan to attend. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program date. 

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 1, 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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Music with Me
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun with your child as we celebrate the joys of music with instruments, dancing, bean bags, streamers, and more!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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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Superfood Smoothies
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this hands-on class, you’ll make smoothies with everyday superfoods readily available at the grocery store.

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Intro to CNC Routing
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This two-part program will introduce you to the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures for our Iconic i2015 CNC router. Session one will focus on project design and the VCarve software. Session two covers machine use, including hands-on time with the CNC machine. Customers who successfully complete both sessions of this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ CNC machine.

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

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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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Advanced Laser Cutting: Epilog Dashboard
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this session, we will take a closer look at the Epilog Laser Dashboard to gain a better understanding of the Fusion Pro's abilities. Topics include color mapping and camera-based artwork alignment. Fusion Pro Laser Cutter certification is required prior to attending this program.
 

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Oceans of Possibilities Paint Party
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an evening of painting at the library. Attendees will receive instruction and create a beginner-level painting inspired by our Summer Reading theme of Oceans of Possibilities. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. All supplies will be provided. 

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Brain Wellness & Dementia Prevention 
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
There are dozens of strategies to improve brain health that can be even more powerful than your genetic code. Join Laurel Brennan and Dr. David Ajibade to learn more.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 2, 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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 2, 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, June 2, 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, June 2, 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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Pound Cake Perfection
Exploration Commons
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
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Learn to bake the perfect basic pound cake and four flavor variations.

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Intro to 3D Printing and Design with Tinkercad
Exploration Commons
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Learn the basics of using Tinkercad to design for 3D printing! We'll walk through basic 3D design using Tinkercad software and create a simple project to be 3D printed. No previous design experience is necessary!

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers.

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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

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

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 3, 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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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Come celebrate the warm weather by sharing stories about a garden! We will explore the magic of seeds through a take-home STEM activity and prepare an egg carton seed starter to begin your summer garden. We will be using soil, seeds, and other craft materials.

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Intro to CNC Routing
Exploration Commons
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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This two-part program will introduce you to the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures for our Iconic i2015 CNC router. Session one will focus on project design and the VCarve software. Session two covers machine use, including hands-on time with the CNC machine. Customers who successfully complete both sessions of this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ CNC machine.

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

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Garden Yardstick
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join Master Gardener Linda Gray as we learn to become a Bay-Wise gardener by using water wisely, managing pests and diseases, and nurturing the soil.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: 14 - 17
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Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. 

 

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Indian Cooking Class
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
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Join special guest instructor Kiran Chaturvedi and her daughter, Garima, in this hands-on cooking class. We'll make cholay (chickpeas), batooray (puffed fry bread), and two chutneys. 

This program was supported by the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is 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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 6, 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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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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

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

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Taneytown Book Discussion Group: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize, and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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Blender Basics: Image Texturing
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn the general basics of Blender, a free 3D design software. This section will be focusing on placing a simplistic image texturing onto objects. 

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
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An educational program to help recognize common signs of the disease in oneself and in others. Learn what steps to take and how to talk to your doctor. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter.

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TinkerCAD: Editing Existing 3D Models
Online
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 12 - 18
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Come learn how to find and edit existing 3D models in TinkerCAD. No experience is required!

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

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 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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Outdoor Fun at the Library: In My Garden
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
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Join us to make some gardening-themed crafts, play some games, and MORE! 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 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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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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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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Toddler Time Playgroup
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:45am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
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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, June 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: In My Garden
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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Join us to make some gardening-themed crafts, play some games, and MORE! 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, June 7, 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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Sandwich Wraps
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
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In this hands-on cooking class, we’ll make different types of sandwich wraps as well as different spreads like hummus and herby cream cheese. Plus, you’ll learn how to keep that wrap from getting soggy and the trick to keeping it sealed.  

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Ocean Art
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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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Oceans of Possibilities Paint Party
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for an evening of painting at the library. Attendees will receive instruction and create a beginner-level painting inspired by our Summer Reading theme of Oceans of Possibilities. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. All supplies will be provided. 

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Oceans of Possibilities Paint Party
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for an evening of painting at the library. Attendees will receive instruction and create a beginner-level painting inspired by our Summer Reading theme of Oceans of Possibilities. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. All supplies will be provided. 

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

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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