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Upcoming Events

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Yoga for Everyone
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

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Sunday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Listen to these local musicians play at the library.

  • 12/1 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 12/8 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 12/15 Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 12/22 Kendalyn Korth (harp)
  • 12/29 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 1/5 Ghost Sugar (bluegrass band)
  • 1/12 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 1/19 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 2/2 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 2/9 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 2/16 Anthony Napolitano (flute)
  • 2/23 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

 

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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Westminster Branch
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a free afternoon showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG, 76 min). Feel free to BYO popcorn and refreshments.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:30am - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:45am - 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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We’ll provide the space, toys, and activities; you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 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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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Veterans Book Club: Smoky the Brave
Finksburg Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Smoky the Brave by Damien Lewis.

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Make a Gift for Someone Special
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 9
Registration and more information
Join us as we make a holiday gift and card for someone special. All supplies will be provided.

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Outscam the Scammers!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Especially around the holiday season, incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. Join representatives from Edward Jones and the Town of Hampstead Police Department for this presentation that will help give you the information you need to outsmart the scammers! During the program, we'll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or a loved one are targeted, and steps you can take now to help protect yourselves and loved ones.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American mah jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist. There will be age appropriate stories, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving.

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a variety of fun activities from Shake, Rattle, and Read to Parachute Fun to Little Builders to crafts.

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The Bereavement Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. Remember: you are not alone. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Finksburg Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.  

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Oskar and the Eight Blessings
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard and Tanya Simon.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Give blood and save a life. Set up an appointment or drop-in. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html 

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Star Wars STEAM at Exploration Point!
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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The force is with us at Exploration Point! Join us for some fun Star Wars themed drop-in STEAM activities - program a droid, try out our green screen, make your own buttons, and more!

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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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The Gingerbread Man Is Loose in the Library!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Come to our program, as fast as you can! We can find him - he's our Gingerbread Man! Join us for books, songs, a sensory table, and a Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt. We will end our hunt with yummy gingerbread cookies!

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Knit Wits and Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Beginners, please bring light-colored worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle or size J hook to the class. If you know how to knit or crochet, please bring your project to work on.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 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, December 19, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 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, December 19, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 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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Coding Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us in Exploration Point! for this ongoing club where we'll explore the basics of coding. We will learn about algorithms, sequencing, problem-solving and more, using collaborative activities and drag and drop coding. Register once for all sessions. Sessions will be 75 minutes long.  

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Tween TIME
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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Tween TIME is discovery time. Drop in to the Teen Zone to try out something new each month: tech, games, crafts, arts.

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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Join the Teen Advisory Board! Share your opinions and ideas about programs and materials you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Earn service hours while helping your library!

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Taneytown Book Club: Becoming Belle
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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All Aboard the Polar Express
Westminster Branch
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Storyteller Beth Rebert’s delightful presentation of this heart-warming holiday tale is sure to enchant children of all ages! Come dressed in your PJs as this magical story unfolds.

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Preschool STEAM Tales: Gingerbread Fun
Taneytown Branch
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Explore traditional fairy tales with a STEAM twist! We'll incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math activities to extend the fun! Our feature story will be The Gingerbread Man. Play dough and other hands-on fun is planned.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Memory Writing
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month features a different topic.

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Cuentos Bilingües/ Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 11
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¿Hable espanol? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, leer y crear juntos en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños.

Do you speak Spanish? We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish. Come talk, sing, read, and create together in a format appropriate for young children.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents: A Dickens Tale
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
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Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, old Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future while discovering the true meaning of the season.

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Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and good cheer to get you in the spirit of the season.

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Wrap It Up!
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Don't wrap at home alone! Enjoy a two-hour drop-in of gift wrapping, snacks and big screen holiday sights and sounds. Bring your small to medium size gifts (limit 5 per family) and the library will provide the wrapping paper and supplies. With only days remaining, turn what can be a tedious job, into a time of festive fun!

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Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents: A Dickens Tale
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, old Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future while discovering the true meaning of the season.

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Opus Antiqua
Westminster Branch
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Opus Antiqua, formerly the New Windsor Recorder Consort, will play holiday music for your listening enjoyment.  

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