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Upcoming Events

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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, February 26, 2020 - 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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VITA Tax Preparation
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS Program offering free tax preparation services to low and moderate-income households. Human Services Programs of Carroll County will be offering a VITA Tax Preparation Day at the North Carroll Branch. Please call 410-386-4480, ext. 5525 to see if you qualify and register for an available time slot.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 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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Conductive Thread Bookmarks
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Make felt bookmarks that use special components and conductive thread to light up! No sewing skills required - we will begin by learning some basic hand stitching!

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 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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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 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, February 27, 2020 - 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, February 27, 2020 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 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, February 27, 2020 - 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, February 27, 2020 - 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, February 27, 2020 - 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, February 27, 2020 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 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
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 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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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: On the Beach
Offsite
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is On the Beach by Nevil Shute.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 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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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 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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Tinker Tots
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 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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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 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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Recycled Book Journal
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Design and put together your own beautiful journal using a recycled book cover. All supplies will be provided.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 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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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
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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Open Paint!
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Sykesville Painting Club (SPC) invites local artists to an afternoon social open studio painting session. You must bring your own supplies and whatever project you want to work on. Meet other local artists and learn about opportunities offered by the SPC.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Listen to these local musicians play at the library.

  • 3/1: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 3/8: Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 3/15: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 3/22: TBD
  • 3/29: Anthony Napolitano (flute)
  • 4/5: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 4/19: Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 4/26: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 5/3: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 5/10: Wild Harbors (Chris and Jenna Badeker)
  • 5/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 5/31: Anthony Napolitano (flute)

 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 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, March 2, 2020 - 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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 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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Alphabet Train: Letter H
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 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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Meetup Mondays
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a playgroup just for preschoolers. Come enjoy a festive space where you and your child can explore and play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.  

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Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 3:30 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 3:45 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too!

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Beat Saber VR
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Show off your rhythm skills on Beat Saber, a virtual reality block slashing game that will challenge your coordination and musical timing.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.  

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Grow Your Family Tree
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn the first steps to discovering your ancestors! Basic genealogy research steps will be explored to get you started. An overview of national, regional, and local resources will be provided as well as discussion of useful Internet sites. Presented by Debra Hoffman of the Carroll County Genealogical Society.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 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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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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, March 3, 2020 - 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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, March 3, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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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Yarn Over Crochet and Knitting
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
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We welcome the novice or newbie. Bring your latest project, or come to learn. Sit with us every Tuesday and yarn some tales with a wonderful group of knitters and crocheters.

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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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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Bird Migration and Conservation with Lights Out Baltimore
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join Lights Out Baltimore, a nonprofit project of the Baltimore Bird Club, a local chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society, for a presentation on bird migration, light pollution, and how to make your home safe from collisions for our feathered friends. Registration available but walk-ins welcome.

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Book Club without a Book!
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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No reading is required. Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books others have enjoyed.

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Coyote Tales Puppet Show
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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Poor Coyote has a nose for trouble; wherever he goes he always seems to find it. Join us for two trickster tales from the American Southwest about Coyote, the raven, and the laughing butterflies. Tag along as we cross the mesa to see what kind of tricky situations Coyote finds himself in.

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Interfaith Community of Carroll County
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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We will be discussing how The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew - Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner relates to our community.

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