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Upcoming Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Family Read Together Kits
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 6 - 12
Registration and more information
lang="en-US">Bond with your children as they get older through reading! We are making it easy to start a read-aloud tradition in your own household by providing you with a family-favorite chapter book, some suggested activities, and a couple of goodies for the entire family to enjoy together!  

Register to get a kit; be sure to let us know the number of family members and ages the kit will be serving. Recommended for families with children ages 6 - 12. Kits will be available for pickup from December 6 - 10. 

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Holiday Fun Kit
Taneytown Branch
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Holiday time is a great time for fun! Pick up a take-home craft and activity kit for hours of entertainment during this wonderful season. Kits will be available while supplies last.

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Take & Make Holiday Fun
Taneytown Branch
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 6 - 10
More information
Holiday time is a great time for fun! Pick up a take-home while supplies last.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Meet us in the branch's Play and Learn Center for a fun storytime! Please register one person per family. 

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 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, December 7, 2021 - 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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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 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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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Star Wars Self-Care Take Home Kit
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
From a galaxy far, far away...these relaxing take-home kits arrived here, for you! Master the Force, and your worries, with these stellar crafts and activities.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 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, December 8, 2021 - 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, December 8, 2021 - 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, and more!

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: The Deal of a Lifetime
Offsite
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 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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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, 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, December 8, 2021 - 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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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Star Wars Self-Care Take Home Kit
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
From a galaxy far, far away...these relaxing take-home kits arrived here, for you! Master the Force, and your worries, with these stellar crafts and activities.

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C Is for Cookie
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, songs, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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, December 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us in the branch's Play and Learn Center for a fun storytime! Please register one person per family. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 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, December 9, 2021 - 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, December 9, 2021 - 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, December 9, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and 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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North Carroll Senior Center Thursday Book Club: A Compilation of Miss Read at Christmas Titles
Offsite
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is a compilation of Miss Read at Christmas titles by Miss Read.

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Light Up Your Holidays with Chibitronics
Online
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
More information
Add light-up sparkle to your holidays with Chibitronics paper circuits and tools. Exploration Commons staff will demonstrate how to combine art, engineering, and STEM skills to make unique projects with circuit stickers and the Chibi Chip microcontroller. Media Production Tools were funded by an Infy Maker Award from Infosys Foundation USA.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

 

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Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Adults, get in the festive spirit and learn to make two cute ornaments for your Christmas tree!

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 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 5 minutes early.

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Star Wars Self-Care Take Home Kit
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
From a galaxy far, far away...these relaxing take-home kits arrived here, for you! Master the Force, and your worries, with these stellar crafts and activities.

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Gingerbread Fun Holiday Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join the holiday fun as we celebrate the season with gingerbread stories, songs, and seated activities. Enjoy a take-home activity kit for each registered child.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 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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Holiday Service Hours Lock-In
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us after hours for some holiday-themed service projects! Wear your favorite holiday outfit, listen to holiday music, and drink hot chocolate while making cards for seniors, creating ornaments to send as gifts, and more. All participants will earn service learning hours.

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Star Wars Self-Care Take Home Kit
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
From a galaxy far, far away...these relaxing take-home kits arrived here, for you! Master the Force, and your worries, with these stellar crafts and activities.

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Free Spirit Book Club: This Tender Land
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Deck the Halls Take and Make Kit
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 5 - 10
More information
Pick up a snow ornament kit. We'll provide inspiration and supplies, you provide glue and creativity! Available while supplies last.

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Family Fun Movie Night
Taneytown Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
During this busy season, set aside a night for family fun—and let us help! Pick up a kit at CCPL's Taneytown Branch with all you need for a night of family entertainment. Kits will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, December 13.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Star Wars Self-Care Take Home Kit
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
From a galaxy far, far away...these relaxing take-home kits arrived here, for you! Master the Force, and your worries, with these stellar crafts and activities.

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Book Art Holiday Trees Take and Make
Taneytown Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - Adults
More information
Use old books to make fun and distinctive holiday trees! We'll provide everything you need and the instructions to give it a try at home, so stop by CCPL's Taneytown Branch to claim your kit, while supplies last!

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us in the branch's Play and Learn Center for a fun storytime! Please register one person per family. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 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
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 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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Homeschool Coding Club
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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.   

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Sensational Snow Globes!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us to make two different kinds of snow globes, one with water as well as a waterless snow globe. 

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Veterans Book Club: Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers
Finksburg Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers by Brian Kilmeade.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Star Wars Self-Care Take Home Kit
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
From a galaxy far, far away...these relaxing take-home kits arrived here, for you! Master the Force, and your worries, with these stellar crafts and activities.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Meet us in the branch's Play and Learn Center for a fun storytime! Please register one person per family. 

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 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, December 14, 2021 - 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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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a session of Dungeons & Dragons played entirely online! Pre-generated characters will be available, and registrants will meet on Zoom the day before to become familiar with any websites used. This session is for beginners and avid players alike.

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

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations is not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. Please email Nadine Rosendale (nadiner@carr.org) with questions. 

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Holiday Bells
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Ring in the holidays with the Grace Bible Church Children's Bell Choir as they play traditional seasonal music. Come enjoy the festive sounds of the season.

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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join us for Trivia Night at Bistro 91! Compete for prizes and Facebook fame! Registration required. Teams of up to five can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register.

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 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, December 15, 2021 - 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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Library Loot Box: Let It Snow
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Library Loot Box? It's a super cool subscription box-like program for teens! Register to pick up a themed box containing a library book, a treat, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises.

Box pickup is at CCPL's Eldersburg Branch from December 15 to December 30. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Let It Snow. Boxes will include a great book for the winter season, as well as some fun-related items! Share some of your favorite genres to help us pick out a great book for you!

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 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, December 15, 2021 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: An Almost Perfect Christmas
Online
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is An Almost Perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe.  

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What to Read Wednesdays: The Chelsea Girls
Online
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Garden Talk: Plants and Decorations
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join beginner and experienced gardeners as we discuss planting for next holiday season’s décor. All are welcome to share their interest and passion for gardening and be inspired in this friendly learning environment. Facilitated by a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. 

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 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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Finksburg Book Club: The First Conspiracy
Online
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 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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Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
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Join Caroline Brocato in 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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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
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Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Reindeer Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for stories, songs, and dance and learn about where reindeer live.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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, December 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us in the branch's Play and Learn Center for a fun storytime! Please register one person per family. 

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 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
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 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 16, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and 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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Festivus Frenzy
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Join “the rest of us” as we celebrate Festivus with a Seinfeld-themed trivia contest. We’re going to keep it positive, so we’ll skip airing our grievances. But, we will perform feats of mental strength as we test our knowledge of the misadventures of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. 

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 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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Reindeer Rumpus
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, just to name a few. Make your own reindeer with scissors and glue. Join us for a  jolly reindeer rumpus!

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Serenity Journaling
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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It's important to take time for yourself during these hectic, and often, uncertain times. Serenity journaling is an opportunity to take a few minutes, slow down, think, and write. Join Maria as she provides us with some topics, both contemporary and remembrance, that we can write about and relax. You can also take this time to journal about whatever is on your mind, or in your heart. After we free-write together, sharing is optional but encouraged!

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
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Every dog enjoys a good story! KPets’ trained “reading dogs” provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.

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The Caswells & Friends
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Roots and traditional Americana instrumental music and songs for all ages.

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Marlene at Home: Holiday Celebrations
Online
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Deck the Halls Take and Make Kit
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 5 - 10
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This holiday, pick up a kit and make a mitten and star felt ornament. We'll provide inspiration and supplies, you provide glue and creativity! Available while supplies last.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 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
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 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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Reindeer Munch
Online
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Join Exploration Commons Teaching Kitchen staff in this virtual class as we make Reindeer Chow—a sweet treat for the holiday season! Participants can prepare the reindeer chow along with the instructor live or watch the replay. Media Production Tools were funded by an Infy Maker Award from Infosys Foundation USA.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Food Trivia Night
Online
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Burgers and pasta and stir-fry and chili...do you know the difference between chiffon and genoise or gumbo and jambalaya? Join us and test your foodie knowledge with this fun trivia quiz!

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Best-Dressed Staff Pet Contest
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Is there anything the staff at the Mount Airy Branch loves more than books? Yes, their pets! Our lobby display case will be filled with photos of our special family members all decked out for the holidays. Vote for your favorite and get a small reward.

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Letters to Santa
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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