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Upcoming Events

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

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 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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Japanese Knot Bags
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Use our Bernina sewing machines to create your own reversible Japanese knot bag. 

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 11
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Join us for family fun and enjoy music, crafts, games, STEM activities, and being together with friends.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 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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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you interested in volunteering virtually at the library? Join us for Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a monthly meeting where teens help plan programs, complete service-oriented projects, and advise the library on teen-related topics.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
All experience levels are welcome to participate in this one-hour virtual hatha yoga practice. In class, we will explore beginner-level asanas and mindful movements designed to support your well-being on many levels. At times pranayama, Sanskrit chants, and guided meditations will also be included to complement the practice. Bring your yoga mat, additional cushions, or blankets, and have a clean open space for the class.

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

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The Zentangle Method of Drawing-based Mindfulness
Online
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this online class, Sarah Reading CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) will lead us through a relaxing drawing activity that starts with four dots and a line. The outcome will amaze you! Please have the following supplies handy: white paper, a black pen, a pencil, and something with which to smudge. Please register for each Wednesday program separately. You will receive the Zoom link by 4 PM on the day of the program. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:15am
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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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, February 2, 2023 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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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Intro to Basic Sewing Skills
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the necessary basics to feel comfortable using a sewing machine. This is a beginner-level class; you will leave feeling confident about the next steps to take toward sewing your own projects.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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 2, 2023 - 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 to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially for struggling readers.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, and utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds. Then we'll head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate.

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Aruba Vacation with Author Barbara E. Ringrose
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join first-time author Barbara E. Ringrose as she takes you on the vacation of a lifetime in her novel, Aruba Vacation with Aruba Joe. Barbara will talk about the book writing process and give tips for first-time authors. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop their own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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ABCs & 123s
Taneytown Branch
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we explore letters and numbers. We’ll offer lots of engaging, hands-on activities to make learning fun!

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Picture Book BINGO
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Grab a stack of picture books and start reading because it’s time to play Picture Book BINGO! This fun preschool activity encourages children to start reading a book and look for what’s described on a bingo card. Can you find what you need in your book to complete five in a row? Keep reading until you have bingo! 

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Play Baby Play
Westminster Branch
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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You’re invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, practice gross motor skills on our baby obstacle course, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 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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Storytime with Corky
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join our special storytime visitor and library mascot Corky the Penguin! We're hosting a special storytime with stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Make a Corky stick puppet to take home and use our Corky mailbox to send messages to Corky!

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Managing Blood Sugar with Nutrition
Exploration Commons
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn a new recipe while learning how to manage your blood sugar! In this class, we will be making a zucchini crust pizza topped with arugula and prosciutto while discussing how you can use nutrition to better manage diabetes with a registered dietitian. This program is in partnership with Tevis Center for Wellness, Carroll Hospital.

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Cozy Craft Time at the Winter Café
Finksburg Branch
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Bring a snack and enjoy craft time at our Winter Café! Choose from a flurry of available crafts and enjoy fun thematic music. Craft availability per craft will be on a first come, first served basis. Due to allowed snacks, allergens may be present. The library itself will not serve food at this event.

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Be Mine! Crafts
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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Create Valentine's Day crafts for your special someone.

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Yoga with Laurel
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Start your day and your year off right by doing yoga! Laurel Brennan (occupational therapist, yoga instructor, and functional medicine practitioner) will facilitate a gentle vinyasa yoga for brain health, with a focus on leg strengthening, utilizing both hemispheres of the brain, and relaxation. Modifications will be offered for chair yoga as well. Following a silent five-minute meditation, a 12-minute Kirtan Kriya will be optional at the end of class (chanting meditation with researched benefits for brain health). 

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Teen Service Hours: Bundles of Blankets
Westminster Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join Carroll County Project Linus as we create comforting fleece blankets for children in need. No sewing skills are necessary and all materials will be provided! Participants will receive 2 service-learning hours for participating in this project.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 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 with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 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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Button Art
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 12 - 18
Registration and more information
Create a unique work of art by adding buttons and embellishments! All supplies will be provided, you provide the artistic vision.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ Fusion Pro laser cutter.

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Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys Live in Concert
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Got cabin fever? Come to the library to hear Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys, a Baltimore area bluegrass band, live in concert.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 1
Exploration Commons
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class with session one on Monday, February 6 and session two on February, 13.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 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
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 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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Ready, Set, VIOLIN
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Do you have a child that loves the violin but you’re not sure if they are ready for lessons? Join the Ready, Set, VIOLIN class to find out! This class provides an opportunity to explore violin lessons without a financial commitment. During the free, 5-week class families get ready for formal lessons by learning basic skills required for successful lessons.

By the end of the class, families will learn:

  • how to take a bow
  • how to stand with the correct posture
  • how to hold a violin and bow
  • ear training so the song can be learned by ear
  • to develop concentration and observation skills
  • to become familiar with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star variations
  • preliminary bow exercises to play rhythms

Parents and adult caregivers participate in the class. All materials will be provided. No violin is required; the Suzuki method begins on the box violin and then moves to a real violin when the child is ready. The Suzuki method educates children in the same way they learn their native language, through immersion! All concepts are taught through play, games, stories, and picture books. Adults will have a better understanding of the Suzuki method of education by the end of the class. Sensei Glenda Walsh Crouse is the director of Westminster Suzuki Strings. She has 19 years of experience nurturing young artists. 

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Meet-up Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 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: The Letter D
Finksburg Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 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, February 6, 2023 - 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Door Décor: February Wreaths
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Create an adorable wreath to adorn your door or brighten your home. All supplies will be provided.

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Papercrafts: 3D Hot Air Balloons
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Add a splash of color and whimsy to your home this winter and join us for an evening of creating 3D hot air balloons from a variety of vibrant, colorful paper! All supplies will be provided. 

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Love Is in the Air-Freshener
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Show some love to your car and tell it, "I 'a-door' you" with this car DIY program. Improve the look, smell, and organization of the vehicle that keeps you going! Participants are encouraged to bring their car phone charging cords. All other materials will be provided. All puns are intended. 

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Outlook and Opportunities
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
2022 proved to be volatile for equities, bonds, geopolitics, and inflation. Economic growth remains solid, but headwinds are rising as inflation takes its toll.

Although recessionary fears are also rising, we don’t think a recession is inevitable. Many indicators point to continued growth, with the Federal Reserve calling for a soft landing as it raises rates.

This seminar looks at the following key topics facing investors today:

  1. Post-pandemic economic trends
  2. Inflation, inflation, inflation
  3. A look under the hood of the equity markets
  4. Outlook for bonds and interest rate
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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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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Sewing Skills: Using Templates
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how templates can increase sewing speed and accuracy. In this class, we will make a 12" x 18" reversible placemat with mitered corners. Previous sewing experience is necessary.

Students should bring the following supplies to class: 

  • Fabric: 45" wide piece of 100% cotton lightweight home decor fabric, pre-washed and dried
  • For 2 placemats:
    • 1/3 yard main fabric
    • 1/2 yard contrasting fabric for back and border
  • Thread and a matching filled bobbin for your machine.
  • Sewing Machine*
  • Blind hemming foot for your machine

*Exploration Commons sewing machines are available for certified users on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate if you will be bringing your own machine or using one of ours. 

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Alphabet Train: The Letter F
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 10:45am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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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Learn to Solder
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Soldering is fun and fundamental to a wide assortment of maker electronic projects as well as modern technology. From simple light-up LEDs to complex robots, solder is the glue that holds the technological world together. Join us for a hands-on project where you will assemble and solder your very own electronic dice circuit.

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The Joys of Gardening with Native Plants: Final Winter Chores and Preparing for Spring
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This talk will offer tips on how to finish your winter chores like pruning and then prepare for spring. Learn why leaves and stalks shouldn’t be removed until the temperature warms up (you don’t want to kill all the pollinators) and the value of No Mow May. Participants will learn that 5% of native plants provide nearly 75% of the food wildlife consume, among other facts. The class will also show how to design a garden with colors and a layout that welcomes butterflies and bees and blooms from early spring to late fall.

Laura O’Callaghan, a Finksburg resident, became a Master Gardener in 2014. She teaches courses about native plants and gardening at Carroll Community College and library branches. She is a member of the Garden Guild at CCPL's Finksburg Branch and the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. For more information, visit her website IntheGardenwithLaura.com.

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Battle of the Books: Virtual Parent and Coach Information Sharing
Online
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Come join us for an information session about the Battle of the Books! All parents and caregivers who have children who are interested in participating, as well as coaches, are encouraged to attend.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join us for Trivia Night at Bistro 91! Prizes are provided by Bistro 91.

Registration required. Only one person per team needs to register.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 9:45am - 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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 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
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 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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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: Miss Benson's Beetle
Offsite
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 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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Chess at the Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
More information
Are you a chess champion or want to learn? Show off your best moves against other chess players! Experienced and novice chess players are welcome.

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Quick Stovetop Breads
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn a quick stovetop bread recipe to serve with any meal. In this hands-on class, you will prepare a fluffy, skillet bread that can be made on a busy weeknight. We will also prepare some simple accompaniments to enjoy with your fresh bread.

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Taneytown Anime Club
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us to watch the latest and greatest anime with other Taneytown teens! 

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 11
More information
Join us for family fun and enjoy music, crafts, games, STEM activities, and being together with friends.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 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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Paper Quilled Valentines
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we create Valentine's Day cards using the art of paper quilling. This fun, easy technique produces beautiful and unique paper crafts. All supplies will be provided. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:15am
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 9, 2023 - 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
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 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, February 9, 2023 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 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
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 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, February 9, 2023 - 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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North Carroll Senior Center Thursday Book Club
Offsite
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

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Valentine's Messy Masterpieces
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Paint and scissors and glue, oh my!  It’s time to create your very own masterpieces to share with someone you love for Valentine’s Day.  Please dress to get messy.

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Easy Macramé Bird Feeders
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
February is National Bird Feeding month. Help us celebrate by making an easy macramé bird feeder out of twine and a grapefruit rind.

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Make Your Own Valentine Candleholder and Candle
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Love is in the air! Come make a pretty Valentine's candleholder and a fragrant candle, perfect to set a romantic mood. 

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Teen Manga and Graphic Novel Book Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - 18
Registration and more information
Do you like manga, comics, or graphic novels? Join us at CCPL's Eldersburg Branch for a graphic novel book club! We will read a manga, comic, or graphic novel every month and then meet up to share our thoughts! For our February meeting, we will read Witch Hat Atelier, Volume 1 by Kamome Shirahama!

This will be a hybrid event; please register and choose if you will attend in person or online through Zoom.

 

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Intro to 3D Printing and Design with Tinkercad
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of using Tinkercad to design for 3D printing! We'll walk through basic 3D design using Tinkercad software and create a simple project to be 3D printed. No previous design experience is necessary!

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Game Night: Sushi Go
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
More information
Come out for our game night. This month we're learning how to play Sushi Go. Learn more about Sushi Go here. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Number of players: 2 - 5

Average game play: 15 minutes

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop their own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Preschool STEAM Tales: Rapunzel
Taneytown Branch
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 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 hilarious fairy tale retelling, Falling for Rapunzel. We'll have hands-on fun with measurement - and take home some pretend long hair.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 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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Storytime with Corky
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join our special storytime visitor and library mascot Corky the Penguin! We're hosting a special storytime with stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Make a Corky stick puppet to take home and use our Corky mailbox to send messages to Corky!

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Intro to CNC Routing
Exploration Commons
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This two-part program will introduce you to the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures for our Iconic i2015 CNC router. Session one will focus on project design and the VCarve software. Session two covers machine use, including hands-on time with the CNC machine. Customers who successfully complete both sessions of this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ CNC machine.

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

Ages 12 to 15 are required to have a certified adult with them to independently use the CNC router.

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Make Your Own Valentines
Finksburg Branch
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Get your Valentine's Day cards ready ahead of time with construction paper, stickers, and lots of love!

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Make 'n Model!
Exploration Commons
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this class, we will explore the differences in design by recreating a real-world object using different 3D modeling software. 

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Teen After Hours: Game Night
Westminster Branch
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Get your game on with the Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board as we compete in challenges and contests designed for fun rather than fame! Registration and permission slips are required for this after-hours event.

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Galentine's Brunch in the Kitchen
Exploration Commons
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Bring your favorite gal-pal for a Galentine's Day Brunch Cooking Class. Recipes will include Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini, Lobster Ravioli in Brown Butter Sauce, Waffles with Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. This is a hands-on cooking class. One registration per group, with a max group size of four.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 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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Stone Soup?! Storytime and Stone Painting
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Soup from a stone?! Impossible but true! Join us for a fun soup and noodle-themed storytime with Strega Nona and the classic story about sharing, Stone Soup, then create and paint your own magic stone for making "stone soup" or to decorate your own garden! 

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful calming music. 

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Naturally Dyeing with Plants
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to naturally dye fabrics with plants and flowers! Dye your own tea towel, learning about dyes along the way. All materials will be provided.

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Carroll County Writers Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association for their monthly meeting at CCPL’s Finksburg Branch.

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Free Spirit Book Club: The Personal Librarian
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Come to the library to visit with or read to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children, and helps with social skills and even emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors come to de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins welcome!

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Carroll Chapter Critique Group
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Please join the Carroll County Critique Group as we meet to discuss our writing efforts and achievements.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 2
Exploration Commons
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class with session one on Monday, February 6 and session two on February, 13.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 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
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 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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Ready, Set, VIOLIN
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Do you have a child that loves the violin but you’re not sure if they are ready for lessons? Join the Ready, Set, VIOLIN class to find out! This class provides an opportunity to explore violin lessons without a financial commitment. During the free, 5-week class families get ready for formal lessons by learning basic skills required for successful lessons.

By the end of the class, families will learn:

  • how to take a bow
  • how to stand with the correct posture
  • how to hold a violin and bow
  • ear training so the song can be learned by ear
  • to develop concentration and observation skills
  • to become familiar with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star variations
  • preliminary bow exercises to play rhythms

Parents and adult caregivers participate in the class. All materials will be provided. No violin is required; the Suzuki method begins on the box violin and then moves to a real violin when the child is ready. The Suzuki method educates children in the same way they learn their native language, through immersion! All concepts are taught through play, games, stories, and picture books. Adults will have a better understanding of the Suzuki method of education by the end of the class. Sensei Glenda Walsh Crouse is the director of Westminster Suzuki Strings. She has 19 years of experience nurturing young artists. 

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Meet-up Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
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: The Letters E and F
Finksburg Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
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, February 13, 2023 - 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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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Galentine's Day DIY Treats
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Galentine's Day is all about "ladies celebrating ladies" so treat yourself and your gal pals to some fun! Participants will enjoy making crafts including DIY journals, aromatherapy, and a take-home stress ball kit. 

What is Galentine's Day? February 13th "is only the best day of the year," according to Park & Recreation's Leslie Knope. This holiday of TV origin has grown so popular that it was officially added to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary in September 2022. Start s new tradition with us!

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Make a No-Sew Worry Pet
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
We'll provide the materials you need to make a no-sew worry pet to take home with you.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Veterans Book Club: Stampede
Finksburg Branch
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike by Brian Castner.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
Storytime will have a Valentine's Day theme this week. We'll be making cards as our craft.

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Making for Seniors: Create a Simple Wood Laser Cutter Project
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learning new technology should be fun, not intimidating! Join us for a very basic hands-on session where we'll create a simple wood laser cutter project and actually watch your project being made on our Fusion Pro laser cutter. Previous basic computer experience is required. No previous experience with laser cutting or design software is needed. This class does not result in independent laser use certification.

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Alphabet Train: The Letters G and H
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 10:45am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 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 Info-Walks
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
James Clear, author of the best-selling book Atomic Habits, advises that motivation and accountability play a huge part in creating lasting habits. Join us for a 30-minute “info-walk” around the neighborhood surrounding CCPL's Mount Airy Branch. You will be motivated because walking has been proven to boost your mental as well as physical health. We will also share facts about the area that you may not know. You will make yourself accountable because once you sign up, we will expect to see you! We will be taking a different walk on the second Tuesday of December, January, and February – make it a habit to join us.

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Valentine's Day Fun
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join us for an afternoon of Valentine's Day fun with stories, songs, and crafts! 

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
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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Kids Intro to Basic Sewing Skills
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 10 - 16
Registration and more information
Learn the necessary basics to feel comfortable using a sewing machine. This is a beginner-level class; you will leave feeling confident about the next steps to take toward sewing your own projects.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Storytime will have a Valentine's Day theme this week. We'll be making cards as our craft.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 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
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 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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