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Upcoming Events

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Green Expo
North Carroll Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Celebrate Earth Day by learning simple ways that you can be more earth friendly! Local experts will be available with information on recycling, gardening, composting, homesteading, beekeeping, and more. Bring the whole family and while you're here, try milking a goat or making a craft from recycled materials!

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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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Alphabet Train: Letter S
Finksburg Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 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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Our Wonderful World Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
It's Earth Day! Celebrate our world through stories, songs, and activities.

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topic with a story and hands-on project.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
North Carroll Branch
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and a stretch and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age-appropriate story, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Jack and the Beanstalk
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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Jack, a poor country boy, traded the family cow for some cool magic beans. What do you think Jack will grow with those magic beans? Will he go out and find stolen treasures? Come find out what happens in this mooo-va-lous, giant, sky-high adventure puppet show!

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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Welcome spring with a yoga-toned body and peace of mind. This is a beginner to intermediate class.

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Downsize, De-Clutter, and Organize
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Steve Luber of Stress Free Solutions will present an informative and lively discussion on the dreaded down-sizing process. Learn how to successfully implement a systematic approach to de-clutter and organize your home.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:15am - 10:30am
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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Itty Bitty Dancers
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Come dance with us! We’ll use songs and movement to learn some of the basics of dancing. Join in the fun as we learn to dance with Kim Golliday from the Taneytown Dance Center.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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This program will be in the Children's Area.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 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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Put a Poem in Your Pocket!
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
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Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day, and we're helping you celebrate! Folks of all ages are welcome to drop in any time today to choose a poem to carry and share throughout the day. And if you don't have a pocket, we'll have supplies to make one perfectly sized for a poem. 

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Stroller Stroll for National Park Week
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Bring your strollers to the library! We'll take a stroll to the park with our little ones. In the event of rain, we will have a playgroup indoors. This event celebrates National Park Week with a stroll to the beautiful Wildwood Park!

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Code Girls by Liza Mundy
Offsite
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Five Money Questions for Women
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Women face unique financial circumstances. A strong financial strategy is vital. Ensure your financial strategy fits your lifestyle and needs. During this presentation, we explore five critical money questions for women. 

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Let's Explore Nature: Metamorphosis
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we explore nature through hands-on activities. This month we’ll learn about how frogs and butterflies change as they grow.

 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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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Tween Space
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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A weekly after-school program with a snack, craft/game/tech time, and homework assistance. Different activities every week! We will not meet on early dismissal days or when CCPS is closed.  

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Drop-In Knitting
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join us to share your ideas, patterns, books, and tips. A great time to visit and work on your latest projects.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Little Learners: Art Lab
Westminster Branch
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Little hands and big creativity join up to have some artistic fun.

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Read & Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Personalized Tech Help
Taneytown Branch
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
An opportunity for individualized technology assistance on your own device or a public computer. Bring your questions about navigating the internet, email, and the online services the library offers. Leave with new skills and maybe an ebook or magazine downloaded to your device or a new Hoopla account for streaming movies, music, and TV shows.

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The Scoop on Soil
Finksburg Branch
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Without soil, there would be no plants, and without plants or soil, there would be no food for us to eat. Join the Maryland Extension for a soil program in which we will read books in our garden and make a lettuce terrarium that each child can take home. In the event of rain, we will have the program in our large meeting room.

 

 

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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Ramp Up the Flavor and Food Value of Your Meals: Preserving and Serving Organic Food
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Please join staff from Sonnewald Natural Foods, the oldest chemical-free farm in PA, for a discussion on preparing and preserving natural foods.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Junior Gardeners' Workshop: Create a Fairy Garden
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Create a beautiful fairy garden to take home. Members of the Silver Fancy Garden Club will provide the materials and the expert advice to help you create something special. All supplies will be provided. 

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Caboose Storytime
Offsite
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for a special train storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one date to attend.

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Finksburg Volunteer Fair
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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Looking for student service hours or a way to give back to your community? Stop by the Finksburg Branch's Community Volunteer Fair and learn about some of the volunteer opportunities available in Carroll County. A number of local organizations will be on hand to share ways in which you can help make our community a better place.

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PAWS to Read
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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Pokémon Club
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play. 

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Meet Up
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Meet up with fellow Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players! Play Free for All matches on our BIG TV or bring your own copy of the game and play one-on-one matches against new friends. Bring a winning attitude and put your skills to the test! 

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