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Upcoming Events

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

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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Library Loot Box: Superheroes and Comics
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Library Loot Box? It's a super cool subscription box-like program for teens! Register to pick up a themed box containing a library book, a treat, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises.

Box pickup is at the Eldersburg Branch from May 17th to May 24th. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Superheroes and Comics. Boxes will include a great title based on your favorite superhero series and graphic novels, as well as some great related items! Share some of your favorite genres to help us pick out a great book for you.

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Star Wars Take and Make
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
More information
Pick up your Star Wars-themed kit for some fun crafts, goodies, and book recommendations to celebrate Lucasfilm's epic saga.

Kits will be available at the Taneytown Branch during library hours while supplies last. May the Force be with you!

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Weekly Storytime Crafts
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Enjoy the storytime craft even if you are not able to join in the storytime.

Stop by the North Carroll Branch each week to pick up a take home craft kit.

Craft kits are available while supplies last.

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In the Garden: Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our MS support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information. Please register to get the Zoom link. 

Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations are not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. 

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Video Game Trivia Night
Online
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Those fast button-pushing skills you honed on your PlayStation will come in handy for this trivia quiz! Video games of all kinds, from Mario to Minecraft, will be included.

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Spring into Craft Time
Online
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. You can pick them up Tuesday through Friday, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Root Beer and Sassafras Are Big Brothers!
Online
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
Join Ms. Erin as she helps Root Beer and Sassafras welcome two baby goat kids to their home in the barn!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Fair Housing: Knowing Your Rights
Online
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
More information
Join us for this free, informative workshop from the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights about the laws under the Fair Housing Act, which provide protections that exist for all Marylanders. One of our most fundamental rights is to live peaceably where we choose - where everyone has equal access to neighborhoods of opportunity. Fair housing is the right of all people to buy, sell, or rent residential property, and to live where they wish without discriminatory criteria. Having chosen a place to live, we are guaranteed the right to reside there peacefully, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, marital status, source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Presenter: Keith Merkey, M.Div./CE is an Education and Outreach Associate for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights where he provides educational workshops and conducts trainings on a variety of topics.

Watch LIVE on Facebook or YouTube

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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Bugs Here, Bugs There, Bugs Everywhere
Online
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Register to pick up a fun-filled themed activity bag. Pickup will be available at the Eldersburg Branch Library beginning Wednesday, May 19, during library hours.

 

 

 

 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Online
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's title is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

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What to Read Wednesdays: World Travel
Online
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

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

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Little Hands Signing: Manner Signs
Online
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in this fun, hands-on storytime for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together.

This program will be presented in spoken English. To request accommodations, please contact aknight@carr.org

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

Crispy Honey Chicken with Jasmine Rice: 2 teaspoons of salt-free Chinese five-spice, 5 tablespoons of tamari soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper, 1 cup of finely ground tapioca flour + 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 2 cups of jasmine rice, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 2 teaspoons of freshly ground ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of honey, 2 cups of chicken tenders/boneless + skinless thighs, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of water/chicken broth, 1 teaspoon of chili paste, olive oil for frying, chopped green onions

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Engineering Lab: Geodesic Dome Challenge
Online
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 7 - 12
More information
A Macbeth Academy instructor will lead participants in a challenge to design and construct a perfect geodesic dome using only straws and pipe cleaners. Take home kits will be available for pick up on May 17th at the Eldersburg Branch, while supplies are available.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Wildflower Seed Bomb Take Home Kit
Finksburg Branch
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Create your own wildflower garden in your backyard with this seed bomb take-home kit. Supplies and an instruction sheet will be provided so that you can add wildflowers to your home garden. Each kit should make 8 to 10 seed balls, so please register for one kit per family. Pickup will be Friday, May 21 - Monday, May 24, during our open hours.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

CCPL and Emily Martin assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Serenity Journaling: Part 1
Online
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: Adults
More information
It's important to take time for yourself during these hectic, and often, uncertain times. Serenity journaling is an opportunity to take a few minutes, slow down, think, and write. Join Maria once a month as she provides us some topics, both contemporary and remembrance, that we can write about and relax. You can also take this time to journal about whatever is on your mind, or in your heart. Whether you are yearning for normalcy, or just a chance to get away while not leaving your chair, serenity journaling is a self-care opportunity not to be missed. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Make a Wire-Wrapped Marble Pendant
Online
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
Make a wire-wrapped marble pendant. We'll show you what you need to make and show you each step.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you in need of service hours?  Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty?  If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!  We are looking for students ages 12-17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring water.  Masks are required!  Garden clean up days are weather dependent.

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Marlene at Home: Decorating for Decoration Day
Online
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime
Online
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Weekly Storytime Crafts
Online
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Enjoy the storytime craft even if you are not able to join in the storytime.

Stop by the North Carroll Branch each week to pick up a take home craft kit.

Craft kits are available while supplies last.

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Buzzing Bee: Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out of pocket costs. We will, also, discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Wild Animal Trivia Night
Online
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
If you can find it at the zoo, you'll find it on our Zoom... trivia quiz! Test your knowledge of the fiercest, coolest, and creepiest animals on Earth.

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Spring into Craft Time
Online
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. You can pick them up Tuesday through Friday, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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What's in the Treasure Box? with Mr. Max
Online
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Mr. Max found a magic treasure box full of surprises - what will be inside this week? Join us and see!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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School Age Fun with Ms. Erin
Online
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Join Ms. Erin as she brings some fun for school-age kids from the library to your home! We'll talk about books, games, crafts, and lots more!

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Barns of Carroll County
Online
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Carroll County has a rich agricultural heritage and barns are a large part of that. Learn about the history and construction of the Hoff Log Barn and several others throughout the county. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: The Gravity of Us
Online
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book discussion focusing on a diverse author's work. Each month we will select a young or new adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our May selection is The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. We are so excited to welcome the author to discuss his book with us! This book discussion will take place through Zoom.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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What to Read Wednesdays: Evvie Drake Starts Over
Online
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Student Success Tips & Hacks for Grades 4 - 8
Online
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Ages: 10 - 13
Registration and more information
In just 30 minutes, you will have tangible techniques to transform your school experience. With awareness and a belief that you can change circumstances, the time it takes to inventory your habits and establish goals is minimal compared to the success these methods will provide. Is it worth the investment to feel good and perform well? "I didn't know what I didn't know" and "This really does work" are common responses from students after trying these new approaches to learning and studies.

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Teen Biblio-Box: Epic Adventure
Online
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Biblio-Box? A box full of fun for teens! Register to pick up a themed box containing a library book, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from May 27th to June 4th. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Epic Adventure; each box will feature a book filled with adventure, as well as some great related items! 

Registered attendees will receive a form to help the Finksburg team match you with a book. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple teen readers.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

Instant Pot Chicken Congee: 3/4 cup of jasmine rice, 6 1/2 cups of water or chicken stock, 1 tablespoon of grated ginger, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave, 3 1/2 pounds of skin-on-bone-in chicken thighs, 5 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of onion powder, white pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of Japanese sesame oil

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Tubman Command
Online
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be discussing The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs.

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Yoga Nidra Online
Online
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Yoga Nidra is the state of dynamic sleep. It is a powerful technique where you relax consciously, inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We will go through a five-stage process that begins with a body scan to engage one’s physicality. It incorporates meditation on the breath, the balancing of emotional states, visualization, and self-healing. For your comfort, besides your mat, you may want to bring a blanket, pillow, and eye mask. For those not comfortable on the floor, this can be done in a chair as well. 

CCPL and Rebecca Berg assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Talk Chalk with Ms. Maria
Online
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Talk chalk with Ms. Maria as she shares two fun books and creative craft ideas!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit Crafty Box? A box full of fun for crafty adults! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, 2 rubber stamp sets, 2 card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity.

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from Friday, May 28, to Friday, June 4. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help Finksburg staff match you with your preferred crafty supplies. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple crafters.

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Serenity Journaling: Part 2
Online
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us to share and talk about our journal entries.

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Aromatherapy Playdough
Online
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Playdough isn't just for kids! If you add in some essential oils, it can also be a relaxing stress reliever. Join us to learn how to make your own aromatherapy playdough balls using simple ingredients from home. Then, you can start the long weekend off on a relaxing note.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Little Hands Signing: Farm Signs
Online
Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in this fun, hands-on storytime for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together.

This program will be presented in spoken English. To request accommodations, please contact aknight@carr.org

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

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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