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Upcoming Events

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

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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Cuentos Bilingües/ Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 11
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¿Hable espanol? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, leer y crear juntos en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños.

Do you speak Spanish? We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish. Come talk, sing, read, and create together in a format appropriate for young children.

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Make an Electric Car
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
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Join to us to design, create and test out your own mini electric car. All materials will be provided.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Druid Theater Arts Presents: The Fall of the House of Usher
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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This performance is based on one of Poe’s most terrifying tales, The Fall of the House of Usher. This story is narrated by a childhood friend of Roderick Usher who is visiting. Usher gradually makes clear that his twin sister, Madeline, has been placed in the family vault not quite dead. When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the entire house splits and sinks into a lake.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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KPets' trained reading dogs provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

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The Notary Is In!
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Did you know CCPL offers FREE Notary service? If you need those documents notarized stop by the branch to meet with our notary! Can't stop by today, then call to speak with one of our notaries and schedule a time that will work for you!

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Druid Theater Arts Presents: The Fall of the House of Usher
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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This performance is based on one of Poe’s most terrifying tales, The Fall of the House of Usher. This story is narrated by a childhood friend of Roderick Usher who is visiting. Usher gradually makes clear that his twin sister, Madeline, has been placed in the family vault not quite dead. When she reappears in her blood-stained shroud, the visitor rushes to leave as the entire house splits and sinks into a lake.

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Pokémon Club
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Gotta catch 'em all! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play.

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Yoga for Everyone
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, 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.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Listen to these local musicians play at the library.

  • 12/1 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 12/8 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 12/15 Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 12/22 Kendalyn Korth (harp)
  • 12/29 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 1/5 Ghost Sugar (bluegrass band)
  • 1/12 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 1/19 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 2/2 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 2/9 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 2/16 Anthony Napolitano (flute)
  • 2/23 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

 

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Virtual Reality Open House: Oculus Quest
Mount Airy Branch
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Join us as we try out some of CCPL's newest virtual reality technology, the Oculus Quest. We will be playing games and exploring other worlds without leaving the library!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist. There will be age appropriate stories, 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, January 21, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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Yarn Over Crochet and Knitting
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
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We welcome the novice or newbie. Bring your latest project, or come to learn. Sit with us every Tuesday and yarn some tales with a wonderful group of knitters and crocheters.

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Storytime Shorts: Scarves Shindig
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join us for a storytime that specializes in a specific, beloved activity: parachutes, scarves, and bean bags! Each program will focus on a different "tool" we use to develop and enhance our fine motor skills. Attend one, two, or attend them all! 

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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a variety of fun activities from Shake, Rattle, and Read to Parachute Fun to Little Builders to crafts.

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Finksburg Book Club: The Oregon Trail
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Explore Nintendo
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Join us in Exploration Point! for some drop-in Nintendo-themed activities. Stop in to take photos on our green screen, make your own Nintendo-themed buttons, and try out even more crafts and activities! 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Five Presidents
Offsite
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin.

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Let’s Explore Nature: Owls
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 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 owls and dissect owl pellets.

 

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Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This educational program is designed to help you learn how to handle your 401(k), pension, or other employer-sponsored retirement plans when you leave a job. Participants will learn about:

  • The most common distribution options
  • How to avoid having the IRS withhold 20% of your retirement distribution
  • How taxes, penalties, and investment options factor into your decision

 

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Language Learning with Mango Languages
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Mango Languages is back! Join us for an introduction to this awesome resource. Over 70 languages are available; which do you want to learn?! Please feel free to bring your tablet or mobile device.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Cinderella's Winter Ball
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
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The prince is having a winter ball and you’re invited! Will Cinderella get to go or will she have to stay home and clean? Who will the prince dance with and will he find his true love? Join us as we sing and dance our way through one enchanted evening!

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Lunar New Year Celebrations
Finksburg Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Come learn about this holiday celebrated throughout Asia and by Asian-Americans. We will hear stories, sing songs, and do crafts together, all themed around the holiday.

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Cinderella's Winter Ball
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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The prince is having a winter ball and you’re invited! Will Cinderella get to go or will she have to stay home and clean? Who will the prince dance with and will he find his true love? Join us as we sing and dance our way through one enchanted evening!

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Escape the Library Lock-In
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
You and your team must find clues, solve puzzles, and locate the key to unlock four different rooms before time runs out. Do you have the brain power and team work skills needed to escape? Come and find out! Parent permission required.

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