We are open for Express Pickup and Information services only at this time. Please check our FAQ page for more information. Our branches will be open for limited walk-in services beginning Monday, September 21 at 10 AM. Reopening information.

Construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East will begin August 3rd at the Westminster Branch. Please visit the Exploration Commons update page for information regarding the project and how to access the Westminster Branch for the next few months.

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Upcoming Events

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

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Little Hands Signing: Autumn Signs
Online
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language for summer 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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Backyard Birdwatching
Online
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
More information
Watching birds in your backyard is a fun and inexpensive way to pass the time. Learn about some great library resources and some cool apps that you can download on your phone or tablet to enhance your birdwatching experience.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/cV9ISAxCk3Q

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What's Cookin', Carroll County?
Online
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for easy and inexpensive recipes you are sure to love!

This week, we're showing how it only takes a few ingredients to upgrade instant ramen. You'll never want to go back to the regular version again!

Ingredients: 1 package instant ramen, 1 egg, 1-2 slices American cheese, green onion, red pepper, toasted sesame seeds

Process:

1. Chop the green onion and set aside to add to the finished bowl.

2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil over medium heat and add the ramen noodles. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. After 2 minutes, crack an egg into the pan and fold the noodles over top of it. Cook for an additional minute.

4. Turn the heat off and mix in the flavoring packet and red pepper. If you are also adding other ingredients like vegetables or meat, this is the best time to do so. 

5. Put a slice or two of American cheese at the bottom of your bowl, and pour the ramen over top. Add the green onion and toasted sesame seeds, and it's ready to serve! For the best experience, break the egg right before eating to allow the yolk to mix with the broth.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/tiWekc12IcU

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STEAM Fun with Ms. Anna: Nature Fractal Suncatchers
Online
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Look for patterns in nature to make this fun craft! Ms. Anna will show you how to look for fractals (repeating patterns) on a nature walk, and then use photos to create a STEAM–themed suncatcher!

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/yFg9XgzOpK0

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Marlene at Home: Decorating Your Walls
Online
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 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, and more.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/mELKU1GSUjQ.

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Overbooked Booktalks
Online
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Too overbooked to commit to an online book club? Join Kari from the Mount Airy Branch to hear a quick review of some of her newest favorite reads. Focusing on a new title each month, perfect for group or individual reading enjoyment. Learn how to read it in easy to access eBook format or how to place a hold with our Express Service. No worries if you skip or miss a talk, all past booktalks will be archived on the CCPL YouTube channel!

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_eT_MXQYwm8.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary

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Book Lovers Week Kickoff: Larry Tye with Brian Frosh
Online
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Books are essential, so join us for the first event in a week-long celebration of books!

Larry Tye is the bestselling author of Bobby Kennedy and Satchel, as well as Superman, The Father of Spin, Home Lands, and Rising from the Rails, and co-author, with Kitty Dukakis, of Shock. His most recent book, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, is the definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on a first-ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings. 

The author will be joined in conversation with Brian Frosh, Attorney General for the State of Maryland. Prior to his current office, he served in the Maryland General Assembly for 28 years, including 12 as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Brian has a connection to the book, his father, Stanley Frosh, also an attorney represented a federal employee accused of being a communist by Joseph McCarthy. 

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore, the Historical Society of Carroll County, and Carroll County Public Library. This event will be live-streamed on Facebook and later uploaded to the CCPL YouTube channel. Audience Q&A will follow the talk as time allows. 

 

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What's New for Kids?
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 10
More information
Hey kids, join us to find out what's new at the library! Miss Amy, Miss Kayla, Miss Lori, and Miss Renee will keep you up-to-date with a sneak peek at our new arrivals and highlights of upcoming programs. 

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Goats and Apples with Ms. Erin
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Do you like apples? Do goats like apples? Root Beer and Sassafras learn about apples and have an apple tasting adventure.

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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It's Fall! Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for songs, stories, and movement.

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Ages: 6 - 10
More information
Meet Star and Snowball as we learn about having rabbits as pets and their general care.

https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterBranchLibrary/

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Book Lovers Week: Nancy Pearl
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Nancy Pearl, bestselling author, librarian, and literary critic, will be in conversation with Ted Zaleski, Carroll's own avid reader. Nancy's latest book, The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books that Changed Their Lives, is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today’s favorite authors—the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. Nancy Pearl was a special guest at our first Day for Book Lovers, so it is only fitting that she joins us for our Book Lovers Week! Presented by HarperCollins, A Likely Story Bookstore, and CCPL. Watch LIVE on our Facebook pages or the next day on YouTube. 

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Book Lovers Week: Book Buzz with HarperCollins
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Any Book Lovers celebration would not be complete without a visit from our friends at HarperCollins! Join Virginia, Chris, and Lainey live for their picks coming out in the next few months. Presented by HarperCollins, A Likely Story Bookstore, and CCPL.

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Painter's Palette: Resist Technique
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
More information
Learn how to create your own abstract art designs using resist techniques. No prior experience painting necessary!

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary

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Book Lovers Week: Books are Essential Industry Panel
Online
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Books are essential. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Annette Danek (Penguin Random House), Skip Dye (Penguin Random House), Debbie Scheller (A Likely Story Bookstore), and Andrea Berstler (Carroll County Public Library) who will talk about the impact of the epidemic on the book industry. The discussion will be led by Ted Zaleski. Presented LIVE on Facebook and available one day later on YouTube. 

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Boredom Buster Crafts
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Register to pick up a boredom buster craft at the ELDERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY. As a bonus, they can be used in conjunction with our storytimes. Crafts will be available Wednesdays during Express Pickup.

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Welcome Autumn!
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Happy autumn equinox! Join us as we celebrate all that autumn has to offer.

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 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, September 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - Adults
More information
Mr. Max found a magic treasure box full of surprises - what will be inside this week? Join us and see!

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary/

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Book Lovers Week: Book Buzz with Workman Publishing
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Get the latest buzz on books coming out from Workman Publishing! Our friend Annie Mazes shares her picks for books launching in the coming months. This event will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Presented by Workman Publishing, A Likely Story Bookstore, and CCPL.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/JewvSnquALo

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information and 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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Graphic Novel Book Club: Eisner Award Winners
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a new book club dedicated to graphic novels and sequential art!

For our very first meeting, we'll be discussing two winners of the Eisner Awards, Invisible Kingdom by G. Willow Wilson and They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. Comments and thoughts on any of this year's other winners are welcome as well!

Both graphic novels can be found on Hoopla, or in physical form by placing a hold and using Express Pickup.

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Book Lovers Week: A Toast to Romance
Online
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Book Lovers Week continues with a panel of bestselling romance authors including, Eliza Knight (The Rebel Wears Plaid), Tessa Bailey (Tools of Engagement), Alexandra Bellefleur (Written in the Stars), Olivia Dade (Spoiler Alert), and Jenny Holiday (A Princess for Christmas). The Rebel Wears Plaid is out now and we'll be celebrating the 9/22 release of Tools of Engagement and the upcoming releases of Written in the Stars (11/10), Spoiler Alert (10/6), and A Princess for Christmas (10/13). Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library. Streamed live on Facebook with the video available the next day on YouTube. 

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Corky Flies an Airplane!
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Penguins don't fly, but Corky wants to fly an airplane! Watch as he takes his first flying lesson and soars up into the sky. Buckle up Corky...you are cleared for take-off!

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Senior Crosswords
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be doing a crossword puzzle together over Zoom for the 60 plus crowd. Get your coffee and join in the fun. (If you use only the phone to call into Zoom, this will be accessible to you, too.)

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Pre-K Play
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - Adults
More information
You are your child's first teacher! Join us each week to learn a quick activity or tip that you can use to turn play into learning, as you prepare your child for preschool and kindergarten. Let's make learning fun for everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 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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Book Lovers Week: Book Buzz from Penguin Random House
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join us for a What to Read Wednesdays Special Edition for Book Lovers Week! We'll get the scoop on upcoming titles from industry experts at Penguin Random House. Presented by Penguin Random House, A Likely Story Bookstore, and CCPL. Tune in Live on Facebook or watch the next day on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/libraryccpl.

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Masked Mad Science
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Ages: 4 - 10
More information
Join CCPL’s zany science duo while their experiments ooze, explode, smash, and more. Science is fun, just watch and see!

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 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 out 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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Corky Discovers the Wonders of Fall with Ms. Belinda
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Corky and Ms. Belinda explore the many changes that take place in the beautiful fall season. Come and see what they find in the world around them.

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Story and Craft in a Bag: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Get everything you need to enjoy We're Going on a Bear Hunt at home! Includes a book, early literacy activity, and craft. Pick up will be at the Eldersburg Branch during Express Pickup. Participants will be emailed details.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 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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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 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. 

Mayonnaise: 2 eggs, 1 clove garlic, 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tsp. Dijon mustard, salt to taste, 2 cups vegetable oil

https://www.facebook.com/westminsterbranchlibrary/

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Mount Airy Online Senior Book Discussion Group
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be discussing what books you have been reading over the past several months.

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Black-Eyed Susan Chapter Book Club
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us for a three-month celebration of past Black-Eyed Susan Award nominees! We will have three Zoom meetings as a group to discuss the following books:

September 24th: Sparks! by Ian Boothby

October 22nd: Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming

November 19th: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Registrants will receive a copy of each book in September. An email will be sent to participants with details.

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Campfire Fun: S'Mores with a Twist
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
More information
S'mores aren’t just for camping trips - you can enjoy them anytime! Join us as we learn to make many delicious variations of this traditional campfire snack!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Book Lovers Week: Storytime with Ann Marie Stephens
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a special storytime with author Ann Marie Stephens. Ann Marie Stephens is the author of Arithmachicks Add Up, Scuba Dog, Arithmachicks Take Away, and Cy Makes a Friend. She is a first grade teacher and scuba diving enthusiast. She also hosts monthly meetings for educators, dubbed “Cookies and Books,” so she has the perfect excuse to promote children's literature while eating snickerdoodles. She lives in Virginia. 

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Fun Friday Facebook Friends with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 6
More information
Meet us on Facebook for rhymes, songs, and more every Friday morning!

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Emmett's Playhouse
Online
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
More information
Emmett’s returning! It’s been a while since we’ve seen our furry seal friend, but he’s back and ready for a new fun-filled, silly episode of early-learning skills. 

https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterBranchLibrary/

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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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Fun with Magnets
Online
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We will be experimenting with magnets.

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Monte Leister and The Leister Quintet: Outdoor Concert at Finksburg Branch
Finksburg Branch
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join Monte Leister and The Leister Quintet for an exciting evening of swing and jazz music. This program will be held outdoors at the Finksburg Branch with required advanced registration.  Audience size will be limited.  Safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 and related restrictions will be observed.  

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What's Cookin', Carroll County?
Online
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for easy and inexpensive recipes you are sure to love!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Sears Catalog Houses of Mount Airy
Online
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: Adults
More information
From 1908 to 1940, a customer could actually order a complete house from the Sears Modern Homes and Building Plans catalog! Everything needed, right down to the nails and paint, was shipped by rail to local railroad towns across America, including Mount Airy. Sears promised that working without a carpenter and only rudimentary skills, a person could build themselves a beautiful house for a reasonable price. This online presentation will discuss how this amazing feat was accomplished and will give local examples of Sears catalog houses.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Marlene at Home: Quick and Delicious Sloppy Joes
Online
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 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, and more.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Lh8B75mNWP8

Recipe for Quick and Delicious Sloppy Joes

1/2 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon ready-made mustard, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar

Mix the 4 ingredients above for sauce and set aside. (Can double sauce if preferred)

Brown one pound of ground beef and drain off grease. Return ground beef to pan and add the above sauce. Stir until blended and cook 5 - 10 minutes on medium heat to bring sauce flavor into the meat. (Can cook longer on low.) Serve on 4 - 6 hamburger rolls. 

 

 

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Banned Books Week: Booktalks for Teens
Online
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages:
More information
Celebrate reading and spark a discussion about censorship with us during Banned Books Week! Each day, September 27 through October 3, staff will be highlighting commonly banned literature for teens, talk about read-alikes, and discuss how open access to reading can make you a lifelong reader.  

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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What's New for Kids?
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 10
More information
Hey kids, join us to find out what's new at the library! Miss Amy, Miss Kayla, Miss Lori, and Miss Renee will keep you up-to-date with a sneak peek at our new arrivals and highlights of upcoming programs. 

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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The Continuing Adventures of Captain Corky
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Captain Corky and his motley crew set sail to Western Island where a town is in need of their help!

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Shake, Rattle, and Rhyme with Ms. Angie
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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Leaves Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for songs, stories, and movement. Registration will close 1 hour prior to program and you will receive an email with the zoom link.

 

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Make and Take Kits: Infinity Cubes
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to create that awesome fidget, an infinity cube! Most of the supplies needed to create your very own infinity cube will be included in this take-home kit, all you need to provide is a few pieces of tape. Participants will be emailed letting them know the date they will be able to pick up their kits. Kits will be available at all library branches.

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Banned Books Week: Booktalks for Teens
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages:
More information
Celebrate reading and spark a discussion about censorship with us during Banned Books Week! Each day, September 27 through October 3, staff will be highlighting commonly banned literature for teens, talk about read-alikes, and discuss how open access to reading can make you a lifelong reader.  

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Broadway Musicals Trivia Night!
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Test your "Memory" of Broadway shows and musicals, past and present, with this live trivia quiz! 

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Celebrate Carroll County Beer Week: Brewers Talk
Online
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Tony Eckard, CCPL's Director of Finance and Analysis, and beer appreciator, for a conversation with local brewers as we raise a toast to good beer! Panelists will include representation from Pub Dog, Johansson's, Brewery Fire, 1623, Pipe the Side, and Flood Zone Brewery. Carroll County Beer Week, traditionally held in September, celebrates and promotes Maryland craft beer, our Carroll County brewers and brewpubs, our agricultural products used in making Maryland beer, and those establishments that sell these products. As always, please drink responsibly.  Sponsored by Union Mills Homestead and hosted by Carroll County Public Library.

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Boredom Buster Crafts
Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Register to pick up a boredom buster craft at the ELDERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY. As a bonus, they can be used in conjunction with our storytimes. Crafts will be available Wednesdays during Express Pickup.

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Playing Pretend with Ms. Erin, Root Beer, and Sassafras
Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Root Beer and Sassafras are unicorns. Join them as they have adventures playing pretend.

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 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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Horses, Horses, Horses!
Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a day of work and play on a horse farm! We’ll learn about riding, care, and chores, plus see some horse silliness. There’s never a dull moment down on the farm!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Banned Books Week: Booktalks for Teens
Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages:
More information
Celebrate reading and spark a discussion about censorship with us during Banned Books Week! Each day, September 27 through October 3, staff will be highlighting commonly banned literature for teens, talk about read-alikes, and discuss how open access to reading can make you a lifelong reader.  

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Diverse Voices Book Club: All Boys Aren't Blue
Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 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 September selection is All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson. Available through Overdrive/Libby, as an audiobook through Hoopla, or in hard copy through Express Pickup.

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Dance Party with Ms. Kelley
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Corky invites you to shake your tail feathers! Let’s boogie, rattle, and roll!

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Shake, Rattle, and Rhyme with Ms. Patsy
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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STEAM at Home: Coffee Filter Flower Chromatography
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn how to use cohesion and chromatography to make a colorful craft with markers, coffee filters, and water! 

Craft kits are available for this program. After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when they may pick up a bag of craft supplies through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your coffee filter flowers!

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

or watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LXxto1YbI_k

 

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Pre-K Play
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - Adults
More information
You are your child's first teacher! Join us each week to learn a quick activity or tip that you can use to turn play into learning, as you prepare your child for preschool and kindergarten. Let's make learning fun for everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 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 YA Edition: Truckus Maximus
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, you just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring Truckus Maximus by Scott Peterson.

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Banned Books Week: Booktalks for Teens
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages:
More information
Celebrate reading and spark a discussion about censorship with us during Banned Books Week! Each day, September 27 through October 3, staff will be highlighting commonly banned literature for teens, talk about read-alikes, and discuss how open access to reading can make you a lifelong reader.  

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 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 out 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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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 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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The Addams Family Rhyme Time with Ms. Maria
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky! Come snap and learn fun new rhymes with Ms. Maria and the Addams Family!

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Weekend Wanderings
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: Birth - 10
More information
Travel to a fun destination in Maryland or Pennsylvania for a kid's outdoor adventure that adults will love too!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Make Your Own Fleece Scarf
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Register to get supplies to make a fleece scarf with pony beads.

Supplies will be available during Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. Four different scarf patterns/colors will be available. Limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis. Instructions will be included with the bag of supplies.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 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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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 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. 

Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs: 4 chicken thighs, honey, 2 lemons, 3 garlic cloves, kosher salt, pepper, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

https://www.facebook.com/westminsterbranchlibrary/

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Bilingual Storytime
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Ages: Birth - 11
More information
¿Hablan español o les gustaría aprender? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música, y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, y leer juntos.

Do you speak Spanish or would you like to learn? We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement in English and Spanish. Come talk, sing, and read together.

https://www.facebook.com/carrollcountypubliclibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterBranchLibrary/

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Banned Books Week: Booktalks for Teens
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages:
More information
Celebrate reading and spark a discussion about censorship with us during Banned Books Week! Each day, September 27 through October 3, staff will be highlighting commonly banned literature for teens, talk about read-alikes, and discuss how open access to reading can make you a lifelong reader.  

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - 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. We may not use all of them in each class, but if possible have a blanket, bolster or pillows, strap, scarf, or soft belt and 2 blocks or books.

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

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Fun Friday Facebook Friends with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 6
More information
Meet us on Facebook for rhymes, songs, and more every Friday morning!

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Erin
Online
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Erin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Make a Pumpkin Diorama
Online
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
Mr. Mark will show how to make a pumpkin diorama.

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Banned Books Week: Booktalks for Teens
Online
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages:
More information
Celebrate reading and spark a discussion about censorship with us during Banned Books Week! Each day, September 27 through October 3, staff will be highlighting commonly banned literature for teens, talk about read-alikes, and discuss how open access to reading can make you a lifelong reader.  

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