The library will be closing at 5 PM and Passport Services at the North Carroll and Eldersburg Branch will be closing at 3 PM on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen for regular hours on Friday, November 29.

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Upcoming Events

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

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Intro to Creating Augmented Reality with CoSpaces
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
What is augmented reality and how is it different from virtual reality? Learn the basics of building an augmented reality project, then create and publish a simple project of your own. 

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Druid Theater Arts Presents: Clara, The Nutcracker Princess
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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Clara is transformed into the size of a toy, only to find that her gift, a Nutcracker doll, tried to kidnap her to become a prisoner of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Her pet rat, Queen, fights off the Nutcracker. Together, they head for the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy to free the slaves who were kidnapped from around the world. Will Clara and Queen be successful in freeing the slaves? What other adventures will they find? Find out in this new re-imagined story of The Nutcracker ballet by the award-winning choreographer Aly Cardinalli.

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PAWS to Read
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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Druid Theater Arts Presents: Clara, The Nutcracker Princess
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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Clara is transformed into the size of a toy, only to find that her gift, a Nutcracker doll, tried to kidnap her to become a prisoner of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Her pet rat, Queen, fights off the Nutcracker. Together, they head for the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy to free the slaves who were kidnapped from around the world. Will Clara and Queen be successful in freeing the slaves? What other adventures will they find? Find out in this new re-imagined story of The Nutcracker ballet by the award-winning choreographer Aly Cardinalli.

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Holly Black In Conversation with Everdeen Mason: Presented by CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Birth - 9, 11 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Holly will be in conversation with Everdeen Mason, writer for The Washington Post. Some of Holly’s titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. Holly's latest work, The Queen of Nothing, is the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. An author talk will be followed by a book signing and author meet and greet. Books will be signed but not personalized. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. Please, no outside books. 

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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9/8: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

9/15: Elaine Bryant (harp)

9/22: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Chris Reynolds at 2:30 PM (guitar)

9/29: Kendalyn Korth (harp)

10/6: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

10/13: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

10/20: Elaine Bryant (harp)

10/27: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Rob Caswell at 2:30 PM (dulcimer)

11/3: Chris Reynolds(guitar)

11/10: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

11/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

11/24: Rob Caswell (dulcimer) 

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We’ll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Ask a Master Gardener
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Drop in and bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts and more!

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

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Meetup Mondays
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a playgroup just for preschoolers. Come enjoy a festive space where you and your child can explore and play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Thanksgiving Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special Thanksgiving-themed storytime program. We will read and learn about both the holiday and being thankful, sing some festive songs, and make a craft to take home.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Kids Can! Make a Difference in Their Community
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Join Makenzie Greenwood, the 12-year-old founder of Hampstead's Little Free Pantry, as she conducts a fun and informative workshop for students to improve their community through service projects. The workshop promotes the entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation, and hard work. Makenzie's efforts have been recognized by Governor Hogan, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr. Ben Carson. Participants will leave inspired with fresh ideas to start their own community service project. Community service hours can be earned by attending this workshop.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Under the Banner of Heaven
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer.

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 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, November 26, 2019 - 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, November 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Strengthen your body, sharpen your mind, soothe your spirit. Follow Syeda through a series of postures and guided imageries. Beginner to intermediate. Register to reserve a space.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 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, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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LEGO® Creations
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
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Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together!

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 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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Coding is Fun
Westminster Branch
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
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We'll explore coding and how we communicate with computers by playing with a variety of toys. 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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