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Upcoming Events

Check our Program Guide or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Saturday Adventures
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per registrant. This will be an outdoor event. 

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 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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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Kids
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is holding a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament for kids, so join us to show you're the best player your age in town! There will be no prizes, just glory for the winner!

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful, calming music.

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Kindness ROCKS! Rock Painting
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 18
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Kindness is contagious. Decorate a rock or two and help spread happiness and beauty throughout our community. Rocks donated by Westminster Lawn Service Landscape Supply Yards.

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Teens
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is holding a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament for teens, so join us to show you're the best player in town! There will be no prizes, just glory for the winner!

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Intermediate Laser Cutting: Designing Custom Puzzles
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
In this intermediate-level laser design class, we will demonstrate and teach users how to design their custom-cut puzzles using different tools in Adobe Illustrator and Epilog's laser cutting software. 

Fusion Pro Laser Cutter Certification is required prior to attending this program.

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Sesión informativa del Consejo de Alfabetización del Condado de Carroll en español (Literacy Council of Carroll County Information Session in Spanish)
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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¿Necesitas aprender inglés o prepararte para el examen de ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos? Únete a nosotros mientras damos la bienvenida al Consejo de Alfabetización del Condado de Carroll en Mount Airy, donde un representante del personal estará disponible para discutir los servicios para adultos de la organización. El horario de atención sin cita previa es de 1:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m. El personal del Consejo responderá tus preguntas o te registrará para los servicios gratuitos. Esta sesión informativa estará disponible en inglés y en español.

Do you need to learn English or prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test? Join us as we welcome the Literacy Council of Carroll County to Mount Airy, where a staff representative will be on hand to discuss the organization's adult services. Drop-in hours are from 1 until 4 PM. Council staff will answer your questions or register you for free services. This information session will be available in English and in Spanish. 

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Sykesville Painting Club Workshop
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn how to combine watercolor with ink. Hear about the variety of art pens we can use for ink and watercolor artwork. John Kachik will demonstrate and guide us step-by-step. 

To sign up for this workshop, go to: tinyurl.com/spc-kachik-workshop.

The fee for this workshop is $30 for club members and $35 for nonmembers; please be prepared to pay when you arrive.

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Come to the library to visit with or read to book-loving therapy dogs. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children and helps with social skills and emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors can also come to de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins are welcome!

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Read with a Furry Friend
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults
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Every dog enjoys a good story! Trained reading dogs from My Caring Paws will provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading.

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Adventure Course
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Journey forth, young adventurers, and partake in a quest of jumping, spinning, balancing, and more in the great outdoors!

The program is weather-dependent. 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 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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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Monday Matinee: Moana
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for Monday Matinees! Enjoy a favorite family movie. Blankets and pillows are welcome! All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Moana is rated PG.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Adventures with Water!
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
Join the hands-on fun as we experiment with water. Learn about the properties of water with sink or float activities and much more!

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Pop-In Summer Craft: Adventures in Canvas Painting
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
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Help celebrate our Summer Reading theme, Adventures Begins at Your Library, through a community art project! Do you have a favorite adventure you want to paint, either something you did or read? If so, pop in for the afternoon and paint on small canvas panels! Projects will be displayed in our lobby throughout the summer. Available while supplies last.

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Laser Project: S'mores Station
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
We will create our own custom s'mores stations with an engraved design on the front of a wooden box to hold marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. We will finish with a quick assembly of s'mores items in the kitchen. Each attendee will create their own custom design for their box.

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes students of all levels. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket and yoga mat.

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Beginner Sewing Level 1: Make a Canvas Tote (Class 2)
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Get further acquainted with the sewing machine and basic tools of the trade. Learn how to work with different-weight fabrics and sew a boxed corner. Students will also learn about topstitching, reinforcement stitching, and how to use webbing to make bag handles. Apply these skills and more to make a lined canvas tote bag with coordinating handles.

Class Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or EC sewing machine certification. 

Required Materials: A sewing machine and all materials will be provided.

About Beginner Sewing Level 1: these classes introduce new or less experienced sewists to beginning sewing information and resources with hands-on practice.

Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes introduce and practice the following skills:

  • basis sewing tools
  • cutting, measuring, and marking fabric
  • pressing with an iron
  • basting and sewing

You can take Level 1 classes in any order, but beginners might benefit most from following the Class 1, 2, and 3 sequence.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 9:45am - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Create, Explore, and More: Terrific Towers
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us for tower building using a variety of materials. Let's find out which team has the tallest or strongest towers.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Books and Bites: Edible Flowers and Nature Reads
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for another joint program between CCPL's Westminster Branch and Exploration Commons, hosted in our teaching kitchen! We will learn about edible flowers while attendees will help create one of five dishes to share among the whole group: 

- Butterfly Pea Flower Salad

- Fried Squash Blossoms

- Mango Smoothie Bowl with Edible Flower Garnishes

- Melon Hibiscus Sorbet

While we eat, librarians Hannah and Joy will book talk a variety of narrative nonfiction nature-focused books that will be available for checkout at the end of class.

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.  

 

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this group gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Death Café: Conversations about Death ... with Cake!
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join us for our monthly Death CaféEnjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee and a cupcake as we discuss death. Our goal is to destigmatize discussions about death and dying. Together, we'll have a group-directed discussion with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Please note that this is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

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Diamond Painting
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly session of diamond painting! We'll have a new project each month, and no experience is necessary!  

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Facts First: Social Media & Mental Health
Offsite
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Social media is everywhere! At this program, you'll learn how to understand the balance between online engagement and real-life experiences. Learn how to navigate these risks and promote positive mental health, while gaining insights into the potential pitfalls of social media. You'll also discover effective solutions to prevent excessive screen time.

Presented by Carroll Community College and Carroll County Public Library in partnership with The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County. 

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Savvy Senior Travel
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Adventure Begins at Your Library is the Summer Reading theme this year, but maybe you are ready to travel a little further. Listen as experienced traveler Danielle Unglesbee shares how to plan the best adventure that fits you. We'll explore budget but high-value travel, streamlined and planned tours, guided motorcoach touring, safety tips and techniques, and all-inclusive trips.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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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Potomac Community Services Table
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Potomac Community Services provides mental health case management therapy services to youth and adults in Carroll County at no cost to you. Stop by to meet with staff, discuss service eligibility, and complete initial paperwork. Let us help you work through barriers to achieving your goals!

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 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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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Touch a Truck
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Meet some friendly community helpers and their vehicles. Come on out and touch a truck!

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 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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Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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June 20 is the first day of summer! What's in bloom at the Finksburg Branch Garden? Take a guided tour with one of our garden volunteers. Questions about native plants? Bring them to a Carroll County Master Gardener and pick up tips, handouts, and more. The Ask a Master Gardener table will be set up in the branch lobby.

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Let Your Water Adventure Begin at the Summer Reading Celebration
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Water, water, everywhere!

We'll have a fire truck, games, dogs, bubbles, AND free ice cream! Join us between 10 AM and 12 PM for our Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading kick-off. You will also get to see AND touch the vehicles and the dogs! You might get wet, so bring a towel!

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's Taneytown Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 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, June 20, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Third Thursday: Libraries Are for Everyone
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
The library is more than just books. It's a place to come together as a community. We welcome teens and adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers to join us for games, crafts, music, and more! 

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Adventures in Video Games
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
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At our adventures in gaming celebration, you can experience snapshots of video game history, from arcade classics to the latest generation.

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Nerf Summer Spectacular
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Join us for a summer-themed Nerf target range. We will provide the Nerf weapons and targets for you to use!

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Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Exploration Commons
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basic features of Adobe Illustrator. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and explore the program through hands-on instruction. No experience is required!

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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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 is not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. Please email Nadine Rosendale (nadiner@carr.org) with questions. 

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An Evening Tea to Celebrate Summer
Offsite
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Celebrate the first day of summer with an evening at the Steeped Tea Cafe in Manchester. On arrival, walk through the backyard and enjoy the beautiful flower beds to slow down after a busy day. Enter this cozy tearoom and relax. You will soon enjoy the delicious accoutrements, including four bottomless teas, and lovely company. Learn about the beginnings of this surprising tearoom, information on their backyard flower beds and scaping, and how to plan a summer tea at your home.

Parking is available on both sides of 3223 Main Street and in the lane behind the tearoom.

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Summer Reads: Eliza Knight
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
From USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight comes The Queen's Faithful Companion, an endearing and vivid story told from the unique multi-narrative viewpoints of a young Queen Elizabeth, Hanna Penwyck (the fictionalized keeper of the Queen’s dogs), and Susan (the Queen's Corgi), whose love and loyalty were boundless. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

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Picnic Concert Series: Milkshake Duo
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join us at the Finksburg Branch Garden for this music event! Pack a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the cool sounds of local bands. It's our Summer Reading Celebration, and what an adventure we'll be having! Join us for the Grammy-nominated Milkshake duo for a party in the garden and stay for ice cream and games! In the event of rain, this concert will be in our Large Meeting Room.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Adventures in Summer Reading!
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 12
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Adventure Begins at Your Library this summer, and we want you to come along! Join the celebration with crafts, games, fun, and food throughout the branch. Weather permitting, we'll be outside, so remember sunscreen and a bottle of water.

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Coffee with the Classics: The Night of the Hunter
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Kick off the summer with this month's selection, the classic thriller The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. 

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Summer Reading Celebration
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Come to our Summer Reading Celebration with games, crafts, and ice cream from The Cow! Bring a chair and hang out in our gardens for the festivities!

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Mr. Jon Live in Concert
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join multiple Parents' Choice Award winner Mr. Jon & Friends for a musical comedy show for the whole family. Mr. Jon and his silly friend George the Monkey will have you dancing, laughing, and singing along. Using rhymes, songs, books, and puppets, this interactive, hilarious show is not to be missed.

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Spanish Language Practice Circle
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a friendly and informal group gathering to practice speaking Spanish together. All levels are welcome. This program is led by a partner from The Literacy Council of Carroll County.

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Summer Reading Celebration: Adventure Begins at Your Library!
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us as we kick off Summer Reading, Adventure Begins at Your Library, with games, crafts, and prizes! This event will be held outside in our park (weather permitting). Feel free to bring sunscreen and water if it is hot and sunny!

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.

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Easy Crafting Afternoon: Decorative Book Folding
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a fun and creative afternoon of folding books into beautiful, eye-catching decorations. Available while supplies last.

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Tiny Library Treasures (Eldersburg Branch)
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. Participants may paint their canvas in the library or take a kit home. Canvases will be available while supplies last. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

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Oceans of Fun
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Birth - 12
More information
Celebrate National Ocean Month with a variety of activities for the whole family.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local Master Gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch Garden. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent.

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It's for the Birds
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 12
Registration and more information
Learn how to make an easy bird feeder and about how birds' beaks are different.

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Saturday Adventures
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Spice Blends for Grilling
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the secrets to creating seasonings perfect for grilling meats, seafood, and veggies. Participants will create a grilling spice blend and then make their own signature blend to take home. A tasting will conclude the class.

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Financial Foundations: Investing for Retirement
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
One way to ensure you can achieve your retirement dreams is to lay solid groundwork for your goals. Learn the power of compound interest, why you must keep your retirement accounts visible, and prepare now to help manage your taxes in retirement. 

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K-Pop Party Kickoff
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us to kick off our K-Pop Party with a dance performance by FADE Dance Crew. FADE will perform K-pop cover dances and teach the audience some choreography to accompany your favorite K-pop tunes! Enjoy FREE BUBBLE TEA to fuel your dancing while supplies last!

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Paco Samb and Super Ngewel: West African Drumming, Dance, Songs, and Storytelling
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Mount Airy Branch is honored to welcome Paco Samb and Super Ngewel to our community for a special musical event! Pape Demba "Paco" Samb is a Senegalese musician and keeper of his ancestral history. When he performs, he shares stories and music of his native Wolof people. Paco and Super Ngewel will play drums such as djembes, dun duns, tamas, and sabars. Enjoy drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling as the performers play music traditionally performed in Senegal, Africa.

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K-Pop Party
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for our 2nd annual celebration of everything K-Pop! Drop in between 12 PM and 4 PM for games, crafts, music, Korean snacks, prizes, and more! Wear your favorite K-pop outfit, and bring your own photo cards to trade! Goodie bags will be available while supplies last.
If you would like a specific artist or group featured in your goodie bag, please fill out this form before June 1, 2024.

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Birds of Maryland: From Field to Forest and Ground Floor to Treetops
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Enjoy lifelong birder Martin Brazeau's entertaining and informative high-definition film showing the ecology of Maryland birds, such as scarlet tanagers, orioles, and warblers. He will share how birds change with each habitat and discuss unique bird behaviors. You will also view a short film showing what you can do to protect birds. Marty will humorously describe the rewards and challenges of filming birds that don't seem to want to pose for him! There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation.

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Glyndon Area Players Presents: Anastasia Showcase
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a preview of Glyndon Area Players' Anastasia. Enjoy songs, dances, meeting characters, and more!

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Read with a Furry Friend
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 17
More information
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog from My Caring Paws. Research shows that reading to animals can boost children's reading skills and help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 1
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class, with session one on Monday, June 24, and session two on Tuesday, June 25.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Tiny Library Treasures (North Carroll Branch)
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

Registrants can pick up small canvases between 9 AM on Monday, June 24, and 5 PM on Saturday, June 29. Create and submit tiny art masterpieces to decorate the library; they must be returned to CCPL's North Carroll Branch by 5 PM on Saturday, July 6.

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Tiny Library Treasures (Westminster Branch)
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

Registrants can pick up small canvases at the Customer Service Desk between 9 AM on Monday, June 24, and 5 PM on Saturday, June 29. Create and submit tiny art masterpieces to decorate the library; they must be returned to CCPL's Westminster Branch by 5 PM on Saturday, July 6.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Radical Reptiles
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Nicole Osborne presents an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program, with a chance to hold/touch the reptiles! Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more!

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Summer Reading Celebration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Adventure Begins at Your Library! There will be something for everyone at our biggest celebration of the year! Come out and register for Summer Reading, play games, make crafts, plant seeds, and grab your stack of great summer reads. 

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Radical Reptiles
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Nicole Osborne presents an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program, with a chance to hold/touch the reptiles! Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more!

This program is designed for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Kids
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is having a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament for kids, so join us to show you're the best Super Smash Bros. player your age in town! No prizes, just glory to the winner!

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Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Need service hours? We've got those too! Participants can join us in person or log in virtually through Zoom by registering.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through design basics, machine use, and safety procedures. At the instructor's discretion, customers who successfully complete this program will be certified to use Exploration Commons' Fusion Pro and Fusion Edge laser cutters.

Customers aged 12 to 15 who complete their certification are required to have a certified adult with them to use the laser independently.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Moloka'i
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.

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Summer Reads: Tracy Chevalier
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into forty-five languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, a play, and an opera. Her latest work, The Glassmaker, is a rich, transporting story that follows a family of glassmakers from the height of Renaissance-era Italy to the present day. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lives in London with her husband.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

 

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes students of all levels. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket and yoga mat.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 2
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class, with session one on Monday, June 24, and session two on Tuesday, June 25.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Beginner Sewing Level 1: Sew a Small Zipper Bag (Class 3)
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
Get acquainted with the sewing machine and basic tools of the trade. Expand your sewing skills by adding a zipper to a small storage bag. You'll insert a zipper into a small cotton bag with lining and learn hand sewing techniques.

Class Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or EC sewing machine certification. 

Required Materials: A sewing machine and all materials will be provided.

About Beginner Sewing Level 1: these classes introduce new or less experienced sewists to beginning sewing information and resources with hands-on practice.

Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes introduced and practice the following skills:

  • basis sewing tools
  • cutting, measuring, and marking fabric
  • pressing with an iron
  • basting and sewing

You can take Level 1 classes in any order, but beginners might benefit most from following the Class 1, 2, and 3 sequence.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Create, Explore, and More: Up, Up, and AWAY!
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Create and test parachutes and hot air balloons.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 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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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Unwind Your Mind: Adult Coloring Book Group
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Do you feel like you're going in a dozen directions? Or maybe you're not focusing due to hectic schedules. Sometimes, we need to stop everything and concentrate on the simpler things. Join us for a monthly social gathering as we color and listen to relaxing music. Feel free to bring your own coloring book, use our sheets and pencils, or bring your electronic device with your favorite pre-loaded coloring book apps. Let's de-stress together!

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.

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LEGO® Builders Club
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Want to practice your building skills? Join us for a LEGO® program where you tackle a new design each time! We supply the bricks, and you supply the creativity! Designs will be displayed in the library.

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Tiny Library Treasures (Finksburg Branch)
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

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Board Games at Laughing Coffin
Offsite
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Calling all fans of fun, lovers of strategy and competition! The library will be hosting board game demos for teens at the Laughing Coffin Hobby Shop in Taneytown. Bring a group or meet new friends while trying out a variety of popular modern board games!

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Diverse Voices Book Club: The Guncle
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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 adult or adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our June selection is The Guncle by Steven Rowley. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.

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Adobe Illustrator: Create an Acrylic Keychain
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
In this session, we will review the fundamental tools of Adobe Illustrator for designing acrylic keychains. Attendees will experiment with the software and create their keychains on the Fusion Pro laser cutter. All the necessary materials will be provided, and no prior experience with laser cutting is required.

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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Eating Well This Summer: Plant-Based Eating
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
As summer comes into full swing, there is an abundance of produce available. Join Weis Dietitian Christina Pelletier, MS, RDN, LDN, to explore plant-based eating and how to incorporate more plants into your meals and snacks. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration of Watermelon Cucumber Salad for participants to sample. A $5.00 Weis coupon will be available to all attendees.

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Let's Get Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or meet new people with a shared love of crafting.  

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Mount Airy Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Calling all teens who love the library! Earn service hours while making friends, beautifying the library, and planning programs!

If this is your first time joining us, please print and complete a copy of the volunteer application.

 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Baby Play Day!
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
A gentle morning playtime geared towards our littlest ones! Your baby can practice their fine and gross motor skills with tunnels, slides, and toys just for them while socializing with others their age.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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 & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and discover some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.

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Summer Reading Celebration: Adventure Begins at Your Library
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the excitement as we launch Summer Reading 2024: Adventure Begins at Your Library! We'll have activity stations throughout the branch and live animals outdoors. Join the family fun - and kick off your summer to an amazing start! 

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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's North Carroll Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Move & Groove Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and discover some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 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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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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ServSafe® Food Handler Course
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Handler course, taught by a Certified ServSafe® Instructor, provides basic food safety knowledge. This two-hour class covers five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitizing. At the end of the class, participants will receive a certificate after completing a 40-question assessment.
©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per registrant. This will be an outdoor event. 

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Westminster Book Club: Two by Two
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks. Books will be available for pickup at CCPL's Westminster Branch.

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Chess at the Library
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
More information
Are you a chess champion or want to learn? Show off your best moves against other chess players! Experienced and novice chess players are welcome.

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Intro to 3D Scanning
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
3D scanning is a digital design process that enables the creation of detailed and accurate models of real-world objects. Join us for an introductory look into this technology, which is used extensively in engineering, architecture, historic preservation, and video game development. We will demonstrate the use of our handheld Artec Leo 3D Scanner and highlight some recent projects that have been created with it.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Mid-Week Movie and Munch: Trolls Band Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Come hang out, watch Trolls Band Together, and munch on some popcorn! Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle. This movie is rated PG with a run time of 91 minutes.

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Family Fun Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun, featuring stories, music, crafts, play, and time with friends.

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Finksburg Book Club: Lady Tan's Circle of Women
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See.

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Potomac Community Services Table
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Potomac Community Services provides mental health case management therapy services to youth and adults in Carroll County at no cost to you. Stop by to meet with staff, discuss service eligibility, and complete initial paperwork. Let us help you work through barriers to achieving your goals!

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Beginner Sewing Level 2: Intro to Garment Construction (Class 1)
Exploration Commons
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults
Registration and more information
This series of sewing classes introduces new or less experienced sewists to beginner sewing information, resources, and hands-on experience.

Beginner Sewing Level 2: Intro to Garment Construction introduces the following information and skills:

  • fabric types, terminology, and preparation for sewing
  • interfacings types, uses, and application
  • reading, customizing, and cutting from a commercial pattern
  • constructing and finishing a simple garment

This is a series class; you need to register for the first class and attend all three classes.

  • Class 1: Choosing, Purchasing and Preparing Fabrics for Garment Sewing (06/27/2024)
  • Class 2: Measuring the Body, Preparing the Pattern, and Cutting the Fabric (07/11/2024)
  • Class 3: Sewing Slim Cut Lounge Pants (07/23/2024)

 

Series Prerequisites and Required Skills:

  • Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or have EC sewing machine certification
  • can thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
  • can sew items together with different seam allowances
  • understand the purpose of back-stitching
  • have previously sewn items equivalent to the projects in the Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes: small fabric container, lined canvas tote with webbing handles, lined pouch with zipper

Required Materials:

  • A sewing machine, some materials, and a commercial sewing pattern will be provided
  • Students will supply the appropriate fabric, elastic, and thread for their garment
  • Appropriate amount of prewashed and dried fabric for your size*
  • Appropriate width and amount of elastic for your size*
  • Matching thread*

*Do not purchase fabric, elastic, or thread before the first class.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 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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North Carroll Writers Group
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Let's Take an Insect Adventure!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Meet Ryan "the Bug Man" and his vast collection of bugs! He'll show you hundreds of incredible bugs—insects from around the globe. The audience will be able to touch or pet some of the mini-beasts. Tons of cool bug fun is guaranteed!

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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, June 27, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Book of Lost Names
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Crazy for Crafting
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for some fun and easy craft projects each month. No experience or creative skills are needed. Bring a friend or meet new people who also enjoy crafting.

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Owl Prowl at Piney Run Park Nature Center
Offsite
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
Registration and more information
Whooo likes owls? Join us for a nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. A naturalist will lead us on a quiet walk through the woods, pausing to call for owls and share stories about their behavior and habitat. Please meet at the Piney Run Park Nature Center and dress weather-appropriate.

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Maryland Science Center: Science Unscripted
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Join us for an adventure in science! The Maryland Science Center will engage the audience in an unscripted science show. Topic cards will be used to compose a unique experience with a range of demonstrations, including combustion reactions, electricity, and color-changing chemistry.

 

 

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/

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Club Friendship
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
We welcome teens and adults with developmental disabilities or who are neurodivergent, along with their caregivers, to join us for an hour of movement, games, and fun!

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Outdoor Bubbles and Chalk
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 12
More information
Join us for some outdoor activities as we play with bubbles and chalk! We will have fun blowing bubbles of all sizes and decorating our sidewalk with your colorful chalk artwork. 

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Tinker Tots
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experiment in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity.

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Summer Lunch at the Library (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch will partner with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. Thanks to a Caring and Sharing Ministries sponsorship, adult lunches will also be provided at no charge. Adults may pick up a meal to go, but to comply with Federal regulations, children must eat at the library. There is no enrollment or cost; meals will be served from 12 PM until 1 PM. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will feature many programs before and after lunch. Join us for food and fun on weekdays this summer.

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per participant. Available while supplies last.

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Adventure Escape
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 10 - 17
Registration and more information
Embark on an imagination-fueled adventure for secret puzzles and hidden treasure in this reverse-escape room event. 

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Volunteer Opportunity: Painting Bookends
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
We are looking to brighten up our young adult area, and we need your help. Bring your creativity and paint some bookends for us. If you don't finish, you can take them home and return them later. You can earn up to three service hours. You must be at least 12 to earn service hours.

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Kids Cooking: Stovetop Quesadillas
Exploration Commons
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 10 - 13
Registration and more information
This hands-on class will introduce kitchen safety and stovetop cooking skills as we prepare a simple quesadilla recipe. This class is appropriate for children with no cooking experience.

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Tiny Library Treasures (Taneytown Branch)
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. Participants may paint their canvas in the library or take a kit home. Canvases will be available while supplies last. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

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