The library will be closed for the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, January 18. We will reopen for express pickup service on Tuesday, January 19.

CCPL is currently only open for contactless Express Pickup, online programming, and virtual information services. Visit our service updates page for more information.

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Upcoming Events

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Little Hands Signing: Winter Signs
Online
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language for summer in this fun, hands-on storytime for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together.

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

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DIY at Home: Making Bath Bombs
Online
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn to create your very own bath bomb!

Craft kits are available for this program at the branch of your choice! After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when and they may pick up a bag of activity supplies through Express Pickup! On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your bath bombs.

Craft kits will be available for pickup starting Monday, January 11th and will be available through Monday, January 25th.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Star Wars Trivia Night
Online
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Get ready for a special super-sized trivia night! Test your knowledge on the nine films of the Skywalker Saga, as well as both seasons of The Mandalorian. We would be honored if you would join us.

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Marlene at Home: Decorating for Winter
Online
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Overbooked Booktalks
Online
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Too overbooked to commit to an online book club? Join Kari from the Mount Airy Branch to hear a quick review of some of her newest favorite reads. Focusing on a new title each month, perfect for group or individual reading enjoyment. Learn how to read it in easy to access eBook format or how to place a hold with our Express Service.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Cool Crafts for a Cold Day
Online
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. You can pick them up during regular library hours, Tuesday through Friday, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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How to Love a Goat
Online
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
Count the ways to love a goat with Ms. Erin and her two silly goats, Root Beer and Sassafras!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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School Age Fun with Ms. Erin
Online
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Join Ms. Erin as she brings some fun for school age kids from the library to your home! We'll talk about books, games, crafts, and lots more!

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

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Tasty Tuesdays with Taylor
Online
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Weis nutritionist Taylor Simpson as she demonstrates and shares simple, nutritious recipes and tips for healthy eating. Taylor will be preparing a super simple but flavorful chunky tomato and white bean soup. Adding white beans to a traditional tomato soup is a great way to make the meal heartier while adding a boost of plant-based protein and fiber. Get the recipe here.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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J'nell Ciesielski in Conversation with Greer Macallister
Online
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
With a passion for heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. In Ciesielski’s latest sweeping romance, Beauty Among Ruins, an American heiress finds herself in Scotland amid the fallout of the Great War, and a wounded Scottish laird comes face-to-face with his past and a woman he never could have expected. J'nell will be interviewed by author Greer Macallister. Presented by Carroll County Public Library and A Likely Story Bookstore. Watch live on Facebook or YouTube

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Pre-K Play
Online
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
You are your child's first teacher! Join us to learn a quick activity or tip in each session that you can use to turn playing into learning, as you prepare your child for preschool and kindergarten. Let's make learning fun for everyone!

View on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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

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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Online
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.

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What to Read Wednesdays: Answer Creek
Online
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, you just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will feature Answer Creek by Ashley E. Sweeney.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

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

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Spatial Awareness with Rocks, Paper, and Scissors!
Online
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join Ms. Maria for some fun with Drew Daywalt's The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, and then learn an easy, mindful craft that will help your child learn about spatial awareness.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup: 2 roast chicken breasts, 8 cups of liquid (water or chicken broth), 1 pound of mushrooms, 5 carrots, 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, spring onions, medium onion, salt and pepper to taste, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 cup of buttermilk

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Digital Collections Bootcamp: Brainfuse JobNow
Online
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Follow along with Sara A. as she leads you through the steps to access CCPL's variety of digital collections. For this session, we will be discussing one of CCPL's newer online resources: Brainfuse JobNow. Have your computer, tablet, or mobile device ready so you can practice!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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The ABCs of Black History Storytime with Author Rio Cortez
Online
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a special storytime with author Rio Cortez. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity, and joy. Watch live on Facebook or YouTube.

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library in partnership with Allegany County Library System, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Baltimore County Public Library, Calvert Library, Cecil County Public Library, Charles County Public Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Howard County Library System, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Queen Anne’s County Library, St. Mary's County Library, Talbot County Free Library, Washington County Free Library, and Worcester County Library.

Special thanks to Workman Publishing. 

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Fun Friday Facebook Friends with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 6
More information
Meet us on Facebook for rhymes, songs, and more every Friday morning!

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

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

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

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Collage Take and Make
Online
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 11:30am - 11:45am
Ages: Adults
More information
Grab a kit, grab a pal (any age) and get creative! Supply kits for a collage art project will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Taneytown Branch. You can pick one up during library hours starting Friday, January 22, while supplies last.

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Plant This, Not That: Native Plant Alternatives to Invasive Species
Online
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Think towards spring and join avid hobby gardener Mr. Max from the Finksburg Branch for a presentation on the state of our environment. Learn how using native plants instead of non-native ornamentals will not only beautify spaces but benefit our local wildlife, ecosystem, and even climate. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. 

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Play Dough Circuits
Online
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We'll be doing simple circuits and lighting up some play dough.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Friday Fix with Ms. Mandy: Picture Book Biographies
Online
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Looking for some book recommendations? Join us for the Friday Fix! Ms. Mandy will choose a new category each week and share some books. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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STEAM Fun with Ms. Anna: Snow Day STEAM
Online
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us in virtual Exploration Point! to try some cool snow-themed STEAM activities - no actual snow required!

Craft kits are available for this program through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when they may pick up a bag of craft supplies! Craft kits will be available for pickup starting January 13th through February 1st.

On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your snow-themed STEAM crafts using your kit!

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

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Ghosts of England: A Medium's Vacation Encounters
Online
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
On vacation in England, author and medium Rob Gutro twice encountered ghosts who wanted to share their stories. You will learn about some of these known, and unknown, people who presented themselves to Rob. They wanted to let him know they are still around, still reside in their houses or castles, drink in their favorite pub, or need help.  

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Snowy Day Fun
Online
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Ages: Birth - 11
More information
Join us as we explore the wonders of winter with some special cold weather crafts and activities!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Marlene at Home: 2021 Gift Discoveries
Online
Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Snowman Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, songs, and movement on zoom.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our MS support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information. Please register to get the Zoom link. 

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

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3D String Art Earrings
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind jewelry by combing 3D printed frames and string art design. Take home kits with all supplies will be provided and available to pick up from your library branch. Registrants will receive an email with pickup instructions.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Fast Food Trivia Night
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Can you sing the Big Mac jingle in your sleep? Have you had passionate late-night debates with your friends about who has the best fries? You're in good company. Join us for fast food trivia live on Zoom!

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Cool Crafts for a Cold Day
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. You can pick them up during regular library hours, Tuesday through Friday, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Gender Queer
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book discussion focusing on a diverse author's work. Each month we will select a young or new adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our January selection is the graphic novel biography, Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe. This book discussion will take place through Zoom.

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Tell Us How You Lived: Unearthing Union Mills’ History
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
Carroll County’s Union Mills is an exceptionally significant and well-preserved industrial and residential complex, but how did professional historians and archaeologists make that determination? Join moderator Elizabeth Anderson Comer, principal of EAC/Archaeology, Inc., and a team of experts as they present the results of a multi-year research project. Archaeological, architectural, cultural landscape, LiDAR, and documentary research will be presented by Dr. Rob Wanner, Dr. Paula Stoner Reed, and Paul Albert. This public programming is an opportunity for the Union Mills Homestead’s many stakeholders, including the public at large, to learn about the important findings made in the course of this project, which was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

If you'd like to join us through Zoom, please register. If you will be joining us on Facebook or YouTube, no need to register, just tune into the live stream of the program.

Photo Credit: Union Mills Homestead Photo Archive
 

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Little Ones: It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten
Online
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 3
Registration and more information
Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with simple activities you probably do already! 

Pick up a Storytime in a Bag Kit at the branch of your choice to use during our Zoom storytime with Ms. Patsy. Participants will be able to pick up kits from January 21 through January 26, during library hours. 

Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant. A Learning Advantage Partnership program.

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

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What to Read Wednesdays: Fool Me Twice
Online
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, you just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring Fool Me Twice by Jeff Lindsay.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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From Tree to Barn: A Visit to the Sawmill and More
Online
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Have you ever looked at a barn and marveled at the fact that that barn was once just trees? Join us as we follow the entire fascinating process, from the trees standing in the woods to the milling of the lumber to a finished barn!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out of pocket costs. We will, also, discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Steph as she shares some of her favorite books, songs, and rhymes! 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

Creamy Shrimp & Mascarpone Risotto: 6 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns, salt, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 2/3 cup of dry white wine, large onion, 2 stalks of celery, 1 1/2 cups of arborio rice, 8 cups of water, 1 carrot, 6 sprigs of thyme, 8 ounces of mascarpone (or cream cheese), 1 pound of cream cheese, 1 pound of shrimp

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: Leadership in Turbulent Times
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be discussing Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. We may not use all of them in each class, but if possible have a blanket, bolster or pillows, strap, scarf, or soft belt and 2 blocks or books.

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

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Fun Friday Facebook Friends with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 6
More information
Meet us on Facebook for rhymes, songs, and more every Friday morning!

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

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An Unbirthday Party with Ms. Maria
Online
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 10
More information
Calling all kids that had quarantine birthdays and cancelled parties, have we got the program for you! Join Ms. Maria for some books, silly songs, and fun to celebrate all the unbirthdays that happened this past year.  

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Make a Wire-Wrapped Marble Pendant
Online
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We will be making a wire wire-wrapped marble pendant.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Friday Fix with Ms. Mandy: I Can Read
Online
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Looking for some book recommendations? Join us for the Friday Fix! Ms. Mandy will choose a new category each week and share some books. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 15 minutes early.

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