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Upcoming Events

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

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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 5
Registration and more information
A Learning Advantage Partnership program between Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library. Sponsored by a Striving Readers Grant.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Mount Airy Volunteer Fair
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 14 – Adults, Adults
More information
Whether you are looking for teen service hours or a way to give back, you will find and opportunity at the Second Annual Mount Airy Branch Volunteer Fair. Numerous local organizations will be on hand to share ways in which you can help make our community a better place. Come discover how you can change lives - including your own!

 

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Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 4 - 5
Registration and more information
A Learning Advantage Partnership program between Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library. Sponsored by a Striving Readers Grant.

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Same and Different Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 – 6
Registration and more information
Join the Girl Scouts for a fun, interactive storytime and craft.

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

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Painter's Palette
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an afternoon of painting in the library! Attendees will create a beginner-level painting with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will be painting pictures inspired by hanami, Japanese flower viewing festivals.

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Sunday Minecraft
Taneytown Branch
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
A fun afternoon of Minecraft! Whether you're completely new to the game or an expert, this is a chance to play with your peers!

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
3/3: Lydia Bandy (harp)

3/10: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

3/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

3/24: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

3/31: Matt McMullin (guitar)

4/7: Matt McMullin (guitar)

4/14: Lydia Bandy (piano)

4/28: Elaine Bryant (harp)

5/5: Lydia Bandy (piano or harp)

5/12: Elaine Bryant (harp)

5/19: Matt McMullin (guitar)

 

 

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:30am - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We'll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. You and your children can learn and make new friends at the same time.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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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Ask A Master Gardener
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your questions about spring gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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Alphabet Train: Letter L
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – 6
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Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 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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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 – 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topic with a story and hands-on project.

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STEAM Club
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 – 12
More information
Come invent, make, and learn at our monthly STEAM Club! We'll learn about STEAM concepts through exploration and experimentation with technology, games, challenges, and more.

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Celebration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Celebrate some of your favorite Black-Eyed Susan books with your media specialist. There will be crafts, games, and more!

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
North Carroll Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Landscape Invasion: Fight Back Against Invasive Plant Species!
Finksburg Branch
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Be on the frontline of defense for your landscape, as we learn to identify and control plants that might already be in your area. Carroll County Master Gardeners will lead a workshop for identifying plants such as Mile-a-minute and Japanese Stiltgrass. Learn how homeowners can get ahead in this battle. This program is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

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

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

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

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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5
More information
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and a stretch and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age-appropriate story, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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

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

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

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

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Breast Feeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize, and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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Handmade Journals
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 – Adults, Adults
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Join us to make awesome journals of any size. We'll provide all the materials and instructions and you'll leave with a brand-new, handmade blank journal! 

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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Welcome spring with a yoga-toned body and peace of mind. This is a beginner to intermediate class.

 

 

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Mindfulness for Beginners
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 16 – Adults, Adults
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Actively learn how to create a meditation practice. Instructor Bryan Nupp will guide you to reunite with your inner tranquility and serenity. You will learn how to rest comfortably in stillness to find greater peace.

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

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Preschool Vision Screening
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 2 – 5
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This free vision screening for preschool-aged children will test for lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and depth perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. In partnership with the Deer Park Lion's Club.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:15am - 10:30am
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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

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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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

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

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

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 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
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 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
Westminster Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Offsite
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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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Tween Space
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 – 12
More information
A weekly after-school program with a snack, craft/game/tech time, and homework assistance. Different activities every week! We will not meet on early dismissal days or when CCPS is closed.  

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Drop-In Knitting
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join us to share your ideas, patterns, books, and tips. A great time to visit and work on your latest projects.

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Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will be covered. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Activities for children will be provided.

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Spring Art Canvas with Mod Podge
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we use a bird template cut out from our laser printer. We will then Mod Podge a 5x7 canvas and give it a 3D effect. Feel free to bring any favorite scrap book paper to use. 

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Little Learners: Tape Town!
Westminster Branch
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5
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Explore stories, art, science, music, physical activity, and more! We'll use our large room to make a tape town where you can explore our town as you drive a car, truck, or tractor!

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Read & Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize. 

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