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Upcoming Events

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

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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The Mitten
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 – 12
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Corky has lost his warm mitten while playing in the snow. Who will find it and what will they do with it? Join us for our winter puppet show and find out!

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Twos and Threes Together: Fruits and Vegetables
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together: Wild West
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime: Winter
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth – 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together: Make Believe
Westminster Branch
Thursday, January 17, 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, January 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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: Winter
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 17, 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, January 17, 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, January 17, 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: Birds
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 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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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:00pm - 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 library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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: Make Believe
Westminster Branch
Thursday, January 17, 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, January 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 – 12
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A weekly after-school program with a snack, craft/game/tech time, and homework assistance. Parachute games! Minute-to-Win-It Challenges! A different activity every week! We will not meet on early dismissal days or on days when CCPS is closed. 

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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 – 17
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Join the Teen Advisory Board! Share your opinions and ideas about programs and materials you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Earn service hours while helping your library!

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Taneytown Book Club: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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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Bereavement Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. Remember: you are not alone. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, 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. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Little Hands Signing: Winter
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth – 8
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Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language 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 Signing: Children and Adults Signing Together. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

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Preschool Science: Citrus Volcanoes
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 – 6
Registration and more information
Join us for some sweet smelling, bubbly explosions as we create a number of citrus volcanoes. Which fruit do you think will give us the biggest ooze?

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, January 18, 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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Ready, Set, School!: Wild West
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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: Wild West
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth – 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Preschool STEAM Tales: Stone Soup
Taneytown Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – 6
Registration and more information
Explore traditional fairy tales with a STEAM twist! We'll incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math activities to extend the fun! 

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Memory Writing
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy!  Each month holds a different topic.

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Teen After-Hours: Virtual Reality
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 – 17
Registration and more information
Experience VR technology at the library! Join us after hours for an evening of games, snacks, and exploring virtual reality!

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Fortnite Lock-in
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – 17
Registration and more information
Play a real-life version of Fortnite in the library. Bring a device to play virtual Fortnite in between battles. Parent permission form is required.

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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 19, 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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Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 – Adults, Adults
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Please join author Cara Sue Achterberg for a discussion of her book Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs, a warm and entertaining memoir about what happens when you foster fifty dogs in less than two years―and how the dogs save you as much as you save them. The author will have copies of her book available for sale. She will also be joined by her 50th foster dog, Edith Wharton.

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Winter Paintapalooza
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 11 – 17
Registration and more information
Like to paint? Join us to paint a winter candle holder, a snow measuring stick and a snowman or winter themed rock or two. Bring your creativity and we will supply the paint and everything else.

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Saturday Storytime: Wild West
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth – 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Lunar Eclipse Party
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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A total lunar eclipse will take place on January 21st. Stop by the branch to celebrate early and learn all about Earth's little pal, the moon! We'll learn about lunar phases, crater impacts, and what we know about the moon so far. Plus, it's not a moon party without moonpies!

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 5 – 17
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KPet's trained reading dogs provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

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Storytelling Together
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 – 12
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Do you like telling stories? Come on out and experience some interactive group storytelling activities to create fun stories together from beginning to end.

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Family Laughter Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Ages: 3 – 12
Registration and more information
We will open up space where we can laugh, be silly, and release the splendor of our inner child with our children who are already masters of laughing for no reason! We will tap into this infinite well of happiness, love, and laughter through a brief introduction, warm-ups, laughter games, and relaxation.

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Kids' Make & Take: Dry Snow Globe
Westminster Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Get hands-on and create a snowy winter scene in a jar, using paper, clay and fake snow. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity.

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Leap Into Spring with Winter Gardening
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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It's never too soon to be thinking about gardening! Join one of our favorite local Master Gardeners as we learn all about what we can do in the cold winter months to prepare our seeds and soil for spring success!

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LEGO® Mindstorms®: Robot Driving
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Join us to show off your robot handling skills! A little maze will be set up for the Ev3rstorm robot built from our LEGO® Mindstorms® kit and the fastest robot pilot will win a small prize.

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Chris Reynolds on Guitar
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Chris Reynolds plays oldies and newer folk and pop songs on guitar. 

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Family Movie Afternoon: The Sandlot
Westminster Branch
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
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Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon showing of The Sandlot (PG). Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, January 20, 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 library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 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: Down Under
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime: Homes
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth – 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Let's Move: Art
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5
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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: Night
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 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, January 22, 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 library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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: Homes
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 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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Move & Learn: Night
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 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, January 22, 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, January 22, 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: Toys
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 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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E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Feeling lost in today's media landscape? Newseum Education will tackle buzzwords, bots, and bad actors on social media. Get clear definitions of current media terms, practical tools to identify fake and flawed news, and practice with real examples. 

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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Care for your body and spirit. Skill levels are from easy to moderate. Walk-ins are welcome at 6:30 PM if there is room after all registrants are seated.

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Pajama Party Storytime: Art
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, January 22, 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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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!: Down Under
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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: Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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: Art
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together: Homes
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime: Toys
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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: Dogs
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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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Sensory Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

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Ready, Set, School!: Toys
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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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LEGO® Creations
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together!

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Virtual Reality: Travel Destinations
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Explore the world through a virtual reality experience that will make you feel like you're right there. Registrants will be contacted prior to the program to sign up for a specific time slot. We will also have a limited number of handheld VR travel experiences for drop-in use on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Pajama Party Storytime: Toys
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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: Down Under
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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: Night
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 23, 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, January 23, 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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