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Upcoming Events

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Community Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and see how many things you can find in and around our community! Check them off as you go and bring your completed hunt back to the branch by the end of summer to earn a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31; sheets will be available during library hours.

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Library Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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The books on our shelves have missed you! Can you find where these items live? Stop by the branch, pick up a paper, and complete this indoor scavenger hunt that will take you through our different collections! Check them off as you go, then bring your completed hunt to the Service Desk to pick up a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31, during library hours.

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Park Picks Scavenger Hunt
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Taneytown is full of wonderful parks to explore, featuring many fun things to do and see! Stop by the Taneytown Branch during library hours to pick up a Park Scavenger Hunt sheet, then explore our local parks to find the items on the list. Snap a picture of your family enjoying their favorite park and show it to us, along with your completed scavenger hunt list, to earn a prize.

 

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Tales and Tailpipes Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and see how many states' license plates you can find while you are on the road! Check them off as you go and bring your completed hunt into the branch by the end of summer to earn a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31; sheets will be available during library hours.

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Taneytown Tales in the Parks
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
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Visit a different Taneytown park each month to take a Taneytown Tales StoryWalk®! Look for the book cover signs to begin your adventure, then read along and do the activities at each page stop. The parks featured will be Flickinger Park in June, Roberts Mill Park in July, and Taneytown Memorial Park in August. Snap pictures of your family with the cover pages at each of the three parks, then stop by the branch during library hours and show them to us to earn a prize.

 

 

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Totally Buggin' Scavenger Hunt
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and see how many different types of insect friends you find this season. Check them off as you go and bring your completed hunt into the branch by the end of summer to earn a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31; sheets will be available during library hours.

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Harry Potter Takes Over the Library!
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with activities at the library! Search for Horcruxes, navigate the Triwizard Maze, and learn a little magic with lots of self-guided stations. During library hours.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 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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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Virtual Visit for Adults
Online
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Enjoy some library time and materials with others over Zoom. We will start each hour by sharing a digital library item together. Then, we will do a related discussion or activity together. Finally, stay on to be tutored on how to access the material on your own device or dig deeper into digital features. The session will always end with time for open Q&A. This month, we will read a variety of e-book passages as a group.

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, August 5, 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.

Roasted Stuffed Peppers: 1 pound of 90/10 ground beef, 6-7 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of cooked rice, 2-3 dates, 4 ounces of feta cheese, 1-2 tablespoons of parsley, 1/2-1 tablespoon of oregano, tomatoes, 2 1/2 teaspoons of Kalamata olive spread or chopped fresh olives, olive oil  

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Get Ready to READ! 
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for an outdoor program where we will read a story together and play games and songs that will help your child review letters, letter sounds, and other reading skills in a fun and interactive environment. After every program, participants will be given an activity to take home to use throughout the summer aimed to help review and improve reading skills. 

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

 

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, August 5, 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 5 minutes early.

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Summer Storytime Outdoors
North Carroll Branch
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home.

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Favorite Character Tales: Elephant and Piggie
Online
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join us on the first Friday morning of each month for a storytime with some of our favorite animal characters. This month we will be reading with Elephant and Piggie!

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Fingerplay Fridays
Online
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a quick rhyme, flannel board, song, or activity that you can take on the road or introduce at home to support and develop your child's literacy skills!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Open Exploration: Harry Potter
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Join us in Exploration Point! for some fun and magical drop-in Harry Potter activities!

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Blackout Poetry: Classics Edition
Online
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Ever wanted to be a poet, but you just didn't have the inspiration? Looking for a fun and easy craft that kids and adults can enjoy? Join Mount Airy Branch's Sara S. as she leads you through a page from a classic book to create a blackout poem each month. Copies of the page will be available in the Mount Airy Branch lobby.  

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Story and Sensory Bin: Swamp
Online
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
Join Ms. Maria for a fun book and slimy swamp sensory bin! Fun for little hands and claws!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Marlene at Home: Pretty As A Peach
Online
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
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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, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Fingerprint Art
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Take a blank canvas and create a lovely work of art with your fingerprints all over it! Register to get your kit with the supplies to create your own unique masterpiece.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Four-Legged Friend Care Package - Eldersburg Branch
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Come to the library to pick up a kit with all the materials you will need to make some items to benefit our homeless four-legged friends. All instructions to create items are included in the kit, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is a possibility to be awarded up to five service learning hours for this project.

You can pick up your kit until August 14th, when they will be distributed to other registrants. Return your completed kit to your local library branch by August 23rd. Please register only once at your preferred branch.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Four-Legged Friend Care Package - Finksburg Branch
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Come to the library to pick up a kit with all the materials you will need to make some items to benefit our homeless four-legged friends. All instructions to create items are included in the kit, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is a possibility to be awarded up to five service learning hours for this project.

You can pick up your kit until August 14th, when they will be distributed to other registrants. Return your completed kit to your local library branch by August 23rd. Please register only once at your preferred branch.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Four-Legged Friend Care Package - Mount Airy Branch
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Come to the library to pick up a kit with all the materials you will need to make some items to benefit our homeless four-legged friends. All instructions to create items are included in the kit, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is a possibility to be awarded up to five service learning hours for this project.

You can pick up your kit until August 14th, when they will be distributed to other registrants. Return your completed kit to your local library branch by August 23rd. Please register only once at your preferred branch.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Four-Legged Friend Care Package - North Carroll Branch
North Carroll Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Come to the library to pick up a kit with all the materials you will need to make some items to benefit our homeless four-legged friends. All instructions to create items are included in the kit, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is a possibility to be awarded up to five service learning hours for this project.

You can pick up your kit until August 14th, when they will be distributed to other registrants. Return your completed kit to your local library branch by August 23rd. Please register only once at your preferred branch.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Four-Legged Friend Care Package - Taneytown Branch
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Come to the library to pick up a kit with all the materials you will need to make some items to benefit our homeless four-legged friends. All instructions to create items are included in the kit, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is a possibility to be awarded up to five service learning hours for this project.

You can pick up your kit until August 14th, when they will be distributed to other registrants. Return your completed kit to your local library branch by August 23rd. Please register only once at your preferred branch.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Four-Legged Friend Care Package - Westminster Branch
Westminster Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Come to the library to pick up a kit with all the materials you will need to make some items to benefit our homeless four-legged friends. All instructions to create items are included in the kit, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is a possibility to be awarded up to five service learning hours for this project.

You can pick up your kit until August 14th, when they will be distributed to other registrants. Return your completed kit to your local library branch by August 23rd. Please register only once at your preferred branch.

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DIY to Go: Library Card Lanyards
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages:
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Celebrate Book Lovers' Day 2021 by picking up a DIY-to-go kit at the Mount Airy Branch! Stop by the children's area to get everything you'll need to make your very own library card lanyard! Kits will be available while supplies last.

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Family Storytime at Wildwood Park
Offsite
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Please register one person per family. Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime! If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Outdoor Movement Exercises with Mr. Chris
North Carroll Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 4 - 12
Registration and more information
Join Mr. Chris for some outdoor movement exercises. Make your tail move to some of the classic tales we have inside for you to check out.

The program will be held outdoors. If we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Please bring your own water bottle and wear sunscreen. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Splish Splash Storytime!
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement. 

Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Library Loot Box: Things with Wings
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Ready to take home a Library Loot Box? The Loot Box is a take-home kit for teens with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and an actual library book for you to read!

Our theme this month is Things with Wings! As we wrap up our Tails and Tales summer, we wanted to focus on the creatures you might find in the air, so enjoy a book and related items based on things with wings!

Pick the box up at the Taneytown Branch from August 9th to August 16th, and be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

 

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Monday, August 9, 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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Monday STEAM with the Library
Online
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Join us for a fun activity related to science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math, and see what the library has to offer!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Veterans Book Club: D-Day Girls
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us outside for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose. Weather permitting.

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up Tuesday through Friday, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Outdoor Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, and movement.

Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit upon during storytime. Remember to wear sunscreen and bring water for hydration.

Disclaimer: Storytime will be moved indoors for predicted rain, severe weather, or heat advisories. Should storytime be moved indoors, registrants will be contacted via email by the morning of the program.

Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 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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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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The Continuing Adventures of Captain Corky: Dinosaur Island
Online
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Captain Corky and his crew set sail for Dinosaur Island where a newly built theme park is in need of their help!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Magician Mike Rose: Abraca–Animals!
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Magician Mike Rose will present a show that's unlike other magic shows. Mike’s new show, Abraca–Animals, consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy, all themed around animals and animal stories. The show will feature lots of audience participation, too! This program will be held indoor. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a session of Dungeons & Dragons played entirely online! Pre-generated characters will be available, and registrants will meet on Zoom the day before to become familiar with any websites used. This session is for beginners and avid players alike.

Dungeons & Dragons is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the United States and other countries. © 2015 Wizards. All Rights Reserved.

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Exploration Commons Roadshow: Delicious Dips!
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join staff from CCPL’s Exploration Commons at 50 East— opening this fall in Westminster – to get a taste of our future programs! In this cooking demonstration, you’ll learn how to make three delicious and healthy dips using seasonal produce and simple ingredients! Sample these plant-based dips, learn some food prep hacks, and find out more about our new teaching kitchen.  

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join us for Trivia Night at Bistro 91! Compete for prizes and Facebook fame! Teams of up to five can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register.

 

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Make Your Own Pokeball Terrarium
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Create your own Pokéball terrarium! In this take-home kit, you will receive the supplies and instructions to create your own Pokéball terrarium masterpiece. Program registrants will be emailed with instructions for picking up kits.

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Paint Your Masterpiece
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Create your own masterpiece! We will supply the materials and YOU supply the creativity.

The program will be held outdoors. If we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

This summer we will be adding a special once-a-month pick-up item to add to your child's storytime fun - such as a shaker egg or scarf!  Please use these items every week to help your child engage in our storytimes! Supplies may be limited as this is intended for families rather than group settings. Monthly pick-up information will be emailed to registered families.

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Magician Mike Rose: Abraca–Animals!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Magician Mike Rose will present a show that's unlike other magic shows. Mike’s new show, Abraca–Animals, consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy, all themed around animals and animal stories. The show will feature lots of audience participation, too! This program will be held indoors in our large meeting room. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun.  All experience levels are welcome.  

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Paint Your Masterpiece
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Create your own masterpiece! We will supply the materials and YOU supply the creativity.

The program will be held outdoors. If we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Offsite
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, August 11, 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: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Online
Wednesday, August 11, 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, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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To Be Read: Liv Constantine
Online
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine. Together, they are the bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Last Time I Saw You, The Wife Stalker, and The Stranger in the Mirror (July 6, 2021). Their critically acclaimed books have been praised by USA Today, The Sunday Times, People Magazine, and Good Morning America among many others. Lynne and Valerie are national and international bestselling authors and their books have been translated into 27 languages, are available in 32 countries and are in development for television and film. Lynne lives in Milford, Connecticut, and Valerie in Annapolis, Maryland. They will be interviewed by Carroll's own Sherri Leimkuhler, author of What's Left Untold. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library. Watch Live on YouTube or Facebook!

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 10:00am - 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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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, August 12, 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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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Children's Biblio-Box: Glow in the Dark
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 10
Registration and more information
What is a Children's Biblio-Box? It's a box full of fun for kids! Register to pick up a themed box containing library books, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from August 12th to August 19th. Please return your library books and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Glow in the Dark; each box will feature books, a craft, and some great related items! 

Registered attendees will receive a form to help the Finksburg team match you with books. Please register each child individually.

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Virtual Visit for Adults: Senior Session
Online
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Enjoy some library time and materials with others over Zoom. We will start each hour by sharing a digital library item together. Then, we will do a related discussion or activity together. Finally, stay on to be tutored on how to access the material on your own device or dig deeper into digital features. The session will always end with time for open Q&A. This month, we will read a variety of e-book passages as a group.

This session is especially for those 55 and over to connect and learn.

 

 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, August 12, 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.

Béarnaise Sauce: 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar, 2 1/2 tablespoons of chopped shallot, 1 tablespoon of tarragon (save leaves and stems), 1/2 teaspoon of black peppercorns, 2 egg yolks, 1 1/2 sticks of butter

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Get Ready to READ! 
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for an outdoor program where we will read a story together and play games and songs that will help your child review letters, letter sounds, and other reading skills in a fun and interactive environment. After every program, participants will be given an activity to take home to use throughout the summer aimed to help review and improve reading skills. 

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

 

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North Carroll Senior Center Thursday Book Club: The Book of Longings
Offsite
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.

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Magician Mike Rose: Abraca–Animals!
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Magician Mike Rose will present a show that's unlike other magic shows. Mike’s new show, Abraca–Animals, consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy, all themed around animals and animal stories. The show will feature lots of audience participation, too! This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Reptile Smiles
Online
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Nicole Osborne will present an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program on Zoom. Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more.

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Magician Mike Rose: Abraca–Animals!
Online
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Magician Mike Rose will present a show that's unlike other magic shows. Mike’s new show, Abraca–Animals, consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy, all themed around animals and animal stories.

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Summer Storytime Outdoors
North Carroll Branch
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home.

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, August 13, 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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Finksburg Field Days
Finksburg Branch
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Let's try some socially distant sports! Take advantage of Finksburg's big backyard to play games like disc golf, silly soccer, and jumbo bowling! Program is weather dependent. Make sure to wear sunscreen! Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Fingerplay Fridays
Online
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a quick rhyme, flannel board, song, or activity that you can take on the road or introduce at home to support and develop your child's literacy skills!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 12 - 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 12-17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Little Hands Signing: Under the Sea
Online
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
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 & 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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Ask a Master Gardener
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Do you have a question you'd like to ask a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener? Bring plant samples or photos for identification or diagnosis to an Ask a Master Gardener plant clinic. Get advice on veggies, landscape plants, insects, lawns, and more. Pick up publications from the University or borrow library books, too!

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Monarch Butterfly Workshop
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
More information
Retired teacher and Master Naturalist-in-training Adreon Hubbard presents a workshop on monarch butterflies. Learn about their miraculous metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to pupa to butterfly as well as their impressive migration to Mexico and what you can do to help this at-risk insect. Ms. Hubbard uses visuals, movement and possibly some live Monarchs to engage the whole family! Note: This is an outdoor event. Bring your own blanket or seating. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the program will be moved indoors.

For more information, contact Dorothy Stoltz at dstoltz@carr.org or call 443-293-3145.

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Free Spirit Book Club: The Yellow House
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's book is The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom.

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Marlene at Home: Enjoying Summer's Bounty Locally
Online
Sunday, August 15, 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, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Maryland Insurance Administration Q&A
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
The Maryland Insurance Administration is a state agency that can help you better understand the coverages on your insurance policy so that you are a well-informed consumer. The agency also investigates the handling or settlement of a claim on your behalf and determines whether actions taken by your insurer or insurance producer are in compliance with Maryland law. The Maryland Insurance Administration will be on-site answering questions at CCPL's Eldersburg Branch.

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Family Storytime at Wildwood Park
Offsite
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Please register one person per family. Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime! If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Adopt a Pet Rock
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - Adults
More information
These rocks are in need of a good home! Visit us at the Taneytown Branch to find all the supplies your new pet requires. Our take and make kits will be available while supplies last. Please visit us before August 23rd to pickup your pet rock and accessories.

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Magician Mike Rose: Abraca–Animals!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Magician Mike Rose will present a show that's unlike other magic shows. Mike’s new show, Abraca–Animals, consists of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy, all themed around animals and animal stories. The show will feature lots of audience participation, too! This program will be held indoors in our large meeting room.  Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Talk Like a Pirate Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement.

Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Tell-a-Tale Take & Make
Taneytown Branch
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 2 - 8
More information
Join the creative fun with our tell-a-tale kits. Did you know that storytelling skills also promote math concepts, like sequencing and logic? Each month we'll provide a fun craft that helps your child retell favorite stories featuring animal friends! Stop in at the Taneytown Branch to claim your kit, while supplies last.

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Monday STEAM with the Library
Online
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Join us for a fun activity related to science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math, and see what the library has to offer!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Bob's Burgers Trivia Night!
Online
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
The 12th season of this hilarious animated sitcom begins soon and we are celebrating with a trivia quiz! Join us and test your knowledge of our favorite burger grilling family!

 

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Dice Infinity Fidget Cube
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Create an infinity fidget cube using colorful dice! Kits will be available for pick up at the Eldersburg Branch from August 17 through August 21.

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up Tuesday through Friday, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Outdoor Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, and movement.

Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit upon during storytime. Remember to wear sunscreen and bring water for hydration.

Disclaimer: Storytime will be moved indoors for predicted rain, severe weather, or heat advisories. Should storytime be moved indoors, registrants will be contacted via email by the morning of the program.

Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Move and Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 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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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Library Loot Box: Summer Celebration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Library Loot Box? It's a super cool subscription box-like program for teens! Register to pick up a themed box containing a library book, a treat, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises.

Box pickup is at the Eldersburg Branch from August 17th to August 24tst. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Summer Celebration. Boxes will include a great book to read during summer vacation, as well as some great related items! Share some of your favorite genres to help us pick out a great book for you.

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Corky and Ms. Denise Visit Carroll County Parks
Online
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Corky and Ms. Denise will explore some parks in Carroll County. Can you guess where they will go? What will they see at each park?

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Exploration Commons Roadshow: Cooking with Butterfly Pea Flowers
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join staff from CCPL’s Exploration Commons at 50 East— opening this fall in Westminster – to get a taste of our future programs! The butterfly pea flower brings beautiful, color-changing, blue and magenta hues to drinks, salads, and more. This program will demo butterfly pea flowers in a simple syrup for iced tea and lemonade, as well as a color-changing vinaigrette.

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Superhero Training Day
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Design and make a superhero shield and mask. Test your superpowers on our hands-free obstacle course.

The program will be held outdoors. If we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

This summer we will be adding a special once-a-month pick-up item to add to your child's storytime fun - such as a shaker egg or scarf!  Please use these items every week to help your child engage in our storytimes! Supplies may be limited as this is intended for families rather than group settings. Monthly pick-up information will be emailed to registered families.

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Tails and Tales Summer Craft Kit
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
Pick up a fun-filled Tails and Tales-themed craft bag. Kits will be available for pick up at the Eldersburg Branch on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 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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Superhero Training Day
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Design and make a superhero shield and mask. Test your superpowers on our hands-free obstacle course.

The program will be held outdoors. If we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, August 18, 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 Online Book Discussion Group: Nothing Can Hurt You
Online
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg.

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What to Read Wednesdays YA Edition: In the Shadow of the Moon
Online
Wednesday, August 18, 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, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring In the Shadow of the Moon by Amy Cherrix.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Garden Talk
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join beginner and experienced gardeners as we discuss successes and challenges with our gardens. Share your interest and passion for gardening and be inspired in this friendly learning environment. Facilitated by a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener.  

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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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Finksburg Book Club: Catch and Kill
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, August 18, 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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Fuse Bead Fun
Westminster Branch
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Create your own work of art with fuse beads! Registered participants will receive the materials and instructions necessary to design their project. A heat source, such as an iron or oven, and adult supervision will be required to complete the piece. Kits will be available at CCPL's Westminster Branch.

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