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Upcoming Events

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

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Eldersburg Virtual Mario Kart Tournament
Online
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
More information
We miss our gaming programs, so we're having a virtual gaming tournament! Get your schoolwork done and join us for an Eldersburg Mario Kart tournament using your Nintendo Switch. Use the gaming code 1818-7181-0091 to join.

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Ms. Steph's Storytime
Online
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for this special storytime staring Ms. Steph and Penny! Have fun singing songs and doing activities.

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Star Wars Crafts
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Drop by the library and make a Star Wars craft.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 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, May 4, 2020 - 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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 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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Little Kids, Big Feelings
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. My Many Colored Day and The Pout Pout Fish will be the featured books.

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Alphabet Train: Letters U and V
Finksburg Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
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, May 4, 2020 - 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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Open Exploration: Star Wars
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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.

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Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 3:30 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 3:45 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too!

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Bird's Nest Pendants
Taneytown Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Using wire and beads, we'll be creating unique and beautiful bird's nest pendants. This pendant would be a great personalized gift for your mom (Mother's Day is coming soon!) or you can treat yourself. Better yet, bring your mom with you and you can both make one! 

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Pajama Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
There is nothing better than bedtime stories with cookies and juice. Wear your pajamas to this cozy storytime.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects and patterns.

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Author Tom Clavin: Mondays at Maggie's
Offsite
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
TOM CLAVIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. His latest book, Tombstone, is the true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday and the famous Battle at the OK Corral. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY. Presented by Carroll County Public Library and A Likely Story Bookstore. Food will be available for purchase from Maggie's or come for dinner beforehand. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. Please, no outside books. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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, May 5, 2020 - 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, May 5, 2020 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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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Little Kids, Big Feelings
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. Howard B. Wigglebottom and How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? will be the featured books.

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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, May 5, 2020 - 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, May 5, 2020 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 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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Yarn Over Crochet and Knitting
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
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We welcome the novice or newbie. Bring your latest project, or come to learn. Sit with us every Tuesday and yarn some tales with a wonderful group of knitters and crocheters.

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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a variety of fun activities from Shake, Rattle, and Read to Parachute Fun to Little Builders to crafts.

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Book Club without a Book!
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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No reading is required. Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books others have enjoyed.

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Little Kids, Big Feelings
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. Howard B. Wigglebottom and How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? will be the featured books.

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Interfaith Community of Carroll County
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Frank Reitemeyer, a member of Union Bridge's Religious Society of Friends, will be giving a presentation.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:15am - 2:30pm
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, May 6, 2020 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 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, May 6, 2020 - 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, May 6, 2020 - 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, May 6, 2020 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 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
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 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, May 6, 2020 - 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, May 6, 2020 - 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, May 6, 2020 - 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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Open Exploration: Star Wars
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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, Medicare Advantage plans, available preventative services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out-of-pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Wire Wrapped Flower Ring
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us to make a wire wrapped flower ring just in time for spring. All materials will be provided for you.

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Westminster Book Discussion Group: Sunburn by Laura Lippman
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Sunburn by Laura Lippman.

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Little Kids, Big Feelings
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. The Way I Feel and The Way I Act will be the featured books.

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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 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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Little Kids, Big Feelings
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. Rainbow Fish and Big Dog...Little Dog will be the featured books.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 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, May 7, 2020 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 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, May 7, 2020 - 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
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 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
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 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, May 7, 2020 - 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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Black-Eyed Susan Book Club: Picture Books
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
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Each month we will read a 2019-20 Black-Eyed Susan nominee from the picture book list, followed by group discussion and related activity.

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Messy Masterpieces: Family Days
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Paint and scissors and glue, oh my! It’s time to create your very own masterpieces to give to the special parents in your life! Please dress to get messy.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Give blood and save a life. Visit redcross.org or the Mount Airy Service Desk to sign up now.

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Tween Time: Game On
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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A special Tween Time opportunity to try out our new gaming system and ping-pong table. Drop in and let us know what you think!

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Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 11
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¿Hable espanol? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, leer y crear juntos en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños.

Do you speak Spanish? We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish. Come talk, sing, read, and create together in a format appropriate for young children.

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Read to a Dog Friend
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program. Research shows that reading to an animal can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 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 Kids, Big Feelings
Finksburg Branch
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. Giraffes Can't Dance and Grumpy Monkey will be the featured books.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 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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Itty Bitty Scientists: Let's Grow!
Taneytown Branch
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Explore science through a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and learning stations to discover how things grow.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 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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Busy Bee Quilting
Finksburg Branch
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Looking for a quilting group? Interested in learning how to quilt? Join the Busy Bee Quilt Guild every month for some quilting fun!

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Drone Racing!
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Come learn how to pilot our parrot drones. Then compete in races and more.

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Little Kids, Big Feelings
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy to know when your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can sometimes be harder to identify. Join Carroll County E-SMART and Carroll County Public Library for a storytime to help caregivers and children learn and talk about their big feelings or to find out when extra help is needed. Special guests will be featured at each storytime. Glad Monster, Sad Monster and How Do You Feel? will be the featured books.

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Ask a Master Gardener
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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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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Monte Leister and the Leister Quintet
Westminster Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join Monte Leister and The Leister Quintet for an exciting musical menu of swing, jazz, and blues standards and original pieces as part of the Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 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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Upcycled Cigar Boxes
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we transform wooden cigar boxes into beautiful and useful art. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!

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Carroll County Writers Group: What about Writer's Block?
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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What causes writer's block? Does it even exist? All writers face times when we just can't seem to get the words on the page. Join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Group for a discussion of this concern and what we can do to get the words flowing again.

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Junior Gardeners' Workshop: Tea Cup Silk Flower Arrangement
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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Join the Silver Fancy Garden Club expert and learn to make a gorgeous silk flower arrangement in a lovely teacup. All supplies will be provided. 

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Math is Fun!
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 10
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Join experts from the Mathnasium of Sykesville and Macbeth Academy for an afternoon of fun activities designed to help students (kindergarten to 5th grade) explore math through exciting games and activities. 

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
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No matter how old you are, you can benefit from spending time with a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children, helps with social skills, and even emotional health for any age. Walk-ins welcome!

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Pokémon Club
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Gotta catch 'em all! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play.

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Hunger Games Release Party
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 10 - 17
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Join us to celebrate the book release of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the new prequel to Suzanne Collin's famous dystopian YA Hunger Games trilogy. Receive your Panem name and district, test your Hunger Games knowledge, and train as a tribute. There will be crafts, activities, and snacks inspired by the books, and one victor will receive a free copy of their own of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes from A Likely Story. Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Free Spirit Book Club: Where the Crowdads Sing
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Listen to these local musicians play at the library.

  • 3/1: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 3/8: Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 3/15: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 3/22: TBD
  • 3/29: Anthony Napolitano (flute)
  • 4/5: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 4/19: Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 4/26: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 5/3: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 5/10: Wild Harbors (Chris and Jenna Badeker)
  • 5/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 5/31: Anthony Napolitano (flute)

 

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 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, May 11, 2020 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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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. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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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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Alphabet Train: Letter W
Finksburg Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 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, May 11, 2020 - 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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Meetup Mondays
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a playgroup just for preschoolers. Come enjoy a festive space where you and your child can explore and play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.  

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Open Exploration: Star Wars
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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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.

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Fun with the Rubik's Cube!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube. If you already know how to solve it then you can test your speed against others.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.  

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Shipwrecks of the Chesapeake Bay
Taneytown Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Find yourself awash in the exciting stories and histories of shipwrecks in the Chesapeake Bay. If you look out at the Chesapeake Bay today, you can watch as an inlet of sea teems with life from active vessels. What lies beneath is harder to see—the remains of over 1,000 once-seaworthy boats and ships strewn about the bottom. Studying shipwrecks gives a unique insight into how people once lived, worked, and conducted daily commerce on the Chesapeake.

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Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play; we'll provide plenty of snacks and games too!

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Next Steps in Genealogy: Maximize Your Census Research
Finksburg Branch
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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The federal census can provide so much more than just the individuals in a household. Debra Hoffman, from the Carroll County Genealogical Society, will present a Baltimore case study to demonstrate the information and methodology.  

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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, May 12, 2020 - 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, May 12, 2020 - 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
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist. There will be age-appropriate stories, 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, May 12, 2020 - 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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, May 12, 2020 - 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, May 12, 2020 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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Yarn Over Crochet and Knitting
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
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We welcome the novice or newbie. Bring your latest project, or come to learn. Sit with us every Tuesday and yarn some tales with a wonderful group of knitters and crocheters.

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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a variety of fun activities from Shake, Rattle, and Read to Parachute Fun to Little Builders to crafts.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
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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. Also covered will be Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out-of-pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs. Presented by the Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.

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The Bereavement Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Strengthen your body, sharpen your mind, soothe your spirit. Follow Syeda through a series of postures and guided imageries. Beginner to intermediate. Register to reserve a space.

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MS Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm
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. 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 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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