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Upcoming Events

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

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
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Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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

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

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Farm Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: All Ages
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Join Ms. Barbara for stories and songs about the farm.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, April 9, 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. We may not use all of them in each class, but If possible have a blanket, bolster or pillows, strap, scarf or soft belt and 2 blocks or books. Class link will be emailed one hour before class start time.  

 

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

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Train Time with Ms. Erin
Online
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages:
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Join Ms. Erin for train songs, a booktalk, and fun! We hope you choo-choo-choose to virtually stop by!

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Egg-cellent Kitchen Experiments with Ms. Jess
Online
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 3 - 8
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Join Ms. Jess in three preschool science experiments all about our favorite breakfast food: the egg!

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Feelings and Fairy Garden Storytime with Ms. Kelley
Online
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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Pre-recorded Facebook video - Feelings and Fairy Garden Storytime and Fairy Garden tour.

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Learn to Fold Paper Stars and Hearts
Online
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a video craft tutorial from Exploration Point to learn how to fold origami stars and hearts! These simple crafts require only paper, and are simply easy to learn and make - a great boredom solution! 

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Free Spirit Book Club Online: Becoming
Online
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?  Then our book discussion group is for you!  We will be discussing the title selection from last month, Becoming by Michelle Obama as many of our regular members missed discussing this book because our meeting was cancelled.  Our title for May will be available to borrow through Hoopla.  Stay tuned for May meeting details. Registered participants will be emailed a link for the discussion one hour before the meeting time.

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Facebook Live Farm Animal Storytime with Ms. Lana
Online
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Facebook Live Farm Animal Storytime

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Goat Storytime with Ms. Erin featuring Sassafras and Root-beer
Online
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Pre-recorded Facebook video - Goat Storytime featuring Erin's baby goats Sassafras and Root-beer.

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High School Hoopla Book Talk with Anna
Online
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
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Need to find something new read or listen to without leaving the house? In this video, Anna recommends some young adult e-books, audiobooks, and comics that you can access through Hoopla, a digital library service offered for free through CCPL! Learn about some great books to check out while staying in! Most featured titles are intended for grade 9 and older readers.

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Storytime with Ms. Patsy
Online
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Join Ms. Patsy for some activities and fun!

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Eldersburg Virtual Mario Kart Tournament
Online
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
More information
We miss our gaming programs, so we're having a virtual gaming tournament every Wednesday Get your schoolwork done and join us for an Eldersburg Mario Kart tournament using your Nintendo Switch. 

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Ms Steph's Fun with Songs and Scarves
Online
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Join Ms. Stephanie for some fun storytime songs!

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Storytime at the Pond With Ms. Barbara
Online
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join Ms. Barbara at the pond on Finksburg Branch Facebook live for songs and stories!

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Multilingual Fun with Ms. Erin
Online
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages:
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Bonjour! Hola! Hello! Join Ms. Erin for some multilingual fun as we explore fun songs and rhymes in different languages!

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Eldersburg Virtual Mario Kart Tournament
Online
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
More information
We miss our gaming programs, so we're having a virtual gaming tournament every Wednesday Get your schoolwork done and join us for an Eldersburg Mario Kart tournament using your Nintendo Switch. 

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Author Spotlight: Todd Parr (with Ms. Erin)
Online
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages:
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Todd Parr is a storytime favorite! Ms. Erin shares some wonderful books by this author, and presents songs and activities to go along with Parr's message of positivity!

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 18, 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 18, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 18, 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 18, 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: Letters X, Y, and Z
Finksburg Branch
Monday, May 18, 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 18, 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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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

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Open Exploration: Circuits
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 18, 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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Veterans Book Club: Redeye Fulda Cold
Finksburg Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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 for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Redeye Fulda Cold by local author Bill Fortin.

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Kids Can! Make a Difference in Their Community
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Join Makenzie Greenwood, the 12-year-old founder of Hampstead's Little Free Pantry, as she conducts a fun and informative workshop for students to improve their community through service projects. The workshop promotes the entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation, and hard work. Makenzie's efforts have been recognized by Governor Hogan, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr. Ben Carson. Participants will leave inspired with fresh ideas to start their own community service project. Community service hours can be earned by attending this workshop.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Where the Crawdads Sing
North Carroll Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Overbooked Book Club
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Too overbooked for a long term commitment? Drop-in to one or more of these casual and stimulating conversations.Come to the service desk up to four weeks prior to pick up a copy of the book. This month's selection is 1919: The Year That Changed America by Martin W. Sandler.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 2
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 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. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. Also discussed will be a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by the Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.

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Kusudama Flowers
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to make easy and beautiful origami kusudama flowers.  

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Finksburg Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects and patterns.

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