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Upcoming Events

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

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Whale of a Tale Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
June is National Oceans Month! Join us as we celebrate the largest living creature on Earth. We'll learn about whales through stories, songs, and activities.  

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 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, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and a stretch and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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Exploration Workshop: Discover, Explore, Create
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Come join us for a playful STEM-related program using everyday materials. In collaboration with Pure Play Every Day, Inc., and sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 

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Finksburg Book Club: The Goldfinch
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

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Space Craft Make & Take
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Celebrate Summer Discovery with some space-related crafts!

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
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Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Snowballs and Stories
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Bring a beach towel and head on in for snowballs and stories shared with our summer volunteers!

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Pride and Prejudice
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Midweek Minecraft: Creative
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Midweek Minecraft: Survival
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Taxes in Retirement
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join speaker Bryan Myers, AIFA (Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst), RICP (Retirement Income Certified Professional), and member of SOFA (The Society for Financial Awareness) for this must-attend workshop. Topics will include 401(k), 403(b), IRA and Roth, growing your retirement assets, identifying and eliminating conflicts in your accounts, and tax diversification for your portfolio.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 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
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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Chess Club
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Whether you are a master or have never played, join us for Chess Club. You can learn the rules of the game, study classic games from history, stretch your brain with chess puzzles, or just sit down and play with friends. 

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Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Join Caroline Brocato in this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Summer Discovery Celebration: A Brief Tour of the Universe
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library! Cosmic Adventures will bring their traveling planetarium to the library! Inside the computerized planetarium, audiences are immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while discussing different cultures' interpretations of the stars, exploring the moon's phases, zooming in on the planets and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Summer Discovery Celebration
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the fun as we kick off A Universe of Stories and an amazing summer at the library! Enjoy games, face painting, crafts, balloon animals, and a meet and greet animals raised by local 4-H members.

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Summer Discovery Celebration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library!

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Summer Discovery Celebration: A Brief Tour of the Universe
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library! Cosmic Adventures will bring their traveling planetarium to the library! Inside the computerized planetarium, audiences are immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while discussing different cultures' interpretations of the stars, exploring the moon's phases, zooming in on the planets and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth.

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Summer Discovery Celebration
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us as we kick off our Summer Discovery program with games and crafts! This event will be held outside in our park (weather permitting). Feel free to bring your sunscreen and water if it is hot and sunny!

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Summer Discovery Celebration
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library!

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Bead It!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
Join us for an afternoon of bead fun! Make a cool beadie critter and some neat bead jewelry.

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Rockets and Black Holes
Westminster Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a game of giant Chutes and Ladders with a space twist! You become the game piece as we move through the universe blasting off on rocket ships and getting stuck in black holes. 

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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Join the Teen Advisory Board! Share your opinions and ideas about programs and materials you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Earn service hours while helping your library!

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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, 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.

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Taneytown Book Club: The Masterpiece
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis.

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Bereavement Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. Remember: you are not alone. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Summer Discovery Celebration with Milkshake
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the fun as a duo from the Grammy-nominated, Baltimore based children's rock band, Milkshake, performs live at the library! Enjoy this interactive and inspiring performance which encourages children to be part of the band and join in music-making while we kick off the Summer Discovery program!

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 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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Elephant and Piggie
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Elephant and Piggie return to storytime this summer! Families are invited to help retell stories by playing pretend with these beloved Mo Willems books. We will enjoy three stories and sing songs together to spark the imagination. A great time will be had by all!

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Paint and Pages
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a morning of creativity. We will paint, draw, and create. Everything for your works of art will be provided.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Young Yogis
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Yoga is a fun and beneficial exercise for all ages! Join Shawn Essed, certified yoga instructor, as she takes us on a fun yoga adventure. Bring a yoga mat or large towel if you wish.

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Pigs in the Library?
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Come meet Sparky the pig and learn about what it's like to have a pig as a pet. Sparky is a 20-pound Juliana mixed with some Pot Belly and he can do tricks! We'll have a short storytime, then meet our star. Don't forget your cameras! 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Summer Lunchtime Concert Series: Vagabond Motel
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for free live music on the Booth Memorial Stage in our park. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy your lunch while you are here.

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Trades of Hope Workshop
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how a simple box is changing the lives of many women and children through Trades of Hope. Women in Haiti create beautiful beads out of cereal boxes, then use the beads in bracelets, giving them a way to support their families. Try your hand at rolling your own beads and making a keepsake bookmark.

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Robotics: A Space Mission
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Do you want to be an astronaut when you grow up? Have you ever dreamed about programming robots to complete a mission? Join the University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County 4-H and make your dream a reality. We will use a set of LEGO® WeDo 2.0 robots with iPads and learn to construct and program robots to complete a mission.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Summer Smash League
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
School's out! Don't waste your precious summer, sign up to compete in the Summer Smash League! We're hosting a series of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments for the Nintendo Switch. Show off your skills and make new friends during an afternoon of friendly competition. The library will have Gamecube, Joy Cons, and Pro Controllers available to play on. If you wish to use your own controller, please be sure to bring it with you. 

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Celebrate the first day of summer with a ghost walk. Join us for a ghost presentation at the Westminster Branch Library and then a stroll through Westminster to visit the haunts of our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library.

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Little Hands Signing
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands Signing: Children and Adults Signing Together.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Boomers, GenX-ers, and the Final Frontier
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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The generation that grew up after television but before the Internet saw the birth of a whole new kind of popular culture; tales of other worlds, possible futures, and strange alien life forms captured the imaginations of many. From math club nerds to geek chic, from hiding comics in our textbooks to Marvel movies dominating the box office, fans of the fantastic have come a long way. Steven Howell Wilson, author, publisher, science fiction convention promoter, fanfiction writer, blogger, podcaster, and Star Trek comics scribe will lead you on a journey through the history of an amazing era. Millennials and GenZ-ers welcome if you promise not to make fun of our flip phones!

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Blackout Breakout
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
A mysterious accident on intergalactic shuttle B-00X-520 has left the crew in the dark with no way to contact the mothership. Can you and your teammates follow the clues and solve the puzzles to get this ship back on course and figure out what happened?

 

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LED Constellations
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Capture part of the night sky and view it any time you want! Using basic circuitry, we'll recreate a constellation in LED lights.

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PAWS to Read
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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Pokémon Club
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play. 

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Yoga with Syeda
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Mark your calendars and relax through the summer months with yoga classes lead by Syeda Kahn. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 3:00 PM if there is room.

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Ghost Sugar: A Bluegrass Band
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Audiences will enjoy the tight, driving, bluegrass sound with exciting fast instrumentals, and beautiful slow melodies. With a perfect balance of traditional bluegrass standards and creative arrangements, the music of Ghost Sugar is interesting and compelling to the ear.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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6/2: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

6/9: Elaine Bryant (harp)

6/16: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

6/23: Matt McMullin (guitar)

6/30:Chris Reynolds (guitar)

7/7: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

7/14: Elaine Bryant (harp)

7/21: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

7/28: Matt McMullin (guitar)

8/4: Elaine Bryant (harp)

8/11: Kendallyn Korth (harp)

8/18:Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

8/25: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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

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All Fruits Have Seeds
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
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Join us for an introduction to seeds - where they come from, their purpose, and how different fruits carry seeds places. We’ll look at seed packets, examine a variety of different seeds, and "sprout our own seeds" to take home and grow! A University of Maryland Extension program.

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Fun-In-It Storytelling Presents: Christina Katerina & the Box
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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The day the refrigerator arrives in its large brown carton, Christina Katerina and her mother are both excited, but for very different reasons. Christina quickly claims the box, where she creates a castle, a clubhouse, and other fantastic playthings with her sometimes-friend Freddy Watson. A storytelling from Christina Katerina & the Box by Patricia Lee Gauch.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 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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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 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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Meetup Mondays
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 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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Lunch at the Library
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
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This summer the Taneytown Branch Library will be partnering with Carroll County Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free summer meals for kids and teens. There is no enrollment and no cost. In addition to our computers and Play & Learn Center, we will be featuring many programs before and after the lunches. Join us for fun and food on weekdays this summer. 

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Chicken Little Was Right, the Sky Is Falling, the Sky Is Falling
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
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Join us as we bend space and time to reach the bathrooms on the other side of the galaxy. Travel to a distant star just before its death and warp the fabric of space and survive to tell about it. Find out your connection to the elements and how our atmosphere protects us. Follow the sun through its old age and make your own neutron star, with Skip Bird, Outreach Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society.

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Discovery T-I-M-E
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us in a discovery of inquiry, problem-solving, engagement, and creativity. There will be something different to do every day!

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Exploration Workshop: Discover, Explore, Create
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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Come join us for a playful STEM-related program using everyday materials. The event will be held outdoors in the branch’s Mary Lou Dewey Park or indoors weather depending. In collaboration with Pure Play Every Day, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 

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Stay Safe with Tristar Martial Arts
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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An instructor from Tristar Martial Arts Academy will present a fun-filled, high-energy martial arts class focusing on stranger danger, safety, and anti-bullying. Martial arts encourages confidence, respect, physical fitness, and is fun for all ages! Loose-fitting pants or shorts are encouraged.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Mysterious Stranger
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

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Pajama DANCE Party Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. And come ready to dance! This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Faux Leather Vase
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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Join us as we repurpose your old vases, bottles, and jars around your home. We will use masking tape and tempera paints for this transformation. You won't believe the results. If you don't have something to transform, we will have items here to choose from.

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