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Upcoming Events

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

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Bubble Blast!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Blast off for fun with bubbles! Have fun blowing bubbles of all sizes and go home with a bubble maker of your own!

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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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Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Laugh out loud with award-winning family entertainer Chris Fascione, who brings children's stories to life with his high-spirited performance. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Chris brings out the kid in everyone; all ages will enjoy participating in the show. Get a preview at www.chrisfascione.com/videos.html.

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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Lunch at the Library
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Endurance
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

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Discovery T-I-M-E
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
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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Meet and Greet a Miniature Horse
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the fun as we meet a miniature horse from Full Moon Farms. We'll have a brief informative presentation, a Q and A session, and a chance to meet the mini horse. Bring your camera and share this special event!  

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Midweek Minecraft: Creative
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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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NASA Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
dir="ltr">Join us as astronauts on the International Space Station read stories to and conduct science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. There will be a craft afterwards. Imagine no more…it’s Storytime from Space!

 

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Tie-Dye Shirts
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Come make a tie-dye shirt. Bring your own white shirt and we will provide everything else.

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Tinsel Painting
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 10
Registration and more information
Andrea Rowinski, Carroll County art teacher, author, and illustrator, will debut her children’s picture book Wishes with a storytime reading. A tinsel painting craft based on her book's illustrations will follow.

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Midweek Minecraft: Survival
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 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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NASA Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us as astronauts on the International Space Station read stories to and conduct science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. There will be a craft afterwards. Imagine no more…it’s Storytime from Space!

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Chess Club
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
More information
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, July 17, 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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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 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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Fables Rule: Traditional Tales with a STEM Twist
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join acclaimed storyteller Diane Macklin as she captivates young and old with her dancing hands, lyrical voice and high energy. Celebrate classic tales with a new twist in honor of a centuries old tradition of living and learning through stories. Stories, bubbling over with humor, good sense, and valuable lessons, nourish the mind and heart.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 18, 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
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 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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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 18, 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, July 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
Thursday, July 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
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 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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Lunch at the Library
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
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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Discovery T-I-M-E
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
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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Star Wars Perler Beads
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Join us for an afternoon of Star Wars Perler Beads and more!  

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Five Money Questions for Women
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Women face unique financial circumstances. A strong financial strategy is vital. The experts from Edward Jones will help ensure your financial strategy fits your lifestyle and needs.

 

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The Magic of Roger Lindsay
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Summer Discovery Ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you!

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LED Constellations
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 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. All materials are provided.

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One Giant Leap: The First Moon Landing
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Fifty years have passed since man first walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Join Solar System Ambassador Erin Gambrill for a special program on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Six Apollo missions landed astronauts safely on the Moon's surface; the only times humans have visited another world. Share the adventure as we celebrate Earth's Moon and handle actual lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check 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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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Join the Teen Advisory Board! Share your opinions and ideas about programs and materials you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Earn service hours while helping your library!

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Taneytown Book Club: The Husband Hunter
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Husband Hunters by Anne de Courcy.

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The Little Red Hen
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
The Little Red Hen is tired of eating boring old chicken feed for supper. She wants something new, bold, and different! A pizza is the solution, but who will help the Little Red Hen make it? Horse and Lizard are always ready to help out, but can they cook? Join us and the animals as we embark on a wacky, and maybe a little messy, kitchen adventure!

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 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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Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Laugh out loud with award-winning family entertainer Chris Fascione, who brings children's stories to life with his high-spirited performance. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Chris brings out the kid in everyone; all ages will enjoy participating in the show. Get a preview at www.chrisfascione.com/videos.html.

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One Giant Leap: The First Moon Landing
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Fifty years have passed since man first walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Join Solar System Ambassador Erin Gambrill for a special program on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Six Apollo missions landed astronauts safely on the Moon's surface; the only times humans have visited another world. Share the adventure as we celebrate Earth's Moon and handle actual lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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The Little Red Hen
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
The Little Red Hen is tired of eating boring old chicken feed for supper. She wants something new, bold, and different! A pizza is the solution, but who will help the Little Red Hen make it? Horse and Lizard are always ready to help out, but can they cook? Join us and the animals as we embark on a wacky, and maybe a little messy, kitchen adventure!

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, July 19, 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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Lunch at the Library
Taneytown Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Birth - 18
More information
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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Summer Lunchtime Concert Series: Best Regards
Westminster Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for free live music on the Booth Stage in our park. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Enjoy your lunch while you are here.

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Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Laugh out loud with award-winning family entertainer Chris Fascione, who brings children's stories to life with his high-spirited performance. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Chris brings out the kid in everyone; all ages will enjoy participating in the show. Get a preview at www.chrisfascione.com/videos.html.

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The Little Red Hen
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
The Little Red Hen is tired of eating boring old chicken feed for supper. She wants something new, bold, and different! A pizza is the solution, but who will help the Little Red Hen make it? Horse and Lizard are always ready to help out, but can they cook? Join us and the animals as we embark on a wacky, and maybe a little messy, kitchen adventure!

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Solar System Bracelet
North Carroll Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Make a beaded bracelet with all the planets of our solar system. All materials will be provided.

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One Giant Leap: The First Moon Landing
Finksburg Branch
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Fifty years have passed since man first walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Join Solar System Ambassador Erin Gambrill for a special program on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Six Apollo missions landed astronauts safely on the Moon's surface; the only times humans have visited another world. Share the adventure as we celebrate Earth's Moon and handle actual lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check 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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One Giant Leap: The First Moon Landing
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Fifty years have passed since man first walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Join Solar System Ambassador Erin Gambrill for a special program on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Six Apollo missions landed astronauts safely on the Moon's surface; the only times humans have visited another world. Share the adventure as we celebrate Earth's Moon and handle actual lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults
More information
KPET's trained reading dogs provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

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Matinee at the Library: First Man
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
More information
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with First Man, a film depicting Neil Armstrong training to become the first man to walk on the moon. This movie is rated PG13 with a run time of 141 minutes.

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Pokémon Club
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
More information
Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play. 

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Yoga for Everyone
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
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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Afternoon Movie Time: Home
Westminster Branch
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Please join us for a showing of Home (PG, 110 minutes). Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 22, 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, July 22, 2019 - 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, July 22, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Healthy Gardens Grow
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
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What makes a garden grow? Earth, rain, sun, and all sorts of creatures! Eddie works hard, digging, pulling weeds, and watering his plants, and soon his garden is magnificent, from his string bean house to his tall sunflowers. Make a lettuce necklace to take home. A University of Maryland Extension program.

 

 

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Paint Party Drop-In!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 11
More information
Put your painting clothes on and join us for a painting extravaganza. You will have the opportunity to make creations by using different types of painting. There will be a variety of painting fun for everyone!

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check 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, July 22, 2019 - 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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Cats: The Fantastic Pets
Finksburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
There are many types of cats and each one has its own personality. Can cats be taught tricks? Can they be taught to be obedient? Do they provide companionship? Can they live with other animals? Learn all the answers to these questions and more.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 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, July 22, 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, July 22, 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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Black Holes there is NO ESCAPE!
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 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. We will travel to a distant star just before its death. We will 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. Find out how with Skip Bird, Outreach Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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Discovery T-I-M-E
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 22, 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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Computer Science Camp
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Do You Want To Be An Astronaut?
Finksburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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Do you want to be an astronaut when you grow up? Or have you ever dreamed about programming robots to complete a mission? At the Finksburg Branch that could be a reality! Join University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County 4-H as we will learn to construct and program robots to complete a mission!

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Maker Monday: Wind Streamers
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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We Scream for Ice Cream!
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 9
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One scoop, two scoops, three scoops, four! We love ice cream, let’s have some more! Join us for stories, songs, and crafts about a delicious cold summer treat. Come celebrate the summer with ice cream...at the library!

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Harry Potter Advanced Wandmaking and More!
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Do you enjoy the magical world of Harry Potter? Join us to design and create your very own wand and more!

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Computer Science Camp
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Design a Dreamcatcher
Taneytown Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Design and create your own dreamcatcher, sure to bring beauty to your dreams, and your home. All materials are provided.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Paris in the Present Tense
North Carroll Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin.

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The Victorian Historian
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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This is not your typical history lesson. Adam Shefts offers a unique insight into the obscure history of America's 19th and early 20th century. This entertaining program features short stories, facts, footage, audio, and demonstrations. Come experience obscure, odd, and forgotten American history, dug up and presented by the Victorian Historian!

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Preschool Vision Screening
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Drop in at the Westminster Branch for a free vision screening for your child, offered in partnership with the Deer Park Lions Club. This screening for preschool-aged children will test for lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and depth perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 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
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 23, 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, July 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 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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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Lunch at the Library
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 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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Discovery T-I-M-E
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 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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Tech Tuesdays
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Come by for some hands-on tech fun for all ages in our Young Adult area of the library. The materials available will change from week to week.

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Computer Science Camp
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Blast Off Rocket Making
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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We'll create simple rockets from a variety of recycled and craft materials. Get ready to experiment and see how far you can launch your rocket!

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Cosmic Bath Bombs DIY
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Mix up and mold your own galaxy bath bomb, then take it home to experience some out-of-this-world relaxation!

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Computer Science Camp
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check 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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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
De-stress, tone-up, and make friends with Syeda's yoga group. Difficulty level ranges from beginner to intermediate.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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