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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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Marlene at Home: Strawberry Time!
Online
Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Celebrate the 4th of July
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
We will be creating fun crafts and activities to celebrate our country's birthday. Stop by the library to pick up a take-and-make kit full of fun crafts. Kits will be available until June 27 during library hours, while supplies last.

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Family Storytime at Wildwood Park
Offsite
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Please register one person per family. Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime! If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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National Aquarium: Rainforest
Online
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Investigate plant and animal interactions and adaptations for survival in the South American rain forest. Discover the importance of this unique habitat, threats to its survival and how we can all help to influence its future.

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Monday STEAM with the Library
Online
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Join us for a fun activity related to science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math, and see what the library has to offer! This week we will make a step-by-step DIY water rocket!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

*Download your rocket fin template here: https://adobe.ly/2TnYm0I

Materials Needed:

  • (2) Large plastic bottles
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Double-sided tape (or strong glue)
  • Electrical tape (or duct tape)
  • (1) Tennis ball
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • (1) Cork
  • (1) Valve
  • Hand or foot pump
  • Paint or other art supplies

We want to hear about your experience building and launching your own water rocket!

Send an email, photos or videos to Lauren Sands at lsands@carr.org.

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Anime Trivia Night!
Online
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Calling all anime fans! Test your knowledge of magical girls, shonen, mecha, and more during this trivia quiz!

 

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Express Pickup area. You can pick them up Tuesday through Friday, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Corky and Ms. Lana Meet Mr. Trash Wheel
Online
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Do you know what a trash wheel is? Do you know where the water goes in our rivers when it leaves Carroll County? Corky and Ms. Lana are going to investigate our rivers and meet some friends who help clean up the water in Baltimore Harbor. Come join us to learn, read, sing, and play with Mr. Trash Wheel!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Star Wars Fun
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Make a Star Wars-themed craft and more.

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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

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Star Wars Fun
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Make a Star Wars-themed craft and more.

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

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Kindness Rocks!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
More information
Spread a little kindness in our world by creating a kindness rock to share with others! Pick up a take and make kindness rock kit at the library, decorate the rock with happy thoughts, then leave it around town to brighten someone’s day when they find your hidden gift of sunshine! Available while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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What to Read Wednesdays: Mother May I
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. 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. We will, also, discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

CCPL and Bryan Nupp assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Get Your Tails Moving with Chris Vaughn
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 10
More information
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with Chris Vaughn! Pick up a kit at your local library to get your tails moving. Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last at all library branches.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Teen Biblio-Box: Folktales
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Biblio-Box? It's a box full of fun for teens! Register to pick up a themed box containing a library book, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from June 24th to July 1st. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

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

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Giver of Stars
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

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Get Ready to READ! 
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for an outdoor program where we will read a story together and play games and songs that will help your child review letters, letter sounds, and other reading skills in a fun and interactive environment. After every program, participants will be given an activity to take home to use throughout the summer aimed to help review and improve reading skills. 

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

 

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Middle Grade Booktalks with Ms. Erin
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 8 - 13
More information
Want to find your next great summer read! Tune in as Ms. Erin tells you about some fantastic books you can find right on the shelves at CCPL!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

 

**Rescheduled from 6/15

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 5 minutes early.

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Summer Storytime Outdoors
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home.

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

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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit Crafty Box? It's a box full of fun for crafty adults! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, two rubber stamp sets, two card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity.

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from Friday, June 25 to Friday, July 2. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help Finksburg staff match you with your preferred crafty supplies. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple crafters.

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

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

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Fingerplay Fridays
Online
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a quick rhyme, flannel board, song, or activity that you can take on the road or introduce at home to support and develop your child's literacy skills!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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DIY T-Shirt Bag
Online
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
More information
Tune in to learn how to make a no-sew t-shirt bag. You only need yourself, an old t-shirt, and scissors. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Little Hands Signing: Zoo Signs
Online
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in this fun, hands-on storytime for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together.

This program will be presented in spoken English. To request accommodations, please contact aknight@carr.org.

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Makerspace at Home: Make a Reversible Octopus Plush
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn some simple sewing skills to make your own version of the reversible octopus plush! No prior sewing skills are required and all supplies will be included in your craft kit!

Craft kits are available for this program through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when they may pick up a bag of craft supplies! Craft kits will be available for this program from Thursday, June 17th to Thursday, July 1st

On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your reversible octopus using your kit!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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LGBTQ+ Reads for Pride
Online
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Carroll County Public Library and PFLAG Westminster - Carroll County for this exciting partnership event to celebrate Pride Month! Whether you enjoy adult fiction, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, nonfiction, or young adult, you will leave this booktalk webinar wanting to check out some new titles that highlight LGBTQ+ stories, characters, and experiences. 

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Marlene at Home: Daisies A Summer Delight
Online
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to Marlene at Home! Come on in for a weekly visit and make yourself comfy, without wearing masks or observing social distancing. Just know you are warmly welcomed as we share this time together and talk about being at home on a variety of topics, from decorating to simple recipes, things we enjoy collecting, music, our porches, family traditions, our pets, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit. (Kits will be available for pick-up at the Mount Airy Branch from June 28 to July 5.)

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Storytime in the Garden: I Love Bugs
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement in our gardens.

This program is weather permitting. Feel free to bring blankets/chairs. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking. Please register yourselves as a family unit and not as individuals.

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our MS support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information. Please register to get the Zoom link. 

Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations are not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. 

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Monday STEAM with the Library
Online
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
Join us for a fun activity related to science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math, and see what the library has to offer!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Summer Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Express Pickup area. You can pick them up Tuesday through Friday, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Tails and Tales Painting Kit and Demonstration
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 7 - 12
Registration and more information
Join art teacher Nicole Osborne on Zoom and create a Tails and Tales work of art. Pick up an art kit at the library branch of your choice; kits will be available for pick up from Friday, June 25 to Monday, June 28. 

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Felix Ever After
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book discussion focusing on a diverse author's work. Each month we will select a young or new adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our June selection is Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. This book discussion will take place through Zoom.

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Zentangle: A Four-Part Series
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn “artistic meditation” that enables you to create beautiful images by drawing structured, repetitive patterns called tangles. No artistic abilities are needed. Participants need a pencil, fine line black pen, paper, and a tortillon/blending stump (or a cotton swab). Join us, whether you are new to the practice or coming back for more!

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Make Your Own Native Seed Bombs
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 8 - 13
Registration and more information
Using native plant seed balls is a great way to reseed the landscape! You will receive all the materials you need along with instructions to make seed bombs to reseed your environment! Registered customers will receive instructions about picking up kits.
 

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Patriotic Blast
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us for a patriotic “explosion” demonstration that you can easily do at home, along with a make and take project to celebrate the 4th of July.

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

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

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Patriotic Blast
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us for a patriotic “explosion” demonstration that you can easily do at home, along with a make and take project to celebrate the 4th of July.

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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What to Read Wednesdays YA Edition: Drowned City
Online
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to the North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Tails and Tales: Theo TheSaurus with Author Shelli Johannes and Illustrator Mike Moran
Online
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Help us celebrate our Summer Reading theme, Tails and Tales, with the launch of Theo TheSaurus: The Dinosaur Who Loved Big Words! When a big vocabulary leads to big confusion, Theo TheSaurus learns that there are some things you can say without any words at all! This story is Fancy Nancy for dinosaur lovers. Kids of all ages will enjoy this live storytime with author Shelli Johannes and illustrator Mike Moran. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library. Watch LIVE on Facebook or YouTube!

 

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Taneytown Local Business Scavenger Hunt
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Taneytown has some fantastic local businesses, and the library wants to explore them!

Stop by the Taneytown Branch during library hours to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet, then visit the stores on the list. Each store will have a sign that will reveal one word of a sentence; bring the entire sentence back to the library for a chance to win a gift card!

 

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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Join Ms. Steph as she shares some of her favorite books, songs, and rhymes! 

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Summer Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Virtual Visit for Adults
Online
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
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Enjoy some library time and materials with others over Zoom. We will start each hour by sharing a digital library item together. Then, we will do a related discussion or activity together. Finally, stay on to be tutored on how to access the material on your own device or dig deeper into digital features. The session will always end with time for open Q&A. This month, we will engage with a variety of magazines.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
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Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Roxane has been cooking for friends, family, and clients since she was a teenager. Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. See how her love of food and cooking for others creates something that’s delicious.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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

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

 

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Summer Storytime Outdoors
North Carroll Branch
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home.

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

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Favorite Character Tales: Llama Llama
Online
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us on the first Friday morning of each month for a storytime with some of our favorite animal characters. This month we will be reading with Llama Llama!

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Storytime at Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
Offsite
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for storytime at Charlotte's Quest. We will read stories, play music, and have fun.

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

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Fingerplay Fridays
Online
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a quick rhyme, flannel board, song, or activity that you can take on the road or introduce at home to support and develop your child's literacy skills!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Serenity Journaling: Part 1
Online
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: Adults
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It's important to take time for yourself during these hectic, and often, uncertain times. Serenity journaling is an opportunity to take a few minutes, slow down, think, and write. Join Maria once a month as she provides us some topics, both contemporary and remembrance, that we can write about and relax. You can also take this time to journal about whatever is on your mind, or in your heart. Whether you are yearning for normalcy, or just a chance to get away while not leaving your chair, serenity journaling is a self-care opportunity not to be missed.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Blackout Poetry: Classics Edition
Online
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
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Ever wanted to be a poet, but you just didn't have the inspiration? Looking for a fun and easy craft that kids and adults can enjoy? Join Mount Airy Branch's Sara S. as she leads you through a page from a classic book to create a blackout poem each month. Copies of the page will be available in the Mount Airy Branch lobby.  

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
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Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 12-17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Tails and Tales Digital Escape Room
Online
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
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Our escape room this time is themed around the Summer Reading theme, Tails and Tales!

You accidentally stayed past closing at the zoo and are now trapped inside! But, what's this, the animals are out of their enclosures, and talking?! Can you find out what's going on and figure out how to get out of the zoo before the night is over? 

 

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