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Upcoming Events

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

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Escape Room
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Gather clues and solve puzzles to see if you can escape the room before the one-hour time limit expires.

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Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play; we'll provide plenty of snacks and games too!

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist. There will be age appropriate stories, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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
Tuesday, October 15, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Healthy Relationships
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Domestic violence can affect anyone. Join Family and Children’s Services for a frank discussion about healthy relationships, including mapping out what you want in a relationship, learning about healthy versus unhealthy behaviors, and how to access community resources if you or a loved one has been victimized by intimate partner violence.

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The Bereavement Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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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What Is This Pickleball Craze?
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA and the craze has hit the North Carroll area! Anyone over 18 years of age can play at the former North Carroll High School on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoons. Not free during the day? There are outside courts in almost every municipality of Carroll County. Bob Eney, President of Carroll County Pickleball, and a North Carroll player, will explain what this sport is, how to play it, and much more. Pickleball is a division of Carroll County Recreation and Parks and is also connected to the Senior Centers in Carroll County. Discover from these two presenters what the craze is all about and get in on the fun!

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Finksburg Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 16, 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, October 16, 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, October 16, 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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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 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
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 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: What the Eyes Don’t See
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's title is What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha, the 2019 One Maryland One Book selection.

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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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NASA Space and Flight: Journey from the Moon to Mars
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Please join us for a special live streaming series with NASA Goddard staff to learn about NASA’s journey from the Moon to Mars. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate in a fun activity. This session is geared toward elementary students. 

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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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, October 16, 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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Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, October 16, 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, October 17, 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
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 17, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 17, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 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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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 17, 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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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 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
Thursday, October 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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Coding Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us in Exploration Point! for this ongoing club where we'll explore the basics of coding. We will learn about algorithms, sequencing, problem-solving and more, using collaborative activities and drag and drop coding. Register once for all sessions. Sessions will be 75 minutes long.  

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Car Wash Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Buckle your seat belts! Bring your favorite Matchbox® cars from home (or use the ones we provide), and then rev your engines for books, games, and a car wash sensory bin!

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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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Tween TIME
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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Tween TIME is discovery time. Drop in to the Teen Zone to try out something new each month: tech, games, crafts, arts.

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Taneytown Book Club: The Lost for Words Bookshop
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland.

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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 17, 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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Learn the Trick to Easy Fall Treats
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
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Jennifer Bertucco of Bertucco's Bakery will create autumn candies and desserts, as well as fun cakes and candies for Halloween. Don't be scared, Jennifer will demonstrate step-by-step directions. Your treat will be taste-testing her creations.

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Live Clue
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Mummies and witches and monsters, oh my! If you enjoy the classic board game, you’ll love this spooktacular Halloween version! There’s a ghost lurking in our library, but how did he come to be here? Participants will play as teams to discover the culprit, location, and weapon. In this live version, you’ll “travel” to graveyards, laboratories, and more. Join us for a hauntingly good time!

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W. Bruce Cameron
Offsite
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
W. Bruce Cameron is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog’s PurposeA Dog’s Way Home, and A Dog's Journey (all now major motion pictures), The Dog Master, Ellie’s Story, Bailey’s Story, Shelby’s Story, The Dogs of Christmas, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, and others. Meet this past Battle of the Books author on his tour for Lily's Story and A Dog's Promise. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. Please note that this venue location has changed to Eldersburg Elementary School to accommodate more attendees. 

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Build Your Own Electric Moon Rover!
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Design and build your own electric-powered mini moon rover using a motor, batteries, gears, and more! 

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, October 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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Celebrate the Day of the Dead
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 10
Registration and more information
Learn about the Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, and make a craft perfect for your own Day of the Dead or Halloween festivities.

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Introduction to Dance
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Members of the Merritt Dance Academy National Honor Society for Dance Arts will be conducting an instructional program for children that brings literacy, dance and art together! Come dance and learn creative movement and ballet basics from our MDA members! Let your child explore the wonders of movement with songs, dance and a book! Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 18, 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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Tootie's Garden Puppet Show
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
There's no school, so load up the kids and head for the library for a special Halloween puppet show by the Grannies of Carroll Vista. If you enjoy the story of the Little Red Hen, then you will love this special show. After the performance, kids will have an opportunity to look behind the stage and try out a puppet. Great family fun - and a priceless photo opportunity.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, October 18, 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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Art-venture: Stamping
Finksburg Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Adventure through the world of art and explore different ways for little artists to express their creativity!

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Introduction to Dance
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Registration and more information
Members of the Merritt Dance Academy National Honor Society for Dance Arts will be conducting an instructional program for children that brings literacy, dance and art together! Come dance and learn creative movement and ballet basics from our MDA members! Let your child explore the wonders of movement with songs, dance and a book! Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Kid Safe Day at the Library
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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See a real police car and hear tips on how to stay safe as we explore our community. Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures will be available for online safety training as well. Learn about safe posting and get more information about privacy and cyberbullying.

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Meet Pepper
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Meet Pepper, CCPL’s social humanoid robot! During this drop-in time, interact with Pepper to learn about robots and how their underlying technology works. Pepper was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Maryland State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Exploring CoSpaces
North Carroll Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
We will be using the CoSpaces website to build 3D creations, animate them with code, and explore them in virtual or augmented reality.

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Kid Safe Day at the Library
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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Meet McGruff the Crime Dog, see a real police car and hear tips on how to stay safe as we explore our community. Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures will be available for online safety training as well. Learn about privacy and get more information about safe posting and cyberbullying.

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Memory Writing
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy!  Each month holds a different topic.

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Robo Dojo: Code with Pepper
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Meet Pepper, CCPL's humanoid robot! Program Pepper to strike up a conversation, dance, or tell a story using the simple drag and drop language interface, Choregraphe. No previous coding experience is required. Explore coding concepts and human robot interaction in a fun way. Pepper was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Maryland State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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LEGO® Creations
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
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Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together!

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Trunk or Treat: Car Decorating
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Is Halloween your favorite time of the year? Do you enjoy decorating and dressing up as much as your trick-or-treaters? Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat with games and activities. Register and decorate the trunk of your car for Halloween, bringing enough treats to hand out to 100 kids. Register your trick-or-treaters here. We hope you’ll come out and have some fun with us in a safe and enjoyable venue for the little ones.

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Trunk or Treat: Trick-or-Treating
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Birth - 17
Registration and more information
Is Halloween your favorite time of the year? Join us for our Annual Trunk or Treat. Register your trick-or-treaters and come to the Taneytown Branch for games and activities, followed by trick-or-treating. Register here if you would like to decorate your car. We hope you’ll come out and have some fun with us in a safe and enjoyable venue for the little ones.

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit 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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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 19, 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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Cuentos Bilingües/ Bilingual Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 11
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¿Hable espanol? Compartiremos libros, cuentos, rimas, música y movimiento en inglés y español. Venga a hablar, cantar, leer y crear juntos en un formato apropiado para niños pequeños.

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

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Jamboree on the Air & Internet
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Jamboree on the Air and Internet is a fun annual experience for all young people in scouting. Scouts around the world use the internet and radios to communicate with other scouts in different countries. Come learn about computers and radio technology (including a huge antenna), video chat with youth in other countries, and try to set a new record for the longest distance call with a radio.

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 19, 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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Walk Like an Animal
Westminster Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 8
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We'll explore the movement and tracks of different animals with a variety of activities and crafts. 

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Drumming for Wellness with Katy Gaughan
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Family friendly community drum circle for all ages! No experience necessary. Drums will be provided for participants, although you are welcome to bring your own.  

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Robot Pumpkin Smash
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
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Are you ready to go to the moon, Mars, or Deep Space?  Local robotics teams built robots with an eye on exploration of the farthest reaches of the galaxy!  They want to share what they have learned, and give you a taste of driving rovers and mining for minerals in space.  A special modified robot comes in handy for smashing pumpkins each fall instead of picking up objects on far off planets. Come see the robots, learn about building machines, and meet the future rocket scientists from Carroll County. 

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A Body Disposal Primer for Writers
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Jeanne Adams is back with Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters; a Body Disposal Primer for Writers. In this interactive workshop, Jeanne will help us get rid of the body and plot your coroner, morgue, and funeral home timelines. If you have questions concerning how to kill off your characters, Jeanne has the answers!

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Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Join us for a special preview of the new PBS film Country Music by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. In past films, Ken Burns gave viewers an unprecedented look at the Civil & Vietnam Wars as well as our national parks. In Country Music, Burns looks closely at the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a treasured American art form. Stop by for this exclusive preview of Burn’s journey into the heart of country music.

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Sunday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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9/8: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

9/15: Elaine Bryant (harp)

9/22: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Chris Reynolds at 2:30 PM (guitar)

9/29: Kendalyn Korth (harp)

10/6: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

10/13: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

10/20: Elaine Bryant (harp)

10/27: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Rob Caswell at 2:30 PM (dulcimer)

11/3: Chris Reynolds(guitar)

11/10: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

11/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

11/24: Rob Caswell (dulcimer) 

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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Ghostbusters
Westminster Branch
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a free afternoon showing of Ghostbusters (1984 - PG, 105 min). Feel free to BYO popcorn and refreshments. 

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 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, October 21, 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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We’ll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, October 21, 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, October 21, 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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Intro to Musical Instruments
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 8
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Join Coffey Music's Bob Coffey on a musical journey where you will learn about and listen to several instruments. You will even get a chance to play some yourselves! 

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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The Life and Literary Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. Learn about Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849. View unique artifacts from Poe’s life including manuscripts, letters, and personal items from the library’s collections.

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Veterans Book Club: The Fighters
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq by C. J. Chivers.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Book Buzz: Hot Titles for Cool Weather
North Carroll Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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Be the first to get a sneak preview of upcoming Penguin Random House titles! Representatives from both the adult and children's divisions from Penguin Random House will be on hand to preview and review recently released and upcoming fall and winter titles. Discover what everyone will be reading the next few months and which books are destined to be bestsellers. A limited number of advance reader copies (books not yet published), book club resources, and tote bags will be given away on a first come, first served basis! Bring the whole family! There is something for everyone at Book Buzz. All attendees need to register.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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