We are open for Express Pickup and Information services only at this time. Please check our FAQ page for more information.

Construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East will begin August 3rd at the Westminster Branch. Please visit the Exploration Commons update page for information regarding the project and how to access the Westminster Branch for the next few months.

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Upcoming Events

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

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Little Hands Signing: Let's Move!
Online
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language for summer 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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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Erin
Online
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Erin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Memory Writing
Online
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Maria as she describes this months' memory writing prompts. For new and veteran members.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Make a Fantasy Luminary Jar
Online
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We will be making a luminary jar with a fantasy character in it.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/mTRTw-9S5gw

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Friday Fix with Ms. Mandy
Online
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Looking for some book recommendations? Join us for the Friday Fix! Ms. Mandy will choose a new category each week and share some books. 

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary/

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What's Cookin', Carroll County?
Online
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for easy and inexpensive recipes you are sure to love! 

My recipe this week is that super-easy but super-delicious side dip and spread, guacamole!

Ingredients: 

2 Ripe avocados

1 Plum tomato

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili pepper seasoning

1/2 lime's worth of lime juice.

Simply scoop the flesh out of the avocado, crush it, dice and add the tomato, mix in the spices and lime juice, then cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, and it's ready to serve!

You can also watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8AJDUMfRWSM

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Teacher Resources to Go!
Online
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
More information
Lesson plans ready to go! We'll be posting a new set of resources every other Saturday in August. Whether you are a novice to teaching or old hat, teaching virtually or in-person, teaching a large group or a party of one, these lesson plans will help you save time and effort in planning. Using resources for all ages from CCPL, publishers, and authors, you'll be reinvigorated and, hopefully, save some time for future lessons. All lesson plans will be archived on CCPL's YouTube channel

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/j4V0R1UGnzk

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Imagine Your Story Engineering Challenge with Ms. Anna
Online
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Can you design and build a house the Big Bad Wolf can't blow down? Try using household materials to build a house and then test your design to see if it stands against the Big Bad Wolf (a hairdryer). Ms. Anna will give you details for this challenge and then demonstrate her own design! Be sure to share photos or videos of your design in the comments of the Facebook post!

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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Overbooked Book Talks
Online
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Too overbooked to commit to an online book club? Join Kari from the Mount Airy Branch to hear a quick review of some of her newest favorite reads. Focusing on a new title each month, perfect for group or individual reading enjoyment. Learn how to read it in easy to access ebook format or how to place a hold with our Express Service. No worries if you skip or miss a talk, all past book talks will be archived on the CCPL YouTube channel!

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RkkMeCvGyOg

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Backyard Camping with Root Beer and Sassafras
Online
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
It’s the first time two little goats, Root Beer and Sassafras, go camping in their backyard. Will they help set up the tent? Will they get into a sleeping bag? Will Ms. Erin get any sleep?! Join them and find out.

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Music Mondays in the Park
Online
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Get movin' & groovin' with Ms. Amy!  

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Folk & Fairy Tale Maker Monday
Online
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 4 - 10
More information
Create something new with us as we enjoy tales from long ago. Different stories will be featured each week. 

https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterBranchLibrary/

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 out of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Cartoon Trivia
Online
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Play a trivia quiz for the whole family! Test your knowledge of cartoons from the Flintstones to Spongebob!

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Boredom Buster Crafts
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Register to pick up a boredom buster craft at the ELDERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY. As a bonus, they can be used in conjunction with our storytimes. Crafts will be available Wednesdays during Express Pickup.

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Shake, Rattle, and Rhyme with Ms. Lynne
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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Ask a Master Gardener
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
More information
Have a plant or pest question? Want helpful tips and advice on growing a productive and beautiful garden? Join a live stream presentation from the University of Maryland Extension Agents. Questions may be submitted in advance to the Eldersburg Branch Library's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/ 

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Storytime Zoom Room at the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement.

 

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What's in the Treasure Box? with Mr. Max
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Mr. Max found a magic treasure box full of surprises - what will be inside this week? Join us and see!

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary/

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School Age Fun with Ms. Erin
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 6 - 12
More information
Join Ms. Erin as she brings some fun for school age kids from the library to your home! We'll talk about books, games, crafts, and lots more!

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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To Be Read: Laura Lippman
Online
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore for a virtual author event with Baltimore's own bestselling author, Laura Lippman. Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the "essential" crime writers of the last 100 years. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty languages. Her latest work, My Life as a Villainess: Essays, offers long-time readers insights into the experiences that helped Lippman become one of the most successful crime novelists of her generation.

Laura will be interviewed by Angela Haupt, a freelance writer and full-time health editor in D.C. Her pieces have appeared in publications including Express, various Washington Post sections, Women's Health magazine, USA Today, and Vice.

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Magic with Mike Rose: The King and Card Tricks
Online
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Have you ever heard of the king who hated card tricks? Magician Mike Rose tells you all about him and performs some magic with cards that even a king would like!

View on the following library Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/carrollcountypubliclibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterBranchLibrary/

 

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Hot Dog Man: Episode 4
Online
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:30am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 10
More information
Months later, Mr. Chris is still a human hot dog. Using library resources, Mr. Chris discovers fun activities that he can do indoors as he searches for a cure.

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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What to Read Wednesdays: The Gown
Online
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch and listen to North Carroll staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, you just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson.

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Mount Airy Online Book Discussion Group: The Hopefuls
Online
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be discussing The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close as well as any good books we have read since our last meeting.

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Teen Zoom Hangout: Book Discussion Group
Online
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Need a place to talk about favorite books, discuss current reads and anticipated releases, and find recommendations? Join this online book discussion group through Zoom to hang out while talking about great books! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 15 minutes early.

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Family Fun with Miss Lori
Online
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join Miss Lori for storytime fun! We'll share stories, songs, movement, and activities. Meet Miss Lori's special storytime helper - Leo!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Hide and Seek with Corky and Ms. Lana
Online
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Do you like to play hide and seek? Corky does! Come play hide and seek with Corky, Ms.Lana, and friends inside and out. We’ll also discover some animals that play hide and seek too!

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Summer Sillies Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Steph for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

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Ahoy Matey! Pirate Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Grab an eye patch and join Ms. Barbara for a pirate storytime.

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary

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Movie Discussion Group
Online
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Use the library's Kanopy service to watch The Bookshop, then join us for a thoughtful discussion of this charming movie based on Penelope Fitzgerald's book by the same name. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Erin
Online
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Erin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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DIY Friday
Online
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages:
More information
Hey teens! Join Mount Airy Branch staff for lit-themed crafting! Tune in to see what book-related activity we'll be creating. If you miss out, past DIY Fridays will be posted on the CCPL YouTube channel for your crafting pleasure. Gather up whatever supplies you can find around your home and get ready for some lit fun!

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Make a Pipecleaner Dragon
Online
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We will be making easy and colorful pipe cleaner dragons.

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Friday Fix with Ms. Mandy
Online
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Looking for some book recommendations? Join us for the Friday Fix! Ms. Mandy will choose a new category each week and share some books. 

https://www.facebook.com/FinksburgLibrary/

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Virtual Family Game Night
Online
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Looking for something fun to do with the kids Friday night? Let the games begin! 

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What's Cookin', Carroll County?
Online
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for easy and inexpensive recipes you are sure to love!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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STEAM Fun with Ms. Anna: Design and Build with Straws
Online
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Anna from Exploration Point! to learn some fun science experiments you can try at home! This week, test out your engineering skills by building with Strawbees, a set of straws and connectors!

Craft kits are available for this program! After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when and where they may pick up a bag of craft supplies! Starting on August 22nd, watch the pre-recorded video to learn about some structures you can build with Strawbees!

Craft kits will be available through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. 

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Music Mondays in the Park
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Get movin' & groovin' with Ms. Amy!  

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Shake, Rattle, and Rhyme with Ms. Angie
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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Folk & Fairy Tale Maker Monday
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 4 - 10
More information
Create something new with us as we enjoy tales from long ago. Different stories will be featured each week. 

https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterBranchLibrary/

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Teen Central
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages:
More information
Join the Mount Airy Branch staff every 2nd and 4th Monday afternoon all summer long for special programming just for tweens and teens! Teen topics and activities will include everything under the sun.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 out 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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Candy Trivia
Online
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Prove your sweet tooth with this trivia quiz all about candy and snack food!

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Boredom Buster Crafts
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Register to pick up a boredom buster craft at the ELDERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY. As a bonus, they can be used in conjunction with our storytimes. Crafts will be available Wednesdays during Express Pickup.

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Tuesday Tales with Miss Kayla
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join Miss Kayla for stories, activities, and craft ideas.

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Go Bananas with Ms. Maria
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Celebrate National Banana Split Day with silly banana songs and games. It will be quite a-peel-ing! 

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Ask a Master Gardener
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
More information
Have a plant or pest question? Want helpful tips and advice on growing a productive and beautiful garden? Join a live stream presentation from the University of Maryland Extension Agents. Questions may be submitted in advance to the Eldersburg Branch Library's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/ 

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Storytime Zoom Room at the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement.

 

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information and 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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Diverse Voices Book Club: Like a Love Story
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, 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 August selection is Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. Available as an audiobook through Hoopla, or in hard copy through Express Pickup. We are so excited to welcome the author to discuss his book with us!

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Fairy Tale Flowers: Paper Quilling
Online
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join Sara S. as she shows us how to make fairy tale flowers using paper quilling.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 9:30am - 9:45am
Ages: 2 - 6
More information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

https://www.facebook.com/mountairylibrary/

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Sensational Seashells with Ms. Kelley
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Ms. Kelley is getting creative with lots of cool seashells she found at the beach. Join her and Corky for some summer fun!

https://www.facebook.com/ccploutreach/

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Shake, Rattle, and Rhyme with Ms. Patsy
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Join us for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

https://www.facebook.com/eldersburglibrary/

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Dinosaur Craft Time
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 8
Registration and more information
Make a dinosaur craft, safari hat, and dinosaur fossil with this craft kit. Most materials provided. Supply your own crayons or markers to add finishing touches. Registrants will be emailed with pick up instructions.

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What to Read Wednesdays YA Edition: Fireborne
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays: YA Edition. Grab your lunch and listen to North Carroll Staff serve you up some great selections for readers and listeners of all tastes. We'll supply the main dish, you just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will feature Fireborne by Rosaria Munda.

https://www.facebook.com/northcarroll/

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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. 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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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Art and Crafting Group
Online
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like to draw, paint, sew, knit, or do any other creative activities? Pick up your current project and join this Zoom meeting to virtually hang out with other teens while crafting! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 15 minutes early.

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Family Fun with Miss Lori
Online
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join Miss Lori for storytime fun! We'll share stories, songs, movement, and activities. Meet Miss Lori's special storytime helper - Leo!

https://www.facebook.com/taneytownlibrary/

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Summer Sillies Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Steph for some rhymes, stories, and movement.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. We may not use all of them in each class, but if possible have a blanket, bolster or pillows, strap, scarf, or soft belt and 2 blocks or books.

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

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