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Upcoming Events

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

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1 (pre-recorded)
Online
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Have you been unable to attend our Live Medicare Sessions? Join us for this pre-recorded Transitioning to Medicare Pt. 1 session on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, 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.

Upcoming Live Sessions: 

Monday, March 22 @ 5pm: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/transitioning-medicare-part-1-47
Wednesday, April 21 @5pm: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/transitioning-medicare-part-1-48
Monday, May 17 @5pm: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/transitioning-medicare-part-1-49

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Make Your Own Domino Magnets
Online
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 17 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Register to get supplies to make your own domino magnets. Supplies will be available in the lobby of Eldersburg Branch during library hours beginning March 4, 2021. Instructions will be included with the bag of supplies.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, March 4, 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, March 4, 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.

Cheddar Cheese Loaf: 12 ounces of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon each of ground Cayenne pepper and black pepper, 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 4 ounces of grated sharp cheddar cheese, 3 ounces of butter, 1/4 cup of sour cream, 2 large eggs, 8 1/2" loaf pan

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - 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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To Be Read: Marie Bostwick
Online
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join us for a live, virtual event with Marie Bostwick, the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of uplifting historical and women’s fiction, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt and Too Much, Texas series of books. Her latest, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, is a blend of Evvie Drake Starts Over and The Friday Night Knitting Club about a fired advice columnist who discovers lost and found family members in Charleston. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library in partnership with Maryland State Library for the Blind & Print Disabled and Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County.

View LIVE on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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March Windsock
Online
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
March winds are sure to blow and you can decorate your room with a paper windsock with signs of spring. This take and make craft kit is available at the very windy North Carroll Branch, while supplies last.

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Battle of the Books Virtual: Parent and Coach Information
Online
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Do you want to know how the Virtual Battle of the Books will work? Are you a coach of a battle team and need to learn more about your role in the Virtual Battle of the Books? Come join us for an information session. All parents and caregivers who are participating, are encouraged to attend. We advise that all coaches attend one of these sessions.

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Among Us Plushie Craft
Online
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Don't be an imposter! Register to join us to make a cute Among Us plushie. Kits will be available for pickup at the Westminster Branch starting March 1st. Registrants will be emailed pickup instructions. Watch our Facebook post for a demonstration of the craft.

Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

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Finding Attie
Online
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
In October 2020, a Maryland family was in Maine on vacation when they received a call that one of their pets was missing. What would YOU do if you were 13 hours from home and you got a call that your beloved pet was missing? This presentation will share tips on how to prevent this from happening/how to increase the odds of bringing your pet home.  

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Marlene at Home: The Fun of Snow Days
Online
Sunday, March 7, 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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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Celebrate Pi Day!
Online
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Celebrate Pi Day with fun crafts and activities! Take-home kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Taneytown Branch. You can pick one up during library hours starting March 8th through Pi Day, while supplies last!

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Weekly Storytime Crafts
Online
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Enjoy the storytime craft even if you are not able to join in the storytime.

Stop by the North Carroll Branch each week to pick up a take home craft kit.

Craft kits are available while supplies last.

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Windy March: Zoom Storytime With Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement.

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Teen Central with Mount Airy Branch Library
Online
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages:
More information
Join the Mount Airy Branch staff once a month for special programming just for tweens and teens! We'll talk about new books, current events, how to help with school work, keeping up with friends, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Star Trek Trivia Night
Online
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Whether you're a TOS fan or you prefer Picard, boldly go where no trivia player has gone before with this live quiz!

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Spring into Craft Time
Online
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. 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, March 9, 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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Corky and the Windy Day
Online
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Corky finds some fun windy activities. Won't you join Corky and Ms. Belinda?

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a session of Dungeons & Dragons played entirely online! Pre-generated characters will be available, and registrants will meet on Zoom the day before to become familiar with any websites used. This session is for beginners and avid players alike.

Dungeons & Dragons is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the United States and other countries. © 2015 Wizards. All Rights Reserved.

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Random Bits of Trivia Night
Online
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join the Finksburg Branch for trivia night on Zoom! Teams of up to five can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register. Prizes provided by Finksburg's Bistro 91.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, March 10, 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! 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, March 10, 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: Goodnight Beautiful
Online
Wednesday, March 10, 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 Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2 (pre-recorded)
Online
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Have you been unable to attend our Live Medicare Sessions? Join us for this pre-recorded Transitioning to Medicare Pt. 2 session on YouTube. Click here to watch.

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.

Upcoming Live Sessions: 

Monday, March 29 @ 5pm: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/transitioning-medicare-part-2-39
Wednesday, April 28 @5pm: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/transitioning-medicare-part-2-40
Monday, May 24 @5pm: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/transitioning-medicare-part-2-41

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, March 10, 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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Hatchlings Ready to Hatch
Online
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Get ready for your baby by participating in a Mother Goose on the Loose: Hatchlings program sponsored by the Maryland State Library. Ready to Hatch is an interactive early literacy program for expectant parents. Learn more about your baby-to-be through songs and fun activities. Participants will receive a free take-home kit consisting of a tote bag with a song sheet, a baby board book, and an interactive calendar. There will be opportunities to reconnect with In the Nest this fall, once your baby has been born.

If you are interested in signing up but are unable to attend on this day, this same program will be offered on March 18, April 3, April 17, May 12, May 14, June 5, and June 10. Please register for one date only. For more information, contact Barbara Weber at bweber@carr.org.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Eldersburg Branch
Online
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Join us for some favorite books, songs, and rhymes! 

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Children's Biblio-Box: Throwback Thursday
Online
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 10
Registration and more information
What is a Children's Biblio-Box? A box full of fun for kids! Register to pick up a themed box containing library books, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from March 11th to March 18th. Please return your library books and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Throwback Thursday; each box will feature books written a few years ago that still resonate, as well as some great related items! 

Registered attendees will receive a form to help the Finksburg team match you with books. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple children.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, March 11, 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, March 11, 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.

Fall-Off-the-Bone Pork Ribs with Semi-Homemade Coleslaw

Ribs: 1 whole rack of ribs, a favorite barbecue sauce, 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each of white pepper and black pepper (or approximately 30 turns of a pepper mill), 1 teaspoon each of ground oregano, chili powder, paprika, cumin, granulated garlic. 

Coleslaw: 1/2 a small head each of red and green cabbage, 3 - 4 carrots, a favorite coleslaw mix.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Battle of the Books Virtual: Parent and Coach Information
Online
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Do you want to know how the Virtual Battle of the Books will work? Are you a coach of a battle team and need to learn more about your role in the Virtual Battle of the Books? Come join us for an information session. All parents and caregivers who are participating are encouraged to attend. We advise all coaches attend one information session.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, March 11, 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 15 minutes early.

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Serenity Journaling: Part 1
Online
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Make a Corky the Penguin Craft
Online
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
Ever wonder why the library mascot is a penguin? Join us as we make our own water bottle Corky and learn the history of our mascot.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Easy-to-Make Easter Egg Wreath
Online
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
More information
Want to make a pretty Easter decoration? Tune in to learn how to make an Easter egg wreath. It's easy, it's fun, and it will look festive on your door! Hop on by to check it out!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Becoming an Author at Any Age
Online
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
More information
Author Cheril Thomas will discuss becoming an author at any age. Cheril realized that her own fears were a roadblock to her success, but pressed on and established Tred Avon Press while also writing her Eastern Shore Mysteries series. Presented by the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association and hosted by Carroll County Public Library.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

 

 

 

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Free Spirit Book Club: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Online
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! This month's book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Contact the Eldersburg Branch to arrange pick up of a print copy or read electronically on the library's Hoopla service.

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Marlene at Home: Teapots and Tea Stories
Online
Sunday, March 14, 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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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Library Loot Box: Myths and Legends
Online
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Library Loot Box? It's a super cool subscription box-like program for teens! Register to pick up a themed box containing a library book, a treat, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at the Eldersburg Branch from March 15th to March 22nd. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading!

This month's theme is Myths and Legends! Each box will feature a book inspired by mythology and folklore from around the world, as well as some great related items!

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Here There Be Dragons Kit
Online
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We love dragons! Who doesn't? So we put together a dragon-themed take-home kit. Pick it up for some fun crafts, some dragon goodies, and some great book recommendations! 

Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Taneytown Branch. You can pick one up during library hours starting Monday, March 15, while supplies last.

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Weekly Storytime Crafts
Online
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Enjoy the storytime craft even if you are not able to join in the storytime.

Stop by the North Carroll Branch each week to pick up a take home craft kit.

Craft kits are available while supplies last.

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St. Patty's Day: Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement.

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Oscar Nominee Trivia Night
Online
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Cinema snobs and casual movie-goers alike don't want to miss this one! Join us on the (virtual) red carpet for a quiz about Academy-Award nominated films of the last 80 years.

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Spring into Craft Time
Online
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. 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, March 16, 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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Baby Bundles
Online
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Looking for new and exciting way to engage your baby? Baby bundles are the perfect way to get a custom selection activities, five books, and tips to engage children birth to 24 months. All registered participants will be emailed details about picking up their bundles on 3/15. 

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Happy Birthday, Root Beer and Sassafras!
Online
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
Birthdays are so much fun! Join Root Beer and Sassafras as they celebrate their first birthday. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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School Age Fun with Ms. Erin
Online
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 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!

View on Facebook or YouTube!

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Story and Sensory Bin: St. Patrick's Day
Online
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It's easy being green! Join Ms. Maria for a St. Patrick's Day story, song, and suggestions on how to make themed sensory bins for your little ones!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Pre-K Play
Online
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
You are your child's first teacher! Join us to learn a quick activity or tip in each session that you can use to turn playing into learning as you prepare your child for preschool and kindergarten. Let's make learning fun for everyone!

View on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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St. Patrick's Day Shenanigan Crafts
Online
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Register to pick up a wee bag o'fun crafts to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Pickup will be available at the Eldersburg Branch Library beginning Wednesday, March 17 during library hours.

 

 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, March 17, 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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: I Was Anastasia
Online
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's title is I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon.

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What to Read Wednesdays: The Book of Lost Names
Online
Wednesday, March 17, 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 The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

 

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