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Upcoming Events

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

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:15am - 10:30am
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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together: Toys
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together: Wild West
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together: Holiday Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Christmas at Eagle Pond by Donald Hall
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Sensory Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

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Winter Red Cross Blood Drive
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Give blood and save a life. Set up an appointment or drop-in. 

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Make and Take Craft: Mason Jar Snow Globe
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 16 – Adults, Adults
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Join us for a make and take craft. All supplies are provided!

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Coding Challenge: Hour of Code
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ages: 8 – 12
Registration and more information
Participate in a fun Minecraft-themed coding activity.

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Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 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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Pajama Party Storytime: Holiday Stories
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 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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Family Cookie Time Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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Bring the whole family and get in the winter spirit with a special evening storytime full of tasty stories, a yummy craft, cookie decorating, and of course, cookie eating!

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Chess Club
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – 17
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Whether you are a master or have never played, join us for Chess Club. You can learn the rules of the game, study classic games from history, stretch your brain with chess puzzles, or just sit down and play with friends. 

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
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Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Twos and Threes Together: Toys
Westminster Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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: Holiday Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Holiday Sing-a-long
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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It's getting close to the holidays! Come join us for a holiday sing-a-long where we'll read stories, sing, and dance!

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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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Twos and Threes Together: Wild West
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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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Independent Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime: Toys
Westminster Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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 Space
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 – 12
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A weekly after-school program with a snack, craft/game/tech time, and homework assistance. Parachute games! Minute-to-Win-It Challenges! A different activity every week! We will not meet on early dismissal days or on days when CCPS is closed. 

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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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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Taneytown Book Club: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Holiday Crafts for Teens
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 – 17
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Get in the holiday spirit by creating some festive crafts and decorations!  Keep them for yourself or use them as a gift.  All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

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Yoga Nidra
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, Adults
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Yoga Nidra is the state of dynamic sleep. It is a powerful technique where you relax consciously, inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We will go through a five-stage process that begins with a body scan to engage one’s physicality. It incorporates meditation on the breath, the balancing of emotional states, visualization, and self-healing. For your comfort, besides your mat, you may want to bring a blanket, pillow, and eye mask. For those not comfortable on the floor, this can be done in a chair as well.

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Polar Express
Westminster Branch
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Come dress in your pajamas as you enjoy the holiday storytelling of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. During this program this magical Christmas story will come to life for families at the Westminster Branch!

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Ready, Set, School!: Holiday Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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: Holiday Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 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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Memory Writing
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us once a month 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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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 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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Saturday Storytime: Holiday Stories
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 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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Holiday Book Hedgies
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Create a festive hedgehog friend out of a book! Join us for a cozy afternoon of crafting, hot chocolate, and cookies.

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Painter's Palette
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 – Adults, Adults
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Join us for an afternoon of painting in the library! Attendees will create a beginner-level painting with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will be painting pictures inspired by winter nights.

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