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Upcoming Events

Check our Program Guide or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
G'day, mates! Celebrate National Australia Day by making fair dinkum foods we all can celebrate. This is a hands-on cooking class. Recipes include Shrimp on the Barbie, Sausage Rolls, Lamington Cakes, and Fairy Bread.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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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DIY Pokémon Snow Globe and Perler Bead Creation
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come create a Pokémon-themed snow globe winter wonderland and Perler bead creation. 

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will, also, discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more including Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Dinner's on Me: Fajitas
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Hey, teens! Let's meet in the kitchen to prepare a new recipe that will impress your family and friends. Improve your independent cooking skills with hands-on experience in the kitchen. 

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 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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Frog Prince Puppet Show
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Oh no! The princess has dropped her sparkly golden ball down the well, what will she do? Frog will help her get the ball. All he wants in return is to be her best friend. Will the princess keep her promise to play with the frog and become his best friend? Join us at the castle to find out the exciting conclusion to this story.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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 with Ms. Barbara
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This week's Twos and Threes Together will be held on Zoom.

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Frog Prince Puppet Show
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Oh no! The princess has dropped her sparkly golden ball down the well, what will she do? Frog will help her get the ball. All he wants in return is to be her best friend. Will the princess keep her promise to play with the frog and become his best friend? Join us at the castle to find out the exciting conclusion to this story.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Mount Airy Online Senior Book Discussion Group: Commonwealth
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day: Part 1 (Evening Session)
Exploration Commons
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds, and then head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate. Part two will be held on Thursday, 2/3 at 6 PM.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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 is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.

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

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 5 minutes early.

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Winter Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit crafty box? It's a box full of fun for crafty adults! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, two rubber stamp sets, two card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity.

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from Friday, January 28 to Friday, February 4. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting.

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

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Preschool STEAM: Snow
Taneytown Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) fun as we explore snow! Seated activities, discovery tables, and take-home kits for registered children will be available.

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Full STEAM Ahead
Online
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
A virtual hands-on early learning program that explores STEAM concepts to spark curiosity in young children through interactive experiments and activities!

STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Early STEAM education aims to build on young children's innate curiosity to develop creative, analytical, and collaborative thinking skills in a fun, informal learning environment.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
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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Cabin Fever Book Sale: Finksburg Branch
Finksburg Branch
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stock up on books, movies and more to enjoy through this winter season.  All items included, $5.00 + tax/bag.

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Make-a-Mug
Exploration Commons
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Make a custom-designed mug using Adobe Illustrator and a Cricut vinyl cutter. You'll design, cut, and apply the vinyl to your mug using permanent vinyl. All materials will be supplied and no previous Cricut experience is needed. Just bring yourself and your ideas!

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Teen Cooking: Hot Cocoa Bombs
Exploration Commons
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Make your own hot cocoa bombs in this hands-on class! We’ll learn how to temper chocolate for the mold, fill it with cocoa mix, and decorate the outside.  

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T-Shirt Throw Pillow
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you have an old t-shirt that you don't wear but don't want to throw away? Bring it to Exploration Point! to transform into a throw pillow! Participants will learn some easy machine and hand sewing in order to create a unique upcycled pillow! No previous sewing experience is needed. Please bring an old t-shirt you no longer wear.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day: Part 2 (Saturday Session)
Exploration Commons
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds, and then head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate.

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DIY Pokémon Snow Globe - Westminster Branch
Westminster Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Create your own DIY Pokémon snow globe. Material and instructions will be provided. This take-home kit can be picked up at CCPL's Westminster Branch beginning Monday, January 31. Kits not picked up by February 7 will be distributed to other participants.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 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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Hot Cocoa Bombs
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Make your own hot cocoa bombs in this hands-on class! We’ll learn how to temper chocolate for the mold, fill it with cocoa mix, and decorate the outside.  

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Alphabet Train: Letters C & D
Online
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
This week's Alphabet Train will be held on Zoom.

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 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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Restaurant Roundtable
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join a roundtable for chefs, managers, and restaurant owners in Carroll County and the surrounding area. Get together with your peers to discuss current issues, upcoming events, new menu items, personnel issues, and more. Hosted by the Teaching Kitchen at Exploration Commons at 50 East. There is no charge for this event and registration is requested, but not required. Guest chef AnnMarie Langton. This will be a quarterly event.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ laser cutters.

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The Power of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Mindfulness Meditation
Online
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Imagine staying calm despite the chaos surrounding you, being courageous and confident despite overwhelming challenges before you, exemplifying care and compassion despite hate and divisiveness facing you. It is possible! Join Joanne Hochendoner as she shows us the serenity and joy of living from our authentic selves. 

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 1
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class with session one on Tuesday, February 1, and session two on Tuesday, February 8.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

 

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and 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 Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 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
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Which crewmember is kinda sus? Join us for a chance to play the popular game Among Us with your peers in a non-public game and find out! 

Registrants will be invited to a meeting on Zoom the day before the program to walk through how we will connect and play the game.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and 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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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 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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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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: The Word Is Murder
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Welcome to What to Read Wednesdays. Grab your lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month 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 Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Code with Pepper
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
Code with Pepper, CCPL's social humanoid robot! Program Pepper to strike up a conversation, dance, or tell a story using the drag and drop interface, Choregraphe. No previous coding experience is required. 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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Build an Augmented Reality Project
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basics of creating an augmented reality experience. Using CoSpaces Edu, we will walk through a facilitated project build that you'll be able to share with family and friends. 

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Artists of the Now: Nina Katchadourian, Sorted Books
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
You’ve heard of Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh, but what about Nina Katchadourian? Instead of focusing on artists of the past, join us for an evening of fun and creativity as we explore great artists of the present! Each week we will introduce a different contemporary artist and create art based on their work. Not sure you’re an artsy person? Come anyway! No art skills are required! Note: Please have a phone or camera handy. We will be using them for this art project. 

This program and art prompts are based on the book You Are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green. Some of these projects are also featured on the PBS The Art Assignment Youtube Channel, hosted by Sarah Urist Green. Anyone wishing to share their projects with Sarah and other budding artists can tag their works with #youareanartist on social media.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 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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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you interested in volunteering virtually at the library? Join us for Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a monthly meeting where teens help plan programs, complete service-oriented projects, and advise the library on teen-related topics.

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Twos and Threes Together Online
Online
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Please register one name per family.

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 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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Read and Play Online
Online
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and 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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DIY Advent-Inspired Calendars
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a creative way to count down to a special day with your loved ones? Perfect for any occasion, these DIY advent-inspired calendars are made up of small boxes that are excellent for holding small gifts and treats. All supplies will be provided. This program is being held in person. 

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Read to a Dog
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 4 - 12
More information
Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers.

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Making Customized Chocolate for Valentine's Day: Part 2 (Evening Session)
Exploration Commons
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Customize chocolates for yourself or your valentine in this two-session class! We'll create our designs in Fusion 360, utilize 3D printing and the makerspace's Vaquform machines to create custom molds, and then head to the teaching kitchen to learn the process of molding chocolate.

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Winter Craft Time
Westminster Branch
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at CCPL's Westminster Branch. You can pick them up at storytimes or starting on Fridays, during library hours, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
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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Dressed Up Ramen
Online
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
More information
Take your everyday ramen bowl to the next level with these simple tweaks and add-ins! While keeping things simple, transform packet ramen from an easy hunger solution to a deliciously, satisfying experience. Media Production Tools were funded by an Infy Maker Award from Infosys Foundation USA.

Watch LIVE on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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CADurday
Online
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: 11 - Adults
More information
Join us for simple CAD projects that highlight the versatility and ease of use of Fusion 360. We’ll demonstrate everyday computer-aided design skills ranging from modeling simple parts to designing things you can 3D print. Media Production Tools were funded by an Infy Maker Award from Infosys Foundation USA.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Cyber Security Conundrum Section 1
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join us to learn effective ways to avoid the security snares that can compromise our systems. How to safely identify and remove scareware popups without touching them will be covered along with other topics. Instructor Joseph Selph is a past adjunct professor for math and computer technologies with 12 years of experience involving cyber security analysis, network tech, and computer forensic investigations.  

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SELf Discovery! An Interactive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Storytime
Westminster Branch
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Join us for an interactive storytime that focuses on cultivating your child’s social-emotional competencies through engaging stories, games, and activities!


What is social and emotional learning (SEL)?

Research has shown that social-emotional skills are as important to success as academic achievement. Per the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (2021):

“SEL is the process through which all young people acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”

This program will promote the five SEL competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. To learn more about SEL and its benefits, check out the CASEL website at https://casel.org.

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Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield
Westminster Branch
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults
Registration and more information
The Gettysburg battlefield still holds secrets even after more than 150 years. Hear the stories about UFO sightings, Confederates burning the house of Stonewall Jackson’s uncle, dinosaur tracks on the battlefield, and other battles on that sacred ground as author James Rada, Jr. discusses his book Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Westminster Branch
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
More information
Every dog enjoys a good story! KPets’ trained “reading dogs” provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.

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Informed Birth
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This program is designed to teach people birthing options for a successful outcome no matter how they choose to birth. Each participant will be given hands-on tools to make birth transitions more effective and teach support people what birth support should and should not look like. This one-hour workshop will be presented by Melissa Davis, a senior doula certified by DONA International. Melissa has been serving women who need birth support for 33 years, was a childhood education teacher for 26 years, and is a published author.

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Cooking Comfort Bowls
Exploration Commons
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn a versatile formula for making savory bowls of goodness that are perfect for a cold-weather night.  Get hands-on experience making these delicious plant-based comfort bowls in the teaching kitchen.

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Introduction to Tarot
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join Glenda Walsh Crouse for an introduction to the Tarot. This class is suitable for absolute beginners. We will cover tarot myths and misconceptions, shuffling, cutting, deck storage, deck organization, reversals, number systems, court cards, and the suits. If you have a Rider-Waite-based tarot deck, please bring it. Some decks will be provided for viewing at the program; please bring a notebook to take notes. 

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Library Book Box: Book Lovers
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Adults
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Ready to take home a Library Book Box? The Book Box is a take-home kit with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and a library book for you to enjoy!

Our theme this month is Book Lover, so register to receive a box specially designed for book lovers like you.

Pick the box up at CCPL's Taneytown Branch starting February 7; be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

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Valentine's Fun Craft & Activity Kits
Taneytown Branch
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Valentine’s Day is a great time for fun! Pick up a take-home craft and activity kit for hours of educational entertainment during this love-filled holiday time. Kits will be available while supplies last.

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Family Read Together Kits
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 6 - 12
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lang="en-US">Bond with your children as they get older through reading! We are making it easy to start a read-aloud tradition in your own household by providing you with a family-favorite chapter book, some suggested activities, and a couple of goodies for the entire family to enjoy together!  

Register to get a kit; be sure to let us know the number of family members and ages the kit will be serving. Recommended for families with children ages 6 - 12. Kits will be available for pickup from February 7 - 11. 

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 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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Alphabet Train: Letters E and F
Online
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Drone Racing
North Carroll Branch
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 10 - 17
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Come and learn how to fly our Parrot Drones, then compete in races, and more.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 2
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class with session one on Tuesday, February 1, and session two on Tuesday, February 8.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

 

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Read and Play Zoom Room with the Mount Airy Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Please register one name per family.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 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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Stocks Under Pressure
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn how to use the electronic pressure cooker to cook stock and broth for your favorite soups and dishes. This demo class will highlight two different stock recipes and discuss ways to increase the nutrient density of your favorite recipes. 

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Dungeons & Dragons Online
Online
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 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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Family Baking Class: Apple Cider Donuts
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults
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Join us for a hands-on family baking class! We’ll make baked apple cider donuts and learn basic baking skills. One registration fee per family, up to four family members.  For families with children ages 6 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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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 is not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. Please email Nadine Rosendale (nadiner@carr.org) with questions. 

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Green Burials and Home Funerals in Maryland with Michael Judd
Online
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Join Michael Judd as he invites you to consider choices for end-of-life care, home funeral, home burial, and green burial practices. Michael will share information, resources, and personal experiences as they honor the wise traditions of past home funeral care and the relevance of these choices for us today.

Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs throughout the Americas for the last 20 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community health in both tropical and temperate growing regions. The founder of both Ecologia, LLC, Edible & Ecological Landscape Design and Project Bona Fide, an international non-profit supporting agro-ecology research.

Watch LIVE on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 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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TRIVIA NIGHT at Bistro 91 in Finksburg
Offsite
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
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What trivia tidbits are rattling around in your head? Grab a few friends and join us for Trivia Night at Bistro 91! Compete for prizes and Facebook fame! Registration required. Teams of up to five can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register.

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
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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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 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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Valentine's Messy Masterpieces
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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Paint and scissors and glue, oh my! It’s time to create your very own masterpieces to share with someone you love for Valentine’s Day. Please dress to get messy.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome.  

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North Carroll Senior Center Wednesday Book Club: Good Company
Offsite
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 5
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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