The library will be closing at 6 PM on Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen at 10 AM on Friday, November 27.

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Upcoming Events

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

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Tasty Tuesdays with Taylor
Online
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Join Weis nutritionist Taylor Simpson as she demonstrates and shares simple, nutritious recipes and tips for healthy eating.

Looking for some slow cooker inspiration? Taylor is preparing a plant-based slow cooker recipe featuring seasonal sweet potatoes! Find recipe-ready peeled and diced sweet potatoes in the produce department and then check out this recipe for Spicy Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew at https://bit.ly/3lMgHgz

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

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/dMFUHpRZ2M8. 

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Diverse Voices Book Club: The Grace Year
Online
Tuesday, November 24, 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 November selection is The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. Available through Overdrive/Libby or in hard copy through Express Pickup. We are so excited to welcome the author to discuss her book with us! This book discussion will take place through Zoom.

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Boredom Buster Crafts
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Boredom Buster Crafts will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Eldersburg Branch Library. You can pick them up during regular library hours Wednesday through Friday, while supplies last.

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 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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Shake, Rattle, and Rhyme with Ms. Patsy
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 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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Pre-K Play
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 2 - Adults
More information
You are your child's first teacher! Join us each week to learn a quick activity or tip that you can use to turn play into learning, as you prepare your child for preschool and kindergarten. Let's make learning fun for everyone!

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

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 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: Edenbrooke
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 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 Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson.

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

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0J8cBYPEtC8. 

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Native Americans Still Live Here: A Celebration of America's Original People
Online
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults
More information
We'll be exploring Carroll County, learning about local Native American history and Native Americans in Maryland today, as well as discussing some contemporary activists and writers with focus on YA lit! 

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

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That's Delicious!
Online
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 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.

Slow Cooker Chili: 2 pounds of 80% lean ground beef, 1 6-ounce can tomato paste, 1/2 cup of water, beer, or broth, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 large onion, 2 10-ounce cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of ground ancho chili, 1 teaspoon of cumin, dried parsley flakes

https://www.facebook.com/westminsterbranchlibrary/

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/lU8Gf8YwRjg.

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Turkey Time with Corky
Online
Friday, November 27, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Gobble, gobble, gobble. Turkeys, turkeys, turkeys. Where are all the turkeys? Can you help Corky find them all?

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

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Erin
Online
Friday, November 27, 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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STEAM at Home: Build a Wind-Powered Car
Online
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Pick up a kit and follow the instructional video to make a wind-powered car with craft sticks, straws, plastic bags, and hot glue! Experiment with wind and engineering in this fun STEAM craft!

Kits are available for this program! After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when they may pick up a bag of activity supplies through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. On the day of the program, watch the pre-recorded video to learn how to make your car!

Craft kits will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, November 17th, and will be available until Monday, December 14th.

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

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What's Cookin', Carroll County?
Online
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
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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The Seventh Barn: A Ghost Story
Online
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
More information
Let’s gather in the old barn as Ms. Pat shares the urban legend “The Seventh Barn," an Ohio based tale that has a grisly end.

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

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Marlene at Home - The Beauty of Music In Your Home
Online
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 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, and more.

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

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/sIxnY3O6cdQ. 

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Play and Learn at Home with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, November 30, 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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Root Beer and Sassafras Love Books
Online
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 8
More information
Root Beer and Sassafras love books! They love when Ms. Erin reads to them. Root Beer likes looking at the pictures and Sassafras likes how the books taste. Join Root Beer and Sassafras as they decide to work together to make their own book.

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

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Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara: Choo Choo!
Online
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for songs, stories, and movement.

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Preschool Practice Pack
Online
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
ABCs and 123s are just some of the skills children and caregivers can practice with a take home literacy, math, or science pack.  Packs will include practice activity sheets and supportive materials to enhance learning.

A new kit will be available each week in December, while supplies last, at the North Carroll Branch during library hours. Preschoolers may pick up one new pack during their visit.  

 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 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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Letters to Santa
Online
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by and pick up a take home kit with all you need for writing your letter. You can bring it to the library when you are finished to drop it in our special mailbox.

Kits will be available from December 1 - December 22 and can be picked up at the North Carroll Branch during library hours.

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What's in the Treasure Box? with Mr. Max
Online
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - 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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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Tuesday, December 1, 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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Diabetic Eating
Online
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Weis Supermarket Dietitian Taylor Simpson, MS, RDN, LDN to learn about the ins and outs of eating for diabetes prevention and management. Taylor will provide tips to help you shop and eat in line with your glucose goals. She will also provide diabetic friendly recipes.

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Pre-K Play
Online
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 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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Senior Crosswords
Online
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be doing a crossword puzzle together over Zoom for the 60 plus crowd. Get your coffee and join in the fun. The host will share the puzzle for you to view on your computer screen. Participants verbally suggest answers while the host fills them in on the one shared puzzle. If you don’t receive an email with the login information, please check your spam or junk folder.

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Monthly Boredom Buster Crafts
Online
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
Monthly Boredom Buster Crafts will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Your bag will include crafts for the entire month. 

You can pick them up during library hours at the Eldersburg Branch, Wednesday through Friday, while supplies last.  

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 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: One Day in December
Online
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 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, you just bring an appetite for reading. This week we will be featuring One Day in December by Josie Silver.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 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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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Steph as she shares some of her favorite books, songs, and rhymes! 

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Make Your Own Upcycled Curled Paper Ornament
Online
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 17 - Adults
Registration and more information
Register to get supplies to make your own upcycled curled paper ornament. Instructions will be included with the bag of supplies.

Supplies will be available at the Eldersburg Branch in the lobby during library hours beginning December 3. 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 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, December 3, 2020 - 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.

Chicken Leeks Salsa Verde: 1 tablespoon of drained capers, 3 garlic cloves, 1 filet of anchovies, 4 - 5 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 pinch of crushed red peppers, 1 cup of parsley leaves, 3 tablespoons of butter, 1 lemon, 1/2 cup of long grain rice, 2 3/4 cups of chicken broth, 1 1/2 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken thighs

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Battle of the Books: Parent and Coach Information Sharing
Online
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Come join us for an information session about the Battle of the Books! All parents and caregivers who have children who are interested in participating, as well as coaches, are encouraged to attend.

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Fun Friday Facebook Friends with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Ages: Birth - 6
More information
Meet us on Facebook for rhymes, songs, and more every Friday morning!

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

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

CCPL and Emily Martin assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Holiday Ornament Take and Make
Online
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Express Pickup area of the Taneytown Branch. You can pick one up during library hours starting December 4, while supplies last.

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Make and Take Kit: Reindeer Ornament
Online
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn to make a reindeer ornament! Supplies needed to create your ornament will be included in this take-home kit. Kits will be available at all library branches, while supplies last. Register to choose where to pick up your kit.

Tune in to Facebook on to see the instructional video.

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Christmas Tree in a Jar
Online
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
We will be making a simple mini-Christmas tree in a jar with snow.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Friday Fix with Ms. Mandy: New Holiday Picture Books
Online
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:30pm - 4:45pm
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. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Little Hands Signing: Family Signs
Online
Saturday, December 5, 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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Design Your Own 3D Printed Cookie Cutters
Online
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
lang="EN-US">Design your own cookie cutter, learn about 3D printers, and then use a 3D printed version of your design to make customized holiday treats! In the prerecorded video, Ms. Anna will show you how to design a 3D print file for a cookie cutter online and send in your design to be printed at the library. Next, come to the library to pick up your 3D printed cookie cutter! Registrants will receive detailed instructions for picking up materials after the program through email. Printed cookie cutters will be available for pickup starting Monday, December 14th.

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

 

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A Visit with Santa
Online
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Birth - 11
Registration and more information
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus as they share a story and hear your wishes for the holidays! 

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Marlene at Home: Holiday Change at Work and Home
Online
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 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, and more.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Healthy Bites Cooking Class: Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Online
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
More information
Looking for timely, accessible recipes and nutrition information? Join Carroll Hospital community nutrition educator Bridgette Bostic, R.D.N., as she instructs you how to make healthy and delicious Butternut Squash Soup in an Instant Pot. For information about other cooking classes Carroll Hospital is offering weekly, call 410-871-7000 or visit http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/Carroll/HealthyBites.aspx.

View on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

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Taneytown Branch Stocking Decorating Contest
Online
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
More information
Taneytown Branch is holding a stocking decorating competition among our staff, and we'd love for you to join along at home!

Interested staff members have each decorated a felt stocking and you can view and vote on them on Facebook starting on Monday, December 7 at 9 AM until Saturday, December 12 at 5 PM. We'll announce the winners on Monday, December 14!

At the same time, you can pick up a take home kit from the Taneytown Branch the week of December 7 during library hours that will include supplies to make one of your own.

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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Face Mask Holder Kits
Online
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
More information
Learn to make a face mask holder out of cardstock with this take home kit. Pick up a kit at the library that includes supplies and instructions.

Kits will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the North Carroll Branch, Monday - Saturday, during library hours, while supplies last. One per customer.

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Reindeer Live in Finland? Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for songs, stories, and movement.

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STEM Challenge: Operation Gumdrop
Online
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 7 - 12
Registration and more information
Are you a young engineer? Do you love solving problems? Well, this is the challenge for you! Participants will learn how to build a structure out of toothpicks and gumdrops. This program is presented by a Macbeth Academy Instructor.

Registered participants will receive a kit with all required supplies, but if you'd like to use your own supplies, all you need some gumdrops and toothpicks.

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Classic TV Trivia Night
Online
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
All the gold standards of TV - from I Love Lucy to Full House and everything in between - make an appearance in this trivia quiz. Gather the family on the couch, pop some popcorn, and let's play!

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Cool Crafts for a Cold Day
Online
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Express Pickup area of the Westminster Branch Library. You can pick them up during regular library hours, Tuesday through Friday, while supplies last.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 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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Hot Dog Man: Episode 6
Online
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:15am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Facing new challenges, Mr. Chris discovers he can solve them with the help of the library and an iconic hot dog shaped vehicle!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Emmett’s Playhouse: Holidays
Online
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
It’s December, there’s a chill in the air, but it’s time for celebrations! Come explore different holidays that take place at this magical time of year with Emmett and Ms. Rebecca. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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School Age Fun with Ms. Erin
Online
Tuesday, December 8, 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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