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Upcoming Events

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Veterans Book Club: Beyond the Call
Finksburg Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Beyond the Call by Eileen Rivers.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Teen Advisory Board
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
More information
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play; we'll provide plenty of snacks and games too!

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Carroll One Book Discussion to Promote Unity
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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We'll use Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others as a springboard into a conversation around exploring the big ideas of patience, generosity, and harmony and how to put them into action each day. Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership, a collaboration between Carroll County Public Schools & Carroll County Public Library. Carroll One Book is a communitywide initiative to encourage reading and discussion to promote respect, goodwill, and dignity.

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Open Mah Jongg
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Read and Play
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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Twos and Threes Together
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Let's Move
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist. There will be age appropriate stories, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Move & Learn
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
More information

A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 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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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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Turkey Time
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Trot on over to the library and gobble up some fun!

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Crafty Tuesday: DIY Fall Hoop Leaf
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an evening of crafting! We will be making gorgeous fall decorations for your home. Makes a lovely gift!

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The Bereavement Support Group
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. Remember: you are not alone. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Finksburg Book Club: The Dry
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Dry by Jane Harper.

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Make Your Own Holiday Greeting Cards
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn card making techniques while you create beautiful handmade holiday cards! Join us for this fun and productive card making session. All supplies provided. Due to high demand, please register for only one session.

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Mini-Mindfulness
Mount Airy Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
The upcoming holiday season can be a stressful time, even for kids. Come on over, take a deep breath, and chill out with relaxing stories and music. Each child will leave with supplies to make his or her own quiet corner at home. 

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Pajama Party Storytime
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 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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Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by a Q&A session.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Writing Group
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
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
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: The Last Days of Café Leila
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's title is The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan.  

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Frozen Fun in Exploration Point!
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Are you excited about Frozen 2? Join us in Exploration Point! for some fun drop-in STEAM-themed Frozen activities! Try out our green screen, create paper snowflakes, make your own buttons, and more! Get ready to let it go and have some STEAM fun in Exploration Point!

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Battle of the Books Information Session
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Parents and coaches of students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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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Pajama Party Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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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Pajama Party Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
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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. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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Hooked on Crochet
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 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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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Twos and Threes Together
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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
Westminster Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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
Westminster Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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Twos and Threes Together
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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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Mount Airy Senior Center Book Discussion Group: Dear Mrs. Bird
Offsite
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's title is Dear Mrs. Bird by A. Pearce.

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Messy Masterpieces: Thanksgiving
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Paint and scissors and glue, oh my! It’s time to create your very own masterpieces to celebrate Thanksgiving! Please dress to get messy.

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Coding Club
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us in Exploration Point! for this ongoing club where we'll explore the basics of coding. We will learn about algorithms, sequencing, problem-solving and more, using collaborative activities and drag and drop coding. Register once for all sessions. Sessions will be 75 minutes long.  

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Family Storytime
Westminster Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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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Taneytown Book Club: The Last Cruise
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen.

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Teen Advisory Board
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 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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Battle of the Books Information Session
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Parents and coaches of students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

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Grief, Dying and Death, Parts of Life: Helping Kids Live
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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David Betzner, former Chaplain for Hospice of Frederick County, returns to facilitate a conversation with parents to equip them to help children better manage experiences of death, dying, and grief.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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A Spirited Tale: A Historical Look at Distilleries in the Woolery’s District
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us to learn about the Great Whiskey Heist, the role of distilleries in making ammunition during World War I, and the medicinal properties of Maryland rye whiskey, as Dr. Fraser shares the histories of distilleries located in Tannery and Cedarhurst. Dr. Fraser is an avid historian and former curator of the Gatehouse Museum in Sykesville, MD. This program presented in partnership with the Finksburg Planning and Citizen’s Council (FPACC).

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Community Café: Spoken Word
Taneytown Branch
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
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Come out on the fourth Friday of the month for a time of community sharing in our Magazine Café Space.  Each month will have a different theme to focus around. Bring one item to share that fits the theme. We will also use digital resources, invited guests, and a mini-activity to explore the theme together. Learn something new and share something you've already learned.

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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Read and Play
North Carroll Branch
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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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Family Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 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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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Saturday Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 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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Intro to Creating Augmented Reality with CoSpaces
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
What is augmented reality and how is it different from virtual reality? Learn the basics of building an augmented reality project, then create and publish a simple project of your own. 

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Saturday Storytime
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 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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Druid Theater Arts Presents: Clara, The Nutcracker Princess
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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Clara is transformed into the size of a toy, only to find that her gift, a Nutcracker doll, tried to kidnap her to become a prisoner of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Her pet rat, Queen, fights off the Nutcracker. Together, they head for the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy to free the slaves who were kidnapped from around the world. Will Clara and Queen be successful in freeing the slaves? What other adventures will they find? Find out in this new re-imagined story of The Nutcracker ballet by the award-winning choreographer Aly Cardinalli.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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PAWS to Read
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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Druid Theater Arts Presents: Clara, The Nutcracker Princess
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Clara is transformed into the size of a toy, only to find that her gift, a Nutcracker doll, tried to kidnap her to become a prisoner of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Her pet rat, Queen, fights off the Nutcracker. Together, they head for the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy to free the slaves who were kidnapped from around the world. Will Clara and Queen be successful in freeing the slaves? What other adventures will they find? Find out in this new re-imagined story of The Nutcracker ballet by the award-winning choreographer Aly Cardinalli.

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Holly Black In Conversation with Everdeen Mason: Presented by CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Birth - 9, 11 - Adults, Adults
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Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Holly will be in conversation with Everdeen Mason, writer for The Washington Post. Some of Holly’s titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. Holly's latest work, The Queen of Nothing, is the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. An author talk will be followed by a book signing and author meet and greet. Books will be signed but not personalized. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. Please, no outside books. 

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Sunday Music in the Library
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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9/8: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

9/15: Elaine Bryant (harp)

9/22: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Chris Reynolds at 2:30 PM (guitar)

9/29: Kendalyn Korth (harp)

10/6: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

10/13: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

10/20: Elaine Bryant (harp)

10/27: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Rob Caswell at 2:30 PM (dulcimer)

11/3: Chris Reynolds(guitar)

11/10: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

11/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

11/24: Rob Caswell (dulcimer) 

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DINOvember
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
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Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Read and Play
Westminster Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 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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Meetup Mondays
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We’ll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ready, Set, School!
Westminster Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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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Ask a Master Gardener
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Drop in and bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts and more!

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Family Storytime
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 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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Meetup Mondays
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a playgroup just for preschoolers. Come enjoy a festive space where you and your child can explore and play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Thanksgiving Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special Thanksgiving-themed storytime program. We will read and learn about both the holiday and being thankful, sing some festive songs, and make a craft to take home.

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Open Exploration
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available.

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Kids Can! Make a Difference in Their Community
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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Join Makenzie Greenwood, the 12-year-old founder of Hampstead's Little Free Pantry, as she conducts a fun and informative workshop for students to improve their community through service projects. The workshop promotes the entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation, and hard work. Makenzie's efforts have been recognized by Governor Hogan, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr. Ben Carson. Participants will leave inspired with fresh ideas to start their own community service project. Community service hours can be earned by attending this workshop.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Under the Banner of Heaven
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer.

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