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Eldersburg Branch

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6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784

Nadine Rosendale, Branch Manager

Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday:  1 - 5 PM

Drive-Up Window Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday:  1 - 4:30 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4460

 Phone 2    410.795.3520

Fax    410.386.4466

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Upcoming Programs and Events

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

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Open Exploration
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
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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Preschool STEM
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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Open Mah Jongg
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Read and Play
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
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
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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
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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The Bereavement Support Group
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Writing Group
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
Wednesday, November 20, 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
Wednesday, November 20, 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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Frozen Fun in Exploration Point!
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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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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Hooked on Crochet
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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Read and Play
Thursday, November 21, 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
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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Coding Club
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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Gentle Yoga
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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Saturday Storytime
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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Druid Theater Arts Presents: Clara, The Nutcracker Princess
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
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
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
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
More information
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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Holly Black In Conversation with Everdeen Mason: Presented by CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Birth - 9, 11 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
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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Sunday Music in the Library
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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Family Storytime
Monday, November 25, 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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Family Storytime
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
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
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
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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Read and Play
Tuesday, November 26, 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
Tuesday, November 26, 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
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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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Read and Play
Wednesday, November 27, 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
Wednesday, November 27, 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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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, November 30, 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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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Listen to these local musicians play at the library.

  • 12/1 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 12/8 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 12/15 Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 12/22 Kendalyn Korth (harp)
  • 12/29 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 1/5 Ghost Sugar (bluegrass band)
  • 1/12 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 1/19 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 2/2 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 2/9 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 2/16 Anthony Napolitano (flute)
  • 2/23 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

 

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Family Storytime
Monday, December 2, 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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Family Storytime
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
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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Passport Prep Q&A
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
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Get a head start on the passport application process in this open Q&A session where a passport acceptance agent will be available to answer all your questions. 

Passport Services

Passports

The Eldersburg Branch accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to better serve our customers and to respond to the needs within our communities. We process new passport applications and provide photo services on site. Please note that we cannot accept or process passport renewals, however, we do provide forms and assistance.

Passports services are available on a first come, first served basis, with no appointment necessary. Hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: No passport services

For more passport information, please visit our passport page.

Exploration Point!

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Exploration Point! is a makerspace and digital media lab which offers everyone from preschoolers to adults the opportunity to engage with technology and bring their ideas to life. Explore hands-on experiences in the areas of 3D design and printing, digital media creation, robotics, game development, and programming in a self-guided learning environment. What will you create?

Exploration Point! is open for scheduled programs and open access times. Drop in for self-guided use of any of the makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during Independent Exploration Time. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests and projects.

Visit Exploration Point!, Currents, or the Calendar of Events for more information.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Sunday through Saturday, excluding library-observed holidays.

We have the following meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 100
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 8
2 Study Rooms - Capacity: 4 per room

Book by Room

Services

Branch History

Library service to the South Carroll area was first provided by a 2,100 square foot branch which opened in 1968 in the Eldersburg Improvement Association Building. Growth in the South Carroll area fostered strong community support for an improved library facility.

The Eldersburg Branch opened as a full-service library on August 14, 1983, at first sharing the new South Carroll Multi-purpose building with the Carroll County Health Department and the Maryland State Police. In 1998, the library expanded into the vacated Health Department space. The branch was renovated in 2004 and again in 2010. The 2010 renovation included the addition of a drive-up service window. With the Carroll County Sheriff's move to another space in 2015, the Library took over all available space in the building, for a total square footage of 23,882