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Infinite Possibilities

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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Yoga for Everyone
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, 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.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
6/2: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

6/9: Elaine Bryant (harp)

6/16: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

6/23: Matt McMullin (guitar)

6/30:Chris Reynolds (guitar)

7/7: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

7/14: Elaine Bryant (harp)

7/21: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

7/28: Matt McMullin (guitar)

8/4: Elaine Bryant (harp)

8/11: Kendallyn Korth (harp)

8/18:Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

8/25: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

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Independent Exploration
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
Monday, July 22, 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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Independent Exploration
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
Monday, July 22, 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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Black Holes there is NO ESCAPE!
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us as we bend space and time to reach the bathrooms on the other side of the galaxy. We will travel to a distant star just before its death. We will warp the fabric of space and survive to tell about it. Find out your connection to the elements and how our atmosphere protects us. Follow the sun through its old age and make your own neutron star. Find out how with Skip Bird, Outreach Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society.

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Computer Science Camp
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Computer Science Camp
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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The Victorian Historian
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
This is not your typical history lesson. Adam Shefts offers a unique insight into the obscure history of America's 19th and early 20th century. This entertaining program features short stories, facts, footage, audio, and demonstrations. Come experience obscure, odd, and forgotten American history, dug up and presented by the Victorian Historian!

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Read and Play
Tuesday, July 23, 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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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, July 23, 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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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Computer Science Camp
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Computer Science Camp
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
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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Read and Play
Wednesday, July 24, 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, July 24, 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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Computer Science Camp
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Amazing Race: Library Edition
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join a team to compete in an amazing race competition at the library!

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Computer Science Camp
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, July 24, 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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Read and Play
Thursday, July 25, 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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Independent Exploration
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, July 25, 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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Magic That Came from Outer Space!
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is unlike any other. The show consists of impossible magic tricks and comedy, all based around space, planets, stars, aliens, and more. Be prepared for lots of audience participation!

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Computer Science Camp
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Computer Science Camp
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Independent Exploration
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 25, 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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Reptile Smiles
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Nicole Mikulas will present an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program for all ages. Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more.

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Computer Science Camp
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer. Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Computer Science Camp
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
For students entering second grade this fall. This week long camp will follow an exciting and engaging curriculum developed by Code.org. Fun, interactive activities will focus on critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creative skills used in problem solving. Experiences will include a blend of online activities and offline lessons in which students learn computing concepts without a computer.  Please be sure that you can attend all five days before registering as sessions build on each other.  

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Gaming Lock-in
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for a fun night of games: video games, board games, life-size games, and much more.

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Independent Exploration
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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How to Be Part of a Legion of Star Wars Characters
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
More information
Old Line Garrison 501st will outline what it takes to be a part of a Star Wars costuming group.

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PAWS to Read
Saturday, July 27, 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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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
6/2: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

6/9: Elaine Bryant (harp)

6/16: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

6/23: Matt McMullin (guitar)

6/30:Chris Reynolds (guitar)

7/7: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

7/14: Elaine Bryant (harp)

7/21: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

7/28: Matt McMullin (guitar)

8/4: Elaine Bryant (harp)

8/11: Kendallyn Korth (harp)

8/18:Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

8/25: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

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Independent Exploration
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
Monday, July 29, 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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Independent Exploration
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime
Monday, July 29, 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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Explore Outer Space at Your Library
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Join us for some out of this world crafts.

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Robo Dojo: Code with Pepper
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Meet Pepper, CCPL's humanoid robot! Program Pepper to strike up a conversation, dance, or tell a story using the simple drag and drop language interface, Choregraphe. No previous coding experience is required. Explore coding concepts and human robot interaction in a fun way. 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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Read and Play
Tuesday, July 30, 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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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, July 30, 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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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Marshmallow Moon Landers
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
More information
Design a moon lander to help two marshmallow astronauts land safely!

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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
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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Read and Play
Wednesday, July 31, 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, July 31, 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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Harry Potter Palooza
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a magic-filled day as we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday.

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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, July 31, 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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Read and Play
Thursday, August 1, 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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Independent Exploration
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, August 1, 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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Play Baby Play!
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
You're invited to a afternoon playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, practice gross motor skills on our baby obstacle course, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, August 1, 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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Out of this World Fitness
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
More information
Come move your body! Join physical education teacher Chris Vaughn and move your body with different physical activity stations. You will be throwing, kicking, and going through an obstacle course. Join us in the fun. We'll be outside, weather permitting, so remember your sunscreen and a water bottle.

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Relaxing Art Projects
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Relax and create your own tie-dye pillowcase and alcohol ink painted mugs.

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Book vs. Movie Lock-In: Shrek
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
It's an epic after-hours battle between the book and the screen adaptation! This month we're comparing the book Shrek by William Steig with the film of the same name. AHEAD OF TIME: Read the book. THE NIGHT OF: Watch the screen version with us, then be ready to discuss which one is better! The movie is just over 1.5 hours long, so plan to stay for around 2 hours. The movie is rated PG.

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Little Hands Signing
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands Signing: Children and Adults Signing Together.

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