North Carroll Branch

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Circulation/Information Desk, Self Check, Entrance Children's Area Large Meeting Room Reading Area Passport Office

2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074

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410.386.4486 f

Branch Manager:
Darrell Robertson
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Events Calendar

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM (October – April)

Passport Services:
Monday through Thursday – 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM,
Sunday – No passport service

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Move & Learn: Moms
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Move & Learn: Moms
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Talking with Your Doctor
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Preparing for and talking with doctors can be difficult. Dr. Brown from the University of Maryland Extension will help you brainstorm and practice ways to better communicate with your doctor! All attendees need to register.

North Carroll Knitters Group
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns!

Family Storytime: Moms
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Pajama Party Storytime: Moms
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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.

Family Storytime: Moms
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Thursday October 18, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Moms
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Thursday October 18, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Spooky Gingerbread Houses
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Thursday October 18, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Create a spooky gingerbread house. All materials will be provided.

Fall Treats
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Thursday October 18, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
No tricks! Just learn how to make delightful seasonal treats. Jennifer Bertucco of Bertucco's Bakery will create autumn candies and desserts, as well as fun cakes and candies for Halloween. Don't be scared - Jennifer will demonstrate step-by-step directions. Your treat will be taste-testing her creations.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
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Friday October 19, 2018
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

Read and Play
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Friday October 19, 2018
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

Family Tech at the Library
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Friday October 19, 2018
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 12
Interested in high tech, low tech, or fun tech for the family? Spend the afternoon exploring a variety of technology including circuit building, Ozobots, Cubelets, and Google VR. We'll have coding and building for the younger members of your family too! Available from 1 to 3 PM.

Hand Lettering for the Whole Family
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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For ages 6 - Adults
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Hand lettering is a craft that can be enjoyed by all ages. Amy Latta will be teaching children and their adults simple hand lettering steps and basic embellishments like curving vines, arrows, banners, simple swirls, and flowers. Guests are encouraged to bring either an 8x10 or 8 1/2x11 frame as well as an idea for a phrase or verse they want to use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees need to register.

Hand Lettering
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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For Adults
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Spend a Saturday afternoon relaxing while you learn the art of hand lettering. Author and artist Amy Latta will be walking the group through simple hand lettering steps and basic embellishments like curving vines, arrows, banners, simple swirls, and flowers. Guests are encouraged to bring either an 8x10 or 8 1/2x11 frame as well as an idea for a phrase or verse they want to use. All attendees need to register.

Meetup Mondays
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Monday October 22, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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. You and your children can learn and make new friends at the same time. Available from 10 to 12.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin (2018 One Maryland One Book Selection)
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Monday October 22, 2018
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For Adults
Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book. All opinions count and new members are welcome! October's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

Pokémon Party
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Monday October 22, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards or devices to play with other Pokémon fans.

Move & Learn: All About Me
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Move & Learn: All About Me
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.


Directions - Local map

From 795

Exit onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Hampstead, 2 miles north of the town’s center. Turn right at the light at Eagle Ridge Court and take the first right into the library parking lot.

From Westminster

From Route 27, take Route 482 to Hampstead. Turn left onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Greenmount, approximately 2 miles north of Hampstead. Turn right into the service road for the library branch. The library is the brick building with the green roof.

Services

Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, Passport Services, children's learning games, copy machine, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 50
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 10

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

Branch history

The Hampstead Library was established in 1955, through the efforts of the Junior Woman's Club of Hampstead. The club won a Federation Prize for its library project. With the establishment of a county system in 1958, the Hampstead Library became the Northeast Branch of the Carroll County Public Library. The present North Carroll Branch, located between Hampstead and Manchester, opened as a full-service branch in February, 1990.

The 2011 renovation to the branch included improvements to the interior and a reworking of the parking lot entrance to alleviate unsafe conditions.