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Building a Better You with Fitness
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Friday July 21, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 9
Come help out and build a better future while moving your body! Join physical education teacher Chris Vaughn and get your body moving towards a better future 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.

Elephant & Piggie
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Friday July 21, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 8
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Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Ready, Set, School: Party Time
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Friday July 21, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Tinker Tots
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Friday July 21, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Friday July 21, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Bubble Show
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Friday July 21, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Margie Lynch, aka The Bubble Lady, will present an interactive bubble-filled show filled with gigantic bubbles (up to five feet in diameter), long bubbles (up to 18 feet long), and smoke bubbles (made with dry ice and hot water.) All attendees need to register.

Family Storytime: Party Time
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Friday July 21, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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.

Lunchtime Concert Series
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Friday July 21, 2017
Westminster Branch
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.

Home Depot Build It
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Friday July 21, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
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Build, learn, and create with Home Depot in this hands-on woodworking session. All materials will be provided. One grown up must attend with child. Only kids need to register.

Minecraft Mania
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Friday July 21, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
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Join us to play Minecraft!

DIY: Mat Making
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Friday July 21, 2017
Taneytown Branch
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For All Ages
Join us to learn how to create beautifully woven mats out of recycled plastic bags. These sleeping mats will be donated to the Human Services Program of Carroll County, benefiting the homeless in the area.

Escape! After-Hours
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Friday July 21, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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For ages 11 - 17
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Back by popular demand, we're turning the large meeting room into an escape room! We'll have new puzzles to solve, riddles to unravel, and clues to crack the case before it's too late. All while having a ton of fun with your friends! Parent pickup at 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

LEGO® Creations
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Saturday July 22, 2017
Finksburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
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Saturday July 22, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime. Only kids need to register.

booKPETS
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Saturday July 22, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 12
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals.

Building a Better World, One House at a Time
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Saturday July 22, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Habitat for Humanity imagines a world where everyone has an affordable, decent place to live. Each year, volunteers, donors, students, faith and civic groups band together to support Habitat Partner Families as they break these odds and realize the dream of homeownership. Attend this session to learn how you too can help build a better world, one house at a time. All attendees need to register.

Interactive Electronics
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Saturday July 22, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
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Join us in Exploration Point! to build and program your own electronics with Arduino. No experience required! We will start with the basics and learn to copy and paste our way into interactive electronics. Come out and help decide what we build today! All attendees need to register.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday July 22, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

Snowball Fight In July?!
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Saturday July 22, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 17
How do you have a snowball fight in July? There's not a snowflake to be seen, but we won't let that stop us!

Harp Shadows with Elaine Bryant
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Sunday July 23, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Local harp performer Elaine Bryant will play classical and popular songs that you will recognize. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful harp music at the library!

Independent Exploration
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Sunday July 23, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Read and Play
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Monday July 24, 2017
Westminster Branch
9:30 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.

Read and Play
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Monday July 24, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
9:45 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.

Elephant & Piggie
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Monday July 24, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 8
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Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades
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Monday July 24, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/22. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/24 and 7/25 from 10 AM – 12 PM). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Independent Exploration
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Monday July 24, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse
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Monday July 24, 2017
Finksburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the fun as we meet a miniature horse from Full Moon Farms. Enjoy a brief informational presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the mini.

Reptile Wonders
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Monday July 24, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Come out and join us for the Reptile Wonders presentation where we can see and touch a variety of exotic reptiles. In this hands-on, fast-paced interactive show, you'll learn what the animals eat, where they are found, and what eats them. All attendees need to register. Generously supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc.

Ready, Set, School: Vacation
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Monday July 24, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 4th – 6th Grades
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Monday July 24, 2017
Taneytown Branch
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/22. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/24 and 7/25 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Reptile Wonders
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Monday July 24, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Come out and join us for the Reptile Wonders presentation where we can see and touch a variety of exotic reptiles. In this hands-on, fast-paced interactive show, you'll learn what the animals eat, where they are found, and what eats them. All attendees need to register. Generously supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc.

Maker Mondays: Bridge Building
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Monday July 24, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 17
Join us for Maker Mondays in July and August! Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techie tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Grab a friend and come get creative at the library. We’ll supply the equipment, materials, and the mentor. What will you make?

Minion Monday
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Monday July 24, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Join us for fun, games, and crafts all about the Minions, Gru, and the Despicable Me movies!

Super Smash Bros Wii U Tournament
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Monday July 24, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come compete with others in a Super Smash Bros. tournament! All attendees need to register.

KidWorks Kids Present: Red, White, and Blue
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Monday July 24, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the KidWorks kids as they present a storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Lila by Marilynne Robinson
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Monday July 24, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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!

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Finksburg Branch
9:45 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 Storytime: Horses
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/22. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/24 and 7/25 from 10 AM – 12 PM). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Independent Exploration
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Let's Move!: Vacation
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Move & Learn: Flying Things
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Family Storytime: Horses
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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.

Move & Learn: Flying Things
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
11:00 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 4th – 6th Grades
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Taneytown Branch
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/22. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/24 and 7/25 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Ready, Set, School: Beach
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Seriously Inadvisable Science
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 17
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We’re back for another summer of science experiments that you really shouldn’t try at home! Join us for lots of noise, explosions, and mess while you learn a little something on the side. Only kids need to register.

Drop-In Crafts
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 7
Use your creativity and help us clean out our closets by using up our leftover storytime crafts.

Solar Eclipse 2017
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - Adults
Ever wonder why they thought the earth was flat even though its shadow was curved? Want to find out where, when, and how to safely view the GREATEST SOLAR ECLIPSE OF ALL TIME on August 21st? Then join Skip Bird, Outreach Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society, as we do a variety of fun activities and find out why we don't have eclipses every month. Observing the sun/stars, before and after the program, will be weather dependent.

Color Yourself Relaxed
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for this drop-in series to color your stress away; no devices, wires, or instructions are needed. Materials will be provided, as well as conversation and relaxing music. You are welcome to bring your own materials if you prefer.

Yoga with Syeda
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Syeda returns this summer for five free yoga sessions.
Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 6:30 pm
if there is room. If the weather is pleasant we will be
outside.

Pajama Party Storytime: Vacation
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Westminster Branch
7:00 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.

ZUMBA!
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
Taneytown Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Come and get your groove on with Zumba Instructor Tori Strosnider. Beginners welcome.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
9:45 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.

Wee Dance
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Come dance with us! We’ll use songs and movement to learn some of the basics of dancing. Join in the fun as we learn to dance with Kim Golliday from the Taneytown Dance Center.

Family Storytime: Flying Things
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: Horses
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Minecraft Mania
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
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Join us to play Minecraft!

Bubble Show
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Margie Lynch, aka The Bubble Lady, will present an interactive bubble-filled show filled with gigantic bubbles (up to five feet in diameter), long bubbles (up to 18 feet long), and smoke bubbles (made with dry ice and hot water.) All attendees need to register.

Creepy Crawlers: Real and Imagined
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
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Professor of Art, Erik Miller, will instruct us on how to draw strange insects, deep sea creatures, and more. Then, using pieces from each drawing, we will learn to create a chimera-like creature. All attendees need to register.

Midweek Minecraft: Creative
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Awesome Alpacas
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Taneytown Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - Adults
Join 4-H’ers and fleecy residents of Aspen Run Farm as we experience the awesome alpacas.

Make & Take Craft: Drop-In Session
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Westminster Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
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Did you miss one of our previous Make & Take craft sessions? Drop in this month to make a craft you may have missed (or re-make a craft you really enjoyed). Supplies will be available from previous crafting sessions! All attendees need to register.

Midweek Minecraft: Survival
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Around the World
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Beach
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 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.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out!

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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For ages 13 - Adults
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Join us and 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 into our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Beginners, please bring a light colored, worsted yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Family Storytime: Around the World
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Finksburg Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Experience Virtual Reality!
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
What's all the hype around virtual reality? Find out for yourself and come try out CCPL's new Vive virtual reality headset! Sign up for a slot the day of, and other tech items will be available to explore while you wait. A staff member will be on hand to answer questions. Step into the future and experience technology that's changing the way we work, play, and learn. From 10AM-7PM.

Independent Exploration
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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For ages Birth - 4
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Thursday July 27, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out!

Twos and Threes Together: Vacation
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Westminster Branch
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/27. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/27 and 7/28 from 12 – 2 pm). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us at the Mount Airy Senior Center for a discussion of this month's book!

Family Storytime: Vacation
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Westminster Branch
1:00 PM - 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.

Splatter Nail Art
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Thursday July 27, 2017
North Carroll Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Looking for a cute, new look for your nails? Try some splatter nail art. It's a fun and easy way to get a trendy, new look! All materials will be provided.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 4th – 6th Grades
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/27. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/27 and 7/28 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us to share your ideas, patterns, books, and projects. A great time to visit and work on your latest project.

Hand Lettering Art
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Thursday July 27, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Cool off after a hot summer day with a relaxing evening making a lovely sign to take home or give as a gift. Author and artist Amy Latta will be walking the group through basic embellishments like curving vines, arrows, banners, simple swirls, and flowers. She will then demonstrate simple hand lettering steps, ending with a watercolor technique to polish off the design. Guests are encouraged to bring either an 8x10 inch or 8.5x11 inch frame and to come with an idea for a phrase or verse they want to use. All attendees need to register.

Sphero Jousting League
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Welcome to Sphero Jousting League! We'll learn the rules of jousting and then take turns participating in a one-on-one Sphero joust for glory, honor, and bragging rights. All attendees need to register.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Friday July 28, 2017
Finksburg Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out! All attendees need to register.

Elephant & Piggie
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Friday July 28, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 8
Join the stars of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series as they act out some of their favorite stories. Children and parents alike will enjoy this lively, interactive show that incorporates music and imaginative play. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse
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Friday July 28, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the fun as we meet a miniature horse from Full Moon Farms. Enjoy a brief informational presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the mini.

Ready, Set, School: Horses
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Friday July 28, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read and Play
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Friday July 28, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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 Storytime: Horses
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Friday July 28, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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.

Outdoor Art
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Friday July 28, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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We proudly present a program as messy as it is fun. Create art in the great outdoors using a variety of creative and unusual techniques. All supplies will be provided, but come prepared to get…colorful! Rain date: August 1st. Only kids need to register.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Friday July 28, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out! All attendees need to register.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades
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Friday July 28, 2017
Westminster Branch
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/27. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/27 and 7/28 from 12 – 2 pm). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Lunchtime Concert Series
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Friday July 28, 2017
Westminster Branch
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse
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Friday July 28, 2017
Taneytown Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the fun as we meet a miniature horse from Full Moon Farms. Enjoy a brief informational presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the mini.

Sharks!
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Friday July 28, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 13
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Sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in the movies. We'll explore these unique creatures and their amazing survival adaptations, as well as dispel some myths about these supposed monsters. Presented by the National Aquarium. All attendees need to register.

Amazing Zip Lines and Fantastic Boats
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Friday July 28, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 14
Do you like to build and create? Come by to make and test a zip line glider and then build different kinds of boats to see if they float!

Explore and Go Far with Moana!
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Friday July 28, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
The Polynesian Disney heroine Moana and her friend Maui love adventures, so come explore with us while enjoying crafts and fun in the library.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Science of Sports for Kids Entering 4th – 6th Grades
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Friday July 28, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
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In the 2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ program, students will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. They will participate in challenges (balance, stability, reaction time) to understand physical and mental skills that can be helpful in sports and learn about the importance of good nutrition. To understand the science behind the development of different types of protective sports equipment, students will build models. In addition, they will explore the physics of several popular sports. Students will create profile cards of their own ultimate athlete or sports scientist. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the consent form for his/her child on or before 7/27. Children must be able to attend both classes (7/27 and 7/28 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Fan Art Fridays
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Friday July 28, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - 17
Drop in and draw your favorite TV, video game, anime, movie, or book characters. All supplies will be provided.

Independent Exploration
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Saturday July 29, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Junior Gardener's Workshop: Summer Flower Arrangement
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Saturday July 29, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Join the members of the Silver Fancy Garden Club and create a beautiful fresh flower arrangement. All supplies will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Paint the Day Away
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Saturday July 29, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Hey kids, why should parents have all the fun? Join us for a fun morning of painting! All kids in attendance will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will celebrate the season with a summer-themed painting. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

Build Together
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Saturday July 29, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 8
Playing is no idle pastime. In fact, research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together. This drop-in program is for children ages 2 to 8 years old with their parent/guardian.

Paint the Afternoon Away
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Saturday July 29, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - 17
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Hey teens, want to show off your artistic flair or learn how to paint? Join us for a fun morning of painting! All teens in attendance will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will celebrate the season with a summer-themed painting. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

The Art of Acting: Basics
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Saturday July 29, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Interested in acting? Or maybe auditioning for a high school show? Come learn basic acting techniques from local high school drama club members. Participate in drama games, improv, and much more.

The Humane Connection
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Saturday July 29, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for a visit from the Humane Society of Carroll County! This interactive program will inspire a more humane community and strengthen the human-pet bond. Participants will be engaged in the hands-on learning of basic pet care, animal safety, and wellness.

Po-Go in the Park
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Saturday July 29, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Let's have some fun with Pokemon Go at the library! Meet us in the lobby of the branch to go as a group over to Sandymount Park where we will be visiting all six of the PokeStops there. This will be a great opportunity to catch some Pokemon, talk tips, and hatch some eggs you have in the incubator. Afterward, you can go back to the library and battle at our PokeGym. In the case of questionable weather, please call the branch ahead of time at 410-386-4505. Refreshments will be served.

Build a Better World Through Polka Music
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Sunday July 30, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Polka music is one of the happiest forms of music on the face of the earth. Mike Schneider, of Pint Size Polkas, will introduce us to the fun of polka music! All attendees need to register.

Independent Exploration
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Sunday July 30, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Read and Play
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Monday July 31, 2017
Westminster Branch
9:30 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 Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Monday July 31, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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.

Pint-Sized Picassos
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Monday July 31, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Join the hands-on creative fun as we experiment with paint - in a variety of styles. Bring a smock or apron for your young artist. Only kids need to register.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Monday July 31, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky, skanky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out! All attendees need to register.

Ready, Set, School: Jungle
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Monday July 31, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Rhyming Stories
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Monday July 31, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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.

Harry Potter's Birthday
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Monday July 31, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Come by to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with crafts, games, and all kinds of fun! Muggles are welcome.

Harry Potter Palooza
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Monday July 31, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Come join us for a magic filled day as we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday.

Maker Mondays: Tie Dye
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Monday July 31, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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Join us for this fun do-it-yourself tie dye program. We will have a supply of scarves and will provide the rest of the materials. You can also bring your own white t-shirt, socks, pants, or any piece of cloth instead! Please wear old clothes in case the dye gets on them. All attendees need to register.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Monday July 31, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out! All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Finksburg Branch
9:45 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Zoo
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Family Storytime: Sounds
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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.

Independent Exploration
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Let's Move!: Jungle
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Move & Learn: Party Time
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Family Storytime: Sounds
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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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.

Move & Learn: Party Time
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
11:00 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
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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.

Twos and Threes Together: Turtles
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages Birth - 17
KPets' trained reading dogs provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

Ready, Set, School: Turtles
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

The Slime Show
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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Eric Energy will teach us about atoms, molecules, and polymers by mixing up batches of slime. Stay to the end of the show for your chance to touch the slime! All attendees need to register.

CCPL Presents: Katie Mlinek
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Join author Katie Mlinek as she discusses her debut YA novel, Comic Sans, and the journey she
went on to become a published teen. Bring a pen and paper as Katie will lead participants in a
small writing exercise to get the creative juices flowing! The program will be followed by a
Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase during the program.

Landscaping to Help the Bay
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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For Adults
Learn the history of our Chesapeake Bay and ways to incorporate BayWise gardening into your home landscaping.

Pajama Party Storytime: Jungle
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
7:00 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.

Teen Writing Group
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Attention teen writers! Here is your opportunity to share your individual writing with others, or work together to craft a new story. Be prepared to talk about characters, plots, and settings.

Music Is Fun!
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 10
Join Bob Coffey from Coffey Music for an interactive demonstration of musical instruments, then try your hand at a few that you may want to play.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
9:45 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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 Storytime: Party Time
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Jungle
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: Sounds
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Water Balloon Wednesdays
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 17
Is summer vacation too hot to handle? Cool off with Water Balloon Wednesdays at the Finksburg Branch. Come prepared for a splash! Program is weather permitting.

Midweek Minecraft: Creative
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Virtual Reality and More
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
North Carroll Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
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Join us to try out the Vive virtual reality headset, robotics with Ozobots and Cubelets, and more.

Midweek Minecraft: Survival
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For Adults
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are eligible for Medicare. We will cover the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and how they work, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We also will cover the Medicare Savings Programs, which are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Pajama Party Storytime: Turtles
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Zoo
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 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.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: The Circle by Dave Eggers
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title. New participants are always welcome.

Pajama Party Storytime: Sounds
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities.

Pajama Party Storytime: Party Time
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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: Zoo
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Turtles
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Finksburg Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Family Storytime: Party Time
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Thursday August 3, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Independent Exploration
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint 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.

Summer Fun Day!
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 10
Join us for our annual summer celebration from 10 AM - 11:30 AM! We'll have face painting as
well as warm weather crafts and activities. Outside we'll have some fun water play, weather
permitting, so come prepared to get wet!

Twos and Threes Together: Jungle
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Rhyming Stories
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Family Storytime: Jungle
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
1:00 PM - 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.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter X
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Po-Go in the Park
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Let's have some fun with Pokemon Go at the library! Meet us in the lobby of the branch to go as a group over to Sandymount Park where we will be visiting all six of the PokeStops there. This will be a great opportunity to catch some Pokemon, talk tips, and hatch some eggs you have in the incubator. Afterward, you can go back to the library and battle at our PokeGym. In the case of questionable weather, please call the branch ahead of time at 410-386-4505. Refreshments will be served.

Music - Create, Mix, & Master
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Explore and create sounds and music using a microphone and keyboard. Mix them up using the Audiobox USB interface and then record and produce your masterpiece using PreSonus One recording software.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

Perfect Paints
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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As summer draws to a close, join us for a relaxing evening of painting. Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. Our theme will be the beach. Due to high attendance, an additional session for those on the wait list will take place on August 10th at 6:30 PM. This session will also have a limit of 14. All attendees need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Stop in and share your opinions with the library staff about books, music, movies, and programs that you’d like to see at the Taneytown Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Gentle Yoga
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Thursday August 3, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of varying abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility and strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and blanket. All attendees need to register.

Kindergarten Academy: Can You Spot the Difference?
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Friday August 4, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
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Join this fun series to help your child get ready for pre-k or kindergarten. Each session will feature activities to develop your child's skills and comprehension. Take-home activities for parents will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter X
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Friday August 4, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Ready, Set, School: Sounds
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Friday August 4, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Reptile Wonders
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Friday August 4, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages 4 - Adults
Come out and join us for the Reptile Wonders presentation where we can see and touch a variety of exotic reptiles. In this hands-on, fast-paced interactive show, you'll learn what the animals eat, where they are found, and what eats them. Generously supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc.

Read and Play
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Friday August 4, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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.

Songs, Stories, and Seniors
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Friday August 4, 2017
Finksburg Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - Adults
Stop by for a fun program filled with bell ringing, stories, and a craft with the Senior Inclusion Program. The Senior Inclusion Program is a group of senior citizens with developmental disabilities who participate in a retirement program at Westminster Senior Center. Come and join us for some great fun!

Family Storytime: Sounds
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Friday August 4, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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.

Lunchtime Concert Series
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Friday August 4, 2017
Westminster Branch
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.

Book Chat
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Friday August 4, 2017
Taneytown Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for book sharing. Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next!

Reptile Wonders
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Friday August 4, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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For ages 4 - Adults
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Come out and join us for the Reptile Wonders presentation where we can see and touch a variety of exotic reptiles. In this hands-on, fast-paced interactive show, you'll learn what the animals eat, where they are found, and what eats them. All attendees need to register. Generously supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc.

Vintage Photo 3Doodler
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Friday August 4, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Join us in Exploration Point! to turn old photos into colorful creations with our 3Doodlers. Add 3D mustaches, hats, and more! All attendees need to register.

Writer's Circle
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Friday August 4, 2017
Taneytown Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Nothing clarifies thoughts and ideas like writing them down. Join us to listen and share whatever you write: essays, poetry, stories, etc.