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Saturday Storytime
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Saturday April 29, 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.

Crafty Creations for Mother's Day
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Saturday April 29, 2017
Finksburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 17
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Come craft a special gift for mom or another special person in your life. Create a greeting card along with the gift. All attendees need to register.

DIY Terrariums
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Saturday April 29, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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It's time to celebrate the earth! Beautify your space by joining us at the library for a short DIY project. We will be making a small terrarium for your desk or room. All attendees need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Chicks & Chickens
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Saturday April 29, 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.

Mother's Day Spa in a Bag
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Saturday April 29, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Want to pamper mom or yourself? Using some simple, natural products we'll make a few spa items that will be delightful to the senses. Put them in a pretty bag and you will have a perfect Mother's Day Gift! All attendees need to register.

Painter's Palette
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Saturday April 29, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
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Join us for an afternoon of painting in the library! Attendees will create a beginner-level painting with the guidance of a demonstrator. We'll be painting a purr-fect picture you can give for Mother's Day! 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 Pirates of Pan’s Pants
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Saturday April 29, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - Adults
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Pirates have stolen Peter Pan's pants and disappeared into a surprisingly cordial swamp! But fear not, me hearties, for he eventually gets them back, but not before a little singing and a lot of silliness. Join the APL Drama Club for this half hour show, suitable for ages 2 to 102, although it is recommended that adults be accompanied by a child at all times. All attendees need to register.

Independent Exploration
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Sunday April 30, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Peaceful Melodies: Lydia Bandy
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Sunday April 30, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as our local performers fill the library with beautiful calming music. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Read and Play
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Monday May 1, 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: Mice
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Monday May 1, 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.

Read and Play
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Monday May 1, 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.

Independent Exploration
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Monday May 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Preschool TinkerLabs
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Monday May 1, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
Explore, tinker, and create! We'll read a story and then children and caregivers will investigate and have fun in our weekly Monday Makerspace!

Ready, Set, School: Shapes
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Monday May 1, 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.

Alphabet Train : Letter T
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Monday May 1, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome

Family Storytime: Mice
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Monday May 1, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Bunnies
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Monday May 1, 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.

Russia: Friend or Foe? Lecture Series: 1917-1926: Russian Revolution to Stalin's Takeover
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Monday May 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages 10 - Adults
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Join guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh as he examines the history of modern Russia starting with the 1917 Communist Revolution through the current government under Vladimir Putin. With current media spotlight on the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, this lecture series will provide some historical insight into Russia's current government, economy, and foreign policy. All attendees need to register.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Monday May 1, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Give the gift of life and help save up to three people with your donation today. Sign up at the Service Desk or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday May 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 3:30 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 3:45 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Refreshments will be served.

Mah Jongg 101
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Monday May 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In this introductory class you will learn the history and basics of this ancient and challenging tile game. People all over the world are playing. Come see what it is all about! We will follow the National Mah Jongg League rules of play. It's a great brain exercise and great fun!

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Monday May 1, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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!

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:15 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 May 2, 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: Bunnies
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Tuesday May 2, 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 May 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Let's Move!: Shapes
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Tuesday May 2, 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: On the Road
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Tuesday May 2, 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:15 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: Bunnies
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Tuesday May 2, 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: On the Road
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Tuesday May 2, 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 May 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Sheep
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Tuesday May 2, 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.

Ready, Set, School: Sheep
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Tuesday May 2, 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. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Caboose Storytime
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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Join us for a special train storytime at the historic
Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one
date to attend. A Celebrating America program. Only kids
need to register.

Preschool Art in the Afternoon
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
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Come join us for an afternoon of creativity. We will paint, draw, and create. Everything you need to create a work of art will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Tuesday May 2, 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.

The Interfaith Community of Carroll County
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join the Interfaith Community of Carroll County as they facilitate discussions on a wide range of religious topics. In April's meeting, Juan Sebastian Boston will lead a discussion on Native American spirituality.

Pajama Party Storytime: Shapes
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Tuesday May 2, 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 May 2, 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 3, 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 May 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.

Ready, Set, School: Sweet Treats
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 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: On the Road
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Wednesday May 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Shapes
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Wednesday May 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.

Family Storytime: Sheep
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Wednesday May 3, 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 May 3, 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Bunnies
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Wednesday May 3, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Mice
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Wednesday May 3, 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.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Dating/Marital Violence Education Group
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In this group you can develop a safety plan, learn about domestic violence myths and facts, explore self-care tactics, and discover relationship violence red flags. Presented by Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, this free group is open to women survivors, ages 18 and older. Men and individuals under 18-years-old who are interested in an Education Group should call 410-876-1233 for additional services.

Pajama Party Storytime: Sheep
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Wednesday May 3, 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: Sweet Treats
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Wednesday May 3, 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 Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison
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Wednesday May 3, 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: On the Road
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Wednesday May 3, 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 : Sweet Treats
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Thursday May 4, 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 May 4, 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: Sheep
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Thursday May 4, 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: On the Road
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Thursday May 4, 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 May 4, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Twos and Threes Together: Bunnies
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Thursday May 4, 2017
Mount Airy 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Shapes
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Thursday May 4, 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 May 4, 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 May 4, 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: Mice
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Thursday May 4, 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.

Family Storytime: Shapes
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Thursday May 4, 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.

May the Fourth Be with You!
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Thursday May 4, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...the Jedi Council decreed that May the 4th would forever be known as Star Wars Day. For one day, Wookies will embrace Hutts, Sith will lay down their light sabers and embrace their Jedi brethren, and Yoda and the Emperor will meet for tea at the local cantina, and all will be right with the universe. Join us for Star Wars-themed crafts, games, activities, and more! Fun for all ages!

Preschool Science: I Spy Nature
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Thursday May 4, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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We will read a story and take a nature walk to practice our scientific skills of observation. Only kids need to register.

Music - Create, Mix, & Master
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Thursday May 4, 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.

Medicare 101
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Thursday May 4, 2017
North Carroll Branch
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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 will also cover the Medicare Savings Programs, not all of which are low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday May 4, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

Have You Tried Hoopla?
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Thursday May 4, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Bring your own device and learn about hoopla, CCPL's streaming media service, where you can instantly borrow movies, TV, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics 24/7, with your library card. You will learn how to download the hoopla app to your device, set-up an account, and begin accessing material on a mobile device.

Perfect Paints
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Thursday May 4, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Come join us for a fun night of painting! Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. In honor of National Wildflower Week, our paintings will have a black-eyed Susan theme. Due to high attendance, an additional session for those on the wait list will take place on May 11th at 6:30 PM.

Gentle Yoga
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Thursday May 4, 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 to yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress relief and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Preschool Science: Kitchen Chemistry
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Friday May 5, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Hands-on, fun experimenting with physical and chemical changes using things you find in your kitchen.

Ready, Set, School: Bunnies
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Friday May 5, 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.

Sensory Storytime
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Friday May 5, 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.

Read and Play
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Friday May 5, 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: Bunnies
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Friday May 5, 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.

Open Exploration! - Preschool
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Friday May 5, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Join us in Exploration Point to encourage your preschooler's scientific thinking and problem solving skills! Drop by between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM for informal play and exploration through self directed STEAM activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Book Chat
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Friday May 5, 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!

Writer's Circle
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Friday May 5, 2017
Taneytown Branch
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For Adults
Nothing clarifies thoughts and ideas like writing them down. Join us to listen and share whatever you write: essays, poetry, stories, etc.

Minecraft Mania
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Friday May 5, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Join us for an evening of Minecrafting on the library servers! We’ll also explore the world of Minecraft through activities and games. Permission slips are required for this event and will be available at the Information Desk. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday May 6, 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.

Build It
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Taneytown Branch
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For All Ages
Bring your friends and build! We have lots of materials for creative STEAM play - LEGO® bricks, blocks of many types and sizes, Playmags, gears, and others. See what you can design.

Independent Exploration
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Kinderconcerts: Cinco De Mouse-o
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 7
Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourself!

Saturday Storytime: Bunnies
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Saturday May 6, 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.

Turtle Talk
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
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Who likes reptiles? Want to touch one? Join Susie Leslie, outdoor educator and rescue volunteer, to learn more about reptiles and amphibians and get an up close and personal experience with turtles, snakes, and other critters! Only kids need to register.

Can't Stop the Beat, Can't Stop the Feet!
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For All Ages
Experience the enthusiasm, high-energy and excitement of the Carroll County Cloggers as they demonstrate the art of clogging that came to America via English, German, Scottish, and Irish settlers. What is clogging, you ask? Clogging is derived from folk dances made popular in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1800s, but new influences are coming from multiple styles of dance such as tap dancing, Irish hard shoe, and even street dancing and hip-hop. A Celebrating America program.

Dagah: The Great Fish
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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For ages 3 - Adults
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Join us to discover stories and traditions from different religions, cultures, languages, and family customs. Have you ever considered the traditional Bible story of Jonah and the whale from the whale’s point of view? Please join Maryland author Victoria McCarty for a discussion of her colorful children’s book. All attendees need to register.

Junior Gardener's Workshop: Make a Wreath
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Saturday May 6, 2017
Taneytown Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Join the creative fun and design a wreath from seed packets. Members from the Silver Fancy Garden Club will provide ideas, expertise, and all needed supplies. Only kids need to register.

VR Painting with Tilt Brush
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Sunday May 7, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Unleash your creativity to paint from a new perspective - in 3D using virtual reality. Experience the technology that’s changing the way we work, play, and learn as you create your own 3D masterpiece using CCPL’s HTC Vive virtual reality headset and Tilt Brush. This event will take place during the Sykesville Art and Wine Festival in the tower above the Sykesville Post Office. From 12 - 5 PM.

Year of the Butterfly
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Sunday May 7, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners to learn about the butterfly life cycle, how to attract beautiful butterflies, and the difference between butterflies and moths. Make a seed tape to take home for your garden. All attendees need to register

Independent Exploration
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Sunday May 7, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Peaceful Melodies: Lydia Bandy
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Sunday May 7, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as our local performers fill the library with beautiful calming music. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Preschool Vision Screening
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Monday May 8, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Drop by the Eldersburg Branch for a free vision screening, offered in partnership with the Freedom District Lions Club.

Read and Play
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Monday May 8, 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: Outer Space
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Monday May 8, 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.

Read and Play
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Monday May 8, 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.

Independent Exploration
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Monday May 8, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Preschool TinkerLabs
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Monday May 8, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
Explore, tinker, and create! We'll read a story and then children and caregivers will investigate and have fun in our weekly Monday Makerspace!

Ready, Set, School: Ducks
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Monday May 8, 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.

Alphabet Train : Letters U and V
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Monday May 8, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome

Family Storytime: Outer Space
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Monday May 8, 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.

Sensory Storytime
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Monday May 8, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 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, judgement-free storytime. Only kids need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Fish
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Monday May 8, 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.

Russia: Friend or Foe? Lecture Series: 1927-1953: The Era of Stalin
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Monday May 8, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages 10 - Adults
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Join guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh as he examines the history of modern Russia starting with the 1917 Communist Revolution through the current government under Vladimir Putin. With current media spotlight on the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, this lecture series will provide some historical insight into Russia's current government, economy, and foreign policy. All attendees need to register.

Preschool Science: Butterflies
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Monday May 8, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore the life cycle of butterflies and release butterflies into our garden. Only kids need to register.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Monday May 8, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting (3/27, 4/24, & 5/22) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Drop Everything and Knit
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Monday May 8, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Drop in for an evening of creative camaraderie. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Start a new project, bring a work in progress, reawaken your inner knitter, or learn a new skill. Knitters share a love of their craft and a love of helping others learn it!

Preschool Science: Butterflies
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Monday May 8, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore the life cycle of butterflies and release butterflies into our garden. Only kids need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday May 8, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play--we'll provide plenty of snacks and games, too! Refreshments will be served.

Cupcake Flowers for Mom
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Monday May 8, 2017
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Give your mom a uniquely delicious bouquet of cupcake flowers for Mother's Day. Ideas and decorating help will be given, so you can take home your creation of beautiful goodies mom will love. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
9:15 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 May 9, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Bears
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Tuesday May 9, 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: Fish
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Tuesday May 9, 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 May 9, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Let's Move!: Ducks
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Tuesday May 9, 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: Chicks & Chickens
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Tuesday May 9, 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:15 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: Fish
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Tuesday May 9, 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: Chicks & Chickens
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Tuesday May 9, 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 May 9, 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: Bugs
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Tuesday May 9, 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.

Ready, Set, School: Bugs
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Tuesday May 9, 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. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Caboose Storytime
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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Join us for a special train storytime at the historic
Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one
date to attend. A Celebrating America program. Only kids
need to register.

Lift Off with Kerbal Space Program!
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Can you build a rocket and pilot it into space without exploding on the way? Find out at the Taneytown Branch with Kerbal Space Program, an awesome space flight simulator game. Over three sessions, we'll teach you how to build a rocket from a collection of parts, launch it into orbit, and successfully land again. Rocket science is more fun than you thought! All attendees need to register.

Yoga with Syeda: Peace and Health
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Beloved instructor, Syeda Khan, returns this spring with more yoga sessions! Register to assure a place. Walk-ins are welcome at 6:30, if there is room.

Pajama Party Storytime: Ducks
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Tuesday May 9, 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.

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will also be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

TRIVIA NIGHT - Let's Get Quizzical!
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Do you love trivia? If so, come join us at New York J & P Pizza in Finksburg for an evening of showing off your useful and useless knowledge. Laugh, have fun, and show how smart you really are. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Teams of up to 5 can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register.

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 10, 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 May 10, 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.

Ready, Set, School: Bears
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 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: Chicks & Chickens
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Wednesday May 10, 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: Ducks
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Wednesday May 10, 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: Bugs
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Wednesday May 10, 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.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
North Carroll Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book at the North Carroll Senior Center. All opinions count and new members are welcome!

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 10, 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 May 10, 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: Outer Space
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Wednesday May 10, 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: Fish
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Wednesday May 10, 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.

Brown Bag Book Share
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
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For Adults
Join us at the Hill Family YMCA [1719 Sykesville Rd, Westminster, MD 21157] for an informal lunchtime book share. Tell us what you're reading and get recommendations from a librarian. This program is open to the public.

Medicare 102
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Westminster Branch
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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. Medicare 102 covers the four parts of Medicare with a special focus on the Medigap plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover the deductibles and coinsurances not covered by Medicare. We will cover the Medicare Savings Programs (not all programs are low-income programs!) and healthcare fraud. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Dating/Marital Violence Education Group
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In this group you can develop a safety plan, learn about domestic violence myths and facts, explore self-care tactics, and discover relationship violence red flags. Presented by Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, this free group is open to women survivors, ages 18 and older. Men and individuals under 18-years-old who are interested in an Education Group should call 410-876-1233 for additional services.

Paper Circuit Greeting Cards
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join us in the Exploration Point to create handmade greeting cards that are sure to impress! We'll use copper tape and LED lights to create simple circuits that turn your greetings into memorable gifts for family and friends.

Pajama Party Storytime: Bears
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Wednesday May 10, 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: Bugs
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Wednesday May 10, 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: Chicks & Chickens
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Wednesday May 10, 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.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday May 10, 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 : Bears
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Thursday May 11, 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 May 11, 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: Bugs
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Thursday May 11, 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: Chicks & Chickens
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Thursday May 11, 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 May 11, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace 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 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Twos and Threes Together: Fish
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Thursday May 11, 2017
Mount Airy 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Ducks
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Thursday May 11, 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 May 11, 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 May 11, 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: Outer Space
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Thursday May 11, 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.

Wee Love Mom!
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Thursday May 11, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Paint and scissors and glue, oh my! It's time to create a masterpiece for Mother's Day. We'll share a story or two, then create a gift to share with your special someone. Only kids need to register.

Family Storytime: Ducks
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Thursday May 11, 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 U
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Thursday May 11, 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.

Medicare 102
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Thursday May 11, 2017
North Carroll 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. Medicare 102 covers the four parts of Medicare, with a special focus on the Medigap plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of Guaranteed Issue Rights. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover the deductibles and co-insurances not covered by Medicare. We will cover the Medicare Savings Programs (not all programs are low-income programs) and healthcare fraud. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday May 11, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us to share ideas, patterns, books, and projects.

Minute MAY-hem
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Thursday May 11, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Chaos. Confusion. MAY-hem. Just an average evening at the library? Spin our Wheel of Mayhem and race against the clock to win our wild minigame challenges!

Read to a Dog Friend
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Thursday May 11, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 12
Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills and build self-esteem by practicing the art of reading to animals.

College Funding
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Thursday May 11, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
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With the rising costs of higher education, learn what resources are available to help you pay for college. We will discuss scholarships, tips on choosing the right college, and the pros and cons to various pro-education investment opportunities. Program presented by Patrick Barry, a Waddell & Reed Financial Advisor. All attendees need to register.

Free Hearing Screening
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Friday May 12, 2017
Taneytown Branch
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For ages 3 - Adults
Drop by the Taneytown Branch for a free hearing screening for adults and children, at least 3 years of age, offered in partnership with the Lions Club and Healthy Hearing and Balance. 9 am to noon. No appointments are needed.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter U
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Friday May 12, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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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.

Play Baby Play!
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Friday May 12, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Ready, Set, School: Fish
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Friday May 12, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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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 May 12, 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: Fish
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Friday May 12, 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.

Busy Bee Quilting
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Friday May 12, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Looking for a quilting group? Interested in learning how to quilt? Join the Busy Bee Quilt Guild every month for some quilting fun!

Teen Game Night Lock-In
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Friday May 12, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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School's almost out! What better way to celebrate than with video games and snacks!? We'll have multiple gaming stations set up all night, including the virtual reality headset, HTC VIVE. Not into video games? No problem! We'll also have group games, life-size board games, and cool crafts. Parent permission required. Refreshments will be served. All attendees need to register.

Teen Lock-In: After-Hours' Greatest Hits
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Friday May 12, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Join us as we celebrate some of the greatest hits from after-hours past. We'll play Wii games, make crafts, eat snacks, and more! Parent pickup at 8 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Escape the Room!
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Taneytown Branch is hosting an escape room; are you up for the challenge? Gather a group of three to seven friends and see if you can figure out all the clues and solve all the puzzles to get out of the room before time runs out! This is a repeat of the Escape the Room program held in November 2016, so please only register if you have not taken part in that one. Sign-ups will start on 4/29, reserve your space by coming into the branch or calling us at 410-386-4510.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday May 13, 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.

LEGO® Creations
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Saturday May 13, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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! Bring your dad or your mom and build together!

Swing into Spring
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For All Ages
The Jazz Trio, with jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin, takes the library park stage to kick off the Westminster Flower & Jazz Festival with a delightful repertoire of swing and jazz favorites. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Family Music/musique joyeyse Class Demonstration
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 1 - 6
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Using the Musikgarten whole-child approach, the youngest musicians explore the wonder of music while expanding their self-awareness and experiencing social action. Parents and caregivers participate with your child in singing, listening, instrument exploration, and movement activities. This class is provided by Children’s Chorus of Carroll County. Only kids need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Fish
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Saturday May 13, 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.

Kindness Rocks!
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We'll paint rocks with messages to place in our community, to spread happiness and kindness!

The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association Presents Tom Glenn
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Author Tom Glenn will help us better understand how craftsmanship produces a publishable manuscript through his presentation, The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship.

Free Spirit Book Club: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion of our chosen book.

Mommy and Me Laughter Yoga
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
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In this unique class we will open up a space where we can laugh, be silly, and release the splendor of our inner child with our children who are already masters of laughing for no reason! We will tap into this infinite well of happiness, love, and laughter through a brief introduction, warm ups, laughter games, and relaxation. These classes will be kept laid back, appropriate, and engaging for all ages. Older children (like dads) are also warmly welcomed! Prerequisites: Some experience with laughter and a sense of humor preferred, ho-ho-ho! All attendees need to register.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 17
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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. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

Sensory Storytime
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Saturday May 13, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - 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.