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Read and Play
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Tuesday February 21, 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 February 21, 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: Fruits &Vegetables
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Tuesday February 21, 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: Fairy Tales
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Tuesday February 21, 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 February 21, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 equipment and software available. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment. Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 2 - 4 pm during listed dates.

Let's Move!: WILD WEST
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Tuesday February 21, 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: Birds
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Tuesday February 21, 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.

Virtual Reality Road Show
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
What's all the hype around virtual reality? Find out for yourself! Come try out CCPL's new Vive virtual reality headset as it travels from branch to branch! We'll have the Vive set up for drop-in exploration, with a staff member on hand to answer questions. Don't miss this chance to cook in a virtual kitchen, defend a virtual castle, and more! Step into the future and experience technology that's changing the way we work, play and learn. 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Snow Date: Thursday, February 23).

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 21, 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: Fairy Tales
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Tuesday February 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.

Move & Learn: Birds
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Tuesday February 21, 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 February 21, 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: Art
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Tuesday February 21, 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: Art
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Tuesday February 21, 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.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 8
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Join Bob Coffey from Coffey Music on a musical journey where you will learn about and listen to several instruments. You will even get a chance to play some yourselves! With an accompanying caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Finksburg Book Discussion Group: Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Welcome! Join us and add your own opinions, thoughts, and memories to the fray as we give this month's book an airing.

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Tuesday February 21, 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!

Pajama Party Storytime: WILD WEST
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Tuesday February 21, 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.

Veterans Book Discussion Group: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
Finksburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.

Family Storytime: Art
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Wednesday February 22, 2017
Finksburg 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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Wednesday February 22, 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 February 22, 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: Fruits & Vegetables
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Wednesday February 22, 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. On 2/22 we will have a special visit from a local kindergarten teacher! Parents will have a chance to ask questions.

Family Storytime: Birds
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Wednesday February 22, 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: WILD WEST
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Wednesday February 22, 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: Art
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Wednesday February 22, 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 February 22, 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 February 22, 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: Down Under
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Wednesday February 22, 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: Fairy Tales
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Wednesday February 22, 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.

Rube Goldberg Build Day
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Wednesday February 22, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we will be creating crazy contraptions with the end goal of placing a stack of coins into a container. Come help us build and test a wacky device with as many unnecessary steps as possible.

Pajama Party Storytime: Fruits & Vegetables
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Wednesday February 22, 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: Art
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Wednesday February 22, 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: Birds
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Wednesday February 22, 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 February 22, 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: Fruits & Vegetables
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Thursday February 23, 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 February 23, 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: Art
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Thursday February 23, 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: Birds
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Thursday February 23, 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 February 23, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 equipment and software available. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment. Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 2 - 4 pm during listed dates.

Twos and Threes Together: WILD WEST
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Thursday February 23, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Fairy Tales
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Thursday February 23, 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday February 23, 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday February 23, 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: Down Under
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Thursday February 23, 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.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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Thursday February 23, 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: WILD WEST
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Thursday February 23, 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.

Independent Exploration
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Thursday February 23, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - 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 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. From 5 - 8 pm.

Masquerade Maker
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Thursday February 23, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
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Design and 3D draw your own mask for Mardi Gras! This program features 3Doodler pens.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday February 23, 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.

Rube Goldberg Build Day
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Thursday February 23, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Remember the game Mouse Trap? In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we will be creating crazy contraptions with the end goal of placing coins so that they fall into a container. Come help us build and test a wacky device with as many unnecessary steps as possible. Our contraption will be demonstrated during Teen Tech Week in March!

Beyond the Sale
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Thursday February 23, 2017
Westminster Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Ready to downsize? Or need a bigger house? Do buying and selling a home, exploring interest rates, arranging financing, and understanding mortgages and reverse mortgages leave you cold? How do you pick a lender? Do you buy or sell your home on your own, or do you use a professional? Local realtor Hannah Novotny will shed light on these topics and others.

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!
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Friday February 24, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 5
Headed to kindergarten next fall? Come to a special storytime! We'll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and more! Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success.

Motown Storytime
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Friday February 24, 2017
Finksburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 8
Have you heard it through the grapevine? We ain't too proud to beg you to join us for a Motown storytime! This storytime features interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Ready, Set, School: Fairy Tales
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Friday February 24, 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 February 24, 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 February 24, 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: Fairy Tales
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Friday February 24, 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.

I Love My Teeth
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Friday February 24, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 5
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Celebrate Dental Health Month with stories, activities, and songs. Parents, learn about keeping your child's
teeth strong and healthy - and why oral hygiene is so important to your child's well-being and success. Pick
up a free toothbrush and toothpaste sample for your child.

Open Exploration: Preschool
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Friday February 24, 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.

Escape the Library Lock-in
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Friday February 24, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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You and your team must find clues, solve puzzles, and locate the key to unlock five different rooms before time runs out. Do you have the brain power and team work skills needed to escape? Come and find out! Pick up by 8:30PM. Refreshments will be served. All attendees need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Down Under
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Saturday February 25, 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.

Independent Exploration
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Saturday February 25, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 equipment and software available. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment. Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 2 - 4 pm during listed dates.

Biblio-bop Dance Party
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Saturday February 25, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 11
Dance the morning away with music, instruments, streamers, and scarves – and a few stories thrown in.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
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Saturday February 25, 2017
North Carroll Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Learn about Zinio and hoopla that are available to all library patrons for FREE! Zinio is CCPL's digital magazine collection, and you will learn how to download the Zinio app to your device, set-up an account using your library information, and begin reading full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a mobile device. You will also learn about hoopla, CCPL's streaming media service. With hoopla you can borrow and stream movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and graphic novels for adults and children. You will learn how to download the hoopla app to your device, set-up an account, and begin accessing material on a mobile device.

Marshmallow Engineering
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Saturday February 25, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 14
Unleash your creativity and hone your engineering skills in this hands-on program! We will be creating structures with marshmallows and toothpicks while learning about what goes into the architecture and construction of buildings and bridges.

Saturday Storytime: Fairy Tales
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Saturday February 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.

Sloppy Saturday
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Saturday February 25, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Need something fun to do with the kids? Like to create and express yourself with art? Drop in to the library and join the fun making crafts with leftover bits and pieces from storytime. Available from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Drawing Days: Waiting for Spring
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Saturday February 25, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Do you love to draw, design, or even just doodle? Drop in for Drawing Days and let your imagination run wild. Both events will feature 3Doodler pens.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday February 25, 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.

Black History Month: U.S. Colored Troops
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Bob O’Connor, one of the country’s most highly regarded researchers of the United States Colored Troops, will present the legislation of May, 1863 that set up their enlistment and the facts concerning the 209,000 black soldiers of the Union army. O’Connor’s research on USCT prisoners of war and on the casualties in various battles is unprecedented; his presentation will include names of USCT soldiers from Carroll County. A Celebrating America program.

Color My World
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you an adult who likes to color in coloring books? It's ok to admit it! We're giving grown-ups the opportunity to experience this relaxing and fun activity. Patterns and pages will be provided, along with a rainbow of colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and/or pencils!

Independent Exploration
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 equipment and software available. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment. Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 2 - 4 pm during listed dates.

Sunday Storytime: New Books
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 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.

Read and Play
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Monday February 27, 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: Favorite Stories
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Monday February 27, 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 February 27, 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 February 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 equipment and software available. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment. Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 2 - 4 pm during listed dates.

Preschool TinkerLabs: Blowing Bubbles
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Monday February 27, 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 at stations related to the TinkerLab theme.

Ready, Set, School: Librarian's Favorites
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Monday February 27, 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 G
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Monday February 27, 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.

Ask a Master Gardener
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Monday February 27, 2017
North Carroll Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Bring your questions about winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick-up tips, hand-outs, and more when you stop by their table. Get a jump on warm weather with ideas for spring gardening as well. From 11 AM - 1 PM.

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Monday February 27, 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: New Books
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Monday February 27, 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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo
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Monday February 27, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
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The ZOOmobile is coming to bring a story to life! You'll enjoy an interactive reading of a
wildlife-themed children's book followed by a craft and a visit from a real animal ambassador!
Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. Only kids
need to register.

1-2-3 Math with Me: Patterns
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Monday February 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for a story and hands-on activities as we explore different math concepts and pre-math skills. Only kids need to register.

Super Sillies Storytime
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Monday February 27, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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For ages 3 - 8
Do you love to laugh? Join us for a silly story read aloud. It will be full of crazy characters, preposterous situations, and is sure to be hilarious. This storytime is designed especially for the preschool and younger elementary audience.

KidWorks Kids Present: Sports Fun
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Monday February 27, 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.

Mah Jongg - Game On!
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Monday February 27, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a friendly game of mah jongg. We welcome experienced mah jongg players, as well as those newer to the game for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current 2016 National Mah Jongg League card.

Minecraft Mania
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Monday February 27, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Join us to play Minecraft.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks
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Monday February 27, 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!

Rube Goldberg Build Day
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Monday February 27, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Remember the game Mouse Trap? In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we will be creating crazy contraptions with the end goal of placing coins so that they fall into a container. Come help us build and test a wacky device with as many unnecessary steps as possible. Our contraption will be demonstrated during Teen Tech Week in March!

Drop-In Meditation
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Monday February 27, 2017
Taneytown Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 15 - Adults
No matter your practice or technique, drop in to spend time in quiet thought. Reflect, relax, and hone your awareness. A sitting mat or pillow is encouraged.

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 28, 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 February 28, 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: Clean Up
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Tuesday February 28, 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: New Books
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Tuesday February 28, 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 February 28, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 equipment and software available. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment. Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 2 - 4 pm during listed dates.

Let's Move!: Librarian's Favorites
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
Westminster Branch
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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: New Books
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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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 February 28, 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: New Books
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Tuesday February 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.

Itty Bitty Scientists: My Healthy Heart
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Bring your young scientist to the library to have fun exploring and investigating - with materials found in your own home. Observe and experiment through play investigations. Bring a smock for our hands-on activities lab. Only children need to register.

Move & Learn: New Books
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Tuesday February 28, 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 February 28, 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: Greatest Hits
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Tuesday February 28, 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: Greatest Hits
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Tuesday February 28, 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.

Color Yourself Relaxed
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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For Adults
Warm up on a cold winter night by relaxing with coloring - a big adult trend. Join us for this drop-in series on the fourth Tuesday of each month to color your stress away. No devices, wires, or instructions are needed. Materials will be provided, as well as hot chocolate, conversation, and relaxing music. Refreshments will be served.

Yoga with Syeda: Fitness and Peace
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Tuesday February 28, 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 winter for six free yoga sessions. Register to assure a place. Walk-ins at 6:30 are welcome, if there is room. This program is sponsored by the Roaring Run Lions Club and Reese Volunteer Fire Hall.

Job Search Strategies
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Learn from the staff of the Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center (BERC) strategies to be more successful in your job search, whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned worker. BERC is a Department of Labor Comprehensive American Job Center.

Pajama Party Storytime: Librarian's Favorites
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Tuesday February 28, 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday March 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday March 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.

Ready, Set, School: Clean Up
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Wednesday March 1, 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: New Books
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Wednesday March 1, 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: Librarian's Choice
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Wednesday March 1, 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: Greatest Hits
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Wednesday March 1, 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 March 1, 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 March 1, 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: Librarians Choice
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Wednesday March 1, 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: New Books
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

VITA Tax Preparation
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS Program offering free tax preparation services to low and moderate income households. Human Services Programs of Carroll County will be offering a VITA Tax Preparation Day at the North Carroll Branch. Please call 410-386-4480, ext. 5525 to see if you qualify and register for an available time slot. All attendees need to register.

Kitchen Tea Wreath
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Don't know what to do with all your leftover tea bags? We can solve your problem. Bring 12 of your favorite packaged tea bags to the program and learn how to create a tea wreath to hang on your kitchen wall.

Exploring Homelessness in Carroll County: A Town Hall Forum
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Join us for a short film exploring the lives of several Carroll County residents as they share their stories of homelessness. Hear our neighbors talk about their own journey, their struggles to get back on their feet, and their hopes for the future. A time of discussion and reflection will follow the film as we share ideas about our community response to homelessness. This event is sponsored by the Circle of Caring Homelessness Board, a voluntary collaborative committee of over 50 government, non-profit, business, and faith-based groups with an interest in ending homelessness in Carroll County.

Pajama Party Storytime: Greatest Hits
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Wednesday March 1, 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: Clean Up
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Wednesday March 1, 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: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Wednesday March 1, 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: New Books
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Wednesday March 1, 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 : Clean Up
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Thursday March 2, 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 March 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Greatest Hits
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Thursday March 2, 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: New Books
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Thursday March 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.

Independent Exploration
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Thursday March 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Librarian's Choice
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Thursday March 2, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: New Books
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Thursday March 2, 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday March 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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Thursday March 2, 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: Librarian's Choice
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Thursday March 2, 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: Librarian's Favorite
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Thursday March 2, 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.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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Thursday March 2, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Join us at the Eldersburg Branch as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Oh the places we'll go as we have fun with some favorite Dr. Seuss stories, crafts, and activities. Refreshments will be served.

Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!
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Thursday March 2, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 5
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Headed to kindergarten next fall? Come to a special storytime! We'll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and a bus ride! Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success. Only kids need to register.

Preschool Science: Three Pigs Science
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Thursday March 2, 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 the story of the Three Little Pigs and explore engineering and strength through fun, educational hands-on activities. Only kids need to register.

Music - Create, Mix, & Master
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Thursday March 2, 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 March 2, 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.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday March 2, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For ages 16 - Adults
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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Thursday March 2, 2017
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
The Teen Advisory Board invites you to join us in wishing everyone’s favorite doctor a happy birthday. If you’ve ever tried Green Eggs and Ham, if you’ve ever heard a Who, if you’ve ever battled butter, hopped on pop, or ran the zoo, join our celebration, make some crafts, try something new. And celebrate a special man, Dr. Seuss - Happy Birthday to You! Refreshments will be served.

Have You Tried Zinio?
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Thursday March 2, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Zinio is CCPL's digital magazine collection, and you will learn how to download the Zinio app to your device, set-up an account using your library information, and begin reading full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a mobile device. Magazines for free!

Cool, Calm, and Collected
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Thursday March 2, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For Adults
We rush, rush, rush from place to place while trying to keep up with home, school, work, and social obligations. It can be exhausting and causes our stress levels to rise. Most of us experience this as anxiety, irritability, muscle tension, sleeplessness, depression, or, if left untended, other serious health problems. Come and spend an evening with Elaine Malcolm, M.A. and learn about resilience - what it is, how it's created and nurtured, and ways to minimize the negative effects of an overworked stress response.

Bear Branch Presents: Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders
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Friday March 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
Hop on over to the library to meet Maddie Koenig, naturalist at Bear Branch Nature Center, and some of the native amphibians that call the center home.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter S
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Friday March 3, 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: New Books
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Friday March 3, 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 March 3, 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: New Books
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Friday March 3, 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.

Book Chat
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Friday March 3, 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!

Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten
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Friday March 3, 2017
Taneytown Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 5
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Headed to kindergarten in the fall? Come to a special storytime! We'll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and a bus ride! Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success. All attendees need to register.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
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Friday March 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Join Bob Coffey, from Coffey Music, on a musical journey where you will learn about and listen to several instruments.

Writer's Circle
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Friday March 3, 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.

Teen After Hours: Murder Mystery Party
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Friday March 3, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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There’s been a murder at the library, and we need you to help solve it! Come join the Teen Advisory Board as we sort through the clues and discover who committed the dastardly deed. 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 March 4, 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 March 4, 2017
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Penguin Random House Book Fair: Seth Goldman, Author and Co-founder of Honest Tea
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Saturday March 4, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Learn about how entrepreneurs can change society while running a successful and profitable business. Seth Goldman will share his experience with Honest Tea. A book signing will follow the talk. An activity of the Miller Youth Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with Miller Resources for Entrepreneurs, Carroll Community College, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and MAGIC. To be held during the Penguin Random House Book Fair at Carroll Community College in room K-100. Audience members will receive a free copy of Mission in a Bottle and a bottle of Honest Tea. First come, first served. Quantities limited.

Kinderconcerts: Monster March
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Saturday March 4, 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!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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Saturday March 4, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 10
It's a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. We'll share some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books and have fun with crafts and activities. Refreshments will be served.

Pigs in the Library?
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Saturday March 4, 2017
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Peaches the pig is coming to the library! We will read stories, sing songs, and meet Peaches. Make sure to bring your camera! All attendees need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Special Program - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
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Saturday March 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.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Saturday March 4, 2017
Westminster Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 17
Come and practice reading to a dog who loves to hear stories. KPETS, trained reading dogs, will be the eager listeners.

Crafts from the Past
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Saturday March 4, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 11
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Corn husk dolls, toy boats, pinwheels...what toys might kids in the 1800s have made and played with? Take a trip into the past as we try out some of the crafts from the Living History Camp at the Carroll County Farm Museum. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Geometric Objects
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Saturday March 4, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
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Join local mathematician and inventor Jan Smid to explore the amazing properties of geometric objects, like dodecahedrons. Learn how to make them using simple materials, like straws and milk cartons, in this hands-on workshop. All attendees need to register.

Everything That Grows: Spring Art Reception
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Sunday March 5, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
The Gallery at Eldersburg Branch Library will be featuring local artists' work with the spring theme of Everything That Grows. View the art on display, meet the artists, and inquire about purchases. The spring show pieces will be on display from March through May. Harp music will be performed by Elaine Bryant. Refreshments will be from Once Upon a Crumb. Refreshments will be served.

Independent Exploration
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Sunday March 5, 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: Elaine Bryant
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Sunday March 5, 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.

Family Storytime: Sweet Treats
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Monday March 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.

Read and Play
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Monday March 6, 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 March 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.

Preschool TinkerLabs
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Monday March 6, 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!

Alphabet Train : Letter H
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Monday March 6, 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: Sweet Treats
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Monday March 6, 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: Outer Space
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Monday March 6, 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.

Preschool Math: Shapes
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Monday March 6, 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 pre-math skills and activities involving shapes. Only kids need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday March 6, 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.

Alexander Hamilton: A Thinking Money Program
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Monday March 6, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - 17
Share your love for the show and the ten dollar Founding Father as we explore all things Hamilton! We'll make crafts and test our knowledge with trivia games. Don't throw away your shot to learn something new! Thinking Money strives to teach tweens, teens, and their parents, caregivers, and educators about financial literacy topics like saving, spending, and avoiding fraud in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. A Celebrating America program.

Preschool Math: Shapes
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Monday March 6, 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 pre-math skills and activities involving shapes. Only kids need to register.

Rube Goldberg Demo Day
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Monday March 6, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Monday March 6, 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 March 7, 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 March 7, 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: Fish
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Tuesday March 7, 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: Outer Space
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Tuesday March 7, 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 March 7, 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.

Move & Learn: Bugs
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Tuesday March 7, 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.

Sticking Together: Static Electricity and Magnetism
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 12
We’ll explore the forces of nature that bring things together. There will be stations set up in the library to explore static electricity and magnetism.

Read and Play
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Tuesday March 7, 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: Outer Space
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Tuesday March 7, 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: Bugs
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Tuesday March 7, 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Shapes
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Tuesday March 7, 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: Shapes
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Tuesday March 7, 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.

Preschool Art in the Afternoon
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
Registration for this event begins 2/21/2017.
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.

Cake Pop Creations!
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Jennifer Bertucco, of Bertucco's Bakery, will be demonstrating how to make and decorate cake pops. Learn tips and tricks for irresistible mini treats that can also make a wonderful gift or party favor for any occasion. You will take home lots of creative ideas. Come welcome one of the North Carroll Branch's newest business neighbors!

Rube Goldberg Demo Day
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Teen Advisory Board
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Tuesday March 7, 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 March 7, 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.

Teen Writing Group
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Tuesday March 7, 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 March 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday March 8, 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: Fish
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Wednesday March 8, 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: Bugs
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Wednesday March 8, 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.

Family Storytime: Shapes
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Wednesday March 8, 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 Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
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Wednesday March 8, 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 March 8, 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: Sweet Treats
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Wednesday March 8, 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: Outer Space
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Wednesday March 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.

Brown Bag Book Share
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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 March 8, 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.

Rube Goldberg Demo Day
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Pajama Party Storytime: Shapes
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Wednesday March 8, 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: Fish
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Wednesday March 8, 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 March 8, 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.

Foundations of Hatha Yoga
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 2/22/2017.
Join body and mind in unison as you gain basic knowledge of Hatha yoga. An instructor will guide you in a step-by-step fashion. Please bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program will be held at the New Windsor Community Room at 1100 Green Valley Rd, New Windsor. All attendees need to register.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday March 8, 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.

Madrigal Singers in Concert
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Finksburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 2/22/2017.
The Madrigal Singers are the premier vocal ensemble from McDaniel College. They perform exclusively unaccompanied vocal music, primarily Renaissance madrigals, but also including a good variety of world music as well. Most recently they sang at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. You do not want to miss this wonderful performance. All attendees need to register.

Family Storytime : Fish
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Thursday March 9, 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 March 9, 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: Shapes
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Thursday March 9, 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: Bugs
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Thursday March 9, 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 March 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Outer Space
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Thursday March 9, 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday March 9, 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: Sweet Treats
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Thursday March 9, 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 Move! Music and More
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Thursday March 9, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Registration for this event begins 2/23/2017.
Join the fun with your child as we celebrate the joys of music with instruments, dancing, bean bags, streamers, and more! Only kids need to register.

Rube Goldberg Machine Demo
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Thursday March 9, 2017
Finksburg Branch
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Black-Eyed Susan Celebration
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Thursday March 9, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join local school media specialists for a fabulous party to celebrate the award that encourages children statewide to read!

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday March 9, 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.

Exploring Homelessness in Carroll County: A Town Hall Forum
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Thursday March 9, 2017
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Join us for a short film exploring the lives of several Carroll County residents as they share their stories of homelessness. Hear our neighbors talk about their own journey, their struggles to get back on their feet, and their hopes for the future. A time of discussion and reflection will follow the film as we share ideas about our community response to homelessness. This event is sponsored by the Circle of Caring Homelessness Board, a voluntary collaborative committee of over 50 government, non-profit, business, and faith-based groups with an interest in ending homelessness in Carroll County.

Have You Tried eBooks?
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Thursday March 9, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Bring your own device and learn how to download ebooks and digital audio. CCPL provides free access to many downloadable materials from OverDrive through Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium with your library card.

Read to a Dog Friend
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Thursday March 9, 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.

Rube Goldberg Machine Demo
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Thursday March 9, 2017
Finksburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Sensory Storytime
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Friday March 10, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Registration for this event begins 2/24/2017.
This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime. Only kids need to register.

Ready, Set, School: Outer Space
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Friday March 10, 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 March 10, 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: Outer Space
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Friday March 10, 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.

Preschool Open Exploration
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Friday March 10, 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.

Rube Goldberg Demo
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Friday March 10, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Busy Bee Quilting
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Friday March 10, 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!

Rube Goldberg Demo
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Friday March 10, 2017
Taneytown Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Rube Goldberg Demo Day
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Friday March 10, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Wake Up Bears - It's Spring!
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Friday March 10, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 8
Spring is a magical season; every day reveals a new sight
to be seen. We'll read some stories, wake up our
hibernating bears, and make a magic spring wand to
celebrate the upcoming season.

Rube Goldberg Demo Day
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Friday March 10, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Rube Goldberg Demo Day
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Friday March 10, 2017
Westminster Branch
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
In the spirit of Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist and inventor known for his comically complicated machines, we have been keeping laughter and invention alive at our branches this winter. Middle and high school students have created contraptions with the end goal of placing coins into a container. We invite the public to view these hilarious creations with live demonstrations.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday March 11, 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.

Independent Exploration
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Saturday March 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.

Tiny Food Jewelry
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Saturday March 11, 2017
Finksburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 17
Registration for this event begins 2/25/2017.
Looking for something fun to make and wear? Come celebrate your favorite foods by creating tiny food charms and jewelry from polymer clay. All attendees need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Outer Space
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Saturday March 11, 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.

Put Your Best Fork Forward to Create A Healthier YOU!
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Saturday March 11, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 2/25/2017.
Making small shifts in your food choices can add up over time. Get some inspiration during National Nutrition Month from the Eldersburg Martin’s In-Store Nutritionist to change your eating habits - one forkful at a time!

The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association Presents Historical Research for Writers
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Saturday March 11, 2017
Finksburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us as Eileen McIntire, author of Shadow of the Rock and In Rembrandt's Shadow, discusses her techniques doing extensive historical research to provide the reader with an exciting look into the past.

Crafts from the Past
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Saturday March 11, 2017
Taneytown Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 11
Registration for this event begins 2/25/2017.
Corn husk dolls, toy boats, pinwheels...what toys might kids in the 1800s have made and played with? Take a trip into the past as we try out some of the crafts from the Living History Camp at the Carroll County Farm Museum. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Free Spirit Book Club: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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Saturday March 11, 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.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday March 11, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 17
Registration for this event begins 2/25/2017.
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.

booKPETS
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Sunday March 12, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 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.

Independent Exploration
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Sunday March 12, 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.

Storytelling Sunday: Irish Shenanigans
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Sunday March 12, 2017
Taneytown Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the fun as Miss Renee tells funny Irish stories filled with mischief and fun - just in time for St. Patrick's Day! There will be three or four stories and a brief activity from 2 - 2:45 PM. A Celebrating America program.

Family Storytime: Bears
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Monday March 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.

Read and Play
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Monday March 13, 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 March 13, 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 March 13, 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!

Alphabet Train : Letters I and J
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Monday March 13, 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: Bears
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Monday March 13, 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 March 13, 2017
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Registration for this event begins 2/27/2017.
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: Friends
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Monday March 13, 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.

PBS World Premiere and Scavenger Hunt
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Monday March 13, 2017
North Carroll Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 10
Be the first to see the world premiere episode of a PBS kids show! Then search the North Carroll Branch to find hidden PBS friends! Part of the Quality Digital Media Partnership series with WQED-PBS, LittleeLit.com, and Carroll County Public Library.

1-2-3 Math with Me: Numbers and Counting
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Monday March 13, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Join us for a story and hands-on activities as we explore different math concepts and pre-math skills.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Monday March 13, 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.

Book Buzz: A Sneak Peak at Hot Summer Reads
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Monday March 13, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 2/27/2017.
Be the first to get a sneak preview of upcoming Penguin Random House titles! Representatives from both the adult and children's divisions from Penguin Random House will be on hand to preview and review recently released and upcoming spring and summer titles. Discover what everyone will be reading the next few months and which books are destined to be bestsellers. A limited number of advance reader copies (books not yet published), book club resources, and tote bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis! All attendees need to register.

Craft Night
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Monday March 13, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Join us for a self-directed, make-and-take evening. We'll have a variety of craft stations open while supplies last.

Drop Everything and Knit
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Monday March 13, 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!

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday March 13, 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.