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Read and Play
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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 December 6, 2016
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: Birds
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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: Art
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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 December 6, 2016
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!: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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: Fairy Tales
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Read and Play
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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: Art
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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: Fairy Tales
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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 December 6, 2016
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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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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: Down Under
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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.

A Downton at Christmas Tea
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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The most-watched PBS drama in history, Downton Abbey, left us with fond memories. Join us for a tea with Gypsy's Tea Room as we look back at Downton Christmas holidays. Remember Matthew's proposal to Mary in the glistening snow? In addition to soup, scones, canapés, chicken salad, smoked salmon, trifles, shortbread, accompaniments, and teas, you will be able to meet library staff dressed as some of the main characters. Dress for the tea is encouraged, such as hats, gloves, or attire from any Downton era, but certainly not necessary. Register early due to limited reservations. Refreshments will be served. All attendees need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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 Maryland Zoo Presents: Conservation Conversation
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will have an in-depth discussion of the Panamanian Golden Frog's natural history, the conservation concerns, and the ways in which the Zoo and other organization are working to protect them. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. All attendees need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
Westminster Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Teen Writing Group
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Down Under
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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 December 7, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Wee Dance
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Come dance with us! We use songs and movement to learn some of the basics of dancing. Join in the fun as we learn to dance with Kim Golliday from the Taneytown Dance Center.

Family Storytime: Fairy Tales
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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: Down Under
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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 December 7, 2016
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 December 7, 2016
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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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: Night
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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.

Questions About Health Insurance?
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
North Carroll Branch
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Open enrollment on the MD Health Connection is from November 1st to January 31st. Navigating the website can be challenging and the library is here to help! Certified staff will be available to assist you in applying, shopping, and enrolling for health insurance on the MD Health Connection. Appointments can be made at www.doortohealthcare.org beginning in early to mid-October. Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome! This program is for those not on Medicare. From 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Holiday Crocheted Trivet Ornament
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Please join Betty Green and Joann Parker to learn how to crochet a fabric trivet ornament. Please bring a size J hook to the class. You must know how to crochet to register for the class.

Pajama Party Storytime: Birds
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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: Down Under
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: The Secret Place by Tana French
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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.

Family Cookie Time Storytime
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 10
Bring the whole family and get in the winter spirit with a special evening storytime full of tasty stories, a yummy craft, cookie decorating, and of course, cookie eating! Refreshments will be served.

Pajama Party Storytime: Fairy Tales
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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: Birds
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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 December 8, 2016
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: Down Under
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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: Fairy Tales
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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 December 8, 2016
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: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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: Art
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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 December 8, 2016
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 December 8, 2016
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: Night
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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Thursday December 8, 2016
Westminster Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter P
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Thursday December 8, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Independent Exploration
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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.

Drop-In Knitting: 12/8 program cancelled.
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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.

Kids Can Code
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Thursday December 8, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 14
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It’s Computer Science Education Week! Come hang out and help us celebrate. You can try out an Hour of Code online (http://hourofcode.com), write coding commands for our KIBO robot, or check out some cool offline activities that are fun and teach coding skills. No prior experience is necessary.

Read to a Dog Friend
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Conservation Conversation
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Thursday December 8, 2016
Westminster Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will have an in-depth discussion of the Panamanian Golden Frog's natural history, the conservation concerns, and the ways in which the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter P
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Friday December 9, 2016
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.

Play Baby Play!
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Friday December 9, 2016
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Ready, Set, School: Art
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Friday December 9, 2016
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 December 9, 2016
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: Art
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Friday December 9, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Busy Bee Quilting
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Friday December 9, 2016
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 the second Friday of every month for some quilting fun!

Make a Keepsake Ornament
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Friday December 9, 2016
Community Event - See description for location
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Bring 10-20 pictures of family and friends and use them
to create a beautiful photo ball ornament. Great fun to
do together, so bring your friends! This program will be
held at the New Windsor Community Room at 1100 Green
Valley Rd, New Windsor.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
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Friday December 9, 2016
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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The Carroll Garden Club will provide materials and guidance for you to
create a fresh green swag to decorate your front door, mailbox, mantel, etc.
They will also teach you how to make a bow to finish off your swag. Bring
pruning shears, if you have them.

Hibernation Station
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Friday December 9, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 8
It's very cold, meaning bears are going to sleep for the winter. Join us as we learn about hibernation, build some bears, and tuck them in a warm cave for the winter. We'll wake them up again in spring!

Saturday Storytime: Night
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Saturday December 10, 2016
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.

Saturday Storytime: Art
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Saturday December 10, 2016
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.

Sounds of the Season
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Westminster Branch
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for a seasonal performance of live holiday music performed by local students from Westminster Elementary and Westminster High Schools.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
12:00 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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Conservation Conversation
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will have an in-depth discussion of the Panamanian Golden Frog's natural history, the conservation concerns, and the ways in which the Zoo and other organization are working to protect them. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. All attendees need to register.

Petit Paints: Snowman
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Taneytown Branch
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 11
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Come join us for a fun afternoon of painting! Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We are celebrating the season with a painting perfect for gift giving.

Free Spirit Book Club: A Woman in Arabia by Gertrude Bell
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book. A Celebrating America program.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Night Shift
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
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Meet nocturnal visitors from the Maryland ZOOmobile and learn how they are adapted for life in the dark. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation.

booKPETS
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Sunday December 11, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 12
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

Independent Exploration
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Sunday December 11, 2016
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.

Santa's Shop
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Sunday December 11, 2016
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 12
Santa’s Shop is open for business; just two Sundays in December, while supplies last, to shop for presents for your family. Tickets to buy each present will be handed out at the door (no money involved). No adults allowed - children only. Personal shoppers on hand to assist in making selections. All items are new.

Second Sunday Yoga
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Sunday December 11, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join registered yoga teacher Stacey, from Branches of Yoga in Sykesville, as she teaches you the relaxing and fulfilling practice of yoga. This class is for most levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own mat and a blanket, if possible. There may be a few extras if you don't have your own.

Tea Light Snowman Ornaments
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Sunday December 11, 2016
Taneytown Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
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Winter is coming. Join us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon craft. We will be making snowman ornaments using battery powered tea lights. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday December 12, 2016
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: Wild West
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Monday December 12, 2016
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 December 12, 2016
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 December 12, 2016
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.

Intro to Suzuki Violin and Cello
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Monday December 12, 2016
Finksburg Branch
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For ages 3 - 6
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Come to a free violin class at the library! We are offering a free 30-minute group class that will instruct children in the basics of violin playing (instrument hold, bow hold, rhythms, basic instrument care, etc.). Children will have a chance to jam along with Ms. Glenda on real violins! Questions will be answered at the end of the class regarding the Suzuki method and how to find an instrument. Only kids need to
register.

Ready, Set, School: TOYS
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Monday December 12, 2016
Westminster Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Wild West
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Monday December 12, 2016
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.

PBS World Premiere and Scavenger Hunt
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Monday December 12, 2016
North Carroll Branch
11:00 AM - 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 Library to find hidden PBS friends! Part of the Quality Digital Media Partnership series with WQED-PBS, LittleeLit.com, and Carroll County Public Library.

Twos and Threes Together: Furry Friends
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Monday December 12, 2016
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.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Monday December 12, 2016
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 (12/19, 1/23, & 2/27) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Cartoon Holiday
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Monday December 12, 2016
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 17
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Tis the season to be creative! Make crafts and ornaments with some familiar faces. All supplies will be provided.

Paint the Night Away
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Monday December 12, 2016
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join us for a fun night of painting! Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will celebrate the season with a winter-themed painting. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday December 12, 2016
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.

Make and Take Holiday Gifts
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Monday December 12, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 11
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Make a holiday gift for mom or someone special in your life! All supplies will be provided. Only kids need to register.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Night Shift
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Monday December 12, 2016
Finksburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
Meet nocturnal visitors from the Maryland ZOOmobile and learn how they are adapted for life in the dark. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation.

Read and Play
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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 December 13, 2016
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: Dogs
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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: Furry Friends
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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 December 13, 2016
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!: TOYS
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
North Carroll Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Read and Play
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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: Furry Friends
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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 December 13, 2016
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: Winter
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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: Winter
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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.

3D Printing: Holiday Cookie Cutters
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Westminster Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Just in time for the holidays! Design and create a cookie
cutter using CookieCaster.com, a free online 3D design tool.
Cookie cutters will be printed and available to pick up
within a week following the program. Please register for
your preferred time slot. All attendees need to register.

3D Printing: Holiday Cookie Cutters
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Westminster Branch
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Just in time for the holidays! Design and create a cookie
cutter using CookieCaster.com, a free online 3D design tool.
Cookie cutters will be printed and available to pick up
within a week following the program. Please register for
your preferred time slot. All attendees need to register.

Questions About Health Insurance?
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Taneytown Branch
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Open enrollment on the MD Health Connection is from November 1st to January 31st. Navigating the website can be challenging and the library is here to help! Certified staff will be available to assist you in applying, shopping, and enrolling for health insurance on the MD Health Connection. Appointments can be made at www.doortohealthcare.org beginning in early to mid-October. Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome! This program is for those not on Medicare. From 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Print Your Own 3-D Cookie Cutters
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Finksburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Design a cookie cutter to make personalized cookies or salt-
dough ornaments, then have it printed using the library's 3D
printer and get cooking! All attendees need to register.

Snow Globe DIY
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
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Looking for a way to relax and stay in the holiday spirit? Join us as we take glass jars and make them into beautiful winter and holiday snow globes! All attendees need to register.

Yoga with Syeda: Fitness and Peace
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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.

Holiday Bells
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Ring in the holiday season with the Grace Bible Church Children's Bell Choir as they play traditional seasonal music. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season.

Pajama Party Storytime: TOYS
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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.

TRIVIA NIGHT - Let's Get Quizzical!
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Community Event - See description for location
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Do you love trivia? If so, come join us at New York J & P Pizza in Finksburg for an evening of showing off your useful and useless knowledge. Laugh, have fun, and show how smart you really are. Prizes awarded to the winners. Teams of up to 5 can sign up by registering online. Only one person per team needs to register.

Family Storytime: Winter
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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 December 14, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Wee Create: Holiday Gifts
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Paint and scissors and glue, oh my! It's time to create your very own holiday masterpiece. We'll share a story or two, then create a gift to share with loved ones. Only children need to be registered.

Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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: TOYS
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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: Winter
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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 Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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 December 14, 2016
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 December 14, 2016
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: Furry Friends
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: Wild West
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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.

Brown Bag Book Share
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles C. Lovett
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book.

Green Screen Holiday Cards
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 14
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Join us in the Exploration Point to turn your photos into handmade holiday cards! We'll use the green screen and photo editing software to create wacky holiday cards for your family and friends. All attendees need to register.

It's Grinch Season!
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
It's the fiftieth anniversary of the Grinch TV special, and we're celebrating it like one of those Whos down in Whoville! We'll have Grinchy games, crafts, and snacks for all holiday curmudgeons to enjoy! Refreshments will be served.

Pajama Party Storytime: Winter
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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 December 14, 2016
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.

Energy Assistance and So Much More
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Thursday December 15, 2016
North Carroll Branch
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Human Services Programs of Carroll County will be in the library to provide energy assistance information, refer clients for hearing aids and eyeglasses, assist with security deposits, and connect people to other HSP emergency services. HSP staff will be in the branch 9:30-11:30 AM.

Family Storytime: Dogs
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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 December 15, 2016
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: Winter
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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 December 15, 2016
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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Special Program - Zoomobile Storytime! (Registration Required)
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: TOYS
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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 December 15, 2016
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: Wild West
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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: TOYS
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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 December 15, 2016
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.

Medicare 102
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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.

Knitting Know-How: Cable Creation
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Westminster Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Spice up your knitting with a fresh take on classic techniques. Learn how to intertwine stitches in a beautiful knotted or twisted pattern while following a chart. Basic knowledge of knitting required (knit, purl, cast on, bind off). Please bring a solid, light-colored worsted weight yarn, a cable needle, and size US 7 needles. Knitting needles are now available to check out at the Westminster Branch.

Teen Advisory Board
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Finksburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your opinions with the library staff about books, music, movies, and programs you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Homebrewing 101
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Finksburg Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Come learn about the Midnight Homebrewers' League, Carroll County's homebrew club. They will be discussing the history of the club, the homebrewing hobby, and the beer-making process! Attendees must be 21 or older.

Taneytown Book Discussion Group: A Lucky Life Interrupted by Tom Brokaw
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Thursday December 15, 2016
Taneytown Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion! New participants are always welcome!

American Girls: Holiday Tea Party
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Thursday December 15, 2016
North Carroll Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
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Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Only kids need go register. A Celebrating America program.

Creative Playtime
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Friday December 16, 2016
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 8
Play is a fantastic way for children to develop their critical thinking skills. Come join us for an open play time where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, LEGO® blocks, playdough, and more!

Ready, Set, School: Furry Friends
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Friday December 16, 2016
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.

The Holiday Extravaganza
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Friday December 16, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
You are cordially invited to join the Eldersburg Children's Librarians for a one-of-a-kind holiday event. Enjoy activities, crafts, music, and snacks as we come together to share our holiday spirit with you and your family. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Friday December 16, 2016
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: Furry Friends
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Friday December 16, 2016
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 STEAM: Gingerbread Fun
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Friday December 16, 2016
Taneytown Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Join the fun as we add science, technology, engineering, art, and math components to favorite folk tales! We'll read the story first, then let the kids work on fun and
creative solutions to the problem. This active, hands-on session will stress self-expression and creativity with multiple activity stations. Only kids need to register.

Movie Chat
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Friday December 16, 2016
Taneytown Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Join us for movie sharing. Tell others what you've been watching and get ideas for what to watch next.

Memory Writing
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Friday December 16, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
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For Adults
Join us the third Friday of each month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each week holds a different topic.

Saturday Storytime: Wild West
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Saturday December 17, 2016
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.

Saturday Storytime: Furry Friends
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Saturday December 17, 2016
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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo
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Saturday December 17, 2016
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - 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.

Build It!
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Saturday December 17, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 12
LEGO® bricks, blocks, magnets, and more - in sizes and shapes for everyone! Bring your friends and build! Get creative and see what you can design.

Christmas Sights and Sounds
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Saturday December 17, 2016
North Carroll Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Library staff member and keyboardist Matt Wright will fill the branch with sounds of the season. His music will be enhanced with his engaging seasonal graphics on a large electronic screen. Come relax and enjoy Christmas carols, popular holiday tunes, and eye-catching visuals to make your days merry and bright.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday December 17, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
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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.

Sensory Storytime
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Saturday December 17, 2016
Westminster Branch
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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.

Color My World
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Sunday December 18, 2016
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 December 18, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Sunday December 18, 2016
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.

Gingerbread Houses
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Sunday December 18, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 11
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Decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house with icing and candy for a holiday decoration or treat. All materials will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Holiday Music
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Sunday December 18, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Our own library staff member and pianist Matt Wright will fill the branch with sounds of the season! His music will be enhanced with his engaging seasonal graphics on a large screen. Come relax and enjoy Christmas carols, popular holiday tunes, and eye-catching visuals to make your days merry and bright.

Read and Play
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Monday December 19, 2016
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: Homes
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Monday December 19, 2016
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 December 19, 2016
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 December 19, 2016
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.

Ready, Set, School: BIRDS
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Monday December 19, 2016
Westminster Branch
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Homes
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Monday December 19, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Monday December 19, 2016
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.

Painter's Palette
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Monday December 19, 2016
Finksburg Branch
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
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Join us for an evening of painting in the library! Attendees will create a beginner's painting with the guidance of a demonstrator. We'll be celebrating the season with a winter theme! This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

KidWorks Kids Present: Happy Holidays
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Monday December 19, 2016
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 December 19, 2016
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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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 December 20, 2016
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!: BIRDS
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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!

Read and Play
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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 and Play
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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.

Finksburg Book Discussion Group: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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 December 20, 2016
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: BIRDS
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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 Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
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 December 21, 2016
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.

Wee Move!: Holiday Music and More
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Registration for this event begins 12/7/2016.
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.

Twos and Threes Together: BIRDS
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Westminster Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: Homes
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
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.

Make and Take Craft: Pom Pom Garland
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Westminster Branch
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 12/7/2016.
Learn how to make yarn pom poms and string them onto a festive garland. Supplies provided. All attendees need to register.

Gingerbread Houses
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 11
Registration for this event begins 12/7/2016.
Decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house with icing and candy for a holiday decoration or treat. All materials will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Crochet 911
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Join Caroline Brocato to learn to crochet. Please bring a size J hook and light colored worsted yarn to the class. If you know how to crochet, please join the group.

Read and Play
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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.

Independent Exploration
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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: BIRDS
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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: Holiday Stories
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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.

Holiday Sing-a-long
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Thursday December 22, 2016
Finksburg Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 8
It's getting close to the holidays! Come join us for a holiday sing-a-long where we'll read stories, sing, and dance!

Read and Play
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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: Homes
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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: Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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: BIRDS
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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 December 22, 2016
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.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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.

Ready, Set, School: Holiday Stories
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Friday December 23, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
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Friday December 23, 2016
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 and Play
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
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.

Family Storytime: Winter
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
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 December 27, 2016
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.

Sugar Dom Puppet Show
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
Taneytown Branch
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 12/13/2016.
Do you love yummy gingerbread? In this fun puppet show, the characters can't wait to catch Sugar Dom - the gingerbread man! Join the fun with the Grannies of Carroll Vista as we share a delightful holiday story. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
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: Winter
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Night Shift
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
Mount Airy Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
Registration for this event begins 12/13/2016.
Meet nocturnal visitors from the Maryland ZOOmobile and learn how they are adapted for life in the dark. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. All attendees need to register.

Iron Chef: Library Edition
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 13
Registration for this event begins 12/13/2016.
Join us for an afternoon of creative cuisine with mystery ingredients that are incorporated into your inspired recipes. All attendees need to register.

Color Yourself Relaxed
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Tuesday December 27, 2016
North Carroll Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.