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Preschool Vision Screening
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Drop in at the Westminster Branch for a free vision screening for your child, offered in partnership with the Deer Park Lions Club. This screening for preschool-aged children will test for lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and depth perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. From 9:30 AM - 12 PM.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: Dads
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: Forest
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Let’s Move!: Food
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and 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: Moms
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Family Storytime: Forest
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: Moms
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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 October 16, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: In the Sky
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: In the Sky
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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.

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

Finksburg Book Club: The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Open to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing books!
Read this month’s book and come prepared to participate in
a lively conversation. September's discussion is sponsored
in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland
One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

Teen Advisory Board
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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.

Yoga with Syeda
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Finksburg is pleased to offer six free yoga sessions with Syeda Khan. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 6:30 PM if there is room.

Mini Pumpkin Contest
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
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Join us as we decorate mini pumpkins! Pumpkins will be judged in several categories by the Teen Advisory Board. Only kids need to register.

North Carroll Knitters Group
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: Food
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Writing Group
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:15 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events, and the book publishing industry.

Read and Play
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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 October 17, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Ready, Set, School: Dads
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Family Storytime: Moms
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: Food
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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: In the Sky
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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 October 17, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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 October 17, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: Forest
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: Clothes
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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 Book Discussion Group: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin (2018 One Maryland One Book Selection)
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book. October's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

Make and Take Craft: Fall Painted Mason Jar
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
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Join us for a make and take craft. All supplies are provided! All attendees need to register.

Facts Matter
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Richard Kimball, founder Project Vote Smart, will make a stop in Carroll County to give a 50-minute multimedia presentation focused on voter education. The nonprofit organization stresses voter awareness of advertisements, news stories, and commercials and how to find free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials. This event is being sponsored by the Carroll County Times.

Pajama Party Storytime: In the Sky
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: Dads
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: Moms
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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.

Chess Club
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Whether you are a master or have never played, join us for a chess club where you can learn the rules of the game, study classic games from history, stretch your brain with chess puzzles, or just sit down and play with friends.

Hooked on Crochet
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join Caroline Brocato in this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and light colored worsted yarn.

The Stories Behind Your Photos
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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You've already captured those fun and memorable moments of life in your photos, now learn quick and easy ways to enjoy those memories again and again. Bring 4-5 photos with you to see how you can share the stories behind your photos and relive those moments. All attendees need to register.

Preschool Vision Screening
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
Drop by the Finksburg Branch between 9 AM and 12:30 PM for a free vision screening. The screening, for preschool-aged children, will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, unequal focusing, and differences in the power of the eyes. Offered in partnership with the Deer Park Lions Club.

Family Storytime: Dads
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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 October 18, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: In the Sky
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: Moms
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Thursday October 18, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: Food
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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: Forest
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: Moms
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Thursday October 18, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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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Thursday October 18, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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 October 18, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: Clothes
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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.

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

American Girl Doll Party
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 11
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Bring along your American Girl Doll to have fun, hear stories, play games, and even make some special things for a doll of your own! A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Family Storytime: Food
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
4:00 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.

Teen Advisory Board
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Join the Teen Advisory Board! Share your opinions and ideas about programs and materials you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Earn service hours while helping your library!

Bereavement Support Group
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. Remember: you are not alone. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

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

Taneytown Book Club: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin (2018 One Maryland One Book Selection)
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion! New participants are always welcome! October's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

Teen Advisory Board Presents a Magic Show...and Tell
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 11
Join the Finksburg Branch's Teen Advisory Board as they demonstrate and explain a variety of magic tricks! Use your new knowledge to impress your family and friends!

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

Meet the Author: Christianna McCausland
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Friday October 19, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 14 - Adults
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Author and award-winning writer Christianna McCausland will discuss her first work of fiction, The Orchard Lover. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, The Washington Post, People, and at CNN.com. She is the author of the nonfiction book Maryland Steeplechasing. Ms. McCausland has appeared as a guest commentator and expert on radio, television, and in documentary films. She is a resident of Maryland. Books will be on sale for author signing. This program will take place at Integrace Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue, Sykesville.

Miss Electricity
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Friday October 19, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Schools out! Come to the theatre! Carroll Community College Theatre will present Miss Electricity, a play about Violet, a child who becomes extraordinary after being struck by lightning. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.

Monster Mania
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Friday October 19, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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Cookie Monster and Grover, just to name a few, come to create your own monster with scissors and glue.

Ready, Set, School: Forest
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Friday October 19, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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

Read and Play
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Friday October 19, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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.

The Big Pumpkin Puppet Show
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Friday October 19, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Join the fun as the Grannies of Carroll Vista present a hilarious Halloween-themed puppet show! CCPS are closed today, so bring the family! This special program will delight and amuse all ages. All attendees need to register.

Family Storytime: Forest
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Friday October 19, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Halloween Drop-In Crafts
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Friday October 19, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Calling all boos and ghouls. Let's get creative and make spook-tacular decorations for Halloween! (A fall-themed alternative option will be available.) All supplies provided. All attendees need to register.

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

Miss Electricity
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Friday October 19, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
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Schools out! Come to the theatre! Carroll Community College Theatre will present Miss Electricity, a play about Violet, a child who becomes extraordinary after being struck by lightning. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head. All attendees need to register.

Creepy Cupcakes
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Friday October 19, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Compete to create the most disgustingly decorated dessert! Start with a plain cupcake and turn it into something truly terrifying. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Memory Writing
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Friday October 19, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic.

Trunk or Treat: Trick-or-Treating
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Friday October 19, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
5:15 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat with games and activities. Here is how it works: car trunks will be decorated for Halloween and treats will be available for 100 kids. We hope you’ll come out and have some fun with us in a safe and enjoyable venue for the little ones. Instructions and guidelines will be available at the branch. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Trunk or Treat: Trunk Decorating
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Friday October 19, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
5:15 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Is Halloween your favorite time of the year? Do you enjoy decorating and dressing up as much as your trick-or-treaters? Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat with games and activities. Register your vehicle to decorate the trunk for Halloween and bring enough treats to hand out to 100 kids. We hope you’ll come out and have some fun with us in a safe and enjoyable venue for the little ones. Please register at the Taneytown Branch by October 17th; instructions and guidelines will be available once you register. Refreshments will be served.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 19, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation at the Westminster Branch Library and then a stroll through Westminster to visit the haunts of our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Hand Lettering for the Whole Family
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Saturday October 20, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - Adults
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Hand lettering is a craft that can be enjoyed by all ages. Amy Latta will be teaching children and their adults simple hand lettering steps and basic embellishments like curving vines, arrows, banners, simple swirls, and flowers. Guests are encouraged to bring either an 8x10 or 8 1/2x11 frame as well as an idea for a phrase or verse they want to use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees need to register.

Little Hands Signing: Autumn Signs
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands Signing: Children and Adults Signing Together. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the programs.

Bluegrass with Alani
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Local bluegrass musician Alani Sugar will play the fiddle and mandolin in the café.

Fun with Pumpkins
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
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You can’t have fall without pumpkins! Come test your crafting skills by making pumpkins out of everyday materials. All materials will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Growing a Garden Through the Winter
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
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For Adults
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Carroll County Master Gardeners will be planting some vegetables in cold frames in the downtown Sykesville area. The master gardeners will explain what a cold frame is, what type of vegetables grow in it, and how to care for the vegetables over the winter. Unlike our summer gardens, minimal maintenance is required. As part of this activity, you will have the opportunity to help with watering the vegetables and picking them for your own salad over the winter. Additionally, a librarian from the Eldersburg Branch will be available to explain the print and online resources the library offers for gardening enthusiasts. The master gardeners will be available to answer any of your other gardening questions. Location: Sandusky Road, on the grounds of the Little Sykes Railroad, approximately 1/4 mile from the light at Rt. 32. Rain date Sunday, October 21. All attendees need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Forest
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

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

Sensory Petting Zoo
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages Birth - 8
Come touch and feel and learn from a variety of sensory tools and toys at this open play session!

Local History Talk: Strawbridge Home for Boys
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For Adults
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Join local author, Amy Mathis, to hear her discuss her new book Like Saving Summer in a Jar: The Story of James Jimmy Mathis, a Strawbridge Boy. Hear the inspirational story of her father's life and legacy. You will also learn about the history of the Strawbridge Home for Boys and its impact on the Sykesville community. Some of the past residents will be joining Ms. Mathis to share their experience growing up a Strawbridge Boy. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America and Choose Civility program. Registration for this program begins 10/6.

Teen After-Hours: Movie Night
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 11 - 17
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Ahoy matey! Join the Teen Advisory Board as we watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Food and fun will abound! Pick up your permission slip at the library Information Desk. Only teens need to register. Refreshments will be served.

Harp Shadows with Elaine Bryant
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Sunday October 21, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
Local harp performer Elaine Bryant will play classical and popular songs that you will recognize. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful harp music at the library!

Sunday Storytime: Autumn
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Sunday October 21, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Read and Play
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Monday October 22, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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: Farm
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Monday October 22, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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 October 22, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Meetup Mondays
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Monday October 22, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We’ll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. You and your children can learn and make new friends at the same time. Available from 10 to 12.

Ready, Set, School: Pets
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Monday October 22, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Family Storytime: Farm
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Monday October 22, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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

Intro to Musical Instruments
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Monday October 22, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
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Join Coffey Music's Bob Coffey on a musical journey where you will learn about and listen to several instruments. You will even get a chance to play some yourselves! Only kids need to register.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Monday October 22, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 4
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Catastrophe and Its Aftermath: World War II Lecture Series: 1945 - 1950: Peace and the Cold War
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Monday October 22, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 13 - Adults
Popular lecturer Gary Kavanagh returns for our continuing Historical Lecture Series. In this series, we will examine the causes of World War II, the major battles, the tenuous peace and the Communist threat. Why was the world plunged into catastrophe just 20 years after the War to End All Wars? The origins and beginning years of the struggle between liberal democracy and Communism will be analyzed. Finally, Gary will investigate the rise of China as a nascent world power and the still to be ended war in Korea. We hope you can join us for this compelling look of the origins of some of today's headlines.

Preschool Science
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Monday October 22, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 5
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Join us as we explore a science topic with a story and hands-on project. Only kids need to register.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin (2018 One Maryland One Book Selection)
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Monday October 22, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book. All opinions count and new members are welcome! October's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

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

Preschool Science
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Monday October 22, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 5
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Join us as we explore a science topic with a story and hands-on project. Only kids need to register.

Soil Sampling and Garden Amendments
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Monday October 22, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Have you had your soil tested? Soil tests are valuable and should be conducted every three years. Join us to learn about how to collect a sample for a soil test and interpret the results. We will also discuss ways to amend your soil to create a healthy foundation for your landscape.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: School Days
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: Autumn
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Let’s Move!: Pets
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and 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: All About Me
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Family Storytime: Autumn
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: All About Me
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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 October 23, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: Colors
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: Colors
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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.

Battle of the Books Information Session
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Parents and coaches of students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

Yoga with Syeda
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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Finksburg is pleased to offer six free yoga sessions with Syeda Khan. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 6:30 PM if there is room.

Haunted House Book Folding
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
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Looking for a spooky craft to celebrate Halloween? Join us as we take old books and turn them into folded haunted houses!

Pajama Party Storytime: Pets
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Writing Group
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:15 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events, and the book publishing industry.

Read and Play
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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 October 24, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Ready, Set, School: School Days
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

Family Storytime: All About Me
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: Pets
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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: Colors
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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 October 24, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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 October 24, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: Autumn
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: Farm
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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.

Owl Pellets
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Join us in Exploration Point! to learn about owls and dissect an owl pellet. Use your investigative skills to analyze and identify the contents to figure out what the owl ate! Only kids need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Colors
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: School Days
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: All About Me
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: School Days
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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 October 25, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: Colors
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: All About Me
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Thursday October 25, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: Halloween
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: All About Me
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Thursday October 25, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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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Thursday October 25, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: Farm
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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! September's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

Messy Masterpieces: Fall Art
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
1:30 PM - 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 masterpiece! Please dress to get messy. All attendees need to register.

Tween Space: An After School Program
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Join us for a weekly after-school program for children. We'll have a snack, craft/game/tech time, and homework assistance. Play Minecraft! Parachute games! A different activity every week! Come and play with us from 3:30-5:00 and get your homework done too. We will not meet on early dismissal days or on days when CCPS is closed. The session on 11/1 is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us to share your ideas, patterns, books, and projects. A great time to visit and work on your latest projects.

Make Your Own Personal Products
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Thursday October 25, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Want to look and feel great without using chemical-laden products? Get back to basics and learn to make a few personal care products using some simple ingredients. We will make an oatmeal scrub, a lip balm, and some bath salts. All attendees need to register.

Readers Theater Together: Something Spooky
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
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Calling grown-ups and their younger friends: get your ham on…even if you are shy! No memorizing lines or stage fright in this light-hearted, intergenerational activity. We will read aloud from a simple script, first for practice and then again for the show. Come break a leg in Readers Theater form! All attendees need to register.

Gentle Yoga
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Thursday October 25, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
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Friday October 26, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

Ready, Set, School: Halloween
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Friday October 26, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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

Tinker Tots
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Friday October 26, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
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A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Mini Mad Scientists
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Friday October 26, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Start early to be the best mad scientist you can be. Join us for some mini mad experiments! Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Read and Play
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Friday October 26, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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: Halloween
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Friday October 26, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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 Tales: Building with the Three Little Pigs
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Friday October 26, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Join the fun as we explore traditional fairy tales with a STEM twist! We'll include science, technology, engineering, art, and math to extend the fun! Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Halloween Lock-In
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Friday October 26, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 14
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Wear your costume, if you'd like, and come join us for some Halloween inspired after-hours fun and games. Create your own franken toys, slime, zombie tag, snacks, and much more! A permission slip is required for this event and will be provided at parent drop off. Event ends at 8 PM. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Meet Author Jason Reynolds
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Friday October 26, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
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For All Ages
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A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library welcome best selling author Jason Reynolds at Eldersburg Elementary School. Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include All American Boys, As Brave as You, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He will talk about his writing with Kendra Hart of Carroll County Public Schools. This event is free, but registration is required. A book signing will follow the author talk. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. All attendees need to register.

Escape the Room!
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Taneytown Branch is hosting another escape room; are you up for the challenge? Gather a group of three to seven friends and see if you can figure out all the clues and solve all the puzzles before time runs out! Sign-ups will start on 10/13, reserve your space by coming into the branch or calling us at 410-386-4510. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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.

Scary Slime
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Saturday October 27, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Join us to create some scary and spooky varieties of slimes.

Saturday Storytime: Halloween
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Build It!
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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. The 10/27 event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation at the Westminster Branch Library and then a stroll through Westminster to visit the haunts of our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Intro to Amateur Radio
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Join us to see the various ways hams communicate, how to get licensed, resources to support getting your license, and other topics designed to provide a comfortable understanding of the hobby. This one-hour lecture will be followed by a demonstration of a ham radio. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Eternal Rest Haunted Hotel
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - Adults
Are you dying to get away from it all? Come sleep like the dead at the Eternal Rest Hotel. Your heart will race as you tour our hotel and check out our rooms. You may even experience a scream or two. Sometimes people check in at the Eternal Rest Hotel...and they NEVER check out! Will you? From 2 - 7 PM.

Murder at the Library: a Mystery Breakout
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
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Calling all amateur sleuths! Do you have what it takes to solve our murder mystery? Search for clues and work together with your teammates to find the answers before time runs out. Refreshments will be served. All attendees need to register.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

Chris Reynolds on Guitar
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Sunday October 28, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Chris Reynolds will play oldies and newer folk and pop songs on guitar.

Bat Boy Musical Selections
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Sunday October 28, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is about a fabricated account of a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a normal boy. This performance by the Empower Theater Group highlights some of the songs from the musical.

Bat Boy Musical Selections
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Sunday October 28, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
4:15 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is about a fabricated account of a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a normal boy. This performance by the Empower Theater Group highlights some of the songs from the musical.

Read and Play
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Monday October 29, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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: Halloween- Come Dressed up for Trick or Treat Fun
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Monday October 29, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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 October 29, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Meetup Mondays
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Monday October 29, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We’ll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. You and your children can learn and make new friends at the same time. Available from 10 to 12.

Ask a Master Gardener
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Monday October 29, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more when you stop by their table from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM.

Ready, Set, School: Dads
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Monday October 29, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
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.

Family Storytime: Halloween- Come Dressed Up for Trick or Treat Fun
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Monday October 29, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Monday October 29, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 4
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Spooky Storytime
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Monday October 29, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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It's almost Halloween! Put on a costume and join us for a spooky storytime with stories, songs, and a witch's brew. Only kids need to register.

Catastrophe and Its Aftermath: World War II Lecture Series: 1950 - 1953: The Dominoes Begin to Fall
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Monday October 29, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Popular lecturer Gary Kavanagh returns for our continuing Historical Lecture Series. In this series, we will examine the causes of World War II, the major battles, the tenuous peace and the Communist threat. Why was the world plunged into catastrophe just 20 years after the War to End All Wars? The origins and beginning years of the struggle between liberal democracy and Communism will be analyzed. Finally, Gary will investigate the rise of China as a nascent world power and the still to be ended war in Korea. We hope you can join us for this compelling look of the origins of some of today's headlines.

Card Camp
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Monday October 29, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Create your own greeting cards with our collection of rubber stamps. Examples and supplies for three cards will be provided. And best of all, if you want to continue crafting, you can check out a stamp set and take it home! All attendees need to register.

Carroll One Book: Between the World and Me
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Monday October 29, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Enjoy this book discussion of the 2018 Carroll One Book title: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join us for a lively conversation where all views count. Carroll One Book is an initiative to encourage courageous conversations. Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership, Carroll Chapter of the NAACP, and Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality. A Choose Civility program.

Happy Halloween
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Monday October 29, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 7
Join us for a Halloween storytime! We will enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. We'll be trick-or-treating in the library, so don't forget to wear your Halloween costume!

Preschool Vision Screening
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
Drop by the North Carroll Branch between 9 AM and 12 PM for a free vision screening. The screening, for preschool-aged children, will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, unequal focusing, and differences in the power of the eyes. Offered in partnership with the Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: Halloween Party (Refreshments will be served. Costumes are welcome.)
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
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: Halloween
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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.

Let’s Move!: Dads
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and 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: Forest
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Family Storytime: Halloween
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
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: Forest
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
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 October 30, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
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: Clothes
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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: Clothes
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
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.

Yoga with Syeda
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Finksburg is pleased to offer six free yoga sessions with Syeda Khan. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 6:30 PM if there is room.

Pajama Party Storytime: Dads
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by a Q&A session. All attendees need to register.