Calendar of Events - Eldersburg Branch

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Read and Play
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
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 April 24, 2018
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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
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For ages 17 - Adults
You can help save up to three lives in about an hour. The need is ongoing, but the supply is not. Please give blood today. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. From 2 PM - 7 PM.

Writing Group
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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 children's book or novel. 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 April 25, 2018
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: Frogs
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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

Beyond the Book Storytime
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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For ages 2 - 5
It's a storytime with no books! We'll be telling beloved children's stories using props, puppets, songs, and anything else we can find. Stories will be geared towards children between two and five years old. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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For ages 13 - Adults
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Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Thursday April 26, 2018
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Twos and Threes Together: Frogs
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Thursday April 26, 2018
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

Gentle Yoga
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Thursday April 26, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of 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.

Hands-On Art History for Homeschoolers: Pablo Picasso
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Friday April 27, 2018
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For ages 7 - 11
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Join children's educator, Ms. Art History, for a trip back in time to look at influential artists throughout the world. We'll be investigating a different artist each month, followed by a hands-on art session where students will replicate the artist's famous techniques. Only kids need to register.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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For ages Birth - 8
We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Coding with Bee-Bot
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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For ages 7 - 11
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Join us in Exploration Point! to explore basic coding concepts with the screenless coding robot Bee-Bot! We'll create an algorithm, or set of instructions, for Bee-Bot to follow as we learn about sequencing, problem-solving, collaboration, and more. Only kids need to register. This program is sponsored by Strengthening Communities Through Libraries, a grant in partnership with the Association for Library Service to Children and Dollar General.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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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.

Pokémon Club
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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For ages 8 - 17
Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play.

Harp Shadows with Elaine Bryant
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Sunday April 29, 2018
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For All Ages
Local harp performer Elaine Bryant will play classical and popular songs. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful harp music at the library!

Family Storytime: Elephants
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Monday April 30, 2018
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.

Family Storytime: Elephants
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Monday April 30, 2018
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.

Movin' Into Spring
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Monday April 30, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement based program. Only kids need to register.

Mah Jongg 101
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Monday April 30, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In this introductory class you will learn the history and basics of this ancient and challenging tile game. People all over the world are playing. Come see what it is all about! We will follow the National Mah Jongg League rules of play. It's great brain exercise and great fun!

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
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 May 1, 2018
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.

Writing Group
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Wednesday May 2, 2018
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 children's book or novel. 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 May 2, 2018
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: Elephants
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Wednesday May 2, 2018
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

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday May 2, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Thursday May 3, 2018
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: Elephants
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Thursday May 3, 2018
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

Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Club
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Thursday May 3, 2018
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 10
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Each month we will read a 2017-18 Black-Eyed Susan nominee from the picture book list, followed by group discussion and related activity. Only kids need to register.

Gentle Yoga
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Thursday May 3, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of 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.

Read and Play at Integrace Fairhaven
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Friday May 4, 2018
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
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A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. This session is held at Fairhaven Assisted Living Center in Sykesville. The elderly residents will join us for the program and a visit afterward. Only kids need to register.

Crafter's Delight
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Friday May 4, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Do you need a quiet place to work on your craft? No matter what craft you like to do, all are welcome to come and join the fun.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday May 5, 2018
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.

Yoga for Everyone
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Sunday May 6, 2018
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
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This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. All attendees need to register.

Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
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Sunday May 6, 2018
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For All Ages
Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful calming music. March 18th will feature Celtic harp and Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.

Family Storytime: Feelings
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Monday May 7, 2018
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.

Family Storytime: Feelings
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Monday May 7, 2018
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.

Pajama Storytime
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Monday May 7, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
There is nothing better than bedtime stories with cookies and juice. Wear your PJs to this cozy storytime. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
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 May 8, 2018
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.

Fake News: How to Spot It
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
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For ages 14 - Adults
Fake news is everywhere, which is why information and media literacy are more important than ever in today's world. This presentation provides you with strategies for evaluating information sources and spotting fake news that you can use for yourself and others to become a savvy judge of news. This highly touted and engaging program is presented by Ryan O'Grady from Maryland's State Library Resource Center at Enoch Pratt Free Library.