Calendar of Events - Westminster Branch

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National Aquarium Presents: Rainforest
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Friday June 23, 2017
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For ages 5 - 12
Investigate plant and animal interactions and adaptations for survival in the South American rainforest. Discover the importance of this unique habitat, threats to its survival, and how to influence its future. Adults welcome!

Lunchtime Concert Series
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Friday June 23, 2017
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For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.

Library Wars: Battlefield Westminster
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Friday June 23, 2017
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For ages 11 - 17
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Take over the library after hours for another epic battle pitting foam blasters against tactics and skill. Bring your own unmodified blasters and ammo as we battle to capture the flag. Registration and permission slips are required; pick up permission slips at the Information Desk. Only teens need to register.

Five Machines That Changed the World
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Saturday June 24, 2017
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For ages 8 - Adults
Join author Mark Denny, Ph. D as he discusses his book Ingenium: Five Machines That Changed the World. Books will be available for purchase. This is a companion program to The Grist Mill: Early Industry in Carroll County that will be held on June 25 at 2 PM at the Union Mills Homestead in Westminster. A Celebrating America program.

On a Different Note
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Sunday June 25, 2017
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For All Ages
Until Yesterday, a local acoustic indie band, will entertain us with original songs as well as covers. Join us for an afternoon of entertainment in the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park. If it rains, we’ll be inside.

Read and Play
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Monday June 26, 2017
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.

Ready, Set, School: Turtles
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Monday June 26, 2017
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Summer Fun Day
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Monday June 26, 2017
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For ages Birth - 17
Join us from 1-3 pm for an afternoon of crafts, games, and summer fun to celebrate Summer Discovery, Build a Better World!

Let's Move!: Turtles
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Read and Play
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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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.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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For ages Birth - 17
KPets' trained reading dogs provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

Seriously Inadvisable Science
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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For ages 7 - 17
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We’re back for another summer of science experiments that you really shouldn’t try at home! Join us for lots of noise, explosions, and mess while you learn a little something on the side. Only kids need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Turtles
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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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.

Twos and Threes Together: Turtles
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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.

Make & Take Craft: Giant Paper Flowers
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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For ages 16 - Adults
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Create beautiful, oversized tissue paper flowers. Leave them plain or dye them with alcohol inks for a stunning summer decoration! Supplies provided. All attendees need to register.

Cardboard Drive-in Movie: Moana
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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For All Ages
Join us in watching our special screening of Moana! All ages are welcome to attend our special drive-in movie, but cardboard cars will be available for ages 2-6. We’ll spend about 30 minutes decorating our cars before starting the movie at 6 pm.

Teen After Hours: Murder Mystery Party: Puppet Show
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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For ages 11 - 17
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There’s been a murder at the library, and we need you to help solve it! Come join the Teen Advisory Board as we sort through the clues and discover who committed the dastardly deed. Permission slips are required for this event, and will be available at the Information Desk. Refreshments will be served.

Twos and Threes Together: Turtles
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Thursday June 29, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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.

Family Storytime: Turtles
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Thursday June 29, 2017
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Friday June 30, 2017
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For ages 3 - 12
The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out!

Lunchtime Concert Series
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Friday June 30, 2017
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Friday June 30, 2017
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 12
The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun! Oh no, the cranky troll won’t let them cross the bridge to get to the beach! What’s a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out!

Teen After-Hours: 4th of July Water Party
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Friday June 30, 2017
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For ages 11 - 17
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Celebrate your independence from school with a water party in the library park! Sponge bombs and water pistols will mingle with other outdoor games, food, and fun as we start the summer off with a blast. Registration and permission slips are required; pick up yours at the Information Desk. Participants may want to bring a change of clothes and a towel. Only teens need to register.

Kinderconcert: Dragons
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Saturday July 1, 2017
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For ages 2 - 7
Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourself!

Common Ground on the Town: The Eastman String Band
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Saturday July 1, 2017
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For All Ages
Enjoy a free concert in the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park by mega-talented musicians Tim and Savannah Finch, John Glik, Stefan Custodi, and others offering their unique blend of roots Bluegrass and Americana. Featuring special guest will include Chris Luquette from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. In partnership with Common Ground on the Hill, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Westminster. For more information, visit Common Ground on the Hill.


Read and Play
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Monday July 3, 2017
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.

Ready, Set, School: Music
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Monday July 3, 2017
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday July 3, 2017
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 6:00 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 6:15 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Refreshments will be served.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
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.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are eligible for Medicare. We will cover the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and how they work, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We also will cover the Medicare Savings Programs, which are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title. New participants are always welcome.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Thursday July 6, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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.

Family Storytime: Music
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Thursday July 6, 2017
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Music - Create, Mix, & Master
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Thursday July 6, 2017
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Explore and create sounds and music using a microphone and keyboard. Mix them up using the Audiobox USB interface and then record and produce your masterpiece using PreSonus One recording software.

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

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Friday July 7, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
Summer Discovery ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you! Generously supported by Haight Funeral Home and Chapel.

Lunchtime Concert Series
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Friday July 7, 2017
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.