Calendar of Events - Westminster Branch

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Let's Move!: WILD WEST
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 21, 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: WILD WEST
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
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.

Twos and Threes Together: WILD WEST
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Wednesday February 22, 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 February 22, 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.

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

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

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

Biblio-bop Dance Party
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Saturday February 25, 2017
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For ages 3 - 11
Dance the morning away with music, instruments, streamers, and scarves – and a few stories thrown in.

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

Read and Play
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Monday February 27, 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: Librarian's Favorites
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Monday February 27, 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.

Let's Move!: Librarian's Favorites
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Librarian's Favorites
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Librarian's Choice
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Wednesday March 1, 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 March 1, 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.

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

Westminster Book Discussion Group: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Wednesday March 1, 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: Librarian's Choice
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Thursday March 2, 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 March 2, 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: Librarian's Favorite
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Thursday March 2, 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 March 2, 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.

Medicare 101
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Thursday March 2, 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.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday March 2, 2017
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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

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

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

Teen After Hours: Murder Mystery Party
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Friday March 3, 2017
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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There’s been a murder at the library, and we need you to help solve it! Come join the Teen Advisory Board as we sort through the clues and discover who committed the dastardly deed. Permission slips are required for this event, and will be available at the Information Desk. Refreshments will be served.

Kinderconcerts: Monster March
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Saturday March 4, 2017
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 7
Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourself!

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

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday March 6, 2017
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 3:30 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 3:45 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Refreshments will be served.

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

Medicare 102
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Wednesday March 8, 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. Medicare 102 covers the four parts of Medicare with a special focus on the Medigap plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover the deductibles and coinsurances not covered by Medicare. We will cover the Medicare Savings Programs (not all programs are low-income programs!) and healthcare fraud. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

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

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