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Medicare 101
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Wednesday September 2, 2015
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you eligible for Medicare in the coming months? Do you already have Medicare and want to learn more? Join us for a free one hour workshop that will include the four parts of Medicare and how they work, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, find out if you qualify for Medicare Savings Programs (all Savings Programs are not low-income programs), free preventive services offered by Medicare, and learn how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. Presented by Tina Herrero-Backe SHIP/SMP Coordinator.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Wednesday September 2, 2015
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. A Celebrating America program. This program is presented in collaboration with the One Maryland One Book initiative of the Maryland Humanities Council.

Family Storytime: Autumn
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Thursday September 3, 2015
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday September 3, 2015
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns. Please join us!

Preschool Science: The Amazing Human Body
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Friday September 4, 2015
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Help your preschool child discover science concepts with fun, hands-on experiments and activities. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kinderconcerts: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
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Saturday September 5, 2015
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! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Library
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Tuesday September 8, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 8, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver

Pajama Party Storytime: Library
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Tuesday September 8, 2015
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Library
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Wednesday September 9, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday September 9, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver

Startup Local: How to Start and Grow a Business in Carroll County
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Wednesday September 9, 2015
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Do you want to be Carroll County’s next business success story? Find out what it takes to start and grow a business in Carroll County. New and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to join Jason Stambaugh, Founder and CEO of Startup Local, as he shares information about startup business fundamentals, local small business resources, and how to win $5,000 for your startup business idea by competing in the Carroll Biz Challenge 2015.

Twos and Threes Together: Library
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Thursday September 10, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Library
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Thursday September 10, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Library
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Thursday September 10, 2015
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Play Baby Play!
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Friday September 11, 2015
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. With an accompanying caregiver.

Bingo for Books
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Saturday September 12, 2015
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 12
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Join us for an afternoon of BINGO! Children will win books for prizes. Every child will leave with at least one new or gently used book! Only kids need to register.

Come Fly with Me
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Saturday September 12, 2015
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Falconry, the sport of kings, is an up close and personal hands-on experience with a bird of prey. Liam Straton and Greg Dorsch will be talking about the history of falconry and where it fits into modern times. They will also focus on the care and training of raptors and will be accompanied by a red-tailed hawk, northern goshawk, and American kestrel. A Celebrating America program.

It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Ain’t Got that Swing!
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Sunday September 13, 2015
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for a Jazz Trio performance with Christiana Drapkin on vocals, along with her pianist and bassist for a lively mix of jazz standards, popular songs from the Great American Songbook, and other songs that relate to the One Maryland book choice, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The event will take place on the Booth Memorial Stage in the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park. This program is made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council. A Celebrating America program. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is presented in collaboration with the One Maryland One Book initiative of the Maryland Humanities Council.

Parachute Play
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Sunday September 13, 2015
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Registration for this event begins 8/30/2015.
Enjoy a special storytime in the park full of music, games, and fun parachute activities for you and your child. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday September 14, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver

Ready, Set, School: Pigs
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Monday September 14, 2015
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 September 14, 2015
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!

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Dewey!
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Monday September 14, 2015
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for a delicious piece of cake as we remember long-time library champion Mary Lou Dewey, after whom the library's park is named. Refreshments will be served. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Pigs
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Tuesday September 15, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday September 15, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver

Pajama Party Storytime: Pigs
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Tuesday September 15, 2015
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Pigs
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Wednesday September 16, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday September 16, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver

Twos and Threes Together: Pigs
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Thursday September 17, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Pigs
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Thursday September 17, 2015
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Pigs
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Thursday September 17, 2015
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Creative Playtime
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Friday September 18, 2015
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 8
Play is a fantastic way for children to develop their critical thinking skills. Come join us for an open play time where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, LEGO® blocks, playdough, and more! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Saturday September 19, 2015
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
Practice your reading skills by reading and relaxing with a dog! KPETS will bring a variety of breeds, each one a terrific listener.

American Girls and American History: Molly (1944)
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Saturday September 19, 2015
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 9/5/2015.
Step back in time with your 18-inch doll or toy! Come experience the past with your doll through stories, crafts, and games. Find out what life was like for the American Girl characters in their diverse cultures and time periods in American history. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.