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Twos and Threes Together: Zoo
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Wednesday August 16, 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 August 16, 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.

Make & Take Craft: Creative Clips
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Wednesday August 16, 2017
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For ages 16 - Adults
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Join us to create a set of embellished binder clips perfect for photo albums, place settings, or just to pretty-up your everyday notebook or planner! Supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Zoo
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Thursday August 17, 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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Thursday August 17, 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: Zoo
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Thursday August 17, 2017
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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.

Building a Better World, One House at a Time
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Thursday August 17, 2017
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For Adults
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Habitat for Humanity imagines a world where everyone has an affordable, decent place to live. Each year, volunteers, donors, students, faith and civic groups band together to support Habitat Partner Families as they break these odds and realize the dream of homeownership. Attend this session to learn how you too can help build a better world, one house at a time. All attendees need to register.

Sciencetellers: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales
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Friday August 18, 2017
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For ages 4 - 11
Ahoy! People don’t just build on land, they build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could it possibly take to build a pirate ship? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Summertime Jazz in the Park
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage with Monte Leister and Coffey Music's Jazz Camp students. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Dig Up Your Ancestors Online!
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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For Adults
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Ancestry.com and Google are two of the most popular sites accessed for genealogy research, but their search engines vary significantly. Join Eileen Sousa for this presentation about search strategies and tips that will make your searches more effective and accurate. It will also focus on specific techniques that will optimize your Ancestry and Google searches. A Celebrating America program. All
attendees need to register.

#TrendingNow
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Monday August 21, 2017
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For Adults
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The Westminster Branch is pleased to welcome back Gary
Kavanagh to facilitate an open current events discussion
group on topics of interest in the community and the
nation. Join Gary to discuss a variety of issues in a
structured environment, where everyone can be heard, in a
non-confrontational setting, with the goal of learning
from each other's points of view. Our topic for August is
the Opiod Crisis. Gary holds a Master’s Degree in
Modern European and Diplomatic History from GWU and
taught secondary school in Prince George's County,
Maryland. Gary has hosted several very popular American
and Russian History lectures here at the Westminster
Branch. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need
to register.

Maker Mondays: Fairytale Engineering
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Monday August 21, 2017
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For ages 5 - 17
Join us for Maker Mondays in July and August! Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techie tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Grab a friend and come get creative at the library. We’ll supply the equipment, materials, and the mentor. What will you make?

Seriously Inadvisable Science
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Hand Lettering Art
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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For Adults
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Ease back into fall and try your hand at the popular hand lettering art. Make a lovely sign to take home or give as a gift. Author and artist, Amy Latta, will be walking the group through basic embellishments, like curving vines, arrows, banners, simple swirls, and flowers. She will then demonstrate simple hand lettering steps, ending with a watercolor technique to polish off the design. Supplies are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring either an 8 x 10 or 8 1/2 x 11 frame and come with an idea for a phrase or verse they want to use. Amy's recently published book, Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art, will be available for purchase during the program. All attendees need to register.

LEGO® Creations
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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For ages 5 - Adults
Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring a grownup and build together!

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse
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Friday August 25, 2017
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For All Ages
Join the fun as we meet a miniature horse from Full Moon Farms. Enjoy a brief informational presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the mini.

Teen After-Hours: Virtual Reality
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Friday August 25, 2017
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Step into another world as we explore the library’s virtual reality system through games and more. Food and other fun will also be available when we take a break from the computerized world. Registration and permission slips are required; pick up yours at the Information Desk. Only teens need to register.

Build Together
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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For ages 2 - 8
Playing is no idle pastime. In fact, research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together. This drop-in program is for children ages 2 to 8 years old with their parent/guardian.

Maker Mondays: Paint in the Park
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Monday August 28, 2017
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 17
Join us for Maker Mondays in July and August! Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techie tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Grab a friend and come get creative at the library. We’ll supply the equipment, materials, and the mentor. What will you make?

Virtual Reality Open House
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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For ages 5 - Adults
Try out CCPL's Vive virtual reality headset! We'll have the Vive set up for drop-in exploration, with a staff member on hand to answer questions. Don't miss this chance to explore the ocean depths, fight off storm troopers, and more! Step into the future and experience technology that's changing the way we work, play, and learn. Drop in anytime between 3pm-7:30 pm.