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About the Initiative

Celebrating America fosters a greater sense and understanding of America's history and Carroll County's important role in that history by joining forces with private and public institutions around the county. For more information about the initiative, visit Carroll County's Celebrating America web site.

Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail

Barn Quilts are painted panels reproducing quilt patterns that are mounted on the sides of barns or other buildings. The quilts highlight the natural beauty of our county and celebrate the agricultural heritage through this traditional art form. For a complete list of Barns included in the trail, visit Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail.

Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail

Celebrating America Reading Selections

In partnership with Carroll County's Celebrating America initiative, each quarter CCPL will recommend titles for a community read. Our current pick is Forgotten Sundays by Gerry Sandusky. Join our Celebrating America online book discussions on Goodreads!

 

Programs at the Library


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The Honorable Frederick Douglass
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Saturday June 23, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
This year, we are proud to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of one of America’s great leaders, Frederick Douglass, with a Living History Performance by storyteller Bill Grimmette. Telling masterful stories in the character of Douglass, with an occasional excerpt from his many letters, speeches, and writings, Grimmette intends to transport us back in time to let us see and hear what audiences around the world saw and heard that shaped our exceptional nation. A Choose Civility and Celebrating America program.

The Honorable Frederick Douglass
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Saturday June 23, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Register for this event today!
This year, we are proud to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of one of America’s great leaders, Frederick Douglass, with a Living History Performance by storyteller Bill Grimmette. Telling masterful stories in the character of Douglass, with an occasional excerpt from his many letters, speeches, and writings, Grimmette intends to transport us back in time to let us see and hear what audiences around the world saw and heard that shaped our exceptional nation. All attendees need to register. A Choose Civility and Celebrating America program.

Statue of Liberty Party
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 11
Join us as we celebrate Lady Liberty with a party inspired by Dave Eggers book, Her Right Foot! We will learn fun facts (including why she's green), dance, make crowns, and march around the library! A Celebrating America program.

American Music Storytime Series: Melodies of Motown
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Saturday June 30, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We'll travel through America's rich musical landscape, using songs, stories, and crafts. From the funky to the groovy and all the greatest hits in between! A Celebrating America program.

Dulcimer Music
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Sunday July 1, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Learn about the folk traditions surrounding the hammered dulcimer while listening to captivating music played by Rob Caswell. A Celebrating America program.

Holiday Drop-in Crafts: Celebrate Independence Day!
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
Taneytown Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the fun as we celebrate the birthday of our country by creating red, white, and blue crafts! All supplies will be provided. Available from 10 AM - 12 PM. A Celebrating America program.

Happy Birthday USA
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
Join us as we celebrate our country's birthday with stories, songs, and activities. A Celebrating America program.

Second Saturday Summer Strolls
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Saturday July 14, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us as we start the second Saturday of each summer month right, with an enjoyable and informative stroll in our downtown area. We will meet at the old train station located at 1 N.Main St, Mount Airy. Each walk will be about on to one and a half miles, so wear appropriate shoes. Walks will be rain or shine, except in the event of lightning. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A Celebrating America program.

Veterans Book Club: Code Talker by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila
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Monday July 16, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.

American Music Storytime Series: Surf's Up
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Saturday July 28, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We'll travel through America's rich musical landscape, using songs, stories, and crafts. From the funky to the groovy and all the greatest hits in between! A Celebrating America program.

Dulcimer Music
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Sunday July 29, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Learn about the folk traditions surrounding the hammered dulcimer while listening to captivating music played by Rob Caswell. A Celebrating America program.

Second Saturday Summer Strolls
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Saturday August 11, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us as we start the second Saturday of each summer month right, with an enjoyable and informative stroll in our downtown area. We will meet at the old train station located at 1 N.Main St, Mount Airy. Each walk will be about on to one and a half miles, so wear appropriate shoes. Walks will be rain or shine, except in the event of lightning. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A Celebrating America program.

The Union Mills: Early Industry Comes Alive
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Thursday August 16, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Join Sam Riley, Union Mills Homestead Foundation President,
for an engaging discussion about how early industrial
complexes formed the center of local communities in Carroll
County. Focusing on the German-descended Shriver family’s
business enterprises at Union Mills, Mr. Riley will address
the Shriver Grist Mill and A.K. Shriver & Sons Tannery and
the role they played in early economic development in the
area. This project is a partnership between the Carroll
County Public Library, The Union Mills Homestead, and Balti
Virtual to engage the community in local history. It
combines a traveling exhibit of artifacts with augmented
reality animations to offer an interactive experience. The
exhibit will be on display at Carroll Lutheran Village from
8/15 – 9/6. This project is funded by a Library Services
and Technology Act Grant from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services and the Maryland State Library. A
Celebrating America program. Krug Chapel Auditorium,
Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 Saint Luke Circle,
Westminster

Rock with The King!
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Saturday August 18, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Put on your blue suede shoes and join us for an Elvis concert presented by local Elvis impersonator Will Debley. Join us for dancing, fun, and a chance to learn about Elvis Presley and his contributions to rock and roll. A Celebrating America program.

Games of the 1950s
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Monday August 20, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 10
Registration for this event begins 8/6/2018.
Happy 60th Birthday, CCPL! To help celebrate we will be having a 1950s games program. Come play indoor and outdoor games that would've been played by children your age when our library first opened. We will have cake in the branch after the program. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Veterans Book Club: The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts
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Monday August 20, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.

American Music Storytime Series: Anarchy in the PreK
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Saturday August 25, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We'll travel through America's rich musical landscape, using songs, stories, and crafts. From the funky to the groovy and all the greatest hits in between! A Celebrating America program.

Dulcimer Music
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Sunday August 26, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Learn about the folk traditions surrounding the hammered dulcimer while listening to captivating music played by Rob Caswell. A Celebrating America program.

Veterans Book Club: Da Nang Damned! by Peter Turner
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Monday September 17, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.