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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!

  • The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
  • Meet Josefina, An American Girl by Valerie Tripp
  • Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez
  • Cooked by Michael Pollan
  • Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Grow It Cook It
  • A Good Man: Rediscovering my Father, Sergaent Shriver by Mark Shriver
  • My Father's Hands by Joanne Ryder
  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel
  • Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly
  • Frozen in Time: an epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
  • Big Bad Ironclad by Nathan Hale
  • Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever by Bill O'Reilly
  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Iron Thunder by Avi
  • The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
  • Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in the White House by Julia Moberg
  • Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford
  • American Icon by Bryce Hoffman
 

Programs at the Library


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Clara Barton: Her Life and Legacy
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Saturday March 28, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Many people know Clara Barton as the Angel of the Battlefield due to her renown as a nurse during the Civil War. But did you know that Barton had a long career after the war was over? Explore how Clara Barton discovered her calling, provided care for wounded Civil War soldiers, advocated for relief, and worked tirelessly on battlefields and in hospitals. A Speakers Bureau representative from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will be here for this fun and informative program. A Celebrating America program.

American Girls and American History: Kit (1934)
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Saturday March 28, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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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.

The Charles Eron Jazz Collective
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Sunday March 29, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
The Charles Eron Jazz Collective will play jazz standards, contemporary, and original compositions in the café area of the library. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to McDaniel graduate Charles Eron, along with Jon Seligman on drums and Alex Weber on bass. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Was Blind, But Now I See
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Tuesday March 31, 2015
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us in welcoming Jiffy Lube International founder Jim Hindman as he discusses his new book. Mr. Hindman will recount the story of his life, from becoming an orphan at age 10 to self-made millionaire by 35, from being on top of the business world to having his world come crashing in because of a debilitating eye disease that left him legally blind. Never one to give in or give up, Hindman tells how he fought back against age-related macular degeneration and, through the miracle of modern technology and a never-give-up attitude, found his way out of the darkness. In partnership with Lions Club International. A Celebrating America program.

The Charles Eron Jazz Collective
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Sunday April 12, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
The Charles Eron Jazz Collective will play jazz standards, contemporary, and original compositions in the café area of the library. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to McDaniel graduate Charles Eron, along with Jon Seligman on drums and Alex Weber on bass. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Remembering John Hanson
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Monday April 13, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Born in Maryland in 1715, John Hanson was a merchant and active public official during the American Revolution. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779, and was President of the United States in Congress Assembled from 1781-1782. Join biographer and author Peter Michael as he delves into the history of this first president. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. A Celebrating America program.

Taneytown Adult Book Discussion Group: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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Thursday April 16, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion. New participants are always welcome! A Celebrating America program.

American Girls: Decorate a Cupcake with Grace
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Thursday April 16, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
Registration for this event begins 4/2/2015.
Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

American Girls and American History: Samantha (1904)
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Saturday April 18, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 4/4/2015.
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.

Getting Started with Your Genealogy
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Saturday April 18, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 4/4/2015.
If you have thought about searching for your ancestors but did not know how to start, this presentation will kick-off your research with five easy steps! Why genealogy is important, how you begin your search, forms used in genealogy, resources and record types, citing your sources, and how to improve your skills will all be covered. A Celebrating America program.

My Mommy and Me
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Saturday May 9, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
Registration for this event begins 4/25/2015.
Let's pamper mom and treat her like a queen; she deserves a special day to be spoiled! Light refreshments will be served. Children must be accompanied by their special adult; all attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

My Mom and Me
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Saturday May 9, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 10
Registration for this event begins 4/25/2015.
Let's pamper mom and treat her like a queen; she deserves a special day to be spoiled! Light refreshments will be served. Children must be accompanied by their special adult. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Taneytown Adult Book Discussion Group: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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Thursday May 21, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a lively discussion. New participants are always welcome! A Celebrating America program.

American Girls: Summer Party Game Night
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Thursday May 21, 2015
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
Registration for this event begins 5/7/2015.
Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

American Girls and American History: Josefina (1824)
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Saturday May 30, 2015
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 5/16/2015.
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.

Summer Is A Coming In!
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Saturday June 6, 2015
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Kick-off your June with a dazzling summer concert with
Cornerstone Choir! Hear this talented
local group of more than 20 middle and high school home-
schoolers as they present various
styles of music, with selections from Phantom of the
Opera, Disney songs, canons, and worship
music. You will not want to miss this special group under
the direction of Casey Golden. Children 3 and under must
be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating
America program.

What Does It Mean to Write What You Know?
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Thursday June 11, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 15 - Adults
Many people try to write a novel but have a difficult time translating what they know in life and assigning it to a fictional character or location. The aha moment comes when you learn to transition from real life to fiction. Sharon Dobson, local author of Murder at Swan Cove, and Witness to War, will talk about the writing and publishing process and how she has reached those aha moments. A Celebrating America program.

Baltimore Museum of Industry Presentation: The Needles Trade
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Saturday June 13, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Please join us for this discussion presented by an educator from the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The Needles Trade is a study of the history of the garment industry in Baltimore starting with its beginnings in the 19th century. Tales about hats, umbrellas and men’s suits will be sewn together in the talk. There will also be discussion of the immigrants who worked in these sweatshops and the labor unions they eventually formed. Sonneborn, Greif, Polan Katz, Beehler, and Joseph A. Bank are just some of the companies that will be mentioned. A Celebrating America program.

Intro to Archery
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Saturday June 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 6/6/2015.
Learn about the fascinating sport of archery. Interest and participation in archery has increased over the last couple of years. The presentation and demonstration from members of the Heart of MD Bow Hunters will feature the basics of archery equipment and form. Information about membership in the club will also be covered. A Celebrating America program.

Free Spirit Book Club: Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
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Saturday June 20, 2015
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book. A Celebrating America program.

Going Wild with Grains!
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Friday June 26, 2015
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 6/12/2015.
Explore the wild world of grains! Investigate how grains play an important role in our lives and why grains are important to animals. Become a detective to find out the best grain products. Make a grain snack! A Celebrating America program.