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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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Free Spirit Book Club: A Woman in Arabia by Gertrude Bell
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Eldersburg Branch
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.

American Girls: Holiday Tea Party
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Thursday December 15, 2016
North Carroll Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
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Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Only kids need go register. A Celebrating America program.

Veterans Book Discussion Group: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
Finksburg Branch
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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.

Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others Concert
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Saturday January 7, 2017
Finksburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 12/24/2016.
Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others is a local band founded in 2010. They play mostly old time country music and throw in some blues, traditional bluegrass, and original songs. You'll hear fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and tight harmony. They encourage singing along, tiny kids who dance in circles, and having a good time. So c'mon down and have some old time fun! All attendees need to register.

The Log Cabin Caner
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Thursday January 12, 2017
Westminster Branch
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For All Ages
Caner Rick Barrick is fond of antique treasures, most especially chairs. Nine years ago he learned how to revive and save the life of chairs in need of caning by taking a traditional arts class at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Barrick is proud to say he has personally re-caned hundreds of chairs since then. Watch Barrick as he weaves natural materials together to create a surface that is sturdy and surprisingly strong.

Free Spirit Book Club: I'll Take You There by Greg Kot
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Saturday January 14, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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.

Veterans Book Discussion Group: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
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Tuesday January 17, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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 Girls: Winter Wonderland of Fun
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Thursday January 19, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
Registration for this event begins 1/5/2017.
Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Only kids need go register. A Celebrating America program.

Free Spirit Book Club: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
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Saturday February 11, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
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.

American Girls: Celebrate Addy
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Thursday February 16, 2017
North Carroll Branch
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 10
Registration for this event begins 2/2/2017.
Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Only kids need go register. A Celebrating America program.

Veterans Book Discussion Group: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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.

Black History Month: U.S. Colored Troops
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Sunday February 26, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 2/12/2017.
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.