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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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Veterans Book Discussion Group: Give Me Tomorrow by Patrick O’Donnell
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Monday November 20, 2017
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.

Veterans Book Discussion Group: Trident K9 Warriors by Mike Ritland
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Monday December 18, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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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.

Veterans Book Discussion Group: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
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Monday January 22, 2018
Finksburg Branch
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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.

The History of Shopping Through the Sears Catalog
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Monday December 4, 2017
North Carroll Branch
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For Adults
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Take a trip down memory lane and explore Enoch Pratt Free Library's retrospective collection of Sears catalogs. Beginning with issues from the 1930s, view how clothing, furniture, appliances, toys, and the value of the dollar have changed through the decades. Observe historical trends in marketing and other aspects of business innovation, and gain an appreciation for these artifacts that function as fascinating mirrors of our times. John Damond, Manager of the Business, Science, and Technology Department of Enoch Pratt, will present. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

American Old-Timey Arts & Crafts
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Thursday January 11, 2018
Westminster Branch
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For All Ages
…evoke memories of an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual, of past times. Go back in history as local quilters Marian Witiak, Brenda Proper, and Linda Nicholls demonstrate the art of quilting, which is done to create bedspreads, wall hangings, clothing, and a variety of textile products. A Celebrating America program.

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Monday January 22, 2018
Westminster Branch
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Registration for this event begins 1/8/2018.
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. The group will focus on one or two issues of interest at each meeting. 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 history lectures here at the Westminster Branch. A Celebrating America program.