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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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Viewing the World: Old Tech New Tech with Hash Newman
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Wednesday November 7, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Learn about the fascinating role that 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional technologies have played in the past as entertainment and to win wars, and explore its potential for the betterment of society. Hash Newman will lead us in understanding the early use of 3D technology and its amazing results. Interactive stations will offer fun, hands-on experiences using old stereopsis methods, including the view-master, and through virtual reality, using systems such as HTC’s Vive. A Celebrating America program. This program will take place at Lorien Taneytown, 100 Antrim Blvd., Taneytown. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Hindenburg: Last of the Giant Zeppelins
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Friday November 9, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Although most famous for the fiery crash on May 6th, 1937, the Hindenburg airship had completed 62 successful flights before the ship’s hydrogen lifting gas ignited while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Join Horst Schirmer, who flew on the Hindenburg when he was six years old, as he describes the background, design, and legacy of the Hindenburg. Schirmer’s father, Max, designed the aeronautics for the airship. This program will take place at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 Saint Luke Circle, Westminster. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Local History Talk: Strawbridge Home for Boys
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Saturday October 20, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Join local author, Amy Mathis, to hear her discuss her new book Like Saving Summer in a Jar: The Story of James Jimmy Mathis, a Strawbridge Boy. Hear the inspirational story of her father's life and legacy. You will also learn about the history of the Strawbridge Home for Boys and its impact on the Sykesville community. Some of the past residents will be joining Ms. Mathis to share their experience growing up a Strawbridge Boy. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America and Choose Civility program. Registration for this program begins 10/6.

Dulcimer Music with Rob Caswell
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Sunday November 18, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:30 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.

Life as a Civil War Soldier
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Monday November 5, 2018
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Have you ever wondered what a soldier ate, wore, or did in the Civil War? Join Civil War reenactor, Charles Mellor, as he shares with you the life of a Civil War soldier in this interactive presentation. A Celebrating America program.

Veterans Book Club: The Boys of '67 by Andrew Wiest
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Monday November 19, 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 Girl Doll Party
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Thursday October 18, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 11
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Bring along your American Girl Doll to have fun, hear stories, play games, and even make some special things for a doll of your own! A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Elect a Character!
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Tuesday November 6, 2018
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Today is Election Day and we're getting the vote out at the library. No matter your age, drop by anytime today to enter a ballot for your favorite storybook character and get your own sticker to show everyone that you voted! A Celebrating America program.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 19, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation at the Westminster Branch Library and then a stroll through Westminster to visit the haunts of our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Saturday October 27, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation at the Westminster Branch Library and then a stroll through Westminster to visit the haunts of our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
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Thursday December 6, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 11/20/2018.
The Carroll Garden Club will provide materials and guidance
for you to create a fresh green
swag to decorate your front door, mailbox, mantel, etc.
They will also teach you how to make a
bow for your swag. Bring pruning shears if you have them. A
Celebrating America program.

'Tis the Season...
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Monday December 10, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 11/25/2018.
for Christmas tree ribbon ornaments. Create a beautiful
ornament that even Martha Stewart would
envy. All materials provided. A Celebrating America
program.