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Eldersburg Branch

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes students of all levels. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket and yoga mat.

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Summer Reads: Eliza Knight
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
From USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight comes The Queen's Faithful Companion, an endearing and vivid story told from the unique multi-narrative viewpoints of a young Queen Elizabeth, Hanna Penwyck (the fictionalized keeper of the Queen’s dogs), and Susan (the Queen's Corgi), whose love and loyalty were boundless. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

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Financial Foundations: Investing for Retirement
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
One way to ensure you can achieve your retirement dreams is to lay solid groundwork for your goals. Learn the power of compound interest, why you must keep your retirement accounts visible, and prepare now to help manage your taxes in retirement. 

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Yoga with Meditation
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes students of all levels. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket and yoga mat.

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Tai Chi for Wellness and Rehabilitation
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Tai chi is an ancient practice with origins in China. It is a mind/body practice incorporating breath and gentle movements to focus the mind. This program will assist the body in recovering from illness and maintaining wellness. The instructor is certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute. All levels are welcome.



Exploration Commons

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Intermediate Laser Cutting: Designing Custom Puzzles
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
In this intermediate-level laser design class, we will demonstrate and teach users how to design their custom-cut puzzles using different tools in Adobe Illustrator and Epilog's laser cutting software. 

Fusion Pro Laser Cutter Certification is required prior to attending this program.

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Laser Project: S'mores Station
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
We will create our own custom s'mores stations with an engraved design on the front of a wooden box to hold marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. We will finish with a quick assembly of s'mores items in the kitchen. Each attendee will create their own custom design for their box.

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Beginner Sewing Level 1: Make a Canvas Tote (Class 2)
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Get further acquainted with the sewing machine and basic tools of the trade. Learn how to work with different-weight fabrics and sew a boxed corner. Students will also learn about topstitching, reinforcement stitching, and how to use webbing to make bag handles. Apply these skills and more to make a lined canvas tote bag with coordinating handles.

Class Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or EC sewing machine certification. 

Required Materials: A sewing machine and all materials will be provided.

About Beginner Sewing Level 1: these classes introduce new or less experienced sewists to beginning sewing information and resources with hands-on practice.

Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes introduce and practice the following skills:

  • basis sewing tools
  • cutting, measuring, and marking fabric
  • pressing with an iron
  • basting and sewing

You can take Level 1 classes in any order, but beginners might benefit most from following the Class 1, 2, and 3 sequence.

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Books and Bites: Edible Flowers and Nature Reads
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for another joint program between CCPL's Westminster Branch and Exploration Commons, hosted in our teaching kitchen! We will learn about edible flowers while attendees will help create one of five dishes to share among the whole group: 

- Butterfly Pea Flower Salad

- Fried Squash Blossoms

- Mango Smoothie Bowl with Edible Flower Garnishes

- Melon Hibiscus Sorbet

While we eat, librarians Hannah and Joy will book talk a variety of narrative nonfiction nature-focused books that will be available for checkout at the end of class.

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Intro to Adobe Illustrator
Exploration Commons
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the basic features of Adobe Illustrator. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and explore the program through hands-on instruction. No experience is required!

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Spice Blends for Grilling
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Learn the secrets to creating seasonings perfect for grilling meats, seafood, and veggies. Participants will create a grilling spice blend and then make their own signature blend to take home. A tasting will conclude the class.

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 1
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class, with session one on Monday, June 24, and session two on Tuesday, June 25.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Intro to Laser Cutting
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through design basics, machine use, and safety procedures. At the instructor's discretion, customers who successfully complete this program will be certified to use Exploration Commons' Fusion Pro and Fusion Edge laser cutters.

Customers aged 12 to 15 who complete their certification are required to have a certified adult with them to use the laser independently.

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Summer Reads: Tracy Chevalier
Exploration Commons
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into forty-five languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, a play, and an opera. Her latest work, The Glassmaker, is a rich, transporting story that follows a family of glassmakers from the height of Renaissance-era Italy to the present day. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lives in London with her husband.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

 

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ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Two-Day Class: Day 2
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is for individuals preparing to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. After taking the course and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a Food Protection Manager Certificate, valid for up to five (5) years. This course covers Food Safety Training; Foodborne Illness; Hygiene, Health & Food Safety; Flow of Food: Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking and Serving; Environment: Equipment, Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control and Facilities; and the HACCP System. This is a two-day class, with session one on Monday, June 24, and session two on Tuesday, June 25.

©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Beginner Sewing Level 1: Sew a Small Zipper Bag (Class 3)
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Get acquainted with the sewing machine and basic tools of the trade. Expand your sewing skills by adding a zipper to a small storage bag. You'll insert a zipper into a small cotton bag with lining and learn hand sewing techniques.

Class Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or EC sewing machine certification. 

Required Materials: A sewing machine and all materials will be provided.

About Beginner Sewing Level 1: these classes introduce new or less experienced sewists to beginning sewing information and resources with hands-on practice.

Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes introduced and practice the following skills:

  • basis sewing tools
  • cutting, measuring, and marking fabric
  • pressing with an iron
  • basting and sewing

You can take Level 1 classes in any order, but beginners might benefit most from following the Class 1, 2, and 3 sequence.

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Adobe Illustrator: Create an Acrylic Keychain
Exploration Commons
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
In this session, we will review the fundamental tools of Adobe Illustrator for designing acrylic keychains. Attendees will experiment with the software and create their keychains on the Fusion Pro laser cutter. All the necessary materials will be provided, and no prior experience with laser cutting is required.

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ServSafe® Food Handler Course
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 15 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
The ServSafe® Food Handler course, taught by a Certified ServSafe® Instructor, provides basic food safety knowledge. This two-hour class covers five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitizing. At the end of the class, participants will receive a certificate after completing a 40-question assessment.
©2018 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (National Restaurant Association). All rights reserved. ServSafe is a trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. National Restaurant Association® and the arc design are trademarks of the National Restaurant Association.

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Intro to 3D Scanning
Exploration Commons
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
3D scanning is a digital design process that enables the creation of detailed and accurate models of real-world objects. Join us for an introductory look into this technology, which is used extensively in engineering, architecture, historic preservation, and video game development. We will demonstrate the use of our handheld Artec Leo 3D Scanner and highlight some recent projects that have been created with it.

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Beginner Sewing Level 2: Intro to Garment Construction (Class 1)
Exploration Commons
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This series of sewing classes introduces new or less experienced sewists to beginner sewing information, resources, and hands-on experience.

Beginner Sewing Level 2: Intro to Garment Construction introduces the following information and skills:

  • fabric types, terminology, and preparation for sewing
  • interfacings types, uses, and application
  • reading, customizing, and cutting from a commercial pattern
  • constructing and finishing a simple garment

This is a series class; you need to register for the first class and attend all three classes.

  • Class 1: Choosing, Purchasing and Preparing Fabrics for Garment Sewing (06/27/2024)
  • Class 2: Measuring the Body, Preparing the Pattern, and Cutting the Fabric (07/11/2024)
  • Class 3: Sewing Slim Cut Lounge Pants (07/23/2024)

 

Series Prerequisites and Required Skills:

  • Intro to Basic Sewing Skills and/or have EC sewing machine certification
  • can thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
  • can sew items together with different seam allowances
  • understand the purpose of back-stitching
  • have previously sewn items equivalent to the projects in the Beginner Sewing Level 1 classes: small fabric container, lined canvas tote with webbing handles, lined pouch with zipper

Required Materials:

  • A sewing machine, some materials, and a commercial sewing pattern will be provided
  • Students will supply the appropriate fabric, elastic, and thread for their garment
  • Appropriate amount of prewashed and dried fabric for your size*
  • Appropriate width and amount of elastic for your size*
  • Matching thread*

*Do not purchase fabric, elastic, or thread before the first class.

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Kids Cooking: Stovetop Quesadillas
Exploration Commons
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 10 - 13
Registration and more information
This hands-on class will introduce kitchen safety and stovetop cooking skills as we prepare a simple quesadilla recipe. This class is appropriate for children with no cooking experience.

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Intro to Canva
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Canva is a free web-based digital design program. Attendees will learn how to navigate the homepage, create new projects, and edit various templates to create projects for digital and print use. 

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Laser Engraved Livestock Brushes
Exploration Commons
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Getting ready for the summer livestock or horse show season? Join us to customize a wood-handled grooming brush to express your own personality! We'll learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and designing for laser engraving, then watch as your design is engraved onto a brush to take home.

This class does not result in independent laser use certification. 



Finksburg Branch

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per registrant. This will be an outdoor event. 

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PAWS to Read
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Come to the library to visit with or read to book-loving therapy dogs. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children and helps with social skills and emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors can also come to de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins are welcome!

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Third Thursday: Libraries Are for Everyone
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
The library is more than just books. It's a place to come together as a community. We welcome teens and adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers to join us for games, crafts, music, and more! 

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Picnic Concert Series: Milkshake Duo
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join us at the Finksburg Branch Garden for this music event! Pack a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the cool sounds of local bands. It's our Summer Reading Celebration, and what an adventure we'll be having! Join us for the Grammy-nominated Milkshake duo for a party in the garden and stay for ice cream and games! In the event of rain, this concert will be in our Large Meeting Room.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local Master Gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch Garden. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent.

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
Peter Rabbit loves adventure and eating his veggies. Mr. McGregor grows the best vegetables in his garden, but Peter's not allowed to go there. What do you think will happen when Peter decides to sneak into the garden? Will he get caught by Mr. McGregor, or will he find his way out safely again? You'll dig Peter Rabbit in his thrilling escapade through Mr. McGregor's garden!

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Tiny Library Treasures (Finksburg Branch)
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

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Adventure Escape
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 10 - 17
Registration and more information
Embark on an imagination-fueled adventure for secret puzzles and hidden treasure in this reverse-escape room event. 

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A Magical Escapade
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
School of Magic Arts is once again partnering with Carroll County Public Library, Finksburg Branch, to bring you the adventure of the summer! In this 45-minute stage magic show, you'll see magical things grow, appear, and vanish right before your eyes. Fast moving with lots of fun and audience interaction, this program is great for the whole family (not just the kiddos). And, since School of Magic Arts is all about learning, you might find yourself performing a trick or two before the show is over!

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Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Afternoon
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
Registration and more information
Calling brave heroes for a quest in Dungeons & Dragons! Whether this is your first adventure or your twentieth, join us for an afternoon of fantastic deeds! On the road to the town of Etran's Folly, our heroes were waylaid by strange creatures. No sooner did they hit town than they were met with a strange mystery...a mystery that will take us the whole summer to unravel! Join us in June, July, and August to solve the mystery of Etran's Folly and the strange happenings therein.  

A choice of playable 5th-level characters, dice, pencils, and other necessary supplies will be provided.  

Dungeons & Dragons is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the United States and other countries. © 2015 Wizards. All Rights Reserved.



Mount Airy Branch

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Club Friendship
Mount Airy Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
We welcome teens and adults with developmental disabilities or who are neurodivergent, along with their caregivers, to join us for an hour of movement, games, and fun!



North Carroll Branch

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Create, Explore, and More: Terrific Towers
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us for tower building using a variety of materials. Let's find out which team has the tallest or strongest towers.

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Savvy Senior Travel
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Adventure Begins at Your Library is the Summer Reading theme this year, but maybe you are ready to travel a little further. Listen as experienced traveler Danielle Unglesbee shares how to plan the best adventure that fits you. We'll explore budget but high-value travel, streamlined and planned tours, guided motorcoach touring, safety tips and techniques, and all-inclusive trips.

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Tiny Library Treasures (North Carroll Branch)
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

Registrants can pick up small canvases between 9 AM on Monday, June 24, and 5 PM on Saturday, June 29. Create and submit tiny art masterpieces to decorate the library; they must be returned to CCPL's North Carroll Branch by 5 PM on Saturday, July 6.

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Create, Explore, and More: Up, Up, and AWAY!
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Create and test parachutes and hot air balloons.

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Eating Well This Summer: Plant-Based Eating
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
As summer comes into full swing, there is an abundance of produce available. Join Weis Dietitian Christina Pelletier, MS, RDN, LDN, to explore plant-based eating and how to incorporate more plants into your meals and snacks. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration of Watermelon Cucumber Salad for participants to sample. A $5.00 Weis coupon will be available to all attendees.

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per registrant. This will be an outdoor event. 

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Crazy for Crafting
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for some fun and easy craft projects each month. No experience or creative skills are needed. Bring a friend or meet new people who also enjoy crafting.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Painting Bookends
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
We are looking to brighten up our young adult area, and we need your help. Bring your creativity and paint some bookends for us. If you don't finish, you can take them home and return them later. You can earn up to three service hours. You must be at least 12 to earn service hours.



Taneytown Branch

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Kids
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is holding a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament for kids, so join us to show you're the best player your age in town! There will be no prizes, just glory for the winner!

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Teens
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is holding a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament for teens, so join us to show you're the best player in town! There will be no prizes, just glory for the winner!

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Adventures with Water!
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
Join the hands-on fun as we experiment with water. Learn about the properties of water with sink or float activities and much more!

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Diamond Painting
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly session of diamond painting! We'll have a new project each month, and no experience is necessary!  

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Kids
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Registration and more information
CCPL's Taneytown Branch is having a monthly Super Smash Bros. tournament for kids, so join us to show you're the best Super Smash Bros. player your age in town! No prizes, just glory to the winner!

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Let's Get Crafty
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or meet new people with a shared love of crafting.  



Westminster Branch

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It's for the Birds
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 12
Registration and more information
Learn how to make an easy bird feeder and about how birds' beaks are different.

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Birds of Maryland: From Field to Forest and Ground Floor to Treetops
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Enjoy lifelong birder Martin Brazeau's entertaining and informative high-definition film showing the ecology of Maryland birds, such as scarlet tanagers, orioles, and warblers. He will share how birds change with each habitat and discuss unique bird behaviors. You will also view a short film showing what you can do to protect birds. Marty will humorously describe the rewards and challenges of filming birds that don't seem to want to pose for him! There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation.

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Tiny Library Treasures (Westminster Branch)
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

Registrants can pick up small canvases at the Customer Service Desk between 9 AM on Monday, June 24, and 5 PM on Saturday, June 29. Create and submit tiny art masterpieces to decorate the library; they must be returned to CCPL's Westminster Branch by 5 PM on Saturday, July 6.

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Westminster Branch Teen Advisory Board
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Need service hours? We've got those too! Participants can join us in person or log in virtually through Zoom by registering.

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Diverse Voices Book Club: The Guncle
Westminster Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book discussion focusing on a diverse author's work. Each month, we will select a young adult or adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our June selection is The Guncle by Steven Rowley. Attendees are welcome to attend in person at CCPL's Westminster Branch or virtually through Zoom.



Offsite Locations

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Facts First: Social Media & Mental Health
Offsite
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Social media is everywhere! At this program, you'll learn how to understand the balance between online engagement and real-life experiences. Learn how to navigate these risks and promote positive mental health, while gaining insights into the potential pitfalls of social media. You'll also discover effective solutions to prevent excessive screen time.

Presented by Carroll Community College and Carroll County Public Library in partnership with The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County. 

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An Evening Tea to Celebrate Summer
Offsite
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Celebrate the first day of summer with an evening at the Steeped Tea Cafe in Manchester. On arrival, walk through the backyard and enjoy the beautiful flower beds to slow down after a busy day. Enter this cozy tearoom and relax. You will soon enjoy the delicious accoutrements, including four bottomless teas, and lovely company. Learn about the beginnings of this surprising tearoom, information on their backyard flower beds and scaping, and how to plan a summer tea at your home.

Parking is available on both sides of 3223 Main Street and in the lane behind the tearoom.

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Owl Prowl at Piney Run Park Nature Center
Offsite
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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Whooo likes owls? Join us for a nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. A naturalist will lead us on a quiet walk through the woods, pausing to call for owls and share stories about their behavior and habitat. Please meet at the Piney Run Park Nature Center and dress weather-appropriate.



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