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Eldersburg Branch

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Apples! Apples! Everywhere!
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we explore apples through crafts, stories, and fun!

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.

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CD Case Planter Kit
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Create a decorative planter using old CD cases with this take-home kit; supplies include material for the planter/box, but not plants or dirt. Kit pick-up will be from October 4 - 9.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, one or two yoga blocks, a strap or belt, and a blanket.



Finksburg Branch

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Teen Biblio-Box
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
What is a Biblio-Box? It's a box full of fun for teens! Register to pick up a box containing a library book, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at CCPL's Finksburg Branch from September 23 - 30. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help the Finksburg team match you with a book. Please register each teen individually.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Card Kit Crafty Box: Autumn
Finksburg Branch
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
What is a Card Kit Crafty Box? It's a box full of fun for crafty adults! This month's kit will feature some seasonal or autumn holiday stamp sets! Register to pick up a box containing library materials for crafty inspiration, two rubber stamp sets, two card bases with envelopes, an ink pad, and other crafty extras to help unleash your creativity.

Box pickup is at CCPL's Finksburg Branch from Friday, September 24 to Friday, October 1. Please return the stamp sets, ink pad, and box when you are done crafting.

Registered attendees will receive a form to help Finksburg staff match you with your preferred crafty supplies.

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 12 - 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 12-17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring water. Masks are required! Garden clean up days are weather dependent.

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Flipbook Animation Camp
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn how to create your own short cartoon! Register to get a take-home kit, or just watch the video and try it with supplies you have at home. 

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Pre-Twinkle Violin Demo
Finksburg Branch
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 7
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Glenda Walsh Crouse from Westminster Suzuki Strings for a free 30-minute violin class. Participants will explore the exciting world of pre-twinkle violin. Children are taught through play, games, and storytelling. In addition to hearing a brief professional performance of the violin, children will be able to try a real fractional sized violin. Following the class, Ms. Glenda will be available to answer questions about the violin and the Suzuki Method.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Teen Service Hour Kits: Paint Carroll Pink Bookmark
Finksburg Branch
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Pick up a kit containing all the materials you need to make bookmarks to benefit those going through cancer treatment at the Carroll Hospital. All instructions to create pink inspirational bookmarks are included, as well as instructions on how to receive service learning hours. There is the potential to be awarded up to three service learning hours for this project.  

Kit pickup is from Friday, October 1 through Saturday, October 9. Please return your completed kit to CCPL's Finksburg Branch by October 23 so the bookmarks can be distributed during October's Paint Carroll Pink.  

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents will receive a take-home gift each week.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Family Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Ready, Set, School!
Finksburg Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Twos and Threes Together
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 3
Registration and more information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.



Mount Airy Branch

There are currently no events requiring registration at this location.


North Carroll Branch

There are currently no events requiring registration at this location.


Taneytown Branch

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Friday Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Library Book Box: Autumn Thrills and Fun
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Ready to take home a Library Book Box? The Book Box is a take-home kit with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and a library book for you to enjoy!

Our theme this month is Autumn Thrills and Fun, so enjoy a book and some fabulous items based on the season of shorter days and cooler temperatures!

Pick the box up at CCPL's Taneytown Branch starting October 4; be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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BERC's Virtual Job Club
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
The Business Employment Resource Center (BERC) hosts an online meeting for job seekers and employers. It is designed to create an environment for positive encouragement, motivation, networking, strategy sharing, and employment announcements. Participate in BERC's Virtual Job Club using the library's large SMARTboard instead of logging in from your individual screen. Don't face the job search alone! Get more info at https://carrollworks.com/.

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Family Storytime
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Activity Cart Opening Day: Fidgety Fun
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Be the first to sample the materials on this month's Activity Cart. Each month, after school on Thursdays and Fridays, a cart will be set out with activities to try on your own at a library table. Register for this one-time opportunity at the beginning of the month to get a guided tour of what's new.



Westminster Branch

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Awesome Autumn Arrangements
Westminster Branch
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Make and take a fall arrangement in a pumpkin. Bring your own artificial or fresh hollowed-out pumpkin and a container to fit inside. Carroll Garden Club will supply oasis, fresh and dried plant material, and instructions. You may bring seed pods, berry branches, etc., and clippers.  For more details, contact Diane Brown at 301-854-3915.



Offsite Locations

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Offsite
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents/caregivers will receive a take-home gift each week. Child care will be available for older brothers and sisters. If the in-person option changes due to changes in health protocols, the program will be offered virtually and participants will be contacted. In partnership with Carroll County Public School’s Judy Center.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Read and Play
Offsite
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent and water as needed. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program and lease adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masking.

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Offsite
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents/caregivers will receive a take-home gift each week. Child care will be available for older brothers and sisters. If the in-person option changes due to changes in health protocols, the program will be offered virtually and participants will be contacted. In partnership with Carroll County Public School’s Judy Center.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program.

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Read and Play
Offsite
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program.

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Family Storytime
Offsite
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime!

Please register one person per family. If we must cancel due to weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program.

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Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest
Offsite
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Grow with Baby: Hatchlings in the Nest is designed for parents with babies six months of age and younger. Join us for this informative and fun early literacy program. We encourage participants to come to each session of this four-week program. Parents/caregivers will receive a take-home gift each week. Child care will be available for older brothers and sisters. If the in-person option changes due to changes in health protocols, the program will be offered virtually and participants will be contacted. In partnership with Carroll County Public School’s Judy Center.

Hatchlings, in partnership with the Maryland State Library and Mother Goose on the Loose, is funded in part by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood as part of the PDG B-5 for MD State Libraries, funded through a federal grant opportunity with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.



Online

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Mount Airy Online Senior Book Discussion Group: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Online
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's book: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

CCPL and Emily Martin assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Teen Advisory Board
Online
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Teen Advisory Board is back! Interested in having a voice in young adult activities at the library? Want to earn some service hours? We want to hear your voice! Due to construction at CCPL's Westminster Branch, this meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. Registration will close one hour before the meeting begins. All registrants will receive a Zoom link after registration closes.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Book of Delights
Online
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's book is the 2021 One Maryland One Book selection The Book of Delights by Ross Gay.

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Introductory Zentangle with Linda Speert, CZT
Online
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
People are flocking to this international phenomenon. Join us for an evening of introductory Zentangle, the method used to create beautiful images from elemental materials and simple lines and shapes. Through the process, you will likely enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and an increased sense of well-being. Supplies needed include white paper, a black pen, a sharp pencil, and a smudger (tortillon or cotton swab).

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Diverse Voices Book Club: They Called us Enemy
Online
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 September selection is the graphic novel They Called us Enemy by George Takei (available digitally through Hoopla). The book discussion will take place virtually through Zoom.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will, also, discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans.

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SELf Discovery! An Interactive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Storytime
Online
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
An interactive storytime that focuses on cultivating children's social-emotional competencies through engaging stories, games, and activities!


What is social and emotional learning (SEL)?

Research has shown that social-emotional skills are as important to success as academic achievement. Per the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (2021):

“SEL is the process through which all young people acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”

This program will promote the five SEL competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. To learn more about SEL and its benefits, check out the CASEL website at https://casel.org.


 

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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Which crewmember is kinda sus? Join us for a chance to play the popular game Among Us with your peers in a non-public game and find out! 

Registrants will be invited to a meeting on Zoom the day before the program to walk through how we will connect and play the game.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. 

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Virtual Teen Advisory Board: Service Learning Opportunity
Online
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you interested in volunteering virtually at the library? Join us for Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a monthly meeting where teens help plan programs, complete service-oriented projects, and advise the library on teen-related topics.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Join this virtual hangout to discuss your favorite series with other like-minded teens! Please plan on logging in to the meeting 5 minutes early.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

CCPL and Emily Martin assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.