We are now open for limited walk-in services! Visit our Reopening page for more information.

Construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East has begun at the Westminster Branch. Visit our Exploration Commons update page for information regarding the project and how to access the Westminster Branch. Beginning Monday, October 12, there will be no on-site parking. During this time, you may park in the Diffendal public parking lot behind the branch for free and access the library through the front entrance.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Tax Topic Tuesday - 2020 Style: A Carroll Ca$H Week Event
Online
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
2020 may the toughest tax year in decades! Join us to learn about how COVID-19 relief may impact your 2020 tax returns. Find out all the ways COVID-19 will impact your 2020 tax return. Details on take home kits for Carroll Ca$h Week will be emailed to each registrant.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group featuring Dr. Heidi Crayton
Online
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Dr. Heidi Crayton will speak to the group and answer questions about multiple sclerosis. Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information and to get the Zoom link. 

Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations are not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. 

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Graphic Novel Book Club: Bitter Root and March Book One
Online
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a monthly book club focused on graphic novels and sequential art!

This month, we'll start off with another comic from this year's Eisner Awards, the winner of the Best Continuing Series award, Bitter Root by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Green. We'll also be discussing, in honor of Congressman John Lewis' passing, the first volume from his autobiography, March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

Both graphic novels can be found on Hoopla, or in physical form by placing a hold and using Express Pickup.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group
Online
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's title is the One Maryland, One Book: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.

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Money in Crisis: Managing Your Personal Finances in Times of Crisis - A Carroll Ca$H Week Event
Online
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
The COVID-19 situation has really highlighted the need to have a plan in place when we experience a financial strain. Join us to learn how to create a plan to help guide you through the lean times. Details on take home kits for Carroll Ca$h Week will be emailed to each registrant.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. If possible have a mat and a blanket available.

CCPL and Bryan Nupp assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Revisiting the Founding Era
Online
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 10 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join program moderator, Judge Joe Getty, Maryland Court of Appeals, as he leads a discussion with Samuel Riley, Union Mills Homestead, David Greenspoon, Gerstell Academy, and Alexander Lothstein, Maryland Historical Society.  Revisiting the Founding Era will use historical documents to spark conversation about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and encourage understanding and appreciation of the time period and how they influence our lives today.

This program is supported by a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association through the “Revisiting the Founding Era” program (foundingera.org)  A Learning Advantage Partnership and Celebrating America Program.

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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Steph as she shares some of her favorite books, songs, and rhymes! 

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Story and Craft In a Bag: How Many Snails?
Online
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Get everything you need to to enjoy How Many Snails?: A Counting Book at home! Includes a book, early literacy activity, and craft. Pick up will be at the Eldersburg Branch during Express Pickup. Participants will be emailed details.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group
Online
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Virtual Credit Café: A Carroll Ca$H Week Event
Online
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn about your credit report, credit score, and how they affect your ability to borrow money. Find out how to check your credit report and dispute any errors. Then stick around to ask questions with our financial coaches about what works best for you. Details on take home kits for Carroll Ca$h Week will be emailed to each registrant.

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Tech Talk with Sara & Sara
Online
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Looking for help with CCPL's digital resources? Join Sara and Sara as they address your questions about Overdrive, Hoopla, RBdigital, as well as others.  

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Financial Fun Friday: A Carroll Ca$H Week Event
Online
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Close out Carroll Ca$h Week 2020 with some financial fun online! Join us for bingo and other fun games! SAVE some time on your calendar for this fun event and pick up some financial tips for kids as we play! Another fun event as part of Carroll Ca$h Week 2020! Details on take home kits for Carroll Ca$h Week will be emailed to each registrant.

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Virtual Family Game Night
Online
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults
Registration and more information
Parents, looking for something fun to do with your kids Friday night? Let the family games begin! 

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Pets and the Afterlife
Online
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how pets in spirit have the ability to send signals to the living and wait for us in the afterlife. Rob Gutro, medium, paranormal investigator, scientist, and author of Pets and the Afterlife - How They Communicate from the Other Side and More and Pets and the Afterlife 2: Stories of Signs from Pets That Passed will discuss how to cope with grief after losing a beloved pet. He will identify the signs they give us and the science behind why living pets can sense entities. By the end of the talk, you will be able to find the signs from your pets in spirit.

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STEAM at Home: Design Your Own Art Machine
Online
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn to create a kinetic sculpture that is designed to build and move! 

Craft kits are available for this program at the branch of your choice! After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when and they may pick up a bag of activity supplies through Express Pickup! On the day of the program, watch the pre-recorded video to learn how to make your art machines!

Craft kits will be available for pickup starting Friday, October 16th, and will be available until Monday, November 2nd.

Watch the how-to video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/2oDStUOggUs

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Spooky Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Put on a costume and Join Ms. Barbara for spooky songs, stories, and dances.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Online
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 out 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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Spooky Trivia Night!
Online
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults
Registration and more information
Pause your monster movie marathon for a little while and come play trivia about all things spooky with and a few things sweet thrown in!

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch: Spooky Stories
Online
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Diverse Voices Book Club: Dread Nation
Online
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages: 16 - 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 or new adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our October selection is Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. Available through Overdrive/Libby or in hard copy through Express Pickup.

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STEAM at Home: Halloween STEAM
Online
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us in virtual Exploration Point! for some spooky HallowSTEAM activities! Use static electricity to make a floating ghost, make a paper spider web, and explore perception to create a jack-o'-lantern optical illusion! 

Craft kits are available for this program through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when they may pick up a bag of craft supplies! On the day of the program, watch the pre-recorded video to learn how to make your Halloween STEAM crafts using your kit!

Craft kits will be available for pickup Thursday, October 15th through Monday, November 5th.

Watch video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/eKQ_36KEDNw. 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 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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Movie Discussion Group
Online
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Use the library's Kanopy  streaming movie service to watch My Afternoons with Margueritte staring Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle Casadesus. Then join us for a discussion of this sweet French movie that tells a story of an unlikely friendship that is formed around books and reading. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

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Make Your Own Day of the Dead Keepsake Box
Online
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 10
Registration and more information
Register for supplies to make a Day of the Dead keepsake box. Supplies will be available at the Eldersburg Branch Library during Express Pickup starting October 29th at 10 AM. Instructions are included with the bagged supplies.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch: Spooky Stories
Online
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 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 15 minutes early.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - 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. We may not use all of them in each class, but if possible have a blanket, bolster or pillows, strap, scarf, or soft belt and 2 blocks or books.

CCPL and Rebecca Berg assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while participating in this online program.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - 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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Haunted Hangout!
Online
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - 17
Registration and more information
Celebrate the spooky season with our Zoom lock-in featuring scary-movie bingo, Kahoot!, a costume contest, and more!

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Robot Pumpkin Smash Virtual Meetup
Online
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
Registration and more information
Join the Robo-Lions, a team of students, as they fire up their robots for an online smash hit: Robot Pumpkin Smash! Find out how many times it takes a robot to crack open a pumpkin. They will include some "at home" activity suggestions with simple materials. This program is a collaboration between PIE3 (Partnership in Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship) and Carroll County Public Library. 

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A Paranormal Casebook of Maryland
Online
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
Registration and more information
The Inspired Ghost Tracking team will discuss several of their most unusual Maryland investigations, such as the case of the dismembered ghost and the alleyway ghost. Learn why ghosts stay behind and how the IGT team works with them to bring them solutions and peace. 

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Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara: Friends
Online
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for songs, stories, and movement.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information and to get the Zoom link. 

Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations are not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. 

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Senior Crosswords
Online
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be doing a crossword puzzle together over Zoom for the 60 plus crowd. Get your coffee and join in the fun. (If you use only the phone to call into Zoom, this will be accessible to you, too.)

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 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.