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Eldersburg Branch

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Paint and Pages
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join us for a morning of creativity. We will paint, draw, and create. Everything for your works of art will be provided.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Summer Smash League
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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School's out! Don't waste your precious summer, sign up to compete in the Summer Smash League! We're hosting a series of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments for the Nintendo Switch. Show off your skills and make new friends during an afternoon of friendly competition. The library will have Gamecube, Joy Cons, and Pro Controllers available to play on. If you wish to use your own controller, please be sure to bring it with you. 

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Chicken Little Was Right, the Sky Is Falling, the Sky Is Falling
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
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Join us as we bend space and time to reach the bathrooms on the other side of the galaxy. Travel to a distant star just before its death and warp the fabric of space and survive to tell about it. Find out your connection to the elements and how our atmosphere protects us. Follow the sun through its old age and make your own neutron star, with Skip Bird, Outreach Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society.

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Faux Leather Vase
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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Join us as we repurpose your old vases, bottles, and jars around your home. We will use masking tape and tempera paints for this transformation. You won't believe the results. If you don't have something to transform, we will have items here to choose from.

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Midweek Minecraft: Creative
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Midweek Minecraft: Survival
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
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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. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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Elephant and Piggie
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
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Elephant and Piggie return to storytime this summer! Parents and children are invited to help retell stories by playing pretend with these beloved Mo Willems books. We will enjoy three stories and sing songs together to spark the imagination. 

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Stuffed Animal Taxidermy
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Instead of throwing away your old stuffed animals, why not mount them on your wall? Create your own trendy wall decoration for your room. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own plushy to taxidermy.

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Exploration Workshop: Intro to Youth Entrepreneurship
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Do you have a fun business idea? Are you willing to work hard, take calculated risks, and be optimistic? Join us for this introduction to youth entrepreneurship and innovation. Learn how to create a vision plan and discover more about the real business world.This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Library and the Institute for Museums and Library Services and is a collaboration with Biz Kidz Academy.

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Summer Reads: Elin Hilderbrand
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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JUST ANNOUNCED! We have added on a second event with Elin Hilderbrand on 6/30 at 3:30pm. Please click here to sign up for that session: https://ccpl.librarymarket.com/events/summer-reads-elin-hilderbrand-330pm-event

CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore invite you to a special Summer Reads author event with the queen of the summer novel, Elin Hilderbrand.

Her first historical novel, SUMMER OF '69, is rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has lived on Nantucket for 25 years and is the mother of three teenagers. SUMMER OF '69 is her twenty-third novel. Elin is also a 5 year breast cancer survivor. 

An author talk will be followed by a book signing. Titles will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. 

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Summer Reads: Elin Hilderbrand (3:30pm Event)
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This second seating, is now filled. Please fill out the form below if you would like to join the wait list. 

CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore invite you to a special Summer Reads author event with the queen of the summer novel, Elin Hilderbrand.

Her first historical novel, SUMMER OF '69, is rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has lived on Nantucket for 25 years and is the mother of three teenagers. SUMMER OF '69 is her twenty-third novel. Elin is also a 5 year breast cancer survivor. 

An author talk will be followed by a book signing. Titles will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. 

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Sharpie Tie-Dyed T-Shirts
Eldersburg Branch
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Use colorful Sharpie markers to tie-dye a t-shirt! All materials will be provided.

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Midweek Minecraft: Creative
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Midweek Minecraft: Survival
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Deep Relaxation Class
Eldersburg Branch
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, 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. Please bring a mat and a blanket.



Finksburg Branch

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Pigs in the Library?
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Come meet Sparky the pig and learn about what it's like to have a pig as a pet. Sparky is a 20-pound Juliana mixed with some Pot Belly and he can do tricks! We'll have a short storytime, then meet our star. Don't forget your cameras! 

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Blackout Breakout
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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A mysterious accident on intergalactic shuttle B-00X-520 has left the crew in the dark with no way to contact the mothership. Can you and your teammates follow the clues and solve the puzzles to get this ship back on course and figure out what happened?

 

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Engineer a Space Rover
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11, 11 - 17
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Engineer your own electric space rover or rocket-car that really runs by using a motor, a battery, gears, and cool craft materials! 

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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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De-stress, tone-up, and make friends with Syeda's yoga group. Difficulty level ranges from beginner to intermediate.

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Design Your Own Spacecraft with Kerbal
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Test your design, engineering, and flight skills with Kerbal Space Program. Can you build a digital spacecraft that will successfully launch? Can you pilot your ship into outer space? Challenge yourself and your friends to reach orbit and beyond in this free-build Kerbal session.

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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
De-stress, tone-up, and make friends with Syeda's yoga group. Difficulty level ranges from beginner to intermediate.



Mount Airy Branch

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Summer Discovery Celebration: A Brief Tour of the Universe
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library! Cosmic Adventures will bring their traveling planetarium to the library! Inside the computerized planetarium, audiences are immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while discussing different cultures' interpretations of the stars, exploring the moon's phases, zooming in on the planets and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth.

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Summer Discovery Celebration: A Brief Tour of the Universe
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library! Cosmic Adventures will bring their traveling planetarium to the library! Inside the computerized planetarium, audiences are immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while discussing different cultures' interpretations of the stars, exploring the moon's phases, zooming in on the planets and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth.

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Teen Chopped
Mount Airy Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Compete in a culinary challenge using mystery ingredients and see if you have what it takes to survive in the kitchen!

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Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Mount Airy Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!

“Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations.” – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden



North Carroll Branch

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Yoga with Syeda
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Mark your calendars and relax through the summer months with yoga classes lead by Syeda Kahn. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 3:00 PM if there is room.

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Duct Tape!
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us to make and take some fantastic creations out of duct tape.

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Yoga with Syeda
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Mark your calendars and relax through the summer months with yoga classes lead by Syeda Kahn. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 3:00 PM if there is room.

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Natural After Sun Skin Relief
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Come learn about essential oils and natural skin relief. Participants will each make an all natural toxin-free after sun skin relief spray! All supplies will be provided.



Taneytown Branch

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Bead It!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
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Join us for an afternoon of bead fun! Make a cool beadie critter and some neat bead jewelry.

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Young Yogis
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Yoga is a fun and beneficial exercise for all ages! Join Shawn Essed, certified yoga instructor, as she takes us on a fun yoga adventure. Bring a yoga mat or large towel if you wish.

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Robotics: A Space Mission
Taneytown Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Do you want to be an astronaut when you grow up? Have you ever dreamed about programming robots to complete a mission? Join the University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County 4-H and make your dream a reality. We will use a set of LEGO® WeDo 2.0 robots with iPads and learn to construct and program robots to complete a mission.

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Stay Safe with Tristar Martial Arts
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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An instructor from Tristar Martial Arts Academy will present a fun-filled, high-energy martial arts class focusing on stranger danger, safety, and anti-bullying. Martial arts encourages confidence, respect, physical fitness, and is fun for all ages! Loose-fitting pants or shorts are encouraged.

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Music with Me
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join the fun with your child as we celebrate the joys of music with instruments, dancing, bean bags, streamers, and more!

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LED Constellations
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Capture part of the night sky and view it any time you want! Using basic circuitry, we'll recreate a constellation in LED lights. All materials are provided.

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The Little Red Hen
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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The Little Red Hen is tired of eating boring old chicken feed for supper. She wants something new, bold, and different! A pizza is the solution, but who will help the Little Red Hen make it? Horse and Lizard are always ready to help out, but can they cook? Join us and the animals as we embark on a wacky, and maybe a little messy, kitchen adventure!

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The Little Red Hen
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 12
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The Little Red Hen is tired of eating boring old chicken feed for supper. She wants something new, bold, and different! A pizza is the solution, but who will help the Little Red Hen make it? Horse and Lizard are always ready to help out, but can they cook? Join us and the animals as we embark on a wacky, and maybe a little messy, kitchen adventure!

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Recycle Fun!
Taneytown Branch
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Registration and more information
Turn trash into treasure! Save the Earth and make a cool craft while you're at it!

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Blast Off to the Movies
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join the creative fun and decorate your own rocket or starship! Then, blast off to the Taneytown Branch "Space Station" for a movie.

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Amazing Acrylics
Taneytown Branch
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
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Blast off for a summer of artsy fun! Learn to paint using acrylics to create a starry masterpiece! 



Westminster Branch

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Trades of Hope Workshop
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Learn how a simple box is changing the lives of many women and children through Trades of Hope. Women in Haiti create beautiful beads out of cereal boxes, then use the beads in bracelets, giving them a way to support their families. Try your hand at rolling your own beads and making a keepsake bookmark.

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Celebrate the first day of summer with a ghost walk. 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.

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LED Constellations
Westminster Branch
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Capture part of the night sky and view it any time you want! Using basic circuitry, we'll recreate a constellation in LED lights.

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Exploration Workshop: Discover, Explore, Create
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Come join us for a playful STEM-related program using everyday materials. The event will be held outdoors in the branch’s Mary Lou Dewey Park or indoors weather depending. In collaboration with Pure Play Every Day, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 

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Teen After Hours: Water Party
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
School's out, and we're celebrating with a splash! Join our Teen Advisory Board as we have a wet time in the library's park. Participants should bring a change of clothes for inside activities. Permission slips are required and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

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Maker Monday: Mosaics
Westminster Branch
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Create a picture using paper squares in the style of the ancient world.



Offsite Locations

There are currently no events requiring registration at this location.