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Eldersburg Branch

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Preschool STEM
Eldersburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Join us as we explore a STEM topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Gentle Yoga
Eldersburg Branch
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
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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 and a blanket.

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Exploring STEM through Art
Eldersburg Branch
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Create your own works of art using science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Hand Lettering Workshop with Amy Latta
Eldersburg Branch
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join author Amy Latta for a workshop where you'll discover the fun and relaxing art of hand lettering. No prior experience necessary.

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Chicken Little Was Right, the Sky Is Falling, the Sky Is Falling
Eldersburg Branch
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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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.



Finksburg Branch

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Intro to Musical Instruments
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 8
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Join Coffey Music's Bob Coffey on a musical journey where you will learn about and listen to several instruments. You will even get a chance to play some yourselves! 

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Yoga with Syeda
Finksburg Branch
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Strengthen your body, sharpen your mind, soothe your spirit. Follow Syeda through a series of postures and guided imageries. Beginner to intermediate. Register to reserve a space.

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Robot Pumpkin Smash
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
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The Robo-Lions will bring their robot, fresh from travels in Deep Space, to the library ready to once again find a new purpose in smashing pumpkins. Come to see a 120-lb robot capable of lifting a pumpkin nine feet into the air, spinning on a dime, and generally creating mayhem with elevators and lifts. There will also be crafts and games for all ages, and an opportunity for high school students to find out how to join the team for the season kicking off in January. 

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Spooky Storytime
Finksburg Branch
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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It's almost Halloween! Put on a costume and join us for a spooky storytime with stories, songs, and a witch's brew. 

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Something Wicked in the Library
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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There's something wicked in the library, and it's made off with all our candy! Can you solve these fiendish puzzles to win it back? 

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Little Ones: It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten
Finksburg Branch
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 3
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Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing, simple activities you probably do already! This storytime features interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Only kids need to register. A Learning Advantage Partnership program. Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant.



Mount Airy Branch

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Ribbons of Scarlet Author Tour: Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, and E. Knight
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Meet three of the authors of Ribbons of Scarlet: Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, and E. Knight. Multiple bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

A book signing will follow an author panel. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. 

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Little Ones: It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten
Mount Airy Branch
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 3
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Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing, simple activities you probably do already! This storytime features interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Only kids need to register. A Learning Advantage Partnership program. Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant.



North Carroll Branch

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Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn how to wrap beads with wire and create your own ring. All supplies will be provided.

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Family STEM Saturdays at the Library: Slime
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
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Participate in a hands-on chemistry experiment that involves squishy, gooey, sticky fun!

These programs encourage parents/care givers to participate with their children. It is required that an adult accompany children ages 6 and younger. Only children need to register.

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Clay Creations
North Carroll Branch
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17, Adults
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Join us to make and take some awesome clay creations.

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A Royal Wedding Tea
North Carroll Branch
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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You are invited to attend a Royal Wedding Tea celebrating weddings from Queen Victoria to Princess Grace to Princess Eugenie. Partnering with Steeped Tea Cafe, the menu will be a full sit-down tea serving soup, scones, assorted tea sandwiches, clotted cream, preserves, sweets and two teas. This historical tea will present royal weddings from different eras and countries. Dress for the tea is encouraged, such as hats or fascinators, gloves, or attire for any royal wedding, but certainly not necessary.



Taneytown Branch

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Preschool STEAM Tales: Strega Nona
Taneytown Branch
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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Explore traditional folk tales with a STEAM twist! We'll incorporate science, technology, engineering art, and/or math activities to extend the fun! Our feature story is Strega Nona, and we'll have oodles of fun with pasta - in celebration of World Pasta Day!

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Gingerdead Houses
Taneytown Branch
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Gingerbread isn’t just for the winter! Come create some shockingly sweet and marvelously macabre dwellings for ghosties and goblins. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.

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ABCs & 123s
Taneytown Branch
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join the fun as we explore letters and numbers. We’ll offer lots of engaging, hands-on activities to make learning fun!

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3D Print Your Own Bookmark!
Taneytown Branch
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Have you ever wanted to design your own bookmark? Well, now you have a chance! Join us at the Taneytown Branch Library to pick up a free book and design your very own bookmark to go with it. We'll use your design to make it with our 3D printer!



Westminster Branch

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit 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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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit 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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Forensic Science 4-H
Westminster Branch
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 6 - 12
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Do you enjoy solving crimes, using clues? Or have you ever dreamed about becoming an investigator? Join University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County 4-H as we will use investigative tools and STEM to solve a crime! 



Offsite Locations

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Mona Hanna-Attisha: One Maryland One Book Author Tour
Offsite
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Meet Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, the 2019 One Maryland One Book selection. What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk, and how through this a city demonstrated resilience. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

Presented in conversation with Ted Zaleski, avid reader and Director of Management and Budget for Carroll County. A book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

Presented by Maryland Humanities, Carroll County Public Library, and Carroll County Public Schools in partnership with A Likely Story Bookstore, Carroll Community College, McDaniel College, and The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County.