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Finksburg Branch

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Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys Live in Concert
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Grab a blanket and chairs and come to the library to hear Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys, a Baltimore area bluegrass band, live in concert in our gardens. The rain date will be June 18 at 6:30 PM. Registrants will be notified if we need to cancel. Attendees must sit socially distanced. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

 

***The Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys concert scheduled for 6/11 at the Finksburg Branch at 6:30pm has been postponed until Friday, 6/18 at 6:30pm due to rain. (Registered participants do not need to register again.)

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Finksburg Branch
Saturday, June 19, 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. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Teen Biblio-Box: Folktales
Finksburg Branch
Thursday, June 24, 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 themed box containing a library book, a DIY craft, and other fun surprises!

Box pickup is at the Finksburg Branch from June 24th to July 1st. Please return your library book and box when you are done reading.

This month's theme is Folktales; each box will feature books, a craft, and some great related items! 

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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Card Kit Crafty Box
Finksburg Branch
Friday, June 25, 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! 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 the Finksburg Branch from Friday, June 25 to Friday, July 2. 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. One registration per household; we can accommodate households with multiple crafters.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Storytime in the Garden: I Love Bugs
Finksburg Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement in our gardens.

This program is weather permitting. Feel free to bring blankets/chairs. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking. Please register yourselves as a family unit and not as individuals.



Mount Airy Branch

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Choose-Your-Own (Summer Reading) Adventure: Book Grab Bag
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
lang="EN-US">Unboxings are so last year. Sign up and grab yourself the ultimate unbagging experience! Each bag will contain something to do, a special treat for you, and two YA books to pick from. (Or read both, if that’s how you roll!) Return the books when you’ve finished with them, keep the trinkets. Rinse and repeat!  Don't forget to bring your library card when you grab your bag to check out your books!  (Registration only. Bag pickup is at the Mount Airy Branch, June 14 through 21.)

 

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Mount Airy Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit. (Kits will be available for pick-up at the Mount Airy Branch from June 28 to July 5.)



North Carroll Branch

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STEM Flying Challenge
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
What makes a paper airplane or frisbee fly the farthest?  Design your own paper airplanes and frisbees then experiment and test their flying abilities.

The program will be held outdoors; if we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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STEM Flying Challenge
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
What makes a paper airplane or frisbee fly the farthest?  Design your own paper airplanes and frisbees then experiment and test their flying abilities.

The program will be held outdoors; if we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Get Ready to READ! 
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for an outdoor program where we will read a story together and play games and songs that will help your child review letters, letter sounds, and other reading skills in a fun and interactive environment. After every program, participants will be given an activity to take home to use throughout the summer aimed to help review and improve reading skills. 

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

 

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Summer Storytime Outdoors
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home.

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Card Camp
North Carroll Branch
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Create your own greeting cards using rubber stamps from the library's rubber stamp collection. Take-home kits with all supplies will be provided and available to pick up from the North Carroll Branch prior to the program. 

Watch the video on Facebook or YouTube for assembly directions and ideas for more ways to use the stamp sets. And, best of all, if you want to continue crafting, you can reserve a stamp set and pick it up from your local branch!

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Star Wars Fun
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Make a Star Wars-themed craft and more.

The program will be held outdoors; if we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Star Wars Fun
North Carroll Branch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Make a Star Wars-themed craft and more.

The program will be held outdoors; if we must cancel due to bad weather we will send an email to the registrants the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Get Ready to READ! 
North Carroll Branch
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: 5 - 8
Registration and more information
Join us for an outdoor program where we will read a story together and play games and songs that will help your child review letters, letter sounds, and other reading skills in a fun and interactive environment. After every program, participants will be given an activity to take home to use throughout the summer aimed to help review and improve reading skills. 

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

 

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Summer Storytime Outdoors
North Carroll Branch
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home.

If we must cancel due to bad weather, we will send an email to the registrants on the morning of the program. Wear sunscreen and bring your sunglasses. Please bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on during the program. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
North Carroll Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.



Taneytown Branch

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Library Loot Box: Beach Reads
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Ready to take home a Library Loot Box? The Loot Box is a take-home kit for teens with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and an actual library book for you to read!

Our theme this month is Beach Reads! Even if you're not at a beach, you can get in a summer mood with the right book and some related items!

Pick the box up at the Taneytown Branch from June 14th to June 21st, and be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

 

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Take and Make for Adults: Beach Reads
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you ready for the summer? Then register to claim a take-and-make kit with a craft, a treat, a few little surprises, and an actual library book for you to read! Even if you're not at a beach, you can get in a summer mood with the right book and some related items!

Pick the box up at the Taneytown Branch from June 14th to June 21st, and be sure to return the box and book when you're done reading!

 

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Taneytown Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.



Westminster Branch

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Ghost Walk of Westminster
Westminster Branch
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Ready for some outdoor fun? Join us for a stroll through Westminster to hear some legends and lore and visit a few local haunts. This walk is approximately 1.5 miles. We will plan on meeting in the park in front of the library. The rain date will be Friday, June 25. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Westminster Branch
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.



Offsite Locations

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Family Storytime at Wildwood Park
Offsite
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
Please register one person per family. Meet us at the gazebo in Wildwood Park for a fun storytime! 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. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.



Online

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Beach Day!: Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, music, and movement.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 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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Zentangle: A Four-Part Series
Online
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn “artistic meditation” that enables you to create beautiful images by drawing structured, repetitive patterns called tangles. No artistic abilities are needed. Participants need a pencil, fine line black pen, paper, and a tortillon/blending stump (or a cotton swab). Join us, whether you are new to the practice or coming back for more!

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

This summer we will be adding a special once-a-month pick-up item to add to your child's storytime fun - such as a shaker egg or scarf!  Please use these items every week to help your child engage in our storytimes! Supplies may be limited as this is intended for families rather than group settings. Monthly pick-up information will be emailed to registered families.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 16, 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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Mount Airy Online Book Discussion Group: March: Book One
Online
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is March: Book One by John Lewis.

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Transitioning to Medicare Part 1
Online
Wednesday, June 16, 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. There are many decisions to make when you are transitioning on to Medicare. This seminar will cover what the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) are, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, available preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We, also, will cover Medicare Savings Programs, which help pay for Medicare beneficiary out of pocket costs. These are not all low-income programs.

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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, June 17, 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 Visit for Adults
Online
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Enjoy some library time and materials with others over Zoom. We will start each hour by sharing a digital library item together. Then, we will do a related discussion or activity together. Finally, stay on to be tutored on how to access the material on your own device or dig deeper into digital features. The session will always end with time for open Q&A. This month, we will be listening to audiobook passages together.

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, June 18, 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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National Aquarium: Rainforest
Online
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Investigate plant and animal interactions and adaptations for survival in the South American rain forest. Discover the importance of this unique habitat, threats to its survival and how we can all help to influence its future.

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Anime Trivia Night!
Online
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Calling all anime fans! Test your knowledge of magical girls, shonen, mecha, and more during this trivia quiz!

 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the Taneytown Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join us for a great start to your morning! Our interactive Zoom storytime will include books, music, and more! 

This summer we will be adding a special once-a-month pick-up item to add to your child's storytime fun - such as a shaker egg or scarf!  Please use these items every week to help your child engage in our storytimes! Supplies may be limited as this is intended for families rather than group settings. Monthly pick-up information will be emailed to registered families.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 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, June 23, 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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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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. 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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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Thursday, June 24, 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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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Giver of Stars
Online
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
This month's selection is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Thursday, June 24, 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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Little Hands Signing: Zoo Signs
Online
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in this fun, hands-on storytime for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together.

This program will be presented in spoken English. To request accommodations, please contact aknight@carr.org.

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LGBTQ+ Reads for Pride
Online
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Carroll County Public Library and PFLAG Westminster - Carroll County for this exciting partnership event to celebrate Pride Month! Whether you enjoy adult fiction, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, nonfiction, or young adult, you will leave this booktalk webinar wanting to check out some new titles that highlight LGBTQ+ stories, characters, and experiences. 

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 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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Tails and Tales Painting Kit and Demonstration
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 7 - 12
Registration and more information
Join art teacher Nicole Osborne on Zoom and create a Tails and Tales work of art. Pick up an art kit at the library branch of your choice; kits will be available for pick up from Friday, June 25 to Monday, June 28. 

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Diverse Voices Book Club: Felix Ever After
Online
Tuesday, June 29, 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 or new adult title written by an author from a diverse background so we can learn from others' perspectives. Our June selection is Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. This book discussion will take place through Zoom.