Due to a COVID exposure, the North Carroll Branch is currently closed. The bookdrop will remain open and material hold and due dates will be extended. Please check back for further updates.

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STEAM Fun with Ms. Anna: Snow Day STEAM
Online
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us in virtual Exploration Point! to try some cool snow-themed STEAM activities - no actual snow required!

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! Craft kits will be available for pickup starting January 13th through February 1st.

On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your snow-themed STEAM crafts using your kit!

View on our Facebook page or on our YouTube page.

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Ghosts of England: A Medium's Vacation Encounters
Online
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
On vacation in England, author and medium Rob Gutro twice encountered ghosts who wanted to share their stories. You will learn about some of these known, and unknown, people who presented themselves to Rob. They wanted to let him know they are still around, still reside in their houses or castles, drink in their favorite pub, or need help.  View the program recording on YouTube here.

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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Snowman Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, songs, and movement on zoom.

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Our MS support group has moved online! Please contact Nadine by email at nadiner@carr.org for more information. Please register 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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3D String Art Earrings
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind jewelry by combing 3D printed frames and string art design. Take home kits with all supplies will be provided and available to pick up from your library branch. Registrants will receive an email with pickup instructions.

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Fast Food Trivia Night
Online
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Can you sing the Big Mac jingle in your sleep? Have you had passionate late-night debates with your friends about who has the best fries? You're in good company. Join us for fast food trivia live on Zoom!

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 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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Diverse Voices Book Club: Gender Queer
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 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 January selection is the graphic novel biography, Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe. This book discussion will take place through Zoom.

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Tell Us How You Lived: Unearthing Union Mills’ History
Online
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
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Carroll County’s Union Mills is an exceptionally significant and well-preserved industrial and residential complex, but how did professional historians and archaeologists make that determination? Join moderator Elizabeth Anderson Comer, principal of EAC/Archaeology, Inc., and a team of experts as they present the results of a multi-year research project. Archaeological, architectural, cultural landscape, LiDAR, and documentary research will be presented by Dr. Rob Wanner, Dr. Paula Stoner Reed, and Paul Albert. This public programming is an opportunity for the Union Mills Homestead’s many stakeholders, including the public at large, to learn about the important findings made in the course of this project, which was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

If you'd like to join us through Zoom, please register. If you will be joining us on Facebook or YouTube, no need to register, just tune into the live stream of the program.

Photo Credit: Union Mills Homestead Photo Archive
 

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Little Ones: It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten
Online
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 3
Registration and more information
Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing with simple activities you probably do already! 

Pick up a Storytime in a Bag Kit at the branch of your choice to use during our Zoom storytime with Ms. Patsy. Participants will be able to pick up kits from January 21 through January 26, during library hours. 

Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant. A Learning Advantage Partnership program.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, January 27, 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, January 27, 2021 - 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 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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Zoom into Storytime: Live with Ms. Steph
Online
Thursday, January 28, 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, January 28, 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: Leadership in Turbulent Times
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
We will be discussing Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Gentle Yoga Online
Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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. 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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Teen Zoom Hang Out: Anime Club
Online
Friday, January 29, 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 15 minutes early.

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STEAM at Home: Design Your Own Art Machine
Online
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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! Craft kits will be available for pickup January 19th until February 8th.

On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your art machines!

 

 

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Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin
Online
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities to do together and ideas to expand the learning at home with your child.

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Groundhog Zoom Storytime with Ms. Barbara
Online
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
Registration and more information
Join Ms. Barbara for stories, songs, and movement on Zoom.

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90s Nostalgia Trivia Night
Online
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This quiz is all that and a bag of chips! Dust off your favorite Beanie Babies, your fanny pack, and your Game Boy Color for this 90s-themed trivia quiz!

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Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch
Online
Tuesday, February 2, 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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Among Us Play Session
Online
Tuesday, February 2, 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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Senior Crosswords
Online
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 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. The host will share the puzzle for you to view on your computer screen. Participants verbally suggest answers while the host fills them in on the one shared puzzle. If you don’t receive an email with the login information, please check your spam or junk folder.

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Storytime Zoom Room with the Westminster Branch
Online
Wednesday, February 3, 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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Navigating the Naturalization Process
Online
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Learn more about how to become a U. S. citizen with USCIS Community Relations Officer Judy Navarro Kirlin. This program will include an overview of the naturalization process and highlights the recent changes to the naturalization test. She will also discuss other updates including those concerning Covid19 and will be available to answer any questions.

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Deep Relaxation Class Online
Online
Wednesday, February 3, 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, February 4, 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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In Search of Helen from Two Locks
Online
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join Jack McBride White, author of In Carrie's Footprints as he discusses his latest book, In Search of Helen from Two Locks, with Helen’s son Sidney Starliper. In Search of Helen from Two Locks is an inspiring story of love, family, loyalty, disease, and determination. Jack and Sidney will unveil the little-known story about a family’s experience with a rare, unknown brain disease. In 1950 Sidney’s mother began acting strangely and was committed to Maryland's Springfield state hospital. She left in a sheriff’s car when he was seven years old, and he never saw her again until her funeral. In 2016, Sidney realized it was time to solve the mystery of how and why she disappeared from his life. This program is sponsored by a collaboration with Sykesville's Gate House Museum, Community Media Center, and Carroll County Public Library.


If you'd like to join us through Zoom, please register. If you will be joining us on Facebook or YouTube, no need to register, just tune into the live stream of the program.

 

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Yoga for Everyone Online
Online
Friday, February 5, 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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Make a Paper Circuit Valentine's Card
Online
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: 6 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn how to use conductive tape, a battery, and an LED light to create a Valentine's Day card that lights up! Perfect to give as a Valentine's gift!

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! Craft kits will be available for pickup starting January 25th through February 15th.

On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your Valentine's Day STEAM craft using your kit!

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