Program listing for Saturday February 22, 2014

Saturday Storytime: Playtime
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Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO® Creations
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North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a LEGO® program where you can build whatever you would like! We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Raptor Rendezvous
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Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Birds of prey are amazing creatures. Learn more about what makes a raptor a raptor as you meet different species of hawks and owls. Find out what adaptations make these animals so fascinating! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Music of the Civil War Era
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Eldersburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
At the outset of the Civil War the hopes and aspirations of both North and South were echoed in music full of pride, determination, confidence, and even arrogance. Join Dr. David Hildebrand for a musical survey full of familiar tunes with the fascinating stories behind them, from John Brown's Harper's Ferry Raid to The Bonnie White Flag. This program is offered in conjunction with the Civil War 150 exhibit. Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. A Celebrating America program. This program was made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council.

Sloppy Saturday
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Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Need something fun to do with the kids? Like to create and express yourself with art? Drop in to the library and join the fun making crafts with leftover bits and pieces from storytime. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Affordable Care Act and Healthcare: Gotta Have It, Gonna Get It!
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North Carroll Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Confused about your options for healthcare? We have the answers! Our trained professionals will be available to offer practical advice and free assistance for signing up for insurance that's right for you. Get help with eligibility, explore your different options and learn about the enrollment process. Information to bring about yourself and your household: Social Security Numbers, birth dates, employer and income information (for example pay stubs, W-2 forms, or last year’s tax returns), policy numbers for any current health insurance, and information about job-related health insurance available.

PAWS to Read
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Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 17
Registration for this event begins 2/8/2014.
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practice reading to animals. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate. Only kids need to register.

Work and Play on the Appalachian Trail: A Ridgerunner's Perspective
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Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Join Lauralee Bliss, Shenandoah National Park's Ridgerunner and author of Mountains, Madness, & Miracles: 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail, for an informative program on the role of a Ridgerunner within the park and tales of her 4,000 mile adventure along the famous Appalachian Trail. A Celebrating America program.