Program listing for Saturday February 8, 2014

Saturday Storytime: Silly Stories
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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.

Great Backyard Bird Count
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North Carroll Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In preparation for the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17, bird lovers of all ages are invited to learn the whys and hows of the bird count. Virginia Huebner, from the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, will talk about the reasons for the Great Backyard Bird Count and how to participate and enter your count into an international database.

Magic®: The Gathering
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Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Join us for 2 hours of gaming fun. Newcomers to the game will have a chance to learn, and experienced players can face off with one another or trade cards. Come and join the gathering of the oldest of trading card games—with more than 12 million players! Refreshments will be served.

Board Games at the Library
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Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Board games have completely changed from the days of Monopoly! From Dominion to Super Smash-Up, join us for a chance to play some board games from the new generation and learn what the fuss is all about.

Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel, a Living History Presentation
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Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Civil War heroine Clara Barton overcame both personal obstacles and society's narrow view of women's roles to pursue her heart's work, battlefield nursing. In this costumed living history presentation, Mary Ann Jung portrays Barton as audience members take the parts of Yankees and Rebels. 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.

Free Spirit Book Club: The Time In Between by Maria Dueñas
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Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book.

PAWS to Read
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Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 17
Registration for this event begins 1/25/2014.
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. Registration preferred but walk-ins welcome!