Program listing for Wednesday July 16, 2014

Read and Play
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Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cows
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Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Seasons
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Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cows
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Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Bounce Into Books
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Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice play skills while grownups socialize. With an accompanying adult caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

Read and Play
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Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Zoo
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Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Playground
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Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
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Mount Airy Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book! Please bring a dish to share for our summer luncheon on 7/16.

GSK Science in the SummerTM
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Eldersburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 8
Registration for this event begins 7/1/2014.
For kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade. Put on your safety goggles and explore the exciting world of chemistry! Observe physical and chemical changes. Make crystals and watch raisins and popcorn dance. All children must be pre-registered to attend Science in the Summer classes. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Child must be able to attend all of the classes that week (July 15 - 18). GSK Science in the SummerTM is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

On My Own: Playground
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Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Chicken Little Was Right – The Sky Is Falling!
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Taneytown Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/2/2014.
Join Skip Bird, Observatory Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society, as we explore things like comets (by making one), asteroids and the dinosaurs, and any upcoming meteor showers. We will also play Guess the Meteorite! Only kids need to register

Make a Wheat Doll
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Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 10
Registration for this event begins 7/2/2014.
Ever wonder what it would have been like to live on the frontier in the 1800s? Spend a little time learning what life was like then as we follow the story of Mary Ann and her friend Betty. Everyone will then be able to make their own wheat doll friend! Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Make It Work Wednesday: Marble Tracks and Zip Lines
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North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 14
Join us for some building and engineering fun as we tackle different projects at each session.

Seriously Inadvisable Science
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Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 17
Registration for this event begins 7/2/2014.
Want to make a bang at the library? Join us for some experiments we wouldn’t recommend for home, but will be a blast in our courtyard!

Drop-In Crafts
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Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 10
Join us in making some fun, kid friendly crafts. It's a perfect way to spend a relaxing summer afternoon. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

GSK Science in the SummerTM
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Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 11
Registration for this event begins 7/1/2014.
For kids entering 4th - 6th grade. Put on your safety goggles and explore the exciting world of chemistry! Observe physical and chemical changes. Make crystals and watch raisins and popcorn dance. All children must be pre-registered to attend Science in the Summer classes. A parent or guardian must come in person to fill out and sign the registration form for his/her child. Children must be able to attend all of the classes offered that week (July 15 - 18). GSK Science in the SummerTM is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in partnership with community-based organizations. Only kids need to register.

Code It @ the Library
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Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 15
Registration for this event begins 7/2/2014.
Explore Scratch, a popular educational programming language designed by the MIT Media Lab. By simply dragging together colored blocks of code, you can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. Create a playable game using step by step instructions or design your own. This program will be held monthly with multiple projects offered. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your finished project to take home.

Evening Storytime: Under the Sea
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Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Beyond the Book with Puppets
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North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We'll craft special paper puppets to retell two of our favorite stories, Bark George and Where the Wild Things Are. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime with Bedtime Math: Special Program: Beyond the Book with Puppets
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North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. We'll solve a fun and simple bedtime math problem to help kids learn to love math. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Crochet 911
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Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Join Caroline Brocato to learn how to crochet. If you know how to crochet, please join the group. Please bring a size J hook and light colored yarn to the class.

Evening Storytime: Playground
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Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.