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Carroll County Times

Library Schedule (Feb. 12-18)

The Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, will offer the following programs this week. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4488.

Wednesday

Story Pals - Art: 9:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals - Art: 10:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Knit Wits: 7 p.m. For ages 11-Adults. Beginners, please bring a light colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit please come and bring your project.

Music of the Civil War Era: 7 p.m. 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.

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Thursday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages Birth-24 Months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals - Art: 10:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Drop-In Computer Instruction: 11 a.m. For Adults. Do you need help with basic computer skills like e-mail, searching the Internet, word processing, e-readers, or other types of computer skills? Drop in to our computer lab for some help.

Service Learning Hours - KidWorks: 5:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. KidWorks meets twice a month. At the 1st meeting we spend an hour planning a story time for younger kids. At the 2nd meeting (2/27/2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.) we present the story time. You must come to both meetings to earn 3 service learning hours.

Friday

Discover Math - Valentine Glyph: 10 a.m. For ages 3-5. Register for this event today. This program is part of a math series for preschoolers. We will read a story and learn about math through hands-on activities. With an adult caregiver.

Anti-Valentine's Day Lock-In: 6 p.m. For ages 11-17. Register for this event today. We are having a gathering to NOT celebrate Valentine's Day. So forget the sappy romance stuff. Join us for some fun activities after hours. Refreshments will be served.

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Saturday

Saturday Story Time - Art: 9:45 a.m. For All Ages. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Bitter Fruits - A Civil War Story of Tragedy & Triumph: 1 p.m. For ages 11-Adults. Join us at the library as Julia Chain and David Shuey bring the bittersweet story of Annie and James Colwell to life. After Fort Sumter was attacked in 1861, many Americans were moved to join the fight. James Colwell, a respected attorney, husband, and father of four, enlisted in the Union Army in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and then shared his intentions with his wife for the first time. Their sympathies and sentiments differed on the conflict, as she hailed from Baltimore. Their letters to each other are chronicled in the book The Bitter Fruits which was based upon a descendant's master's thesis, then expanded and published by the Cumberland County Historical Society in 1998. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program. 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.

Tuesday

Read and Play: 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. For ages Birth-24 Months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Bringing the Civil War to Life for Kids: 1 p.m. For All Ages. Please join local historian Mike Eckard as he shares fascinating facts, history, and stories about the Civil War. Imagine holding the same item a Civil War soldier used. This is a hands-on program giving kids a chance to get up close to and handle historical artifacts. 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. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Civil War Medicine: 3 p.m. For ages 8-Adults. Join us for this interactive presentation from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Learn about life in a Civil War camp as well as medical practices, including dentistry, veterinary medicine, triage, and medical evacuation. 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.


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