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Library Schedules (July 31- Aug. 6)

Westminster library branch

The Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will offer the following programs this week. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4488.

Tuesday

Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. All ages. This story time introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. Ages birth-24 months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. Siblings welcome. With an accompanying caregiver.

Story Pals: 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Wednesday

Lend a Helping Hand: 6:30 p.m. Adults. Being a teen is hard enough. Imagine doing it without a family. Please join the Carroll County Department of Social Services to learn how you can make the difference in the lives of teens by keeping them in their own community. CCDSS is seeking families who are willing to take teenagers, sibling groups, and medically fragile newborns into their homes. Learn how, as a community, we can all help care for our youth. Please contact Carroll County Department of Social Services at 410.386.3434 for registration.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. Ages birth-24 months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. Siblings welcome. With an accompanying caregiver.

Story Pals: 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. Adults. Join in for a lively discussion of "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.

Thursday

Story Pals: 10 and 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Story Time: 1 p.m. All ages. This weekly story time introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Friday

Mermaid Party: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ages 3-11. Calling all mermaids. Dress up for a gathering of princesses of the sea. Stories and crafts will add to the "watery" fun. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Registration for this program began 7/20/2012.

Monday

On My Own: 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-6. A theme-based story time for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read and Play: 9:30 a.m. Ages birth-24 months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. Siblings welcome. With an accompanying caregiver.

Finksburg library branch

The Finksburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, will offer the following programs this week. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4505 or 410-386-4488.

Tuesday

Let's Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday: 1 p.m. All ages. Even though there aren't anymore Harry Potter books or movies coming out, let's celebrate Harry Potter's birthday in style. Feel free to dress up and be prepared for fun and games. Refreshments will be served.

On My Own: 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-6. A theme-based story time for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. 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: 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Wednesday

Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. All Ages. This story time introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-6. A theme-based story time for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Year-Round Family Story Time: 11 a.m. All ages. This weekly story time introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Thursday

Read and Play: 11 a.m. 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: 9:45 a.m. Ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Friday

Awesome Anime: 2 p.m. Ages 11-17. Bring the East a little closer to the West. Grab your favorite manga or graphic novel and join the fandom fun. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday

Avengers in August: 1 p.m. Ages 13-Adults. Avengers, assemble. Join us Saturdays this August for free movies and popcorn as we watch the origin movies of one of the greatest superhero teams, Marvel's Avengers. Refreshments will be served.

Monday

Digital Photo Books: 7 p.m. Ages 13-adults. Learn to create your own digital books, from selecting your theme to adding your photos and telling your story. You can create a book of your vacation memories, sports endeavors, a gift for that special someone or whatever you choose. Bring a laptop to learn on the spot or take your new scrapbooking skills home with you. Registration for this program began 7/23/2012.

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Stars: 11 a.m. Ages 3-6. Join us for a story time in which we'll read books about the nighttime sky, make music, and do a craft. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO® Creations: 2 p.m. Ages 5-Adults. 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.

Sidewalk Chalk Spectacular: 10 a.m. All ages. Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch. Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some flair and fun. Program is weather permitting. Guidelines and chalk available at the Information Desk. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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