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Carroll County Times

Library Schedule (Feb. 19-25)

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 - Playtime: 9:45 and 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.

Homeschoolers' Class - Black History Month: 2 p.m. For ages 7-10. Join the fun in these literature-based science, social studies, math, and language arts programs.

Crochet 911: 7 p.m. 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.

Teen Volunteer Time: 7 p.m. For ages 12-17. Need service hours? Help the library. We are looking for young adults who would like to earn service hours. Help the library prepare crafts for story time, pull library materials from the shelves, and do other special projects. Come and earn service hours, it's just that easy.

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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 - Playtime: 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.

United States Colored Troops: 7 p.m. For ages 11-Adults. The Union Army enlisted over 200,000 colored soldiers in their ranks starting in early 1863. Those soldiers fought in 449 battles and in the minds of many, helped shorten and win the war with the Union. Over 68,000 of those men died in the war. Another 2,500 languished in Confederate prisons. 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.

Saturday

Saturday Story Time - Playtime: 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.

Music of the Civil War Era: 11 a.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. This program was made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council.

PAWS to Read: 2 p.m. For ages 6-17. Register for this event today. 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.

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Monday

Year-Round Family Story Time - Wild Animals: 9:45 a.m. For All Ages. An open invitation. This weekly story time, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Story Time - Wild Animals: 10:45 a.m. For All Ages. An open invitation. This weekly story time, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Favorite Friends - Dr. Seuss: 6:30 p.m. For All Ages. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft about a featured, well-loved book character. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Tuesday

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.

Read and Play: 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.

Affordable Care Act and Healthcare - Gotta Have It, Gonna Get It: 3:30 p.m. 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.

DIY @ the Library - Library Tote: 6:30 p.m. For Adults. Register for this event today. Need a tote for all the library books. Bring your creativity and we will supply everything else for you to make your own library book tote bag.


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