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Carroll County Times

Library Schedule (Feb. 5-11)

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 - Silly Stories: 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 - Silly Stories: 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.

Civil War 150 Opening Reception with Guest Speaker Kent Courtney: 7 p.m. For ages 11-Adults. Join us at our opening reception for the Civil War 150 exhibit, featuring special guest speaker Kent Courtney. Mr. Courtney is frequently seen on The History Channel, and will delight you with Civil War history and songs. His music, costuming, instruments and stories are utilized to ensure that you will feel like you are watching a live version of The History Channel. 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. Refreshments will be served. 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 - Silly Stories: 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.

5th Annual Black-Eyed Susan Celebration: 7 p.m. For All Ages. Join us for a fabulous party to celebrate the award that encourages children statewide to read quality, contemporary literature, and then vote on their favorite. A story time at 7 pm will feature nominated picture books read by local school media specialists. Other activities include crafts and face painting. The snow date for this event is February 13th. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Friday

Tinkertots: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. Register for this event today. A little push, a twist a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410-386-3800, 1-888-302-8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1-800-735-2258 or email mmorey@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Civil War Toys and Games: 3 p.m. For ages 7-10. Kids love toys and it was no different during Civil War. Join us to play with the toys that were popular at that time, you'll probably find they are just as fun now. 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. A Celebrating America program.

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Saturday

Saturday Story Time - Silly Stories: 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.

Clara Barton - Red Cross Angel, a Living History Presentation: 1 p.m. 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: 2 p.m. For Adults. Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book.

Monday

Year-Round Family Story Time - Art: 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 - Art: 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.

John Brown - The Man Who Fired the First Shots of the Civil War: 7 p.m. For ages 11-Adults. John's Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry on October 16, 1859 is thought by many to have been the first shots of the impending Civil War. Brown, a vowed abolitionist, went to the federal arsenal to capture guns to give to fugitive slaves in hopes of ending slavery. He was captured, tried, and hanged in Charlestown. 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.

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.

String Music for Grownups: 7 p.m. For ages 16-Adults. Always wished you could play a stringed instrument, but intimidated by the tiny tots with their violins in hand? Have a family heirloom instrument that you've been thinking about resurrecting? Just want to know more about string instruments? Join the Carroll County String Project to hear more about how to fit string instruments into your busy life. No instrument necessary, but if you've got one to bring, feel free.


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