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Carroll County Public Library schedules (May 26-June 1)

Carroll County Public Library schedules (May 26-June 1)

The following programs will be offered through Carroll County Public Library. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4488. Visit www.library.carr.org for more program information.

Eldersburg

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6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg

410-386-4460, 410-795-3520

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Thursday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Twos and Threes Together: Ducks: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Exploration Point. Open Hours: 3 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and younger to explore their interests.

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Friday

Tinker Tots: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. 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 his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Microsoft Basics: PowerPoint: 2 p.m. For adults. Join us for an introduction to one of the most popular applications included in Microsoft Office: Microsoft PowerPoint. Our class will be taught by a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Closed.

Tuesday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Exploration Point. Open Hours: 1 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests.

Wednesday

Twos and Threes Together: Favorite Stories: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Christmas in June: Folded Fabric Ornament: 12:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Enjoy an afternoon before the kids are out of school. We will make a holiday ornament using folded fabric.

Exploration Point. Open Hours: 3 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and younger to explore their interests.

Creative Clips: 7 p.m. For adults. Decorate and customize binder clips with personality. Once decorated these little clips make great teacher gifts, table place card holders, gift tag accompaniment, photo holders; the uses are endless. All materials will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Dance: 9:45 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Teen Toymakers: 6 p.m. For ages 13-17. Register for this event. Create a cute toy for your favorite furry friend. Then make another that we'll donate to a local shelter for an animal in need.

Friday

No special events listed.

Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Closed.

Tuesday

From Page to Screen: A Reading Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Join us in reading and discussing the book "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes before the film comes out on June 3. Copies of the book can be picked up on April 26, prior to the reading group.

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners: 7 p.m. For adults. George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will also be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Around the World: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Around the World: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

Thursday

Tape Town Play: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. Create a whole town out of tape and blocks. We'll put down tape roads to drive on and we'll build our town with blocks. Then we can play. This fun, playful activity will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: 12:30 p.m. For adults. Join us at the Mount Airy Senior Center for a discussion of this month's book, "Isaac's Storm," by Erik Larson.

Friday

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Ready, Set, School: Elephants: 10 a.m. For ages 3-6. An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Family Storytime: Elephants: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Closed.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Messy: 10 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Messy: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Wednesday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Twos and Threes Together: Messy: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Pajama Party Storytime: Messy: 6:45 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Things That Go: 10 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Friday

Read and Play: 10:30 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Closed.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Frogs: 10 a.m. For ages 2-6. A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Cats: 10 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Cats: 6:45 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Taneytown

10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

410-386-4510

Thursday

Family Storytime: My Garden (with special guest author Marcia Leiter): 9:45 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Coloring for Adults Stressbuster: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Step away from the computer screen and wind down your day with some coloring. Recently cited on NPR and the "Washington Post," adult coloring has seen a huge surge in popularity because it is engaging and relaxing. Come and join us.

Drop-In Knitting: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us to share ideas, patterns, books, and projects. Beginners, please bring size 8 needles and light colored, worsted weight yarn-look for No. 4 on the label.

Friday

No special events listed.

Saturday

Sloppy Saturday Drop-In Crafts: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For all ages. Need something fun to do with the kids? Like to create and express yourself with art? Drop in to the library and join the fun making crafts with leftover bits and pieces from storytime. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Closed.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Beach: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays and movement.

Wednesday

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Pajama Party Storytime: Beach: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Westminster

50 E. Main St., Westminster

410-386-4490

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Swamp: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Family Storytime: Swamp: 1 p.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Friday

No special events listed.

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Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Closed.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Bears: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Pajama Party Storytime: Bears: 7 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Wednesday

Twos and Threes Together: Bears: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Medicare 101: 5 p.m. For adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are eligible for Medicare. We will cover the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and how they work, Medicare Supplement (medigap) plans, preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We also will cover the Medicare Savings Programs, which are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County's SHIP/SMP program.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed.

A few of our favorites

Tape Town Play

10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, Mount Airy branch. For ages 2-5. Create a whole town out of tape and blocks. We'll put down tape roads to drive on and we'll build our town with blocks. Then we can play. This fun, playful activity will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Teen Toymakers

6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, Finksburg branch. For ages 13-17. Register for this event. Create a cute toy for your favorite furry friend. Then make another that we'll donate to a local shelter for an animal in need.

From Page to Screen: A Reading Group

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, Finksburg branch. For adults. Register for this event. Join us in reading and discussing the book "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes before the film comes out on June 3. Copies of the book can be picked up on April 26, prior to the reading group.

Christmas in June: Folded Fabric Ornament

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, Eldersburg branch. For adults. Register for this event. Enjoy an afternoon before the kids are out of school. We will make a holiday ornament using folded fabric.

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