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Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 14-20)

Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 14-20)
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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

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: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Minecraft at Night: 6 p.m. For ages 8-17. Come play PVP Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

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.

US History Lecture Series: WWI to WWII: 2 p.m. For ages 12-adults. This is a part of a four-week lecture series that will focus on the history of the United States from the Revolution through 2000. It is intended as an overview of the major issues and events that have shaped American culture and politics today. This session will cover the Roaring 20s, the Depression, the New Deal, and Isolationism. Our guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh is a retired federal employee. He holds a Master of Modern History and Diplomacy from George Washington University. He also previously taught social studies in Prince George's County. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Saturday

Shake, Rattle, and Read: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-5. Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement based program. Older siblings welcome. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Color My World: 1:30 p.m. For adults. Are you an adult who likes to color in coloring books? It's OK to admit it. We're giving grown-ups the opportunity to experience this relaxing and fun activity. Patterns and pages will be provided, along with a rainbow of colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and/or pencils.

Learn to Code: JavaScript: 2 p.m. For ages 11-17. Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, the programming language of the Web. This series of classes will be taught using an online tool and is led by a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association. Once registered, you are signed up for all three classes (April 2, 9 and 16). All attendees need to register.

Sunday

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Color My World: 2 p.m. For adults. Are you an adult who likes to color in coloring books? It's OK to admit it. We're giving grown-ups the opportunity to experience this relaxing and fun activity. Patterns and pages will be provided, along with a rainbow of colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and/or pencils.

Peaceful Melodies: 2 p.m. For all ages. Local musician Lydia Bandy will play beautiful, calming music that fills the library with the soothing sounds of the Celtic harp. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monday

Game on Mah Jongg: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for friendly mah jongg play. We welcome experienced mah jongg players as well those newer to the game for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. Dot. Crack. Bam.

Tuesday

No special events listed

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

Wacky Wednesday Family Storytime: 1:30 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.

Crochet 911: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Join Caroline Brocato to learn to crochet. Please bring a size J hook and light-colored worsted yarn to the class. If you know how to crochet, please join the group.

Deep Relaxation Class: 7 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inward focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: My Garden: 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.

Kids in the Garden: The Scoop on Soil: 1:30 p.m. For ages 5-12. Without soil, there would be no plants and, without plants or soil, there would be no food for us to eat. A representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office will share books that discuss what soil is made of, the creatures that help to make soil healthy, and how we all depend on healthy soil for healthy food. Each participant will make a garden in a bottle to take home. Only kids need to register.

3D Printed Bookmarks: 6 p.m. For ages 13-17. Register for this event. Celebrate National Library Week by designing a 3D bookmark for your favorite book.

Yoga with Syeda: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Set an hour aside for yourself. Join Syeda Khan for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place; drop-ins on a first come basis.

Friday

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No special events listed.

Saturday

Sensory Stations for Baby: 10 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Register for this event. The world is a sensational place. Full of different textures, sights, and sounds. Join us as we travel around from station to station, exploring our senses and developing our motor skills.

Sunday

Sunday Family Movie: "Muppets Most Wanted": 1:30 p.m. For all ages. Bummed by the price of movies these days? The movie theater too far from your house? Join us for a tried and true family classic here at the library. Rated PG. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monday

Alphabet Train: R: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Babysitting Workshop: 6:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. Register for this event. A free babysitting workshop will be offered as a three class series workshop, each class will be two hours long. Students must be able to attend all of the classes that week (April 18, 19, 21). The workshop focuses on building entrepreneurial skills such as public speaking, interview skills, and setting up a resume. We will also talk about child safety showing interactive videos and building first aid kits, and sharing activities to play with youth. Finally, participants will test their skills both with a written test and a hands-on experience. This is a perfect opportunity to build your own business by doing something you enjoy. Youth will be awarded a certificate upon completion of all three workshops. This workshop does not offer CPR/First Aid training, but students will be given a list of resources and will be highly recommended to attend a training.

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.

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

Ready, Set, School: Weather: 1:30 p.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. Special visit from a local kindergarten teacher. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Finksburg Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a lively discussion of this month's book, "The Rosie Effect," by Graeme Simsion.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Weather: 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.

Family Storytime: Weather: 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Weather: 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

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.

Coloring for Relaxation: 7 p.m. For adults. Need a break from everyday stress? Join us as we take some much deserved time and color.. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own, too. Relaxing music will be played to enhance the relaxing mood.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Swamp: 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.

Family Storytime: Swamp: 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.

Memory Writing: 2 p.m. For adults. Join us the third Friday of each month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy. Each week holds a different topic.

Saturday

Saturday Storytime: Swamp: 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.

Light Painting Lab: 1:30 p.m. For ages 8-14. Register for this event. Use LEDs, batteries, and conductive materials to construct glowing brushes-and then take slow speed photos to produce amazing glowing results. Your light brush goes home, and photos will be posted online after the workshop for download and sharing. This FutureMakers program is part of Library TECHsploration and is sponsored by a Curiosity Creates grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, made possible through a generous donation by Disney. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

3D Print Your Own Jewelry: 2 p.m. For adults. Looking for a unique gift for Mother's day? Treat yourself or someone else to a 3D printed jewelry that you choose. Only one jewelry item per person will be printed. All attendees need to register.

Monday

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

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Butterflies: 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.

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Family Storytime: Butterflies: 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.

Women's Health with Dr. Buckley: 7 p.m. For adults. Join Dr. Stephanie Buckley as she talks about the importance of women's health. Bring the questions you've been meaning to ask but haven't had the time. Dr. Buckley is a Mount Airy physician with Carroll Health Group and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

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

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: 1 p.m. For adults. Join us for a discussion of this month's book "A Spool of Blue Thread," by Anne Tyler.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Nocturnal Animals: 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.

Read to a Dog Friend: 6:45 p.m. For ages 4-12. Read to a puppy from the Carroll County Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program.

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

No special events listed.

Monday

Nature and Nurture: Butterflies: Ten Little Caterpillars: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. Children are curious about nature and we'll explore spring topics through a short storytime followed by stations where caregivers and children will expand concepts through crafts, hands-on observations, and fun activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Creative Couponing and Savvy Savings: 7 p.m. For adults. Are you ready to save money on groceries, restaurants, department stores, and activities? Creative Couponing and Savvy Savings will get you started. Learn about three different couponing methods, where coupons can be found, and other savvy ways to save without them. Learn about Walmart Savings Catcher and the drugstores rewards programs. See a demo of extreme couponing that is unbelievable. By the time you leave class, you will have the know-how of being a savvy saver too. All attendees need to register.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Community Helpers: 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

North Carroll Knitters Night: 7 p.m. For adults. Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects and patterns.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Community Helpers: 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: Community Helpers: 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

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 #4 on the label.

Recycled Tee Shirts: Necklaces: 6:30 p.m. For ages 12-adults. Register for this event. Come join Marianne Franklin and turn a tee shirt into something fun: a necklace. Bring two T- shirts and a pair of sharp scissors.

Friday

Preschool Science: Rain: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Help your child discover the excitement of science through hands-on experiments. Explore the importance of rain through fun activity stations. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get a little wet. With an adult caregiver; only children need to be registered.

Saturday

Read to a Dog: 10 a.m. For ages 5-12. Come ready to read to a book-loving dog. Bring a favorite book-or use one of ours-to improve your reading skills by sharing a story with our furry friends from the Carroll County 4-H Dog Club. Dogs available from 10 a.m.-Noon.

The Humane Connection: 2 p.m. For all ages. An interactive hour that aims to inspire a more humane community and strengthen the human-pet bond. Participants will be engaged through hands-on learning; basic pet care, animal safety, and wellness will be covered. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

No special events listed.

Monday

No special events listed.

Tuesday

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.

Creating with LittleBits: 6:30 p.m. For ages 10-17. The TECHsploration Crate this month is littleBits. Join us to learn some of what you can do with them, and then stop by any time this month to play with them on your own. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored by a Curiosity Creates grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, made possible through a generous donation by Disney.

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Ducks: 9:45 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. With special visit from a local kindergarten teacher. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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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: Ducks: 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: Feelings: 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: Feelings: 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

Creative Playtime: 10 a.m. For ages 3-8. Play is a fantastic way for children to develop their critical thinking skills. Come join us for an open play time where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, LEGO® blocks, playdough, and more. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Building Recycle City: 11 a.m. For ages 4-11. The sky's the limit when you put your imagination to work. We will use recycled paper items to make new creations.

Sunday

Westminster Wine Stroll: The Wine Tasting Experience: 3 p.m. For adults. Start your Westminster Wine Stroll experience at the library where Siema Wines specialist Rachel Lipman will explain wine tasting with an interactive discussion to help you get the most out of your stroll. Learn how to taste and evaluate wines as Rachel shares her passion with you. You can register for the stroll at the library starting at 3:30 p.m. A Celebrating America program.

Westminster Wine Stroll: The Wine Tasting Experience: 4 p.m. For adults. Start your Westminster Wine Stroll experience at the library where Siema Wines specialist Rachel Lipman will explain wine tasting with an interactive discussion to help you get the most out of your stroll. Learn how to taste and evaluate wines as Rachel shares her passion with you. You can register for the stroll at the library starting at 3:30 p.m. A Celebrating America program.

Monday

Read and Play: 9:30 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.

Ready, Set, School: Dance: 10:30 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.

Kids in the Garden: Seeds-Food from the Earth: 4 p.m. For ages 5-12. All our food comes from the earth-from fruits and vegetables to meat, eggs and milk. Learn where and how food is produced and about the cycle in which this occurs. Create a garden in a glove to take home. All supplies will be provided courtesy of the University of Maryland Extension.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Dance: 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: Dance: 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: Dance: 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.

A few of our favorites

Light Painting Lab

1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Mount Airy branch. For ages 8-14. Register for this event. Use LEDs, batteries, and conductive materials to construct glowing brushes-and then take slow speed photos to produce amazing glowing results. Your light brush goes home, and photos will be posted online after the workshop for download and sharing. This FutureMakers program is part of Library TECHsploration and is sponsored by a Curiosity Creates grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, made possible through a generous donation by Disney. Only kids need to register.

Sunday Family Movie: "Muppets Most Wanted"

1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, Finksburg branch. For all ages. Bummed by the price of movies these days? The movie theater too far from your house? Join us for a tried and true family classic here at the library. Rated PG. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Deep Relaxation Class

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, Eldersburg branch. For ages 13-adults. Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inward focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

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