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Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 21-27)

Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 21-27)
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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: 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.

Friday

Read and Play at Fairhaven: 10 a.m. For ages birth-3, with accompanying caregiver. A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. This session is held at Fairhaven Assisted Living Center in Sykesville. The elderly residents will join us for the program and visiting afterwards. Only kids need to register.

U.S. History Lecture Series: WWII to Turn of the Century: 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 Cold War, the Great Society, and the growth of Conservatism. 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

Saturday Storytime: Frogs: 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.

Learn About Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors in Carroll County: 2 p.m. For adults. Have you ever thought you might want to share yourself or your talents with others? Join us to learn about RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs) to find out how RSVP helps active seniors forge new relationships in the community and make a significant difference in the lives of others.

PAWS to Read: 2 p.m. For ages 5-17. Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

No special events listed.

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Monday

Family Storytime: Elephants: 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: 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.

KidWorks Kids Present: Wonderful Outdoors: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Join the KidWorks kids as they present a storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.

Experience Exploration Point: 10 a.m. For all ages. Help us celebrate the unveiling of Exploration Point. The lab will be open for you to explore and check out some of our newest technological gadgets. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.

Solving the Enigma: 11 a.m. For ages 8-adults. See the German Enigma machine that was used in World War II and also featured in the movie, "The Imitation Game." Learn about code breaking from Jennifer Wilcox of the National Cryptologic Museum. A Celebrating America program.

Hypnotizers: 2 p.m. For all ages. Build a hypnotic, spinning light machine that you can take home-using motors, glowing LED's and awesome craft materials. Children under age 8 must participate with an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Summer Safety: 2 p.m. For ages 4-13. Summer is time for fun in the sun. We'll help make sure your child stays safe at the beach, the pool, or just out in the neighborhood by teaching them effective stranger defenses that you can practice at home. Only kids need to register.

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: Elephants: 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.

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.

Knit Wits: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Beginners, please bring a light-colored worsted yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Finksburg

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2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Weather: 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: Seeds-Food from the Earth: 1:30 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. Only kids need to register.

Teen Advisory Board: 6 p.m. For ages 12-17. Need service hours? Join the T.A.B. and share your opinions with library staff about books, music, movies, and programs you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Drop by the information desk for a sign-up form. Refreshments will be served.

Friday

Presenting: Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax": 1:30 p.m. For all ages. Celebrate Earth Day with this film based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic, "The Lorax." We'll also be making starter seedlings, so come ready to get your hands dirty. This film is rated PG. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Light Painting Lab: 1:30 p.m. For ages 8-14. 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

No special events listed.

Monday

Alphabet Train: S: 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.

Getting Buggy with It: 2 p.m. For ages 6-14. During this two-week adventure (April 25 and May 9) students will explore insects looking at their anatomy, their roles in the ecosystem, and what insects and arachnids are in their neighborhoods. Only kids need to register.

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: 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.

Ready, Set, School: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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. All adult caregivers are welcome.

ReCreate: 6 p.m. For ages 11-17. Register for this event. What can you ReCreate? These awesome crafts are all made with recycled materials and found objects. From soda tab jewelry to CD mosaics, come be ReCreative with us.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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: Butterflies: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

MUD-i-licious: 2 p.m. For ages 2-6. If you think mud is fun, this program is for you. How do you make mud? What can you do with mud? Do animals like mud? Come visit the library today and discover the answers to these questions through stories, music and some muddy experiences. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Craft & Coffee: Book Fairy Houses: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a springtime event as we make fairy houses from old books. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Butterflies: 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, with visit from local kindergarten teacher. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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.

Saturday

Saturday 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.

Sunday

Sunday Storytime: My Garden: 2:30 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.

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.

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Twos and Threes Together: My Garden: 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: My Garden: 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: My Garden: 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.

Hatch: 2:30 p.m. For ages 2-7. Chickens are not the only creatures that come from eggs. Join us for a program about eggs, the animals inside of them, and how they hatch. 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: My Garden: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Community Helpers (with a visit from a fire truck from Manchester Volunteer Fire Company): 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.

American Girls: Make a Mother's Day Craft: 6:45 p.m. For ages 7-10. Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Only kids need to register. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America 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

Come Learn with Me @ the Library: Science: The Very Busy Spider: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. This is a program focused on early literacy, where children and their caretakers learn and play together. The program features a 15 minute storytime followed by several stations that encourage the development of school readiness skills in children. Stations may include art, hands-on explorations, lots of play and social interaction, and plenty of fun activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book, "Burial Rites," by Hannah Kent. All opinions count and new members are welcome.

Scratch and Makey Makey: 6:30 p.m. For ages 9-17. Register for this event. Create a playable game using Scratch, a popular programming language. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your finished project to take home. We will also have Makey Makey, so you can use everyday objects to control your game.

Tuesday

Batman vs Superman: Superhero Primary Election Day: 10 a.m. For all ages. Cast your ballot for one of the greatest superheroes in the world--Superman and Batman face off. Will the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel win, or maybe a write-in candidate will get the most votes? Stop by the library and exercise a kid's right to vote. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Move & Learn: Spring: 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: Spring: 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: Spring: 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: Art: 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.

Wee Create Art: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Paint and scissors and glue, oh my. It's time to create your very own masterpiece. We'll share a story or two, then create our own works of art. Please dress to get messy. With an accompanying caregiver; only kids need to register.

Taneytown Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion of "The Boston Girl," by Anita Diamant. New participants are always welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Friday

Tween Lock-In: 5:30 p.m. For ages 8-12. Hey tweens, here's an after-hours program just for you. The library closes at 5, but we'll just be getting started. Join us for after-hours games, food, and fun until 8:30. Spaces are limited and permission slips will be required. Registration at branch only by April 21. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday

Ladies Day Out-Coffee Can Flower Pots: 11 a.m. For adults. Register for this event. Join us for a fun time to visit with friends and make something truly lovely. Think spring with these beautiful flower pots made from recycled coffee cans.

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

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No special events listed.

Monday

Junior Gardener's Workshop: Spring Planters: 4 p.m. For ages 8-12. Register for this event. Join the fun and help beautify the library with spring plantings. Members from the Silver Fancy Garden Club will provide plants and expertise to help fill our planters. A craft project will also be created. All supplies will be provided.

Tuesday

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

Kids in the Garden: Plant Healthy Gardens: 4 p.m. For ages 5-1. Register for this event. Some plants grow up, some grow down, and some grow all around us. Through books shared by a representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office, participants will learn about growing different plants and will learn that, with hard work, trial and error, and teamwork, they can build a fruitful garden. Each child will leave with a miniature greenhouse of herbs and veggies.

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Nocturnal Animals: 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. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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: Nocturnal Animals: 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: 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.

Family Storytime: Dance: 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.

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners: 7 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. 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.

Friday

Sweet Pea's Tale of Too Many Tomatoes: 10 a.m. For ages 3-6. Join us as we welcome the author of "Sweet Pea's Tale of Too Many Tomatoes," Marcia Leiter. She'll be treating us to a special storytime where she'll be reading her book. There will also be a craft and an opportunity to purchase your own copy to have signed by the author. No registration required. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

American Girls and American History: Kanani: 2 p.m. For ages 8-12. Step back in time with your 18-inch doll or toy. Come experience the past with your doll through stories, crafts, and games. Find out what life was like for the American Girl characters in their diverse cultures and time periods in American history. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

No special events listed.

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: Hands & Feet: 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: Plant Healthy Gardens: 4 p.m. For ages 5-12. Register for this event. Some plants grow up, some grow down, and some grow all around us. Through books shared by a representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office, participants will learn about growing different plants and will learn that, with hard work, trial and error, and teamwork, they can build a fruitful garden. Each child will leave with a miniature greenhouse of herbs and veggies.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Hands & Feet: 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: Hands & Feet: 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: Hands & Feet: 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.

Kids' Book Share: 4 p.m. For ages 7-12. Have you ever read a book that was so amazing you told all your friends you've got to read this? Here's your opportunity to share what you are reading and to discover new books based on other kids' recommendations.

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Presenting: Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax"

1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, Finksburg branch. For all ages. Celebrate Earth Day with this film based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic, "The Lorax." We'll also be making starter seedlings, so come ready to get your hands dirty. This film is rated PG. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Experience Exploration Point

10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, Eldersburg branch. For all ages. Help us celebrate the unveiling of Exploration Point. The lab will be open for you to explore and check out some of our newest technological gadgets. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Batman vs Superman: Superhero Primary Election Day

10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, North Carroll branch. For all ages. Cast your ballot for one of the greatest superheroes in the world -- Superman and Batman face off. Will the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel win, or maybe a write-in candidate will get the most votes? Stop by the library and exercise a kid's right to vote. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program..

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