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Gary Kavanagh is shown in November during an earlier installment of his lecture series. On Monday, he delivers “Russia: Friend or Foe” at 1 p.m. at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library.
Gary Kavanagh is shown in November during an earlier installment of his lecture series. On Monday, he delivers “Russia: Friend or Foe” at 1 p.m. at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library. (Submitted photo)

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. 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.

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a 1-on-1 tech appointment.

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

Friday

Play Baby Play: 10 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones. Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Read and Play at Integrace Fairhaven: 10:30 a.m. For ages birth-3. 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.

Open Exploration Preschool: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Join us in Exploration Point to encourage your preschooler's scientific thinking and problem solving skills. Drop by between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for informal play and exploration through self directed STEAM activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Saturday Storytime: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a 1-on-1 tech appointment.

No-Sew Rag Wreath: 2 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Join us as we create a no-sew, fabric rag wreath. All materials will be provided. All attendees need to register.

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PAWS to Read: 2 p.m. For ages 4-17. 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.

Sunday

Independent Exploration: 2 p.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Monday

Family Storytime: Shapes: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Family Storytime: Shapes: 11 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

KidWorks Kids Present: May Flowers: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Join the KidWorks kids as they present a storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities.

Tuesday

Read and Play: 9:15 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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.

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during Independent Exploration, our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a 1-on-1 tech appointment.

Read and Play: 10:15 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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.

Wednesday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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: Shapes: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

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410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Mice: 9:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. 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. 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 Advisory Board: 6 p.m. For ages 12-17. Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your opinions with library staff about books, movies, music, and programs you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Friday

No special programs listed.

Saturday

Crafty Cat-urday: 11 a.m. For ages 12-adults. Make cat-themed crafts. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Alphabet Train : Letters X, Y, and Z: 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

Tuesday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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: Outer Space: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Ready, Set, School: Outer Space: 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.

Searching Google Effectively: 6:30 p.m. For ages 14-adults. Register for this event. Charlie Maiorana, government instructor in search software and author of the book Information Resources for Engineers and Scientists, will lead a discussion and demonstration of effective Google search strategies. There will also be an introduction of related tools such as Google Image and Google Translate.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Outer Space: 11 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Pajama Party Storytime: Outer Space: 6:30 p.m. For ages birth-8. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

Thursday

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

Librarians Like...: Ms. Alli's Favorites: 2 p.m. For ages birth-6. Just like you, librarians have things they like very much. Do you want to know who their favorite authors are or maybe their favorite animal? Come to a fun story time and find out. We will share stories, crafts, and music while learning about some of our favorites.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Sheep: 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: Sheep: 11 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

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

Sensory Storytime: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-8. This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

Saturday Storytime: Sheep: 11 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Bugs: 10 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Bugs: 11 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Wednesday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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: Bugs: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Dragon Egg Crafting: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Are you a Game of Thrones fan or a lover of all things dragon? If so, please join us as we craft and paint dragon eggs for unique keepsakes or gifts. All supplies provided, one egg per person..

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Bunnies: 10 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

American Girls: Enjoy Thread Art: 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. 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 programs listed.

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Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Preschool TinkerLabs: 10:30 a.m. For ages 3-5. Explore, tinker, and create. We'll read a story and then children and caregivers will investigate and have fun in our weekly Monday Makerspace.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Dead Wake by Erik Larson: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book. All opinions count and new members are welcome.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Fish: 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.

Move & Learn: Fish: 11 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.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Fish: 10 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Pajama Party Storytime: Fish: 6:45 p.m. For ages birth-8. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Taneytown

10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

410-386-4510

Thursday

Family Storytime: On the Road: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children

Taneytown Book Discussion Group: "Fates and Traitors" by Jennifer Chiaverini: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion. New participants are always welcome.

Friday

Itty Bitty Scientists: Gardens: 11 a.m. For ages 2-5. Bring your young scientist to the library to have fun exploring and investigating with materials found in your home. Observe and experiment through play investigations. Bring a smock for our hands-on activities lab. Only kids need to register

Saturday

Read to a Dog: 10 a.m.-noon. 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 one of our furry friends from Carroll County 4-H Dog Club.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

No special programs listed.

Tuesday

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

Lift Off with Kerbal Space Program: 6:30 p.m. For ages 11-17. Can you build a rocket and pilot it into space without exploding on the way? Find out at the Taneytown Branch with Kerbal Space Program, an awesome space flight simulator game. Over three sessions, we'll teach you how to build a rocket from a collection of parts, launch it into orbit, and successfully land again. Rocket science is more fun than you thought. All attendees need to register.

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Chicks & Chickens: 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. 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: Chicks & Chickens: 6:30 p.m. For ages birth-8. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Westminster

50 E. Main St., Westminster

410-386-4490

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Sweet Treats: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3. 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. 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: Sweet Treats: 1 p.m. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

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 playtime where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, Lego blocks, playdough, and more.

Saturday

The ABCs of DNA for Genealogy: 2 p.m. For adults. What is DNA? What types of DNA are used for genealogy? What are their strengths and weakness? How do I know what test to take? I got my results, now what? If you have asked yourself these questions, then this presentation is for you. Eileen Souza will answer your questions using a non-technical, genealogy-oriented approach. She will also address what DNA does and does not do to help set your expectations. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Read and Play: 9:30 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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: Bears: 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.

Russia: Friend or Foe? Lecture Series: 1985-2017: Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin: 1 p.m. For ages 10-adults. Join guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh as he examines the history of modern Russia starting with the 1917 Communist Revolution through the current government under Vladimir Putin. With current media spotlight on the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, this lecture series will provide some historical insight into Russia's current government, economy, and foreign policy. All attendees need to register.

Tuesday

Let's Move: Bears: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose. There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. 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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Pajama Party Storytime: Bears: 7 p.m. For ages birth-8. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Wednesday

Twos and Threes Together: Bears: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3. 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. 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

Saturday Storytime: Sheep

Saturday, 11 a.m., Mount Airy branch. For ages birth-8. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Russia: Friend or Foe? Lecture Series: 1985-2017

Monday, 1 p.m., Westminster branch. Russia: Friend or Foe? Lecture Series: 1985-2017: Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin. For ages 10-adults. Join guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh as he examines the history of modern Russia starting with the 1917 Communist Revolution through the current government under Vladimir Putin. With current media spotlight on the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, this lecture series will provide some historical insight into Russia's current government, economy, and foreign policy. All attendees need to register.

Searching Google Effectively

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Finksburg branch. For ages 14-adults. Register for this event. Charlie Maiorana, government instructor in search software and author of the book Information Resources for Engineers and Scientists, will lead a discussion and demonstration of effective Google search strategies. There will also be an introduction of related tools such as Google Image and Google Translate.



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