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Carroll County Public Library schedules (June 1-7)

Knitting and ball of yarn shown. “Wanna Knit a Hat” will be presented on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m., at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library. This is a four-session knitting class in which you will learn to knit a basic hat. Skills required are casting on, knitting, and purling.
Knitting and ball of yarn shown. “Wanna Knit a Hat” will be presented on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m., at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library. This is a four-session knitting class in which you will learn to knit a basic hat. Skills required are casting on, knitting, and purling. (spetnitskaya nadya/Getty)

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

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space 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 one-on-one tech appointment.

Gentle Yoga: 7 p.m. For ages 13-adults. This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of varying abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility and strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and blanket. All attendees need to register.

Friday

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No special programs listed.

Saturday

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space 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 one-on-one tech appointment.

Sunday

Eagle Voice Drums: 1:30 p.m. For all ages. Come enjoy Native American drums with the Eagle Voice Drum group. All attendees need to register.

Independent Exploration: 2 p.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space 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 one-on-one tech appointment.

Summer Art Show Featuring Errol Phillips: 2 p.m. For ages birth-adults. The Gallery @ Eldersburg Branch Library will feature artwork by Errol Philips, a self-taught painter who experiments with all mediums to find the ones he likes best. The subject of his work is nature. Stop by to meet Phillips and see his original paintings and drawings. This art show will be on display from June 4 through Aug. 23. Refreshments will be served.

Monday

Family Storytime: Zoo: 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 the self-directed use of our maker space 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 one-on-one tech appointment.

Family Storytime: Zoo: 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.

Bleeding Tissue Paper Art: 7 p.m. For adults. Join us as we experiment with bleeding tissue paper to create a beautiful masterpiece. All attendees need to register.

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.

Independent Exploration: 10 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Drop in for the self-directed use of our maker space 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 one-on-one tech appointment.

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.

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

Recycled Magazine Picture Frame: 6 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Decorate your own picture frame using straws and paper strips from magazines. You can display your favorite picture in your handmade frame when finished. All materials will be provided.

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Friends: 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.

Friday

No special programs listed.

Saturday

No special programs listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

No special programs listed.

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

Ready, Set, School: Jungle: 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.

Building a Better World, One House at a Time: 7 p.m. For adults. Habitat for Humanity imagines a world where everyone has an affordable, decent place to live. Each year, volunteers, donors, students, faith and civic groups band together to support Habitat Partner Families as they break these odds and realize the dream of home ownership. Attend this session to learn how you too can help build a better world, one house at a time. All attendees need to register.

Wednesday

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Family Storytime: Jungle: 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.

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Pajama Party Storytime: Jungle: 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

Shake, Rattle, and Read: 10 a.m. For ages birth-4. Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Mice: 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: Mice: 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.

Saturday

Doughnut Storytime: 11 a.m. For ages birth-10. Yesterday was National Doughnut Day, but we're continuing the celebration with a special storytime full of tasty stories, a yummy craft, and of course, doughnut eating. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Music and Movement: Dance Party: 2 p.m. For ages birth-8. Does your kid love to move and groove to music? Put on your dancing shoes and come on into the library for a fun dance party full of bopping, clapping, and singing.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Favorite Stories: 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: Favorite Stories: 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: Favorite Stories: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Pajama Party Storytime: Favorite Stories: 6:45 p.m. For ages birth-8. 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..

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Sheep: 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.

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

Keep Your Water Well: 10:30 a.m. For adults. This one-hour seminar will provide private well owners with a better understanding of how to protect their health, and the health of their families and neighbors, by properly maintaining their wells and testing their drinking water. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Music: 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: Music: 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.

Teen Writing Group: 7 p.m. For ages 11-17. Opportunity for teen writers to share individual writing with others, or work together to craft a new story. Be prepared to talk about characters, plots, and settings.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Music: 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: Music: 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: Bunnies: 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.

Teen Advisory Board: 6:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. Need service hours? Stop in and share your opinions with the library staff about books, music, movies, and programs that you'd like to see at the Taneytown Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Friday

Book Chat: 1 p.m. For adults. Join us for book sharing. Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next.

Writer's Circle: 2 p.m. For adults. Nothing clarifies thoughts and ideas like writing them down. Join us to listen and share whatever you write: essays, poetry, stories, etc.

Saturday

Build It: 10 a.m. For all ages. Bring your friends and build. We have a range of materials for your designs-from Lego and wooden blocks to magnetic building materials. Get creative and see what you can design. Enjoy a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning experience.

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Sunday

Closed.

Monday

No special programs listed.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Beach: 9:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. 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. 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 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: On the Road: 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: On the Road: 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.

Music-Create, Mix & Master: 3 p.m. For ages 16-adults. Explore and create sounds and music using a microphone and keyboard. Mix them up using the Audiobox USB interface and then record and produce your masterpiece using PreSonus One recording software.

Wanna Knit a Hat?: 3:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. This is a four-session knitting class in which you will learn to knit a basic hat. Skills required are casting on, knitting, and purling. You will learn how to knit in the round using a circular needle, how to decrease stitches, and how to knit using double-pointed needles. Please bring one skein of worsted weight (medium #4) yarn and size 7 circular needles about 12-14 inches long. Double-pointed needles will be provided.

Needle Nuts: 6 p.m. For adults. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

Friday

"The Sleeping Beauty": 10 a.m. For ages 3-10. Performance of excerpts from the classical ballet "The Sleeping Beauty," followed by a ballet craft class. Children will have an opportunity to meet and take pictures with professional ballet dancers, as well as try on ballet costumes. Presented by Connect the Dots Dance Company.

Saturday

Build Together: 11 a.m. For ages 2-8. Playing is no idle pastime. In fact, research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together. This drop-in program is for children ages 2-8 years old with parent/guardian.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime: 2 p.m. For ages birth-8. This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime. Only kids need to register.

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: Horses: 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.

Teen Advisory Board: 6 p.m. For ages 12-17. Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board. Meetings will start with snacks at 6 pm, then we'll get down to business around 6:15 pm. Need service hours? We've got those too. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday

Let's Move: Horses: 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Horses: 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: Horses: June 7, 2017. 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.

Medicare 101: 5 p.m. For adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. Program covers 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: "Catch-22," by Joseph Heller: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title. New participants are always welcome.

A few of our favorites

Wanna Knit a Hat?

Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Westminster branch. For adults. Register for this event. This is a four-session knitting class in which you will learn to knit a basic hat. Skills required are casting on, knitting, and purling. You will learn how to knit in the round using a circular needle, how to decrease stitches, and how to knit using double-pointed needles. Please bring one skein of worsted weight (medium #4) yarn and size 7 circular needles about 12-14 inches long. Double-pointed needles will be provided.

Summer Art Show Featuring Errol Phillips

Sunday, 2 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For ages birth-adults. The Gallery @ Eldersburg Branch Library will feature artwork by Errol Philips, a self-taught painter who experiments with all mediums to find the ones he likes best. The subject of his work is nature. Stop by to meet Phillips and see his original paintings and drawings. This art show will be on display from June 4 through Aug. 23. Refreshments will be served.

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Building a Better World, One House at a Time

Tuesday, 7 p.m., Finksburg branch. For adults. Habitat for Humanity imagines a world where everyone has an affordable, decent place to live. Each year, volunteers, donors, students, faith and civic groups band together to support Habitat Partner Families as they break these odds and realize the dream of home ownership. Attend this session to learn how you too can help build a better world, one house at a time. All attendees need to register.



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