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Carroll County Public Library schedules (June 8-14)

Carroll County Public Library schedules (June 8-14)
A naturalist from Piney Run Nature Center will be at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library demonstrating how to turn gourds into decorated bird homes on Monday at 7 p.m. (Unknown/Unknown)

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 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.

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.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter V: 1 p.m. For ages 2-5. Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

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. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and blanket. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Once Upon an Alphabet: Letter V: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. Join us for an ABC adventure filled with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. We will talk, sing, read, write, and play as we explore the letters of the alphabet. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Sensory Sensitive Storytime: 10 a.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.

Intro to Dwarf Fortress: 1 p.m. For ages 14-adults. In Dwarf Fortress, the free-to-play game that inspired Minecraft, you will generate your own rich fantasy world and then set out with seven dwarfs to establish a mountain outpost. The most inscrutable video game of all time will have you build workshops, farms, mines, kitchens, militias, care for livestock, and much more. Will your fortress stand against goblin attackers? Or will it fall into devastating ruin [spoiler-it will] when you accidentally wake a forest titan made of fire? All attendees need to register.

Free Spirit Book Club: "The Lowland," by Jhumpa Lahiri: 2 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a discussion of our chosen book.

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Mommy and Me Laughter Yoga: 2 p.m. For ages 3-12. In this unique class, we will open up a place where we can laugh, be silly, and release the splendor of our inner child with our children who are already masters of laughing for no reason. We will tap into this infinite well of happiness, love, and laughter through a brief introduction, warm ups, laughter games, and relaxation. These classes will be kept laid back, appropriate, and engaging for all ages. Older children and dads are also welcome. Prerequisites: Some experience with laughter and a sense of humor preferred, ho-ho-ho. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

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.

Peaceful Melodies: 2 p.m. For all ages. Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful calming music on these Sunday afternoons.

Monday

Family Storytime: Flying Things: 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: Flying Things: 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.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks: 5:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting (June 26, July 24, Aug. 28) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Paint a Bird House Gourd: 7 p.m. For adults. Join a naturalist from Piney Run Nature Center as we turn gourds into decorated bird homes that will look lovely in your yard. All supplies will be provided. 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.

Bereavement Support Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

Wednesday

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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: Flying Things: 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 inwardly 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 into our being. No experience necessary; 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

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Jungle: 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.

Essential Oils and Crystals 101: 7 p.m. For adults. Introduction to essential oils and crystals. You will learn about the health and wellness benefits of each of these self-healing alternatives from two guest speakers. Sharon Shabinaw will share how pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils can be used to support all of our body's systems. Donna Nudel Brown, the co-author of Women Who Ignite and a certified ignitor coach, will share how she incorporates her energy infused crystals and reiki healing energy to help her clients live their best lives. As a bonus, you will take home a nasal sniffer of peppermint for focus and energy. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Dance Demo: 10 a.m. For ages 3-6. Join Tami Gee's Studio of Dance for a class in ballet and creative movement. Wear clothing that you can move freely in. Only kids need to register.

Busy Bee Quilting: 1 p.m. For adults. Looking for a quilting group? Interested in learning how to quilt? Join the Busy Bee Quilt Guild every month for some quilting fun.

Saturday

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. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

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

Ready, Set, School: Around the World: 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.

Yoga with Syeda: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Syeda returns this summer for five free yoga sessions. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 6:30 p.m. if there is room. Held outside if weather is pleasant.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Around the World: 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: Around the World: 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

Stroller Stroll: 10 a.m. For ages birth-2. Bring your strollers to the library. We will listen to a story, sing some songs, and then take a stroll to the park with our little ones. In the event of rain, we will have a short storytime and playgroup indoors.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Favorite Stories: 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: 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.

Saturday

Sensory Sensitive 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. Only kids need to register.

Build It: 11 a.m. For ages 2-12. Lego bricks, blocks, magnets, and more-in sizes and shapes for everyone. Bring your friends and build. Get creative and see what you can design.

Build a Better World, One Homeless Dog at a Time: 12:30 p.m. For ages 10-adults. Join us as we make the world a little better for homeless dogs in our area. We will be recycling old t-shirts and fleece blankets to make tug toys for foster dogs from Bella's Bully Buddies, a local non-profit dog rescue. Come make a toy for your favorite dog and one for a dog still searching for their forever home.

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.

Teen Advisory Board: 6:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play; we'll provide plenty of snacks and games too. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday

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Mount Airy Garden Club Flower Judging: 9 a.m. For adults. The Mount Airy Garden Club will be holding its annual flower judging here all day. Stop in and enjoy the beautiful horticultural design entries and exhibits. Information about the garden club as well as judging guidelines and general horticultural information will be available. Displays will be in both the large and small meeting rooms.

Family Storytime: Vacation: 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: Vacation: 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: Vacation: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3. 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: 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.

Read to a Dog Friend: 6:45 p.m. For ages 4-12. Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills and build self-esteem by practicing the art of reading to animals.

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.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Anti-Aging Benefits of Exercise: 10 a.m. For adults. See how movement-based exercises can improve your health with personal trainer and fitness instructor, Reba Floto. Learn how effective exercise programs can help maintain a youthful appearance and energy level. Discover how to identify hormones responsible for promoting muscle growth.

Country Jammers: 1 p.m. For all ages. Liven up your lazy, hazy afternoons of summer with this local senior group of musicians playing country, bluegrass, and gospel music.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Rhyming Stories: 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: Rhyming Stories: 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: Rhyming 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.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: "Orphan Train," by Christina Baker Kline: 11 a.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book at the North Carroll Senior Center. All opinions count and new members are welcome!

Pajama Party Storytime: Rhyming 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 introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Taneytown

10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

410-386-4510

Thursday

Family Storytime: Beach: 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.

Drop-In Knitting: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us to share your ideas, patterns, books, and projects. A great time to visit and work on your latest project.

Friday

No special events listed.

Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Drop-In Art Exploration: 1:30 p.m. For ages 6-12. Join the fun as we explore different art styles. Attendees will be engaged in the diverse and ever-changing world of art. Activities include printing, Aboriginal dot painting, collages, and more.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Wee Create: 9:45 a.m. For ages 3-6. Paint and scissors and glue, it's time to create your very own masterpiece. Please dress to get messy. Only kids need to register.

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: Turtles: 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: HorsesL: 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: Horses: 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.

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.

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.

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Saturday

No special programs listed.

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: Sounds: 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.

Tuesday

Let's Move.: Sounds: 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: Sounds: 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: Sounds: 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 102: 5 p.m. For adults. Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. Medicare 102 covers the four parts of Medicare with a special focus on the Medigap plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover the deductibles and coinsurances not covered by Medicare. We will cover the Medicare Savings Programs (not all programs are low-income programs.) and healthcare fraud. Presented by Carroll County's SHIP/SMP program.

A few of our favorites

Build a Better World, One Homeless Dog at a Time

Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Mount Airy. For ages 10-adults. Join us as we make the world a little better for homeless dogs in our area. We will be recycling old T-shirts and fleece blankets to make tug toys for foster dogs from Bella's Bully Buddies, a local non-profit dog rescue. Come make a toy for your favorite dog and one for a dog still searching for their forever home.

Intro to Dwarf Fortress

Saturday, 1 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For ages 14-adults. In Dwarf Fortress, the free-to-play game that inspired Minecraft, you will generate your own rich fantasy world and then set out with seven dwarfs to establish a mountain outpost. The most inscrutable video game of all time will have you build workshops, farms, mines, kitchens, militias, care for livestock, and much more. Will your fortress stand against goblin attackers? Or will it fall into devastating ruin [spoiler-it will] when you accidentally wake a forest titan made of fire? All attendees need to register.

Paint a Bird House Gourd

Monday, 7 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For adults. Join a naturalist from Piney Run Nature Center as we turn gourds into decorated bird homes that will look lovely in your yard. All supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register.



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