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Carroll County Public Library schedules (June 15-21)

Max Bent, of Baltimore, explains beatboxing to students at the Lansdowne Library. Bent will be at the Eldersburg Branch on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Max Bent, of Baltimore, explains beatboxing to students at the Lansdowne Library. Bent will be at the Eldersburg Branch on Tuesday at 2 p.m. (Times file 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

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

Let's Chat with Frederator Studios: 6:45 p.m. For ages 10-adults. So you want to make cartoons? Join us for an interactive Skype chat with Eric Homan, vice president of development for Frederator Studios, to learn more about what a career in the cartoon business looks like. Homan will give us a glimpse into life at an animation studio and will answer questions from the audience. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Little Hands Signing: Summer Signs: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. Little Hands Signing brings the magic of sign language to you and your child through age-appropriate stories, songs, activities, and games, along with tips and tricks for caregivers on using signs in everyday activities. Each theme-based class will introduce and reinforce signs from a young child's world. Presenter Kathy MacMillan is the author of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press) and a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter. Siblings welcome.

Little Hands Signing: Summer Signs: 11 a.m. For ages 2-6. Little Hands Signing brings the magic of sign language to you and your child through age-appropriate stories, songs, activities, and games, along with tips and tricks for caregivers on using signs in everyday activities. Each theme-based class will introduce and reinforce signs from a young child's world. Presenter Kathy MacMillan is the author of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press) and a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter. Siblings welcome.

The Scoop on Soil: 1 p.m. For ages 5-9. Without soil, there would be no plants and, without plants or soil, there would be no food for us to eat. Learn about what soil is made of, the creatures that help to make soil healthy, and how we all depend on healthy soil for healthy food in this fun, interactive program. All participants will make a garden in a bottle. All attendees need to register.

Green Screen: Vacation Photo Bombs: 2 p.m. For ages 11-17. Join us in Exploration Point. to use the green screen and photo editing software to create hilarious photos of vacations you've never been on. All attendees need to register.

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.

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Sunday

Garrett Mabe on Guitar: 2 p.m. For all ages. Local musician Garrett Mabe will play songs from the '50s to today's hits.

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.

Monday

Family Storytime: Party Time: 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: Party Time: 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.

Washi Tape Creations: 2 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Register for this event. Decorate and personalize a mechanical pencil and notepad with cheerful, colorful washi tape and scrapbook paper. All supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Mah Jongg-Game On: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a friendly game of mah jongg. We welcome experienced mah jongg players, as well as those newer to the game for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don't have a card, one will be provided.

Pajama Storytime: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. There is nothing better than bedtime stories with cookies and juice. Wear your PJs to this cozy storytime. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Outside the (Beat)Box: 2 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Join us for an amazing one-man music show featuring beatboxer Max Bent. This fun program features original songs, fun covers, interactive rhythmic games, movement, live looping, and beatboxing techniques. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

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

Seed: Food from the Earth: 1 p.m. For ages 5-9. In this fun, interactive program, children will make discoveries about where and how their food comes from the earth and the cycle in which this all occurs. All participants will make a garden in a glove, with seeds sprouting to take home. Only kids need to register.

Minecraft Build Challenge: Union Mills: 2 p.m. For ages 9-15. Come compete in small groups or on your own in a Creative Build challenge. The task will be to build a replica of the Union Mills Homestead, including the grist mills. Photos of this historical site will be provided for reference and prizes will be awarded. All attendees need to register. This is a companion program to The Grist Mill: Early Industry in Carroll County that will be held on June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Union Mills Homestead in Westminster. A Celebrating America program.

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. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Hooked on Crochet: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Join Caroline Brocato in this friendly crochet group that is open to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and light colored worsted yarn..

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Around the World: 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

Summer Discovery Kickoff Party: 10 a.m. For all ages. Help kick off Summer Discovery by joining our kickoff party featuring fun activities, face painting, a special visitor, and much more.

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.

So You Want to Write a Book: 1 p.m. For adults. Julie Castillo, editor and writing consultant, will help you learn if your idea will work in the marketplace and ways to promote your book. She loves to see writers get happily published.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Make a Better World Storytime: 10 a.m. For ages 3-6. Can just one person make a difference? Yes. Come listen to stories about how you can make the world a better place. We'll also sing songs, dance, and make a craft. Only kids 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.

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.

Ready, Set, School: Zoo: 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.

Finksburg Book Discussion Group: "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," by Anna Quindlen: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a spirited discussion of this month's book.

Yoga with Syeda: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. 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. Session will be held outside if the weather is pleasant.

Wednesday

Leadership in Literature: 10 a.m. For ages 3-5. Join us for a storytime focusing on positive examples of leadership demonstrated in popular children's literature.

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.

Water Balloon Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. For ages 7-17. Is summer vacation too hot to handle? Cool off with Water Balloon Wednesdays at the Finksburg Branch. Come prepared for a splash. Program is weather permitting.

Pajama Party Storytime: Zoo: 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.

Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys Bluegrass Concert: 7 p.m. For ages 3-adults. Legend has it, Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys is the first band to ever record music in Baltimore, possibly in America. Lead vocalist Edgar Allan actually invented the modern five-string banjo to ward off birds who kept gently rapping at his chamber door. Between poems, he would often find himself plucking away at his instrument and eventually developed a three-finger picking style that was pirated years later by bluegrass banjo players, including Earl Scruggs. Do yourself a favor and come see this legendary band. All attendees need to register.

Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

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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: Vacation: 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: 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.

Memory Writing: 2 p.m. For adults. Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others and ourselves to enjoy. Each session holds a different topic.

Saturday

Fire Truck Visit: 11 a.m. For all ages. Come meet local heroes from the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. We will have a brief storytime, a presentation from the fire fighters, and get to see a fire truck up close. Don't forget your cameras. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

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.

Sharks: 2 p.m. For ages 6-13. Sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in the movies. We'll explore these unique creatures and their amazing survival adaptations, as well as dispel some myths about these supposed monsters. Presented by the National Aquarium. All attendees need to register.

booKPETS: 6:45 p.m. For ages 4-12. 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.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Jungle: 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: 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.

3D Printing Basics for Teens: 2 p.m. For ages 10-17. Join us for an introduction to 3D printing. We will go over basic design tips and learn how to use TinkerCad to make design ideas turn into tangible models. All attendees need to register.

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

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: "A Fatal Grace," by Louise Penny: 1 p.m. For adults. Join us for a discussion of this month's book.

Three Billy Goats Gruff: 6:45 p.m. For ages 3-12. The Three Billy Goats Gruff are heading off on an ocean road trip for some fun in the sun. Oh no, the cranky troll won't let them cross the bridge to get to the beach. What's a goat to do? Will the Three Billy Goats Gruff ever make it to the ocean? Come see the puppet show and go on this hilarious adventure with the Three Billy Goats Gruff to find out. All attendees need to register.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

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.

Books for the Beach: 7 p.m. For adults. Looking for the perfect book to put in your beach bag this summer? Or maybe you're excited to recommend some things you've read to fellow readers? At this program, you'll hear about some fun summer titles, and have the opportunity to share your suggestions with others who love to read. So kick back, have an umbrella mocktail, and get ready for that sunshine.

Friday

Build a Better World Kickoff: 10 a.m. For all ages. Join us as we build a better world with fun crafts, games, and activities. Explore your world through virtual reality. Don't miss this opportunity to sign up for the Summer Discovery Program. Activities from 10 a.m. to noon. VR will be available until 4 p.m.

Saturday

Make a Glass Garden Totem from Recycled Glass: 10 a.m. For adults. Looking to add a little sparkle and shine to your garden this summer? Join us to make a beautiful glass garden sculpture. Some glassware will be provided, but feel free to bring your own glass plate, cup, bowl, vase or other glassware to personalize your garden totem. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Hot Rod Hamster Storytime: 11 a.m. For ages 3-10. Make sure you stop by the North Carroll Branch to join us for a special storytime with the lovable Hot Rod Hamster. Don't miss out on all the fun with our favorite furry friend. Only kids need to register.

Paint the Night Away: 6 p.m. For adults. Join us for a fun night of painting. Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will celebrate the season with a summer-themed painting. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Favorite 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: Favorite 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.

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

Wednesday

Family Storytime: 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.

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 introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Taneytown

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10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

410-386-4510

Thursday

Family Storytime: Turtles: 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: "The Dollhouse," by Fiona Davis: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion. New participants are always welcome.

Friday

Happy Campers: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. June is National Camping Month. Join the fun as we celebrate through stories, songs, crafts, and learning activities. Only kids need to register.

DIY: Mat Making: 2 p.m. For all ages. Join us to learn how to create beautifully woven mats out of recycled plastic bags. These sleeping mats will be donated to the Human Services Program of Carroll County, benefiting the homeless in the area.

Saturday

Garden Craft: Tin Can Insects: 11 a.m. For ages 13-adults. Lovely ladybugs and beautiful bumblebees make any garden more inviting. Join us as we turn tin cans into these lively critters on a stake to enjoy in your garden this summer. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Kindergarten Academy: Color Fun: 10 a.m. For ages 3-5. Join this fun series to help your child get ready for pre-k or kindergarten. Each session will feature activities to develop your child's skills and comprehension. Take-home activities for parents will be provided. Only kids need to register.

Building Together in Minecraft: 2:30 p.m. For ages 8-adults. In the spirit of our Summer Discovery theme of Build a Better World, we want to give our community a chance to build something amazing together in Minecraft. For two hours each day, we'll have a Minecraft world in Creative Mode set up on multiple computers at the library, open to anybody would like to have a chance to come in and put their unique mark on the building we all construct. We'll post a picture of the finished product after the week is up so everyone can see the creativity of our community.

Tuesday

Summer Discovery Kickoff Party: 10 a.m. For all ages. Join the fun as we launch Summer Discovery: Build a Better World. The free kickoff party will have games, face painting, crafts, balloon animals, and a meet and greet with animals raised by local 4-H members. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m..

Wednesday

Discovery Days: 9:45 a.m. For ages 3-6. Read. Create. Explore. Join in the fun at our hands-on stations as we discover the joys of playing to learn.

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.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay: 1 p.m. For ages 4-adults. Summer Discovery ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter. Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you. All attendees need to register. Supported by Haight Funeral Home & Chapel.

Building Together in Minecraft: 2:30 p.m. For ages 8-adults. In the spirit of our Summer Discovery theme of Build a Better World, we want to give our community a chance to build something amazing together in Minecraft. For two hours each day, we'll have a Minecraft world in Creative Mode set up on multiple computers at the library, open to anybody would like to have a chance to come in and put their unique mark on the building we all construct. We'll post a picture of the finished product after the week is up so everyone can see the creativity of our community.

Pajama Party Storytime: Music: 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: 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.

Family Storytime: Sounds: 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

Creative Playtime: 10 a.m. For ages 3-8. Play is a fantastic way for children to develop their critical thinking skills. Come join us for an open play time where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, Lego blocks, play dough, and more.

Lunchtime Concert Series: 12:30 p.m. For all ages. Join us for great live local music on the Booth Memorial Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please.

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: Beach: 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: Beach: 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.

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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: 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: Beach: 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.

Lego Creations: Wind & Water Power: 2 p.m. For ages 5-adults. Want to build a grist mill? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a Lego program where you can build whatever you would like. We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity. Bring a grownup and build together. This is a companion program to The Grist Mill: Early Industry in Carroll County that will be held on June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Union Mills Homestead in Westminster. A Celebrating America program.

A few of our favorites

Build a Better World Kickoff

Friday, 10 a.m., North Carroll branch. For all ages. Join us as we build a better world with fun crafts, games, and activities. Explore your world through virtual reality. Don't miss this opportunity to sign up for the Summer Discovery Program. Activities from 10 a.m. to noon. VR will be available until 4 p.m.

Outside the (Beat)Box

Tuesday, 2 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For ages 8-adults. Join us for an amazing one-man music show featuring beatboxer Max Bent. This fun program features original songs, fun covers, interactive rhythmic games, movement, live looping, and beatboxing techniques. All attendees need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys Bluegrass Concert

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Finksburg branch. For ages 3-adults. Legend has it, Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys is the first band to ever record music in Baltimore, possibly in America. Lead vocalist Edgar Allan actually invented the modern five-string banjo to ward off birds who kept gently rapping at his chamber door. Between poems, he would often find himself plucking away at his instrument and eventually developed a three-finger picking style that was pirated years later by bluegrass banjo players, including Earl Scruggs. Do yourself a favor and come see this legendary band. All attendees need to register.



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