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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Aug. 18-24)

Author Marcia Leiter will be at the Mount Airy branch library on Thursday at 10 a.m. to read her book to library guests.
Author Marcia Leiter will be at the Mount Airy branch library on Thursday at 10 a.m. to read her book to library guests. (Ken Koons/Staff 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, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

Spa DIY: 2 p.m. For ages 9-15. Come learn to make your own luxury spa items. You will make a variety of items that will be perfect for giving away as a gift or to keep and use yourself. All attendees need to register.

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Exploration Point! Open Hours: 3 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and younger to explore their interests..

Friday

Open Exploration! Teens and Adults: 10 a.m. For ages 13-adults. Drop by Exploration Point! to explore, create, and discover with access to our unique equipment including LEGO Mindstorms EV3, 3D printer and scanner, Adobe® Creative Suite, and other special software programs.

Tinker Tots: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Learn to Code: JavaScript Workshop: 1 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Register for this event. Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, the programming language of the web. This three hour workshop will be taught using an online tool and is led by a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association. All attendees need to register.

Color My World: 2 p.m. For adults. Are you an adult who likes to color in coloring books? It's OK to admit it. We're giving grown-ups the opportunity to experience this relaxing and fun activity. Patterns and pages will be provided, along with a rainbow of colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own coloring book and/or pencils.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Family Storytime: Sports: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Sports: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

Tuesday

EPIC Animation: 10 a.m. For ages 10-13. Register for this event. Join us for a fun one hour computer class for 5th-8th graders learning to design your own cartoons with the free software program Pivot Stickfigure Animator. You'll learn how to make Stickman and his friends have an epic adventure. Bring a thumb drive if you'd like to save your animation.

Family Storytime: Sports: 11:15 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Exploration Point! Open Hours: 1 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and younger to explore their interests.

Wednesday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

EPIC Photo: 10 a.m. For ages 10-13. Register for this event. Join us for a fun one hour computer class for 5th-8th graders learning to turn your photos into epic works of art using the free software program Paint.Net. You'll learn to apply awesome effects and manipulate colors and backgrounds. Bring a thumb drive if you'd like to save your work.

Born to Move: 11 a.m. For ages 2-4. Register for this event. You and your child will sing and dance your way through a series of stories using imagination and simple moves that build body awareness and balance. A craft will be supplied at the end of the demonstration. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Exploration Point! Open Hours: 3 p.m. For ages 8-adults. Drop-in for self-guided use of our makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our Open Hours. Check our website for a full list of the equipment and software available. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and younger to explore their interests.

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 co-insurances 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.

Deep Relaxation Class: 7 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Register for this event. Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inward focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

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

Finksburg

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2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

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410-386-4505

Thursday

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

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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, music, movies, and programs you'd like to see at the Finksburg Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Yoga with Syeda: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Set an hour aside for yourself. Join Syeda Khan for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place. In fine weather we will meet on the lawn and everyone on the waiting list will be moved up to registered status. This decision will be made by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the program.

TAB Presents: Teen Book Club: Bring Your Favorite Graphic Novel: 7 p.m. For ages 12-17. Join our Teen Advisory Board for a lively discussion of books teens like.

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, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

Ready, Set, School: Construction: 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.

Yoga with Syeda: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Set an hour aside for yourself. Join Syeda Khan for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place. In fine weather we will meet on the lawn and everyone on the waiting list will be moved up to registered status. This decision will be made by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the program.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Construction: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Construction: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Construction: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Washcloth Origami Art: 6:30 p.m. For adults. In this beginner level craft class, you will learn the art of origami using towels. All materials and supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

Thursday

Storytime with the Author: 10 a.m. For all ages. Join us as we welcome Marcia Leiter, the author of Sweet Pea's Tale of Too Many Tomatoes. She'll be treating us to a special storytime where she'll be reading her book. There will also be a craft, tomato activities, and an opportunity to purchase your own copy to have signed by the author. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO Builders Club: 2 p.m. For ages 5-adults. We supply the LEGO bricks, just bring your imagination and come on by to create something awesome.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Cats: 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: Cats: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.

Adults Night Out: Retro Gaming Night: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Looking for a fun night out without the kids? Join us as we play some of our favorite retro games. We will have both video game systems, including a classic NES and Super Nintendo system, as well as board games such as Life, Battleship, and Mouse Trap. All attendees need to register.

Saturday

No special programs listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Teen Book Club: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: 6:30 p.m. For ages 11-17. You asked, we listened, Teen Book Club is happening. Enjoy time with your friends and tasty snacks as you join us for fun discussions of a few great young adult titles this summer. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Music: 10 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Music: 11 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver..

Wednesday

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Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Beach: 10 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver..

Friday

Read and Play: 10:30 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Saturday

No special programs listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Books of Charles Belfoure: 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: Cows: 10 a.m. For ages 2-6. A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Cows: 10 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Cows: 6:45 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Taneytown

10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

410-386-4510

Thursday

Family Storytime: Bears: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Taneytown Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion of "We Never Asked for Wings," by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. New participants are always welcome.

Friday

No special programs listed.

Saturday

No special programs listed.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

No special programs listed.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Pajama Party Storytime: Playground: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Westminster

50 E. Main St., Westminster

410-386-4490

Thursday

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

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Family Storytime: Polar Animals: 1 p.m. For all ages. We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Friday

Play Baby Play: 10 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. 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.

Saturday

Let the Music Move You: 11 a.m. For ages 4-8. We'll be moving and grooving to dance songs with a book connection.

Dig Up Your Ancestors Online: 2 p.m. For adults. Ancestry.com and Google are two of the most popular sites accessed for genealogy research, but their search engines vary significantly. Join Eileen Sousa for this presentation about search strategies and tips that will make your searches more effective, providing results that are more accurate. It will also focus on specific techniques that will optimize your Ancestry and Google searches. Eileen is a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, earning a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research, and a graduate of the ProGen Study Group. She is the author of Research in Carroll County, published in the August 2012 issue of the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Read with a Furry Friend: 1 p.m. For ages 4-17. KPets' trained reading dogs provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story..

Tuesday

Seriously Inadvisable Science: 2 p.m. For ages 7-17. Register for this event. Come make a bang in the park as we explore some experiments that really shouldn't be done at home. Only kids need to register..

Wednesday

No special programs listed.

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A few of our favorites

Storytime with the Author

Thursday at 10 a.m., Mount Airy branch. For all ages. The library welcomes Marcia Leiter, the author of Sweet Pea's Tale of Too Many Tomatoes. She'll be treating guests to a special storytime where she'll be reading her book. There will also be a craft, tomato activities, and an opportunity to purchase your own copy to have signed by the author. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Dig Up Your Ancestors Online

Saturday at 2 p.m., Westminster branch. For adults. Ancestry.com and Google are two of the most popular sites accessed for genealogy research, but their search engines vary significantly. Join Eileen Sousa for this presentation about search strategies and tips that will make your searches more effective, providing results that are more accurate. It will also focus on specific techniques that will optimize your Ancestry and Google searches. Sousa is the author of Research in Carroll County, published in the August 2012 issue of the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. All attendees need to register.

EPIC Photo

Wednesday at 10 a.m., Eldersburg branch. For ages 10-13. Register for this event. This is billed as a fun, one-hour computer class for 5th-8th graders, learning to turn their photos into epic works of art using the free software program Paint.Net. They'll learn to apply awesome effects and manipulate colors and backgrounds. Bring a thumb drive to save work.

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