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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Sept. 22-28)

Jaqui MacMillan, center, teaches a traditional Ibo beat on Djembe drums during a Drum for Joy class.
Jaqui MacMillan, center, teaches a traditional Ibo beat on Djembe drums during a Drum for Joy class. (Dave Munch/Staff 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, 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: Autumn: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Point! Time: with Chris: 2 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 under to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8, 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners: 7 p.m. For adults. George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT Systems, sand mounds and other new technology will also be addressed. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Friday

Play Baby Play: 10 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Come join us for a morning play group especially for little ones. There will be lots of opportunities for movement and free play with our baby obstacle course, toys, and building blocks.

Point! Time: with Kahla: 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 under to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8, 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday

Saturday Storytime: Autumn: 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.

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. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

Sunday

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.

The Gallery-Opening Reception: 2 p.m. For all ages. Join us for the opening reception for the fall art show of The Gallery @ The Eldersburg Branch Library. This season we are featuring pieces by CCPL Staff. Staff will be on-hand to discuss their artwork. Harp music by Lydia Bandy. Refreshments catered by Once Upon a Crumb.

Monday

Family Storytime: In the Sky: 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: In the Sky: 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.

Point! Time: with Jordan: 11 a.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 under to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8, 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Modern American History Lecture Series: 1980-1992: 2 p.m. For ages 10-adults. Join our guest lecturer, Gary Kavanagh for a four-week lecture series covering the period from the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon election contest through the end of the Clinton administration. This series will focus on the historical issues and events of 40-year period that has shaped the political environment of today. Gary Kavanagh is a retired Federal employee. He holds a Master's degree in Modern History and Diplomacy from George Washington University and has previously taught social studies in Prince George's County, MD. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Point! Time: with Buff: 2 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 under to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8, 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

KidWorks Kids Present: Going to the Zoo: 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. Children are welcome to wear their costumes to our October event.

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.

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.

Open Exploration: Preschool: 2 p.m. For ages 2-6. Drop by to explore, create, and discover through self-directed STEAM activities. A fun filled, informal, and friendly experience awaits you. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Retirement by Design: 7 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Join local financial advisor Suzanne M. Bradshaw for a presentation that illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. We'll also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track.

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

Wacky Wednesday: 1:30 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.

Point! Time: with Kahla: 4:30 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. The Nov. 7, 8, 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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: All About Me: 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.

Friday

Drum for Joy Demo and Drum Circle: 1 p.m. For ages 3-10. Calling all drummers for an African drumming demo followed by a drum circle jam with local musician Jaqui MacMillan, owner of Magnolia House Studios. Feel free to bring your own drum or we will have drums available to borrow. This program is sponsored by the Roaring Run Lions Club and Reese Volunteer Fire Hall. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Saturday

LEGO Creations: 10 a.m. For ages 5-17. Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? 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 your dad or your mom and build together!

Drawing Days: 1 p.m. For ages 11-17. Do you love to draw, design, or even just doodle? Drop in for Drawing Days and let your imagination run wild.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Let's Take a StoryWalk: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. We will have a short storytime in the branch and then take a StoryWalk in Sandymount Park where we follow a guided story walk and do activities along the way. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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: Forest: 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: Forest: 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: Fitness and Peace: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Beloved instructor, Syeda Khan, returns this fall for six free yoga sessions. Register to assure a place. Walk-ins at 6:30 are welcome, if there is room. 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. This program is sponsored by the Roaring Run Lions Club and Reese Volunteer Fire Hall.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Forest: 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: Forest: 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.

From Page to Screen: A Reading Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us in reading and discussing the book "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," by Ransom Riggs, before the film comes out on Sept. 30. Copies of the book can be picked up on Aug. 29, so they can be read prior to the reading group.

Pajama Party Storytime: Forest: 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.

Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

Thursday

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

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: "Room," by Emma Donoghue: 12:30 p.m. For adults. Join us at the Mount Airy Senior Center for a discussion of this month's book.

There's an Alligator Under My Bed: 2:30 p.m. For all ages. What would you do if you found an alligator under your bed!? Even better, what if you could turn yourself into an alligator? Join us for stories, science facts, and crafts about this very cool and fascinating creature. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Mount Airy History 101: C&O Canal Lodgings Program: 7 p.m. For all ages. Join us along with the Mount Airy Main Street Association and the Mount Airy Historical Society as we celebrate History 101-an annual week long exploration of Mount Airy's past. Three events will be held at the Mount Airy Branch; please visit the Main Street Association website at www.mountairymainstreet.org for additional information and events. A Celebrating America program.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: School Days: 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: School Days: 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.

LEGO Builders Club: 2 p.m. For ages 4-14. We supply the LEGO bricks, just bring your imagination and come on by to create something awesome. We will have blocks available for younger siblings.

Saturday

Rabbit Storytime and Visit: 11 a.m. For all ages. Come to the library for a special bouncy storytime. We'll learn all about adorable bunnies through stories, rhyme, song, and then be visited by Hazel and Gwenivere-real pet rabbits and their owner! Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday Storytime: Special Program-Rabbit Storytime and Visit: 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.

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.

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

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Moms: 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.

Family Storytime: Moms: 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.

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.

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

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.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Pets: 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

Come Learn with Me @ the Library: Rhyming: Barnyard Dance: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. This is a program focused on kindergarten readiness where children and their caretakers learn and play together. The program features a 15-minute interactive storytime followed by several stations that encourage the development of school readiness skills in children. Stations may include art, mathematics, language and literacy, science, hands-on explorations, and many opportunities for play and social interactions. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: "All American Boys," by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely: 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! September's discussion is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Dads: 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

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.

Color Yourself Relaxed: 7 p.m. For adults. Did you know adult coloring books have hit the New York Times Best Seller's List? Join us for this series on the fourth Tuesday of each month to color your stress away. No devices, wires, or textbooks needed-it is back to old-school basics. Materials will be provided, as well as cider, conversation, and relaxing music.

Wednesday

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Family Storytime: Dads: 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: Dads: 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: Reptiles: 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.

Drop-In Knitting: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us to share ideas, patterns, books, and projects. Beginners, please bring size 8 needles and light colored, worsted weight yarn-look for #4 on the label.

Friday

Math for Me: Measurement: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Help your child discover the fun of math. Explore the skills of counting, one-to-one correspondence, sorting, and grouping through our math series for preschoolers. Join us for fun activities and crafts! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Sloppy Saturday Drop-In Crafts: 11 a.m. For all ages. Need something fun to do with the kids? Like to create and express yourself with art? Drop in to the library and join the fun making crafts with leftover bits and pieces from storytime. Available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

Closed.

Monday

Cord Jewelry: 7 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Register for this event. Learn to design and create different types of jewelry made with leather cord and beads. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Food: 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

Ready, Set, School: Food: 9:45 a.m. For ages 3-6. An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read and Play: 11 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, 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: Food: 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: Clothes: 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: Clothes: 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.

Where Math Meets Mischief: 4 p.m. For ages 8-11. Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It's math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club. Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like Rock and Roll Bingo. The club will meet for eight consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 22 and finishing on Nov 10.. Only kids need to register. The Nov. 3 and 10 sessions are two of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Friday

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse: 10 a.m. For all ages. Join the fun as we meet Sir Phillip and/or Muffin-miniature horses from Full Moon Farms. Enjoy a brief informational presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the minis. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Minecraft for Me: 5:30 p.m. For ages 6-10. Tired of being shut out of the big kids Minecraft programs? Come show off your skills at a program just for you. We'll start with a group build in Creative, and then play around in Survival mode. Only kids need to register.

Minecraft Mania: 7:30 p.m. For ages 11-17. Register for this event. Join us for an evening of Minecrafting on the library servers. We'll also explore the world of Minecraft through activities and games.

Saturday

Lula's Letter: A Child's Story: 2 p.m. For ages 11-15. Register for this event. Explore the importance of letters to and from the home front during the American Civil War era. Attempt to transcribe a document from the period and try your hand at writing with ink and a dip pen. A Celebrating America program.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Read and Play: 9:30 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.

Ready, Set, School: Farm: 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.

The Art of Writing: Using Personal Narrative to Express a Story: Part One: 3 p.m. For ages 16-adults. Come join us for a delightful two-part workshop to get a taste of how to write a personal narrative to express a story through a poem, prose, or other literary technique. Josh Thomas, a teaching artist from Baltimore's Everyman Theatre, will present a not-to-be missed opportunity to explore the art of narrative writing and self-expression. Ideally, come for both parts-Sept. 26 and Oct. 3-however, you are welcome to show up for one or both sessions. This is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council. This year's book selection is All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Mr. Thomas will incorporate aspects of the story into the workshop. This program is made possible with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council and by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Tuesday

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Let's Move: Farm: 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. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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: Farm: 7 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.

Wednesday

Twos and Threes Together: Farm: 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.

A few of our favorites

Where Math Meets Mischief.

4 p.m. Thursday, Westminster branch. For ages 8-11. Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It's math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club. Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like Rock and Roll Bingo. The club will meet for eight consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 22 and finishing on Nov 10. Only kids need to register. The Nov. 3 and 10 sessions are two of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Drum for Joy Demo and Drum Circle.

1 p.m. Friday, Finksburg. For ages 3-10. Calling all drummers for an African drumming demo followed by a drum circle jam with local musician Jaqui MacMillan, owner of Magnolia House Studios. Feel free to bring your own drum or we will have drums available to borrow. This program is sponsored by the Roaring Run Lions Club and Reese Volunteer Fire Hall. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Come Learn with Me @ the Library: Rhyming: Barnyard Dance.

10:30 a.m. Monday, North Carroll branch.For ages 2-5. This is a program focused on kindergarten readiness where children and their caretakers learn and play together. The program features a 15-minute interactive storytime followed by several stations that encourage the development of school readiness skills in children. Stations may include art, mathematics, language and literacy, science, hands-on explorations, and many opportunities for play and social interactions. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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