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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Sept. 29-Oct. 5)

Aiden, Maria, and Austin Quarles, of Westminster, look on during Storytime with the Zoo, a visit from the Maryland Zoo ZOOmobile at the Finksburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library on Sept. 17, 2015. The ZOOmobile will be at the Westminster branch on Friday, Sept. 30.
Aiden, Maria, and Austin Quarles, of Westminster, look on during Storytime with the Zoo, a visit from the Maryland Zoo ZOOmobile at the Finksburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library on Sept. 17, 2015. The ZOOmobile will be at the Westminster branch on Friday, Sept. 30. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

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: 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.

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 younger to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8 and 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Friday

Tinker Tots: 10 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.

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 younger to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8 and 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state..

Saturday

Saturday 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.

The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed: 2 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Register for this event. Embrace our unique regional tradition with Maryland folklorist and painted screen authority Elaine Eff through a fascinating look at the past, present, and future of Baltimore's premier folk art. For more than a century, row house dwellers have been painting colorful scenes on their window and door screens to secure their privacy from passersby while bringing a riot of creativity to the monotonous architecture found throughout the city. Learn about their surprising roots abroad, popularity throughout America during the Victorian era, their Baltimore inventor and practitioners, and their 21st century versions found all around us. A Celebrating America program.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

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Monday

Family Storytime: Colors: 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: Colors: 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.

Marble Mazes: 12:30 p.m. For ages 8-17. Register for this event. Design a maze from start to finish. We'll have a variety of materials to choose from, including cardboard, straws, paper towel tubes, and more. If you feel ambitious you can even create a maze using 3D design software. It will be a-maze-ing.

Modern American History Lecture Series: 1992-2000: 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. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Point! Time: with Kahla: 2:30 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 and 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served..

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.

Social Security: Your Questions Answered: 7 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. Join us and a special guest for this presentation that discusses how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations.

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.

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

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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 Angela: 3:30 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 and 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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 and 9 sessions are some of the many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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.

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Forest: 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

No special events listed.

Saturday

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.

Metal Embossing with Mildred Tenney: 1:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Learn metal embossing with Mildred Tenney. Choose one of our lovely Mexican sun designs for a decorative box or make your own pattern. All materials and supplies will be provided.

Po-Go in the Park: 2 p.m. For all ages. Let's have some fun with Pokémon Go at the library. Meet us in the lobby of the Finksburg Branch to go with a group over to the Sandymount Park where we will be visiting all six of the PokeStops at the park and placing lures out on two stops. This is a great opportunity to catch some Pokémon, talk tips, and hatch some eggs you have in the incubator. Afterwards, you can go back to the library and battle at our PokeGym. Refreshments will be served. In the case of questionable weather, please call the branch ahead of time at 410-386-4505. This program sponsored by the Roaring Run Lions Club and Reese Volunteer Fire Hall.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Christopher James in Concert: 11 a.m. For all ages. Do you like the harmonica? How about the mandolin? Guitar? You can hear all of those instruments and more, live at the Finksburg Branch Library. Come see Maryland State Arts Council award-winning blues musician Christopher James in concert. It's sure to be a great time and he will have his CDs for sale. This program is sponsored by the Roaring Run Lions Club and Reese Volunteer Fire Hall. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse: 1:30 p.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.

Card Camp: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Create your own greeting cards with our collection of rubber stamps. Examples and supplies for three cards will be provided. And best of all, if you want to continue crafting, you can check out a stamp set and take it home. All attendees need to register.

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: 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.

Ready, Set, School: Autumn: 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.

Interfaith Community of Carroll County Discussion Series: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join the Interfaith Community of Carroll County for a series on faith in our community. On Oct. 4 producer Leo Eaton will discuss his reflections on the making of Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feilor. Leo Eaton will speak about his experiences in the process of making the film series and will reflect on some insights regarding the nature of spiritual pilgrimages and inner hopes of participants as well as on core principles and values shared by people of many different faiths. On Nov. 1 the group will discuss Islam with leadership provided by participants from the Islamic Society of Carroll County and the Muslim Student Association of McDaniel College. The event will include a presentation on key beliefs and faith practices of Muslims highlighting some of the shared beliefs and values of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity noting the shared traditions as Abrahamic faiths.

Wednesday

Family 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.

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Family Storytime: Autumn: 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.

Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

Thursday

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

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Moms: 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: 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.

Saturday

Family Music/musique joyeuse Class Demonstration: 11:15 a.m. For ages 1-6. Using the Musikgarten whole-child approach, the youngest musicians explore the wonder of music while expanding their self-awareness and experiencing social action. Parents and caregivers participate with your child in singing, listening, instrument exploration and movement activities. This class is provided by Children's Chorus of Carroll County. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

CCPL Presents: Libby Fuss: 2 p.m. For adults. Finding a suitcase full of her father's letters to her mother during World War II, Libby Fuss was inspired to share his story. Her book uses her father's letters, photos and narrative to capture the spirit and faith of an ordinary and extraordinary soldier during very trying times. Fuss is a resident of Carroll County. In 2014, she retired from a 45-year career in healthcare. Books will be on sale for author signing. A Celebrating America program.

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

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 2:30 p.m. For all ages. Register for this event. Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed animal for this bedtime-themed party. Cool crafts, a bedtime snack, and great stories will be offered. You will also have a chance to leave your furry friend in the library for a stuffed animal sleepover-come back in the morning to get photos showing what your stuffed friend did all night. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: All About Me: 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: All About Me: 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: All About Me: 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

Thursday

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.

Make Your Own Personal Care Products: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. In this chemical-filled world, it's nice to get back to basics. Learn to make some homemade personal care products with just a few wholesome ingredients. We'll have lavender bath salts, oatmeal facial scrub, and lip balm. All supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register.

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

LEGO Creations: 10 a.m. For all ages. 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. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Nature and Nurture: Fall Leaves: Leaf Man: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. Children are curious about nature and we'll explore fall topics through a short storytime followed by stations where caregivers and children will expand concepts through crafts, hands-on observations, and fun activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

Tuesday

Move & Learn: School Days: 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

Understanding Health Care Costs: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Need to get a better grip on your health care costs? University of Maryland Extension Educator Dr. Virginia Brown will discuss how to understand and manage the costs of your health care. All attendees need to register.

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

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Wednesday

Family Storytime: School Days: 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: School Days: 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: Food: 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 under 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

No special programs listed.

Saturday

Build It: 10 a.m. For all ages. 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. Enjoy a fun STEAM learning experience from 10 a.m.-Noon. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

Senior Share and Tell: 2 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Seniors 55 and older, we would love to hear your story. Bring an artifact, picture, or old letter to help tell your story. We will kick off this new program this month with the theme: a childhood memory. What is your favorite memory from childhood? Please share. Adult caregivers welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday

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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

FANtastic Creations: Hunger Games: 2 p.m. For ages 11-17. Books and films inspire us. Explore Panem through activities and crafts, including tracker-jacker nests and t-shirt decorating. Please bring dark-colored t-shirt, preferably black, to program. May the odds be ever in your favor. All attendees need to register.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Pets: 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.

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

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Pets: 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: Pets: 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: 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.

Family Storytime: Farm: 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

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo: 10 a.m. For ages 2-6. The ZOOmobile is coming to bring a story to life. You'll enjoy an interactive reading of a wildlife-themed children's book followed by a craft and a visit from a real animal ambassador. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Pre-Twinkle Violin Class: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-6. Come to a free violin class at the library. We are offering a free 30-minute group class that will instruct children the very basics of violin playing (instrument hold, bow hold, rhythms, basic instrument care, etc.). Children will have a chance to jam along with Ms. Glenda on real violins. Questions will be answered at the end of the class regarding the Suzuki method, how to find an instrument, and about the Pre-Twinkle program at Westminster Suzuki Strings. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

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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: Reptiles: 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 Two: 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.

Teen Advisory Board: 3:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board. Meetings will start with snacks at 3:30 p.m., then we'll get down to business around 3:45 p.m. Need service hours? We've got those too. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday

Let's Move.: Reptiles: 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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Reptiles: 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: Reptiles: 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.

Medicare 101: 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. There are many decisions to make when you are eligible for Medicare. We will cover the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and how they work, Medicare Supplement (medigap) plans, preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We also will cover the Medicare Savings Programs, which are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County's SHIP/SMP program.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title, "All American Boys," by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. New participants are always welcome. October's discussion is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council.

A few of our favorites

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Storytime with the Zoo

Friday, 10 a.m., Westminster branch. For ages 2-6. The ZOOmobile is coming to bring a story to life. You'll enjoy an interactive reading of a wildlife-themed children's book followed by a craft and a visit from a real animal ambassador. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed

Saturday, 2 p.m., Eldersburg branch.. 2 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Register for this event. Embrace our unique regional tradition with Maryland folklorist and painted screen authority Elaine Eff through a fascinating look at the past, present, and future of Baltimore's premier folk art. For more than a century, row house dwellers have been painting colorful scenes on their window and door screens to secure their privacy from passersby while bringing a riot of creativity to the monotonous architecture found throughout the city. Learn about their surprising roots abroad, popularity throughout America during the Victorian era, their Baltimore inventor and practitioners, and their 21st century versions found all around us. A Celebrating America program.

Interfaith Community of Carroll County Discussion Series

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Finksburg branch. 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join the Interfaith Community of Carroll County for a series on faith in our community. On Oct. 4 producer Leo Eaton will discuss his reflections on the making of Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feilor. Leo Eaton will speak about his experiences in the process of making the film series and will reflect on some insights regarding the nature of spiritual pilgrimages and inner hopes of participants as well as on core principles and values shared by people of many different faiths.

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