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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Oct. 6-12)

Sisters Emma, 7, right, and Jessica Zinkand, 5, paint Halloween pumpkins at the Eldersburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library Monday, October 5, 2015.
Sisters Emma, 7, right, and Jessica Zinkand, 5, paint Halloween pumpkins at the Eldersburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library Monday, October 5, 2015. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

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: 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.

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.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch: Paint a Pumpkin: 7 p.m. For all ages. Come paint one of the pumpkins that live in our Great Pumpkin Patch. Our pumpkin patch is full of pumpkins, but some of them still need to be painted. Pick one of our pumpkins from the patch, paint it with a design of your choosing, and then return it to the patch to be displayed with all of its brothers and sisters. All painting materials will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Read and Play at Fairhaven: 10 a.m. For ages birth-3. A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. This session is held at Fairhaven Assisted Living Center in Sykesville. The elderly residents will join us for the program and visiting afterwards. With an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Little Builders: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. Let's build. We will build towers, bridges, buildings, and tunnels. We'll also have fun. The Nov. 4 session is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday

Saturday 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.

Free Spirit Book Club: "Ordinary Light," by Tracy K. Smith: 2 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book. September's discussion is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council.

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

Sunday

Second Sunday Yoga: 2 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Join Stacey, registered teacher from Branches of Yoga in Sykesville, as she teaches you the relaxing and fulfilling practice of yoga. This class is for most levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own mat and a blanket if possible. There may be a few extras if you don't have your own.

Monday

Preschool Vision Screening: 9:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. Drop by the Eldersburg Branch Library for a free vision screening, offered in partnership with the Freedom District Lions Club. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

1-2-3 Math with Me: Shapes: 1:30 p.m. For ages 2-5. Join us for a story and hands-on activities as we explore different math concepts and pre-math skills. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks: 5:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting (Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Team Spirit Scarves: 7 p.m. For adults. Whether it's the Ravens, the Steelers, or your local high school team, join us as we make a spirited scarf for the winter season. 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.

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.

Point! Time: with Teresa: 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.

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: Clothes: 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.

Scratch 101: Coding Video Games: 2 p.m. For ages 8-14. Ever wanted to understand the fundamentals of computer coding? In Scratch, we'll be teaching the basics of how coding works while simultaneously creating our own version of a popular computer game. Experience the excitement and fun of creating your own computer program. Interested participants should have a desire to learn, a willingness to listen, and enjoy solving problems individually and within a group. All attendees need to register.

Point! Time: with Kahla: 5 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. 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

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Autumn: 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.

Mini-Minecraft: 6 p.m. For ages 5-10. Minecraft free play for younger ages. Only kids need to register.

Friday

Songs, Stories, and Seniors: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-adults. Stop by for a fun program filled with bell ringing, stories, and a craft with the Senior Inclusion Program. The Senior Inclusion Program is a group of senior citizens with developmental disabilities who participate in a retirement program at Westminster Senior Center. Come and join us for some great fun. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association Presents: Sharon Dobson: 10 a.m. For adults. Author Sharon Dobson will work with us as we discover writing about what we know and the art of incorporating life into fiction.

Bible Journaling for Beginners: 1:30 p.m. For adults. Learn the basics of Bible journaling from craft blogger, Amy Latta, aka One Artsy Mama. She will share tips for hand lettering, embellishments, design, and more. Practice on paper or bring your Bible if you prefer. All art supplies will be provided. Amy Latta is passionate about inspiring her online community by sharing projects that are honestly doable, even for those who don't feel particularly creative. This spring, her first paperback book, Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art, will be hitting shelves nationwide. All attendees need to register.

PAWS to Read: 2 p.m. For ages 5-17. Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Join Bob Coffey from Coffey Music on a musical journey where you will learn about and listen to several instruments. You will even get a chance to play some yourselves. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

YA Road Trip: 7 p.m. For ages 12-adults. Celebrate Teen Read Week with this eclectic group of young adult authors, who will share their inspirations and the secrets behind their books in a lively, interactive panel. Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation. Participating authors: Lindsey Roth Culli, Tobie Easton, Jan Gangsei, Melissa Gorzelanzcyk, Rahul Kanakia and Kathy MacMillan. 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: 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.

Ready, Set, School: In the Sky: 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 p.m. 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: 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.

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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.

Pajama Party Storytime: In the Sky: 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: All About Me: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Tinkerlab: Playdough Picasso: 2 p.m. For ages 2-6. Playdough is an amazing material. Join us for a fun program where we improve our fine motor skills, develop our imagination, and perhaps even discover some early engineers. The Tinkerlab series will provide playful activities that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: All About Me: 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: 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.

Saturday

Saturday 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..

Sunday

booKPETS: 2 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. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Only kids need to register.

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: 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.

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

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Forest: 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: 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.

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: 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.

Disney Party: 2:30 p.m. For all ages. School's out. Whether you're mad about Mickey, delighted by Dory, or passionate about the princesses, Disney fans are invited for an afternoon of activities inspired by some of our favorite characters. Drop in between 2:30-4 p.m. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

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.

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

No special programs listed.

Monday

Come Learn with Me @ the Library: Narrative: The Napping House: 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.

3D Printed Cookie Cutters: 3:30 p.m. For ages 9-adults. Learn about our 3D printer and you'll use Cookie Caster to design an original cookie cutter for 3D printing after the program. All attendees need to register.

Introduction to 3D Printing: 6:30 p.m. For ages 9-adults. Come in to learn the basics and get started making printable 3D objects. You'll design one key chain to print. Key chains can be picked up at a later date once printing is completed. All attendees need to register.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Moms: 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.

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Autumn Tree of Life Pendant: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Create a beautiful autumn-themed pendant using wire wrapping and beading skills. All techniques needed to create this jewelry piece will be demonstrated, but some previous experience with wire wrapping or beading will be helpful. All supplies will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Special Program: Fire Truck Visit: 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.

Fire Truck Visit: 10 a.m. For all ages. See a real fire truck up close. Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week with the Manchester Fire Department when they bring a real fire truck to the library. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold: 11 a.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book at the North Carroll Senior Center. All opinions count and new members are welcome. September's discussion is one of many One Maryland One Book activities across the state and is in collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council.

PBS World Premiere and Scavenger Hunt: 1 p.m. For ages 2-10. Be the first to see the world premiere episode of a PBS kids show. Then search the North Carroll Branch Library to find hidden PBS friends. Part of the Quality Digital Media Partnership series with WQED-PBS, LittleeLit.com, and Carroll County Public Library. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Moms: 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: Pets: 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.

Wee Create Art: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Paint and scissors and glue, oh my. It's time to create your very own masterpiece. We'll share a story or two, then create our own works of art. Please dress to get messy. With an accompanying caregiver; only kids need to register.

Belly Dance at the Library: 6:30 p.m. For ages 16-adults. Have you ever wanted to try out belly dancing? Join us as librarian Emily Foley demonstrates the basics and runs through some simple routines. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Book Chat: 1 p.m. For adults. Join us for book sharing. Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next.

Writer's Circle: 2 p.m. For adults. Nothing clarifies thoughts and ideas like writing them down. Join us to listen and share whatever you write: essays, poetry, stories, etc.

Saturday

No special programs listed.

Sunday

Strawbees Sundays: 2 p.m. For all ages. Come play with Strawbees and build something amazing. Create what you like, or make something from the samples we will provide. The Nov. 13 event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Monday

Auto 101: 4 p.m. For ages 13-adults. Join Erich Bender, owner of the local Taney Service Center, as he shares his wealth of knowledge on all things automotive. Learn some useful tips on what to look for when buying a used car, what to carry in an emergency car kit, how to fix a flat tire, pros and cons of auto trends, and how to access the auto repair manuals online. Program runs from 4-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Dads: 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.

The Maryland Zoo Presents: Conservation Conversation: 6:30 p.m. For ages 12-adults. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will have an in-depth discussion of the Panamanian Golden Frog's natural history, the conservation concerns, and the ways in which the Zoo and other organization are working to protect them. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. All attendees need to register.

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Dads: 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: Dads: 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: 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.

Book Chat: 1 p.m. For ages 16-adults. Join us for book sharing. Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next.

Family Storytime: Reptiles: 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 Nov. 10. Only kids need to register. The Nov. 3 and 10 sessions are two of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Needle Nuts: 6 p.m. For ages 16-adults. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects and patterns.

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Friday

Preschool Science: Who Lives in a Tree: 10 a.m. For ages 4-6. Would you like to live in a tree? We will look at who does live in a tree in a hands-on science program.

Saturday

Restoring the Coral Reefs of the Chesapeake: 1 p.m. For adults. Since 1984, Bill Goldsborough has been employed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) as a scientist in its Environmental Protection and Restoration Program. Currently the director of CBF's Fisheries Program, Bill serves as an advocate for sustainable fisheries and leads CBF's oyster restoration program. He works with state and federal agencies, commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and elected officials to advance conservation and promote conservation and ecosystem-based fisheries management. CBF's oyster restoration program applies progressive approaches to rebuilding oyster reefs and involves thousands of citizens and students annually in growing oysters for planting on sanctuary reefs, thus spreading awareness and support for this ecologically critical shellfish. This event is part of the Second Annual Oyster Stroll.

CCPL Presents: Elaine Ann Allen: 2 p.m. For all ages. For all ages. Meet children's author and Marylander, Elaine Ann Allen, and learn about sea life along the Chesapeake Bay. Elaine will read an Olly the Oyster adventure, and then we'll have an oyster craft at this Oyster Stroll activity especially for families. Elaine's books include: Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay, Olly's Treasure, Olly Explores the 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, and Mallory the Forgetful Duck. Books will be available for signing and purchase. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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: Food: 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.

Modern American History Lecture Series: 1960-1968: 1 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. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Tuesday

Let's Move.: Food: 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: Food: 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: Food: 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 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.

A few of our favorites

The Great Pumpkin Patch: Paint a Pumpkin

Thursday, 7 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For all ages. Come paint one of the pumpkins that live in our Great Pumpkin Patch. Our pumpkin patch is full of pumpkins, but some of them still need to be painted. Pick one of our pumpkins from the patch, paint it with a design of your choosing, and then return it to the patch to be displayed with all of its brothers and sisters. All painting materials will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Restoring the Coral Reefs of the Chesapeake

Saturday, 1 p.m., Westminster branch. For adults. Since 1984, Bill Goldsborough has been employed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) as a scientist in its Environmental Protection and Restoration Program. Currently the director of CBF's Fisheries Program, Bill serves as an advocate for sustainable fisheries and leads CBF's oyster restoration program. He works with state and federal agencies, commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and elected officials to advance conservation and promote conservation and ecosystem-based fisheries management. CBF's oyster restoration program applies progressive approaches to rebuilding oyster reefs and involves thousands of citizens and students annually in growing oysters for planting on sanctuary reefs, thus spreading awareness and support for this ecologically critical shellfish. This event is part of the Second Annual Oyster Stroll.

Disney Party

Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., North Carroll branch. For all ages. School is out today. Whether you're mad about Mickey, delighted by Dory, or passionate about the princesses, Disney fans are invited for an afternoon of activities inspired by some of our favorite characters. Drop in between 2:30-4 p.m. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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