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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Oct. 20-26)

One of the teams from Runnymede Elementary that competed in the 2014 Battle of the Books competition is shown.
One of the teams from Runnymede Elementary that competed in the 2014 Battle of the Books competition is shown. (Submitted 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: Farm: 11 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Friday

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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.

Green Screen: Haunted Photos: 12:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. Register for this event. Get ready for Halloween by creating your own spooky photos of ghosts and haunted houses using our green screen and photo editing software.

Día de los Muertos Crafts: 2 p.m. For ages 5-adults. Join us for a Day of the Dead Celebration. Learn the background of this holiday and how it is celebrated. We will make masks, sugar skulls, and more. Only kids need to register.

Point! Time: with Kahla: 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.

Saturday

Saturday Storytime: Farm: 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.

Halloween Basic SFX Makeup Class: 10 a.m. For ages 15-adults. Learn classic wound effects: cuts, scrapes, bruises, and body painting techniques from Holly J. Come with a clean face and bring a hand mirror. This is a 2-hour class, 10 am to 12 p.m. For those with allergies or sensitive skin, please note latex products and adhesives will be used. Only adults 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. 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 Great Pumpkin Patch: Paint a Pumpkin: 2 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. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monday

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.

Family Storytime: Reptiles: 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.

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.

KidWorks Kids Present: Happy Halloween: 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.

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.

Battle of the Books Information Session: 6 p.m. For adults. Parents and coaches of CCPS students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

Battle of the Books Information Session: 7 p.m. For adults. Parents and coaches of CCPS students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

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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: Halloween: 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: Halloween: 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 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.

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 under to explore their interests. The Nov. 7, 8 and 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: Colors: 9:45 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays and movement.

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

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

Tattoos: Stories on the Human Canvas: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us as Charles Freeland (aka Trey), owner of Baltimore Street Tattoo, discusses the art of tattoos and his experiences in the tattoo industry, shows off some of his work, and showcases some of his historical and vintage tattoo gear.

TAB Presents: Teen Book Club: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," by Ransom Riggs: 7 p.m. For ages 12-17. Join our Teen Advisory board for a lively discussion of books teens like.

Friday

No special programs listed.

Saturday

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

No special programs listed.

Monday

Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Demo: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Come to a free violin class at the library. We are offering a free 30-minute group class that will instruct children in the 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 age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Ghosts of Gettysburg: 7 p.m. For ages 10-adults. Get into the Halloween spirit and join Nancy Householder, a guide from Ghosts of Gettysburg tours, as she shares stories from Mark Nesbitt's best-selling book Ghosts of Gettysburg. 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: 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.

Ready, Set, School: Clothes: 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: 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Clothes: 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.

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Mount Airy

705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

Thursday

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

Halloween Gingerbread Houses: 6:30 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Register for this event. Join gingerbread award-winning Meg and team for our newest twist on the gingerbread house – Halloween. Whether you prefer fall Victorian houses or a more haunted look, we'll have something for everyone. All materials provided.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Autumn: 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: 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.

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

Recycled Engineering; 2 p.m. For ages 6-14. Compete against your friends in engineering challenges using cardboard and other recycled materials. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Saturday 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.

LEGO Builders Club: 1 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.

Sunday

Sunday Storytime: Halloween: 2 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.

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: 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.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Halloween: 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: Halloween: 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. With an accompanying caregiver.

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

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: 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.

American Girls: Sing-a-long with Melody: 6:45 p.m. For ages 7-10. Join us for stories and more. Bring your dolls or dress up. Only kids need to register. A Celebrating America program.

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.

Monster Crafts: 2 p.m. For ages 9-17. Come by for some monster mayhem. Join us to make duct tape masks, monster bookmarks, paint a pumpkin pin, try your hand at a Nerf zombie shoot, and more.

Saturday

No special programs listed.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Come Learn with Me @ the Library: Science: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything: 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.

Ask a Master Gardener: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For adults. Bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, hand-outs, and more when you stop by their table.

Book Buzz: Books For Everyone's Holiday Wish List: 6:30 p.m. For ages 7-adults. Be the first to get a sneak preview of upcoming Penguin Random House titles. Representatives from both the adult and children's divisions from Penguin Random House will be on hand to preview and review recently released and upcoming fall and winter titles. Discover what everyone will be reading the next few months and which books are destined to be bestsellers. A limited number of advance reader copies (books not yet published), book club resources, and tote bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. Bring the whole family. There is something for everyone at Book Buzz. All attendees need to register.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks: 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

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Move & Learn: Forest: 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.

Intro to Raspberry Pi: 6:30 p.m. For adults. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It's capable of doing everything you'd expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the Internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. Come and get some hands-on experience using this new technology. Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. All attendees need to register.

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

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.

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

Taneytown Book Discussion Group: "Dumplin'," by Julie Murphy: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion. New participants are always welcome.

Friday

Preschool Science: Animals of the Night: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Children will explore nocturnal creatures and their nightly habits. Owls, tarantulas, bats, and hamsters are some of the nightly friends we will learn about. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Movie Chat: 1 p.m. For ages 16-adults. Join us for movie sharing. Tell others what you've been watching and get ideas for what to watch next.

Saturday

Sloppy Saturday Drop-In Crafts: 11 a.m.-1 p.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. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

Halloween Drop-In Crafts: 2 p.m. For all ages. Calling all ghouls. Let's get creative and make spook-tacular decorations for Halloween. (A fall-themed alternative option will be available.) All supplies provided; available 2-4 p.m.. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Relax & Color: 2 p.m. For all ages. Join us for some stress relief and do some good old-fashioned coloring. We'll have pages for kids and adults-a great activity for the whole family.

Monday

No special programs listed.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Halloween: 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.

Costume Party: 6 p.m. For ages 8-15. Taneytown Branch Library is holding a costume party. If you have a costume ready, you can come already dressed up, but we'll also provide costume pieces for attendees to put together their own on the spot. We're going to set our Smart Board up with various scenes and locales for picture opportunities, and we'll have snacks and crafts for everyone to enjoy. Stop by for a night of fun. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Halloween Party: 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: Halloween Party: 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: Halloween Party: 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

Free Preschool Vision Screening: 9:30 a.m.-noon. For ages 2-5. Drop in at the Westminster Branch for a free vision screening for your child, offered in partnership with the Deer Park Lions Club. This screening for preschool-aged children will test for lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and depth perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Pets: 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: Pets: 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.

Library Café: Play & Write: 6 p.m. For all ages. Join us as we create cars and trucks out of cardboard boxes. Encourage your child to scribble and draw to develop pre-writing skills as we make road signs and license plates for our vehicles. We'll even create a roadway to drive our vehicles around. Build on what you already know about play to help your children get ready for school. A hearty snack will be served.

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Friday

No special programs listed.

Saturday

Carnival of Screams: 3 p.m. For ages 7-adults. Ghosts, witches, and monsters of fright, don't miss the call of Halloween night. Come one, come all for a night of fright. Take a stroll through the library's haunted rooms…if you dare... From 3-7 p.m..

Ghost Walk of Westminster: 5 p.m. For ages 10-adults. Register for this event. Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library. A Celebrating America program.

Teen After-Hours: Frights at Night: 8 p.m. For ages 11-17. Register for this event. The library's haunted house might be closed to the public, but we're going to keep the party going with our Teen Advisory Board. Join us for a teen tour of the haunted house, along with our usual food and fun. Permission slips are required; please see the Information Desk for details. Refreshments will be served.

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: Dads: 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: 1980-1992: 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, MD. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.

Tuesday

Let's Move: Dads: 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: Dads: 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: Dads: 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

Tattoos: Stories on the Human Canvas

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Finksburg branch. For adults. Join us as Charles Freeland (aka Trey), owner of Baltimore Street Tattoo, discusses the art of tattoos and his experiences in the tattoo industry, shows off some of his work, and showcases some of his historical and vintage tattoo gear..

Teen After-Hours: Frights at Night

Saturday, 8 p.m., Westminster branch. For ages 11-17. Register for this event. The library's haunted house might be closed to the public, but we're going to keep the party going with our Teen Advisory Board. Join us for a teen tour of the haunted house, along with our usual food and fun. Permission slips are required; please see the Information Desk for details. Refreshments will be served.

Battle of the Books Information Session

Tuesday, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For adults. Parents and coaches of CCPS students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

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