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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Nov. 3-9)

Elaine Bryant on the Harp
Elaine Bryant on the Harp (Jeremy Bauer-Wolf / The Advocate)

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: Food: 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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Paper Beads: 7 p.m. For ages 12-adults. Are you looking for a craft to keep your hands busy? Join us in turning bits of paper into wonderful paper beads. After we give you the basics you can go on to make jewelry, curtain room dividers, and so much more. All materials will be provided. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Read and Play at Fairhaven: 10 a.m. For ages birth-3, with accompanying caregiver. 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. Only kids need to register.

Little Builders: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. 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.

Bristlebots: 2 p.m. For ages 7-12. Create your own tiny toothbrush robot. All materials will be provided. Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday

Saturday 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 younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

Peaceful Melodies: Elaine Bryant on the Harp: 2 p.m. For all ages. Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as our local performers fill the library with beautiful calming music. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

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.

Family Storytime: Pets: 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.

Simple Machines: Blow and Go Racers: 1 p.m. For ages 7-12. Use the fundamentals of wheels and axles to create your own simple race cars. Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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.

Teen Toy Hack: Noon. For ages 12-17. Drop in to take apart old toys, then mix and match the parts into new creations. Materials and tools will be provided. All attendees need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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.

3D Printing: Cookie Cutters: 7 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Create your own unique cookie cutter using online design software on our Exploration Point. computers. We'll 3D print your cookie cutter for you to pick up later. This event is one of 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: Pets: 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.

Questions About Health Insurance?: 5:30-8:30 p.m. For adults. Open enrollment on the MD Health Connection is from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31. Navigating the website can be challenging and the library is here to help. Certified staff will be available to assist you in applying, shopping, and enrolling for health insurance on the MD Health Connection. Appointments can be made at www.doortohealthcare.org beginning in early to mid-October. Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. This program is for those not on Medicare.

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: Farm: 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.

Job Search Strategies: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Learn from the staff of the Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center (BERC) strategies to be more successful in your job search, whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned worker. Quick tips on online applications, résumés, interviewing, networking, social media, and more. BERC is a Department of Labor Comprehensive American Job Center.

Friday

Floor Puzzle Fun: 2:30 p.m. For all ages. Putting together puzzles is fun, builds critical thinking skills, and is perfect for families to do together. We have lots of puzzles and lots of space-stop by and create something special. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday

Elegant Votive Sconces: 1:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Join us for a celebratory kick-off crafts party. Make funny or beautiful tall votive holders for your November/December holidays. All materials and supplies provided. Popcorn and cider all around. Refreshments will be served.

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

Sticky Soiree: 10:30 a.m. For ages 6-10. Join us for a variety of sticky activities such as making things out of duct tape, creating art with contact paper, and more. Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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. 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: Reptiles: 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: Reptiles: 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.

Book Builders: Design: 6 p.m. For ages 14-adults. From first click to last stitch, this book is all you. Design your own book cover using 3-D printing technology, then assemble it on day two to make a personalized journal. All attendees need to register. The Nov. 8 session is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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..

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Wednesday

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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Reptiles: 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: Colors: 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: Sensory Bin Play: 2 p.m. For ages 2-6. What does it feel like to run rice through your fingers? This program is designed to help children get comfortable with their sense of touch and a variety of textures. 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: Colors: 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: 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.

Icky, Creepy, and Gross Science: 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-11. Are you ready to put on your safety goggles and be a mad scientist? Participate in ooey, gooey and yucky science experiments bound to make you go eew. Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Saturday

Baby Rembrandt: 9:30 a.m. For ages birth-3, with accompanying caregiver. It's a beautiful mess. Let's play and experiment with different art mediums. There will be no limit to the good times and beauty that we can create together. Please remember to wear clothing that is paint and mess friendly.

Saturday 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.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

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: 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.

Sir Nathandrew Versus the Pumpkin: 7 p.m. For all ages. The Robo-Lions designed and built Nathandrew for a robot game called FIRST Stronghold, which required teams to overcome obstacles such as a moat, and launch foam rubber boulders at a tower defended by opposing teams. Knighted for his heroic efforts, the robot now known as Sir Nathandrew of Sykesville will be up against similar obstacles, and instead of launching boulders at the defenses, pumpkins will be involved. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event will include other STEM activities and is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Tuesday

Elect a Pet: 9 a.m. For all ages. Today is Election Day and we're getting the vote out at the library. No matter your age, drop by anytime today to enter a ballot for either cats or dogs and get your own sticker to show everyone that you voted. Kids will also create a fun patriotic craft to celebrate. A Celebrating America program.

Family Storytime: Clothes: 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: 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.

Fun with Robotics: 2 p.m. For ages 8-15. Explore the basics of robotics and coding with different types of robots. Use creativity and problem solving to interact with and control various bots. Only kids need to register. This event is one of 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.

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.

North Carroll

2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount

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410-386-4480

Thursday

Family Storytime: Autumn: 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.

Kick Off the Holiday Season with Mirabelle: 1 p.m. For ages 2-adults. Register for this event. Everybody loves Mirabelle, and now that plucky little Boston terrier has a brand new story just perfect for the holidays. Come along and experience all the joy of the season with Mirabelle and her owner, Mr. Muller, as they get prepared for her very first Christmas. Come on this holiday adventure because every day is an adventure with Mirabelle. Plus, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping by picking up the book and have it signed for that special little one in your life. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Intro to Soldering for Adults: 10 a.m. For adults. Don't miss this one-hour introduction to soldering for adults with FutureMakers. No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. Attendees will go home with an illuminated soldered circuit. This workshop is also great for parents to learn to solder and then go home and teach their children. All attendees need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Sunday

No special programs listed.

Monday

Nature and Nurture: Thanksgiving: Meet a Real Turkey: 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.

Awesome Art Bots: 2 p.m. For ages 11-17. Register for this event. Join us to design and create a drawing, moving art bot. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

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: In the Sky: 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

Meet and Greet the Miniature Horse: 1 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.

Make Your Own Holiday Greeting Cards: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Add a personal touch to your holiday greetings. Learn card making techniques as you create beautiful holiday cards. Join us for this fun and productive card making session. All supplies provided. Due to high demand, please register for only one session. All attendees need to register.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: In the Sky: 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.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: "Mrs. Kennedy and Me," by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin: 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: In the Sky: 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: All About Me: 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.

Wild Nature: Tracks: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Join the fun as we explore nature through hands-on activities and learn about animal tracks. With an adult caregiver; only kids need to be registered.

Perfect Paints: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Come join us for a fun night of painting. Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We are celebrating the season with a fall foliage theme.

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

Escape the Room: 9 a.m. For ages 10-adults. Taneytown Branch is hosting an escape room; are you up for the challenge? Gather a group of three to seven friends and see if you can figure out all the clues and solve all the puzzles to get out of the room before time runs out. Reserve your space by coming into the branch or calling us at 410-386-4510. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Sunday

Sunday Minecraft: 1:30 p.m. For ages 10-17. Join us for a fun afternoon of Minecraft. We'll have a server and computers set up for you to play on, so whether you're completely new to Minecraft or an expert, this is a chance to play with your peers. We will be holding two sessions, each one and a half hours long, but we ask that you only register for one of the two. All attendees need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Sunday Minecraft: 3 p.m. For ages 10-17. Join us for a fun afternoon of Minecraft. We'll have a server and computers set up for you to play on, so whether you're completely new to Minecraft or an expert, this is a chance to play with your peers. We will be holding two sessions, each one and a half hours long, but we ask that you only register for one of the two. All attendees need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Monday

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STEM Day at Taneytown Branch Library: 10 a.m. For all ages. Celebrate Maryland STEM [Science-Engineering-Math-Technology] Week with a special day of activities and programs at the Taneytown Branch. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., we will feature a variety of exciting hands-on activity stations throughout the library. Westminster Astronomical Society will provide telescope views and information. In the evening, from 6:30-8 p.m., you will have a special opportunity to view authentic lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA. (Additional registered programs are listed separately.) Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Preschool STEM: The Three Billy Goats Gruff with STEM Activities: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Register for this event. It's STEM Day at Taneytown Branch Library. Join the fun as we share the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and explore creative solutions for problem solving. How can the goats get across the river when the bully of a troll is so unreasonable? Share the fun (and use your imagination) as we apply STEM solutions to this challenge. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Mad Science of Washington, DC Presents: Things That Go Boom: 2 p.m. For ages 5-adults. Discover the science behind sound and vibration. See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions, and more. Our super mad science bubble experiment will even show kids the super science fun way to wash their hands. Celebrate STEM Day at Taneytown Branch Library. All attendees need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Moon Rocks @ the Library: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Don't miss an opportunity to see a sample of moon rocks at Taneytown Branch Library. We will briefly display a NASA lunar and meteorite disk with actual specimens from the moon. The moon rocks will be available for viewing from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the large meeting room on Nov. 7 only. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Tuesday

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.

DIY Spa in a Bag: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Give the gift of comfort for the holidays. All materials will be provided for you to create some luxurious and all-natural products sure to pamper someone special on your list. It might even be you. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday

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

Westminster

50 E. Main St., Westminster

410-386-4490

Thursday

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

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: School Days: 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.

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.

Friday

Preschool Science: Black Bear, Black Bear, What Do You Eat?: 10 a.m. For ages 3-6. Come learn what a black bear normally eats and how this helps him prepare for his long winter nap. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Westminster STEMfest: 2 p.m. For all ages. As part of the Maryland STEM Festival, we will host an open house of hands-on activities exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Ghost Walk of Westminster: 6:30 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.

Saturday

Kinderconcerts: Hooray for Fall: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-7. Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourself. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Questions About Health Insurance?: 1:30-4:30 p.m. For adults. Open enrollment on the MD Health Connection is from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31. Navigating the website can be challenging and the library is here to help. Certified staff will be available to assist you in applying, shopping, and enrolling for health insurance on the MD Health Connection. Appointments can be made at www.doortohealthcare.org beginning in early to mid-October. Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. This program is for those not on Medicare.

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: Moms: 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 Maryland Zoo Presents: Night Shift: 2 p.m. For ages 6-12. Meet nocturnal visitors from the Maryland ZOOmobile and learn how they are adapted for life in the dark. Presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with funding from The Kahlert Foundation. Only kids need to register.

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: Moms: 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.

Slime Science: 2 p.m. For ages 8-11. Join us for a slimy time. Kids will create a cool concoction using household products, while we learn about simple chemistry, viscosity, and Newtonian fluids. Be prepared to get messy. Only kids need to register. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.

Pajama Party Storytime: Moms: 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: 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.

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

Where Math Meets Mischief

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

Peaceful Melodies: Elaine Bryant on the Harp

Sunday, 2 p.m., Eldersburg branch. For all ages. Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp, as our local performers fill the library with beautiful calming music. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Moon Rocks @ the Library

Monday, 6:30 p.m., Taneytown branch. For all ages. Don't miss an opportunity to see a sample of moon rocks at Taneytown Branch Library. We will briefly display a NASA lunar and meteorite disk with actual specimens from the moon. The moon rocks will be available for viewing from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the large meeting room on Nov. 7 only. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.



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