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Carroll County Public Library schedules (Feb. 18-24)

Carroll County Public Library schedules (Feb. 18-24)

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

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

Minecraft in the Afternoon: 4 p.m. For ages 8-17. Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Minecraft at Night: 6 p.m. For ages 8-17. Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Tinker Tots: 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

Peaceful Melodies: Piano: 2 p.m. For all ages. Local musician Lydia Bandy will play beautiful, calming music that fills the library with the soothing sounds of piano or harp. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

3D Printing for Kids : 2:30 p.m. For ages 9-13. Come in to learn the basics and get started making printable 3D objects. Kids may design one object to print. Objects can be picked up the week following the program. All attendees need to register.

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Monday

Family Storytime: Wild Animals: 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: Wild Animals: 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.

Preschool Science: Put a Little Love in Your Heart: 2 p.m. For ages 3-6. Register for this event. Help your preschool child discover science concepts with fun, hands-on experiments, and activities. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Game on Mah Jongg.: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for friendly mah jongg play. We welcome experienced mah jongg players as well those newer to the game for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. Dot. Crack. Bam.

KidWorks Kids Present: Arctic Animals: 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.

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.

Family Storytime: Wild Animals: 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: Wild Animals: 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 Family Storytime: 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.

Knit Wits: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Beginners please bring light-colored worsted yarn and size 8 needles to the class. If you know how to knit, please come and bring your project.

Tech Talk: Exploring CCPL eResources: 7 p.m. For adults. Join us for a hands-on workshop to help you get the most out of the technology available through your library.

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Silly Stories: 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.

Yoga with Syeda: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Set aside an hour for yourself. Join Syeda Khan for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place; drop-ins welcome as space allows.

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

Saturday Afternoon Movie: Inside Out: 1 p.m. For all ages. Come in your favorite Disney outfit and bring a friend to enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie and craft. Rated PG. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

Sunday Family Movie: 1:30 p.m. For all ages. Bummed by the price of movies these days? The movie theater too far from your house? Not to worry. Join us for a tried and true family classic here at the library. "Calamity Jane" is rated G. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Monday

Alphabet Train: Letter G: 11 a.m. For ages 3-6. Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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: Art: 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: Art: 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.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Art: 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: Art: 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: Art: 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: Bedtime: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

I Saw it on Pinterest: Lavender Wands: 7 p.m. For adults. Have you ever seen a craft on Pinterest, but thought I'll never get a chance to try that? Well, now you can. Join the librarians of the Mount Airy Branch as they try out some of their favorite Pinterest craft pins. All attendees need to register.

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Bedtime: 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: Bedtime: 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: Bedtime: 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.

3D Printer Crash Course: 2 p.m. For adults. Would you like to learn about 3D printing? We've bought a 3D printer for the library and want to teach you the process for designing your own models. Join us to learn about and try out this exciting new technology. All attendees need to register.

3D Printing for Kids and Teens: 3:30 p.m. For ages 8-17. 3D models are used in everything from animated movies and video games to architectural visualization and design for manufacturing. Come in to learn the basics and get started making printable 3D art today. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

Sunday Storytime: Fairy Tales: 2:30 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.

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

Fun with Makey Makey: 6:30 p.m. For ages 8-17. The Makey Makey can be used to turn everyday objects into touchpads. Join us to try them out. Only kids need to register.

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Fairy Tales: 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: Fairy Tales: 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: Fairy Tales: 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: Dinosaurs: 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

Lego Creations: 10 a.m. For all ages. Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join us for a Lego program where you can build whatever you would like. We supply the blocks and you supply the creativity! Bring your dad or your mom and build together. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Sunday

No special events listed.

Monday

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book, "Disgrace," by J.M. Coetzee. All opinions count and new members are welcome.

Meet Kathy MacMillan, author of YA novel Sword and Verse: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Meet Kathy MacMillan, author of YA novel Sword and Verse (HarperTeen, 2016), which bestselling author R.J. Anderson calls a tense, romantic fantasy epic about prejudice, political struggle, and the power of words. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

Tuesday

Move and Learn: Monkeys: 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.

Card Camp: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Create your own greeting cards with our collection of rubber stamps. Examples and supplies for 3 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.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Monkeys: 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: Monkeys: 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: Cookies: 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: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join us for a lively discussion of "Church of Marvels," by Leslie Parry. New participants are always welcome. A Celebrating America program.

Friday

Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten: 11 a.m. For ages 4-5, with accompanying caregiver. Headed to kindergarten next fall? Come to a special storytime. We'll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and more. Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success.

Saturday

No special events listed.

Sunday

No special events listed.

Monday

Good Nutrition is Good for Your Heart: 11 a.m. For all ages. Join Walk Carroll at our Nutrition and Heart Health Program. We will be focusing on how proper nutrition and exercise can keep your heart healthy and your body functioning correctly. We will be going over heart healthy food choices, types of exercise to lose weight or simply stay active, and preventative methods to keep your body in peak condition over the winter months.

3D Jewelry: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Learn how to design and print your own jewelry on our new 3D printer. Participants will learn how to create a design and we'll print it out for you. Bring your curiosity and learn about this exciting new technology.

Tuesday

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

Intro to 3D Printing: 6 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Interested in 3D printing? Come learn about the 3D printing process and explore the basics of computer aided design as you create a 3D model. We'll print it for you to pick up later.

Wednesday

Ready, Set, School: Sniffles and Sneezes: 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 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: Sniffles and Sneezes: 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: Bathtime: 10 a.m. For ages 2-3, with accompanying caregiver. This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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

Family Storytime: Bathtime: 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.

Friday

Creative Playtime: 10 a.m. For ages 3-8. Play is a fantastic way for children to develop their critical thinking skills. Come join us for an open playtime where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, Lego blocks, playdough, and more. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Read with a Furry Friend: 1 p.m. For ages 4-17. Practice your reading skills by reading and relaxing with a dog. KPETS will bring a variety of breeds, each one a terrific listener.

The ABCs of DNA for Genealogy: 2 p.m. For adults. What types of DNA are used for genealogy? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do I know what test to take? I got my results, now what? If you have asked yourself these questions then this presentation is for you. This presentation will answer your questions using a non-technical, genealogy-based approach. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Sunday

No special events listed.

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Monday

Read and Play: 9:30 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Ready, Set, School: Five Senses: 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.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Five Senses: 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Five Senses: 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: Five Senses: 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.

Kids' Book Share: 4 p.m. For ages 7-12. Have you ever read a book that was so amazing you told all your friends you've got to read this? Here's your opportunity to share what you are reading and to discover new books based on other kids' recommendations.

A few of our favorites

Songs, Stories, and Seniors

10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, Finksburg branch. 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.

The ABCs of DNA for Genealogy

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Westminster branch. For adults. What types of DNA are used for genealogy? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do I know what test to take? I got my results, now what? If you have asked yourself these questions then this presentation is for you. This presentation will answer your questions using a non-technical, genealogy-based approach. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Meet Kathy MacMillan, author of YA novel Sword and Verse

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, North Carroll branch. For ages 11-adults. Meet Kathy MacMillan, author of YA novel Sword and Verse (HarperTeen, 2016), which bestselling author R.J. Anderson calls a tense, romantic fantasy epic about prejudice, political struggle, and the power of words. The book will be available for purchase and signing..

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