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Carroll County Public Library schedules (April 7-13)

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: Weather: 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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Little Builders: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. We will build towers, bridges, buildings, and tunnels. We'll also read books, play games, and have fun. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

U.S. History Lecture Series: Civil War to WWI: 2 p.m. For ages 12-adults. This is a part of a four-week lecture series that will focus on the history of the United States from the Revolution through 2000. It is intended as an overview of the major issues and events that have shaped American culture and politics today. This session will cover Reconstruction, robber barons, and the rise of Progressivism. Our guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh is a retired federal employee. He holds a Master of Modern History and Diplomacy from George Washington University. He also previously taught social studies in Prince George's County. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Saturday

Saturday Storytime: Weather: 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.

LEGO Builders Club: 11:30 a.m. For ages 5-14. Love to build? Join us for a program where you can build a castle, a spaceship, or whatever you like. We'll supply LEGO bricks; just bring your imagination and come on by to create something awesome.

Free Spirit Book Club: 2 p.m. For adults. Please join us for a discussion about our chosen book, "The Paris Architect," by Charles Belfoure.

Learn to Code: JavaScript: 2 p.m. For ages 11-17. Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, the programming language of the Web. This series of classes will be taught using an online tool and is led by a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association. Once registered, you are signed up for all three classes (April 2, 9 and 16). All attendees need to register.

Sunday

Sunday Yoga: 2 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Join Stacey, a registered yoga 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.

Native American Flute: 3 p.m. For all ages. Be present in this mystical and meditative, musical immersion with Bryan J. Nupp, Native American Flutist and Integral Yoga Instructor. A combination of Native American flute and percussion, alongside some of the world's other ancient sounds and chants will be shared in this divinely inspired performance. A Celebrating America program. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monday

Family Storytime: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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.

Recycled Book Ornament: 4 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Join the naturalists from Piney Run Nature Center as we create ornaments from recycled books. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks: 5:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting (3/28, 4/25, & 5/23) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

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: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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.

Shake, Rattle, and Read: 1:30 p.m. For ages birth-5. Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement based program. Older siblings welcome. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

3D Printing: Teen Tech Gadget Accessories: 2 p.m. For ages 11-17. Register for this event. Join us as we design and print 3D tech gadget accessories such as iPad stands and earbud holders. Each participant will be able to choose one item to print. All attendees need to register.

Catchall Coffee Filter Bowls: 7 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Create a catchall bowl with used coffee filters. Let's recycle and make something really useful and pretty.

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: Trains, Boats, & Planes: 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.

3D Flower Bud Vases: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate the season than to create the perfect bud vase to show off your favorite blossoms? Each attendee will create one design to be printed on our 3D printer. All attendees need to register.

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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.

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Monthly Money Talks: Health Care and Your Retirement: 7 p.m. For adults. Register for this event today. Join local financial advisor Suzanne M. Bradshaw for a series of Monthly Money Talks designed to help you understand more about financial topics. Get honest insights and valuable information that can help you make more informed decisions about your future. She, and other local guests, will tackle one important topic each month. Bring your questions and your friends for open discussions regarding timely financial matters.

Finksburg

2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

410-386-4505

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Butterflies: 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 an hour aside for yourself. Join Syeda Khan for a free, invigorating yoga session in a soothing atmosphere. Register to assure a place; drop-ins on a first-come basis.

Friday

Busy Bee Quilting: 1 p.m. For adults. Looking for a quilting group? Interested in learning how to quilt? Join the Busy Bee Quilt Guild the second Friday of every month for some quilting fun.

Saturday

You Are What You Say: Establishing Character through Dialogue: 1 p.m. For adults. Dr. Betsy Yarrison, professor at the University of Baltimore, and co-author of The Business of Communication, will discuss writing strategies for designing dialogue to reveal character in drama and fiction through implicit assumptions about human behavior shared by writers and audience.

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

Sunday

No special events listed.

Monday

Alphabet Train: P & Q: 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.

4-H and Your Community: 7 p.m. For ages 5-adults. 4-H is more than cows and cooking; join us to learn what 4-H has to offer children ages 5-18. Learn the benefits of becoming a 4-H volunteer and sharing your talents with 4-H youth. Explore how you can create new opportunities and make a difference for young people in your community by starting your own 4-H club. Brought to you by the Carroll County 4-H Extension Program. 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: My Garden: 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: My Garden: 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.

Japanese Blossom Craft: 6:30 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Register for this event. Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. by making a piece of beautiful art to hang in your home. All materials will be provided.

Wednesday

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

Friday

Ready, Set, School: Community Helpers: 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: Community Helpers: 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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday

Saturday Storytime: Community Helpers: 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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

booKPETS: 2 p.m. For ages 4-12. Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Only kids need to register.

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

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

Tuesday

Family Storytime: Swamp: 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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Swamp: 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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO Builders Club: 2 p.m. For ages 5-adults. Love to build? Join us for a program where you can build a castle, a spaceship, or whatever you like. We'll supply LEGO bricks, just bring your imagination and come on by to create something awesome.

Teen Text Taste Test: 3 p.m. For ages 11-17. In honor of Support Teen Literature Day, part of National Library Week, come share your favorite recent reads with other YA readers. Hang out, eat some snacks, and showcase your love of literary fandoms with other teen book fanatics. Refreshments will be served.

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: Swamp: 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: Ducks: 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.

Sunday

No special events listed.

Monday

Come Learn with Me @ the Library: Math: Mouse Count (with a special visit from a local kindergarten teacher): 10:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. This is a program focused on early literacy, where children and their caretakers learn and play together. The program features a 15-minute storytime followed by several stations that encourage the development of school readiness skills in children. Stations may include art, hands-on explorations, lots of play and social interaction, and plenty of fun activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Book Buzz: Hot Summer Reads: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event. 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 spring and summer 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.

North Carroll Writers Group: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Interested in writing? Want to meet others who are too? The NCWG is dedicated to helping people improve their writing. Each session features a short exercise to focus on a specific writing technique, quiet time to work on your draft, and an opportunity to share your creativity in a non-judgmental atmosphere. If you would like to become involved, please join the NCWG, where your talent and love for writing can develop and thrive.

Tuesday

Move & Learn: Nocturnal Animals: 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

4-H and Your Community: 7 p.m. For ages 5-adults. 4-H is more than cows and cooking; join us to learn what 4-H has to offer children ages 5-18. Learn the benefits of becoming a 4-H volunteer and sharing your talents with 4-H youth. Explore how you can create new opportunities and make a difference for young people in your community by starting your own 4-H club. Brought to you by the Carroll County 4-H Extension Program.

Wednesday

Family Storytime: Nocturnal Animals: 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: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks: 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Nocturnal Animals: 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

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10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

410-386-4510

Thursday

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners: 7 p.m. For adults. George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will also be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Friday

No special events listed.

Saturday

Color Fun: 10 a.m. For all ages. Enjoy some relaxing, stress-free time at the library with coloring, simple crafts, and jigsaw puzzles to put together. Bring the family and spend some time with these simple and creative pleasures. All materials will be provided. Available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday

No special events listed.

Monday

Magazine Art: Flowers and Vases: 6:30 p.m. For ages 15-adults. Learn how to up-cycle those old magazines to create unique flowers and vases. A perfect craft to do with your friends.

Tuesday

Bring Your Own Device & Learn: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Do you own a smartphone, iPad, e-reader, or tablet and want to learn how to access free digital content through the library? Bring your device in and learn how to download e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music to your device in this hands-on program.

Westminster

50 E. Main St., Westminster

410-386-4490

Thursday

Twos and Threes Together: Elephants: 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: Elephants: 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.

Medicare 101: 5 p.m. For adults. Are you eligible for Medicare in the coming months? Do you already have Medicare and want to learn more? Join us for a free one-hour workshop that will include how, when, and why to enroll in Medicare, Medicare parts A, B, C, and D and how they work, the difference between original Medicare and Part C Advantage plans, the basics of Medigap plans, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. Presented by Tina Herrero-Backe SHIP/SMP Coordinator.

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

Friday

Play Baby Play: 10 a.m. For ages birth-24 months, with accompanying caregiver. You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones. Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Lunchtime Coloring Stressbuster: 12:30 p.m. For adults. Spend your lunch hour away from the computer screen and wind down your week with some coloring. Recently cited on NPR and the Washington Post, adult coloring has seen a huge surge in popularity because it is engaging and relaxing. Bring your lunch and stay for a little or the whole time.

Saturday

The Westminster Great Outdoors Sportacular: 11 a.m. For all ages. Wanna know how to get started in the usual – and some not so usual – outdoor sports that keep so many people moving? Stop by the Westminster Branch Library to find out. You'll see a dog obedience demonstration in the library's park. You'll learn about rowing from the Baltimore Rowing Club as well as hiking by the Mountain Club of Maryland. You'll even learn about hang gliding. Come find YOUR outdoor adventure from ordinary people who do extraordinary outdoor sports and activities. You'll also meet longtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey, who has become the magazine's most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill. The Wall Street Journal called Bill one of the best magazine writers in America in a review of his most recent book, You're Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014). A Celebrating America program. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Soldering Basics: Light Sculptures: 1 p.m. For ages 8-14. Ever wanted to learn how to solder, but needed some help getting started? Families will explore basic soldering and go home with a project that illuminates. Learn what you need to get started at home. This workshop is designed for parents and children ages 8 and older learning side by side. This FutureMakers program is part of Library TECHsploration and is sponsored by a Curiosity Creates grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, made possible through a generous donation by Disney. Only kids need to register.

Sunday

No special events 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: Feelings: 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.

Kids in the Garden: The Scoop on Soil: 4 p.m. For ages 5-12. Without soil, there would be no plants and, without plants or soil, there would be no food for us to eat. A representative of the University of Maryland Extension Office will share books that discuss what soil is made of, the creatures that help to make soil healthy, and how we all depend on healthy soil for healthy food. Each participant will make a garden in a bottle to take home.

Tuesday

Twos and Threes Together: Feelings: 10 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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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: Feelings: 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: Feelings: 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 eligible for Medicare in the coming months? Do you already have Medicare and want to learn more? Did you attend our Medicare 101 session and want more information? Join us for this free one-hour workshop that expands upon our Medicare 101 session. Medicare 102 focuses on the Medigap (aka supplemental or secondary) plans that cover the deductibles and co-insurances not covered by Medicare as well as more information about heathcare fraud. Presented by SHIP/SMP.

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The Westminster Great Outdoors Sportacular

11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, Westminster branch. For all ages. Wanna know how to get started in the usual – and some not so usual – outdoor sports that keep so many people moving? Stop by the Westminster Branch Library to find out. You'll see a dog obedience demonstration in the library's park. You'll learn about rowing from the Baltimore Rowing Club as well as hiking by the Mountain Club of Maryland. You'll even learn about hang gliding. Come find YOUR outdoor adventure from ordinary people who do extraordinary outdoor sports and activities. You'll also meet longtime Field & Stream contributor Bill Heavey, who has become the magazine's most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill. The Wall Street Journal called Bill one of the best magazine writers in America in a review of his most recent book, You're Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014). A Celebrating America program. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Book Buzz: Hot Summer Reads

6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, North Carroll branch. For adults. Register for this event. 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 spring and summer 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.

Japanese Blossom Craft

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, Finksburg branch. For ages 11-adults. Register for this event. Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. by making a piece of beautiful art to hang in your home. All materials will be provided.

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