Kids enjoy last year's New Year's Eve event at the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library.
Kids enjoy last year's New Year's Eve event at the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library. (Submitted photo)

The Carroll County Public Library's Eldersburg branch will be hosting a program for people in the community who are interested in community service and helping those in need during the winter season on Jan. 9.

Those ages 12 to adult are welcome to come to this program. The library will be presenting the services and resources available in Carroll County and how people can get involved and help out.


"We are offering this program at the library to spread awareness of HSP (Human Services Program of Carroll County) initiatives, and to provide people with opportunities to help others in need," stated Nadine Rosendale, Branch Manager of the Eldersburg library, via email.

Matthew Peregoy, the director of marketing and outreach for Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc., and the instructor of the program, said via email that some of the topics the attendees will learn about at this program are "the many paths to homelessness, barriers faced by homeless individuals, three myths about homelessness in Carroll County, the community resources available to the homeless, and how groups or individuals can help prevent and end homelessness in their own communities."

Peregoy will also address during the program the benefits that Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. offers to the community, such as emergency programs like shelters, housing programs, eviction prevention, and security deposit assistance as well as all of our prevention programs.

Also, throughout the event, Peregoy stated that people will receive a copy of the Carroll Card by The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll.

According to The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County's website, the Carroll Card is a card with information about the local resources for assistance with basic needs, such as health care, housing, transportation, and food.

"Homelessness affects everyone in the community. The only way we will ever end homelessness is if we cooperate as individuals, businesses, nonprofits, government, and faith-based groups," stated Peregoy. "Many situations can be prevented, so it is important for community members to know the resources available in their community so that we can prevent homelessness when possible and provide a hand up when needed."

For more information about this and other programs, contact the library at 410-386-4460. The Eldersburg branch library is located at 6400 W Hemlock Dr, Sykesville.

New Year's at Mount Airy library

The Mount Airy branch library will be hosting their program, Happy New Year! on Dec. 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

This program is for kids 1 to 10 years old. The kids will be enjoying a time of stories and they will be learning about the New Year's Eve traditions, where they will make a noisemaker and practice by counting down to 12 noon that day.

During the New Year's Eve event, they will have refreshments for everyone. You may register today for this event. Please remember that all kids need to register, not adults.

For more information, contact the library at 410-386-4470. The Mount Airy branch library is located at 705 Ridge Ave, Mount Airy.

Linganore Winecellars tasting

You only have a couple of days to enjoy Linganore Wines cheese plate tasting in the month of December.


Jessica Garcia, the marketing director of the winery, stated in an email interview that this December the winery is bringing different selections of cheeses, chocolates and crackers that people will be able to enjoy with their selection of wines.

"It's a sophisticated way to sample our wines and discover how pairing wine with food enhances the entire experience and taste," stated Garcia.

Garcia also stated that people will be able to taste their newest wine. This event will be offered until Dec. 31.

For more information about this and other events at the winery, you may contact Garcia or the winery directly at 301-831-5889 or visit their website at www.LinganoreWines.com.

Linganore Winecellars is located at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy.

Sharina Taveras Lopez covers Eldersburg, Sykesville, Mount Airy, Winfield, Taylorsville and neighboring communities. Reach her at st008@connections.mcdaniel.edu.