The Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, will offer the following programs this week. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4488.
4-H and Your Community: 7 p.m. For ages 5 to adults. 4-H is more than cows and cooking. Partipants at this event will be able to learn what 4-H can offer children ages 5 to 18, and explore how they can create new opportunities and make a difference for young people by starting a 4-H club. This event is brought to you by the Carroll County 4-H Extension Program. All attendees need to register.
Teen Volunteer Time: 7 p.m. For ages 12 to 17. Need service hours? The library is looking for young adults who would like to earn service hours. Interested participants can help the library prepare crafts for storytime, pull library materials from the shelves and do other special projects.
Video Game Day: 1:30 p.m. For ages 8 to adults. Play a variety of video games ranging from the classics of the 1980s to the hits of the current generation.
Code It @ the Library: Scratch: 2 p.m. For ages 9 to 15. Register for this event. Create a playable game using Scratch, a popular programming language designed by the MIT Media Lab. By dragging together colored blocks of code, you can build games and animations while learning computer programming concepts. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your finished project to take home.
Celtic Harp Music: 2 p.m. For all ages. Celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month by listening to Lydia Bandy play the Celtic harp in the library café. A Celebrating America program. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Family Storytime: Bears: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by adult caregiver.
Family Storytime: Bears: 10:45 a.m. For all ages. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by adult caregiver.
Adventures in Pi: Minecraft Pi: 2:30 p.m. For ages 11 to 17. Register for this event. Celebrate Teen Tech Week with Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that enables exploration of computing and programming. Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Service Learning Hours: KidWorks: 5:30 p.m. For ages 12 to 17. KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting, participants will spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the second meeting on March 23, participants present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.