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Eldersburg Public Library July 30-Aug. 5

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.

Wednesday

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Story Pals-Music: 9:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals-Music: 10:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Drop-In Crafts: 3 p.m. For ages 3-10. Join us in making some fun, kid friendly crafts. It's a perfect way to spend a relaxing summer afternoon. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Community Kitchen Care and Share: 7 p.m. For adults. Help build a sense of community by sharing ideas, recipes, and kitchen gadgets. Bring a dish and its recipe to share along with anything from your kitchen to swap or share with friends.

Thursday

Read and Play: 9:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a play group for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals-Music: 10:45 a.m. For ages 2-3. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Harry Potter Palooza: 1 p.m. For all ages. Come visit our Hogwarts and Diagon Alley for crafts, activities, games and tasty snacks. Come in costume if you'd like. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Friday

Little Red Hen Puppet Show: 9:45 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Register for this event today. Heat up the stove and let's get cooking with the Little Red Hen Puppet Show. Can anyone lend a hoof, claw, or paw to our kitchen chemistry experiment? In this funny tale of friendship, see if these best-meaning friends can make a pizza or simply make a mess. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Little Red Hen Puppet Show: 11 a.m. For ages 3-adults. Register for this event today. Heat up the stove and let's get cooking with the Little Red Hen Puppet Show. Can anyone lend a hoof, claw, or paw to our kitchen chemistry experiment? In this funny tale of friendship, see if these best-meaning friends can make a pizza or simply make a mess. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Doctor Who Hullabaloo: 2 p.m. For ages 10-17. Register for this event today. Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who with fellow fans. Join us for Time Lord trivia, duct tape bow ties, a monster hunt, and much more. Costumes are encouraged.

Saturday

Saturday Story Time-Music: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. A theme-based story time featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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LEGO® Creations: 11 a.m. For ages 5-adults. 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.

The Bitter Fruits-A Civil War Story of Tragedy & Triumph: 1 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Join us as the bittersweet story of Annie and James Colwell comes to life. After Fort Sumter was attacked in 1861, many Americans were moved to join the fight. James Colwell, a well respected attorney, husband, and father of four, enlisted in the Union Army in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and then shared his intentions with his wife for the first time. Their sympathies and sentiments differed on the conflict, as she hailed from Baltimore. Their letters to each other are chronicled in the book The Bitter Fruits which was based upon the master's thesis of a descendant, then expanded and published by the Cumberland County Historical Society in 1998. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.

Monday

Year-Round Family Story Time-Seasons: 9:45 a.m. For all ages. An open invitation. This weekly story time, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Animate: 10 a.m. For ages 10-13. Register for this event today. A fun computer class where you can learn to make your own cartoons with Pivot Stickfigure Animator. All attendees need to register.

Year-Round Family Story Time-Seasons: 10:45 a.m. For all ages. An open invitation. This weekly story time, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Dance Party: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Put on your dancing shoes, bring your family, and celebrate the dog days of summer with us. You don't have to be a great dancer, just come and participate for the fun of it. We will do the Macarena, the Chicken Dance, the Twist, and many others. Don't know how to do these? Relax, we'll teach you. 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. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a play group for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Epic Photo: 10 a.m. For ages 10-13. Registration for this event began July 22. In this class, learn how to transform average photos into epic photos using free editing software. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play: 10:45 a.m. For ages birth-24 months. A story time featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a play group for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

4-H Cornapalooza: 2 p.m. For ages 8-12. Registration for this event began July 22. Popcorn, sweet corn, Indian corn, field corn, and much more. Corn is used more than just to eat off the cob. Explore the world of corn as we look into what products use corn, how corn has other uses than just eating and we'll even roll up our sleeves to make our own corn tortillas. Refreshments will be served. This program is presented by a representative of the MD 4-H program. Only kids need to register.

Code It @ the Library: 2 p.m. For ages 9-15. Registration for this event began July 22. Explore Scratch, a popular educational programming language designed by the MIT Media Lab. By simply dragging together colored blocks of code, you can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. Create a playable game using step by step instructions or design your own. This program will be held monthly with multiple projects offered. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your finished project to take home.

Septic Care-Important Information for Homeowners: 7 p.m. For adults. Certified septic system installer and inspector George Schooley, Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share information on how your septic system works and the proper maintenance needed to keep your septic system working properly. Mr. Schooley will do a brief presentation on the care of septic systems followed by a Q&A session.

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