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Eldersburg Public Library Oct. 8-14

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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Preschool Vision Screening: 9:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. Drop by the Eldersburg Branch Library between 9:30 a.m. and noon for free vision screening, offered in partnership with the Freedom District Lions Club. The screening for preschool-aged children will test for lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and depth perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals-Colors: 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.

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Story Pals-Colors: 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.

Minecraft in the Afternoon: 1 p.m. For ages 8-15. Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

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

Thursday

From Our Table to Yours-Share, Swap, & Take: 9 a.m. For adults. Have an abundance of vegetables, fruits, and herbs from your garden? Consider sharing them with others. On Thursdays during September and October, the lobby of the Eldersburg Branch Library will have a table where you can share items from your home garden. We encourage community members to share, swap, and take what you are interested in trying.

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-Colors: 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.

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 story time for younger kids. At the second meeting (Oct. 23 and Nov. 20) we present the story time. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

Minecraft at Night: 6:30 p.m. For ages 8-15. Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Savvy Women, Smart Investors: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Back by popular demand, Suzanne M. Bradshaw, a local financial advisor is hosting a series of three workshops designed to help women with their financial goals. Suzanne will present the first workshop to discuss the very basics of investing. In the second workshop, Suzanne and her lively guest will discuss how and why savvy women need to take charge of their financial future. In the third presentation, Suzanne and her guest will present the unique challenges that widows and their friends may face when making important decisions for the next stage of their life. Don't miss these informative, enlightening, and important presentations.

Minecraft at Night: 7:30 p.m. For ages 8-15. Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server.

Friday

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Monthly Money Talks-Take Stock in the Market: 9:30 a.m. For adults. Retirees and pre-retirees, local financial advisor Suzanne M. Bradshaw is committed to educating and serving adults concerning retirement. She will begin each talk with Investment Prospectives (IP), a presentation focusing on current financial issues. She will also tackle one important topic each month related to investments/finances. Bring your questions and your friends for open and frank discussions regarding important financial matters.

Read and Play at Fairhaven: 10 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. This session is held at Fairhaven Assisted Living Center in Sykesville. The elderly residents will join us for the program and visiting afterwards. With an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Saturday Story Time-Colors: 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.

Freedom Summer 1964-The Front Line Assault on the Segregated South: 1 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Join Betty Robinson as she recounts her participation in the Freedom Summer of 1964 with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Ms. Robinson was one of thousands of young white northerners who went south called by the importance of the Civil Rights Movement. She will speak and answer questions about that period, share stories of the two years she spent in the south, as well as discuss the challenges we face in our region today. Following the discussion, we will be viewing the film Freedom Riders. This program is part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle grant, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History. A Celebrating America program.

Created Equal Film Series-Freedom Riders: 2 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Attracting a diverse group of volunteers, the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. Run time of 120 minutes. This film is part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle film series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A Celebrating America program.

Free Spirit Book Club-"Terrorist" by John Updike: 2 p.m. For adults. Join us for discussion about our chosen book.

Monday

Year-Round Family Story Time-Clothes: 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.

Year-Round Family Story Time-Clothes: 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.

Favorite Friends-Super Heroes: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft about a featured, well-loved book character. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Tuesday

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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.

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.

Introduction to FIRST Tech Challenge-Robotics-Intro to Robotics: 6:30 p.m. For ages 10-15. Registration for this event began Sept. 30. Learn all about robotics from design to building. This introductory interactive workshop will lead you through the process of design, building, and programming a robot. This is a three-part workshop.

Created Equal Film Series-The Loving Story: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple in Virginia because she was of African American and Native American descent and he was white, but they never expected to be woken up in their bedroom and arrested one night in 1958. Run time of 77 minutes. This film is part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle film series, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A Celebrating America program.

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