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Eldersburg Public Library Oct. 15-21

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-Clothes: 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.

Piney Run Nature Center+Carroll County Public Library=Fun-Bats and Owls: 10 a.m. For ages birth-6.

Calling all children who enjoy great stories and beautiful nature walks. Join CCPL staff as they partner with Piney Run Nature Center staff for special morning activities filled with stories, hikes, crafts, and more. Come to one or all sessions. This is an offsite program held in partnership with and on location at Piney Run Nature Center; park gate fee applies. For details and registration call 410-795-6043 or email mbukowitz@ccg.carr.org. Registration required. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals-Clothes: 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.

Homeschooler's Class-Hands-on Math: 2 p.m. For ages 6-11. Join the fun in these literature-based science, social studies, math, and language arts programs.

Author Visit-Lily Myers Kaplan: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Join the library in welcoming author Lily Myers Kaplan as she reads moving stories from her book Two Rare Birds-A Legacy of Love. Two Rare Birds is an inspirational memoir recounting a fourteen year in-tandem cancer journey and four deaths in less than four years. As the narrator seamlessly weaves stories of ancestors and archetypes she transforms her grief into a restored sense of self and purpose. There will be a Q & A at the end of the program.

Crochet 911: 7 p.m. For ages 11-adults. Join Caroline Brocato to learn how to crochet. If you know how to crochet, please join the group. Please bring a size J hook and light colored yarn to the class.

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. The library encourages 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-Clothes: 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.

Savvy Women, Smart Investors-Moving Forward on Your Own: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event today. 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.

Friday

Tinker Tots: 10 a.m. For ages 2-5. Register for this event today. A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in the library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears: 2 p.m. For ages 3-6. Register for this event today. Come see a puppet show, learn about food safety, and have a healthy snack afterwards. Goldilocks contracts a food-borne illness after eating the Bear family's breakfast which was left on the counter for too long. Hear the story of Goldilocks and have an opportunity to hold the large, cardboard puppets as the story is told. There will be a short discussion on food safety and hand washing with a Glo Germ demonstration. Presented by the University of Maryland Extension. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Saturday

Saturday Story Time-Clothes: 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.

Pride and Protest-Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement: 1 p.m. For ages 11-adults. The symbiosis of social forces and art during the Civil Rights movement is evident in the poetry produced from 1955 through 1975. Jeffrey Lamar Coleman explores the impact of the social movement's upheaval on American writers and illuminates their artistic and political contributions to the struggle. The presentation pays special attention to poems written in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as other key moments of the movement. The poems are placed in historical context through brief discussions of the murders of Emmett Till and Medgar Evers, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X. Jeffrey Lamar Coleman is the author of Words of Protest, Words of Freedom-Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era, and Spirits Distilled-Poems. He is an Associate Professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland, specializing in multicultural/American literature. Dr. Coleman will be selling and signing his book, Words of Protest, Words of Freedom. 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 Lehrman Institute of American History. A Celebrating America program.

Sunday

Jazz Pizzazz with the Charles Eron Trio: 1:30 p.m. For all ages. The Charles Eron Trio will play jazz standards, contemporary, and original compositions in the café area of the library. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to McDaniel graduate Charles Eron and his band members Paul Morales on electric bass, and Ben Reiff on drums. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Monday

Year-Round Family Story Time-Farm: 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-Farm: 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.

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.

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-Let's Build a Robot (Basic Robot Design): 6:30 p.m. For ages 10-15. Register for this event today. 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.

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