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Eldersburg Public Library Dec. 3-9

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

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

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Discussion: Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder: 7 p.m. For ages 9-11. Register for this event today. Join the library for a discussion of this month's chosen Black-Eyed Susan Nominee book from the fourth- to sixth-grade list. This is a great way to prepare for the Battle of the Books if you are on a team. Participation in Battle of the Books is not required to join what is sure to be a lively discussion. Area school library Media Specialists will help facilitate the discussion. All attendees need to register.

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

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Service Learning Hours: KidWorks: 5:30 p.m. For ages 12-17. KidWorks meets twice a month. At the first meeting an hour will be spent planning a story time for younger kids. At the second meeting (Dec. 18, Jan. 22 and Feb. 26) the story time will be presented. You must come to both meetings to earn three service learning hours.

So You Want to Start a Blog?: The Simple In's and Out's of Blogging and Social Media: 6:30 p.m. For adults. Register for this event today. Have you been thinking about starting your own blog but the wealth of information out there almost makes it feel impossible? Come to this session and learn the basics about starting your own blog without the headache. We'll even talk about why you want to blog, what you hope to gain, who your target audience is, and what social media tools will help you reach your personal goals. You'll walk away ready to make your blogging dreams a reality.

Friday

Monthly Money Talks: Annuities and Your Retirement: 9:30 a.m. For adults. Register for this event today. Retirees and pre-retirees, local financial adviser Suzanne M. Bradshaw is committed to educating and serving adults concerning retirement. She will begin each talk with Investment Prospectives, a presentation focusing on current financial issues. She will also tackle one important topic each month related to investments/finances. Topics will vary from Understanding the Stock Market, Living on a Fixed Income, Annuities, Estate planning etc. Bring your questions and your friends for open and frank discussions regarding important financial matters.

Saturday

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

LEGO Creations: 11 a.m. For ages 5-adults. Want to build a castle? Or a spaceship? Or something totally new and different? Join the library for a LEGO program where you can build whatever you would like. The library supplies the blocks and you supply the creativity. Bring your dad or your mom and build together.

Sunday

Musical Interludes at Your Library: Sounds of the Season: 2 p.m. For all ages. Enjoy performances by the Carroll County String Project as you relax and browse the library shelves. Please join the library for these specially themed concerts. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monday

Year-Round Family Story Time: Night: 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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Story Time: Night: 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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Favorite Friends: Little Quack by Lauren Thompson: 6:30 p.m. For all ages. Join the group for stories, songs, and a craft about a featured, well-loved book character. Children 3 and under 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.

Button Snowflakes and Straw Hat Snowmen: 7 p.m. For adults. Registration for this event begins Nov. 25. Winter is here...time to decorate. Make button snowflake ornaments and straw hat snowmen to brighten an otherwise dreary time.

Writers' Block: Teen Bloggers Wanted.: 7 p.m. For ages 12-17. Calling all teen journalists, poets, movie reviewers and artists. If you are interested in earning school service hours this winter, attend a brief informational meeting to learn how you can sign up to be an author on CCPL's new teen blog, Writers' Block.

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