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Read and Play
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Move and Learn: Zoo
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Under the Sea
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Playground
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cows
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Playground
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Cupcake Challenge
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 13
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Starry Night Bakery joins us to give participants tips and pointers to help them produce amazing cupcakes that will stand up to any challenge. All attendees need to register.

On My Own: Cows
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Explosive Science
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 14
Join us for as we try out some explosive, slimy and spectacular science experiments.

Getting Graphic: Drawing Comics and Manga
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
A beginner's course in drawing for comic books, graphic novels, and manga.

Magic: The Gathering®
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Bring your own card deck to face off against other Magic fans during this casual, drop-in event. Learn the basics of this popular trading card game or improve your strategy as you battle new opponents. Refreshments will be served.

Cupcake Challenge
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 14 - Adults
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Starry Night Bakery joins us to give participants tips and pointers to help them produce amazing cupcakes that will stand up to any challenge. All attendees need to register.

Evening Storytime: Under the Sea
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Unwined at Your Library
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Take some special time for yourself as we recycle wine corks into wine stoppers and make some wine charms to decorate your special wine glasses. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Music
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Under the Sea
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Zoo
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Music
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Bounce Into Books
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice play skills while grownups socialize. With an accompanying adult caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Playground
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cows
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Cows
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Weird Science (Reference Center)
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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Don’t be blinded by Science! Learn all about how to use the Science Reference Center, the library’s premium, online Science database, to find up to date, full-text articles from trustworthy, printable sources. Other free library resources will also be discussed in this fun, informal session. All attendees need to register.

Drop-In Crafts
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Evening Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime with Bedtime Math: Zoo
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. We'll solve a fun and simple bedtime math problem to help kids learn to love math. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Community Kitchen Care and Share
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Evening Storytime: Cows
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cows
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Under the Sea
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Zoo
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Thursday July 31, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Music
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Under the Sea
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us at the Mount Airy Senior Center for a discussion of this month's book!

Beginner's Martial Arts with Tristar
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 9
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Learn the basics that will make you a little ninja! Martial arts encourages confidence, respect, physical fitness, and is fun for all ages! An instructor from Tristar Martial Arts Academy will present a fun-filled, high-energy martial arts class. Loose-fitting pants or shorts are encouraged. Only kids need to register.

Harry Potter Palooza
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Under the Sea
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Beginner's Martial Arts with Tristar
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 9
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Learn the basics that will make you a little ninja! Martial arts encourages confidence, respect, physical fitness, and is fun for all ages! An instructor from Tristar Martial Arts Academy will present a fun-filled, high-energy martial arts class. Loose-fitting pants or shorts are encouraged. Only kids need to register.

Chicken Little Was Right – The Sky Is Falling!
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Thursday July 31, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - Adults
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Join Skip Bird, Observatory Director of the Westminster Astronomical Society, as we explore things like comets (by making one), asteroids and the dinosaurs, and any upcoming meteor showers. We will also play Guess the Meteorite! Only kids need to register

Hardware Jewelry
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Thursday July 31, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Come and create some unique jewelry with alcohol inks and metal washers. All supplies will be provided.

Little Red Hen Puppet Show
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Friday August 1, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
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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.

On My Own: Playground
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Friday August 1, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read and Play
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Friday August 1, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Songs, Stories, & Seniors
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Friday August 1, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - Adults
Stop by for a fun program filled with bell ringing, stories, and a craft with the Senior Inclusion Program. The Senior Inclusion Program is a group of senior citizens with developmental disabilities who participate in a retirement program at Westminster Senior Center. Come and join us for some great fun! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Little Red Hen Puppet Show
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Friday August 1, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
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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.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Playground
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Friday August 1, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Chocolate and Chat
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Friday August 1, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for an informal book sharing. Tell others what you've been reading and get ideas for what to read next! Refreshments will be served.

Doctor Who Hullabaloo
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Friday August 1, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - 17
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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!

Writer's Circle
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Friday August 1, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Nothing clarifies thoughts and ideas like writing them down. Join a group of folks who meet monthly to encourage each other. Personal writing is as easy as PIE: purpose, idea, and example! No previous experience is needed. Just bring a pen, notebook, or laptop.

Saturday Storytime: Music
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO® Creations
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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!

Playdough Play Day
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 10
Learn how to make your own playdough! We will provide a variety of recipes, a make-your-own activity for uncooked dough, and plenty of toys and tools for hands-on fun! Dress to get messy and don't miss the fun!

The Bitter Fruits: A Civil War Story of Tragedy & Triumph
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
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 fist 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.

Chocolate 101
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Saturday August 2, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 9 - 14
Put your chocolate knowledge to the test while you enjoy lots of tasting! Refreshments will be served.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Frozen
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Beat the summer heat with this cool Academy Award winning family movie! We’ll provide the popcorn! This movie is rated PG. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

The Bitter Fruits: A Civil War Story of Tragedy & Triumph
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Buddhist Meditation
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Saturday August 2, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Have you ever been interested in meditation or Buddhism? Craig Storti of the International Meditation Center will join us at Taneytown Branch Library to share his expertise. He will start with an introduction to the concepts of Buddhism and why meditation is so essential, followed by a meditation practice session. There will be a Q&A for anyone wanting to learn more.

Read and Play
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Monday August 4, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Sidewalk Chalk Spectacular
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Monday August 4, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch Library! Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some flare and fun. Program is weather permitting. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Seasons
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Monday August 4, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Animate
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Monday August 4, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - 13
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A fun computer class where you can learn to make your own cartoons with Pivot Stickfigure Animator! All attendees need to register.

Little Red Hen Puppet Show
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Monday August 4, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
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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.

On My Own: Sports
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Monday August 4, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Seasons
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Monday August 4, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Little Red Hen Puppet Show
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Monday August 4, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
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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.

Wild Adaptations
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Monday August 4, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 12
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Participants will have a chance to learn more about the behaviors and body parts that allow wild animals to survive in a variety of different ways. Participants will also learn to identify animals by their pelts, tracks, and even their scat! After learning about animal survival behaviors, participants can test their own survival skills as they become an animal in an interactive game. Only kids need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday August 4, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Looking for a leadership role in planning library teen programming? Need service hours? Consider our Teen Advisory Board. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday August 4, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Stop in and share your opinions with the library staff about books, music, movies, and programs that you’d like to see at the Taneytown Branch. Refreshments will be served.

Family Dance Party
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Monday August 4, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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 under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Monday August 4, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns!

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Epic Photo
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 10 - 13
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In this class, learn how to transform average photos into epic photos using free editing software. All attendees need to register.

Move and Learn: Picnic
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Sports
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Beach
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Opposites
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cats
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Beach
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Cats
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

4-H Cornapalooza!
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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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.

4-H Entomology: Amazing Insects
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 7 - 12
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Summer is the time for INSECTS! Participants can learn about some local insects and the roles they play in the world. Hands-on activities and games will teach participants why these little critters are such a big deal! This program is presented by a representative of the MD 4-H program.

Code It @ the Library
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 9 - 15
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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.

Giant Games
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
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For ages 9 - 17
Love games? Then try out giant versions of Jenga, Battleship, and Scrabble.

Doctor Who?
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 13 - Adults
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show in all
of television history, and we're holding a party to celebrate
the good Doctor's many accomplishments in anticipation of his
51st year! We will have crafts and activities, food and
prizes, and we encourage you to come in your favorite costume
from the show! Refreshments will be served.

Counting Stars and Other Bedtime Math
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Can you count all the stars in the sky? Probably not, but we've got great bedtime stories and games that prove you can have a good time trying. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Evening Storytime: Sports
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Night Owls
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 11 - 17
Hey all of you teen night owls, looking for a place to spend some time during the evening and have fun? Come to the library and hang out with friends. Join us in the young adult department for a make-and-take craft and even try a board game. The possibilities are endless, so don’t miss out!

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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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.

Teen Writing Group
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Share your stories! Join other teen writers and share your work, give and receive feedback, as well as talk about your writing process. Refreshments will be served.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Snowballs and Stories
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
Bring a beach towel and head on in for snowballs and stories shared with our summer volunteers! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Seasons
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Epic Video
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 10 - 13
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Learn how to use Windows Movie Maker to apply awesome effects and transitions to your videos! All attendees need to register.

Story Pals: Sports
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Picnic
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
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For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Seasons
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Bounce Into Books
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice play skills while grownups socialize. With an accompanying adult caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Beach
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cats
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Cats
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

4-H Cornapalooza!
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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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! This program is presented by a representative of the MD 4-H program. Refreshments will be served.

Seriously Inadvisable Science
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For ages 7 - 17
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Want to make a bang at the library? Join us for some experiments we wouldn’t recommend for home, but will be a blast in our courtyard!

Drop-In Crafts
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

The Little Red Hen Puppet Show
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 3 - Adults
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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.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jaime Ford
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For Adults
Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title.

Grow It, Cook It
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
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For All Ages
Grow. Cook. Eat. It's that simple and kids can do it too! We'll read a fun story and plant some vegetable seeds to watch grow. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.

Pajama Party Storytime
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime with Bedtime Math: Special Program: Grow It, Cook It
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
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For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. We'll solve a fun and simple bedtime math problem to help kids learn to love math. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Evening Storytime: Cats
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Nutrition Q & A
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 15 - Adults
Elisabeth D'Alto, Martin's In-Store Nutritionist, will lead a question and answer session about nutrition, food, and health. She will also talk about some popular nutrition books available at the library.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cats
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

The Little Red Hen Puppet Show
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
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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.

Epic Web
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 10 - 13
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Ever wanted to make your own website? This class will show you how to make an awesome site without spending a cent! All attendees need to register.

Story Pals: Sports
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Summer Fun Day!
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Come celebrate the dog days of summer between 10 AM - 11:30 AM! We'll have face painting as well as warm weather crafts and activities. Outside we'll have some fun water play, weather permitting, so come prepared to get wet! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Picnic
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Thursday August 7, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Seasons
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Sports
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Sports
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO® Creations
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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!

Minute to Win It: Farm Edition
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Thursday August 7, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Ever wanted to be on the hit show Minute to Win It? Here's your chance to play Minute to Win It: Farm Edition. Are you up to the challenge of competing against the clock to complete a game in 60 seconds? In MTWI: Farm Edition all the games have a focus of learning a little more about Maryland agriculture, while testing your skills to complete the challenge. The game starts in 3...2...1...GO! A Celebrating America program.

Star Wars Spectacular
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
Calling all Jedi Knights! Join us for an afternoon of Star Wars fun. This program is for all ages and all fans. May the Force be with you! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Techno-Storytime
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 10
Forget what you know about storytime. This is an interactive story telling experience that incorporates the latest technology. We're swapping our books out for computers, our nursery rhymes for techno music. We're all plugged in and ready to go... all we need is you! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Canning!
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For Adults
This program is a brief overview of current food preservation practices. We will explore some of the current modes of canning that folks are using that may need some tuning up to adhere to safe preservation principles. Join University of Maryland Extension educators in our discussion of the truths versus myths of home food preservation. A Celebrating America program.

Ladies Night Out
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Back by popular demand is our fun evening of crafting, chatting, and snacking! We'll be making some really fun wine charms and enjoying delicious treats! Refreshments will be served.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For Adults
Wanted: Knitters and crocheters of all levels. Would you like to share your projects and talents with others? Or do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Then here’s your chance. Grab your needles and yarn (beginning knitters bring size 8 needles, crocheters a size H hook, and worsted weight yarn) and join the rest of us at the Westminster Branch Library the first Thursday of every month.

Teen Volunteer Time
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Thursday August 7, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Help the library! We are looking for young adults who would like to earn service hours! Help the library prepare crafts for storytime, pull library materials from the shelves, and do other special projects. Come and earn service hours, it's just that easy!

Bilingual Storytime - in English and ¡Español!
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Friday August 8, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 8
¡Hola! Hello! Learning another language is fun and beneficial for growing brains. In this bilingual storytime, presented in English and Spanish, children will listen to cuentos (stories), sing canciones (songs), play juegos (games), and pick up some Spanish along the way. Come join the fun! All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Beach
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Friday August 8, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read and Play
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Friday August 8, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Beyond the Book
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Friday August 8, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Beyond the Book takes the traditional storytime and adds some 21st century technology. Learn fun ways you can go Beyond the Book with that special little one in your life. Bring your own tablet or device to Sync Up what you learned afterwards. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Beach
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Friday August 8, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mad Scientist Party
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Friday August 8, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 10
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Come join the Taneytown Mad Scientist Staff for a celebration to mark the end of Summer Reading. Create a lab jacket, observe a real scientist perform investigations, create a secret message, make some green slime, and enjoy a mad scientist snack. Participants need to bring an adult white tee shirt that will be used for the lab coat. All attendees need to register. Refreshments will be served.

Sync Up
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Friday August 8, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Learn all about apps and e-picture books that will provide your little ones with 21st century technology to accompany those classic books. With so many tables and devices available to young children, it is important to introduce them to beneficial resources. Join us for the Beyond the Book storytime or just stop by and SYNC UP! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Me and My Shadow
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Friday August 8, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Come to Finksburg and learn firsthand what REALLY goes on in the library.
Shadow our staff and see how we get things onto our shelves and into your
hands! Learn about all the cool devices we use and how they can help you. See
the secrets behind the scenes. Refreshments will be served.

Mad Scientist Party
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Friday August 8, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 6 - 10
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Come join the Taneytown Mad Scientist Staff for a celebration to mark the end of Summer Reading. Create a lab jacket, observe a real scientist perform investigations, create a secret message, make some green slime, and enjoy a mad scientist snack. Participants need to bring an adult white tee shirt that will be used for the lab coat. All attendees need to register. Refreshments will be served.

4-H STEM: Learning by Doing
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Friday August 8, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 12
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Participants will have the opportunity to work through the engineering process as they design, build, and test their own mechanical creations! Hands-on activities will encourage participants to try new ideas and observe the results of their work. This program is presented by a representative of the MD 4-H program. Only kids need to register.

Me and My Shadow
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Friday August 8, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 8 - 12
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Come to Finksburg and learn firsthand what REALLY goes on in the library. Shadow our staff and see how we get things onto our shelves and into your hands! Learn about all the cool devices we use and how they can help you. See the secrets behind the scenes. Refreshments will be served.

Parachute Play
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Friday August 8, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
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Through songs and movement, students learn a healthy message about bullying. Award-winning Kindersinger Pam Minor warms up the audience with several interactive songs where children are cued to participate through certain actions listed in the lyrics. A Port Discovery educator then facilitates an interactive parachute play program combined with song, dance, and physical movement. Only kids need to register.

Saturday Storytime: Seasons
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Adventures of Mirabelle!
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
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For All Ages
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Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier, from the Happy Dog Adventure series is visiting your library. Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will be on hand to read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's next adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Magic: The Gathering®
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 13 - Adults
Join us for 2 hours of gaming fun. Newcomers to the game will have a chance to learn, and experienced players can face off with one another, or trade cards. Come and join the gathering of the oldest of trading card games—with more than 12 million players! Refreshments will be served.

Be a Pokémon® Master!
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Have you ever wanted to have your own adventures in the Pokémon world? Join us at the library to try a tabletop Pokémon® RPG and see how well you do. We will have a game master to lead you through the game, and will have pre-generated characters if you don't want to make one yourself. Don't miss out on the fun!

Modern Board Games at the Library
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
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For ages 13 - Adults
People say we are now in a golden age of board games! From Dominion to Super Smash-Up, join us for a chance to play some modern board games and learn what the fuss is all about.

The Adventures of Mirabelle!
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
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Mirabelle, the loveable Boston Terrier, from the Happy Dog Adventure series is visiting your library. Mirabelle and her owner Mr. Muller will be on hand to read their books, pose for photos, sign autographs, and give you a sneak preview of Mirabelle's next adventures. You won't want to miss the chance to be part of the adventures of Mirabelle. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Free Spirit Book Club: Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion about our chosen book.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday August 9, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practice reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday August 11, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Sidewalk Chalk Spectacular
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Monday August 11, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Add your own creative touch to the Finksburg Branch Library! Join us Mondays this summer to give our walkways some flare and fun. Program is weather permitting. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Construction
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Monday August 11, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Favorite Stories
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Monday August 11, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Construction
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Monday August 11, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pigs in the Library!
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Monday August 11, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
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Penelope is back! Come learn interesting facts about kunekune pigs who originated in New Zealand. We will read stories, sing songs, and, of course, meet Penelope. Don't forget your camera! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Early Childhood Music: Rhythm, Music, and Movement for Young Children
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Monday August 11, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For ages 3 - 7
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Introduce your child to the joys of music through songs, rhythm, and movement in a fun environment that encourages musical exploration and growth. Join members of the Carroll County String Project as they guide your child towards a lifetime love of music! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Minute to Win It: Farm Edition!
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Monday August 11, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
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For ages 7 - 12
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Ever wanted to be on the hit show Minute to Win It? Here's your chance to play Minute to Win It: Farm Edition. Are you up to the challenge of competing against the clock to complete a game in 60 seconds? In MTWI: Farm Edition all the games have a focus of learning a little more about Maryland agriculture, while testing your skills to complete the challenge. The game starts in 3...2...1...GO! A Celebrating America program.

Game Night at the Library
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Monday August 11, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Playing board games live versus online creates a fun environment where just interacting with the people you live near can significantly strengthen your community, spur organization, and build friendships. Stop by for game night at the Finksburg Branch Library!

North Carroll Writers Group
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Monday August 11, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Interested in writing? Want to meet others who are too? The NCWG is dedicated to helping people improve their writing. We meet semi-monthly to share our work in a non-judgmental atmosphere. If you would like to learn more, please join us.

Pajama Storytime
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Monday August 11, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
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For All Ages
There is nothing better than bedtime stories with cookies and milk. Wear your PJs to this cozy storytime. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Refreshments will be served.

Craft It Yourself: Alcohol Ink
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Monday August 11, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For Adults
Learn how to use special inks and rubbing alcohol to create beautiful tiles that can be used as coasters, trivets, or whatever else you can think up! All materials will be provided.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Move and Learn: Playground
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cows
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Zoo
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Music
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cows
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Music
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Anime, Manga, and Gaming
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Looking for a place to meet with fellow otaku? Join us to watch, draw, and discuss your favorite anime and manga. We may also get into cosplay, webcomics, video games, and other aspects of Japanese culture. Refreshments will be served.

Get Your Game On
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Break out the controllers and get your game on. See what's just come in, challenge friends to a classic, or just crash the party for wi-fi with your own portable system. Now with more Minecraft!

Bring Your Own Device & Learn!
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Do you own a smartphone, iPad, e-reader, or tablet and want to learn how to access free digital content through the library? Bring your device in and learn how to download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines to your device in this hands-on program.

Evening Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
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For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Mini Shadow Box Fridge Magnet
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
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Make mini shadow box fridge magnets to display vacation memories, remember special occasions, and more, with a combination of photographs and small mementos! All supplies will be provided. Please bring a photograph that can be made into a 2-inch circle sticker. If you don't have a photo, a magazine can be used. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Construction
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Favorite Stories
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Playground
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Construction
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Bounce Into Books
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice play skills while grownups socialize. With an accompanying adult caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

North Carroll Senior Book Discussion Group: Digging to America by Anne Tyler
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion of this month's book at the North Carroll Senior Center.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Cows
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Music
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

On My Own: Music
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Minion Madness
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Registration for this event begins 7/30/2014.
Join us for a Minion-themed party, full of our favorite yellow friends! Defeat the evil purple Minions, play fun games, make a craft, and eat some Minion munchies! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register. Refreshments will be served.

Drop-In Crafts
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Create a Pot
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/30/2014.
Come and decorate a pot for your favorite plant. Pots and supplies will be provided. A Celebrating America program.

Evening Storytime: Zoo
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime with Bedtime Math: Playground
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. We'll solve a fun and simple bedtime math problem to help kids learn to love math. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Evening Storytime: Music
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
End your day in a special way! This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Knit Wits
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
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.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Music
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Zoo
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Baby Rembrandts
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
It’s a beautiful mess! Come for an hour of stories, finger painting, collage and decorate a mural for our library! Let’s play and experiment with different art mediums. There will be no limit to the good times and beauty that we can create together. Please remember to wear clothing that is paint and mess friendly. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Favorite Stories
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Playground
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Thursday August 14, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Construction
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Favorite Stories
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Favorite Stories
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Service Learning Hours: KidWorks
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
5:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
KidWorks meets twice a month. At the 1st meeting we spend an hour planning a storytime for younger kids. At the 2nd meeting (8/28/14 from 5:30-7:30 PM) we present the storytime. You must come to both meetings to earn 3 service learning hours.

Drop-In Knitting
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us to share ideas, patterns, books, and projects. Beginners, please bring size 8 needles and light colored worsted yarn - look for #4 on the label.

Walk and Talk: Belle Grove Square
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Westminster Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - Adults
Come explore the variety of trees and shrubs found around the Belle Grove Square area of Westminster with Steve Allgeier, Horticulture Consultant for the University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County. The traveling discussion will focus on common and unusual woody plants found in that area. This event is co-sponsored by the Westminster Tree Commission, Carroll County Forestry Board, and the University of Maryland Carroll County Extension.

Learn How to Arrange Summer Flowers
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 7/31/2014.
Join the experts from the Silver Fancy Garden Club as they demonstrate how to create lovely summer flower arrangements. Make a small arrangement to take home. All supplies will be provided; just bring your imagination and desire to create!

Summer Crafting!: Make a Wine Bottle Bud Vase
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Looking to add a little sparkle and shine to your home this summer? Join us as we make and take some beautiful DIY art projects.

On My Own: Cows
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Friday August 15, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Tinker Tots
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Friday August 15, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Registration for this event begins 8/1/2014.
A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity. Children 3 and under 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. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email mmorey@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Read and Play
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Friday August 15, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Musikgarten Demonstration
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Friday August 15, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 7
Registration for this event begins 8/1/2014.
Come have fun making music with Jenna in a Musikgarten demonstration. Classes are designed for students to read and write music while having fun. Sign up for September classes here!

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cows
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Friday August 15, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Farm to Fork
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Friday August 15, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An opportunity to meet farmers and gardeners who will share information from their field. Informational displays about farming and community supported agriculture. Try your hand at milking a dairy goat and meet other farm animals. Shake cream into butter with Carroll County Farm Bureau members. Plant fall greens and watch seeds sprout into a delicious salad. Explore the wonders of the honey bee and taste some delicious honey. An Extension Service agent will share information on canning and taste the difference in jams and jellies. Dehydration demonstration to learn how to extend the harvest. Share family recipes in partnership with the Carroll History Project. Cool down and relax while enjoying a farm storytime and craft at 3:00 See tractors, new and old. From 2 - 4 pm. A Celebrating America program.

Farm to Fork
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Friday August 15, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for an outdoor celebration of all things food! Our special guest for the evening will be Al Spoler. Local wineries and breweries will offer tastings and have products for sale. Live music will be provided by Standard Delivery Combo. During the event, the branch will be open for service. For more information about Al Spoler, visit http://wypr.org/people/al-spoler. From 6 - 8 pm. A Celebrating America program.

Teen Survival After-Hours
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Friday August 15, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
Registration for this event begins 8/1/2014.
Ever wondered if you would survive an epic disaster? Join us for an after-hours teen challenge; test your survival knowledge and learn vital skills to prepare yourself for natural disasters or even a zombie apocalypse! Plenty of games and fun snacks will be provided. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday Storytime: Construction
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Saturday August 16, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Character and a Craft
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Saturday August 16, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Do you have a favorite book character? Come dressed up and see if we recognize who you are…the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Cinderella, maybe Pete the Cat? Let’s spend an hour with favorite characters and their stories, crafts, snacks, and games. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Herbs: What Are They Good For?
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Saturday August 16, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 8/2/2014.
Interested in learning more about herbs, how to grow them, and how to use them? Most herbs can be easily grown in your garden or in pots where space is limited. Whether you already grow herbs or are just interested in learning more, join two Carroll County Master Gardeners from the Grow It Eat It team as they share information on growing herbs and their many uses. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register

Year-Round Family Storytime: Under the Sea
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Monday August 18, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, 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 Storytime: Under the Sea
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Monday August 18, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Imagination Playground
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Monday August 18, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Come enjoy stories made interactive through puppetry, dramatic play and songs. Look out, you may be the one to end up inside a forest or a jungle! Who knows what adventure awaits you inside of a book! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Carnival of Crafts
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Monday August 18, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 17
Summer's not over yet, so why should the fun be? Join us for easy denim patches, duct tape designs, recycled art, and more.

Favorite Friends: Pete the Cat
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Monday August 18, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft about a featured, well-loved book character. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces, and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Move and Learn: Beach
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cats
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
10:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
A storytime featuring lap games, tickles, bounces and rhymes followed by a playgroup for meeting and mingling. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Seasons
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Story Pals: Picnic
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Taneytown Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
A theme-based storytime featuring interactive and age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. With an accompanying adult caregiver.

Year-Round Family Storytime: Cats
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
An open invitation! This weekly storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Computer Help Desk Hours
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Eldersburg Branch Library
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
Stop by our computer lab from 12-3 PM and have our teen volunteer assist you with most of your computer needs, including setting up emails, Facebook and other social media accounts, starting a blog, introduction to kid friendly computer sites like Minecraft and Club Penguin, getting started with Microsoft Powerpoint and Word, and even just downloading smart phone pictures.

On My Own: Seasons
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
A theme-based storytime for children who are ready for an independent, small group experience. All adult caregivers are welcome.

4-H Cornapalooza!
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Mount Airy Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 8/5/2014.
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.

Finksburg Book Discussion Group: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifta Brunt
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Finksburg Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a lively discussion of this month's book

North Carroll Knitters Night
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns!