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Read and Play

10:00am - 11:00am
North Carroll Branch
Location: North Carroll Branch
Room: North Carroll Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 24 Months )

Program Type: Storytime

Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Reading with a Ballerina

10:30am - 11:30am
Finksburg Branch
Registration
Location: Finksburg Branch
Room: Finksburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( 3 - 12 )

Program Type: Music Theater and Dance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Join Contempic School of Ballet for Reading with a Ballerina hosted by the beloved Sugar Plum Fairy from the holiday ballet classic: The Nutcracker.  Children will enjoy story time and an excerpt performance from Contempic School of Ballet’s Nut...

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All attendees need to register.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Cozy Craft Time at the Winter Café

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Finksburg Branch
Location: Finksburg Branch
Room: Finksburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Everyone ( All Ages )

Program Type: DIY Arts and Crafts, Fun and Games
Description:
Bring a snack and enjoy craft time at our Winter Café! Choose from a flurry of available crafts and enjoy fun thematic music. Craft availability per craft will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Due to allowed snacks, allergens may be present.&nb...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Learn to Solder

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Exploration Commons
Registration
Location: Exploration Commons
Age Group:
Teens ( 16 - Adults )
Adults

Program Type: STEM/STEAM, Technology and Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Soldering is fun and fundamental to a wide assortment of maker electronic projects as well as modern technology. From simple light-up LEDs to complex robots, solder is the glue that holds the technological world together. Join us for a hands-on proje...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Holiday Lock-In

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Eldersburg Branch
Registration
Location: Eldersburg Branch
Room: Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
( 11 - 17 )
Teens

Program Type: DIY Arts and Crafts, Fun and Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Join us for an after-hours night of holiday season activities! Decorate an ugly sweater, create your own ornament, and more! Please bring your own sweater or shirt to decorate! Parent permission slips are required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

All attendees need to register.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Letters to Santa

All Day
Finksburg Branch
Location: Finksburg Branch
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 11 )

Description:
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by the library to write a letter, then drop it in our mailbox. Santa's elves are eager to read your special wishes for the holiday season and can't wait to reply to you! ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Letters to Santa

All Day
North Carroll Branch
Location: North Carroll Branch
Age Group:
Kids ( 3 - 9 )

Description:
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Storytime

9:45am - 10:15am
Finksburg Branch
Location: Finksburg Branch
Room: Finksburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Everyone ( All Ages )

Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Are you interested in improving your language skills? Join us for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! There will be singing, dancing, activities, stories, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Quick and Easy: Make a Peppermint Sugar Scrub

10:30am - 11:30am
North Carroll Branch
Registration
Location: North Carroll Branch
Room: North Carroll Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: DIY Arts and Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Learn how to make a peppermint sugar body scrub that is pretty and smells great, too! Then we'll put it in a pretty jar and wrap it in a bag, that you can decorate with holiday stamps, perfect for gift-giving. ...

Disclaimer(s)

All attendees need to register.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

¡Parranda! Traditional Puerto Rican Holiday Eats

10:30am - 12:30pm
Exploration Commons
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Kitchen
Age Group:
Kids ( 10 - Adults )
Teens
Adults

Program Type: Cooking
Description:
Join guest presenters Diana Almodovar and Javier Toro as we make traditional Puerto Rican recipes in time for the holidays! In this hands-on class, we will prepare non-alcoholic coquito, empanadas de yuca, and yuca en escabeche, which are sure to be ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration verifies your acceptance of Exploration Commons' program cancellation and kitchen safety procedures.

All attendees need to register.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Saturday Storytime

11:00am - 12:00pm
Mount Airy Branch
Location: Mount Airy Branch
Room: Mount Airy Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 8 )

Program Type: Storytime

We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Estate Planning with Amy Lazas

11:00am - 12:30pm
Westminster Branch
Registration
Location: Westminster Branch
Room: Westminster Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: Business and Finance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Description:
Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about wills, trusts, health care directives, probate, and powers of attorney but didn’t know who to ask! Join us as Amy Lazas, Esq., of Providence Law Group, LLC helps to make this complex topic a little ...

Disclaimer(s)

All attendees need to register.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Read with a Furry Friend

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westminster Branch
Location: Westminster Branch
Age Group:
Kids ( 4 - Adults )
Teens
Adults

Program Type: Live Animals
Description:
Every dog enjoys a good story! KPETS’ trained “reading dogs” provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social ski...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Merry TUBACHRISTMAS

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Westminster Branch
Location: Westminster Branch
Age Group:
Everyone ( All Ages )

Program Type: Music Theater and Dance
Description:
Join us for TUBACHRISTMAS, a live music event on our outdoor stage of traditional Christmas tunes performed on euphonium, baritone, and similar instruments.  ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

LEGO® Creations

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mount Airy Branch
Location: Mount Airy Branch
Room: Mount Airy Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( 5 - Adults )
Teens
Adults

Program Type: Fun and Games, STEM/STEAM

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!

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Letters to Santa

All Day
Finksburg Branch
Location: Finksburg Branch
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 11 )

Description:
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by the library to write a letter, then drop it in our mailbox. Santa's elves are eager to read your special wishes for the holiday season and can't wait to reply to you! ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Letters to Santa

All Day
North Carroll Branch
Location: North Carroll Branch
Age Group:
Kids ( 3 - 9 )

Description:
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Ready, Set, VIOLIN!

10:00am - 10:45am
Finksburg Branch
Registration
Location: Finksburg Branch
Room: Finksburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( 2 - 6 )

Program Type: Music Theater and Dance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Do you have a child that loves the violin but you’re not sure if they are ready for lessons? Join the Ready, Set, VIOLIN class to find out! This class provides an opportunity to explore violin lessons without a financial commitment. During the f...

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Only kids need to register. 

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Family Storytime

10:00am - 11:00am
Mount Airy Branch
Location: Mount Airy Branch
Room: Mount Airy Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 8 )

Program Type: Storytime

We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Family Storytime

10:00am - 11:00am
Westminster Branch
Location: Westminster Branch
Room: Westminster Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 8 )

Program Type: Storytime

We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Read and Play

10:00am - 11:00am
Eldersburg Branch
Location: Eldersburg Branch
Room: Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 24 Months )

Program Type: Storytime

Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Family Storytime

11:00am - 12:00pm
Eldersburg Branch
Location: Eldersburg Branch
Room: Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( Birth - 8 )

Program Type: Storytime

We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intro to Laser Cutting

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Exploration Commons
Registration
Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Classroom
Age Group:
Teens ( 12 - Adults )
Adults

Program Type: Laser and CNC Machines, STEM/STEAM, Technology and Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
This beginner-level laser cutter class will walk you through the basics of design, machine use, and safety procedures. Customers who successfully complete this program will be certified for use of Exploration Commons’ Fusion Pro 48 laser. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

North Carroll Knitters Group

1:00pm - 3:00pm
North Carroll Branch
Location: North Carroll Branch
Room: North Carroll Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: DIY Arts and Crafts
Description:
Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns. ...