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Family Storytime

11:00am - 12:00pm
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.

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 "Kids" group.

Read and Play

11:00am - 12:00pm
Finksburg Branch
Location: Finksburg Branch
Room: Finksburg 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 "Adults" group.
Location: Offsite
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

This month's selection is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Baking Class: Brownies

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Exploration Commons
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Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Kitchen
Age Group:
Kids ( 6 - Adults )
Teens
Adults

Program Type: Cooking
Registration Required
Payment Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Join us for a hands-on family baking class celebrating National Brownie Day! We'll bake brownies from scratch and practice basic measuring and baking skills. One registration per family, with a maximum family size of four. For families with...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

Kids Intro to Basic Sewing Skills

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Exploration Commons
Registration
Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Classroom
Age Group:
Kids ( 10 - 16 )
Teens

Program Type: Sewing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Learn the necessary basics to feel comfortable using a sewing machine. This is a beginner-level class; you will leave feeling confident about the next steps to take toward sewing your own projects. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Winter Reading Celebration

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Taneytown Branch
Location: Taneytown Branch
Room: Taneytown Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Everyone ( All Ages )

Program Type: Fun and Games
Description:
Join the fun as we celebrate the winter season and our Winter Reading program! We'll have activities throughout the branch and you can vote on your favorite window display made by the Taneytown Branch staff! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

6:00pm - 7:45pm
North Carroll Branch
Location: North Carroll Branch
Room: North Carroll Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: Health and Wellness
Description:
Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations is not only therapeutic, but also enlig...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Game Night: Catan

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Westminster Branch
Location: Westminster Branch
Room: Westminster Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( 8 - Adults )
Teens
Adults

Program Type: Fun and Games
Description:
Come on out for our library game night! We're playing Catan, a strategy game with six players and an average game time of 90 minutes. You can trade, build, and settle an island in the game, and players can control a civilization and spread it ac...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Polar Express Pajama Party

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eldersburg Branch
Registration
Location: Eldersburg Branch
Room: Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( 4 - 10 )

Program Type: DIY Arts and Crafts, Fun and Games, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
All aboard! Join us in your favorite PJs for hot chocolate, crafts, and the reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. ...
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.

Preschool STEAM Tales: Gingerbread Fun

10:00am - 11:00am
Taneytown Branch
Registration
Location: Taneytown Branch
Room: Taneytown Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Kids ( 2 - 6 )

Program Type: STEM/STEAM, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Explore traditional fairy tales with a STEAM twist! We'll incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math activities to extend the fun! Our feature story will be The Gingerbread Man. Playdough and other hands-on fun are planned. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Only kids need to register. 

This event is in the "Kids" group.

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

Mindful Munching

10:30am - 12:00pm
Exploration Commons
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Payment
Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Kitchen
Age Group:
Teens ( 15 - Adults )
Adults

Program Type: Cooking, Health and Wellness
Registration Required
Payment Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
The holidays can be a stressful time, surrounded by all sorts of tasty temptations. How can we fully enjoy holiday treats without guilt? Learn techniques to reduce stress and fully immerse yourself in a food experience that will leave you feeling mor...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends' Annual Meeting

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Exploration Commons
Registration
Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: Author Talks
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 109
Description:
Calling all Friends of CCPL! You are invited to attend our annual business meeting featuring special guest author Alix Rickloff. Alix's latest book, The Girls in Navy Blue, will be available for purchase. Please remember to vote in advance he...
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.

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 "Everyone" group.

Holiday Concert with CCPS

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westminster Branch
Location: Westminster Branch
Room: Westminster Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Everyone ( All Ages )

Program Type: Music Theater and Dance
Description:
Join us in Mary Lou Dewey Park to hear seasonal music performed by students from Westminster High School and Westminster Elementary School. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Design and Make Your Own Squish Plush

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Eldersburg Branch
Registration
Location: Eldersburg Branch
Room: Eldersburg Mid-Size Meeting Room
Age Group:
( 11 - 17 )
Teens

Program Type: DIY Arts and Crafts, STEM/STEAM, Technology and Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Are you a fan of Squishmallows, or know someone who would love one for the holidays? Join us for this three-session program to design and create your own Squishmallow-style plush! All materials will be provided, and no prior sewing skills are needed....

Disclaimer(s)

All attendees need to register.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Carroll County Writers Group

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Finksburg Branch
Location: Finksburg Branch
Room: Finksburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Description:
The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association invites you to meet other local writers and learn about the Maryland Writers Association. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Engrave a Cocoa Mug

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Exploration Commons
Registration
Payment
Location: Exploration Commons
Room: Exploration Commons Classroom
Age Group:
Teens ( 16 - Adults )
Adults

Program Type: Laser and CNC Machines, Cooking, Technology and Maker
Registration Required
Payment Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Warm up from the cold with this makerspace/kitchen class! We’ll use design software and our Fusion Pro Laser Cutter to engrave custom designs on mugs. Then, head to the kitchen for a hot chocolate tasting. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free Spirit Book Club: The Great Alone

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eldersburg Branch
Location: Eldersburg Branch
Room: Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
Age Group:
Adults

Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. ...