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Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Saturday October 28, 2017
Westminster Branch
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join us for a ghost presentation and stroll through Westminster to visit our local ghosts and legends. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a virtual ghost walk will take place in the library.


Viewing the World: Old Tech & New Tech
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Thursday November 2, 2017
Community Event - See description for location
12:15 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Learn about the fascinating role that 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional technologies have played in the past as entertainment and to win wars, and explore its potential for the betterment of society. Hash Newman will lead us in understanding the early use of 3-D technology and its amazing results. Interactive stations will offer fun hands-on experiences using old stereopsis methods, including the view-master, and through virtual reality, using systems such as HTC's Vive. The event will take place at the Mount Airy Senior & Community Center, 703 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy, MD 21771. (Adjacent to the Mt. Airy Branch Library) A Celebrating America program. This event is one of many Maryland STEM Festival events across the state.


American Old-Timey Arts & Crafts
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Thursday November 9, 2017
Westminster Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
...evoke memories of an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual, of past times. Go back in history as local artist Ray Jenkinson demonstrates the art of scrimshaw, which is the name given to scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory. Ray will scrimshaw a powder horn. A Celebrating America program.


Free Spirit Book Club: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
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Saturday November 11, 2017
Eldersburg Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a discussion of our chosen book. A Celebrating America program. September's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book and the 2017 selection, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Getting Started with your Genealogy
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Saturday November 11, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 10/28/2017.
If you have thought about searching for your ancestors, but did not know how to start, this presentation will kick off your research with five easy steps! Ms. Eileen A. Souza's presentation will include the importance of genealogy, how you begin your search, information on forms and resources used in genealogy, citing your sources, and how to improve your skills. Eileen is a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, earning a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research, and a graduate of the ProGen Study Group. She is the author of Research in Carroll County, published in the August 2012 issue of the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.


Secrets of Catoctin Mountain
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Sunday November 12, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Author James Rada Jr. will share little-known stories and hidden history of Frederick and Loudon Counties – stories of railroads, canals, war, saints, and sinners. These are the stories that history textbooks don’t tell you, the stories that give Catoctin Mountain its character. A Celebrating America program.


Southern Oasis at Gettysburg
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Sunday November 19, 2017
Westminster Branch
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Author Bob O’Connor will present his historical fiction account of the northernmost Confederate hospital in the American Civil War. Located across the road from Culp’s Hill, the Daniel Lady Farm’s house and barn were converted to a field hospital occupied by wounded and dying soldiers. A Celebrating America program.


Veterans Book Discussion Group: Give Me Tomorrow by Patrick O’Donnell
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Monday November 20, 2017
Finksburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.


The History of Shopping Through the Sears Catalog
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Monday December 4, 2017
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 11/20/2017.
Take a trip down memory lane and explore the Enoch Pratt's retrospective collection of Sears catalogs. Beginning with issues from the 1930s, view how clothing, furniture, appliances, toys, and the value of the dollar have changed through the decades. Observe historical trends in marketing and other aspects of business innovation, and gain an appreciation for these artifacts that function as fascinating mirrors of our times. John Damond, Manager of the Business, Science, and Technology Department of Enoch Pratt, will present. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.


Veterans Book Discussion Group
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Monday December 18, 2017
Finksburg Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. A Celebrating America program.


American Old-Timey Arts & Crafts
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Thursday January 11, 2018
Westminster Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
…evoke memories of an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual, of past times. Go back in history as local quilters Marian Witiak, Brenda Proper, and Linda Nicholls demonstrate the art of quilting, which is done to create bedspreads, wall hangings, clothing, and a variety of textile products. A Celebrating America program.