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Veterans Book Club: Valley Forge
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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. This month's selection is Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

Bubble Gum Taste Test
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day as we learn more about the history and science behind one of America's favorite things! We will end the program with a taste test of various brands and flavors to see which one will be declared Mount Airy's favorite!

Veterans Book Club: Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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. This month's selection is Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade.

Duffy & Ro: Americana and Country Music
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Duffy & Ro blend the styles of modern country, Americana, and traditional American music into a mix of beautiful vocal harmonies and well-constructed guitar duets, while bringing new life and a fresh perspective to tunes of yesteryear. Their music is sure to inspire and warm the heart of any listener.

Battle of the Ironclads
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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The 1862 two-day battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack (CSS Virginia) was history's first duel between ironclad warships and arguably the most important naval battle of the American Civil War. Though the battle itself was inconclusive, the Battle of Hampton Roads between the ironclads signaled a new age of naval warfare had arrived. Guest speaker Captain Thom Mitton will speak on Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan and his role during the Battle of the Ironclads. Be sure to take a look at Captain Milton's Battle of the Ironclads collection on display in the Westminster Branch's display case during the month of March.

Veterans Book Club: Dodge City
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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. This month's selection is Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Clavin.

We the People: America’s Founding Visions
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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Join moderator Joe Getty, Maryland Court of Appeals judge, for a panel discussion about America’s founding visions. Panelists will include experts from Union Mills Homestead, Gerstell Academy, and Maryland Historical Society. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association and will use historical documents and local stories to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes.  A Learning Advantage Partnership program.

We the People: America’s Founding Visions
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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Join moderator Joe Getty, Maryland Court of Appeals judge, for a panel discussion about America’s founding visions. Panelists will include experts from Union Mills Homestead, Gerstell Academy, and Maryland Historical Society. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association and will use historical documents and local stories to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes.  A Learning Advantage Partnership program.

Caboose Storytime
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one time to attend.

Remarkable Women of Maryland
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in America with this virtual field trip presented by the Maryland Historical Society. Learn about the lives of Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Bonaparte, Margaret Brent, and local suffragists to gain a richer understanding of the history of Maryland. 

What Do You Know About Maryland?
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Think you know everything there is to know about Maryland? Eager to learn more? Come join us for a fun, trivia-style program, where you can test your knowledge of Marylandia, while learning about the people, places, and things that make this state great.

Veterans Book Club: The Jersey Brothers
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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. This month's selection is The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman.