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The Victorian Historian
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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This is not your typical history lesson. Adam Shefts offers a unique insight into the obscure history of America’s 19th and early 20th century. This entertaining program features short stories, facts, footage, audio, and demonstrations.

Veterans Book Club: Islands of Destiny
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 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 Islands of Destiny by John Prados.

Mount Airy History 101: Reminisce with Oscar
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Longtime Mount Airy resident Oscar Baker will educate and entertain with stories and information about Mount Airy history as we tour our fine town by bus! Space is limited. Contact the Mount Airy Main Street Association at www.mountairymainstreet.org for further details.

Hero Dogs: Service Dogs for America's Heroes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Hero Dogs, a local volunteer organization that raises dogs for veterans and first responders will be at the Mount Airy Branch. We will learn all about the organization, its history and importance for our community, and have a chance to see some Hero Dogs in action!

Shaking Hands with History
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Shake hands with history during this fun, interactive event. Uncover your own family heritage with help from a qualified Historical Society of Carroll County researcher, meet a soldier from the Civil War, dig up local community history, or make a history-inspired craft. With hands-on activities for everyone, you will be able to connect the past to the present and you might even learn something new! 

Mount Airy History 101: Civil War History
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Civil War history presented from the perspective of a husband/wife team. The husband will describe his life on the battlefront while the wife describes life at home at the same time.

Mount Airy History 101: The Revolutionary War
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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A local historian will give a presentation on how the Revolutionary War affected life in Maryland.

Mount Airy History 101: World War II
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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A local historian will discuss the treatment of Japanese people in the United States during and after World War II.

Mount Airy History 101: The Underground Railroad
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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A presentation about the Underground Railroad in the Frederick area.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, 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.  

Ghost Walk of Westminster
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, 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.  

Ghost Walk of Westminster
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, 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.  

PBS film Country Music
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults
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Join us for a special preview of the new PBS film Country Music by award winning film maker Ken Burns.  In the past, Ken Burns gave viewers an unprecedented look at The Civil War & The Vietnam War.  As he did with our National Parks, Burns now examines another American Treasure.  In Country Music, Burns looks closely at the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.  Stop by for this exclusive preview of Burn’s journey into the heart of Country Music.

The Life and Literary Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. Learn about Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849. View unique artifacts from Poe’s life including manuscripts, letters, and personal items from the library’s collections.

Veterans Book Club: The Fighters
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 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 Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq by C. J. Chivers.

The Life and Literary Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. Learn about Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849. View unique artifacts from Poe’s life including manuscripts, letters, and personal items from the library’s collections.

Ghost Walk of Westminster
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
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.  

Ghost Walk of Westminster
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
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.  

The History of Shopping Through the Sears Catalog
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Take a trip down memory lane and explore the library’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.

Carroll County Cloggers
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the dancing fun with the longest continuously active clogging group in Maryland. The Carroll County Cloggers are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year! Clogging originated in the Appalachian Mountain folk dances of the 1800s; often a mix of the jigs and step dances brought to America by English, German, Scottish, and Irish settlers. See a live demonstration and learn about the heritage and history of clogging. A Celebrating America program. 

Veterans Book Club: Beyond the Call
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 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 Beyond the Call by Eileen Rivers.