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Stroller Stroll for National Park Week
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Bring your strollers to the library! We'll take a stroll to the park with our little ones. In the event of rain, we will have a playgroup indoors. This event celebrates National Park Week with a stroll to the beautiful Wildwood Park!

Caboose Storytime
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special train storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one date to attend.

Crafts from the Past
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
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Corn husk dolls, toy boats, pinwheels... What toys might children in the 1800s have made and played with? Take a trip into the past as we try out some of the crafts from the Living History Camp at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Caboose Storytime
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special train storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one date to attend.

Painting Deception
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Ages: Adults
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Remember the Baltimore of yesteryear as local author Brian Hebbel takes us to Baltimore’s neighborhoods, where you’ll visit Haussner’s Restaurant as it was in 1952. Baltimore’s painted screen doors and gritty east Baltimore neighborhoods come to life in the past and present as character Lily Elizabeth’s life begins, and ends, with her legacy to her dysfunctional and distant daughters.

Veterans Book Club: Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Caboose Storytime
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special train storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one date to attend.

Caboose Storytime: Farmer's Market Edition
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special Farmer's Market storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one time to attend.

Caboose Storytime: Farmer's Market Edition
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for a special Farmer's Market storytime at the historic Mackenzie Caboose in downtown Mount Airy. Please choose one time to attend.

Fire Truck Visit
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Come meet local heroes from the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. We will have a brief storytime, a presentation from the fire fighters, and get to see a fire truck up close. Don't forget your cameras!

Little Turtle Island
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
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What do seed saving, Carroll County’s first residents, and Henry VIII have in common? Local author and avid seed saver Linda Johnson will discuss her historical novel, Little Turtle Island. Linda will connect all the dots as she delves into this adventurous tale set in the early 1500s amid the stupendous beauty of the natural world along the banks of the Susquehanna River through the pine barrens of New Jersey and across the ocean to the mudflats of England’s Môr Hafren.

Veterans Book Club: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
Monday, June 17, 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 Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James Hornfischer.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Pride and Prejudice
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  

Ghost Walk of Westminster
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
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Celebrate the first day of summer with a ghost walk. Join us for a ghost presentation at the Westminster Branch Library and then a stroll through Westminster to visit the haunts of 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 Sugar: A Bluegrass Band
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Audiences will enjoy the tight, driving, bluegrass sound with exciting fast instrumentals, and beautiful slow melodies. With a perfect balance of traditional bluegrass standards and creative arrangements, the music of Ghost Sugar is interesting and compelling to the ear.

Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!

“Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations.” – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!

“Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations.” – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!
"Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations." – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

4th of July Drop-In Crafts
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Get into the spirit for Independence Day! Drop in to create some fun crafts for the holiday. A variety of materials will be available for all ages to create the perfect 4th of July crafts.

Happy Birthday USA
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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Celebrate our country's birthday with stories, songs, and activities.

Common Ground on the Town
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a free Common Ground on the Town concert on our outdoor Booth Memorial Stage. Che Apalache takes the stage at 6:00 PM with their unique Latin bluegrass sound followed by the Eastman String Band at 7:30.

Janice the Griot as Harriet Tubman
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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Harriet Tubman, an enslaved freedom seeker from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Travel through time and hear the story of Harriet’s life and adventures, her courage and commitment. 

 “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

Veterans Book Club: Operation Columba
Monday, July 15, 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 Operation Columba: The Secret Pigeon Service by Gordon Corera.

One Giant Leap: The First Moon Landing
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Fifty years have passed since man first walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Join Solar System Ambassador Erin Gambrill for a special program on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Six Apollo missions landed astronauts safely on the Moon's surface; the only times humans have visited another world. Share the adventure as we celebrate Earth's Moon and handle actual lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA.

Carroll County Cloggers
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the dancing fun with the longest continuously active clogging group in Maryland! 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.
 

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Endurance
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

One Giant Leap: The First Moon Landing
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Fifty years have passed since man first walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Join Solar System Ambassador Erin Gambrill for a special program on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Six Apollo missions landed astronauts safely on the Moon's surface; the only times humans have visited another world. Share the adventure as we celebrate Earth's Moon and handle actual lunar samples (moon rocks) from NASA.

Matinee at the Library: First Man
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with First Man, a film depicting Neil Armstrong training to become the first man to walk on the moon. This movie is rated PG13 with a run time of 141 minutes.