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Monday August 21, 2017
Westminster Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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The Westminster Branch is pleased to welcome back Gary
Kavanagh to facilitate an open current events discussion
group on topics of interest in the community and the
nation. Join Gary to discuss a variety of issues in a
structured environment, where everyone can be heard, in a
non-confrontational setting, with the goal of learning
from each other's points of view. Our topic for August is
the Opiod Crisis. Gary holds a Master’s Degree in
Modern European and Diplomatic History from GWU and
taught secondary school in Prince George's County,
Maryland. Gary has hosted several very popular American
and Russian History lectures here at the Westminster
Branch. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need
to register.


Recollections of an Army Veterinarian: 1941 - 1945
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Saturday September 9, 2017
Westminster Branch
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Jon Frank will share his family’s collection of letters, official correspondence, POW communications, official reports, and prisoner artifacts of his father, Col. Charles B. Frank, a U.S. Army Veterinarian. The collection, soon to be donated to the National WWII Museum, chronicles Charles’ journey through the Battle of Bataan, his brutal three-year captivity, and his survival of the bombing of the Oryoku Maru, where only a few survived. A Celebrating America program.


Free Spirit Book Club: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Saturday September 9, 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


Veterans Book Discussion Group: Bring a Book to Share
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Monday September 18, 2017
Finksburg Branch
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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.


History 101: History of the National Road
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join the Mount Airy Branch, the Mount Airy Main Street Association, and local speaker Tiffany Ahalt for a program in the fun and informative History 101 series. Tiffany has a wealth of experience in the tourism and history fields and promises a delightful evening discussing our region's early years before the Civil War. A Celebrating America program.


History 101: The Underground Railroad
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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Join the Mount Airy Branch, the Mount Airy Main Street Association, and Peter Michael for a program in the fun and informative History 101 series. Peter is the author of numerous books about the Underground Railroad and will share his extensive knowledge on the subject, including his experience living in a house that was once used as a safe house. A Celebrating America program.


History 101: The Marine March to Gettysburg
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Thursday September 21, 2017
Mount Airy Branch
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Join the Mount Airy Branch, the Mount Airy Main Street Association, and award winning freelance writer James Rada, Jr. for a program in the fun and informative History 101 series. James will discuss the Marine March to Gettysburg which included camping at Ridgeville (now the parking lot for the Food Lion shopping center). A Celebrating America program.


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Monday September 25, 2017
Westminster Branch
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 9/11/2017.
The Westminster Branch is pleased to welcome back Gary Kavanagh to facilitate an open current events discussion group on topics of interest in the community and the nation. Join Gary to discuss a variety of issues in a structured environment, where everyone can be heard, in a non-confrontational setting, with the goal of learning from each other's points of view. The group will focus on one or two issues of interest at each meeting. Gary holds a Master’s Degree in Modern European and Diplomatic History from GWU and taught secondary school in Prince George's County, Maryland. Gary has hosted several very popular history lectures here at the Westminster Branch. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.


Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
Taneytown Branch
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
Registration for this event begins 9/12/2017.
Today is John Chapman’s birthday! Join us as we learn about apples through stories, crafts, and activities. A Celebrating America program.


The Life and Literary Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
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Monday October 2, 2017
North Carroll Branch
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 9/18/2017.
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. Michael Johnson, Manager of Special Collections at Enoch Pratt Free Library will present. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America program.


Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 6, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 9/22/2017.
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
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Friday October 13, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 9/29/2017.
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.


Free Spirit Book Club: Descent by Tim Johnston
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Saturday October 14, 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


Veterans Book Discussion Group: Last Stand at Khe Sanh by Gregg Jones
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Monday October 16, 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.


Ghost Walk of Westminster
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Friday October 20, 2017
Westminster Branch
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 10/6/2017.
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
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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
Registration for this event begins 10/14/2017.
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.


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.