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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

NASA Presents Apollo 50: Explore Rockets and Spacecraft
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Join NASA as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We will be livestreaming sessions from NASA's new Apollo 50th series in branch. Stop in to learn more about the past, present, and future of NASA's space programs.

Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
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
More information
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.

NASA Presents Apollo 50: Explore Moon to Mars
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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Join NASA as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We will be livestreaming sessions from NASA's new Apollo 50th series in branch. Stop in to learn more about the past, present, and future of NASA's space programs.

NASA Presents Apollo 50: Explore Moon to Mars
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join NASA as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We will be livestreaming sessions from NASA's new Apollo 50th series in branch. Stop in to learn more about the past, present, and future of NASA's space programs.

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

NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing Webcast Event
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a guided recreation, via webcast, of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. This webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing Webcast Event
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a guided recreation, via webcast, of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. This webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing Webcast Event
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join us for a guided recreation, via webcast, of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. This webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

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.

The Victorian Historian
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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. Come experience obscure, odd, and forgotten American history, dug up and presented by the Victorian Historian!

Beyond a Year in Space: A Viewing
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a viewing of Beyond a Year in Space, which traces the steps of human space flight from the first animals sent into space to Scott Kelly's historic flight, and into the future of humanity finding its place in the cosmos. On March 2nd, 2016, Scott Kelly returned to earth from the International Space Station after spending a record-breaking year in outer space. Now, scientists are studying Scott to answer the pressing questions: how did space change him? And how can we keep future astronauts safe on long journeys to deep space and beyond?

Life of a Civil War Soldier
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 7 - Adults, Adults
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Take a journey with re-enactor Richard Anderson to the 1860s and learn what life was like for a Civil War soldier. Generously supported by Dr. Michael Rosner.

Veterans Book Club: The Guns of August
Monday, August 19, 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 Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman.

The Victorian Historian
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 12 - Adults
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Join Adam Shefts, local researcher and historian of America's 19th and early 20th century, as he presents Victorian stories, facts, footage, audio and demonstrations designed to entertain and educate history enthusiasts and non-history enthusiasts alike. This is history at its best - factual AND fun!

Veterans Book Club
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
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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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Join the Mount Airy Staff as we invite Hero Dogs, a local volunteer organization that raises dogs for veterans and first responders.  We will learn all about the organization, it's 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
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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 during the same time.

Mount Airy History 101: the Revolutionary War
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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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
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A local historian will discuss the treatment of Japanese people in the United States during and after the World War II.