Tinkercad: Beyond the Basics

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Join us to explore Tinkercads' 3D design capabilities further. Utilizing both basic and intermediate design tools and methods, we'll make 3D-printed dice. Previous Tinkercad experience is strongly recommended. Registration required. Visit site for details.

Machine Magic

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 18 - Adult. Learn to use decorative stitches by decorating flowers for a pillow front. This class will use techniques recommended in Machine Magic, by Deborah Louie. Learn how to use decorative stitches on computerized machines. Although the class will use Bernina machines, these techniques can be applied to other computerized brands. All […]

$10.00

Spices of the World: Black Pepper

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Second in our Spices & Herbs series. This class will focus on black pepper's sourcing, flavors, and varieties. We will taste various forms of black pepper and evaluate the using flavor descriptors. Samples and receipts for sweet and savory dishes will be provided. Registration is required. Visit site for details.

Hello Python

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Interested in learning Python but don't know where to start? Join us for an introductory look at the Python programming language, resources for learning, and a general open discussion about programming. Registration is required. Visit site for details.

Free

Sewing: Embroidery Machine Basics

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 16 - Adults. Get familiar with embroidery machines and the tools and materials you need to create a successful project. Through both lecture and demonstration, learn about Exploration Commons' Bernina 535E Embroidery Mache, types of hoops and stabilizers, and use embroidery motifs. Attendees may schedule an appointment to complete the Embroidery Machine Independent […]

Cook the Book: Trisha’s Table

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Join CCPL's Westminster Branch staff members, Tina Mawhinney, Joy Zimmer, and the Exploration Commons Teaching Kitchen for Cook the Book! This program features Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life, by Trisha Yearwood and Beth Yearwood Bernard. We'll start by making Trisha's Granola Parfait and Spinach Frittata, then discuss other recipes […]

$8.00

Delicious Falafel

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 16 - Adults. In this hands-on class, we'll make and enjoy delicious falafel with a creamy tahini sauce. This event requires a payment of $10.00 per registrant to attend. Registration is required. Visit site for details.

$10.00

Summer Reads: Tracey Enerson Wood

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Tracey Enerson Wood is a published playwright whose family is steeped in military tradition. Her novels include The Engineer's Wife and The War Nurse. Her latest, The President's Wife, is the incredible story of the First Lady who clandestinely assumed the presidency to protect her husband and her country at all costs. Books […]

Free

Summer Reads: Amiee Gibbs

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Amiee Gibbs grew up in rural Maryland where she still lives on an allegedly haunted road but has dreams of running away to Ireland. She has worked for Penguin Random House for 13 years as a Sales Manager for independent bookstores across New England, New York, and the West Coast. Her first novel, […]

Homegrown National Park® with Douglas Tallamy

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 16 – Adults. Join Douglas Tallamy, author of Nature’s Best Hope, for a virtual presentation on Homegrown National Park®, a grassroots call-to-action to regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function. Register to attend the watch party at Exploration Commons at 50 East or watch virtually. Registration is required. Visit site for details.

ServSafe Food Handler Course

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 15 - Adult. The ServSafe Food Handler course, taught by a Certified ServSafe Instructor, provides basic food safety knowledge. This two-hour class covers the following five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitizing. At the end of the class, participants will receive […]

$15.00

Summer Reads: Viola Shipman/Wade Rouse

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Wade Rouse is the internationally bestselling author of nine books which have been translated into nearly 20 languages. Wade chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his fiction. The latest Viola Shipman novel, Famous in a Small Town, is bursting […]

Summer Reads: Viola Shipman/Wade Rouse

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Wade Rouse is the internationally bestselling author of nine books which have been translated into nearly 20 languages. Wade chose his grandmother's name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his fiction. The latest Viola Shipman novel, Famous in a Small Town, is small […]

Free

Summer Reads: Liv Constantine

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. A D.C. philanthropist suspects that her seemingly perfect employee is secretly plotting to steal her husband, her reputation, even her life, in The Senator’s Wife, the latest novel of psychological suspense from the internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish. Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine. […]

Summer Reads: Eliza Knight

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight returns with Starring Adele Astaire, a story full of glitz and glam as she delves into the life of Adele Astaire, a spirited and talented woman who served up smiles and love both on and off the stage – with and without her also famous brother, Fred […]

Summer Reads: Eliza Knight

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight returns with Starring Adele Astaire, a story full of glitz and glam as she delves into the life of Adele Astaire, a spirited and talented woman who served up smiles and love both on and off the stage - with and without her also famous brother Fred […]

Local Author Fair

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For all ages. Meet local authors Frank Batavick, Mary G. Jackson, Flo McCahon, Ashley Pickett McMahon, Miranda Mittleman, Sandy Soyke, Erica Salee, Barbara Ringrose, and Jack White at our local author fair. Two Sides to the Story Podcasters will also be on hand and you can sample their show and learn more about their experience […]

Free

Sewing Skills: Garment Finishing as You Sew

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 14 - Adults. Learn how to get a professional look for your finished sewn garments. Learn finishing and pressing techniques that will elevate your sewing and give you better results. Registration required. Visit site for details.

Sewing Skills: Sewing Patterns Demystified

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Learn about using commercial and indie sewing patterns, measuring for size, and how to interpret and navigate written instructions. This is a beginner-friendly class, no sewing experience is required. Registration is required. Visit site for details.

To Be Read: Lisa Scottoline

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Lisa Scottoline is the number-one bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of thirty-five novels. Her latest, Loyalty, is an emotional, action-packed epic of love and justice, set during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily. A former president of Mystery Writers of America, she has thirty million copies of her books in print and […]

To Be Read: Lisa Scottoline

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Lisa Scottoline is the number-one bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of thirty-five novels. Her latest, Loyalty, is an emotional, action-packed epic of love and justice, set during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily. A former president of Mystery Writers of America, she has thirty million copies of her books in print and […]

$25.00

Cooking for Wellness: Rainbow Chickpea Salad with Baked Chicken

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 15 - Adults. Managing Parkinson's Disease is complex and adding nutrition complications and mixed online information makes it hard to know what exactly to eat. In this class, not only will you be making a delicious Rainbow Chickpea Salad, but you will also get an opportunity to discuss nutrition and Parkinson's with Registered […]

$5.00

To Be Read: John Cribb

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. John Cribb is a bestselling author who has written about subjects ranging from history to education. He is the author of “Old Abe”, a historical novel depicting the last five years of Abraham Lincoln’s life. “The Rail Splitter” tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s remarkable journey from a log cabin to the threshold […]

To Be Read: John Cribb

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. John Cribb is a bestselling author who has written about subjects ranging from history to education. He is the author of "Old Abe", a historical novel depicting the last five years of Abraham Lincoln's life. "The Rail Splitter" tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's remarkable journey from a log cabin to the threshold […]

Hello Python

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Interested in learning Python but don't know where to start? Join us for an introductory look at the Python programming language, resources for learning, and a general open discussion about programming. Registration required. Visit site for details.

Free

Barn Quilt Celebration

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For all ages. Carroll County Public Library is proud to unveil a full-size barn quilt that will be displayed on the side of Exploration Commons at 50 East and the Westminster Branch on March 1, 2023. We invite the community to watch the unveiling at 12 Noon on March 1, either in-person or through Facebook […]

Barn Quilt Celebration

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For all ages. Carroll County Public Library is proud to unveil a full-size barn quilt that will be displayed on the side of Exploration Commons at 50 East and the Westminster Branch on March 1, 2023. We invite the community to watch the unveiling at 12 Noon on March 1, either in-person or through Facebook […]

Sewing Skills: Sewing Patterns Demystified

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Learn about using commercial and indie sewing patterns, measuring for size, and how to interpret and navigate written instructions. This is a beginner-friendly class, no sewing experience is required. Registration required. Visit site for details.

Free

To Be Read: Margaret Willson

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Margaret Willson is the author of “Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge” and “Dance Lest We All Fall Down: Breaking Cycles of Poverty in Brazil and Beyond.” Her latest book, “Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Icelandic Sea Captain,” is a daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of […]

To Be Read: Margaret Willson

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Margaret Willson is the author of "Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge" and "Dance Lest We All Fall Down: Breaking Cycles of Poverty in Brazil and Beyond." Her latest book, "Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Icelandic Sea Captain," is a daring and magnificent historical narrative nonfiction account of […]

Free

Sewing Skills: Using Templates

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 14 - Adults. Learn how templates can increase sewing speed and accuracy. In this class, we will make a 12" x 18" reversible placemat with mitered corners. Previous sewing experience is necessary. Registration is required. Visit site for a list of supplies to bring with you to class.

Aruba Vacation with Author Barbara E. Ringrose

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Join first-time author Barbara E. Ringrose as she takes you on the vacation of a lifetime in her novel, Aruba Vacation with Aruba Joe. Barbara will talk about the book writing process and give tips for first-time authors. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required. Visit site for details.

Arduino Workshop

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 13 - Adults. Microcontrollers are everywhere and are often the unseen heroes of our modern world. From coffee makers to elevators, and even the television remote control, microcontrollers can be programmed to fulfill a variety of simple tasks. The Arduino platform makes working with microcontrollers easy, fun, and offers a way to get […]

Free

Cosplay Series: Make a Custom Tabard

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Attendees will learn how to read basic sewing patterns, cut and sew a tabard, sew trim, and customize a vinyl design for the front of the tabard. Great for cosplay, Renn fests, D&D campaign costumes, and more! This event requires a payment of $5.00 per registrant. Registration is required. Visit […]

$5.00

ServSafe Food Handler Course

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 14 - Adults. The ServSafe Food Handler course taught by a Certified ServSafe Instructor provides basic food safety knowledge. This two-hour class covers the following five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination and Allergens, and Cleaning and Sanitizing. At the end of the class, participants will receive a certificate after […]

$15.00

Sewing: Serger Basics

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 14 - Adults. Learn about the versatile serger/overlock sewing machine and how to use it with your sewing projects. We will review the parts of the serger, proper threading and how and when to use different stitch settings. Leave inspired with new ways to use this machine in your sewing projects. Registration required. […]

Free

Maker Expo

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For all ages. We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary in Exploration Commons! Stop by any time between 10AM – 1PM to interact with customers who have created projects and learned new software in our makerspace. Nearly 20 makers will have tables set up in our Large Meeting Room where attendees can see their projects, chat about […]

Maker Expo

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For all ages. We're celebrating our one-year anniversary in Exploration Commons! Stop by any time between 10AM - 1PM to interact with customers who have created projects and learned new software in our makerspace. Nearly 20 makers will have tables set up in our Large Meeting Room where attendees can see their projects, chat about […]

Free

Tea Types & Tasting

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For Adults. Taste the major tea types and learn to steep the perfect cup of tea. Registration required. Visit site for details.

Free

Sewing Skills: Sewing Patterns Demystified

Exploration Commons At 50 East, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For ages 12 - Adults. Learn about using commercial and indie sewing patterns, measuring for size, and how to interpret and navigate written instructions. This is a beginner-friendly class, no sewing experience is required. Registration require. Visit site for details.

Free