bookmarked!                     Frederick	reads	elizabeth	Gilbert
	 1	 Frederick reads
    elizabeth Gilbert
                                It seems as if the whole world is reading Elizabeth Gilbert. Her 2006 soul-searching memoir—
	 2	 Frederick reads at Five    Eat, Pray, Love—was translated into 30-plus languages with more than 7 million copies sold
	 3	 paul holdenGräber          worldwide.The book spent more than a year in the number-one spot on The New York Times
    to interview Gilbert        Paperback Nonfiction List, and Time Magazine named the bestselling author as one of the world’s
	 4	 a kickin’ celtic concert   100 most influential people in 2008. By late summer, the book that brought such fame to
	 6	 the bee Goes on            Gilbert’s doorstep will be a movie, starring Julia Roberts.
	 7	 callinG YounG artists      Elizabeth Gilbert’s follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love—Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage—
 7 thurmont art                 was released early this year, with a national book tour kicking off on January 5 in New York City.
    GallerY opens 	             After crisscrossing the country for appearances in nearly 20 different cities, Gilbert arrives in
		8	 home For the               Frederick on April 14 to make her mark as this year’s Frederick Reads author.
    GranGe mural
11 salute to librarY
                                Wednesday, April 14
    volunteers                  Hood College Hodson Auditorium – 5 pm
	12 From the desk oF            Thursday, April 15
    the director
                                Frederick Community College Jack B. Kussmaul Theater – 11 am
14		 central reGion proGrams    Weinberg Center for the Arts In conversation with Paul Holdengräber – 8 pm
	16	 northern reGion proGrams
	18	 southern reGion proGrams
                                Gilbert’s three speaking engagements are free and open to the public,
	20	 on mY niGhtstand
                                though seating is limited. Copies of Gilbert’s most recent books will be
                                available for purchase and signing at each location. For more information,
sprinG	2010
                                including details on other related events, visit
march	april	may
Frederick	reads	at	Five
Frank Deford was the first, followed by James L. Swanson, Cokie Roberts, Clyde Edgerton,
and now Elizabeth Gilbert.These authors are part of the ongoing and increasingly popular
story that is Frederick Reads, a collaborative effort launched in 2006 to foster a love of reading
within the community.
Each year, the Frederick Reads Committee—composed of representatives from nearly a dozen
local organizations—selects an author who will showcase a chosen genre, engage new and long-
time book lovers, and spark discussion and debate across a range of issues. Frederick Reads events
are open to the public and offered free of charge.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s appearance at this year’s Frederick Reads is made possible in large part by Hood
College and the Hanson Lecture Series by way of the Robert D. and Barbara E. Hanson Fund for
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Barbara was a 1945 graduate of Hood College.This
endowed fund provides for an annual lecture by a prominent national or international person.
We applaud the 2010 Frederick Reads partners, including: Robert D. and Barbara E. Hanson
Fund through Hood College, Frederick Community College, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick
County Public Libraries, SAIC at NCI-Frederick, Friends of Frederick County Public Libraries,
Weinberg Center for the Arts, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, CinemArts, Maryland
Life Magazine, Maryland Public Television,Wilson Information Services Corp. at NCI-Frederick,
WYPR/WYPF 88.1, City of Frederick, Frederick Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott,Tourism
Council of Frederick County, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Downtown Frederick Partnership,
Frederick County Public Schools, and other organizations and dedicated individuals.


                                                 “If a more likable writer than Gilbert is currently in print, I haven’t found him or her.
                                                 ...Gilbert’s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit and colloquial exuberance that
                                                 is close to irresistible, and makes the reader only too glad to join the posse of friends
                                                 and devotees who have the pleasure of listening in.”
                                                                                  – Jennifer Egan, New York Times Book Review

meet	the	author	Fundraiser                       new	york	public	library’s		
Thursday, April 15, 3 pm                         paul	holdenGräber	to	interview	Gilbert
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center,
Downtown Frederick                               In another “first” for Frederick Reads, Elizabeth Gilbert’s largest appearance will
                                                 take a conversational tone as she is interviewed on-stage by Paul Holdengräber
Help us keep Frederick Reads free. Meet
                                                 at the Weinberg.
Elizabeth Gilbert and support Frederick Reads
at this very special event. Tickets are $75      Over the past several years, Holdengräber has revitalized the venerable New York
each and include a reception with Elizabeth      Public Library, creating a public forum to celebrate the arts, politics, and culture.
Gilbert, a signed copy of Eat, Pray, Love, and   Holdengräber’s “LIVE from the NYPL” event series has become the hottest
preferred seating for Gilbert’s appearance at    ticket in a town full of hot tickets. Often acting as interviewer (and ringmaster!),
the Weinberg. A limited number of tickets to     Holdengräber and his well-known, freethinking guests provide an endless array
this exclusive celebration are available         of viewpoints across the cultural spectrum.
for purchase at the Weinberg box office. To
                                                 Holdengräber’s programs in 2009 alone brought a Who’s Who of guests together
order or learn more, visit
                                                 for inspired discussion. Luminaries included Barbara Kingsolver, Oliver Sacks,
                                                 Her Majesty Queen Noor, Lou Reed,Wes Anderson, Ruth Reichl, Ira Glass,
Read one or all of Elizabeth Gilbert’s           Ryan Adams, Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Coyote, Paul Theroux, Adam Gopnik,
titles, available through Frederick County       Frank Gehry, Andrei Codrescu,Thomas Friedman, and many others.
Public Libraries:
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace
with Marriage
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for
Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
(Book and CD)
Come, Reze, Ama: Ol Viaje de Una Mujer
por Italia, India e Indonesia
The Last American Man
Stern Men (Book and CD)


a	kickin’	celtic	concert
Take a pair of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar and the
occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a jazz
percussionist.What do you get? The one-and-only Scythian—and a rousing,
raucous concert experience you won’t soon forget.
Scythian (sith-ee-yin) is the featured band at this year’s Celtic Concert,
presented by the Emmitsburg and Thurmont libraries, in partnership with
Mount St. Mary’s and the Town of Emmitsburg.
“Scythian appeared in Frederick several years ago at Music on the Terrace, and
I have never seen such a tremendous response at the library,” recalls Elizabeth
Cromwell, Manager, Corporate/Community Partnerships & Public Relations.
“Irish dancers suddenly appeared, audience members jigged with strangers, and a
great time was had by all.We expect that Scythian magic again in Emmitsburg.”
Scythian’s repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk
music to the alluring and dramatic strains of Gypsy and Eastern European tunes,
with some old-fashioned bluegrass licks thrown in for good measure.The band’s
high-energy, adrenaline-peddling brand of music never fails to get people on their
feet. Last year, Scythian was named the number-one local band by Washington City
Paper, and The Washington Post hails Scythian as “one of Washington’s most
energetic and eclectic bands.”
This free event has been underwritten in its entirety by the C. Burr Artz Trust.

celtic	concert	with	scythian
Thursday, April 1, 7:30 pm
Knott Auditorium
Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg
Free admission and parking
All ages welcome!

scythian’s	music	makers
Alexander Fedoryka - Violin/Mandolin/Harmonica/Bass/Vocals
Josef Crosby - Violin/Bass/Vocals
Danylo Fedoryka - Rhythm Guitar/Accordion/Vocals
Mike Ounallah - Percussion/Drums


the	bee	Goes	on
More than 100 students are “spell bound” as they prepare for Qualifying
Bees at C. Burr Artz (March 13 and 14), Urbana (March 20 and 21), and
Thurmont (March 22) libraries.Who will be the last contestant standing
in the third annual Frederick County Spelling Bee? Find out at the
Championship Bee, featuring 40 finalists, on Sunday, May 2, 2 pm at
the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

                                         the communitY bank For Frederick countY

Thanks also to the Friends of Frederick County Public Libraries and
Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts for their prize contributions.


callinG	younG	artists
Kids and teens…are you ready? Our annual
contest to create the art for our Summer
Reading Club is about to begin.This year’s
theme for children in preschool through
fifth grade is “Make a Splash—Read!” For
middle and high school students, the theme
is “Make Waves.” Check out our entry
guidelines on and submit your
design by April 1.The winning artwork will
be featured on free bookmarks for middle
and high schoolers, and a free coloring/
activity booklet for students in preschool   Mark Hatfield, Shelf Management Coordinator, oversees the art gallery at Thurmont Regional
through fifth grade when the program         Library. He donated one of his own paintings, Nourishing that Clear Light, to hang in the library.
kicks off May 1.

                                             thurmont	art	Gallery	opens	
                                             Maryland artist David Fair will be the first to showcase his work in Thurmont
                                             Regional Library’s art gallery, located in the Community Room.The Union Mills
                                             resident will exhibit approximately 20 of his cut paper works from March until June.
                                             The library plans a quarterly rotation of exhibits.
                                             Born in Michigan, Fair moved to Uniontown, Maryland, where he and his brother
                                             Jad formed the band Half-Japanese in the mid-1970s. A cult status grew around
                                             Half-Japanese, one of the first do-it-yourself bands. Many consider the band to be a
                                             catalyst for punk music, with devotees like Kurt Cobain, who had the band open for
                                             Nirvana’s 1993 tour. A documentary about the band, The Band that Would Be King,
                                             was released in 1989, and David Fair also appeared in the 2005 documentary,
                                             The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
                                             In addition to collaborating with his brother on numerous projects, David Fair is an
                                             accomplished visual artist, incorporating collage, book-making, and paper cuttings
                                             into his growing body of work.

                                             The gallery in Thurmont Regional Library’s Community Room will be open to the public most
                                             Sunday afternoons and at various times throughout the week. The hallway leading to the
                                             Community Room will feature artwork from each exhibiting artist and is available for viewing
                                             during regular library hours.


home	For	the	GranGe	mural
The Grange Mural—a colorful mural with an equally colorful history—has found
a permanent home in the Thurmont Center for Agricultural History of the
Thurmont Regional Library.
The painting, which measures nearly nine by four feet, depicts the rural countryside
of Frederick County and includes some local landmarks, such as covered bridges,
the Barbara Fritchie House, and a few structures not yet identified. It is believed
that the painting was created during the 1960s to decorate a booth at the Great
Frederick Fair. Granges would often create such displays to promote the importance
of agriculture in the community.
The painting’s whereabouts after the Fair and before its purchase by Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Compton at an estate sale remain a mystery—and, until recently, no one knew
who the artist was. After an article by Maryland Room Manager Mary Mannix
appeared with a photo of the painting in The Gazette, Kevin Howard confirmed
that the mural had been painted by his grandmother, Ann Elizabeth Holter Howard.
A Middletown native, Elizabeth Howard was a charter member of the Ballenger
Creek Grange.
Frederick County Public Libraries acquired the painting in 2008 from the
Historical Society of Frederick County, who had received it as a gift from the
Comptons.The painting had been stored for many years in a shed and was badly
damaged from insects, dirt, and fluctuating temperatures.
Last year, the Friends of the Thurmont Library received a grant from the
Community Foundation of Frederick County to stabilize and conserve the painting.
Noted local conservator Nancy Pollak of Art Care Associates performed the work.
George Brigham, Civil War historian and craftsman, constructed a frame to Pollak’s
specifications to protect the painting prior to conservation.
The Grange Mural will be dedicated at Thurmont Regional Library at 11 am on
April 24, a fitting date since April is Grange Month, a time set aside to honor the
oldest national agricultural organization and the work of its 300,000 members.

Elizabeth Howard’s painting is the only art work of its kind held in a public collecting institution
in Frederick County and, most likely, in the state. The scene depicted in the painting, along with
its statement “The Grange Recommends That We Preserve Prime Farmland to Produce Food
for Ourselves and Others,” echoes the mission of the Thurmont Center for Agricultural History
to document the rich agricultural heritage of Frederick County.

Saturday, April 24, 11 am
Join us as we celebrate with members of the artist’s family, as well as the conservator.
Other paintings by Howard, owned by family members, will be available to view.

Ann Miller, President, Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library
and Dennis Black, Community Foundation of Frederick County.

our	helpinG	hands	
a	salute	to	library	volunteers
To say they do a little bit of everything would be an understatement.Truth be told,
our volunteers do a lot of everything—and we are grateful for their willingness to help.
Particularly at this time, when county funding resources are tight and FCPL’s budget is
stretched thin, our volunteers enable us to do more for less, without compromising
patron services or reducing library hours.
“Volunteers are a crucially important part of this organization,” Director Darrell Batson
states. “Without the dedication and support of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to
operate at the level the public expects.We are grateful for their constant presence here.”
On any given day, volunteers are hard at work in FCPL branches.Their duties include
helping with children’s activities, creating displays, sorting books, updating databases,
assisting with special events, and so much more.
As diverse as their tasks are their backgrounds.Volunteers come to FCPL from all walks
of life. Some are retired professionals, high school or college students, or stay-at-home
moms and dads. Others are in between jobs, writers, genealogists, teachers on summer
break, or newcomers to the area.
Whatever their reason for volunteering, these dedicated individuals are a
much-appreciated part of the FCPL family. Staff members sing our volunteers’ praises…
     “Many of our volunteers at the Walkersville Branch are students from the local high
     schools. Our teens contribute greatly to our library and give back to the community
     by donating their time and skills.”
                  – Sarah Middlemiss, Library Associate II

     “Our volunteers have been of great value to FCPL, particularly during the time of
     Urbana and Thurmont’s collection building process. I’m sure they’ve handled thousands
     of items…and they are a wonderful asset to our department.”
                – Jane Spear, Materials Management

     “We have wonderful volunteers at Thurmont Regional Library! Approximately 10
     volunteers (not including the Friends of the Library) make a big difference. Of course, the
     Friends provide us with money to provide extras, such as Summer Reading Club prizes,
     and other extra-special programs.They also volunteer at our book sale, plant exchange,
     and many of our programs as well.”
                  – Janet Vogel, Children’s Supervisor

     “Last year alone, more than 10,000 book carts were pre-sorted by volunteers, saving the
     shelvers valuable time to do their other duties. Our volunteers give back to our community,
     making it a better place by fulfilling a necessary role—that of a volunteer!”
                   – Georgie Van Brocklin, Library Associate II

april	is	national	volunteer	month
Please take a moment and say “thank you” to the FCPL volunteers you see on your next library visit.

From	the	desk	
oF	the	director
About a year ago, I shared in The Frederick
News-Post an overview of FCPL’s budget
and staffing challenges. I noted then that
“…many staff members have stepped up to
absorb responsibilities for positions that will
remain unfilled for the foreseeable future.”
The situation continues to decline. In addition   We have “shelved,” so to speak, many adult
to significant budget cuts, we have been          book clubs produced by library staff. Don’t
hamstrung by Frederick County’s hiring freeze,    get us wrong: we recognize the value and
which prevents us from replacing staff when       popularity of our book discussion groups
they leave FCPL.Thirteen positions are now        and have held them in high esteem for many
unfilled, and the number is climbing.The          years.The challenge is that providing staff to
diminishing funds and staff have occurred at a    lead discussions at our eight libraries seriously
time when our libraries are busier than ever.     impacts our ability to assist the ever-growing
We fully support the county’s efforts to close    number of patrons who need help with job
its funding gaps and have returned library-       searches, online applications, emergency aid,
designated funds to the county coffers on         and so on. Our information desks must be
numerous occasions. For the next several          staffed sufficiently to meet patrons’ most
budget cycles, we will continue to make very      pressing needs.
difficult choices about where the inevitable
service cuts must occur in order to keep our
doors open and our libraries staffed.
While these decisions may not be popular
with the public, you can be sure that the
choices are agonizing for us. Many of us have
dedicated our careers to programs that we no
longer have the staff to manage. By dedicating
our staff to core services only, we can lessen
the possibility of reducing hours or closing a
library in the near future.

Due to the county’s hiring freeze, we are
unable to replace one of two bookmobile
staff members who retired in December.
We have revamped our bookmobile
route—a very painful cut that particularly
affects the elderly and those without
transportation. By shortening the time
at each location and making other
modifications, we are able to maintain
16 of the 20 stops we once had. Sharing
this information face-to-face with some       There is another bright ray of sunshine
of our most vulnerable patrons has been       amongst the dark economic clouds. Our
exceptionally difficult for our staff.        patrons are passionate about our libraries
                                              and about reading. Private contributions
                                              to sponsor library programs and events
                                              such as Frederick Reads have increased in
In the midst of this doom and gloom,          recent years. Funders recognize the value
there is good news: our libraries are         and importance of reading and cultural
booming, vibrant, and alive!                  literacy in Frederick County, and they are
                                              footing the bill for many events that, as a
Many of our patrons are stepping up to
                                              result, we all enjoy for free.
replace the library-led book discussion
groups with their own groups. Private book    If you have attended a poetry reading at      Free	proGrams	at		
clubs are welcome to meet in our libraries,   the Weinberg Center, tapped your toes         c.	burr	artz	public	library	
and we can help you get started. Other        at Music on the Terrace or the Celtic         Produced by other organizations
patrons are volunteering at a local branch    Festival in Emmitsburg, or enrolled your
and/or becoming Friends of the Library, to    child in the Summer Reading Club,             historical	society	of		
advocate and fundraise for special programs   please share your gratitude with the          Frederick	county	lecture	series
not covered by tax dollars.                   sponsoring organizations.These programs       For details, go to
                                              thrive and continue to grow because of        Tuesday, April 13, 7 pm
                                              our community’s generous support, and         A History of the Extension Service
                                              we have much for which to be grateful.        in Maryland and Frederick County
                                                        Darrell Batson | Director, FCPL     Tuesday, May 11, 7 pm
                                                                                            African American Schools in
                                                                                            Frederick County

                                                                                            dar	Genealogy	workshop	(adult)
                                                                                            Members of the local Carrollton
                                                                                            Manor Chapter are available to
                                                                                            assist individuals interested in applying
                                                                                            for Daughters of the American
                                                                                            Revolution or Sons of the American
                                                                                            Revolution membership.
                                                                                            Saturday, April 24, 10 am

                                                                                            monocacy	archeological	society	
                                                                                            (all	aGes)
                                                                                            For details, go to
                                                                                            Monthly on 2nd Wednesday at 7 pm
sprinG	2010	proGrams	
central	reGion		Frederick		 		middletown		 		walkersville

c.	burr	artz	public	library                            Part 2 - Create a short, simple slide show from       lucky	leprechaun	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick                     features learned in Part 1. Prerequisite: Open        Find a lucky leprechaun or two.You never
301-600-1630                                           Office Impress, Part 1.                               know if there is a pot of gold waiting at the
Branch Hours:                                          Saturday, May 22, 8:50 am                             end of the rainbow.
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm                                                                                           Sunday, March 14, 1 pm
                                                       Free one-hour Technology Center classes for
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm                         adults. Call 301-600-1373 during library hours to     wags	for	hope	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm                         register and for more information. One-on-one         Improve your reading skills and make a new
                                                       tutoring is also available in English and Spanish.    friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The
business	and	technoloGy	                               Call Patty Stephens, 301-600-1371, for details.       Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.)
proGrams                                                                                                     Allergy Alert – the dogs are live animals.
                                                                                                             Monthly on Sunday at 2 pm:
how	to	start	your	own	business                         teen	proGrams                                         March 14, April 18, May 23
Learn about regulatory requirements, legal             teen	book	topics
business structures to consider, how to begin, and     Join us for a discussion of three books               reading	in	action	(aGes	8-12)
money matters with Chris Olson, the MD Small           with a common theme.                                  We’ll do more than read; we’ll explore, build,
Business Development Center counselor.                 Monthly on 1st Wednesday at 7 pm                      create, act, talk, and play.
Monthly on 1st Tuesday at 6 pm                                                                               Monthly on 3rd Tuesday at 4 pm
                                                       teen	advisory	board
open	office	writer	-	similar	to	and		                  Help the library plan services and events.            book	buddies	(aGes	8-12)
compatible	with	microsoft	word                         Monthly on 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm                        Join us for lively discussions, to make new friends,
Part 2 - A continuation of Part 1 offered in                                                                 and explore great themes. Go to to
February. Features to be covered include creating      virtual	book	Festival                                 choose from each month’s recommended books.
numbered and bulleted lists and inserting and          Make your own book trailer, watch episodes            Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 4 pm
formatting tables. Prerequisite: Experience using      of the web series Private, or learn more about
word processing software.                              your favorite books. Door prize drawings held         the	Guy’s	book	club	of	super-sonic	
Saturday, March 6, 8:50 am                             throughout event.                                     awesomeness	(aGes	8-12)
Part 3 - Instructor will present additional features   Saturday, April 17, during library hours              This book club is for guys, so come and check it
of this word processing software. Prerequisite:                                                              out. Cool games, books, snacks, and fun!
Open Office Writer, Part 1 or experience using                                                               Monthly on 3rd Thursday at 4 pm
word processing software.                              children’s	proGrams
                                                                                                             tune	time	with	tara	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
Saturday, March 20, 8:50 am                            dr.	seuss	–	read	across	america		                     Sing and play your way through a Saturday morning.
                                                       (all	aGes,	with	adult)
résumé	writing                                                                                               Sunday, March 21 and May 16, 2:30 pm
                                                       Celebrate Read Across America day with a
Complete one intensive three-hour résumé               special Dr. Seuss storytime.                          there’s	a	mouse	in	the	library!		
writing class (limited to 10 students each session),   Monday, March 1, 7 pm                                 (all	aGes,	with	adult)
and receive a coupon for a free one-on-one             Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm                             Visit and make a craft with If You Give a Mouse
session with a certified résumé specialist at the
                                                       beaded	bookmarks	(aGes	8-14)                          a Cookie. Remember to bring your camera!
Frederick Workforce Services Center.
                                                       Celebrate Read Across America day by                  Thursday, March 25, 11 am
Tuesday at 5:15 - 8:15 pm: March 9, 23;
April 13, 27; May 11, 25                               creating your own unique bookmark.                    stuffed	animal	pet	show	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
                                                       Tuesday, March 2, 4 pm                                Bring your favorite friend for fun without end.
email	accounts
                                                       Just	us	Girls	(aGes	9-12)                             Is it a dog, a cat, a mouse, or bear? It won’t matter.
Part 1 - Covers steps for creating an email
                                                       Share your opinion on the latest book club            Just be there!
account. Prerequisite: Experience using a
                                                       choice, then make a craft or play a game.             Wednesday, March 31, 3 pm
keyboard and mouse.
Saturday, April 10, 8:50 am                            Monthly on 1st Tuesday at 4 pm                        A Bunny’s Tale	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)
Part 2 - Learn to create folders, send pictures        remarkable	readers	(aGes	5-7)                         Special guests author Kathleen Goldstein and
and documents, create a family/buddies list, and       Listen to a story or two and enjoy a craft with us.   illustrator Brenda Murphy will sign purchased
respond to spam alerts. Prerequisite: Participants     Monthly on Thursday at 4 pm:                          copies of A Bunny’s Tale after the program.
must have an email account.                            March 4, April 1, May 13                              Thursday, April 1, 10:30 am
Saturday, April 24, 8:50 am
                                                       Qualifying	spelling	bee	(aGes	9-14)                   meet	the	author	and	illustrator	of	A Bunny’s Tale	
open	office	impress	-	similar	to		                     For details, official rules, and eligibility go to    (aGes	5-12)
microsoft	powerpoint                                                             Ever wondered how a children’s book is made?
Part 1 - Become acquainted with basic features         Saturday, March 13, 11 am or 2 pm                     Join author Kathleen Goldstein and illustrator
of this presentation software. Prerequisite:                                                                 Brenda Murphy as they share their book A
Experience using word processing software.                                                                   Bunny’s Tale. Kids will enjoy a craft and activity.
Saturday, May 8, 8:50 am                                                                                     Thursday, April 1, 4 pm

                                                                                                               Register online at or call your branch.
                                                                                                               Submit ASL interpreter request three weeks in advance.

storytime	show	with	ms.	Jenni		                           middletown	branch                                          storytimes	at	middletown
(all	aGes,	with	adult)                                    101 Prospect Street, Middletown                            babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)
Monthly on 2nd and last Friday at 11 am,                  301-371-7560                                               Monthly on 1st & 2nd Mondays at 11 am
except Wednesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm                                                                                (Note change of day)
                                                          Branch Hours:
March 17, 26 – Luck o’ the Irish                          Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
Wear your green! Be lucky and celebrate                   Friday 1 pm – 5 pm • Saturday 10 am – 5 pm                 two’s	company	(aGe	2,	with	adult)
St. Patrick’s Day. Sing songs and watch the puppet                                                                   Monthly on 1st Wednesday at 11 am
play The Leprechaun’s Gold.                                                                                          (Note change of day)
                                                          teen	proGrams
April 9, 30 – Fairytale Fun                                                                                          preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)
Enjoy fairytales first hand. Be a little piggy and fool   too	cool	to	bbQ	(Grades	6-12)
                                                          Can it really be a mystery? Be a character                 Wednesdays at 1 pm
the wolf. See what happens when a princess is a                                                                      Thursdays at 11 am
Slurping Beauty and make up your own fairytale.           and find out.
                                                          Friday, March 5, 5:15 pm                                   (Not December 24)
May 14, 28 – Silly Circus
Come to the circus! It is especially fun when you         the	“unnamed”	book	Group	(Grades	6-8)
are the animal or tightrope artist. Sing, dance, and      Read and discuss exciting and great books.
watch clowns become lion tamers.                          Monthly on Thursday at 3:15 pm:                            walkersville	branch
                                                          March 11, April 8, May 6                                   57 West Frederick Street, Walkersville
storytimes	at	c.	burr	artz                                                                                           301-845-8880
                                                          Green,	Green,	and	Greener	(Grades	6-12)                    Branch Hours:
babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)           How green can you be?
Tickets will be available on the day of the                                                                          Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
                                                          Tuesday, March 16, 3:15 pm                                 Friday 1 pm – 5 pm • Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
program for the first 17 adult/child pairs.This
program is limited, so come early for your ticket.        booktalk	(Grades	9-12)
Tuesdays at 10:15 am, 11 am,                              Monthly on Tuesday at 2:30 pm:                             Family	proGrams
and 11:40 am (Not May 25)                                 March 23, April 27, May 18                                 chess	night	(aGe	16-adult)
Thursdays at 2:30 pm                                                                                                 Play a leisurely game of Scrabble or immerse
(Not April 1 or May 27)                                   hop	to	it
                                                                                                                     yourself in an intense chess match. (Teens under
                                                          Spring is here and it’s a great time to celebrate!
time	for	twos	(aGe	2,	with	adult)                                                                                    16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
                                                          Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm
Registration is available two weeks before the                                                                       Monthly on 1st Wednesday at 7 pm
monthly program series begins.                            Wii Get	ready	to	.	.	.	(Grades	6-12)
                                                          Sign up and make waves.                                    shakespeare’s	birthday:	a	living	history	
Mondays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am                                                                                     celebration	(aGes	8	to	adult)
(Not May 24 or 31)                                        Friday, April 30, 5:15 pm
                                                                                                                     Historic re-enactors Diane and Greg Glewwe
                                                          marvelous	moms	(Grades	6-12)                               share stories of Shakespeare’s life and time,
preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                Celebrate your marvelous mom with
Thursdays at 10:30 am                                                                                                followed by questions and activities.
                                                          a special treasure.                                        Friday, April 23, 1:30 pm (homeschoolers)
(Not April 1 or May 27)                                   Tuesday, May 4, 3:15 pm                                    and 3:30 pm
starlight	Family	storytime	(all	aGes,	with	adult)         Get	caught	.	.	.	
Almost bedtime? Feel free to wear your pajamas!           It’s the beginning of a summer reading wave.               teen	proGrams
Mondays at 7 pm                                           Tuesday, May 18, 3:15 pm                                   make	and	take	bath	salts
(Not March 1, May 24, or 31)                                                                                         Bring a friend and make your very own bath
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm                                       children’s	proGrams                                        salts. Keep them for yourself or give as a gift.
(Not March 2 or May 25)                                                                                              All supplies provided.
                                                          making	windsocks	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                    Wednesday, March 10, 7 pm
storyland:	a	sensory	storytime	                           March is the windy month, so come make
(birth-24	months,	with	adult)                             a windsock with us.                                        anime/	manga
Monthly on last Friday at 10:30 am                        Saturday, March 20, 11 am                                  Join other teens interested in viewing anime,
new!	wiggle	Giggle	storytime	(aGes	2-5,	with	adult)       let’s	make	a	Gift	for	mom	(all	aGes,	with	adult)           discussing manga, playing Japanese games, creating
Wednesdays at 10:15 am and 11 am                          Mother’s Day is coming soon, so join us to                 comic characters, drawing, and other activities.
(Not May 26)                                              make something special for your mom.                       Monthly on the 2nd Friday at 3 pm
                                                          Saturday, April 17, 11 am                                  wan2tlk	book	club	(Grades	9-12)
                                                          celebrate	spring	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                    Bring your friends to hang out and socialize
                                                          April showers bring May flowers, so visit the              while we discuss the latest teen reads. Be sure
                                                          library to plant a flower to take home or to               to pick up your book in advance.
                                                          give as a gift for Dad.                                    Monthly on Wednesday at 7 pm:
                                                          Saturday, May 15, 11 am                                    March 17, April 14, May 12

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Generations	book	club	(Grades	5-8)                     celtic	concert                                        teen	proGrams
Share thoughts, ideas, and a love of books with        Knott Auditorium,                                     youth	art	exhibit	and	reception
other generations in this discussion group. Be sure    Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg               Thurmont Regional Library is proud to exhibit
to pick up book in advance.                            This year’s concert will be full of the               original works of the community’s youth from
Monthly on last Wednesday at 7 pm                      high-energy, traditional, and contemporary            Thurmont Middle School, Catoctin High, and
                                                       Celtic music of Scythian, internationally             local homeschoolers.
children’s	proGrams                                    renowned Celtic rockers. Hosted by Emmitsburg         Reception: March 1, 5 pm
dr.	seuss	day	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                   and Thurmont libraries in partnership with the        Display: March 1-31
We’ll have buffoonery, a grand escapade,               Town of Emmitsburg and Mount St. Mary’s
festivities, and a boisterous good time.               University, this event has been underwritten in its   teen	advisory	Group	(taG)
Tuesday, March 2, 6:45 pm                              entirety by The C. Burr Artz Trust.                   Plan library events, volunteer, or just hang
                                                       Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm                            together at a cool place. Like to face paint?
adventure	club	kids	Group	(Grades	2-4)                                                                       Enjoy discussing films and books? This is the
Read, share, and discuss books that take you places,                                                         group for you.
plus enjoy games and crafts. Stop by the library to    thurmont	reGional	library                             Monthly on 2nd Monday at 3 pm
sign up and pick up the book.                          76 East Moser Road, Thurmont
Monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 5:15 pm                      301-600-7200                                          anime	club
                                                       Branch Hours:                                         Magnificent movies, fun and friends, popcorn,
reptile	wonders	(aGes	7-14)                                                                                  soda, art, games, latest titles, news, and networking!
Live animals! Join us for a hands-on, interactive,     Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
                                                       Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm                        Monthly on 2nd Thursday at 6 pm
interpretive presentation with 12-15 exotic species
of reptiles.                                           Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm                        teen	Flicks
Saturday, March 20, 1 pm                                                                                     Free movie, popcorn, soda, and fun.
                                                       Family	proGrams	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                All films are PG or PG13.
daft	thursday	(aGes	7-14)                                                                                    Monthly on 3rd Thursday at 6 pm
Prove that you’re no April fool by spotting the        Family	Game	day
                                                                                                             March 18 Ten Things I Hate AboutYou
items or situations that are unusual, backwards, or    Monopoly was invented on this day in 1934, so
                                                       come on in and play a game.                           April 15 The Game Plan
out-of-place scattered throughout the library.
                                                       Sunday, March 7, during library hours                 May 20        Transformers
Thursday, April 1, 3 pm
                                                       Gallery	exhibit                                       Gock	socks
may	day	tea	party	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
                                                       The Gallery’s debut artist David Fair uses collage,   Express yourself with hand-made, angst-ridden
Celebrate May Day and Mother’s Day with
                                                       book-making, paper cuttings, and the occasional       sock puppets. Bring your own socks and use our
flowers, crafts, stories, and a fun tea party.
                                                       kitchen floor installation as some of his mediums.    supply of neon hair, nose rings, and doodads.
Saturday, May 1, 1 pm
                                                       Grand Opening and Reception:                          Saturday, April 24, 2 pm
owl	pellet	dissection	(aGes	7-14)                      Sunday, March 7, 2 pm
Dig in and learn about the owl’s unique digestive      Exhibit: Sundays 1 - 4 pm: March 14, 28;              children’s	proGrams
system and examine the bones inside the pellets.       April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23                        celebrate	national	pig	day	with	toot	&	puddle		
Friday, May 21, 1 pm                                                                                         (all	aGes,	with	adult)
                                                       dedication:	elizabeth	howard	and	the	Grange           • Make your own pig snout and write
storytimes	at	walkersville                             Dedication of Frederick County artist Elizabeth         postcards like Toot.
babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)        Howard’s recently restored Grange painting.             March 1 & 2, All Day
Mondays at 10:30 am                                    The restoration was made possible by a grant          • Meet Toot & Puddle. Bring your camera!
(Not May 31)                                           from The Community Foundation of Frederick              March 1, 10:30 am; March 2, 2:30 pm
                                                       County. Related activities will be held
tales	for	toddlers	(aGe	2,	with	adult)                 throughout the library.                               magic	tree	house	club	(Grades	1-3)
Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am                            Saturday, April 24, 11 am                             Travel through time and around the world
                                                                                                             with Jack and Annie, learn cool facts, and do
books	at	bedtime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                adult	proGrams                                        fun activities.
Tuesdays at 6:45                                                                                             Wednesdays at 4:30 pm: March 3, April 7
                                                       cinema	paradiso	–	Foreign	Film	series
preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)             Monthly on 1st Thursday at 6 pm                       tots	‘n’	tunes	(aGes	2-5,	with	adult)
Wednesdays at 10:30 am                                 March 4 The Field directed by Jim Sheridan            Celebrate the magic of music and rhythm in
Thursdays at 10:30 am                                  April 1    In the Mood for Love                       this fast-paced, fun-filled, 30-minute session.
                                                                  directed by Wong Kar-wai                   Friday, March 5 and May 7, 10:30 am
                                                       May 5      The Diving Bell and the Butterfly          Friday, April 9, 11:30 am
                                                                  directed by Julian Schnabel

                                                                                                                 Register online at or call your branch.
                                                                                                                 Submit ASL interpreter request three weeks in advance.

Junior	Girl	scout	“books”	merit	badge		                  wags	for	hope	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                          storytime	show	with	ms.	Jenni		
(aGes	10-14)                                             Join us for a special Wags event with extra dogs.             (aGes	2-5,	with	adult)
Junior Girl Scouts have fun at the library and           Improve your reading skills and make a new                    Monthly on 2nd Thursday at 10:30 am
earn their “Books” merit badge.                          friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.The
Tuesday, March 9, 7 pm                                   Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.)                 March 11 – Luck o’ the Irish
                                                         Allergy Alert – the dogs are live animals.                    Wear your green! Be lucky and celebrate
Guys	night	out	(Grades	3-5)                              Sunday, April 11, 2 pm                                        St. Patrick’s Day. Sing songs and watch the puppet
Let’s hear it for the guys! Cool games, books,                                                                         play The Leprechaun’s Gold.
snacks, and fun.                                         Tinker Bell	movie	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                      April 8 – Fairytale Fun
Monthly on 2nd Wednesday at 4 pm                         Watch Tinker Bell on the big screen. Bring a                  Enjoy fairytales first hand. Be a little piggy and
                                                         pillow or blanket and a snack for a Saturday of fun.          fool the wolf. See what happens when a princess is
movie	sing-along	saturday	(all	aGes,	with	adult)         Saturday, April 17, 10:30 am                                  a Slurping Beauty and make up your own fairytale.
Monthly on 2nd Saturday at 2 pm                                                                                        May 13 – Silly Circus
March 13 Hannah Montana:The Movie                        history	hour	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                           Come to the circus! It is especially fun when you
April 10 Mary Poppins                                    Presented by the Historical Society of Frederick              are the animal or tightrope artist. Sing, dance, and
May 8      High School Musical                           County. Stories, crafts, historical objects, and fun.         watch clowns become lion tamers.
                                                         Thursday, April 22 at 10:30 am
First	art	(18-35	months,	with	adult)
Explore basic art materials with your child. Helps       make	your	own	cow	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                      storytimes	at	thurmont
develop child’s fine motor skills, self-expression,      Celebrate the dedication of the library’s Grange              babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)
and creative fun. Be prepared to get messy.              painting with your very own cow, complete                     Mondays at 10:15 am (Not May 31)
Monthly on 3rd Thursday at 10:30 am                      with bell. Moo!                                               Tuesdays at 10:15 am
                                                         Saturday, April 24, during library hours
born	to	play:	an	activity	time	for	young	children	                                                                     time	for	twos	(aGe	2,	with	adult)
                                                         it’s	a	puppet	show	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                     Mondays at 11:15 am (Not May 31)
(6	months-5	years,	with	adult)
                                                         Our puppets are small in size, but BIG on fun.                Tuesdays at 11:15 am
Play in the Imagination Zone with activities,
                                                         Wednesday, April 28, 4 pm
toys, and imagination starters.
Monthly on last two Fridays at 10 am                                                                                   preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)
                                                         library	masterpieces:	From Head to Toe	                       Wednesdays at 10:30 am
krafty	kids	(aGes	6-11,	with	adult)                      by	eric	carle	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                          Thursday, March 25 and May 27 at 10:30 am
Kids love making their own creations! And we do          Enjoy a story together and children will create
it all - painting, collage, weaving, sewing, sand art.   their own masterpiece using a variety of materials            infants	&	toddlers	storytime	(birth-3	years,	with	adult)
Monthly on Saturday at 10:30 am:                         and techniques.                                               Join us for a special storytime in partnership with
March 20, April 24, May 15                               Thursday, April 29, 10:30 am                                  Frederick County Infants & Toddlers Program.
                                                                                                                       Monthly on 2nd Friday at 10:15 am
Qualifying	spelling	bee	(aGes	9-14)                      cookies	with	mouse	(aGes	2-8,	with	adult)
For details, official rules, and eligibility, go to      Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is                    habla	espanol?	a	special	storytime!                                       stopping by for a special party. Eat cookies,                 (aGes	2-5,	with	adult)
Sunday, March 21, 2 pm                                   play games.                                                   Presented by Cynthia Fraga-Canadas Ph.D
                                                         Saturday, May 1, 11 am                                        from Mount St. Mary’s University.
Growing	Food	with	kids	(aGes	5-9,	with	adult)                                                                          Monthly on 1st Thursday at 10:15 am
Parents and caregivers learn from a Master               meet	mouse	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
Gardener while children enjoy a special                  Meet the Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a                     Family	storytime	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
gardening program.                                       Cookie. Bring your camera!                                    Thursdays at 7 pm
Saturday, March 27, 2:30 pm                              Wednesday, May 5, 11:05 am
                                                         (after storytime) and 3 pm
peter	rabbit’s	bunny	hunt	(aGes	1-7,	with	adult)         Thursday, May 6, 6:30 pm
Hop! Hop! Meet Peter Rabbit and help him                 (Family Storytime)
find his bunny friends hiding in the library.
Thursday, April 1, 10:50 am                              a	day	in	the	life	of	a	nurse	(Grades	k-3,	with	adult)
Saturday, April 3, 10:15 am                              Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a nurse?
                                                         Do you want to try on a mask and stethoscope?
wacky	shoe	day	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                    Celebrate National Nurses Week with a real nurse.
Monday, April 5                                          Wednesday, May 5, 4 pm
All Day Put on your craziest shoes and
          celebrate by making a special craft.
2:30 pm Wacky Shoe Day storytime

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thurmont		 		emmitsburG                                                                                     southern	reGion	

emmitsburG	branch                                    chocolate	chip	challenge	(all	aGes)                    urbana	reGional	library
300-A South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg                 Check out our chocolate inspired books, join in        9020 Amelung Street, Frederick
301-600-6329                                         our chocolate chip guessing game, and share your       301-600-7000
                                                     favorite chocolate chip recipes.
Branch Hours:                                                                                               Branch Hours:
                                                     Saturday, May 15, during library hours
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm                                                                              Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Friday 1 pm – 5 pm • Saturday 10 am – 5 pm                                                                  Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
                                                     storytime	show	with	ms.	Jenni	
                                                     (all	aGes,	with	adult)
                                                                                                            Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
teen	proGrams
                                                     Monthly on 3rd Tuesday at 10:30 am                     Family	proGrams
owl	puke	hoot                                        March 11 – Luck o’ the Irish
Discover the habits and habitats of owls in an                                                              afternoon	matinee	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
                                                     Wear your green! Be lucky and celebrate                Saturdays at 2 pm, March 6 - May 22
irresistible combination of hands-on science and     St. Patrick’s Day. Sing songs and watch the puppet
yuck. It’s sure to be a hoot!                                                                               Go to for titles.
                                                     play The Leprechaun’s Gold.
Thursday, March 11, 5 pm
                                                     April 8 – Fairytale Fun                                parent	workshop:	dental	health	for	children		
after-hours	teen	Game	party                          Enjoy fairytales first hand. Be a little piggy and     (all	aGes,	with	adult)
We provide the Wii and traditional board games;      fool the wolf. See what happens when a princess is     Learn how to keep your child’s teeth strong
you create the fun.                                  a Slurping Beauty and make up your own fairytale.      and healthy and prevent decay. Presented by
Friday, March 26, 6 pm                               May 13 – Silly Circus                                  Priority Partners.
                                                     Come to the circus! It is especially fun when you      Tuesday, March 23, 7 pm
no	one	likes	me,	no	one	likes	me….		                 are the animal or tightrope artist. Sing, dance, and
but	you:	Gocks                                       watch clowns become lion tamers.                       book	sale	(all	aGes)
Make a Gothic sock puppet.You’re sure to                                                                    Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11,
come up with a new friend that is both dark,                                                                during library hours
                                                     storytimes	at	emmitsburG
mysterious, and a good listener.
Thursday, April 15, 5 pm                             babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)        teen	proGrams
                                                     Wednesdays at 10:30 am                                 spring	craft	and	Games	
hardware	Jewelry                                                                                            School’s out early today. Make a spring craft and
Learn how to make simple, yet fun and beautiful,     two	terrific	storytime	(aGe	2,	with	adult)
                                                     Tuesdays at 10:30 am: (Not March 9, 16,                play some games. Snack will be provided.
pieces of jewelry from hardware commonly                                                                    Tuesday, March 2, 2 pm
found around your house.                             April 20 or May 18)
Thursday, May 13, 5 pm                               preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)             anime/manga	teens	
                                                     Thursdays at 10:30 am                                  View anime, talk about manga books, magazines
children’s	proGrams                                                                                         and websites, or draw manga art.
book	bunch	book	club	(aGes	6-11)                     Family	storytime	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                Monthly on 3rd Sunday at 2 pm
A book celebration highlighting a special book       Wednesdays at 7 pm
                                                                                                            prom	prep	2010
series complete with a discussion time, craft,                                                              The pros from The Paul Mitchell Temple School
and snack.                                                                                                  teach new styles and skills for hair, skin, and
Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 4 pm                                                                            make-up. Free samples and prizes for all.
spring	is	sprung	(aGes	3	and	up,	with	adult)                                                                Saturday, April 17, 2:00 pm
Kick off the beginning of spring by planting
a silly grass head guy friend.                                                                              children’s	proGrams
Saturday, March 27, 11 am                                                                                   dr.	seuss	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
                                                                                                            Visit with the Cat in the Hat and join him in his
cosmic	adventures	traveling	planetarium		                                                                   own parade as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
(all	aGes)
                                                                                                            Tuesday, March 2, 11 am
Inside the 20-foot computerized planetarium,
audiences become immersed in a 360º view of                                                                 remarkable	readers	(aGes	5-7)
the sky while discussing different interpretations                                                          Join us for an interesting story and fun activity.
of the stars, exploring the moon’s phases, zooming                                                          Bring an afternoon snack, if you like.
in on the planets, and venturing into deep space.                                                           Monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 4:15 pm
Friday, April 30, 6 pm
                                                                                                            library	masterpieces	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)
                                                                                                            Explore the world of art through children’s books.
                                                                                                            Children will create their own masterpieces.
                                                                                                            Monthly on 2nd Friday at 10:30 am

                                                                                                            Register online at or call your branch.
urbana		 		point	oF	rocks		 		brunswick                                                                     Submit ASL interpreter request three weeks in advance.

Qualifying	spelling	bee	(aGes	9-14)                    storytimes	at	urbana                                       storytimes	at	point	oF	rocks
For details, official rules, and eligibility, go to    babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)            preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                                     Registration is available two weeks before the             Tuesdays at 11 am
Saturday, March 20, 11 am or 2 pm                      monthly program series begins.
                                                       Mondays at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, and 3 pm                    storytime	in	your	Jammies	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
diary	of	a	wimpy	kid	party	(aGes	7-14)                                                                            Mondays at 6:30 pm
In honor of the newly released movie, join us for      (Not May 31)
                                                                                                                  (Not April 19 or May 31)
a special Wimpy Kid Party.                             time	For	twos	(aGe	2,	with	adult)
Wednesday, April 7, 4:15 pm                            Registration is available two weeks before the
corduroy	(all	aGes)                                    monthly program series begins.                             brunswick	branch
Join us for a very special visit from everyone’s       Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am                          (Temporary location)
favorite bear, Corduroy! Don’t forget the camera!      Thursdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am                         Brunswick Shopping Center,
April 20, 21 and 22, 11 am                                                                                        70 Souder Road, Brunswick
                                                       preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                 301-834-9065
Fairy	tea	(aGes	4	and	up,	with	adult)                  Tuesdays at 1:30 pm                                        Branch Hours:
Dress up as your favorite fairy or sparrow-man         Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am                        Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
and join us for special fairy activities.              bedtime	storytimes	(all	aGes,	with	adult)                  Friday 1 pm – 5 pm • Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, April 24, 11 am                              Wear your pajamas and bring a “stuffed friend.”
mother	Goose	Fun	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Not March 17,                       children’s	proGrams
Come join Mother Goose’s favorite characters as        April 21, or May 19)                                       actinG	up!	(Grades	1-5)
we sing and rhyme our way to a great time.             bilingual	storytime	(aGes	3-5,	with	adult)                 Students choose parts, practice plays, and—at the
Friday, April 30, 11 am                                Join us for a Spanish/English adventure!                   end of this six-week theatrical program—stage a
                                                       Fridays at 11 am: March 5 and May 7                        performance on May 13 at 7 pm.
Grow	your	own	beanstalk	(aGes	6-8)
                                                                                                                  For independent readers.
Could magic beans really grow? Join us to find
                                                                                                                  Thursdays at 5:30 pm: April 8, 15, 22, 29;
the answer.
                                                                                                                  May 6, 13
Tuesday, May 25, 4:30 pm                               edward	F.	Fry	memorial	
                                                                                                                  bookworms	(Grades	k-	2)
kindermusik’s	music	&	motion	(with	adult)              library	at	point	oF	rocks                                  Book choices include picture, beginning to read,
This class incorporates the most current research      1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks
                                                                                                                  short chapter, and non-fiction books. Children
on early childhood development through music           301-874-4560
                                                                                                                  do not have to be independent readers.
and movement.                                          Branch Hours:                                              Monthly on 1st Wednesday at 4:30 pm
Friday, May 14, 10 am (birth-18 months)                Monday & Wednesday 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday, May 14, 11 am (18 months-3 years)              Tuesday & Saturday 10 am - 3 pm                            corduroy	visits	the	library	(children,	with	adult)
Friday, May 14, 12 pm (ages 3-5)                                                                                  Enjoy a library visit with Corduroy.
                                                       library	masterpieces:	snowy,	springy	spring	               Don’t forget your camera!
storytime	show	with	ms.	Jenni		                        (aGes	7-14)                                                Monday, April 19, 10:30 am
(all	aGes,	with	adult)                                 Create a visual arts masterpiece of your own.
                                                       All supplies provided. Register by phone.                  explorer’s	book	club	(Grades	3-5)
Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 pm                    Saturday, March 13, 12 pm                                  A book club with theme-related activities.
and 3rd Friday at 11 am                                                                                           Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 4:30 pm
March 11 – Luck o’ the Irish                           young	reader’s	book	club	(aGes	7-12)
Wear your green! Be lucky and celebrate St.            Fun with books, games, crafts, and a snack.                storytimes	at	brunswick
Patrick’s Day. Sing songs and watch the puppet play    Members help select books.                                 babies	with	books	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)
The Leprechaun’s Gold.                                 Monthly on 3rd Wednesdays at 6 pm                          Mondays at 10 am (Not April 19
April 8 – Fairytale Fun                                                                                           or May 31)
                                                       young	reader’s	Wii	Game	night	(aGes	7-14)
Enjoy fairytales first hand. Be a little piggy and
fool the wolf. See what happens when a princess is     Challenge friends to Wii—Super Mario, Sports,              Family	storytime	(all	aGes,	with	adult)
a Slurping Beauty and make up your own fairytale.      and Guitar Hero on the big screen. Attend Young            Thursdays at 7 pm (Not April 1)
May 13 – Silly Circus                                  Readers before and stick around to play, or come
                                                       just for Wii.                                              preschool	storytime	(aGes	3-6,	with	adult)
Come to the circus! It is especially fun when you                                                                 Wednesdays at 10:30 am (Not March 31)
are the animal or tightrope artist. Sing, dance, and   Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm
watch clowns become lion tamers.                       corduroy	visits	the	library	(all	aGes,	with	adult)         time	for	twos	(birth-24	months,	with	adult)
                                                       Meet Corduroy, hear stories, join him in a little          Mondays at 10:30 am: (Not April 19
                                                       dance, eat “bear-paw” cookies, and have your               or May 31)
                                                       photo taken.
                                                       Monday, April 19, 6:30 pm


Frederick	county	
public	libraries	
                            on	my	niGhtstand
board	oF	trustees
                            Thomas C. Kutz
Thomas C. Kutz, President   President, FCPL Board of Trustees
Michael Kurtianyk,          Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
Vice President /
President Elect             If you wish to read and find something so totally different and unique
                            as to transport you out of your existence, I suggest you explore the
Tina B. Prensky,            world of Jorge Luis Borges. Undeniably one of the most influential
Secretary/Treasurer         writers to emerge in the past century from Latin America or
Eric S. Larson              anywhere else, Borges (1899-1986) is best known for his short stories.

Blanca Poteat               There are works of fiction that change the way you look at life, and
                            then there is the work of Jorge Luis Borges, which just might alter
Shirley M. Sandage          the way you look at everything, including yourself.The best way
Perlyn S. Staggers, Ph.D.   to explain Jorge Luis Borges is to compare him to painters—if you
                            combined Picasso, Dali, and Escher’s imaginations into a writer, you
                            would have Borges. His visions of doppelgangers, puzzles, labyrinths,
Frederick	county	           infinite libraries, and Argentine Gauchos are on a level of reality
public	libraries	           different from any other storyteller in history.
Darrell Batson              Lauren LaRocca
                            Arts & Entertainment Writer, The Frederick News-Post

your	card	is		              Book of Secrets by Osho
welcome	here                Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
All FCPL branches now       My nightstand not only doubles as a makeshift bookshelf, it’s also
accept VISA, MasterCard,    surrounded by stacks of to-reads. However, my New Year’s resolution
and Discover.               was to work on only two at a time, and currently it’s Osho’s Book of
                            Secrets and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Committed. Osho’s book is 1000-plus
                            pages of insight into reality, awareness, human life, and all its mysteries
                            and complexities and simplicities, transcribed from several talks.While
                            it’s technically nonreligious, reading it is divine. And I wanted to
                            invite Gilbert back into my life after devouring Eat, Pray, Love, and
                            because after Italy, India, and Indonesia...comes Frederick!
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Go to          Cheryl D. Parrott
FredCoLibrary or access     Director, Public Affairs, NCI at Frederick
from              The National Institutes of Health
                            The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
                            Set in 1930s Mexico and 1940s small-town North Carolina,
                            Kingsolver works her customary magic, intertwining some famous
                            lives with those of her fictional characters, who spring to life just as
                            convincingly as her historical cast: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and
                            Lev Trotsky.We see these giants of art and political philosophy through
                            the eyes of a young Mexican-American diarist who shares their
                            household. Just as Kingsolver placed us center stage in Kinshasa for the
                            revolution that turned the Belgian Congo into Zaire in her bestseller
                            The Poisonwood Bible, she seats us at the Kahlo-Rivera’s table in The
                            Lacuna to eavesdrop on Trotsky’s laments over the Russian Revolution.
                            She allows us to witness early forays into what many then considered
                            dangerous ideas: workers’ rights, the social responsibility of the artist,
                            sexual and racial equality.

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