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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, May 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.

Frederick County Public Libraries teams up with Westview Promenade for Free, Fantastic Fun every First Friday. Just drop by for a variety of story time, music, games, and crafts. Each month features a special theme and unique activities. Best for ages 2-6 with an adult.

Held in the Courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas with an inclement weather backup location announced the morning of the event on the Westview Promenade Facebook Page.

*no July session due to Holiday*
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, May 11, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Learn the basics of planting and growing a garden in this exciting six week series presented by the Master Gardeners of Frederick County! Ages 6-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA STEM Lab
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Learn the basics of planting and growing a garden in this exciting six week series presented by the Master Gardeners of Frederick County! Ages 6-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA STEM Lab
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Marianne Willburn, award-winning columnist and blogger, teaching you gardening fundamentals by building herb containers that group ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ plants together for season-long success.

Don't miss further Master Gardener programs coming later this month and in June, August and October.
Location
Terrace
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
From 5:30-6:30, Master Gardeners will take you out onto the library patio for a hands-on demonstration of how to use “thrillers, spillers and fillers” to make your containers pop! If you find yourself curiously captivated by succulents, 6:30-7:30pm, Master Gardeners will show you how to plant these exquisite, drought-tolerant beauties right on the library patio.

Don't miss further Master Gardener programs coming in June, August and October.
Location
Terrace
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.

FCPL teams up with Westview Promenade to kick off summer reading. Mark your calendars for free, fantastic fun! No need to sign up - just drop by the courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas for a free performance by the MET's Fun Company: "The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever," hero photo ops, and more. Bring lawn chairs and your camera!

Event schedule includes:
*11-11:30am: Stories, heroes, and fun for preschoolers

*11:30-12:30: "The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever" by MET's Fun Company. When the heroes of today are out of commission it is up to the heroes of the future to save the day. Perseus, Jason, Hercules, and Andromeda are heroes in training at Homer’s School of Heroism and when the Gods of Mt. Olympus suddenly develop amnesia it is up to these four young friends to go on an epic quest to save the day and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero. Best for ages 5-adult

*12:30-1pm: Hero photo ops, meet the cast & crew, and more fun & games

Held in the Courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas with an inclement weather backup location announced the morning of the event on the Westview Promenade Facebook Page.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Learn the basics of planting and growing a garden in this exciting six week series presented by the Master Gardeners of Frederick County! Ages 6-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA STEM Lab
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Kick off the summer by making an itinerary of places to visit (all within driving distance)!
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Master Gardener, Dedra Salitrik for some handy planting tips. A topical presentation on selecting and planting native plants in your containers to attract pollinators; and what makes some of our native insects so well adapted to the plants around them.

Don't miss further Master Gardener programs coming in August and October.
Location
Terrace
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
A representative from the Frederick County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center on Rosemont Avenue will present tips and checklists parents can use to evaluate the choices of pet, sources for animals, and pet supplies and trainers. Live animals may be included in the demonstration.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Description
Summer science is back as children hypothesize, test, and draw conclusions while doing science experiments!
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, scientists of all ages, step right up and experience the amazing and amusing Science Cirque. A carefully prepared concoction of science, circus and silliness. Can gravity be defied? What goes into inertia? Is it really all about the bass? These questions and more will be answered at the next demonstration of Science Cirque, presented by Theatricks.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us every month as we read and explore our favorite picture books through crafts, songs, and activities! You are welcome to read the selection to your child before our book club meets, but it is not required. Ages 3-5.

June 3: Mighty Max by Harriet Ziefert
July 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
August 5: Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get ready to have some serious fun about fire safety! Listen to an action packed story about a firefighter and then enjoy a visit from REAL firefighters from the Urbana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department who will demonstrate their equipment and talk about fighting fires! Participants will end their heroic training exploring a fire engine. Ages 2-6.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 05, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.

Frederick County Public Libraries teams up with Westview Promenade for Free, Fantastic Fun every First Friday. Just drop by for a variety of story time, music, games, and crafts. Each month features a special theme and unique activities. Best for ages 2-6 with an adult.

Held in the Courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas with an inclement weather backup location announced the morning of the event on the Westview Promenade Facebook Page.

*no July session due to Holiday*
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Discover your inner hero. Test your skills and learn what it takes to be truly "SUPER"! Enjoy Super Hero inspired games, crafts, and activities.
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Learn the basics of planting and growing a garden in this exciting six week series presented by the Master Gardeners of Frederick County! Ages 6-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA STEM Lab
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Meet up with a law enforcement officer who fights crime one bite at a time – a Frederick County Sherriff’s Office K-9 Officer. We will meet at the Middletown Park, near the pavilion by the pond, at 1:30 p.m. Demonstration will take place in the grassy area behind the pavilion.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us every month for an inclusive writing workshop where participants will have an opportunity to share their work and refine their writing. The event is open to all but is specifically geared for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The workshop takes place at Wegmans at 6pm. Meet us from 5.45pm at the cafe inside the main entrance.
Location
WA Outside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Magician Roger Lindsay, with his fun-packed audience participation show, is back with us again this summer reading season. His show is for kids of all ages. Come join the fun!
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Right On Recycling! – This family program is full of fascinating facts about the complete cycle of recycling. Learn what happens after your materials are picked up at the curb, see what they get made into and find out why everything can’t be recycled. Bring items from home to have your recycling questions answered by Annmarie Creamer from the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management. (Registration required.)

Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Dave McDonough from Franklin Templeton Investments will present. We'll discuss several topics, including the basics of stocks and bonds, the benefits of asset allocation, and why investing now may help you meet your unique financial goals.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Description
Caterpillars are here eating their way though delicious goodies. When will they form their chrysalises and when will they emerge into beautiful Painted Ladies - story and craft and observation of our live Vanessa cardui L.
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Did you know that banana peels can make your roses more beautiful? It’s not a magic trick, it’s compost! Join Annmarie Creamer from the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management for a fun family program that looks at the wonders of composting at home. For ages 5 & up with an adult, registration required.
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Would you like to find your inner hero? Come out to the Edward F. Fry Memorial Library and let us help you learn! Learn about basic sword fencing instruction which builds confidence, hand eye coordination, and basic self defense. We will also talk about building your own lightsaber and ways to wield like a true Jedi Knight.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Wondering whether composting is for you? Love to garden and want to improve your soil? Interested in creating less waste? Learn the simple steps to composting success with Annmarie Creamer from the Frederick county Department of Solid Waste Management. (Registration required.)
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Fresh, handpicked stories and songs will be shared under the open sky in our beautiful rose garden adjacent to the Urbana Library Farmer’s Market. Grab a bite at the market and then settle in for some wholesome storytime fun for the entire family!
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Learn the basics of planting and growing a garden in this exciting six week series presented by the Master Gardeners of Frederick County! Ages 6-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA STEM Lab
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Wondering whether composting is for you? Love to garden and want to improve your soil? Interested in creating less waste? Learn the simple steps to composting success with Annmarie Creamer from the Frederick county Department of Solid Waste Management.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Held at The Original Playhouse Children’s Museum - 4 West Main Street, New Market, MD 21774

The Original Playhouse Children’s Museum provides Frederick County Public Library card holders FREE Admission for children ($10 value per child) between 10-2pm on FCPL FUN Days. Families are also invited to gather around for “Once Upon a Playhouse,” an interactive storytime filled with books, music, movement and fun at 11 am for all ages at the museum (to reserve a storytime spot, please email ellenattop@gmail.com). Admission to children is FREE during 10-2 pm who present a Frederick County Public Libraries card. Adult admission is $5.
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Creepy, crawly and tickley, wiggly - there is more to insects then meets the eye - hold, examine and explore live bugs!
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

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Summer Reading: May 1 - August 9. The last day to pick up Summer Reading prizes is August 31, 2014.
Hey, FCPL Summer Readers, don't forget you have until August 31, 2014 to finish your gameboard, log your 600 minutes of reading, and pick up your Summer Reading prizes at any FCPL location.
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mr. klutz is nuts
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dan gutman
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Title
mr. klutz is nuts
Author
dan gutman
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