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Upcoming Events
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
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
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
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
6:30 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
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn how to finger crochet a Ribbon Necklace with Crafter Sue Cavendish in one hour!
Library
Middletown 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
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Storytime has gone to the dogs! Kids will learn what veterinarians do, listen to a tail-wagging story, see some of the instruments doctors use on animals and even enjoy a visit from a special furry friend! For all ages. No registration required. *Allergy Alert! Live animals will appear at this program.*
Location
UR Children's Program Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

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 - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us and Voila! in Frederick for a class about brewing various types of tea. Tasting included.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public 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 Red Lotus Martial Arts Center 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
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Come to the library to learn about the life of the butterfly, to make a butterfly craft, and to watch real caterpillars transform into butterflies.
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch 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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it.
Location
TRL Deck
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it.
Location
TRL Deck
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The Urbana Library invites you to join us for the Second Annual Eggcellent Egg Drop Contest. Submit your design and have it tested to see if you egg can ultimately survive a drop from the library rooftop! Stick around after the Drop to check out Urbana Library's brand new STEM Lab! Contest Guidelines and Entry Forms are available for pick up at the Urbana Library!
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Description
Childhood favorite storytime character Splat the Cat is stopping by for a short visit. Get here early to say hi and remember to bring your camera! No autographs please.
Location
CBA Children's Program Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
The Urbana Library is opening it's brand new STEM Lab! Drop in for our grand opening and get a glimpse at all the fun. After the ribbon cutting, join us for a fun STEM craft.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Corduroy lost buttons here in Walkersville Library, join him as he hunts around the branch in search of his missing buttons! Bring your camera for this photo opt.
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
We recognize the Flash by the lightning bolt on his chest and Superman by his "S" superhero symbol. What symbol will identify your superhero? Design your own superhero symbol and then use LEGO® mosaic bricks to transfer your design into a masterpiece! Ages 7-12. Registration required.
Location
CBA Trust Conference Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Calling all LEGO® fans! Batman needs your help to build a model of Gotham City and he has one special request: we need to engineer and build a new Superhero Watch Tower to put in the center of the city. Take the Superhero Tower Challenge and see if your skyscraper measures up! Ages 5-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA Trust Conference Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
We recognize the Flash by the lightning bolt on his chest and Superman by his "S" superhero symbol. What symbol will identify your superhero? Design your own superhero symbol and then use LEGO® mosaic bricks to transfer your design into a masterpiece! Ages 7-12. Registration required.
Location
CBA Trust Conference Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn how to customize Lego NXT robots and challenge other builders in a SUGO match with members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club. What is SUGO? SUmo wrestling for LeGO robots. This is a STEM program geared to grades K-3. Registration required. Limit 15 patrons
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Calling all LEGO® fans! Batman needs your help to build a model of Gotham City and he has one special request: we need to engineer and build a new Superhero Watch Tower to put in the center of the city. Take the Superhero Tower Challenge and see if your skyscraper measures up! Ages 5-8. Registration required.
Location
CBA Trust Conference Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 21, 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 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Hop on in to the library to meet a classic storybook character-Peter Rabbit. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Location
General Library Area
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 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 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Program takes place at Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road Monrovia MD 21770 301-865-6800 x103 www.adventureparkusa.com

Join the engineering experts at Adventure Park USA for a wild ride exploring the way that roller coasters are designed. This free program will be fun for the whole family. Attendees will receive a discount for use in the park. No Registration Required!
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come to the library to meet Maisy the mouse and to hear stories about her. Remember the camera!
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Kathy Petrill, the Director of Hope Community Preschool, for an engaging program about things parents can do before and during a child's preschool experience to help make it a successful, enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
You'll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children's stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Spot the dog is coming to visit Point of Rocks! Join us after storytime to say hello to Spot and to have your picture made with him. Parents - don't forget the camera.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 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
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Hagerstown Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will present. Participants will learn how to make a cross stitch bookmark in just an hour. Samples of different stitched items, information about the Embroiderers' Guild, and reference books that might help to further interest in stitching will be provided.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the grand opening of our brand new STEM Lab with Snapology Frederick, a STEM-based LEGO program. All ages welcome.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Walkersville Resident Trooper is our Star Reader and lab partner for this special STEM in police work
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM
Description
Hold on to your bananas, Curious George is dropping into the library to say hi. Don't forget your camera!
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Celebrate the start of summer break with Frog & Toad. Activities, games, & a visit from Frog & Toad. Don't forget your camera.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Description
Childhood favorite storytime character Splat the Cat is stopping by for a short visit. Get here early to say hi and remember to bring your camera! No autographs please.
Location
CBA Children's Program Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Keyote, the Frederick Keys Mascot, is visiting the library today! Bring your camera and get ready to read.
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Description
Hold on to your bananas, Curious George is dropping into the library to say hi. Don't forget your camera!
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Spot the dog is coming to visit Urbana! Join us between storytimes to say hello to Spot and to have your picture made with him. Parents - don't forget the camera.
Location
UR Children's Dept.
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Little Gym of Frederick will guide you and your child through a movement based class, incorporating directive music, yoga poses and gymnastics stretches, all geared for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old. Registration required.

Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Lego NXT robots feature a friendly code that tweens can understand. Join members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club as they work in small groups with participants to program a robot to run a specific mission. This is a STEM program geared toward children in 4th and 5th grades. Registration required. Limit 15 patrons
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Description
Childhood favorite storytime character Splat the Cat is stopping by for a short visit. Get here early to say hi and remember to bring your camera! No autographs please.
Location
CBA Children's Program Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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. Allergy alert! Live animals may be included in the demonstration.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Program takes place at Tuscarora Tennis Barn, located at 5216 Renn Road Frederick, MD 21703 301-473-5050

Learn a new sport as part of your story! The Tuscarora Tennis Barn is offering a free group tennis lesson for library patrons. Learn from Tennis Heroes at Tuscarora's all-weather facility!
Non-marking court shoes and comfortable sports clothing should be worn to this event. Registration Required.
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering second and third grades.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom. Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up
Location
Gymnasium
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering fourth through sixth grades.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom. Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn engineering principles of catapults and castle-storming, Bat-signal tower building tricks, Duplo Letter recognition and even some Super Amusement park rides and Robotics! We will have several tables with hands-on building time and play time too! Shhhhh, Don’t Tell Them it’s educational!
Learn more at Frederick.Snapology.com
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Program takes place at Tuscarora Tennis Barn, located at 5216 Renn Road Frederick, MD 21703 301-473-5050

Learn a new sport as part of your story! The Tuscarora Tennis Barn is offering a free group tennis lesson for library patrons. Learn from tennis experts at Tuscarora's all-weather facility!
Non-marking court shoes and comfortable sports clothing should be worn to this event. Registration Required.
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn about important services available here in Frederick County to assist Aging in Place like Groceries for Seniors, Meals on Wheels, Daybreak Adult Day Services and Hospice of Frederick County. Representatives will present and answer questions.
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Leslie Baker from Cruise Planners will present. These days the big trend in travel is river cruising. What makes it such a popular vacation option? Which are the best rivers to cruise? When is the best time to go? Are all river cruise companies the same? Join us for a presentation on the river cruise experience and what sets it apart from ocean cruises.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering second and third grades.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom

Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Spot the dog is coming to visit Urbana! Join us between storytimes to say hello to Spot and to have your picture made with him. Parents - don't forget the camera.
Location
UR Children's Dept.
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses and a powerful item known as the Horn of Hire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering fourth through sixth grades.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Grab your camera and your parents and come learn how to take great pictures! The Frederick Camera Clique is holding a free class on camera basics and composition. Come shoot with us along Carroll Creek. All camera types welcome, except cell phone cameras. If you have a digital camera, the Clique will print 2 copies of your best picture. You will get to take one copy home with you and the other copy will hang in the library for all to see for a month! All students must supply their own camera and be escorted by an adult. For ages 8-12. Maximum attendance is 20 kids. Registration is required.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Meet Jodie a Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog in training and her best friend Amanda. Also, learn tips on proper animal care from our friends at the Emmitsburg Veterinary Clinic. Bring a photo of your family pet to post on our "SUPER" Pet display.
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
LEGO® NXT robots feature a friendly code that tweens can understand. Join members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club as they work in small groups with participants to program a robot to run a specific mission. This STEM program is for children going into 4th and 5th grades. Registration required.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 29, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Children who have finished grades 3- 5 will learn the ins and outs of money management from real bankers from Middletown Valley Bank!The June program is repeated in July.
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 29, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
What are Biofuels? How do we make them? How do we use them? Are they a good idea? Will they really help us transition to renewables from fossil fuels? Join us for a three part reading and discussion series led by Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director of Advanced Biofuels, USA.
Readings will be emailed out to participants prior to each event. Spaces Are Limited! Sign up today at www.fcpl.org
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Carroll Manor Station 28 firefighters are coming to the library! Join these local heroes to learn about what they use to fight fires and how they do their jobs.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Kids love to paint and they love to experiment. Well today we're doing both at the same time! Sign up today for an hour of "powerful" painting, using wind, heat, magnetism and more. Ages three and up with an adult.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join Dancing Bear Toys for Story-Art at the C. Burr Artz Public Library! Children ages 3-5 years old will enjoy listening to the picture book I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry and decorating silly, wiggly jellyfish to take home.
Location
CBA Children's Program Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come for a unique and amazing experience that introduces you to animals from around the world as well as those that live in our own backyards.
Find out how animals survive, raise their young and live in their unique habitats.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Farmers are local heroes who produce food and fiber everyday! Come out to South Mountain Creamery and meet the Maryland Dairy Princess, who is a farmer from Carroll County. She will share about life on the farm, read books and play a farming game. Families can then stay and enjoy South Mountain Creamery’s free activities, including feeding calves at 4 p.m. and watching the cows be milked in the parlor. A visit to the farm store can top off your day.

**Please park in the large parking lot across the street from the store and meet in the large hay barn at 3:30 p.m.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Local author Connie Mongan will be reading and signing copies of her book, The Runaway Beignet, which will be available for purchase at the event.
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join the experts from Comics to Astonish in Mt Airy to learn to play Magic the Gathering. In this three-program series, participants can practice playing on July 1 and 22 (if you have cards, feel free to bring them but they're not required to participate). On July 29, everyone can enjoy a Magic the Gathering tournament (your own cards required). This is a program for middle and high school aged students.
Location
UR Small Conference Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 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
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for children in grades K-8.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Keyote, the Frederick Keys Mascot, is visiting the library today. Bring your camera and get ready to read! Enjoy a baseball themed story time and a special meet and greet.
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Presented by the Maryland Wind Ensemble, this program invites children to imagine and discover stories being brought to life through music. This program is best appreciated by children ages 5-12 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Description
Busy families can drop in to make a craft anytime on summer Mondays, July 6-August 3. Make something fun to take home!
Location
Thurmont Regional Library
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Teachers are heroes too! Kindermusik teacher Pam Mathews brings a gentle gathering time, movement activities, singing, chanting, instrument exploration, exercise/balance, intentional touch, quiet time, and object play to the Middletown Library. For ages birth to 18 months. Registration required.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
3, 2, 1, SUGO! - Learn how to customize Lego NXT robots and challenge other builders in a SUGO match with members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club. What is SUGO? SUmo wrestling for LeGO robots. This is a STEM program geared to grades K-3. Registration required.

Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Take the Lego Robotic Challenge - Lego NXT robots feature a friendly code that tweens can understand. Join members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club as they work in small groups with participants to program a robot to run a specific mission. This is a STEM program geared toward children in 4th and 5th grades. Registration required.

Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Join us to meet a local naturalist and some awesome animals from Catoctin Creek Nature Center.
Location
MD Inside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Little Gym of Frederick will guide your child through a movement based class, incorporating directive music, yoga poses, gymnastics stretches, and the use of small equipment such as rhythm sticks and hula hoops. Get ready to move! For ages 3-8. Registration required.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Martial artist Adam Kreimer teaches preschoolers each week how to be physically fit and defend themselves, all while building little one’s self esteem and self confidence. Enjoy this introductory class at Kreimer’s Karate to see the hero inside your child grow.

Program meets at Kreimer’s Karate, located at 1460-C West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21702 at 1 p.m. Preschoolers should wear comfortable clothing. For ages 3-5. Registration required.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Learn about Batman's skills as we learn about bats and other nocturnal animals and their super powers! Sharpen your "nocturnal" skills with some hands-on activities.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Dave McDonough from Franklin Templeton Investments will present. This presentation will educate you on the many decisions involved in claiming Social Security as well as their consequences, and provide strategies to maximize the benefits received. Topics include when to claim Social Security benefits, how being married, divorced or widowed impacts your benefits, how to give your Social Security check a government-guaranteed boost and how benefits for one spouse are affected based on when and how the other spouse files.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Let it Rot! A Composting Workshop for Families – 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
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 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, July 07, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Learn about Batman's skills as we learn about bats and other nocturnal animals and their super powers! Sharpen your "nocturnal" skills with some hands-on activities.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Hooked on Fishing is a fishing clinic with the MD Dept. of Natural Resources. We provide the rods and bait. You bring drinking water and sunscreen for a morning of fishing at Middletown Park. Casting practice, angler ethics, catch and release, and safety will be covered before fishing. Every child must have adult supervision. Registration required.
Location
MD Outside Library
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Fill your pail - kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! - It's blueberry season. Join the fun as we share some seasonal stories and songs in the beautiful setting of the Catoctin Mountain Orchard. Afterward, enjoy a super fun wagon ride tour of the orchard.
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Bring your Teddy Bear and a lunch to the park for a beary fun story time. Join us there or take the train to the park. This is a great event for toddlers. Visit the Walkersville Southern Railroad @ http://wsrr.org for train fares and departure times or meet us there.
Location
Walkersville Community Park
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
What is SUGO? Sumo wrestling for LEGO® robots! Learn how to customize LEGO® NXT robots and challenge other builders in a SUGO match with members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club.

This STEM program is for children entering kindergarten through grade 3. Registration required.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly said that “an army marches on its stomach,” and this remark proved very true during the Civil War. Feeding hundreds of thousands of men was one of the greatest logistical challenges for both sides during four years of war. Learn what the rank and file of Civil War armies ate while on campaign and how soldiers might keep and prepare their food in the field. The monotony of army food was not only boring, it was seriously detrimental to one’s health, leading many soldiers to creatively supplement modest government-issued rations. Presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, this is the first session in a three-part series. Best for ages 5+
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Magician Peter Wood will be performing his incredible magic at the library once again! He'll perform amazing acts and impossible tricks. Audience participation is crucial in all of Peter's shows, which blend hilarious comedic situations with amazing magic.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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!"
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 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!
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Magician Peter Wood will be performing his incredible magic show at your library! He’ll perform amazing acts and impossible tricks. Audience participation is crucial in all of Peter’s shows, which blendhilarious comedic situations with amazing magic.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come join the crew of Gravel & Grind to learn how to brew beyond the basics. Do you pour over? Aeropress? Vietnamese drip? Sample, and see what a difference brewing method makes! You'll be sure to come away inspired to experiment at home.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Magician Peter Wood will be performing his incredible magic show at your library! He’ll perform amazing acts and impossible tricks. Audience participation is crucial in all of Peter’s shows, which blend hilarious comedic situations with amazing magic.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Come for a unique and amazing experience that introduces you to animals from around the world as well as those that live in our own backyards. Find out how animals survive, raise their young and live in their unique habitats.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come for a unique and amazing experience that introduces you to animals from around the world as well as those that live in our own backyards.
Find out how animals survive, raise their young and live in their unique habitats.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Dada...dada...dada,dada,dada - it's Shark Week! Celebrate by learning totally interesting facts about this top predator from a Shark Expert.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Keyote, the Frederick Keys Mascot, is visiting the library today and is bringing a special friend to read to you: a Frederick Keys player! Bring your camera and get ready to read.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Keyote, the Frederick Keys Mascot, is visiting the library today (and is bringing a special friend to read to you: a Frederick Keys player!) Bring your camera and get ready to read! For all ages.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 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
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Seed of Life Nurseries' own Farmer Mike will show us how to be community heroes in our very own Frederick County. Learn how you can help provide those in need with access to healthy foods, promote nutritional education, and build a strong community.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 12, 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, July 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Description
Busy families can drop in to make a craft anytime on summer Mondays, July 6-August 3. Make something fun to take home!
Location
Thurmont Regional Library
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering second and third grades.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering fourth through sixth grades.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get Hooked on Fishing with the MD Dept. of Natural Resources - we provide the rods and bait - you bring drinking water and sunscreen for a morning of fishing at Woodsboro Community Park. Casting practice, angler ethics, catch and release, and safety will be covered before fishing. Registration a MUST - space is limited!
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering second and third grades.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Leslie Baker from Cruise Planners will present. Ever wonder why over 23 MILLION people go on cruises each year? Cruise ships are like floating hotels; some are similar to luxury resorts, others offer amusement park activities and some provide opportunities for adventure and exploration. This presentation will shed light on the many different styles of cruising, an overview of the most popular cruise lines and how to choose which one suits your needs.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Abloom Florists will present. Learn how to put together creative and beautiful flower arrangements. Participants are asked to bring a quart-sized container for their arrangement.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering fourth through sixth grades.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it. Tickets will be handed out on a first come first served basis.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Little Gym of Frederick will guide your child through a movement based class, incorporating directive music, yoga poses, gymnastics stretches, and the use of small equipment such as rhythm sticks and hula hoops. Get ready to move! For ages 3-8. Registration required.
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
SuperPig! Chester dreams of having superhero powers, but he comes to a better understanding of what heroes really are when a friend helps him out of a bullying situation. Best for ages 3 and up.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it. Tickets will be handed out on a first come first served basis.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn how to crochet a T Chain Necklace in just one hour with Crafter Sue Cavendish. Please bring size 7 crochet hook. (registration required)
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Little Gym of Frederick will guide you and your child through a movement based class, incorporating directive music, yoga poses and gymnastics stretches, all geared for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old. Registration required.
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
This program will be held at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located at 48 E Patrick St in Frederick, MD.

The American Civil War changed the landscape of our nation. From medical advancements to government programs, from a civil rights to social norms, the Civil War still influences our daily lives. Listen and learn as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents on effects of the Civil War. Presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, this is the second session in a three-part series. Best for ages 5+
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Under 8 must be with an adult. Space is limited, register online or contact your library today.
Location
Anthony M. Natelli Community Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join certified personal trainer Larissa Barbee for simple at-home exercises to de-stress and prevent disease.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Under 8 must be with an adult. Space is limited, register online or contact your library today.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Hometown heroes at the Middletown Fire Department will host a station tour. Learn how to stay safe around fire, how your local firefighters help others everyday and more! All ages welcome. Registration required.
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Leslie Baker from Cruise Planners will present. Multi-Generational Travel provides opportunities for families to create a special bond that will last a lifetime. But knowing where to go, what to see and how to travel to satisfy all ages can be challenging. Learn some tips on planning for a family reunion, educational travel experiences, or just a quick meaningful get-a-way that appeals to the whole family.
Location
WA Inside Library
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
"Glowing finger beams
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices - and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Under 8 must be with an adult. Space is limited, register online or contact your library today.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers. Use LED's, batteries and conductive materials to construct glowing devices- and take slow speed photos of your hands in action! Ages 6-14. Registration required. Under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Have you always wanted to try your hand at martial arts? Watch a brief demonstration and then give it a try. Students from the Thurmont Academy of Self Defense will be here to teach you some skills. Registration required. For ages 5-10.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Participate in Ninja Turtle inspired activities and learn the 3'R's to becoming an environmental ninja.
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn how to start a comic book collection (or, if you've already got one, learn how to improve it) with an expert from Comics to Astonish in Mt. Airy. Get a look at some exciting new titles and ask some questions. This event is open to students in elementary, middle, and high school.
Location
UR Small Conference Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
We will meet up at Hargett Farm (park at 649 Himes Ave.)Jump in and get your hands dirty at Seed of Life Nurseries' farm to learn about running a CSA that also provides fresh produce to low income families in Frederick. We will all get a chance to help plant, harvest, or work on whatever the farm needs that day! Wear clothes that you don't mind farming in and a water bottle. We'll be working out under summer skies.
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 19, 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, July 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Description
Busy families can drop in to make a craft anytime on summer Mondays, July 6-August 3. Make something fun to take home!
Location
Thurmont Regional Library
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Program takes place at Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road Monrovia MD 21770 301-865-6800 x103 www.adventureparkusa.com

Join the engineering experts at Adventure Park USA for a wild ride exploring the way that roller coasters are designed. This free program will be fun for the whole family. Attendees will receive a discount for use in the park. No Registration Required!
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
A local police officer is coming visit Point of Rocks! See up close a squad car and learn how our local heros keep us safe. Parents- don’t forget the camera.
Location
Point of Rocks
Library
Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
How does Aquaman communicate with his aquatic friends? A special guest from the National Aquarium will be on hand to help us learn about aquatic animals and their super powers!
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom

Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up
Library
Middletown Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom

Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
How does Aquaman communicate with his aquatic friends? A special guest from the National Aquarium will be on hand to help us learn about aquatic animals and their super powers!
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Little Gym for ages 3-8
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Magician Peter Wood will be performing his incredible magic show at your library! He’ll perform amazing acts and impossible tricks. Audience participation is crucial in all of Peter’s shows, which blendhilarious comedic situations with amazing magic.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join the experts from Comics to Astonish in Mt Airy to learn to play Magic the Gathering. In this three-program series, participants can practice playing on July 1 and 22 (if you have cards, feel free to bring them but they're not required to participate). On July 29, everyone can enjoy a Magic the Gathering tournament (your own cards required). This is a program for middle and high school aged students.
Location
UR Children's Program Room
Library
Urbana Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Bring your Teddy Bear and a lunch to the park for a beary fun story time. Join us there or take the train to the park. This is a great event for toddlers. Visit the Walkersville Southern Railroad @ http://wsrr.org for train fares and departure times or meet us there.
Location
Walkersville Community Park
Library
Walkersville Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Little Gym of Frederick will guide your child through a movement based class, incorporating directive music, yoga poses, gymnastics stretches, and the use of small equipment such as rhythm sticks and hula hoops. Get ready to move! For ages 3-8. Registration required.

Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Create a superhero costume, make your own superhero comic book, rid the library of kryptonite, and test your super powers at Brunswick Public Library. For children in grades 1-6.
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Civil War soldiers suffered devastating casualties. Have you ever wondered who took care of them? This program explains and demonstrates medical practices of the time. Learn about Civil War ammunition and the types of wounds it cause. A costumed interpreter will also talk about casualties, how they were evacuated from their location and where they were treated. Also, learn about Dr. Jonathan Letterman and his revolutionary system of evacuation. Presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, this is the final session in a three-part series. Best for ages 5+
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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!
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join certified personal trainer Larissa Barbee for a seminar to learn ways to improve posture, strength, endurance and reduce back pain from at home or work with just one piece of equipment: a stability ball! Bring your own ball if you have one.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8
Location
Emmitsburg Community Room
Library
Emmitsburg Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 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!
Location
Brunswick Community Room
Library
Brunswick Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Description
Learn the art of sleight of hand with magician Roger Lindsay in a special workshop for teens.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Come join us to complete your super hero training program. Show your super powers, test your skills and bring your camera to take a photo soaring among the skyscrapers! Spaces are limited so sign-up early!
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
The zoo is coming! The Catoctin Zoo will bring a variety of animals to share with you and will talk about what life is like behind the scenes. You don't want to miss it.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come join us to complete your super hero training program. Show your super powers, test your skills and bring your camera to take a photo soaring among the skyscrapers! Spaces are limited so sign-up early! Ages 6 and up with an adult.
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Join us for a special day celebrating Man's Best Friend! Read with a special therapy dog (from the Wags for Hope organization), meet a local vet and learn some training tips from the Bark Busters. Don't forget to stop by the library the week before to vote for the "cutest dog in Thurmont".
Location
TRL Community Room
Library
Thurmont Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
How well do you know your Frederick County history? Join the Historical Society of Frederick County and FCPL for a quiz on Frederick County trivia and history.

Play solo or sign up as a team with up to 4 members. Sign ups begin at 2:30pm and the quiz begins at 3:00pm.

Please register each person on your team separately at a library information desk or through the fcpl.org calendar of events. Please include your name in the "notes" field.
Location
CBA Community Room
Library
C. Burr Artz Public Library

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