Thursday 20

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, "Encarta," learn how to access information in the library's technology center computers. 9-10 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373.

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday and May 27, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

THORPE WOOD STORY PROGRAM, for ages 3-5 with an adult, nature-related stories, sponsored by Thurmont and Emmitsburg library branches. 1-2 p.m., Thorpe Wood Nature Retreat, 12805 Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823 or www.thorpewood.org.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Dennis Lehane's novel "Mystic River." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. today and May 27, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Friday 21

MIDDLETOWN GARFIELD NIGHT, for ages 11-15, learn about artwork, stories and comics based on Garfield the animated cat. 7-9 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 22

GOOD HEALTH COOKING PROGRAM, Cassandra Corridon of the Maryland Cooperative Extension, Frederick County, prepares foods with herbs to reduce fat and sodium. 11 a.m.- noon, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; preregistration required. 301-371-7560.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, Jason Grabill portrays a Confederate surgeon; plus a demonstration of Civil War surgical practices and techniques and a discussion of the challenges that were faced and successes made by the medical department of the Confederacy. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Museum admission: $6.50; seniors, $6; ages 10-16, $4.50; ages 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

Monday 24

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Two." 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

INFANT STORY TIME, for children ages 24 months and younger with an adult, the "Babies With Books" program will show how to teach children the rhythms and meanings of speech and make connections among words, pictures and objects. 10:30 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065. Free.

"TIME FOR TWOS" STORIES, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, the May series theme is "I'm Special." 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

BRUNSWICK YOUTH BOOK CLUB, for grades 6-8, Katherine Holubitsky's "Alone at Ninety Foot." 3-4 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis, a self-help organization. 7-8:45 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

FOOD ADDICTS ANONYMOUS, for those concerned about their weight. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Centennial United Methodist Church, Eight W. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-620-7004.

Tuesday 25

THURMONT STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Stories Two-gether." 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through June 29, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

INFANT STORY TIME, for children ages 24 months and younger with an adult, the "Babies With Books" program will show how to teach children the rhythms and meanings of speech and make connections among words, pictures and objects. 10:30 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682; and Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

DISABLED PARENTS SUPPORT, a discussion of parenting concerns including discipline, nutrition and medical, school and neighborhood issues; meet other parents with disabilities who are facing the same issues. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 (TDD).

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Wednesday 26

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

HOME-SCHOOL CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, for home-schooled students at all grade levels, discussion and analyses of Civil War movies. 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday; other lectures, the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, through June, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Students and parents, $4.50; siblings younger than 5 and museum members, free; annual museum membership for teachers, full-time students and home-school parents, $35. 301-695-1864.

THURMONT STORY TIME, for all ages, "Books Before Bedtime." 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through June 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

THURMONT FRENCH STORY TIME, for all ages, by instructor Andrea Vietri, plus French treats. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

WALKERSVILLE YOUTH DISCUSSION, for children in grades 4-8 and their parents or guardians, Generations Book Club, discussion of values and experiences passed from one generation to another, includes snacks. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 27

THURMONT PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, through July 1, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, for teenagers and adults, trace ancestors through the Internet and printed sources, and learn about the library's AncestryPlus database. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK DOCUMENTARY FILM, "An Act of Conscience" (1997), about war protesters whose home is seized and sold at auction, directed by Robbie Leppzer, sponsored by Peace Resource Center. 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-663-6117.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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