Thursday 3

COMPUTER CLASS, for first-time users, "This Is a Mouse, This Is a Monitor." 9-10 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1673.

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

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 12, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

FOOD-AND-HOME SAFETY LECTURE, "Safeguard Your Home and Food From Toxic Chemicals," a discussion by Jessica DeCesare of Life Is a Gift and Dan Blackmore and Sally Fulmer of the Common Market Food; plus a question-and-answer session and food samples. 7-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

BRUNSWICK LIBRARY MEETING, for all ages, Dolores Maminski of the Frederick County Public Library system discusses the planned expansion of the library, plus a magic show by Frank Culler and light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Library Brunswick Branch. 7-8 p.m., Brunswick City Park Building, 655 E. Potomac St., Brunswick. Admission, free. Member dues: student and seniors, $5; individuals, $10; family, $20; patron, $50; corporate, $100 and up. 301-834-9065.

TROLLEY PRESENTATION, a video and photographs of a trolley line that served Middletown and a discussion by local historian Jim McMorrow. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Friday 4

BOOK READING AND TALK, Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit: An American Legend." 10 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Saturday 5

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, storytellers relate the following tales:

* "Sea Stories" by Ralph and Margaret Chatham, 10:30 a.m.-noon,

* "Travels of a Folktale," by Margaret and Ralph Chatham, 1-2 p.m.,

* "Stories in-Creasing," by Megan Hicks, 2:30-3:30 p.m.,

* "Bully for You," by Megan Hicks, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday.

* "Stories From Ancient China," by Linda Fang, 1:30-2:30 p.m.,

* "More Stories From Ancient China," by Linda Fang, 2:30-3:30 p.m., and

* "Sign Me a Story," by Fred Michael Beam, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Festival is at the C. Burr Artz Central Library community room, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1613.

Monday 7

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Twos: I'm Special." 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Monday and June 21, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Two." 10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Aug. 9, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

MIDDLETOWN BOARD GAMES, for ages 6 and older, play giant checkers or bring board games. 2 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 16, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, 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.

Tuesday 8

THURMONT STORY TIME, for 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; registration required. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for c age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m. the first, second and third Tuesdays of each month, through Aug. 17, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

MIDDLETOWN STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two's Company." 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month, through Aug. 10, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

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. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 (TDD).

FAMILY STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 24, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880. Free.

BOOK CLUB TALK, Sena Jeter Naslund's novel "Four Spirits." 7:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

Wednesday 9

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

WALKERSVILLE SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

MIDDLETOWN PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 12, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

BRUNSWICK PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 11, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

HOME-SCHOOL CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, for home-schooled students at all grade levels, visit a local battlefield hospital site, 11 a.m.-noon, 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, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for 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.

CIVIL WAR LECTURE, Tracy Shives of the National Park Service discusses "The Battle of the Monocacy." 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

WALKERSVILLE YOUTH SOCIAL, for ages 8-14, discuss characters from the Lemony Snicket series of books, plus activities and snacks. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 10

CONTAINER GARDENING, a talk and demonstration by master gardener Lisha Utt. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

MIDDLETOWN BOOK TALK, Penelope Fitzgerald's "The Bookshop: a Novel." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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