Thursday 10

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.

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

Friday 11

FREDERICK INFANT STORY TIMES, for 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. and 11:15 a.m. Friday and June 25, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

EMMITSBURG BOOK CLUB, Mitch Albom's novel "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." 1 p.m., for location, call Emmitsburg Branch Library. Free. 301-447-2682.

Saturday 12

LIBRARY BOOK FESTIVAL, for all ages, games, face-painting, crafts, a puppet show, juggling by Mark Lohr, light refreshments, registration on-site for summer reading program. 10 a.m.-noon, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, "Camp Life of Union Soldiers," a reenactment of camp life by members of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry depicting the everyday life of Civil War soldiers, including discussions of equipment, nutrition and diseases. 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 14

LIBRARIES "SPOT" STORIES, for all ages, bring a camera, "Spot Comes to the Library." Admission, free.

* 10 a.m. Monday, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630;

* 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721;

* 11 a.m. Wednesday, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560;

* 7 p.m. Wednesday, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682;

* 7 p.m. June 17, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; and

* 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 19, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880.

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.

YOUTH BOOK DISCUSSION, for grades 6-8, Margaret Peterson Haddix's novel "Running Out of Time." 3 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

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.

Tuesday 15

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

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for 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.

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).

MIDDLETOWN YOUTH DISCUSSION, for ages 11-15, Young Adult Advisory Group discusses youth-oriented programs, ideas and books. 3:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 24, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630. Free.

Wednesday 16

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES OUTDOOR SOCIAL, discussion of ideas, advice and experiences, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 10 a.m.-noon the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Free. For location, call 301-834-5008.

FREDERICK PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Admission, free.

* 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, 301-694-1630;

* 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 12, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, registration required, 301-371-7560;

* 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 11, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; and

* 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329.

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.

FREDERICK BOOK TALK, Alice Sebold's novel, "The Lovely Bones." 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

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.

Thursday 17

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, "FCPL Databases," learn how to access information in the library's Web site. 9-10 a.m. June 17-19, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373.

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 Environmental Center, 12805 Old Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823 or www.thorpewood.org.

KNITTING CLUB, for teenagers and adults at any skill level, learn about basic knitting stitches, share skills and swap yarn and information. 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Sue Monk Kidd's novel "The Secret Life of Bees." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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