Thursday 17

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.

FREDERICK LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASS, "FCPL Databases," learn how to access information on the Frederick County Public Library's Web site. 9-10 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, 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 information and trade yarn. 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.

LIBRARIES "SPOT" STORIES, for all ages, bring a camera, "Spot Comes to the Library." 7 p.m. today, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880. Admission: free.

Friday 18

MIDDLETOWN PUPPET WORKSHOP, for ages 7-12, learn how to make a puppet, led by puppeteer Joe Santoro. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 19

FREDERICK FOLK SONGS, for all ages, folk singing by Bruce Hutton. 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; tickets required. 301-694-1630.

EMMITSBURG CRAFT WORKSHOP, for ages 6-11, create a craft for a friend, "Make It and Take It." 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

THURMONT PARK STORY TIME, for all ages, royal tales on a theme of "Happily Ever After," including "The Frog Prince," "The Princess and the Pea" and "Rumpelstiltskin," told by storyteller Ann Griffith; plus face-painting, sponsored by the Thurmont Branch Library. 11 a.m.-noon, Thurmont Community Park (large pavilion), 21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

THURMONT BEADED WIRE WORKSHOP, by artist Julie Amegashie, beads and wire provided; bring a bottle or salt and pepper shakers. 1 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

MIDDLETOWN ICE CREAM SOCIAL, for all ages, sponsored by the Middletown Library Advisory Board. 2-4 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Sunday 20

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-10 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

Monday 21

INFANT STORY TIME, 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. Monday, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721; and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682. Free.

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.

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

THURMONT BOOK TALK, Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America." 7 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, Charles Frazier's "Cold Mountain: A Novel." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

DROP-IN CRAFTS, for all ages, make "A Royal Puppet," materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-next Thursday; 1-5 p.m. June 25; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

Tuesday 22

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.

DISABLED PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP, 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).

KEYOTE AT LIBRARIES, for all ages, an appearance by Frederick Keys baseball team's mascot, Keyote; bring a camera. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

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.

BRUNSWICK CROCHET CLASS, for ages 10 and older, learn about basic crochet stitches. 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

STORIES BY SIGN LANGUAGE, for ages 3-6, "Once Upon a Sign," learn about American Sign Language with stories and songs of magic. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Wednesday 23

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 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.

THURMONT ONE-ACT PLAY, for ages 6 and older, written and performed by Lee Blaser of the Frederick County Performing Arts Company. 3-3:45 p.m., Thurmont Community Park (large pavilion) 21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

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.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, actress Katharine Hepburn's "Me: Stories of My Life." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Thursday 24

MYTHOLOGY LECTURE, "True Myths," clinical psychologist Gregory H. Powell discusses mythology and its effect on daily life, plus a question-and-answer session. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

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

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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