Thursday 24

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

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.

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

* 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, and 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630;

* 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, 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

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

STORIES BY SIGN LANGUAGE, for all ages, "Once Upon a Sign," learn about American Sign Language and make a craft. 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; tickets and registration required. 301-694-1630.

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.

VIETNAM WAR DOCUMENTARY, "The Fog of War: Eleven Lesson From the Life of Robert S. McNamara" (2003), about former U.S. secretary of defense McNamara and what he learned about war. 6:45-8:45 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-695-3141.

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.

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.

Friday 25

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, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; 10 a.m. Monday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560; and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880. Free.

Saturday 26

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL, for all ages, Society for Creative Anachronism presents sword-fighting, a sea monster and demonstrations from medieval times. 10 a.m.-noon; display of knights' skill at arms, dancers, storytellers, musicians and a book craft, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, "The Battlefield Embalmer, Preserving the Civil War Dead," historian James W. Lowry discusses the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming during the Civil War, plus a display of 19th-century coffins. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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.

MIDDLETOWN KITE WORKSHOP, for ages 9-18, "Winged Wonders," decorate a kite made of papier-mache, fabric, feathers and more, led by Fiona Morehouse of Lunalight Art Studio. 1-4 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

THURMONT ORGANIC WORKSHOP, Cynthia Wintermyer demonstrates how to make lip balm, body oil and lotion with natural and organic ingredients. 2 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Monday 28

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 all ages, fairy tales by storyteller Ann Griffith. 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

BRUNSWICK WORKSHOP, Flo Vincent teaches rubber stamping and scrapbook making. 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 29

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).

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.

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.

Wednesday 30

WALKERSVILLE SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 26, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

KEYOTE AT LIBRARIES, for all ages, an appearance by the Frederick Keys baseball team's mascot, Keyote; bring a camera. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065. Free.

MIDDLETOWN SIDEWALK ART, for all ages, draw art with chalk on library's sidewalk, (rain date, July 7). 11 a.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

THURMONT ILLUMINATION WORKSHOP, for ages 6 and older, make bookmarks and mini-books with pen and ink; wear old clothes. 3-4 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 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.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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