Thursday 15

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. and Aug. 19, 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 of all skill levels, learn about basic knitting stitches, share skills and information and trade yarn. 4 p.m. today and Aug. 19, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages, fairy tales by storyteller Ann Griffith. 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

FREDERICK BOOK TALK, Doug Holt, Frederick Community College Business Management faculty member discusses Jim Collins's "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't." 7-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, business resource center, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1367.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Sandra Dallas's novel, "The Persian Pickle Club." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

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 TIMES, 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.

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.

Friday 16

CONTAINER GARDENING, demonstration of tropical plants for containers by master gardener Jodi Knotts. 12:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Saturday 17

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, a living history presentation, "Court Martial of a Union Army Surgeon," presented by Lawrence Wesker. 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.

EMMITSBURG SMALL PET PROGRAM, Michelle Clowe of Small Angels Rescue teaches how to care for gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

THURMONT BOOKMARK WORKSHOP, for teenagers and adults, make a beaded book thong, materials provided. 2 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Sunday 18

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-11 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

Monday 19

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.

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. Monday and Aug. 16, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Time for Twos: Summer Fun." 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, Ann Patchett's "Bel Canto." 7 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, E.M. Forster's "A Room With a View." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

DROP-IN CRAFTS, for all ages, "Stained-Glass Window Art," materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-July 22, 1-5 p.m. July 23, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

Tuesday 20

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.

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 GREEK MYTHOLOGY, for ages 9-11, learn about Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, plus games and a craft. 11 a.m. C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization. 2-3:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

MIDDLETOWN YOUTH DISCUSSION, for ages 11-15, Young Adult Advisory Group discusses "Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life." 3:15 p.m., 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 21

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES OUTDOOR SOCIAL, share 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.

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.

FREDERICK BOOK TALK, Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi." 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 22

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for ages 6-7, listen to Native American tales; bring a bag lunch. Noon, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1367.

FREDERICK DOCUMENTARY FILM, a journalism and mass-communication film, "Fear and Favor in the Newsroom," by director George Abbott, sponsored by the Peace Resource Center. 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-663-6117.

BRUNSWICK PUPPET SHOW, for all ages, a marionette performs "A Fractured Fairy Tale." 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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