Thursday 29

THURMONT PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children 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.

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.

Friday 30

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., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Saturday 31

WINNIE-THE-POOH AT EMMITSBURG, for all ages, an appearance by the A.A. Milne character, plus a craft; bring a camera. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

AROMATIC HEALING PROGRAM, aromatherapist Karen Reilly discusses essential oils. 11 a.m.-noon, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Sunday 1

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 2

DROP-IN CRAFTS, for all ages, "Mosaic Magnet," materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Aug. 5, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 6, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

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

Tuesday 3

THURMONT STORY TIME, for children 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 children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, and Aug. 10 and 17, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

DISABLED PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP, a discussion of parenting concerns including discipline and 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 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 youth-oriented programs, ideas and books. 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 17, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK FINANCIAL LECTURE, learn about legal and financial requirements for starting a business, sponsored by Maryland Small Business Development Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, business resource center, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1367.

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 4

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.

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.

STORIES BY SIGN LANGUAGE, for all ages, "Once Upon a Sign," learn about American Sign Language with stories and songs by Kathy MacMillan. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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