Thursday 5

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, one-hour classes. 9 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

THURMONT DROP-IN CRAFTS, for all ages, "Mosaic Magnet," materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

THURMONT PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Friday 6

WALKERSVILLE NOVEL DISCUSSION, for adults, a librarian leads a discussion of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." 10 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free. 301-845-8880.

BRUNSWICK TEA PARTY, for ages 6-12, create a doll to take home and learn the proper tea party etiquette. 10 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.

Saturday 7

FREDERICK CIVIL WAR EVENT, members of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry portray the everyday camp life of Civil War soldiers. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; seniors, $6; ages 10-16, $4.50; ages 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

FREDERICK "DOG DAYS OF SUMMER," dog-friendly merchants lead an animal art and dog contest, with a background of live music. Pets are invited to compete in owner/dog lookalike and summer's hottest dog competitions. Register at Two Paws Up, 15 S. Carroll St., or at the Velvet Lounge, 104 N. Market St., from 6-7 p.m., sponsored by Two Paws Up, the Frederick County Humane Society and the Downtown Frederick Partnership. 5-9 p.m., Market Street, Patrick Street, Shab Row and Everedy Square. Free. All dogs must be leashed. 301-698-8118.

Monday 9

THURMONT BOOK DISCUSSION, for ages 11-13, a librarian leads a discussion of Tim Wynne Jones's "The Boy in the Burning House." 3 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

FREDERICK BACK-TO-SCHOOL, for adults, a representative from the Frederick County public schools discusses homeschooling and ways that parents and guardians can help their children succeed in school. 7 p.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, sponsored by Genesis Support Group. 7-8:45 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3037.

BRUNSWICK ARTS AND CRAFTS, Flo Vincent leads a rubber stamping and scrapbooking workshop. 7 p.m. Monday and Aug. 23, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 10

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

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

DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT GROUP, a discussion of parenting concerns such as discipline, nutrition and medical, schooling and neighborhood issues; meet other parents 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).

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.

EMMITSBURG BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, a librarian leads a discussion of Sharyn McCrumb's "She Walks These Hills." 7:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

Wednesday 11

FREDERICK SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 26, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

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

THURMONT STORY TIME, for all ages, "Books Before Bedtime." 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

WALKERSVILLE OLYMPICS, for ages 8-14, an obstacle course and library-yard race to celebrate the Summer Olympics in Athens. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 12

FREDERICK SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 26, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

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

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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