Thursday 5

QUINCE ORCHARD CHILDREN'S FILMS, for ages 21/2 -6, "Picnic," "Frederick" and "Mouse Around." 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

CHEVY CHASE PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Patrick," "Concert," "Musical Max" and "Chicken Soup With Rice." 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase Community Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. Free. 301-986-4313.

GAITHERSBURG INTERNET BASICS, for beginners and intermediates. 1 and 2 p.m. today and next Thursday, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave. Free. 301-840-2515.

BETHESDA MUSICAL STORIES, guitarist Elizabeth Thornton performs stories. 2 p.m., Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 301-986-4300.

WHEATON MAGIC SHOW, Mike Rose performs tricks involving his sleeve, his hat and more. 2 p.m., Wheaton Regional Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free. 240-777-0678.

OLNEY BUGS, for ages 6 and older, naturalist Melanie Marshall discusses bugs and bigger insects. 2 p.m., Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd. 301-774-5100.

QUINCE ORCHARD BOOK TALK, the African American Book Group will discuss Dianne McKinney-Whetstone's "Leaving Cecil Street." 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

BURTONSVILLE FLUTE AND TUBA DUO, flutist Amy Ridings and tuba player Patrick Sciannella perform. 7 p.m., Fairland Library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

Friday 6

BURTONSVILLE PRESCHOOL STORIES, for ages 2-6, a children's librarian reads stories and leads songs and fingerplays. 10:30 a.m., Fairland Library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB, improve language skills in an informal setting with others who use English as a second language. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515; 9 a.m. Saturday, Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd. Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200; 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., 301-774-5100; and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., 301-871-2094. Free.

LECTURES AND HEALTH SCREENINGS, for seniors, live entertainment, lectures on diabetic foot care, pain management and a discount pharmacy program; health screenings by Adventist Healthcare; and light refreshments, sponsored by Montgomery County Government. Noon-2 p.m., Leland Community Center social hall, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-2249.

Saturday 7

QUINCE ORCHARD GARDENING, representatives from the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County answer questions and diagnose plant ailments from samples brought to the library. 10 a.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

BURTONSVILLE DATABASE CLASS, a librarian leads a hands-on introduction to three of the library's online databases. 10-11 a.m., Fairland Library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

VOTER REGISTRATION, for the November general elections. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240; and Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., 301-871-2094.

ROCKVILLE SICKLE CELL SUPPORT, for caregivers, family, friends and sickle cell anemia patients. 12:30 p.m., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-972-2442.

ALS SUPPORT GROUP, an educational format for patients, relatives and friends of those with Lou Gehrig's disease, sponsored by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. 1-3 p.m., Adventist HealthCare, Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-978-9855.

Sunday 8

TAKOMA PARENTING LECTURE, for those interested in attachment parenting, a lifestyle that attempts to make children more secure by attending closely to their emotional needs, "Attachment Parenting in a Material World," sponsored by Takoma Attachment Parenting. Lecture, 4-6 p.m.; optional potluck dinner, 6-7 p.m., Heffner Recreation Center, 42 Oswego Ave. (off Ritchie Highway, between Piney Branch and Maple Avenue), Takoma Park. Free; preregistration required. 301-920-2696 or TakomaAPI@yahoogroups.com.

Monday 9

BETHESDA OSTEOPOROSIS WORKSHOP, a representative from Suburban Hospital demonstrates a seated weight-lifting routine, stretching techniques and nutrition for osteoporosis patients. 1-2 p.m., Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $15. 301-896-3939.

QUINCE ORCHARD TEEN BOOK CLUB, for ages 12 and older. 7 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

SILVER SPRING BOOK DISCUSSION, members of the Friends of the Silver Spring Library Book Discussion Group discuss William Trevor's "Felicia's Journey." 7:30 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. Free. 301-565-7689.

Tuesday 10

ROCKVILLE NETWORKING, Rachel L. Manchester discusses the where, when and how of networking to expand your circle of friends or business associates. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $10. 240-777-8300, 301-279-1034 (TTY) or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

BETHESDA BOOK DISCUSSION, the Second Tuesday Book Group discusses Beppe Severgnini's "Ciao, America." 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 301-986-4300.

DAMASCUS PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Harry the Dirty Dog" and "Aquarium." 10:30 a.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Free. 301-253-5100.

ASPEN HILL PRESCHOOL FILMS, "Miss Nelson Is Missing" and "Owen and Monty." 10:30 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd. Free. 301-871-2094.

BETHESDA CHILDREN'S FILMS, for ages 3-6, "Curious George," "Hot Hippo" and "The Amazing Bone." 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 301-986-4300.

GERMANTOWN PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5 and older, the Stevens Puppets perform "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Germantown Library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd. Free. 301-217-3320.

BURTONSVILLE COMPUTER HINTS, a librarian offers tips on getting more from the library's computers. 6 p.m., Fairland Library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-421-5400.

ROCKVILLE NUTRITION LECTURE, Marilyn R. Block discusses how to distinguish food facts from food fiction and how to enjoy a weight control regimen. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $10; registration required. 240-777-8330 or 301-279-1034 (TTY).

WHITE OAK DINOSAURS, representatives of the Maryland Science Center discuss what rocks, bones and dinosaur tracks tell us about extinct animals. 7 p.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

SILVER SPRING PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5 and older, the Stevens Puppets perform "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 7 p.m., Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7410.

CHILDREN'S TELEVISION MONITORING, learn how to bring your child's television watching, video-game playing and computer use under control. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $28; couple, $53. 301-929-8824.

Wednesday 11

SELF-MARKETING WORKSHOP, learn how to develop effective communication skills and network, evaluate yourself and explore industries. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $20; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $30; registration required. 240-777-8300, 301-279-1034 (TTY).

"LOW VISION" PROGRAM, veteran traveler Doug Wakefield offers tips for travelers with low vision, those who use canes and those assisted by dogs, and Jean Dunnington discusses cruise travel from the perspective of a low-vision person. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Library and the Friends of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Special Needs Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free; registration required. 240-777-0960 or 301-897-2217 (TTY).

CHEVY CHASE VERTIGO TALK, Matt Tovornik, director of Physical Medicine at Suburban Hospital, discusses what you may do about dizziness and general unsteadiness in the elderly population. 1 p.m., Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-896-3939.

DAMASCUS PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5 and older, Stevens Puppets perform "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 1:30 and 3 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OVERVIEW, a Montgomery County representative discusses the services available to county residents and answers questions. 2 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for women. 6:30-8 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-754-7158.

BETHESDA SCIENCE PROGRAM, representatives from the Maryland Science Center discuss the scientific process for creating dynamic inventions. 7 p.m., Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Free. 301-986-4300.

KENSINGTON PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5 and older, the Stevens Puppets perform "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 7 p.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave. Free. 301-897-2211.

SILVER SPRING MUSIC, violinist Susan Jones performs a varied program; an ice cream social follows. 7:30 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. Free. 301-565-7689.

Thursday 12

ROCKVILLE LISTENING SKILLS, Eliane Herdani discusses active listening, the appropriate body language for listening and overcoming common barriers to good listening. 10 a.m.-noon, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $15; nonresidents of Montgomery County, $10; registration required. 240-777-8330 or 301-279-1034 (TTY).

WHITE OAK STORY TIME, for ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult, a librarian reads flannelboard stories and leads children in song. 10:30 a.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

KENSINGTON MUSIC AND STORIES, for ages 2-5, Nancy Nuttle reads to children and engages them in song. 10:30 a.m., Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave. Free. 301-897-2211.

WHEATON PUPPET SHOW, the Stevens Puppets perform "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 2 p.m., Wheaton Regional Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free. 240-777-0678.

TEEN DRIVER PLANNING, for teenage motorists, their parents and the parents of soon-to-be drivers, learn how to reduce their risk through a better understanding of the nature and reasons for car accidents involving teenagers. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $28; couple, $53; teenagers, $14. 301-929-8824.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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