Thursday 12

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.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. today, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682; and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

FREDERICK SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, 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.

HOME-BUYING SEMINAR, learn how to buy a home with free gift money for closing costs and down payment, sponsored by Nehemiah Corp. of America, a community development corporation specializing in homeownership, affordable housing and community development. 7-8 p.m. today, Frederick Library, 110 E. Patrick St., suite A, Frederick; 7-8 p.m. Monday, Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg; 7-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Allied Mortgage, 1300 Piccard Dr., suite 101, Rockville; 7-8 p.m. next Thursday, Upcounty Regional Center Germantown, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free; registration required. 800-523-1069, code 325.

MIDDLETOWN BOOK TALK, Anne Tyler's novel "The Clock Winder." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Friday 13

INFANT STORY TIME, 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 a.m. Friday and Aug. 27, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721. Free.

Saturday 14

MIDDLETOWN PET-ASSISTED THERAPY, for all ages, Amy Vanderryn of Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services discusses forms of therapy using pets. 11 a.m.-noon, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Monday 16

MIDDLETOWN BOARD GAMES, for ages 6 and older, play giant checkers or bring board games. 2 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, Ann Patchett's novel "Bel Canto." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

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.

THURMONT BOOK TALK, Pete Hamill's novel "Snow in August," set in 1940s Brooklyn. 7 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

Tuesday 17

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m., 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).

MIDDLETOWN YOUTH DISCUSSION, for ages 11-15, Young Adult Advisory Group discusses youth-oriented programs, ideas and books. 3:15 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 24, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; and 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065. Free.

Wednesday 18

FREDERICK SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. 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.

FREDERICK BOOK TALK, Sue Monk Kidd's "The Secret Life of Bees." 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

BRUNSWICK AUTHOR APPEARANCE, Bruce Gourley discusses his book "Mere Anarchy." 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

MIDDLETOWN STORY TIME, for all ages, fairy tales by storyteller Ann Griffith. 7 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Thursday 19

THORPE WOOD STORY PROGRAM, for children ages 3-5 with an adult, of nature-related stories, sponsored by Thurmont and Emmitsburg library branches. 1-2 p.m., 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., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Geraldine Brooks's "Year of Wonders," a novel about the 1666 plague in England. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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