Thursday 9

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, for first-time users. 9-10 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

MIDDLETOWN PRESCHOOL STORIES, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, through Oct. 14, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

MIDDLETOWN BOOK TALK, a librarian leads a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies," a collection of stories about life, love and traditional Indian culture. 7:30 p.m., Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Friday 10

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, a librarian leads a discussion of Olive Ann Burns's "Cold Sassy Tree," about a man who marries his store's young milliner three weeks after his wife's death. 10 a.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK BABY STORIES, for ages 24 months and younger, a librarian reads age-appropriate stories. Ages 12 months and younger, 10:30 a.m.; ages 12-24 months, 11:15 a.m. Friday and Sept. 24, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

FREDERICK BLUEGRASS MUSIC, the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Saturday 11

WALKERSVILLE BULB EXCHANGE, bring bulbs and perennials to trade for something else, and receive a coupon for different bulbs and perennials for each one you donate. 10 a.m.-noon, Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK FALL MUSIC AND CRAFTS, folk singer and songwriter Richard Broadbent plays the guitar and harmonica, members of the Four County Quilters Guild display quilts and demonstrate their craft. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

EMMITSBURG HISTORY, for ages 6-11, John Andrews discusses the 1803-1806 expedition taken by explorers Lewis and Clark. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

THURMONT BOOK CRAFT, for ages 13 and older, learn how to make a bookmark using beads, materials supplied. 2 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

FREDERICK OUTDOOR FILM, Steven Spielberg's "E.T. -- The Extraterrestrial" (1982), starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, about a stranded alien and his loving relationship with a young boy; bring a blanket or a lawn chair; in lieu of an admission price, bring a donation of school supplies: spiral notebooks, wide-ruled composition books, plastic pencil boxes, scissors, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, book bags, highlighters, erasers or similar items. 8 p.m., in the grassy field near the carillon in Baker Park, W. Second and Bentz streets, Frederick. Free. 301-694-2489.

Monday 13

THURMONT TEEN BOOK TALK, a librarian leads a discussion of Tim Wynne-Jones's book "The Boy in the Burning House," a action-filled psychological thriller. 3 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

Tuesday 14

FREDERICK TODDLER TALES, for children age 2 and their adult companions. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

WALKERSVILLE LUNCH MAKING, Sandy Corridon, of the Maryland Cooperative Extension, discusses ideas for better lunch preparation for children. 7 p.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 28, Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

EMMITSBURG BOOK DISCUSSION, for adults, Sandra Cisneros's novel "Caramelo." 7:30 p.m., Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

Wednesday 15

BRUNSWICK CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 3-6, a librarian reads age-appropriate tales. 10:30 a.m., Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

MIDDLETOWN TALES, for 2-year-olds. 10:30 a.m., Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

THURMONT BEDTIME STORIES, for children all ages accompanied by an adult, bring a pillow or a favorite stuffed animal and wear pajamas. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 29, Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

TEEN BOOK TALK, for ages 13 and older, a discussion of Nancy Farmer's novel "The House of the Scorpion." 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Thursday 16

FREDERICK INTERNET CLASS, for adults with keyboard and mouse skills, learn how to search for information on the Internet. 9-10 a.m. Sept. 16, 17 and 18, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

EMMITSBURG PRESCHOOL STORIES, for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

THURMONT NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-5, representatives from the Thurmont and Emmitsburg branch libraries tell nature-related stories and engage the children in nature activities. 1-2:30 p.m., Thorpe Wood, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-2823.

EMMITSBURG KNITTING CIRCLE, for ages 13 and older of all experience levels, learn how to make scarves, shawls and home-decor items, bring needles and yarn. 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

THURMONT GARLIC TALK, Marda Mattox, from Hacienda Shiloh Herb Farm near Gettysburg, discusses varieties and uses of garlic. 7 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, a librarian leads a discussion of R.A. McCall Smith's book "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," about a female private detective agency in Botswana. 7 p.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m., Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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