Thursday 9

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 10 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., 240-777-0200; 10 a.m., Twinbrook Community library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240; 7 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515. Free.

DAMASCUS COUNTY INFORMATION, a Montgomery County government representative discusses lesser-known services available to county residents. 10 a.m.-noon, Damascus library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.

GAITHERSBURG BABY STORIES, for ages 1 and younger accompanied by an adult, songs, rhymes and more. 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

SILVER SPRING CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and rhymes. 10:30 a.m., Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7689.

BETHESDA STORY TIME, for ages 3-6, books, music and other activities. 10:30 a.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

POOLESVILLE BABY TIME, for ages 2 and younger, stories, fingerplays and music. 10:30 a.m., Poolesville library, 19633 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. Free. 301-972-7800.

GERMANTOWN TODDLER TALES, for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult, stories, rhymes and songs. 10:30 a.m., Germantown library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free. 301-217-3320.

WHEATON SENIORS FILM, "Under the Tuscan Sun" (2003), starring Diane Lane, a romantic comedy about a divorced woman who restarts her life in an Italian villa. 1:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-468-4448.

ROCKVILLE CELLO RECITAL, Adam Gonzales performs classical works with piano accompaniment. 7 p.m., Twinbrook library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-279-1980.

Friday 10

GAITHERSBURG DEDICATION, representatives of Jewish Vocational Services dedicate a new facility that will provide career counseling and employment services, including the identification of job skills, abilities and interests and search strategies. 9 a.m., Jewish Social Service Agency, 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-816-2660.

GAITHERSBURG TALES, for ages 2-4 accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and rhymes. 10:15 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

OLNEY STORIES, for ages 1-3 accompanied by an adult, rhymes, songs and stories. 10:15 a.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-774-5100.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 10:30 a.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

SILVER SPRING TODDLER TALES, for 2-year-olds, fingerplays, songs and stories. 10:30 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7410.

BETHESDA CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 12-23 months accompanied by an adult, stories and activities based on the approaching fall season. 10:30 a.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-897-2200.

GAITHERSBURG STORY TIME, for children ages 24-42 months accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and rhymes. 11:15 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

BETHESDA GARDENING EVENT, botanical art demonstrations by faculty from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration and more. 3-5 p.m., McCrillis Gardens, 6910 Greentree Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-962-1470 or visit the Web site at www.mc-mncppc.org/parks/brookside/.

Saturday 11

DAMASCUS HEALTH AND SAFETY DAY, appearance by McGruff the anti-crime dog, a child car seat installation checkout, a moon bounce, vendors selling health and safety items, and more; ice cream served, sponsored by the Damascus Lions and the American Legion Post 171. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 10201 Lewis Dr., Damascus. Free. 301-947-8719 or 301-829-1002.

GAITHERSBURG INFANT AND CHILD CPR, learn how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, sponsored by the American Red Cross. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center, 80-A Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6380.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language. 9 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200; 10 a.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, 301-421-5400; 11 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, 301-565-7410; 3 p.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 301-983-4475. Free.

INTERNET HINTS, learn to use the Internet and library databases, practice in the library's computer lab. 9 a.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free; reservations required. 301-565-7410; 9 a.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 301-421-5400.

ROCKVILLE LIBRARY SCIENCE, learn how to use the library's catalog system and database, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free; registration required. 240-777-0001.

USED BOOK SALES, for all ages. 9 a.m.-noon, Germantown library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown, 301-217-3320; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, 301-983-4475. Admission, free.

BETHESDA CONSUMER INFORMATION, a 45-minute session on how to find consumer information on the Internet and other online resources. 9:15 a.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-897-2200.

KENSINGTON BABY TALES, for ages 2 and younger accompanied by an adult, rhymes, song, short stories and more, to give children an appreciation of reading. 9:30 a.m., Noyes Children's Library, Carroll and Montgomery avenues, Kensington. Free. 301-929-5533.

GERMANTOWN STORIES, for toddlers and adult companions. 9:30 a.m., Germantown library, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free. 301-217-3320.

WHEATON PLANT SALE, perennials, shrubs and trees, including unusual and hard-to-find plants. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Admission, free. 301-962-1400.

GARDENING TALKS, representatives from the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County answer gardening questions and diagnose the problems of plants that participants bring to the talk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, 240-777-0200; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 301-897-2200. Free.

SILVER SPRING LIBRARY CLASS, a one-hour, hands-on introduction to using the library's databases. 10 a.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. 301-421-5400.

OLNEY STORIES, for ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and rhymes. 10:15 a.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. Free. 301-774-5100.

GAITHERSBURG BABY TALES, for age 2 and younger accompanied by an adult, songs, rhymes and more. 11:15 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-777-0200.

KENSINGTON POTTERY TALK, for children ages 6 and older accompanied by an adult, Terry Olson demonstrates pottery techniques and gives ideas for creating a piece of your own. 1:30 p.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free; registration required. 301-897-2211.

Sunday 12

GAITHERSBURG CPR AND FIRST AID, learn how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, how to help choking victims, care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, injuries and more, sponsored by the American Red Cross. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 26, Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center, 80-A Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6380.

TAKOMA PARK ENERGY TOUR, visit a 90 percent renewable-energy home to see a corn-burning furnace, solar panels, a low-energy refrigerator, hybrid and biodiesel cars, a tofu-powered lawn mower; plus learn how to landscape your yard with native plants and see a solar oven at work, sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 1-5 p.m., 7125 Willow Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-270-3722.

SILVER SPRING YOGA, for men who want to increase their strength and flexibility and decrease depression, hypertension and heart disease risk, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 17; for those seeking emotional harmony using breathing techniques, meditation and yoga postures, 6-7:15 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 17, Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. $60 per program. 301-754-8800.

ROCKVILLE BARBECUE AND POOL PARTY, food, soft drinks, beer, music and dancing around an outdoor pool. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $25; in advance, $20. 301-348-3866.

Monday 13

ASPEN HILL LITERATURE TALKS, Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books," about the cultural awakening and awareness of Iranian women, led by a former university professor, 1 p.m.; representatives from the Aspen Hill Friends of the Library discuss Rohinton Mistry's "Family Matters," 1 p.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

GAITHERSBURG READING, Reading Friends from Gaithersburg's Youth Center read one-on-one with children and help them practice their reading skills. 4 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language, 6:30 p.m., Twinbrook library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 301-279-1980; 7:15 p.m., Olney library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, 301-774-5100. Free.

ROCKVILLE CANDIDATE FORUM, Board of Education candidates Walter Lange, Stephen Abrams, Valerie Ervin, Sheldon Fishman, Sharon W. Cox and Tommy Le discuss their views on special education and children with disabilities. Reception, 7 p.m.; forum, 7:30-9 p.m., Bauer Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-946-2190 or visit the Web at www.specialedvoters.org/.

GAITHERSBURG CAMERA CLUB, wildlife photography presentation followed by a members slide and print competition. 7 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free; annual dues, $20-$35. 301-840-2515.

BETHESDA PARENTING VIDEO, Garry Landreth's "Cookies, Choices and Kids," about theories on decision-making, responsibility and self-control, a discussion follows the screening, sponsored by the YMCA Bethesda Youth Services. 7-9 p.m., Bethesda library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-986-4300.

KENSINGTON SQUARE DANCING, for ages 5 and older of all experience levels, caller Betsy Taylor teaches simple square dance calls and forms. 7 p.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

Tuesday 14

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., 240-777-0200; 10 a.m., Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville, 301-217-3800; 10:30 a.m., Gaithersburg library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515. Free.

BETHESDA TODDLER TALES, for age 2 and an accompanying adult, stories and activities based on the approaching fall season. 10:15 a.m., Davis library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-897-2200.

READING ENJOYMENT, for children age 2 and younger accompanied by an adult, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m., Bethesda library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, 301-986-4300; 10:30 a.m. Silver Spring library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 301-565-7689. Free.

BETHESDA BOOK GROUP, a discussion of Michael Chabon's book "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." 10:30 a.m., Bethesda library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-986-4300.

SILVER SPRING FOOTWEAR CHOICES, Elisa Cordoni discusses the how and why of selecting properly fitting footwear. 10:30 a.m., Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-681-1255.

BETHESDA SENIORS HEALTH, a discussion about insurance claims, supplemental insurance, Medicare and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wheaton library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-929-5520.

WHEATON VISION TALK, ophthalmologist Howard Weiss discusses the typical eye exam and changes in the eye from disease and age. 1:15 p.m., Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-468-4448.

KENSINGTON STORIES, for ages 4-6, stories, songs and rhymes. 1:30 p.m., Noyes Children's Library, Carroll and Montgomery avenues, Kensington. Free. 301-929-5533.

SILVER SPRING BUSINESS SEMINAR, representatives from the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control's Community Outreach Section discuss prevailing state and county laws and regulations on the sale of alcoholic beverages, liability risks and more. 2 p.m., American Film Institute Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-1917.

SILVER SPRING COMPUTER TIPS, a discussion of ways to make your computer work smarter. 6 p.m., Fairland library, 15713 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 301-421-5400.

WHITE OAK BOOK DISCUSSION, the group discusses Anthony Grooms's novel "Bombingham," about an African American family's struggle with civil rights, a dying mother and a depressed father. 7 p.m., White Oak library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

GERMANTOWN FOSTER PARENTING, an informational meeting for prospective foster and adoptive parents, sponsored by the Montgomery County Foster and Adoptive Parents Services. 7:30 p.m., Upcounty Regional Services Center, Seneca Room, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free. 240-777-3943.

PARENT ENCOURAGEMENT ORIENTATION, "Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me?" an introduction to the Parent Encouragement Program [PEP]. 7:30-9 p.m., PEP, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Free; registration required. 301-929-8824 or www.ParentEncouragement.org.

Wednesday 15

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language, 10 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, 301-871-2094; 2 p.m. Bethesda library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, 301-986-4300. Free.

BETHESDA BOOK DISCUSSION, a discussion of Peter Hopkirk's nonfiction book "The Great Game," about the adventure and political intrigue conveyed through the exploits of Cossacks, Muslim guerrillas, travelers, spies, mapmakers and soldiers. 1 p.m., Little Falls library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4880.

POTOMAC BOOK CLUB, a discussion of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," and Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books." 1 p.m., Potomac library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. Free. 301-983-4475.

SILVER SPRING CHESS CLUB, all skill levels welcome, learn the game or play it with others. 3:30 p.m., Long Branch library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7410.

SILVER SPRING TROUT VIDEO, the third installment of a four-part video by Ozzier Ozefovich in which the viewer may see trout reacting to movement and color above and below the water's surface, and more. 7:30 p.m., Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-681-1255.

GAITHERSBURG BOOK TALK, a discussion of Michael Datcher's "Raising Fences." 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

KENSINGTON GUITAR RECITAL, for ages 5 and older, singer and acoustic artist Steve Gellman performs his own and other contemporary songs. 7:30 p.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

Thursday 16

ASPEN HILL BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, provided by members of the American Red Cross. 10 a.m., Aspen Hill library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-871-2094.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS, for those interested in improving English language skills in an informal setting with other people for whom English is a second language, 10 a.m., Quince Orchard library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., 240-777-0200; 10 a.m., Twinbrook Community library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, 240-777-0240; 7 p.m., Gaithersburg library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-840-2515. Free.

KENSINGTON HEALTH SCREENINGS, for adults, for blood pressure and monitoring for glucose levels by a registered nurse. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Kensington Park library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-897-2211.

ROCKVILLE BOOK DISCUSSION, Carl Rowan's "Dream Makers/Dream Breakers: World of Justice Thurgood Marshall." 6-8 p.m., Rockville library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0078 or 240-777-0166.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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