Thursday 16

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, through Oct. 14, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, registration required, 301-371-7560. Free.

FREDERICK INTERNET CLASS, for adults with keyboard and mouse skills, learn how to search for information on the Internet. 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, C. Burr Artz Public 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.

THORPE WOOD NATURE PROGRAM, for children ages 3-5 with an adult, of nature-related stories, sponsored by Thurmont and Emmitsburg library branches. 1-2:30 p.m., Thorpe Wood Environmental Center, 12805 Old Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823 or www.thorpewood.org.

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 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.

DROP-IN CRAFTS, for all ages, "Fall Flower Craft," materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 1-5 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

Friday 17

INTERNET SEARCH, basics for beginners who are able to use a mouse and keyboard. 9-10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373.

FREDERICK JAZZ CONCERT, Kevin Cordt Quartet. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

MIDDLETOWN FRENCH PROGRAM, for school-age children, learn French with stories and songs with Madame Joane, 4-4:30 p.m., Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 18

MIDDLETOWN CRAFT WORKSHOP, for all ages, create a fall craft. 11 a.m., Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

THURMONT SEWING CLASS, for ages 6 and older, learn to sew on a button and mend jeans. 1-2 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; materials provided; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Sunday 19

FREDERICK CIVIL WAR EVENT, historian Janet Bucklew presents a lecture and slide presentation on Mary Todd Lincoln. 1-4 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.

Monday 20

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Two." 10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Oct. 4, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Time for Twos: I'm Special." 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Monday and Sept. 27, C. Burr Arts Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

THURMONT BOOK TALK, Sue Monk Kidd's "Secret Life of Bees." 7 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

DOROTHY PARKER BOOKS TALK, Marion Meade's "Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?" and Dorothy Parker's "The Collected Poetry of Dorothy Parker." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 21

DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT GROUP, a discussion of parenting concerns, including 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).

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

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m. the first, second and third Tuesdays of each month, Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization. 2-3:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

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

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.

Wednesday 22

THURMONT PICNIC AT THE PARK, story time and bring a picnic dinner, dessert provided, rain or shine; sponsored by Frederick County Public Library [FCPL]. 5:30 p.m., Thurmont Community Park, small pavilion, Thurmont. Admission, free; FCPL library card required; registration required. 301-271-7721.

THURMONT BEDTIME STORIES, for children all ages accompanied by an adult, bring a pillow or a 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.

WALKERSVILLE RECIPE TASTING, for ages 8-14, taste revolting recipes, make bug soap and slime, and learn about the science of "grossology." 7 p.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

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.

Thursday 23

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES, for ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 6, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065. Free; registration required.

LIBRARY STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 7, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, registration required, 301-845-8880. Free.

FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL, "Anatomy of a Coup: The CIA in Iran," sponsored Peace Resource Center. 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-663-6117.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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