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LIBRARY 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.

* 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.

* 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 CIA-IN-IRAN FILM, "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.

EMMITSBURG KNITTING CIRCLE, for people 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.

Friday 24

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. Free.

* 10:30 a.m. Friday, C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630;

* 10:30 a.m. Monday, Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065;

* 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682; and Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK JAZZ CONCERT, New Orleans jazz and funk by Rita Clarke and the Naturals, part of the library's Brown Bag Lunch Series. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Saturday 25

MIDDLETOWN AUTHOR TALK, Darryl Becker discusses his writing and publishing experiences and his political satire "All the President's Costumed Characters." 11 a.m.-noon, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

SINGLE ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT, for single parents and their adopted children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Staley Park, 1000 Motter Ave., Frederick (rain location, Magnetic Devices building lobby, 712 Northeast St., Frederick); other meetings, the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, at varying locations. Free. 301-682-5025.

EMMITSBURG COOKING PROGRAM, for ages 11 and older, a demonstration and sampling by chef John Hovde. 2 p.m., Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 301-447-2682.

SUMMER NIGHT FILM, Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) on a big screen; bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic; bring school supplies to benefit Frederick City public schools. Drop off donations at information table, 6-8 p.m.; show, 8 p.m., Baker Park, Second Street, Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Admission, free. 301-694-2489.

Sunday 26

SINGLE PARENT ORIENTATION, information on discussion groups, socials, workshops, sports, children and adult activities and more, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, Chapter 60, dance follows meeting. 1:30-2:30 p.m., business conference room, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-696-8660.

Monday 27

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

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization. 7-8:45 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

Tuesday 28

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.

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

BRUNSWICK CROCHETING WORKSHOP, for ages 10 and older. 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Wednesday 29

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.

THURMONT MULTICULTURAL STORY TIME, songs and stories in Spanish with Andrea Vietri; prior knowledge of Spanish not required. 6:30-7 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

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

WALKERSVILLE YOUTH DISCUSSION, for students in grades 4-8 and their parents or guardians, Generations Book Club; discussion of values and experiences passed from one generation to another; includes snacks. 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month, Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 30

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, for teenagers and adults, trace ancestors through the Internet and printed sources, learn about the library's AncestryPlus and HeritageQuest databases. 1 p.m. the last Thursday of each month, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGES TALK, bridge specialist Dean Fitzgerald discusses the evolution of bridges from colonial times and presents photos of three historic covered bridges. 7-8 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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