Thursday 30

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.

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, Dean Fitzgerald discusses the evolution of bridges from colonial times and shows 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.

Friday 1

WALKERSVILLE AUTHOR TALK, Rita Gerlach discusses her historical novel, "Thorns in Eden." 10 a.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP, for parents and children, to socialize, exchange ideas and experiences. 10 a.m.-noon, Shaefer Center, 26 E. Second St., Frederick. Free. 301-682-5025.

Saturday 2

BEADED WIRE WORKSHOP, for adults, bring salt and pepper shakers to decorate and favorite bead or charm; other materials provided. 10-11:30 a.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

BOOK SALE AND MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, sponsored by Friends of the Library Brunswick Branch as part of Brunswick Railroad Days festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

SOCCER CLASS, for ages 9 and older, coach Graham Ramsay teaches soccer techniques and tactics. 2-4 p.m., Emmitsburg Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

Sunday 3

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-11 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

Monday 4

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Two." 10:30 a.m., 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: Boxes, Pockets and Bags." 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Tuesday 5

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.

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, Young Adult Advisory Group discussion of youth-oriented programs, ideas and books. 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 19, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

EMMITSBURG KNITTING CLASSES, for grades 6-12, knit a sweater with Ruth Richards. 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 26, Emmitsburg branch library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

FREDERICK FINANCIAL LECTURE, learn about basic legal and financial requirements for starting a business, sponsored by Maryland Small Business Development Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, business resource center, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1367.

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

DOWN'S SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP, for parents of children with Down's syndrome. 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration. 301-473-4535.

FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM, for all ages, firefighters display equipment and present fire tips and fire prevention stories. 7 p.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Wednesday 6

YOUTH BOOKS AND GAMES, for grades 6-12, discuss books and play board games. 3-4:30 p.m., Walkersville branch library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

BRUNSWICK CHILDREN'S GAMES, for children in kindergarten-grade 5. 4 p.m., Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

THURMONT BEDTIME STORIES, for children of 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., Emmitsburg branch library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Thursday 7

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, a three-part Microsoft Word class. 9-10 a.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 30, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for grades 3-5. 4 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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