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.

LIBRARY STORY TIMES. Free.

* For children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329; 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.

* For children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721.

* For all ages. 7 p.m., 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.

* For students in grades 3-5, 4 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, registration required, 301-694-1630.

Friday 8

EBAY LECTURE, for adults, learn about the eBay buying and selling process. 7-8 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Saturday 9

SINGLE ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT, for single parents and their adopted children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 11 a.m.- to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, Staley Park, 1000 Motter Ave., Frederick (rain location, Magnetic Devices building lobby, 712 Northeast St., Frederick). Free. 301-695-2802.

SCARECROW STUFFING, for all ages, bring old clothes, a pillowcase and accessories; straw provided. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

FREDERICK CIVIL WAR EVENT, members of the Freedom Guards Living History Company discuss the contributions of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 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.

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION LECTURE, Wendy A. Martyak of the Frederick City Police Department discusses evidence collection and processing, crime scene protection, blood splatter analysis, fingerprint lifting, arson fires and vehicle explosions; plus a question-and-answer session. 11 a.m.-noon, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

CIA AUTHOR TALKS AND VIDEO, retired CIA agents Antonio J. Mendez and Jonna Mendez discuss their work, his book "The Master of Disguise, My Secret Life in the CIA" and their book "Spy Dust, Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War"; plus a video. 1-2 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Monday 11

THURMONT DROP-IN CRAFTS, make a nature book and collect signs of the season, materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

COLUMBINE SHOOTINGS BOOK TALK, M. Bernall's "She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall," a memoir by the mother of a girl killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Colorado. 3 p.m., 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. 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 12

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 children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Stories Two-gether." 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m. the first, second and third Tuesdays of each month, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

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.

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

EMMITSBURG BOOK TALK, Alice Sebold's novel "The Lovely Bones." 7:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Wednesday 13

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, through Nov. 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

Thursday 14

MIDDLETOWN BOOK TALK, Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required, 301-371-7560.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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