Thursday 14

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, learn how to use Microsoft Word. 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.

THURMONT DROP-IN CRAFTS, make a nature book and collect signs of the season, 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.

LIBRARY STORY TIMES. Free.

* For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. today, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, registration required, 301-271-7721, and Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, registration required, 301-371-7560; 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.

* 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. Tuesdays, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, registration required, 301-845-8880; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329.

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

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

Friday 15

MIDDLETOWN FRENCH PROGRAM, for school-age children, learn French with stories and songs from a native speaker. 4-4:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 16

SINGLE ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT, for single parents and their adopted children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 10 a.m.-noon the third Saturday of each month, location varies. Free. 301-682-5025.

PARENTS AND ADOPTED KIDS SOCIAL, exchange ideas and experiences, meet other parents and children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 10 a.m.-noon, the third Saturday of each month, at varying locations. Free. 301-682-5025.

BRUNSWICK BEAD-MAKING, for ages 6 and older, learn how to make paper beads. 11 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

EMMITSBURG ART WORKSHOP, for ages 6-11, paint a flower by watercolor with watercolorist Erika Walsh; bring an apron. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

THURMONT FALL STORY TIME, for ages 6 and older, stories and a scarecrow craft, bring an old necktie, other materials provided. 1-2:30 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Sunday 17

MOUNT AIRY COUNTRY BREAKFAST, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, eggs, hot apples, mixed fruit, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk, sponsored by Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. 7-11 a.m., the company's Activities Building, Twin Arch Road and Route 27, Mount Airy. Adults, $6; ages 6-10, $3. 301-829-0100, Ext. 23.

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 18

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. Monday and Oct. 25, C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

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. 10:30 a.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. 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.

THURMONT BOOK TALK, Homer Hickam's novel "The Keeper's Son." 7 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.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, Dava Sobel's, "Galileo's Daughter, a Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 19

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, through Nov. 30, 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.

Wednesday 20

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

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.

YOUTH MYSTERY PARTY, for grades 6-12, examine evidence, learn about suspects and solve the mystery, includes snacks. 6:30 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 21

THORPE WOOD NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-5 with an adult, focuses on 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 WORKSHOP, for beginners and experts, learn how to make scarves, shawls and more, bring needles and yarn. 4 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 18, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, registration required. Free. 301-834-9065.

EMMITSBURG RUBBER STAMPING, make specialty papers, create a work of art using stamps and make greeting cards. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Annie Proulx's novel "The Shipping News." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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