FREDERICK AUTHORS LECTURE, members of the Green-Walled Garden Club, which published the risque "Garden Girls Go Gourmet" cookbook, discuss their experiences before and after the debut of the book, which features photos of eight nearly nude club members, ages 55-70, intended to fund Frederick city beautification projects; books will be available for sale. 7-8 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.
BRUNSWICK ANIME-MANGA NIGHT, for students in grades 6-12, see examples of Japanese comic art of anime and manga and create Japanese comic characters. 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.
STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, for all ages, professional storyteller Ann Griffith tells of wild animal adventures. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.
SUMMER READING CELEBRATION, tie-dying, Tarot cards, raffle, "Say What" Summer Reading Packets, snacks and drinks; bring a white T-shirt. 2 p.m., American Legion Pavilion, Eight Park Lane, Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.
STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, for all ages, storyteller Baba Jamal Koram tells African fables, stories and songs. 1:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.
TEENAGERS BOOK TALK, for grades 6-9, Virginia Hamilton's novel "The House of Dies Drear"; snacks; copies available at the front desk. 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. 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave. Free. 301-698-3037.
ASTRONOMY LECTURE, Bill O'Toole, math and computer science professor at Mount St. Mary's University and former weatherman, discusses stars, planets and general astronomy, then accompanies participants to a vantage point to observe planets and stars; please provide adult supervision and your own transportation for the field trip; bring binoculars or a telescope, or share a telescope provided. 7:45 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.
FREDERICK DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT, 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 DrFree; registration required. 301-663-0909.
TEENAGERS BOOK TALK, for grades 6-8, Thura al-Windawi's nonfiction account "Thura's Diary: My Life in Wartime Iraq"; copies available at the library; read the book before the meeting. 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.
EMMITSBURG BOOK TALK, David Liss's novel "The Coffee Trader." 7:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.
BRUNSWICK LETTERBOXING CLASS, for all ages, taught by Nolie Johnson. 6:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.
EMMITSBURG KNITTING CIRCLE, for adults and teenagers of all skill levels, make scarves, and shawls; bring needles and yarn. 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave. Free. 240-629-6329.
LOCAL AUTHOR LECTURE, Thurmont resident and local author Paul A. Clarke discusses his new book "Emmitsburg, Maryland: Its Catholic Heritage and the Legacy of Elizabeth Ann Seton"; signed copies of the book will be available for sale. 7 p.m., in the meeting room, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.
LOCAL AUTHOR LECTURE, Roy VanDerLinden, a physicist and author who lives in Western Maryland, discusses his novel "The Darking." 7 p.m. Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.
MIDDLETOWN LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION, Tom Wolfe's novel "A Man in Full." 7:30 p.m. June 16; other discussions, the third Thursday of each month, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL
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