Thursday 16

EMMITSBURG KNITTING CIRCLE, for adults and teenagers of all skill levels, make scarves and shawls; take needles and yarn. 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 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." 7 p.m., in the meeting room, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

LOCAL AUTHOR LECTURE, Western Maryland resident, physicist and author Roy VanDerLinden discusses his novel "The Darking." 7 p.m. Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

MIDDLETOWN BOOK TALK, Tom Wolfe's novel "A Man in Full." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Friday 17

DOLL TEA PARTY, for ages 6-12, share tea with friends and take a favorite doll, learn proper tea etiquette; refreshments served. 10 a.m.-noon, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES, for ages 8-10, a staff member leads a story and craft about saving the rainforest; take a lunch. 12:30-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Saturday 18

E-MAIL FOR BEGINNERS, for adults, a staff member teaches how to communicate by e-mail; set up your own account. 8:55 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

KIDS CHESS PROGRAM, for ages 6-14, an experienced chess player teaches how to play and demonstrates new tricks. 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through June 25, Children's Room, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

FATHER'S DAY PROGRAM, for ages 6-10, a staff member helps design gifts for Father's Day, which is Sunday; materials provided. 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

CHILDREN'S ROCK CONCERTS, for all ages, "A POSITIVE-ly Fun Jungle Rumble Rock Concert!" Jim Hossick, aka Kidsinger Jim, performs original songs about self-esteem, fitness, reading, making good choices, setting goals and more. 10:30 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; and 1 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, registration required, 240-629-6329. Free.

Sunday 19

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar; sponsored by Frederick Singles Inc. 6:30-10 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

Monday 20

THURMONT BOOK TALK, Amulya Malladi's novel "The Mango Season." 7 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 21

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.

WALKERSVILLE FIESTA, for ages 6-11, a library staff member shares Spanish stories and songs and demonstrates how to make a Guatemalan worry doll; plus a food treat. 1:30 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

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. 301-698-3037.

Wednesday 22

EMMITSBURG YOUTH BOOK TALK, for students in grades 6-12, Scott Westerfeld's novel "So Yesterday"; copies available at the information desk. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

PAJAMA STORY TIME, for all ages, storyteller Ann Griffin performs for the Frederick Storytelling Festival. 7 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, David Anthony Durham's novel "Walk Through Darkness." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Thursday 23

KIDS LUNCH AND STORY TIME, for ages 6-7, a staff member leads a story and a craft-making event about musci in the jungle; take a lunch; part of the library's Brown Bag Lunch Series. 12:30-1:30 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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