Thursday 25

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, for ages 13 and older. Participants can learn how to trace ancestors using the Internet and printed sources; beginners welcome. 1 p.m. today and the last Thursday of each month, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 27

CIVIL WAR CIVILIANS HISTORY PROGRAM, members of the Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society in Civil War-era costumes speak with visitors about what life was like for civilians during the war and discuss their interaction with soldiers and how they helped them. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; seniors, $6; ages 10-16, $4.50; ages 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

FREDERICK ANIMATION CLUB, for ages 13-19. 2:30-4:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Wednesday 31

WALKERSVILLE BOOK CLUB, for children in grades 4-8 with adult companions. Opportunity to discuss favorite books and engage in book-related activities, light refreshments will be served. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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