Friday 4

BOOK DISCUSSION, Jodi Picoult's novel "My Sister's Keeper." 10 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

YOUTH MYSTERY PARTIES, for students in grades 6-12, examine evidence, interview suspects and try to solve a mystery; plus snacks. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and 6:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free; registration required.

Saturday 5

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASS, learn about the basics of word-processing; "Introduction to Computers" is a prerequisite. 8:55 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

USED BOOKS AND RECORDINGS SALE, used books, CDs, vinyl records and tapes; proceeds to benefit the museum's education department programs; donations of books and media accepted. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Monday through Nov. 11, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, conference room, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-695-1864.

FREDERICK CHESS GAMES, learn new tricks or learn how to play from an experienced player. 10:30 a.m.-noon, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

CRAFTS CLASS, for children ages 3 and older, make a placemat; bring photos or pictures or use ours to create a collage. 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Sunday 6

SINGLE PARENT ORIENTATION, information on discussion groups, socials, workshops, sports, children and adult activities, and more; sponsored by Parents Without Partners, Chapter 60. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Business Conference Room, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-676-0423.

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-10 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $7. 301-682-6174.

Monday 7

EMMITSBURG WRITING DISCUSSION, learn how to record your stories, events, anecdotes, family characters and personal observations about the past. 1:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

DECOUPAGE PLATE WORKSHOP, Sue Cardella, art instructor, demonstrates how to make a decoupage plate; materials provided. 6:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 8

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.

TEENAGERS BOOK TALK, for students in grades 6-9, C. S. Lewis's "The Magician's Nephew." 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

EMMITSBURG BOOK DISCUSSION, Deborah Larsen's historical novel "The White." 7:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Wednesday 9

BRUNSWICK KIDS TRIVIA GAME, for students in grades 2-5, a trivia game about books; call the library to get the book titles to read for the game. 4:15 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

TEENAGERS BOOK TALK, Terry Pratchett's "The Wee Free Men." 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

BOOK DISCUSSION, Pat Conroy's novel "My Losing Season." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Thursday 10

FREDERICK LIBRARY KIDS TOUR, for ages 8-11, a tour and a discussion of library holdings and services. 4-4:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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