Thursday 10

CIVIL WAR AUTHOR LECTURE, Eileen Conklin discusses "Women at Gettysburg." 1 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

FREDERICK LIBRARY KIDS TOUR, for ages 8-11, a tour and 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.

Friday 11

ANIME-MANGA NIGHT, for grades 6-12, view and discuss the comics art forms popularized in Japan; plus other activities and a snack. 6-8 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Saturday 12

COLLAGE CRAFTS CLASS, make a decoupage collage; bring old photographs, newspapers, magazines and cards to create a theme; other materials provided. 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

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

SMALL PETS' CARE, Michelle Clowe, of Small Angels Rescue, a foster care network for gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice, discusses how to care for small pets; plus small animals to adopt. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

CIVIL WAR CAMPS DISPLAYS, a reenactment of camp life for 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Civil War soldiers, including discussions of equipment, nutrition and the diseases they faced. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; seniors, $6; ages 10-16, $4.50; 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

Monday 14

YOUTH BOOK DISCUSSION, for students in grades 6-12, Susan Fletcher's novel "Shadow Spinner." 3 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUB, for students in grades 4-6, Lois Lowry's novel "The Silent Boy." 6:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Tuesday 15

FREDERICK DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT, a discussion of parenting concerns, including discipline, nutrition and medical, school 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.

YOUTH BOOK DISCUSSION, for students in grades 6-12, Gordon Korman's novel "Son of the Mob." 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Wednesday 16

FREDERICK PUPPET SHOW, for all ages, library staff members perform. 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630 .

AUTHOR'S MEMOIR DISCUSSION, writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's memoir "Living to Tell the Tale." 11 a.m.-noon, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

YOGA CLASS, taught by Marilyn Olsen, of Yoga at H'om instructor. 5 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

BOOK DISCUSSION, TV journalist Cokie Roberts's "Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Thursday 17

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC, for all ages, bring a teddy bear and listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft to celebrate Children's Book Week. 10:30 a.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

THORPEWOOD THURSDAY, for ages 3-5, a nature-oriented story program, including a craft, activity and snack; sponsored by Emmitsburg and Thurmont Branch Libraries and the ThorpeWood Nature Retreat. 1 p.m., ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823.

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, club members trace ancestors using the Internet and printed sources; beginners welcome. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

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., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

MOVIE MAKERS CLUB, for students in grades 6-12 interested in making movies; learn the basics and share experiences and resources to make films; the goal is to host a fair and show movies produced by the club. 7-8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Emmitsburg Branch Library 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR BOOK DISCUSSION, Jeff Shaara's "Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

SPORTS MEMOIR DISCUSSION, Pat Conroy's memoir "My Losing Season." 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17; 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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