Thursday 1

BRUNSWICK CRAFTS SHOP, make an ornament and take it home; supplies provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Friday 2

MIDDLETOWN KNITTING LESSONS, Virginia Bidle teaches. 2-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 3

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM FESTIVAL, "Magic Mike" Hotovy entertains with illusions and magic; a workshop to make snowman gift bags and hand-dipped wax ornaments from apple slices; visits to Santa in the carriage museum; and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; magic shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday; workshop only, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Children's Museum at Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. $3; children, $5. 301-694-1650.

CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY TEA, for all ages, dress up in holiday finery, listen to stories and music with tea and snacks. 10:30 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

LIBRARY DECORATING, for teenagers, the Teen Advisory Group kicks off the holidays with a decorate-the-library meeting, using the library's decorations. 12:30-2:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

"NARNIA" FEST, trivia and other activities to mark of the release of the new movie version of the C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." 2-4 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

THURMONT CRAFT AND COCOA CLASS, for students in grades 6-12, decorate a mason jar and layer it with cookies; plus cookies and hot cocoa; all supplies provided. 2 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

ANIME-MANGA DISCUSSION, for students in grades 6-12, discuss the comics art forms popularized in Japan and create Japanese comics characters. 2:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Sunday 4

FREDERICK 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 requested. 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.

Tuesday 6

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 Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909.

LIBRARY HOLIDAY DECORATING, for ages 11-15, help decorate Middletown Branch Library for the holidays. 3:15 p.m., 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK BUSINESS CLASS, "How to Start Your Own Business," discussion of regulatory requirements, legal structures, business plans and money matters; sponsored by the Maryland Small Business Development Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

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

KNITTING AND CROCHETING LESSONS, Virginia Bidle teaches. 7-8:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Thursday 8

TOM BROKAW BOOK TALK, discussion of the former NBC News anchor's "The Greatest Generation." 1 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

DECOUPAGE ART CLASS, for adults, Sue Cardella teaches techniques to make decoupage plates; all materials provided. 6:30 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

BOOK DISCUSSION, David Sedaris's memoir "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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