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Windows and Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Age Group: 
This Frederick Reads event is at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center’s Gardiner Hall, 40 South Carroll Street, Downtown Frederick. Call 301-695-2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com to register.

Meet authors - including Lamar Giles, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, and Caroline Richmond - from We Need Diverse Books, a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. We Need Diverse Books is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.

The Reagan Years at Westview Promenade

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd. in Frederick

FCPL teams up with Westview Promenade to celebrate our new Summer Reading program for all ages with a free concert by The Reagan Years. Bring your family and lawn chairs and enjoy this band of seasoned musicians as they recreate the sounds of the 1980’s – taking the audience back to when Ronald Reagan was president, MTV first aired, CD’s emerged, acid washed jeans were “cool,” and alternative music was called “New Wave.”

Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Get up close and personal with animals and learn about being a Park Naturalist. Every Hero has a Story, and your local Park Naturalist has plenty to share about plants and animals. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult as requested by the park.

Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Get up close and personal animals from Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center and learn about being a Park Naturalist. Every Hero has a Story, and your local Park Naturalist has plenty to share about plants and animals at Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center. Registration required. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult as requested per Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center.

Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra!

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages

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