All Ages

Read to a Dog Friend!

Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.

*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*


WAGS for Hope comes to the Thurmont Library on the 4th Saturday of every month at 11am.

Read to a Dog Friend!

Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.

*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*


WAGS for Hope comes to the Thurmont Library on the 4th Saturday of every month at 11am.

Read to a Dog Friend!

Date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.

*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*


WAGS for Hope comes to the Thurmont Library on the 4th Saturday of every month at 11am.

Author event and book signing with Seamus McGraw

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
The award winning author of `The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone' will be discussing his latest book, `Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change' to be published on April 15 by University of Texas Press. The book is a lively and thought provoking overview of climate change from the perspectives of people who are dealing with it on the ground.

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.

Pokemon Card Tournament!

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Age Group: 
The Poketown Gym invites Pokemon Trading Card Game players to take
part in the Mauville Gym League Challenge!

Players will play in an age-separated, Swiss-rounds tournament
(everyone plays the whole time!) using their own Standard Format
60-card decks. You should already know how to play using the official
rules. Don't know how to play? Visit our League Play meetings, (held
most Sundays from 1:45-4:45 PM in the Anthony M. Natelli Community
Room), and we can teach you!

This is a free event, but players who wish to participate in this

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.”

African-American Research and Preservation Symposium

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Age Group: 
In January, the Carrollton Manor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the publication of The Forgotten: The Middletown African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery. The result of 17 months of research, this volume provides source material on the individuals located in a largely undocumented burial ground. The Forgotten can be used for genealogy research, to track a community’s history, and to develop a deeper understanding of a segment of Frederick County’s African-American population.

Summer Activities Family Fair

Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Age Group: 
Drop in for this family fun event and discover what's available locally to entertain the kids all summer long. There will be plenty of hands-on children's activities as well as a wide range of representatives from Frederick County community organizations. Pick up information about summer camps, special classes, museum specials and more.

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