My First Book Club

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join us every month as we read and explore our favorite picture books through crafts, songs, and activities! You are welcome to read the selection to your child before our book club meets, but it is not required. Ages 3-5.

September 2: If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
October 7: Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
November 4: It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall

Home School 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Discussion

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Age Group: 
Join us for an American Literature discussion series of classic and award winning books. Read, discuss and explore. All books will be available free through the library. This group is designed for 2nd and 3rd graders. Registration required - call the library at 301-845-8880 to sign up and hear additional information.

Home School 4th & 5th Grade Book Discussion

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Join us for an American Literature discussion series of classic and award winning books. Read, discuss and explore. All books will be available free through the library. This group is designed for 4th and 5th graders. Registration required - call the library at 301-845-8880 to sign up and hear additional information.

Computer Basics - Fall Series

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Three-session series with Computer Volunteer Mike Mathis. Sessions will feature computer labs to learn specific basic computer functions with step-by-step instructions. Includes information about using personal or library computers. There will be opportunities to ask questions. Attendance at all three sessions strongly encouraged. Fall Session Dates are 9/2; 10/7; 11/4.

Local History Series: The History of Fort Ritchie

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Type: 
Age Group: 
The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are hosting guest lecturer Art Callaham sharing the Fort Ritchie Story. Mr. Callaham worked on base for 21 years. Learn how 800 acres in Maryland and a mountain top in Pennsylvania evolved through ice production, the Maryland National Guard, an intelligence training center, and a tuberculosis hospital, to a critical communications link in the nation’s defense, becoming the operational support facility for a "super secret" underground facility that could have housed the president of the United States.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:05am to 10:35am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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.*

First Friday Fun Fest at Westview Promenade

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd.

Frederick County Public Libraries teams up with Westview Promenade for Free, Fantastic Fun every First Friday. Just drop by for a variety of story time, music, games, and crafts. Each month features a special theme and unique activities. Best for ages 2-6 with an adult.

Held in the former Coldwater Creek storefront near MOM's Market. Visit the Westview Promenade Facebook Page for any location changes the morning of the event.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

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