CBA Community Room

Vietnam: What They Remember, What We Should Understand (A Big Read Program)

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Vietnam: What They Remember, What We Should Understand
Panel discussion with Vietnam Veterans and others affected by the conflict. In partnership with the Frederick Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Historical Society of Frederick County. A Big Read Program.

Let's Talk About It: Biofuels

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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What are Biofuels? How do we make them? How do we use them? Are they a good idea? Will they really help us transition to renewables from fossil fuels? Join us for a three part reading and discussion series led by Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director of Advanced Biofuels, USA.
Readings will be emailed out to participants prior to each event. Spaces Are Limited! Sign up today at

Maryland State Parks Junior Rangers for 6 to 10 year olds

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Park Rangers from Cunningham Falls State park bring this special program out of the park and into the library! Learn firsthand about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and how to earn your patch by attending library and park programs. Your first step begins here! Participants in this session will receive priority registration for sessions 2, 3, and 4 at either C. Burr Artz Library or Thurmont Library. Can’t make it to the library sessions?

Frederick County Trivia Quiz

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
How well do you know your Frederick County history? Join the Historical Society of Frederick County and FCPL for a quiz on Frederick County trivia and history.

Play solo or sign up as a team with up to 4 members. Sign ups begin at 2:30pm and the quiz begins at 3:00pm.

Please register each person on your team separately at a library information desk or through the calendar of events. Please include your name in the "notes" field.

Battlefield Medicine: Trauma Care in the Civil War

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Civil War soldiers suffered devastating casualties. Have you ever wondered who took care of them? This program explains and demonstrates medical practices of the time. Learn about Civil War ammunition and the types of wounds it cause. A costumed interpreter will also talk about casualties, how they were evacuated from their location and where they were treated. Also, learn about Dr. Jonathan Letterman and his revolutionary system of evacuation. Presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, this is the final session in a three-part series. Best for ages 5+

To Feed an Army: Food and Nutrition in the Civil War

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly said that “an army marches on its stomach,” and this remark proved very true during the Civil War. Feeding hundreds of thousands of men was one of the greatest logistical challenges for both sides during four years of war. Learn what the rank and file of Civil War armies ate while on campaign and how soldiers might keep and prepare their food in the field. The monotony of army food was not only boring, it was seriously detrimental to one’s health, leading many soldiers to creatively supplement modest government-issued rations.


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