Thirty-three Frederick County students competed to be the top speller on March 15th at the 2014 Frederick County Spelling Bee. When the Bee ended in the 26th round, Stephen Hochschild walked away the winner of the county’s seventh annual bee. Hochschild is an eighth grader at Mother Seton School and was also the winner of the 2012 Frederick County Spelling Bee. Pratulya Santharam, an eighth grader at Urbana Middle School, took second place.
Join us from March 9th to March 15th to celebrate Teen Tech Week. This year’s theme is DIY @ Your Library and we have a variety of programs to help you get crafty, play with technology, and learn more about the free resources you can access with your library card.
Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic tunes of Lúnasa! You don’t have to be Irish to join us for this fun, authentic Celtic music experience.
The world-renowned Irish instrumental band, Lúnasa, will perform at the 2014 Celtic Concert on Monday, March 17th, at 7:00pm at the Marion Burk Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.
Moser Road in Thurmont, between Frederick Road and the Thurmont Regional Library, is expected to be closed between 7:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays to accommodate the installation of new sewer lines. This work is expected to take place over the next two to three weeks. The Thurmont Regional Library is open normal hours during this time and the library and library parking lot entrance can be accessed by using alternate routes.
The C. Burr Artz Trust Poetry Series is honored to host Natasha Trethewey, the nineteenth United States Poet Laureate (2012-2013) at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick on Sunday, March 2nd, at 2:00pm. Thanks to the generosity of the C. Burr Artz Trust, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Reads, and the Weinberg Center, this event is free and open to the public.
To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Frederick County Public Libraries and Monocacy National Battlefield will be presenting Making Sense of the American Civil War, a book discussion and lecture series. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the American Civil War experience, using sections from three books:
Frederick County Public Libraries is proud to be one of 125 libraries and humanities organizations from around the country selected to present Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. Made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), we are offering a five-part reading and discussion series led by Dr. Donald Wright, Director of Middle Eastern Studies at Hood College.
Interim Dean of Students and Director, Center for Student Engagement and Co-curricular Programs, Frederick Community College
Brrr…winter is finally upon us and we all know what that means…Frosty Fun at the library! Throughout the month of December our branches are offering a variety of winter-themed programs for children, teens, and their families.
A chill is in the air, many of the trees are bare, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating near or far or not at all, the library has a plethora of programs, books, and information to keep you entertained, informed, and maybe even well fed this holiday season.
SAT, ACT, FAFSA…Preparing to go to college can be a confusing journey of abbreviations, forms, essays, and exams. Frederick County Public Libraries can help! We have two free and informative resources, as well as a Writing Application Essays Workshop for teens.