December 2016
 Library News
In This Issue
New Hours
Open House
Oddity Of Photography
Programs for Young Adult
Programs for Children
Library Closing's
The Library will be closed on
Dec. 24th - Monday, Dec. 26th
in observance of Christmas.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27th  at 10:00 am.

The Library will close at 5:00 pm on 
Saturday, Dec. 31st and remain closed until Jan. 2nd.  The Library will reopen on Jan. 3rd at 10:00 am.

Fletcher Library
Faux Gingerbread Contest
Faux Gingerbread Person Contest
Tuesday, Dec. 6th

 We invite you to use your imagination and create a gingerbread person for display in the library. All types of decorations are welcomed (fabric, foam, stickers etc.) There will be categories and prizes. Pick up your gingerbread person cutout at the library desk starting 11/17 and return it decorated by 12/6. Winners announced 12/20
@ Sharpsburg Library
Music @ The Library
Sunday, Dec. 4th  @ 3:00 pm

Join classical guitarist Candice Mowbray and multi-instrumentalist Anita Thomas for a  entertaining musical experience.
@ Fletcher Library
Community Room #308/309
301-739-3250 x 163

Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 7:00 pm

Music will be presented by Bob Sykes, Scott Silbert and Lou Hinds along with other local talented musicians.   Come join us for cookies, tea and beautiful music that will put you in the holiday spirit. 
@ Sharpsburg Library
  Make & Take
Make & Take: Mason Jar Tissue Holders
Tuesday, Dec. 6th @ 6:00 pm

 Come get crafty @ the library! We're hosting a craft night where we'll be making a fun winter craft perfect for December. Great for the gift-giving of the holidays or for your own decoration! No special skills necessary. Registration required.

@Fletcher Library Rm #304
For questions please call 301.739.3250 x300
McCauley Lecture 
Mason-Dixon Line: 
A Technical Perspective
Monday, Dec. 5th  
 @7:00 p.m
Presented by: James Hoey

Surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were retained in 1763 settle an ongoing border dispute by determining the exact boundary between the colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

@ Fletcher Library
Community Room #308/309 
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The seasons are changing once again and Winter is officially on it's way! The changing weather is bringing many new and exciting things to the WCFL branches. Keep an eye out this month for our changing hours, exciting music, art exhibits and most importantly Santa!


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***Effective December 1st***

Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Fletcher Branch hours.  Please click HERE to see how the new hours will be effecting your branch!
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You can participate in making the Library a vibrant and exciting organization and help keep the Washington County Free Library alive and thriving with educational programs and exhibits.

Bring your family for a morning of fun and festivities, as we make simple "gifts in a jar" crafts, participate in a "candy jar raffle," share in a cookie exchange as we sip hot chocolate and listen to the sounds of holiday music.  It's a morning the whole family can enjoy!
Enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies at the library after Smithsburg's tree-lighting ceremony in Veterans Park. Tour our building, pick up a free craft-kit for the kids, and check out the used book sale. Also, at 7:30 p.m., children of all ages are welcome to enjoy "Story Time by the Fire," no registration required. We will be open extended hours until 9:00 P.M.
 Oddity of Photography
Opening Reception December 1st @ 5:00 pm
Clear Spring Library
Join us for the opening of an exhibit of photography by students at Clear Spring High School. Light refreshments provided. 

Photos will remain on exhibit for your enjoyment through the end of December.

For further questions call: 301-842-2730
Activities for Teens
Hour of Code
Monday, Dec. 5 th @ 6:00 pm

The Hour of Code is a global movement to teach people how to code. The Hour of Code is a one hour self-guided interactive tutorial giving an introduction to coding. To register, contact the YA Dept at (301) 739-3250 x270.
Located in the Fletcher Library.

Table Top Gaming
Thursday, Dec. 15th  
@ 3:30 - 8:30 pm
f On the third Thursday of each month, join us for table top gaming. Commonly, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and Force of Will table top games are played by participants. The monthly event promotes a friendly, learning environment.
 Located in the Fletcher Library.
Activities for Children @ The Library 
Santa's Visit
Thursday, December 8th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Children can visit with Santa this evening. Bring your wish list. Enjoy cookies and a make and take craft. Parents bring your cameras and create a memory!
@ Fletcher Library  No registration needed.

Tinkering with Technology: Stop Motion
Wednesday, Dec. 14th @ 6:30

Join us for our second "Tinkering with Technology" program. This month we will be learning all about Stop Motion and program attendees will be able to create and film their own stop motion video. Open to children ages 8 to 12. Registration is required
           and will begin December 1st.                                                          
@ Fletcher Library Please call 301-739-3250 x250 to register.
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