February 2017
 Library News
In This Issue
National Take Your Child to the Library Day
Tolson's Display
Health & Wellness
C & O Canal History
Programs for Young Adult
Programs for Children
Library Closings

In observance of 
Presidents Day the library will be closed
Monday, Feb. 20th.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 10:00 a.m.

Fletcher Library. Check here for your local branches hours.
Master Gardener
Gardening in Minature
Saturday, Feb. 11th 
@ 11:00 a.m.

Discover the magic of miniature gardens. Learn the right plants, soil, containers, and maintenance. Make small clay garden accessories and get ideas for creating fairy houses.
@ Boonsboro Library
Noteworthy Sunday

Méara Meara

Sunday, Feb. 26th  @ 3:00 pm

A  trio of Irish musicians blending tradition and today.

@ Fletcher Library
Community Room #308/309
  E-mail Assistance
E-mail Open Lab
Tuesday, Feb. 21st @ 2 p.m.

Have a question about your e-mail? Whether it's Gmail, Yahoo, or another e-mail service, bring your questions to our open e-mail lab for help. No registration required, however it is first-come, first-serve/rotating seating due to limited space.

@Fletcher Library Rm #315
For questions please call 301.739.3250 x300
McCauley Lecture
The Music Scene at John Brown's Farm
Monday, Feb. 6th  
 @7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Ed Maliskas

Join us as Ed Maliskas discusses the  giants of rhythm and blues who performed at the farm. Such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, the Drifters, Marvin Gaye, Ike and Tina Turner, and scores of others.

@ Fletcher Library
Community Rm# 308-309
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February has finally arrived.  Winter is on the wane and spring is on its way. The weather still may be daunting but the library is planning many activities, lectures and programs that will have you willing to brave the weather. 


This month is National Take Your Child to the Library day! With the excellent displays, informative lectures and engaging programming we are guaranteeing that the whole family will find something fascinating to prompt a second trip!


For a full listing of all the exciting programs happening around the county see the latest issue of our Main Street Newsletter.


T he Month of February
 Wednesday Tea
Every Wednesday in February
at 2:00 p.m.

For the month of February, Friends of Tolson's Chapel will have a display in the Sharpsburg library in honor of Black History Month. 
Every Wednesday we will also have hot tea or hot chocolate to enjoy while browsing the display. 

Sharpsburg Library 301.432.8825
Medical Care & You
Tuesday, Feb. 14th @ 6:00 p.m

Join Lisa Moran from Priority Partners, MCO as she teaches us what questions we really SHOULD be asking our doctors, but aren't!
Registration is required 301.739.3250 x300
Fletcher Library Conference Room #334
The History of the C & O Canal 
Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m.
Smithsburg Library

An interpretive ranger from the 
C & O Canal National Historical Park will present a program on the history of the C & O Canal.

Registration is requested. Please call to reserve your seat.
Smithsburg Library 301.824.7722
Activities for Teens
**Open Auditions** 
Teens ages 15-19 are invited to audition for our 10th Annual Teen Idol Singing Competition. 

For more information call: (301) 739-3250 x270.
@ Fletcher Library.

Anti-Valentines Day Party
@ 2 p.m.

 Join us to 
definitely  not 
celebrate Valentine's Day.

 Fletcher Library. YA Room #212
 @ Please Register
301.739.3250 x270
Activities for Children @ The Library 
Valentines Day Party
Friday, February 10th at 3:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early with your favorite children's librarians. We'll have stories, snacks, games, and a Valentine's craft project. 
Pre-registration is requested but not required. For ages 5 and up.
@ Fletcher Library 

Kids Discover Science:
The Ocean
Saturday, Feb. 11th @ 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for Kids Discover: The Ocean! We will be learning about the ocean and ocean animals in this Kids Discover workshop!
For ages 5-9 Pre-registration with the Children's Desk is required.
@ Fletcher Library 
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.

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