January 2017
 Library News
In This Issue
Friends of the Library
Health & Wellness
Stonewall & Dam #5
Poetry & Short Story
Programs for Young Adult
Programs for Children
Library Closings

The Library will be closed on
Jan. 1st - Monday, Jan. 2nd
in observance of the New Year.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd  at 10:00 am.

In observance of 
Martin Luther King Day the library will be closed
Monday, Jan. 16th.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Fletcher Library
Family Movie
The Secret Life of Pets
Saturday, Jan. 7th 
@ 2:00

Max enjoys a comfortable life until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they become separated and must learn to work together to get back home.
@ Fletcher Library
Community Room #308/309
301-739-3250 x 163

Music @ The Library
Sunday, Jan. 22th  @ 3:00 pm
Danny Webber 
& Friends

This versatile guitarist offers a mix of contemporary classical and jazz music in solo, duo, and trio arrangements today. 

@ Fletcher Library
Community Room #308/309
301-739-3250 x 163

  Make & Take
Make & Take: 
Perpetual Calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 3rd @ 6:00 pm

Let's ring in the New Year with a fun craft! Registration required.

@Fletcher Library Rm #304
For questions please call 301.739.3250 x300
Maryland Science  Center
Introducing the Sun 
Tuesday, Jan. 10th  
 @7:00 p.m
Presented by: Jim O' Leary

The talk will explore why we should study the sun, and explores Sun spots, Storms from the Sun, Space Weather and NASA Sun Missions. 

@ Smithsburg Library
Call: 301-824-7722 to reserve your spot. 
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Winter may have arrived but at the library this month we have plenty of programs and activities to keep you warm! 


If you are looking for a fun, dynamic and worthwhile group to join in the New Year? Consider the Friends of the Library.  Becoming a friend not only helps support the WCFL but you would also be helping us to continue to provide beneficial programming and activities for all ages!


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

Bi-Monthy Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 4th 
at 5:00 p.m.

The FRIENDS meet six times a year at the Fletcher Branch Library located at 100 South Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD.  Meetings are open to all. 
  What Should I Know:
Dealing with Cold Weather
Tuesday, Jan. 10th @ 6:00 p.m
Find out how to prepare for winter weather this season with Lisa Moran, a Community Health Advocate with Priority Partners. This class is part of a 6 class series focusing on health and wellness. Classes are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from January through June at 6-8 p.m. in room 334. 
Registration is required 301.739.3250 x300
Fletcher Library Conference Room #334
Stonewall Jackson and Dam #5

Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
Local author Timothy Snyder talks about Stonewall Jackson and Dam #5. His talk is being followed by a reception at Brown's Meeting House.  Sponsored by the Clear Spring District Historical Association.  

                 Registration is requested. Please call the library.                      Clear Spring Branch 301.842.2730
Calling all Writers!
g Accepting entries Jan 3rd - March 15th. 
The contest includes five age divisions: Children 
  Grades 2-3; 
Grades 4-5; 
Grades 6-8; 
Grades 9-12; 
and Adult.

Click HERE for a full list of rules and registration details.

For further questions call: 301-739.3250 x250
Activities for Teens
!!!! Coming Soon !!!!
Teens ages 15-19 are invited to audition for our 10th Annual Teen Idol Singing Competition. 
Register at the one of the Open Audition dates. 

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

Teen Library Council
Wednesdays   @ 5:00 pm

 Earn SSL hours by joining the TLC, a volunteer group that meets at the library and helps with library programs.

 Fletcher Library. YA Room #212
 Please Register
Activities for Children @ The Library 
Valentines for Meal on Wheels
Tuesday, January 17th - Thursday, February 2nd

The Children's Department is once again collecting Valentines for participants in the Meals on Wheels program. Supplies will be available upon request, or bring in your own Valentines from home!
@ Fletcher Library  No registration needed.

3D Printer  Exploration
Saturday, Jan. 21st @ 3:00 p.m.

Do you want to learn what a 3D Printer is and ho
w it actually
 works? Want to design your own 3D printed object, and have the library print it for you, for *free*? Children, ages 8 to 12, are invited to attend. Children will also be able to design their own 3D object that will be printed for them afterwards.               
  Registration is required, and will begin January 1st.
@ Fletcher Library Please call 301-739-3250 x250 to register.
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.

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