July 2017
 Library News
In This Issue
Summer Reading Clun
Friends of the Library
Lawyer in the Library
Rube Goldberg
Programs for Young Adult
Programs for Children
Library Closings
We will be closed on
Tuesday, July 4th
in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen at our normal 
time on 
Tuesday, July 5.
Mod Podge Tile Coasters
Keedysville Library 
Saturday, July 22nd @ 10:00

 Decorate a set of coasters using tiles and a variety of scrap book paper to design a unique set. Join us to create some of the DIY crafts you have pinned or seen on Pinterest. 

Materials provided.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, July 8th @ 9:15
In honor of Founder's Day, come to the library and pick up ten images from around Sharpsburg. Once you have figured out where they are located, return the sheet to the library for a chance to win a Nutter's ice cream or Burkholder's gift certificate (both located in Sharpsburg). Must return the sheet by 1pm on the 8th. One winner per family. If you are a winner we will mail you your gift certificate.

Sharpsburg Library
Noteworthy Sunday
Unfortunate Rakes
Sunday, July 9th @ 3:00

Jigs, reels and waltzes; stories of false love, faraway places and fierce pride; the Shenandoah Valley-based group The Unfortunate Rakes bring all these and more to their performance.

Hagerstown Library 
301.739.3250 x300
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Do you enjoy the great activities including family movie events, live music, informative classes, and historical lectures that we offer here at Washington County Free Library? Join us in celebrating Summer Reading Club & check out all we have to offer! 
For a full listing of all the exciting programs happening around the county see the latest issue of our  Main Street Newsletter.

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Wednesday, July 5th @ 5:00
By joining the Friends you know you are supporting a great Library system and its educational mission. If you have been thinking about joining the Friends of the Washington County Free Library please to come to our meeting and learn more about us. We meet in room #334 on the third floor of the Fletcher Branch Library. And if space allows to mention the tour of the WMR in July, that would be great.
Lawyer in the Library
Monday, July 17th @ 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Lawyer in the Library provides FREE civil legal services in your community! Maryland Legal Aid attorneys and par alegals,
 law students, and volunteer
 attorneys will brief, one-on-one advice on a variety of legal issues.

No appointment necessary.

 Assistance provided on a first come, first-served basis.
Please bring all relevant documents with you.
Rube Goldberg Competition
Saturday, July 1st @ 9:00 am
Do you enjoy building things? Have a better way to get things done? This competition is for you! Open to everyone 1st grade to adult, your task is to find a way to do a simple task in a new and interesting way. This event will give you a background of Rube Goldberg and his inventions, the rules of the competition, and hopefully some good ideas! Prizes for the best inventions in each age group will be awarded at the Summer Reading Club Wrap-up Party.

Hancock Branch 301-678-5300 
Activities for Teen'

The Fletcher Library in downtown Hagerstown is hosting it's 3rd Comic Con this summer! 

This event is FREE and open to all age groups! 

There will be a cosplay contest, gaming, crafting, vendors, guest speakers , and more! 

For more information, call 301-739-3250 x270.
Activities for Children @ The Library
Critters & Conversation

Hands-on animal education for all ages.

July 8th @ Keedysville: Saturday, 10:00 am
July 12th @ Williamsport: Wednesday, 11:30 am
July 13th @ Sharpsburg: Thursday, 3:30 pm
July 14th @ Clear Spring: Friday, 11:30 am
July 19th @ Boonsboro: Wednesday, 3:30 pm
July 21 @ Hagerstown: Friday, 11:30 am
July 28th @ Smithsburg: Friday, 11:00 am
August 2nd @ Hancock: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.

Your friends at the Washington County Free Library