May 2017
 Library News
In This Issue
Washington County Gives
Henry Ford & Model T
Wilderness 101
Hagerstown Fair
Programs for Young Adult
Programs for Children
Library Closings
The Library will be CLOSED
Monday, May 29th 
in observation of 
Memorial Day.
Author Talk
Too Afraid to Cry
Sharpsburg Library 
Tuesday, May 9th @ 7

Kathleen Ernst will discuss her book, which took over a decade to research and write, about the inhabitants of Sharpsburg and the surrounding farms before, during and after the Battle of Antietam. 

Registration required
 Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6th

Participating locations:

Ask the Doctor!
Ask the Doctor:
Lyme Disease
Wednesday, May 10th @ 7

What is Lyme Disease? What steps can you take to prevent it? Can it be cured? Join Dr Mohammed Ali MD (Infectious disease specialist)for this informative discussion.

This series is presented by Hagerstown Community for Humanity. Discussions will be held the second Wednesday of each month.

Hagerstown Library 
To register please call 301.739.3250 x300
Author Talk
Ed Maliskas
Thursday, May 25th @6

 Join us as local author, Ed Maliskas, talks about his book, John Brown to James Brown: the Little Farm where Liberty Budded, Blossomed and Boogied.

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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?
Are you interested in keeping these exciting programs at WCFL? Please consider donating to us on May 2nd!  Past donors and future donors alike help us to deliver a wide variety of fun, interesting and engaging programs. Please consider supporting us this Tuesday. We are sincerely grateful to anyone and everyone who helps support us as we continue to do our best in supporting the community.  Check out all the details below. 
For a full listing of all the exciting programs happening around the county see the latest issue of our  Main Street Newsletter.

With library funding becoming less certain help us to continue making a difference in peoples lives daily. 
Henry Ford and Model T Event
Smithsburg Library
Tuesday, May 9th @ 6:00 p.m.

 The Blue and Grey T Club will be helping us learn about Henry Ford and we will even get to see at least one Model T and probably more. Rain date is Wednesday, May 10th at the same time. Call to reserve a space. For ages 4 - 12. 
To register or for more information call 301.432.5723
Wilderness 101
Wednesday, May 17th @ 6:00 p.m

Come learn the 5 basic skills of wilderness survival, including how to identify some common edible and medicinal plants that you can find in your own backyard! Jason Drevenak, president of the North American Bushcraft School, will teach this free 2 hour seminar.
Hagerstown Library 301.739.3250 x300
The Great Hagerstown Fair
Smithsburg Library
Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m.

 Remember the monkey races, the tilt a whirl, the hoochie coochies? Walk the Midway and take in exhibits through power point photos and the vivid memories of Raymond Holton who never missed a day of the Hagerstown Fair for many years. The Smithsburg Historical Society is sponsoring this event. Light refreshments will be served. Please call to reserve a seat.

Smithsburg Library 301.824.7722 
Activities for Teen

Reading Cinema: 
A Monster Calls

Saturday, May 13th @ 11 a.m.
Join us for a Round Robin Read Aloud  of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, then stick around to watch the movie adaptation. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Hagerstown Library ~ YA Room #212 ~ 301.739.3250 x270 ~  Please Register

Make a Gift for Mom!
Thursday, May 4th & 11th 
@ 6 p.m.

 Join us for a regular series of Maker's programs encouraging teens to express their creativity in making something with their hands or through new and emerging technology. This week: Make a hand-painted mug and saucer as a Mother's Day gift. 

 Hagerstown Library ~ 301.739.3250 x270 ~  Please Register
Activities for Children @ The Library
STEM Night: Food Science
Wednesday, May 3rd @ 6:30
Come celebrate the last STEM Night of th e year with Food Experiments. Does soda sink or float, and what causes it to do so? Make homemade ice cream, build using marshmallows, and discover if you can in fact "waffle it"
  Join us each month to explore a different topic related to STEM. Open to children 
ages 8 to 12. 

Registration not required 
Hagerstown Library ~ Storytime Room

Science in the Library - Registration Day
Monday May, 22nd - All Day

Science in the library introduces children entering the grades 4-7 to the wonders of science.  The camp, an hour a day for four days, will be heald from July 24-27 and is free.  This year's focus is Oceanography. 

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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