April 2018
 Library News

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In This Issue
National Library Week
Meet the Author: Dr. Ed Maliskas
Garden and Grub
Meet the Author: Lisa V. Proulx
Events for Teens
Programs for Children
Library Closings
Washington County Free Library will be closed 
Sunday, April 1st 
Concert Series
The Levins
Sunday, April 15th @ 3:00 pm

 A presentation of the lighter side of Edgar Allen Poe which includes a musical ode to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs.

Fletcher Branch Library 
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Ask the Doctor
Your Liver
Wednesday, April 18th @ 7:00 pm

How to keep your liver healthy & prevent and treat common liver diseases like fatty liver, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. With Dr. Hanif, MD.

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McCauley Lecture
Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Penn.
Monday, April 2nd @ 7:00 pm 

 Historian Cooper Wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.

Fletcher Branch Library 
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The Recycled Garden
Glass Etching 101
Saturday, April 14th @ 11:00 am 

 Turn plain glass into something special. All materials provided. For adults and children ages 8 and up. Registration required. Space is limited.

Clear Spring Branch Library
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Meet the Author: Dr. Ed Maliskas
John Brown to James Brown
Tuesday, April 3rd @ 7:00 pm
Local author Dr. Ed Maliskas will be highlighting sections of his book "John Brown to James Brown" a history of the Kennedy Farm here in southern Washington County, Maryland. That property in three separate ways hosted significant black history events: John Brown and his troops; the Black Elks making it their national headquarters; and the fantastic dances that occurred there in the 1950s and '60s featuring such giants of rhythm and blues as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, and literally scores of others. Please call to sign up or sign up online. Books will be available for purchase.

Smithsburg Branch Library 301.824.7722
Garden and Grub
 Thursday, April 12th @ 6:00 pm

 Bring a pot luck dish and anything related to the garden (catalog, seeds or plants to share or swap). 
Master Gardener Karen Greeley will speak briefly about seed-saving.

Sharpsburg Branch Library 
Registration required ~  Call 301-432-8825
Meet the Author: Lisa V. Proulx
Tuesday, April 17th @ 7:00 pm
Weedmonkey is the haunting true story of a Washington County woman and tells the story of growing up in the coal mining camps of Appalachia during the Depression as the daughter of the town prostitute. The author wrote the book as a deathbed promise to her mother who passed away in 2006. 

Books will be available to purchase. Reservations are not required but are appreciated to help us prepare for the book sale/signing following the program.

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Events for Teens @ The  Library

We're looking for participants ages 13 to 20 years old with in an interest in computers (though no prior cybersecurity or hacking experience is necessary!). 
The competing teams will use "virtual machines" that mimic regular computer operating systems to solve provided puzzles using their logic and computer savvy. The answers to these puzzles will provide the locations of hidden "flags" within the folders of the system. Points will be awarded based on the number of flags found. Coaches will be on hand to help throughout the competition.
Interested? Individuals should form a team and register here:  https://goo.gl/forms/PU4HtaoHB6HGS7Ku2  
Call 301-739-3250 x 270 for more information!
Activities for Children @ The Library
  Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 21st @ 1:00 pm
 In Honor of the YMCA'S Healthy Kids Day, "Hop, Skip, Jump (Into a Brighter Tomorrow)" The YMCA will be here with games and activities on how to stay healthy. There will be books, activities and a craft all about being healthy. 

All ages are welcome, and no registration is required.
Hancock Branch Library 301.678.5300
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