December 2017
 Library News
In This Issue
Visit with Santa
Holiday Jazz Music
Meet the Author
Events for Teens
Programs for Children
Library Closings
We will be closed 
Sunday, December 24th
 & Monday, December 25th 
in observance of 
Noteworthy Sundays
Candice Mowbray & Danielle Cumming
Sunay, Dec. 17th @ 3
Join classical guitarists Candice Mowbray and Danielle Cumming for an afternoon of solos and duos, including many songs of the season.

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Quilt Raffle
Friends of the Library 
Winner drawn Dec 4th

This quilt was created, pieced & bound and donated by Rev. Eleanor Doub. It was longarm quilted by Janet Holdridge and measures 82 X 92.  
Raffle tickets can be purchased at any branch of the Washington County Free Library. 
The drawing will be held Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 and the winner will be notified.

$2 each or 3 for $5
McCauley Lecture
Shepherdstown Ford and the End of the Maryland Campaign
Monday, Dec. 4th @ 7:00 pm 

Dr. Tom Clemens will discuss the book "Carman's Manuscript Volume 3 - Shepherdstown Ford, and Beyond." Many historians have maintained that the deciding battle of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 is not Antietam/Sharpsburg, but actually the fight on September 19-20 at Shepherdstown Ford. 

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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? Remember to stop in and take advantage of all the great activities that we offer. 
For a full listing of all the exciting programs happening around the county see the latest issue of our  Main Street Newsletter.

Visit with Santa!

Thursday, December 14th @ 6:30 pm

Visit with Santa Thursday, December 14. Enjoy light refreshments and a take home craft. Each child receives a free book. Don't forget to bring your camera!

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Holiday Jazz Music
Thursday, December 7th @ 7:00 pm
Music will be presented by jazz musicians Bob Sykes, Darryl Brenzel and Lou Hinds. Come join us for cookies, tea and beautiful music that will put you in the holiday spirit.
Sharpsburg Branch 301.432.8825
Meet the Author: Michael Bornstein
 Tuesday, Demember 5th @ 6:30 pm

Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie will discuss their book Survivors Club.  The book narrates what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939. Michael himself was a four year old survivor of Auschwitz. Book signing following presentation with books available for sale.

Sharpsburg Branch Library 
 Registration is required.
Call 301-432-8825 or register online.  
Events for Teens @ The  Library

Teen Makerspace
Thursday, Dec 14th & 21st @ 5:00

Teens express their creativity by making something with their hands or through new and emerging technologies.
This week: Holiday Gift Making

Fletcher Branch 301.739.3250

Movie Night Double Feature:
Santa Clause 1&2

Tuesday, December 26th @ 5:30

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Activities for Children @ The Library
A Chemically Active Christmas
Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:30 pm
Join us each month to explore a different topic related to STEM. Open to children ages 8 to 12. Registration is not required for this event. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program and will be limited to 25 participants.

Registration required 301.739.3250 x250

Christmas Movie and Craft 
Saturday, December 23rd @ 11:00 am
 Looking for something to do to pass the time while you wait for Santa? Join us at the library the day before Christmas Eve for a short Christmas movie and craft to get you even more in to the holiday spirit!

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