February 2018
 Library News
Frederick Douglas: A Living History Presentation
 Sunday, February 18th @ 3:00 pm

 Bill Grimmette portrays Frederick Douglas in this living history presentation.

Bill Grimmette is a Master Storyteller who is a past President of the National Association of Black Storytellers and is one of the founders of the National Capital Area Black Storytellers Association

As an actor, Bill has performed at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theater at the Landsberg, the Milwaukee Repertory theater, New York's Cherry Lane Theater, The Virginia Shakespeare Festival and many, many more.
Fletcher Branch Library 
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In This Issue
Living History
Tolson's Chapel
Meet the Author
Events for Teens
Programs for Children
Poetry & Short Story
Library Closings
We will be closed 
Monday, February 19th 
in observance of 
President's Day
Noteworthy Sundays
Caroline Ferrante trio
Sunay, Feb. 25th @ 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Rhythm & Blues with the Caroline Ferrante trio.

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Ask the Doctor
Wednesday, February 21st @ 7:00 pm

Shahab Z. Siddiqui, MD talks about how to screen for, prevent, treat, and manage the complications of diabetes. Registration is appreciated.

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Catoctin Mountain Park
History of Catoctin Mountain Park
Tuesday, Feb. 20th @ 7:00 pm 

Daryl Despres, volunteer with the National Park Service will be giving a presentation on the history of Catoctin Mountain Park. Call to reserve a seat or sign up online.

Smithsburg Branch Library 
McCauley Lecture
Frontier Forts of the Fort Frederick Communication
Monday, Feb. 5th @ 7:00 pm 

 Robert Ambrose will discuss the regional military and civilian forts within about a 12 miles radius of Fort Frederick, established during the French and Indian War.

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Who Were the People of Tolson's Chapel
 Thursday, February 22nd @ 7:00 pm

Presented by historian and President of the non-profit Friends of Tolson's Chapel, Edie Wallace. On display will be newly acquired photographs of past members of the chapel and when the chapel served as a school. Edie will discuss who those members were & what they did. Tolson's Chapel served the African-American community for 132 years.

Sharpsburg Branch Library 
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Saturday, February 10th
Test your skills! Smash Bros., Mario Karts, Naruto, & Minecraft. Top of the line VR Vendors on site.
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Meet the Author
United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
Tuesday, February 13th @ 7:00 pm

Author Bob O'Conner talks about United States Colored Troops who fought in the Civil War including black soldiers who fought for the Union from Washington County. Mr. O'Conner will have a selection of books he has written available for purchase and autographing following the presentation.

Registration is appreciated!

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Events for Teens @ The  Library

A competition for teens ages 15-19. 

Solo, duet or trio singing or instrumental acts, dance performances and dramatic interpretations welcome.

Register at either one of the Open Audition dates.

1st prize: $1,000  *  2nd prize: $500


Call 301-739-3250 x 270 for more information!

Activities for Children @ The Library
Valentines for Meals on Wheels
Tuesday, January 16th - 
Monday, February 5th
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! 

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Pancakes & Pajamas
Saturday, February 17th @ 11:00 am
Join us for our Family Storytime in your PJs, then create works of pancake art with syrup, whipped cream, and candies. Bring your appetite and don't forget your PJs! 
Registration is Required.

Boonsboro Branch Library 

Entries may be submitted between January 2 and March 15, 2018 to any library branch throughout the county or they may be mailed

Call Mr. Jeff @ 301.739.3250 x 255 for information.

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