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

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In This Issue
Calling All Writers
Trivia Night
American Coverlets
Meet the Author
Events for Teens
Programs for Children
Library Closings
We will be closed 

Monday, January 1st 
Monday, January 15th

in observance of 
New Years &
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Noteworthy Sundays
Maryland Chamber Winds
Sunay, Jan. 21st @ 3

The Maryland Chamber Winds will present a concert of woodwind quartets, trios, and duos. The Maryland Chamber Winds is a flexible chamber ensemble composed of musicians from the Maryland Wind Festival.

Fletcher Branch Library 
301.739.3250 x325
Ask the Doctor
Kidney Troubles
Wednesday, January 17th @ 7:00 pm

Dr. M. R. Chaudhry, urologist, will be here to talk about managing kidney stones, & what to do if one has a kidney cyst, tumor, or blood in the urine. 

Fletcher Branch Library 301.739.3250 x300
Williamsport Adult Bookclub
Thursday, Jan. 4th @ 5:30 pm 

Join our friendly group for a discussion of our monthly read and to help pick out next book. Copies of the current book are available for checkout at the WIlliamsport Memorial Library

Williamsport Branch Library 
Ukrainian Pattern Darning Bookmark
Tuesday, Jan. 23rd @ 7:00 pm 

Join us in the Community Room as the Hagerstown Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America leads us in the creation of a Pattern Darning Bookmark. Everything will be provided. Various colors of thread will be available and will be pre-cut. Class size is limited to 10 and is suitable for adults and older teens. Please call to sign up.

Smithsburg Branch Library
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Wednesday, January 17th @ 5:30 pm
Bring a team of up to 5 players or come solo to oppose other teams. Sign up in advance to make sure there are plenty of challengers.
Boonsboro Branch Library 301.432.5723
American Coverlets of the 19th Century
 Thursday, January 18th @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Mike Pasquerette, volunteer and former board member of the National Museum of the American Coverlet. Mike will discuss the types, materials required and those who wove the coverlets. Several coverlets and photographs will be on display, including coverlets made by a prominent weaver near Sharpsburg during the Civil War.

Sharpsburg Branch Library 
 Registration is requested
Call 301-432-8825 
Meet the Author: Lisa V. Proulx
 Tuesday, January 16th @ 7:00 pm

Lisa describes herself as a laid back, Bohemian, 70s rocker chick who loves to write! She writes horror, inspirational, and non-fiction books and under the pen name, Veronica Moreau, writes sexy rock and roll romance. 
Weedmonke y was most recently featured at the Miami Book Fair where it received the  Honorable Mention in the Reader's Favorite Book Awards (Non-fiction-Memoir category).

Fletcher Branch Library 
 Registration is requested.
Call 301-739-3250 or register online.  
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
Family Movie: The Nut Job
Saturday, January 6th @ 2:00 pm
Surly Squirrel and the gang are back. They are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. (1hr 32min; rated PG). The Friends of the Library will be serving popcorn. 

Fletcher Branch Library 301.739.3250 x250
Milk and Cookies Story Time at Dessert Rose Cafe 
Tuesday, January 9th @ 6:00 pm
Join us at the Desert Rose Café for a special story time with milk and cookie decorating. Pajamas are optional! Please RSVP either at the library or at the Dessert Rose Cafe.

Williamsport Branch Library 

DNR Education Trunk: Turkeys
Wednesday, January 10th @ 4:00

There is more to turkeys than you think! This education trunk focuses on wild turkey biology and management. All ages welcome.

Hancock Branch Library 
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