July 2018
 Library News

In This Issue
Culture Classes
Meet the Author
Armchair Travel
Rising Epidemic
Events for Teens
Programs for Children
Library Closings

The Library will be closed on 
Wednesday, July 4th
in observance of
Rock the Library!

Line Dancing!
Thursday, July 19th @ 6:30 pm

DJ, dance instructor and President of the Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will demonstrate a few dances then teach a few! No experience required. Join us and help "Rock the Library"

Sharpsburg Branch Library 301.432.8825
Author Talk
Hilda L. Norton
Tuesday, July 17th @ 7:00 pm 

  In 2010, Rex Norton, a lifelong musician and teacher suffered a debilitating stroke at the age of 83. A Stroke of Love by Hilda L. Norton tells the true story of Rex's miraculous recovery through the love bond of his wife Hilda and her reliance on prayer, music and laughter. 
A signed copy will be available for $20 per book. Hilda L. Norton will be donating the net proceeds to Hospice of Washington County for Doey's House.

Smithsburg Branch Library 
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The classes will be held at the Fletcher Branch Library. for children entering grades 3-6. To register, please call the Children's Department at 
301-739-3250, ext. 250.
Meet the Author: James Rada Jr
Tuesday, July 17th @ 7:00 pm

This summer, the news was filled with stories of a particularly virulent strain of flu. This year also marks the centennial of the outbreak of the Spanish Flu, which killed 60 million people worldwide in just two months.
James Rada, Jr. has written several articles and a historical novel about the outbreak of Spanish Flu.
Registration Appreciated
Fletcher Branch Library 301.739.3250 x300
Armchair Travel: A Virtual Reality Adventure
Thursday, July 26th @ 11:00 am

 Take a trip (or two) without leaving the comfort of your chair through Google Expeditions virtual reality. Plus, explore some related books to check out!

 Registration is required and is limited to 10, beginning on July 12th.
Fletcher Branch Library 301.739.3250 x300
The Rising Epidemic: Be in the KNOW Zone
Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00 pm

Learn more about .......
~ The state of the Epidemic
~ What are Opioids?
~ Signs of Addiction
~ Signs of Overdose
~ Information on Naloxone Trainings, Treatment, and Recovery
.......and lots more!

Awareness and Advocacy is so Important... it's all around us!

Fletcher Branch Library  301.739.3250 x300
Events for Teens @ The  Library

Teens Only: Fortnite
Thursday, July 26th @ 3:00 pm

Bring your own device already loaded with the game, Fortnite. Join us to battle each other in this popular video game. Snacks and drinkable Slurp Juice will be provided!Ages 13-18 only.

Williamsport Branch Library 301.223.7027   
Activities for Children @ The Library
  Concert in the Park: Sweet Maple Singers
Friday, July 20th @ 5:00 pm
A FREE family-friendly concert for all ages! With the combination of their uniquely developed abilities on harp, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Sweet Maple Singers share the music they love through a repertoire ranging from Traditional Folk music to more progressive feel-good songs.This concert is co-sponsored by the Hancock Branch of the Washington County Free Library and the Hancock Arts Council.

Hancock Branch Library 301.678.5300
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