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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Library Branch: Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts, Fun & Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Did you love our first Murder Mystery kit? By popular request, we doing another one! Be sure to check it out this September and solve the mystery! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Create your very own colorful butterfly sun catcher with this kit! Each kit includes a pre-cut butterfly template and multicolor tissue papers to decorate your butterfly. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Smithsburg Library
Room: Community Room - SMI
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies, Music & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join us for a free showing of Raya and the Last Dragon.  This movie is rated PG.  Sign up online. ...

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Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Williamsport Memorial Library
Room: Community Room - WIL
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science, Technology & Maker
Event Details:
Welcome to our Makerspace! Join us every Wednesday after Preschool Storytime for educational play focused on STEM concepts. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Story Time (HAN)

11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Hancock Veterans Memorial Library
Room: Community Room - HAN
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Puppet shows
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Story time for children ages 3-5.
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join Ms. Pam for stories, movement activities and a take-home craft!  Reservations are required. Please not mask requirements. ...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. Please inform us of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

Photographs/Videography

Programs, events and classes may be photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer your photo not be taken.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Hancock Veterans Memorial Library
Room: Community Room - HAN
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science, Technology & Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Have fun with group gaming!  We will alternate each month between Minecraft and Roblox. Children 10 and under must have an adult in the building at all times. Registration is required, so sign up soon! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. Please inform us of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

Photographs/Videography

Programs, events and classes may be photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer your photo not be taken.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Escape Room (Grades 6-12)

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Williamsport Memorial Library
Room: Community Room - WIL
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Fun & Games
Event Details:
You are special agents tasked with a final mission to finish your training and become true operatives in the field. Can you do it before the time runs out? Call ahead at 301-223-7027 to reserve a team slot, or drop in during the program to join anoth...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch
Room: Virtual Event - Fletcher Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business, Government & Legal
Event Details:
Americans are facing the reality that layoffs, downsizing, unemployment and underemployment have become a way of life as a result of the current worldwide pandemic. The pandemic has also led to a re-evaluation of career choices with entrepreneurship ...

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Views of Presenters

Some Library programs are presented by independent business people. Washington County Free Library does not endorse their services or theories, nor shall the library be liable for any action taken as a result of information from these programs.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch
Room: Virtual Event - Fletcher Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Books & Authors
Event Details:
FREE. Registration required for Zoom Webinar. No registration required for Facebook Live: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-live-george-takei-tickets-169863647743?aff=ebdssbeac&fbclid=IwAR23OP1x3yHzE8N63I52uFVZ4ChwbqrUj6BgBt-cC3oRLL89h9p5...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Ghost Decorating Contest (SHA)

09/30/2021 @ 1:30pm - 10/14/2021 @ 7:00pm
Library Branch: Sharpsburg Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Fun & Games
Event Details:
Get in the Halloween Spirit by decorating a pillow case as a ghost.  Pick up your pillow case anytime after September 30 (while supplies last) and return it decorated by October 14.  There will be age categories and prizes awarded by popula...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time (SHA)

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Sharpsburg Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Puppet shows
Event Details:
Themed stories, songs and a craft at the Sharpsburg Library!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Heartfelt Hand-Lettering

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Williamsport Memorial Library
Room: Community Room - WIL
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join us for this three-part series on hand lettering. We will practice hand lettering using felt-tipped lettering pens, design greeting cards, and make Kraft paper and Sharpie placemats! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Event - Systemwide
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Books & Authors, Storytimes & Puppet shows
Event Details:
It's time for a new Chapter! This month, we're partying the night away as we conclude our reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"! When would-be writer Nick moves in next door to millionaire Jay Gatsby, he's drawn in to the mysteriou...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Smithsburg Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Pick up your inspiration tile, and create an enlarged version using any medium you choose.  Return your artwork by October 31st and everyone's tiles will be assembled to reveal a unique community-created piece of art inspired by a famous paintin...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Smithsburg Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science, Technology & Maker
Event Details:
Can you build the tallest tower? This is a group homeschool activity or for school aged children.  While supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Clear Spring Branch
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
An “exquisite corpse” is a work created by many people. One person continues telling a story where another person leaves off. Drop by the teen area any time in October and contribute a page of your words and/or art, and at the end of the month come b...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Take and Make Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10/01/2021 @ 10:00am - 10/15/2021 @ 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch
Age Group: Children, Everyone, Teens
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Let's decorate some pumpkins!  In this Take & Make Pumpkin Decorating Contest, patrons will be able to pick up a pumpkin in the Children's Department of the library starting October 1st.  You can use any decorating method you choose, bu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Smithsburg Library
Room: Quiet Room - SMI
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: DIY, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Bring your project and join this group. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Pre-School Story Time (SMI)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Smithsburg Library
Room: Community Room - SMI
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Puppet shows
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Call all ages - Join Miss Laura on Fridays at 11:00 for story time. Weather permitting we will continue on the Library's side lawn! For inclement weather we will be in the Community Room.  Registration is required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

Photographs/Videography

Programs, events and classes may be photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer your photo not be taken.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pre-School Storytime (HAG)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch
Room: Combined Community Room 308/309
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Puppet shows
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join us for our Pre-School Storytime for children ages 3-5.  Pre-registration is required.  To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

Photographs/Videography

Programs, events and classes may be photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer your photo not be taken.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Story Time (CLE)

11:30am - 12:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Clear Spring Branch
Room: Community Room - CLE
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Puppet shows
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Story time for children ages 3-5.
Join us for stories, songs, and a take-home craft. Ages 3-5 are welcome. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Mask Requirement

To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees ages 2 and up for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
Event Details:
The Bookmobile will be at the following community stop. All patrons are welcome to visit the Bookmobile at any of its stops. 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Crest Dr & Greenberry Rd, Hagerstown ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
Event Details:
The Bookmobile will be at the following community stop. All patrons are welcome to visit the Bookmobile at any of its stops. 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Marburn Rd, Hagerstown ...