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Welcome to FCPL's new e-newsletter, where you'll find details about many of our programs and events.
We are now welcoming an average of more than 100,000 visitors per month to our libraries in Frederick County. Our patrons find guidance in so many areas:  job searches, business start-up resources, investment and grantseeking databases, children's programs, and much more.

But that's just the beginning of what we can offer. Outside our branch locations, as an online visitor to our virtual branch at fcpl.org, you'll find a treasure-trove of information tools, research help, and downloadable content  to suit your interest.

In this issue, you'll see just a few of the wonderful events taking place over the next few weeks.  Enjoy and we'll see you soon.

Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
Music on the Terrace
C. Burr Artz Trust Welcomes Bestselling Author Alice Hoffman
David Sedaris
Strega Nona Comes to Town
Keep in Touch
 Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 pm
Weinberg Center
for the Arts
20 W. Patrick Street,
Downtown Frederick
Free and open to the public
For details, visit
Patrons enjoy the music of Darren Beachley and the Legends - September 3
Crowd enjoying MoT 9-10-10
Music on the Terrace Continues
Every Friday in September 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Relax on the terrace of the C. Burr Artz Public Library-or on the grassy lawn below-and get a taste of locally-grown talent  performing bluegrass, blues, pop-rock, folk, and country music.
Music on the Terrace is made possible through the generous support of The C. Burr Artz Trust, The Frederick News-Post, and Frederick's News Radio 930 WFMD. Rita's Italian Ice will be on hand to keep everybody cool with some chillin' sweet treats, and we'll serve up some cookies, too.
These events are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, concerts will be held inside the library. For more details, call 301-600-1629 or visit fcpl.org.
David Kitchen - September 17 Singer, songwriter, and guitarist-often compared to Buddy Holly and Paul McCartney, which means his music has a little something for everyone. The D.C.-based powerhouse rocker is a frequent WAMMIE award-winner, including Best Pop-Rock vocalist in 2009.
The Wayfarers - September 24 Brad Dunnells, Jason Tinney (Donegal X-Press), and Laura Cosner team up with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and voice for a stirring concert of American folk, blues, and country. Their third recording, Sorrow & Snakes, is their latest well-crafted winner with a roots-rockin' feel.
Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman

Reimagining Fairytales: an Evening with Alice Hoffman
NY Times bestselling author and Oprah Book Club pick to appear at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, October 7 at 7 pm

In partnership with Frederick Reads and the Weinberg Center for the Arts, the C. Burr Artz Trust will host a reading by author, novelist and short story writer, Alice Hoffman at the Weinberg on Thursday, October 7 at 7 pm. The C. Burr Artz Trust has generously underwritten Hoffman's appearance, which is free and open to the public.

Hoffman will review a final selection of 72 Film Fest films from the category "Best Use of Fairytale" and present that award following her discussion.
Over the course of her remarkable career, Alice Hoffman has given pleasure to so many readers with her exceptionally powerful and provocative storytelling. From her first novel, Property Of, written at age twenty-one, to Here on Earth, an Oprah Book Club selection and a huge bestseller, to The River King and her acclaimed last novel, Skylight Confessions, Hoffman has created her own brand of magical fiction that reveals the heartbreak as well as the redemptive power of love.

She has published a total of eighteen novels, two books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her novels have been have been recognized as notable books of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Library Journal, and People Magazine. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, Self, and other magazines.

Her novel, Practical Magic was made into a Warner film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. She has also worked as a screenwriter and is the author of the original screenplay Independence Day, a film starring Kathleen Quinlan and Diane Wiest. Her teen novel Aquamarine was recently made into a film starring Emma Roberts. Her novel, At Risk, which concerns a family dealing with AIDS, can be found on the reading lists of many universities, colleges and secondary schools. Her most recent novel is The Story Sisters (2009) published by Shaye Areheart Books, and in paperback from Three Rivers Press (June 2010). Her teen novel, Green Witch, was published in March 2010, by Scholastic Press and is the sequel to her popular post-apocalyptic fairy tale, Green Angel.
Alice Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. She attended Adelphi University and went on to get a Masters in creative writing from Stanford University where she was also the recipient of a Mirrielees Fellowship. Hoffman is currently a visiting research associate at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. In her lectures, Hoffman discusses the art of storytelling, her influences and inspirations and the experience of being a writer.
The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and Hoffman will be available for book signing following the performance. For further information about Hoffman's performance, visit fcpl.org or call 301-600-1629.
David Sedaris on Stage

Humor takes center stage at the Weinberg 
David Sedaris
Sunday, October 3, 7 pm
Weinberg Center for the Arts
20 West Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick 
Call 301-600-2828 or visit weinbergcenter.org for tickets.
Prepare yourself for this special event by going to the library and checking out Sedaris titles from our collection. David Sedaris titles available through FCPL are:
NakedA collection of 17 autobiographical essays
Me Talk Pretty One DayAutobiographical essays
Holidays on IceA collection of six Christmas stories
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules A collection of short stories selected and introduced by Sedaris
Ultimate David Sedaris Box SetSound recording. 20 discs include Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Barrel Fever, and other stories
Barrel FeverStories and Essays
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimAutobiographical essays (also available in large print and as a five-disc sound recording)
Un Vestido de Domingo(Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, in Spanish)
Santaland Diaries and Season's GreetingsTwo plays
When You are Engulfed in FlamesSedaris' sixth essay collection (also available in E-Audiobook, Playaway, Large Print, and CD)
Live for Your Listening Pleasure(E-Audiobook)
David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall(E-Audiobook)
Tomie dePaola's beloved children's book comes to life on the Weinberg stage on Thursday, October 21, at 7 pm. Strega Nona: The Musical, presented by Active Arts Theater for Young Audiences, is a fun and fantastical adventure the whole family will love. Contact the Weinberg Center at 301-600-2828 or weinbergcenter.org for tickets.
Sneak Peek at C. Burr Artz
The national touring company will visit the library for a sneak peek of the evening performance at the Weinberg Center. Bring your camera for photos with the stars!
Thursday, October 21, 4 pm - C. Burr Artz, Downtown Frederick
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Keep In Touch
We look forward to seeing you in and around Frederick County Public Libraries in the near future. We have lots of wonderful programs planned - some for adults and lots for children and teens. If you would like to receive updates from time to time about events at your library, make sure to subscribe to this email newsletter.
Thanks, See you around the library!

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