March 2016
 Library News
In This Issue
Paint Nite Fundraiser
Meet the Author: David Quinn
Let's Talk Music Lecture
Celebrate Teen Tech Week
Teen Idol 2016 Finals
Programs for Children
Holiday Closings
All WCFL Branches will be closed on
Friday, March 25th and Sunday, March 27th
in observance of Easter
Family Movie Matinee
Hotel Transylvania 2
 Saturday, March 5th @ 2:00pm

Dracula is worried that his grandson isn't showing his vampire side and enlists his friends to help put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp!

Community Room #308/309
Music @ The Library
Noteworthy Sunday Concert:
Robert Sykes Jazz Trio

March 13th @ 3:00pm
Community Room #308/309

Join this lively trio for an afternoon of music featuring the tunes of some of America's favorite composers!
 McCauley Lecture
 Monday, March 7th
@ 7:00pm
 "McNeill's Rangers and the Capture of Generals Crook and Kelley"
with Steven French
 
Held in Community Room #308/309
WMR Industry Exhibit
Now - March 31st

Come visit the Western's Maryland Room's new exhibit celebrating the history of industry in Washington County! See a Beachley saleman's sample chair, a watering trough invented by Foltz to deal with freezing, a beaver fur top hat by Updegraff Hat and Glove, a Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing book press, and more!

Open to the Public during regular WMR hours.
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Leap into March at WCFL! Spring is just around the corner and with warmer weather comes more exciting programs at Washington County Free Library! This month is full of great activities including family movie events, live music, author talks, and historical lectures. We're also celebrating Youth Art Month in the Children's Department and Teen Tech Week in our Young Adult area - with the first opportunity for teens to use our 3D printer! 

 

Are you interested in helping to support the fun and exciting programs at Washington County Free Library? Make plans to attend our Paint Nite fundraiser in April! Flex your creative muscles for a good cause and take home a masterpiece and great memories! Check out all the details below. 

 

For a full listing of all the exciting programs happening around the county see the latest issue of our Main Street Newsletter.

 Paint Nite Fundraiser for the Library!
Monday, April 18th @ 7:00pm 
Hager Hall Event & Conference Center

Love to express yourself creatively? Come paint with a purpose! Show your support for Washington County Free Library!

A master artist will give the group step-by-step instructions to create a work of art - while you socialize and sip cocktails from the cash bar. All attendees go home with a masterpiece and great memories. No art experience needed! Visit our event page for more details!
Meet the Author:
David Quinn
   
Wednesday, March 9th @ 12:00pm

Join the author for a discussion of his book Steel Shamrocks: The Sons of Annie McKenna.
Whether defending the Union from Antietam to Appomattox or helping to build a new industrial and political order, the McKenna men and their remarkable mother are emblematic of the many contributions Irish-Americans have made to a great nation. 
 
Copies of the book will be available to purchase after the lecture. 
 Let's Talk Music 
with The Maryland Symphony Orchestra 
Tuesday, March 15th at 5:30pm

Join Dr. David Gonzol from Shepherd University as he prepares us for the upcoming MSO Concert with a talk titled Utterly Lovely: The Pastoral in Music


Wednesday, March 9th @ 6:00pm: 3D Printing  

This workshop is for teen in grades 8-12 who are interested in learning about 3D Printing using WCFL's new Lulzbot Taz 5! Explore the art of creating 3-dimensional prints!

Thursday, March 10th @ 6:30pm: Hour of Code

Try your hand at computer coding with simple programs! Learn how to give commands to your computer, creating your own software.

 Registration for both programs is required. Call the YA Department at 301-739-3250 x270 to sign up.
Teen Idol 2016 
Finals

Saturday, April 2nd @ 7:00pm 
at the Maryland Theatre

Come enjoy an evening of entertainment and cheer on your favorite performers! See which talented artist is crowned Teen Idol 2016!

Tickets purchased in advance through the Maryland Theatre Box Office are $10, tickets at the door at $15. 
Activities for Children @ The Library 

Kids Discover Science:
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Saturday, March 12th
11:00am


Children ages 5-9 are invited to this fun-filled workshop all about weather science! Registration is required, please contact the Children's Department at 301-739-3250 x250
  
Youth Art Month: Bookmark 
Design Contest
March 1st-31st 

The Children's Department is hosting a Design-a-Bookmark contest! Winning bookmarks will be printed and available across the county during National Library Week in April. Visit our webpage for contest rules and the official entry form! 
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.
 
Sincerely,

Your friends at the Washington County Free Library