July 2016

 Library News

In This Issue
Summer Reading Club
SRC Activities
Financial Wellness Series
Teens @ WCFL
Olympic Torch Runner
Programs for Children
Holiday Closings

All WCFL Branches will be closed on
Monday, July 4th
in observance of 
Independance Day
Family Movie Matinee

 Saturday, July 2nd @ 2:00pm

Judy Hopps is the first rabbit to join the police force. Working with Nick Wilde a wily fox makes her job even harder to solve a mysterious crime.

Community Room #308/309
Music @ The Library

Noteworthy Sunday Concert:

Michael DeLalla

July, 10th @ 3:00pm
Community Room #308/309

Michael's music is a delicious brew of solo guitar compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes.

 Wii  Sports  Tournament
Friday, July 8
@ 2:00 pm

Battle against friends and peers playing different Wii Sports games.  For Teens in grades 6-12.

How to Train Your Noggin
Friday, August 5th
11:30 a.m.

The Washington County Free Library Players present a summer reading themed puppet show featuring Fitwit the Viking, plus an interactive Elephant and Piggie reader's theater and a craft.  
All ages.
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Like us on Facebook   Find us on Pinterest

Summer is finally in full swing! And so is Summer Reading Club at Washington County Free Library.  You still have plenty of time to register and participate in one of our many activities or enter to win a fabulous prize just for reading and logging your progress.   


This July is also the 240th birthday of the United States of America.  So make sure that you exercise your freedom and independence by reading and enjoying literature of all kinds, makes, and genres!  Not sure what new book to pick up? Stop in to your local branch and ask for recommendations.  We are always happy to expand your reading horizons in new and interesting directions.


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

You still have time. 
Sign up today!
 Summer Reading Club Activities!
Science in the Summer
July 18th - 21st
 This fun science program helps elementary-school children "grow into science"

Level I: Children grades 2-3: 11 - 12 p.m.
Level II: Children grades 4-6: 1 - 2 p.m.

To register CLICK HERE then select the location that you would like to attend.

Woolie Story Time
Friday, July 1st @ 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a special storytime featuring the Hagerstown Suns mascot, Woolie!  Woolie will be avaliable for photos before and after storytime.  A Hagerstown Suns baseball player may also make a special appearance.

Financial Wellness Series 
 Offered July 27 & Every Wednesday in August 
Classes held at 2:00 & 6:00

All classes are free and open to the public and are brought to you through a partnership with MD Cash Campaign, REACH of Washington County and the Washington County Free Library life skills program.
Registration is preferred. Please call 301.739.3250 x300
Saturday, August 13th @ 10:00 - 4:00 pm
 Join us for the Washington County Free Library's 2nd Annual Comic Con event. There will be comic book and artist vendors, special speakers, costumed guests, gaming, crafts, a costume contest, and more!

Crash Course in Coding 
Join us on Monday nights in July and August for a 6 week course on the Basics of JavaScript teens will learn how to write code with JavaScript. Classes will be led by a retired Software Engineer/Architect for Lockheed Martin Corporation.

 Registration is required. 
Call the YA Department at 301-739-3250 x270 to sign up.
Visit from an Olympic Torch Runner 

Thursday, July 14th @ 3:30pm 
Sharpsberg Branch

 Susanne Horner was a Olympic Torch Runner in the 2002 Winter Olympics. She will bring her torch, outfit and other memorabilia and stories from that Olympics.
Call for more information: 301.739.3250

Activities for Children @ The Library

Maryland Championship Wrestling  
Friday, July 15th 5:00 p.m.

Plan to step in to the arena with Maryland Championship Wrestling! Champion wrestlers will talk about wrestling, how they got into the sport, and read a few stories!

Fit In Boonsboro
Monday, July 11th @ 11:00 a.m.

Kids ages 5 - 10, join Heidi Bodenheimer, the manager of Fit in BoonsBoro, for a high energy, dance/drumming fitness experience.
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.


Your friends at the Washington County Free Library

Washington County Free Library | 100 S. Potomac St. | Hagerstown | MD | 21740