September 2016

 Library News

In This Issue
Evening at the Fletcher
Job Expo
Adult Computer Classes
Programs for Young Adult
Civil War Medicine
Programs for Children
Library Closing's

The Library will be closed on
September 5th
in observance of Labor Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m. 
Family Movie Matinee

The Jungle Book
 Saturday, September 3rd @ 2:00pm

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known. Guided by a  free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his journey leads to fun and adventure.

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309
Music @ The Library

Noteworthy Sunday Concert:
Charlie Zahm

September 11th 
@ 3:00pm

Sit back and enjoy the Jacobite experience, and hear the spirited songs which help to illustrate the period of the exiled Stuarts.  It is a story that has to be told, and Charlie Zahm will tell it like no other.

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309
 Computer Classes

Our Adult Computer classes are back! Our full list of classes are available online HERE.

Registration for each class will open two weeks before the date of the class.  First come first serve.  

For questions please call 301.739.3250 x300
Living History:
Portrayed by David Shuey 
General Pershing
Wednesday, September 14th  
7:00-8:00 p.m

Come join us as David Shuey, living history actor, portrays General Pershing and gives us a glimpse into World War 1!

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309 
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The first month of fall is officially here! The changing weather is ushering in new and exciting happenings throughout WCFL. This month is full of great activities including family movie events, live music, informative classes, and historical lectures. 


Are you interested in helping to support the fun and exciting programs at Washington County Free Library? Make plans to attend An Evening at the Fletcher: Caddystacks fundraiser at the end of this month! Show off your impressive golfing skills and stick around for some great food and music.  More details below. 


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

Friday, September 30th @ 6:30pm

Please make plans to join us to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher branch and all of the exciting things happening at 
Washington County Free Library.
This year the Fletcher Library will be turned into 18 holes of miniature golf.  We've added a silent auction, the Sprint Virtual Reality station, lively musical entertainment, delicious food and drink, and a cash bar.
Please dress in your best, yet tasteful, golf attire.

To purchase tickets click HERE!
 Get Empowered: Job Expo!
Monday, September 19th @ 9:00 - 5:00

The Library is partnering with the Western Maryland Consortium and the One-Stop Job Center to bring you this special event at the Fletcher Library in downtown Hagerstown.
The event will feature speakers, vendors and workshops all aimed at increasing job seekers' confidence, resilience and skills regarding the job search and/or career planning. Workshops include resume writing, vision board creation, mock interviews, networking, career coaching and more!   
For more information check out the Job Expo WEBSITE!

  Celebrating the Constitution
Antietam and the Conococheague D.A.R. Chapter's 
Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 - 2:00pm

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room 308/309 

Never before has the respect and recognition of our constitution been more important than in the 2016 Presidential election.

New York Times best selling author Tim Rowland will be presenting "The War that Started it All".  

Participants will receive individual/family printed copies of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. 
Back-to-School Destress Day
Sunday, September 4th @ 2pm: 

School is back in session, but already we are missing those lazy summer days. Join us for a Destress Session. We will have fun relaxing activities, and offer tips on how you can stay organized and manage your stress this year.

Books by the Dozen Book Club
Friday, September 2nd 
@ 5pm
Do you love eating donuts? Do you love reading?  If you answered yes to those questions this is the book club for you!

Both events in the Teens Dept - Room 212
Please register 301.739.3250 x270
  Civil War Medicine Hollywood Style:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Thursday, September 29th @ 7pm 
Sharpsburg Branch

 Presented by Licensed Antietam National Battlefield Guide and Founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Gordon Dammann. Scenes from seven movies will be shown and discussion will sort out medical truth and fiction presented by Hollywood.

Activities for Children @ The Library 
 Kids Discover Science: 
My Amazing Body! Heart, Lungs, and Blood

Come learn how amazing our bodies are as we focus on the heart, lungs, and blood that keeps our bodies moving! For ages 5-9 Pre-registration with the Children's Desk is required. 

301.739.3250 x250
Minecraft Mondays Are BACK!

Every Monday at 4:00 p.m. please join us in the computer lab to play, explore, and build in Minecraft.  Starting September 12th at 4:00.

No registration needed
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.


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