October 2016

 Library News

In This Issue
Indie Author Day
Excel Computer Class
Coaching Workshop
Programs for Young Adult
Telescope Clinic
Programs for Children
Family Movie Matinee

Beauty and the Beast
 Saturday, October 1st @ 2:00pm
25th Anniversary Edition

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself in exchange, unaware her captor is an enchanted Prince.
@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309
Music @ The Library

Noteworthy Sunday Concert:
Barbara Martin
Sunday, October 16th      @ 3:00pm

Barbara Martin is the real deal.  A Jazz and Blues singer songwriter, a true renaissance woman.  Barbara Martin doesn't just entertain us; she helps us remember how to dream.

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309
Vintage Auto Travel in Maryland
 Monday, October 17th       @ 7:00 p.m.

Join Maria A. Day, Director of Special Collections for the Maryland State Archives  or a virtual field trip back in time to the early twentieth century, as Marylanders explored historic and scenic wonders of our state by automobile

@ Fletcher Library
 Community Room #308/309
McCauley Lecture
Land Patents of Western Maryland
Monday, October 3rd 
at 7:00 p.m

      Presented by       Paul McDermott
Maryland had one of the most complex land settlement patterns of the original colonies. This talk will show the results of our efforts including the definition of 2,450 land patents with 10,000 entries. Information will be shared about how to gain access to the land patent database.

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309 
Make & Take Craft 
Autumnal Leaf Votive
Tuesday, October 4th 
at 6:00 p.m

Come get crafty @ The Library! We're hosting a craft night where we'll be making a simple fall craft perfect for October. Great for decorating or to give as a gift! No special skills necessary. Registration required.

@ Fletcher Library

Conference Room #334  
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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. 


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

As the indie book movement continues to develop, authors are constantly looking for ways to reach new audiences.  Through a ton of hard work and a bit of luck, indies have been making their way onto the shelves-and into the hearts- of new readers. 
Authors attending include Debbi Mack, 
Magda Alexander, Dianne Wiebe, Mark & Julia Brugh, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Dale Grove, Irene Vartanoff, Shadow Leitner, Alexa Jacobs, Carissa Gordon, 
Trish Williford, Deborah Hammond.

 Excel Basics
Thursday, October 6th @ 6:00 pm
Taught by Len Wrona

FREE: Attendees will learn basic Excel skills that are good for everyday use. This includes Excel terminology, how to navigate around a spreadsheet, learn basic formatting skills, and a few formulas that may be useful for home or work. 
Call 301.739.3250 x300 to register.
Fletcher Library Computer Lab #315
Introduction to Coaching Workshop
Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what coaching is all about? Are you interested in learning more?
Research indicates that coaching can make a difference in people's lives because of the critical thinking, planning and accountability methods involved in the variety of coaching venues.  

For more information contact Mary Ellen Waltemire at maryellen@onestepclosercoaching.com or call 301.991.4142.

Fletcher Library 
Conference Room #334
Activites for Teens @ Fletcher
Geek Homecoming
Friday, October 21st @ 7pm - 10pm 

Join us for our 3rd annual Geek Homecoming-- a non-traditional dance with games, crafts, food, and more! Dress like your favorite fandom or geek style. This event is for teens 
ages 14-17 (grades 8-12). 
Teens must have a permission form signed by a parent and returned to the Teens Dept by October 14th to register for the event.
Fletcher Library - Rm #308/309 Please register 301.739.3250 x270

Halloween Movie: Hocus Pocus
Sunday, October 30th 
@ 2pm
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachuesetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror.

Teens Dept - Room 212
Please register 301.739.3250 x270
  Tri-State Astronomers Telescope Clinic
Saturday, October 13th @ 10am 
Boonsboro Branch

People are invited to bring in their telescopes and the Tri-State Astronomers will give them one-on-one help in learning how to set it up and use it.
Contact the Boonsboro Library for more details
 Phone: 301-432-5723

Activities for Children @ The Fletcher 
 STEM Night: Dinosaurs!

Wednesday, October 5th @ 6:30

 Learn all about dinosaurs. Explore just how big they really were. Uncover dinosaur bones.

Join us each month to explore a different topic related to STEM. Open to children ages 8 to 12. Registration not required.

Children's Halloween Party
Friday, October 28th @ 3:30 pm

Join us for Halloween games, activities, and a costume contest. For ages 6-12. Registration is requested but not required.

No registration needed

Both Events are located in the Storytime rm #227 - Fletcher Branch 
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.


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