November 2016

 Library News

In This Issue
New Hours
Ready to Serve
Korean War Display
Programs for Young Adult
Programs for Children
Library Closing's

The Library will be closed on
November 11th
in observance of Veterans Day.  The library will reopen on Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m. 

The Library will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 24th -25th in observance of Thanksgiving.  The Library will reopen Saturday, November 26th at 9:00 a.m.

Family Movie Matinee

Ice Age: Collision Course
 Saturday, November 5th @ 2:00pm

Manny the mammoth starts to worry when his daughter Peaches announces her engagement. To Manny's dismay, nothing can stop the upcoming nuptials, except maybe the end of the world. Now, the entire herd must leave home to explore new lands and save itself from Scrat's cosmic blunder

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309
Music @ The Library

Noteworthy Sunday Concert:
Marc Black
:A History of the 1950's & 60's Through Popular Song
November 6th @ 3:00pm

Marc has created an engaging and humorous program, during which the audience can relive this colorful time in our history. Folks sing along beginning to end and love it!

@ Fletcher Library

Community Room #308/309
Friends of the Library
Wednesday, November 2nd  
5:00 p.m

Thinking of joining the FRIENDS group? Come to the meeting and learn more!

@ Fletcher Library

Conference Room #334
 McCauley Lecture

Steven Hatleberg:  
The Scots-Irish and the Settling of Washington County, Maryland
Monday, November 7th     7:00 pm
Many Scots-Irish first settled in nearby central Pennsylvania.  We will discuss the impact that this group had on the early settlement of Washington County Maryland.
Fletcher Library 
Community Room # 308/309
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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.

Effective December 1st

The Fletcher Branch in Hagerstown will begin opening at 10:00 am Monday-Saturday.  It will contunue to open at 1:00 pm on Sunday.  All other branches will open 1/2 hour later than their current schedule most days except weekends.  You may pick up a new bookmark at any branch library with hours for all locations beginning November 1st.
Ready to Serve: A Story from Base Hospital 18

Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:00

Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler brings her new one-woman show Ready to Serve: A Story from WWI Base Hospital 18 to Hagerstown, MD .
Ready to Serve is a personal story of the unknown Johns Hopkins nurses who donned Army uniforms and served with Hopkins Base Hospital 18 where they cared for hundreds of wounded soldiers. This true story is drawn from their letters. Schoettler says, "These gutsy women who stepped up to serve their country at war capture your heart."  
@ Fletcher Library Community Room #308/309 

 Introducing the Sun!

Thursday, November 10th @ 7:00

Explore our nearest star and discover its many secrets and mysteries.  The sun provides the Earth with heat, light, and energy that makes life possible.  It has been producing energy for more than four billion years and will contine to do so for at least four billion more.  
This program is presented by Jim O'Leary from the Maryland Science Center in conjunction with the Sun Exhibit on display at the Fletcher Library in Hagerstown.
Fletcher Library Community Room # 308/309
  Journal Making Workshop
Tuesday, November 8th at 6:00 pm

Have you been looking for that perfect journal but you have been unable to find it  or afford it?
Join us as Philip Scolaro designer, artist & book binder teaches us how to make a working journal from beginning to end.
Open to all ages!
Please Register.

Bullet Journal Workshop
Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30

Learn about the growing trend of Bullet Journaling!
In this workshop, we will talk about what Bullet Journaling is and go over many examples of layouts and ideas to get you started.
Please bring your journal to class!
Open to all ages! 
Please Register.

Fletcher Branch Conference Room # 334
  Korean War Display
gNovember 7 - 19 - 
Open during library hours
Smithsburg Branch
A pictorial display of the history  of the Korean War will be on exhibition in the library.  These panels are provided by the Korean War Veterans Association Antietam Chapter 312.
National Geographic Giant State Map
Saturday, November 5th @ 12pm 

Kids of all ages can take a 
"feet-on" approach to geography.  They can explore, hop around, compete, collaborate and have fun learning about the great Old Line State of Maryland. 
Provided by MD Geographic Alliance.
Located in the 1st floor atrium.
No Registration needed.

Fall Trivia Night
Wednesday, November 16th @ 6:00 pm

Test your knowledge
of little known facts at our first Trivia Event in the Young Adult Department! Come with your friends to form a team or join a group at the event! This event is sponsored by our Teen Library Council (TLC).

Fletcher Library in the Teens Dept - Room 212
 Please register 301.739.3250 x270
Activities for Children @ The Library 
 A PEEP into Science: Ramps
Saturday, November 19th @ 11:00 am

Join us in the Big Wide World of Ramps for this hands-on science adventure! Children and their caregivers will build ramps and explore what rolls and what does not. For ages 3-5 Pre-registration with the Children's Desk is required. 

301.739.3250 x250

November is Battle of the Books Sign-Up Month!
For children in grades 4-6

Celebrating its 30th anniversary Battle of the Books promotes reading and team partnerships.  For more information about this program please contact: 

Jeff Ridgeway at 301.739.3250 x250 
or e-mail
Thanks for supporting your library!  Please feel free to reply with any comments or questions.


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