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                                                       June/July 2014 
Frederick County Public Libraries

The summer season at Frederick County Public Libraries is all about new experiences. Whether you're visiting us to attend one of our many free musical events, or perhaps to vote in the primaries to elect our first ever County Executive, we're here to help open new avenues to learning more about the community around us.

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Exciting days are ahead at our libraries. We hope to see you soon!


Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
Urbana Music Festival and Bistro
Music on the Deck
What's New with the Wonder Wall
Early Voting Centers
Get to Know David Payne
Satellite Galleries
Keep in Touch

Friends of Emmitsburg Library Book Sale


Saturday, June 28

10 am-3 pm


Donations for the book sale may be dropped off at the library June 16-26
For details, visit fcpl.org

Music! Food! Fun!

Saturday, June 21, 2:00-7:00 pm

The Urbana Music Festival and Bistro, sporting a new name for its sixth year, promises to provide another exciting and fun day filled with music, food, and entertainment for all ages. Please join us Saturday, June 21, from 2:00-7:00 pm, at the Urbana Regional Library for this annual celebration of music, art, activities, and fun, including:

  • Live music (see bands listed below)
  • Entertainment for children of all ages, including pony rides, inflatables, petting zoo, and more
  • Entertainment for teens and adults including a Zumba demonstration and YMCA's Be a Rock Star 5K
  • Delicious food and beverage from Capital Chicken & Waffles, Curley Q's BBQ, Family Meal, Feelin' Crabby, Pinzano's, Rita's Italian Ice, South Meets East, and more!

Musical Lineup

Ted Garber 2:00-3:00 pm

Frederick's hometown hero! Ted Garber's smoky, bluesy vocals, howling harmonica riffs, and screaming guitar licks are enticing audiences and taking fans on a diverse musical journey from the Big Apple to the Big Easy, hovering in the Mississippi Delta before heading South of the Border.


Patty Reese Band 3:30-5:00 pm

With influences including Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, and Aretha Franklin, Patty Reese is winner of eleven WAMMIES, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Roots Rock Vocalist. With the voice and musicianship on Reese's latest release, Strong Medicine, it couldn't be clearer that the medicine is working.


Sol Driven Train 5:30-7:00 pm

Hailing from Charleston, SC, Sol Driven Train features rotating vocalists as well as horns, strings, and percussion to craft unique and rich music that combines American pop and folk styles with their own port-town sound.

Ted Garber 

Patty Reese Band 

Sol Driven Train 

The Urbana Music Festival and Bistro is generously underwritten by organizations including: Villages of Urbana, C. Burr Artz Trust, Living Grace Lutheran Church, Legal & General, Dynamic Automotive, The Frederick News-Post, Natelli Communities, Community Association Services, Amber Hill Physical Therapy, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, Friends of Urbana Regional Library, Franklin Liquors, and others.

Thurmont Regional Library 

It's summertime, and that means the Thurmont Regional Library deck is the place to be! Feel free to bring snacks and drinks!


The monthly Sunday afternoon Music on the Deck concert series, which is free and appropriate for all ages, will feature an eclectic and fun mix of live music.


U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, June 22, 2:00 pm

The Navy Band Saxophone Quartet features 1st Class musicians on saxophones, playing many different styles, ranging from standard concert saxophone quartet tunes to contemporary and jazz. They have played all over the world and are stopping by the Thurmont Library to share their music with us.


The Bumper Jacksons

Sunday, July 20, 2:00 pm

The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fun, music party. Their traditional jazz and pre-war country repertoire paints America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to piece together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique style.


Kenny Ray Horton

Sunday, August 17, 2:00 pm

Kenny Ray Horton, an accomplished singer/songwriter/entertainer who honed his craft in Nashville, plays originals and classic covers. He has earned a gold record for his work, and he certainly knows how to keep an audience entertained!

The U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet 

The Bumper Jacksons 

Kenny Ray Horton 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thurmont Library.


Find your next great read, stretch your imagination, and shape our newest interactive display: the Wonder Wall at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, Downtown Frederick.

Don't miss your chance to participate in these upcoming Wonder Wall themes:


June - "YOLO" - You Only Live Once! Summarize your life in six words or less and try to guess the famous author based on a faux six-word memoir.


July - "Couldn't be simpler" - Now's your chance to vent: what would make your life simpler, pick up some bite-size reads for your next trip, and discover "life hacks" to solve problems you didn't know you had.


And don't miss our favorites - and yours - on the latest WOW list, updated monthly.


Contribute from poolside on social media by posting on our Facebook page or on Twitter @FredCoLibrary using the hashtag #WonderWall.


Submitted by Katilyn Miller

C. Burr Artz Public Library
Thurmont and Urbana Branches
June 12-19, 10:00 am-8:00 pm 

Two FCPL branches-Thurmont Regional Library and Urbana Regional Library-have been designated as early voting centers in Frederick County for the upcoming election cycles.


Any registered voter who is qualified for the election may vote during early voting. Early voting for the Primary Elections will take place in the Community Room at both library branches, which will be open to the public June 12-19 from 10 am-8 pm.


Urbana Regional Library is also the polling location for the 2014 Primary Election. This will take place in the Anthony M. Natelli Community Room on June 24 from 10 am-8 pm.


Free parking is available at both branches. For directions, visit fcpl.org/branches-hours.


Thurmont Regional Library

76 East Moser Road

Thurmont, MD 21788


Urbana Regional Library

9020 Amelung Street

Frederick, MD 21704

David is the new Assistant Library Branch Administrator at FCPL's C. Burr Artz Public Library. He started in his new position in March, 2014.


People always ask me... where "the accent" is from. Some people identify the British accent right away; others think I'm from Australia or South Africa!


My greatest adventure is... one I'm still living, actually! I came to the United States 24 years ago from Britain to marry my American fiancée. It's been one big adventure ever since...


My favorite library memory is... being lucky enough to manage a branch library celebrating its centenary (in the previous library system I worked for). Because I'm fascinated by history, it was a wonderful year for me, as I was able to look back at the library and community over the previous 100 years. The events culminated in a family fun day at the branch, which, in the space of four hours, saw over 1,000 people crammed into the building, celebrating with us. It's something I'll never forget.


I'm happiest when... I have a camera in my hand. My father was a professional photographer at one time, and I picked up the photography bug from him. I own an assortment of cameras of all shapes and sizes. And, yes, I still do film photography!


My favorite book is... Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson.


My favorite quote is... "You think your pain and heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." - James Baldwin


I'm well known for... wearing novelty ties at work. I have over 100 of them in my collection, and I enjoy wearing them as it brightens up my day and, I like to think, that of my coworkers as well.


The best gift I ever received was... a battery-operated train set given to me by my grandmother when I was four years old (which I still have). Little did she know it, but she planted the seed for my lifelong interest in model trains. Many trains and train sets later, my pride and joy is an 8' x 4' layout in my basement.


I love to talk about... Doctor Who. As one of the generation of young British children for whom 5 pm on a Saturday afternoon couldn't come around fast enough, I feel it's wonderful to see the program thriving.


I most look forward to... my next cup of tea!


Submitted by Emily Dolly

C. Burr Artz Public Library
Thanks to the ongoing partnership between FCPL and The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education
Center, library visitors in Brunswick, Thurmont, and Urbana can enjoy these summer exhibits by local and regional artists. The gallery is open during regular library hours.


Deborah Lovelace Richardson

  Brunswick Public Library

  • June 1 through July 31: Maryland Landscape Painters
  • August 1 through October 30: Sandra Edmonson. Acrylics

Thurmont Regional Library

  • June 1 through July 31: Maryland Landscape Painters
  • August 1 through October 30: Rebecca Jackson. Oil Paintings 

  Urbana Regional Library

  • June 1 through July 31: Rebecca Jackson. Oil Paintings
  • August 1 through October 30: FrankDuVal. Mixed Media
For more information, visit fcpl.org. 
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