Babies With Books: Birth to Twenty-Four Months

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:45am to 12:15pm
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school - as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families an help your baby develop listening and language skills. Tickets will be available on the day of the program for the first 15 parent/child pairs. This program is limited, so come early for your ticket.

Maryland State Parks Junior Rangers for 6 to 10 year olds

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Park Rangers from Cunningham Falls State park bring this special program out of the park and into the library! Learn firsthand about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and how to earn your patch by attending library and park programs. Your first step begins here! Participants in this session will receive priority registration for sessions 2, 3, and 4 at either C. Burr Artz Library or Thurmont Library. Can’t make it to the library sessions?

Container Gardening: A Wealth of Possibilities

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Age Group: 
From 5:30-6:30, Master Gardeners will take you out onto the library patio for a hands-on demonstration of how to use “thrillers, spillers and fillers” to make your containers pop! If you find yourself curiously captivated by succulents, 6:30-7:30pm, Master Gardeners will show you how to plant these exquisite, drought-tolerant beauties right on the library patio.

Don't miss further Master Gardener programs coming in June, August and October.

R.E.A.D.® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

Starlight Family Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of storytime fun. We’ll read, move, and rhyme with a different theme each week. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements. Almost bedtime? Feel free to wear your pajamas!

Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
Get up close and personal with animals from Fountain Rock Nature Center and learn about being a Park Naturalist. Every Hero has a Story, and your local Park Naturalist has plenty to share about the plants and animals at Fountain Rock.

Starlight Family Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of storytime fun. We’ll read, move, and rhyme with a different theme each week. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements. Almost bedtime? Feel free to wear your pajamas!

Friends of the Emmitsburg Branch Library Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Age Group: 
Friends of the Library are people who care and are interested in increasing awareness of the library in the community. Friends of the Library support the library by holding fundraising events such as Summer Book Sale and sponsor and staff special library events such as Februrary's 'LOVE YOUR LIBRARY. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in helping to enhance library services in the community. To learn how to become a Friend of the Library, contact Library Manager Erin Dingle at 301-600-7201. Current planned meetings are the last Tuesday of January, March and May.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

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