Wee Little Firefighter Academy

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:00pm
Get ready to have some serious fun about fire safety! Listen to an action packed story about a firefighter and then enjoy a visit from REAL firefighters from the Urbana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department who will demonstrate their equipment and talk about fighting fires! Participants will end their heroic training exploring a fire engine. Ages 2-6.

STEM Curiosity Academy

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series. Registration required. Applications will be accepted from this page beginning November 1 and do not guarantee acceptance to the program. You must be able to attend all 10 sessions to participate.

Teen Coding Club

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Want to design your own mobile app for Android? Learn how in this four-part program! Using the MIT App Inventor website, you'll learn all the steps in creating an Android app that you can then share with your friends and family.

Registration is required and extremely limited for this program series. Must be thirteen and up, in order to register for the App Inventor website. Homework may be assigned and participants must be able to attend all four programs. Refreshments will be served.

Babies With Books: Birth to Twenty-Four Months

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
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.

Soolah Hoops

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Come join Soolah as she shares the joys of hula hooping. Kids will be entertained with a demonstration of hula hooping tricks with different kinds of hula hoops. Soolah will share her hoops, teaching kids how to hoop, how to do some tricks and play some games! Hoops will be provided. Please be sure your child is in comfortable clothing and has a water bottle to stay hydrated. Best for ages K-8

Preparing for Retirement: Mapping Your Course

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Age Group: 
Jennifer Dahill from MFS Investment Management will present. This seminar addresses many questions, including "Are there additional steps I can take today to guide myself to and through retirement?", "What can I do to prepare for the future needs of my children or grandchildren?", and "What additional actions can I take to impact my legacy?". This session also offers possible solutions and client tools to help you pursue your goals with confidence.

Crafting with Friends - Fiber Arts

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Age Group: 
This adult fiber arts meetup is being arranged as a community service through the Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library. Do you knit, crochet, embroider, or some other fiber-art craft? Join us on the first Thursday of each month to hang out with other crafty people. No need to sign up - just drop in with your own project and supplies.

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6:30pm 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.*

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