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Snapology: Super Shields

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn engineering principles of catapults and castle-storming, Bat-signal tower building tricks, Duplo Letter recognition and even some Super Amusement park rides and Robotics! We will have several tables with hands-on building time and play time too! Shhhhh, Don’t Tell Them it’s educational!
Learn more at Frederick.Snapology.com

Local History Series: The Catoctin Mountain Park

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are
hosting guest lecturer Scott Bell. The Chief of Resource Management for Catoctin Mountain Park, Mr. Bell will explain the long and colorful history of the Catoctin Mountain Park region. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Local History Series: The 1922 US Marine March Through Thurmont

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are hosting guest author, Jim Rada discussing his newest book: The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, & Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg. The book strong connection with Thurmont, and Emmitsburg. In 1922, more than a quarter of the U.S. Marine Corps through Frederick County on the way to Gettysburg. Along the way, the Marines were greeted by crowds and they camped at both the Frederick Fairgrounds and Hooker Lewis' farm in Thurmont going to and returning from Gettysburg.

Local History Series: The History of Fort Ritchie

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are hosting guest lecturer Art Callaham sharing the Fort Ritchie Story. Mr. Callaham worked on base for 21 years. Learn how 800 acres in Maryland and a mountain top in Pennsylvania evolved through ice production, the Maryland National Guard, an intelligence training center, and a tuberculosis hospital, to a critical communications link in the nation’s defense, becoming the operational support facility for a "super secret" underground facility that could have housed the president of the United States.

Big Read Book Discussion - 'The Things They Carried'

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
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The 'Off the Shelf Book Club' is participating in The Big Read 2015 and will be discussing 'The Things They Carried' (1990), a book considered one of the best about the Vietnam War. Far from a combat story of pride and glory, it is a compassionate tale of the American soldier, brimming with raw honesty and thoughtful reflection. Anyone is welcome to join this book club hosted by the Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library. Call Ann Miller at 898-9033 for further information.

Dog Days of Summer Fun Extravaganza

Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Join us for a special day celebrating Man's Best Friend! Read with a special therapy dog (from the Wags for Hope organization), meet a local vet and learn some training tips from the Bark Busters. Don't forget to stop by the library the week before to vote for the "cutest dog in Thurmont".

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