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2014 Spelling Bee – A Champion is Crowned

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Thirty-three Frederick County students competed to be the top speller on March 15th at the 2014 Frederick County Spelling Bee. When the Bee ended in the 26th round, Stephen Hochschild walked away the winner of the county’s seventh annual bee. Hochschild is an eighth grader at Mother Seton School and was also the winner of the 2012 Frederick County Spelling Bee. Pratulya Santharam, an eighth grader at Urbana Middle School, took second place.

Alternate Route to Thurmont Library

Alternate Route to Thurmont Library

Moser Road in Thurmont, between Frederick Road and the Thurmont Regional Library, is expected to be closed between 7:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays to accommodate the installation of new sewer lines. This work is expected to take place over the next two to three weeks. The Thurmont Regional Library is open normal hours during this time and the library and library parking lot entrance can be accessed by using alternate routes.

An Afternoon with the United States Poet Laureate - March 2nd

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The C. Burr Artz Trust Poetry Series is honored to host Natasha Trethewey, the nineteenth United States Poet Laureate (2012-2013) at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick on Sunday, March 2nd, at 2:00pm. Thanks to the generosity of the C. Burr Artz Trust, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Reads, and the Weinberg Center, this event is free and open to the public.

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

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Frederick County Public Libraries is proud to be one of 125 libraries and humanities organizations from around the country selected to present Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. Made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), we are offering a five-part reading and discussion series led by Dr. Donald Wright, Director of Middle Eastern Studies at Hood College.

Frosty Fun

Frosty Fun.

Brrr…winter is finally upon us and we all know what that means…Frosty Fun at the library! Throughout the month of December our branches are offering a variety of winter-themed programs for children, teens, and their families.

Season of Thanks

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A chill is in the air, many of the trees are bare, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating near or far or not at all, the library has a plethora of programs, books, and information to keep you entertained, informed, and maybe even well fed this holiday season.


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