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The Washington County Free Library and its Branches will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday and Saturday, July 3 & 4.
Comic Con 2015

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, August 8 ♦ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Fletcher Library Branch is hosting a Comic Con to celebrate this year's Super Hero themed Summer Reading Club. The day's activities will appeal to all ages. There will be vendors, speakers, crafts, fandom meet-ups, and a costume contest.

Call 301-739-3250 X 270 for more information.

ASRC Brown Bag Book Chat

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD.

Monday, July 13 ♦ 12:00 noon

Brown Bag Lunchtime Book Chat

Are you participating the Adult Sumer Reading Club?

Did you attend the May 29 Book Buzz? Did you get some great pre-pub books from the upcoming Random House catalog?

Want to chat about what you have read and hear what others are reading?

Join us for this brown bag book chat. Bring your lunch and let's talk books.

If you haven't already joined the summer reading club, come on in and join today!

Call 301.739.3250 x 163 for details.

Civil War in Wash Co Expo

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD.

Saturday, August 15 ♦ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meet and chat with area authors. Speakers throughout the day will talk about the Civil War in Washington County. Learn about Civil War preservation activities happening in Washington County.

Authors attending include Tom Clemens, Ted Alexander, Dennis Frye, Stephen Recker, Steve Stottlemyer, Steve Bockmiller, Steve French, Tim Snyuder, Eric Wittenberg, George Franks.

This event is free to attend. Lunch is on your own.

Registration to attend is not required but is appreciated.
Register here to attend:

WIL_author Matthew Lesko

Williamsport Memorial Branch Library
104 East Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795

Friday, July 24 ♦ 6:00 PM

Meet author Matthew Lesko. He has written more than twenty books telling people how to get money from the United States government.

Call 301-223-7027 for information.

Author_Mike Rohrer

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ♦ 7:00 PM

Hagerstown native Michael Rohrer will talk about the book Geiser: A Waynesboro Industrial Icon's History and Legacy. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the discussion.

The presentation will not only cover the storied history of the 70 year presence of the Geiser Manufacturing Company but also how one of its actions would result in the formation of the Landis Tool and Landis Machine companies, both of whom would go on to become world renowned manufacturers of cylindrical grinders and threading machines, respectively.

Rohrer, who lived in the Leitersburg and Chewsville areas, graduated from Smithsburg High School in 1973 and now lives in Smithsburg. After working in the construction field, he joined Washington County’s Winebrenner Waste Water Treatment Plant from which he retired as Chief Plant Operator in December 2014 after 25 years of service.

Part of the original group that started the Smithsburg Steam and Craft Show in 1974, Rohrer served as chairman for seven years. Having an extensive collection of Geiser literature, blueprints and photographs, Rohrer is also the proud owner of a 1912 Geiser 8 HP Geiser portable steam engine.

Register to attend at the link below:

BNS Movie_July 2015

Boonsboro Free Branch Library
401 Potomac St.
Boonsboro, MD
Phone: 301-432-5723

Tuesday, July 14 ♦ 6:00 PM

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

Rated R. Must be 18+ to attend.

Clr Spr Movie_July 2015

Leonard P. Snyder Clear Spring Branch Library
12624 Broadfording Rd.
Clear Spring, MD
Phone: 301-842-2730

Friday, July 17 ♦ 2:00 PM

Bring a pillow. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Plucky penguins Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights) -- the most elite spies ever hatched -- join forces with a chic undercover organization known as the North Wind. Led by highly trained, handsome and arrogant Agent Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch), this special inter-species task force must stop a many-tentacled villain, Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich), from destroying the world.

Rated PG

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