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Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone:301-739-3250 x 326 for information

Monday, Sept. 19 • 9:00 am-5:00 pm

10:00 AM: Keynote Speaker

Get Empowered! Job Hunter’s Expo

The Library is partnering with the Western Maryland Consortium and the One-Stop Job Center to bring you this special event at the Fletcher Library in downtown Hagerstown.

The event will feature speakers, vendors and workshops all aimed at increasing job seekers’ confidence, resilience and skills regarding the job search and/or career planning. Workshops include resume writing, vision board creation, mock interviews, networking, career coaching and more!   

Representatives from ARC of Washington County, Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Inc., Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, SCSEP-Senior Community Service Employment Program, Department of  Labor, Licensing & Regulation Veteran Employment Program, Washington County Detention Center, Gatekeepers Hagerstown Community College, Reach of Washington County, Washington County Department of Social Services, Washington County Community Action Council, Inc., Workforce Development & Adult Learning Division (DLLR), Hagerstown Housing Authority, Dors-Division of Rehabilitation Services, Crystal’s Closet Outreach, Dads’ Connection, Western Maryland  Consortium, Washington County Free Library, and SCORE will be on hand to answer your questions.

Call Michelle at 301-739-3250 x 326 for information.  Email questions may be sent to ref@washcolibrary.org.    

You won’t want to miss this FREE event!

Find out more on the Job Hunter's Expo website!

Indie Author Day - Oct 8, 2016

 This event is designed to bring local writing communities together in their libraries to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations and more.

10:00 am: Authors meet and greet (room #308-309)

11:00 am: Keynote speaker, Debbi Mack (room 308-309)

Panel discussions and book readings will occur throughout the day. (room #334)
Watch this site as plans for the day's activities come together.

2:00 pm EST: join a digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents and industry leaders that will bring together the larger indie community (room # 309)

Authors attending include Debbi Mack, Magda Alexander, Dianne Wiebe, Mark and Julia Brugh,Shawn Reilly Simmons, Dale Grove, Irene Vartanoff, Shadow Leitner, Alexa Jacobs, Carissa Gordon, Trish Ann Williford

Noteworthy Sunday: Charlie Zahm

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Sunday, Sept. 11 ♦ 3:00 PM

Noteworthy Sundays @ your library concert features Charlie Zahm

"I will share the fate o' my Prince, and so shall every man over whom God and Nature has given me power!" So proclaimed the gallant Lochiel as he brought his 900 Cameron Highlanders into the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel in August 1745. Forming the nucleus of Charlie's army, the Camerons (whose battle cry was "Sons of hounds, come hither and eat flesh!") were followed closely that morning by the Keppoch MacDonalds . . . and the Rebellion was on!

Sit back and enjoy the Jacobite experience, which actually begins with the abdication of James II and the invasion of the Dutch Prince William of Orange in 1688, and hear the spirited songs which help to illustrate the period of the exiled Stuarts and the many attempts by the loyal Highlanders to help them regain their throne. After "the 45", life in the Highlands changed, and changed utterly— the landscape created by the government destruction on all things Highland is still visible to this very day.

The concert is free to attend. Reservations are not necessary but you may reserve a seat if you wish at

Putt Putt Mini Golf -Oct 1

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone 301-739-3250 x 163

Saturday, Oct. 1 ♦ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • There is a $5 charge to play a round of mini-golf
  • Children under 5 play for just $3.
  • Food and drink available for purchase at the 19th hole.
  • The children’s family movie “Beauty & the Beast” 25th Anniversary Edition follows at 2:00 PM.
  • Proceeds from Saturday ticket sales benefit the library’s educational and cultural programming.

Bring the family and enjoy mini-golf @ the library!

Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities @ WCFL

Hancock Branch Instructor

Associate Librarian I – for the Hancock Library Branch, Washington County Free Library system.  This is a 16 hour per week position.

Duties include: Outreach to the community, school visitation, PLAN, DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS of interest for children, young adults and Adults, acting as liaison with Branch Coordinator.  Assisting the public in the use of library resources, facilities, and equipment; answering a wide range or reference question by telephone, e-mail, and walk-in patrons; other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

BA required; basic computer skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; positive interpersonal style; ability to work independently and as part of a team, strong organizational skills; ability to communicate a positive library image; flexibility and initiative a must. Excellent customer service skills.  May be asked to work outside of assigned duties. 

Must be able to secure certification by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Library Associate within 24 months following appointment. 

To apply: Send a completed application, resume and cover letter to Administration Office, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or by FAX 301-739-7603.  Application can be downloaded from our website at www.washcolibrary.org. EOE.

Work Schedule:
Tuesday:  11-4 PM
Wednesday: 11-5 PM
Friday: 11-4 PM

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rate: $19.07/hr


Job Title: Substitute Branch Assistant I

The Washington County Free Library has two(2) immediate openings for a substitute position.  Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, scheduling flexibility and excellent customer service skills both with the public and staff.  Perform routine clerical work such as alphabetical and numerical filing, computer data entry , programming and other duties as assigned.

Duties include: Working at the public service desk checking in and checking out books and other material to customers.  
Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience showing self-motivation, reliability, detail oriented and good communication skills.  Clerical, computer and customer service skills.  Possess a valid Driver’s License, have transportation and a good driving record.  Able to handle full book boxes, lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
To Apply: Submit an application for employment online that can be downloaded from www.washcolibrary.org.  Mailing information: Washington County Free Library, Human Resources, 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Fax 301-739-7603
Deadline: Until filled
Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Adult Reference (Librarian I)

The Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, MD is seeking a FT- Reference Librarian I for the Adult Services Dept. located at 100 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This position includes benefits.  Hours may vary and will include some daytime and evening hours, some Saturdays, and occasional Sundays.  
Successful candidate must be public service oriented and knowledgeable about the latest library trends and services.
Requirements: Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.  General knowledge of professional library principles, procedures, materials, and good knowledge of books and authors.  Ability to communicate clearly, orally, in writing, and in a classroom setting.  Must have excellent computer skills, a positive interpersonal style; ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong organizational skills; strong ability to adjust to change; flexibility and initiative.  Must be eligible for MD library certification. EOE
To apply: Application can be downloaded from our website: www.washcolibrary.org.
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Mailing address:  Administration, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. 
Fax: 301-739-7603
Deadline:  5PM, Friday, August 26, 2016.
Preference will be given to candidates that have strong technology background.
Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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