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Keep Calm and Read On 2015

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

Friday, May 29 ♦ 1:00 PM

The Fletcher Library is hosting a Random House rep who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on summer and fall titles beginning at 1:00 PM.

If you attended last year's Keep Calm and Read event hosted by Random House, you will want to be sure and put this one on your calendar. And if you couldn't be here last year, that's okay. Plan to come this year. Learn about future bestsellers BEFORE they become bestsellers? Get a chance to read books BEFORE they are published? Get information about the library's Adult Summer Reading Club. Take advance reader copies home with you to start your summer of reading.

Advanced Readers Copies, book catalogs, and Keep Calm and Read On tote bags will be available for attendees while supplies last.

Register to attend or just drop in. The program will last about 90 minutes.
Register here:  http://washcolibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=10899&ret=eventcalendar.asp

Author Duffy Brown

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Thursday, June 11 • 7:00 PM

Chat via Skype with USA Today  bestselling cozy mystery author Duffy Brown!

Duffy Brown is the national bestselling author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries, including Iced Chiffon, Killer in Crinolines, and Pearls and Poison. She loves anything with a mystery. While other girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, and works at a consignment shop when she’s not busy conjuring up whodunit stories.

Her newest book, Demise in Denim, was released in April 2015 and is set in Savannah. It’s springtime, Walker Boone is wanted for murder, and no one knows where he is...or do they?

Cozy mysteries are murder mysteries without the blood and gore of some mystery writing.
Come join in our skype chat. You could win 1 of 10  Demise in Denim tote bags being given away.

Call 301-739-3250 for information or to register to attend. Registration is not required but appreciated.

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.

Crafterspace_Picture Frames_May 27

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Wednesday, May 27 ♦ 6:30 PM
For teens in grade 8 - 12

Feeling crafty?
Join us for this monthly program dedicated to making, creating and crafting. THis evening we are refurbishing picture frames with unique designs

Please Register. Cal 301.739.3250 x 270

YA_Digi-spaces_June 2015

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Thursday, June 11 ♦ 6:30 PM

Do you like to make things and solve challenging puzzles?
Then, Digi-Spaces is for you. This monthly program is all about technology and the digital age.
On June 11th, create your own Super Hero storyline with Stop-Motion Film Making using iPads, legos, comics and more.

For teens in grades 8-12. Registration is required.
Call 301-739-3250 x 270 to register


Anime Club_Fletcher_May

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Thursday, May 28 ♦ 6:30 PM

Come explore the world of Japanese Animation! Anime Club is a new club for teens to come and talk about their favorite Anime series. At each monthly meeting, we will show episodes from different anime films, discuss the films and the anime culture, and sometimes do crafts or other related activities.

For teens in grades 8-12. Please Register. Call 301.739.3250 x 270 to register.

Yu Gi Oh Tournament_June 2015

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Thursday, June 18 ♦ 3:30-8:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh tournament play. Bring your deck of cards and battle your peers in this fun trading card game. There will be snacks and prizes awarded to the top five contestants.

For teens 13-20 years of age.
Registration is Required because space is limited.
Call 301.739.3250 x 270 to register.

YA Board Gaming @ Fletcher_June 2015

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Monday, June 26 ♦ 5:30 PM

Feeling bored at school or home? Stop being bored and stop in for Board Gaming. We will have classic board games set out, including chess and checker boards.

This is an open, drop in program for teens in grades 7-12.
Call 301.739.3250 X 270 for information.

SRC kick-off 2015

Summer Reading Club Kickoff Events

Clear Spring: Wednesday, June 3 • 3:30 pm
Boonsboro: Wednesday, June 3 • 3:30 pm (expanded story time)
Smithsburg: Friday, June 5 • 6:00 pm
Sharpsburg: Thursday, June 11 • 3:30 pm
Hancock: Saturday, June 13 • 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Hagerstown: Friday, June 19 • 10:00 am
Keedysville: Tuesday, June 23 • 5:00 pm
Williamsport:  Wednesday, June 24 •11:30 am

Note: Clear Spring and Smithsburg Branch Libraries will have the Fire Safety House and other community heroes at their events)

Smithsburg_Frauds..Scams...Identity Theft

Smithsburg Branch Library
66 W. Water St.
Smithsburg, MD

Wednesday, June 17 ♦ 6:00 PM

DFC Carly Hose will present the program Frauds/Scams and Identity Theft.The Program covers the most common forms  of Frauds and Scams, ways to protect yourself from them and what to do if you fall victim. 

Please call 301-824-7722 to sign up.

SHA_Civil War Medical Care @ Antietam

Sharpsburg Branch Library
106 E. Main St.
Sharpsburg, MD

Thursday, June 25 ♦ 7:00 PM

Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, founder of the National Museum of Civil War medicine in Frederick, MD will discuss medical techniques of the 1860’s.  He will also discuss the birth of a medical evacuation system, field hospitals and medical supplies.  Surgeon Jonathon Letterman USA, Surgeon Lafayette Guild CSA, and Clara Barton will also be discussed.  

Call 301.432.8825 for information.

Children's Book Giveaway...May 30...2015

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, May 30  ♦ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Get your city pop-up shop passports passports stamped in the children's department today!

Children's Department  will be giving out books free to children while supplies last
Children can make their own bookmarks.

Employment Opportunities
Multiple Employment Opportunities @ WCFL

Library Assistant III / Keedysville and Clear Spring Branch

The Washington County Free Library has an immediate opening for total of 15 hours per week.  This entails working 11 hours at the Keedysville Branch and 4 hours at the Clear Spring Branch Library of the Washington County Free Library system.  This which includes working some evenings and weekends. 

Duties include:  Acting as liaison with Branch Coordinator, assisting the public with library resources, facilities and equipment; answering a wide range of reference questions by telephone, email, and walk – in patrons; other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  Minimum of a High School diploma is required; basic computer skills; excellent oral and communication skills; a position 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. Must have experience planning and presenting Children’s programs and be a self-starter.  May be asked to work outside of assigned duties.

KEE – Tuesday 3-7PM | Wednesday 3-7PM | Saturday 9-12 Noon
CLE SPR – Friday 11-3

To Apply: Submit Application and resume to Human Resources, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or download from website: www.washcolibrary.org

Deadline:  5:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015EOE
Email: admhr@washcolibrary.org
Fax: 301-739-7603

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Library reserves the right to not fill a position if there is not a qualified candidate.

Library Assistant I – Substitute

The Washington County Free Library has a 12-16 hr. /wk. opening in the Circulation Dept.  No benefits. 

Duties include: assisting patrons with charging, discharging library materials, data entry, shelving books and materials, and other duties as assigned. 

Required skills, knowledge and abilities: Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.  HS graduate or equivalent.  Previous library experience preferred but not a requirement.  Candidate must have excellent direct-contact customer service skills; demonstrate interest in libraries; the ability to work individually and with others. Interested candidate must be able to work a schedule that includes evenings, Saturday and Sunday. 

Application can be downloaded from our website at www.washcolibrary.org.  Submit your application and email it to admhr@washcolibrary.org or mail to Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac Street, and Attn: Human Resources, Hagerstown, MD 21740.  

Fax: 301-739-7603
Application Deadline: 5PM, Friday, June 5, 2015


Library Associate I - This is a 20 hrs./wk.   Schedule: Tuesday, 10-2PM; Wednesday, 10-7PM and Thursday, 10-7PM.

Duties include: Planning and carrying out  Toddler/pre-school story time; library duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KSA: BA degree is required, experience in programming, basic computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills; flexibility and initiative. Must be able to secure certification from the MSDE as a Library Associate within 24 months following appointment.

Apply: Submit Application and resume  to  Human Resources, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or download from website: www.washcolibrary.org

Deadline:  5:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015.  EOE
Email: admhr@washcolibrary.org
Fax: 301-739-7603

Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in programming for infants and preschoolers.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary rate will be discussed at interview.

The Library reserves the right to not fill a position if there is not a qualified candidate.

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