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Comic Con 2015


Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Saturday, August 13 ♦ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy a day filled with everything comic. This event is FREE and open to all age groups! There will be gaming, vendors, speakers, drawing workshops and much more. Come dressed as your favorite character and enter our costume contest.


For more information, contact Cyndi Powell at (301) 739-3250 x 270 or visit the Library’s Facebook Page.




Music-Michael DeLalla-July 2016


Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

301-739-3250 x 163

Sunday, July 10 ♦ 3:00 PM

For almost 30 years, guitarist and composer Michael DeLalla has been serving up a delicious brew of solo guitar compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes gathered worldwide, steeped with his classical training and seasoned with his jazz, Celtic and folk stylings. His fluency on classical, 12-string, and steel-string acoustic guitar showcases gifted improvisation and dazzling technical facility that never sacrifices the richness and poignancy of his compositions.

Michael characterizes his concert performance as a “journey” shared with his audience. While the music showcases his particular virtuosity his sometimes-wry, sometimes-poignant stories and observations of the experiences that are behind the pieces result is not just a collection of instrumental works but also a narrative of his travels and travails found in his varied musical habitats, from a capella kan e diskan in Breton Gaelic, to evocations of Japanese koto music and the North African o’ud, to tweaking the nose of the classical music world with his raucous “Piece for Steel Drum (If I Played Steel Drum)”.
 

Register to attend this free concert at the link below.
http://washcolibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=15708&ret=eventcalendar.asp




SRC-Fit in Boonsboro Program


Kids ages 5 –10, join Heidi Bodenheimer, the manager of Fit In BoonsBoro, for a high energy, dance/drumming fitness experience. This type of fitness not only stimulates the entire body and brain, but introduces the joy and excitement that working out has to offer, encouraging the importance of health and wellness.

June 15 @ Smithsburg Branch Library - Wednesday, 11:00 AM

June 29 @ Boonsboro Branch Library - Wednesday, 11:00 AM

July 11 @ Hagerstown Fletcher Branch Library - Monday, 11:00 AM

July 13 @ Clear Spring Branch Library - Wednesday, 11:00 AM

July 20 @ Hancock Branch Library - Wednesday, 9:30 AM

July 27 @ Williamsport Memorial Branch Library - Wednesday, 11:30 AM

** A Summer Reading Club Program




Get Empowered


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

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.  Kelly Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, will be the keynote speaker.  Workshops include resume writing, vision board creation, mock interviews, networking, career coaching and more!                      

Call Michelle at 301-739-3250 x 326, or Kathleen at 301-739-3250 x 166.  Email questions may be sent to ref@washcolibrary.org.    

You won’t want to miss this FREE event!




Jobs Thru the Side Door


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

Jobs Through the Side Door

Tuesday, June 28 ♦ 6:00 PM

Job websites are not the only place to find jobs.  Learn about ways you can get through the side door (networking, job placement) and find a job that fits you!

Call 301-739-3250 x 326 for information.




Zootopia_Fletcher


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

Phone: 301-739-3250 x 250

Saturday, July 2 ♦ 2:00 PM

Zootopia (PG)

Zootopia is a city like no other that is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde. Zootopia is a city like no other that is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde.

Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Library




Boonsboro_Author Richard Cook


Boonsboro Branch Library
401 Potomac St.
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Phone: 301-432-5723

Wednesday, July 27 ♦ 6:00  PM

Local author, Richard Cook, will talk about his most recently published book Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension. This book describes Richard's lifelong spiritual quest and his perspective on the extraordinary spiritual changes taking place in the world today.




BNS_Author Warren Gray


Boonsboro Branch Library
4014 Potomac St.
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Phone: 301-432-5723

Secrets of the Pyramids with Author Warren Gray

Thursday, August 18  @ 6:00 PM

The Pyramids of Giza were supposedly built by three Egyptian pharaohs, or were they?  Simple mathematics dictatethe physical impossibility of expertly installing the 2.3 million stone blocks of the Great Pyramid in just 23 years (12 million minutes), when it is impossible even today.   Did the ancient Egyptians have significant help, or did someone elsebuild the fantastic Pyramids of  Giza?




SRC-Child Yoga


Calling all 6 - 12 year olds for a fun way to move like a cat, stretch like a dog, balance like a stork, and stand tall like a mountain!

Join Simone Heurich for a 45 minute introductory yoga program in which you can have fun moving your body, feeling peaceful in your mind and joyful in your heart. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my love of yoga with you!!!

June 20 @ Smithsburg - Monday, 11:00 AM
June 30 @ Sharpsburg - Thursday, 3:30 PM
July 26 @ Keedysville - Tuesday, 4:00 PM
August 2 @ Hancock- Tuesday, 1:00 PM
August 2 @ Clear Spring - Tuesday, 3:30 PM
August 8 @ Hagerstown - Monday, 11:00 AM




SRC-Wrestling


Plan to step into the arena with Maryland Championship Wrestling!

Champion wrestlers will visit each branch library to talk about wrestling, how they got into the sport, and read a few stories! The wrestlers will be bringing their championship belts, goodies for the kids, and be available for pictures.

July 5 @ Smithsburg- Tuesday, 12:00 PM
July 5 @ Boonsboro- Tuesday, 2:30 PM
July 5 @ Keedysville- Tuesday, 4:00 PM
July 5 @ Sharpsburg- Tuesday, 6:00 PM
July 15 @ Hancock - Friday, 11:00 AM
July 15 @ Clear Spring- Friday, 1:00 PM
July 15 @ Williamsport - Friday, 3:00 PM
July 15 @ Hagerstown- Friday, 5:00 PM




SRC_How To Train Your Noggin Puppet Show


The WCFL Players present  a summer reading themed puppet show featuring Fitwit the Viking, plus an interactive Elephant and Piggie reader's theater and a craft. For all ages.

July 26 @ Boonsboro- Tuesday ♦ 11:00 AM
July 27 @ Hancock - Wednesday ♦ 1:00 PM
July 27 @ Clear Spring- Wednesday ♦ 3:30 PM
July 29 @ Smithsburg- Friday ♦ 11:00 AM
August 3 @ Williamsport - Wednesday ♦ 11:30 AM
August 4 @ Sharpsburg- Thursday ♦ 3:30 PM
August 5 @ Hagerstown- Friday ♦ 11:30 AM




ClrSpr - Master Gardeners _Aug 2016


Clear Spring Branch Library
12624 Broadfording Rd
Clear Spring, MD 21722

Phone: 301-842-2730

Wednesday, Aug. 3 ♦ 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Washington County Master Gardeners will be available with helpful tips on the versatile tomato and to answer your gardening questions.




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:  Friday, July 1, 2016


Adult Services Associate Librarian I Substitute
 
The Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library has an immediate opening for a substitute position.  This is an 8-16 hrs. /wk. position in our Adult Services Dept.  Rotating schedule, with alternating Saturday, occasional Sunday and evening hrs.  Starting wage is $17.66/hr.  
 
Duties include: assisting the public in the use of library resources, facilities, and equipment; answering a wide range of reference questions by phone, email, and walk-in patrons; and other duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: BA; strong computer skills a must, excellent oral and written communication skills; flexibility and initiative.  Previous library experience desired.  Must secure MD Certification within 2 years of appointment.
 
To Apply: Submit an application for employment online that can be downloaded from website www.washcolibrary.org. Mailing formation: 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.



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