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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.




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!




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_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.




Ronald McDonald at FLetcher-Aug 2016


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

Phone: 301-739-3250 x 250

Monday, August 1 ♦ 3:00 PM

Ronald McDonald will be visiting the Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Library on behalf of reading and literacy on Monday, August 1 at 3 pm.  The McDonald’s Owner-Operators of Greater Washington D.C., as part of a continued effort to support local libraries and encourage children to respect and value reading, McDonald's is giving back through sponsoring the Ronald McDonald Library Tour this summer.  As part of the tour, Ronald will be coming to perform his It's Book Time with Ronald show at the Washington County Free Library on August 1st at 3:00 pm for the children of Hagerstown.

The local McDonald’s Owner-Operators of Hagerstown, MD are donating $1,000to the children’s section of the library at the event.  There will also be special guest readers featured including Mayor Gysbert, and Pam Brubaker of the Books for Babies in Washington County program.

The library is requesting that all parents bring their children to the library to check out our books, movies, games, and meet Ronald McDonald on August 1 at 3:00 pm!  Be sure to check out all of the great programs that your library offers for children while you are here!




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 29, 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.

 

Library Assistant I – The Washington County Free Library Circulation Department Part Time 20 hours per week.  Some nights and weekends required.  High School Diploma or equivalent.  A full job description and application available on the library’s website at www.washcolibary.org.  Please submit application via email or mail to: Human Resource Washington County Free Library 100 S Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740
 
Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 5pm
 
Library Assistant I (Substitute) – The Washington County Free Library Circulation Department Part Time 12-16 hours per week.  Some nights and weekends required.  High School Diploma or equivalent.  A full job description and application available on the library’s website at www.washcolibary.org.  Please submit application via email or mail to: Human Resource Washington County Free Library 100 S Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740
 
Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 5pm



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