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January Library Events

Blue Ridge Summit Free Library

Standing Events

Monday- Lego and Wee Build Creation night!!! Let your imagination show its genius! All ages welcome. From 4 - 5:30 p.m..

Wednesday – Coffee club in the community room from 4 - 5:30 p.m.! Mingle with the gang for coffee, tea, puzzles, board games, coloring books, etc. Food donations appreciated.

Wednesday – VITT (very important teens and ‘tweens) night. The community room is reserved for teen use from 6 -7:30 p.m. Just hang out or play WII, play board games, do puzzles, eat snacks, watch movies, make movies, etc.!

Saturday - Join us at 11 a.m. for Story and Craft Hour and all of its festivities! What could be better than a great book, a good snack, and a fun craft?

Upcoming Special Events

Jan. 4th our new Adult Reading Group will be meeting at 6 p.m.. New members welcome.

On Jan. 9th we will have our first scherenschnitte get together of the New Year with Bill Hammann. New members are welcome, old members are appreciated. Please bring your knives and boards if previous students. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Makes a great family project!

The Digital Graphics Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan 10th and Jan. 24th. Come to learn or come to help! We will be creating new graphics, animated and static, for our digital sign.

Deadline for sign up and fee payment for our "Grow a Groundhog" workshop and story time is Jan. 11th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Space is limited to 12. Sign up at the library. $5/child, ages 4-12

On Jan. 11th we will be showing the FREE family movie "Despicable Me 3", rated PG. Movie starts at 6 p.m.. "Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist."

Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will be closed on Jan 15th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

The Summit Stitchers Quilt Club is meeting on Jan. 16th at 5:30 p.m. New members and new projects always welcome! Any skill level may attend.

Jan. 17th birthday bash for Nancy Bert in the community room from 4 -6 p.m.! If you didn’t get a chance to say thank you for all of her years serving the community in December, here’s your chance.

Join us on Jan 18th from 4 -7 p.m. for a Winter Accessories and Gift Swap at the Library. Bring your new or gently used winter accessories (hats, scarves, gloves, etc…) and any new gift you wish to exchange for the swap.

Our new Fantastical Fables and Films from Far Away club is meeting on Jan. 22nd at 6 p.m.. Movies, graphic novels, books, and cool crafts will be showcased.

The free adult movie "Dunkirk", rated PG-13, will be shown on Jan. 25th at 6 p.m.. "Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II."

On Jan. 30th we will be holding our second Noah’s Ark Animal Workshops. "Grow A Groundhog" and read a story with us from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the library. Space is limited to 12. Sign up at the library by Jan. 11th. $5/child, ages 4-12.

Watch the free movie classic "Groundhog Day", rated PG, starring Bill Murray on Feb 1st! "A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. " Movie starts at 6 p.m.. Start your Groundhog Day celebrations with a smile!

Frederick County Library Events

Emmitsburg Programs

Caregiver Connection & Coffee Break (Adult) – Jan 3, 11 - 11:30 a.m.. Network with other caregivers and learn about childcare resources. Refreshments for adults and playtime for children provided.

Homeschool Connection (Grades 1-5) - Jan 3 – Lego WeDo, Jan 17 - Winter Books and Art, Feb 7 - Library Olympics, Feb 21 – Cubetto. Register at 301-600-6329 or

Legos WeDo Explorations (Grades 2-5) - Jan. 6, 11 – noon. Explore science through robot-based learning with LEGO(R) WeDo. Participants will engineer, code, and experiment. Register For Event at 301-600-6329 or

R.E.A.D.® with Wags for Hope (Grades K-5) – Jan. 18, 5 - 6 p.m.. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

Winter Books and Art (Grades K-5) – Jan. 20, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.. Winter stories and a birch tree art project. Register for Event at 301-600-6329/

DIY Lava Lamps (Grades 6-12) - Jan. 20, 1 - 2 p.m.. Build a lava lamp using household ingredients.

Resume and Career Coaching Workshop (Adult) – Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Resume, job-seeking, and interview tips and tricks from a professional career coach. Snow date 1/30.

Thurmont Programs

School Skills for Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) - Tuesday, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1 - 1:30 p.m.. Practice school-readiness skills with cutting, tracing, play, and other literacy activities.

Hello Holidays Art Series: Paint A Glass Ornament (Adult, Teens) - Jan. 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m.. Artist Michele Maze of Seven Dragonflies Studio provides hands-on instruction to help you create a holiday ornament on glass. All supplies provided. Register also for additional workshops to be held February 7. Register for event at 301-600-7212 or

Introduction to Role-Playing Games (Grades 4-10) - Jan. 6, 2:30 - 4 p.m.. Learn the basics of tabletop role-playing games and play through a short adventure.

Teen Art Academy (Grades 6-12) - Jan. 8 & 9, 1 - 2:30 p.m.. Learn printmaking and stamping techniques to create a masterpiece. Register for event at 301-600-7212 or

Thurmont Friends Book Club (Adult) - Jan. 8, 7 - 8:30 p.m.. Hosted by the Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library and open to adult readers in the community who are interested in discussing books. Contact the Thurmont Regional Library at 301-600-7212 for information.

Tinkercad and 3D Printing (Grades 5-12) - Jan. 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.. Two-part series. Jan. 11 - Learn the basics of Tinkercad to create your design. Jan. 13 - 3D print your design!

Chess Club (All Ages) - Jan. 13, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. Beginners to advanced players welcome. Learn, play and sharpen your skills.

Wii Winter Party (Grades 6-12) -, Jan. 18, 3 - 4 p.m.. Play Wii, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes.

Backyard Bird Feeders (Grades K-5) - Jan. 20, 11 - 11:30 a.m.. Help the birds in your yard survive the cold winter weather by making a backyard bird feeder! All materials provided.

We Must Now Return to Virginia: Robert E. Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg (Adults) - Jan. 22, 7 - 9 p.m..,

Local history discussion on the retreat of Lee and his troops through Northern Frederick County presented by Jonathan Weller from the National Park Service. Snow date is Jan. 29 at 7 p.m..

Fun With Magnets! (Grades K-5) - Jan. 25, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.. Explore magnets with games and crafts!

Fun With Magnets! (Grades K-5) - Jan. 26, 3 - 4 p.m.. Explore magnets with games and crafts!

R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope (Grades K-5) - Jan. 27, 11 – noon. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

Winter Carnival (Ages 0-10) - Jan. 29, 11 – noon. Activities, games, and prizes that are sure to chase away the winter doldrums.

Curious Minds: Spending Less, Eating Better (Adults) - Jan. 29, 2 - 3 p.m.. Debbie Rhoades, Extension Educator from University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, shares money saving strategies to start the New Year with better eating habits for less money.

Lego Challenge: Mysterious Landmarks (Grades K-6) - Jan. 30, 2:15 - 3 & 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.. Discover mysterious landmarks from around the world, then build your own!