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May 31, 2007

Library introduces adult reading club



Washington County Free Library has added an adult summer reading club to its summer program schedule.

Adults 18 and older are invited to join the Summer Reading Club. Registration forms and book review forms will be available at the Central Library and all the branches effective Friday, June 1.

Adults interested in joining the Summer Reading Club are invited to a kick-off "Book Pot-luck" party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Participants are asked to come prepared to talk about what they plan to read this summer or about some of their favorite books and authors. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136 to let the library know you plan to attend.

A closing party is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Central Library.

Adult Summer Reading Club members:

· Must be at least 18 years old.

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· May read or listen to any fiction or nonfiction book.

· Should complete a short review form (available at any library location) for each item read or listened to between Friday, June 15, and Wednesday, Aug. 15.

· Turn in the book review form (one for each book) at any library location. Book review forms must be turned in to the library to be eligible for prize drawings. Drawings will be held at the Central Library each week for prizes.

· May only win one of the eight weekly prizes, but every review form submitted goes back into the drawing for the grand prize, so the more you read the more chances you have to win.

Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for more Summer Reading Club information.




Area artists sought for W.Va. annual show



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre is seeking artists for its second annual regional exhibit to be on display from Friday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 20. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 31. A $15 entry fee must accompany all submissions.

All artists who live or work within 90 miles of Martinsburg, W.Va., are eligible to apply. Application is open to all artists working in fine art, such as painting, printmaking, photography, works on paper and sculpture.

Other media will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Entries in film, video, and computer projects will be accepted; however, the artist must provide means for exhibiting their work at The Arts Centre (projector, monitor, laptop computer, etc.).

The Arts Centre encourages artists working in both traditional and contemporary forms to apply. New work from artists in the Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding region are being sought.

Download an application form at www.theartcentre.org; or call 304-263-0224.




Women's barbershop chorus seeks singers



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Freedom Valley Chorus, a prospective chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites women who enjoy singing to attend for an evening of fun and learning about singing in four-part harmony, barbershop style, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Monday, June 11, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, (U.S. 30 east). There is no cost or obligation. Enter from the rear parking lot.

For information, call Diana at 717-709-0179.




Teen filmmaking workshop set in W.Va.



Star Power! teen filmmakers' workshops will be held Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15. Seventh through ninth graders will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and 10th through 12th graders will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.

This program is intended for Berkeley County students; limited students from outside the county will be accepted.

Additional weeklong workshops will be scheduled if there is demand.

Students will work in production teams and learn filmmakers' skills including concept development, script writing, story boarding, character analysis, directing, acting, digital videography and digital film editing.

Instructors are Marianne Tomasic and Katherine Walsh Ryan.

Student films will be screened on Saturday, July 14.

Tuition costs $215 per student or $195 each for two or more siblings. Tuition includes workshop T-shirt, ticket to film screening, and a DVD of student's film.

For information or to register, call 304-283-8878 or e-mail FilmWorkshop@comcast.net.

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