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Washington County Free Library hosts week of no-TV activities

April 18, 2008

To celebrate TV Turn-off Week, April 21 to 25, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, is hosting a series of events. Activities include music, art, storytelling and, of course, reading books.

For more information, contact the Children's Department of the Library at 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

All week long

Stop by to see the Turn Off Your TV Poster Contest winners in the Children's Department.

Monday, April 21

Family Music Night, 5 to 8 p.m. - Children can make a French Horn out of a garden hose, funnel and duct tape. Supplies are limited, so get here early.

Tuesday, April 22

Family Game Night, 5 to 8 p.m. - Bring a favorite family game or play one of ours.

Wednesday, April 23

Family Art Night - Two ways to join the fun. From 5 to 8 p.m., make art with supplies and books provided by library staff. At 7 p.m., Kent Roberts will lead a cartooning workshop. Open to 20 participants age 8 and older; call 301-739-3250, ext. 132, to preregister.

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Thursday, April 24

Appalachian Storytime with Mr. Jeff, 7 p.m. - The whole family is invited to join Mr. Jeff for songs and yarns from the mountains. Be sure to wear your pajamas.

Friday, April 25

Turn Off Your TV Poster Contest winners' Open House Reception, 5 to 6 p.m. - Punch and cookie reception to celebrate Turn Off Your TV Poster Contest winners and present prizes.

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