Go, Do, Learn

August 15, 2008

Homeschool informational seminars

WILLIAMSPORT - Two free homeschool information seminars will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road.

Considering home-schooling? will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The seminar will cover how to get started, state laws, socialization, support groups, what to expect for high school, what a typical day might look like and how to "inspire a love for learning."

Curriculum options - will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The seminar will explore a wide variety of curriculum options, including extensive information about how to teach children with all types of learning styles.

The sessions will be presented by Amy Huffman. For information, call 301-766-0699.

Hospice camp for grieving children

Hospice of Washington County will hold a special camp for grieving children, teens and adults from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 12, at Hospice of Washington County, conference room, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. The camp is open to ages 6 years through adult. The camp is free. To register, call 301-791-6360.


Statewide reading program

Washington County Free Library and The Maryland Center for the Book, a program of The Maryland Humanities Council will hold a statewide community reading program - One Maryland One Book.

Pick up a copy of this year's selected book, "A Hope in the Unseen" by Ron Suskind, to read and plan to participate in some or all of the related programs happening throughout Washington County in September and October.

"A Hope in the Unseen" chronicles Cedric Jenning's journey from his high school in one of Washington, D.C.'s most dangerous neighborhoods to Brown University.

Jennings will speak at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive Hagerstown. The program is free and open to the public. The audience is invited bring a copy of the book for autographing. A limited number of books will be available for purchase after the talk. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 186, for information.

A community conversation based on the book will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Seating is limited. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a seat.

Many book discussion groups based at the various Washington County Free Library community branches will also discuss this book. Call your local branch for dates and information if you would like to participate in one of these discussions.

Books are available at the library in book discussion packets of 10 books and a reader discussion guide as well as individually. Discussion guides are available at all branches throughout the county if your book club would like to read and discuss this book. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a book or you can reserve a book at

Scrapbooking session

McCONNELSBURG, Pa. -A back-to-school scrapbooking crop session will be from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at McConnellsburg Lions Club Building. Spaces are limited. Call Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission Program Director Chanin Mountz at 717-987-3100 or 717-552-0071 to register.

Barnes & Noble story time

FREDERICK, Md. - Barnes & Noble, Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, offers story time at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

For information, call 301-698-0433 or e-mail

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