February 24, 2011
East Antietam Street at South Potomac Street in Hagerstown was closed to traffic Thursday as workers took down the exterior walls of the Washington County Free Library's Central Library in downtown Hagerstown. The demolition work is part of a $23.8 million project to renovate and expand the library. The library building at 100 S. Potomac St. closed Nov. 9, 2010, and two temporary branches opened about a week later. The $23.8 million project will nearly double the size of the central library to 84,758 square feet, officials have said.
October 26, 2007
Bookmobiles · St. James North area, 3 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 155, for stop locations. · Cross Creek, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 155, for stop locations. · Halfway area, 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 155, for stop locations. Toddler Time · Central Library, 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Ages 18 months to 3 years and caregiver. Registration is required.
September 18, 2009
The children's department at Washington County Free Library will sponsor an open house Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the central library in Hagerstown. The children's library staff will be on hand to introduce students and parents to the library's Web site, databases and new resources that will be showcased in the children's area. Mr. Jeff will present a special story time to celebrate the new school year.
August 26, 2010
Friday, Aug. 27 Sunrise Rotary meets at Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., 7:30 a.m. Lap sit for ages 18 months and younger, Boonsboro Free Library, 11 a.m. Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Central Library, 11 a.m. Story time for ages 3 to 5, Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m.
October 28, 2009
Local business leader Teresa Spruill, owner of Spruill Money Management and Organization Services, will lead a workshop on how to "Gain Control of Your Finances by Using a Budget" Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 12:15 p.m. at the Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown as part of the library's Brown Bag series. To register, call call 301-739-3250, ext. 136. Bring your lunch. The library will provide dessert and beverages.
January 15, 2009
In celebration of Children's Book Week, May 11 to 17, Washington County Library is sponsoring its third annual Create an Easy Picture Book Contest. Beginning as well as experienced authors are invited to write and illustrate a children's picture book. The contest includes five age divisions. There will be one winner for each age division. The age divisions are as follows: Children in grades two to three; grades four to five; grades six to eight; grades 9 to 12; and adult. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
December 27, 2012
Friday, Dec. 28 Sunrise Rotary meets at Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., 7:30 a.m. Lap sit for ages 18 months and younger, Boonsboro Free Library, 11 a.m. Story time for ages 3 to 5 years, Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m. Story time with Mr. Jeff, Central Library Downtown Branch, 59 W. Washington St., 11 a.m. Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 years, Central Library at North Pointe Branch, 11:30...