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Author Spotlight: Terry Pratchett

HE’S AMAZING, HE’S WONDERFUL, YOU SHOULD READ HIS BOOKS, JUST TRUST ME… is what I would say if I were talking to a friend about Terry Pratchett, one of my all-time favorite authors. Since you can’t see me excitedly waving my hands around, or bear witness to the stupid grin on my face, I will have to explain with words wh...

Enjoy the Harvest!

This time of year is ripe with fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden, famers’ markets and farm stands. So delicious! You can save a taste of summer by making preserves or jellies, pickles, drying or freezing this summer’s bounty. The library has an extensive cookbook section which includes books on canning and preserv...

Video Game Spotlight: Stardew Valley

In these stressful times, we all could use a bit of comfort. What better way to treat yourself and stave off cabin fever than by getting lost in the world of a rich and comforting game? Although Stardew Valley is on our shelves as a Juvenile title due to its E10+ ESRB rating, and although it is a great game for the whole fa...

Do You Zoom?

What is Zoom? Have you Zoomed yet?  No, it’s not a car commercial, it is a popular platform for virtual meetings and events that has become very prevalent in the age of COVID 19. More and more, people and groups are holding meetings and events virtually from religious services, to book clubs, to library programs...

New Walking Trail at Bowman Library!

If you have been to the Bowman Library in recent weeks you probably noticed a lot of earth moving equipment in the parking lot. Frederick County Parks and Recreation has been very busy constructing the new walking trail around Lakeside Lake and we are excited about it! Officially named the “Bowman Lake Trail” and desig...