Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Calvert Library Foundation Hosts Gala Art Auction (press release)

For Immediate Release

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Gala Art Auction Announced by Calvert Library Foundation

Saturday, October 25, starting at 7:00pm, the Calvert Library Foundation will host a live art auction at the Family Life Center at St. John Vianney in Prince Frederick to benefit the Calvert Library system.  The gala auction will feature original, framed works of art provided by the professional New York art house of Arin Ross Auctions in partnership with Marlin Art Inc.  Art will be available for all budgets and preferences.  Sports and music memorabilia will also be auctioned.  The auction will include over 100 works by international, professional artists plus generous donations of art, jewelry, excursions, services and more -- all presented by an engaging, professional auctioneer.   Additionally, there will be free “Taste of the Region” hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and live jazz, an art door prize valued at $150-200, a 50/50 raffle and cash bar. 

 

Tickets are $15 dollars in advance, and $20 dollars at the door.  

Event chair Kip At Lee observed, “Live, professional art auctions are an evening of fast-moving entertainment, and this promises to be among the best!  They’re good fun, whether you buy a work of art or not.  A perfect date night!” 

 

The doors will open at 7:00pm for refreshments, music and an opportunity to review the art to be presented; the auction itself will start promptly at 8:00pm.  Credit and debit cards, checks and cash will be accepted.  All proceeds will benefit the Calvert Library, serving all the people of Calvert County. 

 

Tickets and additional information are available at all Calvert Library branches.  You can also visit http://calvertlibraryfoundation.com or call 410-535-0291.  When you purchase a ticket, you will have an opportunity to indicate the type of art works you would like to be made available at the auction.

 

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Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410-535-0291

410-535-3022 (fax)

Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Concussion Documentary and Panel Discussion at Calvert Library (press release)

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis
Film & Panel Discussion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

Calvert Library and Calvert Soccer Association (CSA) are encouraging all athletes, parents of athletes and coaches to attend a conversation on concussions on Monday, September 29, at 6:30pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  The group will first view the 75-minute documentary, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis. The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Neurologist, Dr. Harry Kerasidis, Calvert Soccer Association President Mark McCormick, Football Coach Rick Sneade, and Prince Frederick Eagle President Billy Saunders.

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis is a documentary presenting the neurological findings about the chronic effects of head trauma and was directed by Steve James (Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams, Emmy Award winning The Interrupters).

Inspired by events from the book Head Games, written by former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis exposes a problem that has been described as a “silent epidemic on a global scale.”  Internationally respected medical experts, professional and amateur athletes and their families will offer eye-opening insights and cutting edge science on head trauma.  The film is rated PG-13.

When asked why CSA chose to fund this film showing and participate on the panel, Mark McCormick, President of CSA said, “CSA is looking forward to the opportunity to discuss this very important topic with the community and appreciates the staff of Calvert Library for organizing this event. Education is a key element to a program’s success in helping to prevent, and identify those that may require treatment for, any injury, especially concussions. Parents and coaches are the first line in observing the symptoms of these very serious injuries and how they react can sometimes mean the difference between whether someone recovers fully or not. We encourage anyone that participates or has family members that participate in any sport to attend this very timely event.” 

As for why Calvert Library has chosen this topic, according to Robyn Truslow who coordinates adult events for Calvert Library, “A major component of Calvert Library’s mission is lifelong learning. This workshop can help keep our many Calvert athletes safe and performing at their best and we are thrilled that CSA has made this event possible for the community. This is one topic among many that our customers are interested in learning about.  Join us for workshops on Elder Care, parenting, writing, genealogy and sports photography, just to name a few of our upcoming events.” For more information, contact Robyn Truslow at Calvert Library, 410-535-0291. 

 

 

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Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410-535-0291

410-535-3022 (fax)

Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!

 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Calvert Library OMOB events (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:00pm, Calvert Library kicks off a series of events and workshops related to the One Maryland One Book title, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.   The first event will be a Cinema CafĂ© showing of an Academy Award-nominated documentary about unaccompanied child migrants as they try to make their way, through Mexico, to the United States. We will follow this documentary with a discussion of the immigration question as it relates to children.  Lights go down at 6:00pm. Popcorn and coffee will be served.

 

The Distance Between Us is the author's compelling story of her childhood before and after entering the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant. At age nine the author left Mexico and the overburdened household of her stern grandmother and entered the U.S. to live with her father.  She quickly realized that life in America and with her father was far from perfect.  Her story opens up many avenues of conversation on dozens of themes such as the American Dream, family history, abuse, abandonment, immigration, poverty, ideals, freedom, opportunity, acceptance, diversity, education, home, pursuit of happiness and achievement.

Copies of the book are available at all Calvert Library locations and also can be downloaded as an audio or eBook from the library's website.  A few copies have been left in public places around the tri-county to be picked up, read, and passed on. Each library location will be hosting discussions of the book.  Calvert Library Prince Frederick hosts one on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm; Southern Branch on Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm; Fairview Branch on Wednesday, October 15 at 2pm; and Twin Beaches Branch on Monday, October 20 at 7pm. 

 

For those creative members of our community, the College of Southern Maryland Diversity Institute and the public library systems of Southern Maryland have partnered to put together a story writing contest on the themes found in the book.  The team expects to publish a book containing all acceptable entries and donate a copy of the book to each public library branch and each middle and high school media center in Southern Maryland.  In addition to the pleasure of seeing one’s words published, there will be a $100 prize for the winning entry in both the adult and youth categories.   Calvert Library will be hosting writing workshops for adults (Memoir & Creative Writing Workshops on September 10 and October 8) and teens (What’s Your Story? on September 25 and October 8) to provide editing support and writing inspiration.

 

For those who want to base their story on their family history, there will be a genealogy workshop on Monday, October 6 at 7pm focusing on immigration records, specifically Maryland records taught by National Archives Specialist, John Deeben.  This will include hands-on practice with the library’s subscription to Ancestry.com. 

 

Further discussions will center on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work around the theme, The Danger of a Single Story.  Her book Americanah and her TEDTalk will be discussed on separate dates in October.   These conversations will be facilitated by the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County as part of the Civil Discourse series.   Additional partners for Calvert Library’s One Maryland One Book activities include Calvert County Public Schools, College of Southern Maryland Diversity Institute, Friends of Calvert Library, Charles County Library, Maryland Humanities Council , Southern Maryland Regional Library Association and St. Mary’s County Library.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

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Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410-535-0291

410-535-3022 (fax)

Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Calvert Library Workshop for Nonprofit Organizational Stability (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

August 20, 2014

Nonprofit Sustainability

 

 

Pat Pascal of the Foundation Center, Washington, D.C. will present a two-hour workshop on organization sustainability for a non-profit organization.  In this class, we will define nonprofit sustainability, and then we will cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long-term sustainability for an organization. Learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.

This workshop will be held on Friday, September 5, from 10:00am-12:00pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  Space is limited. Registration required--contact Cathey Moffatt-Bush or Robbie McGaughran at 410-535-0291. 

 

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Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410-535-0291

410-535-3022 (fax)

Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Got Your Back: Self-Defense for Tweens at Calvert Library

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Beverly Izzi

Phone: 410-535-1291

 

 

GOT YOUR BACK: SELF-DEFENSE FOR TWEENS

 

When it comes to self-defense, Calvert Library’s got your back!

 

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm, Calvert Library is hosting Got Your Back: Self Defense for Tweens.  This is a free seminar led by Kyle Webber of Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick in which tweens in 5th to 7th grade will receive a hands-on crash course in situational awareness, body language, assertiveness, escape strategies, and improvisation. 

 

Registration for this event is required, and participants should plan to wear comfortable clothing that they are able to move in.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

To register or find out more information about this and other events, visit Calvert Library on the web at calvertlibrary.info or call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

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Calvert Library Prince Frederick

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD

20678

410-535-0291

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Beverly Allyn Izzi

Youth Services Coordinator

 

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

Calvert Library

410.535.0291/301.855.1862

Fax 410.535.3022

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Elder Care Series at Calvert Library (press release)

August 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Elder Care Series at Calvert Library

 

Calvert Library is partnering with a number of specialists to present a series on Elder Care this Fall.  The events will all be held on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  On September 9, Lee Ann Stedman, owner of Circle of Care and Lyn Striegel, attorney at an estate planning group and financial columnist, will be presenting Alzheimer’s and Dementias:  Planning in the Early Stages.  Attendees will learn the difference between normal signs of aging and signs of something more troubling.  You will be given tips on how to talk to your parents about their wishes early enough that their judgment hasn’t been altered.  You will learn about power of attorney, living wills, co-signing on accounts and managing passwords and medical records.  There will be time for questions and answers. 

 

            The second workshop planned for September 30, is Alzheimer’s and Dementias: Care Over Time which will address issues of keeping the mind and body active, communication and more.    Other topics will include Planning for Long Term Care, Warning Signs that Help is Needed, Dealing with Depression, Diet and Nutrition for Seniors and Fall Prevention.  Some of the presenters will include estate planning attorney Rose Crunkleton, Home Health Products Express owner Mimi Quade, social worker and Angels of Care owners Mattie & Tyler Stott and Chef/owner of No Thyme to Cook, Gwyn Novak. The complete schedule is available on the Calvert Library website, calvertlibrary.info.  

 

These workshops are free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but not required.  For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website at calvertlibrary.info

 

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Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410-535-0291

410-535-3022 (fax)

Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!

 

Citizen Scientists at Calvert Library (press release)

August 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Citizen Scientists at Calvert Library

 

Whether you are a conscientious parent, a science buff or a lifelong learner, you will enjoy the Citizen Scientist events Calvert Library is offering in September.  Environmental scientist, Jenna Luek, will present two interactive workshops on scientific themes that impact us in our daily lives.  On Thursday, September 4, the session will be Labels in our Lives at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  Luek will talk about the periodic table and explain how to interpret the ingredients list on household products and processed food items.  So if you wonder if it’s safe to wash your dishes in tetrasodium glutamate diacetate or if you are curious about that stuff in your coffee sweetener, you should be sure to attend. 

 

On Tuesday, September 23, Luek will give you a chance to beef up your understanding of the science we see on a daily basis.  Perhaps you want to make sense of the water quality report posted.  Or maybe you are suspicious of that article you saw in the newspaper.  We will discuss what makes science “science” and explore the scientific method. We will use examples of research to discuss common phrases in science reporting and potential research bias. You will leave this session better able to interpret the science you are exposed to in everyday life.

 

These workshops are free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but not required.  For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website at calvertlibrary.info.

 

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Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410-535-0291

410-535-3022 (fax)

Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!