Tuesday, August 25, 2015

September is Library Card SignUp Month (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

August 25, 2015                                                                                                     Contact:  Robyn Truslow

                                                                                                                                      410-535-0291

 

A Library Card: A Cool School Supply

 

Admit it, you have been telling yourself for months that you need to get a library card and find out what all the hoopla is about. Well, it’s time! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Calvert Library joins the American Library Association in a reminder that you, too, could say, “It’s the most valuable card in my wallet.” 

 

Perhaps even more vital than your own wallet is your child’s wallet…make sure that your student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card! Honorary Chair “Joe Cool” Snoopy knows that children who read and use the library perform better in school.  He asks, “What’s cooler than being cool?”  Of course, it’s having a library card!

 

Resources at Calvert Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for required reading, fun reading, entertaining and educational events, workshops and, of course, knowledgeable library staff. The library also offers a variety of digital resources including: e-books, e-magazines, downloadable movies and music (that’s some of the Hoopla!), reference resources, HelpNow! homework help and Brainfuse (free online tutoring) that can all be accessed online from anywhere.

Calvert Library provides learning opportunities for students of all ages. For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness; for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) classes and events. And psst…the library is a great parent-approved place to hang out with your friends. 

 

During the month of September, library card applications will be available in Walmart and Office Depot in Prince Frederick near the school supply lists since a library card is the most important school supply of all!

To get your free library card, visit Calvert Library with proof of your address and a parent if you are under age 16, or visit the library online 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!

 

Friday, August 21, 2015

(press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

(Photo attached is a previous dinner)

Don’t Miss the 2015 Awards Dinner --- a Wonderful Evening!

September 19th, 2015, 6:00PM, The Vianney Room, St. John Vianney Ch., Pr. Fred.

 

 


      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

       The Calvert Library Foundation Awards Dinner is an elegant evening of fine food, musical entertainment and good fellowship -- to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the Library, to the art of letters, or to the encouragement of reading.  The 2015 honorees are the Honorable Wilson H. Parran, (former President of the Board of County Commissioners) and Mr. M. Kiplinger Hine, Jr., (Chair, Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries (former President of the Calvert Library Board of Trustees and twenty-year Trustee).

 

Everyone is welcome at the Dinner.  Reservations are necessary and can be made at any Calvert Library location, or by mail addressed to Calvert Library Foundation, 850 Costley Lane, Prince Frederick, Maryland, 20678.  All proceeds of the Awards Dinner will benefit Calvert Library.

 

In addition to individual dinner donations of $100 per seat, the Foundation invites businesses and individuals to host one or more reserved tables for 8 people, in their name or in honor of a specified honoree, for $1000.  (A table host may pay the entire cost of the table and invite others as guests, or organize a table of friends who each reimburse the table host.)  The Foundation also welcomes business and individuals to be Sponsors of the event with gifts to the Library from $1000 to $5000. Sponsors will be prominently recognized at the Dinner and in associated media.   Arrangements for sponsorships can be made through the Foundation President, Mr. Scott Deacon, by email at skdeacon2@aol.com.

 

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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!

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cinema Cafe call for Volunteers and September movie based on Unbroken (press release)

Are you a movie buff or at least recognize the extra value one can get out of watching a movie with a group of people? And gee…free movie…that’s a good value, especially since Apex Cinema also donates popcorn to the event!  Calvert Library Prince Frederick offers a monthly series of films shown on the big screen every first Wednesday of the month starting at 6pm.  If you have suggestions about what the library should show, let a librarian know.  The library is also seeking volunteers to help run the series.  A volunteer would help select the movie, check for public performance licensing, request a copy of the film from the library, set up the room and introduce the film.  Sometimes the film lends itself to discussion afterwards and sometimes it’s just a great night out.   If interested in supporting the library and community building in this way, please contact Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291. 

 

In the meantime, on Wednesday, September 2, the Fall series kicks off with the film based on the historical nonfiction best-seller Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's captured by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.  Maybe your teen read this book for AP Literature or needs to watch the movie for AP World History?  Grab dinner beforehand and bring them along!  The movie is 137 minutes long and is PG-13.  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!

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Build your confidence with a self-defense workshop at Calvert Library (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

It’s a tough world out there.  Build your confidence and learn how to stay safe with a self-defense workshop at Calvert Library!

 

Back by popular demand, Kyle Webber of Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick will be bringing his expertise to Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, from 7:00-8:30 pm.  A martial artist who holds both a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo and a blue belt in Brazilian ju-jitsu, Master Webber will teach participants about situational awareness, escape strategies, assertiveness training, and basic striking techniques.  Don’t miss out…it might make all the difference.

 

Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, attendees are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.  Ages 16 and up; registration required.

 

For additional information, visit CalvertLibrary.info or calvertmartialarts.com on the web or call Molly Crumbley at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

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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, July 6, 2015

Calvert Library hosts another Concussion Discussion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Concussion Discussion with Children’s National Medical Center

 

Last fall, Calvert Library partnered with the Calvert Soccer Association to share more information about the potentially devastating effects of an ignored concussive head injury. The overall takeaway that evening was that even a mild concussive event should never be downplayed as “Just a bump on the head.” Someone who returns to their game or practice before their brain function is back to pre-injury baseline levels is at significant risk for a more severe or potentially catastrophic injury.

 

On Tuesday, July 14, 7-8:30pm, Calvert Library Prince Frederick and Calvert Soccer Association will host the Children’s National Medical Center Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program to improve the general knowledge and skill of those in our community who work with athletes and children regarding baseline testing and the specific treatment of people with concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.  If you or your child participates in sports; if you coach an athletic team or if you just play rough in your backyard and have been known to “see stars;” this class is for you. If you have friends, relatives or neighbors that this might apply to, please invite them. You might save a life or prevent permanent brain damage by learning how to respond to a “bump on the head.” If you are not able to attend, then you can explore the Children’s National Medical Center SCORE website to learn more about baseline testing and concussion recovery. You can even get an app for your phone to support the assessment of head injury since a concussion is not as obvious as, say, a compound fracture. The event will provide an opportunity for Q&A so come ready to learn how to keep your favorite athletes safe and healthy. For more information, call Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

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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, May 15, 2015

Promoting Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Community (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

The most recent tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and other similar situations across the country have rekindled a national conversation about the interaction between the police and the communities they serve. This topic has evoked highly charged verbal and physical confrontations between police and citizens. It has also sparked much discussion and debate within families, among community members and across our nation.

 

On Thursday May 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., numerous community organizations will gather to talk about the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens in Calvert County.  We invite all community members to be part of the conversation!

 

Join us at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B Multi-purpose Room to discuss what can be done to promote a healthy community and strengthen the partnerships necessary to prevent a crisis in police and citizen interaction. Participating organizations include Calvert County Fraternal Order of Police, Calvert County NAACP, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, Calvert Interfaith Council, Calvert Library, College of Southern Maryland Institutional Equity and Diversity Office, Concerned Black Men, Concerned Black Women, Community Mediation Center of Calvert, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Police and TRUST.

 

Law enforcement representatives and others will answer questions and participate in the conversation. Come share your experiences and thoughts to be part of the solution! 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, May 13, 2015

Pizza with a Side of Books at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2015


Contact:  Beverly Izzi

                    410-535-0291

 

Pizza with a Side of Books at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

 

Some of us love to read. Some of us love pizza. Some of us love both! And some of us who love both are teens! How about you? Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch is sponsoring “Pizza With a Side of Books.” If you are a teen who enjoys reading, come join us at Ledo’s Pizza in Chesapeake Beach, at 8406 Bayside Rd., on Tuesday, June 23rd, from 6 to 8 PM.  We’ll talk about what we’ve been reading and what we have especially liked, make recommendations of our favorite titles and series…and eat pizza! No need to prepare with any special reading, and free of charge! And maybe add plans to get together again! Be sure to register, though. We’ll need a head count! For information visit us at CalvertLibrary.info or call 410-257-2411.

 

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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