Friday, January 13, 2017

Books in Bloom (press release)

January 13, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Looking for spring?  For the second year in a row, Calvert Garden Club and Calvert Library will present Books in Bloom.  Books in Bloom are floral designs inspired by a component of a book such as its title, cover, or theme.  The principal goal of the event is to educate the public about floral design and provide an opportunity for the public to participate. However, “the event has wonderful added benefits such as bringing a peek of spring blooms to the library and featuring books that you may want to read in the future,” says Books in Bloom chair Vicki Geneva.   Last year’s Books in Bloom debut featured over 30 floral displays created primarily by Calvert Garden Club (CGC) members at all Calvert Library branches.  This year’s event promises to include just as many displays with the event committee hoping to have more floral displays created by the public.

 

To encourage the public to learn about floral design and make their own arrangements, the CGC is sponsoring a Floral Design Demonstration on Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. There are no fees, but registration is required through the library. At the demonstration, three CGC members will show the steps to create a design based on a library book.  Each demonstration will feature basic floral design techniques such as using tools, trimming and soaking oasis, and preparing and selecting flowers for line and color. “Even if you are a novice, learning the basic steps will help you understand the design process,” said coordinator Joyce Fletcher. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and help, plus one lucky winner will take home one of the arrangements created at the demonstration. 

 

The theme for Books in Bloom this year will be based on “My Favorite…” adult or children’s book and while CGC members will contribute their selections, the public is encouraged to participate in the floral displays as well.  Designs will be placed at all library branches from February 27 through March 1.  The public is invited to participate by registering to present a design, or to join in enjoying the beauty of the flowers.   For more information, contact Vicki Geneva, Books in Bloom chair, 410-610-4905 or check online at https://calvertgardenclub.com/projects.

 

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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, December 29, 2016

Fake News Is a Real Issue (Press release)

December 29, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Fake news gets a lot of action these days.  Some of it is meant to be ironic or satirical and perhaps that’s all just fun and games.  However, there are actually people out there who are manufacturing stories for a buck (online clicks do add up to cash for many).  Ferreting out fact from fiction turns out to be fiendishly confusing.

 

The research shows that humans “just wanna believe!” But it’s still more than embarrassing when we find out we’ve shared a fake story on Facebook.  The library can help! On Thursday, January 19 at 7pm, Calvert Library Prince Frederick will host information expert Ryan O’Grady to talk about how librarians evaluate information and information sources so that you, too, can confidently debunk the myths and be a contributing member of a more educated and civil community. 

 

Ryan O'Grady serves as the Deputy Manager in the SLRC Office at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland’s State Library Resource Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Ryan’s background centers on a combination of teaching, technology, media, and library experience. Ryan has received Master’s Degrees in Instructional Technology from Towson University and in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland. Ryan plays a pivotal role at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland’s State Library Resource Center with the recent launch of a Roving Reference service at the Library and is working on designing a docent program for Library tours and information.

 

For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or look 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!

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday events at Calvert Library (press release)

Winter is coming….and so are the holidays!  Whether that makes you feel merry or stressed, let Calvert Library help you celebrate the season in style.  With a variety of events for all ages, there is something for everyone this December at your local library.  For information about these or other events, please call 410-535-0291 or visit us on the web at calvertlibrary.info.

 

Gingerbread House Workshops

Saturday, December 3  /  10:00 AM & 2:00 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick & Southern Branches  /  All Ages

Saturday, December 10  /  10:00 AM & 2:00 PM  /  Calvert Library Fairview Branch & Twin Beaches Branch hosting at Northeast Community Center  /  All Ages

 

Come and celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house. Each participant is asked to bring a bag of any edible item to share with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses. Open to all ages, but each person making a house must be registered.

 

 

Shop with Friends

Saturday, December 3  /  9:00 AM-2:00 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /All Ages

 

Join the Friends of Calvert Library for some great gifts for the reader and library-lover in your crowd! We'll have like-new books and other gifts that readers would love for sale. A Friends membership makes a thoughtful gift as well!

 

Cinema Café

Wednesday, December 7  /  6:00 PM-8:30PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /  Adults

 

Our monthly Cinema Café film series is back with a holiday romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, and many other notable British actors.  It’s a gem of a film set in London during the busy holiday season. You may ask yourself, “What is ‘love’ actually?” Rated R.  Light refreshments.

 

Holiday Evening Storytime

Wednesday, December 7  /  6:30 PM-7:30 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /  Children

Thursday, December 8  /  6:30 PM-7:15 PM  /  Calvert Library Southern Branch  /  Children

Thursday, December 8  /  7:00 PM-7:45 PM  /  Calvert Library Fairview Branch  /  Children

Wednesday, December 14  /  6:30 PM-7:15 PM  /  Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch  /  Children

 

Celebrate winter holidays around the globe with stories, songs, traditions and treats. No registration. Children of all ages.

 

Teen Movie Night

Tuesday, December 13  /  6:00 PM-8:30 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /  Teens

 

Come hang out for movie night - popcorn and fun times included!  Join Nemo and friends in finding Dory!

 

Get in the Holiday Spirit

Thursday, December 15  /  7:00 PM-8:30 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /  Adults

 

Get in the Holiday Spirit with members of the Chesapeake Garden Club. Come enjoy refreshments, music, and new ideas for decorating. Watch flower arrangements created and get the chance to win them! Limited attendance, so please sign up and save yourself a seat.

 

On the Go to Festival of Lights

Friday, December 16  /  4:30 PM-9:30 PM  /  Sunderland Park ‘n Ride  /  All Ages

 

Calvert Library is on the go!  Join us as we take a motor coach to the Washington DC Temple to see over 650,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a life-size Nativity, international Crèches and a musical performance by the Sundwall Family Singers.  Rain or shine, we depart from the Sunderland Park ‘n Ride at 4:30 PM and return by 9:30 PM.  $20 nonrefundable tickets can be purchased at any Calvert Library location.  Bring your own snacks to enjoy on the bus as no food is allowed at the Visitors’ Center.

 

Holiday Concert & Sing-along

Monday, December 19  /  7:00 PM-8:00 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /  All Ages

 

It’s a holiday tradition—visit the library for the always-popular holiday concert and singalong!  Vocalists Emily Bowen Mudd, Nathan Bowen, Jennifer Cooper, and Peter Crews will be accompanied by the talented Sandy Griese and will share some of their favorite seasonal tunes to get you in the holiday frame of mind.  The concert will culminate in a singalong for the whole family, with a side of hot cocoa!  Pajamas and holiday-themed sweaters welcome.

 

Ready, Set, Snow!

Tuesday, December 20  /  6:30 PM-8:00 PM  /  Calvert Library Prince Frederick  /  Tweens

 

Do you wanna build a snowman?  Bonnie Blackwell, from Sweet Dreams Candy Shoppe in St. Leonard, will help tweens in 5th-7th grades do just that with a candy-decorating workshop!  Participants will get plenty of hands-on experience while they learn about the history of chocolate and create their own festive snowman using marshmallows, melted chocolate, and other tasty ingredients.  Space is limited; register today for Ready, Set, Snow!

 

Countdown to Noon Year

Saturday, December 31  /  11:15 AM-12:15 PM  /  Calvert Library Southern Branch  /  Children

 

Get ready to make some noise for the New Year! Ring in 2017 at Calvert Library Southern Branch with stories, crafts and more. It'll all end with a big countdown to 12 o'clock--noon, that is--and an apple juice toast!

 

 

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, November 17, 2016

Ready, Set, Snow! Candy Snowman Making for Tweens at Calvert Library

PRESS RELEAD

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Beverly Izzi

Phone:    410-535-0291 ext. 224

 

Ready, Set, Snow! Candy Snowman Making for Tweens at Calvert Library

 

Do you wanna build a snowman?  How about an adorable—and edible--one?  That’s exactly what we’ll be doing at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

 

Bonnie Blackwell, from Sweet Dreams Candy Shoppe in St. Leonard, will help tweens in 5th-7th grades get a jump on winter with a candy-decorating workshop!  On Tuesday, December 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, participants will get plenty of hands-on experience while they learn about the history of chocolate and create their own festive snowman using marshmallows, melted chocolate, and other tasty ingredients.

 

Space is limited; register today for Ready, Set, Snow!

 

For more information about this event, call 410-535-0291 or visit the library on the web at calvertlibrary.info

 

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Beverly Allyn Izzi

Youth Services Coordinator

 

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410.535.0291 ext. 224

Fax 410.535.3022

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Calvert Library Southern Branch hosts "Upcycle Before You Recycle"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Calvert Library Southern Branch invites you to join the Green Crafters as they celebrate National Recycling Month on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm.  Learn about recycling in Calvert County from Recycling Specialist Keith Roumfort.  What can currently be recycled in Calvert? Where do our recycled papers, plastics, computers, and tires go? Local mixed media artist Tammy Vitale, and green crafters Jo Ruggieri and Maria Mayhew will talk about how they design and create jewelry, furniture, tote bags, floor cloths, mosaics, and more from found objects, keeping them out of the waste stream. Upcycle before you toss or recycle.  For more information contact Nancy Radcliffe 410-326-5289.

 

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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, November 3, 2016

National Parks 100th Birthday event at Calvert Library (press release)

November 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

 

Perhaps you have heard that the U.S. National Park Service is celebrating its 100th Birthday?  Calvert Library Prince Frederick invites second through fifth graders to the party on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm!  Learn how the U.S. National Park Service began and fun facts about the Parks throughout the United States.  Make park-inspired crafts and play.  According to Shannon Storm, Public Services Librarian, “The story of how the U.S. National Park Service began is an important part of our history that shows the value our government places on preserving the natural beauty of the United States. Fostering an appreciation for nature and the environment with children is essential to maintaining these areas for generations to come.” Please register online at http://calvertlibrary.info or call 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!

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Calvert Library Prince Frederick celebrates it's 10th Anniversary!

Can you believe that it’s really been 10 years?  It has!

Calvert Library Director Carrie Plymire invites you to join other library luminaries at 11am on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Calvert Library Prince Frederick to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in 850 Costley Way.  Many people have had a hand in making this space a true flagship for the community. The physical building itself reflects the history and culture of our county.  The activities that take place here inspire, inform and build community. The library represents lifelong learning, opportunity and possibility.  It is an asset worthy of celebration.

The event will immediately follow our regular Saturday Storytime and precede Calvert Library’s kick off of the 2nd Annual Maryland STEM Festival with an interactive exposition of some of the STEM activities Calvert Library offers throughout the year.  So if you are able to stay past noon, you will be able to meet some of the children impacted and experience some of the inspirational learning activities offered by Calvert Library.

Please RSVP to Robyn Truslow at rtruslow@calvertlibrary.info or call 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!