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!

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Veterans Day On the Go to Memorials (press release)

October 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Calvert Library salutes our veterans on November 10!  Please drop by any Calvert Library for a sweet treat and to get information on local, regional and national veterans’ resources.    

 

Although all Calvert Libraries will be closed on November 11, a library “On the Go” trip is planned to go to the Korean Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.   Board a motor coach at Sunderland Park n Ride at 9 am and return there by 1 pm. Bus will drop off and pick up at Korean Veterans Memorial. You will have 2 hours to walk around the monuments. From the Korean Memorial it is a healthy walk to the Vietnam Memorial. Snacks (or a packed lunch) will be allowed on the bus and may be left on the bus. The $20 nonrefundable registration fee must be paid in person at any Calvert Library location. This trip will be held rain or shine.  Help Calvert Library salute our veterans by honoring their sacrifices.  For more information, call Joan Kilmon at 410-257-2411.

 

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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, October 21, 2016

Dr. Elspeth Ritchie to talk about Intimacy Post-injury (press release)

October 21, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

 

When we send our young men and women to war, they return to us forever changed by the experience. Are you a veteran with combat trauma? Do you know and love a veteran with combat trauma? 

 

“The mental health of our troops is very much a national security issue,” says Dr. Elspeth Ritchie, a former military psychiatrist who held the top mental-health job in the Army.  “If we don’t take care of our veterans, people aren’t going to want to sign up and join the military.”

 

Meet Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie at Calvert Library Southern Branch on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 3pm.  Col. Ritchie retired from the Army in 2010 after a distinguished career, culminating in a position as the Army’s top psychiatrist. She has written and lectured extensively on military mental health and women’s health issues. She is now the Chief of Mental Health for the Community Based Outpatient Clinics at the Wash VA. She frequently serves as an expert on military and veterans’ mental health issues.

 

She will present her most recent book, Intimacy Post-Injury: Combat Trauma and Sexual Health, and answer questions.  Other books include Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans, Forensic and Ethical Issues in Military Behavioral Health and Women at War.  She has authored over 200 publications.  Combat trauma is treatable.  Come learn more.  Books will be available for sale and signing. 

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!