Friday, July 25, 2014

On the Go with Calvert Library to the National Book Festival (press release)

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

July 25, 2014

 

On the Go with Calvert Library!

 

Tickets are now on sale for a bus trip to the Library of Congress National Book Festival, on Saturday, August 30.  For just $15.00, you can secure your seat for a ride to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the new indoor home of the National Book Festival.  The air-conditioned school bus will pick-up at 10 am at the Sunderland Park and Ride.  The bus will depart from the Convention Center at 5 pm.

 

Festival-goers can meet and hear from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, see special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of other activities.  Famous authors such as Sandra Day O’Connor, Lisa See, Cokie Roberts, Kate DiCamillo, E.L. Doctorow, Billy Collins, Molly Idle, Alice McDermott and Rep. John Lewis will be there.  There will be activities and authors of interest to everyone in the family.  Entrance to the National Book Festival is free!

 

For a complete listing of authors, and ongoing excitement visit www.loc.gov/bookfest/. Bus tickets must be purchased by August 23 and can be obtained at any branch of Calvert Library.

 

For more information, contact Joan Kilmon at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 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!

 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

RE: Tween Summer Book Fest at Calvert Library

 

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Beverly Izzi

                   410-535-0291

 

Tween Summer Book Fest is a popular annual series of hang-outs for 5th through 7th graders.  Our local tweens are invited to head to their local library throughout the summer to join the celebration as we read, eat, play, craft, and chat.  Even better: the first 10 to sign up for Book Fest each month will receive a free copy of the book to keep!

 

August gears up for a new school year with Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea.  5th graders at Snow Hill School start their school year with a new teacher, Mr. Terupt.  Mr. Terupt is a great teacher.  He understands them, is on their side, makes learning fun with his unique approach, and draws out their strengths no matter how much some of them try to resist him.  It may be their best year ever—until a simple prank has tragic results.  Soon the students are learning lessons of a new kind, lessons they never expected.

 

Tween Summer Book Fest will take place at the following locations and dates:

 

Calvert Library Prince Frederick: Tuesday, August 5th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Calvert Library Fairview Branch:  Monday, August 4th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch:  Tuesday, August 5th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Calvert Library Southern Branch:  Thursday, August 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Call your local library or stop by http://calv.lib.md.us for more information.  Registration will open a month before each event.  See you this summer!

 

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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

 

Tween Summer Book Fest at Calvert Library

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Beverly Izzi

                   410-535-0291

 

Tween Summer Book Fest is a popular annual series of hang-outs for 5th through 7th graders.  Our local tweens are invited to head to their local library throughout the summer to join the celebration as we read, eat, play, craft, and chat.  Even better: the first 10 to sign up for Book Fest each month will receive a free copy of the book to keep!

 

July’s book takes a walk on the wild side with Newbery Award winning The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate.  Ivan is an easygoing gorilla.  He lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade with his friends Stella the elephant and Bob the dog.  He is accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain, to watching TV, and to making his own painted pictures.  He hardly ever thinks about his old life in the jungle.  When Ruby, a terrified baby elephant taken from her family in the wild, joins their family, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. 

 

Tween Summer Book Fest will take place at the following locations and dates:

 

Calvert Library Prince Frederick: Tuesday, July 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Calvert Library Fairview Branch:  Monday, July 14th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch:  Tuesday, July 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Calvert Library Southern Branch:  Thursday, July 17th from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Call your local library or stop by http://calv.lib.md.us for more information.  Registration will open a month before each event.  See you this summer!

 

 

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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

 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Calvert Library Check Out Your Community Initiative (press release)

June 2, 2014

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

CHECK OUT YOUR COMMUNITY

at Calvert Library

 

Once upon a time, “there’s nothing to do” was a regular complaint from families in Calvert County.  This is no longer the case.  There are so many options for amazing learning, exploring, and lively entertainment that it’s hard to know where to start your weekend or summer vacation.  Calvert Library wants to help you discover these wonderful opportunities through their new initiative Check Out Your Community.  Thanks to the generous partnerships of area businesses and organizations, beginning June 2, you can check out free passes to various pools, parks, museums and other facilities.  Cove Point Park Pool, Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center, Calvert Marine Museum, Chesapeake Beach Waterpark, and Paddle or Pedal are just a few of the organizations participating in this exciting new program.   

 

Check out the program online at calvert.lib.md.us to find additional organizations who are contributing free passes or discounts through Check Out Your Community. Passes and discounts will be available for printing using an online reservation system created by Plymouth Rocket.  There will be some limitation to the number of passes you can check out over a certain period of time so that as many people as possible can benefit from the opportunity.

 

Calvert Library is committed to community-building and expects Check Out Your Community to connect Calvert citizens to enjoyable and intriguing experiences in our local area.  Library Director Carrie Plymire said, “so often we forget to explore and take advantage of things in our own backyards!  I hope this program helps families get out and play together this summer while saving money, helps grandparents with ideas of where to take the grandkids, and helps our local businesses and organizations market their terrific offerings more widely.”

 

Visit any Calvert Library location or online at calvert.lib.md.us for details.  Calvert Library is looking to add to its "Check Out Your Community" initiative; business owners and community partners interested in participating are encouraged to contact Colleen Cano, Calvert Library Southern Branch Manager, at ccano@somd.lib.md.us

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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, May 19, 2014

Tween Summer Book Fest at Calvert Library

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Beverly Izzi

                   410-535-0291

 

What do gorillas, ghosts, and snowballs have in common?  They’re all being featured this summer at Calvert Library’s Tween Summer Book Fest!

 

Tween Summer Book Fest is a popular annual series of hang-outs for 5th through 7th graders.  Our local tweens are invited to head to their local library throughout the summer to join the celebration as we read, eat, play, craft, and chat.  Even better: the first 10 to sign up for Book Fest each month will receive a free copy of the book to keep!

 

June’s featured book is Liesl and Po, a ghostly tale written by Lauren Oliver.  Liesl lives locked away in a tiny attic bedroom, imprisoned by her stepmother.  One night, a ghost named Po appears from the shadows along with ghost pet Bundle.  That same evening, an alchemist’s apprentice accidentally switches a box containing the Most Powerful Magic in the World with an almost identical box holding the ashes of Liesl’s father.  Soon all of these elements are drawn together on an extraordinary adventure filled with chases, magic, excitement, and wild humor.

 

July’s book takes a walk on the wild side with Newbery Award winning The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate.  Ivan is an easygoing gorilla.  He lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade with his friends Stella the elephant and Bob the dog.  He is accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain, to watching TV, and to making his own painted pictures.  He hardly ever thinks about his old life in the jungle.  When Ruby, a terrified baby elephant taken from her family in the wild, joins their family, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. 

 

August gears up for a new school year with Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea.  5th graders at Snow Hill School start their school year with a new teacher, Mr. Terupt.  Mr. Terupt is a great teacher.  He understands them, is on their side, makes learning fun with his unique approach, and draws out their strengths no matter how much some of them try to resist him.  It may be their best year ever—until a simple prank has tragic results.  Soon the students are learning lessons of a new kind, lessons they never expected.

 

Tween Summer Book Fest will take place at the following locations and dates:

 

Calvert Library Prince Frederick: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 17th, July 15th, and August 5th

 

Calvert Library Fairview Branch:  Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 16th, July 14th, and August 4th

 

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch:  Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 17th, July 15th, and August 5th

 

Calvert Library Southern Branch:  Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 19th, July 17th, and August 7th

 

Call your local library or stop by http://calv.lib.md.us for more information.  Registration will open a month before each event.  See you this summer!

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Beverly Allyn Izzi

Youth Services Coordinator

 

Calvert Library

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410.535.0291/301.855.1862

Fax 410.535.3022

 

iPad Mini winner (press release)

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Betty Simonds of Dunkirk won the iPad Mini raffled off by Calvert Library.  Prince Frederick Branch Manager Marcia Hammett said, “A library Friend donated the iPad Mini as a fun way to celebrate our new library software Go Live date.  The new catalog works so well on tablets and smartphones!  The raffle raised over $500 that the Friends will use to provide extras for the library.”

 

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 7, 2014

(press release) Calvert Library hosts award-winning movie in June

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick for a viewing of an award-winning film based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film chronicles the true life 2009 hijacking of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates and features Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips. Lights go down at 6:00 pm and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30pm.  Light refreshments and coffee will be served.  For more information call Robyn Truslow 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!