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

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

International Bestselling Author Nadia Hashimi at Calvert Library Prince Frederick (press release)

International Best-Selling Author Nadia Hashimi
Discusses Her Book The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

 

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

 

International bestselling author, Goodreads Best Fiction and Best Debut Author finalist Nadia Hashimi will be visiting Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Tuesday, May 19, at 7pm to discuss her book The Pearl That Broke Its Shell.  Over the past fourteen years, the world has learned a lot about Afghanistan, including the struggle women face in that country.  Hashimi tells a compelling story about a lesser known practice called bacha posh.  An Afghan family without sons will disguise a young daughter as a boy until puberty in order for that child to have the freedom to run errands, escort sisters and so on.  Her main characters are generations apart but have remarkably similar stories.  Their stories are interwoven with the history of Afghanistan in the early 20th century and a more contemporary Afghanistan shortly after the fall of the Taliban regime.  Hashimi says that she “wrote this story to share the experience of Afghan women in a fictional work that is made up of a thousand truths.”  Khaled Hosseini, New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner said of the book, “Her always engaging multigenerational tale is a portrait of Afghanistan in all of its perplexing, enigmatic glory, and a mirror into the still ongoing struggles of Afghan women.” 

 

Dr. Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey.  She works as a pediatrician and resides in Maryland with her husband, three children, and their African Grey parrot. Join us to learn more from Nadia Hashimi and to talk about the book. Copies of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell will be available for purchase and signing, $20 cash only.  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

rtruslow@somd.lib.md.us  

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Meet Chidlren's Author Maryann Cusimano Love (press release)

April 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Are you trying to come up with a Mother’s Day gift that is touching but simple?  Visit Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch on Saturday, May 9, 2-3 pm to meet author Maryann Cusimano Love.  Love is a New York Times Best Selling children’s author and her books can melt the heart of any parent or grandparent.  She has sold more than a million copies of such favorites as You Are My I Love You and You Are My Wish.  Several of her books appeal to the love between parents and children and grandparents and grandchildren.  A perfect pre- Mother’s Day treat!  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

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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, April 8, 2015

Calvert Library to show film based on Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel Gone Girl (press release)

April 8, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

 

 On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick for an exclusive screening of the acclaimed film based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Gone Girl. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary.  Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion.  Husband-of-the-year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.  With an all-star cast of Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike this film directed by David Fincher is a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller. 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!

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Manga Otaku Creator's Nights at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 2, 2015

 

Contact:  Beverly Izzi

                    410-535-0291

 

 

In early 2015, Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch offered a new attraction, “Manga Otaku Creator’s Nights” for teens and tweens. The response from the public was so overwhelmingly enthusiastic  that we are keeping it all year! On the first Tuesday of every month, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at the Twin Beaches  Branch, comics and manga fans from ages 10 to 17 can come to draw and write their own comics! Artist and illustrator (and Calvert librarian) McNevin Hayes will guide you through the basics of story layout, thumbnails, and character construction.  Japanese style snacks will be provided.  Come to as many or as few as you like! Be sure to register, though; space is limited! For information visit CalverLibrary.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

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fandom Night for Teens At Calvert Library

 

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

 

Contact: Beverly Izzi

410-535-0291

 

Fandom Night for Teens

 

Show us your fandom at Calvert Library’s Fandom Night for teens ages 13 to 17. All fandoms are welcome – Nerdfighters, SuperWhoLocks, Star Wars, Sherlock, Hunger Games, etc. We’ll have  Fandom Trivia, a costume contest, creepypasta, and a raffle. How many fandoms can you name? Come, hang out and discuss your favorite or newest obsession. Let your fandom shine Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 to 8:30pm. For more information visit us at CalvertLibrary.info or call 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