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

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Maximizing Your Credit Score, Minimizing Your Debt (press release)

March 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

 

Ah, that magical number, the credit score! Do you wish you knew all the secrets to having a good one? As part of Money Smart Week, Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting Maryland Cash Campaign on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00pm to present a workshop, Maximizing Your Credit Score, Minimizing Your Debt. Credit reporting and credit scores will be unmasked. Attendees will learn how to build credit and how to choose the best credit cards, car loans, student loans and mortgages.  This session will be perfect for teens heading off to college, those looking to enter the housing market and anyone looking to increase their “money smarts!”  Registration requested at CalvertLibrary.info or call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-091 or 301-855-1862.

 

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Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension and the American Library Association.

 

Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

 

Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt and retirement. To learn more about Money Smart Week® visit, www.moneysmartweek.org  

 

 

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, March 25, 2015

An Evening of Russian Poetry at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch (press release)

April 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

This April, celebrate National Poetry Month with Russian poetry.  Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch invites you to An Evening of Russian Poetry on Wednesday, April 29, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  This event is free.  Enjoy Russia’s rich poetic tradition through ancient to modern times.  A selection of poetry will be presented from beloved poets and a few of the unfamiliar. Readings will be in Russian and English, with a short discussion about each poet.  Light refreshments will be served.   For more information, call Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at 410-257-2411. 

 

About National Poetry Month: Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

 

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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, March 18, 2015

Movie based on book Lone Survivor showing at Calvert Library on April 1 (press release)

March 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Wednesday April 1, 2015 join us at Calvert Library Prince Frederick to watch this unforgettable true story based on the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by retired United States Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.  This film tells the story of four Navy SEALS on a covert mission in Afghanistan.  When a moral decision leads them into an enemy ambush, they are left to fight for their lives.  Lights go down at 6:00pm.  Refreshments and coffee will be served.  For more information call 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!

 

Author August Imholtz to Speak at Calvert Library about Alice in Wonderland's Pervasiveness (press release)

March 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

Calvert Library is deep into a celebration of Alice in Wonderland at 150 years old. Some of us adore Alice in Wonderland; some of us don’t understand the attraction, but everyone is familiar with the story and has probably alluded to the story in general conversation (e.g., “I didn’t mean to go down that rabbit hole”). If you visit the Prince Frederick location you will see display cases full of some extraordinary Alice paraphernalia.  There is also Alice related art throughout the building which showcases how fully Lewis Carroll’s book has permeated our world. The exhibition is just a portion of the Alice in Wonderland collection of Amy Plummer who has served on the Board of Library Trustees and is also one of the past presidents of the Calvert Library Foundation.  Plummer also happens to be a member of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.  Thanks to Plummer’s connections and generosity, Calvert Library Prince Frederick will be hosting author and Lewis Carroll scholar August Imholtz on Monday, April 13, at 7pm for a presentation entitled, “Alice in Wonderland at 150: How She Came To Be and Live So Long.” 

Whether you are a fan of Alice or have not figured out why she’s so pervasive, you will find this presentation illuminating. Mr. Imholtz will cover the origin of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its almost equally famous sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There; explain some of the aspects of Alice which makes her perennially popular with children and adults; and survey the worldwide range of translations, illustrations of Alice after the 1907 expiration of the copyright, and the parodies and uses of Alice in popular culture around the world.  

August A. Imholtz, Jr., is a former president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America; a former president of the Baltimore Bibliophiles; a current member of the board of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, as well as a member of the Lewis Carroll Societies of North America, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan; and was a member of American Library Association’s Rare and Endangered Government Documents for a dozen years. 

He has written and edited several books and published more than 100 articles in academic journals on Greek and Latin philology, Lewis Carroll, and other subjects. He has lectured at Cambridge University, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Princeton University, Duke University, the Foreign Language Library in Moscow, and many other institutions.

Do not miss this opportunity to solve the Alice mystery with this esteemed speaker.  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!