Friday, August 22, 2014

Calvert Library OMOB events (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:00pm, Calvert Library kicks off a series of events and workshops related to the One Maryland One Book title, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.   The first event will be a Cinema CafĂ© showing of an Academy Award-nominated documentary about unaccompanied child migrants as they try to make their way, through Mexico, to the United States. We will follow this documentary with a discussion of the immigration question as it relates to children.  Lights go down at 6:00pm. Popcorn and coffee will be served.

 

The Distance Between Us is the author's compelling story of her childhood before and after entering the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant. At age nine the author left Mexico and the overburdened household of her stern grandmother and entered the U.S. to live with her father.  She quickly realized that life in America and with her father was far from perfect.  Her story opens up many avenues of conversation on dozens of themes such as the American Dream, family history, abuse, abandonment, immigration, poverty, ideals, freedom, opportunity, acceptance, diversity, education, home, pursuit of happiness and achievement.

Copies of the book are available at all Calvert Library locations and also can be downloaded as an audio or eBook from the library's website.  A few copies have been left in public places around the tri-county to be picked up, read, and passed on. Each library location will be hosting discussions of the book.  Calvert Library Prince Frederick hosts one on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm; Southern Branch on Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm; Fairview Branch on Wednesday, October 15 at 2pm; and Twin Beaches Branch on Monday, October 20 at 7pm. 

 

For those creative members of our community, the College of Southern Maryland Diversity Institute and the public library systems of Southern Maryland have partnered to put together a story writing contest on the themes found in the book.  The team expects to publish a book containing all acceptable entries and donate a copy of the book to each public library branch and each middle and high school media center in Southern Maryland.  In addition to the pleasure of seeing one’s words published, there will be a $100 prize for the winning entry in both the adult and youth categories.   Calvert Library will be hosting writing workshops for adults (Memoir & Creative Writing Workshops on September 10 and October 8) and teens (What’s Your Story? on September 25 and October 8) to provide editing support and writing inspiration.

 

For those who want to base their story on their family history, there will be a genealogy workshop on Monday, October 6 at 7pm focusing on immigration records, specifically Maryland records taught by National Archives Specialist, John Deeben.  This will include hands-on practice with the library’s subscription to Ancestry.com. 

 

Further discussions will center on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work around the theme, The Danger of a Single Story.  Her book Americanah and her TEDTalk will be discussed on separate dates in October.   These conversations will be facilitated by the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County as part of the Civil Discourse series.   Additional partners for Calvert Library’s One Maryland One Book activities include Calvert County Public Schools, College of Southern Maryland Diversity Institute, Friends of Calvert Library, Charles County Library, Maryland Humanities Council , Southern Maryland Regional Library Association and St. Mary’s County Library.  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, August 20, 2014

Calvert Library Workshop for Nonprofit Organizational Stability (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

August 20, 2014

Nonprofit Sustainability

 

 

Pat Pascal of the Foundation Center, Washington, D.C. will present a two-hour workshop on organization sustainability for a non-profit organization.  In this class, we will define nonprofit sustainability, and then we will cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long-term sustainability for an organization. Learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.

This workshop will be held on Friday, September 5, from 10:00am-12:00pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  Space is limited. Registration required--contact Cathey Moffatt-Bush or Robbie McGaughran 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!

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Got Your Back: Self-Defense for Tweens at Calvert Library

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Beverly Izzi

Phone: 410-535-1291

 

 

GOT YOUR BACK: SELF-DEFENSE FOR TWEENS

 

When it comes to self-defense, Calvert Library’s got your back!

 

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm, Calvert Library is hosting Got Your Back: Self Defense for Tweens.  This is a free seminar led by Kyle Webber of Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick in which tweens in 5th to 7th grade will receive a hands-on crash course in situational awareness, body language, assertiveness, escape strategies, and improvisation. 

 

Registration for this event is required, and participants should plan to wear comfortable clothing that they are able to move in.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

To register or find out more information about this and other events, visit Calvert Library on the web at calvertlibrary.info or call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

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Calvert Library Prince Frederick

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD

20678

410-535-0291

calvertlibrary.info

 

 

 

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

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Elder Care Series at Calvert Library (press release)

August 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Elder Care Series at Calvert Library

 

Calvert Library is partnering with a number of specialists to present a series on Elder Care this Fall.  The events will all be held on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  On September 9, Lee Ann Stedman, owner of Circle of Care and Lyn Striegel, attorney at an estate planning group and financial columnist, will be presenting Alzheimer’s and Dementias:  Planning in the Early Stages.  Attendees will learn the difference between normal signs of aging and signs of something more troubling.  You will be given tips on how to talk to your parents about their wishes early enough that their judgment hasn’t been altered.  You will learn about power of attorney, living wills, co-signing on accounts and managing passwords and medical records.  There will be time for questions and answers. 

 

            The second workshop planned for September 30, is Alzheimer’s and Dementias: Care Over Time which will address issues of keeping the mind and body active, communication and more.    Other topics will include Planning for Long Term Care, Warning Signs that Help is Needed, Dealing with Depression, Diet and Nutrition for Seniors and Fall Prevention.  Some of the presenters will include estate planning attorney Rose Crunkleton, Home Health Products Express owner Mimi Quade, social worker and Angels of Care owners Mattie & Tyler Stott and Chef/owner of No Thyme to Cook, Gwyn Novak. The complete schedule is available on the Calvert Library website, calvertlibrary.info.  

 

These workshops are free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but not required.  For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website 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!

 

Citizen Scientists at Calvert Library (press release)

August 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Citizen Scientists at Calvert Library

 

Whether you are a conscientious parent, a science buff or a lifelong learner, you will enjoy the Citizen Scientist events Calvert Library is offering in September.  Environmental scientist, Jenna Luek, will present two interactive workshops on scientific themes that impact us in our daily lives.  On Thursday, September 4, the session will be Labels in our Lives at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.  Luek will talk about the periodic table and explain how to interpret the ingredients list on household products and processed food items.  So if you wonder if it’s safe to wash your dishes in tetrasodium glutamate diacetate or if you are curious about that stuff in your coffee sweetener, you should be sure to attend. 

 

On Tuesday, September 23, Luek will give you a chance to beef up your understanding of the science we see on a daily basis.  Perhaps you want to make sense of the water quality report posted.  Or maybe you are suspicious of that article you saw in the newspaper.  We will discuss what makes science “science” and explore the scientific method. We will use examples of research to discuss common phrases in science reporting and potential research bias. You will leave this session better able to interpret the science you are exposed to in everyday life.

 

These workshops are free and open to the public.  Registration is requested but not required.  For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website 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!

 

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