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 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!

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Peeps-O-Rama Night at Calvert Library Southern Branch

 

 

 

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

March 11, 2015    
Contact: Beverly Izzi

410-535-0291

Teen and Tween Peeps–O–Rama Night

 

 

Express your “Peepsonality” and get creative with our supply of iconic marshmallow treats. The goal is to create scenes from your favorite books with marshmallow chicks playing the starring roles. Team up with someone at the event, design independently or bring some friends with you. Can you imagine a scene from The Hunger Gamesstarring these popular marshmallows? Or candy figures trying to exit the maze in The Maze Runner? We provide the supplies – you supply the imagination!

 

Join us Saturday, April 25 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Calvert Library Southern Branch. Registration is required for this Teen and Tween event, ages 10-17.

 

Visit us at CalvertLibrary.info or call 410-326-5289 to register.

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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

 

 

Dr. Eshelman presents Antarctica (press release)

March 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Thinking about a journey to Antarctica?  Or perhaps you are interested in learning why people DO journey to Antarctica!  Bayside History Museum and Calvert Library will be hosting Dr. Ralph Eshelman at the North Beach Town Hall on Sunday, March 22, at 2pm.  Eshelman is a popular science speaker because he is a great storyteller; he shares science in a way we can all grasp and appreciate.  He has served as resident scientist on fifty-odd cruises to Antarctica and is back at home in Calvert to share his photos and adventures.  For more information, contact Bayside History Museum at 410-610-5970 or Calvert Library, at 410-535-0291.

 

 

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!

 

Women's History, Black History event....Carol Booker to talk about book Alone Atop the Hill (press release)

March 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

We know that the past informs the future so it is always wise to learn more about our history.  Calvert Library, Calvert County Commission for Women and Concerned Black Women are hosting Carol McCabe Booker to present Alice Dunnigan’s autobiography Alone Atop the Hill: Pioneer of the National Black Press on Monday, March 30, at 7pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Alice Dunnigan began life in rural poverty and eventually became the first African American woman to serve as a White House and congressional news correspondent.  The book has been described as an unflinching look at how Dunnigan endured the rough-and-tumble political terrain of the 1940s and 1950s and how she persevered to keep civil rights in the public eye before the civil rights movement was recognized by white America. 

 

We have Carol McCabe Booker to thank for bringing this story back into the light.  Booker condensed Dunnigan’s 1974 self-published book editing it to add scholarly annotations and historic context resulting in a book with wide appeal.  Booker is a former journalist and DC attorney.  She and her husband, Simeon Booker, wrote Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement.  Booker is an engaging writer and a captivating presenter.  Come to be enlightened, entertained and inspired.  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!

 

FW: FYA press release for Friends New Website

March 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

The Friends of Calvert Library (FOCL) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, folcalvert.org. The new website has been in development for the past three months, said FOCL Board Vice President and web designer Laura Allison. She noted that the old website was out of date and didn't provide the functionality needed by the organization. The new website allows individuals to join FOCL and get information on upcoming FOCL events, in addition to previewing items for sale in the FOCL gift shop at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick.

FOCL Board President Martha Grahame is excited about the new website. Grahame said, "It will help the FOCL keep up with the library system it supports and the needs of the public."

FOCL is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for and supports Calvert Library. The group contributes to the library by offering financial support for equipment and programs not normally paid for by public funding. Funds are raised through membership fees, donations, book sales and special events. Friends also support the library in other ways such as by volunteering their time.

Shown in the photo, left to right, are Carrie Plymire, Director of Calvert Library, Laura Allison, Web Designer, and Martha Grahame, President of Friends of Calvert Library.

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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!