Friday, February 5, 2016

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

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Beverly Izzi

Phone: 410-535-0291 ext. 224

 

 

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

 

It’s a tough world out there, but Calvert Library has your back!

 

Back by popular demand, Kyle Webber of Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick will be bringing his expertise to tweens at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  A martial artist who holds both a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Master Webber will teach participants about situational awareness, escape strategies, assertiveness training, and improvisation.  Don’t miss out…it might make all the difference.

 

Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.  For tweens in grades 5-7; registration required.

 

For additional information, visit calvertlibrary.info or call Calvert Library at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

 

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Beverly Allyn Izzi

Youth Services Coordinator

 

850 Costley Way

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410.535.0291/301.855.1862

Fax 410.535.3022

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Calvert Library hosts a Disney Dazzler concert (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

If you or your favorite youngster love Disney, “Be Our Guest” for the Disney Dazzler being hosted at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Saturday, March 5 at 2pm.  You will “Feel the Love Tonight” when Sandy Griese performs on piano for Emily Bowen Mudd, Nathan Bowen, James Huchla and Caitlin Fagan to sing a magical romp through Disney favorites. You’ll discover “A Whole New World” that’s so much “more than this provincial life.”  There will be “unbelievable signs, indescribable feelings.”  This is an abbreviated performance of the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Disney Dazzler concert originally directed by Robin Henshaw.  Bring a child, grandchild, neighbor or your best friend to enjoy the music and to be “Part of Your World.”  “You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew” and be able to “Paint with All the Colors in the Wind.” Costumes and princess dresses are welcome! What?  You have too much to do on a Saturday?  Well, Elsa says, “Let it go! Let it go!” 

 

And don’t worry, “You Can Fly” to the Downton Abbey Tea at Dream Weaver (starts at 3:30pm on the same day) so don’t hesitate to register for that event, too.  For more information call Calvert Library 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!

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TEDxCalvertLibraryLive to stream TED Conference (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Many people have discovered the “inspirational fix” TED Talks offer. TED Talks are short thought-provoking presentations and there are thousands of them available to watch online.  TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and for their annual conference, TED invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes each. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall and Sir Richard Branson.  For 25 years, TED has been supporting world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. 

 

To attend one of these TED Conferences in person, there is a rigorous application and a hefty price tag…$8500 this year.  Or you can attend one day via live stream at Calvert Library Prince Frederick for free. TEDxCalvertLibraryLive, an independently organized event, will live stream a full day of the TED 2016 Conference on Wednesday, February 17.  The event takes place in Vancouver so the sessions begin at 11:30am here and will run until the library closes. 

 

This year’s theme is “Dream.”  According to TED organizers, it's time to resurrect the spirit of John Kennedy’s great moonshot challenge of the 1960’s. This year's conference is dedicated to imagineering, invention, innovation … and the courageous dreamers who can bring us with them on their journey. Presenters on Wednesday include the founder of Girls Who Code, a humanitarian fighting extreme poverty and an "augmented reality" innovator.  There are more details online.  The videos from the conference will eventually be available online but if you are cutting edge and don’t want to wait, and if you want to hang out with other interesting cutting edge thinkers, come to the library on February 17.  For more information, call Calvert Library 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!

 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Partnership and volunteer spirit brings Alzheimer's Caregiver Support group to Calvert Library (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Alzheimer’s disease impacts many lives in Calvert County.  Calvert Library, Office on Aging, Calvert County Commission on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association have teamed up with two very special volunteers who will be providing an evening Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group at Calvert Library Prince Frederick on the second Thursday of each month beginning February 11, at 7:00pm. 

 

When asked why this group was being started, Calvert Library Public Relations Coordinator Robyn Truslow responded, “We co-hosted a showing of the film based on Still Alice by Lisa Genova about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease.  The attendance was incredible and the audience expressed a need for more education and more support.  Nancy Lehman of the Calvert County Commission on Aging and Susan Justice with the Office on Aging agreed that an evening support group for caregivers was needed in the community so we got to work making it happen.”

 

The hardest part was recruiting volunteer facilitators.  Fortunately, Nancy Lehman worked with the Alzheimer’s Association and Asbury Solomons to arrange a training for several members of the community including ministers and community leaders that have a vested interest in support care.  The Calvert Library support group now has two committed facilitators who have gone through the approval and training process required by the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 

Jeannette Findley grew up on a dairy farm in northern Indiana and is now a retired elementary school librarian and retired pastor of congregational care.  She has been married for 49 years and is a mother and grandmother.  She serves on the Calvert County Commission on Aging and is a resident of Asbury Solomons Retimement Community.  She will take the lead with the Thursday evening group.

 

Christine Stelloh-Garner joins the Alzheimer’s Association as a support group facilitator after caring for her parents, both of whom died as a result of the disease.  This role continues her passion to help others understand Alzheimer’s disease and how they might best live with its impact.  In her first career, Chris was a civilian program manager with the Department of the Navy before retiring as a senior executive after nearly 30 years of supporting naval aviation.  She also has served as the executive director of the Calvert County Historical Society, enjoys genealogy and classical guitar, and is an active member of Olivet United Methodist Church.

 

Calvert County is full of giving people who want to make a difference in the community.  A way you can help is to reach out to someone you know who is providing care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.  Tell them about this Thursday support group and offer to sit with their loved one for two hours while they attend.  For more information and to register, call Calvert Library 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!

 

Downton Abbey Tea (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

PBS series Downton Abbey won a lot of fans over the six seasons it has run. Calvert Library invites you to a tea to celebrate those years of pleasure and even education as the series winds to an end.  Calvert Library “Meets-Up” at Dream Weaver CafĂ© in Prince Frederick on Saturday, March 5, 3:30-5pm to share tea, sweets, savories and “Crawley” favorite moments, in the fashion of Downton Abbey.   Speaking of fashion, period attire is encouraged!  There will be plenty to talk about as everyone guesses how the last episode will end.  Bring your friends and plan to make new friends!

 

Please register by February 27 to reserve your seat at the table.  The cost is $25, payable at any Calvert Library.  For more information call Calvert Library 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!

 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library (press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Robyn Truslow

410-535-0291

 

Need a spark to begin your summer planning? Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting its annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 7, from 6:30-8:00pm.  Dozens of camps, sports clubs, vacation bible schools, scouting organizations and many other fun summer programs will be present at the Fair.  If you are looking for enriching activities for your children this summer, come see all that our local camp providers have to offer.

 

For more information, visit CalvertLibrary.info or contact Janice Kenney at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

 

 

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!

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Calvert Library will be CLOSED to the public on Friday and Saturday

Due to the storm, Calvert Library will not open to the public on Friday or Saturday, January 22 or 23.  Updates will be posted on the library website CalvertLibrary.info and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/calvertlibrary.  As always, many Calvert Library services and materials are available online 24/7 from the website.  Download movies, audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, comic books and more through our digital providers--Hoopla, Overdrive, Zinio and OneClickDigital all accessible here http://calvert.lib.md.us/digitalcontent.html .

 

Stay safe!

 

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!