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Adam Mazurek, the longtime branch manager of the Linthicum Community Library, will retire in May after a 40-year career in the Anne Arundel County Public Library System.

"I've been really lucky to have been with the library system for this long," Mazurek said. "It's enabled me to have a family and raise kids. I'm going to miss it."

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The Annapolis Regional Library could reopen April 12, some 10 weeks after it closed because of serious roof leaks following January's record snowstorm.

Two crews were working on the interior of the 50-year-old building on West Street last week, replacing scores of ceiling tiles and drywall damaged when leaks appeared after county crews shoveled 29 inches of snow from the roof.

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"Grace can be the answer to all of these frictions," she told a crowd of 60 people at the Crofton library last Saturday. As part of presentation on her new book, "The Art of Grace: On Moving Well through Life," Kaufman showed how grace — or the sum of things that makes life good — is sustainable despite what is happening in society.

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A virtual library is now at your fingertips providing access to services from smartphones.

On Dec. 30, the Anne Arundel County Public Library, (AACPL) announced the unveiling of the 'On the Go' mobile software application

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We’ve just come a step closer to finding out what the new Annapolis Public Library look like.

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Charles Edward McGee, a former Tuskegee Airman, will pay a visit to the Crofton library next week to talk about his experiences.

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Words that are sure to kill my children’s enthusiasm for an outing: exhibit, collection, display. Thus my two sons did not approach our trip to the Annapolis Library display on library technology with much vigor and vim.
    Technology saved the evening. Once inside the 50-year-old West Street library, Jonah, 11, slunk away to work on homework. Jordan, 7, ­headed straight for the children’s area. There he eagerly attacked the scavenger hunt honoring the library’s 50th birthday. Then on to the Library Tech Then & Now exhibit.

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The creators of "Back to the Future" predicted we'd all be wearing self-tying tennis shoes and auto-adjusting jackets in 2015.

If your fashion dreams haven't come true yet, keep your eyes on the runway: Technology is still making its transition into the fashion world.

The Anne Arundel County Public Library kicked off its STEM festival with makeFashion last week, a fashion show featuring innovative and stylish jewelry, accessories and apparel crafted by local students, designers and artists.

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Forum Set for May 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall

           (April 19, 2017 -Annapolis, Md.) – Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today annouced the details of a second planned community meeting on the new Annapolis Regional Library project. Scheduled for May 16 from 7-8:30 p.m., at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, project architects and county planning officials will share a more detailed site plan for the new facility.

After the 45-minute presentation, attendees are invited to ask questions. Interpreters may be available upon request with advance notice.        

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(February 19, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) After inspections from numerous architectural and safety experts, Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today annouced that repairs may soon begin on the roof of the Annapolis Regional Library.  Following the roof work, interior repairs and remediation would start. This process is expected to last through the month of March with possible reopening set for early April.

(February 4, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials, along with administrators from the county’s public school system today unveiled a new library card especially for educators. At an event at Mills-Parole Elementary School in Annapolis, teachers Sandra Orvec and Brittany Stone were among the first to take advantage of this new program.

(December 17, 2015 – Annapolis, Md.) In an effort to enhance communications and build a closer working relationship with county government, the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel County Library voted today to change its governance structure.  The trustees adopted bylaw changes at their monthly meeting that will effectively ensure greater county government representation on its governing board.

Local Firm Teams Up with National Library Experts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (December 7, 2015) -- Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library today annouced the makeup of the architectural team responsible for creating the new Annapolis Regional Library.

WHO:             Colonel Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airman and 30-year Air Force Veteran

WHAT:           The highly decorated Tuskegee pilot will be visiting the library to talk about his life from entering the Tuskegee University to flying in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. McGee holds the record for the highest number of fighter combat missions of any pilot in the U.S. Air Force history at 409.

Free Event Offers Light Painting Lab, 3D Printer Demos, BattleBots, Squishy Circuits

 

WHO:    Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Anne Arundel County Community College

Anne Arundel County Police Department

FutureMakers

National Capital Television & Radio Museum

Judy Center

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Wednesday, September 16) —Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) cardholders will soon have more graphic novel titles to chose from thanks to a generous donation from The Small Press Expo (SPX). North America’s premier independent cartooning and comic arts festival, The Small Press Expo donated more than 75 graphic novels, worth nearly $6,000, to the library system as part of their Graphic Novel Gift Program.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 1, 2015) —Beginning September 13, six locations in the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) system will reinstate operating hours from 1 to 5 p.m. each Sunday.
Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today began offering special Android tablets for children featuring high quality, pre-loaded learning apps. As part of a special pilot program, the library is allowing customers to check out the touch-screen devices, called Playaway Launchpads, which compliment the system’s early literacy programs designed to help prepare children for success in reading and school.
Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) cardholders now have access to more than 3,000 courses and nearly 130,000 tutorials with the online education service lynda.com at no cost, from home or at the nearest county library.The broad range of topics taught to lynda.com users includes technological, creative and business skills designed to help achieve personal and professional goals.

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