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Malls across the U.S. transforming amid rise of e-commerce

Across the United States, some malls are undergoing big changes. Businesses such as animal shelters, trampoline parks and movie theaters are filling the spaces that have been left empty in recent years. NBC News’ Brian Cheung has the story.

Anne Arundel County Public Library hosts oyster reef-building program

Rebuilding healthy local waterways is a team effort. The Coastal Conservation Association and the Anne Arundel County Public Library recently hosted their second annual oyster reef-building program and FOX 5 photojournalist Ama Arthur-Asmah was there! “Coastal Conservation Association is a nationwide organization.

Volunteers make artificial oyster reef balls to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay

Families are cleaning the Chesapeake Bay, one oyster ball at a time. Today's rain couldn't stop this group at the library in Annapolis from helping the environment. Kids and parents mixed concrete to make reef ball molds. Tomorrow, they'll be put on to trailer and sent to a warehouse, where they'll cure for a year. Then, they're covered with baby oysters and sent off to the

Skip Auld and Steuart Pittman: There’s more to the story — of Anne Arundel County Public Library and its workers | COMMENTARY


Tuesday was National Library Workers Day. This is traditionally a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s hardworking library employees.

In these divisive and challenging times, librarians and other library staff deserve extra praise as they perform the duties of social worker, business coach, IT professional, teacher and advocate for the marginalized.

Annapolis woman authors book on history of hat industry on Main Street

In 1950s Annapolis, one would not be caught dead walking down Main Street without a hat. It was a key piece of the ensemble. Luckily, there was Mrs. Musterman’s shop.

Opened in 1921 at 197 Main St., L.P. Musterman Hat Shop sold the finest in hat couture, outfitting legislators, Naval Academy personnel and local leaders.

A Century of Reading

Bay Weekly

Colbert, Judy

I was a wide-eyed 12-year-old when I saw a book in my local library with my last name on the spine. The book was by Marvin Mudrick, a distant relative. We never met, but he definitely influenced my life as I promised myself that one day, I’d have a book with my name on the spine.  

Romance in the pages and online

Romance in the pages and online: Anne Arundel County Public Library celebrates 100 years of evolution from book repository to broad public resource

Capital Gazette

Sanchez, Olivia

Frances Smith has only lived five of her 77 years without knowing William Smith Jr. — the first five.