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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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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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Maybe a spider set off the motion cameras in an empty Glen Burnie library.

Maybe the books retained moisture and expanded, pushing them to the floor.

That's what a skeptic — or a well-researched librarian — would tell you, at least.

But Maryland Ghost Trackers revealed evidence Tuesday from a recent five-hour investigation in which they said several spirits were recorded at the Glen Burnie Regional Library.

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Special bilingual Storytimes will be offered in January and February at Marley Station Mall.

Annapolis, Md. (December 26, 2014) – Officials for Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced that the Broadneck Community Library will be closed on December 29-January 2, for emergency repairs. The facility is scheduled to reopen on January 3, 2015.

While the book drop will remain open during the closure, customers are reminded that they can always visit and return materials to any AACPL branch library. Nearby locations include:

Information about temporary closure of Severna Park branch library
News release on new online payment service available to customers

(October 23, 2014 – Annapolis, MD) After careful review of site selection studies and an abundance of community input, the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s Board of Trustees has voted to rebuild the Annapolis Regional Library at its current location of 1410 West Street.

The Board’s unanimous decision comes after several months of debate as to whether the new library should be built at its current location or moved to one of two possible sites along Solomons Island Road in Parole. The property owners of both of the Parole candidate sites declined to sell their land.

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is pleased to announce that it will host a stop of the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile National Tour, showcasing its free eBook services just outside the Crofton Community Library on Friday, October 10 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The directors of the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation (Foundation) invite all who value the county’s public library to join them in wearing their hearts on their sleeves during “For the Love of the Library,” a fund-raising event at Reynold’s Tavern in Annapolis on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through April 17 at www.libraryfirst.org.
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In recognition of her efforts to bolster the library system’s early literacy programming, Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) Programming and Outreach Coordinator Shelley Davenport has been named a “2014 Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal.