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Maryland Ghost Trackers Called to Glen Burnie Library
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Librarians at the Glen Burnie Library said they've been hearing noises that they just couldn't explain.

So what did they do?

They called the Maryland Ghost Trackers. It's a group that seeks to explain supernatural occurrences in our realm. Maryland Ghost Trackers co-founder, Laura Muscolino said she started ghost tracking to help people like the library.

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Before a "Music and Movement" program got started Crofton dad Andre Barnes' two sons were already running laps in the open media room of the Crofton library.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot told a handful of young moms holding their toddlers and children to start saving for college during a brief visit to the Annapolis Regional Library last week.

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Playaway Launchpads, educational tablets for children ages 3 to 7, have been added to the offerings at the Brooklyn Park, Eastport-Annapolis Neck and Maryland City county library branches. 

The 7-inch, touch-screen tablets, which use the Android operating system, come preloaded with 10 STEM, language, art and music apps. They are void of Wi-Fi and camera capabilities to ensure a controlled experience.

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makeFashion Showcase

The Anne Arundel County Public Library is partnering with Westfield Annapolis Mall for a technology fueled fashion showcase called makeFashion at the mall on Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Anne Arundel STEM Festival.

The showcase is open to all ages, will include jewelry and apparel, with designs being judged on fashion forwardness, innovation, originality and functionality.

Entries should include a 200 word description of the pieces' functionality, conceptual sketches and an optional video about the work's design and function.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 20. Anne Arundel County Public School Students have until Oct. 1 to make submissions. All entries should be mailed to Anne Arundel County Public Library Headquarters, 5 Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

One winner from the show will receive a $100 gift card for the Westfield Annapolis Mall, a certificate from the library and will be featured on the library's website. For more information visit http://www.aacpl.net.

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It's not every day that you volunteer to have a large tarantula hold onto your shirt, but that was the gumption 10-year-old Trinity Wilburn, of Crofton, had during a recent live animal show-and-tell.

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In the age of Google, tablets and Apple watches, some have questioned the value of libraries. The library has been aggressively moving into the digital age over the last decade and continues to make great strides to provide the latest technology to customers.

In his recent letter to the editor, "Libraries, digital books" (The Capital, July 11) Tim Barnum recognized the role his local library had in shifting his reading habit to eBooks. We are pleased to be of service, but his letter left issues that need to be addressed.

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Master Storyteller Baba Jamal Koram will bring the rich heritage and traditions of Africa to life in eight performances with the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) this February.
Baba Jamal Koram, Africa, African-American, Black History Month
Beginning January 26, the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) will expand its schedule so that all 15 branches of the system will offer the same weekly operating hours. Each county library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
AACPL hosts dozens of events across the library system’s 15 branches each week. Here, you can take a look at some of the selected highlights on our schedule for next week. A full list of library events and programs can be found in the current issue of Library Happenings! or on our website.
Local children from preschool to high school will explore the world of science and mathematics at their local library branches this fall, thanks to a newly expanded schedule of STEM [Science Technology Engineering Mathematics] programs offered by the Anne Arundel County Public Library.
Sofia Sisco, 7, of Glen Burnie and Ethan Rizzutti, 7, of Pasadena learn about crustaceans at the North County Area Library STEM event, "Tales of the Blue Crab."