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Summer starting to drag? Here is some new fun with a bit of learning to the rescue. Kids can now check out special tablets with educational apps from all Anne Arundel County Public Libraries. The libraries are also now offering Rosetta Stone Library Solution so both parents and kids can start to learn a new language.
Nothing is set in stone yet. But, if things go according to plan, the community will have gained a major asset: a handsome new building to replace the current Annapolis Regional Library on West Street.
The public got its first look at plans for the new Annapolis Regional Library on Tuesday night.
Architects and planners laid out the exterior design and interior detail for the $24 million project, which would replace the current library at 1410 West St.
But none of it is set in stone.
Crofton Community Library's pollinator garden, built and maintained by the Crofton Village Garden Club, won first place in landscape design from the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland this spring.
On a warm Thursday night in May, 13 men gathered at the Severna Park Library to discuss one of history’s most atrocious and forgotten events: the Armenian Genocide. Over plates of baklava, a dessert often associated with Armenian culture, the men discussed the events that unfolded in the early 1900s and pondered why such things occurred — and whether they could again. The dialogue over the course of one hour was riveting, insightful and well-mannered, all trademarks of the Severna Park Library’s Guys Book Club.
EASTON — Barbara Lane, chair of the Talbot County Free Library’s Board of Trustees, announced Tuesday, April 26, that Dana Newman was chosen by the board to serve as the library’s new director. Newman is replacing Robert Horvath, who retired in October.
Newman currently serves as the chief of public services and branch management for the Anne Arundel County Library system. In that capacity, she oversees the operations of 15 branch libraries as well as the library’s public service departments, according to a news release from the library.
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."
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.