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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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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.

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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Brian Zagalsky of Annapolis Middle School Wins $500 Prize

(March 13, 2017 Annapolis, Md.) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today the inaugural winner of the Local History Project contest. Brian Zagalsky, an eighth grader at Annapolis Middle School, received the honor for his project on the history of rockfish in our area. He received a $500 prize.

A joint project of the Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel Trust for Preservation and the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society (AACHS), the competition was created to encourage students to discover our county’s rich historical resources. The contest was part of the larger National History Day program.   

Brian Zagalsky displays his winning exhibit on rockfish

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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


National Capital Television & Radio Museum

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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 at no cost, from home or at the nearest county library.The broad range of topics taught to users includes technological, creative and business skills designed to help achieve personal and professional goals.
The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is blurring the lines between fashion, technology and education by hosting a special wearable electronic showcase. The event, called makeFashion, will feature mind-blowing creations from artists, scientists and Makers as they showcase their functional apparel and jewelry at the Westfield Annapolis Mall on October 29, from 6-8 p.m.
Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) today announced changes to the system’s fine and printing and copying rates, which go into effect on Monday, July 6. Along with the change, library officials also announced an increase in the threshold resulting in blocked accounts and collection agency referrals.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 12, 2015) -- The future of the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) system looks brighter after a series of actions were taken this week by County Executive Steven. R. Schuh and members of the County Council to improve and protect the county’s libraries.

On Tuesday, the County Executive and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer announced a compromise in the size of the new Annapolis library, leading the way for a facility that will provide first-class services and resources to area residents.