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.
"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.