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                                             August 2012 
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Mind your own business! And the library can help you mind your business better than ever, with tools and programs suited for the small business owner.

 

The library offers so much more than books, and our business librarians look forward to assisting you as you build your dream venture. Please stop by any branch in Frederick County, or our most convenient branch online, at www.fcpl.org.

 

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Our library programs are always free and always welcoming. Please stop by and see us soon!

 

Darrell Batson, Director

Frederick County Public Libraries

In This Issue
Financial Tools You Can Use Anytime
News from the GSRC
What is an I.L.L.?
Book Review "Wild"
Music on the Terrace
Each One, Teach One
Get To Know Jo Chotto
Keep in Touch
Special Event
Smithsonian
Traveling Exhibit
 
Journey Stories
August 31-October 12 
Brunswick, Maryland 

 

For a complete list of events, 

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FINANCIAL TOOLS YOU CAN USE ANYTIME

The Enoch Pratt Library has collaborated with the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in creating a new financial education website.

 

This is a comprehensive website for financial education about Money, Life Events, Finding Help, and Consumer Protection.

 

Within these four categories, you will find items such as the following:

  • Personal Budget Worksheets
  • Income and Expense WorksheetsElmo Visit
  • Automobile and Student Loan Calculators 
  • Consumer Information
  • Life Insurance and Disability Needs
  • Financial Education for Kids (including Elmo!)
  • Credit Card Information
  • And much more!

Click here to visit the website and find out more! Under each category, just click on the links provided.

 

Submitted by Terri Klco

C. Burr Artz Public Library

NEWS FROM THE Grant Seekers Resource Center 

A Foundation Center Cooperating Collection

 

Featured Program: Board Development--Where Do I Start?

Presented by Lisa C. Burford, MNO. of LCB Consulting, LCC 

September 25, 10:30 am-12 pm, C. Burr Artz Public Library Community Elmo VisitRoom.

 

This session is tailored for Executive Directors and nonprofit board members but all with an interest are welcomed. Participants will learn about and discuss methods to engage a board of nonprofit directors in recruitment, fundraising, and other important governance responsibilities. Participants will receive tools to help them develop board profiles, "Give or Get Policies" for fundraising, and board manuals.

 

With more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including 13 years as an executive and 12 years as a management consultant, Lisa is the President of LCB Consulting, LLC, a full service management consulting firm specializing in capacity building and organizational management support. Lisa is a former Executive Director of Public Allies DC, a youth development organization. She also worked in resource development for the American Heart Association and was on staff at the National Center for Nonprofit Boards (now BoardSource) where she advised and facilitated sessions for nonprofit boards throughout the country. As President of LCB Consulting, LLC, she provides consultation to nonprofits on organizational management, capacity building, and sustainability issues. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The American University in Washington, DC and a degree of Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. 

 

Find the following items in the Grant Seekers Resource Center, which is funded in part by The Ausherman Family Foundation.Elmo Visit

 

The Nonprofit Board's Guide to Bylaws 

The Nonprofit Policy Sampler

The Board Building Cycle

Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance the Power Exceptional Boards

Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards

 

To find out more about these items published by BoardSource or to schedule orientations to the Center contact Pat Anderson, Grant Seekers Resource Center Librarian.

 

Submitted by Pat Anderson

C. Burr Artz Public Library
WHAT IS AN I.L.L.?

An ILL is an Interlibrary Loan that is requested from another county in Maryland when none of the branches in the Frederick County Public Libraries system own the materials you are requesting. The materials may be borrowed for free from other public library systems within the state of Maryland. The system we use is called Marina which searches the catalogs of all those public libraries. Requests placed through Marina will go directly to the owning library which then ships to Frederick County Public Libraries. This can take up to three weeks depending on where the material is coming from.

 

Materials that can be requested:

  • Materials not already owned by Frederick County Public Libraries  
  • Books acquired more than six months ago 
  • Items other than reference and audio visual materials

You can access Marina from our website at fcpl.org where you will need to enter your library card number and contact information to request an item. Or, you can make an ILL request from the Information Desk at any branch of Frederick County Public Libraries.

 

Submitted by George Busse

C. Burr Artz Public Library
BOOK REVIEW: WILD (A Memoir)  

Cheryl Strayed. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. 2012   

Reeling from her mother's death, a recent divorce, and battles with personal demons, 26-year-old Cheryl Strayed turns to The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to make sense of her past and set the course for her future. Stooped under the weight of a heavily laden backpack named "Monster," Cheryl sets out on a solo hike that will carry her over 1,000 miles through scorching deserts, alpine glaciers, and ancient forests, on a steady march North toward the Oregon landmark "The Bridge of the Gods."

 

Her journey through the wilderness is both literal and metaphorical. With a narrative voice sometimes painfully honest, other times laugh-out-loud funny, Cheryl relates her struggles on the PCT, as well as those of the tumultuous years which led her there. Readers learn of her close relationships, often cut tragically short; her struggles with chemical dependence and sexual addiction; and her general sense of feeling lost in the world. Perhaps not so strangely, it is in the beautiful, terrifying backwoods of the PCT, among the eclectic handful of fellow travelers crisscrossing her path, that Cheryl finds healing and home.

 

Submitted by Emily Dolly

C. Burr Artz Public Library
MUSIC ON THE TERRACE
Free Concerts Every Friday in September, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Now beginning its second decade, Music on the Terrace returns to the Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater across the creek from C. Burr Artz Public Library. Rita's Italian Ice provides complimentary sweet treats, and Brewer's Alley will have light lunch fare for sale to concert-goers.

 

Bring your co-workers to lunch on Carroll Creek for the perfect team-building experience! Of course, you're welcome to bring your own picnic and a blanket-or just stroll along the Creek and enjoy the tunes on a fall afternoon.    


Septem
ber 7 - Darren Beachley Band 

This bluegrass band has local roots; founder Darren Beachley grew up in nearby Point of Rocks. Darren Beachley's voice may be one of the most recognized in acoustic/bluegrass music today. After years of touring as the lead singer of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Darren has created his own, stripped-down acoustic sound.

 

SeptemberPearl_the Beard 14 - Pearl & the Beard 

Based in Brooklyn, New York, this multi-instrumental indie rock trio performs with three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, 96 teeth, and one soul. Sharing their unique brand of brightly melodic song craft are Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles.

 

September 21 - Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project, featuring Mary Alouette

With multiple Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) awards for Best World Music Instrumentalist and Best Jazz Instrumentalist, Seth Kibel performs with his versatile jazz combo and gypsy jazz vocalist Mary Alouette.  

  

September 28 - Karla Chisholm 

Indie jazz with a pop edge is how this fresh new artist describes her one-of- a-kind bold sound. Her 2011 debut release, Movin' On, is a syncopated journey of life and love that put this soulful artist on the world stage.

  

Music on the Terrace concerts begin at 11:30 am and end at 1:30 pm. The event is open to all ages at no charge. Concerts will move indoors in the event of rain. For details, call 301-600-1629 or visit fcpl.org.

 

Music on the Terrace is made possible through the generous support of:

The C. Burr Artz Trust, The Frederick News-Post, 930 WFMD, Rita's Italian Ice, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and Brewer's Alley. 

 

Written by Marlene England, England Creative

for FCPL's Fall 2012 BookMarks publication
EACH ONE TEACH ONE
Training for Tutors

The Literacy Council of Frederick County is seeking volunteer tutors who are age 18 or older, fluent in English, and interested in helping others learn to read. With a time commitment of one to two hours a week for a year, you can make a tremendous difference in someone's life. No teaching experience is required; everything you need to succeed as a tutor is provided free of charge.

 

Training for Tutors Workshop 

Two-day, 14-hour workshop at the Literacy Council, 110 East Patrick Street, Frederick

Saturday, September 15 and 22.

 

To learn more, or to register for training, visit frederickliteracy.org, or call 301-600-2066.

 

Submitted by Sandy Doggett

Literacy Council of Frederick County Board
GET TO KNOW: JO CHOTO
Jo is a Library Associate at FCPL's C. Burr Artz Public Library and has worked for Frederick County Public Libraries for one-and-a-half years.

I've also been employed as...  a bouncer, translator/interpreter, shelver, snake/crocodile expert, nationally syndicated crossword compiler, door-to-door salesperson, actor, bartender, wine shop manager, embassy staffer, hair model, teacher, safari guide, farmer, cosmetics salesperson, daycare director, singer, librarian, aide for disabled children, storage facility property manager, yoga instructor, writer, and more...

 Jo Chotto

People might be surprised to discover that I... am an introvert. I spent much of my life being painfully shy, and worked very hard to learn how to be a more sociable person. I work hard to be friendly and gregarious with colleagues and patrons.

 

My greatest adventure was/is... parenthood. 

 

When I'm not working, I love to... work. I currently have three paying jobs and two volunteer positions. I have the great fortune to love all the work I do, so when I finish work, I usually go straight to other work!

 

I'm really good at... languages, music, math. I'm appallingly bad at ordinary things like riding a bike and using a sewing machine.

 

My biggest challenge is... waiting for the rest of the world to catch up with my ideas of how the world should really be.

 

I'd love to travel to... somewhere where I can get a really good view of the Aurora Borealis. After that, the Amazon rainforest, and then Thailand.

 

My favorite book is... The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart.

 

My favorite movies are... anything sci-fi, closely followed by horror. I'm one of those geeks who go to sci-fi conventions, and they ROCK!

 

My favorite new technology/gadget is... nothing. I'm a closet Luddite.

 

I'm well known for... speaking lots of different languages and remembering the patrons' names!

 

People always ask me... 1) where I'm from and 2) if my hair is real/natural. For those who don't know, the answers are Zimbabwe, and no.  I have dubbed the current shade "fiery popsicle." Subject to radical change.

 

If there were more hours in the day, I would... learn several more languages, learn to play more musical instruments, do more yoga, read more books, probably get an additional job.

 

I'm currently fascinated by... way too much. Most recently, it's been quantum reality and futuristic physics, staffing efficiency, and genealogical research. The list is actually quite extensive and endless.

 

Submitted by Emily Dolly 

C. Burr Artz Public Library

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