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                                                                                                               October 2012

Frederick County Public Libraries

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Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
One Maryland One Book
Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra
Conversation and Concert
How to Start Your Own Business Program
News from GSRC
Book Review
Get to Know...
Keep in Touch
Special Event

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

Journey Stories


August 31-October 12

Brunswick, Maryland


For a complete list of events,

click here


The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Celebrating its fifth year in 2012, One Maryland One Book (OMOB), a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, brings together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. For the second year in a row, Frederick has been selected as one of the stops in the OMOB Author Tour, with Steven Galloway scheduled to speak at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Wednesday, October 3,at 7:30 pm.


This year's theme is Courage and Unity During Times of War, and the chosen OMOB selection is The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. A novel of great intensity and power, The Cellist of Sarajevo brilliantly explores how war can change one's definition of humanity, how music affects our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance.


Inspired by the actions of a real cellist during the siege of Sarajevo, the fictional story is a haunting and beautiful tribute to the endurance of humanity in the face of merciless horror. After witnessing the death of 22 of his friends and neighbors in a mortar attack, the cellist sits at the site of the attack, a small crater left at the point of contact, where he plays Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor each day for 22 days--once for each of the dead. The story is told through the eyes of three individuals--one man braving the streets under threat of snipers to collect water for his family; one man who makes his way through the city in search of a meal and instead runs into an old friend who reminds him of the city before the war; and a young woman recruited for her expert marksmanship--now a sniper herself--who is charged with protecting the cellist.


Free event. No tickets required. For information, visit weinbergcenter.org.

A full listing of OMOB programs can be found at onemarylandonebook.org.


Sponsored by One Maryland One Book,

Maryland Humanities Council, 

Frederick Reads, 

The Weinberg Center for the Arts,   

and Frederick County Public Libraries


The Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra (FRYO) has been serving the Frederick area for over 30 years. Students age 8 to 19 have benefited from four ensembles of various difficulty levels under the instruction of numerous professional teachers and conductors.

The student cellists, led by Mr. Thomas Mitchell, are local middle and high school students. Mr. Mitchell is the Orchestra teacher at Urbana Middle School. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education at Indiana University where he studied cello with Helga Winold. He currently performs as Principal Cellist for the  Frederick Symphony Orchestra and as cellist with his family quartet.


FRYO will perform Wednesday, October 3, 6:50-7:20 pm in the lobby of the Weinberg Center of the Arts preceding the 2012 OMOB author, Steven Galloway's appearance.

The Cellist of Sarajevo

A discussion of The Cellist of Sarajevo with entertainment by professional cellist Jessica Sammis. A soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, Sammis has performed in the National Symphony Orchestra and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous chamber music performances around the country.


Refreshments will be served.


Monday, October 8, 6 pm 

Urbana Regional Library

9020 Amelung Street, Urbana


The program that has been presented at the C. Burr Artz Public Library has been changed. This program is now a three part "Venture Series", and will be presented by the Small Business Development Center at the Business and Employment Center, which is located at 5340 Spectrum Drive, Suite A, in Frederick.


The first session is free; and online registration through the Small Business Development Center is required for each one. Use the link below to register for all three of these programs, and to find dates, times, and fees. There is a course description for each program and also contact information for the SBDC if you have any questions.


The Venture Series Program titles are:

Part 1 - Ready, Set, Go! Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Part 2 - Smart Start Your Business 

Part 3 - Your Business Plan


For details and to register, click here.


Submitted by Terri Klco

C Burr Artz Public Library
A Foundation Center Cooperating Collection 

Featured Item:

Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity by Mario MorinoFRYO

This publication from Venture Philanthropy Partners is highly recommended by the Foundation Center and the Drucker Institute to help nonprofits create and measure positive impacts for those they serve. Use for NPO staff development, board retreats and strategic planning efforts.


Click the book's underlined title above to download this book for free, or place a hold in the library's catalog to reserve a print copy.


Featured Website: TRASI

Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact: Here, search a database of 150 tools, methods, and best practices that can help you assess social impact for programs across all sectors and geographies. This database offers ways to help you build an evaluation component into your nonprofit's work that allows you to measure effectiveness.


Contact Pat Anderson to set up an individual orientation to Foundation Directory Online,FRYO a searchable database available at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, to find funders for your nonprofit organization.


Submitted by Pat Anderson

C. Burr Artz Public Library

12-21 by Dustin Thomason

December 21, 2012 is the date when the ancient Mayan calendar predicts the world will end. December 7, 2012, Dr. Gabriel Stanton heads to the lab where he studies incurable prion diseases for the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A phone call from a hospital resident doctor has an urgent case she thinks he needs to see.


Meanwhile, Chel Manu, a Guatemalan American researcher at the Getty Museum receives a visitor from the black market antiquities trade. Before nightfall, Stanton, the foremost expert on some of the rarest infections in the world, is grappling with a patient whose every symptom confounds and terrifies him. And Chel, the brightest young star in the field of Mayan studies, has possession of an illegal ancient artifact: a priceless codex from a lost city.


This extraordinary record, written in secret by a royal scribe, seems to hold the answer to one of history's great riddles: why the Mayan kingdoms vanished overnight--suddenly it seems our own civilization might suffer the same fate.


Submitted by George Busse

C. Burr Artz Public Library


Katilyn is FCPL's newest Adult Services Librarian, having worked at C. Burr Artz Public Library for about a month.


My favorite place on Earth is...outside. Is that too broad? I just think that Earth is a pretty cool place to live, and I want to see as much of it as possible.


My favorite library memory is...I once found a lizard at a reference desk. He was hiding among the file folders. We picked up the files, put them in a box and then took them outside. The lizard, sensing his freedom, made a quick escape back into nature. Libraries are full of surprises.


People might be surprised to discover that I... have 11 siblings, and ten of them are boys. My only sister is 13 years younger than I am.


I am passionate about...access to information. If there is something to know, everyone should be able to know it. Knowing that the information is there but behind some barrier is most frustrating.


I'm really good at...being human. You could say it just comes naturally.


I'm happiest when...ever. I'm happy to be where I am, doing what I do, with the people with whom I'm doing it. Now that's not to say I don't become even more thrilled when I get to have ice cream too.


I'm inspired by... the capabilities of people. There are people who can create musical masterpieces or speak multiple languages fluently or write incredibly detailed stories. And then there are people who, despite great hardship, still live and thrive. It is amazing.


My favorite book is...Do I have to pick just one? Some of the great books that I have read: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Among Others by Jo Walton, and The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach.


I'd like to learn more about...everything. One of the reasons I became a librarian is because my curiosity and my will to learn know no bounds.


I most look forward to... anything new: new people, new ideas, new conversations, new experiences--I welcome them every day.


Submitted by Emily Dolly

C. Burr Artz Public Library
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