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                                                                 JUNE/JULY 2013

Frederick County Public Libraries
As we roll into the busy summer season, Frederick County Public Libraries continues its tradition of programs and services for all ages. In this issue, you'll learn about musical events where you can bring the entire family for free, high-quality programs that expand your cultural horizon. Also, you're invited to financial literacy events, grant-writing programs, and more.

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Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
All About Kiplinger
The Federal Reserve System
Frederick Speaker Series
Urbana Music Festival
See You on the Deck
Music on the Deck
Get to Know
Keep in Touch
C. Burr Artz Public Library
Downtown Frederick
Thurmont Regional Library
76 East Moser Road
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FCPL subscribes to several of the Kiplinger products, which are dedicated to managing personal and professional finances. But first, a few historical dates regarding Kiplinger:


1920 - Company founded by W.M. Kiplinger in Washington D.C.

1923 - First publication of the Kiplinger Letter

1947 - First publication of the Kiplinger Magazine (Now known as Kiplinger's Personal Finance



FCPL subscribes to the following Kiplinger Publications:


Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine - Provides unbiased advice on money management, saving, investing, retirement planning, paying for college, insurance needs, making major purchases, and much more. Advice is written in an easy to understand format.

Published monthly.

Available at C Burr Artz Library


Kiplinger Letter - Provides current news regarding business, economy, Congressional decisions, and regulatory actions. Keeps the reader abreast of current financial trends.

Published weekly.

Available in print format at C Burr Artz Library - for in library use only.


Kiplinger Tax Letter - Provides year round tax saving advice for tax professionals and non professionals. Deals with tax concerns on business and personal levels. Informs readers of changes to tax laws.

Published bi weekly.

Available at C Burr Artz Library - for in library use only.


Kiplinger's Personal Finance Adviser - A monthly editorial supplement featuring "Ideas To Act On Now", editorials on current events and a variety of subjects such as banking, insurance, home prices, investments, IRAs, and much more.

Published monthly.

Available at C Burr Artz Library - for in library use only.


Source: kiplinger.com


Submitted by Terri Klco, C. Burr Artz Public Library

  • Purpose:     Central Banking System of the United States
  • History:       Created in 1913 by the Federal Reserve Act
  • Function:
    • Steers the nation's monetary policy

    • Oversees and regulates banks, while protecting consumers

    • Contains systemic risks in markets as they occur

    • Provides financial services to government, public, & financial institutions 

The Federal Reserve System is run by a seven member Board of Governors. Each member is appointed by the President, but requires Senate approval. A full term for a Governor is fourteen years. The fourteenth Chairman of the Board of Governors is Ben S. Bernanke.


Source: federalreserve.gov


Want to read more about the Federal Reserve? FCPL has several good books:


Ben Bernanke's Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan

by Ethan S. Harris


In FED We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

by David Wessel


Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence by William L. Silber


Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom

by Bob Woodward


Submitted by Terri Klco, C. Burr Artz Public Library

Photo by Will Ryan
 As the award-winning host of Fresh Air, NPR's weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, Terry Gross interviews the most celebrated personalities of our time. Her thoughtful exchanges with artists, writers, actors, and musicians are heard by more than 4.5 million fans on nearly 500 public radio stations. Her guests have included Philip Roth, James Brown, John Travolta, Sonny Rollins, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and countless others. Gross is known for her thoughtful, probing interview style. In her trusted company, even the most reticent guest relaxes and reflects on his or her life and work.


In her speaking engagements, Gross plays sound bites from interviews that went especially well and especially badly to illustrate her discussion of interviewing techniques. She then does something else that she never does on her radio program. She talks about her own life and career, giving the audience a chance to interview her.



The Meet and Greet Reception for Terry Gross will be held at 6 pm before the lecture. Please note that admission to the 7:30 pm lecture requires a separate ticket, which can be purchased at the Weinberg Box Office or online at weinbergcenter.org.


Tickets for the Meet and Greet Reception cost $75, and only 100 tickets will be sold. To purchase, contact the Weinberg Box Office at 301-600-2835.


Support FCPL at this exclusive event! Proceeds from the sale of reception tickets support FCPL Children's Department programming.


Written by Marlene England

for FCPL's summer 2013 BookMarks publication
The Urbana Music Festival and Craft Show, now in its fifth year, is more fabulous than ever with a fun-filled lineup of music and activities the whole family will enjoy. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 22, from noon to 6 pm, and join us at Urbana Regional Library for this annual celebration of music, art, activities, and fun in the sun, including:
  • Live music - see band descriptions below
  • Craft show with local and regional artists
  • Pony rides, petting zoo, moon bounce, and obstacle course
  • Transportation Zone, with a focus on safety and rescue vehicles, featuring a Fort Detrick fire safety trailer and equipment from Urbana Volunteer Fire Company
  • Karate demonstrations
  • Meet and greet with Frederick Keys' Keyote, Max the Bunny (of Max & Ruby), Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Sneaks the Cat
  • Delicious food from Asian Fusion, Buffalo Wild Wings, Catoctin Popcorn, Rita's Italian Ice, and other vendors 


Karla Chisholm Band 12-1:30 pm

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


Music Pilgrim Trio 2-3:30 pm

The talented members of this trio blend influences from around the world as they showcase their skill and passion for jazz, klezmer, Russian, classical, and Latin-American music styles.


Chaise Lounge 4-5:30 pm

 Call it "Early Stereo," or perhaps Lounge with a capital "L," or maybe just plain enjoyable. Chaise Lounge is a brilliant combination of five of the Washington area's top jazz musicians playing standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older, an American Original.


The Urbana Music Festival is generously underwritten by organizations including:

Villages of Urbana, The C. Burr Artz Trust, Living Grace Lutheran Church, Urbana Orthodontics, Frederick County Public Libraries Community Association Services, Main Street Homes, NV Homes, Parkwood Homes, Ryan Homes, Amber Hill Physical Therapy, Capital Women's Care, Miss Baker State Farm Agent, Capital Remodeling, Franklin Liquors, The Town Courier, and Friends of the Urbana Regional Library.


Written by Marlene England

for FCPL's summer 2013 BookMarks publication

The arrival of summer means it's time to head for the deck-especially the deck at Thurmont Regional Library.


According to Erin Dingle, Administrator, Thurmont Regional Library and Emmitsburg Branch Library, there's no better place to relax, soak up the sun, and sit back and enjoy nature. "We always encourage people to use the deck to read and relax or enjoy a family picnic after a story program," she says. "A lot of our patrons take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, bringing their laptop and enjoying the quiet while they work."


The atmosphere on the deck switches from quiet to lively this summer during the Sunday afternoon Music on the Deck concert series, which is free and appropriate for all ages. Tara Lebherz, Children's Services Supervisor, who is also a member of the local band, The Yardslipppers, used her music connections to schedule this summer's lineup.


"We've booked some very talented local musicians whose music is known far beyond Frederick County," she says. "Alexander Mitchell and Zan McLeod are extremely talented multi-instrumentalists, and the two of them together will be a real treat. I'm a big fan of family bands, and I know the Martin Family Band will really impress the audience. Mountain Ride came highly recommended, and I'm looking forward to hearing them, too."


Written by Marlene England

for FCPL's summer 2013 BookMarks publication 


Bring snacks and drinks! Bands courtesy of Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library.


The Martin Family Band

Sunday, June 23, 2 pm

The Martin Family Band presents Old Time Appalachian, Irish, and colonial music. With family roots in Southwestern Virginia, their style reflects years of study as well as a genuine feel for the music arising from the presence of music in the home.


Charlie Hope Music

Sunday, June 30, 2 pm

Charlie Hope brings her musical fun to the library! This 2012 Juno Award winner (Children's Album of the Year) will wow you with songs and soothe you with her singing. This is a performer that grownups and kids will both enjoy.


Alexander Mitchell and Zan McLeod

Sunday, July 28, 2 pm

Alexander Mitchell and Zan McLeod are renowned musicians individually; as a pair they're twice as amazing. Mitchell plays fiddle, mandolin, and guitar and has been cultivating diverse musical styles since 1978. McLeod was introduced to Appalachian music on the banjo and mandolin by his grandfather and has played in numerous bands throughout the years. Together, these talented fellows are sure to get you moving.


Mountain Ride

Sunday, August 25, 2 pm

Mountain Ride is Eric and Kate Avey, plus whoever else they decide to bring along for the ride. This group delivers fast-picking, hard-driving bluegrass tunes, along with a few heart-melting, old-time classic bluegrass ballads. Mountain Ride's harmonies and music will have you tappin' and clappin' for certain.


Written by Marlene England

for FCPL's summer 2013 BookMarks publication

GET TO KNOW: Tessa Gunnell

Tessa is a Library Associate-Substitute, who works at all FCPL branches, in both the Adult and Children's Departments. She has been in her current position for six months, though she has been with FCPL (previously as a shelver) for five-and-a-half years.


In school I've studied... how to design everything from crutches to tablets to house wares! I have my BFA in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.


I love to read... fantasy and twisted fairytales. Lately, I've enjoyed The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George; and The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones.


I am passionate about... natural foods and gardening. There isn't much that can compare with working outside with your hands and having your work pay off as healthy, delicious food!


I'd like to learn more about... interaction and user experience design (IxD and UX) so that I can design amazing websites and services that are user-friendly and fun to use.


I'd love to travel to... Switzerland. I really want to spend time exploring the Alps. I love being in nature, it is so refreshing and calming.


My favorite music is... Folk. I especially enjoy Mumford & Sons, The Head and the Heart, Ferraby Lionheart, Vandaveer, and Zee Avi. Whether it is rollicking or mellow, I love that authentic sound. I just wish I was able to go to more concerts!


I'm inspired by... companies like Project H Design and TYTHEdesign that use design to help those who need it most: low income communities, people with disabilities, third world countries, etc.


My biggest challenge is... deciding what to do next! I am a planner and a dreamer with so many different interests that I have a very difficult time picking one thing and sticking with it. I want to do it all!


I'm grateful for... all the opportunities to learn and grow that the library provides. I am constantly learning new things and becoming better at my job because of all the trainings that FCPL allows us to do.


Submitted by Emily Dolly

C. Burr Artz Public Library
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