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                                                    August/September 2013

Frederick County Public Libraries

The library offers so much more than books. Did you know that your library system offers innovative web-based products you can access from anywhere? For example, download free music from artists like Adele, Bruce Springsteen, and Hank Williams. Music downloads are yours to keep permanently on your device, compliments of FCPL.


The library can also help you mind your business better than ever, with tools and programs suited for the small business owner--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 fcpl.org.


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Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
Music on the Terrace
News from the GSRC
Free Magazines: Zinio
Freegal Music
The Forecast is Cloudy with a Chance of Reading
OneClickDigital Audiobooks
Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium
Book Review
Once Upon a Time - Tablescapes 2013
Get to Know Sam Vogt
Keep in Touch



Open Office Calc

Part I, Part II, Part III

Register by clicking

on each session

C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick


Computer Basics

for Beginners

Three-part computer class

Register at Thurmont Information Desk

or call 301-600-7212

Thurmont Regional Library


Free Concerts Every Friday in September

We know what September feels like--but what does it sound like? You only need to go as far as Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick to listen and find out.


Every Friday in September, Music on the Terrace brings talented musicians to the Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater across the creek from C. Burr Artz Public Library for your enjoyment. You're welcome to bring your own picnic and a blanket-or just stroll along the Creek and soak up the tunes on a fall afternoon.


September 6

Bonerama - New Orleans Brass Funk Rock


Even in a city that doesn't play by the rules, New Orleans' Bonerama is something different. They can evoke vintage funk, classic rock, and free improvisation in the same set--maybe even in the same song.


Founded by members of Harry Connick's band, Bonerama has been repeatedly recognized by Rolling Stone magazine, praised for their "...crushing ensemble riffing, human-feedback shrieks and wah-wah growls." As co-founder Mark Mullins puts it, "We thought we could expand what a New Orleans brass band could do. Bands like Dirty Dozen started the 'anything goes' concept, bringing in the guitars and the drum kit and using the sousaphone like a bass guitar. We thought we could push things a little further."


The Bonerama Horns have become one of the most in-demand horn sections in New Orleans and appear on several songs on Alec Ounsworth's (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) 2009 release Mo Beauty; R.E.M.'s 2010 release Collapse into Now, and Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars 2010 release Rise and Shine.


September 13

Cabinet - Modern Acoustic Bluegrass


An inclusive and engaging energy is the uniting through-line as Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country, and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics give way to dreamy jams that are the musical equivalent of the back road scenic route. Cabinet is a band that has outgrown any "regional favorite" tag and has progressed to a broader fan base, all while retaining their signature sound. The band has played many great venues and festivals across the land and has shared the stage with Infamous String Dusters, Railroad Earth, Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, 7 Walkers, and many more.


September 20

Chaise Lounge - Jazz, Swing, and Pop


Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capital Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way into today's pop charts. The band's music has been referred to as "Early Stereo." The combination of five of the Washington area's top jazz musicians, along with the luminous vocals of Marilyn Older, is truly enjoyable.


September 27

Fishtank Ensemble - Gypsy Jazz


The LA Weekly calls Fishtank's sound "cross pollinated gypsy music...one of the most thrilling  young acts on the planet." Formed in 2005 and playing everywhere from the hippest LA clubs to festivals, cultural centers, museums, parades, and even on the street, Fishtank includes two explosive violins, the world's best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, trombone, opera, jazz and gypsy vocals, accordion, and one little banjolele. Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, Flamenco, and oddball originals, this band is a not-to-be-missed event for world music lovers.


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, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and WFMD


Written by Marlene England

for FCPL's fall 2013 BookMarks publication
Foundation Center Cooperating Collection

Caroline Herbert,Manager, Multimedia and On-Demand Training, Washington D.C. branch of the Foundation Center.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

September 25, 10-11:30 am

C. Burr Artz Trust Room, C. Burr Artz Public Library,

Downtown Frederick


Registration is required: Register here or call 301-600-1630 x3.


You will learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support. A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:

  • Take stock of your organization's strengths and assets
  • Develop a case statement
  • Set fundraising goals
  • Identify funding partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar

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


Submitted by Pat Anderson

C. Burr Artz Public Library

Did you know you can download dozens of free magazines from your local library?

"Zinio for Libraries" gives you online access to copies of current magazine issues for free with your library card.

Explore these dazzling, full-color magazines for yourself. Check out Zinio's several unique features that allow you to truly interact with the magazine. You can customize your reading experience with elements such as zoom, allowing you to adjust the level of magnification and create your own personal preferences.


To get started, click here to visit the Magazines link on fcpl.org. Then, click on the User Guide link under Zinio to familiarize yourself with the log on and checkout process. 


Explore the library's magazine collection, which includes titles like Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Martha Stewart, Newsweek and more-through the Zinio link. When you're ready to checkout, simply click on the magazine of your choice. You will then create a Zinio account if you do not already have one.


Enjoy these free magazines forever-these are yours to keep with no expiration dates. Have any questions? Simply contact your local library online, in person, or over the phone. Happy reading!


Submitted by Elizabeth Bowen

C. Burr Artz Public Library
Dowload Free Popular Music Using Your Library Card
FCPL patrons can enjoy free music downloads through Freegal Music, an online service that offers access to about 3 millions songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.


You can find tracks like Brave by Sara Bareilles, We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus, Paper Doll by John Mayer and lots of new classical recordings too. You can search for songs or browse over 100 unique music genres to help build your playlist. Before downloading, you can listen to samples of each song.


Up to three songs per week can be downloaded for free with an FCPL library card. (The weekly counter starts Sunday night at midnight.) Songs are in DRM-free MP3 format, and the service works with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. Freegal works on both PCs and Macs and there are mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. The songs are yours to keep.


Submitted by Teresa Vorce

Materials Manager



3M Cloud Library e-Books

Frederick County Public Libraries is excited to announce a brand new easy-to-use e-book service, the 3M Cloud Library. Have you ever wanted to borrow library e-books but found the process too difficult or confusing? Well, give 3M Cloud Library a try and see what you think. You browse, checkout, download, and read all from within the 3M app.


Enjoy your titles (you can check out six at a time) on mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and phones, and also with some e-readers such as the Kobo or Nook (transfer through a PC app). Click here to find more information and how to get started. A great feature is that you can read your titles on multiple devices. The 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App downloaded to them. You can start reading on your iPad and continue reading later from your phone-right where you left off.


The collection includes best-selling novels, popular non-fiction, and something for children and teens. It may be small now, but we have big things in store. Check back weekly to see what books have been added. You will find some titles not available in our other library e-book service since 3M Cloud Library has some unique publisher agreements.


Submitted by Teresa Vorce

Materials Manager

OneClickDigital AUDIOBOOKS

Put Your Library Card to Work
If you like listening to audiobooks try our free program for downloadable audiobooks called OneClickDigital. Listen to Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, or Striker by Clive Cussler. All titles work with the iPod and other Apple devices, as well as a variety of MP3 players.


Most titles are "always available"-no waiting! Some "single use" titles are included and you may have to place a hold on these titles if they are already checked out. You will receive an email when your hold is available. Download and use the OneClickDigital Media Manger as an easy method to download audiobooks and transfer them to portable devices. Apps for Apple and Android devices are also available. You can check out up to 10 titles for a period of 14 days, and you can renew once for seven days.


Happy listening!


Submitted by Teresa Vorce

Materials Manager
Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium is a great place to go to download e-books and digital audiobooks. With thousands of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from this collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-selling novels, cookbooks, self-improvement guides, and much more all on your own time-wherever you may be. It's a state-wide service (powered by OverDrive) but don't forget to login with your FPCL library card number before you start to browse because additional titles are purchased only for Frederick County. Of course you can put your name on the holds list for a popular title, but it is easy to see the books available to download immediately by clicking to show "Only titles with copies available" in the drop down box.


Browse the site and borrow up to six titles at a time using a valid FCPL library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices-including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle. Most borrowed e-books can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser with OverDrive Read. What you need to download titles will depend on your device, so go to OveDrive Help to find out how to get started. There are specific instructions for each device. Hint: Pay attention to the format you want (Kindle or EPUB for e-books, MP3 or WMA for audiobooks) before you download. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!


One patron said in an email about Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium, "I've consumed over 200 mysteries by this route. I am a happy patron."


Submitted by Teresa Vorce

Materials Manager

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Dog Stars is a dystopian novel but the only one I have ever read that leaves your spirits uplifted! Hig survived the flu that killed most of the people of the world. He lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog. His only neighbor is a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life-something like his old one-exists beyond his airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return-not enough fuel to get home-following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face-in the people he meets, and in himself-is both better and worse than anything he could have imagined. This book is savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human!


George Busse

Thurmont Regional Library
Tablescapes 2013 - The Walking Tour
Visit more than 15 shops at Everedy Square and Shab Row at the corner of East and Church Streets, Downtown Frederick to view table displays themed in fairytale and fantasy dreams.


September 28-October 3

Special preview night walking tour! September 27


Call 301-620-7501 for details. Like Tablescape 2013 the Tour on Facebook.
Sam is a Circulation Clerk at the C. Burr Artz Public Library. She has worked for FCPL for five years.

The best thing about my job is... pretty much all of it. I get the opportunity to issue cards to people of all ages and explain that the awesome items displayed are to be checked out for FREE! All of this information and potential is housed in the library, and I get to hand it out and watch it come flooding back in. There is always something I have never seen before, and I hope the idea of finding something new is equally exciting for patrons.


People might be surprised to discover that I... have a crippling fear of public speaking.


My favorite foods are... tapas, scones, tea, Thai, Indian, pickled or fermented foods, anchovies, and a mixture of baked beans and potato chips I eat a couple nights a week.


I'm really good at... communicating only in song lyrics. It's a family thing, but I do it out in public, and most people never catch on.


I'm inspired by... my cat. She's really figured things out. She meows, and we ask how high or if she wants a snack. I know we have this power play thing going on, and that she is winning, but I would love to figure her out.


My favorite book is... Yikes! I have no one favorite book. A few suggestions: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides; Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood, The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle, Sailor Moo by Lisa Wheeler, and The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.


My favorite new technology/gadget is... my iPod. I'm not really a tech person, but I would be lost without my iPod, which I've loaded with podcasts and all of my old CDs. Friends have told me their phones do the same thing--play music--but I have to admit I can hardly figure out how to send a multi-person text.


My favorite quote is... "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -T. S. Eliot.


I'm well known for...wearing lots and lots of clothing, regardless of the temperature. It is not uncommon to see me behind the Circulation desk with a scarf, two cardigans, and tall socks in September.


Lately, I love to talk about... Doctor Who. I started watching the new Who last year and recently caught up with Series 7. I could not love all of it more. Don't get me started on Sherlock...


Submitted by Emily Dolly

C. Burr Artz Public Library
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