October 19th, 2015

Who are the Best of the Baddies?


The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library invite you to a frightfully good evening at 7:00pm on October 24th at Minihane’s Irish pub and Restaurant in Elkton. We are holding a dinner fundraiser to celebrate the birthday of author Anne Rice (which actually falls on October 4) and to debate which group is the best of the baddies: Vampires or Witches?

Anne Rice is the author of the “Vampire Chronicles” and the “Mayfair Witches Collection,” hence our theme. Much of the action for these novels takes place in Anne Rice’s home town of New Orleans, so you will notice a distinct Cajun/Creole emphasis to the menu, which can be found by clicking here.

The evening will kick-off with a welcome beverage, followed by a four-course meal with beer and wine pairings. The price is $60 per person, which includes all of the items listed on the menu, along with beverage pairings, tax, gratuity, and a donation to The Friends.

We’ll award prizes throughout the evening, and there will be trivia and competitions, so be prepared to challenge your dining companions! Costumes are optional, but encouraged.

Advanced reservations are required. Reservations may be made directly through Minihane’s in person or by phone at (410) 996-0047.  Please make your reservations early, as space is limited!

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September 14th, 2015

Zane Campbell


Are you interested in local history?


Does an afternoon of bluegrass music sounds like the perfect way to pass the time?


If you answered yes to either of those questions, join us on October 3rd from 2-3 PM at the Elkton Central library, to hear the music and stories of Zane Campbell, a local bluegrass artist and the nephew of the late local bluegrass legend, Ola Belle Reed.


Zane will be giving an hour long performance where he will play his songs, and tell the stories behind those songs. Spend some time immersing yourself in his music, while gaining a deeper appreciation for our area and the history behind it.


If you want to learn more about the Campbell family and Ola Belle Reed, there are many resources available for you to do so. The library has Zane’s CD, as well as Ola Belle’s CDs and her book, My Epitaph; A Documentary in Song and Lyric.


In addition to the library resources, a new book about Ola Belle Reed has recently been released from Dust to Digital and gives an in-depth look at her life and includes 58 newly-remastered recording and texts.


We hope to see you there!


What’s your favorite bluegrass song?

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