August 31st, 2015

Crab Crawl 2015

CrabCrawlBackgroundThe Friends of the Cecil County Public Library are pleased to announce our Second Annual Crab Crawl in North East, MD! Come “crawl” with us on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, in beautiful downtown North East. This year’s Crab Crawl will also be featured in the North East Chamber of Commerce “Second Saturday” event.

We are also happy to announce that this year’s participating restaurants will be: Pier 1 Restaurant, Pickled Herring Pub, Port House Grill, Steak & Main, and unWined. Click here for a full menu. North East Chocolates will also provide a free small chocolate crabby to all participants!

Tickets are $40 each and are available for sale online and at the North East and Elkton Central Library Branches. Each ticket book allows the purchaser to enjoy a unique crab dish at each restaurant. T shirts for the event are also available online for $15, and can be picked up at the Crab Crawl.

So mark your calendar for September 12, 2015. Gather your family and friends and come out to support the Library, enjoy the Town of North East, visit local businesses, meet new friends and enjoy some delicious crab dishes.

All profits raised help support the Cecil County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and other special interests that fall outside of the Library’s normal operating budget.

Follow us on Facebook, check out our webpage or visit any Library branch location for more information and tickets.

Crab attire not required but welcome!

Crab Logo designed by Designendipity of North East.

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August 17th, 2015

One Maryland, One Book


Do you find that when you discuss a book, you get so much more out of it compared to when you read it by yourself? I know that every time I talk about a book over dinner with friends or in the break room at work, I find myself surprised at how I missed something. The other person will have a great point or insight into the plot that I completely overlooked. Reading books by yourself can be great, but when you discuss as a group, there is so much more to learn! In addition to our monthly book discussions, here at the library, we have an additional opportunity coming up for you to delve deep into a book.

One Maryland One Book is an initiative of the Maryland Humanities Council designed to bring people together, across the state, to share in the experience of reading the same book. Every year, they choose a book based on a certain theme and in its eighth year, the selection is: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

I cannot wait to take part in this discussion with other people from Cecil County. Each person that comes to this book discussion will bring perspective from different walks of life, so I’m sure the conversation will be rich and full of new insights for me. Six of our seven branches are offering book discussions, on different nights, with free books available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. You can also download the e-book using OverDrive or the e-audiobook using OneClickDigital.

Will you join the conversation?

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