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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February 24th, 2014

Mysteries Revealed in Your Old Photos

fatbabiesfamilyAdmit it: deep in the recesses of your crawlspace or attic, you have a dusty ol’ box containing photographs of forgotten people. It’s hard to feel guilty about it. After all, someone gifted you this box from their neglected storage area, and they, too, have no idea who appears in the fading photos or exactly when and where it was taken. Someday you’ll pass it along to someone else with a wink, saying “good luck with this mess” under your breath.

But…that disorganized stack of photos contains the mysteries of your family. Fascinating stories are waiting to be heard! But how do you figure them out?

Well, you’re in luck, because internationally recognized photo detective Maureen Taylor will present her popular lecture “Photo Detecting 101: Identifying and Dating Family Photographs” at the Elkton Central Library on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30pm. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on The View, MSNBC, and numerous other popular media outlets. She’s the author of many books, including Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Precious Family Images and Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs.

Maureen Taylor will teach you 10 easy steps to figuring out who’s who in your family photos in her fascinating interactive lecture. Learn how comparing facial characteristics, studying clothing and hairstyles, and other simple tips can help you uncover those mysteries. It’s time to dust off that box!

We’re excited to raffle off THREE, on-the-spot expert consultations from Maureen Taylor at the program, so be sure to bring along one photo from your unidentified collection.

A book signing will immediately follow the program. This event is not to be missed!

Click here to sign up for the program or call 410-996-5600 ext. 481.  And tell us — what family photo will you be bringing?

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