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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November 4th, 2013

Make a Wreath, Meet a Friend!

42-17312182The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library are holding their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 6:30pm at the Elkton Central Library this year and would like you to join them! Who are the Friends? The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library are a non-profit membership group of volunteer members who advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library and the larger community.

The Friends make a difference by supporting the Board of Trustees, by raising funds for the entire library system, by advocating for public funding for our libraries, and by promoting use of the library. The Friends raise funds for Library activities and materials not ordinarily covered under the Library’s operating budget – such as new digital signage for the Elkton Central Branch.

The Annual Meeting kicks off at 6:30pm with a regular Board of Directors meeting. Anyone interested in learning how the Friends operate or in meeting the directors is welcome to attend. Friends members and the general public are also invited for a special wreath making presentation from Ann Stubbs of Sinking Springs Farm. A raffle of Sinking Springs items and refreshments will also be available. Admission is free to Friends Members and the public, so come stop by and have fun with the Friends!

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