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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July 20th, 2015

Heroes

everyday-heroes-signWith this year’s Summer Reading theme of “Every Hero Has a Story,” we will take time to reflect on what a hero is. The concept of a hero is an ever-changing one in our society. For small children, the only reference point of hero is what they see on television and in video games such as Spiderman and Batman. For elderly adults, it may be the person who takes them to the store or spends time with them.

Teenagers, however, may find it harder to identify a hero as they are in the middle-ground between childhood and adulthood. There are many gray areas— what can you do, what can’t you do, what do you believe in, what don’t you believe in, who are your friends, where do you belong—so many questions! All of these uncertainties make it difficult to define a hero.

Teenagers lose their sense of awe in the extraordinary. They may find it hard to suspend reality and view their childhood “heroes” in that capacity any longer. In addition, they are too cool to think of a parent or community helper, such as a police officer, as a hero. Often, teens will look at other outside sources for motivation and hero-worship. You may ask your teen who their hero is and often be answered with the latest music artist or sports personality. In some respects, this may be a viable hero. In others, maybe not so much!

As we take time to reflect on what a hero is to each of us, we note that heroes can take on many different shapes, sizes, and incarnations. Children, teens, and adults can find plenty of inspiration at the library. We have books, movies, and programs that provide access to traditional “super” heroes as well as other non-traditional heroes such as animal search and rescue heroes, military heroes, and everyday heroes who have overcome extreme obstacles.

Perryville Branch Library is hosting a teen program on Thursday, July 23rd at 3 PM called “Heroes Among Us”. Teens will be asked what the word “hero” means to them and challenged to identify a hero of their own. Teens will participate in games and activities to explore heroism and discuss ways that real-life heroes differ from heroes we see in books, movies, and comics.

So think about it….who is YOUR everyday hero?


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