March 24th, 2011

Cecilwood: Festival of Short Films

Lights, Camera, Action! We’re gearing up for our second annual Cecilwood: A Festival of Short Films (TM). This is YOUR chance to participate in a local film festival, even if you’re just a beginner. We’re accepting all kinds of short movies, from documentaries to comedies to dramas . All submissions must be less than 5 minutes in length. The festival is split into two age divisions – the teen competition and the adult competition. The first prize for each is a $100 Visa gift card!

If you want to get a leg up on the competition, we have two great programs coming up that can help you improve your film-making skills:

This Saturday, March 26th, Elkton High School librarian Kim Dyer will be leading a workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 on Introduction to Film-making. Bring a bagged lunch and learn the basics of creating a short film. Participants will work in teams and get hands-on practice with Flip cameras provided by the library.

Have questions about how to use your video camera? On Monday, April 4th, Daniel Krukosky from Cecil College will help you Make the Most of Your Video Camera! Bring your own video camera to the library along with the instructional booklet (if available) and Dan will help you advance your skills.

Both programs still have openings, so give us a call at 410-996-5600 ext. 481 and sign up today! Entries for Cecilwood: A Festival of Short Films (TM) are due Monday, May 2nd, 2011 by 8pm. We will show the films and announce the winners at the Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2011. For more info click here. And here are some suggestions for types of films you may want to create…

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•    “Moc”umentary
•    Comedy
•    Drama
•    Romance
•    Public Service Announcement
•    People/Community (“Where I’m From”)
•    Land/Landscape (Environmental)
•    Animation
•    Personal Narrative
•    Experimental

Do you enjoy watching different types of movies or do you stick to a certain genre? Comedies, dramas, romance, documentaries – what’s your favorite?


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December 3rd, 2010

Holiday Events at the Library

We’re offering a wealth of great holiday programs this year – from concerts to crafts to movies and more, we have something for everyone, all over the county!  Best of all, every program we offer is free.  Check out this list to find some programs sure to get you and yours in the holiday spirit.

FOR FAMILIES
A Musical Holiday with the Good Shepherd Parish Ladies Trio

Perryville Branch Library – Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm

Movie Night – White Christmas
Perryville Branch Library – Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 pm

Family Wreathmaking
Elkton Central Library – Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 pm

Holiday Open Houses
Port Deposit Branch Library – Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 am–4 pm
Rising Sun Branch Library – Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 6-7:30 pm
Chesapeake City Branch Library – Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 3-5:30 pm
Cecilton Branch Library – Monday, Dec. 20 from 4-7 pm

FOR KIDS:
Holiday Storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers at most branches – call your local branch for more info!

A Special Snowflake – Learn about chemistry and make an ornament!
Perryville Branch Library – Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 pm

Gingerbread Houses
Elkton Central Library – Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 pm

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa
Rising Sun Branch Library – Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 3:30 pm

FOR TEENS:
Picture This – Create a unique holiday picture frame!
Perryville Branch Library – Friday, Dec. 3 at 3 pm

Holiday Teen Movie Matinee – Scrooged
Perryville Branch Library – Thursday, Dec. 9 at 3 pm

Elf on the Big Screen
North East Branch Library – Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 pm

Teen Essential Films – A Christmas Story
Cecilton Branch Library – Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 pm

FOR ADULTS:
Create a Natural Holiday Ornament
Chesapeake City Branch Library – Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm

Holiday Craft – Poinsettia Felt Brooch
North East Branch Library – Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm

Wreath Making Workshop
Cecilton Branch Library – Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 pm

“Brit Flicks” Film Series – The Holiday with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law
North East Branch Library – Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 pm

We hope to see you at the library this holiday season!  What fun activities will you be doing with your family?


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