CBA Community Room

Author event and book signing with Seamus McGraw

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
The award winning author of `The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone' will be discussing his latest book, `Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change' to be published on April 15 by University of Texas Press. The book is a lively and thought provoking overview of climate change from the perspectives of people who are dealing with it on the ground.

Introduction to Corporate Giving

Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Join the Foundation Center and the FCPL Grantseeker's Resource Center for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and to the effective utilization of the Foundation Center's resources on corporate giving. We'll answer such questions as:
•What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
•How do companies support nonprofit organizations?
•How can I match my organization's needs with the interests of a corporation?
•How can I make the most effective use of Foundation Center resources to locate corporate funders?

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Offered by the Funding Information Network (FIN), this one hour class will introduce you to the basics of proposal writing, including:
•How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
•What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
•Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
•Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
Registration is required as spaces are limited.

African-American Research and Preservation Symposium

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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In January, the Carrollton Manor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the publication of The Forgotten: The Middletown African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery. The result of 17 months of research, this volume provides source material on the individuals located in a largely undocumented burial ground. The Forgotten can be used for genealogy research, to track a community’s history, and to develop a deeper understanding of a segment of Frederick County’s African-American population.

Hero Stories: Meet a Park Naturalist & Animals

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Get up close and personal animals from Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center and learn about being a Park Naturalist. Every Hero has a Story, and your local Park Naturalist has plenty to share about plants and animals at Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center. Registration required. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult as requested per Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center.

Symphony Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Children and their parents experience a live musical collaboration between the library reader and a Frederick Symphony Orchestra musician during this 30 minute storytime! Musicians will play short selections, talk a little about their instrument, answer questions, and, after the stories are read aloud, audience members can take a closer peek at an instrument petting zoo provided by the music specialty store Music & Arts! This program is best appreciated by children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, but is open to all ages.

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