Steve joined MCPL in 2013 after working as a librarian in West Virginia. Since 2014, he has been the branch manager at Maggie Nightingale. Steve had the pleasure of being part of some significant events with MCPL, including the reopening of Olney, the 25th anniversary of the Poolesville Library, and the renaming of Poolesville to the Maggie Nightingale Library in honor of its biggest advocate. Steve recently became the manager at Davis. Prior to MCPL, he spent his time on some of the bays and backwaters of the East Coast, along the Ohio River in Kentucky, and within Central and Western Maryland conducting oral histories and folklore fieldwork. Outside of the library, he enjoys being outdoors and walking his dog. Of course, Steve enjoys reading. His current interest is debut novels.
Germantown and most recently the Noyes Library for Young Children before transferring to Davis in August. As the Head of Children's Services, Meghan is most looking forward to sharing storytime and other programs with the families of Davis. She would like everyone to keep an eye out for some changes in the children's section, as we look to make things easier to find, and even more kid friendly. When Meghan is not at the library, she likes to watch movies, check out museums and listen to audiobooks.
Please stop by the desk and say hello to Steve and Meghan the next time you are in the library.
There are few other changes taking place at the library. Our storytimes are now weekly. We added storytime every week to give our customers more opportunities to come together with us to share stories, rhymes, songs and more. When children, their grownups, and librarians bring our unique energies and spirits together, we are creating a special environment to foster children's love of reading, singing, talking, and playing - the foundations of learning.
In addition to storytime, we will host a program provided by Pandas Karate on Saturday, October 6 at 1 PM. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the Pandas Karate program uses comedy and storytelling to teach kids how to respond to bullying without using their fists. This program is for elementary school-aged children and is generously sponsored by the FOL, Davis Chapter.
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Speaking of displays, the Davis staff always have something ready for our avid readers. Directly across from the information and circulations desks are books that have been hand-selected for our customers' reading needs. These displays range from librarians' personal favorites choice to seasonal themes to current events that our happening in the world around us.
For those of you not in the know, Batman Day was September 15.
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The next time you visit the Davis Library, be sure to stop by and check out our exhibit case near the Democracy Boulevard entrance. The new exhibit features the art of Martina Sestakova. Martina is a textile designer, teaching artist and abstract watercolorist and some of her beautiful scarves and a few of her wonderful watercolors will be on view through October. For more information about her art, check out her website.