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News briefs

June 24, 1991

Starting in July, the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services will be open to the public until 7 p.m., on the third Tuesday of each month. Regular hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

North County residents can visit the Department's offices at the George M. Taylor District Court and Multi-Service Center, 7500 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

Information: 787-2100.

South County residents should go to theWestgate Building, 80 West St. in Annapolis.

Information: 974-8500.


Reduced hours and fewer overdue noticesare changes local library users 1can expect as a result of the county budget process for fiscal 1992.

Effective July 1, all branches of the Anne Arundel County Public Library will close at 5 p.m. The Annapolis, Crofton, Severna Park and North County branches will continueto stay open between 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays.

Funding has been discontinued for the Kuethe Reading Center at 3 Crain Highway in downtown Glen Burnie. It will close at 5 p.m., and reopen at a later date as ahistorical and genealogical research library operated by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

Also effective July 1, the library will mail one overdue notice instead of two. It will be sent 32 days after the due date. Library branches are also distributing "borrowing logs" to help patrons keep track of borrowed materials and limit overdue fines.

Information: 222-7371.


The London Town Publik House and Gardens, located in Edgewater, is accepting registration for the 1991 sessions of its Summer Living History Program.

Forms and further information may be obtained by contacting the museum at 839 Londontown Road or by phone.

The program emphasizes hands-on demonstrations and participation in such Colonial activities as wool-carding, soap-making, dipping candles, herb lore,hearth cooking and tours of the house and grounds.

Classes run June 24-28, July 1-3 and July 5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-Aug. 2. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. each day. The costis $85 per session ($70 for the four day session the week of July 4).

Information: 222-1919.


The following services are offered at express offices operated by the Motor Vehicle Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Accepting license plates, driver's license renewal, ID cards, driving records, provisional license conversions, and profile to frontal photo conversions.

Information: 768-7000.


The United Way of Central Maryland has consolidated all previous United Way groups and functions, in order to improve its services in Maryland, including Anne Arundel County.

These functions include fund raising, marketing, donor services, financial management, regional services, community problem solving, planning, evaluation, allocations, agency relations, research, government relations, affirmative action and such staff personnel functions that had previously been carried out by the United Way Administrative Service Corporation.


The Charles Carroll House of Annapolis Inc. has been selected as a 1991 grant recipient by the Homeland Foundation of New York.

Thefoundation supports projects that address questions of philosophy, theology, political science and sociology, as well as capital projectsof special interest.

The grant will support a comprehensive and authentic restoration of the birthplace, home and gardens of Charles Carroll, one of the Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Information: 263-2969.


"Reapportionment and Redistricting in Maryland, 1991," published by the League of Women Voters of Maryland Inc., is intended to help people understand congressional and state legislative reappointment and redistricting.

It explains why changes are needed, what common terms mean, and therequirements, Supreme Court guidelines, and key issues for congressional and state legislative districts. One section suggests what citizens can do to ensure the fair redrawing of districts -- where to get population data and standards for maps.

Copies of the brochure canbe found at the main branch of each county's public library system. The cost is 50 cents per copy, or $4 for a packet of 10. Write to theLeague of Women Voters, 200 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, 21401.


The Office of the State Fire Marshall has published the follow

ing fire-safety tips, in light of the hot weather.

* Refrain from throwing lighted smoking materials from cars. Careless smoking results in about 5,000 brush fires a year

* Use caution when cooking outdoors, especially when charcoal grills are being used.

* Make sure smoke detectors are working properly.

* Try not to overload electrical appliances, especially in older homes.

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