Local branches celebrate National Library WeekNational...


April 18, 1993

Local branches celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week, today through Saturday, will be celebrated by the Anne Arundel County Public Library with events at several branches.

Tomorrow, Lloyd Tydings of the Nature Company in Annapolis will display a number of Maryland snakes and discuss their habitats. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the North County Branch, 1010 East Way, across from Harundale Mall in Glen Burnie.

Jonathan Yardley, a Washington Post columnist, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Severna Park branch, 45 McKinsey Road. He will sign copies of his book, "States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic."

The Crofton branch, in Crofton Centre on Route 3, will feature a "Silly Hat Celebration" for ages 2 to 6 at 7 p.m., Wednesday. Hat stories, hat songs, hat crafts and a silly hat parade are planned.

The Naval Academy Band's trombone quartet, "Barnacle Bones" will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Provinces branch, Severn Square Shopping Center, Route 175 in Severn.

Cartoon and book character Madeline will make an appearance at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Edgewater branch, 25 Stepneys Lane, to sign autographs and meet with children.

March of Dimes adds Buggy Brigade segment

The March of Dimes will sponsor a Buggy Brigade segment of the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon April 25, starting from the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis at 11 a.m.

Walkers with decorated baby buggies are invited to join the walk, from the stadium, down Rowe Boulevard, around State Circle and back for award presentations and refreshments.

Information: 757-6911.

Conservation Week is April 25 to May 2

The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District is encouraging ++ local school, camp, church and organization leaders to join the national observance of Soil and Water Conservation Week, April 25 through May 2.

Materials designed with the 1993 theme, "Hands of Healing" are available through the Conservation District. Information: 222-7822.

7 county-owned lots are open for bids

The county office of Planning and Zoning Division of Housing and Community Development is offering seven county-owned lots to first-time homebuyers who make the best bids.

Bids must include building design, construction plan, experience and the ability of the developer-builder to provide a quality house at a maximum sales price of $85,000. The lots are located in Pasadena, Morris Hills and Patapsco Park in north county. Responses to the Request for Proposals should be submitted by 4 p.m., April 26 to the Office of Planning and Zoning, Division of Housing and Community Development, Heritage Office Complex, 2660 Riva Road, Suite 210, Annapolis 21401.

Information: 222-7600.

Sponsors wanted for Bay Bridge fest

The state of Maryland, Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources are seeking sponsors for the Bay Bridge Walk and Bayfest scheduled for May 2.

Corporate sponsorship levels range from $2,000 to $8,000. More than 80,000 people are expected for the events.

Information: 269-5981.

Map maker has contest to find best day trip

Win a $100 traveler's check in a contest sponsored by the Alexandria Drafting Co., "The Map People," to find the best day trip in Anne Arundel County.

Two runners-up will receive a $50 traveler's check, and winning selections will be featured in future editions of ADC's "Anne Arundel County Street Map."

Entries, due April 28, should not exceed 500 words, and must be typed on one side of paper. Everyone who enters will receive a free map prize.

To enter, type on a sheet of paper:

* One paragraph overviewing a 10-hour leisure time in the county.

* Give details on shopping, photo opportunities, bike trails, hiking, parks and favorite sports.

* Include driving directions, not to exceed three hours of driving, and give helpful suggestions about scenic stops, and travel times in between.

Entries should be sent to: ADC Day Trip Travel Gourmet, Suite 88, 370 Court St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231.

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