West Columbia

April 27, 1993

Howard County Library awarded $120,000 grant

The Howard County Library has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring programs to 45 libraries and senior centers in Howard County, northern Maryland and south central Pennsylvania.

The program, "The Reader, the Writer and the Muse," includes literary readings, discussion themes and poetry programs using books, videos and audio tapes.

The free program will begin next fall and continue for two years.

"Reading and Discussion" programs will examine philosophical, literary and historical themes.

Participants will receive selected books to read on topics that include women's autobiographies, the 1920s and '30s, ethics, the Civil War and images of romantic love.

"Voices and Visions" will examine the lives and poetry of three poets. Videos made for public television will be used. Poetry experts will guide the interpretation of poets.

"Poets in Person" will examine the lives and works of contemporary American poets. Audio tapes will be used.

Noontime discussions of poets will be held at several work sites.

Information: 313-1981.

POLICE

* Hickory Ridge: 10200 block of Hickory Ridge Road: Someone tried to steal a 1979 Honda motorcycle about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. A witness saw two men pushing the motorcycle, but the pair fled when they saw the witness.

* Harper's Choice: 5400 block of Harper's Farm Road: A black 1982 Mazda RX-7 was stolen between Thursday and Monday.

* Town Center: 10200 block of Wincopin Circle: Someone smashed a rear passenger window on a 1991 Acura Legend between 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

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