Demi, an award-winning children's author...


March 29, 1998

BROOKLANDVILLE -- Demi, an award-winning children's author and illustrator, will demonstrate how she has created more than 100 books Tuesday at Park School, 2425 Old Court Road.

Demi's work is based on folk tales from China, India and Russia, and she has learned to use authentic Chinese materials for her illustrations. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m. Magician Tom Lilly will put on a show during an autograph session after Demi's "Magic Paintbrush" presentation.

Free tickets are available at branches of the Baltimore County public library, which is sponsoring the event.

Harvard professor to speak on learning problems


OWINGS MILLS -- Jemicy School will present a free lecture on biologically-based learning problems by Edward M. Hallowell, a Harvard University professor and a psychiatrist.

The lecture -- part of the school's 25th anniversary celebration -- will be presented at 6 p.m. April 7 in Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School on Greenspring Avenue in Stevenson. Seating is limited, and tickets are required.

Hallowell will discuss learning problems such as dyslexia, attention deficit, math anxiety and nonverbal disabilities. Information: 410-653-2700.

Mall's 'Storybook Weekend' scheduled for Saturday


TOWSON -- Paddington Bear and Poky Little Puppy will be at Towson Town Center on Saturday for the annual "Storybook Weekend," to call attention to the problem of illiteracy and raise money for Literacy Works in the county.

Among the events will be celebrity storytelling, strolling storybook characters posing for pictures with youngsters, and demonstrations of computer software for children.

A Storybook Breakfast at 8: 30 a.m. will begin the events. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. Information or breakfast reservations: 410-494-8800.

ELKRIDGE -- A fourth-grade student at Elkridge Elementary School led a readathon among her classmates to buy books for a Columbia homeless shelter.

After reading books all day March 2, about 125 fourth-graders raised $300 to buy about 50 books for Grassroots Homeless Shelter.

On Friday afternoon, 9-year-old Colleen Sullivan -- who began planning the readathon last fall -- was to deliver a brightly decorated, book-filled crate to the shelter.

GREENMOUNT -- North Carroll Library will celebrate National Poetry Month at 4: 30 p.m. April 7 with "Poetry on Parade."

The event, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, will include readings of poems by children's authors Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite poems to share.

The library is at 2255 Hanover Pike in Greenmount. Registration is required. Information: 410-239-6466 or 410-374-1212.


Learning disabilities focus of Web site, toll-free help line

Parents and teachers who want to learn how to recognize learning disabilities and help children with these problems have two new resources.

The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities and the Advertising Council have opened a toll-free help line and an Internet Web site to educate people about learning disabilities.

The telephone number is 888-GR8-MIND. The campaign's Web site is

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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