Book Bash '98, a fund-raising event for...


November 08, 1998

TIMONIUM -- Book Bash '98, a fund-raising event for Literacy Works Inc., will be held from 6 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. today at Bibelot Book Store in Timonium Crossing Shopping Center, York and Timonium roads.

Readings and performances by authors and musicians, samplings of food from 20 area restaurants, book signings, and a silent and live auction will be featured at the event. Nancy S. Grasmick, state school superintendent, is honorary chairwoman of the event.

Admission is $40 at the door. Book Bash raises about $75,000 for Literacy Works, an umbrella organization that coordinates and promotes adult literacy programs in Baltimore County.

Harford Hills pupils get books from Pioneers


PARKVILLE -- Pupils at Harford Hills Elementary School on Old Harford Road received more than 700 storybooks last week -- gifts from the Maryland Chapter of Telephone Pioneers of America.

As part of its "Book 'Em Reading Program," the Pioneers -- retired and current employees of Bell Atlantic -- donated the books and read to pupils at the school. The group has given more than 10,000 books to area schoolchildren since last year.

Leonard Marcus, an author, historian and lecturer on children's literature, will speak at the Central Enoch Pratt Library on Nov. 15 on the topic, "What Becomes a Classic? Some Thoughts on the Books Children Love and the People Who Make Them."

Marcus has been the children's book reviewer for Parenting magazine since its founding in 1987.

The talk, scheduled for 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. The library is at 400 Cathedral St.

IJAMSVILLE -- Seventh-graders at Windsor Knolls Middle School are using books to pave a road to Baltimore -- on a bulletin board showing progress in a book drive for the city's Highlandtown Elementary School 237.

Teacher Margaret Lee said her pupils, using a newspapers-in-the-classroom program, developed the idea after reading that School 237 had few books and no library. Their slogan: "The path to knowledge is paved with books."

Pupils have brought in about 1,000 books for elementary grades, with each donation noted by the addition of a cut-out paper brick on a winding bulletin-board road leading from Windsor Knolls to Baltimore. The book drive runs until Nov. 20. Information: Jack Patterson, 301-865-0116.

Pub Date: 11/08/98

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