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Education Digest

April 25, 1999

In Baltimore County

Children's author O'Malley to speak at book drive event

STEVENSON -- Children's author and illustrator Kevin O'Malley will discuss his work Wednesday evening at Villa Julie College's new theater in an event that will help collect books for a children's center.

O'Malley's books include "Who Killed Cock Robin" and "Roller Coaster," a winner of Parenting magazine's Reading Magic award. He will sign copies of his books from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the theater lobby and speak at 7 p.m.

The lecture is sponsored by Villa Julie's Psi Omicron Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society.

Admission is $4, or $2 with the donation of a gently used children's book for St. Vincent's Center, a residential facility for emotionally disabled and abused children in Timonium.

Information: Aileen Kennedy, 410-486-7000, Ext. 2150.

Mars Estates principal keeps pledge, runs 15 miles

ESSEX -- Roger Proudfoot promised to run one mile for every 1,000 books read by his pupils at Mars Estates Elementary School.

The school's 600 pupils read 15,000 books, so the principal ran 15 miles through the community around Mars Estates last weekend. He took about 2 1/2 hours to complete the run.

Five pupils -- including the school's top reader, third-grader Michael Humphreys -- followed in a limousine, making sure he completed his 15 miles. The school's nurse also rode in the limousine, but her services were not needed.

Baltimore City

Yeshivat Rambam to offer children's book fair

Yeshivat Rambam, an Orthodox Jewish school in Northwest Baltimore, will hold a children's book fair this week.

In the opening event at 7 tonight, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Weinreb will deliver a talk, "Timely Thoughts about Books Old & New," at Jacob's Ladder Bookstore, 1500 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

The fair will be held at the school, at 6300 Park Heights Ave. Hours are 8: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Tuesday, with a talk at 8 p.m. by author Libby Lazewnik on Jewish publishing; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Wednesday, with an evening appearance by a costumed Tinky Winky; and 8: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mother Goose program offered at Port Discovery

"Mother Goose on the Loose," for children 2 and younger and their parents, will be presented at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Exploration Center at Port Discovery.

Betsy Diamant-Cohen, librarian at the satellite library branch, said the half-hour program introduces illustrated children's books through Mother Goose rhymes.

The library -- which may be entered free from the atrium lobby of the downtown children's museum -- features reading activities and a collection of children's books related to Port Discovery displays, a pillow-furnished reading nook for young people and computers with educational games and Internet access.

Pub Date: 4/25/99

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