Library rolls out the carpet before spring

NEIGHBORS

March 05, 2000|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE LINTHICUM library reopened Monday after being closed for more than a week so new carpeting could be installed. This is the third carpet the library has had since it was built in 1967, according to Adam Mazurek, branch manager.

The confetti-like pattern has a blue, gray and white color scheme. Mazurek said that though the library has no plans to buy new furniture and equipment, the color scheme of the new carpeting would allow for easy blending.

With the carpet looking so nice, it was hard to remember what it looked like before. But Mazurek has samples of the old carpet -- the original dark gray, a section of which was found under a cabinet during remodeling, and the last carpet, a deep gold.

The new look will provide a pleasant setting for children's programs celebrating spring with stories, songs and other activities. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited for Spring Storytime sessions at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays this week through April 27. Parents and caregivers should accompany children ages 2 and 3.

Information: the library, 410-222-6265.

Writing contest winners

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights sponsors an annual writing contest for students of local schools. The winners in its poetry and short story contests are:

Poetry (grades four, five, six): first place, "Horses" by Taylor Smith; second place, "Dream" by Stephanie Faro; third place, "I Love Ice Cream," by Jennifer Willert. All are fifth-graders at Linthicum Elementary.

Poetry (grades seven, eight, nine): first place, "I Dream," by Amanda Nesvold, seventh grade, Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School; second place, "The Thrill of Writing" by Casey Bryant, seventh grade, Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle School; honorable mention, "The Future" by Elizabeth Seitz, seventh grade, Arthur Slade.

Short story (grades four, five, six): first place, "The Wiz Kid's Decision" by Matt Dixon, fifth grade, Linthicum Elementary.

Short story (grades seven, eight, nine): first place, "My Race" by Katy Chaput, eighth grade, Arthur Slade; honorable mention, "Bit and Run" by Brandon Lee, seventh grade, Arthur Slade.

Winners of first, second and third prizes have been invited to the club's meeting at 10: 30 a.m. April 4 to receive their awards, and their entries have been forwarded for judging at the state level by the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs.

Linthicum Heights members Bernadette Simon and Celeste Riddle were the judges of the local contest. For more information on the writing competition: Bernadette Simon, 410-859-4433.

Services of the season

This week, Christian churches begin the season of Lent. Services and events in the area include:

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 116 Marydell Road, will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 6 p.m. in the church hall. Ash Wednesday service begins with Holy Eucharist and the dispensing of ashes at 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. A Healing Service will be held at 10 a.m.

Information: 410-859-5633.

St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, will have a Quiet Service of Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel. A Service of Word and Sacrament in the Sanctuary will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Both services include the imposition of ashes.

Information: 410-859-0020.

Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane, is having a 10 a.m. service in Holly Run Chapel and a 7: 30 p.m. service in the sanctuary on Ash Wednesday.

Information: 410-859-0990.

St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road, will celebrate Mass at 6: 15 a.m., 9 a.m., 12: 15 p.m. and 7: 50 p.m. Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses.

Information: 410-859-0571.

Talent wanted

If you can sing, dance, tell jokes or have another talent, the North County High School's Parent Teacher Student Association is hoping you will volunteer to be in its first spaghetti dinner/talent show at 6 p.m. March 24 at the school, 10 E. First Ave., Ferndale.

The PTSA is also planning its annual spring flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8.

Information: Phyllis Lucas, 410-789-3118.

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