Library programs to focus on evolution of technology...

EDUCATION DIGEST

January 10, 2001

Library programs to focus on evolution of technology

The Howard County Library will hold a free six-part series of films, readings and discussions for "Fast Forward: Science, Technology and the Communications Revolution," a project organized by National Video Resources and the American Library Association. The programs are funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The first program, at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Miller branch library in Ellicott City, will focus on the invention of nylon, the Model T, radio, the airplane and television, and includes the film, "Bigger, Better, Faster."

The weekly programs will be led by Louis Carlat, editor of the Thomas A. Edison papers at Rutgers University.

Information or registration: 410-313-1950.

Library branches to close Monday for King holiday

All branches of the Howard County Library will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Regular service will resume Tuesday. Information: 410-313- 7750.

Parent sessions to discuss drugs, stress, summer jobs

The Parent Support Networks of Centennial and Mount Hebron high schools will present the next in a series of evening programs, featuring experts and student panelists, on issues of concern to parents.

"Everything You Need to Know about Drugs and Alcohol" will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Hebron High School.

"How Do You Handle It? Parents Discuss Parenting Issues" will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Centennial High School. A session called "Teen Stress and Depression" will be offered at 7 p.m. March 19 at Mount Hebron High School.

"Healthy Summer Choices: Job, Camp and Community Service Opportunities for Teens" will be held at 7 p.m. April 12 at Centennial High, School, and a session focusing on "Teen Sexuality" will be held at 7 p.m. at Mount Hebron High School.

The Parent Support Network, which includes parents and faculty members, is a branch of "h.c. drug-free," formerly known as the Eastern Coalition.

Information: Stan Eisenstein, 410-313-2856.

School board to meet tomorrow in Ellicott City

The Howard County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

During an evening session, which begins at 7:30 p.m., Superintendent John R. O'Rourke will present his proposed fiscal year 2002 operating budget.

The afternoon and evening sessions will begin with a Listening Post, during which residents can address the board on any topic. No advance sign-up is required.

The board may meet in closed session, beginning at 3 p.m.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

HCC trustees to hold work session, public meeting

The Howard Community College Board of Trustees will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and a public meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in Conference Room A225, Administration Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Information: 410-772-4820.

Information to be offered Tuesday on college trust

The Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Howard County schools will hold a Parent Information Night at 7:30 Tuesday at Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road, Laurel.

The trust, which is open to children from birth through 10th grade, is a state program to provide families with a way to save for a child's college education by locking in current prices at Maryland public colleges.

Information: 1-888-4MD-GRAD.

If you have a suggestion for an article about education, send an e-mail message to reporter Tanika White at tanika.white@baltsun.com, call the Howard County Bureau of The Sun at 410-715-2821, or send a fax to 410-715-2816.

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