Pratt library to honor Lewis Carroll with `Alice In...

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January 21, 2001

Pratt library to honor Lewis Carroll with `Alice In Libraryland'

BALTIMORE -- In honor of classic children's author Lewis Carroll's birthday, the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Saturday will offer "Alice In Libraryland," a program of stories, games, crafts and other activities with themes from such Carroll classics as "Alice In Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass."

The program, for 6- to 12-year-olds, takes place at 2 p.m. in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Children's Garden at the central library, 400 Cathedral St. Free tickets are available. Information: 410-396-5402.

Baltimore County offering kids' catalog on Web

TOWSON -- Starting tomorrow, the Baltimore County Public Library will offer an online catalog aimed at preschoolers and children in elementary school featuring access to the county's library collections and to thousands of specialized Web sites for children.

Called Kid's Catalogue Web, the service will include a point-and-click search function that uses both icons and words linking children to such categories as "nature," "famous people," "animals" and "fairy tales and folk tales." Other features allow children and their parents to search for stories by topic.

Kid's Catalogue Web can be reached through the library's main Web site: www.bcplonline.org.

Workshop to help parents foster learning in children

SILVER SPRING -- A conference for parents on how to foster brain development in young children and create a stimulating environment for preschoolers will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Connecticut Park Center, 12518 Greenly St., Silver Spring.

The conference, sponsored by the Parent Education and Family Support Program of Montgomery County, will include such topics as "How Your Child's Brain Works," "How Play Helps Your Child Learn" and "Talking and Reading to Your Baby or Young Child."

Workshops will be in English and Spanish, and there will be child care for children ages 1 to 5. Admission is $5, and scholarships are available.

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