Picnickers will learn about wind

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May 23, 2002|By Sandy Alexander

Celebrate spring with the North County Branch Library's sixth annual Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The park is the Glen Burnie library's wide south lawn, and the picnic will include stories and crafts along with a snack.

The theme this year is the wind and kites. Children ages 2 to 6 will be able to make small kites out of paper plates and decorate them. Librarians will read several wind-related stories.

The Wind Blew, by Pat Hutchins, is about all the things the wind picks up as it blows - from an umbrella to a hat to a pair of pajamas - and the people who chase after these things. The Windy Day, by G. Brian Karas, finds a little boy thinking about all the places and things the wind touched before it reached him. And in While You Were Chasing a Hat, by Lilian Moore, a little girl and her grandfather find out all the things the wind can do while they chase her wayward hat.

Parents and care-givers are encouraged to bring all of their little ones and a blanket to sit on. The program starts at 11 a.m. and will last about 45 minutes.

The North County Branch Library is at 1010 Eastway. The program will be moved indoors in the event of bad weather. The event is free; reservations are not required. Call 410-222-6270 for more information.

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