Library series to study effects of World War II


October 02, 2002|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FOUR EVENTS are scheduled at the North Carroll library branch as part of a county program, "On The Same Page: Carroll County Reads Together."

The first event will be a discussion of Tom Brokaw's book The Greatest Generation at North Carroll Senior Center, on the ground floor of the library building, at 2 p.m. Monday.

In the center's lounge, Marlene Wenzel and Virginia Garnett, library associates, will guide the discussion of the book, which describes the lives of ordinary men and women who were directly affected by World War II.

"It's a collection of stories about ordinary men and members who went on into positions of political power. They were all called upon to serve and they did," said Kris Peters, library associate.

"On The Same Page: Carroll County Reads Together" is a program developed by Carroll County Public Library to give generations a chance to share experiences.

The events at the North Carroll branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, are among 22 book discussions and related events this month throughout the county to examine Brokaw's book and revisit the 1940s.

How children were affected by World War II is the topic of a program Oct. 17 at the North Carroll branch.

The program is for children who might only know of the war through historic dolls such as Molly from the American Doll series.

Children ages 7 through 10 may take their dolls and dress like Molly from the series.

Members of the North Carroll High School Honor Society will give a theatrical performance, read American Girl stories and help kids make crafts.

The event begins at 6:45 p.m. Registration starts tomorrow.

A discussion of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the importance of his wife, Mamie, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the library.

The final event at North Carroll will be a session of the library's book club at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 that is open to the public.

"The regular book club will be led by members of the Greatest Generation who are members of the book club," said Peters.

Information: 410-386-4480.

Clay and bonsai

Ceramic artist Terry Whye of Finksburg is featured in an unusual collaborative exhibit in Washington.

Ceramic artists built structures for growing bonsai, a living art form of miniature trees.

The planters and trees will be exhibited in the show, "Bonsai InSites: Collaborations Between Tree and Container," Oct. 12 to 26 at the U.S. National Arboretum National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.

Ron Lang, chairman for ceramics at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, is curator.

Whye is one of 14 ceramic artists from the Eastern United States and Taiwan chosen to create sculptural pieces to fit a bonsai tree grown by 10 members of the Potomac Bonsai Association.

"This has been such a rewarding blend of my interest in gardening, trees and clay," he said.

A prior exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks was held in May.

"People showed up for weeks after it closed because word spread it was an outstanding exhibition," Whye said.

Information: 410-374-9661.

Church bingo benefit

The building fund of Lazarus Lutheran Church in Lineboro will benefit from a basket bingo Oct. 18 at Manchester Firemen's Activity Building on York Street.

Longaberger baskets will be featured. Baskets are new styles, combinations, retired and Dresden style. All baskets are filled with goodies.

Door prizes and raffles will be included.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with bingo starting at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets are $10, $12 at the door.

Information: 410-239-7010.

Gospel concert

North Carroll Senior Country Band will play country and gospel music at Lazarus Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. Oct. 13.

The band entertains weekly at North Carroll Senior Center.

The church is at 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro.

An offering will be taken to benefit the church building fund. Refreshments will follow the concert.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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