Balloons educate, entertain

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March 13, 2003|By Miesha Lowery

Balloons are known to brighten the day of almost any child. Particularly balloon animals, made by twisting inflated balloons into the shapes of animals, including dogs, rabbits and elephants.

On Saturday, the Elkridge Branch Library invites children over the age of 5 to learn more about balloons and balloon animals. In a program called "Balloons, Balloons," children will be shown how balloons can be both fun and educational.

Veronica "Ronnie" Baker, coordinator of the program, says kids are invited to play balloon games, make balloon animals, listen to balloon stories and watch experiments that will explain some of the science behind balloons.

One of the highlights of the event will be a reading of the book Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen and Mark Buehner. The story is about a little girl's quest to find the secret behind Harvey Potter's magic plants.

"Balloons, Balloons" will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elkridge Branch Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., 410-313-5085.

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