Education Notes

Education Notes

April 18, 2004

Library branches seek student help for summer program

Anne Arundel County public library branches are looking for students ages 12 to 14 to help with this year's summer program.

Library teen-age volunteers recruit and help children join the Summer Reading Club, organize and distribute registration packets to program participants, restock book displays, help with craft projects and assist library staff with special events.

Days and times for volunteers are flexible. The summer Reading Club runs from June 21 to July 30. To be considered for the Volunteen program, youngsters should contact their local branch by May 1. Information: 410-222-7371.

Archbishop Spalding honors teacher Trumpler

Nicole Trumpler of Owings Mills has been named Archbishop Spalding High School's Teacher of the Year.

A 1995 graduate of the school, Trumpler teaches art, moderates the Art Club, coaches the junior varsity softball team and is a member of two outreach groups, Outreach Mentoring Program and the Cavalier Assistance Program.

Trumpler will be honored at the Baltimore Archdiocesan Teacher of the Year 2004 Banquet.

Brooklyn Park library to close for 10 days

The Brooklyn Park library branch, 1 E. 11th Ave. will close for re-carpeting Friday and will reopen May 3.

Through Thursday, all items borrowed at the branch, with the exception of DVDs and Anne Arundel Community College videos, will be checked out for five weeks. The usual three-week loan period will resume when the branch reopens. The book drop at Brooklyn Park will remain open.

Library materials can be returned to any branch in the county.

The closest branches are the North County area library, 1010 Eastway in Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; and the Linthicum branch, 400 Shipley Road, 410-222-6265.

Brooklyn Park patrons may contact those branches for assistance. Materials can also be renewed by telephone, 410-222-4444 or 301-970-2131. Information: 410-222-7371.

Career Fair planned at Glen Burnie High

Glen Burnie High School will sponsor a Career Fair from 8:45 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. tomorrow and Tuesday at the school, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Glen Burnie. Presenters will visit with students and give them an overview of various careers.

The schedule:

Arts, Communications and Humanities, tomorrow in the cafeteria.

Engineering, Mechanical, Information Technology or Business Management and Finance, tomorrow in the media center, computer lab and TV studio.

Health, Environmental and Life Sciences careers, Tuesday in the cafeteria.

Human Services, Tuesday in the media, computer lab and TV studio areas.

Information: 410-761-8950, Ex. 229.

Presentation on origins of the universe planned

A National Aeronautics and Space Association scientist will present "Searching for the Origins of the Universe" at an Astronomy Open House from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the Dragun Science Building, Room 110, on the Arnold campus of Anne Arundel Community College.

The scientist, Mark Sistilli, is a NASA program manager for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, an advanced space station astrophysics and particle physics experiment. Its aim is to study the origin of the Universe. Sistilli has worked at NASA for 17 years and at AACC as a part-time instructor for three years, teaching observational stellar and galactic astronomy lab classes. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-777-2260.

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