Knitting and chatting at Glenwood library

December 11, 2005

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its knitting circle, a casual social group for people who like to knit and visit, at 7 p.m. Dec. 22.

Participants should take their own supplies. Instruction is not offered. Registration is not needed.

The group is to meet again at 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Seniors book club to gather Jan. 4

The Glenwood library's Western Howard County Seniors Book Club, known for its lively discussions of contemporary fiction, will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 to discuss Light on Snow by Anita Shreve.

The group of retired women is always in search of new members. Registration is not needed, and copies of the books are available at the branch.

The Mother/Daughter Book Club, for daughters ages 11 and older and their mothers, will talk about The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Refreshments will be served.

The Graphic Novel Club, a group for youth, ages 11 to 17, will discuss favorite titles, styles and drawing techniques from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library. Registration is not needed.

"Genealogy At Your Library," a program on discovering resources for exploring ancestry, including books, magazines, databases and the Internet, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Military

Arrives for duty -- Air Force Capt. Kyle F. Oyama, whose wife, Michelle, is the daughter of Donald Howard of Woodbine, has arrived for duty in Ayase, Japan. A contingency operations chief with seven years of military service, Oyama is assigned to the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Completes training -- Marine Pvt. John S. Long, son of Brian S. and Martha E. Long of Dayton, has completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg Marching Unit is holding its citrus fruit sale through March. Pink grapefruit, navel oranges, tangerines and a variety pack are offered. Order forms are available at the school or at www.Glenelgbands. com; click on the fruit-sale link. Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260.

Hanukkah festival -- The villages of Columbia will present their Hanukkah Festival from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle in River Hill Village Center. Noa Baum will tell stories. Craft activities and snacks are also planned. Admission is free, but registration is required. Donations of canned or nonperishable food items are welcome. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

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