Book clubs, craft program on library's Dec. agenda

Western Howard

December 03, 2006

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a meeting of its contemporary-fiction book club at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Members will discuss Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.

The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club, a group of retired women known for its lively discussions of contemporary fiction, will meet at the library at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The group will discuss The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required. Books are available at the branch.

The library's Mother/Daughter Book Club, a group for daughters ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 to discuss Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are served, and registration is not required.

Information: 410-313-5577.

The Glenwood branch will offer drop-in winter holiday crafts projects for children (parents must stay through the program with children younger than 3) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 16, and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Parents should allow 20 to 30 minutes for the activity.

Registration is not required.

Information: 410-313-5579.

Around Town

Roadwork -- The State Highway Administration has completed a $530,000 resurfacing and safety project along Route 108 (Clarksville Pike), from the west to the east sides of Trotter Road. The project will improve safety at Trotter Road and Meadow Vista Way by slightly lowering the slope of the road, which created a blind spot for motorists making turns at the intersection.

Bible school -- St. James United Methodist Church, 12470 Old Frederick Road, West Friendship, offers Bible school for children and Christian study for adults from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. The classes are followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Doug Hoffman conducts a continuing afternoon Christian study class at the church. Those who attend determine the topics and duration of the class. 410-442-2020.

Teen crafts -- Teen crafts programs at the Glenwood library include "Lighten Up Your Winter," a chance to make a light-bulb snowman, for ages 11 and older, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"Holiday Crafting," for the same age group, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. 410-313- 5577.

Rock music -- Rick Recht, a musician specializing in Jewish rock music, will present a community concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Temple Isaiah in Fulton. A children's show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Recht's interactive family concerts will include hit songs from his new album, Tear Down the Walls. Admission is free and open to everyone. 410-888-9100.

Book signing -- Author Fred Glueckstein will share true stories and photographs of well-known celebrities, artists, writers and horses in a talk about his book, Of Men, Women and Horses, at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Glenwood library. Photographs of thoroughbred champion Gallant Fox, winner of the 1930 Triple Crown, will be on display. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required. The library is at 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

Principal conversations -- Carl Perkins, principal of Folly Quarter Middle School, will begin his "Coffee and Conversation" series from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 14 with an open discussion of the school's Gifted and Talented programs. The "Coffee and Conversation" series will continue Feb. 22, March 22 and May 22. 410-313- 1506.

Tiny Tots concert -- The 10th Tiny Tots Concert: Music for the Young and Young at Heart, sponsored by the River Hill High School music department, will be held Dec. 21 in the school auditorium. A 10 a.m. show is almost sold out; tickets are still available for the 12:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $5. 301-854-2974, or www., and follow the links to "Special Events."

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