Ceremony to honor Sept. 11 victims

COMMUNITY NOTES

September 09, 2007

County Executive Ken Ulman will conduct a brief remembrance ceremony to pay tribute to those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. The event will be held in the Garden of Hope in Centennial Park, at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The garden was designed and dedicated five years ago on the first anniversary of the attacks.

A brief processional ceremony will conclude with the laying of a wreath at the Garden of Hope stone monument, and a moment of silence. The Howard County Police and Fire Honor Guard will present colors. Those who attend will be invited to place ribbons on a "Tree of Hope" as expressions of remembrance.

The Garden of Hope is near the main entrance of the park, off Route 108, in Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Panel to discuss security in Howard

The League of Women Voters of Howard County and the Howard County Public Library will present a panel discussion, "Homeland Security in Howard County," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

The program will focus on the status of security in Howard. Panelists are to include Fire Chief Joseph A. Herr and representatives from the Howard County police and health departments, the American Red Cross, the Community Emergency Response Network (CERN) and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County.

A reception is planned for 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, and registration is not required.

Information: 301-596 5460.

Public library now open Sundays

Howard County Public Library branches are open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, starting today.

The library also offers one-on-one sessions on using computer technology to do research, create documents and download electronic books and music. Sessions are available at all branches.

Information: 410-313-7890 or http:--hclibrary.org.

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