Mothers and daughters to discuss issues of teens

Ellicott City/Elkridge

December 30, 2007

Mothers and daughters will discuss body image, self-esteem and the pressures on middle-school girls to conform to media images and peer pressure in a program at the Miller branch library, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24.

"Family Communication Night: How Do I Look? A Mother-Daughter Workshop on Body Image and the Pressure to be thin, `Hot,' and Perfect," will include a free dinner. The program, to be led by Lisa Morrell, adolescent counselor and founder of Health Integration, is designed for youth ages 11 to 15 and their parents.

Registration begins Jan.10.

The Miller branch is at 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-1950.

Family movie night at Elkridge library

A family movie night is planned at 6:30 Jan. 23 at the Elkridge branch library, 6540 Washington Blvd. Ella Enchanted will be shown.

The branch will offer "Sound Cents," a workshop in teen financial literacy, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 7.

Attendees will have a chance to learn about the importance of saving, budgeting and using credit wisely. A representative from the Federal Reserve Bank will explain how to make a financial plan for buying a car, paying for a trip or preparing for school expenses.

The workshop is for ages 15 to 17. Registration is required.

"Money for College," a discussion of financial aid (including grants, scholarships and loans) for ages 15 and older, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Elkridge branch. Parents are invited to attend. Registration begins Jan. 15.

Information: 410-313-5077.

Around Town

Montgomery Road -- A county construction project to connect Montgomery Road to Marshalee Drive in Elkridge will temporarily close Montgomery Road between Montery Road and Deborah Jean Drive. The closure could last two or three weeks, depending on the weather. Lisa Brightwell, 410-313-3440.

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