Library Week starts tomorrow

EDUCATION NOTES

April 13, 2008

The Harford Community College Library will celebrate National Library Week tomorrow through Friday with events and activities open to the campus community and public.

As part of the festivities, the library will offer amnesty on fines for all HCC library cardholders all week. All fees will be waived for overdue materials returned in good condition.

Activities are in the library unless noted. Events are:

Tomorrow to Friday: A used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., including office supplies, DVDs and music CDs.

Tomorrow: A poetry reading will be held at 1 p.m. -- share your favorite verse, get a gift and enter a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Photos will be taken for a READ poster from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday: Local writers will share their experiences and answer questions, and have a book sale and signing at 2 p.m.

Wednesday: Dana Knollman, author of Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI, will describe the real world of crime investigation and sell and sign copies of her book at 11 a.m. in the Chesapeake Dining Room.

Information: 410-836-4131.

Child Care event planned

Harford Community College will hold a spring Child Care Conference, "What is So Special About Special Needs?" Thursday in the Chesapeake Center on the Bel Air campus.

The conference begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. with door prize drawings. The cost is $25; $23 for members of the Harford/Cecil County Director's Association.

Keynote speakers include Katie Swanson, coordinator of the Intermediate Therapeutic Autism Program at the Forbush School; and Sherry Moyer, a regional Asperger Syndrome consultant for Northwestern Human Services, where she focuses on curriculum development and staff training in Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorders.

Attendees also will learn about resources in the community for special needs children.

Information: 410-836-4113.

Registration starts for HCC course

Harford Community College is taking registration for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification.

The test preparation class provides tips needed to succeed on the information systems security certification exam.

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21-25 at the Higher Education Center @ HEAT, Room 203, Aberdeen.

Information: 443-360-9108.

Interactive workshops offered

Harford Community College will hold its Office Professionals Conference, "Diagnosis: Working in the Pink," from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 and 24 in the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.

Keynote speaker Lynne Brick will discuss "Your Professional Image," how to improve your energy and become more productive to achieve your goals.

Guest speakers will hold interactive workshops on such topics as "Get Straight: Workstation Ergonomics"; how to ease menopausal symptoms with natural supplements and lifestyle changes; and "Improve Your Memory."

Participants can attend either day for $107.

Information: 410-836-4376.

Annual GED event set for May 22

Harford Community College will hold its annual GED Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. May 22 in the Chesapeake Center.

Anyone who has received his or her GED in the past year and has not received an invitation should call 410-836-4115.

Cecil College gets scholarship funds

The Maryland Troopers Association Lodge XV recently donated the final $1,368 needed for the Cecil College Foundation Inc. to permanently endow the Joseph T. Lanzi Law Enforcement Scholarship.

Lanzi, who died in a car accident Oct. 28, 1995, while responding to back up a fellow officer, was well-known throughout the community for his interest in youth.

Since the inception of the scholarship, the association has worked to donate the necessary $10,000 to ensure that it would be held in perpetuity.

Donations can be sent to the Joseph T. Lanzi Law Enforcement Scholarship, c/o the Cecil College Foundation, One Seahawk Drive, North East, Md. 21901.

Information: 410-287-1028.

Preschool to sponsor safety program

First Presbyterian Preschool will sponsor a St. Jude Trike-a-Thon event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital April 23 and 24 in Bel Air.

The event exposes preschoolers to riding toys safely through a weeklong fun activity, along with a parent safety awareness program.

Anyone wishing to donate to the event can call 443-655-5016.

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