Programs planned at Savage library

January 25, 2009

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer free, walk-in blood-pressure screening and monitoring by members of Howard County General Hospital's staff from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 9.

A program on perennial gardening, led by master gardener Drenda Collins, includes discussion of site analysis, plant selection and maintenance, and will be offered at 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Registration begins Feb. 11.

Mystery Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. The group will discuss Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl, on Feb. 11.

Nonfiction Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The group will read The End of Oil, by Paul Roberts, and Out of Gas, by David Goodstein, on Feb. 18.

Asian-American Literature Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. The group will discuss A Free Life, by Ha Jin, on Jan. 26 and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See, on Feb. 23.

Information: 410-880-5980.

around town

Volunteers needed : The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting members of the community to local nonprofit agencies in need of volunteers. 410-715-3179.

Children's classes : The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, offers classes for children in kindergarten though fifth grade focused on scientific or other subjects and taught through literature.

"Lunar New Year" includes stories and activities and is open to children of all ages with an adult. The program will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Registration is required: 410-880-5978.

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