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November 9, 2000
Saturday, Random House is holding a book fair to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation, and it's jam-packed with kids activities, the highlight of which is a visit from the Baltimore Zoo Mobile. The zoo's education department will give four presentations throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., featuring live animals, giveaways and a selection of animal books from its library. Storybook characters - including the Cat in the Hat, Angelina Ballerina and the Berenstain Bears - will stop in during the fair's eight half-hour story times, as will a number of children's authors.
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May 9, 2014
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is hosting a book fair this weekend that will highlight books about African Americans as well as showcase African American authors and illustrators. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gives a reading at 2:00. "It's critical to have books and role models that reflect young readers," said the museum's executive director, Skipp Sanders. "Otherwise, the risk becomes that our next generation grows up feeling invisible, and it becomes that much harder for them to build a positive self-image at a critical time in development.
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November 7, 2004
R. L. Stine, popular children's author of the Goosebumps book series, will be one of five nationally known writers to visit the eighth annual Random House Book Fair to Benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The book fair will be held at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster, with activities for all ages, inside the Great Hall and outside. Other guest authors will be: Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, whose book, The Rule of Four, is an intellectual suspense novel about four brainy roommates at Princeton University.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
The 10th annual Annapolis Book Festival at the Key School promises volumes. Faculty and parent volunteers are expecting more than 2,000 visitors on the 15-acre campus Saturday, April 21, for a free, family-friendly celebration of the written word. The day offers opportunities to meet more than 40 authors, participate in panel discussions, preview the latest best-sellers and browse through thousands of new and gently used books. While adults pursue classes in creative writing or delve into election news, 21st-century China and the popularity of audio books, children can learn bookbinding, indulge in science experiments or exercise at the "Hunger Games" training center.
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November 12, 1998
Nationally recognized poets Julia Wendell and Bruce A. Jacobs will be among the featured guests at the Poetry Place at the Coffeehouse at the Random House Book Fair on Saturday at Carroll Community College.Other poets will include Virginia Crawford, Barbara DeCesare, Rosemary Klein, Sam Schmidt, Kathleen Adcock, Alan Bogage, Joanne Bowen, Kim Neimeyer and Susan Tegeler.Music by pianist Karen Friedland will alternate with poetry readings from 10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. in the ground-floor atrium of the college's Learning Resources Center.
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By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | April 15, 1991
While our days are being spent sitting on the sidelines of little league softball fields, we still manage to spend time gathering community news.Leagues are practicing and playing everywhere. If you and your child have not signed up for a team, there may still be openings depending on the age group. Check with the Brooklyn Park Youth Association and other associations in the area for openings.*Brooklyn Park Elementary School News: The Spring Book Fair will begin at the school today and continue through Thursday.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | September 30, 1996
I WENT TO the book festival Saturday because I'm a book junkie and because it seemed like a good idea, at least until it started to rain.If you don't think about it too hard, a book festival downtown makes perfect sense. Baltimore, a city that lives to do fairs, was looking for a new excuse to bring people into the city.And Baltimore is, as we all know, the city that reads.We all know this because we've all seen the slogan on the backs of park benches and, occasionally, on the sides of slow-moving city buses.
NEWS
November 2, 2003
Children's author C.J. Greenburg and adult humorist Jill Connor Browne are scheduled to visit the seventh annual Random House Book Fair to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Greenburg, Random House featured writer of the Andrew Lost series, will give a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Children also can meet some of Random House's storybook characters. Browne, author of the Sweet Potato Queen books, will appear at 1:30 p.m. in the Scott Center theater.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
It will be a gathering of Carroll County's writing talent and aspirations in one spot, in a first-time fair to celebrate and explore the written word.From 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Carroll Community College, Random House Book Fair will feature local authors in workshops, round-table and panel discussions, plus a silent auction of signed, first-edition and limited-edition books."I think it's very adventuresome of them to do it and to give the public a chance to participate in all the workshops they're giving," said Susan White-Bowden, one of the most experienced authors who will give advice at a workshop.
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By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER | June 29, 2006
After a two-year hiatus, the Mid-Atlantic Radical Book Fair returns this weekend, thanks to the efforts of the Red Emma's collective and activists from around the region. The four-day festivities start tonight with a spoken-word performance by Jello Biafra (formerly of the Dead Kennedys) at Sonar and continue tomorrow with three days of free workshops and discussions at Center Stage and the Contemporary Museum. This year's fair will have a wider range of radical and independent publishers, booksellers and small-budget presses, said Kate Khatib, a member of the organizational committee.
NEWS
February 25, 2012
A movie, workshops and visits by several national Random House authors will all be part of the annual Random House Book Fair, to be held Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.. The book fair draws visitors of all ages to hear author presentations and obtain signings, buy discounted books, and participate in a silent auction and children's activities. A kick-off to the fair will be held Friday, March 2, from 1 to 5 p.m., when seniors are invited to take part in discounted book sales, workshops and exhibitors.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
Baltimore's book festival got here first. Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they aren't fazed that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend just 40 miles to the south. They aren't concerned that the upstart National Book Festival will feature celebrity authors the likes of actress Julianne Moore, or that the Washington extravaganza is expanding this year from one day to two. But not everyone is as gracious.
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November 30, 2008
Two schools receive beautification grants Two Harford elementary schools have received county grants that will help volunteers complete several beautification projects. County Executive David R. Craig, who visited both schools last week, commended their PTA volunteers. The program "is an excellent example of an effective government initiative that brings schools, the parent community and businesses together," he said. A $10,000 grant for Riverside Elementary brings to more than $65,000 the funds dedicated to upgrading the playground on the Joppa campus, a project that parent volunteers have tackled for nearly a year.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | July 6, 2008
Axxam and Mustafa Sassy are headed to Germany and Egypt on vacation this month with a bag full of books. The two middle schoolers received 34 of them at a summer book fair at their school, Arundel Middle. Mustafa, 12, who plays soccer, already started reading Keeper by Mal Peet, a story about a goalie. Axxam, 10, dug into The Revenge of the Shadow King by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, about four kids who discover that the goblins and fairies featured in their card game are appearing in their Minnesota town.
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November 14, 2007
Book fair and dance performance -- The Ballet Theatre of Maryland will hold a book fair and mini-performance at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in the Annapolis Harbour Center, 2516 Solomons Island Road. Dancers will perform highlights of their upcoming production of "The Nutcracker" as a part of the "Taste of the Ballet" series. 410-263-8289.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | November 5, 2006
The 10th annual Random House Book Fair will feature about 1,300 titles for sale from various publishers, three national authors and a new Family Literacy Resource Center. "The book fair is a two-pronged event," said Steve Wantz, Carroll Community College Foundation executive director. "We're supporting and encouraging literacy in our community and it's a fundraiser for our foundation, with 100 percent of the money going back to the students." The event kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a screening of the Disney family movie Cars in the Scott Center Theater at the 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2001
Before she published her critically acclaimed book of short stories Sap Rising, before she won the $54,000 Sophie Kerr Prize for writing at Washington College, before she even enrolled in her first class at Baltimore City Community College, author Christine Lincoln had to give herself permission to speak. "Finding my own voice was what made the difference in my writing career," said Lincoln, one of the guest speakers at the Random House Book Fair at Carroll Community College in Westminster on Saturday.
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By Katie Martin and Katie Martin,SUN STAFF | November 12, 2004
Award-winning children's author Robert Lawrence (R.L.) Stine of Goosebumps fame and four other nationally recognized authors will speak and sign books at Carroll Community College's eighth book fair this weekend. Wes Unseld, former Baltimore and Washington Bullets center, coach and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, will be the honorary chairman of the event. "I'm looking forward to enjoying myself," said Unseld, a Carroll County resident. "I understand it's a fabulous event." Random House Inc., a publishing company with a distribution center in Westminster, partners with the college for the event.
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By JULIE SCHARPER and JULIE SCHARPER,SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2006
It was a long drive from Atlanta to Baltimore for Morning Strickland and Keith Mercer. There was that awkward moment in a Waffle House in North Carolina when local residents eyed Strickland's traffic cone-colored orange Mohawk. But the folks at Red Emma's bookstore in Mount Vernon had plenty of coffee and vegetarian food on hand to welcome the pair, who came up for this weekend's Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair. Strickland and Mercer joined hundreds of activists from around the country for three days of workshops and discussions on such diverse topics as U.S. foreign policy and the prison system.
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