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By VICKI WELLFORD | July 5, 1995
Michael the Magician is back at 11 a.m, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. today at the Odenton Branch Library and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Provinces Branch Library.This magician has plenty of new comedy magic tricks up his sleeves, with lots of audience participation. This event is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade.During the presentation at Odenton, "Kindermusik" will be held simultaneously for preschoolers to grade three. "Kindermusik" is a program of interactive songs and rhythm games to help kids gain an appreciation for music at an early age.The Odenton Branch Library is at 1270 Odenton Road, (410)
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By Shelley Silwick, Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 9, 2013
The Perry Hall Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is celebrating 50 years of service this month, and on Saturday the community was invited to join the party. The branch has come a long way in those 50 years. From humble beginnings to its beautiful new building, the Perry Hall Library has expanded, evolved and improved with each passing year. When the first official library in Perry Hall formally opened its doors at 9440 Belair Road in September of 1963, it was the culmination of years of preparation.
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NEWS
August 18, 1999
Lake View Memorial Park recently planted a braided fig tree in the children's wing of the Eldersburg branch library in memory of Peggy Holniker.Holniker was instrumental in getting the Eldersburg library built and a meeting room is named for her. She died in 1993.A plaque on the tree reads in part: "honoring her commitment to children and their education through library use. A grateful community says `Thanks.' ""Much of what you see around you here is the result of Peggy's efforts," said Linda Mielke, director of the Carroll County Public Library.
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March 22, 2009
Events planned at Columbia library The east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will be the venue for the Civil Law Self-Help Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 1 and 15. The center is open twice a month to provide free legal assistance to self-represented litigants in Howard County. Walk-ins are welcomed. Information: 410-313-2135. The East Columbia Chess Club, with instruction by experienced players (including a chess master) meets at 3:30 p.m. April 2 and 16. Players of all ages and experience are welcome.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1997
The St. Paul Street branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will close tomorrow, ending a bitter fight with a community group that had protested its loss all the way to court.Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan upheld the authority of the Pratt to close its branch in the 2500 block of St. Paul St. on Tuesday, ruling against the Friends of the St. Paul Street Branch.James C. Welbourne, assistant director of the Pratt, said, "While we were going through these extensive court procedures, we'd already made arrangements [to keep the library open]
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1999
To some, public librarians are faceless bureaucrats who know what books are overdue and the location of the nonfiction aisle.For three years, Jennifer Haire quietly dispelled that image as library manager of Baltimore County's North Point branch in Dundalk. The New York native made herself a respected fixture in a blue-collar community protective of its image.Haire pushed use of the Internet, found innovative methods to promote reading by children and dived into community functions with the enthusiasm of a cheerleader.
NEWS
September 23, 2004
The first City Council candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City will be held next week. On Monday, the candidates for District 13 are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. at the Herring Run branch library, 3801 Erdman Ave. They include Republican Joe DiMatteo, Democrat Paula Johnson Branch and the Green Party's Glenn L. Ross. The next night, the District 1 forum will be held at 6 p.m. at the Patterson Park branch library, 158 N. Linwood Ave. The three candidates are Republican Roberto L. Marsili, Democrat James B. Kraft and the Green's Matt Clark.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop | April 13, 2000
"While our shows promote educational objectives, our first priority is to provide an enrtaining performance through the incredible medm of puppetry," says Heidi Rugg, founder of Barefoot Puppets, a 3-year-old Richmond-based company that tours the Mid-Atlantic (www.barefootpuppets.com). With original scripts, puppets and music, the troupe brings folk tales from around the world to life using hand, mouth and rod puppets. Its aim is to enhance literacy, language and cultural understanding.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the jungles? Of coming face to face with lions and tigers? Of hearing the sounds of thousands of birds, insects and large animals echo through the trees around you? If so, then stop by the Mount Airy Branch Library tomorrow morning for "Down in the Jungle," a jungle-themed story time. Even though the Earth's steamy jungles are far from snowy Baltimore, kids can learn what it's like to explore the jungle through stories, songs and games. Stories that will be read include Watch Out Big Bro's Coming by Jez Alborough, Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowyec, Who Is the Beast?
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By Molly Knight | August 22, 2002
Some kids think story time should be more than just sitting quietly and listening attentively. For them, there's KidWorks, a monthly story time and performance by kids - for kids. Today at 6:30 p.m., the Eldersburg Branch Library invites children of all ages to spend an evening enjoying KidWorks, an event organized by a group of area middle schoolers. The group encourages kids to listen to stories and participate in an interactive lineup of events - from stories and songs to crafts and games.
NEWS
February 8, 2009
The Howard County Library will hold its 12th gala fundraiser, "Evening in the Stacks: Along the Silk Road," from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 28 at the east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Manil Suri, author of The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva, will speak. An auction, belly dancing and other entertainment, and a 50/50 raffle are planned. Tickets are $100, available online ( www.hclibrary.org) and at library branches. Proceeds will benefit the library's educational initiatives, including Dogs Education and Assisting Readers, Teen Time, Cultural Connections and Kindergarten Here We Come!
NEWS
October 12, 2008
The Columbia Association's Teen Advisory Committee will sponsor a teen dance called "The Jump Off," from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 24 at The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center. The event is open only to teens ages 13-18 and will feature a DJ and club music. Snacks and drinks will be served. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $5. The Other Barn is at 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-715-5523. Library programs The east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will offer a program on "The ABCs of Intellectual Property" at 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Those who attend can learn how to protect an invention, a piece of writing or a musical composition that is on its way to the marketplace.
NEWS
October 5, 2008
Attorney Jac Knust will be at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost is on a sliding scale. An appointment is required; it should be scheduled well in advance. Information: 410-313-1400. Needlework The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will welcome adult needle crafters to its Pins and Needles sessions from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday and Oct. 23. Take stitching, knitting or crocheting projects for an opportunity to meet people and trade ideas and tips.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the sun | May 7, 2008
"Nice to see you again," Stephanie Fleming, the owner of Hillside Nursery in Mount Airy, said to customer Stephanie Fontaine of Glenelg. Another vendor, Karen Sowers of the South Mountain Creamery, remembered a customer's regular order. "Two chocolate milks and one 2 percent?" she asked by way of greeting. It has been a long winter, but the farmers' market outside the Glenwood Branch Library in Cooksville is finally back. In the still-chilly early days of the farmers' market season, customers can buy straight-from-the-farm asparagus, cilantro and rosemary from Triadelphia Lake View Farm; milk, cheese and yogurt from the South Mountain Creamy; breads and muffins from the Breadery; and plants from the Hillside Nursery.
NEWS
May 4, 2008
Former Baltimore Colt and NFL star Joe Ehrmann, a community activist, will speak at a "Choose Civility Spring Symposium," to be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 14 at Grace Community Church, 8200 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. The focus will be on making a difference in your community. The program is part of the Choose Civility in Howard County initiative to make the county a national model of respect, consideration, empathy and tolerance, sponsored by the Howard County Library and about 40 community partners.
NEWS
April 30, 2008
County to launch 3 farmers' markets The Howard County Economic Development Authority's Agricultural Marketing Program will launch farmers' markets at three locations in the county: the east Columbia branch library, Oakland Mills Village Center and the Glenwood branch library in Cooksville. The east Columbia library market opens from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, starting tomorrow; the Glenwood branch library market opens from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, starting this week; and the Oakland Mills market opens from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, starting this week.
NEWS
May 14, 2000
The Census Bureau is giving tests for potential census takers, crew leaders and office clerks for the 2000 Census on weekdays and some Saturdays around the county. The bureau needs people to help make sure everyone is counted in the 2000 Census in Carroll County. Census employees work in their community, set their hours and can be reimbursed for authorized expenses. All positions are paid competitive wages. Although an appointment to take the test is suggested, walk-ins are welcome.
NEWS
May 22, 2000
The Census Bureau is giving tests for potential census takers, crew leaders and office clerks for the 2000 Census on weekdays and some Saturdays around the county. The bureau needs people to help make sure everyone is counted in the 2000 Census in Carroll County. Census employees work in their community, set their hours and can be reimbursed for authorized expenses. All positions are paid competitive wages. Although an appointment to take the test is suggested, walk-ins are welcome.
NEWS
April 27, 2008
The Elkridge Hurricanes Football and Cheer organization will hold a basket bingo at 7 p.m. May 9 at Veterans Elementary School, 4355 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The fundraiser features Longaberger baskets and Southern Living products. Admission is $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 410-382-9881 or visit www.elkridgehurricanes.com. Race for Education set for Friday St. Augustine School, 5990 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, will hold its fourth annual Race for Education from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.
NEWS
April 6, 2008
The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore Street. Those who attend are asked to use the side entrance, off Foundry Street. Galen R. Menne, president of the society, will speak about "The 1842 Church Trial of a Worker at the Savage Manufacturing Company." Admission is free and open to everyone. ' Information: 301-725-1241 or 301-466-0408. Writers to meet at branch library The Savage branch library's Writers' Circle will meet at 7 p.m. April 14. Participants share their original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and response.
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