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March 15, 2009
The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers the following events this month: * "Decorating 101," the first in a three-part series with April Force Pardoe, at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The program, titled "Make Your Room Happy," covers elements of good design and the secrets of creating happy rooms. * "Happy Birthday, Bach!" A performance by the Raphael Trio in celebration of the composer's 324th birthday is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday. * The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will sponsor a showing of Life in Occupied Palestine, by Anna Baltzer, at 1 p.m. March 29. Admission is free.
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October 10, 2014
Sunday, Oct. 12 Monthly meeting The Columbia Ski Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road in Columbia. Guests are welcome. For more information, go to columbiaski6club.org. Monday, Oct. 13 Fine arts The Howard County Public Schools Fine Arts Advisory Council holds its annual Fine Arts College Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City. Evening is for all parents and students interested in pursuing a higher education in dance, music, theater or the visual arts.
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NEWS
July 31, 2005
The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "Incredible Insects," a program for children ages 4 to 8 led by a naturalist from Patuxent Research Refuge, at 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Registration is to begin Tuesday. Children's programs at the central library include "Play Partners," for infants and toddlers to 23 months, offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays, this week through Aug. 17. "Super Saturdays," a program of stories and songs for small groups and families of preschool through early elementary-age children, is offered at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 20. Registration is not required.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
State officials agreed Wednesday to spend $4.8 million to complete design plans for a major renovation of the central Enoch Pratt Free Library . The move indicates the state will approve additional funding for a $99 million renovation of the 1930s-era, 275,000-square-foot building starting next year, Pratt CEO Carla D. Hayden said. "You don't need plans if you're not going to build something," Hayden said. "We're taking this as a good sign. It means a lot when you know that they are allowing you to really start with the planning documents.
NEWS
December 21, 2008
The Central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will hold two 30-minute workshops at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30 to explore civility concepts for children ages 4 to 7 with stories, songs and a craft. Registration begins Dec. 23 online and at the library. Information: 410-313-7860, or www.hclibrary.org. Book discussion The American Association of University Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Clyde's Restaurant in Columbia. The group will discuss the book We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, by Cokie Roberts.
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By DAN RODRICKS | February 16, 1998
I made the mistake of leaning on the Enoch Pratt central library. I was standing there, waiting for someone on the sidewalk. Nearby were three or four guys who had just finished lunch at Our Daily Bread, directly across Cathedral Street. I stuck my hands in the pockets of my jeans and casually leaned against the front of the library, between two of the large display windows. Within seconds, a security officer yelled from 50 feet away: "No leaning against the wall!" And he waved me off.You can't lean on the library?
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2000
This week, the doors to the Enoch Pratt's central library will swing open to the public on a Friday for the first time in nearly nine years - ushering in a return to seven-days-a-week service at the Cathedral Street building and a new sense of optimism among the institution's officials. To celebrate the occasion, which coincides with International Literacy Day, the library is holding a day of "First Friday" activities, ranging from jazz concerts to book signings to cooking demonstrations.
NEWS
July 22, 2007
The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor a talk by Meena Chellaiah of the University of Maryland Dental School, "Strong Bones, Strong Women," at 10 a.m. Aug. 25. She will discuss the causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent it, including lifestyle choices and nutrition. Registration begins Aug. 11. Information: 410-313-7800. Flumpa the frog to appear at mall Flumpa and Friends Live! -- starring Wendy Whitten (the Singing Scientist) and Flumpa, a tree frog in a science and fitness show for kids -- will be at The Mall in Columbia at 10 a.m. Thursday.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | June 16, 1992
Sol Goodman developed such a fondness for Baltimore's central library over the past 59 years that he wanted to share his enthusiasm with the public.The semiretired businessman created a narrated walking tour of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, a novel new amenity for visitors to the building at 400 Cathedral St.Similar to the audio walking tours that often accompany museum exhibits, such as the Meryl Streep-narrated tour of the recent Claude Monet show at...
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By Michael Duck and Michael Duck,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 17, 2003
Most people think of libraries as a place for quiet study and research. But tonight, the Howard County Central Library is a concert hall for musician Lynn Reggia. "People just associate libraries with quiet," Reggia said. But "the library is a place where you go to learn and grow as a person" through books and other materials, she said. "Why not listen to music, too?" Reggia is part of a diverse group of local musicians helping the library regularly break the "quiet library" stereotype through the its Third Thursdays at the Cafe concert series.
NEWS
August 15, 2013
I will spare you the background info on my residency here and my allegiance to and support for Howard County libraries. Suffice it to say, it's lengthy and solid. I love books. I read them often in the library - Central Library, which has become disappointing. Chatter on the cell. How do I know? I hear them. Everybody hears them. Children. Candy. Sticky fingers. Grrrrrh. They, like the adults, print without paying. Kids are dropped off and left. I'm sure you're aware and probably feel for them.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert | May 23, 2013
It's been a busy year so far for Audrey Dyer-Brown, collections supervisor at the city Department of Public Works. Her job duties have ballooned - and so has her paycheck. By early May, she'd already made 87 percent of her yearly salary, even though the year was just one-third over. Thanks to a whopping 538 hours of overtime in that span, she took in $22,280 above her regular pay, giving her gross income of $37,500 by May 8, according to figures provided by the city. Her regular salary for the entire year: $42,900.
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March 14, 2013
Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. Register before attending. •First Look Committee. Mon., March 18, 7 p.m. Be among the first to read new books before they are published. Ages 11-17. •Introduction to Computer Graphics.
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Tim Wheeler | February 11, 2013
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch , a Washington-based environmental group, is coming to Baltimore Tuesday to present her case that corporate control of agriculture is limiting our choice of food at the grocery store. Hauter, whose group focuses on fishery management as well as food and water, will be speaking at 7 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt central library , on her new book,  Foodopoly : The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and By Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2001
For more than a year, thousands of Howard County residents have been waiting for the central library they love to reopen. Their patience will be rewarded Sunday when the building on Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, where they once checked out 80,000 items a month, will be back in business, refurbished, reorganized and filled with light to meet the 21st century. A $5.4 million, top-to-bottom renovation is finally over, though a brief tour yesterday found workers busy putting on finishing touches.
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