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By Staff report | June 14, 1992
Christopher Graves said he used to hate going to the library, especially the Central Library in West Columbia, because he just didn't like the crowds."
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | May 5, 2007
I know Mama always warned us never to look directly at the sun. The lenses of our eyes concentrate sunlight on our retinas, and that can cause burns and permanent vision loss. But with proper protective gear, astronomers can give us a safe and fascinating view of the sun. From 9 to 11 this morning, the Howard Astronomical League will hold a "solar viewing event," featuring an array of sun-safe equipment. It's set for the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia. The weather looks perfect.
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October 12, 2008
The Howard County Library and 40 community partners in the "Choose Civility" initiative - an effort to make the county a national model of respect, consideration, empathy and tolerance - will sponsor a program on self-interest and societal interests, "Why Looking Out for Number One Doesn't Work." The seminar, which teaches conflict-resolution techniques, will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Candace A. Olds of Howard Community College's Conflict Resolution Center will speak.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2002
Three years after opening a splashy Inner Harbor outpost, the Enoch Pratt Free Library will close its Port Discovery satellite -- a $200,000-a-year enterprise that drew thousands of visitors, some vocal critics and only about six book borrowers a day. The plan to close the Pratt Exploration Center on July 1 for financial reasons -- disclosed in budget documents presented to a City Council committee this week -- prompted cheers from some library activists,...
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September 28, 1992
Kaleidoscope, Oakland exhibits come to centerHistoric Oakland and the Columbia Arts Center will present "Afternoon Tea at Oakland" from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by the exhibit "Kaleidoscope In Stained Glass" at the Oakland Mansion at 5430 Vantage Point Road.The exhibit will also feature a discussion with artist Susan Keiholz.Admission is $12 and includes the four-course tea. Advance reservations are required.Information: 730-4801.Central Library seeks grandparentsThe Howard County Central Library in Town Center is looking for grandparents to volunteer their time and share experiences with some of the library's youngest patrons.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 1, 2005
The Enoch Pratt Free Library will feature readings and discussions this week by prominent authors and scholars on the history and contributions of African-Americans in observance of Black History Month. Tomorrow, storyteller Tahira will tell children stories about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the freedom fighters of the civil rights movement at 1 p.m. at the Edmondson Avenue branch, 4330 Edmondson Ave.; at 4 p.m. at the Walbrook branch, 3203 W. North Ave.; and at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Park branch, 3023 Garrison Blvd.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
The Howard County Library director -- who oversaw a dramatic expansion of the system in the past four years -- is retiring this summer, he told county officials this week in a surprise announcement.Marvin Thomas sent a letter to members of the library's board of trustees, the Howard County Council and County Executive Charles I. Ecker confirming that he would retire at the end of June.Assistant Director Norma Hill will succeed Mr. Thomas.Both Mr. Thomas and Ms. Hill were unavailable for comment yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ann McArthur and Ann McArthur,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2005
Families don't have to use their DVD players, click their heels together three times, rub a lamp or follow a breadcrumb trail to get to the magical world of fairy tales throughout April. Just a quick drive to any branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library will do the trick. In honor of Hans Christian Andersen's 200th birthday, the Pratt Library is throwing its third annual monthlong Fairy Tale Festival of storytelling, films, special guests, music and arts and crafts. Families can kick off the celebration Saturday and Sunday at the Central Library's Fairy Tale Extravaganza of crafts, storytelling, costumes and activities.
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By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,special to the sun | January 31, 2007
The staff at the Howard County Central Library still remembers the day a patron walked in not with a book to return, but a warm apple pie. "Please give this to Marge Trautman. I'm so grateful for the books she's recommended," the woman said, according to reference librarian Kathy Lewis. Trautman, a longtime Howard County librarian, is retiring Friday after a 28-year career. Her reputation as a matchmaker between books and people won her a loyal following of patrons, and the occasional apple pie. Trautman has done everything from driving a Bookmobile to serving as interim manager at the central library - her current position.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2000
With Howard County's central library closed for renovations, borrowing is up nearly 50 percent at the next nearest branch in Columbia - an increase much larger than expected. "We guessed it would go up 25 percent, but I would say we've increased close to 45 percent," said Angelo Z. Sanders, manager of the east Columbia branch, which is 2 1/2 miles from the now-empty central building. Howard's library system is in flux this year, with the central library closed since June 1 and a new western county branch scheduled to open in Glenwood on Aug. 28, after a 6 p.m. ribbon-cutting.
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