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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2000
There will be a new day for the Enoch Pratt central library in Baltimore come September: Friday. The central library on Cathedral Street, closed Fridays for most of the 1990s because of budget problems, will resume Friday hours Sept. 8, thanks to an increase in state aid to take effect in the fiscal year that begins July 1. The resumption of Friday hours for the first time in nearly nine years is being timed to coincide with International Literacy Day, and likely will include a public celebration that is in the planning stages, library officials said yesterday.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | February 3, 2006
Ballroom dancing, karaoke and a feast with traditional Chinese dishes are part of tomorrow's festivities to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Wilde Lake High School. "It's a comprehensive cultural celebration," said Jeffrey Shang, principal of the Howard County Chinese School and the event coordinator. "The Chinese New Year is really the biggest holiday of the year. ... This is a going to be a cultural showcase, and we try to present that in a colorful way to the community." The event, scheduled from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., is part of the festivities for the year 4703, the year of the dog. The new year started Sunday.
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April 12, 2009
The Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day at 7 p.m. April 21. Edith Cord will recount the story of a youth spent hiding from the Nazis. Born in Vienna in 1928, Cord was the second child of observant Jewish parents. She and her family left Vienna for Italy in 1937 and subsequently fled to France, where her father was arrested as an enemy alien. Eventually, her father and brother were sent to Auschwitz, and Cord lived hidden in Vichy France.
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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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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.
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February 26, 2003
While the Hobbit's Glen Golf Club is closed for nine months for major renovations, the Coho Grill will remain open. Since reports surfaced that the golf course likely will close this summer, restaurant owner Chuck Sachs said that in the past month he has received more than 100 calls - primarily from people who have booked parties - wondering whether the grill also will close. "We'll still be here," Sachs said. The restaurant, at 11130 Willow Bottom Drive, will not be affected by the renovations that will close the course in August, Sachs said.
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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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