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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 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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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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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1997
The Howard County Council has tentatively approved most parts of County Executive Charles I. Ecker's $93.1 million capital budget, including plans to open a new senior center in downtown Ellicott City.In two work sessions this week, the County Council took straw votes approving dozens of individual projects -- roads, parks, libraries -- planned for the budget year beginning July 1. The $26 million education capital budget is scheduled for discussion later this month.In yesterday's session, administration officials introduced new plans to build a $445,000 senior center on the second floor of the fire station on Ellicott City's Main Street.
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October 7, 2007
The Wilde Lake High School '77-'78 30th Combined Class Reunion will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Davis Deejays will provide music. Food and an open bar also are planned. The cost is $55 in advance, if paid by Oct. 15; $65 after that date. Tickets are required for guests and alumni. Checks or money orders should be made out to WLHS Class of '77 and sent to WLHS 30th Reunion, Attention: Greg Stanford, 2817 Thornbrook Road, Ellicott City 21042.
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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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