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February 27, 2005
The Enoch Pratt Free Library has scheduled a series of events to mark Women's History Month. The programs - all free and open to the public - are intended to note the contributions that women have made, as well as examine issues affecting women's lives. Included in the schedule of events: The National James Baldwin Literary Society will sponsor a discussion about the women in Baldwin's life and how they influenced his work at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Waverly branch, 400 E. 33rd St. Alice McGill will present Ain't I a Woman?
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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 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 Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
Howard County police charged a 29-year-old Columbia man yesterday with the rape of a teen-age girl who was abducted with her younger sister while waiting for their mother outside the central library in Columbia last week.The suspect, Timothy Bryan Chase of the 5600 block of Cedar Lane, was charged last night with first-degree rape, a first-degree sex offense, kidnapping, false imprisonment, robbery and other related charges, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.After receiving a tip regarding the Wednesday night incident, investigators found rings and earrings from the 15-year-old girl and her 7-year-old sister in the suspect's possession yesterday, police said.
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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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