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Letter to The Aegis | June 28, 2012
Editor: On June 2, The Baltimore Sun published an article regarding the decision of the Director of Harford County Libraries to ban a popular book that she deemed inappropriate for Harford County's clientele; "degenerate works" we might say, a term used by Hitler in the 1940s when referring to publications and famous works of art that he deemed unacceptable, and which were therefore destroyed. I am truly appalled that officials in our libraries can arbitrarily decide what books are acceptable for Harford County citizens.
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By Janene Holzberg and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Howard County Library System will hold its seventh annual Choose Civility symposium "The Ball's in Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Co-Exist?" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Miller branch in Ellicott City. Korva Coleman of National Public Radio will moderate a panel discussion exploring teamwork, leadership, role models, sportsmanship and competition in kindergarten through 12th grade. Joe Ehrmann, a former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman who is now a sports educator with Coach for America, a minister and the author of "InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives," will be the featured speaker.
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January 13, 2014
Ava Marie, a meteorologist with WBAL TV News, spoke to a captivated audience of more than 200 on Jan. 9 about her career in forecasting the weather. Held by the Fallston library, children and adults alike were enthralled with Marie's presentation, which included a copy of her first weather report at the age of 7, background on her education and how meteorologists predict the weather. Alisiana Tejada, a sixth-grader, and her mother, Mandee, were thrilled to hear Marie speak and to get to meet her. "My daughter is home-schooled and is interested in the weather.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Anne Arundel County library officials say they may seek another site option for a new Annapolis library after one potential location was ruled out this past week. The owners of a property in Parole, on Somerville Road between Route 2 and Old Solomons Island Road, told the library that they're not interested in selling, according to Hampton "Skip" Auld, director of the library system. The library system had considered but then dismissed a location next to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Rowe Boulevard because of the potential for traffic problems and the high cost of building, Auld said.
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By Jennifer Broadwater and Patuxent Publications | January 26, 2010
Howard Community College leaders dedicated the school's renovated library Monday, with Board of Trustees chairman James Truby calling it the "new and improved hub" of the school. The $19 million project took three years to complete, resulting in upgraded study space, technology and laboratories. The revamped facility is named after the late state Sen. James Clark Jr. of Howard County. Originally called the Learning Resources Center, the building was the first to be built at the college.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | August 15, 2013
While its main library undergoes renovation work, the Savage library branch will open a temporary location Aug. 26. The "express" library will be located in the shopping center at the intersection of Route 1 and Gorman Road. Visitors will be able to check out a small selection of popular books, pick up reserves and drop off books at the location. The temporary library will offer some HiTech and children's courses. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | January 28, 1994
The Patterson Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library has been turned around.Literally.The front is now the back.The back is now the front.And the neighborhood library where Linwood Avenue crosses Fayette Street opens for business tomorrow for the first time since early 1990."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 24, 2013
Elaine Dodd, member of the Joppatowne Garden Club, looks through her garden for specimens to enter in the Joppatowne Garden Club and the Joppa library's Small-Standard Flower Show, "Joppa Past and Present. " The show will be held at the Joppa library, 655 Towne Center Drive, Joppatowne on Saturday, June 1 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be exhibits of plants members and others have grown in their yards and floral designs created to carry out the show's theme. For more information call Ellie Pfoutz, 410-679-4813.
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July 3, 2012
Local teens Leah Getz and Kara Lynch recently set up a lemonade stand and donated the proceeds to the Havre de Grace library. Surprising library staff with their generous and unexpected gesture, the donation was made during the first week of Harford County Public Library's Summer Reading Program. The proceeds will be used to help support children and teen programming at the Havre de Grace library. Upcoming programs at the Havre de Grace library include visits from special presenters The Bubble Lady on July 14 and The Extreme Balloon Man on July 26. Children grades three and up can "Catch a Dream" by making a dream catcher on July 17 and children of all ages can participate in Stargazing Fun on July 31. Middle and high school teens are invited to get creative with a Black Light T-shirts craft program on July 21. All program information is available at HCPLonline.org.
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October 17, 2013
Author Erika Robuck, author of "Receive Me Falling," "Hemingway's Girl" and most recently "Call Me Zelda," will speak at the Abingdon library at 2 p.m. Sunday. Growing up in historic Annapolis, Robuck was surrounded by history. Her first novel, "Receive Me Falling," set in the Caribbean, focuses on a woman exploring her family's past. Unable to find an interested agent, Robuck self-published this novel and did her own promotion. With her second novel, "Hemingway's Girls," she attended a pitch-fest at a writer's conference and after three short minutes of "selling" her story to six agents in hopes of finding representation, she received six offers.
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By Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Richard William Parsons, a retired Baltimore County librarian who also spent nearly 50 years as a residential advocate for Towson, died of cancer Monday at his Woodbine Avenue home. He was 87. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the son of Thomas Parsons, a commandant of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Laura Lyons, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor's degree in Slavic languages at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and had a master's degree in library science from McGill University.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The photos of author Robert Timberg in recent years aren't as horrifying as his memoir leads readers to expect. His eyes are direct and unflinching, and his mouth expresses wry amusement. He has the kind of wrinkles normally found on a 74-year-old man and a patch of skin across his nose that at a casual glance appears sunburned. There's nothing about Timberg's appearance now that could be described as freakish, nothing that would cause young children to howl in fright. It's taken Timberg more than 35 operations - including one without anesthesia - and 47 years to achieve that face, and he's still not entirely reconciled to it. There are moments even now when he looks in the mirror and is first startled, then furious.
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By Kym Byrnes, For The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
If a bus-sized iron asteroid traveling at approximately 12 miles per second hit New York City, would Baltimore be spared? The answer to this and other space questions can be found in Discover Space, an interactive learning exhibit on display at the Baltimore County Public Library's Towson branch through Oct. 29. Lisa Hughes, manager of the branch on York Road, said the exhibit will appeal to patrons from elementary aged kids to seniors....
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Anne Arundel County library officials are hosting a series of community meetings to share information about the options for a new regional library in Annapolis. The first meeting was scheduled for Thursday at Annapolis High School, with additional sessions Sept. 9 at Broadneck High School and Sept. 15 at South River High School. All meetings will be held at 7 p.m. At each meeting, county library CEO Skip Auld and architects will discuss details of three possible sites for a new library in the Annapolis area: the site of the current library at 1410 West Street, a site adjacent to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Rowe Boulevard, and a location at the intersection of Old Solomons Island Road and Somerville Road in the Parole community.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who earlier had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society where she also was associate editor of the Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59. "As head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, Karen always took her job seriously, trying hard to help researchers who sometimes had fairly arcane questions of projects," said Robert J. Brugger, an author and Maryland historian who is a senior editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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August 21, 2014
Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •A Comet is Coming to Mars. Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. Solar system ambassador Becca Sepan answers questions about Comet Siding Spring making a close approach to Mars in October. Ages 8-10. Registration required. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting.
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October 31, 1990
The Howard County Central Library recently has changed its telephone numbers.Patrons may reach the library's various departments by calling the following numbers:* Reference and non-fiction: 313-7850.* Fiction/audio-visual: 313-7860.* Children's materials and programs: 313-7880.* Magazines and newspapers: 313-7870.* Operating hours: 313-7890.* Miscellaneous questions: 313-7800.
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November 14, 1991
Anne Arundel Community College is closing its library and all services connected with the library on weekends.The library will close from 4 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday through the academic year.Information: 541-2341.RED-LETTER DAYS CHANGESeveral calendarchanges affecting elementary report card distribution were announcedrecently by school officials.All report cards will be distributed on the dates designated for "secondary report card distribution" onthe school year calendar.Students at all levels will receive their final report cards of the year on the last day of school.
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BiJoe Burris | August 8, 2014
The Howard County Library will hold events Monday designed to help prepare kindergartners for classes; and middle schoolers for the next step in their education journey. "Kindergarten, Here We Come" is a 45-60 minute event to help acclimate students to the school system, including teaching them little tricks of the trade -- such as boarding a school bus. The event is slated for the East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. 410-313-7700 . Also slated for Monday is "Movin' Up to Middle School," an event that helps rising sixth graders transition from elementary school.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Jim Fish had a knack for management from a young age, former colleagues say - and in his 43 years as a professional librarian, he never worked as anything but a library director. The longtime administrator of the Baltimore County Public Library stepped down last month, having witnessed many changes in library technology - and in American society itself. When he began his adult career more than four decades ago, people still used card catalogs. There were no Kindles or other e-readers.
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