Ava Marie meets Alisiana Tejada, one of her many "weather fans," at a program at the Fallston library on Jan. 9. (January 9, 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. She is always checking the weather online, and being so enthusiastic we just had to come and meet Ava Marie," Tejada said. "The library offers such fantastic programs. It is such an asset to the community; we couldn't function without it."

For complete listing of programs and events, visit hcplonline.org or pick up a copy of Headlines & Happenings at any of the library's 11 branches.