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  • Harford library director not surprised by Craig's denial of budget increase

    Harford County library will not be getting the 2.4 percent budget increase it requested for fiscal year 2015, which did not surprise Library Director Mary Hastler. The library system had asked for an additional $400,610 but was again struck down by...
  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again. A mere 63...
  • Friends of Patapsco Valley invite you outdoors [Elkridge]

    It's another rainy day in Elkridge as I write this; and, my brother, Adam Lippa, says that the "May flowers are going to come up with swimmies on." Perhaps he's right; but, with all this water falling around, I am reminded of how lucky we are to live in...
  • Man's family sues after electrical death on vacant property [Pages from the Past]

    An article in the May 2, 1914 edition of The Argus reported an lawsuit after the accidental death of man. For the death of Diedrick Albers, who was killed July 30, 1913, by an electric shock while on the premises at the corner of Wilkens and Beechfield...
  • New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore

    New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore
    Ben Blake envisions a future where academics from New York and Boston will catch Amtrak trains to Baltimore's Penn Station with the singular purpose of becoming immersed in one of the country's most compelling archives on the gay rights movement. Blake,...
  • Venues to fit your budget

    It's one of the most important wedding decisions — where to, you know, have the wedding. Apart from finding a spot that fits your unique tastes and themes, there's the matter of timing. Some wedding consultants suggest booking one year or more in...
  • Columbia author, winner of prestigious literary prize, to visit Howard library

    Columbia author, winner of prestigious literary prize, to visit Howard library
    Fresh from picking up the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, Columbia author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be meeting readers next week at the Howard County Public Library's Miller branch in Ellicott City. Author readings can be...
  • Howard library system to receive additional $13.6 million for new Elkridge branch

    Howard library system to receive additional $13.6 million for new Elkridge branch
    A project to build a new Elkridge branch of the Howard County Library System is set to receive more funding in County Executive Ken Ulman’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 than previously announced, county budget administrator Ray Wacks said...
  • Havre de Grace livens up the library with lip dub video

    Havre de Grace livens up the library with lip dub video
    The library isn't usually a place where people are singing and dancing in the aisles – or the shelves, as the case may be – but that's exactly what visitors to the Havre de Grace library saw on April 17. Branch employees eager to promote...
  • Oldfields students to read at Hereford library in Russian, Spanish, Korean

    Oldfields students to read at Hereford library in Russian, Spanish, Korean
    It's a small world after all. North County youngsters can take a trip to Russia, Mexico and Korea by merely stopping by Hereford Branch Library for three upcoming bilingual story times. Students at Oldfields School who are from those three countries...
  • Urban streetscape planned for downtown Columbia's crescent

    Urban streetscape planned for downtown Columbia's crescent
    Howard Hughes Corp.'s latest plan for the idle, undeveloped crescent property in Columbia is to create an urban downtown with a Bethesda Row-esque streetscape that will house retail, restaurants, residential and civic space. The plan calls for 2,100...
  • Taking a midnight ride to help Towson's homeless

    Taking a midnight ride to help Towson's homeless
    Rob Williams returned to his Rodgers Forge townhouse very early Thursday morning and said it was the last time, at least for that week, that he and neighbor John Falconer would face the midnight chill to distribute blankets and food to the men and women...