| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:25 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:50 AM
It’s been a couple of growing seasons since the Enchanted Garden at Howard County’s Miller Branch Library has taken root, its trees and bushes branching, perennials spreading, annuals blossoming and edibles bursting with nutrients and flavor....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:09 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
Andrew Carnegie was a social Darwinian. He wanted to give the fittest the tools to rise to the top. Public libraries — as spreaders of skills, knowledge and culture — advanced his goal.
Often hailed as Carnegie II, Bill Gates is if nothing...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The Mount Airy Branch Library will be closed for one month beginning Monday as it undergoes an interior renovation.
During the closure, the library will offer limited service of pick up of holds in the large meeting room on Mondays, Wednesdays and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The Howard County Library System's Savage Branch will be the county's next site for stormwater improvements, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Thursday.
Site renovations, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 13, will include adding pervious pavement...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Eldersburg branch of the Carroll Public Library system celebrated the opening of its temporary Civil War 150 exhibition with a special guest appearance last week.
A performance by Kent Courtney, a Pennsylvania entertainer/historian specializing in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:10 AM
How much is that antiquarian 1901 edition of Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery" really worth? Find out this and a whole lot more when esteemed historian Philip J. Merrill offers a lecture on the history of slavery in Howard County Maryland.
| Mar 29, 2014
In 1974, when Meg Wolitzer was 15 years old, she went away to a camp for aspiring young artists. Once that summer was over, Wolitzer never again thought of herself in quite the same way.
Unlike Wolitzer, most of the kids she met came from privileged...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:17 AM
While scouring tables for tome treasures during the annual Friends of Towson Library book sale April 10 to 13, buyers can hunt for something else of value this year: dragon eggs.
Each egg entitles the finder to a free or discounted book. The eggs are...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...