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  • Elkridge library finally gets funds, attention it needs [Editorial]

     Elkridge library finally gets funds, attention it needs [Editorial]
    Ten years ago, a study showed that the Elkridge library needed to be more than twice its current size in order to meet the needs of the community.Then five years ago, a feasaibility study determined that renovation of the existing building would not be an...
  • Miller Libraries Enchanted Garden

    Miller Libraries Enchanted Garden
    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....
  • Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event

    Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event
    In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open. The city's entrenched...
  • New Baltimore County libraries chief named

    New Baltimore County libraries chief named
    A Colorado library administrator has been named director of the Baltimore County Public Library system, making her the first woman to serve in that role. Paula Miller, head of the Pikes Peak Library District in El Paso County, Colo., is set to begin the...
  • Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors

    Howard County residents revel in literary fame as 'Star Trek' authors
    The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966. "The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the...
  • Howard Battle of the Books celebrates reading

    Howard Battle of the Books celebrates reading
    With all the frenzy of a varsity basketball game, thousands of people crowded into five Howard County high school gymnasiums Friday, April 4, cheering for their team. But it wasn’t a sporting event that drew the crowds. Instead, it was the seventh...
  • Speech educator by day, library volunteer at night [Rodgers Forge]

    Gaywood Road resident Nora Kotula, is a super hero by day — and night. As a Baltimore City Public School speech coordinator, Nora has arguably one of the most important and challenging jobs in society: educating the young and helping them...
  • Elkridge Branch Library has spring covered [Elkridge]

    It is easy to see that spring is a time of miracles; and, as we participate in the celebration of new life, it is tough not to wonder just exactly how these feats of nature come about. Thankfully, our own Elkridge Branch Library has programs to help us to...
  • Post Office workers labor under increasing loads in 1914

    An article in the April 18, 1914 edition of The Argus reported the need for more help at the post office. In spite of the increase in the volume of mail coming to the Catonsville postoffice, including the load of parcels post packages, the Postoffice...
  • Temporary Laurel library opens in smaller space

    Temporary Laurel library opens in smaller space
    The boxes have been unpacked, the computers are connected and patrons are slowly trickling in to Laurel's temporary library on Sandy Spring Road. The former library on Seventh Street, built in 1965, closed on March 8 so that the building can be...
  • Harford's Romancing the Chrome car show draws more than 2,000

    Harford's Romancing the Chrome car show draws more than 2,000
    In Harford County Saturday, you could spend your day hunting Easter eggs, flying kites, buying the first locally grown produce of the spring or, if your interests lean toward custom, super stock and classic vehicles, you could visit the third annual...
  • Columbia Digest

    Plant sale The Oakland Mills Community Association hosts its annual plant sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. An assortment of annuals and hanging baskets will be available...