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When local author Rosalia Scalia visited India, she was able to sit down with Amandeep Sandhu, author of "Sepia Leaves." She was kind enough to recount her meeting for Read Street. We'll break her missive into a parts, starting with her description of the...
Jo Keller relies on her Kindle when she travels so she can forgo lugging hardback books, but when it comes to her children's reading habits, she feels differently. She has squirreled away many of the books she read as a child growing up in England and is...
For almost two decades, Baltimore was mainly seen by the TV industry as a place to make shows about cops and crime. But now, the city is looking more like the nation's capital to some of Hollywood's top producers. On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
She survived drugs, booze, parental issues, complex relationships and a metal bikini, not to mention the electroconvulsive shock therapy that helps her cope with bipolar disorder. And Carrie Fisher has a lot to say about all of it. In 2006, the actress...
Parents and educators discuss differences between AP courses and classes for Gifted and Talented studentsMore than a dozen parents gathered at Johnnycake Elementary School Wednesday evening to pick the brains of area educators about Gifted and Talented (GT) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The 70-minute meeting, organized by the Southwest Area Education...
Question: What day comes before Ash Wednesday? Answer: Shrove Tuesday. Next question: What kind of meal is typically consumed on Shrove Tuesday? Why, pancakes of course! Next question: Have you ever noticed how some things taste so much better when...
Children's book author Jerdine Nolen remembers the first time she saw her name in print. As a second-grader, she wrote a Thanksgiving poem that was published in the school newspaper, and she kept her eyes glued to the pink publication while walking home....
Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •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...
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Hakeem Wilson, a junior at Winters Mill High School, has been on the honor roll three years, and carries a 3.6 grade point average. Hakeem Wilson, a junior at Winters Mill High School, has been on the honor roll three years, and carries a 3.6 grade-point...
It was, if recollection is accurate, in the fifth grade that I got my first thoroughgoing instruction in English grammar and usage. My fifth- and sixth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Jessie Perkins, and my seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher, Mrs....
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On Jan. 19, Carroll County will celebrate its 175th birthday. For the occasion, the Historical Society of Carroll County is inviting everyone to a party with cake — and a conversation with Dr. William Beanes. If you know your history, you are aware...
If the life of furniture maker Robert Ortiz was ever made into a movie, it would be full of adventure and plenty of plot twists. The opening scene would unfold in New York City in the 1960s, with a Hispanic kid from humble roots leaving home at age 14 to...
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