The Catonsville Area Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library will be dedicated at ceremonies at 4 P.M. on Sunday, Dec. 8 during open house scheduled for 3 to 5 P.M.

Charles W. Robinson, County Librarian, has announced that the branch, which is located at Beaumont avenue and Frederick road, will be dedicated to the memory of Richard D. Minnich, the first County Librarian, who died on August 2, 1963. Spiro T. Agnew, County Executive, will deliver the principal address.

The public is invited to attend the dedication and inspect the library and its facilities.

The Catonsville Area Branch replaces the existing agency at 927 Frederick road. The new branch is the first branch library of its size to reach completion in Baltimore County for the establishment of six area branches in addition to several small community branches.

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A zoning hearing to protest the erection of 54 apartment units on Edmondson avenue between Midvale avenue and Oakdale avenue, Catonsville Junction, was held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 A.M. in Towson before Deputy Zoning Commissioner, Frank Hardesty.

The protestants, 50 or more strong, were led by Gordon M. Holland of North Rolling road. He stated that periodically this group is called on to resist the encroachment of commercialization into residential sections and erosion of the Land Use Map for the benefit of a few promoters. Abuse of this map costs the taxpayers money and blights many neighborhoods not designated to be used in this manner.

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Registration of a badminton program for boys and girls between 14 and 18 years of age will be held in the lobby of the Catonsville Junior High School on Monday, Nov. 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. The program, sponsored by the Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council, will operate on Monday nights from 7 to 10 o'clock starting on Dec. 2 and ending on April 27, 1964. The registration fee for the entire program is one dollar.

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Under the sponsorship of the Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council a men's physical fitness program is being held at the Catonsville Junior High School. All men who are interested in improving their physical condition should come to the school on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10 o'clock. A number of health building activities are available for the total registration fee of one dollar.

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Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.