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Reading program features storyteller NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn * Pumphrey


Looking forward to the Summer Reading Program at the library this week?

Well, you won't be disappointed. Storyteller and poet Marc Spiegel will enchant you with his original stories, poems and songs at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Park library, 1 E. 11th Ave. His performance is free and open to preschoolers and children entering grades one through six. Registration is not required for the hour-long show, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Library hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

It's still not too late to register your children for swimminlessons, sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Baltimore at the North Linthicum Recreation Pool at Overlook Park. Lessons are offered in two-week sessions beginning with preschoolers and continuing through intermediates. For more information, call 768-2500.

Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School newsCongratulations to the following girls who were selected for the North County High School Cheerleading Squads for the 1993-94 school year:

* Varsity: Jessica Brown, Andrea Martin, Jaime Rollette and Megan Herbert.

* Junior Varsity: Casey Young, Theresa Wheatley, Crystal Poplin, Carrie Neal, Jennifer Horn, Christy Comegys, Melissa Biller, Erin Bilenki, Sarah Evans, Melanie Jackson, Nickie Rose, Janis Sauble and Anissa Schools.

Are you 18 years of age or older and interested in cheerleadingso, the Brooklyn Park Broncos Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization is looking for you. Volunteers are needed to coach cheerleading from August until the end of November. For more information, call Sharon Stiegler at 850-4463.

Harbor Hospital Center news: All hospitals have basically thsame environment: doctors, nurses, white hospital gowns, hospital food and of course that "special" hospital smell. The Harbor Center has gone out of its way to develop a different facility. The fifth floor has been transformed into a traditional, extended-care setting that offers a home-like atmosphere, including patients wearing their street clothes and participating in daily individual and group activities. The center's extended-care facility is one of five in the state. Most of the residents must be taught lifestyle changes to live with medical conditions. The program's goal is to return 85 percent of the residents to their homes or family members. For more information, call 347-2563.

"Songs of the Soul," original piano works by Bryan Rowe, iavailable on compact disc and cassette from B.G.R. Productions. Rowe, a 1979 Brooklyn Park High School graduate, is known locally for his outstanding musical accomplishments. He started playing the piano at age 5 and later won a music scholarship to Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. His first release, "Reflections," was in 1981. Rowe teaches math at Atholton High School in Howard County and is the minister of music for the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore. For more information, write B.G.R. Productions Inc., P.O. Box 493, Arnold, 21012.

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