Library summer reading events start Wednesday


The summer reading program at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 East 11th Ave., opens its schedule of summer reading events at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Jamal Koram, the Story Man, will bring his collection of ancient and contemporary African and African-American stories and songs to share with the children.

Mr. Koram has more than 20 years' entertainment experience and has performed at festivals, colleges and on national television. The Story Man program is free and geared toward children entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall.

Registration is not required for the performance, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 222-7371.


Harbor Hospital's Harbor Family Care has announced the addition of Harbor Midwifery Care to its expanding obstetric-gynecology service. In addition to delivering babies at Harbor Hospital Center, the midwives provide prenatal and well-woman care for women of all ages. Services include gynecological exams, Pap smears and counseling on subjects from contraception to menopause.

Studies have shown that the attention and moral support that midwives provide help assure a positive birth experience, according to the center. Currently, the nurse-midwives deliver 10 to 20 babies a month and help to provide a nurturing environment for mother and baby. The team is trained to detect problems that may arise.

Consulting physicians, who are in the hospital 24 hours a day and specialize in high-risk obstetrics, are available for a referral if necessary. Harbor Midwifery Care is on the fourth floor of the Grehn Building.

For more information, or to request an appointment, call 347-3626.


Do your children need swimming lessons? Would you like to be able to take them somewhere close by? Swimming lessons are being offered by the YWCA at the North Linthicum Pool off Nursery Road in North Linthicum. The two-week sessions consist of daily half-hour lessons held from 10:45 a.m. until noon. The next session starts Wednesday and continues through July 15. For more information, call 768-2500.

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