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National Library Week to be observed

The Harford Community College Library is observing National Library Week this week with events and activities that are open to the public.

The library will offer amnesty on fines for all HCC library cardholders this week. All fees will be waived for overdue materials returned in good condition.

A used-book sale will be held at the library from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

"Meet the Authors" panels and receptions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the library.

Featured authors include HCC English professor Susan Muaddi Durraj, and local authors Lalita Noronha, Ed Okonowicz and Lucie Snodgrass on Wednesday; and HCC history professor Jamie Karmel, HCC transitional studies professor Sheila Allen, local authors Gregory Mank and Bill Bates and HCC English professor Colleen Webster on Thursday.

A trivia contest will be held all week during regular library hours. Winners will receive gift certificates to Barnes and Noble bookstore. All entrants will receive a gift.

Information: 410-836-4131.

Horse management to be taught at CCC

The Cecil Community College Mid-Atlantic Equine Institute is starting an equine studies program for people planning a career in an horse-related industry.

Three programs are available: associate of applied science in equine studies, certificate in equine studies and certificate in equine studies (management option).

Hands-on training is offered at various sites in the region. Summer classes include basic horse handling and equine health management.

Registration for summer classes begins tomorrow.

Information: 410-287-6060. ext. 204.

Student-written plays to be recited

Three Harford Day School students will be honored for their writing tomorrow at Center Stage in Baltimore.

Sixth-grader Mitchell Hopkins and eighth-graders Kendall Baskin and Tyler Sparks will have their plays read by professional actors as part of the Young Playwrights Festival.

Mitchell's play, Bob the Slushy Guy, and Kendall's play, The Life of a Dollar Bill, will be presented at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Center Stage.

Tyler's play, Saving the World ... Or Not, will be read at 2 p.m. April 27 at the school.

Tomorrow's Center Stage program is free, but reservations are required at 410-332-0033. To attend the April 27 reading at Harford Day School, call 410-879-2350.

Career fair planned Wednesday at HCC

Harford Community College, with the Harford County public schools office of guidance and counseling, will hold a career information and job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center on HCC's Bel Air campus.

Students in the middle, high and postsecondary levels can meet with Harford County business representatives.

The fair is open to the community. Representatives from more than 50 businesses are expected to attend.

Information: 410-836-4185.

College plans spring open house

Harford Community College will hold a spring open house April 24 and 25, featuring information for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on the college and its programs.

Campus tours start at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. in HCC's Student Center.

Visitors can meet faculty members, explore career and transfer options, and learn about financial aid options and student life. Information on enrollment, assessment and counseling will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-836-4107.

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