Central Library programs

In observance of International Women's Day, the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer a program of short human rights videos and a panel discussion at noon tomorrow. Participants will include human rights experts, immigration counselors and a Howard County resident who will share her personal story. Lunch will be provided, and activities for preschool-age children will be available.

The program is being presented in partnership with FIRN. Reservations are requested. Information: 410-992-1923, ext. 14.


The library will offer two programs on financial literacy. "Grant Seeking Basics," co-sponsored by the Foundation Center, at 7 p.m. March 18. Discussion covers seeking a grant, identifying partners and finding resources.

"Real Money Answers," a program of advice about making wise investments, purchasing a home and finding a job, is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 31.


Deborah Owens, financial lifestyle expert, will lead the discussion.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Puppet show

Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center will continue its season with a performance of the interactive puppet show for children, Creatures Great and Small at 10 a.m. March 20.

Tickets purchased in advance are $5; at the door, if available, $6. Group rates are available. The series is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association.

Information: 410-730-3987. To request a brochure, e-mail,

Seniors bingo

Senior Wilde Lake residents are invited to a luncheon and afternoon of bingo at noon March 25. Prizes will be awarded. The event is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association. Wilde Lake residents should feel free to invite a guest.


Tickets are $5. Reservations are required by March 19. Information: 410-730-3987.