Briefs
BCPL contest celebrates National Library Week throughout April
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:37
    To celebrate National Library Week, from April 13 to April 19, the Baltimore County Public Library is sponsoring a photo and story contest with the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library” throughout the month.
    To enter, patrons should take a photo of something learned, gained, experiences or enjoyed at a BCPL branch, compose a story to accompany the photo and submit both by clicking on “photo contest” at www.facebook.com/bcplonline
or send the items to
contest@bcpl.net. Contestants must click “like this page” to access the entry form from Facebook or prior to submitting entries via e-mail. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 30.
    The top five entries will be shown on the electric sign at the Towson branch. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.
    The contest is open to legal U.S. residents over the age of 18. BCPL employees, contractors, affiliates and family members are not eligible.
 
County Board of Education to hold local public meeting April 22
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:36
The Baltimore County Board of Education will hold its next public meeting, Tuesday, April 22, at the Dundalk High School–Sollers Point Technical High School campus, 1901 Delvale Ave. The Building and Contracts Committee meets at 3:15 p.m. in the school auditorium, followed by a convening of the full board at 4:15 p.m. Topics of discussion include upcoming school board association events and other matters.
    The board’s annual Spring Recognition Ceremony will be held in the auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The public meeting resumes at 7 p.m.
    The public is welcome to attend. Meetings are live-streamed at www.bcps.org.
 
LIBRARY NEWS
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:14
NORTH POINT LIBRARY NEWS
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s North Point branch,
1716 Merritt Blvd.(Info: 410-887-7255
 
 
•   Lego Fun for children ages 6 to 12 is planned for Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Anime and manga night for teens, Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
•   Small business counseling will be available to individual patrons, Monday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration required.
•   Holiday closing: All BCPL branches will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20.
•   Art Class with Raeann, for school age youth, meets Saturday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. Participants should bring an old shirt or smock to create their own artwork in. Registration required.
•   For Youth by Youth, a practical guide for teenage living for youths ages 11 to 17, meets Thursdays at 4 p.m.
•   One-on-One computer help is available for setting up e-mail accounts, online applications and more, Tuesdays and Thurdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Story Time for toddlers 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and rhyming, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Thursday Knit and Stitch, a drop-in knitting and crocheting group for patrons ages 13 and older meets every Thursday  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your own projects or get ideas from the library’s large selection of craft books. This is not a class, but group leader Paula Dixon can answer basic questions.
•   Computer Room for independent work in a quiet environment for patrons ages 13 and older is open Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. A library card is required.
 
 
 
SOLLERS POINT LIBRARY NEWS
Free programs at the Baltimore County Public Library’s Sollers Point branch,
323 Sollers Point Road (Info: 410-288-3123)
 
 
•   LED sculpture lab for children in grades 1 to 6 meets Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. Participants younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Holiday closing: All BCPL branches will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20.
•   Board game day for youths ages 6 to 16 meets Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Board Game Day for youths ages 6 to 16 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. Games and snacks provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Tech 10, basic technology skills for patrons age 13 and older, meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p..m. Call the library for details.
•   Wii kids gaming for youths ages 5 to 11 meets every Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Xbox teen gaming meets every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
•   Wii teen gaming meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
•   Lego Fun for youths 6 to 12 meets every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
•   Preschool Story Time for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Activities include stories, songs and bouncing, followed by play time. Registration required.
•   Baby Boosters Story Time for infants and toddlers ages 23 months and younger with an adult meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Activities include movement, rhymes, stories and music, followed by play time. Registration  required.
 
CCBC offers summer learning sessions for youths
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:14
 CCBC annual Summer Learning Adventures Camps for youths offer reasonably priced full-day and half-day sessions in performing and visual arts, academics, languages and STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] classes.
  New classes offered this year include 3-D Design and Printing Lab; Adventures in Reading: The Hunger Games; Tolkien and The Hobbit; App Attack; Beginning Sign Language for Kids; Kids@CCBC Newsroom; Princess Ballerina; and Young Naturalists: Grow Your Own Food. A catalog with a complete listing of courses can be obtained by calling 443-840-4700.
 Registration for Summer Learning Adventures Camps is now available online at www.ccbcmd.edu/flexreg, in-person at the Student Services Center on campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road, or by phone at 443-840-4700.
    To learn more about CCBC’s Summer Learning Adventures Camps, view the video at www.youtube.be/EPamGXbgKBg.
 
CCBC Children’s Learning Center offers summer and fall programs
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:13
    Registration for the CCBC Dundalk Children’s Learning Center summer program for students ages 4 to 10 and fall program for preschoolers ages 2 to 5 is now available.
    Programs for both age groups include yoga and movement classes, outdoor activities and field trips to museums, nature centers and parks.  Students have access to the gym, library and other campus facilities.
    Parental enrollment at CCBC is not required. To register for either the summer or fall programs, call Community Learning Center director Patricia Shafer at 443-840-3190.
 
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