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Mountain Road Community Library hosted a concert last week. Similar to most concerts, it incorporated music and emotion, however, this unique performance also included American Sign Language.
The Severna Park Library hosted a Real World STEM event to get second and third grade students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with hands on experience.
Under Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget for fiscal 2018, Annapolis doesn't receive an increase in money the state pays to help cover the costs of being the capital city. But the governor is proposing $1 million for a new Annapolis library.
If you're a parent, you've laid down next to your little one, cracked open a bed time story and read to them as they fell asleep after a busy day of life.
Then there's a man, wearing a jail jumpsuit, tats from head to toe, reading "Cat in the Hat" to his 3-year-old sitting on his lap. The Anne Arundel County Public Library uses words to unlock a new world at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center in Glen Burnie.
Tripp, the author of the American Girl series, spoke to young girls at Broadneck Community Library this week. As she revealed secrets of the doll empire, Tripp encouraged the elementary-aged girls to use their own life as inspiration for creative endeavors.
Megan Vissari and her two young boys know their way around a library.
They typically go to one of the county’s branches at least once a week and hit the bookshelves first — the Summer Reading Club is a family favorite.
But recently she and her boys, 3 and 5 years old, have been playing more games at the library.
On Wednesday, she and her son Adam, 3, were playing a game that required him to match letters of the alphabet. The activity is one of many at Anne Arundel County Library’s Discovery Docks, which are new and improved education areas for young children.
For the last two decades, the Harry Potter series captivated the attention of children and adults, prompting people to flip through the adventure-filled books from sunset to sunrise and stand in long lines for midnight releases.
The British author J.K. Rowling wrote the seven-book series about a young wizard's journey of self-discovery through his battles against an oppressive and powerful villain.
At Anne Arundel County public libraries, Harry Potter books are among the top-circulating ones every month. They inspire young children to read above their grade level, local librarians said.
Former Harlem Globetrotter and Maryland-native Spencer "Spinny" Johnson took his basketball-inspired positivity to Glen Burnie Regional Library on Thursday to promote education and healthy lifestyles.
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