Friday, December 3, 2021

Plans and Pipedreams

I would never have imagined as a child that I would someday be so excited to get shots. On the other hand, I must admit the second dose of the shingles vaccine packed a punch. (Sorry about yesterday. Rest, extra fluids, and new library books got me through. 

Speaking of library books, the newly renovated Glenwood Library is having its grand opening tomorrow at ten am. Here’s what to expect:

Following a presentation of colors by Girl Scout Troop 830, remarks and ribbon cutting, customers will be invited into the renovated branch for an open house featuring a new makerspace, reimagined teen area, builder’s barn for children, games, demos, and more. 

 Open House schedule: 

10:15 am — 3 pm          Passports 

10:15 am — 4:30 pm     Games on the patio 

                                       Branch tours 

10:15 am — 5:30 pm     Gaming  

                                       Scavenger hunts for all ages 

                                       Hot chocolate bar courtesy of Walker's Tap & Table 

                                       Engagement station 

10:30 am — 1 pm          Makerspace demos 

                                          10:30 am — Laser cutter engraver  

                                          11 am — Recording booth  

                                          11:30 am — Large format printer  

                                          12 pm — Digital memory station  

                                          12:30 pm — 3D printers 

10:30 am — 2:30 pm     Builder's Barn activities 

11 — 11:30 am              All Together Now 

11 am — 1 pm               Button making 

                                       Art activity 

This sounds like a lot of fun. It seems as though, every time I turn around, something amazing is happening in our Howard County libraries. 

Also tomorrow, the return of the WBAL Concert for Kids at Oakland Mills High School. You have your choice of the Family Matinee at 2:00 pm, and the Evening Pops Concert at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available here.

I’ve been to this concert in past years and have written about it as well. As of 2019 this concert had raised $101,000.00 for the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign. About the Kids Campaign:

The WBAL Radio Kids Campaign seeks to promote, foster, encourage, support and sponsor various activities for the general educational, vocational, recreational, civic and social improvement and betterment of young, economically deprived boys and girls in the WBAL Radio listening area, without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.

This is a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season. It’s a local, affordable musical extravaganza and it’s all for a good cause.

A reminder: there’s a lot going on this Saturday. The We Are The People Rally will be held at the Lakefront from 11 am to 1 pm.  Saunter Claus meets up at the People Tree at 1:00 pm. (Suddenly the thought of a mashup seems an interesting possibility.) We can’t all be everywhere at the same time (though maybe Santa can?) so you’ll need to pick what’s best for you.

On a totally different note, I’ve been pondering turning Fridays blog into a free-for-all of things I want to write about that fall outside of the HoCo local territory of the blog. It’s long been known that people tend to read blogs less on Fridays. I wonder what would happen if I had “off-topic Fridays”? (In my head the working title has been, “The hell with it; it’s Friday.”)  Perhaps it’s the temptation to write about the things I would write about if no one were watching. 

Yeah, right. It’s the internet. Someone is always watching. At any rate, as always, I’m open to your feedback

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