This piece about 'bunny world' is one among a collection of artworks by Essex Elementary School students on display at the library.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Master gardeners will lead "Introduction to Vegetable Gardening" Saturday at the Essex branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system.
Spring has officially arrived. Daffodils and crocuses are up and tulips won't be far behind. Fat, healthy-looking robins have been spotted. Farmers are plowing their fields, and now is the time to begin planning your summer vegetable garden. If you've always wanted to grow your own vegetables but were afraid to try, the Essex branch of the Baltimore County Public Library has just the solution. Master gardeners will be on hand at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, to lead a session called "Introduction to Vegetable Gardening." The experts will talk about how to start a garden, including site selection; soil preparation; and how to grow some of the easiest and most popular vegetables, according to the library's website. To help out even more, the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Babys, tots, tweens, teens and adults can find something to do, other than reading, at the Essex library.
The Essex branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system has several activities planned for patrons of all ages. Please note some of the coming activities require advance registration: Local Authors' Panel: Local authors discuss writing, publishing and promoting their work, for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. Baby Story Time: Stories, rhymes, bounces and songs, followed by a play time, for ages 0-23 months. Registration is required. Friday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time: Stories, songs and activities, for ages 2-5 years with an adult, Friday, March 22, 11 a.m. For more information, call the Essex library, 410-887-0295. Also nearby: Rosedale branch, 6105 Kenwood Ave…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Baltimore County Public Library staffers offer reviews of the system's latest additions.
Several new titles are available in Baltimore County public libraries, including the Essex branch. The following reviews have been provided by county librarians: Fuse by Julianna Baggott Baggott returns to the post-apocalypic world where those who dwell within the Dome are safe, but those outside struggle for survival in Book Two of the popular Pure Trilogy. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie Detective Gemma James and her partner Detective Melody Talbot are investigating the murder of a respected barrister found in an unsavory motel in seedy London while dealing with challenging issues in their personal lives. When a second barrister shows up dead in the same manner, the two wonder how far this murderer will go. Gray by Pete …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A Middle River man was charged with burglary, theft and assault following the incident last week.
Police used a Taser on a man suspected of breaking into the Essex Library last week and stealing $14.50 from a change tray. The incident happened last Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the library in the 1100 block of Eastern Boulevard. Police say at 8:30 a.m., shortly before the library opened, a man donning a clown mask used garden shears to break in through the locked glass doors, then took $14.50 from a change basket, according to a police report. Officers arrived shortly thereafter, and the man resisted arrest, even after police told him that they would use a Taser on him. He continued resisting and officers then used the Taser. Despite the shock, he continued flailing his feet and arms, according to the report. He growled and grit his teeth, …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A display at the Essex Library is the latest outreach effort by the Maryland Aviation Museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Glenn L. Martin Co.
These are busy times at the new Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum. All this year, the museum has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Glenn L. Martin Co. with various events and outreach activities. The latest of these efforts is a new display at the Essex Library. The display, which runs through June 1, contains photos of Glenn L. Martin’s Middle River facility, along with Martin State Airport, from its earliest day to more modern times. There are also brochures about the history of the museum and how people can get involved. “We were approached by the museum members a few weeks back about setting up a display and I thought it was a great idea,” Essex Library branch manager Bob Maranto said. “The Middle …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The display at the library recognizes the military contributions of the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces.
Dr. Cyril O. Byron Sr. often felt like he was fighting two wars while in the Army during World War II. Byron, 91, was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen—the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces— and served in Sicily trying to rid Europe of tyrannical leaders like Italy's Benito Mussolini and Germany's Adolf Hitler. Yet at the same time, like other African-Americans, he lived in a country where whites and blacks couldn’t go to the same restaurants, stay in the same hotels or even drink from the same water fountains. Still, Byron, who was not a pilot during the war, said he never wavered in his support of the United States or his desire to defeat the enemy. “Many times while overseas people asked me and other …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Essex Library had to be evacuated and traffic was diverted after teen allegedly called 911 with threat, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested after making a fake bomb threat against the Essex library last week. According to Baltimore County police reports, two boys were outside the library, located at 1110 Eastern Ave., around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 17 and each dared the other to make a prank phone call. One of the boys then allegedly called 911 and told the operator that he was going to blow up the library at 10 a.m., police said. Police then arrived at the library and ordered it evacuated. The library was evacuated and traffic at adjacent Middlesex Shopping Center was diverted for more than an hour so bomb detecting K9 dogs could determine if there were any explosives on the scene. Police said witnesses identified several juveniles who were by the pay…
Friday, July 29, 2011
Popular attraction will be a budget casualty if the branch can't find a way to offset the $1,200 annual maintenance costs.
Get instant updates on Essex-Middle River news—like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Essex Library branch manager Robert Maranto said one of the most popular attractions at the library has nothing to do with books or computers. The large fish tank located by the library’s exit is something that attracts people of all ages, but especially children, Maranto said. The tank holds several tropical saltwater fish – for now. Budgetary concerns may force the library to get rid of the tank and find a home for the branch’s 10 tropical fish. It costs about $1,200 a year to care for the fish, which includes maintaining the tank, purchasing supplies and replacing fish that die, Maranto said. The tank has been at the library branch for more than…
Monday, June 27, 2011
An educational show offered youngsters the chance to learn about reptiles.
Children who came to the Essex Library Wednesday didn't need a book to learn about reptiles. That's because the reptiles came to them through Critter Caravans, a traveling educational show that educates and entertains children about reptiles. The caravan did not disappoint—children got to view, and in many cases touch, a variety of snakes, lizards and turtles of all sizes. Among those that were on display at the Essex Library were a 14-year-old burmese python, named Louie; a 10-year-old red tail boa named Mojo; a 2-year-old ball python; a 7-year-old Argentine tegu lizard named Diablo and a 35-year-old African sulcata tortoise named Dozer. Critter Caravans serves Maryland, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia. The business is owned and …