From the Harford County Public Library:
There’s no need to keep hushed – libraries everywhere are loudly and proudly celebrating National Library Week from April 12th through 18th, and Harford County Public Library is among them. The Library plans an array of exciting events that exemplify this year’s theme of “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”
“National Library Week is a special time to celebrate public libraries across the nation and to thank our wonderful community for its support with fun and interesting activities planned!” said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library.
Even before the official start of National Library Week, the Harford County Public Library Foundation, along with the Jarrettsville Lions Club, will present the fourth annual Romancing the Chrome, the largest car show of its kind in Northeastern Maryland, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11th at Jarrett’s Field, across from the Jarrettsville Library (rain date is Saturday, April 18th). The family-friendly event will feature more than 250 cars, music, vendors, contests, food and a beer garden. “It’s exciting to see so many community residents and businesses come together for a day of fun and friendly car competition,” said Rebecca Jessop, Library Foundation Director. Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is the car show’s Headlining Sponsor. Visit RomancingtheChrome.org for more information.
Fans of broadcast storytelling will want to tune in for the first day of National Library Week, Sunday, April 12th, when Aaron Henkin, co-creator and producer of The Signal on WYPR Radio, visits the Bel Air Library. Beginning at 2 p.m., Henkin will discuss his Out of the Blocks series, which documents the neighborhoods of Baltimore through interviews with the people he encounters on one city block.
Powerful pictures can also tell stories, which is why the Jarrettsville Library will be displaying the work of local photographers in Extraordinary Glimpses: Our Harford Community Juried Photography Show. Supported by the Harford County Cultural Arts Board, the exhibit will run from April 15th through June 1st and will celebrate the extraordinary people and places that residents find to be “Above & Beyond” the everyday.
To open the photography show, Chief Mass Communications Specialist Philip McDaniel, a Navy combat photography instructor, will speak at the Jarrettsville Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15th. McDaniel, who has more than 20 years of experience leading teams into harm’s way to capture the history being made on the battlefield, will share what it takes to go into combat with a lens.
Harford County Public Library’s premier program and service offerings extend beyond National Library Week. “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®” exist throughout the year, and residents can discover them by visiting the Library’s program calendar at HCPLonline.org.