Friday, January 13, 2012

Did you ever feel brain dead by the time you get to Friday??

Trying to think of something interesting on which to blog is tougher some days than others.  Today is one of those days (it is actually Thursday at 10:47 pm as I write the blog the night before and only post it early the next day.)  So I will take the easy way out and just post some meeting notices that folks have sent me.  Have a good weekend I only wish our great weather would have lasted to this weekend.  What happened to Winter??? I been feeling like we live 500 miles south of Maryland.  Climate change? There is a reward for reading to the end of today's blog.

Is fracking in Maryland's future? 
 Maryland is studying whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract natural gas. The Climate Change Initiative of Howard County invites the public to join experts on natural gas issues for  a town hall meeting to discuss environmental concerns, economic impacts and more. This free event is Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 pm. at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Panelists are:
·       Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur, sponsor of the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Act
·       Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network
·       Harry Weiss, a member of the state panel studying natural gas drilling and an attorney with Ballard Spahr who has represented both landowners and oil and gas companies in Pennsylvania.  

Other sponsoring organizations are the Maryland Sierra Club, the League of Women Voters, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Food & Water Watch.

 RSVPs appreciated:

Meet the Authors at the Howard County Library
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch
Meet the Author Dorothy Bailey
Dorothy Bailey, author of In a Different Light: Reflections and 
Beauty of Wise Women of Color, talks about how her book highlights
the wisdom, beauty, strength, and courage of 90 women, aged 70 and
over, who live in Maryland or have strong ties to the state. Several of
the "wisdom carriers" profiled in the book may make cameo appearances.
An African American History Month event. Refreshments.
Books available for purchase and signing. 

7:00 PM
Miller Branch
Meet The Author: Jodi Picoult

Number one internationally bestselling author and
master storyteller Jodi Picoult presents her 19th novel,
Lone Wolf, an unforgettable story about family, love,
and letting go. Picoult's books are translated into 34
languages in 35 countries. Three -- The Pact, Plain 
Truth, and The Tenth Circle -- have been made into 
television movies. My Sister's Keeper was a big-screen
release starring Cameron Diaz.

Books available for purchase and signing at all events. 

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library. In
partnership with Barnes & Noble in Ellicott City. 

 P. S.

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