Laurel Events
Thursday, February 15th, 2001
Knitters to gather
Knitting enthusiasts may attend an organizational meeting at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. Eleanor Jamison, well known knitting expert and consultant, will speak. Jamison was owner of the The Darn Yarn Shop in Seaford. Call 875-3184.

Seuss celebration is coming
The Laurel Public Library announces its third annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. Members of the New Century Club will read favorite books from Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 2, at the library. Show times will be at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Youngsters of all ages are invited to take part in this program. For details, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Library remembers Black History Month
In recognition of Black History Month, the Laurel Public Library will host a program Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Members of the Laurel community will read African-American folk tales. Featured readers will include:
* Lawrence Bell of the Maranatha Holistic Pentecostal Church
* Debra Waller, Amy Handy and Clarence Giles from the Laurel School District
* Robin Fisher and Geraldine Horsey of First State Community Action
* Cora Selby, retired Laurel teacher
* Aaron Kellam from The Leader/State Register
* Mamie Handy from Precious Minds Preschool
* Wallace Handy, Seaford School District Minority Liaison and social worker
The library also has created a display of books in the children's room that have earned the Coretta Scott King Award. This award originated in 1969 in honor of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, and to honor his wife for her courage and determination in continuing to work for peace and world brotherhood. The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually to an African-American author and an African-American illustrator for an inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year. Books that have earned this award include, "In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers," illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; "Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters," by Patricia and Frederick McKissack, and "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry," by Mildred D. Taylor. In addition, the library has Black History Month bookmarks that offer suggested readings of fiction, nonfiction and biography available in its young adult and juvenile collections. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.