Laurel Events
Thursday, September 6, 2001
Laurel Library Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Every child who gets a new library card will receive a gift! Design a Bookmark Contest! Stop by the Library and pick up an entry form. First place prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Grades K"4, 5"8 and 9"12. You can enter as many times as you want. Bookmarks will be on display at the library. Come to a Birthday Party! Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:30 "5:30 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Roald Dahl, author of "Matilda" and "James and the Giant Peace." Kick back, eat popcorn, and watch the movie "Revolting Rhymes," based on the book by Roald Dahl. For more information, please call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

'Music in the Park' in Laurel Sept. 6 tonight
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor 'Music in the Park' Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bandstand located in the Market Street Park with a number of very talented people slated to perform. Performing on the following dates are: Sept. 6 - 'Just Forgiven;' Sept. 13 - 'Grandpajammers;' Sept. 20 - 'Somerset,' and Sept. 27 'STTAND' The Laurel Wesleyan Youth Band. Also scheduled is a talent show on Aug. 23. Anyone wishing to participate in the talent show should call the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 875"9319 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. weekly prior to Aug. 16.

What if all of Sussex County read the same book?
The Laurel Public Library invites you to help answer this question by reading James McBride's "The Color of Water: a Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother" and participating in a book discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Annie Norman, the Delaware Department of Libraries Acting Deputy Director, will lead the dialogue. Based on a Delaware Library Centennial idea in New Castle County, the concept was so unique that Sussex and Kent counties have decided to share in the fun. In the book, James, one of 12 children, shares the story of his family life in the midst of strong prejudices against interracial marriages and interracial children while slowly unraveling the mystery of his mother's Orthodox Jewish background. Please join your neighbors at the Laurel Public Library, in Sussex County and throughout the state for a lively discussion. We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 23. Call the library at 875-3184 for more information.