Monday, January 28, 2013
Fifth District Councilman David Marks and Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins both support extended hours at the library.
Elected officials are pushing the Baltimore County Public Library to expand hours at a neighborhood branch. Fifth District Councilman David Marks recently wrote to Baltimore County Public Library director Jim Fish asking that the Loch Raven Library have its hours expanded to match those of other branches around the county. A .pdf copy of Marks' letter is attached to this article. Currently Loch Raven Library is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Most other branches in the county are open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and form 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A few branches, such as Towson and Perry Hall, also keep Sunday hours from 1-5 p.m. "We …
Friday, April 6, 2012
An application was filed last week to place the library on the county landmarks list.
A group of concerned residents, along with an architect's family, wants to see Baltimore County keep the Loch Raven Library standing. Bitten Norman, a Loch Raven resident, said she turned in an application to the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission last week. "We're just waiting to hear if we'll be allowed to testify on behalf of the library because we've got so much documentation, research we've done on the building and information we've gotten from the architect's family," Norman said. Last year, residents formed the Friends of Loch Raven Library, a community group to help support the library and hold community events like guest lectures. In recent years, the small, one-room library has faced numerous closure threats. In…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Renowned photographer David Simpson recently spoke to a group at the Loch Raven branch of the Baltimore County public library.
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- Nick Gestido
Friday, February 24, 2012
Probably the most amazing thing about the coffee table photo book Loch Raven is the camera it's author used to shoot the breaktaking scenes inside. Rather than any fancy photo equipment, the entire book was shot with a "point-and-shoot" 10-megapixel Panasonic Lumix digital camera—the same type that you and scores of others probably use at family gatherings, which retails for around $350. That was just one of the stories Loch Raven photographer David Simpson shared during a recent presentation as part Friends of the Loch Raven Library speaker's series. The Maryland Institute College of Art grad and 25-year veteran of the film and photography industry told a group of about 20 people the story of his career. Simpson grew up in Dundalk and …