The following is a question submitted by a patron and answered by the library:
Q. — What is the difference between Grade A and Grade B maple syrup?
A. — The library went to the internet to find that between Grade A and Grade B syrup, Grade B is the darker and bolder of the two. But to cut down on the confusion in the grocery aisle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will revise their grading standards to remove Grade B and instead, create four new classifications of Grade A syrup.
••• OUTSIDE THE LINES Outside the Lines is a week-long celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. During the week of Sept. 11, stop by local businesses in Centreville and Kent Island to collect a unique postcard. Once you have all eight, bring them to the library for a prize. For more information, go to qaclibrar y.org/recovering-theclassics.
••• HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS Registration will be needed to hear Dr. Richard Striner, professor of history at Washington College, as he presents a discussion on the history of political parties as they relate to the conservative and liberal traditions, on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. You may register by calling in, stopping by the Circulation Desk or going to qaclibrary.org/calendar.
••• BOOKS AFTER HOURS Books After Hours, an informal BYOB book discussion group, will meet Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. to talk over “An Object of Beauty” by Steve Martin. Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided for the group of 21 and over.
••• NONFICTION BOOK CLUB The Nonfiction Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 1 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. You bring lunch and we provide drinks and dessert. September’s book is “Rosemary, the Hidden Kennedy Daughter” by Kate Clifford Larson.
••• LOBBY DISPLAY As you enter the front door of the library, be sure to look over the lobby display of the Centreville Rotary Club’s annual Artisans Festival, to be held Oct. 1-2 at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park.
Questions may be phoned in Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 410-745-0980 or 410-643-8161.