LI­BRARY COL­UMN

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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.

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