9/11 Ceremony at Park

To honor those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Howard County will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Garden of Hope Monument in Centennial Park, Route 108, Ellicott City. The event will include a wreath-laying and presentation of colors by the Howard County Police and Fire Honor Guard. Those attending will have an opportunity to place ribbons on the Tree of Hope in memory of the victims.

Library Voter Registration

The Howard County Library system invites eligible voters to register or update their voter registration information online through the libraries' computer workstations.

Voters can register at the American Library Association Web site www.yourvotematters.org/ala. Users will need to print out, sign and mail in their registration forms. Forms must be received by Oct. 9, the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election.

For those who want to register in person, the League of Women Voters will conduct voter registration from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. The league also will register voters at 10 a.m. Saturday at a program featuring former ambassador Jonathan Dean at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Dr., Ellicott City. Dean will give a talk titled "Peace and Security in the Post-9/11 World."

The league also will register voters on Saturdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elkridge Branch Library, 6540 Washington Blvd.; the Glenwood branch, 2350 Route 97 in Cooksville; the East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way; and the Savage branch, 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel; and at the Miller branch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 9.

For more information, visit www.hclibrary.org.

Libraries Open Sundays

Beginning Sunday, all branches of the Howard County Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The branches had been closed Sundays for the summer.

Police to Hold Race

The Howard County Police Department is sponsoring the 13th annual Police Pace 5K Race and One-Mile Walk, which will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 in Centennial Park, Route 108, Ellicott City. The event will benefit charities and a scholarship for the children of fallen officers.

After the race, there will be children's entertainment and displays of county police, K-9 and SWAT team equipment, including the police helicopter, police cars and motorcycles. Individual registration is $20 and includes an event T-shirt. Family registration is $35.