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Asian American Literature Book Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  June 20 2022: Arsenic and adobo by Mia P. Manansala July 18 2022: The secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi August 15 2022: On Gold Mountain ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books--In Person

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai on Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12 pm at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Story Sharing Sessions for the Brave Stories Project

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Equity Resource Center - Exhibit & Event Space
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Stories are powerful tools that help us develop a better understanding of our community. Stories help us build empathy and identify ways to advance equity and inclusion for all. At Howard County Library System, we are collecting stories about people’...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Marvin Thomas Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, East Columbia Branch.   Branch Location: 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045  |  410.313.7700 (MAP) Reading Human Rights is a monthly book discussion ho...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Gardening & Environment, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Acclaimed author and scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer explores the dominant themes of her book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, which include cultivation of a reciprocal relationship with the livin...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books-IN PERSON

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck on Thursday, September 15, 2022, 12 pm at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature Book Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  June 20 2022: Arsenic and adobo by Mia P. Manansala July 18 2022: The secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi August 15 2022: On Gold Mountain ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

In Conversation: Pierre Jean Gonzalez

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Pierre Jean Gonzalez, who stars as Alexander Hamilton in the national tour of the award-winning musical Hamilton currently at The Kennedy Center, is a stage and film actor, director and producer and a leading advocate for the Latinx and LGB...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Translations and Transitions: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence  Virtually explore the exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mexican and Central American independence from Spain. Through the lens of cultural ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Translations and Transitions: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence Virtually explore the exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mexican and Central American independence from Spain. Through the lens of cultural exch...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, East Columbia Branch.  This session will be presented in Spanish.  To register for the English language discussion, please click here.  Branch Location: 6600 Cradlerock Wa...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, East Columbia Branch.  This session is presented in English. To register for the Spanish language discussion, please click here.  Branch Location: 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Horror Film Highlights

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Calling all horror film fans, spooky season is here! Come to recommend and discuss your favorite pieces of horror media even if they aren't films, books, comics, or even music is all welcome.  See what HCLS has to offer for horror fans and find ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Author Sheryll Cashin discusses her book White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality. In White Space, Black Hood, Sheryll Cashin traces the history of anti-Black residential caste—boundary maintenanc...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature Book Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  June 20 2022: Arsenic and adobo by Mia P. Manansala July 18 2022: The secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi August 15 2022: On Gold Mountain ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books--IN PERSON

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Thursday, October 20, 12 pm at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a c...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, Savage Branch.   Branch Location:  Reading Human Rights is a monthly book discussion hosted by the Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity and Howard County Libr...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discuss LGBTQ-related books and make new friends in a queer- & trans-affirming group setting. All identities and all ages (18+) are welcome.  Registration is recommended so you can be kept updated on any changes to the meeting location. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
“Land acknowledgments” are statements that recognize Indigenous peoples dispossessed of their land and/or relationships with land by settler colonists. These statements are seen as an effective and ethical way to begin acknowledging Indigenous sovere...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books--In Person

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian on Thursday, November 17, 12 pm at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a copy to ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, Savage Branch.   Branch Location: 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723  |  410.313.0760 (MAP) Reading Human Rights is a monthly book discussion hosted by the...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Native Expulsion & Manifest Destiny

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
  This class is presented in-person at HCLS Miller Branch.  This talk explores westward expansion and its impact upon Native communities. Even though the phrase ‘manifest destiny’ was not used in print until 1845, the spirit of A...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature Book Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  June 20 2022: Arsenic and adobo by Mia P. Manansala July 18 2022: The secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi August 15 2022: On Gold Mountain ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books--In Person

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of  The Book of Delights by Ross Gay on Thursday, December 15, 2022, 12 pm at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a...