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Books and Classes for Black History Month

by Brandon B. February calls us, as a society, to reflect and honor the contributions of Black Americans who made our country. The late, great Carter G. Woodson is considered the father of Black History Month. Woodson is the second African American to earn a Ph.D., after Edward Alexander Bouchet earned one in physics from…

Cozy up to some new cookbooks

by Holly L With temperatures falling outside, there is no better time to get cozy inside with some comfort food cooking. If you’re looking for inspiration, consider one of these new or new-to-our-collection cookbooks to liven up your repertoire. In Tasty Total Comfort: Cozy Recipes with a Modern Touch, the minds behind the food site…

Wow, you have a start-up! 

by Rohini G. Do you hope to hear exclamations about your new business from everyone you meet? Would you like to give a concrete structure to your passion project? We have all the tools and resources to answer your questions and concerns through a series of programs presented by experts during Career Success Month, which…

Puzzle and Board Game Swap

by Emily B. Over the last few years, there’s been a growing interest in board games and puzzles. This likely started due to the stay-at-home orders at the beginning of the pandemic. In the years following, their popularity has continued. Board games provide an engaging experience with friends and family, shared through competition or collaboration, while…

World Language Karaoke

by Piyali C. “Reading is not really my thing. I don’t come to the library.” My customer told me this as he waited for me to find a book that he needed for his school project. He was honest with me about his preferences. He was only at the library because his teacher made him…

World Language Collection & Lunar New Year

by Mai-Leng O. Welcome to Howard County Library System’s World Languages Collection!  Howard County is a diverse and multi-ethnic community where the population comes from a myriad of countries across the globe. The vibrant, multiracial population makes our county an exciting place to be. With the growth of these demographics, HCLS began to enlarge its…

I Was Better Last Night 

by Cherise T. Harvey Fierstein, I beg to differ with your memoir title, I Was Better Last Night. Although I’ve never had the privilege of experiencing one of your shows two nights in a row, every time I have seen you, the performance has been remarkably bodacious and sincere, distinctive and familiar. You immerse the audience in worlds…

Cooking for the New Year

by Sahana C. Try new recipes, new techniques, and new cookbooks in the New Year!  The New Year brings new resolutions, fresh starts, and the perfect time to try new things. This year, while you are still getting into a brand new routine, here are a few cookbooks to use as inspiration.  Dinner in One:…

Author Works with Kathryn Finney

Thursday, Jan 19 6:30 – 7:30 pm online  Registration and more information at bit.ly/hclsfinney Turn your passion into profit! If you have ever dreamed about starting a business, you need to know about Kathryn Finney. She encourages you to not wait for the system to let you in. Her new book, Build the D*mn Thing, is…

Humans and their Fuzzy Friends in the Snow

by Rebecca R. What’s your favorite thing to do when it snows? I love the quiet calm of the first snow of the season. To prepare for that fluffy white stuff to fall from the sky, I read a few snow-forward books for kids and I want to share them with you! Here are a…

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