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Veterans Book Group: A Journey

by Rohini G. Last year we embarked on a powerful journey of connection through reading and discussion among veterans in Howard County. This journey continues in 2021. Our facilitator, David Owens, USNA Class of ‘94, shares his thoughts in a candid interview.     David, you are a former Naval officer and an entrepreneur with your own media production company. You are also the facilitator of a Veterans Book Group … Continue reading Veterans Book Group: A Journey

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Revolution or Counter-Revolution?

“Above all, he was flabbergasted by their constant prating about liberty while continuing the enslavement of tens of thousands” Gerald Horne (writing about Samuel Johnson’s feelings about the colonists)  If you’ve ever wanted more information on the events leading up to the American Revolutionary War, Gerald Horne’s got you covered. His 2014 book, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States … Continue reading Revolution or Counter-Revolution?

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Happy Holidays!

Howard County Library System wishes you all the best during the holiday season. Thank you for reading our new blog, which we began in May. We hope you’ve enjoyed the reviews and maybe discovered a new electronic resource or two. We published nearly 95 posts this year; here were some of the most-read posts of … Continue reading Happy Holidays!

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Community Engagement for Equity

by Katie DiSalvo-Thronson Learn about what’s local! This fall we designed and launched a new series of programs to educate customers about local diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, and connect participants to organizations taking action on those topics. Why? Our mission to provide high-quality education for all must include education about our own community! As … Continue reading Community Engagement for Equity

Jacqueline Woodson: Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn

Reviews by Kristen B. Brown Girl Dreaming may be one of the most beautifully poignant books I’ve ever had the privilege to read. This autobiographical text told in verse relates Woodson’s childhood memories of both Brooklyn, NY and her grandparents’ home in rural South Carolina. I loved the glow of fireflies appearing in the summer … Continue reading Jacqueline Woodson: Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn


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