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Community Resiliency And Health Promotion For Asian American Seniors (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Chinatown Home: A conversation with Wah Luck House residents about preserving community connections, affordable housing, health and aging, and combating anti-Asian racism during the global pandemic. In the midst of neighborhood gentrification, D.C.’s Wah Luck House has remained an affordable home and community anchor for generations of Chinatown residents, with […]


Meet Laura Silberman, Author of ‘Wicked Baltimore and Wild Women of Maryland’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Author Lauren Silberman discusses her books Wicked Baltimore and Wild Women of Maryland. In Wicked Baltimore, discover the salacious underbelly of Baltimore’s history. In Wild Women of Maryland, learn about daring women who made their mark as spies, would-be queens and fiery suffragettes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry […]


Untold Stories of The American Revolution (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The American Revolution is the country’s founding moment, but there is more to the story than what we were taught in school. Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell as he discusses the women, slaves and immigrants who had a hand in our nation’s struggle for independence. Sponsored by the […]


19th Century Baltimore: A City of Immigrants (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Baltimore historian and educator Wayne Schaumburg presents an illustrated program focusing on the city’s role as a major port of entry for immigrants during the 1800s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is […]


Paper, Paper, Paper! Memories on Paper: What and How To Keep (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Wonder what to do with your old documents as such as newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, diaries, family deeds, or old letters? Terri Blanchette of TimeSorters LLC will share basic information about paper and affordable ways to deal with those family treasures. Adults (R) Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation to this program after 4 […]


Meet Glenn Stout, Author of ‘Tiger Girl and The Candy Kid’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  ‘Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid‘ chronicles the lives of ​Margaret and Richard Whittemore, two kids growing up in Baltimore with big dreams of a lavish lifestyle. These dreams would lead them to New York to become true 1920s gangsters, stealing over $1 million of diamonds and jewels before […]


Power of Storytelling, Roots of Resistance (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Diane Macklin explores the role of folktales as a means of resistance and liberation from the day African peoples stepped upon the shores of the Americas. The Br’er Rabbit and High John stories were told between adults, not as simplistic tales to entertain children. Through narrative, she will introduce the […]


Ladies of Laughter: Great Comediennes (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From the earliest days of comedy, many comediennes have made audiences howl with laughter. Revisit the funny women of film, television and radio, including Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and more and enjoy a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips and captivating stories. Presented by Hometowns to Hollywood’s film […]