Howard County Library System’s author events are a key component of the HCLS curriculum. Notable, best-selling, and local authors provide customers with enlightening experiences throughout the year. Bringing the community together to celebrate the literary arts is a hallmark of HCLS customer service. Join us for these opportunities to meet one of your favorite authors or discover someone new!
Life Skills 101: Online Dating
Date: Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Single but finding it difficult to navigate online dating? Erika Ettin guides you through all aspects of online dating, from first click to first date. She is the founder of A Little Nudge, an online dating consulting service, and author of Love at First Site: Tips & Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker.
*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.Download to Calendar
The Humane Gardener with Nancy Lawson
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Author and naturalist Nancy Lawson discusses The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. Lawson explains how to foster a habitat by providing food and shelter for wild animals and making gardens safe for the animals who live there. The Humane Gardener illustrates simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures who share our world.
"[Lawson] has come to see her garden as a place that is no longer territory to be defended against the squirrels, the moles and other invading critters, but a place to be extended to them. ...The book is something of a guide to dealing with nuisance species--how to humanely remove squirrels from your attic, for example--but it is, at its heart, a plea to rethink our mentality about other species on our patch." - Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
"For the past few years, I have been working to replace my lawn with plants that attract beneficial insects. The Humane Gardener has showed me many more ways I can repair the balance of nature in my yard, and I hope to inspire my neighbors to do the same." - Washington Gardener
"[A] very important book that everyone with a container garden to a postage stamp yard to a large piece of property should read." - Jill Sell, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.Download to Calendar