In this episode we talk with David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl who headlines Howard County’s inaugural book festival Books in Bloom on Sunday June 11 at Columbia’s new Chrysalis at Merriweather Park in Symphony Woods. HCLS also kicks off Summer @ Your Library at the festival and HCLS Events and Seminars Manager Alli Jessing tells us how the popular annual summer reading event is being revamped. Guest Ian Kennedy, Executive Director of the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, reflects on the newly visualized Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods and the role it will continue to play in the community and Downtown Columbia.
Howard County Library System is expanding its customers’ educational experience with HiJinx, a new monthly podcast. The new initiative strives to educate listeners about topics relative to upcoming HCLS events and curriculum in a conversational style that piques interest and sparks curiosity. Through their conversations with guests, podcast hosts will explore various facets of an overarching theme each month.