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2012-13 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Science Club
Harness the wind and learn about wind power. Ages 11-17.

Date: Wednesday, September 19; 7 - 8 pm
Place: Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410.313.1950

Date: Monday, September 24; 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Place: Glenwood Branch
2350 State Route 97
Cooksville, MD 21723
410.313.5577

African Storytelling with Anna Mwalagho

Sponsored by Howard County Book Connection and Howard Community College's Office of Student Life. For more information, contact HCC's Office of Student Life at 443.518.1420 or studentlife@howardcc.edu.

Date: Thursday, September 20; 1 - 2 pm
Place: Monteabaro Hall
Horowitz Center, Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

The Perfect Famine
Documentary screening in honor of World Food Day, followed by a discussion.
A Perfect Famine is the kind of famine that happens when everything that can go wrong does go wrong, either because of natural disasters or because of the activities of humans. That's what happened in Malawi.

Sponsored by Howard County Book Connection and Howard Community College's Office of Student Life

Date: Tuesday, October 16; 12:30-1:30 pm
Place: Kittleman Room, Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

Dessert and Book Discussion
Meet and discuss this year's Howard County Book Connection selection. In his book, Kamkwamba tells the story of how he achieved his dream of bringing electricity, light, and the promise of a better life to his family and his Malawi village. Dessert provided. Ages 11-17.

Date: Monday, October 22; 7 - 8 pm
Place: Central Branch
10375 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
410.313.7860

William Kamkwamba

Date: Thursday, November 29; 12 - 1:30 pm
Place: Rouse Company Foundation Building, Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
443.518.1420
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Date: Thursday, November 29; 7 - 9 pm
Place: Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410.313.1950

In partnership with Howard Community College (HCC). Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and HCC’s Offices of Student Life and International Education, Diversity Committee, and the academic divisions of Science and Technology, English, and Mathematics.

Nonfiction Book Discussion


Date: November 21; 7 - 8:30 pm
Place: Savage Branch
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5980

Welcome William
Discuss The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind over dessert, and help paint a banner welcoming author William Kamkwamba to Howard County! Ages 11-17.
Date: Tuesday, November 27; 6:30 - 8 pm
Place: Elkridge Branch
6540 Washington Boulevard
Elkridge, MD 21075
410.313.5077

Nazu African Dance
The Nazu Dance Company is a Baltimore-based West African Dance and Drum ensemble that uses traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and drum as a vehicle for cultural expression and personal healing.

Date: Tuesday, February 26; 12:30 – 2pm
Place: Kittleman Room
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

Sponsored by Howard County Book Connection and Howard Community College's Office of Student Life. For more information, contact HCC's Office of Student Life at 443.518.1420 or studentlife@howardcc.edu.


2011-12  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

2011-12 Book Discussions

Morning Books with Coffee
Date: December 20; 10 – 11 am
Place: East Columbia Branch
410.313.7701

Ellicott City Seniors
Date: January 11; 1 – 2 pm
Place: Ellicott City Senior Center - adjacent to Miller Branch
410.313.1950

Box Lunch
Date: February 14; 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Place: East Columbia Branch (Meets at 50+ Center)
410.313.7701

Nonfiction
Date: April 18; 7 – 8:30 pm
Place: Savage Branch
410.880.5980

Tea and Tomes
Date: May 17; 10:30 – 11:30 am
Place: Miller Branch
410.313.1950

2011-12 Past Events

The Way of All Flesh
Date: Monday, September 19; 12 - 2 pm
Place: Howard Community College, Duncan Hall 100 - Kittleman Room

Join us for a screening of The Way of All Flesh, a 1997 BBC documentary about the story of Henrietta Lacks and her cells. A discussion will follow, led by Professor Patti Turner. A light lunch will be served.

African American Geneology: Tearing Down Brick Walls
Date: November 1; 11:30 am – 1 pm
Place: Howard Community College, Burrill Galleria
Brickwalls in African American genealogy can be caused by lack of records or improper research habits. Learning to research effectively can help to avoid these brickwalls. Genealogist Michael Hait uses a case study to highlight the challenges of researching African American genealogy and how to overcome those hurdles. A light lunch will be served at the end of the presentation.

Hairspray
Date: Wednesday, February 29; 6:30 – 8:45 pm
Place: Howard Community College, Duncan Hall 100 - Kittleman Room
Join us for a screening of Hairspray, followed by a discussion on race in Baltimore in the 1960s with UMBC Professor Emeritus Dr. Ed Orser, author of Blockbusting in Baltimore. Learn about the racial climate in Baltimore around the time of Henrietta Lacks. Pizza and popcorn provided.Science Club
Harness the wind and learn about wind power. Ages 11-17.

Date: Wednesday, September 19; 7 - 8 pm
Place: Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410.313.1950

Date: Monday, September 24; 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Place: Glenwood Branch
2350 State Route 97
Cooksville, MD 21723
410.313.5577


 
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