Choose Civility

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Choose Civility is an ongoing community-wide initiative led by Howard County Library System that values diversity, respect, compassion, empathy, and inclusiveness as essential to our quality of life. We invite all to participate.

About the Initiative

Carroll County Public Library serves as a Choose Civility Affiliate of the ever-expanding collective of Choose Civility communities worldwide. Partial funding for this initiative is provided by a grant managed by the Howard County Library System through the Maryland State Library. Choose Civility, Howard County, MD serves as the Choose Civility Headquarters. Learn more about participating Chapters and Affiliates

Choose Civility Carroll County Reading Selections

A Selection of Choose Civility Materials Available at CCPL

Programs at the Library

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Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man
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Monday October 1, 2018
Community Event - See description for location
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Come see the related film to the One Maryland One Book 2018 selection Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin. Mr. Bloodsworth demonstrates how courage and integrity can triumph over bitterness and self-pity as he makes positive changes from his extraordinary experience. The film will be followed by a discussion where all views count. This program will be held at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster. This program is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities and is a Choose Civility program.

CCPL Presents: In Carrie's Footprints, an Inspiring Carroll County Story
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Tuesday October 9, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 14 - Adults
Jack White, author of In Carrie’s Footprints: The Long Walk of Warren Dorsey, will interview Warren Dorsey, the grandson of a former slave. Learn about the true story of Mr. Dorsey’s escape from rural poverty and how he overcame the seemingly insurmountable cultural and financial obstacles standing between his reality and his dreams. A Celebrating America program. A Choose Civility program.

Carroll One Book: Between the World and Me
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Monday October 29, 2018
North Carroll Branch Library
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Enjoy this book discussion of the 2018 Carroll One Book title: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join us for a lively conversation where all views count. Carroll One Book is an initiative to encourage courageous conversations. Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership, Carroll Chapter of the NAACP, and Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality. A Choose Civility program.