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Choose Civility

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

Upcoming Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Carroll One Book Discussion to Promote Unity
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
More information
We'll use Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others as a springboard into a conversation around exploring the big ideas of patience, generosity, and harmony and how to put them into action each day. Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership, a collaboration between Carroll County Public Schools & Carroll County Public Library. Carroll One Book is a communitywide initiative to encourage reading and discussion to promote respect, goodwill, and dignity.

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McDaniel College Gospel Choir
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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The McDaniel College Gospel Choir, accompanied by pianist Alice Dorsey, is made up of McDaniel students and community members that are committed to spreading the message of love, tolerance, and compassion to Carroll County and beyond. The choir is a diverse group that sings spirituals, gospel and a variety of music to lift your spirits and fill your heart with joy.

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Carroll One Book Discussion to Promote Unity
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
We'll use Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others as a springboard into a conversation around exploring the big ideas of patience, generosity, and harmony and how to put them into action each day. 

Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership, a collaboration between Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library. Carroll One Book is a community-wide initiative to encourage reading and discussion to promote respect, goodwill, and dignity.

Choose Civility Carroll County Reading Selections

A Selection of Choose Civility Materials Available at CCPL