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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The Honorable Frederick Douglass
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Saturday June 23, 2018
Westminster Branch Library
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
This year, we are proud to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of one of America’s great leaders, Frederick Douglass, with a Living History Performance by storyteller Bill Grimmette. Telling masterful stories in the character of Douglass, with an occasional excerpt from his many letters, speeches, and writings, Grimmette intends to transport us back in time to let us see and hear what audiences around the world saw and heard that shaped our exceptional nation. A Choose Civility and Celebrating America program.

The Honorable Frederick Douglass
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Saturday June 23, 2018
Eldersburg Branch Library
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - Adults
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This year, we are proud to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of one of America’s great leaders, Frederick Douglass, with a Living History Performance by storyteller Bill Grimmette. Telling masterful stories in the character of Douglass, with an occasional excerpt from his many letters, speeches, and writings, Grimmette intends to transport us back in time to let us see and hear what audiences around the world saw and heard that shaped our exceptional nation. All attendees need to register. A Choose Civility and Celebrating America program.