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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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Critical Thinking: A Philosophical Discussion Group
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a philosophical discussion group on a different topic each week.  The conversation is not directed toward consensus nor is it a debate to be won;  the objective is to share everyone's knowledge in the group and to widen and illuminate the subject. Topics will include questions like the following: Does competition bring out our best or our worst? If you aren't truthful and you don't get caught, did you do anything wrong? Does language limit creativity? Who is responsible for understanding, the speaker or the listener? Registration is for five sessions in June.

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Critical Thinking: A Philosophical Discussion Group
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a philosophical discussion group on a different topic each week.  The conversation is not directed toward consensus nor is it a debate to be won;  the objective is to share everyone's knowledge in the group and to widen and illuminate the subject. Topics will include questions like the following: Does competition bring out our best or our worst? If you aren't truthful and you don't get caught, did you do anything wrong? Does language limit creativity? Who is responsible for understanding, the speaker or the listener? Registration is for five sessions in June.

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CCPL Presents: Black Theatre in American History
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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Join Renee' Charlow, MFA, for a talk on the history of Black Theatre along with staged readings and an interactive artmaking project. Renee' is affiliated with  Black Theatre Network and Southern New Hampshire University.

Renee' received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MPS in Creative Art Therapy from Pratt Institute.

Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership, a collaboration between Carroll County Public Schools & Carroll County Public Library. Special thanks to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. This event is part of the Carroll One Book initiative. Carroll One Book is a community-wide initiative to encourage reading and discussion to promote respect, goodwill, and dignity. This year's selection is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Critical Thinking: A Philosophical Discussion Group
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a philosophical discussion group on a different topic each week.  The conversation is not directed toward consensus nor is it a debate to be won;  the objective is to share everyone's knowledge in the group and to widen and illuminate the subject. Topics will include questions like the following: Does competition bring out our best or our worst? If you aren't truthful and you don't get caught, did you do anything wrong? Does language limit creativity? Who is responsible for understanding, the speaker or the listener? Registration is for five sessions in June.

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Critical Thinking: A Philosophical Discussion Group
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a philosophical discussion group on a different topic each week.  The conversation is not directed toward consensus nor is it a debate to be won;  the objective is to share everyone's knowledge in the group and to widen and illuminate the subject. Topics will include questions like the following: Does competition bring out our best or our worst? If you aren't truthful and you don't get caught, did you do anything wrong? Does language limit creativity? Who is responsible for understanding, the speaker or the listener? Registration is for five sessions in June.

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Crafts for a Cause
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
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Come out and make crafts to put a smile on someone else’s face!  We’ll be making things to brighten the days of residents in a local nursing facility.

 

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Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!

“Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations.” – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!

“Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations.” – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!
"Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations." – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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Critical Thinking: A Philosophical Discussion Group
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a philosophical discussion group on a different topic each week.  The conversation is not directed toward consensus nor is it a debate to be won;  the objective is to share everyone's knowledge in the group and to widen and illuminate the subject. Topics will include questions like the following: Does competition bring out our best or our worst? If you aren't truthful and you don't get caught, did you do anything wrong? Does language limit creativity? Who is responsible for understanding, the speaker or the listener? Registration is for five sessions in June.

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Janice the Griot as Harriet Tubman
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 6 - Adults, Adults
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Harriet Tubman, an enslaved freedom seeker from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Travel through time and hear the story of Harriet’s life and adventures, her courage and commitment. 

 “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

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Fables Rule: Traditional Tales with a STEM Twist
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join acclaimed storyteller Diane Macklin as she captivates young and old with her dancing hands, lyrical voice and high energy. Celebrate classic tales with a new twist in honor of a centuries old tradition of living and learning through stories. Stories, bubbling over with humor, good sense, and valuable lessons, nourish the mind and heart.

Choose Civility Carroll County Reading Selections

A Selection of Choose Civility Materials Available at CCPL