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October 1, 2014 @ 1:00pm

The Influence of the Accordion in Mexican Music

Join musicians, Frank Nanna and Carol Wolek, for a musical presentation about Mexican culture. Hear how the accordion has a strong influence in Mexican music and the history behind it.

Location:
Ocean Pines Branch
11107 Cathell Road
Berlin, MD 21811
Contact Info:
Lisa Stant
410-208-4014

October 1, 2014 @ 11:15pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Book club meets to discuss the book The Distance Between Us: A Memoir

Location:
Leonard P Snyder Memorial Library
12624 Broadfording Rd
Clear Spring, MD 21722
Contact Info:
Branch Manager
301-842-2730

October 1, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Hereford Book Club: The Distance Between Us

Join us for a lively book discussion. September, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; October, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande; November, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hereford Library.

Location:
Hereford Branch
16940 York Road
Hereford, MD 21128
Contact Info:
Jarrett Farmer
410-887-1919

October 1, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Westminster Book Discussion Group: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title. A Celebrating America program.

Location:
Carroll County Public Library Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Contact Info:
Arlene Caruso
410-386-4490

October 1, 2014 @ 7:30am

Meet Author Reyna Grande: 2014 One Maryland One Book Author Tour

The Distance Between Us author Reyna Grande will give a talk and Q&A for approximately one hour followed by a book signing. Coordinated locally by the Southern Maryland Regional Library in partnership with Calvert Library, Charles County Public Library, St. Mary’s County Library, and College of Southern Maryland Diversity Institute.

Location:
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Place
Waldorf, MD 20603
Contact Info:
Lloyd Jansen
301-645-1395

October 1, 2014 @ 11:00am

Meet Author Reyna Grande: 2014 One Maryland One Book Author Tour

Meet Reyna Grande, the award-winning 2014 One Maryland One Book author, who will visit to discuss her memoir, "The Distance Between Us" with Maryland readers. Free. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Ms. Grande will speak, take audience questions, and sign books. Coordinated locally by Montgomery College Libraries and Montgomery County School Library Media Programs.

Location:
Montgomery College, Germantown Campus Globe Hall, High Technology Center
Globe Hall, High Technology Center 20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876
Contact Info:
(240) 567-1834

October 2, 2014 @ 6:30pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Participate in discussion activities about the book entitled The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. A story full of both heartbreaking and joyful moments from the author’s childhood spent between parents in Mexico and the U.S.

Location:
Washington Village Library
856 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Contact Info:
Ann Stanton
410-396-1099

October 2, 2014 @ 2:00pm

OMOB Discussion: The Distance Between Us

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Corbin Branch
4 East Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Contact Info:
Gabe Stuckey
410-968-0955

October 2, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Mariachi Revelacion

Join us in the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park (in front of the Westminster Branch Library) to celebrate the cultural heritage of out south-of-the-border neighbors through music played by Mariachi Revelacion, the best mariachi group in the Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. area. A Celebrating America program.

Location:
Carroll County Public Library Westminster Branch
50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Contact Info:
Stella Fouts
410-386-4490

October 3, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared images and stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore immigrants. An exhibition of photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Photojournalist Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) invite the community to Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery to view the untold stories of the immigrant population on Maryland's Eastern Shore. These photographs document the lives and stories of immigrants and those who serve them. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm. The exhibit runs through October 25.

Location:
Salisbury University Art Galleries - Downtown Campus
118 and 120 North Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Contact Info:
Salisbury University Art Galleries
410-548-2547

October 3, 2014 @ 5:30pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Read and discuss this year's OMOB selection, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

Location:
Enoch Pratt Free Library Reisterstown Branch
6310 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
Contact Info:
Greg Fromme
410-396-0948

October 3, 2014 @ 10:00am

Books, Coffee, and Conversation: The Distance Between Us

Join us for coffee and great conversations. Share thoughts and ideas about your favorite books. Sponsored by the Friends of Perry Hall Library.

Location:
Perry Hall Branch
9685 Honeygo Boulevard
Perry Hall, MD 21128
Contact Info:
Melanie Brevis
410-887-5195

October 3, 2014 @ 9:45am

I Love Mexico!!!

Ages 2-6. Join us for a storytime that celebrates Mexico. You will hear a little Spanish and have a blast with songs, stories, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Location:
Carroll County Public Library Eldersburg Branch
6400 Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Contact Info:
Buff Kahn
410-386-4460

October 4, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Charles Ball: A Living History Presentation

Vincent Leggett portrays Charles Ball, a third-generation slave from Calvert County, Maryland who, after being sold to a trader in the deep South, escaped back to his home state. Upon his return to Maryland, he acted as a free man and fought in the War of 1812 on behalf of the United States in Commodore Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake Flotilla. He took part in some of the most exciting battles in the Chesapeake, including the march from Benedict to Bladensburg and the defense of Fort McHenry at the Battle of Baltimore. Ball was discharged in 1814 and published an autobiography, The Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, in 1837. Ball’s story provides a lens through which we can examine the legacy of blacks in the Chesapeake, including their role in the War of 1812. Vincent Leggett is founder of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation (1984) and the Chesapeake Ecology Center (2002). He has held positions at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City Public Schools, and he currently serves as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis. Mr. Leggett is the author of The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes (1999) and Blacks of the Chesapeake: An Integral Part of Maritime History (1997). He has also developed a curriculum on the Blacks of the Chesapeake, which is used by school systems in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. This performance has been funded by the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.

Location:
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact Info:
Lisa Crawley
443-263-1816

October 4, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Hyattsville Branch Library
6530 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Contact Info:
Beth Lewis
301-985-4690

October 4, 2014 @ 11:00am

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Largo-Kettering Branch Library
9601 Capital Lane
Largo, MD 20774
Contact Info:
Devon Holland
301-336-4044

October 4, 2014

Maryland State Archives Family History Festival

October is American Archives Month, and the Maryland State Archives will be celebrating by hosting a free Family History Festival on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in Annapolis. Come and meet the Archives' staff and see how important the collections are to both family and community history! Please save the date and plan to join the Archives for this free family event! This open house-style event will feature: Expert lectures on genealogy, history, and archival research; Demonstrations on caring for your own family papers and photos; Brick wall sessions for family genealogists; Seminars on imaging techniques;Behind the scenes tours; Children's activities highlighting family history.

Location:
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Contact Info:
http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/homepage/html/festival.html

October 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Mendes Cohen Living History Performance

Mendes Cohen was there. At Ft. McHenry when the bombs were bursting in air; at the Supreme Court when states rights were at stake; in Paris when the people prepared the barricades; at the Vatican for the installation of a new pope; down the Nile to collect artifacts; in Jerusalem as the first American tourist; in Annapolis when arguments raged over fugitive slaves; on the board of the nation’s first railroad. But who was Mendes Cohen? A soldier, a banker, an adventurer, a politician, a philanthropist… a member of the elite, a member of a persecuted minority… a son of England, a son of Germany, an American patriot, a proud Jew? Come meet the most interesting person you have never heard of! The exhibit is open through June 14, 2015. The museum has developed a living (well, almost living) history character, the ghost of Mendes Cohen. Cohen’s ghost will visit some of his previous haunts throughout the year.

Location:
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact Info:
Trillion Attwood
410-732-6400 x215

October 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood.

Location:
Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Contact Info:
Alesha Verdict
301-884-2211

October 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm

OMOB: Genealogy Workshop

National Archives Specialist, John Deeben will share information about accessing and searching immigration records, particularly Maryland records. Participants will have hands-on research time with Ancestry.com. This workshop is part of Maryland's statewide community reading program, One Maryland One Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council.

Location:
Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Contact Info:
Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

October 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm

American Girls: Josefina's World

Ages 7-12. Bring your favorite doll and join us for a Mexican fiesta with crafts, food, music, and games. A Celebrating America program

Location:
Carroll County Public Library Taneytown Branch
10 Grande Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787
Contact Info:
Renee Brown
410-386-4510

October 7, 2014 @ 7:00pm

North Point Book Club

Join us for a lively book discussion sponsored by the Friends of the North Point Library. Call before each meeting to receive important preparation information.

Location:
North Point Branch
1716 Merritt Boulevard
Dundalk, MD 21222
Contact Info:
Karen Benson
410-887-7255

October 7, 2014 @ 3:15pm

Not Book Group, Book Group: Making the Journey

The NBG, BG is back and making the journey as teens seek their place in the new country, and within their culture. Discover a book of journey and change, and share it with fellow teens.

Location:
Middletown Branch
101 Prospect St.
Middletown, MD 21769
Contact Info:
Victoria Bredeen
301-371-7560

October 8, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Memoirs & Creative Writing Workshop

Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your piece of memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and share with the group. Theme: Immigration and Family Stories. This workshop is part of Maryland's statewide community reading program, One Maryland One Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council.

Location:
Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Contact Info:
Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

October 8, 2014 @ 7:15pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Bowie Branch Library
15210 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Contact Info:
Alice Plaster
301-262-7000

October 8, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Brown Bag Books

Lunch time book discussion; bring your lunch and join the conversation about The Distance Between Us.

Location:
Downtown Branch, Wicomico Public Library
122 S. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21801
Contact Info:
Linda Parry
410-749-3612 x 140

October 9, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Hispanics on the Eastern Shore: A Conversation

A co-sponsored moderated-panel discussion on conditions encountered by Hispanics on the Eastern Shore.; Maria Andujar- current Regional Recruiter for the Maryland Migrant Education Program. Matthew Peters- Executive Director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Center. Vanessa Reyes- family advocate at Caroline County Family Support Center. Kaitlin Thomas- former Summer Parent Coordinator for Maryland Migrant Education Program. The Moderator is Roger Tilden. Audience Q & A will follow the panel discussion. Free. No registration needed. Co-presented with Queen Anne's County Library.

Location:
Cadby Theatre, Humanities Building, Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Contact Info:
Virginia Capute
410-827-5812

October 9, 2014 @ 6:30pm

One Maryland One Book Discussion

Book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Middletown Branch
101 Prospect Street
Middletown, MD 21769
Contact Info:
Victoria Bredeen
301-371-7560

October 10, 2014 @ 7:00pm

OMOB & Choose Civility: TED Talk & Discussion

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi: The Danger of a Single Story. Adichi talks about the importance of hearing many stories about a person or country to avoid misunderstanding. We will watch her 2009 TED Talk and discuss. Co-sponsored by the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County and the Diversity Institute of the College of Southern MD.

Location:
Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Contact Info:
Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

October 11, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared images and stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore immigrants. An exhibition of photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Photojournalist Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) invite the community to Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery to view the untold stories of the immigrant population on Maryland's Eastern Shore. These photographs document the lives and stories of immigrants and those who serve them. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm. The exhibit runs through October 25.

Location:
Salisbury University Art Galleries - Downtown Campus
118 and 120 North Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Contact Info:
Salisbury University Art Galleries
410-548-2547

October 11, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Latin American Cuisine Celebration

Sample foods and enjoy the culture of various Latin American countries through music and dance. Program provided in partnership with the Etnika Foundation.

Location:
Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Contact Info:
Patricia Wishard
301.736.3250 x 163

October 11, 2014 @ 10:00am

After the Battle: A Day at Clifton

In 1814 Clifton Mansion, which later became the country estate of Johns Hopkins, was home to Captain Henry Thompson, immigrant from England and successful merchant, his wife Ann Lux Bowly and their children. Today, Civic Works continues this legacy of service to Baltimore while headquartered at Clifton Mansion. Attend After the Battle: A Day at Clifton and help commemorate Baltimore's Bravery during the War of 1812. Explore the Clifton Mansion home and lifestyle during the War of 1812. Meet Captain Henry Thompson, leader of the 1st Baltimore Horse Artillery. Celebrate the Parade of 1812 Militia! Meet the Cavalry with their horses and experience infantry drills and musket fire. Revisit the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake with author Christopher George. Bring the family! Free admission, 10am - 3pm

Location:
Clifton Mansion
2701 St. Lo Drive
Baltimore, MD 21213
Contact Info:
CliftonMansion@civicworks.com
410-366-8533

October 11, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Day of the Dead (Teen Activity)

Teens will learn about the Day of the Dead and the traditions surrounding it. They will also have the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies with impressions that are made in the tradition of sugar skulls. For fun, Just a Minute, a children's book by Yuyi Morales will be shared.

Location:
Corbin Branch
4 East Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Contact Info:
Ashley Gilson
410-968-0955

October 11, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Spanish Language Book Discussion - La Distancia Entre Nosotros

In this Spanish language book discussion, participants of One Maryland One Book 2014 will share their thoughts on this year's book: La Distancia Entre Nosotros: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
New Carrollton Branch Library
7414 Riverdale Road
New Carrollton, MD 20784
Contact Info:
Vilma Sandoval-Sall
301-459-6900

October 11, 2014

2014 Nanticoke River Jamboree: "400 Years in Indiantown"

Join the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance for a one day celebration of the history and environment of the area surrounding the Handsell plantation near the Nanticoke River. Watch living history performances; meet crafts people and watch demonstrations of traditional crafts; view musket-firing demonstrations; tour Handsell house; see an open archaeological pit. Admission to the Jamboree is $4 per person or $10 per family.

Location:
Handsell
4835 Indiantown Road
Vienna, MD 21869
Contact Info:
Midge Ingersoll
410-228-7458 or restorehandsell(at)gmail.com

October 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm

Frida Kahlo, A Living History Presentation

In a living history interpretation, Colleen Webster portrays the colorful life of twentieth century Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Having suffered polio at age six and a serious bus accident at age 12, Kahlo endured pain throughout her life, and her paintings reflect both her physical and emotional struggles. The wife of muralist Diego Rivera, she achieved recognition in her own right in the international art world. Colleen Webster lives at the juncture of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay where she runs, bikes, kayaks, and walks with her dog. When she comes inside, she writes and teaches at Harford community College. Ms. Webster has completed her Ph.D. coursework at the University of Delaware where she received her M.A. in English. In addition to her academic background, she has been pursuing a Master Naturalist Certificate from Harford County Parks and a certificate in Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry and essays have been or will be published by the Maryland Poetry Review, and numerous other journals. This event is sponsored by Prince George's County Historical Society.

Location:
University of Maryland College Park Hornbake Library, RM 0302H
Library Lane
College Park, MD 20740
Contact Info:
Chris Garcia
301-314-7552

October 12, 2014

Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

See the exhibit "Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond" before it closes on October 18. The exhibit explores the instrument's role in local business and why Baltimore was the epicenter of one of America's first popular music crazes. For nearly 300 years the banjo has been a part of the American narrative, with the city of Baltimore playing an integral role in its legacy, from the manufacture of instruments to being the birthplace of some of the most highly regarded banjo players in history. The exhibit features banjos, sheet music, and profiles of local banjo makers like William E. Boucher, Jr.

Location:
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
Contact Info:
Claire Mullins
410-727-4808

October 14, 2014 @ 6:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Orleans Street Branch
1303 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Contact Info:
Zandra Campbell
410-396-0970

October 14, 2014 @ 10:30am

Bethesda Reads

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Contact Info:
Linda Goldsmith
240-777-0970

October 14, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Authentic Mexican Cooking

Participants will learn from native cooks how some authentic, traditional Mexican dishes are prepared.

Location:
Princess Anne Branch
11767 Beechwood Street
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Contact Info:
Rose Donoway
410-651-0852

October 14, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Oxon Hill Branch Library
6300 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Contact Info:
Christine England
301-839-2400

October 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Surratts-Clinton Branch Library
6400 Piscataway Road
Clinton, MD 20735
Contact Info:
Mary Keitzman
301-868-9200

October 14, 2014 @ 4:30pm

My family + Our Stories = Our Genealogy

Learn how to listen to family stories for clues to our families' pasts, then practice sharing them for others to hear. (For ages 8-12)

Location:
Walkersville Branch
57 West Frederick Street
Walkersville, MD 21793
Contact Info:
Adrienne Barbee
301-845-8880

October 14, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday Nighters Book Club

Jon the Tuesday Nighters Book Club as we discuss the One Maryland One Book Selection: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. Light refreshments will be provided.

Location:
Queen Anne's Library Kent Island Branch
200 Library Circle
Stevensville, MD 21666
Contact Info:
Kristin Bombard
410-643-8161

October 15, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared images and stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore immigrants. An exhibition of photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Photojournalist Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) invite the community to Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery to view the untold stories of the immigrant population on Maryland's Eastern Shore. These photographs document the lives and stories of immigrants and those who serve them. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm. The exhibit runs through October 25.

Location:
Salisbury University Art Galleries - Downtown Campus
118 and 120 North Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Contact Info:
Salisbury University Art Galleries
410-548-2547

October 15, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Book Discussion- OMOB The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. Grande brings to life her tumultuous early years in this story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.

Location:
Calvert Library Fairview Branch
8120 So. Maryland Blvd.
Owings, MD 20736
Contact Info:
Emily Mudd
410-257-2101

October 15, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Davis Book Group

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Davis Library
6400 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Contact Info:
Lisa Navidi
240-777-0920

October 15, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Potomac Library Book Club

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Potomac Library
10101 Glenolden Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
Contact Info:
Sharon McCarthy
240-777-0690

October 15, 2014 @ 2:00pm

OMOB Discussion: The Distance Between Us

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Princess Anne Branch
11767 Beechwood Street
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Contact Info:
Rose Donoway
410-651-0852

October 15, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Waldorf Book Discussion

Book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
PD Memorial Library Branch
50 Village St.
Waldorf, MD 20602
Contact Info:
Mike Russ
301-645-2864

October 16, 2014 @ 7:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood.

Location:
Leonardtown Library
23250 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Contact Info:
Marilyn Lash
301-475-2846

October 16, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Catonsville Book Club: The Distance Between Us

Join us for a lively book discussion. September, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis; October, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande; November, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin

Location:
Catonsville Branch
1100 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Contact Info:
Pat Palermo
410-887-0951

October 16, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Authentic Mexican Cooking

Participants will learn from native cooks how some authentic, traditional Mexican dishes are prepared.

Location:
Corbin Branch
4 East Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Contact Info:
Gabe Stuckey
410-968-0955

October 16, 2014 @ 7:00pm

One Maryland One Book Discussion

Book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Middletown Branch
101 Prospect St.
Middletown, MD 21769
Contact Info:
Victoria Bredeen
301-371-7560

October 17, 2014 @ 1:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book club. This month is One Maryland One Book’s 2014 selection. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Browse the calendar of events for supporting programs related to this year’s book! This program is funded in part the Maryland Humanities Council.

Location:
Berlin Branch
220 North Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
Contact Info:
Lisa Stant
410-641-0650

October 18, 2014 @ 2:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Participate in discussion activities about the book entitled The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. A story full of both heartbreaking and joyful moments from the author's childhood spent between parents in Mexico and the U.S.

Location:
Southeast Anchor Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Contact Info:
Rose Anne Ullrich
410-396-1580

October 18, 2014 @ 2:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Cherry Hill Library
606 Cherry Hill Road
Baltimore, MD 21225
Contact Info:
Mariellen Baxter
410-396-1168

October 18, 2014 @ 6:00pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood

Location:
Roland Park Library
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
Contact Info:
Julie Johnson
410-396-6099

October 18, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Hillcrest Heights Branch Library
2398 Iverson St.
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Contact Info:
Rochelle Bell
301-630-4900

October 18, 2014 @ 11:00am

Radio Jaracho

One Maryland One Book spin-off program: Coming to us from New York City, the band Radio Jaracho will bring a blend of music, dance, and traditions from several regions of Mexico. All ages welcome!

Location:
Kent County Public Library Chestertown
408 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Contact Info:
Karin Cowperthwait
410-778-3636

October 18, 2014

Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

See the exhibit "Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond" on its last day open. The exhibit explores the instrument's role in local business and why Baltimore was the epicenter of one of America's first popular music crazes. For nearly 300 years the banjo has been a part of the American narrative, with the city of Baltimore playing an integral role in its legacy, from the manufacture of instruments to being the birthplace of some of the most highly regarded banjo players in history. The exhibit features banjos, sheet music, and profiles of local banjo makers like William E. Boucher, Jr.

Location:
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
Contact Info:
Claire Mullins
410-727-4808

October 20, 2014 @ 6:30pm

One Maryland, One Book Discussion

Join in our discussion of The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Randallstown Branch
8604 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133
Contact Info:
Kate Sigler
410-887-0770

October 20, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Book Discussion- OMOB The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. Grande brings to life her tumultuous early years in this story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.

Location:
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch
3819 Harbor Road
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Contact Info:
Joanie Kilmon
410-257-2411

October 20, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Looking Back with a View Forward: Greek Tragedy and Our Community

Loyola University Maryland will host a three-day conversation on the contemporary value of ancient theater that includes free public lectures, educational workshops, and a free production of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. The goal of “Conversations with Oedipus” is to teach about the enduring value of Greek drama, to show how ancient literature still has something important to say, and, moreover, to demonstrate that we as a community can employ the lessons and messages of these timeless works for social and political purposes aimed at improving our current state. David Jacobson's free lecture and community conversation, "Looking Back with a View Forward: Greek Tragedy and Our Community" kicks off the programming on October 20 at 6pm.

Location:
Loyola University Maryland, Andrew White Student Center, 4th Floor Program Room
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Contact Info:
David Jacobson
djjacobson@loyola.edu

October 21, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Book Discussion- Americanah

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Ifemelu heads for America, where she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

Location:
Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Contact Info:
Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

October 21, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Family Story Night

This program is a pilot to a bi-monthly program focusing on a different culture each time. Since the focus of OMOB will be Mexico, this program will present a storyteller with Mexican folktales, snacks from Mexico, and readings from children's picture books. Families will be encouraged to tell their own stories.

Location:
Princess Anne Branch
11767 Beechwood Street
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Contact Info:
Rose Donoway
410-651-0852

October 21, 2014 @ 7:30pm

One Maryland One Book Discussion

Community members will meet at Main Street Books in Frostburg, MD to discuss "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir" by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Main Street Books
2 E. Main St.
Frostburg, MD 21532
Contact Info:
Fred Powell
301-689-5605

October 21, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Greenbelt Branch Library
11 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Contact Info:
Tara Roberts
301-345-5800

October 21, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Oedipus Panopticus: Searching Like a State

Loyola University Maryland will host a three-day conversation on the contemporary value of ancient theater that includes free public lectures, educational workshops, and a free production of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. The goal of “Conversations with Oedipus” is to teach about the enduring value of Greek drama, to show how ancient literature still has something important to say, and, moreover, to demonstrate that we as a community can employ the lessons and messages of these timeless works for social and political purposes aimed at improving our current state. Al Duncan of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City,will speak about Oedipus, the pursuit of knowledge, and the use and abuse of technology today. His talk on Tuesday, October 21 at 6pm, “Oedipus Panopticus: Searching Like a State,” will draw connections between Sophocles’ play and the recent events surrounding the NSA.

Location:
Loyola University Maryland, DeChiaro College Center, McManus Theater
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Contact Info:
David Jacobson
djjacobson@loyola.edu

October 22, 2014 @ 3:30pm

The Distance Between Us: A Book Discussion

The Reading Raves group will depart from their regular format of each person presenting a book. All will discuss The Distance Between Us

Location:
Brooklyn Branch
300 E. Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21225
Contact Info:
Linda Schwartz
410-396-1120

October 22, 2014 @ 2:00pm

One Maryland One Book Program Featuring Roberto Martinez

Join us as we hear from Roberto Martinez, a Mexican Immigrant, who tells us the story of his migration from Mexico, his culture, and his family at home. Learn from the perspective of another as we think about immigration and how it affects families.

Location:
Berlin Branch
220 North Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
Contact Info:
Lisa Stant
410-641-0650

October 22, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Through the Lens Photo Unveiling

Photos will be unveiled from the original program on September 6.

Location:
C. Burr Artz Public Library, Urbana Library
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Contact Info:
David Payne, Sandra Cartagena
301-600-1630

October 22, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Sophocles' "Oedipus the King"

"Oedipus the King," a production performed by the Randolph College Greek Play, and directed by Dr. Amy R. Cohen will employ what are called “original practices,” that is, it will simulate as much as possible what an ancient Greek play looked and sounded like. Three actors will play all of the speaking roles; the Chorus will sing and dance and, most interestingly, all actors will wear masks. A discussion with the cast, director, and scholars of ancient theater will follow the show. Seating for this performance is limited.

Location:
Loyola University Maryland, Andrew White Student Center, McGuire Hall
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Contact Info:
David Jacobson
djjacobson@loyola.edu

October 23, 2014 @ 7:00pm

What's Your Story: Teen Writers Workshop

Writing a story? Looking to get published? Here's your chance! Enter a story related to the themes in this year's One Maryland One Book, "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir" and you could find your story in every middle school, high school and public library in Southern Maryland. If you need some help getting started, or are interested in refining a story you already have, join Emilia for our "What's Your Story?" Teen Writing Workshops!

Location:
Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Contact Info:
Robyn Truslow
410-535-0291

October 23, 2014 @ 6:30pm

American Language Club

Meet especially one hour a month at the library and explore American English in a new and unexpected way, sharing common experiences that new language learners encounter living in the United States today.

Location:
Middletown Branch
101 Prospect St.
Middletown, MD 21769
Contact Info:
Waneta Gagne
301-371-7560

October 24, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared images and stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore immigrants. An exhibition of photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Photojournalist Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) invite the community to Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery to view the untold stories of the immigrant population on Maryland's Eastern Shore. These photographs document the lives and stories of immigrants and those who serve them. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm. The exhibit runs through October 25.

Location:
Salisbury University Art Galleries - Downtown Campus
118 and 120 North Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Contact Info:
Salisbury University Art Galleries
410-548-2547

October 27, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Cockeysville Book Club

Enjoy a spirited book discussion. September, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell; October, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande; November, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

Location:
Cockeysville Branch
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Contact Info:
John Curreri
410-887-7750

October 27, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Family Story Night

This program is a pilot to a bi-monthly program focusing on a different culture each time. Since the focus of OMOB will be Mexico, this program will present a storyteller with Mexican folktales, snacks from Mexico, and readings from children's picture books. Families will be encouraged to tell their own stories.

Location:
Corbin Branch
4 East Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Contact Info:
Gabe Stuckey
410-968-0955

October 27, 2014 @ 6:00pm

One Maryland One Book Discussion

Book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
Contact Info:
Beth Cartier
301-600-7000

October 27, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Spanish Conversation Club discussion of One Maryland One Book

Our Spanish Conversation Club will be discussing the One Maryland One Book 2014: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

Location:
Hyattsville Branch Library
6530 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Contact Info:
Maria Escobedo
301-985-4690

October 28, 2014 @ 7:00pm

One Maryland One Book 2014

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. This is a free adult book discussion, open to the public. One Maryland One Book asks the question "what would happen if everyone in Maryland read the same book at the same time?" It's time to find out! Join us!

Location:
Mountain Road Community Library
4730 Mountain Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
Contact Info:
Brittany Eversberg
410-222-6737

October 28, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Day of the Dead

Adults will learn about Day of the Dead and the traditions surrounding it; such as alters honoring ancestors, the significance of skulls and skeletons, and how it relates to our celebrations of Halloween and All Souls Day. They will also have the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies with impressions that are made in the tradition of sugar skulls.

Location:
Princess Anne Branch
11767 Beechwood Street
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Contact Info:
Rose Donoway
410-651-0852

October 28, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Day of the Dead

Teens will learn about the Day of the Dead and the traditions surrounding it. They will also have the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies with impressions that are made in the tradition of sugar skulls. For fun, Just a Minute, a children's book by Yuyi Morales will be shared.

Location:
Corbin Branch
4 East Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Contact Info:
Ashley Gilson
410-968-0955

October 28, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Adult Book Discussion - The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

In this community book discussion between participants of One Maryland One Book 2014, patrons will share their thoughts on this year's books: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.

Location:
Laurel Branch Library
8101 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD 20707
Contact Info:
James Kirchner
301-776-6790

October 30, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Day of the Dead

Adults will learn about the Day of the Dead and the traditions surrounding it; such as alters honoring ancestors, the significance of skulls and skeletons, and how it relates to our celebrations of Halloween and All Souls Day. They will also have the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies with impressions that are made in then traditions of sugar skulls.

Location:
Princess Anne Branch
11767 Beechwood Street
Princess Anne, MD 21817
Contact Info:
Gabe Stuckey
410-968-0955