BC Reads: Speak Out
BC Reads is a month-long program promoting community-wide discussion through reading and the arts. Take a look at the titles chosen for this year's program.
Featured Titles and Authors
Copies of the author’s books will be available for sale at a book signing following each of the programs listed below.
Meet author Christina Dalcher at the Catonsville Branch on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Catonsville Library.
We Matter: Athletes and Activism
Meet author Etan Thomas at the Owings Mills Branch on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
Meet author Ibi Zoboi at the Cockeysville Branch on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Meet author Hena Khan at the Rosedale Branch on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Samantha Berger, illustrated by Mike Curato
Meet Samantha Berger and Mike Curato at the Pikesville Branch on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m.
During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, "Charm City," written and directed by Marilyn Ness, delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens and government officials left on the front lines. In these divisive times, "Charm City" offers humanity as common ground. A screening of the film will be followed by a moderated discussion.
Activism Through Art
Meet Aaron Maybin, Baltimore native and author of "Art Activism." This former professional football player discusses his personal experience growing up as a young black man in America and how he uses his platform and creative gifts to advocate for racial and economic equality, arts education and programming in underprivileged communities.
Protesting Against Segregation in Baltimore's Theaters
Join us at the Arbutus branch on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. to discover Baltimore’s history of protesting segregation with a virtual field trip to Baltimore’s Ford Theater. Presenters from the Maryland Historical Society will share photos, letters and artifacts from their collection and lead a discussion.