May 12, 2010

History of Maryland Crimes: From Colonial to Modern Times

Edgewood Branch Thursday, 05/13/2010 - 6:30 PM
Meet Ed Okonowicz, award-winning author and storyteller, as he shares mysteries from his latest book, True Crime: Maryland, the State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases. In addition, we will discuss other solved and unsolved cases, and crime and punishment in the Free State. Book signing and sales afterward, along with a raffle for free books!
For: Ages 14 and up
Sponsor: Edgewood Friends of Harford County Public Library Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates. To register or for more information, call 410-612-1600.

Also coming soon to the library: Meet the Author - Russell Freedman
Abingdon BranchWednesday, 05/19/2010 - 4:00 PM
Meet Newbery-Winning Author Russell Freedman as he discusses his new book The War to End All Wars: World War I. Books will be available for purchase (this title as well as selected backlist titles) and signing. In The War to End All Wars, his newest title, Freedman-truly a master of nonfiction-illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the great war, which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind. In this clear and authoritative account, the author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first.
For: Grade 5 to 12 For: Adult
Registration required. To register or for more information, call 410-638-3990. Link

Image: "Maryland--The oyster war--A state police steamer overhauling a pirate boat on Chesapeake Bay, off Swan's Point" (Library of Congress)