News & Events

Scientist & Inventor

August 16, 2017

Constitution Day 2017Local historian David Fisher brings the First Public Printer of the United States Benjamin Franklin to life. Learn about Dr. Franklin’s many inventions and his discoveries about electricity and other areas of science.

DATE: Monday, September 18
TIME: 12:30-1:30 PM
LOCATION: Hay-Heighe House
RSVP TO: by September 11

Celebrating 50 Years in the FDLP

August 16, 2017

50th Anniversary as a Federal Depository Library

HCC Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library. The Honorable Davita Vance-Cooks, Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, will present an award. Cake will be served at 3:00 PM on the second floor of the Library.

DATE: Monday, September 18
TIME: 1:45 PM (cake served at 3 PM)
LOCATION: Library, Room 326

Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

June 14, 2017

DATE: July 10, 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Chesapeake Theater at HCC

FREE, family-friendly living history performance. W.E.B. Du Bois, sociologist, scholar and one of the most important African American activists of the early twentieth-century, will be portrayed by Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker who has also appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, and Benjamin Banneker. Pre-show performance by Benny Russell and Colleen Webster.


Featured Database: Oxford English Dictionary

May 26, 2017

The OED is the most comprehensive record of the English language in the world. Look up words or phrases to find out when they entered the English language, how their use has evolved over time, and their language or region of origin. Try it now!

Recognition of Scholarly or Creative Work by HCC Employees

April 14, 2017

Have you published a scholarly or creative work or produced comparable work in the visual or performing arts since May 1, 2016? If so, consider nominating your work for recognition. Nominations are due on May 12, 2017. Click here to learn more or click here for the nomination form.

Explore Treasures at Your Library!

April 04, 2017

National Library Week

April 10 - 14

All those who participate in selected National Library Week events will be entered to win two memberships to Ladew Topiary Gardens, a $65 value. Runners up will choose from a variety of herb plants.

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We Have Streaming Video & eBooks!

September 26, 2016

Interested in using an ebook or streaming video for a class assignment? Visit the "Research Resources" section located to the left, click on "Research Databases," then select the Streaming Video or eBooks option from the drop down menu. Ask a Librarian if you need assistance!

Sept. 19: One Maryland One Book

September 20, 2016

Join us for a book discussion on the "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

DATE: Monday, September 19, 2016
LOCATION: Hays-Heighe House

To register, call 443-412-2316. You will be eligible for a free copy of the book, while supplies last.

September 13 & 14: The Library Expo

August 29, 2016

Explore how the Library can help you! Join us for snacks and giveaways!

DATES: September 13 & 14, 2016
TIME: 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: Library, 2nd Floor