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Saturday, August 01, 2020: Dungeons & Dragons – TWEENS (ROLL20/ZOOM). 2:00pm-5:00pm. Join our Dungeon Master (DM) to learn about D&D and start playing the magical  mystical role playing game (RPG)! The DM will bring prepared characters so all you need to do is bring yourself!    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 02, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 02, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Monday, August 03, 2020: It’s Elementary! 9:00am-9:15am. Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It’s Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!  Check out Calvert Library’s It’s Elementary! on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter and don’t forget to invite your friends!?  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020: NCEEC Owl Meet and Greet: Summer Fun. 10:00am-10:45am. Birds of prey have long been a part of the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center (NCEEC). Learn about the raptors adaptations, diets and habitats and about the raptors role in the local ecosystem while seeing their new habitat at the center. All ages. Pre-recorded event will air on Crowdcast and replay for the following 48 hours at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-fun-NCEEC-owls. Join us on Crowdcast at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-fun-NCEEC-owls . A screech owl, barred owl and a barn owl will be introduced. There may even be a surprise guest!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020: Writers by the Bay. 7:30pm-9:00pm. Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 06, 2020: STEM Summer Scientist Q&A. 6:00pm-7:45pm. Imagine your story as a biological scientist answers your questions and curiosities.  Listen in to a Zoom webinar presented by Thomas Cronin, a Biological Sciences professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County, who specializes in physiology, vision science, marine science, and neuroscience. The presentation of his research and passion will precede a question and answer session. Feel free to use what you learned from our Water Ways exhibit and programming earlier this year to fuel the conversation. Fun for the whole family! A Zoom link will be sent to the registered email 24 hours in advance.   Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 06, 2020: Pints and Private Eyes Book Discussion (Online). 7:00pm-8:30pm. Have you always longed to drink beer and talk detective books with a librarian? Pints and Private Eyes is a book group for fans of noir, detective and crime fiction. We are currently meeting online on the first Thursday of the month from 7-8 pm. Register for the link!  Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.She is a miracle of science.But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives–and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to Abbie half a decade ago? Beware the man who calls you . . .THE PERFECT WIFE!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Saturday, August 08, 2020: Poets’ Circle (Online). 9:00am-10:00am. Beginner or big-time, confident or compulsive, stuck or star-lit!  All are welcome.  Expect a friendly session of discussion, editing and support.  We will meet via WebEx.  Registration required to receive participation information.    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 09, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 09, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Monday, August 10, 2020: It’s Elementary! 9:00am-9:15am. Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It’s Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!  Check out Calvert Library’s It’s Elementary! on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter and don’t forget to invite your friends!?  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Monday, August 10, 2020: Books & Toys book discussion (online). 8:00pm-9:00pm. Book Discussion for Adults, playtime for kids    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020: Story Tapestries Arianna Ross: Summer Fun. 10:00am-10:45am. Use your imagination to explore stories, fairy tales, myths and fantastical adventures. Sit back and get ready to dance, laugh and play through the streets and jungles of Brazil, America, Mexico, Indonesia, Egypt or India. All ages. Live event will air on Crowdcast and replay for the following 48 hours at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-fun-arianna-ross  Join us on Crowdcast at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-fun-arianna-ross to experience this multi-lingual storytelling program,  Leave the program ready to hop on a plane and see the universe, dancing to the tunes of the world and wanting to tell your own stories and those of cultures all over the world.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Andy and Judy: Musical Duo. 3:00pm-4:00pm. Andy and Judy play guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and other instruments. They perform original songs in a traditional and folk manner. Other influences include country, blues, gospel, and blue grass. Research shows that listening to music reduces anxiety, blood pressure, and pain, as well as improving sleep quality, mood and memory. Presented by Worcester County Library.    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 13, 2020: Quarantine-o-ween. 4:00pm-5:00pm. Join us to learn a bit about costume making and then use your skills to create a costume on the spot for a Quarantine-O-Ween!  Ideas for supplies to have handy (you do not need ALL of these, just gather whatever suits your fancy!):Old clothes, decorative paper, fabric scraps, floral wiring, hot glue, glue, scissors, string/yarn/ribbon, buttons, needles ; thread, foam padding, fake fur and feathers..and more!   Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Saturday, August 15, 2020: Dungeons & Dragons – TEENS (ROLL20/ZOOM). 2:00pm-5:00pm. Meet up the 3rd Saturday of each month and have fun with D&D. Players of all levels and interest welcome.    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 16, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 16, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Monday, August 17, 2020: It’s Elementary! 9:00am-9:15am. Science, technology, engineering, art, math? What will we talk about this week? Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join Calvert Library each week for It’s Elementary! Enjoy a story followed by a fun at-home STEAM based activity using common household items!  Check out Calvert Library’s It’s Elementary! on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter and don’t forget to invite your friends!?  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020: Story-Performer Chris Fascione: Summer Fun. 10:00am-10:45am. Nationally known story-performer Chris Fascione acts out the best of classical and contemporary children’s literature and folktales in fun-filled, participatory shows. All ages. Live event will air on Crowdcast and replay for the following 48 hours at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-fun-fascione  Join us on Crowdcast at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-fun-fascione.  Chris Fascione’s unique combination of storytelling, mime, juggling and comedy creates colorful characters from literature who tell their stories as laughter abounds.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020: Online Book Discussion (ZOOM). 7:00pm-8:00pm. Join us this month on Zoom for an online discussion of “Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan.  Please register so we can email you the link to join the discussion.  The link will come an hour before the event.  Put it on hold and once it comes in make an appointment to pick it up Curbside or get the ebook from Overdrive.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: Book Discussion. 2:00pm-3:30pm. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  Join us for a lively book discussion on zoom! An American Marriage is available as an ebook and audiobook on both Libby by Overdrive and Hoopla. Register to receive the link to join!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: Book Discussion. 2:00pm-3:30pm. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley.  Join us for a lively discussion! Bellewether is available as an ebook on Libby by Overdrive and Hoopla. Register to receive a link to the discussion!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: Teen / Tween Cooking Class. 5:15pm-6:00pm. The fine chefs at No Thyme to Cook, a wonderful cooking school in Solomons, will share some cooking tips and a fun new recipe. This event will be posted on Calvert Library’s social media feeds.    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 20, 2020: Legal Lunch Break (Zoom). 12:00pm-1:00pm. Join the Calvert Library and attorneys from Maryland Legal Aid’s Community Lawyering Initiative for a virtual civil legal clinic. Topics will include: expungement and landlord/tenant issues.  You’ll be able to ask general questions via the Zoom Q&A function.  Must register here to receive link for the online class.  If you need more individualized help, you can call to go through intake to meet one-on-one with a lawyer via Zoom on August 27. To go through intake for the August 27th  Lawyers in the Library event, email virtualcommunitylawyer@mdlab.org or call 443-451-2805 at least 48 hours prior to the event.  Include your name and legal issue in your email and your message should be answered within 48 hours.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 20, 2020: Dungeons & Dragons – ADULT (ROLL20/ZOOM). 6:00pm-9:00pm. Come have fun with D&D, a role playing game for adults of all experience levels. Registration required.    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 20, 2020: Visions of the Future: Voting, Activism, and Art. 7:00pm-8:00pm. Poet and journalist Celeste Doaks is organizing a lively panel with women of color who will discuss their specific involvement with politics through participation, activism, and art. Her chapbook, “American Herstory” the first-place winner in Backbone Press’s 2018 chapbook contest; ontains poems about Michelle Obama.  From Shirley Chisholm to Michelle Obama and beyond, black women and politics have been inextricably intertwined. And now, as more minority women enter and win local races, the black female voting block is proving its importance. As we move toward this year’s presidential election, how will black women keep their seat at the table and engage with politics?  Poet and journalist Celeste Doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields, and editor of the poetry anthology Not Without Our Laughter.   Her work has appeared in multiple online and print publications including Ms. Magazine, The Rumpus, The Millions, Huffington Post, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Asheville Poetry Review among others. Currently, she teaches creative writing at the University of Delaware.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Thursday, August 20, 2020: Homeschooling, the Library, and You (ZOOM). 7:00pm-8:00pm. Join us for a panel discussion to learn about Maryland Home Instruction regulations, library resources, and local opportunities available to homeschooling families.  Zoom link will be sent out to all registered attendees one hour prior to event.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Friday, August 21, 2020: Writers by the Bay. 7:30pm-9:00pm. Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 23, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 23, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 12:00pm-1:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020: Art Heist Mystery Virtual Escape Room. 6:00pm-7:30pm. You have been sent undercover to put a stop to a notorious art thief. Your mission, should you choose to accept it? Put the clues together to solve the mystery before the culprit can strike again. Note: This is not a live event, so you can complete it at your own pace. A link will be sent out at the scheduled time with instructions on how to complete it.    Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 30, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended middle grade books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Sunday, August 30, 2020: Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Listen to the first chapters of popular, new and recommended books for teens. New chapters are posted every week. Search “Calvert Library’s Book Bites Teen” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Calvert Librarians read the first chapters of popular, new and recommended young adult books that are available in our digital collection. New episodes post every Sunday at 2 pm and Wednesday at noon. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Simplecast and more!  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Monday, August 31, 2020: COVID-19 & Racial Justice: Responding to Dual Pandemics (online). 4:00pm-5:00pm. Our country is in the midst of two simultaneous pandemics. COVID-19 continues to alter our daily lives, and for the past 400+ years, Black Americans have been facing the ongoing pandemic of Racial Injustice. Former Secretary of Education under President Obama John B. King Jr. and Sabina Taj, education professional, discuss the dual crises and ask: how do we move forward, together?  John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps, from preschool through college. King served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. In tapping him to lead the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama called King an exceptionally talented educator; citing his commitment to preparing every child for success; and his lifelong dedication to education as a teacher, principal, and leader of schools and school systems. Sabina Taj is a long-time Howard County resident and senior philanthropic leader supporting innovative K-12 educational initiatives. In 2018 she was elected to the Howard County Board of Education, running on a platform of representation and equity. Previously, she was Adjunct Professor at Howard Community College where she taught arts integration to future school teachers.  Ms. Taj has long been active in the community, which she first got to know in her role as Columbia Foundation program officer. She is a Leadership Howard County graduate, previously served on the board of the Little Patuxent Review, and was an advisory board member to the Columbia Housing Center. She also serves on the Howard County Arts Council. Sabina has two daughters and loves to paint when she has the time.  Calvert Library Virtual Branch, 410-535-0291. https://CalvertLibrary.info.