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2013-2014

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior Feat. Dr. Charles Hoge
Tuesday, April 1, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Howard Community College, Kittleman Room (DH100)

The Howard County Book Connection presents Dr. Charles Hoge. Dr. Hoge is a nationally-known expert on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. In his book, Once a Warrior – Always a Warrior, Dr. Hoge presents the latest knowledge about combat stress and many physiological reactions to war.

Dr. Hoge served in the US Army for almost 20 years, retiring from Active Duty in August 2009. He directed the top U.S. research program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research on the psychological and neurological consequences of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Several major news organizations such as CBS, ABC, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today rely on his input. He has made appearances on the Diane Rehm Show, the Paula Zahn Show, the Dr. Oz Show, Talk of the Nation, and On Point. The program will include time for Q&A and book signing. Books will be on sale in the DH Lobby following his lecture, cash only.  This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Division; the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division; the Social Science and Teacher Education Division; the Office of Student Life; and the Wellness Center.

Tanya Biank
Thursday, March 6, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Howard Community College, Kittleman Room (DH100)

Tanya Biank will speak at HCC on Thursday, March 6th from 12:30-2:00 in the Kittleman Room. Biank, the author and journalist behind Lifetime TV’s Army Wives and Undaunted: The Real Story of America’s Servicewomen in Today’s Military will discuss her most challenging days as a writer and the lessons she learned about strength and courage from the women who wear our nation’s cloth.

The program will include time for Q&A and book signing. Books will be on sale in the DH Lobby following her lecture, cash only. This event is free and open to the public.

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Biank will give a second presentation on Tuesday, April 22nd from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Miller Branch of Howard County Public Library. Register: http://bit.ly/1gUm99n

Siobhan Fallon
Tuesday, October 15, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Howard Community College, Smith Theatre
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Siobhan Fallon will speak at HCC on Tuesday, October 15th from 12:30-2:00 in Smith Theatre. See our Events page for details and for information about her talk at the Howard County Public Library and other Book Connection events.

Siobhan Fallon
Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Howard County Public Library, Miller Branch
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Siobhan Fallon presents You Know When the Men Are Gone, her award-winning debut collection of short stories about the families of Fort Hood, Texas during an Army brigade's deployment to Iraq. The New York Journal of Books called the collection, "the explosive sort of literary triumph that appears only every few years." Honors and awards include Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Self Magazine, Los Angeles Public Library, and Janet Maslin of The New York Times; a 2012 Indies Choice Honor Award; the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction; and the 2012 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Fiction.

HCLS Book Connection Discussions:
Tea and Tomes
Thursday, September 19, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Howard County Library System, Miller Branch
410.313.1950

Elks Excellent Reads
Tuesday, November 12, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Howard County Library System, Elkridge Branch
410.313.5077

Literary Explorers Club
Monday, December 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howard County Library System, Elkridge Branch
410.313.5077

Eclectic Evening
Tuesday, May 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Howard County Library System, Central Branch
410.313.7860

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