Author Archives: Katie DeSousa

Declaration of Independence

So how much do you know about the Declaration of Independence? I am sure you could tell me who wrote it. And you know it is associated with July 4th, 1776 and the Revolutionary War. And names like Benjamin Franklin, … Continue reading

The First Thanksgiving

Please note that MSEL and the BLC will be closed Thursday, November 27 for the holiday. We will close at midnight Wednesday and reopen Friday at 7:30am. When we think of Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Turkey, parades, football, shopping and … Continue reading

Summer Music

Summertime is here once again. One of the things I remember most from summers past is the music. I spent many a day attending, marching, or performing in a concert. The season provides so many opportunities for attending and participating … Continue reading

Memorial Day

As a federal holiday, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May in accordance with the National Holiday Act. While it has come to be considered the unofficial start of summer, it has much deeper historical significance. Memorial Day, originally called … Continue reading

Where did Saint Valentine’s Day come from anyway?

Like many people, I wore my red and hearts last week to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. But this year I wondered, where did this holiday come from? And, why February 14th? As most people do these days, I started my … Continue reading

What if everyone read the same book at the same time?

That’s the idea behind the One Maryland One Book program. This year the Maryland Humanities Council has chosen The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway as its book. In the book, which is based on true events, follow how a cellist’s performances affect different individuals … Continue reading