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March 15th, 2022

GC library to host Engaging Community Conversations on April 7th

Indigenous Peoples of Garrett County to be highlight of discussion

Join the Garrett College Library for Engaging Community Conversations, a discussion of the Indigenous Peoples of Garrett County, on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6 p.m. This event will be held in Room 511 of the McHenry campus of Garrett College.

"The goal of Engaging Community Conversations is to educate and raise local awareness to the Garrett College community about the historical and cultural importance of local indigenous populations,” stated Jenny Meslener, GC's director of the library and learning commons. "This event is designed to be an open forum to create conversation around this topic, and attendees should come prepared to join in the discussion!”

RSVP is required to attend. Individuals planning to attend can RSVP by contacting Meslener at 301-387-3022 or

This event is offered as Garrett College is an award recipient of the Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

As part of the grant, the GC library was able to create a new special collections room housed within the library featuring indigenous peoples of Garrett County. The new collections room will be setup for the April 7th event and attendees are encouraged to stop by before or after the event.

All individuals planning to attend must follow Garrett College's COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.