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Virtual Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

07/28/2020 to 07/28/2020

21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

Historian, Dr. Richard Bell expounds on the historical accuracies and inaccuracies in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, Hamilton. America has Hamilton-mania! Everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical and many of us have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: the Musical puts center stage. In this talk, which is aimed at people who know the soundtrack or who’ve seen the show, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United Sates and about why all that matters. We will examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. We will also talk about Hamilton’s cultural impact: what does its runaway success reveal about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made?

Virtual Medical Museum Science Cafe: “Spanish Flu” Pandemic – Influenza in Montgomery County

07/28/2020 to 07/28/2020

2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, DC 20910

Join Alan Hawk, the museum's Historical Collections Manager, for a free virtual event to learn how the "Spanish Flu" of 1918 spread through Montgomery County, Maryland, and its effect on its population. Then, explore how nearly a century after the pandemic, Montgomery County continues to play a role in characterizing and understanding the 1918 Influenza virus, as federal, civilian, and military public health agencies monitor incidences of emerging novel influenza strains that may arise worldwide. @MedicalMuseum on Facebook. For more information, email or visit

JCS Dementia Caregivers’ Virtual Support Group

08/03/2020 to 08/03/2020

Online, Onine, MD Online

This free group provides caregivers the opportunity for conversation, support, resources and education via Zoom Video Conferencing and/or Telephone.
 Open to the community. 
 To receive log-in information, register at or call Rachel Brodsky at 410-843-7421. Sponsored by Jewish Community Services, Edward A. Myerberg Center, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Virtual Meet-the-Author: Dr. Allan Lichtman

08/12/2020 to 08/12/2020

900 Wayne Ave, Silver Sprinng, MD 20910

Professor Lichtman is the co-creator of a model ("Keys to the White House") that predicts the outcome of US presidential elections. This model has been correct since 1984. As the US presidential election grows near, pundits are making their predictions, but who is the best predictor of US presidential elections? Allan J. Lichtman, a distinguished professor of history at The American University and author of Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House (2016). The analytical model he created with Vladimir Keilis-Borok for predicting US presidential elections has not failed since its inception in 1984. Come to this virtual Meet-the-Author event and hear his prediction or come to ask questions stemming from any of his books. We have several in the Montgomery County Public Library's print collection: The Embattled Vote in America: from the founding to the present (2018), The Case for Impeachment (2017), Predicting the next President: the keys to the White House (2016), FDR and the Jews (with Richard Breitman, 2013), and White Protestant Nation: the rise of the American conservative (2008). The Case for Impeachment, The Embattled Vote in America and FDR and the Jews are available digitally on Hoopla. The Case for Impeachment is also available digitally on the MCPL's Overdrive. This event is hosted by the Silver Spring Library. Join Zoom Meeting

Low Vision Support Group Online

08/13/2020 to 08/13/2020

Online, Online, MD Online

Do you have macular degeneration or other visual impairments? This group offers friendly conversation, support and the latest information on resources and assistive technology. Group meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month via Zoom Video Conferencing and/or Telephone. Interested in participating? Request information at: or contact Rachel Brodsky: 410-843-7421 • Sponsored by Jewish Community Services and the Edward A. Myerberg Center. Support for this group is provided by The Sylvan & Isabelle Ribakow Foundation.

[Webinar] GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: Re-inventing a Baltimore Landmark – Lexington Market 2.0

08/20/2020 to 08/20/2020

Webinar- Zoom, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and representatives from Seawall Development for a discussion on the redevelopment of the nation’s oldest continuously operating market. Panelists include: • Thibault Manekin – Co-founder, Seawall Development • Jon Constable – Development Manager, Seawall Development • Pickett Slater Harrington – Community Engagement Lead, Seawall Development Event details: When: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, August 19, 2020.) Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40