Foundation Events

With community support, we can adapt our services to meet the changing needs of our customers. The library depends on contributions and participation at our events to enhance all 16 branches of the Anne Arundel County Public Library, and we thank you in advance for joining us.

Upcoming Events

Author Visit - Antonia Hylton


Date:  Friday, January 26, 2023

Supported by Anne Arundel County Public Library, the Library Foundation and Park Books.

“Madness is a haunting history of Crownsville Hospital, a segregated asylum in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Sweeping in its reach, the book—with its use of oral history and a rich archive—offers an astonishing account of the complex relationship of race, racism, and mental healthcare in America. But there is something more intimate in these pages: a story about families, about the failures of our country, and about the madness that touches us all. A powerful read!” — Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Princeton University professor.

Antonia Hylton is a Peabody and Emmy-award-winning journalist at NBC News reporting on politics and civil rights, and the co-host of the hit podcast Southlake. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she received prizes for her investigative research on race, mass incarceration and the history of psychiatry. She lives in Brooklyn.

Recent Events

Read Between the Wines

Join us for an autumn evening at 'Read Between the Wines' – Honoring Veterans and Supporting Our Library!"

Get ready to sip and socialize at our fall happy hour, perfectly timed for Veterans' Day Weekend. Nestled amidst lush trees and sprawling grapevines, Great Frogs offers an idyllic setting for relaxation and unwinding. Read Between the Wines is an excellent opportunity to mingle, make new friends, and connect with your friendly library staff. We're coming together to celebrate everything the library represents—a community hub, a lifelong learning resource, and a place for everyone from the tiniest tots to seasoned readers. By joining us, you help ensure that the library remains a cherished institution for generations to come.

Saluting Our Military Heroes

In this event, we'll honor the courageous individuals who've dedicated themselves to military service, expressing our deep appreciation. Additionally, we extend a special discounted ticket offer as a token of our gratitude to our valued veterans.

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Great Frogs Winery, 3218 Harness Creek Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Photos from Read Between the Wines event

Cheers to AACPL as we "Read Banned Books"

Forward Brewing, Crooked Crab Brewing Co, Pherm Brewing Co, and Hysteria Taphouse have joined forces yet again to celebrate the library and your right to read!

Cathleen Sparrow, Executive Director of the AACPL Foundation, speaks about this exciting partnership in this interview by WMAR-TV2 News.  

“Our library system and libraries across the country offer programs and access to all. We believe that you should have the right to read whatever book that you want. That's reflected in the collection that we have here in our library. We're a community connector. We want people to be educated and make their own choice. You can't make your own choice if you're limited in what you’re allowed to read. I also think some of the damages are if we have only have one kind book or one kind of thought process, we have one kind of society.”

Photos from Cheers Event 2022

Signature Events

For the Love of the Library

Since 2014, FTLOTL has raised more than $681,000 to support the library's early literacy programs, create collaborative spaces, connect county residents to technology, foster community engagement and ensure school readiness for students. Save the date - September 27, 2024 at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library.

Library Giving Day

AACPL is part of a coalition of libraries joining forces to raise funds through Library Giving Day. This one day of giving reminds us that libraries serve as a cornerstone for our communities. Save the date - April 2, 2024!