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A Swashbuckling Evening in the Stacks

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Swashbuckling Evening in the Stacks! Set Sail With Us on the “Hi” Seas!

PURCHASE TICKETS (special early bird pricing through January 31)

$135 individual ($150 beginning February 1)| $500 4 ticket package

Saturday, February 29 | 7 to 11 pm | HCLS  East Columbia Branch

Craft Cocktails & Fine Food | Entertaining Encounters | Cocktail Attire… puffy shirts and thematic touches welcome (Black tie optional)

Howard County’s signature winter gala, Evening in the Stacks, sets sail on a daring swashbuckling adventure in 2020 that is sure to treat guests to a “yo, ho, ho” good time. Guests will experience specialty rums, signature grogs, fruits de mer, encounters with sea-going characters and creatures, and a treasure trove of entertaining activities throughout the evening. (It’s arrrggggurably the best party in Howard County!

  • Rum tasting by Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille.
  • Fresh Shucked Oysters from The Walrus Oyster & Ale House.
  • Featured speaker Pierre Henkart, will discuss early Baltimore privateering history and Chesapeake shipbuilding in the 1780-1815 period.  As a Pride of Baltimore historian, Mr. Henkart retraced the last 1814-15 privateering cruise of the Chasseur (aka “the Pride of Baltimore”) from the original logbook. He will also share the privateering exploits of Commodore Joshua Barney, a truly heroic navel figure of the time with a local connection.
  • Gourmet food by Catering By Seasons, signature cocktails by The Wine Bin and music by DJ MC Fresh.

Evening in the Stacks is sponsored by Friends and Foundation of Howard County Library.

or for details contact Rita Hamlet 410.313.7799.


February 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Howard County Library System