Enoch Pratt Free Library
Maryland’s Washington College is preparing to announce the winner of the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduate college students.
Officials at the Enoch Pratt Free Library are launching a $96 million restoration to the Central Branch this spring that will include upgrades to bring the historic building into the wireless age as books and readers go digital.
This March is Irish-American Heritage Month and with the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, there’s no better time to teach kids about the history and culture of Ireland. From the annual parade to arts and crafts at the library to a day of history visiting Irish immigrant landmarks, there’s no shortage of activities in Baltimore that will help kids learn more about the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day.
In 1978, in Santa Rosa, Calif., more than 100 women came together and entered classrooms of schools and local communities to give presentations on the topic of women’s history. An essay competition and a parade were held. The event was the first informal celebration of women and the contributions they’ve made in world history. Building on its success a movement grew that culminated in February of 1981, when President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 8, (International Women’s Day), as the National Women’s History Week. Within six years 14 states had declared the month of March as Women’s History Month; and the next year the U.S. Congress officially designated the observance. Throughout March, in the Baltimore area, there are many opportunities to celebrate the importance of women in the history of humanity. Special events and opportunities to get involved are available for both women and men of all ages. This year’s theme is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Baltimore on Thursday, giving several hundred people a chance to hear about the high court and the journey to get there.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is holding its annual book sale.
As our world is moving to more electronic means of communications, never underestimate the power of a good book.
The paper page is being replaced by the silicon chip. More electronic readers are coming to the Enoch Pratt Library.
Baltimore is a city steeped in literature, both old and new. Reflected within its landmarks lies a history in which visitors may connect to other people, ideas and times. These literary landmarks boast both history and allure, with stories of the lates, greats and, well, a few oddballs lit worshippers can’t help but love.
Summer book lists are about to grow as the city kicks off its annual summer reading program.
Kai Jackson talks to members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
It’s a New York Times Best Seller, but you won’t find “Fifty Shades of Grey” in some Maryland libraries. The book series is causing some controversy with its “pornographic” content.