Enoch Pratt Free Library
On Time with F. Michael Higginbotham; Dr. Carla Hayden; Dr. Ken Lin Tai.
Netscape co-founder and his philanthropist wife plan to donate $170,000 in computers and equipment to a library that decided to stay open during the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
Throughout the riots and looting that overtook our city during the Freddie Gray protests, several businesses stayed open despite the danger. The PNC Foundation is now recognizing one of those businesses located in the hardest hit area.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join Attorney General Brian Frosh to unveil a new campaign designed to combat fraud targeting the city’s immigrant population.
Don’t miss these fun St. Patrick’s Day events that are sure to tickle the whole family green.
Show the children in your life how much you care by taking them to one of the these best Valentine’s Day-themed events in the area.
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.