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Meet William Robin, Author of ‘Industry: Bang On A Can and New Music in The Marketplace’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

University of Maryland professor and author William Robin discusses his new book, “Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace,” with Jeremy Ney, Director of Music, The Phillips Collection. William Robin is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Maryland’s School of Music. His research […]


Meet Dr. Rita Colwell, Author of ‘A Lab of One’s Own’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for A Lab of One’s Own with Dr. Rita Colwell. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and the former head of the National Science Foundation. But when she first applied for a graduate fellowship in […]


Take, Make, and Meet: Thumbprint Bookmarks (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Create your own bookmark to keep your place in your favorite book. Love reading but don’t have a good bookmark! Have no fear! Your friendly librarians are here to help! We’ll be creating adorable characters and animals using our thumbprints and taking those designs and turning them into bookmarks! What […]


Fandemonium: Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy – A Panel Discussion (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Authors Harry Carpenter and Michael Barron offer advice and guidance on how to get your fiction published. Harry is an author of several novels and short story collections and is passionate about science fiction, horror and comedy. He has launched his own publishing company and discusses the trials, pitfalls and […]


⭐ Meet Ijeoma Oluo, Author of ‘Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Meet Ijeoma Oluo, Author of ‘Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America’ “A nuanced analysis of White male America” that “deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative” (Washington Post), Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race took a frank look at America’s institutionally racist political, economic, and […]


Inauguration Eve Special Event: Conversation with Kate Andersen Brower, Author/Journalist (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower discusses the presidency and presidential inaugurations for this special event. An expert in White House history and the presidency, her most recent books are “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump” and children’s book “Exploring the White House: […]


The Life & Literary Legacy of Author Edgar Allen Poe (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. Learn about Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849. View unique artifacts from Poe’s life including manuscripts, letters, and personal items from the Library’s […]


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture Featuring Eddie Glaude (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture featuring Eddie Glaude. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. In the story of [Author James] Baldwin’s crucible, Glaude suggests, we can find hope and guidance through our own after times, this Trumpian era of shattered promises and white […]