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Meet Glenn Stout, Author of ‘Tiger Girl and The Candy Kid’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  ‘Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid‘ chronicles the lives of ​Margaret and Richard Whittemore, two kids growing up in Baltimore with big dreams of a lavish lifestyle. These dreams would lead them to New York to become true 1920s gangsters, stealing over $1 million of diamonds and jewels before […]


Ladies of Laughter: Great Comediennes (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From the earliest days of comedy, many comediennes have made audiences howl with laughter. Revisit the funny women of film, television and radio, including Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and more and enjoy a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips and captivating stories. Presented by Hometowns to Hollywood’s film […]


First Contact: Native Americans in Colonial Maryland (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Take a virtual field trip with the Maryland Center for History and Culture and see the Maryland experienced by European colonists — not a new and undiscovered world, but a Maryland already inhabited for thousands of years by Native Americans. As part of the cyber-tour, explore the museum’s collection, including […]


Meet Michael Dobbs, Author of ‘One Minute to Midnight’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join author Michael Dobbs for a discussion of One Minute to Midnight, his New York Times bestselling book about the Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of Nuclear War. In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union […]


The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

The Black family has been a topic of study across disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts, film, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been described as a rich tapestry for exploring African Americans past and present and its complexity as the foundation of African American life and history. A panel will discuss […]


⭐ Freedom Summer Inspiring Young Voters Today (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden in a conversation with Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, on how a civil rights murder in 1964 has inspired a national movement of young people to vote and engage in civic life today. Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy […]


⭐ ‘Day of Remembrance’ FACEism: A Discussion of History and Accountability (National Museum of American History) – VIRTUAL

Event Information Day of Remembrance – FACEism: A Panel Discussion of History and Accountability About this Event February 19 is the Day of Remembrance, the annual recognition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent living mostly […]


⭐ Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

righ About this Event Join us for the launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a comprehensive collection “that should be required reading in history and literature courses,” writes Kirkus. Edited by Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of the Lapidus Center, with a foreword by then Schomburg […]