Kevin Shird: Lessons of Redemption

Kevin Shird: Lessons of Redemption

July 23, 2014

In Lessons of Redemption, Kevin Shird, co-founder and president of the Mario Do Right Foundation, tells…


An Evening with Katia D. Ulysse and Tiphanie Yanique

An Evening with Katia D. Ulysse and Tiphanie Yanique

July 22, 2014

In Drifting, her debut collection of interlinking stories, Katia Ulysse follows the private lives of…


War of 1812 in Patterson Park

Baltimore Heritage's Patterson Park War of 1812

July 21, 2014

This podcast details Baltimore Heritage's Patterson Park War of 1812 Archeology and Outreach Program,…


Poetry & Conversation: Cathy Linh Che, Eugenia Leigh, & Sally Wen Mao

Poetry & Conversation: Cathy Linh Che, Eugenia Leigh, & Sally Wen Mao

July 21, 2014

Three Kundiman fellows with award-winning first books read and talk about their work.Cathy Linh Che is…


Gerry Sandusky, Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL

Gerry Sandusky, Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL

July 16, 2014

Forgotten Sundays follows the life and relationship between Gerry Sandusky, sports director for WBAL-TV,…


Eric S. Zeemering, Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

Eric S. Zeemering, Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

July 15, 2014

Baltimore, like many other cities, is redesigning local government policy and programs to become a more…


George W. Liebmann, The Last American Diplomat: John D. Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy

George W. Liebmann, The Last American Diplomat: John D. Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy

July 9, 2014

John D. Negroponte's career, spanning 50 years of unprecedented American global power, includes his service…


Jim Ziolkowski, Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?

Jim Ziolkowski, Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?

July 8, 2014

Twenty-one years ago, Jim Ziolkowski gave up a fast-track career in corporate finance to dedicate his…


Craig L. Symonds, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

Craig L. Symonds, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

June 25, 2014

On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to battle German forces. It…


Constance B. Schulz, Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II

Constance B. Schulz, Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II

June 19, 2014

Between 1935 and 1943, the U.S. government commissioned 44 photographers to capture American faces, along…


Adult Summer Reading Kickoff: Literary Elements -- An Evening with Three Maryland Writers

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff: Literary Elements -- An Evening with Three Maryland Writers

June 17, 2014

Three bestselling Maryland writers – Sheri Booker (Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral…


Carolyn A. Surrick: Silently, Shadows are Sweeping

Carolyn A. Surrick: Silently, Shadows are Sweeping

June 11, 2014

Carolyn Surrick is a musician who specializes in early music. She is an acclaimed viola da gamba player…


My Brother's Keeper: Can the President Make Progress for Boys & Men of Color?

My Brother's Keeper: Can the President Make Progress for Boys & Men of Color?

June 11, 2014

"By almost every measure, the group that is facing some of the most severe challenges in the 21st century,…


City and Country: Why the Setting Matters in Traditional Mysteries -- A Conversation with Sheila Connolly and Sandra Parshall

City and Country: Why the Setting Matters in Traditional Mysteries -- A Conversation with Sheila Connolly and Sandra Parshall

June 10, 2014

Sheila Connolly is the New York Times bestselling author of three cozy mystery series. Her Museum Mysteries…


Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: Singapore Noir

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: Singapore Noir

June 5, 2014

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, editor of Singapore Noir, talks with Rafael Alvarez, a contributor to Baltimore Noir.…


The Beekman Boys (Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge): The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook

The Beekman Boys (Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge): The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook

June 2, 2014

Celebrity authors Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, hosts of "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" on the Cooking…


Innovation Expo: Create and Collaborate! - Afternoon

Innovation Expo: Create and Collaborate! - Afternoon

May 31, 2014

Celebrate Maryland's spirit of innovation at the second annual Innovation Expo. Makers, scientists, librarians,…


Innovation Expo: Create and Collaborate! - Morning

Innovation Expo: Create and Collaborate! - Morning

May 31, 2014

Celebrate Maryland's spirit of innovation at the second annual Innovation Expo. Makers, scientists, librarians,…


Surina Ann Jordan, The Seven Disciplines of Wellness: The Spiritual Connection to Good Health

Surina Ann Jordan, The Seven Disciplines of Wellness: The Spiritual Connection to Good Health

May 28, 2014

The Seven Disciplines of Wellness provides a roadmap for complete wellness of the body, mind and spirit.…


Janice Gary

Janice Gary

May 19, 2014

Janice Gary's new book, Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, is a beautifully written…


Christopher Leonard, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

Christopher Leonard, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

May 15, 2014

Investigative reporter Christopher Leonard reveals how a handful of companies have seized the nation's…


Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI

Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI

May 14, 2014

On the night of March 8, 1971, eight amateur burglars broke into an FBI office in Media, PA, and stole…


C. Alexander Hortis, The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York

C. Alexander Hortis, The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York

May 7, 2014

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, The Mob and the City is the first full-length book devoted…


Richard Striner, Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design History of Neighboring Cities

Richard Striner, Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design History of Neighboring Cities

April 17, 2014

The bold lines and decorative details of Art Deco have stood the test of time and are evident in the…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - Poetry in Translation

April 12, 2014

Presented by the DC-area Literary Translators Network and Loch Raven Review. Features Nancy Naomi Carlson…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring

April 12, 2014

Alan Cheuse reads from his just-published An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring, which collects the best short…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - Releasing the Muse

April 12, 2014

Three poets with local connections read from their new collections: Lalita Noronha (Her Skin, Phyllo-thin),…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - The Tampa Connection

April 12, 2014

Join Jeff Parker (The Taste of Penny), Jason Ockert (Neighbors of Nothing) and Nathan Deuel (Friday Was…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - UMBCreative Writing

April 12, 2014

Readings by UMBC faculty writers Lia Purpura (Rough Likeness), Michael Fallon (The Great Before and After)…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - National Poetry Month Celebration

April 12, 2014

National Poetry Month Celebration with Poet Lore. Join Genevieve DeLeon, managing editor of Poet Lore,…


CityLit Festival 2014 - James McBride

CityLit Festival 2014 - James McBride

April 12, 2014

James McBride, winner of  the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for The Good Lord Bird, talks about…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - Wesley Stace

April 12, 2014

Singer/songwriter Wesley Stace (better known by his former stage name John Wesley Harding) discusses…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival 2014 - Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony

April 12, 2014

Honoring the Maryland winners in this national essay program for students grades 4 - 12, sponsored by…


An Evening with Elizabeth Nunez and Bernardine Evaristo, in conversation with Greg Sesek

An Evening with Elizabeth Nunez and Bernardine Evaristo, in conversation with Greg Sesek

April 10, 2014

Elizabeth Nunez and Bernardine Evaristo talk about the writing life and read from their new books.Not…


Leigh Goodmark

Leigh Goodmark

April 9, 2014

Leigh Goodmark talks about her book, A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System.The…


Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

April 2, 2014

Meg Wolitzer's new book, The Interestings, was named a "best book of 2013" by Entertainment Weekly, Time,…


Marianne Szegedy-Maszak

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak

April 1, 2014

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak talks about her book, I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in…


Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual

Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual

March 30, 2014

"Inspira" features playwright/performer Amanda Kemp and violinist Michael Jamanis in a production which…


Terry Teachout, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

Terry Teachout, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

March 26, 2014

In Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, Terry Teachout reveals the many layers of a man as unique and complex…


Poetry & Conversation: Brian Teare & Joshua Weiner

Poetry & Conversation: Brian Teare & Joshua Weiner

March 12, 2014

A former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from…


Ronald M. Shapiro

Ronald M. Shapiro

March 12, 2014

In his stunning forty-year career as a premier negotiator in the worlds of law, sports, business, and…


International Women's History Month Literary Festival - 2014

International Women's History Month Literary Festival - 2014

March 8, 2014

Four women writers discuss the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives…


The Art and Craft of Revision

The Art and Craft of Revision

February 26, 2014

Activities include looking at poems by professional poets which could stand to lose some lines, changing…


Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore

Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore

February 25, 2014

Marisela Gomez talks about her book, Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore, in which she…


Ekphrastic poetry

Ekphrastic poetry

February 19, 2014

Activities discussed during this poetry event include reading and discussing examples of ekphrastic poems…


“I am a camera”

“I am a camera”

February 12, 2014

Activities discussed during this poetry event include picturing an actual family photo in your mind.Presented…


John Rizzo

John Rizzo

February 6, 2014

John Rizzo talks about his new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA.Company…


Janis F. Kearney

Janis F. Kearney

February 5, 2014

Janis Kearney's book, Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, chronicles the life of civil rights legend…


Dr. Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dr. Dolen Perkins-Valdez

January 30, 2014

Dr. Dolen Perkins-Valdez talks about Twelve Years a Slave, the story of Solomon Northup.Twelve Years…


Kaid Benfield

Kaid Benfield

January 29, 2014

Kaid Benfield talks about his new book, People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities.With…


Sarah Arvio & Lia Purpura

Sarah Arvio & Lia Purpura

January 28, 2014

Sarah Arvio’snight thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis(Knopf 2013) is a hybrid book: poetry,…


Jen Michalski

Jen Michalski

January 26, 2014

Jen Michalski talks about her new book, The Tide King.The Tide King won the 2012 Big Moose Prize. She…


Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 2014

The Pratt Library's annual King Commemorative Lecture, presented by Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant.Dr. Bryant,…


Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb

January 16, 2014

Wally Lamb's new novel is a richly-layered exploration of a complicated family navigating dramatic changes…


Vellamo: Folk Duo from Finland

Vellamo: Folk Duo from Finland

January 14, 2014

Vocalist Pia Leinonen and guitarist Joni Tiala combine the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with a…


James Carville and Mary Matalin

James Carville and Mary Matalin

January 10, 2014

James Carville and Mary Matalin talk about their new book, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents,…


Rafael Alvarez and Dean Bartoli Smith

Rafael Alvarez and Dean Bartoli Smith

January 8, 2014

Baltimore authors Rafael Alvarez and Dean Bartoli Smith talk about the writing life in Baltimore and…


Robert Kolker - Lost Girls

Robert Kolker

December 11, 2013

His new book is LOST GIRLS: AN UNSOLVED AMERICAN MYSTERY. 


Elaine Eff - The Painted Screens of Baltimore

Elaine Eff

December 3, 2013

Her new book is THE PAINTED SCREENS OF BALTIMORE: AN URBAN FOLK ART REVEALED. 


Kyle G. Dargan and Amber Flora Thomas

An Afternoon of Poetry

December 1, 2013

Readings by Cave Canem poets Kyle G. Dargan and Amber Flora Thomas 


Chocolate & Romance 101

Chocolate & Romance 101

November 23, 2013

Romance: so much more than a book.


Ray Kamalay

Ray Kamalay's Musical Flea Market

November 19, 2013

Trifles and Treasures from our Melodious Past 


Hill Harper - Letters to an Incarcerated Brother

Hill Harper

November 14, 2013

His new book  was inspired by the many young inmates who wrote to him seeking guidance. 


Yvonne J. Medley - Jubi Stone

Yvonne J. Medley

November 13, 2013

Her new book is JUBI STONE: SAVED BY THE VINE. 


Elizabeth Spires and Joelle Biele

Elizabeth Spires and Joelle Biele

November 12, 2013

The poets read from and discuss their work. 


Wil S. Hylton - Vanished

Wil S. Hylton

November 7, 2013

His new book is VANISHED: THE SIXTY-YEAR SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MEN OF WORLD WAR II.


Carla Kaplan - Miss Anne in Harlem

Carla Kaplan

November 6, 2013

Her new book is MISS ANNE IN HARLEM: THE WHITE WOMEN OF THE BLACK RENAISSANCE.


Barbara Babcock - Woman Lawyer

Barbara Babcock

November 3, 2013

Her new book, WOMAN LAWYER, is about Clara Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar.


Hailey Leithauser and Reginald Harris

Hailey Leithauser and Reginald Harris

October 30, 2013

Hailey Leithauser and Reginald Harris read from and discuss their work.


Surveillance Camera (small)

Censorship, Privacy, and Surveillance

October 28, 2013

 Learn about recent government data collection programs and the surrounding legal issues.


Chris Matthews - Tip and the Gipper

Chris Matthews

October 25, 2013

His new book is TIP AND THE GIPPER: WHEN POLITICS WORKED.


Simon Winchester - The Men Who United the States

Simon Winchester

October 24, 2013

The bestselling author's new book is THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES.


Lin Hart - Reginald Lewis

Lin Hart

October 23, 2013

His new book explores the life of Reginald F. Lewis before his rise to financial success.


Ericka Blount Danois and Samuel G. Freedman

Pop Culture and Social Change

October 22, 2013

Presented by Ericka Blount Danois and Samuel G. Freedman.


Michael Olesker - FRONT STOOPS IN THE FIFTIES

Michael Olesker

October 21, 2013

His new book, FRONT STOOPS IN THE FIFTIES, tells the stories of some of Baltimore's iconic figures.


Gail Barrett - Fatal Exposure

Gail Barrett

October 17, 2013

Her new romantic suspense novel, FATAL EXPOSURE, is the 1st in the "Buried Secrets" trilogy.


High Price - Carl Hart

Carl Hart

October 16, 2013

In his memoir, HIGH PRICE, Dr. Hart talks about his life journey and his groundbreaking work in drug…


Chuck Palahniuk - Doomed

Chuck Palahniuk's Adult Bedtime Stories

October 11, 2013

Bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk talks about his new book, Doomed, the sequel to Damned.


Susan Zuccotti - Père Marie-Benoît

Susan Zuccotti

October 9, 2013

Her book tells the story of a French priest who helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.


Jana Kopelentova Rehak - Czech Political Prisoners

Jana Kopelentova Rehak

October 8, 2013

Her new book is Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face.


Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing Basics

October 7, 2013

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.


John Hunter and Chris Farina - World Peace

World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

October 3, 2013

The story of award-winning teacher John Hunter and his World Peace Game. 


David Nasaw - The Patriarch

David Nasaw

October 2, 2013

His new book is THE PATRIARCH: THE REMARKABLE LIFE AND TURBULENT TIMES OF JOSEPH P. KENNEDY. 


Healthcare for All

Healthcare for All!

October 1, 2013

Learn about recent health insurance changes and how they affect you. 


Grantseeking

Grantseeking Basics

September 26, 2013

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.


Keeping It Real - fans from Jean Thompson

Keeping It Real

September 26, 2013

One Collector's Quest for Artifacts of African-American Culture and History


Eileen Rockefeller - Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself

Eileen Rockefeller

September 25, 2013

Her new memoir is Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself.


Saru Jayaraman - Behind the Kitchen Door

Saru Jayaraman

September 24, 2013

Founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United talks about her book, Behind the Kitchen Door. 


Joanna Pearson and Megan McShea

Joanna Pearson and Megan McShea

September 24, 2013

Joanna Pearson and Megan McShea read from and discuss their poetry.


Thomas Glave - Among the Bloodpeople

Thomas Glave

September 23, 2013

His new essay collection is AMONG THE BLOODPEOPLE: POLITICS & FLESH. 


Mindy Rosenfeld & Ronn McFarlane

Flute & Lute

September 21, 2013

Delightful Baroque, Renaissance, and traditional Celtic music on period instruments.


Allison Leotta and Sujata Massey

An Evening with Allison Leotta and Sujata Massey

September 18, 2013

A conversation about the writing life and readings from their new books. 


MK Asante - BUCK

MK Asante

September 16, 2013

The award-winning writer, filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and Morgan State professor talks about his new memoir,…


Harp Recital

Harp Concert - Jasmine Hogan and Peggy Houng

September 14, 2013

Harp students from the Peabody Institute of Music, perform in a monthly recital.


Genealogy Circle

Simple Measures: Preserving Family Records and Other Valuable Documents

September 14, 2013

Learn how to preserve your family research materials so they will last for future generations. 


Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer

September 12, 2013

Former Orioles star and writer Larry Platt talk about Moyer's new memoir, JUST TELL ME I CAN'T. 


David O. Stewart - Lincoln Deception

David O. Stewart

September 10, 2013

His new novel, The Lincoln Deception, explores unanswered questions about the Lincoln assassination …


Mencken Day 2013 - Mencken with a LOOK magazine and Dr. Howard Markel - preview

Mencken Day 2013

September 7, 2013

Honoring the memory, career and bequest of Henry Louis Mencken.


Piotr Gwiazda and Joseph Ross

Piotr Gwiazda and Joseph Ross

August 7, 2013

The poets read from and discuss their work. 


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Americanah book - preview

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 31, 2013

The award-winning author of HALF OF A YELLOW SUN reads from her new novel, AMERICANAH. 


Simeon Booker - Shocking the Conscience

Simeon Booker

July 24, 2013

"The dean of black journalists" talks about his years covering the civil rights movement. 


Daniel James Brown - The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown

July 17, 2013

His book, THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, is about the American rowing team that stunned the world at the 1936…


Kiese Laymon - Long Division

Kiese Laymon

July 16, 2013

His debut novel, LONG DIVISION, is a tragi-comic coming-of-age story told by a 14-year-old Mississippi…


Jessica Anya Blau and Sarah Pekkanen

Jessica Anya Blau and Sarah Pekkanen

June 26, 2013

These two women writers read from their new novels and discuss the writing life.


Catherine Tuerk - Mom Knows

Catherine Tuerk

June 19, 2013

The mother of a gay son talks about her book, Mom Knows. 


The Guns at Last Light The War in Western Europe

Rick Atkinson

June 18, 2013

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian talks about his new book, The Guns at Last Light. 


Baltimore Police

Racial Differences in Arrests

June 17, 2013

Are Community-Police Partnerships a Solution? 


Kendra Kopelke & Mary Azrael

Passager: a Press for Writers Over 50

June 12, 2013

Hear poets published in Passager Journal.


Walter Mosley - Little Green

Walter Mosley

June 11, 2013

His new Easy Rawlins mystery is LITTLE GREEN. 


Leonard Pitts Jr. - Freeman

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

June 4, 2013

In his powerful new historical novel, Freeman, an escaped slave returns to the South to look for his…


Innovation Expo - DIY in Maryland

Innovation Expo: DIY in Maryland

June 1, 2013

A mini maker faire celebrating Maryland's DIY/maker movement


Medea Benjamin - Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

Medea Benjamin

May 22, 2013

Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK, talks about her book Drone Warfare.


30 women 30 stories

30 Women, 30 Stories: Journeys to Recovery and Transformation

May 15, 2013

A dialogue accompanying an exhibition of  profiles of Marian House alumnae.


Peabody Bassoon Studio

The Peabody Bassoon Studio

May 11, 2013

Who says classical musicians don't have a sense of humor! 


F Michael Higginbotham Ghosts of Jim Crow

F. Michael Higginbotham

May 7, 2013

UB law professor talks about his new book, Ghosts of Jim Crow. 


Five Guys Wind Quintet

Salon Concert - Five Guys Wind Quintet

May 4, 2013

A salon concert featuring musicians from the Peabody Institute. 


Little Patuxent Review

The Judges and the Judged

May 1, 2013

A poetry reading by finalists and judges in the Pratt Library's 2013 Poetry Contest 


Solomon Eichner

Salon Concert - Solomon Eichner

April 28, 2013

An afternoon of classical piano music.


Michael T. Klare - The Race for What's Left

Michael T. Klare

April 25, 2013

His new book is The Race For What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources. 


Old Songs

Old Songs

April 24, 2013

Hear translations of works by ancient Greek poets, set to music. 


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Nonfiction Headliner Jamal Joseph

April 13, 2013

 Jamal Joseph discusses his memoir, Panther Baby.


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Two In One: Fiction With Jen Michalski And Terese Svoboda

April 13, 2013

Jen Michalski is the author of The Tide King and Terese Svoboda wrote Tin God.  They discuss their latest…


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Elder And Archivist: A Cave Canem Reunion

April 13, 2013

Two Cave Canem poets have a dialogue about their work.


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Importance Of Place: Tim Wendel And Leigh Newman

April 13, 2013

The authors discuss their latest books.


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Fiction Headliner George Saunders

April 13, 2013

George Saunders reads from his new book, the bestselling Pastoralia.


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Poetry Headliners Stanley Plumly And Dick Allen

April 13, 2013

Poets laureate Stanley Plumly of Maryland and Dick Allen of Connecticut read their latest work.


CityLit Press

CityLit Festival - Maryland Humanities Council’s Letters About Literature

April 13, 2013

Letters About Literature is a national writing contest for students in grades 4 to 10 sponsored by the…


Fusion Partnerships, Inc.

Fiscal Sponsorship 101

April 5, 2013

Fiscal sponsorship is an effective and efficient model for starting new nonprofits and delivering public…


Susan M. Schneider - Science of Consequences

Susan M. Schneider

April 2, 2013

Her book, The Science of Consequences, provides a fascinating introduction to a science that is epice…


Sarah Erdreich, Generation Roe

Sarah Erdreich

March 27, 2013

Her new book is Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement. 


Elaine G. Breslaw - Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Elaine G. Breslaw

March 26, 2013

Her new book is Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America.


Antonia Randolph - The Wrong Kind of Different

Antonia Randolph

March 21, 2013

University of Delaware professor talks about her book, The Wrong Kind of Different.


Juliette Wells - Everybody's Jane

Juliette Wells

March 20, 2013

Goucher College professor and Jane Austen expert talks about her book, Everybody's Jane. 


Melvin A. Goodman - National Insecurity

Melvin A. Goodman

March 19, 2013

His new book is National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. 


Sabrina Coleman Clark

Legacy of Hope: The Marian Anderson Story

March 16, 2013

The story of a true African American heroine told through music she brought to life.


Ghana Must Go II

Taiye Selasi

March 14, 2013

Her debut novel, Ghana Must Go, is a portrait of a modern family. 


Steven Gimbel - Einstein's Jewish Science

Steven Gimbel

March 13, 2013

His new book is Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion. 


Jared A. Ball and Todd S. Burroughs

Jared A. Ball and Todd S. Burroughs

March 12, 2013

Their new book is A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X.


Linda A. Duggins, Jami Attenberg, Raquel Cepeda, Ayana Mathis, Dina Nayeri

International Women's History Month Literary Festival

March 9, 2013

Four women writers from across the globe discuss the intersection of place, time and culture in lite…


Kara Newman - The Secret Financial Life of Food

Kara Newman

March 7, 2013

Her new book, The Secret Financial Life of Food, shows the economic pathways connecting food to cons…


Clarinda Harriss & Karen Garthe

Clarinda Harriss & Karen Garthe

March 5, 2013

Clarinda Harriss and Karen Garthe read from and talk about their work.


Independent Investigations Group

Invasion of the Flying Saucers: Washington, DC 1952

March 2, 2013

Did UFOs hover over the White House in 1952? What really happened? 


Sonia Sotomayor - My Beloved World

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

February 28, 2013

The first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court talks about her new memoir, My Beloved World. 


Bob Rogers - First Dark

Bob Rogers

February 24, 2013

His book, First Dark, is an epic tale of an escaped slave and his adventures. 


Nowhere Is a Place - The Gospel According to Cane

Bernice L. McFadden and Courttia Newland

February 19, 2013

Two well-known authors read from their novels, newly published by Akashic Books.


Shirley Sherrod - The Courage to Hope

Shirley Sherrod

February 17, 2013

The former USDA Director of Rural Development in Georgia talks about her new book, The Courage to …


Charles Reese - A Soul on Fire

James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire

February 16, 2013

Actor and author Charles Reese brings the famed American writer James Baldwin to life.


Wenonah Hauter - Foodopoly

Wenonah Hauter

February 12, 2013

Executive director of Food & Water Watch talks about her new book, Foodopoly.


Poetry--Adam Robinson and Chris Mason - preview

Adam Robinson and Chris Mason

February 12, 2013

Adam Robinson and Chris Mason read from and talk about their work.


Emily Raboteau - Searching for Zion

Emily Raboteau

February 6, 2013

Her new book, Searching for Zion, takes readers around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith…


A Life of Reinvention II

Ronald S. Coddington

January 31, 2013

His new book is African American Faces of the Civil War, published by Johns Hopkins University Press…


Sue Ellen Thompson and Kathleen Hellen

Sue Ellen Thompson and Kathleen Hellen

January 30, 2013

Sue Ellen Thompson and Kathleen Hellen read from and talk about their work.


Taylor Branch - The King Years

Taylor Branch

January 29, 2013

Essential moments from the Civil Rights movement from Branch's  "America in the King Years" trilogy.


Thaddeus Logan - Hey Cabbie II

Thaddeus Logan

January 27, 2013

The former Baltimore City policeman/detective turned cab driver writes about his fares and the city.


George E. Leary, Jr. - What's Wrong With My Kid?

George E. Leary, Jr.

January 23, 2013

Youth counselor's new book shows parents how to help their kids who are struggling with drug or alcohol…


Business Owners

PNC Bank Presents: How Baltimore Small Business Owners Are Facing a Challenging Economy

January 22, 2013

Listen in on how small business owners are dealing with the local Baltimore economy. 


No Excuses - Jim Smith

The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss -- or Life -- Throws at You

January 22, 2013

"Stop Whining and Start Winning!" says Jim "Mr. Energy" Smith in his new book.


Chris Hayes, Twilight of the Elites

Chris Hayes

January 16, 2013

MSNBC host and The Nation editor talks about his new book, Twilight of the Elites.


Vellamo

Vellamo

January 15, 2013

Folk Duo from Finland


Garrett Epps - Wrong and Dangerous

Garrett Epps

January 10, 2013

UB law professor's new book is Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right Wing Myths About Our Constitution.


Craig L. Symonds - The Civil War at Sea

Craig L. Symonds

January 9, 2013

The acclaimed naval historian presents a history of the Civil War navies in THE CIVIL WAR AT SEA.


Young Thurgood

Larry S. Gibson

December 13, 2012

His new book, Young Thurgood, is the only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall's…


Antero P. and Not in My Neighborhood book - preview

Segregation and Fair Housing in the Baltimore Area

December 12, 2012

A discussion of Antero Pietila's NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD and current regional efforts


Cave Canem green logo and Kwame Dawes - preview

An Afternoon of Poetry

December 2, 2012

This annual reading features award-winning poet Kwame Dawes and local Cave Canem poets.


Heller and Prague

Charles O. Heller

November 28, 2012

His memoir Prague: My Long Journey Home tells the true story of a man, who at the age of nine, shot a…


High School Race and America's Future

High Schools, Race and America's Future: What Students Can Teach Us About Morality, Diversity and Community

November 27, 2012

Lawrence Blum provides a road map for teaching students to think deeply and talk productively about …


Pratt Presents 2012

Elizabeth George

November 17, 2012

Pratt Presents... a Night of Mystery with Elizabeth George - fundraiser for child and teen literacy …


Eric Rutkow - American Canopy

Eric Rutkow

November 15, 2012

His book, AMERICAN CANOPY, looks at the relationship between Americans and their trees throughout our…


Last Uncle and Harmless

Linda Pastan and Myra Sklarew

November 14, 2012

Linda Pastan and Myra Sklarew read from and talk about their work.


Michael I. Meyerson - Endowed by our Creator

Michael I. Meyerson

November 7, 2012

In his new book, UB law professor looks at how the framers of the Constitution envisioned religious …


Ethiopian Princes in America, 1904-1940

Robert A. Hill

November 1, 2012

His lecture is titled: "Ethiopian Princes in America, 1904-1940, and the Formation of African-American…


Rob Kasper - Baltimore Beer

Rob Kasper

October 25, 2012

Former Baltimore Sun reporter talks about his new book, Baltimore Beer, A History of Beer and Brewing…


We Are Here

Ellen Cassedy

October 24, 2012

Her new book, We Are Here, shows how Lithuanian, Jews and non-Jews, are confronting their Nazi and Soviet…


Maryland Senior Poetry

My City, My Home

October 20, 2012

Readings by the winners of the 2012 Seniors Poetry Contest, plus poet Carla Dupree


CityLit Press

CityLit Press and the World of Publishing

October 18, 2012

Hear local authors from CityLit Press and publisher Gregg Wilhelm with readings and talk about publi…


Pierrot Lunaire - Lunar Ensemble

A Centenary Celebration of Pierrot Lunaire

October 6, 2012

Cutting-edge music for 1912, and pretty radical even today!


Gold - Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave

October 2, 2012

Author of the international bestseller, Little Bee, reads from his new novel, Gold.


Jeffrey Toobin and The Oath

Jeffrey Toobin

September 21, 2012

His new book is The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.


Harold Kwalwasser - Renewal

Harold Kwalwasser

September 19, 2012

In his book, Renewal, he argues that it is the parents' duty to drive school reform from the ground …


Rafael Alvarez - The Tuerk House

Rafael Alvarez

September 18, 2012

His new book, The Tuerk House, tells the story of this groundbreaking rehab center in Baltimore.


Talking About Race - Rachel Godsil and Alan Jenkins

Racial Anxiety and Unconscious Bias

September 13, 2012

A conversation with Rachel Godsil (American Values Imstitute) and Alan Jenkins (The Opportunity Agen…


Tapping Into the Wire

Dr. Peter Beilenson and Patrick McGuire

September 11, 2012

Their new book, Tapping Into "The Wire," uses the popular show to examine urban policy and public health…


H.L. Mencken and his typewriter

Mencken Day - Richard J. Schrader

September 8, 2012

Honoring the memory, career and bequest of Henry Louis Mencken.


Linda Joy Burke and Michelle Antoinette Nelson

Linda Joy Burke and Michelle Antoinette Nelson

August 8, 2012

Linda Joy Burke and LOVE the poet (Michelle Antoinette Nelson) perform and answer questions about their…


Tana French - Broken Harbor

Tana French

August 2, 2012

Tana French talks with Laura Lippman about her new novel, Broken Harbor, about the Dublin murder squ…


Gerald Chertavian - A Year Up

Gerald Chertavian

July 28, 2012

Founder of Year Up tells the story of his innovative program that helps young adults enter the economic…


Rachel L. Swarns - American Tapestry

Rachel L. Swarns

July 18, 2012

The history of Michelle Obama's mixed ancestry turns out to be a portrait of America itself.


Susan Fales-Hill - Imperfect Bliss

Susan Fales-Hill

July 17, 2012

Susan Fales-Hill's new novel, Imperfect Bliss, is a 21st century Jane Austen tale.


Rachel Hennick - Ghetto Medic

Rachel Hennick

July 11, 2012

Rachel Hennick's new book is a biographical memoir about her father, Bill, a Baltimore City firefighter…


Maggie Anderson - Our Black Year

Maggie Anderson

July 10, 2012

An African American family chronicles their year-long commitment to patronize only black-owned busin…


James Mann - The Obamians

James Mann

June 27, 2012

An analysis of the events, ideas, personalities, and conflicts that have defined Obama's foreign pol…


Tome Wilber - Under The Surface

Tom Wilber

June 20, 2012

Tom Wilber's book, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, presents…


Ted Rall - The Book of Obama

Ted Rall

June 19, 2012

How did a charismatic young president lead the U.S. to the brink of revolution?  Ted Rall talks about…


Lucille Clifton, Nikki Giovanni, and Afaa Michael Weaver - preview

Won't You Celebrate With Me?

June 14, 2012

Poets Nikki Giovanni, Afaa Michael Weaver, Michael Glaser and others pay tribute to Lucille Clifton.


Kendra Kopelke and Mary Azrael

Kendra Kopelke and Mary Azrael

June 13, 2012

Kendra Kopelke and Mary Azrael read from and talk about their poems and their journal, Passager.


David A. Taylor - The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

David A. Taylor

June 12, 2012

David A. Taylor talks about his new work, the U.S. Navy's official commemorative book of the 200th anniversary…


Better Than Alright

Singer Ledisi

June 10, 2012

The Grammy-nominated artist chronicles her journey to acceptance of her beauty, talent and power.


 A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver - Mark Shriver

Mark Shriver

June 7, 2012

Mark Shriver's new book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, provides an intimate portrait…


Lawrence P. Jackson - My Father's Name

Lawrence P. Jackson

June 5, 2012

Lawrence P. Jackson's new book, My Father's Name, is a family story full of twists and turns.


Between the Covers - Adult Summer Reading 2012

Librarians Between the Covers...of Books!

June 2, 2012

Looking for a good read to kick off your summer reading list? Our librarians are here to help!


Baratunde Thurston - How To Be Black

Baratunde Thurston

May 31, 2012

In his new book, Baratunde Thurston shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise of "being…


Russ Kick - The Graphic Canon

Russ Kick

May 30, 2012

Russ Kick talks about his new collection, The Graphic Canon, Vol. I.


Eva Gabrielsson - There Are Things I Want You to Know

Eva Gabrielsson

May 30, 2012

Stieg Larsson's life partner talks about their 30 years together.


Writing Outside the Fence

Writing Outside the Fence

May 29, 2012

Readings by students from this free community writing workshop.


The Street Where They Lived book and author Richard O'Mara - preview

Richard O'Mara

May 23, 2012

His new memoir, The Street Where They Lived, chronicles growing up in Philadelphia during the Great …


Lia Purpura - Rough Likeness

Lia Purpura

May 22, 2012

A new collection of essays from this award-winning writer.


Jazz Exponents

Salon Concert: The Jazz Exponents

May 19, 2012

Senior saxophonists swing sweet sounds.


Meredith Goldstein - The Singles

Meredith Goldstein

May 15, 2012

Meredith Goldstein's debut novel tells the story of five singles at a friend's lavish wedding on the…


Madeleine Albright - Prague Winter

Madeleine Albright

May 10, 2012

The former Secretary of State writes about her early years in Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance…


Frank Deford - Over Time

Frank Deford

May 9, 2012

The veteran sportswriter and NPR's Morning Edition commentator looks back on his life in OVER TIME.


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Music, Culture, and Politics: The Influence of Fela Kuti

May 7, 2012

A panel discussion about Fela and the social movement he began.


Mary Jo Salter & Stephen Kampa

Mary Jo Salter & Stephen Kampa

May 2, 2012

Mary Jo Salter and Stephen Kampa read from and talk about their work.


Amy Nathan - Round & Round Together

Amy Nathan

April 26, 2012

Amy Nathan talks about her new book, Round & Round Together: Taking a Merry-Go-Round Ride into the Civil…


Sonia Sanchez and Tony Medina

Sonia Sanchez and Tony Medina

April 25, 2012

An evening of poetry and conversation with Sonia Sanchez and Tony Medina.


Fairy Tale Festival

A Smorgasbord of Tasty Tales

April 24, 2012

Listen to scrumptious stories about food from the folk and fairy tale tradition. 


Tavis Smiley - The Rich and the Rest of Us

Tavis Smiley

April 18, 2012

Tavis Smiley talks about his new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, co-authored…


Clarinda Harriss with books

Poetry-Writing Workshop : Go Global

April 18, 2012

Clarinda Harriss teaches another poetry-writing workshop.


Justin Martin - Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Justin Martin

April 17, 2012

Justin Martin talks about his new book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.


Clarinda Harriss with books

Poetry-Writing Workshop : Learn the Rules (and Then Break 'Em)

April 11, 2012

Clarinda Harriss teaches another poetry-writing workshop.


Clarinda Harriss with books

Poetry-Writing Workshop : Make a Joyful Noise

April 4, 2012

Clarinda Harriss teaches a poetry-writing workshop.


How to Draw Dragons

Where There's Smoke…There's Dragons!

April 4, 2012

Dragon stories told as part of the Fairy Tale Festival.


Social Networking for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee - facebook and google logos - preview

Navigating the 1940 Census

March 31, 2012

Find out what applications are being used by genealogists and family historians of all ages.


Finding Your Glasses

Justin Jones-Fosu

March 29, 2012

Are you really living your life according to your core values?  Justin Jones-Fosu talks about his book…


Fran Allen McKinney - Words To Live By.

Fran Allen McKinney

March 28, 2012

Fran Allen McKinney talks about her new book, Words To Live By.


Nothing Daunted - Dorothy Wickenden

Dorothy Wickenden

March 20, 2012

Executive editor of the New Yorker writes about her grandmother's experiences teaching in Colorado in…


Dale Carpenter; Flagrant Conduct cover

Dale Carpenter

March 15, 2012

A real-life detective story that reveals the drama behind the scenes of a great Supreme Court victory…


Poets Jane Satterfield and Ned Balbo, Virginia Crawford and Sam Schmidt - preview

Jane Satterfield, Ned Balbo, Virginia Crawford and Sam Schmidt

March 14, 2012

Two married couples, Jane Satterfield and Ned Balbo, and Virginia Crawford and Sam Schmidt, read from…


Jean Baker - Margaret Sanger

Jean H. Baker

March 12, 2012

The new book by professor of history at Goucher College, Jean H. Baker, is Margaret Sanger: A Life of…


Peggielene Bartels - King Peggy

Peggielene Bartels

March 11, 2012

The fairy tale story of an American secretary who becomes king of a fishing village in west Africa.


Bernice L. McFadden; Leila Cobo; Jacqueline Luckett; Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

International Women's History Month Literary Festival

March 10, 2012

Four women writers from across the globe discuss the intersection of place, time and culture in lite…


 Peabody Early Music Program

Salon Concert: Early Music

March 10, 2012

A performance of European music dating from the Late Middle Ages to about 1750, featuring students from…


Chris Matthews - Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

Chris Matthews

March 8, 2012

The biography of Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews is "loving, affectionate and honest."


J. Bloom and American Wasteland

Jonathan Bloom

March 5, 2012

Jonathan Bloom's book, American Wasteland, presents an eye-opening account of our culture of excess and…


The Cross and the Lynching Tree

James H. Cone

March 1, 2012

The founder of black liberation theology, James H. Cone, talks about his book, The Cross and the Lynching…


Harlem is Nowhere

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

February 29, 2012

In Harlem is Nowhere, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts untangles the myth and meaning of Harlem's legacy.


Out of Left Field book cover

Rebecca T. Alpert

February 28, 2012

One of baseball's little-known stories is the relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow…


Phyllis Wheatly: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

Vincent Carretta

February 26, 2012

The new book by University of Maryland professor Vincent Carretta is the first full-length biography…


 Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Rebecca Boehling and Uta Larkey

February 22, 2012

A deeply moving account of Jewish family life before, during and after the Holocaust. 


Delerium

Nancy L. Cohen

February 21, 2012

The new book by Nancy L. Cohen presents a groundbreaking investigation into the shadow movement that…


The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part One: The Witnesses

Sharon Ewell Foster

February 19, 2012

The rebellious novel by Sharon Ewell Foster  brings new life to the story of Nat Turner, unearthing 180…


On an Irish Island

Robert Kanigel

February 15, 2012

The new book by Robert Kanigel is a sparkling history of the Great Blasket Island, an Irish outpost nearly…


From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story

Ron Tanner

February 11, 2012

From Animal House to Our House is a book for lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old ho…


Clarinda Harriss and Bruce Sager

Clarinda Harriss and Bruce Sager

February 8, 2012

Clarinda Harriss and Bruce Sager read from and talk about their work. 


Fortune's Bones

From Fortune to Henrietta Lacks and Beyond

February 6, 2012

A roundtable discussion examining ethics in medical education, research, treatment and practice.


AM/PM Sax Quartet

Salon Concert: AM/PM Saxophone Quartet

February 4, 2012

"Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you." --- Charlie Parker


Health First!  The Black Woman's Wellness Guide

Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guide

February 2, 2012

Solid information, advice, and no-nonsense straight talk about black women's health. 


Gary Marcus - Guitar Zero

Gary Marcus

February 1, 2012

Gary Marcus talks about his new book, Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning.


Harry Ezratty and Baltimore in the Civil War

Harry A. Ezratty

January 31, 2012

Harry Ezratty talks about the Battle of Baltimore, its impact on the Civil War, and a city under martial…


Tyson D. King-Meadows, When the Letter Betrays the Spirit

Tyson D. King-Meadows

January 26, 2012

Tyson D. King-Meadows talks about his new book, When the Letter Betrays the Spirit: Voting Rights Enforcement…


Brothers and Me book and author Donna Britt

Donna Britt

January 24, 2012

Donna Britt's memoir explores why women, especially black women, give so much to the men in their lives…


The Nazis Seance

Arthur Magida

January 17, 2012

The Nazi Seance takes us to pre-WWII Germany for the story of the "clairvoyant" Jew who advised Hitler…


Gregory Gibson Kenney as MLK

Gregory Gibson Kenney

January 15, 2012

During a dream, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meets actor Gregory Gibson Kenney at the Lincoln Memorial…


Jim Lehrer - Tension City

Jim Lehrer

January 12, 2012

In his new book, the "dean of moderators", Jim Lehrer,  takes us inside the presidential debates of the…


Valzhyna Mort and Ishion Hutchinson

Valzhyna Mort & Ishion Hutchinson

January 11, 2012

Valzhyna Mort and Ishion Hutchinson read from and talk about their work.


Ladies and Gentleplums Title

Salon Concert: Adam Kolbe Jones

January 7, 2012

"honest-to-goodness folk-rock" 


Bonjour Happiness!

Jamie Cat Callan

January 4, 2012

Jamie Cat Callan talks about her new book, Bonjour Happiness! Secrets for Finding Your Joie de Vivre…


The Wars of Afghanistan

Peter Tomsen

December 8, 2011

Peter Tomsen, former Ambassador to Afghanistan talks about his new book, The Wars of Afghanistan.


Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? Talking About Race

Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

December 5, 2011

Touré in conversation with Prof. Michael Eric Dyson about his book Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What…


Cave Canem - A Home For Black Poetry

An Afternoon of Poetry

December 4, 2011

The annual reading by Cave Canem poets, hosted by Reginald Harris of Poets House in New York.


Solomon Eichner playing piano

Salon Concert: Solomon Eichner

December 3, 2011

Enjoy an afternoon of classical piano music featuring a promising young artist.


Jeremiah Baker Saxaphone

Salon Concert: Jeremiah Baker

November 19, 2011

A virtuoso saxophone performer, merging classical with popular sounds. 


Tennis Everyone!

Tennis, Everyone

November 17, 2011

Learn how tennis played a role in Baltimore’s civil rights history.


American Emperor

David O. Stewart

November 17, 2011

David O. Stewart talks about his new book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's A…


Body and Soul

Alondra Nelson

November 15, 2011

Alondra Nelson talks about her book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical…


A Strong Right Arm

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

November 15, 2011

Meet Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of only three women who played in the Negro Leagues.


Ella's Umbrella

Salon Concert: Ella's Umbrella

November 12, 2011

Where Ella Fitzgerald and Neil Young meet, you’ll find Ella’s Umbrella.


The Baltimore Elite Giants

Bob Luke

November 10, 2011

Learn about Negro League baseball and the Jim Crow society in which it thrived.


Deliriously Happy

Larry Doyle

November 9, 2011

Winner of the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor has a new book of essays and hilariously funny p…


Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige

November 7, 2011

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome present an informal profile of the great black pitcher.


Campy and RaceBall

Neil Lanctot and Rob Ruck

November 6, 2011

A rare chance to hear two experts talk about baseball, the Negro Leagues, and black and Latino players…


Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry

November 5, 2011

Hear tales from an American storyteller.  Larry McMurty is the 2011 Pratt Lifetime Literacy Achievement…


Lucia Greenhouse - fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science

Lucia Greenhouse

November 2, 2011

Lucia Greenhouse talks about her new memoir, fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science.


Satchel

Larry Tye

October 30, 2011

Larry Tye talks about his award-winning book, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend.


If It Ain't Got That Swing

If It Ain't Got That Swing: Black Baseball and Music in the Jim Crow Era

October 29, 2011

Two historians, and baseball enthusiasts, look at the intersection of black baseball and black music…


Stare in the Darkness

Lester K. Spence

October 25, 2011

JHU professor talks about his new book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Polit…


Grant Wood: A Life

R. Tripp Evans

October 23, 2011

The new biography of Grant Wood by R. Tripp Evans won the 2010 Marfield Prize, National Award for Arts…


Life Goes On

Life Rolls On, One Day at a Time

October 20, 2011

A tragic accident left surfer Jesse Billauer a quadriplegic. Meet Jesse and hear his remarkable stor…


Breaking Barriers - Dr. Ivory A. Toldson

Breaking the Barriers

October 20, 2011

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson and Dr. Raymond Winbush talk about what we must do to help young black men succ…


In a Different Light

Dorothy Bailey

October 19, 2011

Dorothy Bailey talks about her new book, In a Different Light: Reflections and Beauty of Wise Women of…


Why Read Moby Dick?

Nathaniel Philbrick

October 18, 2011

One of the great chroniclers of American history tells you why you should read Moby-Dick.


Three teens discussing literature under a tree.

How to Pay for College

October 17, 2011

An annual seminar sponsored by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.  For parents and teens: sessions include…


1861 - Civil War Awakening

Adam Goodheart

October 9, 2011

Adam Goodheart's book, 1861, presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.


Augustus White - Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care

Unconscious Bias

October 3, 2011

A symposium and panel discussion on improving cultural competence in health care.


Miss Representation

Miss Representation

October 1, 2011

See this award-winning film and join in the post-screening discussion with a panel of experts.


Home Front Baltimore

Gil Sandler

September 27, 2011

Gil Sandler talks about his new book, Home Front Baltimore: An Album of Stories from World War II.


The Lion of Judah in the New World

Theodore M. Vestal

September 26, 2011

The renowned Ethiopianist, author and lecturer casts a fresh look at Emperor Haile Selassie.


What's Gotten Into Us?

McKay Jenkins

September 21, 2011

McKay Jenkins talks about his new book, What's Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World.


MICA

Douglas L. Frost

September 20, 2011

Douglas L. Frost talks about the history of MICA as told in his book, Making History/Making Art: MICA. …


Do White Americans Get Better Health Care than People of Color

Do White Americans Get Better Health Care than People of Color?

September 20, 2011

Dr. Michelle Gourdine and Dr. Thomas LaVeist lead a discussion on inequities in health care.


The Other Barack

Sally H. Jacobs

September 12, 2011

Sally H. Jacobs talks about her book, The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's…


Mencken Day 2011 - Hatrack photo - Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda

September 10, 2011

The 2011 Mencken Memorial Lecture,  "The Literary Journalist in the Era of H. L. Mencken: Vincent Starrett,…


Mencken Day 2011 - Hatrack photo

Peter Mallios

September 10, 2011

Peter Mallios presents "H. L. Mencken, 'Foreign' Literature, and the Invention of Free Speech in Modern…


Gus Russo - Boomer Days

Gus Russo

September 8, 2011

Gus Russo's new memoir, Boomer Days, chronicles what it was like growing up in Baltimore in the '50s…


Dhani Jones - The Sportsman

Dhani Jones

July 26, 2011

Professional football player, TV personality, entrepreneur, and now author!


Sex On The Moon

Ben Mezrich

July 20, 2011

Find out how a bright young NASA recruit and two female accomplices stole moon rocks from a hi-tech …


Red Summer

Cameron McWhirter

July 19, 2011

Cameron McWhirter talks about his new book, Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black…


Elijah E. Cummings and Elizabeth Warren - preview

Town Hall Meeting with Elizabeth Warren

June 30, 2011

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings presents a Town Hall Meeting with Elizabeth Warren, who serves as Special…


Tayari Jones - Silver Sparrow

Tayari Jones

June 27, 2011

The new novel by Tayari Jones is about a man with two families.


The Cosmopolitan Canopy

Elijah Anderson

June 9, 2011

Yale University sociologist offers a major reinterpretation of the racial dynamics in the U.S. in his…


Wendy Kopp - A Chance To Make History

Wendy Kopp

May 24, 2011

Teach For America founder and CEO shows that we can give poor kids a transformational education.  


Sandra Steingraber - Raising Elijah

Sandra Steingraber

May 18, 2011

Scientist and mother, Steingraber writes about how the health of our children is threatened by environmental…


Citizens of London

Lynne Olson

May 17, 2011

Her book, Citizens of London, tells the story of three key American players in wartime London.


Eddie Brown - Beating the Odds

Eddie Brown

May 10, 2011

Baltimore financial guru talks about his new memoir, Beating the Odds.


Malcolm X

A Tribute To Manning Marable

May 4, 2011

The Pratt Library pays tribute to Marable with a panel of  scholars discussing his life and work.


Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! - Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

May 3, 2011

Nader's newest book, a "work of imagination," is Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!


a discussion about childhood obesity

Get Fit Families!

April 28, 2011

A town hall meeting for parents to discuss childhood obesity.


The Near Assination of Ronald Reagan

Del Quentin Wilber

April 27, 2011

Award-winning reporter talks about his new book, Rawhide Down, on the attempted assassination of Pres.…


Mobb Deep's Prodigy

The rapper Prodigy

April 26, 2011

One of the biggest names in rap, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) tells the inside story of rappers and the in…


CityLit Festival

Andrei Codrescu

April 16, 2011

Part of a day-long celebration of literature presented at the 8th annual CityLit Festival.


CityLit Festival

Danielle Evans

April 16, 2011

Part of a day-long celebration of literature presented at the 8th annual CityLit Festival.


CityLit Festival

Jaimy Gordon

April 16, 2011

Part of a day-long celebration of literature presented at the 8th annual CityLit Festival.


The Presumption of Guilt

Charles Ogletree

April 14, 2011

Charles Ogletree talks about his book, The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.…


Hands on the Freedom Plow

Hands on the Freedom Plow

April 12, 2011

Women who worked for SNCC share their personal stories of being on the front lines of the Civil Rights…


One of Us - A Family's Life with Autism

Mark Osteen

April 5, 2011

Mark Osteen talks about his book, One of Us: A Family's Life with Autism.


Hellhound On His Trail

Hampton Sides

April 3, 2011

Hampton Sides talks about his book, Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and…


Ellen and Edith

Kristie Miller

March 31, 2011

Kristie Miller talks about her book, Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies.


Haiti Noir

Haiti Noir

March 29, 2011

Readings by Madison Smartt Bell and Katia Ullyse, whose work appears in this new story collection.


EPFL PODCAST

Weathering the Storm in Tough Economic Times!

March 23, 2011

Town Hall Meeting hosted by Congressman Elijah Cummings.


Senator Barbara Mikulski

Senator Barbara Mikulski

March 20, 2011

Senator Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate, talks about "Women of the Senate: Making…


International Women's History Month Literary Festival

International Women's History Month - Literary Festival

March 19, 2011

Four women writers from across the globe discuss the intersection of place, time and culture in lite…


The Invisible Line

Daniel Sharfstein

March 9, 2011

Daniel Sharfstein talks about his new book, The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Journey…


Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

The Life and Times of the Honorable Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

March 7, 2011

Celebrate the centennial of Clarence Mitchell's birth. Prof. Denton L. Watson, Mitchell's biographer,…


Classic Sounds of New Orleans

Classic Sounds of New Orleans

February 27, 2011

A new recording from Smithsonian Folkways showcases the music of New Orleans presented by Robert Cat…


The Making Of African America

Dr. Ira Berlin

February 23, 2011

Dr. Ira Berlin talks about his new book, The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations


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Publishing Black

February 9, 2011

As part of Black History Month, Paul Coates and Natalie Stokes-Peters talk about the rich history of…


The Indignant Generation

Dr. Lawrence P. Jackson

January 25, 2011

Dr. Lawrence P. Jackson talks about his new book, The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African…


Jacqueline Edelberg - How To Walk To School

Jacqueline Edelberg

January 19, 2011

Jacqueline Edelberg talks about her book, How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School…


Love, Honor, and Betray

Kimberla Lawson Roby

January 18, 2011

Kimberla Lawson Roby reads from her new novel, Love, Honor, and Betray.


Rev. John Arthur Nunes

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2011

Rev. John Arthur Nunes, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, delivers the King Commemorative Lecture.…


The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

January 12, 2011

Isabel Wilkerson talks about her new book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great…


Shiori - The Girl Who Loved Mothra

Shiori (Kathleen Hellen)

January 5, 2011

Shiori (Kathleen Hellen) reads from her poetry collection, The Girl Who Loved Mothra


Glass House of Dreams

Margaret Haviland Stansbury

December 12, 2010

Margaret Haviland Stansbury talks about her new book, Glass House of Dreams.


Hop The A Train

Frances N. Beckles

December 7, 2010

Frances N. Beckles discusses her new novel, Hop the A Train.


Skin, Inc.

An Afternoon of Poetry

December 5, 2010

Readings by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Cave Canem poets.


Glorious

Bernice L. McFadden

November 30, 2010

Bernice L. McFadden reads from her new novel, Glorious.


I Walked With Giants - Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath

November 18, 2010

Jimmy Heath talks about his autobiography, I Walked With Giants.


Under Their Thumb

Bill German

November 16, 2010

Bill German talks about his recent book, Under Their Thumb: How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up…


Three teens discussing literature under a tree.

How to Pay for College

November 15, 2010

An annual seminar sponsored by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.  For parents and teens: sessions include…


Pat Conroy - My Reading Life

Pat Conroy

November 6, 2010

Pratt presents Pat Conroy, the recipient of the 2010 Pratt Lifetime Literary Achievement Award.  The…


Talking About Race

Truth and Reconciliation

November 4, 2010

Listen to Commissioner Rev. Mark Sills and Rev. Nelson Johnson and his wife Joyce Johnson as they discuss…


Outside Looking In

Garry Wills

October 27, 2010

Garry Wills talks about his new book, Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer.


How to Read the Air

Dinaw Mengestu

October 24, 2010

Dinaw Mengestu reads from his new novel, How To Read the Air.


Democracy NOW!

Amy Goodman

October 22, 2010

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national daily independent award-winning…


Racing While Black

Leonard T. Miller

October 19, 2010

Leonard T. Miller, the president of Miller Racing Group, talks about his new book, Racing While Blac…


One Flight Up

Susan Fales-Hill

October 17, 2010

Susan Fales-Hill talks about her new novel, One Flight Up.


Disintegration

Eugene Robinson

October 12, 2010

Eugene Robinson talks about his new book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America.


The Six o'clock Siren

Sandra Evans Falconer

October 6, 2010

Sandra Evans Falconer reads from her poetry collection, The Six o'clock Siren.


Ocean State

Jean McGarry

October 5, 2010

Jean McGarry reads from her new collection of stories, Ocean State.


Black Woman in American Life and Culture

Dr. Sheri Parks

September 29, 2010

Dr. Sheri Parks talks about her new book, Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and…


The Audacity to Win

David Plouffe

September 23, 2010

David Plouffe talks about his book, The Audacity to Win: How Obama Won and How We Can Beat the Party…


Half Empty

David Rakoff

September 22, 2010

David Rakoff talks about his new book, Half Empty.


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Paul Reyes

September 14, 2010

Paul Reyes talks about his new book, Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida's Great Recessi…


Getting To Happy

Terry McMillan

September 12, 2010

Terry McMillan talks about her new novel, Getting to Happy, a sequel to Waiting to Exhale.


Bliss, REmembered by Frank Deford

Frank Deford

August 18, 2010

Frank Deford talks about his new novel, Bliss, Remembered.


Dishing Up Maryland

Lucie Snodgrass

August 17, 2010

Lucie Snodgrass talks about her new book, Dishing Up Maryland: 150 Recipes from the Alleghenies to the…


The Sylvia Chronicles

Cartoonist Nicole Hollander

August 11, 2010

The creator of the Sylvia strip talks about 30 years as a nationally syndicated cartoonist.


Joe Gans

Colleen Aycock

August 10, 2010

Author Colleen Aycock talks about her book, Joe Gans: A Biography of the First African American World…


Maryland CASH Campaign

Maryland CASH Campaign

August 4, 2010

Maryland CASH is a local organization providing financial literacy and assistance.  Shani Gibson introduces…


Baltimore CASH Campaign

Baltimore CASH Campaign

August 4, 2010

Baltimore CASH is a local organization providing financial literacy and assistance.  Monica Copeland…


Lucille Clifton

A Tribute to Lucille Clifton (1936 - 2010)

June 24, 2010

A celebration of the life and words of poet Lucille Clifton.


Dr. Hubert G. Locke - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Hubert G. Locke

June 24, 2010

Dr. Hubert G. Locke talks about the Holocaust's lessons for churches today.


Intergenerational Illiteracy in BAltimore

Why Can't Grandma Read? Intergenerational Illiteracy in Baltimore

June 23, 2010

A morning of dynamic speakers, and stimulating conversation with experts, educators and service prov…


Pam Grier: My Life in Three Acts

Pam Grier

June 14, 2010

Pam Grier talks about her new memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.


Farm City

Novella Carpenter

June 9, 2010

Food writer tells how she turned a vacant lot in Oakland into a working mini-farm.


The Other Wes Moore: One Name and Two Fates, A Story of Tragedy and Hope

Wes Moore

May 18, 2010

Wes Moore talks about his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name and Two Fates, a Story of Tragedy and …


Full Moon on K Street

Full Moon on K Street

May 12, 2010

The Beltway Poetry Quarterly's 10th anniversary reading.


A. Lincoln: A Biography

Ronald C. White, Jr.

May 11, 2010

The author talks about his book, A. Lincoln: A Biography.


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Thomas J. Espenshade

May 5, 2010

Thomas J. Espenshade talks about his new book, No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite…


Howell S. Baum - Brown in Baltimore

Howell S. Baum

April 27, 2010

University of Maryland professor talks about his new book on Baltimore school desegregation.


Bryan Stevenson and Renee Hutchins

Is Justice Possible in a Race Biased Society?

April 20, 2010

A conversation with Bryan Stevenson and Renee Hutchins


Stanley Plumly and Laura Shovan

Reading by Maryland State Poet Laureate

April 17, 2010

Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly reads with Laura Shovan, winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize.


Masha Hamilton and Thrity Umrigar

New and Novel

April 17, 2010

A conversation with novelists Masha Hamilton and Thrity Umrigar.


CityLit Project

Poetry Readings

April 17, 2010

Hear poets Ron Egatz, John Murillo, Paul Nelson, January G. O'Neil and Shelly Puhak read from their …


Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler

Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler

March 31, 2010

Two legal scholars argue that the U.S. criminal justice system targets black men.


Antero Pietila - Not In My Neighborhood

Antero Pietila

March 25, 2010

A penetrating examination of bigotry and residential segregation in Baltimore.


A Taste of Honey - Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim

March 24, 2010

Author Jabari Asim reads from his new collection of stories, A Taste of Honey.


Dr. John A. Smith talks about his book.

Dr. John A. Rich

March 16, 2010

The author talks about his new book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young…


International Women's History Month Literary Festival

International Women's History Month Literary Festival

March 6, 2010

Five women writers from various regions of the globe discuss the voice and role of women.


Ted Venetoulis - Hail to the Cheat

Ted Venetoulis

March 2, 2010

Former Baltimore County executive has written a satirical novel, Hail to the Cheat.


Street Shadows - Jerald Walker

Jerald Walker

February 28, 2010

Jerald Walker talks about his new book, Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion and Redemption.


The Poker Bride

Christopher Corbett

February 24, 2010

Corbett tells the story of Chinese immigrants in California, an Idaho poker game, and the unusual st…


Snitching preview

Alexandra Natapoff

February 21, 2010

Law professor, former public defender, is national expert on snitching in the criminal justice syste…


The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete - preview

Grant Wahl

February 17, 2010

Grant Wahl spent two years covering David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy and writes about it in The Beckham…


A Fiery Peace

Neil Sheehan

February 3, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new book tells the story of the nuclear arms race that changed h…


Deborah Owens

Deborah Owens

February 2, 2010

Financial lifestyle coach will show you how to lead a "wealthy lifestyle."


Josh Weil's The New Valley

Josh Weil

January 27, 2010

Writer-in-residence at Gilman School Josh Weil reads from his book, The New Valley.


It's the Classroom, Stupid - Kalman R. Hettleman

Kalman R. Hettleman

January 26, 2010

Kalman Hettleman has had a notable career on the frontlines of urban policy and politics, including service…


Renegade for Peace & Justice - Barabara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

January 24, 2010

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was first elected to represent California's ninth Congressional District in…


Jacob's Cane - Elisa New

Elisa New

January 21, 2010

Her new book, Jacob's Cane, is about her Jewish family's journey from Lithuania to Baltimore and Lon…


Dr. C. Black - the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate

Dr. Barry C. Black

January 16, 2010

The King Commemorative Lecture was presented by the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.


From Yonder to Here and Vic Carter

Vic Carter

January 12, 2010

WJZ-TV anchor Vic Carter tells the compelling story of Ozell Sutton, a civil rights pioneer who risked…


Our Quest For Effective Living - Fred Katz

Fred Emil Katz

January 6, 2010

In his new book, Our Quest for Effective Living: How We Cope in Social Space; A Window to a New Science,…


Cave Canem - A Home For Black Poetry

Cave Canem Poets

December 6, 2009

This annual reading features three dynamic young voices: Samiya Bashir, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Ronaldo…


Rich Benjamin and Tim Wise

How Does White America Talk About Race?

December 1, 2009

A conversation with authors Rich Benjamin and Tim Wise.


Patapsco

Alison Kahn and Peggy Fox

November 22, 2009

Writer and photographer collaborated on a beautiful book about the Patapsco Vallery.


My Father's Paradise

Ariel Sabar

November 17, 2009

Ariel Sabar talks about My Father's Paradise, winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle award for…


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How to Pay for College

November 9, 2009

This discussion of education topics is an annual seminar sponsored by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings


Taylor Branch - The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

Taylor Branch

November 5, 2009

Taylor Branch talks about his new book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President.


Tatum and Hornbeck

How Race Affects Our Classrooms - Beverly Daniel Tatum and David Hornbeck

November 2, 2009

Part of the year-long speaker series, "Talking About Race," presented in partnership with the Open Society…


How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges

Byron Pitts

October 6, 2009

The CBS News correspondent talks about his new book, Step Out on Nothing.


In Black In White

L. T. Woody

September 29, 2009

L. T. Woody talks about his book, In Black In White.


The Accidental Billionaires

Ben Mezrich

September 21, 2009

Ben Mezrich talks about his new book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of…


Ben Jealous and Gerald Torres

Do We Still Need to Talk About Race? - Ben Jealous and Gerald Torres

September 16, 2009

Part of the year-long speaker series, "Talking About Race," presented in partnership with the Open Society…


Mencken Day 2009

Mencken Day Lecture - Dr. Michael Kazin

September 12, 2009

The 2009 Mencken Memorial Lecture - "Bryan Debates Mencken: The Confrontation We Missed," by Dr. Michael…


Gwen Ifill and Sherrily A. Ifill

Talking About Race NOW - Gwen Ifill and Sherrilyn A. Ifill

June 4, 2009

Journalist Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and author of The Breakthrough:…


Before I Forge t - Leonard Pitts

Leonard Pitts

May 27, 2009

Leonard Pitts reads from his new novel, Before I Forget.


EPFL PODCAST

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

May 20, 2009

Learn about the stimulus/recovery act that has been signed into law and about the many different funding…


In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan

May 16, 2009

Michael Pollan talks about his most recent book, In Defense of Food.


Annies Ghost

Steve Luxenberg

May 12, 2009

Steve Luxenberg talks about his new book, Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret.


Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

May 7, 2009

Chuck Palahniuk reads from his new novel, Pygmy.


EPFL PODCAST

Nonprofits Thinking Like Businesses

May 6, 2009

Hear Robert Egger's thoughts on how nonprofits can run like a business.


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Jill Jonnes

May 5, 2009

Jill Jonnes talks about her new book, Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled…


Typhoon and Holy Woman and the author

Qaisra Shahraz

April 28, 2009

Author Qaisra Shahraz talks about her books, Typhoon and The Holy Woman.


CityLit Project

Junot Diaz

April 18, 2009

Junot Díaz reads from his 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  The…


Marita Golden - Its All Love

Marita Golden

March 29, 2009

A new collection of stories, poems and essays on love by African American writers


Robert Roper - Now the Drum of War

Robert Roper

March 24, 2009

Rober Roper talks about his book, Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil Wa…


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Achy Obejas and Robert Arellano

March 23, 2009

Two new novels by Achy Obejas (Ruins) and Robert Arellano (Havana Lunar) are set in Cuba.


Peter Schechter - Pipeline: A Novel of Suspense

Peter Schechter

March 12, 2009

Pipeline is a riveting international thriller of oil, greed, and power. Three strangers from Washington,…


Laura Lippman and Life Sentences book - preview

Laura Lippman

March 10, 2009

A child's mysterious death, a young woman's romantic obsession, and a father's long-hidden secret converge…


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Tavis Smiley

March 5, 2009

Tavis Smiley talks about his new book, Accountable: Making America As Good As Its Promise.


Annette Gordon Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed

February 22, 2009

Following her groundbreaking book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, historian and legal scholar Annette…


Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake

Stephen Whitman

February 14, 2009

Stephen Whitman is an Associate Professor of History at Mount Saint Mary's University. He writes on the…


Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates

February 12, 2009

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about his new book, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely…


Jabari Asim What Obama Means

Jabari Asim

February 9, 2009

A seasoned political observer and cultural critic, Jabari Asim offers a timely and sharp analysis of…


Carole Boston Weatherford and book preview

Carole Boston Weatherford

February 7, 2009

In Becoming Billie Holiday, Carole Boston Weatherford's poems trace the singer's journey from B-girl…


Bishop John Bryant

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 24, 2009

Bishop Bryant has earned a reputation as one of black America's most charismatic and committed religious…


Randall Kennedy - Sellout

Randall Kennedy

January 17, 2009

In his new book, Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal, Randall Kennedy grapples brilliantly and judiciously…


Fruits of Victory book and author preview

Author Elaine F. Weiss

December 9, 2008

From 1917 to 1920 the Woman's Land Army (WLA) brought thousands of city workers, society women, artists,…


Grace After Midnight

Felicia Snoop Pearson

November 14, 2008

Felicia Pearson, who plays Snoop on the HBO hit series The Wire, was a born a three-pound, cross-eyed…


Helene Cooper - The House at Sugar Beach

Helene Cooper

October 28, 2008

In 1980, 13-year-old Helene Cooper's life in Liberia changed forever when a coup d'etat left the President…


Until Our Last Breath - Michael Bart

Michael Bart

October 16, 2008

Michael Bart's parents, Leizer and Zenia, were Lithuanian Holocaust survivors. It was not until after…


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An Evening with Nancy Pelosi

September 23, 2008

Since 1987 Nancy Pelosi has represented California's 8th District, which includes most of the city of…


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Money Matters - Predatory Lending

August 26, 2008

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian, asks Frank McNeil, Community Development,…


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Money Matters - Checking Accounts

August 26, 2008

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian, asks Anne Marie Butterhoff, Branch…


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Money Matters - Kids and Finance

August 26, 2008

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian, asks Michelle Hernandez Branch Manager…


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Vaccines

July 24, 2008

Kate Niemczyk, a librarian in the Business, Science, and Technology Department, interviewed Dr. Anne…


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Dr. P. M. Forni

July 15, 2008

Author P. M. Forni talks about his new book, The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude.Many…


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Safety Awareness - Carbon Monoxide

June 24, 2008

Kate Niemczyk, a librarian in the Business, Science, and Technology Department, interviewed Robert Burke,…


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Safety Awareness - Fire Protection

June 24, 2008

Kate Niemczyk, a librarian in the Business, Science, and Technology Department, interviewed Robert Burke,…


Letters to a Young Sister - Hill Harper - home

Actor Hill Harper

June 18, 2008

tor Hill Harper talks about his new book, Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny.In this follow-up…


Here Lies Jim Crow - Fraser Smith - home

Author C. Fraser Smith

June 12, 2008

Baltimore Sun columnist and WYPR political analyst Fraser Smith traces the roots of Jim Crow laws in…


Connie Willis - Passage - home

Author Connie Willis

May 22, 2008

Winner of six Nebula and nine Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative…


EPFL PODCAST

Author Nathan McCall

May 13, 2008

Nathan McCall reads and signs his novel, THEM. From the author of the memoir, Makes Me Wanna Holler,…


Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind - home

Author Gary Marcus

May 3, 2008

Gary Marcus talks about his new book, Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind. In his new…


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Author Michael Kinsley

April 24, 2008

Michael Kinsley talks with Frank Foer of The New Republic about his new book, PLEASE DON'T REMAIN CALM.      …


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Michael Olesker - CityLit Festival

April 19, 2008

Michael Olesker, long-time Baltimore newsman, author, and former WJZ commentator, explores the general…


City Lit

Baltimore's Literati

April 19, 2008

Baltimore's Literati: Three bestselling authors from Baltimore talk about their new novels - Dan Fesperman…


EPFL PODCAST

Author Ben Carson

April 19, 2008

Dr. Ben Carson shares his insight and advice from his new book, Take the Risk: Learning to Identify,…


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Michael Collier

April 3, 2008

Former Maryland Poet Laureate reads his own poems and those of his favorite poets. Michael Collier…


EPFL PODCAST

Ernest Hardy

February 27, 2008

Film and music critic Hardy has been a juror at Sundance and other film festivals around the country.…


healthy food for home

Is skipping breakfast a good way to lose weight?

February 21, 2008

Are fresh vegetables more nutritious that frozen vegetables?Does margarine have fewer calories than butter?There…


healthy food for home

Does drinking milk cause phlegm, and should I avoid it when I have a cold?

February 21, 2008

If my cholesterol is high, should I avoid eggs?Is oatmeal or oat bran my ticket to cholesterol management?There…


healthy food for home

I’m eating healthy foods. Why am I not losing weight?

February 21, 2008

Does eating at night make you more likely to gain weight?There are many common questions surrounding…


healthy food for home

Top 3 hints for avoiding overeating

February 21, 2008

There are many common questions surrounding dieting and other nutrition matters.Kate Niemczyk, a librarian…


healthy food for home

First bite and last bite theories

February 21, 2008

There are many common questions surrounding dieting and other nutrition matters.Kate Niemczyk, a librarian…


healthy food for home

Rethinking the Concept of Dieting

February 21, 2008

There are many common questions surrounding dieting and other nutrition matters.Kate Niemczyk, a librarian…


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Author Esther Iverem

February 20, 2008

The author talks about her book, We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986-2006…


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Author Cora Daniels

November 29, 2007

talks about "The Impact of Ghetto Mores, Attitudes and Lifestyles on American Culture." Cora Daniels…


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Author Deborah Mathis

November 27, 2007

discusses her new book, Sole Sisters: The Joys and Pains of Single Black Women More black women today…


Doris Kearns Goodwin Talks

Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

November 10, 2007

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author  An equally gifted historian and storyteller,…


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Flu Clinic Interview

November 9, 2007

Find out the answers to all your flu shot questions. Dr. Anne Bailowitz, a pediatrician with the Baltimore…


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Writers LIVE at the Library - Garrison Keillor

October 27, 2007

Author and national radio personality Garrison Keillor reads from his new Lake Wobegon novel, PONTOON. Evelyn…


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CALLALOO: Celebrating 30 Years

October 26, 2007

Hosted by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Yusef Komunyakaa, Carl Phillips and…


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Christopher Hitchens

September 9, 2006

Christopher Hitchens presented the 2006 Mencken Memorial Lecture at the Central Library of the Enoch…


EPFL PODCAST

Carl Yastrzemski Talks about Himself and Youth Hitting Part 2

In 1973 when the Boston Red Sox played the Orioles in Memorial Stadium, Don Newbery recorded his conversations…


EPFL PODCAST

Carl Yastrzemski Talks about Himself and Youth Hitting Part 1

In 1973 when the Boston Red Sox played the Orioles in Memorial Stadium, Don Newbery recorded his conversations…


EPFL PODCAST

Paul Blair Talks about Playing the Outfield

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Brooks Robinson Talks about Playing 3rd Base

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Mark Belanger Talks about Playing SS

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Bobby Grich Talks about Playing 2nd Base

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Boog Powell Talks about Playing 1st Base

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Earl Williams Talks about Pitching

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Dave McNally Talks about Pitching

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

Jim Palmer Talks about Pitching

In 1973 and 1974 (The Championship Years) Don Newbery recorded his talks with Oriole players about playing…


EPFL PODCAST

How to Read to Your Child

Children's Programming Specialist Betsy Diamante-Cohen interviews Andrea Pyatt-Johnson, Coordinator Reach…


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Money Matters - Smail Business Banking

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian asks Richard Hunt, Division Head of…


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Money Matters - Mortgages

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian asks Rahn V. Barnes, Vice President…


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Safety Awareness - Household Hazards

Kate Niemczyk, a librarian in the Business, Science, and Technology Department, talked with Corporal…


Safety Awareness - Personal Safety

Safety Awareness - Personal Safety

Kate Niemczyk, a librarian in the Business, Science, and Technology Department, talked with Corporal…


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Money Matters - Banking Basics

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian asks Rahn V. Barnes, Vice President…


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Money Matters - Credit Reports and Identity Theft

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian asks Rahn V. Barnes, Vice President…


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Money Matters - Money, Debt and Credit Cards

Naomi Hafter, the Pratt Library's Business Information Librarian asks Rahn V. Barnes, Vice President…


Vivien Thomas Spotlight

A 1972 recording of an interview with Vivien Thomas

Vivien Theodore Thomas (August 29, 1910 – November 26, 1985) was an African-American surgical technician…


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Playin' o' the Green - 1: Wild Mountain Thyme

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…


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Playin' o' the Green - 2: Planxty Fanny Power

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…


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Playin' o' the Green - 3: Give Me Your Hand / Halting March

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…


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Playin' o' the Green - 4: Rights of Man

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…


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Playin' o' the Green - 5: Denis Murphy's Polka

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…


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Playin' o' the Green - 6: Moonlight In Mayo

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…


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Playin' o' the Green - 7: Irish Washerwoman

This performance was part of the Playin' o' the Green Casual Concert series at Central Library, which…