Tag: books

In Push for ‘Unfettered Access,’ Baltimore County Gives All Students Public Library Accounts

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In a push to keep young minds curious and information unrestricted, Baltimore County schools and libraries have partnered up to give every public school student automatic library card privileges.

Traveling Man: Gilman Alum’s Journey Inspires Handbook on Travel

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The Wayfarer’s Handbook: A Field Guide for The Independent Traveler

In 2011, 25-year-old Washington, DC resident and Baltimore native Evan S. Rice couldn’t shake the feeling of being too comfortable in his decent job, affordable living situation, and the monotonous predictability of his life. Rather than take up a new hobby, as some of us might, he packed his bags and bought a one-way plane ticket to another continent. Rice, a financial consultant with longtime environmental interests, had consulted a calendar and was headed to Kenya to witness the great migration of wildebeests as they passed into the country from Tanzania. When that went well, he decided he might as well keep traveling.

BMA’s ‘Off the Shelf’ Exhibition to Showcase Modern, Contemporary Art with Books as Medium

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Pages. 87-88 of “The Departure of the Argonaut. 1983-1986,” by artist Francesco Clemente and author Alberto Salvinio (translator: George Scrivani). Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art: The Ryda Hecht Levi Collection of Illustrated Books, and Mary Boone Gallery, New York.

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s spring exhibition seeks to highlight what its curator views as an oftentimes undervalued artistic medium: the artist’s book.

Rare Book Sale to Benefit the Baltimore Architecture Foundation

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In an effort to consolidate its collection of books, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation will auction off a selection of rare antique architecture books at Alex Cooper Auctioneers. The BAF’s collection will go under the hammer beginning at approximately 12:30 on Friday, January 27, 2016.

Nonprofit Lends Hand to Harlem Park School Where Teacher Was Filmed Berating Class

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Courtesy National Children’s Social Justice Library/Generosity.com
Courtesy National Children’s Social Justice Library/Generosity.com

In response to a viral video of a Harlem Park school teacher using the n-word and screaming at students, a California nonprofit has arranged to provide an infusion of racially conscious books for the school’s library.

Baltimore Ravens Unveil Bookmobile Today

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The Baltimore Ravens unveiled today their first-ever Bookmobile at Abbottston Elementary School in Baltimore City on Monday. The rolling library is fully-funded by the Ravens Foundation, Inc. and will be owned and operated by the Maryland Book Bank, which is a nonprofit organization that distributes free children’s books to students, teachers, schools and organizations throughout Maryland.

Hopkins Researchers Win Top Education Prize

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Over the past year, you’ve probably heard Johns Hopkins researchers Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson on the radio, or read about their work in the newspaper. Their decades-long research into the life trajectories of several hundred Baltimore children revealed a ton of fascinating–and depressing–information.

The MARC Book Club Is a Brilliant Idea

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There are school-wide and city-wide reading campaigns, where an entire group of people bands together to read the same book at the same time. So why not a public transit book club?

Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates Launch His New Book in Baltimore

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nahesi Coates, one of America’s foremost intellects, just published a new book which takes the form of a letter to his young son.

Baltimore School Closes, Tosses Out Its Books

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Photo via ebay

Throwing books in the trash is not as bad as burning them, but it’s close. That’s why people are mad–very mad!–at Heritage High School in northeast Baltimore.