A few weeks back we talked to Dr. Peter Beilenson about his new book, Tapping Into “The Wire” among other topics. Tonight Beilenson and co-author Partick Macguire will be at the Enoch Pratt Library at 7 p.m. to discuss the book, which uses the television series as a road map for exploring connections between inner-city poverty and drug-related violence. Each chapter recounts scenes from “The Wire,” placing the characters’ challenges into the broader context of public policy.

Dr. Peter Beilenson is Howard County’s health officer. From 1992 to 2005 he served as Baltimore City’s health commissioner. Patrick McGuire is a journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, fourteen of which were at the Baltimore Sun.

The event will be held at the Enoch Pratt Library, Central Location, in the Wheeler Auditorium.