The intertwining stories in The Great Believerstake us through the heartbreak of 80’s and the chaos of the modern world, as characters struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.
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Local author & former Baltimore Sun writer Kevin Cowherd's latest work chronicles the contest at Camden Yards between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox on April 29, 2015. Baltimore is reeling from the devasting riots sparked by the death of Freddie Gray. The stadium is on lockdown for public safety and because police are needed elsewhere to keep the tense city from exploding anew. It is the only Major League game ever played without fans making it the unlikeliest and strangest game ever played in baseball and its therapeutic effect on a troubled city.
Celebrate the Central Library Grand Reopening with a Block Party & Open House! Check out the fresh spaces and enjoy activities, authors, musicians, performers, storytelling, and slam poetry all day. Participate in the Virtual Tour throughout the library.
Outdoor Stage: BLYSS Step Team, Baltimore School for the Arts, Ribbon cutting, Old Bay Brass, Line Dancing by Lisa Luv Cinnamon, Kondwani Fidel, Conjunto Bruja, food trucks.
Kate Black will be in conversation with Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Baltimore City Councilwoman Danielle McCray, Baltimore City Department of Planning Assistant Director Stephanie Maddin Smith, and Maryland Delegate Brook Lierman. Presented in Partnership with Emerge Maryland.
Honoring the Memory, Career, and Bequest of Henry Louis Mencken.
Photo caption: Mencken and his niece Virginia in the backyard at 1524 Hollins St. Mencken was 39, at the cusp of his greatest decade. During the 1920s, the New York Times suggested that he was the most powerful private citizen in America.
The Mencken Room is open to the public from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
10:30 A.M., Mencken Society Annual Meeting - Wheeler Auditorim.
2p.m. The 2019 Mencken Memorial Lecture - Wheeler Auditorium.
Workshops will focus on specific journaling techniques which allow for self-exploration, sharing your creativity, increasing awareness of feelings, reducing stress and discovering goals, your strengths and talents.
These workshops will be conducted by Teara Q. Booker, an accomplished maternal health advocate, arts administrator, author, professor, and the founder of Well With Her Soul.
Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th-century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues. All tours begin at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Branch. Tickets are $10. Please note that advance registration is required; no walk-ups will be accepted.