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As a child in the mid-1950s, I asked my mother why we didn't live in a modern house built of new, salmon-toned brick like my schoolmates. We lived in a traditional city neighborhood, in a three-story 1915 rowhouse. We had only a small backyard that lacked...
Alimay Thompson Kendrick sits in her dining room and recalls the first meeting of a neighborhood club she joined in 1959. It was a garden club, composed of both men and women, all African-American, formed to represent the neighborhoods of Forest Park,...
Interesting, these times we live in -- the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore reports a 20 percent increase in visitors through its doors, while Steve Jobs and Apple prepare to roll out the iPad, the computer tablet that allows you to download a book...
Tags: Patterson Park, Hands, Fingers, Books and Magazines, Apple iPad
Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum should reopen Oct. 4, the group responsible for making it profitable announced this week. "That's the official goal. That's the date," said Baltimore-based actor and author Mark Redfield, vice president of Poe...
As the five young writers sat with bated breath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda told them that a life of wordsmithing would bring them pain. One of them would soon win the nation's most lucrative literary award, the...
Carolyn Marie Hauck, a retired Enoch Pratt Free Library staff member who encouraged patrons to explore films and the arts, died of dementia complications at the Pickersgill Retirement Community. The longtime Mount Vernon resident was 89. Born in...
The Waverly library would be about 2,000 square feet bigger than it is now, with a wall of glass, more computers, modernized equipment and separate areas for children and teens, as planned in a $6 million renovation project, Baltimore City library...
Author George Saunders is having the kind of year that could lead the former roofer and slaughterhouse worker to imagine that someone is spritzing the air around him with a giant bottle of perfume. "The way things have been going recently, it's as if...
It's not too early to start compiling your summer reading list. Here are some recommendations, courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with publication dates. Fiction Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to...
Tags: John Le Carre, Diabetes, Italy, Nora Ephron, Entertainment
A Washington County student will be honored as a Maryland finalist April 13 at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library for her entry into the Letters About Literature contest. Boonsboro High School student Elizabeth Longerbeam will be...
The lineup for the 10th annual CityLit Festival is set, so Baltimore-area book lovers should mark April 13 on calendars. The event, held at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, offers a full day of author readings, panel discussions and...
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
Tags: Google Inc., Benjamin Franklin, China, Apple iPhone, Literature
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