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Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

October, 2013-March, 2014

All programs are on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The programs are held in the Conference Room at the Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD  21208.

For more information the public may call 410-887-1234 or visit www.bcpl.info</p>

November 2013

Mark Osteen, Ph.D.

Nov 20 – Professor of English and Chair of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Osteen, JHU Press author of “Nightmare Alley:  Film Noir and the American Dream,” examines how film noir disputes the notion at the heart of the American dream.

Nov 27 – No Program

Michael Meyerson *

Dec 4 – Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and author of “Endowed by Our Creator:  The Birth of Religious Freedom in America,” an exploration of the struggle over the relationship between religion and government.

Larry Gibson

Dec 11 – Professor at University of Maryland School of Law and author of “Young Thurgood:  The Making of a Supreme Court Justice,” which emphasizes the role Baltimore and Maryland played in influencing Thurgood Marshall’s early years.

Peter Bielenson, M.D.

Dec 18 – JHU Press co-author with Patrick McGuire of “Tapping into the Wire:  The Real Urban Crisis,” a book about urban policy and public health issues.

Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.

Jan 8 – Former Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and JHU Press author of “10 Lessons in Public Health,” shares stories from a career devoted to improving health in some of the neediest parts of the world.

Mark Hildebrand

Jan 15 – Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner with the filmmaker of the MPT independent documentary, “Anthem,” as he shares the fascinating origins of the music of our national anthem.

Kelly Terrell

Jan 22 – Tells us about his book “Reservoir Hill,” an old and still vibrant Baltimore neighborhood.

Jay Schlossberg Cohen

Jan 29 – A look at his career and his much admired community art projects.

James Archer Abbott

Feb 5 – Step back into the Gilded Age as we go on a privately curated tour with James Archer Abbott, director and curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum &amp; Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen:  The Dream House Re-imagined.”

Jed Gaylin

Feb 12 – Director of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will preview his March concert, which will include Grand Canyon Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.

Alexandra Deutsch

Feb 19 – Join us as the Chief Curator at The Maryland Historical Society shares the story of the Baltimore Bonapartes as she explains her exhibit, “A Woman of Two Worlds:  Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy.”

Michael Raphael

Feb 26 – CEO of Direct Dimensions will introduce us to the exciting new technology of 3-D printing.

Earle Havens, Ph.D

March 5 – Join us as the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Early Rare Books &amp; Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins University shares one of the premier collections in the world as he takes us into the “Halls of Wonder:  Rare Books and the Birth of Museums in Europe.”

Charles Belfoure

March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.

Paul Espinosa

March 19 – Join us in welcoming the new Curator of the George Peabody Library, as he debunks the urban legends in the fascinating “History of The Peabody Library:  Baltimore’s First Public Library.”

Carolyn Black-Sotir

March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
1963 one of the most tumultuous years for civil rights

Compiled and Orated by
Dr. Marvin L. ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr.

A tremendous historically educational presentation and Q & A period on certain impactful occurrences that happened 50 years ago

– 1963.

An educationally exciting and historic power point presentation on events that happened 50 years ago. Yes, we remember the assassination of President Kennedy; the murder of Medgar Evers; and also the bombing of the church in Alabama that killed 4 little girls, all in 1963. But, do we know about the killing of Hattie Carroll, a waitress at the Emerson hotel in Baltimore; or the shooting death of William Moore, a white Baltimore member of the Congress of Racial Equality, killed by the KKK; the racist actions of Bull Connor or the racial inaugural address by Alabama Governor George Wallace? How about the Miranda case or the loss of praying
in school? We won’t tell you any more – you have to see and hear the presentation

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Baltimore Board of Rabbis Presents An Introduction To Judaism

The Baltimore Board of Rabbis will offer an introduction to Judaism course which includes 16 evening sessions on Jewish history, belief and religious practice taught by some of Baltimore’s leading rabbis. Since Hebrew is central to Jewish worship and ritual, students can also learn how to read Hebrew in an elective class, available at no additional cost. Participants must select a sponsoring rabbi with whom they can continue the dialogue after the course is over.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Orientation session
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Evening classes begin
Tuition: $350

Includes books, materials and all experiential programs.
Spouses or significant others may attend at no additional cost.
To register, visit baltimorerabbis.org.

For more information, contact the Baltimore Board of Rabbis at 443-478-3454 or baltimorerabbis@associated.org.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Sunday, October 6, 2013
United States Power Boat Show and Annapolis Brokerage Show


US Powerboat Show and Annapolis Brokerage Show

October 3-6, 2013

Experience the exciting world of powerboats, from luxurious motor yachts to high performance boats and for the first time ever previously owned boats will be on display and for sale. Visit the nation’s oldest in-water powerboat show at City Dock, Annapolis. Opens at 10 a.m.  For more information and a free mobile app go to www.usboat.com or call 410-268-8828.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Uses of Stone in the Garden with Gordon Hayward

The Uses of Stone in the Garden with Gordon Hayward
Stone furnishes the framework, the structure and the sense of permanence that transforms gardens. In this slide-illustrated lecture that grows out of his book, Stone in the Garden, garden designer and author Gordon Hayward will talk about the many creative and practical roles that stone can play to give a garden a feeling of timelessness. Visit www.haywardgardens.com. Book sale and signing to follow.

Part of Ladew Gardens’ Fall 2013 lecture series. These distinguished speakers offer insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. Held in Harvey Ladew’s Studio at 10:30 am, lectures are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. (Attendees who sign up for all 5 lectures will receive one lecture free.) Advance reservations are recommended as lectures often sell out.

For more information, please call 410-557-9570 or visit www.ladewgardens.com

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