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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Elaine Eff, Ph.D.

Dec 17 – The Baltimore tradition of painting vivid images on row house screens will be described by folklorist, Dr. Elaine Eff when she discusses her book “The Painted Screens of Baltimore:  An Urban Folk Art Revealed.”

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Job Search Network Meetup

The Jewish Community Services Career Center offers the Job Search Network, which meets twice a month and is free and open to the community. Participants learn about current job search and recruiting trends, acquire tips on branding and social media strategies for an effective job search, and advance their interviewing and negotiating skills, while networking with other job seekers.  For more information and to pre-register, visit or call 410-843-7433.

JCS offers a range of services for job seekers, as well as providing recruitment and hiring assistance for employers and business development services for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Midnight Noon at the Maryland Science Center

Does the ball drop after your bedtime? Not this year! Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center! Join us for our 7th annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.

Crafts will be available from 10am-2pm while supplies last. Guests can look forward to decorating party hats, constructing noise makers and making glittery snow globes.

The entire Science Center will be open and ready for you to explore. All activities are FREE with paid admission, and free to members. For more information, please call 410-545-5980.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Fred Rasmussen

Jan 7 – Join us for a rich discussion of Baltimore’s connection to the sinking of the Titanic with this long time Baltimore Sun columnist.

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Rick Recht – A Community Havdalah Concert

$10 in advance; $12 at the door

Perfect for all ages!

Co-presented with PJ Library

Bring the whole family for a special evening of song with Jewish musical sensation Rick Recht. Recht is the top touring musician in Jewish music, playing over 150 concerts a year in the United States and abroad. His repertoire offers a unique blend of pop music, Hebrew and Jewish texts, and messages of social responsibility. Youth groups from the Baltimore community will be joining the artist on stage to perform with this musical sensation.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Daniel Trahey

Jan 14 – Artistic Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s musical program OrchKids will share with us how this musical program for children is changing the community.

Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Klezmatics with Special Guest Joshua Nelson in Brother Moses Smote the Water

$30 in advance; $34 at the door

Celebrate the Martin Luther King memorial weekend with a diverse group of dynamic performers who breathe new life into songs from both Jewish and African-American heritage. The Klezmatics, known for revitalizing Klezmer music for the new century using Jewish tradition and spirituality will headline the show with Joshua Nelson, an African American Jew, known as the “Prince of Kosher Gospel.” “Brother Moses Smote the Water”  is a cross-cultural celebration of freedom songs from the Jewish and African American spiritual traditions, illustrating the spiritual common ground of both traditions while weaving a musical story of inspiration and social action.  Special guests will be Baltimore’s Bethel AME Church Outreach of Love Gospel Choir. This is going to be an exciting collaboration of talents that will leave you inspired by MLK’s vision of a united community.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Manuel Barrueco & His Peabody Conservatory Students

Jan 21 – A special performance with international classical guitar sensation Manuel Barrueco and his students from the Peabody Conservatory.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Winter Chamber Music Series: From Darkness into Light

Program I: Suppression and Rebirth

$18 in advance; $22 at the door

Join us for two intimate, beautiful afternoons of classical music with the Aura Nova Ensemble, led by violinist Mark Singer. Ensemble members include Mark Singer, Daniel Weiser, Ina-Esther Joost, Ben-Sasson, and Viktor Khodyko. From Darkness into Light will trace musical history with performances of 19th century masterworks from Mendelssohn to several by contemporary American-Jewish composers. Let the musicians tell you the story about a sadder time when Jews were barred from musical and cultural life in Europe until the end of the 18th century. With the Nazi takeover of the German government in 1933, Jewish participation in musical culture came to a standstill. Continental Europe’s loss was Great Britain and America’s gain as many musicians found havens in these two countries. And thus, a musical masterpiece is created.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Melissa Blair

Jan 28 – Co-author of the new JHU Press book, “Washington and Baltimore Art Deco:  A Design History of Neighboring Cities,” will discuss art deco architecture in Baltimore.

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