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>
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.
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.
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.
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 & Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen: The Dream House Re-imagined.”
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.
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.”
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 & 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.”
March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.
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.”
March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.