Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community

Today, we commemorate the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death: his assassination by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee, where King was preparing to march on behalf of sanitation workers on strike. In marking this tragic anniversary, we also celebrate the U.S. Civil Rights Movement King did so much to advance. Indeed, […]


How Do We Find Geospatial Data?

From using GPS to navigate traffic to apps tailoring selections based on location, geospatial data is integral to our daily lives. Researchers also increasingly use geospatial data. For example, in a recent article featuring several Johns Hopkins researchers, geospatial data was used to understand sub-surface features of an archaeological site in modern-day Oman. Currently, I […]


Happy Public Domain Day!

  Why are we so happy? Because for the first time in 20 years new books, poems, music, and films will enter the Public Domain. Because of that, January 1, 2019, is Public Domain Day!! Copyright is a limited-term set of rights given to creators, to let them control (or not) how they share their […]


Have Books, Will Travel

As you all finish up exams and papers, and head home (or elsewhere) for the holidays, here are a few tips to keep your celebrations worry-free, at least as far as the library is concerned: Renew all your books now. That way, you won’t have to worry about anything coming due. Keep all your checked […]


Stream Some Holiday Music

In the mood for holiday music? The library has several streaming music services that include a wide variety of holiday music. Choose an appropriate database and search for your preferred holiday suites, carols, and songs. It’s easy to find the Nutcracker Suite and Christmas carols. Let us know in the comments if you find your […]


Haul Out the Holly

Let’s haul out the holly (“We Need A Little Christmas”) and enjoy the festivities of the season around Baltimore!  We begin with a trek over to Hampden where Miracle on 34th Street lights up the town. This is an annual event hosted in the 700 block of 34th Street  where residents adorn their homes with lights […]


2018 Geminid Meteor Shower

Get ready to watch one of the largest displays of meteor showers of the year. Between December 7th and 15th, the Geminid meteor shower will be in full view. The Geminids are meteor showers produced by the 3200 Phaethon meteor, and were given its name because of its position in relation to the stars Castor […]


Sheridan Libraries launch the Peabody Ballroom Experience

film screening peabody

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries are pleased to announce the Peabody Ballroom Experience, a new collaboration with Baltimore’s ballroom community, a performance-based art culture comprising gay, lesbian, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color. The project will host public workshops with special collections materials, film screenings, panel discussions, and dance workshops; conduct oral history […]


A Spicy Take On Holiday Foods

Many thanks to our guest blogger Nandini Dey (political science, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences) for contributing these delicious Indian dishes, and a bit of history behind them! ‘Tis the start of the jolly season, signaled by the trees outside of the library on Keyser Quad being lit up, Have Yourself A Merry Little […]