Opening Day 2019

It’s Opening Day and we’re sharing a snippet of Johns Hopkins history for baseball fans.   After the Carroll family sold Homewood in 1838, it was let to a series of tenants, the last of which was the Country School for Boys, the precursor to today’s Gilman School. Here, posed on the steps of Homewood’s […]


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 […]


Panel Discussion and Film Screening of the Documentary “Kiki”

Friday, November 30, 2018 6:30 – 9:00pm Location: George Peabody Library Exhibit Gallery Doors open at 5:30. No advanced tickets required. Please arrive early, as seats are limited. This documentary screening and panel discussion kicks off a long-term public humanities collaboration between the Sheridan Libraries and Baltimore’s ballroom community, a black GLBT performance subculture with […]


2019 Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest

The Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest at the Sheridan Libraries recognizes the love of books and the delight in shaping a thoughtful and focused book collection. Established by longtime Friends of the Libraries Betty and Edgar Sweren, the annual contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at Johns […]


Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories, and Eerie Literature – Part 2

Still huddled under the covers reading scary books? Good! There are more ghoulish and ghostly tales that await you. Oh, and if you haven’t read part 1 of this blog, you might want to begin there. Did Dracula really say, “Blah…blah…blah!”? Perhaps there’s a clue in the latest 2018 Dracula novel. “Dracul,” a prequel to Dracula, has been written […]


Frankenstein: 200 Years In Print

Where does our fascination with Frankenstein come from? And why has it lasted so long? This exhibition presents early and illustrated editions of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s famous novel, along with theater and film tie-ins and twentieth-century homages to the monster’s tale—just a few examples of its remarkably full life in print. Frankenstein’s history of prolific […]


Deposit For Deposit Day

Faculty, don’t delay! Make your deposit(s) using the Open Access website! The Open Access website on the Provost’s site provides an FAQ, a background on Open Access, and a short history of the policy. It also provides a link to the Public Access Submission System, PASS, built by the library development team, to allow faculty […]


In A Hurry? Use Hopkins Self-Checkout!

Want to check out a book? Is there a line at the Service Desk? Has the Service Desk closed for the evening? No worries. Use Hopkins Self-Checkout! Use your cell phone! Download the free Hopkins Self-Checkout app. Enter your JHED ID and password, follow the online prompts and you’re on your way. For books that […]


Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories, and Eerie Literature – Part 1

A sketch of a statuette depicting Cthulhu, drawn by his creator, H. P. Lovecraft, 1934. Resembles a human man with an octopus-like head.

Each part of the world has its own collection of stories written to frighten readers. Their degree of fear can range from friendly giants roaming the tranquil countryside to the paranormal haunting a castle. What was once shared around the campfire in the dark shadows of a forest is now viewed on smart devices as […]


Freshman Library Orientation 2018

Jen Ditkoff, Student Engagement and Information Fluency Librarian, and Heidi Herr Academic Liaison, Special Collections facilitated this week’s freshman orientation at the library and it was a blast! Things started off with a bang at “Fire & Ice” in the Macskey Room (BLC). This was an interactive session that gave new students the opportunity to ask […]