The Dog Days of Summer

Is this Baltimore summer hot enough for you? You might say we have hit the heart of the “dog days” of summer. You might also wonder where the heck that phrase comes from! It turns out, the origin of the “dog days” of summer is far older and far more interesting than you might have […]


Summer “Camp” – Quirky Videos for Summer Evenings!

Is the summer heat wiping you out? Do you just need something fun to watch at the end of the day? Baltimore is well-known for its campy humor, probably best characterized in the films of John Waters. So, when in Baltimore, do as the Baltimoreans and camp it up! In addition to Waters’ films, the Eisenhower Library has […]


Dragons!

Fire. Teeth. Scales. Wings. But also: intelligence, age, wisdom, greed, strategy. Who are some noteworthy dragons? Everyone knows Smaug, the clever, deadly creature who slept on top of a cavernful of treasure that he’d stolen. We also know the murderous Basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwart’s. Yet, many dragons are good and act […]


Anne Boleyn

This poem, by Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911), is one of many works that have been inspired by Anne Boleyn who lost her head 477 years ago. She had won the heart of Henry the VIII, but refused to become his mistress; she demanded marriage. Thus in 1527 Henry proposed and there ensued a seven-year courtship […]


Helping Your Patients

You want to be the very best RN, MD, PT, NP, OT, PA, or other kind of health professional that you can.  You want to be understanding, kind, compassionate, and empathetic with your patients, those scared adults and children who are depending on you to help them. But you worry about learning more about how […]


French Film Festival, April 10-14

Join your fellow Francophiles and film fanatics at this year’s French Film Festival. The theme is “marginality” and will showcase films that address issues facing marginalized groups of people in contemporary French society, most notably addressing questions of gender, race, nationality, religion, and sexuality. Sunday, April 10th Reception 6:30 PM / Film 7:00 PM – Gilman […]


Magical Moments for Teachers

The art of teaching keeps changing. At Hopkins, as at many other schools, our students work in labs, have flipped classrooms, use clickers and other “active learning” methods, attend lectures, and have a wide variety of assignments and projects that help them learn about a subject. How do all of those who design lessons, who […]


Scary Movies = Halloween Fun!

The weather outside isn’t exactly frightful (that’s for another holiday), but many films in our library collection are! To get in the Halloween spirit this week, why not check out some DVDs? What type of movie scares you the most? Ghost stories? Horror films? Thrillers? We have all sorts! How do you feel about monsters? Witches? Zombies? Vampires? Werewolves? Serial […]


Sick of Studying, Need a Movie?

If I NEVER see another midterm again, it will be TOO SOON. I’m tired of Netflix and I’m IN the library — what movies do *they* have? Lots – over 11,000. On the advanced search screen, don’t do anything except click in FORMAT, and choose DVD. That’s too many to search. How do I find […]


50 Yard Line Picks: Football in Film

“I love football. Football is fun.” – Remember the Titans Football season is in full swing and it’s going to be here for a few more months. Football is televised almost every day of the week, so football fans can get in their weekly dose almost anytime. But what about those people who want football […]