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, […]


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

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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 […]


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 […]


Notorious R.B.G. – Part 2

Are you a fan of the inimitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Or, perhaps you have some other supreme crush. Regardless, you now have new ways to see the important work of the Supreme Court through the Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 database. Do an author search for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, […]


Hopkins partners with Harvard and MIT to launch Public Access Submission System (PASS) and support open access

Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in collaboration with the Harvard University Office for Scholarly Communication, the MIT Libraries, and with inspiration from Jeff Spies, formerly of the Center for Open Science, have developed the Public Access Submission System, or PASS. The innovative web application helps researchers comply simultaneously with the open access policies of both […]


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 […]