Celebrate Literature & Desserts With Us!

The Sheridan Libraries is launching its  annual edible book festival today, and we invite you to celebrate with us! Wander through our online gallery, vote for your favorite edible books in a variety of categories, and meet some of this year’s contestants during a special hour-long event on Sunday, April 11.  Do peruse our event […]


New Workshops: Copyright for Graduate Students

Are you interested in learning more about the copyright issues that may arise as you develop your scholarship? Would you like to understand what copyright is, how to work with copyrighted material, and ways that you can manage your own copyrights? If so, Copyright for Graduate Students is for you! There are three workshops available. Each will […]


Love at the Library

“Let your lover be dumpy or handsome or slim/ Young or old, you need care not a feather; /Just fill your ink-bottle up to the brim/ And write from these pages a letter.” Such wondrously poetic lines grace the cover of “The Mirror of Love,” a 19th century chapbook that was meant to inspire valentine […]


Love Data Week 2021: Delivering a Better Future

February 8 – 12, 2021 What is Love Data Week? Love Data Week is an international celebration of data hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data analysis, management, sharing, […]


Open Access Week Events

This year the Johns Hopkins Libraries are marking Open Access Week with a variety of events. We hope one or more appeal to you. Friday, Oct. 16 9:00 am – 10:00 am Open Access at JHUP during COVID-19 Speakers: Barbara Kline Pope, Director, JHU Press Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE Event description and link Barbara […]


Reflections: LGBTQ History at Hopkins

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Cropped

In May, Hopkins Retrospective had the opportunity to transition its traditional Alumni Weekend programming to a virtual platform. Although disappointed we couldn’t host the in-person panel discussion and bustling reception because of the pandemic, we remembered hosting something online would allow for a wider audience and create a more long-lasting record of what we like […]


Play, Lady, Play

So, just what are you looking for when it comes to the ideal game? Do you want it to be an “eye-opening”, “uproariously funny,” “winterful of fun”? Then look no further because Special Collections has the most perfect game in the world for you: Pank-a-Squith! Pank-a-what? Pank-a-Squith is a pro-women’s suffrage board game in which […]


Let There Be Light!

As our daylight hours dwindle, I am always reminded of Dylan Thomas. Not because he wrote “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” but because of his poem “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Thomas of course was writing of a much more permanent darkness, not the perennial shrinking of the day’s sunlit hours, but […]