Welcome to George Peabody Library's Wunderkammer!

From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am -5pm; Friday 9-3

Address: 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-4943

Libguide: http://bit.ly/g1UsTk

Email: hherr1@jhu.edu

Adventures in aviation!  Yes, that was one of the theme’s of yesterday’s Intersession class.  After gaining inspiration from storied balloonists and pilots of yore, our daring students conducted their own experiments in flight, attempting to fly paper airplanes across the library from the 6th floor.  The competition was strong, the loss bitter.  Only one plane was successful.  To Georges goes the spoils of victory!

And, um, a quadcopter also made an appearance.  Video will be forthcoming!

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    One of the coolest books I had as a kid was the World Record Paper Airplane Book by Ken Blackburn who holds a record for...
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    Um, this is an awesome idea. Like really awesome. Plus what better paper-airplane-flying space could you ask for? Kudos...
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    Awesome library programming.
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