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

jhuediblebookfestival:

Our winner of the popular choice vote, Leslie Wiggins’ take on Silence of the Lambs!  We particularly love how the before and after shots both look like very tasty crime scenes.

Thanks for haunting our dreams, JHU Edible Book Festival!

Edible Book Festival Registration

Attention all Hopkins folks — registration is now open for our Edible Book Festival! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dig this absolutely wonderful video celebrating the Brody Learning Commons created by two JHU undergrads!  The students who filmed and edited this piece of awesomeness are recipients of two paid library internships in which they are given artistic license to  make a couple of  flicks capturing student life in the library.

We Wunderkammerarians love the Brody Learning Commons for many reasons, one of which is that our colleagues in Special Collections have offices there and their fancy Reading Room makes a lovely guest appearance (seriously, watching this promo is like watching a library version of The Love Boat — so many snazzy guest appearances!). And we love, love, love, this video!  Go Bluejays!

FlowerMart! FlowerMart! FlowerMart!

Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 11am-5pm as we join our fellow Baltimoreans in our love of all things flowers!  It’s civic pride at its most florid!  Not  only will you have a rare chance to view select works from our collection, but we will also have oodles of free craft activities for you to do!  Make your own book!  Design your own Mother’s Day card!  Color a lovely bookmark!  And while you are getting all crafty, why not check out one of our scheduled events listed below?

12pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s  monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

1pm:  20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

2pm: Classical guitar concert featuring Yisak Lee (concert will take place in the Exhibition Gallery)

3pm: 20 Minute Talk: Learn about the Peabody Library and its Collections

4pm: Collection Spotlight Chat: Learn about Sachse’s  monumental Bird’s Eye View of the City of Baltimore (1869)

Wanna make a Vintage Valentine?  Cupid says yes!  Join us on Q-Level of the Eisenhower Library Wednesday, 2/13 from 2pm-4pm and create your own crafty card using images from materials in Special Collections!  Plus, it’s all free and there will be candy!

Wanna make a Vintage Valentine?  Cupid says yes!  Join us on Q-Level of the Eisenhower Library Wednesday, 2/13 from 2pm-4pm and create your own crafty card using images from materials in Special Collections!  Plus, it’s all free and there will be candy!

Thank You Bibliophiles of the World (Or At Least the Baltimore Area)!

Nearly 3,600 of you wonderful book people stopped by the Peabody Library during this year’s Baltimore Book Festival.  You all totally rocked!  Thanks for all the great questions and enthusiasm about the library you had!

Things have been rather quiet on the Wunderkammer front because we’ve been helping our colleagues on the Homewood campus move into their new digs at the Brody Learning Commons!  Seriously, how cool is this spot?  As you can tell, we’ve been having a great time showing off rare books to Hopkins undergrads!

Welcome summer madness!  This most epic student life photo ever is from Hopkins’ Archives.  It makes us so happy to be part of the Hopkins universe!

Welcome summer madness! This most epic student life photo ever is from Hopkins’ Archives. It makes us so happy to be part of the Hopkins universe!

Yeah, Hopkins! We’re… limping!

Yeah, Hopkins! We’re… limping!