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

Seriously, wouldn’t you love to spend Halloween at the Peabody Library! If we are lucky, we’ll see a dragon thumping its wings against the library’s skylight. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Seriously, wouldn’t you love to spend Halloween at the Peabody Library! If we are lucky, we’ll see a dragon thumping its wings against the library’s skylight. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Don’t forget — the Peabody Library is currently closed! We’ll reopen Tuesday, January 7 with even more incredible flashy arm movements!

Don’t forget — the Peabody Library is currently closed! We’ll reopen Tuesday, January 7 with even more incredible flashy arm movements!

Get Inked (Temporarily!) in Special Collections!

As a special treat, swing by Special Collections (M-Level, Brody Learning Commons) on Halloween between 10am-6pm and get your very own temporary tattoo from our Victorian book of ghosts, Spectropia!

Hello everyone!
The school year has started again and Weird Word Wednesday is back! Not that those two things are connected. They’re not connected at all, because Weird Word Wednesday is certainly not run by a student. That would be an absurd assumption to make.
Today’s word is “resurrection men” (I know it’s two words, but we’ll let it slide). Kinda makes you wonder about what the Medical Schools are up to nowadays, huh?**
**Disclaimer: Johns Hopkins Medical School definitely doesn’t dig up dead bodies for experimentation, so there’s no need to make any absurd assumptions.

Hello everyone!

The school year has started again and Weird Word Wednesday is back! Not that those two things are connected. They’re not connected at all, because Weird Word Wednesday is certainly not run by a student. That would be an absurd assumption to make.

Today’s word is “resurrection men” (I know it’s two words, but we’ll let it slide). Kinda makes you wonder about what the Medical Schools are up to nowadays, huh?**

**Disclaimer: Johns Hopkins Medical School definitely doesn’t dig up dead bodies for experimentation, so there’s no need to make any absurd assumptions.

Hey Library People! The Great Library Roadshow stopped by The Johns Hopkins University and met with some library folk who work on outreach — including staff from the George Peabody Library!

Want to learn more about the Great Library Roadshow?   You totally should! Check it out.

As corny as it sounds, one of the best things about working in an historic library is making its collections come alive to students just beginning to grasp the importance of primary resources.  Basically, it’s cool to get students to understand that the Peabody is more than a pretty face — it’s actually full of amazing resources that will actually help them make the most out of their original research. Undergraduates from Johns Hopkins had a class several weeks ago in which they each got to handle old books, manuscripts, and pieces of ephemera and then talk about what these awesome ancient things reveal about the past.  It was pretty groovy for all concerned!

As corny as it sounds, one of the best things about working in an historic library is making its collections come alive to students just beginning to grasp the importance of primary resources.  Basically, it’s cool to get students to understand that the Peabody is more than a pretty face — it’s actually full of amazing resources that will actually help them make the most out of their original research. Undergraduates from Johns Hopkins had a class several weeks ago in which they each got to handle old books, manuscripts, and pieces of ephemera and then talk about what these awesome ancient things reveal about the past.  It was pretty groovy for all concerned!