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

Happy National Library Week everyone!  To celebrate, we have photographic evidence that historic libraries and special collections aren’t all musty and boring and, you know, yucky! Children happily visited the Peabody Library last year during Flower Mart, and received free rare books coloring books that they used at our own makeshift coloring station (aka a 19th century desk that John Dos Passos allegedly used while writing some of his novels).

Happy National Library Week everyone!  To celebrate, we have photographic evidence that historic libraries and special collections aren’t all musty and boring and, you know, yucky! Children happily visited the Peabody Library last year during Flower Mart, and received free rare books coloring books that they used at our own makeshift coloring station (aka a 19th century desk that John Dos Passos allegedly used while writing some of his novels).

The B’More Clubhouse is an amazing non-profit that “empowers individuals with mental illnesses to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choice in the community.” The George Peabody Library is thrilled to have a member of the B’More Clubhouse working as a “book doctor,” providing able and ready assistant to poor old books that are dirty and missing their covers; those of us who have had the privilege of working with our B’More Clubhouse member can’t speak highly enough of him.

This episode of B’More Clubhouse TV features many wonderful stories, including a stop at the Peabody!  The Peabody portion begins around 4 minutes into the program, but we heartily recommend that you watch the entire episode!

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.

Art blooms at the Peabody!
Over the summer, a local middle school student visited the Peabody with her mother.  She totally fell in love with the place and even came back to the library to improve her drawing by looking at 19th century art instruction books.  How awesome is that?  Before school started, she donated one of her artworks to the library (complete with an amazing artist’s statement), and we are pleased to have it on display. Visitors love looking at it — seriously, tourists from all over the world have taken photos not just of the exquisite interior of the library, but of the charming work created by a young lady who will surely hit the art world in big way!