Look for a JHU connection at Baltimore's Star-Spangled Spectacular

As tall ships return to Baltimore to celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial, Johns Hopkins University Press will be showing the JHU flag at the Inner Harbor!

On Wednesday, Sept. 10 (the day the tall ships arrive), the Press and JHU's Odyssey Program co-host a book talk and signing with the National Aquarium called "The Battle of Baltimore: How Our Harbor Helped Define America." The 6:30 p.m. program takes place at the Aquarium and features several JHU Press authors discussing the 1814 battle and its aftermath, including the writing of the song that became the national anthem (in 1931). Admission is $15; remember that JHU faculty and staff receive tuition remission benefits from Odyssey. Ask about that when you call to register at 410-516-8516; refer to Odyssey session 918.088.91.

And if you visit the Inner Harbor during the Star-Spangled Spectacular weekend, look for the JHU Press Star-Spangled Book Sale in the National Park Service tent in McKeldin Square (at Pratt and Light streets) from Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14. The Press will be selling its War of 1812 books (at patriotic discounts) and representing JHU to thousands of visitors attending the celebration.