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George peabody library

Exhibit celebrates beloved jazz vocalist, daughter of Baltimore
Published Feb 19, 2024
Known for her philosophy of 'soft power,' Ethel Ennis said she was proud to have bloomed where she was planted, in her hometown of Baltimore
Ballroom glitz
Published Oct 14, 2019
Performers battled, catwalked, and vogued at the George Peabody Library, a grand venue for an event that honored the nearly century-old tradition of the ballroom community
Book talk
The hidden histories revealed by maps
Published Feb 27, 2019
Exhibition at the Peabody Library explores how historical maps have influenced state and local history
George Peabody gets his own Google doodle
Published March 16, 2018
Peabody Institute founder, known as the father of modern philanthropy, remembered for lifetime of generosity
Curators' picks from 'Bibliomania'
Published Oct 19, 2017
Peabody exhibit shares 'rare and curious' items collected over the course of the library's 150 years
Who you gonna call?
Dustbusters for a day
Published Aug 8, 2017 Photos
Volunteers go for clean sweep at George Peabody Library's annual day of service
'Cathedral' cleaning
Dusting, by the book
Published Jan 15, 2016 Video Photos
George Peabody Library's centuries-old volumes get annual cleaning
Edgy work
Published Fall 2015
This dramatic scene was painted on a peculiar substrate—the edges of a book's pages. / Johns Hopkins Magazine