| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:04 AM
How considerate of the British, to attack Baltimore in 1814 and thus give Baltimoreans, two centuries later, ample excuse to hold a two-year celebration.
As you may have heard by now, Baltimore is kicking off its bicentennial celebration of the War of...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The first full day of summer turned up the heat another notch Thursday, with a high temperature of 100 degrees tying a record set in 1923.
Thermometers hit triple digits at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport at 4:05 p.m....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 11:17 AM
The forecast isn't pretty, with highs predicted in the high 90s, and thousands of people are without power. What's a parent to do to keep cool?
Here's a roundup of some places with air conditioning that are open (subject to change, of course, and...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:39 AM
For years, the routine never changed. Glenmont resident Bill Heneck would sign off from his "second family," his co-workers at the West Baltimore firehouse where he served as a paramedic and firefighter for 28 years, and come home to his wife, Eunice, and...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital.
The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 1:45 PM
It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier.
I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 9:06 AM
The Canton branch of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library will close at the end of January for a two-year renovation project.
The renovation of the 126-year-old library will include a new meeting room, furniture and circulation desk, additional computers...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:19 PM
If you didn't get a chance to attend the recent Black and White Party, a fund-raiser for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you can get a taste of the event at this Baltimore Sun photo gallery. The event, whose theme was "Evening in Paris," was organized by...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:48 PM
The 17th Baltimore Book Festival is expanding into a fifth city block as a result of a new partnership with Center Stage that could become an annual tradition.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning that the book fest, which...
| Sep 29, 2012
When the British author Chris Cleave published his debut novel, "Incendiary," he fell victim to perhaps the worst historical coincidence ever to afflict an author.
The book, about a terrorist attack in a London sports stadium, was released on July 7,...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Mary M. Lambdin, a retired children's librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library who enjoyed celebrating her Irish heritage, died Sunday of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. She was 97.
Mary Murray was born and raised in East...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:43 AM
While on vacation last week, I stumbled on one of the most pleasant library settings imaginable: Bryant Park, swath of green behind the main branch of the New York Public Library.
Among the trees on the northern end of the park are book carts and tables,...