There are times when each of us feels overwhelmed or discouraged in our lives. In times of worry and uncertainty, I take refuge in the words of writers I admire. One of my literary heroes is James Baldwin, whose work Continue reading Who’s Your Literary Hero?
Today marks the start of Banned Books Week, a celebration of intellectual freedom and the ability of libraries to provide books of all types to their users. Every year the Office of Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association receives Continue reading Banned Books Week
The good news kept rolling in on Wednesday, when the City Paper’s 2013 “Best of Baltimore” (BoB) issue hit the streets. Langsdale boasts a connection with not just one, but two BoB winners: sometime Circulation assistant Abdu Eaton (UB class Continue reading Langsdale Staffers Get Best of Baltimore Props
Poetry Center, Chicago It isn’t the easiest thing to talk about books on the radio or on a podcast or, for that matter, in the classroom, and make them interesting. I’m sure you’ve seen, at one point or another, some Continue reading Dusty Books and Podcasts