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Summer in the City

Books at the ready to help you beat the heat!

Posted 07.02.13 by Rachel Beckman '11

No matter your tastes, there's sure to be a "beach read" in this bunch for every reader. Even if your beach is just a bathtub full of sand. 

Whether you're a Baltimore veteran or this is your first summer in Charm Sweaty- pardon- City, you should know that the library is a great place to beat the heat! With endless adventures packed into the stacks, laptop lounge at the ready, and air conditioning a-plenty, what more could you possibly need?

Maybe Summer in the City is a bit misleading though, as far as the title goes. Much of this exhibit consists of reasons and ways to get out of the city-- towards mountains, lakes, the beach, and of course, Summer Camp (Wet Hot American Summer, anyone?). And while we're being honest, we might be looking forward to fall juusst a little bit (check out Summer & Fall Wildflowers of New England, The Last Day of Summer, and Seasonal Turns for a much-needed breath of cool air).

Of course, it isn't all fun and games. This time of year can certainly boil up plenty of trouble. Race Riots & Resistance: the Red Summer of 1919 and Freedom Summer highlight important pieces of history that remain extremely relevant, as does our selection of books on climate change (Hello, Global Warming!), an issue that continues to threaten the well-being of our planet.

This exhibition will run from July 1 - August 2, 2013 and features materials from both the book and digital media collections.



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