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Weekly Shhhout-Out


Roaming librarians file dispatches from the world of information.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Maryland, My Maryland

Every month has a holiday or two some well-known and some obscure. In March, for instance, we have: National Pig Day and Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, simultaneously! And who could forget the Ides of March? Not Julius Caesar! (There is an Ides in every month, you know; right in the middle of each one.)

March also contains Dentist’s Day and Panic Day – but not at the same time.

National Pi day is 3.14, of course (think about it), but since 1918 March twenty-fifth has been Maryland Day – commemorating the settlement of the proprietary colony of Mary Land in 1634.

State House dome with flag in foreground Click on the flag to hear our State Song from Music Online.

How about a terrific wallow in all things Maryland, in honor of the occasion? Books and audio books about Maryland, Maryland people, places and history? Books by Maryland authors? Crab cake recipes? The potential is endless!

book cover for Other Wes Moorebook cover Sisters of FortuneFrederick Douglass memoir

Maryland authors such as:  (click on the author photo to see our holdings of their works)

Laura Lippman
Laura Lippman, creator of Tess Monaghan, Baltimore's own Reporter-turned-PI
Nora Roberts
Did you know that Maryland is the lifelong home of New York Time multi-Bestseller and oft-award-winning Romance author Nora Roberts?
Tom Clancey Southern Maryland is the home of the originator of the techno-thriller genre -  Tom Clancy
Stephen Hunter Along with Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter
Mary Downing Hahn

And for the kids and 'tweens, two authors who not only live in Maryland, but who do not hesitate to set their stories here, too.

Mary Downing Hahn  

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Why don't you check one of these out at your nearest branch, pour a glass of milk and settle in for a great read with a Berger's (made in Maryland) cookie or two. What a great place we live in!

Chocolate over shortbread decadence

CATEGORIES: Maryland , Holidays , Literature , Jan D. , writers
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