Maryland Almanac

April 20, 2008

Calendar

Wednesday, April 23

Tom Liebel -- Visitors can join this author/architect/critic for a discussion of his book, Industrial Baltimore, and an outdoor tour of the area surrounding the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Following the tour, Liebel will give a slide show and lecture focusing on the buildings and architecture of industrial Baltimore. / 6 p.m. / Baltimore Museum of Industry / 1415 Key Highway / 410-727-4808 / Tickets are $10, $6 for students with ID, free for BMI members.

Friday, April 25

A Night Out at the Library -- Alan Pell Crawford, historian and author, speaks at the Jarrettsville branch of the Harford County Library. Event includes a fireside conversation and signing of his most recent book, Twilight at Monticello, which focuses on the final years of Thomas Jefferson, from his return to Virginia in 1809 after serving two terms as president until his death in 1826. / 7 p.m. / 3722 Norrisville Road / 410-273-5600 / Tickets are $25, $15 for students with ID.

Saturday, April 26

Eric Nuzum -- The author of The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula, comes to the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Southeast Anchor branch for a reading and signing of his book. According to news releases, Nuzum drank his own blood, traveled to Transylvania with Patrick Alan Lilley, better known as Butch Patrick, the actor who played Eddie Munster on the television show The Munsters, and set out to watch every vampire movie ever made, all in a quest to figure out what makes vampires one of the most recognized creatures in the world. Nuzum is a pop culture critic and programming executive for National Public Radio and the winner of the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award for News Writing. / 2 p.m. / 3601 Eastern Ave. / 410-396-1580 / Free.

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