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​In-Person Events held at LBPH​​

Man with guitar; events held at LBPH

Below are both upcoming events that are being held at the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Event descriptions are updated frequently, so please check back!

​Technology User Group Meetings are listed here​. 

​​​​Upcoming Events:

​Voting Rights

​Wednesday​, March 18, 2020

​2:00 PM

The 2020 Presidential​ Election is fast approaching and questions of accessibility and voter rights are at the forefront of many individuals. Disability Rights Maryland's Ben Jackson and Tracy Wright will be at LBPH on March 18th at 2 PM to present on your rights as a voter in Maryland. Did you know that as a voter you have the right to an accessible polling place, that you have the right to cast a private and independent vote, and receive assistance when needed? Learn about the laws and regulations that protect your right to vote in a free and open election; have your questions answered by Mr. Jackson, a disability rights attorney, and Ms. Wright, a Voting Advocate. This program is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration not required. 

Center Stage Performance of ​Where We Stand​​

​Thursday, March 26, 2020

​12:30 - Tactile Tour; Play begins at 1:00 PM

This brand-new fable of penance is filled with humor, heart, and music. When a town is running low on compassion and a man is stripped of companionship, just one kind stranger can tip the scales. Join in the community as one passionate storyteller spins a supernatural tale of loneliness seduced by the kindness and asks us “what do we owe each other?” This program is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended:​​​

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan (BES) Book Tasting

Saturday, April 4th​​​; Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The BES Award honors outstanding picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels.  Each year 15 picture books, 10 chapter books, and 10 graphic novels are nominated for the award.  Students in the state of Maryland vote for the winning book in each category. Come and share your thoughts about your favorite (BES) book.  Sample a few books, cast your vote and enjoy some family fun.    ​

​Past Events:

Center Stage

In-Touch: A Center Stage Community Program

Combine the power of a good story with a skilled actor/storyteller and you have one incredible story hour. We all know the joy we had as a child when someone read aloud to us; all in our community enjoy the same comforts and benefits that a story can provide. Join Baltimore Center Stage’s storytelling artist as they make a personal connection and present dynamic, engaging stories. We can’t wait to see you there!​

​​Center Stage Mobile Theater Production: Antigone

A civil war has just ended, throwing the city into chaos and tearing families apart. Desperate to establish peace and order, the victorious leader, Creon, has issued strict new laws. But his niece, Antigone, resists these decrees for violating spiritual law and threatening her right to honor the dead. With lives, loves, and justice on the line, and two competing truths on a collision course, can the personal and the political co-exist? What happens when the good of the many clashes with the good of a few? Who wins when the laws of men confront the laws of nature? And can one still, small voice really shake the foundations of power?

​​Center Stage Mobile Theater Production: Twelfth Night

With a minimalist design and a compact cast of five playing all the parts, the Mobile Unit is a streamlined and nimble production that travels throughout the Baltimore area. Armed with a good story, costumes, and minimal props, professional actors of the Mobile Unit bring both classic and contemporary works to life for a variety of communities, wherever they are. The audiences’ unlimited imagination is at the center of the action in the intimate comfort of community cafeterias, recreation rooms, gyms, or lobbies.​

​Peabody Institute

​Creative Access

​The Peabody Conservatory and the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped are excited to present the Peabody's Institutes Creative Access at The Library event. "The Creative Access (CA) is a volunteer student organization of the Peabody Conservatory dedicated to enriching the lives of audiences in the Baltimore community. Active as professional performers and concert musicians, members of The Creative Access desire to see a positive change in the lives of people in our community, and volunteer their music as a way to bring about that change." Join Peabody students as they perform live at LBPH! ​