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Pratt Library Annual Book Sale

Pratt Library Annual Book Sale,
Begins Friday 12/2/2011

Enoch Pratt Library Book Sale
Friday, Dec 02, 2011 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec 03, 2011 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec 04, 2011 (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
400 Cathedral St

Baltimore, MD 21201

Don’t miss this annual event at the Central Library!

For sale: thousands of used and new books, encyclopedias, sheet music, VHS tapes, music CDs,DVDs, and books-on-tape.


1.00 Hardback books
.50 Paperback books
2.00 Music CDs
2.00 DVDs (per disc)
2.00 Records: multi-disc set
1.00 Records: single disc
1.00 Books on Tape
.50 VHS tapes
.50 Sheet Music
1.00 Book box (empty)

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Hazardous Materials Drop-Off
November 29, 2011, 8:52 pm
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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

From the Baltimore Department of Public Works:

Baltimore City’s next Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center will take place on April 27 and 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is located at 2840 Sisson Street.

This event provides an opportunity for Baltimore City residents to dispose of hazardous household materials such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, household batteries, drain cleaners, gasoline, pool chemicals and many other items. However, latex paint is not classified as a hazardous material; it can be dried up and the cans put out for regular trash collection.

Materials that will not be collected include asbestos, ammunition, industrial and medical wastes and radioactive materials, including smoke alarms with a radioactive symbol.

Residents may be asked for proof of city residency, e.g. a driver’s license, telephone bill or tax bill, before they can drop off any hazardous items. Residents must also be able to identify the material.

This event is for household hazardous waste materials ONLY. Businesses and commercial users should contact a vendor for proper hazardous waste disposal. Commercial vehicles are not allowed at the facility.

City residents should look for their 2012 DPW calendar next month which will include all of next year’s haz mat events. The next scheduled event will take place Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. To find out more about the proper disposal of your household hazardous waste, go to

Take A Walk In The Woods This Weekend: A No Car Required Excursion
November 22, 2011, 11:56 am
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Take A Walk In The Woods This Weekend: A No Car Required Excursion

Robert E Lee Park
Baltimore, Maryland

Robert E. Lee Park is a 415 acre park straddling the Baltimore City/County line at Falls Rd. and Lake Ave.  The park had been closed to the public for renovations, but reopened in October 2011 with a a new pedestrian bridge and boardwalk, erosion control elements and a bona-fide off leash dog portion of the park.  According to the Baltimore Sun, Robert E. Lee closed in October 2009, after Baltimore City signed the property over to the county through a long-term lease.

Robert E. Lee Park is laced with a few miles of trails, making it a popular spot for hikers, runners and mountain bikers.  Additionally, the lake has entry points for canoeing and kayaking.

For Baltimore City hiking enthusiasts, Robert E. Lee Park is arguably the closest thing you’ll find to the Appalachian Trail with easy no-car required access.  To get to Robert E. Lee Park, take the light rail to the Falls Road Station, which is one stop north of Mt. Washington.  A boardwalk at the east end of the station and parking lot will lead you to the park.

To access the Robert E. Lee trail system, enter the park via either bridge ( the boardwalk from the light rail station or the footbridge overlooking the dam).  This section of the park is Paw Point Park, and yes, one must love dogs, or at least be able to tolerate them, as you are likely to be visited by small free roaming packs of pups here.  The entry point for the woodland trails can be found at the northern end of the peninsula, just to the left of the pavilion.  At the trail entrance, you will see a set of “stairs” that lead you over light rail tracks to the woods.  Take the right trail and you will ramble along the lake or stay to the left for a more gentle walk along old train tracks.  The superficial ending of the trail comes at a small gravel section at Falls Road used for parking.  There are several unmarked loops along the trail.

One final tip… the park closes at dusk.  Be careful about getting enamored with nature and staying in the park past sunset.  You may find yourself caught in a flash of light, with an electronic voice announcing that you are trespassing and your picture has been taken for prosecution -no joke!

Baltimore Eco-Architecture Firm Invites You To A Green Holiday Event
November 20, 2011, 10:54 pm
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Baltimore Eco-Architecture Firm Invites You To A Green Holiday Event

Happy Green Holidays w/ Terra Logos
Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011, 4-6:30 pm
TL offices: 2901 E. Baltimore Street

Did you know household waste increases by 25% during the holiday season?

Tis the season for “Green”! Join Terra Logos in greening your holiday.

Learn “green” ways to deck your halls, give gifts and entertain at the holiday edition of TerraLogos Time, a Terra Logos community education event series. Channel your creative energy and enjoy festive snacks, wine, beer and maybe even eggnog!

LIMITED space is available, so sign up today! RSVP at or by phone, 410-276-8519. Please note that Terra Logos is on the 3rd floor of a non-elevator building.

To learn more about Terra Logos, CLICK HERE.

North Baltimore Home Energy Meeting
November 19, 2011, 9:54 am
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North Baltimore Home Energy Meeting

Home Energy Meeting
Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:30 – 8pm
Waverly Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 East 33rd Street

Join members of your community at the Home Energy Meeting at the Waverly Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library to discuss home efficiency. This meeting, sponsored by Retrofit Baltimore, a Civic Works project, has been organized to share information on how you can improve the comfort of your home and lower your utility bills through energy efficiency.

Retrofit Baltimore is a new venture of Civic Works, a local nonprofit.  They work to make homes, safer, more comfortable, and more affordable.  They also contribute to the local economy by creating green, family-sustaining careers for Baltimore residents.


Where To Buy Local For Thanksgiving

Where To Buy Local For Thanksgiving

Local Farmer’s Goods and Markets

Open Daily (Except Monday)

Baltimore Food Co-op
2800 Sisson St.
Tues. – Sun. 9am-7pm


32nd Street/Waverly Farmers’ Market
400 block of E. 32nd Street
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to Noon *Open All Year*


Baltimore Downtown Farmers’ Market
Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets (under JFX Viaduct)
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to Noon (or sell out)
-Through December 18, 2011